by Mitch Albom, 240 pages.
This is a great story. Very captivating from the beginning. It has a surprise ending in that you can't imagine how the story will turn out. Three lives intertwine and all three have a different angle at learning the same lesson. Albom really paints a picture at how God patterns our lives for a purpose. This book is a great example of Psalm 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom." It's a great lesson for us all. Perfect book for teens and adults. Definitely a must-read. A+
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
by Leslie Kimmelman, 32 pages.
This is the cutest rendition of an old favorite! I just love it and so do my boys! From the beautifully vibrant illustrations, to the funny "kvetching" of the hen in the occassional Yiddish, to the teaching about the Passover traditions, to the lesson of being kind, it is a great story! One that I actually don't mind reading even when it's not the Passover season. This a a great gift and perfect for all children, even babies and toddlers, again because of the wonderful wording and pictures. There are also instructions in the end about how to make your own homemade matzah for the older children. A+++
Monday, February 20, 2012
Bringing Balance & Understanding in Expressive Praise & Worship
By Paul Wilbur, 82 pages.
This was a great read. If you want to learn how to begin to or expand your worship of the Lord, this is the book for you. If you want to know the difference between personal worship and corporate worship, this is the book for you. If you lead Praise & Worship, this is the book for you. If you want to know how to incorporate the biblical principles of worship such as dancing, shofars, banners, flags, tambourines, spiritual gifts and the prophetic into your church, congregation or synagogue, this is the book for you. If you want to know how to include children into worship, this is the book for you. If you want to know how to address disruptive worshipers among you, this is the book for you. Paul Wilbur has had over 30 years experience leading worship. He lays out what has worked for him and what he has learned and gives great insight and suggestions on how to lead people into worship. This book among others as well as many great music CDs are available from his website at: https://store.wilburministries.com/
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
by Mitch Albom, 198 Pages.
Although the book was small, I had a hard time getting through it. The protagonist is a great character and his story is interesting, but I got hung up on the author's depiction of heaven. My advise would be to read the book knowing that the picture of heaven portrayed is simply an avenue to lead you to the five important life lessons you can glean from the story. I'd say this is a great book for anyone who seems to have regrets about past choices, and it is definitely an important read for teenagers. The author leads you through a man's life, Eddie, who has gone through many trials, blaming others, or focusing on the bad events, and not realizing the hidden blessings that followed him. Reading the story reminded me that our lives effect others and vice versa. For most, this is a fast read, but it leaves a lasting impression.
Monday, October 31, 2011
By Alexandra Cooper, 15 pages, board book.
By Cecily Kaiser, 24 pages.
By Linda Glaser, 24 pages.This book is so cute. It is a great way to introduce the idea of Hanukkah to a toddler. Two bunnies burst with excitement as they learn about lighting the candles on the Hanukkah menorah every night, playing the dreidel game and eating latkes. Great pick if you can find it at your local library because your toddler may outgrow this one fast.