Monday, February 21, 2011

A Review of Paws and Tales: God Cares for You

Ever wonder what those furry forest animals do when us humans aren't looking. Well, pop some popcorn, and put it Paws and Tales: God Cares for You.  And that is just what we did (my 3 year-old and I). I must say, I have never heard of or seen Paws and Tales, so I came to the table, or couch rather, with no expectations. At first glance I must say the animation is a bit distracting, in that the characters do not move very life-like, it is quite robotic. But, I said who cares and continued to watch with an open mind. The dvd has two main episodes and then songs in between. The songs were nice and catchy, but I felt like I needed to watch the dvd again. As I watched a 2nd time I realized the story was a bit choppy and seemed to just throw God in instead of the principles being weaved seamlessly through it. But at the end of the day what really matters is my child's reaction and receptivity to it. My 3 year old seemed to enjoy the fact that there was something new to watch, but soon the novelty wore off and he never requested the dvd again. He is only 3, so the fact that he did not seem to glean much from the video may be due to age. I  honestly would not recommend the dvd. It is not bad but it is not good. To discover more about paws and tales take a trip to

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To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this dvd to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Review of Love & Respect

The greatest team that ever was created, existed, and victorious can't be found playing on ESPN. It can be in your very own house. This team can be your marriage. Unfortunately, so many people, including Christians will never know this joy. In the Book "Love & Respect" by Dr. Eggerichs, we are introudced to the playbook of married life. This book will not save your marriage, but does give you access to the many tools God has given to us, in order to bless each other in marriage. Know that you must come to this book with an open heart to receive all that is said here. And also know that not every page will fit your exact feeling or perceptions, and that is ok. We are not generic and cannot all be pegged into one book. But this book offers valuable insight into the way God wants our marriage to honor Him. And truly that is was marriage is about. Showing this dead world, the beautiful picture He has in store for them, if they would believe and repent. Go get this book, and enjoy the rewards of implementing this new knowledge.