Talking With Your Kids About Jesus

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Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have by Natasha Crain is a new Christian non-fiction book for parents. This would make a great resurce for parents to use when discussing Jesus and the Bible with their kids. Each chapter covers a certain topic and offers practical ways to share it with your kids. The book consists of thirty different topics to discuss with your family. Thank you to Baker Books for this review copy.

About the Author:
Natasha Crain is a national speaker, author, and blogger who is passionate about equipping Christian parents to raise their kids with an understanding of how to make a case for and defend their faith in an increasingly secular world. In addition to Talking with Your Kids about Jesus, she has authored two other apologetics books for parents: Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side and Talking with Your Kids about God. Natasha’s articles have been featured in the Focus on the Family magazine and the Christian Research Journal, and she’s been interviewed on radio shows across the country. She has an MBA from UCLA and a certificate in Christian apologetics from Biola University. A former marketing executive and adjunct professor, Natasha lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. She writes at http://www.natashacrain.com.

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Stay

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Stay: Discovering Grace, Freedom, and Wholeness Where You Never Imagined Looking by Anjuli Paschall is a new Christian non-fiction book. I had never heard of this author before reading this book. I think if you have been a follower of hers online, you may enjoy this book more. This book was released during quarantine when we have to stay home and this seemed like a fitting title to read during this time. She shares personal stories from her life growing up and her marriage. She also shares about her motherhood journey and the lessons she has learned along the way.  Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for this review copy.

About the Author:
Anjuli Paschall is the founder of The Moms We Love Club and is a beloved writer for Dayspring’s (in)courage. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Sam, and five beautiful children. She’s frequently late, wrestles with guilt, and loses things. When she found the courage to stay, she discovered the love of God in the middle of her messy story.

 

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Secrets Of The Happy Soul

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Secrets of the Happy Soul: Experience the Deep Delight You Were Made For by Katie Orr is a new Christian non-fiction book. I struggled with this book and it may just be the circumstances we are in during quarantine because it has also received a lot of great reviews. All books are not for all people and this one was just not for me. The book was well written, but I struggled with what the main point was and it did not offer a lot of practical advice.  Some of the chapters offer questions for further study. There is a lot of Scripture used in this book. Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for this review copy.

About the Author:
Katie Orr is passionate about helping women enjoy God daily. As a conference speaker, prolific author, and online Bible coach, she provides biblical teaching and relevant resources to help women jump-start their journey toward walking with Jesus. Katie and her pastor-husband have three children and serve together in the local church.

 

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Don’t Overthink It

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Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel is a new non-fiction book for all of us overthinkers. I have been a big fan of Anne Bogel’s podcasts and blog for several years now and have enjoyed all of her books. This new book offers great practical advice from the author’s own life. Each chapter has a few questions so you can dive deeper into each chapter. I took away several ideas of how to change my thinking to reduce overthinking things in my own life.  I would recommend watching her Stay At Home Book Tour featuring this book and gives tips based on this book focused around the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Baker Books for this review copy.

About the Author:
Anne Bogel is the author of Reading People and I’d Rather Be Reading and creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. Bogel’s popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

I would also highly recommend her other books:

 

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Made To Move Mountains

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“Because sometimes the best way out of darkness is by remembering and being thankful for all that you do have.” p110 Made To Move Mountains

Made to Move Mountains: How God Uses Our Dreams and Disasters to Accomplish the Impossible by Kristen Welch is a new Christian non-fiction book. Sadly, this is my least favorite of her books. I felt like this new one was a summary of her previous books and experiences that she has shared in the past. Kristen Welch is a talented author and she has an amazing ministry that helps women in Kenya. Thank you to Baker Books for this review copy.

About the Author
Kristen Welch was born and raised in Texas. Her parenting blog, We Are THAT Family (www.wearethatfamily.com), receives more than 40,000 unique visits every month with more than 200,000 page views, and she has an active following on social media. Kristen has a regular column in ParentLife magazine and is the author of Rhinestone Jesus, Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, and Raising World Changers in a Changing World. She is the founder of Mercy House Global and facilitates Fair Trade Friday, a monthly subscription club that empowers impoverished women in 25 countries. Welch lives with her family in Texas.

I would also recommend her other books:

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Thinking Like A Boss

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Thinking Like a Boss: Uncover and Overcome the Lies Holding You Back from Success by Kate Crocco is a new non-fiction book. Even though I may not be the target audience for this book since I am currently a stay at home mom, I did come away encouraged. I did enjoy this book and would highly recommend anyone that runs their own company to read this book and learn ways to improve their companies. The author shares from her own life the struggles she faced to become her own boss and her strategies to think like a boss.  Thanks to Baker Books for this review copy.

Kate Crocco

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With All Your Heart

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With All Your Heart by Christine Hoover is a new Christian non-fiction book. This book was encouraging to read over these past few weeks with all of the uncertainty and fear that we are faced with. The author shares personal experiences from her own life to show how we can focus on God as our King instead of our anxiety and things that bring us down. The book had Scripture verses to support how we can focus on the one true King instead of all the distractions of our world. Thanks to Baker Books for this review copy. What are some ways you are staying encouraged during this time?

About the Author:
Christine Hoover is a pastor’s wife, mom of three boys, host of the By Faith podcast, and author of several books, including Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time, Messy Beautiful Friendship, and From Good to Grace. Her work has appeared on Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and For the Church. Originally from Texas, Christine and her family live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they planted a church in 2008. Find her at her home online at GraceCoversMe.com.

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Praying Women

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Praying Women: How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Say by Sheila Walsh is a new Christian non-fiction book for women. This book offers practical ways to become a praying person whether you never pray or want to improve the way you pray. Sheila Walsh shares from her own life experiences to show the ways her prayer life has changed over the years.  I would highly recommend this book and it is one I plan to reread again in the future. Thanks to Baker Books for this book to review.

Sheila Walsh

I also enjoyed her previous book:

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Fight Your Fears

C4A7AD4A-E83D-46E9-9207-90B9C92ECF0CFight Your Fears: Trusting God’s Character and Promises When You Are Afraid by Kristen Wetherell is a new Christian non-fiction book. I read a chapter a day in this book and felt so encouraged. Each chapter ends with verses from the Bible and questions for you to go deeper with what you read. This book gives tools to overcome your fears about God and your life. The writing was wonderful and I would highly recommend this book. Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for this review copy.

About the Author:
Kristen Wetherell is a writer, a Bible teacher, and the content manager of Unlocking the Bible. She is the author, along with Sarah Walton, of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering. She has contributed to the Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Revive Our Hearts. She and her husband, Brad, live with their daughter in the Chicago suburbs.

 

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In Want + Plenty

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In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing by Meredith McDaniel is a new Christian non-fiction book. The author uses examples from Exodus to show how the Israelites longed for manna and how we long for things in our own lives. God will always provide for us as he provided the manna to the Israelites. This book encourages us to look to Him during our longings. I really enjoyed how this book was set up with thought provoking questions that didn’t seem like homework. The author also shares from her own life and from experiences from those she counsels to give real life examples.  Thank you to Revell for this review copy.

About the Author:
Meredith McDaniel is a licensed professional counselor and owner of her private practice Milk + Honey. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she has also served on staff with Young Life and as the lead counselor with Inheritance of Hope. Meredith says she feels called to sit with and listen to the stories of women and men, helping them discover who they are and live out their lives more fully. She enjoys entering into the quieter places of people’s lives in a safe setting to offer hope and help others taste of the land of milk + honey. She and her husband, Ben, have three young children and live in a small town near Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

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