Showing posts with label Catherine Christensen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Catherine Christensen. Show all posts

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Review: The Holy Ghost Is My Friend by Catherine Christensen, illustrated by Rebecca Sorge


Heidi Reads... The Holy Ghost Is My Friend by Catherine Christensen, illustrated by Rebecca Sorge

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

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Synopsis

Get ready to shine a spotlight on the Holy Ghost! This unique picture book shares everyday situations and simple stories that teach children how to recognize the influence of the Spirit. When you shine a flashlight through the illustrated pages, you can discover how the Holy Ghost protects, comforts, directs, and witnesses of true gospel principles. A fun and illuminating book the whole family will love!

My Review

I loved the creative way children can learn about the Holy Ghost and how it plays an important role in their everyday lives. The shine the light feature is fun and adds another layer of excitement as the hidden picture is revealed. This is a book my daughters love to read at home and at church during sacrament meeting. It was also helpful with reverence while we watched General Conference in our home. A great resource and would make a perfect gift for the holidays!

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

About the Author

Catherine Christensen graduated magna cum laude from BYU with a degree in English and editing. She worked in her dream job acquiring and editing books before switching to her other dream job of full-time mother. She is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and has lived most of her life in England. She currently resides in Springville, Utah, with her husband and daughter. Catherine is the author of I Can Pray EverydayEmily’s Perfect Christmas TreeBlessing the Nephite Children, and The Holy Ghost.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Double Review: Blessing the Nephite Children and The Holy Ghost by Catherine Christensen



Heidi Reads... Blessing the Nephite Children by Catherine Christensen & Jay Fontano

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it

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Synopsis

Snuggle up with your kids and learn about Jesus's visit to the Nephites. This colorful board book is perfectly designed for little fingers and small attention spans. Experience the beauty of Christ's personal love in the Book of Mormon with your little ones and come to see the ways the Savior reaches out to them today.

My Review

This is an adorable little book with such a sweet message. My three year old absolutely loves it and we've read it over and over again. The words are simple enough for a toddler to understand, but the message is powerful. I'm not a fan of the font chosen for the text, but other than that I think this is the perfect book for a child to learn more about Jesus and His love for all people and especially children.

(Thank you to Cedar Fort Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)


Heidi Reads... The Holy Ghost: Discovering Your Extraordinary New Gift by Catherine Christensen & Jane Delve

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

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Synopsis

Get to know the Holy Ghost, from baptism on! This engaging book provides fill-in-the-blank stories, coloring pages, and other fun activities for your kids to help get them ready to receive the Holy Ghost and rely on Him for the rest of their lives. Come to understand and feel the Spirit, one of the greatest gifts from God.

My Review

This is a great activity book for children preparing for baptism and confirmation, as well as those who already have been. My nine year old really enjoys reading and doing the activities in this book on Sundays. They are challenging enough to keep her attention while still being age-appropriate. There are quite a few pages and I feel like it will keep her entertained for a long time and help reinforce the gospel principles she learns in our home and at church.

(Thank you to Cedar Fort Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

About the author

Catherine Christensen graduated magna cum laude from BYU with a degree in English and editing. She worked in her dream job acquiring and editing books before switching to her other dream job of full-time mother. She is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and has lived most of her life in England. She currently resides in Springville, Utah, with her husband and daughter. Catherine is the author of “I Can Pray Everyday” and “Emily’s Perfect Christmas Tree.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Review: I Can Pray Every Day by Catherine Christensen, Illustrated by Corey Egbert


 Heidi Reads... I Can Pray Every Day by Catherine Christensen, Illustrated by Corey Egbert

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

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Synopsis

“Heavenly Father hears my prayers. I know He listens and He cares.” This adorable picture book is the perfect way to teach your little ones when, where, and how to pray. With colorful illustrations, rhyming text, and simple reminders of eternal truths, it’s bound to become a family favorite in your home.

My Review

This is a sweet, simple book about how prayer can be meaningful and personal. It emphasizes that children can pray anytime, anywhere, about anything. I love the illustrations which have a retro-vintage vibe and a cohesive color theme. Both my 8 and 2 year old daughters love reading it, so it's great for a wide variety of ages. This book would make a great gift!

(Thank you to Cedar Fort Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)