Monday, April 23, 2012

Being Kind & Caring

"Being Kind & Caring" is one of many in the Paws & Tales series of animated stories for children. "Being Kind & Caring" has two separate stories - "The Hullabaloo at Hunker Hill" and “The Great Go-Kart Race". What I really appreciated about this particular DVD is that each story offers up important Biblical truths, such as kindness, caring, and forgiveness. The characters are adorable, and inviting, and my daughter easily got into the story. There is also upbeat, fun music that goes along with the story, which my daughter really enjoyed. As a bonus, the DVD can also be inserted into the computer, and contains bonus material you can print for your children. I like that this is something my child can enjoy, but I love the wisdom and truth that it is teaching her as she has fun watching it. This is a great DVD, and I would highly recommend it to parents who want more out of children's programs.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a copy of this DVD for free from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

A Garden of Love

"A Garden of Love" by Thomas B. Clarke is part picture book, part plant and flower description, and part Bible verse. At first, you wouldn't expect these three parts to form a coherent book, but somehow it works for this book. In these pages, Clarke ties in beautiful pictures of flowers, and connects each with a different Biblical principle. He gives us a description of the flowers that makes you feel like you are standing in a meadow, looking at them firsthand. He connects the flowers with principles such as obedience, love, joy, patience, and kindness. This is also connected with specific Bible verses to reinforce that particular principle. I found this to be such a unique way to present Biblical wisdom, and really enjoyed it. The book is larger than a typical paperback, and each flower has about two pages dedicated to it, which would make this easy to read as a devotional, as well. This would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift, in my opinion. I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from, in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.