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    Review and Giveaway of the NKJV Study Bible: Full Color Edition

    by Heather Bock I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, as I’ve been spending all my extra time loving on a sweet three-week-old baby girl (and doing all the washing that comes with her—it’s amazing how much laundry one tiny six-pound person can create). However, I was given the opportunity to review a Bible before Christmas (I rarely say no to reviewing and giving away a Bible!), and the time has come to share the review with all of you. The Bible I was asked to check out is the Thomas Nelson NKJV Study Bible, a full-color, cranberry Leathersoft™ edition with what they call “easy to read Comfort Print®.” As…

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    Brick Builders Illustrated Bible Review

    by Heather Bock When my boys, ages six and ten, saw the Brick Builders Illustrated Bible being taken out of its box at my kitchen table, the excitement was palpable. “Is that a Lego Bible??” the younger one asked incredulously. “No,” interjected the older one. “It looks like Roblox!” “That’s so cool!” they both said, as they immediately started flipping through the pages. I had to be quick to save one of them from being rifled through, so I could give away one clean copy to one of my readers. My oldest perused it during lunch, and my youngest didn’t let the Book lie until he had gone through all…

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    The Beginner’s Bible Review

    by Heather Bock I get to review another classic! My kids grew up with and loved this Bible filled with typically chosen Bible stories for children, so it’s fun that I can review it and give away two copies, especially right before Christmas, so they can be given to two more children as presents. I really don’t have anything critical to say about this Bible. I can tell you what I like about it, though! I like that it has more stories in it than many of the children’s Bibles I’ve looked at and reviewed (and I’ve looked at quite a few). Where many a children’s Bible might have 35-50…

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    NIV Adventure Bible: Polar Exploration Edition Review

    by Heather Bock See below for how to enter the drawing for this classic Bible. My son has owned the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers for a while now–it’s a version put into easier language for young readers. Now that I have the NIV Adventure Bible, I think it’s time to give his early reader version to his younger brother and upgrade him to this regular version. This Polar Exploration edition has the same features that I enjoyed in his previous Bible. It has small articles accompanied by pictures titled “Life in Bible Times” and “People in Bible Times” sprinkled throughout to help children understand what life was like…

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    Holy Roar by Chris Tomlin CD Review

    by Heather Bock Read to the end if you want a chance to win this cd! When I heard I could have the opportunity to review Chris Tomlin’s new cd, I couldn’t type the response quickly enough to make sure I was put on the list. Yes, yes, yes! I want in on this one! I thought. I already own at least four of his cds, and they are all regularly rotated into my car cd case. I anxiously awaited the new cd’s arrival in my mailbox, and although I only received it late Wednesday night, I’ve listened to it enough to find myself naturally singing along with the uplifting words.…

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    Tori Kelly’s Hiding Place CD Review

    by Heather Bock Don’t miss a chance to win a free copy of this new cd–keep reading until the end! This week I had the opportunity to receive a copy of Tori Kelly’s new cd, Hiding Place, and review it here. Honestly, I had never heard of Tori Kelly before I was asked if I wanted to review her newest Christian cd, but I found her on YouTube singing a song for the movie Sing, decided I liked her voice and wanted to try out her music. I also saw that this cd was produced by Kirk Franklin, with all of the songs either written or co-written by him. Kirk Franklin…

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    The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible Book Review

    by Heather Bock I regularly read the Bible to my six-year-old son, and since he’s not quite ready for the NIrV yet, I read him children’s story Bibles. Story Bibles don’t usually tend to be very long, so as a consequence, I regularly need another Bible to read to him. We have so many now that JP recently went through the house collecting them all to show the large amount of Bibles he owns. He made quite a pile! Despite that, I was happy to hear of the opportunity to receive a new story Bible to review here. The Bible I was given is The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible by Doris…

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    Courageous Women of the Bible by Latan Roland Murphy Book Review

    by Heather Bock Read to the end to see how you can win a copy of this book yourself! I don’t consider myself to be a very fearful woman, but I don’t consider myself to be very courageous, either. Although I’m a bit paranoid around children and deep water, I don’t normally think out all the tragedies that could happen to my children. If I watch suspenseful movies (and even the old tv series Lost falls in this category for me), I will go down the path of fear, mulling over the disturbing images, imagining bogeymen and monsters lurking in dark shadows. Generally, though, I stay away from this kind of…

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    Passion “Whole Heart” CD Review

    by Heather Bock Don’t miss a chance to win a copy of this cd–see below! In the past month or so, God has been doing a new work in my heart. He has a whole curriculum set out for me perfectly tailored. You can be sure I will be writing about some of the books He’s been using and some of the lessons He’s been teaching me soon. Through this time, God’s been drawing me deeper into relationship with Him and has ignited my passion for Him all over again. I know He won’t be satisfied until He has my whole heart. As God has been calling me to worship…

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    To You I Lift Up My Eyes

    by Heather Bock Read to the end to find another giveaway I have for a refreshing book about prayer using encounters with Jesus.  A man with no use of his legs slumped in his usual dusty spot against the gate, his eyes mindlessly gazing at the feet of passersby. Whenever he saw any approaching, he would start up his same tired refrain, not bothering to shift his eyes, asking for alms, pity, mercy. Two men stopped in front of him, but he still kept his eyes averted. We keep our eyes down when we’re discouraged.