Sunday, September 15, 2013

Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me: A Memoir of Sorts

I was really drawn to the title Jesus, My Father, The CIA and me: A Memoir of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron. I was thinking from the title that it would be more about the CIA and stories about that. I was wrong this was about his childhood growing up with an alcoholic father. I despise fiction so this book was very hard for me to read. I felt it was a very slow read and even painful at times. The title of the story should have been living with an alcoholic father. There are some interesting stories about his childhood, but not enough to keep me entertained. There was also a lot of background on what it was like growing up in the Catholic Faith. I would recommend this book to fiction lovers.

I was given this book by Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.

My Princess Devotions

My Princess Devotions by Karen Whiting is a wonderful devotional for preschool girls. It is a one year devotional that has a very short story called royal words, a further explanation called princess thoughts, a prayer, and something to do called princess in action. The book does not have very many pictures, but it keeps the lesson to one page. I like how the author has an activity to do at the end of each lesson. It seems to be a highlight for my daughters. This devotional book is a great way to get young girls involved in a daily devotional. If you have a 3 or 4 year old then they will enjoy this book.

I was given this book by Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review.

You Can't Make Me

Do you have a strong willed child or a child that you struggle with? If you do then this is a must read. You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded) by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias is a great parenting book. The author writes with passion and humor which will keep you entertained. The author shares her personal stories of raising a strong willed child. I could relate to the examples she gave. One of her tools when a strong willed child is misbehaving is to say, "I will pretend you didn't do that". Then that may redirect the child and make it a lighter atmosphere than just getting angry. The author has so many great ideas and solutions to make things run smoother that anyone would benefit from reading the book. I am going to keep this book with my other parenting books because it is applicable to children of all ages.

I was given this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.