Monday, January 18, 2016
Colorful, fun, engaging...this Bible has everything! There's a fine line between being appealing to kids and being too "childish". Thomas Nelson found that balance. My 10-year-old daughter, who I thought would think this Bible more suitable for her younger brother, surprised me by snapping it up and making it "hers". (Her brother loved it so much that I got one for him for Christmas.)
Although I prefer leather-like covers to hardback, it didn't seem to bother my kids at all; I like the idea that the hardback will hold up a little longer. I like that the Scripture references are on the edge of the pages, making it easier for the kids to thumb through and find what they're looking for. The features throughout the Bible include book introductions, timelines, maps, personality profiles, articles, and other helps that bring ideas of the passage to life, and assist the reader in applying truths to current circumstances in their lives. In the back is a list of book abbreviations, dictionary-concordance and an index of articles.
Although I prefer the ESV version for daily reading, this Bible works just great for my kiddos, and that's good enough for me.
5 out of 5 stars.
I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. The opinions stated are my own.
Interior decorating books are particularly interesting to me now, as my husband and I dream of finally buying our own home. Honestly, my decorating style is so eclectic that I don't even know what it is. I've gone from the brass sconces with ivy swags and floral curtains to vintage/retro to a version of the Good Luck Charlie house. And when we move, I don't know which direction to go! I am fairly confident, however, that I will not be going back to the 90's look.
A hefty book, apartment therapy, is gorgeously bound. This book will be displayed prominently. (I have a book addiction; decorating with them helps to justify that.) Open the cover, and get ready for a lot more pretty...but not just that. apartment therapy isn't just pleasing to look at: this book is packed with info. From explanations of house styles to defining light sources, there was far more here in practicality than I expected.
Sections on choosing and setting up your home, and living in and maintaining your space are further organized by type such as finishing touches and rooms, and presented in such a fun way. I love the section on color, (pg. 31) and who doesn't need a better idea of how a "fairy-tale living room" (p. 109) differs from "the scandinavian living room"? (p. 110)
This one was a real winner for me. I highly recommend apartment therapy, whether or not you are actually planning on a new home, redecorating or just need something to curl up with and read while you sip your coffee.
5 out of 5 stars from me.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.