This was such a cute little book. Just short snippets of encouragement and lovely thoughts. Perfect for giving to a friend who is down or ill or just as a 'thank you' for being a cherished friend! Each double page was a complete thought and the book could be read either in its entirety in a few minutes or the reader could just read short snatches each day. This book was given to me for review by Book Sneeze in exchange for an honest review.
Eat Your Peas Faithfully by Cherly Karpen is definately a gift type book. It is cute and simple with whimsicle sayings tied with scripture. The book is filled with simple affirmation and uplifting encouragement. Although this is a cute little cook, don't expect it to be very deep. This is one of those little "add on" gifts that will bring a smile to someones face. This book was given to me for the purposes of review by Thomas Nelson. The opinion expressed is soley mine.
"Eat Your Peas Faithfully" is a small, yet lovely, simplistic, whimsical book. With Scriptures and encouragement writing throughout, it's really a joyful, refreshing read. There's nothing difficult about it, which is wonderful. :) It can be read in 10 minutes or less. I love the feel of the ripple like pages. It would make a wonderful gift for those that are going through triumph and trouble.
Thank you Booksneeze for providing me the opportunity to review a free copy of this book!
"Eat Your Peas, Faithfully: Simple Truths and Happy Insights" by Cheryl Karpen is a high-quality gift book. The sturdy cover and thick textured pages add a touch of elegance that is not always found in books of this genre. I also thoroughly enjoyed the lovely illustrations by Sandy Fougner. The colors and designs used are pleasant and calming.
This is my first encounter with one of the "Eat You Peas" series books, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I found the little snippets of truth to be very uplifting and thought provoking. This book could easily be read in one sitting, used over the course of several days or weeks as a devotional/meditational type read, or just picked up and opened to a random page whenever you need a little pick-me-up. There is a good combination of light encouragement and thought provoking insights throughout the book. One of the things I really liked is that the author has the actual Bible verses printed out for you rather than just the references. I found this book to be everything it claims to be and more. It would make a lovely gift for that special someone in your life who needs a little encouragement or faith-building.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in return for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for this review.
Eat Your Peas, Faithfully: Simple Truths and Happy Insights, by Cheryl Karpen is among the highest quality mini gift-books I have seen... and as a 30-something gal, I have given and received a good number from this genre!
The book has an impressive sturdiness (without feeling heavy), and features a textured hard cover. Much nicer than those silly paper covers often found on gift-books... you know the ones: gotta hold 'em on while you read, or take 'em off each time. Ugh.
Inside, the pages themselves are also impressive, even before you begin reading. The paper is thick and also textured (wish I knew more about paper to offer a better description), giving a unique, interesting feel to this book.
But what about reading the book? Each page spread features an inspiring or challenging thought framed by artwork on one side, opposite a short meditation-type prose. Many meditations feature a Bible verse; all remind of God's presence in our lives. Author Cheryl Karpen notes that, like eating your peas, "the pages in this book are filled with nutrients for the heart." Yes, yes, yes! What a wonderful gift to remind a friend that you and God are with her!
I feel lighter, happier, and at peace looking through this book. And I know just who I'm going to send it to...
I received this book free from publisher Thomas Nelson for the purpose of providing my honest review.