Its a Non-fiction Saturday twofer!

Peace on Earth, A Christmas Collection
by: Mary Engelbreit
5 Stars!

I surely wish with all my heart,
This day of Jesus' birth,
That peace and love and happiness
Soon cover all the earth.
Mary Engelbreit rings in the holiday with a Christmas collection that includes many of her favorite carols, the story of Jesus' birth, and beloved poems that touch the heart and celebrate the miracle of the season.

Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother's own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary's distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. Mary's dearest wish has always been to illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country. 

I was thrilled to get this book to review! I am a big fan of Engelbreit, always have been. This book is a treasure! It is simply gorgeous! I have looked at it several times. I just can't seem to get enough. This is a book that you will put on your coffee table year after year and never get tired of it. It is full of songs, poems and a few stories and LOTS of beautiful pictures! I hope my photos do it justice because this is truly a beautiful book.
This would also make a wonderful gift for that special someone who loves Christmas!

Thank you "Zondervan Books" for sending me this wonder Christmas book to read and review!

Get your copy at Amazon - HERE
or at B&N - HERE

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
by Sally Lloyd-Jones & Jago
5 Stars!

From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet- profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone—drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more—to turn the reader's eyes toward the God who loves them with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.
Perfect for family devotions, bedtime, story time, or even as a companion to The Jesus Storybook Bible, this accessible yet theologically rich book reveals biblical truth in word and image-all working together and designed to do one thing: to make the reader's heart sing.

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children, with an expertise in conveying biblical truth to young children. She is the author of three bestselling children's Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Baby's First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner—The Jesus Storybook Bible. She has written many picture books for children, including Handbag Friends, Time to Say Goodnight and the critically acclaimed, How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister. A native of England, Sally lives in New York City and can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.

I love books like this! You can just open it and read any page. You can pick a favorite and read it over and over. Pick one just for your thoughts or you can read it from cover to cover. There seems to be a poem/devotional for almost everything. And I love the pictures that go with each one. 
Each poem has the Bible verse listed as a reference too. I like that. It is small enough that it is easy to hold onto and to carry around.
This is a real nice book for yourself or to give to that special friend, a sister or co-worker.

Thanks again to "Zondervan Books" for sending me this to read and review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE
Or from B&N - HERE

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