Showing posts from September, 2017

Wow! The Good News in Four Words by Dandi Daley Mackall (book review)

My family first fell in love with Dandi Dalley Mackall's book "God Loves Me More Than That" when my boys were preschool aged. It has beautiful illustrations and a wonderful message based on Ephesians 3:17-19. I love being able to affirm that this author writes lovely books! Now she has a new book which can be summed up in four words:  Wow!  Uh-oh!  Yes! Ahh! That is the gospel in "Wow! The Gospel in Four Words." image via Tyndale Publishers The gospel is central to our lives and I love being able to share it in understandable ways with my children. My daughter is two years old and cannot fully comprehend even in this book of the gospel but she understands "wow" and "uh-oh" and those are words to build upon until she fully understands the gospel of "yes" and "ahh." The illustrations by Annabel Tempest in this book are vibrant. My Charlotte can easily spot Jesus. She's got that  Sunday  school answ

The Man Who Invented Christmas (movie trailer)

I know, I know. It's not even Halloween; how can I be talking about Christmas? Well, simply put, I heard about a fabulous movie coming out called "The Man Who Invented Christmas."  image via Grace Hill Media I can't say I agree with the title of the movie (Christmas is really about Christ's birth) but I really enjoy most any re-telling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" (Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse, even Jim Carrey) and this movie is based on the true story of Dickens writing that very book! Starring Christopher Plummer (Captain Von Trapp from "The Sound of Music," the Narrator in the Madeline tv series, and the voice of Charles Muntz from "Up"), "The Man Who Invented Christmas" comes out Friday, November 22 - just in time for Christmas (and the birthday of both my sister and a dear friend). Reading about how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination reminds me very much