Friday, October 19, 2012

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child's Teen Years by Mark Gregston is for parents of teenagers and soon to be teenagers who want to ensure that their children have stability in their lives and the wisdom in their heads to make it through all the tribulations of being a teenager in today's society, including sexualization, conflict, appearance, performance, authority issues and personal boundaries. Mark Gregston gives us all a reminder that the teenage years are difficult. With over 35 years of experience in working with troubled teens, Mark Gregston speaks from experience. He has seen many parents that thought they were doing all the right things as they missed all of the signs. This book is a road map for all of us as we do what we can to raise our children. This book is a great resource for parents. Appearance, performance, authority, respect and boundaries, as well as other good tools and helpful tips to get through the teen years with your sanity and children that are well rounded and still pushing forward! 

The Fruitful Wife

"The Fruitful Wife" looks to the Bible to find the answers about how a wife can grow in the Fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. I thought the author wrote a very organized and easy to understand book. I liked the idea of using the fruits of the spirit as a guide for making your marriage better. I also found the book to be helpful and non-judgmental. I think this book would be great for any wife going through a changing period in her marriage but would really be a great book for any wife to read.

Soul Detox

The book goes on to discuss toxic behaviors such as self-deception, negative language, and covered-up sins; toxic emotions such as resentment, envy, anger and fear; and toxic influences such as materialism, exposure to harmful media, and unhealthy relationships. Great book that gives practical ways to live more clean in a not-so-clean world! Soul Detox has some great insight to help us identify the areas where we get off track. We can't control everything that happens to us, but we can make adjustments to take care of our soul and live more freely and fully. Craig does a grand job of making a very serious subject approachable, understandable and even amusing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

KJV Bride's Bible

This is a beautiful little pocket bible. The silver "lace" design on the cover makes for a elegant cover. It is the complete Bible with a 52 page Concordance, 10 Full Color Maps of Biblical regions, and the words of Jesus in red.  The Bible is approximately 4-1/2" x 7" x 3/4" and about 860 pages. The pages are gilded in silver. Inside there are places to keep photos, and other records from the bride's wedding day. 

The bible bible itself is in the KJV with the words of Jesus in red. The font is small but not so small that the print is unreadable. If the bride was going to keep some wedding keepsakes in this bible I wouldn't suggest she use it as her main bible. Instead maybe family and friends could highlight their favorite scriptures for the bride and the bride could refer to it time and again.