Morning Devotion with Spurgeon

The Lord has done great things for us, for which we are glad. {Psalms 126:3}

Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts, their deep afflictions, their sad adversities, and the sinfulness of their hearts, yet with scarcely any allusion to the mercy and help which God has given to them. But a Christian whose soul is in a healthy state, will come forward joyously, and say, “I will speak, not about myself, but for the honour of my God. He has brought me up out of a horrible pit, and out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings: and he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God. The Lord has done great things for me, for which I am glad.” Such an abstract of experience as this is the very best that any child of God can present. It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them. It is true that we have our corruptions, and mournfully we know this, but it is quite as true that we have an all-sufficient Saviour, who overcomes these corruptions, and delivers us from their dominion. In looking back, it would be wrong to deny that we have been in the Slough of Despond, and have crept along the Valley of Humiliation, Mornings & Evenings with Spurgeon edited by Larry & Marion Piercebut it would be equally wicked to forget that we have been through them safely and profitably; we have not remained in them, thanks to our Almighty Helper and Leader, who has brought us “out into a wealthy place.” The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God, who has led us through all, and preserved us until now. Our griefs cannot mar the melody of our praise, we account them to be the bass part of our life’s song, “He has done great things for us, for which we are glad.

 

Educational Adventures to the Zoo & Aquarium with Really Cool Books!

What do you and your family love about the zoo? Or is it the Aquarium you prefer? Both are great adventures since they are both educational and entertaining.

The Moms of Master Books want to introduce you to two of Master Books’ helpers for your trip to either one. Complete Zoo Adventure and Complete Aquarium Adventure.

Master Books Educational Zoo BookThe Complete Zoo Adventure sets the stage for learning with “Before the Zoo” preparations, gives you the tools you need for an awesome “At the Zoo” experience, and then continues to deepen the understanding of God’s Creation with fabulous “After the Zoo” activities.

Interactive learning book before, during and after the trip to the AquariumThe Complete Aquarium Adventure  is designed for on-the-go learning. It has a convenient activity kit that can be removed to take with you to the aquarium,your local lake or the beach. Inside you will find devotionals and other materials to help in preparing to your visit.   When you’ve returned home, there are other activities like BingOcean to for learning reinforcement.

Learn more about these resources at the upcoming #TeachtheTruth Twitter Party. The Moms of Master Books will have reviewed the books for you. We will have awesome prizes for you to win including a Kid and Parent Grand Prize that you don’t want to miss!

Join us!

June 21st at 8pm Central using the #TeachtheTruth hashtag. Follow @masterbooks4u and @mamahall to follow the conversation. And YES – please bring your friends!

 

Hope, Devotions, & Parties

In our Christian walk, hope regardless of our circumstances is often required. There are days and their tragedies that require us to search for the hope we are promised in Jesus Christ.

Christian Inspiration Life Changing Devotional Book by New Leaf PressToday is Your Best Day, a devotion written by Roy Lessin, helps each of us to remember why we have hope despite cancer, financial stress, tornado damage, and many other issues that can arise.  Lessin, Dayspring co-founder and senior writer, give us sixty short devotions to remind us that because of Jesus and God’s promises, we can have great days …. regardless of what our eyes can see.

The Moms of Master Books are reviewing Today is Your Best Day and invite you to join them for a Twitter Party where you can win copies of the book.  Here are the details:

#TeachtheTruth Twitter Party
Thursday, March 22
8pm Central
use #teachthetruth hashtag
follow @masterbooks4u and @mamahall to participate

Need a little hope today? click on over to nlpg.com/yourbestday to read the introduction and first few devotions.

 

 

Love to Learn About Animals?

The Moms of Master Books and their children have been studying The World of Animals. It’s “a hard back “encyclopedia-like” book on what else…a ‘world of animals’!”  Tracy Zdelar

“I love that The World of Animals begins with Genesis 1:1. It’s awesome! My girls love this book.  The photographs are bright and detailed, and the information is easy to read and explain…” Aurie Good

“Our children love to learn about animals and are fascinated by their behaviors, habitats and lives.  We often found the kids sitting in the floor reading this book together.”  Gretta Johns

“I love books like this,books give such neat facts. Facts that have made me sit and reflect on how awesome the Creator is.” Stephanie Bowman

“If you’re looking for an animal reference book – this is the one!  Our homeschool book shelves are filled with individual topical resources: mammals, snakes, fish, etc. The World of Animals contains the information all in one beautiful book!” Stef Layton

” The pictures in this book are incredible! captivating even the young learners.” Eryn Hall

“All of my children love looking through this book and I know that we will be using it for years to come. It’s one of those books that you just always keep ready — because you know it will be read.” Rachel Martin

Big Girl recently studied the Male Frigate Bird, which she found just fascinating:

Guess what – if you check out the Moms of Master Books reviews this week, you will already know the answers to the #TeachtheTruth Twitter Party on January 17th at 8pm cst.

Follow @MasterBooks4u and @mamahall and use #TeachtheTruth to participate. We use Tweetgrid.com to follow the party conversation. Can’t make the party – stay tuned for more details on how to win a copy for yourself.

PS – The reviews are collected for you on Pinterest too! Click here to follow our #TeachtheTruth board, see the great pictures in the book, videos of children reading the book, and more.

See Our Top-Selling Children’s Books During Christmas

During the Christmas season many gave the gift of truth – Biblical truth. Our sales results show that families chose these 5 Master Books titles as their favorite gifts that Teach the Truth about God as our Creator and the authority of the Bible.

USA Book News Best Book Award Finalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

The Moms of Master Books, a blogging review team, will be highlighting more books in 2012 that will help you Teach the Truth (Biblical truth) to your family.  Join the team for a #TeachtheTruth Twitter party featuring The World of Animals on January 17th at 8pm Cst.  If you aren’t on Twitter or can’t attend the party, several of our Moms of Master Books will be offering giveaways on their blog on January 19th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS – tomorrow is Free Book Friday! Watch for our 7am Cst post tomorrow for details on how to win!