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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The 5 Love Languages of Children - Review and Giveaway

The 5 Love Languages of Children
Gary Chapman, PhD/Ross Campbell, MD
Northfield Publishing
820 N LaSalle Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60610
224 pages, softcover

ISBN 13: 978-0-8024-0347-6
ISBN 10: 0-8024-0347-6
$14.99
http://www.5lovelanguages.com/


If you could do one thing for your children to show them how much you care about and love them what would it be?  Would they appreciate it?  Are you sure?  Do you  feel like your children always want more from you?  Perhaps this book can help you find out what will reach, satisfy, and encourage your children.

Let me tell you a bit about this helpful book I recently received to provide this review. 
The 5 Love Languages of Children is written by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell.  Gary Chapman, PhD is the author of The 5 Love Languages series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc.  Ross Campbell, MD is the author of How to Really Love Your Child and an authority on parent-child relationships. The two authors have also coauthored How to Really Love Your Adult Child.

This book is a fairly quick read and contains many practical examples showing how to figure out what really motivates and touches your child.  Here's what you'll find inside:


According to the authors The 5 Love Languages are:
  1. Physical Touch - touches, hugs, kisses, physical contact
  2. Words of Affirmation - words of affection and endearment, words of praise and encouragement, words that give positive guidance
  3. Quality Time - undivided attention, doing things together, positive eye contact, quality conversations, reading a story
  4. Gifts - giving and receiving symbols of love
  5. Acts of Service - helping, doing things for the child
In addition to describing the 5 Love Languages, the book also covers:
  • How to Discover Your Child's Primary Love Language
  • Discipline and the Love Languages
  • Learning and the Love Languages
  • Anger and Love
  • Speaking the Love Languages in Single-parent Families
  • Speaking the Love Languages in Marriage
There are also Notes, More Help for Parents, and the Love Language Mystery Game (which helps you discover your child's love language and helps them discover their love language).

For a free online study guide visit the website here .

To check out other resources regarding the book visit here .  Or to find out more about The 5 Love Languages series visit here .

There is even a Facebook page here .

If you'd like to see what's new or follow Mr. Chapman visit his Twitter page here
"Why did I read this?" or "I really need to share this book!"   Well, obviously, the choice here is the second.  This book has the potential to help you understand your child, make them feel loved and encourage them in the best way possible.  This was a good book with practical thoughts and ideas.  Much like the other Love Language series books, the 5 languages are discussed with specific regard to your relationship with your children.  We all know that all children are different, but in these pages you'll gain a bit more perspective and hopefully some useful ideas to reach out to your children.  I think this would be a great book for all parents to read.

If this books sounds interesting/helpful to you then there's something else you need to know.  I'll be drawing one lucky winner to receive a copy of the book on April 18, 2012. 

Here's how to enter:
1.  To enter visit http://www.5lovelanguages.com/ then come back here and tell me something you found that was interesting on the site.  This one is required--mostly so you'll find out what other great resources are available.

2.  For another entry sign-up to get my posts by e-mail, and let me know in a comment.

3.  For 3 entries share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter then come back here and tell me.
Good luck to all who enter!  Blessings!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received the product mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  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.”

 
CONGRATULATIONS BIRDIE!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Homeschool Mosaics - One More Thing on the Plate - Come Check it Out!


Well, by now my readers have been seeing a lot of buzz about something called Homeschool Mosaics.  Let me tell you a bit more about it.

A short while ago some of my homeschool blogger friends kicked around the thought of how we all have our own strengths and weakness, gifts and talents.  One friend commented that we should figure out a way to share all of this "wealth" with other homeschooling families.  One thing led to another, someone said something about perhaps creating a blog, we all circled, put out hands into the middle and said "Go!"  This is a great team of ladies with a lot to say about a lot of things.  Hopefully readers will find something useful, encouraging or even humorous.  Homeschool Mosaics is intending to be a blessing to the readers.  Go check it out - you know you want to!

As for my part ...
On the 13th of each month I will be putting up a post known as The Book Lady's Top 10.  The topic will be different each time.  I will be listing my top 10 picks for books on different topics.  Hopefully you'll find something there that you need or were not aware of.   I'll be telling a little bit about each book too, and I'll be sharing some other links and resources along the way.

Blessings!

You can also check out what's happening on Homeschool Mosaics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or RSS feed.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Perfect Pet For Peyton - Book Review and Giveaway

A Perfect Pet for Peyton
Gary Chapman
Rick Osborne
64 Pages
Geared to younger children - great read-aloud book
$16.99 list price
Available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Parable and other bookstores.

For more about The 5 Love Languages and other related resources click here
Books, Ebooks, Audio, DVDs, Free Study Guides and Apps are available.

To find more about this book click here

This is a beautifully illustrated and imaginative children’s hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne.  The storyline is about a set of twins who want pets for their birthday--"perfect pets" just for them.  Readers will find four-color illustrations (with a hidden insect on each big picture) by Wilson Williams, Jr. that make this story fun.  Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells a story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language.

This is a sweet book which will show your children how each person has a different way of communicating and receiving love.  This is a great read-aloud which will surely
be read again and again.  I love the illustrations, storyline and educational aspect of this book.  And, of course, finding the insect on each page is added fun!  If you've read and liked The 5 Love Languages this will probably be a great way to share the ideas with your kids.

IT'S A GIVEAWAY!

Now,  mentioning fun, I also get to give a copy to one lucky person.  Just leave me a comment here on my blog for an entry.  I will draw a winner April 3rd.  For an extra entry leave a separate comment about your thoughts on The Five Love Languages.  Good luck and Blessings to all who enter!

(FREE interactive APP with in-book experience COMING SOON to the AppleApp Store.)

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  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.”


Hey Heather, you're the winner of this great book!  Send me your address so I can get this headed your way!  Blessings!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Christian Contours - Biblical Worldview - Book Review

Christian Contours
How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and the Heart
Kregel Academic & Professional
ISBN 978-0-8254-3673-4
Religion/Christian Life/Apologetics
Edited by Douglas S. Huffman
240 pages
$22.99
Click here for more information or to purchase this book.

What is your worldview?  For that matter, what is a worldview?  What shapes and molds who you are?   

Recently I received a free copy of Christian Contours - How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and the Heart to read in order to provide this review.  Let me tell you a bit about this interesting and convicting book. 

"What does it mean to think and live like a Christian in the midst of competing worldviews?  Christian Contours answers this question by considering the Bible's view of reality.  The authors show how to construct, internalize, and articulate a biblical worldview that will enable Christians to be critical thinkers in a diverse culture.  Intended as an introductory, worldview course for college students, this work includes annotated guides to books, organizations, and resources for developing a biblical worldview." (quoted from the book cover)

Christian Contours is a compilation of writings which is split into two parts, each of which contains 4 chapters of material by different authors such as Randy Nelson, Douglas S. Huffman, Walter Schultz and several others.  The chapters end with a Summary and a set of Questions for Reflection and Discussion.

Part 1: Worldview Thinking and the Biblical Worldview includes:
  • Chapter 1 - What is a Worldview?  Randy Nelson
  • Chapter 2 - Is There Just One Biblical Worldview?  Douglas S. Huffman
  • Chapter 3 - What is the Relationship of Worldviews to Truth?  Walter J. Schultz
  • Chapter 4 - What is the Biblical Worldview?  Paul Kjoss Helseth & Douglas S. Huffman
Part 2: Worldview Thinking and Personal Responsibility includes:
  • Chapter 5 - How Do We Handle Disagreements Between Christians Regarding Worldview?  Daryl N. Aaron
  • Chapter 6 - How Do I Maintain the Biblical Worldview When I See That I Am Inconsistent?  Mark H. Muska
  • Chapter 7 - How Can I Live the Biblical Worldview in a Culture That Does Not Share It?  Ardel B. Caneday
  • Chapter 8 - How Can I Share My Faith and Encourage Others to Adopt the Biblical Worldview  James G. Raymo & Dale R. Hutchcraft
These thought-provoking chapters are followed by a Conclusion, two appendices, a Bibliography, a Scripture Index and a Subject and Person Index.  (Appendix A includes A Comparison of Worldviews.  Appendix B includes a list of Christian Professional Organizations.)

This book discusses what a "real" Christian worldview is and why it matters.  The authors of Christian Contours present clear information which allows a reader to think through and develop a sense of their own understanding of what it means to be a "faithful disciple of Christ with both heart and mind".

Douglas S. Huffman, the Editor of Christian Contours, is a Professor and Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is coeditor of God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God and editor of How Then Should We Choose? Three Views on God’s Will and Decision Making.

What I Thought:  This book really made me think about what a Christian worldview really means in my life.  There are parts of this book which I found somewhat convicting and challenging.  The discussion of worldview in relation to "truth" made me stop and think through how I perceive ideas, media and other things around me on a daily basis.  I also felt challenged to examine whether I was living up to what I say I believe.  I was encouraged by the writings about sharing my faith and my worldview.  This is a book full of practical information which could guide a lot of meaningful discussion.  In fact, there are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter.  I would definitely suggest this book for an introduction to worldview, and the book is definitely college-level reading.  Mr. Huffman has a done a great job in putting this book together.
Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  Thoughts and opinions presented 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.”


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Homeschool Mosaics, What's That?



Just wanted to share something with my readers in anticipation of something great!!  Several of my favorite homeschool blogger friends and I are launching a website called Homeschool Mosaics.  The site will go live April 2nd and will have a different writer with a different topic each day.  You'll probably recognize some of the writers and their blogs.  Stop by the new Facebook page, "Like" the new page, and watch there for more information.  I think you'll love the site, but, of course, I am biased.  Blessings!

Check out the Facebook page here .

Some Great Links

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