Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Check out Barton Hill Farms this Fall

I'm super excited to do this with our family.  If you live in or around Austin you will want to check out the 2017 Fall Festival & Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms this Fall.  Get lost in their 5-acre corn maze, pick your favorite pumpkin, feed the farm animals, and enjoy more than 30 exciting family activities while you listen to live Texas country & bluegrass music!

Barton Hill Farms is a scenic Texas farmstead on the banks of the Colorado River near Bastrop, just 25 minutes from Austin. Open Saturdays & Sundays from September 23rd to November 5th.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

Disclosure: Thanks so much to USFamilyGuide and Barton Hill Farms for allowing me to participate in this campaign. I will receive tickets for my family to enjoy Barton Hill Farms for review.  Stay tuned for more info and pictures!  All opinions are my own.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Action Storybook Bible Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway

I have a fun book to share with you, The Action Storybook Bible!  My kids love this book.  I know that it is specifically marketed for families with children ages 8 and under but it can work for a broader age range.  My older kids thoroughly enjoy The Action Bible (we have used it as our small group kids curriculum for the last year or so) already and this is a great addition for my younger kids to enjoy as well.  I really like the graphics and designs, the comic book feel is extremely appealing to children and it can provide a fun take on the Bible.  The reading is true and simple which I also think appeals to younger readers.  I really enjoy the extra contents that is included like the Heroes Hall of Fame index and The Life, Faith and Action! feature that helps you see how God is moving in each story.  I would highly recommend this book and its counterparts!

 The page above is an example of the story of creation.

An example of the Life, Faith, Action! pages that wrap up the episodes

You can check out the full Action Storybook Bible blog tour here!  Read more about this book, its authors, and enter a fun giveaway below.

More about the book:

The Action Storybook Bible invites families with children ages 8 and under explore God's redemptive story together.
From the sleek and amazing creatures God created at the beginning of the world to the powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel to Jesus's gift of eternal life for you and your family-God has a beautiful and exciting plan for the world. Where do you fit into that plan? How are the truths found in God's Word reflected in your life?
This Bible storybook features 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God's story, packed with dozens of scenes-combining stories from God's Word with brand-new captivating illustrations from Brazilian master-artist Sergio Cariello, illustrator of the bestselling The Action Bible. Discover your family's place in God's redemptive story and together put your faith into action!
Interactive features include:
-Fifteen episodes loaded with over 350 brand-new illustrations from master-artist Sergio Cariello.
-Short and easy reading for all ages. Take turns telling God's redemptive story!
-The Life, Faith, Action! feature wraps up each episode and helps your family recognize how God is moving through each story, discover how that relates to your daily lives, and feel inspired to put your faith into action.
-Heroes Hall of Fame index, where you can look up your favorite Bible characters and discover their stories!
About the authors:

Catherine has written more than twenty-five books for children, including the bestselling "Adventure Bible Storybook." As publisher of children's resources at David C Cook, she leads product development for The Action Bible® collection, which has sold more than a million copies. Catherine lives with her husband, their three children, and their big furry dog in the Colorado forest.  Brazilian-born Sergio Cariello has been an accomplished artist since childhood, drawing a regular comic strip for his city's newspaper at age 11. He spent many childhood hours poring over "The Picture Bible" (Portuguese edition), never dreaming he would illustrate an updated edition ("The Action Bible") decades later. Sergio has worked for Marvel Comics and DC comics and has illustrated Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Iron-Man, Wonder Woman, Fantastic-Four, and dozens more comic book characters.
Find out more about Catherine and at http://www.theactionbible.com.
And don't forget about the fun giveaway!
Discover your family's place in God's incredible story and together put your faith into action with the new The Action Storybook Bible from David C Cook!  Explore God's redemptive story together with your children ages 8 and under in the 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God's story.  Master-artist Sergio Cariello created more than 350 brand-new illustrations to captivate your family and help you recognize how God is moving through each story.

Join the adventure to begin to figure out where you fit into God's beautiful and exciting plan for the world by entering to win the Kindle Fire giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on September 29. The winner will be announced October 2 on the Litfuse blog.

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Litfuse for choosing me to be a part of this tour and sending me a copy of The Action Storybook Bible.