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Friday, April 7, 2017

FlyBy Promotions Review: Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible and NIRV Bible




About the Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible: 

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened “once upon a time.” The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible highlights powerful and inspiring stories from the Bible, beautifully illustrated with fantastical artwork by Omar Aranda. Each captivating story is told in a way that will get children excited about reading the tales of real heroes of the Bible.


About the Once Upon A time Bible:

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened once upon a time. The NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible contains a presentation page and also highlights six great stories from the Bible on 24 full-color inserts. Each story is told on four pages in full-color, illustrated splendor. Also contains the complete New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible.

Stories include:

God Makes Man and Woman
Isaac and Rebekah
Ruth Finds Happiness
Queen Esther
Mary and Joseph and an Angel
He Lives!
We all have our own tale to live and what better place to look for help and encouragement than the greatest story of all.


My Thoughts and Review: 
Kids nowadays are very fascinated with "Everything Disney". Christian Parents want their kids to enjoy beautiful animation and characters, but also want a Biblical background for their kids. ZonderKidz, a division of Zondervan Books, recognized this and introduces a StoryBook Bible and an NIRV Bible for kids.

I have really enjoyed reading through both books. The Storybook Bible is a great "Bedtime Read" or Family Devotional time read. The Stories are short, the pictures are vibrant and colorful. A feature I really like is at the end of each story is a "Happily Ever After" that gives a scripture and how the story can be applied to life in a Biblical and Happy Manner. The Storybook Bible is AMAZING!

The NIRV Bible is in an "easy to read" format for children to understand. The bible has some GREAT vibrant illustration pages introducing some of the books of the Bible. The Dictionary included in the back of the Bible is a wonderful edition to this bible and is a very easy to use format.

ZonderKidz really outdid themselves with these wonderful resources for kids and families! I think both books would make a wonderful Easter Gift for your young children or an any day gift! The Bible comes to life not as a fairy tale, but as God's Word using beautiful Illustrations that kids love!
Where to Buy: 
The Once Upon a Time Bible is available wherever Books are sold.
The Once Upon a Time StoryBook Bible is available at Sam's Club and wherever Books are Sold.

You can purchase online HERE



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Friday, December 2, 2016

FlyByPromotions: Bible Journaling Kit Review and Giveaway



Bible Journaling is "all the rage" right now and is a fun and creative way to dig deeper into the scriptures with artwork. I have been blessed with a kit to review and host a giveaway for the new Bible Journaling Kit from Ellie Claire, part of the Worthy Publishing Group.


About the Product:
Create a work of art on the pages of your favorite Bible. Draw, color, or journal your thoughts, dreams, and prayers. Highlight your favorite verses or the encouragements that speak to your heart with pencils, stickers, and tabs. Kit includes:
·         4 sheets of word stickers
·         4 sheets of alphabet stickers
·         24 tab stickers
·         8 colored pencil twists
·         1 journaling pen
·         1 pouch with adjustable strap to fit Bibles of all sizes
·         1 ruled page protector mat with tracing lines


Ellie Claire is having a Giveaway and 5 people will win a Bible Journaling Kit. You can enter here: Publisher Giveaway  (FREE Printable Coloring Pages are also available at this link)

  
My Thoughts and Review:

I have been getting interested in Bible Journaling over the past 6 months or so. I have been saving info that I find online and getting info to get started. The church I attend is currently running a weekly workshop, but I am unable to attend due to having other committments during the time it happens. I received this Bible Journaling Kit and have been really excited to get started. I really like the Kit as it comes with everything to get started Bible Journaling. The Kit is very vibrant and colorful, which will make Bible Journaling Pages colorful also. The pouch fits everything very neatly and the carrying handle is awesome. I also like the afford-ability of the Bible Journaling Kit. I had priced products separately and it seemed quite expensive to get started, but the Bible Journaling Kit is a great starter kit that won't break the bank.



Bible Journaling isn't just for those who are artistic, it is for anyone who likes to write in their bible, doodle or draw. Bible Journaling is for all ages! The Bible Journaling Kit would make a GREAT gift for anyone! The Bible Journaling Kit gets HIGH recommendations from me!! GREAT Product!


Where to Buy:
Barnes & Noble
Amazon
Books-A-Million
Christian Book Distributors


GREAT news: I am also hosting a Giveaway for 1 Reader to win a Bible Journaling Kit. Enter Below for your chance to win:


Bible Journaling Kit Giveaway



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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fly By Promotions Book Review: The Blessings of Unity God's Best for our Marriages by Richard T. Case




About the Book:

The Blessings of Unity offers insight and ideas for creating godly unity in our marriages centered around two key concepts:
1) Abiding in the Vine and walking in the Spirit, and
2) Learning and applying the concept of unity.
Unity is achieved when a man and woman strive for agreement with God by processing His Will on every decision and in every issue. Through Biblically-centered discussions of discord, division, unity, discipleship, and prayer, and through exploring Biblical examples of unity, Richard Case offers husbands and wives practical and spiritual advice for working together in unity in the Spirit so that they can more perfectly present themselves to God for his divine approval.



About the Author:


Before his current role in developing retreats and serving this ministry, All for Jesus, Richard Case worked for many years with Fortune 500 companies in management and consulting roles. He holds a BS in Management and Finance from Bradley University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a seminary Masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Richard has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars; he has hosted a radio show and is a published author. Richard and his wife, Linda, answered the call from the Lord to Abide in Him through the Spirit. Together, Richard and Linda have started up several churches that remain strong today, and have served as interim pastors of troubled churches, bringing reconciliation and new vision to these situations. Richard and Linda began conducting marriage retreats in 2001. Richard and Linda currently live in Castle Rock, CO.


My Thoughts and Review: 

The Blessings of Unity is a short read, but a POWERFUL book. I was reading through the book and my eyes tearing up at the advice and truth in the book. I think my favorite chapter was Chapter 2: Division and Discord. A marriage that has constant Division and Discord will never have Unity. Unity is so important in a marriage and something many vow to have when saying Wedding Vows, but unfortunately 50-60% of Christian Marriages end in Divorce due to Discord. I know my marriage has seen and still sees much Division and Discord, as Unity takes the part of both to make it happen. I LOVE the key scripture that is included in each chapter, as it is very encouraging and insightful. Truly, so much insight and great info packed into a small book! GREAT book!

I highly recommend this book for Engaged, Newly Married and all those marriages where Unity isn't present in the marriage. I know this book has richly blessed me and it would be an AMAZING book for marriages!



FREE BOOK from All For Jesus Ministry: 
Get a FREE download of the 6pg ebook Unshakeable from the All for Jesus Ministry HERE



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Thursday, September 15, 2016

FlyBy Promotions: The Biggest Story Animated Short Film DVD and Audio Book Review





About the Animated Short Film and Audio Book:

The Animated Short Film: Featuring beautifully animated illustrations adapted from the book, The Biggest Story: The Animated Short Film will captivate children and parents alike as they see how all the classic stories in the Bible connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.

The Audio Book: This audio book of The Biggest Story—written and narrated also by the best-selling author Kevin DeYoung—leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.



About the Author:


Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books such as Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, Taking God At His Word, and What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?, as well as the award-winning books Why We’re Not Emergent, Why We Love the Church (with Ted Kluck), and Crazy Busy. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.


My Review and Thoughts: 

Our family has used The Big Story Book a few years ago when our Church promoted it and gave insight on how to incorparate it into our family Devotional time. I was quite excited to know that the DVD and Audio Book are now available. My boys are now older, but I am very lucky that they enjoy watching DVD's with me. My boys and I sat to watch the DVD and we enjoyed it very much. The animation really kept my boys enthralled and they quite interestingly the DVD gave them a different take on the Garden of Eden. The video would be especially great for little ones because each of the 10 chapters of the Bible are covered in 2-3 minutes on this Animated Film. The Audio CD is also a wonderful tool to use for family Devotional times. We also used it in the car for Car time chat and learning. My middle son was excited about the CD as he is loves Audio Books due to a Vision Issue! The Biggest Story on DVD and Audio CD get HIGH FIVES from our family!


Where to Find Kevin DeYoung Online: 
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Crossway Books
Buy the Animated Short Film DVD 
Buy the Audio Book on CD




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Friday, July 1, 2016

FlyBy Promotions Book Review: Unashamed by Heather David Nelson




About the book:
Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame offers hope to those struggling under the burden of shame. This book shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, directing our attention to the God who promises to forgive and restore us—no matter what.



About the author:



Heather Davis Nelson (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a writer, counselor, and speaker. Heather writes regularly at HeatherDavisNelson.com and has been a featured writer at the Gospel Coalition, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of Biblical Counseling. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in southeastern Virginia.


My Thoughts and Review: 

We all experience "Shame" in one form or another. Many choose to hide it from everyone and bury it deep down. Shame can hinder us from being our true self and being FREE. Heather David Nelson addresses the many facets of Shame in her new book "Unashamed". "Shame is everywhere" but we often think it is within others as we hide our own. We can be FREE from Shame through God's healing and LOVE of Christ!

I found this book, Unashamed, VERY powerful and Provoking. The reflection and discussion questions at the end of each chapter are a wonderful asset to the book, making the book great for personal or group Bible Study.

I give Unashamed 5 out of 5 stars.

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Where to Find Heather and Unashamed online: 

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Crossway Books




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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

FlyBy Book Review: Mother and Son The Respect Effect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs





About the Book:

A new book from W Publishing Group/HarperCollins asks you to consider the all–important mother/son relationship in a new way: respect, as in the mother should respect the son.

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love and Respect – a landmark book that transformed millions of marital relationships – is launching his latest book, Mother & Son: The Respect Effect.
In Mother & Son, Dr. Eggerichs proposes that while showing love is important to a son, showing him respect is key to his heart, and what will transform the mother/son relationship. Of course, to a lot of people, that will sound backwards – shouldn’t it start with the son respecting the mother??

Since the importance of the mother/son relationship crosses all age/race/religion barriers, this is a topic applicable to all – regardless if they agree or disagree with Dr. Eggerichs’ method.

Download the First 3 Chapters of the book:

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About the Author:


DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS IS AN INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN PUBLIC SPEAKER ON THE TOPIC OF MALE-FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS.
As a researcher, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, who has a PhD in child and family ecology from Michigan State University, garnered the testimonies of 1000’s of mothers. Based on his New York Times Bestseller, Love & Respect, these moms applied the Respect side of this message to their sons with significant effects. Emerson and his wife, Sarah, present the Love and Respect Marriage and Parenting Conferences across the country, and Emerson has also spoken to groups from the NFL, NBA, PGA, Navy Seals, and members of congress.

Emerson was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing for almost twenty years. He and Sarah have been married since 1973 and have three adult children. Emerson also has a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, an MA in communication from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.


My Thoughts and Review:

I have always been taught that Men and Boys should show ultimate respect to the Women/Mom in their life. My boys are 14, 12 and 11 and I have always demanded respect from them, although it seems to have always backfired. THANKS to Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and this wonderful Book, Mother and Son, The Respect Effect, I understand why now. I was demanding respect from them, but I wasn't giving them much respect.

Boys need and respect from their Mom, but I have failed some in that area. I have always shown and expressed LOVE to all my boys, but sometimes the RESPECT is not there. Dr. Eggrichs addresses this in the book, that we can show RESPECT while still addressing issues of disobedience or issues we are trying to tend to. I tend to let RESPECT go out the window when I am angry at my boys, but I am excited to move forward knowing I can handle the issues with RESPECT and LOVE. Men and boys tend to NEED RESPECT in order to RESPECT others.

I am glad that it is "Never too late" to make changes, as reading through this book has given me a new priority in being a Mom to boys! I need to RESPECT them just as much as I RESPECT others. A Major encouragement I received from reading Mother and Son, the RESPECT Effect was at the end of the first chapter:
"When a mother does what I set forth in this book, even when she and her son have bad days, her son will respond less negatively. I acknowledge that things may not be as positive as she hopes and prays, but they will be better."

WOW, that really spoke VOLUMES to me!! Ohhh, the negativity that comes from my oldest son. I am hoping as I begin to apply the principles and suggestions in the book, the relationship with him will improve!

I HIGHLY recommend Mother and Son the Respect Effect for all Moms of Boys!! I am ever so THANKFUL to Dr. Emerson Eggerichs for putting out a book that addresses a not so known issue between Mom and her Son(s), giving your Son Respect!! The Mom and Son relationship can be truly strengthened with the wisdom from this book!


Mother and Son The Respect Effect Around the Web: 
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram

The book is available NOW! Check your favorite Book Store for a copy! Moms of Boys will surely enjoy this book and will be money well spent!




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Fly By: The Eleventh an Original Series on Feeln


About the Original Series, The Eleventh, from Feeln: 

This May, Feeln launched its original series “The Eleventh” which stars a trifecta of TV legends including Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch, Dancing With The Stars), Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Roots, Up), Cloris Leachman (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Malcolm In The Middle), and newcomer Ren Harris.
“The Eleventh” focuses on a young girl’s journey to getting to know her estranged grandmother in order to bring closure to the past and unite her family.  The series has heart-warming themes of family, forgiveness, healing, and love.

About Feeln: 

Feeln is the leading streaming service that brings you heartfelt stories of love and togetherness, anytime, anywhere. All movies are handpicked so you spend less time searching and more time with the stories you love. Feeln brings home the exclusive library of Hallmark Hall of Fame features, Hollywood movies and TV series, and award-winning originals you won’t find anywhere else.


My Thoughts and Review: 

I really enjoy watching Original Series on TV and on Streaming Services. I was very excited when I heard about the chance to watch and review a new Original series for the Streaming Channel Feeln. The Eleventh premiered this month on Feeln, and I watched the first episode recently. The show had my attention from the very beginning. The story line is intriguing, has a wonderful flow, and had me glued to the screen. I was trying to predict what could happen next because it was so interesting to watch. My 12 yr old even watched with me and he usually loathes when I watch "Mom shows" (as he calls them). I am HOOKED after only one episode. I am very much looking forward to seeing more episodes! Family Friendly, wholesome programs can be hard to find, but The Eleventh has all of that! WONDERFUL show!!


 To watch full episodes of ‘The Eleventh’ on Feeln go to: Watch Episodes

Feeln is a wonderful alternative to other streaming services if you are looking for CLEAN, Wholesome programming to watch!


Disclaimer: I will receive a one year subscription to the Streaming service, Feeln, no other compensation, for my participation in this review.



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