Friday, February 25, 2011

Congratulations to Jessica Duncan winner of Childrens DVD!!!

Congratulations to Jessica Duncan, who is the winner of the Children's DVD Paws and Tales!!! Congrats Jessica your Certificate for a free DVD will be in the mail next week!!

To everyone else, don't be down, I have two more give aways coming next week for two Children's books!! Stay tuned for details!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Paws and Tales: God Cares for You DVD, Review & Give Away!

Chuck Swindoll's Paws & Tales: God Cares for You video, was delightfully entertaining and informative. The DVD includes two episodes, with a God centered lesson in each. Episode one, "The Good Shepherd", is the story of a shepherd named Ezra. After falling ill, he was in need of some help to take care of his sheep. C.J. and Ned decided to help! It wasn't long before they both realized how difficult it was to be a shepherd, and keep watch over the flock at all times. When C.J. falls asleep on the job, the sheep are attacked by a couple of wolves! C.J. forms a plan to capture the wolves, and not allow the sheep to be hurt ever again. He also starts to understand how Jesus is our Good Shepherd, and how He watches over us at all times to keep us safe. In Episode two, C.J. and his sister Staci, decided to build a tree house. They were told to find something big and sturdy. Acting quickly and impatiently, C.J. and Staci picked a tree that was not very sturdy! They quickly learned the importance of having a good foundation! After being coached to build the tree house correctly they chose a huge rock to build it on instead of a tree. They learned that God is our rock and our foundation! This dvd also concludes each story, with a music video that reiterates the lesson that was taught.

I found this series to be a great learning tool for my children. I'm always looking for easy, quick videos with good life lessons (especially about God). I love that I don't have to worry about what they are watching because I know they are learning their core beliefs!

Lets see what my girls had to say about it:

So there you have it! Feel free to check out the trailer video by clicking here! as well as the website Here!

Also as a little incentive to my readers, I would like to give away a certificate to receive a FREE Paws & Tales: God Cares for You, video!! Here is how you can enter:
1. Become a follower on my blog
2. Post a link to my blog on your blog or facebook page.
3. Post a comment under this post when you are finished!
The drawing will commence on Friday Feb 25th!

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this video for this review.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Little Star by: Anthony DeStefano

DeStefano tells the story of a Christmas star named Little Star. Little Star is the smallest star in the heavens. He was had no friends and was very lonely. One day he heard that the King was to be born. Little star was so excited that he decided to shine brighter than any of the other stars in the sky. He shone so bright trying to warm baby Jesus, that he ended up burning out and lost his life. The story says that each Christmas we remember the Christmas Star by putting a star at the top of our Christmas trees.

I don't think this will be a story I will want to read to my children. I found it to be biblically incorrect. A story of a star loosing it's life in order for Christ to be born, just did not sit well with me. My small children take things to heart that they read, and at this age they believe everything! So while I understand the creativity of fiction, I think it can be quite messy if it's not an accurate account of the things we've taught them to be true. This may be a good story book for older children who know the difference between fiction and non-fiction, however not good for our age range (0-5).

~I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.~