Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Giveaway!!! Sammy Experiences God / Dear God, Please Heal Mommy's Cancer

Giveaway of two children's books if you leave a comment with contact information:  Sammy Experiences God and The Pirate, the Princess, & the Precious Treasure.  

Two winners.  Sammy (boy book) and the Princess (girl book)  so specify boy or girl when you enter

review for The Pirate, the Princess, & the Precious Treasure can be found here:

Plus if you want Dear God, Please Heal Mommy's Cancer specify you want this book and I'll include it in the giveaway.  I know this one is kind of specific.....

Authors: Tom Blackaby and Rick Osborne
Illustrator: Isabella Kung
Publisher: B&H Kids
May 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4336-7980-3
Genre: Childrens

Sammy Experiences God is a classically illustrated children's book inspired by the Experiencing God teachings of Henry Blackaby. It will help kids begin to understand that God is not far off or hiding from them, and that they can experience his love and involvement in their lives as they follow him.

One evening when little Sammy announces after his bedtime prayers that he is going to look for God, his parents soon enough understand that the boy literally means what he said. When events like a night of camping under the stars and a hike up a small mountain don't bring Sammy what he's looking for, mom and dad try to explain that God is everywhere. But discouragement and a lack of understanding follow.

One day Grandpa Henry figures out what everyone else is missing. Sammy wants to have an encounter with God like the ones he has read about in the Bible -- like Abraham under the stars and Moses at the burning bush after climbing a mountain. Like Jacob, like Elijah, like the disciples.

Grandpa tells Sammy of another Sammy from the Bible (Samuel at age 12), reaching the child with a simple explanation of how we can all experience God's love, wisdom, and help right in the middle of everyday life.

SAMMY EXPERIENCES GOD is a cute picture book relating to children. They hear the Bible stories, but why isn’t God setting bushes on fire to talk to them like He did Moses? Why aren’t they having dreams like Jacob? Why isn’t God meeting to talk like He did with Abraham?

Sammy wonders the same things. And he goes camping and uses a rock for a pillow. He goes hiking and looks for a bush. He prays for rain and it’s a starry night. Sammy gets more and more depressed until Grandpa takes him fishing and has a talk with him about God, helping Sammy to understand.

Little boxes in the story (on each page) helps the child to interact. How many frogs can you find on this page?  What is your favorite Bible story? There is also a discussion guide for parents (or grandparents) to use when reading the book with their child. Recommended. $14.99 hardcover. 32 pages.


Author: Barbara McCoskey
Publisher: Truth Book Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-937089-93-1
Genre: childrens / cancer

How does a family face the shock of cancer together? How do parents answer the tough questions? “Mommy, are you going to lose your hair?” “Daddy, Is Mommy going to die?”

This story is told through the eyes of a child. It will guide you through the stages of a family’s journey. You will read how through faith, prayer, song, family unity, and community, they faced t heir fears and the unknowns of cancer.

“I will not die but live, and proclaim what the LORD has done. Psalm 118.17 (NIV)

As a fellow victim of cancer, I could relate to the topic of DEAR GOD, PLEASE HEAL MOMMY’S CANCER.  And it was nice to meet the author at ICRS.  My youngest child was three-years-old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and we faced all the questions addressed in this book. What I really liked is that there were pictures included of the various machines in there so the child could “excerience” the journey. If the parent is going for radiation, then they can see the picture of the machine that does it.

If a parent, grandparent, or friend gets cancer then DEAR GOD, PLEASE HEAL MOMMY’S CANCER is a great book. I couldn’t find it on Amazon when I looked, but it is available here:

$18.95. 61 pages.   Proceeds are going to The Homeschool Foundations Widows Fund

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