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Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner and Susie Wallace - A Review

So I signed up for a few different books that were more applicable when we had the girls, and this was one of them.  But I am glad I got it, because it is a really great introduction to apologetics. 
From the publisher: Between the ages of 8 and 12, kids often start to wonder if Christianity is true.
In Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, detective J. Warner Wallace draws readers into the thrill of high-stakes investigation by showing them how to think rather than telling them what to think. In this children’s companion to the bestselling Cold-Case Christianity, detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity. Includes author illustrations and links to a website where kids can download activities, fill in case notes, and earn a certificate of merit.

The book is really interesting, because it is a great mix of fiction and non-fiction, but does not confuse the two.  When the book starts out, it is a story ab…

Union with Christ by Rankin Wilbourne - A Review

Nothing is more basic or central to knowing and enjoying God than Union with Christ.

Have you ever had difficulty connecting what you know to be true about God with how you feel or how you live each day? Have you ever longed to change but just felt stuck?

The Bible makes a stunning claim: God has provided a way for your life to be united to Christ’s. What does that mean? Is it really possible for me, now? What would it look like?

In Union with Christ, Rankin Wilbourne makes union with Christ accessible and beautiful, for you. Union with Christ is not an abstract idea. It is a powerful reality. And recovering a sense of your union with Christ can change everything for you, like finally putting on a pair of desperately-needed glasses.

Discover how coming to see your life through the lens of union with Christ can help bridge that gap between your head and your heart, between your belief and your experience. Union with Christ is what we most need in order to know and enjoy God.

- From the Publ…

Every Frenchman Has One by Olivia de Havilland - A Review

For someone that loves old television, I have not really seen very many old movies.  Apparently Olivia de Havilland was a very famous actress, who was in movies like Gone With the Wind.  She is also a very humorous author.
Although I didn't know who Olivia de Havilland was, there were two reasons that I had to read this book: 1) I went to France when I was 15 (which I just realized was literally half my life ago!), and since then I have been pretty interested in France.  2) Look at the cover!  I am someone that adores vintage things, and judges books by their covers, and despite this being a reprint in honor of Ms. de Havilland's 100th birthday, it looks like it was printed decades ago.
Once I got past the cover I was not disappointed.  Despite being an actress, she definitely had talent as an author.  She was conversational and funny in her writing. 
Each chapter was a short essay about a different aspect of her adjustment to life in Paris versus life in the United States…