Friday, March 31, 2017

When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

 YOU, you… God thinks about you.
God was thinking of you long before your debut.

From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.

Written in playful, charming rhyme and brought to life with vivid, fantastical illustrations, young readers will be encouraged and excited to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin create for themselves.

Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!

This book reads like a beautiful song, explaining to children the love that went into their creation and how God has a unique purpose for them. Complimented with some stunning illustrations. I bought it for my niece, who was thrilled that the girl in the story kind of looks like her. I cannot recommend it enough for your children, grandchildren, etc.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review from Blogging For Books. All opinions are 100% my own.   

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Misfit Faith by Jason Stellman

  Jason Stellman has always felt like a misfit. A Protestant pastor with a sharp wit, a restlessly inquisitive mind, and a love of pop culture and rock and roll, he has long sensed that something was missing when it came to his relationship with God. In time, he felt drawn to the Catholic Church, so he stepped down from his ministry and embraced Catholicism, only to still feel misplaced and homeless. 

His feelings, thoughts, and troubles echo the disillusionment and confusion of many people who struggle relating to ancient faiths in a postmodern world. 

This book is primarily the story of ex pastor Jason Stellman, and it's a little rough around the edges. He deals with the issues of faith, like feeling like you aren't “christian” enough, or not being sure which faith is for you. The story is full of pop culture references and wit, which keep it engaging. He has the theological background to be able to question and explain things in a way that the normal lay person can't. If Christians today practiced Christianity they way Stellman explains Christianity, the world would be a much better place. Stellman has written a book that I would say is a must read for anyone who has ever struggled with their faith.

I recived this book in exchange for my honest review from Blogging For Books. All opinions are 100% my own.   

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