Owl Moon

IMG_4623A cute book! Read as a Read-Aloud to our 2nd Grader. He now wants to go on an Owl Hunt, which I can’t blame him. One night we will have to plan to sit in moon light to listen for an owl, maybe we can even bring a light.

Get it here: Amazon 

Summary for Owl Moon:
Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.

But there is no answer.

Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don’t need words. You don’t need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn’t an owl, but sometimes there is.

Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a young child and her father as well as humankind’s close relationship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr’s soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading around and sharing at bedtime.

Grieving God’s Way

_140_245_Book.661.cover Margaret Brownley’s 90 day devotional helps others with grieving and loss. The daily entries are short, perfect for a busy life-style, overwhelmed by emotion, or unable to tackle long assignments. The book is divided into four sections, it addresses healing for the body, soul, heart and spirit.

I didn’t expect to like the book, I picked it right after the loss of my Grandfather. I would recommend it though. I think it is a great resource for anyone who has went through grief after a loss. I would suggest this book to a church, so it could be on hands when a member needs help. It helps with understanding, learning what to say, or what not to say, etc. It is a teaching tool, but I would also advise someone to share your thoughts with as you go through grieving.

I would also suggest going to www.grievinggodsway.com where you can find a free copy of the workbook journal, and curriculum. You can also purchase materials for a church or a small group study. You can also get a printable poster of “Rules for Family Healing”, can be printed through Adobe Reader, you can find it on the resource page.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Night of the Living Dead Christian

 Night of the Living Dead Christian by Matt Mikalatos is a tale of werewolves, zombies, mad scientists, and other monsters and monster hunters. Luther, Matt’s neighbor, is a werewolf whose wife and daughter have left him because of his inability to control his anger. Matt and others try to help Luther find a way to transform into the person he knows he was meant to be—and in the process find themselves drawn to the One who changes us from the inside out.

The spiritual allegory had me identifying much too closely with the monsters and taking a long hard look at my relationship with Jesus, who has the ability to change every monster into they should be.

If you’re looking for an entertaining and thought-provoking read, Night of the Living Dead Christian should be at the top of your list. I highly recommend that you get a copy before the monsters in your neighborhood grabs them all!

 

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Media Center. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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