Book Review: Fearless by Eric Blehm

If you would like to read a book that displays perfect and awesome examples of determination, faith and being the best that you can be, you will definitely want to read Fearless by Eric Blehm.
From his integrity to his failures, Adam Brown wanted his story to be told.  All of his story.  Family and friends of Adam tell this tale of fierce loyalty that became a SEAL for the United States.  Adam gave his life for the country that he loved.
As I read this book, I thought about the wonderful legacy that Adam left for his children.  I know that they are proud of their daddy, not only know that he sacrificed his life and died a hero, but also that he was a caring and sympathetic human being.  From helping those less who were bullied to putting shoes on the bare feet of children.
As a Christian, Adam credited God for everything.  He showed examples of the love that Jesus had for others, especially the unfortunate.
I recommend this book to any one who doesn’t mind being influenced to challenge themselves or trust wholly in the Lord.

**Disclaimer:  This book was given to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

Homeschool 2014

As I sit here and scroll through my Facebook feed, I see a lot of moms worrying and feeling anxiety over their children going to school today.  I ask myself, why do they put themselves through that?  I know, to each their own.  But I still wonder.

My concerns for school this year are finding a math and english book that I can afford to buy for 6th grade.

That’s all I need for this school year.  What an awesome feeling really!  Only a couple of items for the whole year.

My son already has all of his books because he just uses what his sister has already used.  I don’t need to get school clothes because we don’t have a need for those.  And materials?  I believe I have plenty to see us through for a while.

I had decided to delay my school start up in English and Math for October because I was supposed to be working most of September.  Unfortunately things happened that created it near to impossible for me to work.  So, I can now replan my plan.

I had planned for History, Bible and reading already.  Although, we are already behind because I wanted to start 2 weeks ago.  But again, things happened that delayed it.  

Fortunately, it’s my homeschool, so I can do that.  

My planning for now will not require much history because I believe it’s not needed at this moment.  My daughter likes to play school, as most of us do or did as children.  But she has a very strict way to play it, and the same goes for how she plays house.  She likes it to be very realistic.  

She plans out her day and schedule according to how a real public school would be.  She then plans out each class and subject matter, along with giving herself little assignments.  This is the very reason why I have always kept all kinds of books on my homeschool library shelves!  She has learned a lot on her own by reading history books, social studies books and lots others.  

This is homeschooling people!!

Another thing that she likes to do is make a plan and schedule, along with assignments for her brother.  So when he plays with her, (when he can stand the strict schedule for a whole day!) he also learns.  

Daughter has gone online to see what the middle school here has for classes.  She then makes her classes as similar as she can to that school.  She wakes up at 7am, gets ready, pretends to “go to school” and plays that schedule for most of the day, if not all.  It is so weird to me that she can be so strict in her play and imagination, but not in her real life.  

But she does make my job easier this way.  *wink wink

Of course, this kind of play will not last a full year, so I will have to do some work.  

Just knowing that they are learning is all I need to feel accomplished at homeschooling.  I don’t care about grades, how they compare to other children or if they can remember dates and numbers.  They are learning.  And most importantly, doing it on their own.  

Self-guided learning.  What more could a homeschool parent ask for?

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Book Review: Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders

_240_360_Book.1268.coverHere is the third book in the series written by Nancy I. Sanders. 

For the other blog posts and reviews I have done on the books in this series, I have mainly focused on content and information included.  This time, I would like to focus on the outside of the book. 

The cover has a very nice feel to it.  It’s that grippy plasticy stuff.  I LOVE the feel of this stuff, whatever it is called.

The graphics on the front and back cover are beautifully illustrated and colored.

These books will be able to stand a little bit of roughness to the covers.  It is thick enough that it won’t rip easily and will be a little bit more resistant to bending.

That seems perfect for young readers! 

I definitely recommend that these books be on any homeschool Christian bookshelves. Even personal home libraries!  Young readers can learn while they are reading a beautiful and easy gripped book. 

I don’t believe that we will get the last book of the series, because my son isn’t interested in reading that one and my daughter is a little too old for them. 

**DISCLAIMER – I got this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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Book Review: Get to Know Jesus by Nancy I. Sanders

_240_360_Book.1266.coverMy son had an interest in reading the other books in the series after he checked out the last review that I did, Get to Know Paul.  I decided to go ahead and do the reviews for them and he can read them after me.

I am always happy and excited when my kids want to read, let alone when they want to read something that will teach them about Jesus!

This book has some very handy features in it for my son also.  Like word definitions for words that he might not understand or know yet.

I really like the maps that are included in these books!  They are extremely helpful for my son to understand the area of the world that he is reading about.

Historical photos are also included of some artifacts and other items.  Along with some more current photos of the lands.

These books are a wonderful addition to any homeschool Christian library. I highly suggest these books for young readers. Not only will the information save their lives one day, but it also brings knowledge that may be used to help others save their lives also.

**DISCLAIMER I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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Make Up in August

I do not wear make-up that often.  Just for certain occasions.

I would like to try some new colors and new ways to wear those colors.  Instead of the same ole, same ole.

Welcome to Make Up in August.  I am going to wear make-up every day of the month, or try to, that is my goal.  Hopefully I can use enough combos between colors and techniques to do something different each day. 

Would anyone like to join me?  I would love some credibility!

I have started a Pinterest board to give me fresh and tons of ideas!  Check it out here!

 

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Book Review: Apostle Paul by Nancy I. Sanders

_240_360_Book.1267.coverI was a little bit disappointed when I saw the reading level of this book.  I was not aware that it was for a little bit younger kids than my own. 

With that said, it’s still a great book.  My son is just above this reading level, which is listed on the back cover as RI 2.1, RL 2.3 and RI 2.5.  He looked the book over and thought that it did look interesting enough for him to read anyway.  It will be added to his pile of books to take on our vacation next month.

My daughter, who is 11, said this was way too young for her.  She also said it’s too boring and school-like.  But she did express an interest in reading the Mary book of this series. 

I have read through this book and think that it is a very good choice for young readers to introduce them to Bible people.  The book has photos and illustrations through out, to make sure and keep the interest of readers.

Definitions of words are included for many and added as an extra decorative box on some of the pages.  The word is also highlighted in colors through out the book when there is a definition that accompanies it.

This book has sections on Bible heroes, extra unknown or maybe known facts and many other little things spread through the book.  I really like how well everything is explained.

I would definitely recommend this book for those of you with younger readers.  The whole series would be excellent additions to any homeschool, or home, library.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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Book Review: Samantha Sanderson On the Scene by Robin Caroll

_225_350_Book.1207.coverThe second book of the Samantha Sanderson series was another great Christian fiction for young ladies today.

This would be the second book that I have reviewed of Robin Caroll’s and I have to say the consistency between the books was perfect.  I enjoyed the characters and the story line.

If you know of a young lady who could benefit from reading a mystery book that will grab her attention, and at the same time teach her some morals and values, these are the books to get!

I am saving this book on my kindle so that my daughter can read it after she finishes Samantha Sanderson on the Scene while we are on a vacation next month.  With the driving time that we will be doing, she will have plenty of time to read.

I really think she’ll like this book just as much as she already likes the other one.  We will definitely have to keep our eyes open for new Samantha Sanderson books to come out, that’s for sure!  It’s really hard to find good books that will teach our children the Christian values that some of us really want to instill in them.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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