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Book Review: Earth and Sky by Guy Delcambre

Posted by Julie on July 25, 2014 in Book Review, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

Book Description:

Guy Delcambre writes, “In grieving, grace strengthened me every sinking moment, every day. Steadily, the pain dissolved.” Earth and Sky is the story of a traveler walking through the deepest valley and the highest mountain, through great heartache and unexpected joy. It is not a book about grief, but a book about grace and the goodness of God in the darkest night. With a refreshing frankness and raw emotion, Guy shares his journey from happy husband, to grieving widower, to single dad and victorious believer. It is a journey filled with great spiritual insight and hope. It was not a journey he chose for himself and his three young daughters, but one in which he declares, “God reframed my life with His truth and grace.” If you have experienced great loss you will find here a reason to persevere and find peace through the storm. You will be inspired to learn how God descends into the messiness and loneliness of life, and grows faith watered by grace.

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Guy Delcambre shares his own story about losing his wife, Marianne. A natural storyteller, the author puts the reader right in the hospital, right in the room, right in the moment as he has lived it. It’s agonizing and personal, yet not so much that the reader feels like they’re intruding. Woven into his story are insights and Bible verses that could encourage anyone who is in a place of grief.

I could relate to some of what he wrote as I lost a parent. However, I think those who will respond the most will be those who have lost a spouse. The person might not be able to read it right away if the loss is recent, but when they do, they will be comforted. And blessed.

To purchase Earth and Sky, click here.

I received a copy of Earth and Sky from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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BookSneeze Blogger Review- Sheila Walsh: How to be God’s Little Princess

Posted by Julie on March 15, 2011 in Book Review, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

I’m a book reviewer through Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze blogger program. I love the program because you receive a free book in exchange for an honest review through your blog and a commercial website. I post my reviews on Amazon.

Today I’m reviewing Sheila Walsh’s How to Be God’s Little Princess. I loved her previous book, God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible so this was an easy pick for me.

Sheila gives “royal tips for manners, etiquette, and true beauty.” The book includes jewelry craft ideas, easy to read suggestions on dressing modestly yet being fashionable. Sheila includes lots of fun quizzes that helps your eight year old and up daughter to learn more about how God made her.

Sections include:

How to Dress Like a Princess, How to Wear a Tiara (and other princess necessities), How a Princess Perfects Her Poise, How to be Friends Princess Style, How to Dine with Royal Success, How to Sparkle Like a Princess, How to Have a Rockin’ Royal Party,  How to be Media Wise, How to be a Perfectly Polite Princess, How to be a Princess at Home, How a Princess Sports a Good Attitude, How a Princess Knows She Needs an Inner Beauty Makeover.

I have a princess at home. She loves pink, sparkles, tiaras and singing out her words because life is a song to her. She’s had a hard life in a short amount of time but because of that, she knows she’s God’s girl. I can’t wait to share this book with her. Honestly, I plan to hide this in her Easter basket because the book contains treasures far richer than peanut butter cups.

Sheila Walsh: How to be God's Little Princess

I believe this book is a great one to read with your daughter. There are hands on things to do to grow your relationship with her. There are also ideas she can do with friends. The book is full of Scripture to help navigate your princess through royal choices so she can live like the princess in Christ she truly is.

Book Description

A fun guide book for God’s little princesses.

What does it take to be a princess? Sheila Walsh has some important answers to share for every little girl. This trendy design features black & white line art and a two-color pink and black interior. The art will tie to each how-to topic in the book—how to make the best pink cookies, how to wear a tiara, how to earn money at home, how to care for a royal dog, how to be respectful, how to use good manners, how to help Mom, how to follow Jesus, how to act like a princess when things go terribly wrong, and many more.

To purchase, click here.

Again, I received this book through Booksneeze for free in exchange for an honest review.



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