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Friday, April 18, 2014

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

Between egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, children sometimes don’t hear the real Easter message. If that concerns you – and it should – maybe it’s time to find Bible centered children’ s books to read to little ones this Easter.  The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story (a Zonderkidz publication) makes a good start.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story tells the tale of some charming bears cubs who, like many children today, are caught up in the season’s excitement and seem to know little about the biblical account of Easter. A sweet Easter story children's book for the Easter basket, but nonetheless with a weak ending. (Read my full review -- including my thoughts on the story's conclusion --  in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner and in Assist News Service.) 

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © April 2014


Monday, April 14, 2014

IESODO - inspiring children's entertainment




Adorable. Inspiring. Biblical. Entertaining. Wholesome. Buy these for your kids this Easter and they'll be happy. (So will you.) 

Read my full review in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner. And in Assist News Service. 

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © April 2014



The PrayFit Diet - a game-changer


The problem with most diets is that they are unbalanced and unbiblical; they focus on self will rather than God’s will. Not so with The PrayFit Diet: The Revolutionary, Faith-Based Plan to Balance Your Plate and Shed Weight. This diet is God-focused, scientifically balanced and easy to adopt.

Read my full review in Assist News Service

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © April 2014

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Goodnight, Angels - Zonderkidz board book

For those who are looking for books to fill up their children's Easter baskets, this may or may not fit the bill. (If you want something to draw attention to Easter's message, this is not it. Read on.)
This delightfully bright and colorful board book is not, in my opinion,  Zondervan's brightest creation. Yes, it's colorful. Yes, it rhymes. Yes, there is a prayer at the end thanking God. But when we have the opportunity to capture little minds for a few moments with a book, there are so many wonderful ways we can truly point to Jesus. 

Read my full review here in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner and also in Assist News Service


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Master Designer -- The Song



The Master Designer – The Song is an awe-inspiring film about the world’s most fascinating creations and the secrets they hold to the universe. Creation holds the imprints of a master designer.

Read my full review in The Examiner

And if you're looking to see a brand new release this weekend, check out The Son of God. Looks to be epic. 

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © February 2014