Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Wednesday GIVEAWAY link-up 07/23

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ENDS Friday!! Zoo Keeper Week book prize pack- July 25- US ONLY
Junior Buff Canada- Aug 1- CANADA ONLY
NEW!!! “Persecuted” by Robin Parrish- book- AUG 1- US/CAN
National Geographic Kids Sticker Books- AUG 8- US ONLY
NEW!!!! “Ragamuffin: Based on the Life of Rich Mullins” DVD- Aug 8- US/CAN

Every Wednesday I will host a link up for your giveaways. Please post direct link to your giveaways only, no links to blog main page. This link up will start every Tuesday Night and will close Wednesday Night at 11:59PM EST. Each week a new link-up will be posted.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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“Ragamuffin: Based on the Life of Rich Mullins” DVD review & giveaway


“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.”

My Thoughts-
Ragamuffin: Based on the Life of Rich Mullins

I became a Christian in 1990. The youth group I started attending played the song “Awesome God” all the time. This was my first introduction to the singer songwriter, Rich Mullins. From that point in my life to my first year attending Moody Bible Institute, I got to know many of his other songs. I remember the day Rich Mullins died. I was in my second year at Moody and they announced at chapel that Rich Mullins died in a car accident. The campus was in shock. His music played a large part in my worship with God.

When I was given the opportunity to review “Ragamuffin” a movie based after Rich Mullins life, I was excited. I never really knew much about him, only about his music. The movie starts out with Rich Mullins recording some music in an old church. We then are taken back to when he was a young kid. He never seemed to live up to his dad’s idea of what a boy should do. We see the dark side of what Rich Mullins went through, as he grew up and his journey to becoming a musician. We see a lot of heartache and death come into his life, as well as his battle with alcohol and smoking. But we do see his love and devotion to God through out it all. He didn’t even want to become rich and famous, he just wanted to glorify God through the gift God gave him. He even lived with an allowance of what an average man would make and gave the rest of his money away. That amazes me. Ragamuffin comes from Brennan Mannings and one of his sermons that has now turned into a discipleship ministry. Rich Mullins heard a sermon and sought out council from Brennan.

This movie was a tough movie to watch but a really great one. It showed me that no matter how bad I am, or how bad life is, that God is there, waiting. I even loved that they included many quote from Rich Mullins from his concerts and relationships with others. I’ll post two photos with quotes at the bottom of this review.

The actor, Michael Koch, was amazing. When the movie started out and I heard singing, I really thought it was Rich Mullins singing and then they show the actor and it was him. He sounded just like him. I also though he did great at showing the emotions throughout the film. One interesting fact about it is he was raised in Kitchener, Ontario, where I’m living now. Such a small crazy world.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to know more about Rich Mullins life or is seeking God. I do give this warning, there are a few swear words in it, drinking and smoking. This movie might not be appropriate for young children.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

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National Geographic Kids Sticker Books, Summer Boredom Buster- giveaway (US ONLY)


National Geographic Kids Sticker Activity Books bring National Geographic Kids signature content to a sticker and activity book format and feature mazes, spelling and pattern games and drawing activities.  The Amazing Pets Sticker Activity Book features animals that kids can’t get enough of like dogs, cats, lizards, hamsters, bunnies, and birds, to name a few, while the Super Space Sticker Activity Book is  chock-full of stars, planets, comets, aliens and everything out of this world.   

Whether you’ve been transported back in time to the land of dinosaurs or the Middle Ages, captured by pirates, or run your very own pet resort,  the National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-In series lets kids tell — and star in — their very own story.   Combining National Geographic Kids’ photography and illustrations in colorful, laugh-out-loud pages, these engaging, entertaining and educational books challenges kids to think about words in creative ways, and write their own wild and wacky stories.
Funny Fill-In:  My Dinosaur Adventure – You’ve just been transported back in time— to the land of the dinosaurs! 
Funny Fill-In:  My Pirate Adventure  – You’ve just been captured by pirates! 
Funny Fill-In: My Medieval Adventure – On a family trip to the Renaissance Fair, you meet a wizard who send you back to the Middle Ages! 
My Funny Fill-In: My Pet Adventure – You’ve just been assigned to watch over the family pet resort, kennel, and animal hospital! 
Quiz Whiz 3: 1,000 Super Fun Mind-Bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions is packed with fantastic photos, themed quizzes, true-and-false questions, photo-driven quizzes, and includes questions about animals, weather, countries, and lots more. Kids will have a blast quizzing themselves and their families on tons of fun trivia!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

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“Persecuted” by Robin Parrish- #book review & giveaway


“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

My Thoughts-
“Persecuted” By Robin Parrish- based on a Daniel Lusko Film

Persecuted” was an extremely intense book based after a movie coming out on July 18th, 2014. After reading this book I can’t wait to watch this movie.

John Luther is a highly looked at Christian Preacher, thousands upon thousands watch him on TV and visit his ministry. Even men in Government power know him, so when it comes time for a new Bill to be passed they try to use him to get the support. The issue is this Bill would make all religions equal, meaning if you’re a Christian the Jews have to allow you to preach in their synagog, or if you’re a Muslim you have the right to preach in a Catholic church and so forth. The US government is trying to take over the religious realm in the world with this new Bill. John does not agree with this Bill and refuses to support it. This made a few people extremely made and they set him up to look like a killer and put him and his family in danger. John must find out who is doing this and why before it’s too late and before more people he loves is in danger.

As I mentioned before, this book was intense. You weren’t sure to who to trust, you didn’t know if John would find the truth before he got killed, you weren’t even sure if his family would be ok. At times the story got so intense I had to put it down and focus on other things. I think part of why it affected me was this story could possibly come true, and in the near future. I’m not scared, God will win in the end, even if we as Christians have to face some very trying times.

I hope to go see this movie this weekend. The author did amazing as putting in details, I felt like I could see the images already.

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