Sunday, July 27, 2014

Book Reviews

I was excited to receive another of these full-color Biblical biographies for kids. This book, Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders is filled with beautiful maps, interesting facts and informative pictures. In a kid-friendly way, it depicts the life of David in a way that made me excited for the next time I read about him in the Bible. I feel, after looking through this book, that I better understand the lifestyle of those that lived during David's time as king. Fun facts, definitions and pictures make this book an excellent resource. Even as an adult, I was able to gain new details and information. I am excited for my kids to use this to get to know this Biblical character in this way.

I received King David from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

This book was not what I had originally thought it would be - but I am glad that I was surprised. I thought Snack Girl to the Rescue by Lisa Cain would be filled with lots of yummy, indulgent snack recipes. Instead, the author first tells of the lifestyle changes that she has made in her diet in order to lose weight and keep it off. After trying many well-known diets, Cain was looking for something that would work and keep working. In this book, she describes ways to make little changes in the way you approach food that can have a big impact on your life and weight. Even simple tips such as putting your salad dressing on the side, not having a bread/chip basket on the table, ordering grilled instead of fried entrees and substituting a salad for fries at a restaurant - easy things to do that can make a big difference.

The second half of the book seems to be filled with easy to make recipes. One is even titled "A Green Smoothie that Doesn't Taste Like Grass." It seems to be a great motivational book that uses humor to help the reader make lifestyle changes. A lot of the suggestions are super simple and really just common sense. However, the way that the author lays the ideas out in the book makes me feel that I could easily implement some of these things into my life.

I look forward to reading Snack Girl to the Rescue in more detail. I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.