A Small Book for the Hurting Heart Book Review

A Small Book for the Hurting Heart Book Review. Christian adult nonfiction book. Meditations on Loss, Grief, and Healing. Author Paul Tautges. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

A fifty-day devotional deeply rooted in Scripture. Author Paul Tautges presents a powerhouse of Scriptures related to loss, grief, and healing. A Small Book for the Hurting Heart presents topics to comfort a reader in the midst of suffering. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,…

Jesus Rose for Me Book Review

Jesus Rose for Me Book Review. Christian children’s board book. The True Story of Easter Author Jared Kennedy. Illustrator Trish Mahoney. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

This well-done educational story begins with a quick and clever recap of Jesus’ followers and miracles. The heart of the story follows Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem, the Last Supper, including an explanation of communion, and the passion of Christ. It falls short of a…

Last Words Book Review

Last Words Book Review. Christian adult nonfiction book. Seven Sayings from the Heart of Christ on the Cross. Author Robert J. Nash. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

An in-depth exploration of Jesus’ last words. Author Robert J. Nash dissects the seven intentional sayings from Christ on the cross. We’re familiar with His last words. “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” “Truly I say to you, today you…

Safe and Sound Book Review

Safe & Sound Book Review. Christian adult nonfiction book. Standing Firm in Spiritual Battles. Author David Powlison. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie. Safe and Sound.

Safe & Sound – Standing Firm in Spiritual Battles paints a clear picture of the spiritual battles we all face, whether we realize it or not. Author David Powlison explains the triad of evil spiritual forces at work: the Devil, the flesh, and the…

Why Do We Say Good Night? Book Review

Why Do We Say Goodnight? Book Review. Christian Children's Book Review. Author Champ Thornton. Illustrator Rommel Ruiz. Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

Delightful and practical bedtime story with amazing illustrations. Why Do We Say Good Night? is a short, adorable story with simple, perfect rhyme and brilliant, creative, colorful illustrations. Nighttime is scary for many children. This book tackles the issue by assuring children that God made…

Tori Comes Out of Her Shell Book Review

Tori Comes Out of Her Shell Book Review. When You Are Lonely. Christian children nonfiction book. Editor Jayne V. Clark. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

Loneliness can be overcome. When the Turtle family moves to a new log, Tori’s brothers have no problem making new friends. But it’s not so easy for Tori and she tucks herself into her shell. Tori has understandable anxiety about her new school. What…

God Made Me Unique Book Review

God Made Me Unique Book Review. Helping Children See Value in Every Person. Joni and Friends. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

Accepting people’s differences. God Made Me Unique is based on the Bible verse Isaiah 64:8 “Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay. You are the potter. Your hands made all of us.” One ordinary Sunday at church, the children learn a new…

The Moon Is Always Round Book Review

The Moon is Always Round Book Review. Jonathan Gibson. Illustrator Joe Hox. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

God is good even when we can’t see it. Great book for lost pregnancy/miscarriage. The Moon is Always Round conveys a very important message for Christians. In times of sadness and struggle, it’s difficult to see that God is always good. By using the…

Henry Says Good-Bye Book Review

Henry Says Good-Bye Book Review. Christian children nonfiction book. Editor Edward T. Welch. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

Helping children handle grief and loss. Henry the hedgehog loved his pet ladybug named Lila. But after a school visit where Henry and Lila met Henry’s classmates and their pets, Lila’s spots began to fade and she passed away. Henry’s friends still had their…

Gus Loses His Grip Book Review

Book Review Gus Loses His Grip. Christian children nonfiction book. Editor David Powlison. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

Helping children keep perspective on the important things in life. Gus the raccoon loves everything sweet. But instead of being satisfied when he gets a sweet treat, he keeps wanting more and more. Even when his family reads the Easter story from the Great…

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