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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.50 (inches)|
Devotions for the Beach ...and Days You Wish You Were ThereThomas Nelson / 2012 / Hardcover$9.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest in Your Hurried LifeMiriam DrennanThomas Nelson / 2015 / Hardcover$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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A Day at the Beach: Devotions to Help You Relax, Reflect, and RenewJedd Hafer, Todd HaferTyndale Momentum / 2017 / Imitation Leather$10.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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Take long walks.
Watch the sunset.
Shoes are optional.
The beautiful four-color book of inspirational photos, Bible verses, quotations, and short writings invites you to escape the buzz of the everyday and into the tranquility that the beach offers. Each section of this book will cover a "beach rule" and encouraging thoughts on how you can incorporate that mind-set or behavior into your daily life.
Much of Jesus ministry happened along the seashore, where He told His followers about the peace and rest His Father offered them and modeled the best way to live. In the same way, this book transports you to a favorite beach locale and helps you apply rules for beach living to everyday liferules to slow down, to notice the beauty in the little things, and to incorporate rest into even the most stressful times.
Full of serene images, inspiring quotations, and restful Bible verses, this book will be a natural addition to your coffee table or desk, as well as a lovely gift for that beach-loving friend.
For as the waters fill the sea,
the earth will be filled with an awareness
of the glory of the Lord.
Habakkuk 2:14 NLT
JCMorrowsAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5You can almost believe you're really there!September 13, 2016JCMorrowsAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an exceptional book - either to give as a gift or to buy for yourself. It is full of wonderful advice, insightful life tips, and beautiful imagery!
Reading through the book, it's easy to imagine hearing the waves crashing outside your window... or the call of gulls as they glide over the ocean water.
I have the e-version of this book and while I highly recommend snagging the hardback edition as well, it is exceedingly handy to have a copy on my iPad. I get to take this wonderful volume everywhere with me - and there are unexpected stresses everywhere. It is a delight to have this book with me when I'm on the go!
debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Life is better at the beach - Christina VinsonJuly 24, 2016debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a great gift book. It's hardcover, has lost of color photos, and everything in it is about the beach. What a great way to have GOD's word through the whole summer. This book gives scripture and then a short story in reference to the scripture.
I would recommend this for anyone that love the beach and wants to have that relaxing feeling all day long. It is a great book that you could use for a daily devotion. It is a great book to have on the table so that you can just grab and read anytime you want. This is a great gift book for anyone of any age but especially for those that love the beach, they will love this book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Booklookers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
HeidiMarie3 Stars Out Of 5Life Is Better At The BeachJuly 18, 2016HeidiMarieQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3This book published by Thomas Nelson is a great little book about how to live everyday like you're at the beach. When we're at the beach, it is so easy to be relaxed and enjoy every moment. We long to go outside and see the beauty of God's creation. However, it's hard to keep up that attitude after our beach vacation is over. This book is all about how to keep up that beach mentality every day for your own health and positivity.
I did enjoy this book. It's a short, quick read, filled with very small bits of text, Bible verses, quotes, and lots and lots of lovely beach photos. I would picture this book on a coffee table in a house on the beach. It would make a great gift, something for you to flip through when you feel a little down, or un-beachy.
I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars. I recommend it, I thought it was so cute! I read this as an ebook but I'll bet the physical copy is really beautiful!
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
Heart2HeartVictorville, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 515 Beach Rules offer a great way to look at implementing them into our daily life!July 12, 2016Heart2HeartVictorville, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Some of life's best memories are made at the beach: the boat rides and the waterskiing, the smell of saltwater in your hair, those early-morning walks when the beach is quiet. So many memories remain vivid, even after the last laundry load is washed and summer settles into fall. Living and experiencing every moment created lasting memories of the beach. You heard, saw, smelled, tasted, and touched different things every day, and they all combined to form some of your life's best memories.
You may not be able to live at the beach 365 days a year. Your home may be in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania or the cornfields of Wisconsin. You might live in a city amidst skyscrapers and office buildings or in the suburbs of west Michigan. Wherever your home lies, even if it's not by the beach, you can still make and incorporate this ideas and memories into each and even day. That is where "Life is Better At The Beach" by Christina Vinson comes into play. This adorable and whimsical hardcover book is inspiration for living each day like you're at the beach. One of my favorite places to be of all time.
There are 15 Beach Rules and not only are they followed by wonderful beach seascapes but also with a quote or Scripture verse that applicably applies to the beach rule. Such as beach rule # 4, Look for Seashells. "If you have ever looked for seashells by the ocean, you know that the best shells aren't always visible - they're often in the water. And in order to walk home with your hands full of unique sea souvenirs, you need to get wet. Sometimes that may feel like a risk.
Getting wet doesn't always seem appealing. Perhaps it's a rainy day, or maybe you aren't dressed appropriately for the water, or maybe the water is a tad chilly. But to find something good, you need to venture in. Sure, there's a big possibility there won't be any shells when you wade in. But then again, there just might be.
This rings true over and over in life, doesn't it? The biggest opportunities may look a little daunting, whether it's introducing yourself to a new friend, applying for a new job, taking that evening class, or trying to patch up a broken relationship.
Maybe you don't feel qualified, the risk seems too big, or perhaps you're just plain shaking-in-you-flip-flops afraid. It's okay to feel those feelings. But what if giving into your fears means you miss what is perhaps the most beautiful shell you've ever seen? You won't find it scanning the edges of the water or walking on dry land. Getting wet will often feel daunting, but you may emerge with a treasure in the end." (pg 43).
I received Life Is Better At The Beach by Christina Vinson compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation, aside from a copy of the novel in exchange for my unbiased and personal evaluation. Being born and raised at the beach, my heart is always at peace whenever I hear the ocean call or smell the salty air. Peace inevitably follows. This is such a wonderful way to incorporate all those beach memories into life applications that can make your day a whole lot less stressed and enable you to remember what is important and to keep on creating those memories wherever you are. For me, this book rated a 5 out of 5 stars and I love all the ocean and beach analogies that apply to every single thing in my day.
JanetBelton, TXAge: 45-54Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5A Friendly, Little BookJuly 8, 2016JanetBelton, TXAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Life Is Better at the Beach is a friendly, little book meant to bring a smile to the reader's face. The subtitle, Inspiration for Living Each Day Like You're at the Beach, sums the concept up well. It's the kind of book I might purchase on clearance to leave lying on an end table or shelf somewhere for guests to flip through at their leisure.
The book has fifteen chapters of a sort. Each starts with a one -sentence thought about how to enjoy life at the beach. The first, for example, is Wake up smiling. This is followed by a one-page elaboration of that idea, a beach-scene picture with a complimentary Bible verse, a relevant quote, and another thought or two. It's a simple, little beach book meant to help the reader relax. On a stressful day, it could possibly help you find your happy place or a much-needed moment of peace.
I received a partial eCopy of Life Is Better at the Beach from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for this honest review.