Bible Promises for Women by Katherine J. Butler is a wonderful addition to any woman’s arsenal to combat the adversary’s lies. There are about 100 topics with over 500 scriptures to remind us of what our Heavenly Father has said, vs the lies we sometimes choose to believe. These promises encourage, strengthen, and compel us to remember that He is in control and that He will uphold us and will give us joy, hope, perseverance, and peace.
We all fall for Satan’s lies. Pondering this book will help us fall for them less often! Whether you’re dealing with perfectionism, weariness, abandonment, or any of the other things we as women struggle with, this little book has something to show you about what God’s word says.
The book is small (approximately 4” x 6” x 3/4”) and has a durable but soft cover that is perfect for carrying in a backpack, purse, or glove compartment for easy reference. It s a very nice book and would be a perfect gift for a friend or loved one.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange fo my honest review.
There are lots of “Bible Promises for…” books out there. This one is the same — and different. Like many (most) this has a table of contents with different issues that might by faced by a parent of a child (or children) with special needs, such as:
- Advice (when you don’t know how to evaluate all the advice you’re getting from others)
- Decisions (when it feels as if you have no options) (when you need God’s direction moment by moment) (when you’re making a major decision)
- Fun (when there’s no time for fun) (when you have something to celebrate) (when it’s hard to relax) (when you long to have fun as a family)
- Joy (when you’re searching for joy) (when you wish someone would take joy in you) (when you fear you’ll never smile again) (when your cup overflows)
Amy Mason cites verses you can look to for encouragement, sympathy, love…all things our Heavenly Father wants to express to us based on our need. Then at the end of each section, Ms. Mason writes a little summary about that topic. For example, the one for the entry on joy says:
God created you to have feelings, so don’t be surprised when you experience emotional highs and lows. However lasting joy and contentment run much deeper than momentary emotions. Lasting joy is like a strong current that runs deep beneath the stormy surface of your feelings….It is the peace of knowing that God accepts you and wants you to be with him forever…
The author is a mother of two boys, one with special needs, so she knows the rollercoaster of emotions that pass through the life of all parents, let alone the ones with children who have special needs. She writes from a place of understanding.
As a mother of three (now adult) children with special needs, I’ve dealt with most of the doubts, fears, hopes, disappointments, and yes, even joys that come with parenting these special children. I love that this book is small enough to carry with me, or place on my nightstand, where I can look to the word of God when I am faced with an emotion I don’t quite know what to do with.
*I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.*
Kyle Morey is a guy full of life and imagination, and he’s at it again in this clever children’s book! The author of Ask God, Kyle is proving he is diverse and talented as an author.
In That Curious Sign on Aisle Nine a young boy goes to a pet shop and finds that he already has all the pets that are available…but there’s a sign on aisle nine that piques his curiosity. The pet shop’s secret is a purple gorilla, but the boy is warned not to poke his new pet. You know what kids do when they’re told not to do something, right? Well, the boy pokes his new, large, purple friend. What ensues is an adventure!
Your kids will be sitting on the edge of their seats as they find out what happens as this ferocious beast does what ferocious beasts do…all in a melodic rhyme that hearkens to those of Dr. Seuss.
I loved this book and I’m sure your children will, too! This is one of those books you’ll read over and over again.
*I was provided with a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.