Thursday, July 27, 2017

Of Mess and Moxie By Jen Hatmaker Review

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Of Mess and Moxie 
Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life
By Jen Hatmaker

New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker, with playful hilarity, shameless honesty, and refreshing insight, assures readers they have all the pluck they need for vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.

Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. She laughs at the days to come is how the ancient wisdom writings put it.

But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure mean they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life. As it turns out, every last woman faces confusion and loss, missteps and catastrophic malfunctions, no matter how much she is doing "right." Struggle doesn't mean they're weak; it means they're alive.

Jen Hatmaker, beloved author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF, offers another round of hilarious tales, frank honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. Whether discussing the grapple with change ("Everyone, be into this thing I'm into! Except when I'm not. Then everyone be cool.") or the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip ("Why are we in San Antonio?"), Jen parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted "in the moment" no matter what the moments hold.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The author presents a roller coaster adventure for your mind in that she includes mixed emotional stories.   If you are a female and want empowerment, inspiration and depth in your reading this book will be a great start. As a reader you will need to get ready to go in the deepest parts of the author's heart and mind and be ready to burst out in laughter with a box of tissues on standby.  



NIV, True Images Bible The Bible for Teen Girls By Livingstone Review

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NIV, True Images Bible
The Bible for Teen Girls
By Livingstone

For 15 years, the best-selling NIV True images Bible for Teen Girls has been a trusted resource guiding teen girls ages 13-18 towards a closer relationship with God. Updated for this generation, this new edition is packed with tools and insight to help teens navigate today’s contemporary cultural issues with confidence, love, and grace.

Facing today’s contemporary issues can be difficult, but the NIV True Images Bible gives teen girls a fresh perspective on faith-related issues and provides tools to navigate a complex world. They will ask the big questions, take valuable lessons to heart, and help others do the same.

Beautifully designed from the inside out, this Bible is filled with challenging insights, honest advice, and personal notes helping teen girls build a closer relationship with God as they set out on a personal journey of their world. Following Jesus isn’t unfashionable or illusive. It’s an authentic way of life!

This newly updated edition uses the accurate, readable, and clear NIV translation and includes features strategically designed to empower teen girls in their quest for truth.

Features:


Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version
12 Magazine-Style Quizzes that help girls learn more about themselves
In-depth introductions establish the context of each book in the Old and New Testaments.
 “In Focus” notes explain the Bible’s perspective on contemporary cultural topics such as perfectionism, spiritual growth, eating disorders, pornography, prayer, self-harm, relationships, sex, bullying and popularity on social media

Over 300 “Genuine” notes focus on the value of authenticity and true inner beauty.
Over 100 “Love Notes” give opportunities to reflect on God’s love.
500 “Dare to Believe” challenges help you discover God’s truth about life and faith.
52 “Mirror Images” share the stories of Biblical women.
“Christianity 101” introduces you to the basics of Christianity
“Beliefs 101” helps you dig deep into the underlying principles that shape your worldview

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  This book has a lot of hard facts presented in a Bible.  If you have young girls, but want to shield them from violence and explicit nature this book may not be for you.   As a mom I want my children to believe whatever they want, but I present all the resources I can to help them learn, not to pressure an outcome.   I think some of this book's hard truths might scare rather than teach and that some of what is involved might be a little more condoning then punishing.  In the end is it just a version of the Bible that is made for teen girls, but it can have a major impact so gift with care.

The New American Heart Association Cookbook Review

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The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 9th Edition: Revised and Updated with More Than 100 All-New Recipes
by American Heart Association

Here is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to improve cardiac health and lose weight, offering 800 recipes--100 all new, 150 refreshed--that cut saturated fat and cholesterol. The American Heart Association's cornerstone cookbook has sold more than three million copies and it's now fully updated and expanded to reflect the association's latest guidelines as well as current tastes, with a fresh focus on quick and easy. This invaluable, one-stop-shopping resource -- including updated heart-health information, strategies and tips for meal planning, shopping, and cooking healthfully -- by the most recognized and respected name in heart health is certain to become a staple in American kitchens.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- When you want recipes and a lot of them, this book is going to be great.   It is jammed to the gills with tons of recipes, but if you have trouble reading smaller font this might be a hard book to get through.  Also if you enjoy pictures of the food prepared, this does not have any.

I think it would be a great book for a gift or for a new cook.

HomeZada Digital Home Management Giveaway

HomeZada Premium - Digital Home Management Giveaway Ends 9/4
 

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There are 3 winners for this giveaway. Each winner gets to choose a prize of their choice from the following selection: Women's Large Cosmetics/Toiletries Bag, Crazy Horse Men's Slim BiFold Leather Front Pocket Wallet, or the Slim Wallet RFID Front Pocket Wallet.

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 8/22/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

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