Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Wise Men Giving Gifts - Hippo in the Stable by Christian author Mark Trodd

Title: Hippo in the Stable
By: Mark Trodd
ISBN# 978-1-4797-1561-9
Review Date: November 23, 2012
Reviewed by: CBM Christian Book Marketing
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Hippo in the Stable by Christian author, Mark Trodd, is a full color illustrated children's book that is a delightful tale of a Hippo named Harriet who is captured from her home by Roman soldiers.  She is taken to Jerusalem, but escapes with Boon, a wide-eyed intelligent monkey.  The pair end up in an amazing place, which happens to be the same stable as where baby Jesus was born.  There in Bethlehem, the two are curious why this baby is so special, as they witness the three wise men giving gifts to worship the little baby in the manger who is said to have been born to save the people from their sins.  They later learn that he will lead people to the way to God.

Your children will learn of baby Jesus and history as these two charming characters journey together, and follow Jesus to find their way back home.  Parents will find that this book is an encouragement and a door opener to talk to young children about Jesus.  Little ones will be delighted by the colorful full page illustrations and adore this story of a little Hippo named Harriet.

Mark Trodd is an ex-schoolteacher of 18 years.  His love is to write and as he writes- he feels naked without a pen in his hand.  His hopes are to enrich children's lives through the use of enchanting stories focusing children on the Lord.  Harriet the Hippo was inspired through a puppet that his wife of thirty-five years used during her career as a Kindergarten teacher, as she taught little ones to be prepared in a world of "big people." 

Visit Hippo in the Stable by Mark Trodd for more information. You can also get your copy of Hippo in the Stable at Mark Trodd's Amazon page and in ebook format at Faithwriters.

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Suffer the Slings and Arrows: Dialogues with Job by Christian Author Wayne Wilson

Title: Suffer the Slings and Arrows: Dialogues with Job

Author: Wayne Wilson

Review Date: November 09, 2012

Reviewed by CBM Christian Book Marketing

10.0 stars on a scale of 10.0 stars

Suffer the Slings and Arrows: Dialogues with Job by author Wayne Wilson is a fictional narration of the classic Old Testament Book and one of the oldest books of the Bible, The Book of Job.  As most Christians may be familiar with the Book of Job and his sufferings, the author has written an intriguing fictional account, taking the reader back in time to 15 years after Job encountered his sufferings.  As noted in the popular cliché, "Time heals old wounds" the author thoughtfully takes a look at how Job's sufferings affected each character emotionally, socially and spiritually.  The author reveals Job's relationship with God, therefore asking and answering poignant questions that arise throughout the Book of Job.  If you have ever had trouble enduring or understanding the book of Job, consider this book that delves in deep and gives the reader a practical look at the Book of Job through the creative use of dialogue, scripture and encouragement.
This inspiring read will challenge the reader to come up higher in their pursuit of God while they consider God's servant, Job.  Regarded as one of the greatest literature books in history, the Book of Job has a significant meaning to many who walk the "straight path."  Within these turbulent times, people need to know who their redeemer is and that whatever happens they must gain an attitude of Job who triumphantly proclaims, Though I be tried by fire, yet I shall come through as gold, and Yea though He slay me, yet I will still worship Thee.   

As the author notes, "The story of Job encapsulates the story of the Old Testament and is applicable to all.  Job encourages us to rise above the suffering and find contentment in God Himself…not in His provisions.  Seek God's face, not His hand." Answering the question of, is love really love when there is no hidden agenda behind it? 

Capturing the essence of the time period and the timeless message of the Book of Job, readers will develop a deeper knowing and a deeper knowledge of God through this delightful and well written book from an author who has always been intrigued by the Book of Job and it's purpose.  A highly recommended, entertaining must read that will keep you coming back for more.

You may get your copy of Suffer the Slings and Arrows: Dialogues with Job on Amazon .

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