Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review of the Big Look Bible Book


This review is for the Big Look Bible Book. We’ve reviewed other “children’s Bibles” before, but more often than not I’ve been disappointed. Often, they’d present themselves as if they were “Bibles” but the stories would be so watered down that they’d be mere shadows of the real Bible. This book doesn’t purport to be […]

Review of All Things Bright and Beautiful


All Things Bright and Beautiful is a wonderful little hardcover book whose contents contain just the words of the famous Cecil Frances Alexander hymn. The book is filled with delightful little color illustrations of each of the stanzas, from the “bright and beautiful” rainbows to “great and small” creatures like elephants and turtles. Some of […]

Review of I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug


I’ve already written in the past about illustrator Tim Warnes’ collaborations with PJ Lyons–Thank You, Lord, For Everything and God Is Watching Over You. These two books became instant classics in our house. They are about as perfect as children’s books can get–a simple but wonderful story, very natural rhymes, and illustrations that are both […]

Review of The Jesus Bible


Casual readers of the Bible may think that Jesus Christ is only relevant to four out of the 66 books. The truth, of course, is that the presence of Jesus Christ can be seen throughout every book of the Bible. And not just in a passive, symbolic sense, but in a real, active way. Recall […]

Review of God Bless My Friends


Hannah Hall’s other books in the series (God Bless our Country, God Bless Our Christmas, God Bless My Boo Boo) are certainly filled with great reviews, so take this one with a grain of salt. There is a certainly an audience for these books, but unfortunately it’s not me. Don’t get me wrong. the book […]

Review of Say and Pray Devotionals


My review of Say and Pray Devotionals is going to be pretty much the same as my review of the Say and Pray Bible. It’s a great kid-sized hardcover cook with thick stock paper throughout and full-color illustrations. As with the Bible in the same series, the illustrations are cute cartoon pictures. While the Say […]

Review of Time for Bed, Sleepyhead


Time for Bed, Sleepyhead is an interesting book, to say the least. On the surface it looks like a traditional children’s book, with colorful illustrations of different animals, each with cute names like Eli the Anteater, Chloe the kitty, and Liam the llama. The illustrations are detailed and well done, sure to engage young readers […]

Review of the Look and Tell Bible


The Look and Tell Bible is a board book designed by Make Believe Ideas, Ltd. in the UK and published in the United States by Thomas Nelson. If you’ve never read a book by Make Believe Ideas, you’re in for a treat. This isn’t the first book published by Make Believe and Thomas Nelson; if you look on […]

Review of Counting Blessings


Sometimes when you listen to Christian music or watch a Christian-themed movie it’s pretty clear that the quality isn’t up to par with secular music or movies. Sometimes the message is beaten into us a bit too heavily, while other times the pendulum swings the other way and far too many compromises are made. And a lot of the time the […]

Review of Chronological Study Bible by Thomas Nelson


The Chronological Study Bible is something that’s pretty close to a must-have for anyone who’s serious about studying the Bible. We live at a time when there are hundreds of cheap “themed” Bibles that are really not much more than a standard Bible with a few devotionals thrown in randomly. This Bible, published by Thomas […]