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Uncompromising by Hannah Farver Review

9780802411679Uncompromising: A Heart Claimed by a Radical Love is written by Hannah Farver. As a college student herself, Farver is basically writing to her peers. Her style and tone will certainly resonate with the teen/young adult crowd as will the compact size and appealing cover art. The reading feels more like a long chat as you have coffee then a formal book which is perfect for her audience. Sure she quotes Piper and Schaeffer but she also adds her own stories, some silly creations to draw the reader to her point. Hannah tackles the subjects that most teens find interesting like beauty, love, and dudes (her word not mine). I think young women will relate to her and like her which will make it easy to hear her message. What I personally liked most of all is that she calls her readers to know God and follow Him.

“Seek First the kingdom of God.” …They are words of Christ, fit for application to the life of every one of His modern-day followers (Matthew 6:33) pg. 179

I would recommend this book to any female who is a teenager or young adult. I think this would make a good gift from mother to daughter or even a book to read and discuss together. There are study guide questions in the back so it could easily be used with a small group too. It is my hope that in your discussions, you go back and line up what she writes with what the Bible says and seek to understand the truth.

AN INTERVIEW WITH HANNAH FARVER FROM REVIVE OUR HEARTS:

FROM MOODY PUBLISHER’S WEB PAGE:

Ask any girl on the street what womanhood is about, and you’ll get a blank stare in return. No one knows. Young women are devoid of vision beyond popularity, material wealth, a cute boyfriend or a dream career. Even in Christian circles, significant questions are often left unanswered: What’s the point of purity? Modesty? Femininity? What’s biblical womanhood? Most of all, girls wonder at the longing in their souls for something greater.

Uncompromising: A Heart Claimed By a Radical Love cuts straight to the heart of young womanhood. Rather than setting up rules, it pulls at the desire in every woman’s heart to live a life of purpose, fully surrendered to His radical love. Written in an edgy teen voice, Uncompromising is a collection of “field notes” from the author’s own search for answers…and the story of how she stumbled upon the one Cause worth dying for. Contains study questions for group or individual use.

Image pulled from Hannah Farver’s Blog

Be sure to SELECT A RETAILER for your purchase and visit Hannah Farver’s Blog.

I was given a copy of Uncompromising by Moody Publisher’s in exchange for my honest review.

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Pick and Draw Game Review and Giveaway

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When the Pick and Draw game arrived, it took my son no time to read the rules, set it up, and begin drawing pages of faces.  With straight forward instructions put forth step by step, he was off.  We found that this card game can be used with any age and it can be done alone or together plus parents and teachers can use it as a learning tool.
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When I contacted Rich Davis to see about writing a review, he didn’t just send me one game; he sent me four! He asked me to use them in ministry here in Bolivia. I thought that was amazing! He told me that people are using the Pick and Draw games in India, Africa, Poland, and many other countries. Mr. Davis stated, “…even if they (missionaries or teams) can’t speak the language. Art, a gift from God, is a language all people can understand immediately.”  It is his greatest desire and a dream he believes God placed in his heart to see people come to know Jesus through art.  Pick and Draw is the beginning of God’s answer to that dream.

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What will we do with the extra games we received? One pack of Pick and Draw was already played during the English Village ministry which helps future missionaries and leaders from South America develop language learning skills. Another of the games will make it’s home in a small village where we have a single missionary who works with a church there. The children in that town are used to life without electricity and other conveniences, I really think this will become a highlight for them. The others will be used by our children’s ministry team, the school, and possibly the medical team plus we will enjoy our personal copy and make use of it as ministry comes along too. I am excited to see how this game might help us in sharing the Gospel.

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I highly recommend Pick and Draw for anyone with children. You can use it for an afternoon activity, waiting in a restaurant or office, a character for a short story, or many other things. If you want to give it a try, go HERE.

Please consider making a purchase (using the link or the button to the right) of Pick and Draw, at just $10.00 a game it would make a great gift for any occasion or just an addition to your lessons. If you do decide to get a copy or already own one, let me know what you think.

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I received a copy of Pick and Draw in exchange for this review which is my own opinion. The links in this post and the button are affiliate links.

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The Student Whisperer Review

SWSmallCoverAfter having read The Thomas Jefferson Education,  I was enthralled with the idea of a leadership education for my family. I found that I agreed with the premise of this educational theory which allows our children to become scholars after they work through the stages of learning. The stages are set up for the kids to grab hold of the desire to learn and focus energies to that end, doing much more then the minimum to get by. Don’t we all want that for our children? The kind of students who are set on the path of lifelong learning, who read for information and whose work is internally motivated much of the time.

The first section or “Book One” of The Student Whisper follows excerpts of journal entries from Tiffany Earl. You get a glimpse into when she was mentored and her mentoring beginnings. You see a little of what her education was like and a how she changes and grows. It was inspiring to read! I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and find a mentor for myself and more then that, I wanted to be that kind of mentor to my children. Plus, I started my own Commonplace Book and started reading with a goal of education and lining new ideas up with my core book, the Bible.

SWBackCover-224x300The second part of The Student Whisperer, “Book Two”, shares the nuts and bolts of mentoring toward a great individualized education. These pages are packed with ideas and journaling prompts that will help each aspiring mentor with the students they are walking beside.

I shut The Student Whisperer with insights and ideas, ready to move ahead. I now desire more then ever to be a good mentor to my children and any other students that may cross my path. I want my students to get an education that is well-rounded, where they learn to be thinkers, where they chose to do the work from within, where they love learning. I also want to stay on the journey of continued education for myself. The book itself did what it hopes to inspire us to do, it was a good mentor!

May I encourage you to check out The Student Whisperer, The Thomas Jefferson Education, The Home Companion, and Leadership Education as well as the Thomas Jefferson Education site where you can find out more about leadership education. If you are not familiar with this way of education, I think it is worth your time and energy to do the research!

Have you read any of the Leadership Education books?

I was given a copy of The Student Whisperer in exchange for this review which is my honest opinion.