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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Berenstain Bear's Book of Prayer Review!!!

The Berenstain Bear's Book of Prayer 
by Mike Berenstain

Book Description:
A collection of prayers from the iconic Berenstain Bears brand for children ages two to five.

This new prayer book for toddlers features Mama and Papa Bear, Brother, Sister, and Honey. Nearly 50 simple rhyming prayers cover a typical day and the typical worries of a young child. From waking in the morning to going to sleep at night, from thanking God for a meal to praying for His comfort when afraid, the prayers will help little ones see that any moment is a good moment to talk to God.

With its soft padded cover and convenient size, the book is the perfect way to teach children about prayer and the ways God cares for us each day.

Visit the author’s website: http://www.berenstainbears.com/index.html
To purchase a copy of the book: AMAZONBARNES & NOBLECHRISTIAN BOOK

My Opinion:
What a GREAT tool this could be!  I think that everyone should be taught that you can pray to God about anything, anytime, and anywhere! :)  There are many of these prayers that really touched my heart!  I LOVE THEM!  And while I feel everyone should know that you can talk to The Lord just like anyone else instead of memorizing prayers, I really hope that this book fulfills it's goal and becomes a fabulous tool!  Overall I think this book is a great book to share with the little ones in your life at bedtime or anytime!

Song: "Whisper a Prayer" from The Wonder Kids
 Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Philippians 4:6-7

~ASC

*I received a copy of this book for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above is my true thoughts and feelings about The Berenstain Bear's Book of Prayer ~ASC

A Lady Unrivaled Review!!!

A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna White

Book Description:

Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.

Lord Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life. But that proves complicated when old friends arrive on the scene and try to threaten him into a life of crime. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won't budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those dangerous people who seem ready to destroy them all?

My Opinion:
Torn!  I'm a little torn with this one, and I'm finding it even hard to write my review.  On the one hand I absolutely LOVED all of these characters and how Roseanna shows us where the main characters from all three books end up.  I love the mystery and the twists!  I LOVE the romance!!!  And I love some of what Roseanna did with the character Catherine.  But on the other there where things that I wanted to be different.  I had thought Rushworth would have been different than he is in this book, and on many levels I wished he had been.  And the addition of Indian religion and such did not appeal to me and I found myself skipping through those scenes.  I understand that the diamonds were from India, but I personally would have preferred a little less depth into their "history".  I also was left longing for something I can't quite put my finger on.  There are characters added in this book that I wanted to be wrapped up more completely, and the way things end with the diamonds wasn't what I expected, and while I'm not really sure on how I wanted it different, I just felt like it fell a bit flat.  Overall I have many favorite scenes that I could read again and again, I LOVE all of the characters, but the book as a whole leaves me missing and longing for something....  The second in this series is still my favorite and the one I recommend the most! :)



Songs: "Worth It" by Francesca Battistelli, "East To West" Casting Crowns, and "Mended" by Matthew West
 Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC



Romans 8:28


~ASC


*I requested and received this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about A Lady Unrivaled. ~ASC

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Wedding Shop Review and Giveaway!!!!!!!!

The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

Book Description:

                                                Purchase your copy, click here.



Two women separated by decades.

Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled.

It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.

More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart's Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life.

When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.

As Cora and Haley's stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.



About the Author:
Rachel HauckRachel Hauck is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her book, The Wedding Dress, was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Her book Once Upon A Prince was a Christy Award finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower.
Visit her online at rachelhauck.com,  
Facebook: rachelhauck, 
and Twitter: @RachelHauck

Guest Post from Rachel Hauck:
Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share The Wedding Shop with you. This book is one of my favorites.

While all books are my “babies,” this one found a special place in my heart.

This standalone novel is part of the Wedding Collection – The Wedding Dress and The Wedding Chapel – and it came to life when I discovered the story of Cora Scott, a 1930s wedding shop owner.

At 30, she’s an old maid, but the best “bride’s maid” in fictional Heart’s Bend, Tennessee. But she’s in love with a charismatic, charming river boat captain.

The contemporary heroine, Haley Morgan, is a retired Air Force captain returning to Heart’s Bend to restart her life. She’s recovering from a broken heart. The handsome, dynamic, charming man she loved was nothing but trouble.

Returning home, Haley is set on keeping a childhood promise she made with her best friend—to open the old wedding shop.

The shop is legend in Heart’s Bend. Haley grew up with stories of Miss Cora and the shop, hearing the town’s mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers reminiscing about their “day in the shop,” walking down the grand staircase in their wedding gown.

But in 2016, the shop is dilapidated, neglected and in need of more money than Haley possesses.

While writing this story, I had to ask a lot of questions. Why reopen the old shop? Why not just open a new one?

Haley was a combat veteran, deployed to Afghanistan twice, why would she want to open a wedding shop?

I also investigate the meaning of the shop to the town? To Cora? To Haley?

As I developed the backstory for the characters, the shop and the town, Cora’s came to life. She fascinated me. I admired this fictional woman. She exuded ingenuity, courage, and deep, deep devotion.

On the other hand, Haley was a bit of a mystery but from the start, she saw value in something no one else did.

What if we all saw value in people or places others wanted to reject?

Isn’t that what Jesus does for us?

The heroes of the book, Birch and Cole, are just stellar guys. Princes among men. I love writing about slightly wounded but strong and tender men.

The theme of family and community populates the story. Also, how misconceptions and preconceived ideas often ruin relationships.

Booklist gave The Wedding Shop a Starred Review and called it, “Spellbinding.”

There’s a lot of fun drama in this book! I hope you enjoy spending time with Cora and Haley, the men they love and the shop they bring to life.

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Connect with me at www.rachelhauck.com.

Giveaway






To celebrate her tour, 

Rachel is giving away her Wedding Collection Series! 

Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/a366


My Opinion:
A Captivating Tale! :)  The Wedding Shop is the first book I've read from Rachel.  I have heard great things, so when the book description sounded very interesting to me I jumped at a chance to read this book!  I am happy to report that I will be looking for her other titles!  I LOVED this story!  Weaving the past and the present flawlessly, Rachel takes us on a journey that comes together in the coolest of ways!  This is one of those books that I wanted to reach the end quickly, because I had to see what was happening, while at the same time I didn't want it to end!!!! :D As a matter of face I'm still in the "OH NO I'M DONE!" blues! ;)  Filled with surprises and twists this is a sweet story of redemption and romance!  The pace is nice and steady.  You don't want to put it down, while at the same time you can find a good place to take a break and then pick it back up without having any problems remembering where you are in the story.   I LOVED all the Faith and Message moments; though I did wish there were a few more characters that came to Jesus in the end!  I really LOVE how Rachel begins every character switch with the character's name at the top in large letters.  So there is absolutely no confusion when past and present changes and you always know whose aspect you are reading from!  Haley is a really neat character!  She's different and unique!  Cole is lovable, as he faces trials and issues throughout his journey!  Cora is also a unique and awesome character!  I loved her touch of spunk, but also her tender and beautiful heart!  And then there's Birch!  I LOVED him, even though in the middle/close to the end I was mad as a mashed cat at him, in the end he's still pretty lovable. ;)  Followers of the series will also be happy for the return of Charlotte and her husband!  I haven't read her story yet, but found her to be one of my favorite characters!  Warning! If, like me, you are starting with The Wedding Shop, reading scenes about Charlotte will make you long to read her story! :D  Rachel reveals just enough in a way that leaves you wanting to know more and more!  Overall I LOVED this story and found it to be a tale I could read again and again!

Songs (I really think this song goes with this book beautifully all the way around!): "Worth It" by Francesca Battistelli
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC


Romans 8:28

~ASC
*I received a copy of this book for review.  This in no way affected my opinion, and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about The Wedding Shop. ~ASC

Blog Stops


September 13: History, Mystery & Faith

September 13: A Holland Reads

September 14: Giveaway Lady

September 14: Daysong Reflections


September 15: Bibliophile Reviews

September 16: Bigreadersite

September 16: The Scribbler

September 17: Books,Dreams,Life
September 17: ASC Book Reviews
September 18: Book Babble
September 18: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
September 19: Pause for Tales
September 19: Book by Book
September 20: The Power of Words
September 20: Lighthouse Academy
September 21: Proverbial Reads
September 21: Splashes of Joy
September 22: Faithfully Bookish
September 22: Singing Librarian Books
September 23: Tell Tale Book Reviews
September 24: Quiet Quilter
September 24: Reading Is My SuperPower
September 25: For The Love of Books
September 26: His Grace Is Sufficient

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Without Warning Review Part 1!!!

Without Warning by Lynette Eason

Book Description:
Katie Singleton, a partner with the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, stumbles upon her next assignment quite by accident. Spotting blue lights at a familiar restaurant, she stops to investigate, only to discover that owner Daniel Matthews has become the target of someone who will go to any lengths to put him out of business.

Daniel might be concerned, but he's not convinced that a bodyguard--and a female one at that--is necessary. A new attack and his niece's urgings are enough to make him reconsider. He and Katie must figure out who's behind the intimidation and threats--before a would-be killer strikes again.

Witty dialogue and a simmering attraction will have readers flying through this tension-laced thriller. Eason exercises complete control of her readers' emotions as they race through the pages to discover the truth.


My Opinion:
WOW!  What a suspenseful journey! :D  I like this book even more than the first in the Elite Guardians series, and can't wait to get to know the other characters even more!  Katie and Daniel are fabulous characters!  I love their back stories, personalities, and Daniel's niece Riley! :)  Packed with action, and just enough romance, I REALLY enjoy this book!  Lynette has a way of just throwing you into the suspenseful scenes and I LOVE how both of these characters don't back done from a fight, but stand to face the threat!  Well written, intriguing plot, and a pretty good mystery!  I do wish that the base of the plot was a little more different, because I feel it's similar to the last book....But there are new spins that make it a great story!  

To Be Continued....


Songs to Come
:
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Psalm 94

~ASC

*I requested and received this book from Revell for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Without Warning. ~ASC

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Artisan's Wife Review!!!!!!!

The Artisan's Wife by Judith Miller

Book Description:
Ainslee McKay's world is shaken when she discovers her twin sister has not only eloped with a man she barely knows but now Ainslee must fulfill their obligation at a tile works in Weston, West Virginia. Ainslee must learn the ropes and, if she can keep the tile works profitable, her brother will help her sell the business. 

When Levi Judson arrives and shows Ainslee his designs for new tiles, she's impressed by his skill and passion for the business. But he's hiding his true reason for coming to Weston. And Ainslee knows he'd be crushed to learn his plans for a long career at McKay Tile Works are in vain since she intends to sell. Can the growing feelings between them survive if the truth comes to light--or is a future together as untenable as the future of the tile works itself?


My Opinion:
A Lovely Wrap Up!  This has been a great series that I am SO happy I've been Blessed with reading all the way through!  Following the McKay family and their businesses has been fun, entertaining, and educational!  Throughout these books I have LOVED reading about how the business was run and how the products were made.  From bricks, to pottery, and now tiles!  I found it all very captivating, and Judith writes in a way that keeps it entertaining while still filling it with historical and educational detail!  I also LOVED how she brings everything full circle and let's us know where everyone ends up whether they were good guys or not so good guys! ;)  The look into the mental health facilities at this time was also interesting, if a bit sad since things couldn't stay this way.  On the one hand things were better and on the other some things did need to change.  There were some lulls in the pace, but only slightly and then it would pick back up.  I really liked "getting to know" Ainslee more.  Since she was one of the twins I always thought of them together instead of as individual characters.  So when Judith splits them and takes us along with Ainslee I really found it fascinating and enjoyed her individualizing of this character.  Overall I recommend this series for it's entertaining and lovable characters as well as the Faith messages woven into the plots.  The books are written in a way that I think you could get away with reading them individually, but I also think that you will enjoy it more if you read them as a whole! :)   

Songs: "Trust In You" by Lauren Daigle

Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Jeremiah 29:11

~ASC

*I requested and received this book from Bethany House for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about The Artisan's Wife. ~ASC

Friday, August 26, 2016

August 2016 CLASH!

Clash of the Titles


Hot! Hot! Hot!
Vote for your Fave!


Scroll through these FOUR new releases and cast your vote for the one you'd pick up first to read.
I know it's hard!



Fight for Liberty by Theresa Linden

Prompted by the inner voice that has guided her for years, Liberty is compelled to bring the freedom she now possesses to others suppressed by the all-controlling government. While unsure of how to carry out this mission, she is willing to risk all to accomplish it.
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An Elegant Facade by Krisit Ann Hunter

Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season; with money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. As their paths continue to cross, they both must decide if the realization of their dreams is worth the sacrifices they must make.
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Defying Shadows by Ashley Townsend

Sarah travels back to the twelfth century and discovers that a ghost from her past has returned to Serimone, intent on changing the future. Time is quickly running out to stop him, and her life is put on the line as she must decide between returning to the safety of her world, and entrusting her future with a hero of the past as they attempt to save history.
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One Thursday Morning by T.K. Chapin

Running not only for her own life, but that of her unborn baby, Serenah moves across the country to a little town outside of Spokane Washington called Newport. It's here she'll begin to build a new life and go by a different name in the hopes of staying hidden from her abusive husband John. 
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VOTE HERE!


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Friday, August 19, 2016

Fetching Sweetness Review!!!!!!!

Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink

Book Description:
Fetching Sweetness (Harvest House, July 2016)

Standing between Stephanie and her dream is one hundred pounds of lovable trouble.


It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.

But Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.

When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings---a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog . . . thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it's a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.


Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/2auLee3
 
About the author:

Dana Mentink lives in California, where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and an award winner in the Pacific Northwest Writers Literary Contest. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third and fourth grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with her husband, two daughters, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.

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My Opinion:
GREAT READ!  I really thought the first in this series Sit, Stay, Love a really fun read and Fetching Sweetness is even better!!!  I had SO much fun reading this book!  There are hilarious scenes, great characters, lovable animals, and a whole bunch of circumstances that twist and turn but Dana brings everything together beautifully in the end!  This story has God's never ending love for us at it's heart.  Showing that no matter how bad we mess up or how hurt and angry we've been; He still loves us and wants the best for us!  The only thing I wish had been different had nothing to do with the story and everything to do with the cover.  I wish they had found a dog that looked more like the dog in the book, but then again I do LOVE that picture of the dog...with his eyes smiling and that ear!!!....so I'm torn on that!  But I digress. ;)  Overall this story is fantastic, fun, and entertaining with fabulous Faith messages and a sweet romance!  I highly recommend it! 
Songs: "He Leadeth Me" by The Cluster Pluckers, "Thy Will" by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, "Come As You Are" by Crowder

Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC

Jeremiah 29:11

~ASC

*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Fetching Sweetness. ~ASC


Dana Mentink’s ‘Fetching Sweetness’ Prize Pack Giveaway

A recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest can only be found in Fetching Sweetness by Dana Mentink. It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Retrieve a reclusive author's valuable new manuscript and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent. But when the author's canine companion, Sweetness, makes a break for it and Stephanie has to track Sweetness down, she meets Rhett Hastings. They’re in for a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Celebrate the release of Fetching Sweetness with Dana by entering to win the Sweetness Unleashed Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on August 24. The winner will be announced August 25 on Dana's blog.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

October Celebration Box Spotlight: Change of Heart by Molly Jebber


Celebrate Lit October Celebration Box
Celebrate Lit is excited to announce their new Celebration Box! The celebration box is a unique, one of a kind box with goodies hand picked by the author just for you! These boxes are special because they are not sold anywhere else. There is a limited supply so be sure to get yours right away!
October’s box features Molly Jebber’s Change of Heart. Sales for the October box will close on September 16 or while supplies last.
The basic box includes:
  • A minimum of 6 items handpicked by the author themed around the book.
  • A themed charm specifically chosen for this book.
  • One lucky box will contain a special item that no one else will receive.
Along with the basic box, you can purchase the ebook or paperback book for a discounted price.
To purchase your box, click here.

Monday, August 15, 2016

FamilyChristian.com Store review for flyby promotions campaign


Description: 
Family Christian Summer Sale

About Family Christian
Family Christian is a Christian retailer, operating in 250 stores across the country.
They are committed to helping you find, grow, share and celebrate your faith
through a wide selection of Christian books, music, Bibles, DVDs, gifts and more.
When you shop with Family Christian, your purchases support their efforts to unite
with ministries that are helping children and families in need around the world.

Make the most of your summer with Family Christian’s unbeatable Buy 1, Get 1 50%
Off sale on ALL Books, Movies and Music for the whole family! Shoppers can mix and
match products to get the deal, which means they don’t need to shop within the
same department.

The sale is going on now through August 25, so visit your local store today or shop
online at familychristian.com.

So go ahead—catch up on some reading, put your summer soundtrack on repeat and enjoy a
movie night with your family.

Product Recommendations by FamilyChristian.com
Whether you’re road tripping, vacationing with the family, lounging on the beach or staying
close to home, Family Christian has you covered! Here are some items we suggest you check
out this summer:

Bible: Journaling Bibles
Description: Select journaling Bibles are now 30% off through August 25! Ignite a renewed
passion for exploring God’s Word, whether you’re jotting down notes from a church sermon
or recording prayer requests from small group—you’ll have all the space you need. And
many of our journaling Bibles are filled with illustrations to inspire and get you started.
Choose from 26 styles, and save now!

Book: For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton
Description: Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, ran and lived for the glory of God. This
compelling narrative is his untold and inspiring story of athletic heroism and faith in the
darkest circumstances—from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last,
brave years in a Japanese work camp during World War II.

Book: Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson
Description: When Evie Blackwell arrives in Carin, Illinois, it’s to help launch a new task
force dedicated to reexamining two of the city’s unsolved crimes. As she dives into evidence
and develops new leads, she unearths a surprising connection . . . possibly a third cold case.
She’s determined to solve them before she leaves town, and Sheriff Gabriel Thane and his
family will be key to those answers. Book #1 of the Evie Blackwell Cold Case series.

Music: H A R D L O V E by NEEDTOBREATHE (available July 15)
Description: This sixth studio album from NEEDTOBREATE finds the group reflecting on
the tumultuous seasons behind their recent albums, Rivers In the Wasteland and The
Reckoning, and enjoying extraordinary success while experiencing personal conflict. “We
were in a dark place when we made the last record, but to me this album is mostly a story of
redemption,” Bear Rinehart said. H A R D L O V E delves into the world of electronic effects
and instrumentation, resulting in a sublimely crafted and expansive sound that reflects the
band’s unforgettable live show. Includes lead singles “Happiness” and “Money & Fame.”

DVD: Miracles from Heaven (available July 12)
Description: Upon discovering her 10-year- old daughter, Anna, has an incurable disease,
Christy Beam becomes a ferocious advocate of finding a solution. After Anna has an
accident, an astonishing miracle unfolds in the wake of her rescue, restoring her family’s
faith. Based on a true story. Stars Jennifer Garner and Kylie Rogers with Queen Latifah.

DVD: Risen
Description: Risen tells the story of a powerful Roman military tribune and his aide seeking
to solve the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the Crucifixion. Their
goal: to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. Stars
Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton.
Kids’ Items: Summer Reading Club

Description: Encourage kids 12 years and younger to take their reading to new heights by
joining our Summer Reading Club. When they read six books, we’ll give them a free book of
their choice. Jump start their reading now with our Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off sale on all Kids’
Books! The Club is going on now and ends August 25, so get them reading!

Link to learn more: http://www.familychristian.com/summerreading

Kids’ Items: VeggieTales
Description: Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Junior Asparagus and the rest of the
VeggieTales gang will keep kids giggling and learning with their silly songs and life lessons
on a wide selection of DVDs, books and CDs! Introduce kids today to some fun and hilarious
new friends by inviting them on an adventure with the VeggieTales.

New Product Line: Active Faith
We’re thrilled to be the exclusive retail partner for Active Faith Sports! Formed by a
group of Christian athletes, Active Faith offers apparel with Christian-inspired
designs and messages, encouraging you to share your faith whether you’re on the
court, out for a jog or running errands around town.
Pro athletes seen wearing Active Faith apparel include Stephen Curry, Demaryius
Thomas, Clayton Kershaw, James Harden and more!
Men’s apparel is available now in stores and online. Women’s and youth apparel will
be available mid-July.
Here are some videos we filmed with founder Lanny Smith about Active Faith to
help inform you about the line:

http://familychristian.com/active-faith#commercial

My Opinion:
I really wanted to love this store and recommend it whole heartedly.  I really like their products and what they stand for, but problem after problem arose.  As apart of the campaign I was sent a $25 coupon to use on the store and review my experience.  I was REALLY excited!  I got my coupon in the mail, and since the store in my state is over 245 miles away from me, I must order online.  I had already scoped out what I wanted and was ready to order!  But when I went to use the coupon it said it was invalid.  After many attempts with many different items in the cart it still refuses to accept my $25 dollars....

But since I was to review my experience and not my purchase I'm still sharing what I saw and my personal opinion.

There were also many product prices that were quite a bit more expensive on FamilyChristian.com than I could get on the online stores I frequently use.  And like some, those dollars saved go a LONG way for me and my family.  Perhaps if I had been able to use the summer deal of Buy 1 Get 1 50% off, it would have helped also....  

There are many aspects of the store I do still like, though.  When I choose to see products from the Lowest Price, Name A-Z, Newest to Oldest, etc. it saves that so even if I change from Music to books I don't have to start all over again in seeing it in the order I want.  They have a $5 deal on the book of the week (though there is shipping).  And they have special order on items they don't currently have in stock.  Meaning that if you find it on their store and they don't have it, they will get it for you from their partner or vendor.  

There fix for the issue was for me to call support and order over the phone.  Since I don't talk on the phone this is not a fix for me....  Plus I wanted to review my experience online and not on the phone.

Overall from my experience I think I'll be sticking with christianbook.com. :/  

P.S. the product recommendations are from the store itself.  I can not recommend the products because I either have not read, watched, used, or listened to them.  With exception to Miracles from Heaven (which I have seen, and HIGHLY recommend!  It is a FABULOUS movie) and of coarse veggie tales! ;)  I LOVE veggie tales! :D  

#FamilyChristianStores and #FlyBy 

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