12/15/16

Book Review: Raising a Young Modern-Day Princess by Doreen Hanna & Karen Whiting


Raising a Young Modern-Day Princess
Growing the Fruit of the Spirit in Your Little Girl
By Doreen Hanna & Karen Whitling
ISBN: 978-1-58997-866-9
Religion/Christian Life/Family
Retails for $14.99

ABOUT:
This book is a resource book for parents on how to raise daughters according to biblical principles. 

IMPRESSION:

First impression, looking at the cover of this book I thought to myself, "What an adorable photo!" This could be any little girl on the cover. Could be one of my own. Or even yours. As parents we all initially see our little girls as princesses-- pink, dainty and frilly. At least before they're born that's what you imagine right away. You have all of these sincere hopes and dreams for their lives planned out. Sometimes life throws you some curve balls and your children surprise you along the way. Sometimes they turn out differently than you imagined! 

 In my home, I have 3 daughters and only one of them sees herself as an actual "princess". 
My youngest daughter lives in princess dresses and likes to feel pretty 24/7, while my middle child is the exact opposite and is a tomboy in every sense. My oldest is special needs so she doesn't particularly have a preference to how she is perceived by others, although to me as her mother, I've always seen her as a sweet little princess too.   Regardless of my daughter's outward appearances, all of them are true princesses of the King, meaning the Lord.  I know this because I see the pure and honest good in their hearts and the way I parent them with excessive nurturing is shaping them to be amazing people.  (Mom brag!) 

Anyways, this darling book is a one that encourages parents to pass on the value and true meaning of being a PRINCESS (aka Child of God) who the author describes as being:

Prayerful
Respectful
Inspired
Noble
Compassionate
Encourager
Self-controlled
Servant


From the beginning of your time together, we are teaching our children to abide by certain mannerisms, behaviors, and how to eventually become adults who make good choices. 

This book covers conversation topics that will help guide you, no matter where you on in your journey. A beautiful thing about this particular book is that I can open it at any time and find something useful in it. The reminders inside often speak directly to me and leave me feeling truly inspired. 







I recommend this book to all parents of little princesses. If the activities inside don't get you excited, then perhaps the Fruit of the Spirit verses will, because they're so uplifting and encouraging. You can always reference back to fun activities and toolboxes, and so can Dad! 


For more information on Raising a Young Modern-Day Princess By Doreen Hanna & Karen Whitling, please visit: 
https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Young-Modern-Day-Princess-Growing/dp/1589978668







*FTC DISCLAIMER: This book was provided to me through Tyndale House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.*


Book Review: Doodletopia Fairies By Christopher Hart

Doodletopia Fairies
Draw, Design, and Color Your Own Super-Magical and Beautiful Fairies
By: Christopher Hart
ISBN: 978-1607746959



ABOUT:

Learn to draw, design and color your own super-magical and beautiful fairies! 

IMPRESSION:

If you're at all interested in drawing cartoon figures but struggle with how to bring them to life, then Doodletopia Fairies is a book for you!  The author Christopher Hart shows you step-by-step with many tutorials and easy to follow instructions/directions on how you can achieve your own beautiful drawing. He shows you how to put personality into your work to essentially bring your art to life. I feel like this book is definitely for beginners and those with advanced experience in art might think this book is cheesey, but they would still probably agree that it's instructions were simple and great for learners of all ages.  I like that you can draw directly into the book and color inside of your own drawings or on the illustrations already made for you.  This book will entertain for hours!  



This book is also workbook style, but large and sturdy. The pages feel very high quality. 

Overall, I recommend this book.

 I plan on gifting it to my niece for Christmas and I know she'll love it! 


For more information about Doodletopia Fairies, please visit:









*FTC DISCLAIMER: Doodletopia Fairies was provided to me complimentary in exchange for my honest review through the BloggingForBooks program. All opinions are my own.*

Book Review: Devotions for Christmas Published by Zondervan

Devotions for Christmas
A Celebration to Bring You Joy and Peace

Published by Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0310356080 
Christian Books/Bibles/Spirituality/Devotionals/Christian Living


ABOUT:
A December 1st-31st daily devotional book. 

IMPRESSION: 

What a cute book! Upon opening the first cover, I could tell immediately that I'd  love this book and so would anybody else it was gifted to. It's a such a cheerful book! 
December is such a busy month for most of us that we often forget to take time to just sit and count our blessings. This daily devotional helps you do just that. It's perfect for reading right before you get out or get into bed each day. 

If you're looking for a devotional book to leave on your night stand, or carry around in your purse or bag, then this is perfect because of it's size. It's not too big, it's not too small. It's just right. It's also got a hard cover which makes the book feel really sturdy and solid.  The cover design is beautiful with it's golden snowflakes. The inside pages are really beautiful with gorgeous fonts and illustrations throughout. The daily devotions are all centered around the spirit of Christmas and allows you to read a small entry for each day and reflect.  You will not regret getting this book. 

Need a Christmas gift idea? 
Devotions for Christmas is definitely a must have!
You can check it out here: 
Retails for $9.99


If you get this book, let me know what you think of it! 




*FTC DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me complimentary from the publisher Zondervan through BookLookBloggers in exchange for my unbiased and honest review. *