If your child has been to church more than a couple of times, he has probably heard the story of Jonah and the Whale.
Author, Troy Schmidt, turns this tale around and gives us the whale’s point of view in his book”Hey God, I’ve Got Some Guy Named Jonah in My Stomach and I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up!” My six-year-old son is a new reader and wanted to contribute his thoughts to this review.
Thanks, Ben. Short and to the point.
I adore stories when the old tried and true stories when told in a new way and this book does not disappoint. “Hey God!” stays true to the Bible story, incorporates humor for the kids, has colorful illustrations and a “Parent Connection” feature inside the book to help parents take the story further.
Thanks to FlyBy Promotions, I am pleased to be able to give a copy of “Hey God!” away to a reader. To enter, do the following:
1. “Like” me on Facebook. I’m needy and need the validation.
2. Leave a comment below stating which book you loved when you were a kid.
A winner will be selected on Friday, April 26th.
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What happens when a group of people steeped deep in their own musical traditions of Black Gospel, Latin, Caribbean, and Anglo come together to create a new tradition and sound?
What happens when the fusion of Black, Anglo, Latino, Caribbean, and Cuban voices unite together to worship in one voice?
This fantastic CD is what happens.
I must confess that I’ve been pretty burned out on popular worship music after working in churches for the past 9 years. After awhile, things just seem to all sound the same. So I’ve elected to either listen to music released in the late 90s or early 2000 when I first became a Christian because it helps me to remember the fire I had burning in me at the beginning or I listen to classical music when I want to pray or read the Bible.
This is in no way a criticism of music being played in churches today. I’ve just been burned out and needed a change for awhile. So when I was asked to review Miami Vineyard’s CD, I postponed for a couple of months. I just didn’t want to listen to any new worship music.
I was so wrong.
The vocals, music and arrangements are so rich and fresh! I’m only familiar with three tracks on this CD. But all of the arrangements were completely new to me and I loved them all. My favorite is: Hallelujah Anyhow.
This CD is a shot of B12 to my spirit and I’m so glad I listened to it.
Propeller Marketing has graciously given me permission to give away a copy of this CD to one of my readers. If you’d like a chance to win, please comment on this post with your name and list something that you were reluctant to try and wound up being happy you did.
I’ll announce a winner on Monday, April 2. Good luck!