Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Are you looking for some gift ideas?

I've mentioned on more than one occasion that I adore devotional books, so I was excited to have the opportunity to review a trio of books from FaithWords. I'd highly recommend these books for gift ideas (even if it's a gift for yourself!). In this collection, there's a bit of something for just about everyone. I can't wait to use all three of these books during my 2019 devotional time 😊

Moore's devotional is different than any I've read, and I really liked that fact. As with many books, the readings are short, sweet, and on point. They begin with a Bible verse, have a message, and end with a short prayer. However, in this 365-day devotional, each day focuses on one key word. The words are simple, yet powerful, for instance: Relax, Seek, Stop, Belong, Doubt, Chosen, Hungry, Journey, Prepare, and Love.

This devotional allows the reader to look at common words in a different way. I particularly love how Moore finds a Bible verse using the word, and then she incorporates the word in the body of the devotion, as well as the prayer. The book itself is small and easy to hold, and the color/scheme of the pages complements the cover.

 This is such a fun book! The cover is bright and cheery, and the illustrations and big, detailed, and easy to color. The pages are a bit thicker than some books, so you could use colored pencils, gel pens, crayons, and markers (though there may be a bit of ghosting with some of these). Bible verse are included with many illustrations, and each journal page contains numerous lines,a s well as a basic picture to color. There's a page at the front to list who the book belongs to, as well as a page at the end which says, "The End." (This would also make a nice book if you have someone in your life who's an aspiring author!)

I like Joyce Meyer, so I was excited to add this devotional to my collection. This is a powerful daily devotional that tackles a number of issues, including lack of confidence, self-image, and relationships. Each devotion begins with a Bible verse and ends with a prayer. The message contains practical tips and wisdom to address to those issues. The book itself is a beautiful pink leather cover, and a ribbon bookmark is also included. Each week begins with an intro with general encouragement for the week.

This book has been revised and expanded from an earlier edition. Some of the devotions do seem geared toward wives and mothers, so keep that in mind when picking this one up. (Most could be applicable to women, in general.)

Amazon purchase link for The Confident Woman

Disclaimer: I received complimentary copies from the publisher, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review.

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