The Weekly Prayer Project

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Hiltibidal, Scarlet. The Weekly Prayer Project: A Challenge to Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing. 2017.

SUMMARY:
Encouraging readers to be more intentional in their connections with God, author Scarlet Hiltibidal presents a personal journal filled with scripture, Bible verses, writing prompts and pages of lined paper for journaling thoughts, ideas, prayers, and dreams. Each two-page layout is broken into weekly topics under a broader subject. Encased in a hard cover book, this prayer project includes a presentation page, soft illustrations, reflection stories and a page marking ribbon.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Designed for the busy person who still yearns to spend time with God, The Weekly Prayer Project allows for the project to begin at any time, topics to be rearranged, and thoughtful, heartfelt writing to take place. Simple yet providing a deeper connection if desired, this book truly meets the reader where they are in faith. Based on prayers, each corresponding scripture verse and writing idea encourages personal consideration. Though not necessarily a devotional, this book touches more on prayers which could be easily incorporated into devotion time. Perfect as a gift, ministry or even a Bible study, this is a project I intend to complete.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Weekly Prayer Project from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

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Extraordinary Ordinary Moments

Hurley, Jorey. Extraordinary Ordinary Moments: A Journal. USA: Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
A journal for appreciating the beautiful, the quirky, the surprising, and the overlooked, Extraordinary Ordinary Moments is full of brief writing prompts for noticing just such moments. With delicately and lightly colored drawings quietly enhancing the pages, each sheet of this thick book causes thinking, looking, considering, deciding and sharing things, situations, occurrences and events often taken for granted, neglected or considered mundane. Prompts (such as comfort food, art you love, something that cost too much but was so worth it, a victory and something that hurts in a good way -hint: picture of a jalapeño pepper included), occupy each page yet leave plenty of room to write, doodle, draw and remember…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
In this often overly busy world, too often the little things are often overlooked, forgotten or ignored. Taking the time to focus on those items can bring focus, blessings and peace while reminiscing and enjoying. Able to skip around, work through in order, or put away and revisit, author, graphic designer and illustrator, Jorey Hurley, does an excellent job with this journal. Even the raised orange peel on the cover is inviting! Definitely a book I will use as well as purchase and gift to others.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Extraordinary Ordinary Moments from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

Moment by Moment

Flanders, Jennifer. Moment by Moment: A Devotional Journal for Girls. Tyler, TX: Prescott Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
momentSet up as a personal journal, Moment by Moment is absolutely adorable yet so functional. Adorned with cute clip-art, Bible verses and scriptures, pages of room to make lists, record thoughts, draw pictures, write poetry, doodle uniquely and express dreams, this charming devotional journal will be priceless some day. With topics centering around favorite things, prayers, friendships, talents, service, faith and love, girls will definitely enjoy filling the pages…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Loved it! Not only would my daughter enjoy this book, I would have loved it as a young girl (because I love it now)! Anyone who relishes in writing, doodling, poetry, lists, or drawing will truly appreciate the space to record such personal information. Similar to a journal or diary, this one is filled with an abundance of faith too. According to the author, there will be more related volumes released for moms, wives and boys in the near future (please hurry!). I truly found delightful the introduction which stated there is no right or wrong way to complete this book…what an invitation to be candid and creative!

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Moment by Moment from BookCrash and the author for my honest review*