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Saturday, March 2, 2024

My Thoughts - Ephesians (Real World Bible Study) Author: Joy Suzanne Hunt


About the Book

Book: Ephesians (Real World Bible Study)

Author: Joy Suzanne Hunt

Genre: Bible Study Guide

Release Date: December 15, 2023

God’s Word + YOUR Real Life

If you’ve ever had trouble building a Bible study habit or understanding God’s Word for yourself, you’re not alone. But God’s Word was actually written about real life, for real life! It’s meant for the real world!

Connect with God’s Word in 15 min a Day

Whether you’re a Bible Study veteran, or you’re brand new and don’t know where to start, this study guide is for you. In this study, you’ll learn the steps to understand Scripture for yourself and connect it to your life and community. Each week, you’ll complete 5 days of study on your own (in manageable chunks that allow you go to deeper if desired), followed by a group session to explore the text with friends or family, because we interpret Scripture with the help of the Holy Spirit and community.


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About the Author

Joy Suzanne Hunt is the Pastor of Adult Education for CityWide Mosaic Church in Temecula, CA and a professor with SoCal School of Ministry.  Her mission is to equip men and women to take ownership of their lives, faith, and finances. When she’s not teaching, writing, or coaching, you can find her walking her Temecula neighborhood, trying out crockpot recipes, or playing board games with friends.




More from Joy

As a Bible college professor, I’m always looking for books written “by the seminary guys but for normal people,” meaning that I want the best scholarship and teaching out there, written in a way that everyone can understand. (Let’s face it: even if you’ve been to grad school, chances are reading someone’s PhD dissertation isn’t actually fun for you.)

And as a pastor, I choose study guides for our small groups that help teach members how to study the Bible and give them a framework to build Bible study into daily life. My favorite study guides pull in great background information and teach hands-on study skills, and are structured in a way that helps readers to spend time in God’s Word every day (whether they spend 5 minutes or 30). This study was born from our church calendar: all of my favorite study guide series’ are 13-week studies, and I needed to plan for a small group series that would last 7-8 weeks. What do you do when you can’t find the book you want? You write it, of course!

This study guide is built around the “3 Steps to Interpret a Bible Passage” that I’ve been teaching to my School of Ministry students for years. If you’ve never looked into the historical context of a passage on your own and made the connection to our lives today, you’re in for a treat. Getting into the context really makes God’s Word come alive for us and it helps guide how we handle difficult topics. I hope this study leaves you hungry for more – and armed with the tools to encounter and interpret God’s Word for yourself every day.

My Thoughts 

Ephesians (Real World Bible Study) is written by Joy Suzanne Hunt. This gives you an in depth look at Ephesians. I like the way the study was broken up into daily and weekly lessons. This can be an individual study or a small group. 

Ephesians is one of my favorite books of the Bible so I was super excited to see this study  I feel this would be geared toward newer Christians  I do like how the author teaches throughout. It’s easy to understand and flows nicely. 

Thank you to the author, publisher, and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book all thoughts are my own.   

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Cover Lover Book Review, March 5

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Blossoms and Blessings, March 7 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, March 7


To celebrate her tour, Joy is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Gift Card, copy of the book, and NLT Filament Bible Journal: Ephesians (Softcover)!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

My Thoughts- Ode to a Pug written by Jill Rosen


Ode to a Pug

Written by Jill Rosen

Illustrated by Stephanie Rohr

Ages 4+ | 32 Pages

Publisher: AM Ink Publishing (2024) ISBN-13: 978-1-958842-24-9

Publisher’s Book Summary: A precocious pug delights in shenanigans which drive her frazzled owner to declare she will give her pup away!

Laugh along with the snorting, snoring, and gaseous clown of the canine world as its owner struggles to reign in the messes and mayhem of a new addition. But there is nothing that a few licks and cuddles can’t fix, right?

A true delight that any family can relate to, Ode to a Pug is full of heart… and a lot of slobber.

Buy The Book 


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About the Author

Jill Rosen is a career marketer and advertiser who lives with two kids, three dogs, two cats, one bird, and a former stand-up comic and Princeton sketch-comedy writing husband. She doesn’t need to go far for comedic inspiration or advice!

Through her brand management work, Jill’s early recognition of, and appreciation for, powerful writing and artistic design only flourished. She is a seasoned workshop facilitator and strategic healthcare consultant specializing in the areas of mental health and infertility.

Jill was inspired to begin writing her own stories by her two boys, both avid readers. Now Jill can’t wait to share them with all the young readers out there.

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My Thoughts 

Ode to a Pug is a fun children’s picture book that is written by Jill Rosen. We are such big dog lovers and my little best friend had a pug.  I love hearing about their adventures together. I knew when I saw this book we had to review it. 

This author has written a rhyming story that flows nicely. It’s a story about a woman who adopts a new fur baby. The new addition brings chaos wherever he goes. He snores, has tinkles on the carpet and drives his owner to the edge of insanity. She decides that he has to go but then she looks into his eyes and she changes her mind. 

This was such a fun book to read. I’ll be passing this book onto my little pug loving bestie. This book is geared toward ages 2-10. Thank you to the author, publisher and Children’s book review for allowing me to read a copy of this book all thoughts are my own. 

Thursday, February 15, 2024
The Children’s Book Review
Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Friday, February 16, 2024
Pages for Paige
Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Monday, February 19, 2024
My Reading Getaway

An Article by Author Jill Rosen
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Crafty Moms Share
Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Country Mamas with Kids
An Article by Author Jill Rosen
Friday, February 23, 2024
Cover Lover Book Review

An Interview with Author Jill Rosen
Monday, February 26, 2024
Froggy Read Teach

Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
The Fairview Review
Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Barbara Ann Mojica
Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Thursday, February 29, 2024
The Momma Spot
Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Friday, March 1, 2024
Because I Said So

Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Monday, March 4, 2024
icefairy’s Treasure Chest

Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Life Is What It’s Called
An Interview with Author Jill Rosen
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
A Blue Box Full of Books
Book Review of Ode to a Pug and Little Free Library Drop
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Twirling Book Princess
Book Review of Ode to a Pug
Friday, March 8, 2024
Mrs. Makes Reading Fun
Book Review of Ode to a Pug

Sunday, February 25, 2024

My Thoughts - One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey


One Wrong Move

by Dani Pettrey

February 2 - March 1, 2024 Virtual Book

Taunting riddles.
A deadly string of heists.
Two broken hearts trapped in a killer's game.

Christian O'Brady was pulled into a life of crime at a young age by his con artist parents. Now making amends for his corrupt past, he has become one of the country's foremost security experts. When a string of Southwestern art heists targets one of the galleries Christian secured, he is paired up with a gifted insurance investigator who has her own checkered past.

Andi Forester was a brilliant FBI forensic analyst until one of her colleagues destroyed her career, blaming her for mishandling evidence. She now puts those skills to work investigating insurance fraud, and this latest high-stakes case will test her gift to the limit. Drawn deep into a dangerous game with an opponent bent on revenge, Christian and Andi are in a race against the clock to catch him, but the perpetrator's game is far from finished, and one wrong move could be the death of them both.

Book Details:

Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: February 6, 2024
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780764238482 (ISBN10: 0764238485)
Series: Jeopardy Falls, Book 1
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | | Goodreads | Baker Book House

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Author Bio:

Dani Pettrey is the bestselling author of the Coastal Guardians, Chesapeake Valor, and Alaskan Courage series. A two-time Christy Award finalist, Dani has won the National Readers' Choice Award, Daphne du Maurier Award, HOLT Medallion, and Christian Retailing's Best Award for Suspense. She plots murder and mayhem from her home in the Washington, DC, metro area.

Catch Up With Dani Pettrey:
BookBub - @DaniPettrey
Instagram - @authordanipettrey
Facebook - @DaniPettrey

My Thoughts

One Wrong Move is written by Dani Pettrey. This is the first book in the Jeopardy Falls series.  This book starts off with action and suspense and does not let up throughout the whole book. 

Andi Forester lost her career as a FBI analyst. Someone frames her in regards to some botched evidence. She’s changed her first name and is working as an insurance investigator. She is called into a string of gallery heists. The owner, who is very eccentric had all of his galleries broken into. The thieves knew what they were after. They even bypassed the alarm that Christian O’Brady put in. 

Christian has a checkered past. He comes from a family of con artists. He wants to right the wrongs of his family. Christian doesn’t judge at first meeting. Even when he finds out about Andi and the FBI botch.  He believes her and encourages her to look more into it. 

The two characters make a great team. However it becomes apparent very soon that someone doesn’t want them to be on the case. They become targets and have to work together to try and stay alive. I really think I suspected everyone in this story. 

This book is chock full of action, suspense, mystery, romance and so much more. I am so excited for this series. Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime book tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. 


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The giveaway is for:    One paperback copy of One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey and a $15 Amazon gift card to one winner; US only.