Review-Dad, Does God Exist? By Charlie H. Campbell

Hi everyone, it's Audrey and I want to tell you about the latest book my Gigi bought me! It's Dad, Does God Exist by Charlie H. Campbell. I have heard my mom and Gigi talk about Charlie before and how he has a ton of amazing Cd's, DVDs and books on Apologetics. I didn't exactly know what apologetics was and honestly I'm still a little confused but Mom explained that this book was a good starting point for a curious kid (a five year old kid to be precise) like myself. Dad, Does God Exist, opens with Sarah being told by a classmate that God isn't real! I know God is real but I was surprised when my mom told me that not everyone believes that! We started talking about how I would probably meet other kids that don't believe in God too and what I should do if they tell me He isn't real.

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Review-She Reads Truth App

I'm a visual person. That's why things like Pinterest and journaling/coloring bibles are totally up my alley. So when I started seeing people post these beautiful pictures with scripture on them and a little "She Reads Truth" watermark in the corner I was intrigued. After I looked into it I found that not only does She Reads Truth have awesome lock screens and downloads for those spiritual and encouraging Instagram posts we all love, they are actually responsible for much more! 

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Review-The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett

I don’t know if you ever notice this, but there are some books that repeatedly come up as quoted in other books. When I notice that, (usually third time’s the charm) I have my curiosity peaked enough to pick up the quoted book. I’m currently savoring, and I do mean savoring, The Valley of Vison by Arthur Bennett.  Over the years, I have read quotes from this book so often I began to wonder if I had actually read it in its entirety by now!  

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Review: Tranquility: A Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal & Inspire: Psalms 

It isn’t a secret that the second Lady of Lit is the artistically gifted one among the three ladies. I, the first lady, am the reason the reason adult coloring industry was invented. That is why I have not one, not two not three but FOUR books from Tyndale that I am excited to share with you. Included are affiliate links should you care to click through and purchase, which if you didn’t know, helps three ladies out a bit. 

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Review-God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb

As a Mom, I'm amazed and horrified at how many of my peers have personally dealt with sexual abuse at the hands of family members, family friends or neighbors. Shame and body insecurities along with negative views of sex and marriage are permanent scars that they now bear. Naturally, as parents, whether you suffered this personally or not, we want to protect our children and one of the best ways to do this is by educating them. 

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Review-Where the Light Falls-A Novel of the French Revolution by Allison and Owen Pataki AND a Giveaway! 

By now you should be ready for another summer read, I know I am. My lounge chair in the yard hasn’t seen much action since we enclosed our porch, it’s where you can find me most of the time I’m at home. I use the term “we” very loosely, since my contribution was saying, “Hey, we should enclose this porch.” Ashley and I arrived home from our women’s retreat (here’s the book list) to find our husbands had done the job in less than a weekend! It’s my favorite reading/crocheting/coloring spot in the house, what’s yours? 

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Review-What Grieving People Wish You Knew

As the wife of a pastor, I've been in the position of not knowing what to say or do in the face of grief more times than I can count. Nancy Guthrie has written a book that is for anyone who has ever felt that way, and really, who hasn't? In What Grieving People Wish You Knew, Guthrie helps us hear the heart and heartache of those who grieve, and lead the way for us to respond in compassion, comfort and companionship.

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Review-The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers

Hello everyone, it's Audrey and I want to tell you about a book I just got that I think you will love! It's my One Year Devotions for Preschoolers. This devotion has a story, verse and prayer for each day that's short and easy for me to enjoy and understand. It's like my Moms One Year Bible (LINK THIS TOO) only not so big and there are pictures! We read it every day, sometimes in the morning AND the evening before bed. I have been telling my friends all about it but Mom figured we should let the parents know too.

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Link-a-Dinks

Now that I have your attention because of my silly yet accurate description of what this post is about, let's talk about buying books! 

We are blessed at Calvary Vista to have a bookstore right in our building filled with a lot of the titles you see here on the blog. We know that not all of you have access to a Christian store, so for our readers who don't we have some exciting news!

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Sip, Read, Repeat

It's that time again. Summer is coming and I just bought my first of many bottles of Moroccan Mint Iced Tea from Trader Joes. As is my habit in the time between my churches woman's retreat and the start of Summer (Which in my book is June 1st) I begin compiling my summer reading list. Now as you know the Three Ladies of Lit are always reading, but in the summer we do try to make a point of setting aside time for non work related reading if you will. A lot of times we take the summer to re-read books or books that are purely just for fun and offer no profitability other than the fact that we enjoyed them by the pool. However, as we know summer rarely meanders about and before you know it it's August and you are getting bombarded by back to school ads and Christmas decorations. So how do you decide what books make the cut for this precious season? That's exactly what I'm here to tell you today. I have a formula that I developed about three years back when it comes to picking books for my summer reading. It goes like this... one book to help me grow...one book to help me focus...one old friend...one classic. 

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