Reviews by MommyBugg
On 4/21 MommyBugg wrote: These real such simple lessons. Short reads to ponder for our own life. For example: Lesson 6: “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”; Lesson 26: “The Past Can Be a Springboard to the Future” and Lesson 40: “Self-Pity Morphs Into Selfishness” and one of my favorites, Lesson 38: Perspective Changes ... Not so Miserables
On 11/24 MommyBugg wrote: Bonhoeffer, Abridged is an amazing story of true faith and courage. I have always admired what little I have known of this man. But reading his story; how he faced evil with the Nazi's as a double agent...I had no idea! May we all have the determination to do the will of God as radically, courageously, ... Bonhoeffer Abridged
On 10/14 MommyBugg wrote: Where can we buy a Venus Flytrap by the way? Did you know they only have seven leaves, never more? A pitcher plant is similar too we learned; another carnivorous plant. Really, only God could come up with one of these. What about those spiders? Who knew that their web is basically spirals and orbs. ... So Many Weird and Wonderful Creations
On 9/19 MommyBugg wrote: We have read a number of these in this series. And my son and I both really enjoy these. This is full of interesting details; a biography about Jesus, God. Focusing on the life and character of this "Biblical hero", the book is full of color photographs, maps, and other visuals to tell the whole story. ... Get to know Jesus
On 7/17 MommyBugg wrote: These are awesome. So many tidbits scattered about within the book; historical facts. I love the archeological proofs they show, things found, that can only confirm His word. I think David is probably my son's favorite right now, the man after God's own heart. I am pleased that this is one my son desires ... Getting to Know David
On 7/4 MommyBugg wrote: `The Apostle Paul has always been one of my favorite persons of old within the pages of the Bible. I read his story and it just speaks so powerfully to me of the power of God to work in any situation. In so many ways, I have been able to read Paul's story, his writings, again and again, and receive ... Getting to know You
On 6/26 MommyBugg wrote: Bathsheba, a victim or temptress, Eve outside of Eden, Tamar posing as a prostitute, Leah stole her sister Rachel’s fianceé…Sarah gave Hagar to her husband and Rebekah was the mastermind of a grave deception. Captivating! Heartbreaking. Eye opening. As I read their stories I could see myself there; ... As we are bathed in Grace
On 6/6 MommyBugg wrote: I like to read my Bible every year from beginning to end. I am in the II Book of Samuel right now. And is the Word of God ever alive for me right now. I mean it always is but more than usual to me now. Perhaps its one more sign of the times. Anyway, i also like to have a devotional I read, not in place ... Ancient WIsdom
On 5/13 MommyBugg wrote: Do you have doubts? Do you believe in Jesus? I know too many who are sure of the story the Bible tells; so many I have been praying for. It was another read that came along at a very fitting time; its a small book too so I was able to read most of it in just a few sittings. (With little kids that says ... Believe!
On 4/10 MommyBugg wrote: I read this to my daughter, who is two, and my boys who are 4 and 8. My 8 year old just could not get into this one but my four year has had me read this again and again since we received it for review. He absolutely loved the idea of sea creatures in the Old West. (Don’t they need to live in the water? ... Adventurous Sea Life
On 4/6 MommyBugg wrote: What a touching story. It is honest; deep and real. From the beginning, we are given a view of how children are raised in the Muslim faith; we are provided a personal understanding of their experiences and values. This is a very easy read; the chapters are short and with this author’s passion, this ... Seek First
On 2/26 MommyBugg wrote: I am not much for fiction, but I recently received a copy of The Painted Table by Suzanne Field. This is a story of a Scandanavian family, rich in history, and with a painted table. A family heirloom that is passed on and the memories, and pain, that comes with it. It makes me think of some of those ... Layers of paint
On 2/6 MommyBugg wrote: The Book of Revelation is an amazing book. A puzzle, in many ways, that can only be read and understood when God Himself reveals these mysteries to you. As I do love puzzles and mysteries, I was very quick to accept the opportunity to review this book. So often I find there are more books written based ... Revealing things of God
On 11/13 MommyBugg wrote: If you watch the news its always there. The Gaza Strip, Jerusalem .. the Middle East – its a story in itself. one that many of us, i think, do not truly and completely understand. its a rich and dangerous history; full of prophecy that is currently being fulfilled and much that is still to come. As ... what about the prize
On 10/29 MommyBugg wrote: It’s the one prayer God always answered. All through the bible; perhaps (Like me) you have read it and missed it. Or not seen the greatness within those prayers. And the answers given. Is there any time He has not given mercy when He was asked? Whether a whisper or a cry; we ask that He give mercy ... Always Answered
On 10/3 MommyBugg wrote: I consider how we have designed babies nowadays. Scientists out there cloning; creating and recreating “better” fruits and vegetables, “better” medicines. Too many liberties are take in the world today; I fear we think too highly of our abilities forgetting that only the Creator truly can make ... its the beginning
On 8/9 MommyBugg wrote: To look and to see, really see, Him, in all of the mess. He says in one chapter, “this olive, that I now eat….on some level, made out of some thing that was…..not made from any thing…” Does His word not confirm …not made from anything….. Chew on that thought for a while. We can apply it ... Making me Dizzy
On 7/29 MommyBugg wrote: ‘Organic means natural, pure, no additives” I like that. A God who is simple, good for you; easy to follow ~ Natural ~ Means nothing is hidden right? It is all there ~ everything we need. So different from the way so many people sell God today. I love how sincere and heartfelt Feinberg’s writing ... He is for real!
On 7/10 MommyBugg wrote: More people need Jesus so we have more bake sales, more fundraisers … I don’t know. It seems to me that only helps others to feel as though they did “more”. What happened to Saints getting their hands dirty? Going out and be in the mess? WE need to be do-ers, we have to see doing, and helping ... be a lighthouse
On 6/3 MommyBugg wrote: I can safely say that I have never read a book that inspires me to cook (aside fom cookbooks of course) With three finicky eaters too, in our house, cooking is something that I love and dread, all at the same time. Either way, Bread and Wine – I was eager, when given the chance, to review something ... Bread and Wine
On 5/7 MommyBugg wrote: It is so easy to let them play. So simple to let them do their own thing. And there are plenty of times I know my little ones need their space and their time to play. To consider. To learn on their own or together. Some days I watch them and see the wheels turning. I remember a time when I knew it all. ... Be Intentional
On 5/2 MommyBugg wrote: I have been struggling lately. A lot. Mostly with my oldest son. He has gone from my sweet snuggly boy to a strong little man who knows it all. Who is stubborn and refuses to obey. It’s hard. He is a boy. He is struggling to find a voice. To be a little man. Too soon he wants to grow up. I pray. but ... Cover Them
On 4/26 MommyBugg wrote: “There is nothing praiseworthy in a feel-good, lukewarm, consumer Christianity that never asks us to change or do anything. it makes Jesus gag. But we must never forget that there is also nothing praiseworthy in a spiritual zeal that looks down on others or sublimates Jesus’ grace and mercy in order ... By accident of coure
On 3/17 MommyBugg wrote: Each day I pray that I will walk closer to Jesus than the day before; it is a prayer than I say often. We do so need the heart of Jesus – nothing is more important to our growth and our faith than this. We need to stimulate our heart; our mind. We need to do so for others as well. If we can truly walk, ... Are you just like Jesus?
On 1/9 MommyBugg wrote: Some things really are a “God thing”. This book was one of them. I wanted to read this; desperately knew I needed to read this. And then the some unexpected expenses came up – expensive, suddenly. It’s only a book. How can we not afford a book ? We just cannot. Bless the Lord, Booksneeze offered ... Desperate..Are you?
On 1/9 MommyBugg wrote: `“ Two thousand years ago, Paul gave women the key to a successful marriage, and it can be summed up in two words: unconditional respect. It’s not popular. It doesn’t sound fair. It can be hard to imagine.” I had the opportunity to review The Respect Dare: 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with ... Start with You
On 12/13 MommyBugg wrote: Considering the society we live in, where we are bombarded with images of sex and degradation; even many children’s programs and books encourage and show things that are quite inappropriate. We are a generation addicted to pornography; enamored with books like “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the “Twilight” ... Every Thought…Into Captivity
On 11/13 MommyBugg wrote: What an inspiration it was to read the stories of each of these men; to read of their faith in action. It is a wonderful reminder that if we are willing; if we submit ourselves to Him wholly, He can and will use us for something great. No matter big or small we all have a place and a purpose in His plan. ... Unlikely Heros
On 10/15 MommyBugg wrote: I am broken. And truly, I feel blessed to be a broken woman of God. For God loves broken people. So what does it mean to be broken though? According to the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary: BRO’KEN, pp. of break. bro’kn. Parted by violence; rent asunder; infirm; made bankrupt. Why would God want to ... Wanted: Broken Vessels
On 8/14 MommyBugg wrote: Grace...What does it really mean? Why is it such a big deal ? Did you know that grace is mentioned in the Bible 170 times? Grace is defined as God's unmerited favor. That is, grace is God doing good for us that we do not deserve.Grace can also be defined as God's sufficiency or God's fullness in the ... what about grace?
On 8/3 MommyBugg wrote: Surprise....It was pretty offense. But I do not say that in a bad way - as you read you are confronted with truth. There i s no sugar coating it, no gentle pat on the back - it's there and it is in your face. You cannot escape it. I mean I guess you could just put the book away and stop reading. But ... forgiveness, truth
On 8/1 MommyBugg wrote: It is easy to become complacent in our salvation; in our life as children of God. The busyness of our day to day routines, the challenges, the gifts and the struggles – they can overtake us at times and make us forget. But we need to remember that it is all a part of His plan. His plan to help us to ... He Chose
On 6/19 MommyBugg wrote: Does God have the right to be so wrathful? Will the church see tribulation and why? Let me begin this by saying that Chapman believes in a post-tribulation rapture. She understands the two periods of tribulation to be periods of trial for the Christians. She welcomes this time with joy and anticipation, ... Much Disappointment
On 3/23 MommyBugg wrote: We all have those days and seasons in our life when capturing joy seems to be almost impossible. Certainly we can all use some new tips for how to live with a grateful and joyous spirit. How trying, and how desperately we all seek to grasp and bottle up that joyful spirit for all times in life. I could ... Simple Secrets
On 2/29 MommyBugg wrote: Christianity today in many churches, is sadly misguided when it comes to this topic. Whether they do not speak of sin at all or they preach that man cannot help but sin - there are many out there professing the Lord, and yet living lives of sin - lost and not knowing that there is another way. Jesus ... these are a few of my favorite sins..?
On 2/20 MommyBugg wrote: In the beginning is "The Journey" As you read throuogh this you will better understand perhaps the purpose behind these writings. Mostly short and sweet it is a brief peek at her life experiences. I alweays enjoy a chance to "see" through the eyes of the writer however this was a bit too brief for me ... Pondering Indeed
On 2/15 MommyBugg wrote: What a delightful read! I admit this was quite different than I had expected initially. However when I opened this e-book and began to read it just took me away! So often in our prayer life I think we get "stuck". There are those days when we just don't know what to say; in my home theere are many ... Letters of Love
On 1/18 MommyBugg wrote: While I am usually not a fan of fictional writings, I was intrigued by the basis of this book. Certainly there is much to learn within the history and culture of this man who was so greatly used by God. While there were many fascinating historical details within this book, the fictional flare he brought ... The God Moses Knew
On 12/20 MommyBugg wrote: “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 What a gem the Book of Proverbs is. So full of wisdom, for all seasons. The author declares "Reconstructed is ultimately the best way to access the scriptural gifts from our heavenly Father offered in Proverbs in order ... Reconstuction - Study Tools
On 12/8 MommyBugg wrote: Just Three Cups.... I love this book! For its simplicity and the darling illustrations throughout. Its a heartwarming story of how one little boy, with his family, learned the lesson of good money habits at a young age It also teaches kindness, charity, and how to be thoughtful in things. Charity - ... Three Cups
On 12/1 MommyBugg wrote: Let me first say that I do not believe that the premise of this story is possible, much less scriptural, however I was curious to have the opportunity to review this with my oldest son. The premise of the story is in many ways quite endearing. IIt's a cute story with jut beautiful pictures throughout ... Heaven is real..Really...?
On 10/26 MommyBugg wrote: Never, ever, ever grab a book by Lucado without having a box of tissue nearby. "...As you grow and change, some things will stay the same. I'll always love you. I'll always hug you. I'll always be on your side. And I want you to know that... just in case you ever wonder." How we want our children not ... A Precious Message
On 10/21 MommyBugg wrote: With Heroes and Villains of the Bible, children will realize some of their favorite heroes aren’t from the movies, but are real people from the Bible. While not what I was expecting, this is definitely a great piece of work for older children. I would have preferred more illustrations for my son who ... Heroes and Villains of the Bible
On 10/17 MommyBugg wrote: I've read many of his books and I must admit that this is his best. The way he makes you laugh and cry. The feeling you feel when you have read this book is so spiritual. You feel so close to God. I read this book in two days. I couldn't put it down. Max Lucado has become my favorite christain author. ... DO you hear Him calling to you?
On 9/28 MommyBugg wrote: A beautiful look at Christ, the Cross and why we need God.This is one of the most beautiful books ever written. As always Max LUcado manages to write a true treasure for both those who know Jesus and those who are first meeting Him. In his own unique style of writing, the author takes you on a vivid ... Discovering Hope
On 9/21 MommyBugg wrote: I have yet to be disappointed in anythhing Max Lucado does! And Hermie is ddefinitely no different. From the adorable, and friendly warm illustrations, to the simple, and sweet messages to children in these books - These are such a great collection. Not only are they fun and I know my children LOVE ... Thank you God
On 9/21 MommyBugg wrote: Just what the doctor ordered! As my husband and I have been recreating bedtime 9in our home - this story was a perfect fit! What gorgeous and fun illistrations - what sweet characters - and the simplicity of the story is amazing! My boys both loved it and ask for it to be re-read nightly. SImple ... Night NIght
On 9/21 MommyBugg wrote: This is a beautifully presented, book with colorful watercolor style illustrations. It is a Level 2 reader so the language has been chosen carefully and simply so early readers can manage it. The story is very cute about Hermie the common caterpiller who was wondering why God didn't give him pretty patterns ... A Common Caterpillar
On 9/17 MommyBugg wrote: The story is touching, and its message is a simple but powerful reminder that God is always watching over and protecting His children. My favorite part is, when Gabby talks about how much God loves Sophie, she tells the horse, "So no funny business! Not a waddle to the right or a toddle to the left." ... Gabby, God's Little Angel
On 9/9 MommyBugg wrote: Floyd calls us to live differently--living in a way that is markedly different from those around us. He wants to see Christians forgoing much of what we consider important that's against Biblical truth in order to focus on Jesus and His word. He wants us to get outside the realm of what is comfortable ... Our Last Great Hope
On 8/25 MommyBugg wrote: The subtitle of this book is "a stirring invitation to wake up your soul." If I could sum the book up with one quote, it is this one: "Look for the extraordinary in the ordinary." The entire book inspires you to metaphorically slow down and have a cup of coffee and be quiet so that you can stop "doing" ... Who Wants a Fresh Brew?
On 8/15 MommyBugg wrote: Jethani gives us the moving example of the African slaves brought in chains to our country, and specifically of a slave in Maryland called "Praying Jacob." No one had worse circumstances than the slaves, but more hope in Jesus. As Praying Jacob said to his owner, "I have two masters--Master Jesus in ... Reimagining the Way You Relate to God
On 8/10 MommyBugg wrote: I found this true story fascinating and well-spoken from cover to cover. In addition to speaking about the adoption process, this book spoke volumes on what it means to be a good parent. Written in easy to understand language, this story touches on the inner working of the heart, obedience to God, and ... Love you More
On 8/3 MommyBugg wrote: Don't all of us wish we had more wise voices in our lives? Those who deal with us winsomely and honestly, helping us find our true selves. Patsy is such a voice. As she walks with us through gardens and galleries, thunderstorms and snow, she gently points out things along the way. Did you see that? Listen! ... Living With Brokenness
On 8/1 MommyBugg wrote: Throughout, he uses Scripture proofs and without hesitation says the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, and that there is no room for doubting its validity when it comes to Creation, historical Adam and Eve, and the proof of God's handiwork in humans and nature. A few cool additions the author ... Could It - Just Happen?
On 8/1 MommyBugg wrote: I know the title alone captured my attention. How well does that fit for so many of us? We certainly didn't walk into it, I know I didn't anyway. I definitely stumbled, or fell headfirst, into grace. Not necessarily a devotional, nor necessarily a Bible study book. It is self-described as "part diary, ... Stumbling into Grace?
On 7/26 MommyBugg wrote: Toward the end of the book, McGrath notes how "God can no more be eliminated from human life than our yearning for justice or our deep desire to makes this world a better place." Well, I'm afraid making the world a better place is not on the forefront of everyone's mind. He goes on to share an excellent ... He Won't Go Away
On 7/6 MommyBugg wrote: "The Seraph Seal" is an end times, apocolyptic book set in 2048. It centers around the four horsemen of the apocolypse talked about in Revelation. It centers around the main character of Paul Binder who is chosen to lead mankind at the end of the earth. It was a little hard for me to get into. It is ... Review: The Seraph Seal
On 6/9 MommyBugg wrote: "Does the God of the broken American covenant still judge nations?" Those of us who call ourselves Christians and presume to ask for God's blessing must never forget that His ability to bless a nation is integrally tied to His ability also to curse that same nation. In Be The People, Swain discusses ... Be The People
On 6/1 MommyBugg wrote: This book caught me completely off guard. I LOVED it. I think that we all too often forget to give humanity to the people in the Bible. They are so far removed and we hear their stories from such a young age that they stop being people and become characters. This book was a rare gift for me... a chance ... The Love Story of Esther
On 5/18 MommyBugg wrote: This book needs to be in every Library, University and Bookstore. The information in this book is critical to our future generations. Mr. Mangalwadi says it beautifully, “Endarkenment,” is the term we are truly living in, not Enlightenment. We lost the light a very long time ago, but there is a chance ... Amazing Read!
On 5/13 MommyBugg wrote: Everyone should read this book. If you're a voter, it's especially important. Americans are truly a wonderful people. We try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes, I don't think we believe in evil. McCullough makes if very clear that while Obama was saying one thing, he was thinking something ... Be Afraid!
On 5/4 MommyBugg wrote: I must first start by saying this; never read this book at night. You'll have a difficult time sleeping as your anticipation grows. This book did such a great job of capturing my attention that I wished I didn't have to work the next day so I could stay up all night reading it. What a marvelous book. First, ... The Final Summit
On 4/29 MommyBugg wrote: The Fight of Our Lives is not a smear campaign, but an informative and well-cited work with a timely message. It’s worth reading. I highly recommend this book to all Americans. Read it. And then, ponder its contents."The Fight of Our Lives" answered a lot of questions I didn't even know I should be ... Calling for Arms
On 4/4 MommyBugg wrote: Chesterton created a bulwark in his own day to defend Christian faith and assert a Christian view throughout culture. As readers encounter the breadth of his genius, they will find compelling reasons to emulate his unceasing fight for truth and beauty. So, this book is actually a collection of quotes ... Quotable Chesterton
On 1/5 MommyBugg wrote: This was indeed a very enlightening book. However it was obvious as well, that the author was merely trying to make a point to all religious groups and not really stating specific facts surrounding this Holy Day. I do believe what would have been even more fulfilling within this book would have been ... Holy Day
On 11/8 MommyBugg wrote: What does Oyez! Oyez! Oyex! mean to you? This is a great book for anyone who thinks they know the history of America and anyone that would love to know it. Simple to use with younger children as well since the devotionals are a very rrasonable length. Learn about the Pied Piper of Saipan...Learn the ... American Patriot's Almanac