Finding God in Tough Times

Bible Gems To Remember Illustrated Bible: 52 Stories with Easy Bible Memory in 5 Words or Less, by Robin Schmitt, illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod, Zonderkidz, $18.99, 9780310746881. 

Genre/BISAC: Picture Book, Bible, Storybook Bible, Nonfiction, Christian Devotions & Prayer, Religions, Christian, Inspirational, Home Schooling, Youth Groups, Gift Book, Holiday

​The related Bible Storybook Devotional also by Robin Schmitt is perfect for younger readers ages 2-7, gorgeously illustrated, reasonably priced at $18.99, Perfect gifts… the Reason for the Season.

books to inspire: faith & Spirituality

​Bible Gems to Remember Devotions for Kids:52 Devotions with Easy Bible Memory in 5 Words or Less, by Robin Schmitt, Zonderkidz, Aug. 2019, $14.99, 9780310746256, Ages 8+, YA, Adult Interest 
Genre/BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction, Christian Devotions & Prayer, Religions, Christian, Inspirational, Home Schooling, Youth Groups, Gift Book, Holiday

Robin Schmitt knows how to write wisdom for kids, and he does it VERY well. In his latest book of devotions, Robin delivers positive, uplifting, powerful Scriptures to meditate and reflect on—in five words or less! At a time of media-driven, 10-second attention spans that must be fed or lost to the next item, this book offers nuggets of relatable stories and ways for busy families to engage. Short, sweet, memorable Scriptures and 52 devotions designed to be done once a week offer powerful “gemstones,” Scripture of  five words or less. Gorgeous, four-color photographs throughout reiterate a sense of beauty while reminding us of our rock-solid God. This book is perfect for anyone suffering from too-busy syndrome and desires to get back into God’s Word, great gift for holidays, teachers, youth group leaders, new Christians, homeschoolers, Christian educators and libraries, oh, and middle grade boys and girls! 

The Sound of Healing: Unveiling the Phenomena of Wholetones, Music Played in the Key of David, by Michael S. Tyrrell, 9780996746021, Wholetones; 2nd Edition, 2015
Genre/BISAC: Nonfiction, adult interest, music, music for healing, music for the soul, frequencies, relaxation, meditation, self-help

Utterly fascinating look at music, music in the Bible, and its affects on the body. Over 18 years of research, Wholetones was created for "reluctant pioneers, closet revolutionaries, unsung heroes, undecorated champions, faint saints, poets who don’t know it, unknown musicians, writers, sculptors, painters and underdogs of all sorts," (publisher). One reviewer wrote, "Music played in the key of David was the healing factor to heal king Saul of his sickness. A 444HZ is the frequency, as this pitch brings peace to whoever listens.  YOU CAN BELIEVE THIS OR NOT, but THIS COULD CHANGE THE POPULACE FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. LISTEN TO A FREQUENCY THAT HAS NOT BEEN HEARD FOR CENTURIES."  -Mary Ruth, Amazon review

Finding God in Tough Times: 90 Devotions for Real Girls Facing Real Life, written by Kristi Holl,  Zonderkidz, 2013, 9780310731801Age: 8-12 with YA and adult crossover

Genre: Devotional, Tough Issues, Timely and Much-Needed, part of Faithgirlz