I am so excited to share that this blog has a new name! Changing the name is an idea I've had for a while, but now, it is official!
If you have followed this blog for a while, you know that this blog has been focused primarily on Christian book reviews for several years now. So I wanted to choose a name that would reflect my desire to highlight reviews as it primary focus and would distinguish it from the other projects I do with this ministry.
So why did I pick the name Lion's Eyes Reviews? It was inspired by my favorite book I have reviewed to date: Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko. In line with the message of that book, I hope to use my reviews to inspire Christians to view our would "through the eyes of a lion" so they will be prepared to "run toward the roar."
I plan to continue to use this blog to continue much of the work that I have already been doing here: launching and promoting the work of Christian authors that I believe in their message. I will also keep myself open to occasionally doing movie and musical reviews.
How consistently I will post reviews is not certain at this point, as I will have to find a balance between my work on this blog and well my new blog, Teen Girl Youth Ministry. But for now, I hope that you will continue to follow my work here to help me reach my goal of influencing the next generation to view our world through the lens of the cross.
Question of the day: Do you have any Christian non-fiction books that you would be interested in seeing me review on this blog? Let me know in the comments!
I am excited to take the opportunity with this segment of my podcast interview with Josh Taylor to announce my next larger book release.
In this interview segment, I talk about future plans to write and self-publish a devotional guide based on Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as well as other devotionals based on Disney films if this one goes well. "Redeeming the Beast" is my working title, and will hopefully be available by the end of 2021.
I will also go ahead and share here the video that I was describing where Glen Keane explains that the Beast's transformation was symbolic of his own spiritual transformation. (That part is about 2 minutes into the video) In many ways, that clip has been the main inspiration for this project
Don't forget to check out Josh Taylor's YouTube Channel, Blimey Cow: https://www.youtube.com/blimeycow
I was looking forward to reading this book from the first time I heard about it. I have enjoyed all the books I’ve read by Lysa, but have found that her last several books have been personally significant. With each of her last few releases, especially Uninvited, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, and now Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, her books have proven to become more and more relevant to what I have gone through in my personal life. While each book by itself is powerful, all three books together are a powerful tool for those who have dealt with pain caused by the actions of others. The topic of forgiveness is difficult but is also incredibly freeing, if you choose to embrace it over bitterness. This is now my top resource on this topic. I cannot recommend it enough ~ Bethel
Forgiveness is one of the hardest things Christians are called to do in the Scriptures, especially when they have been hurt deeply by the actions of others. We are well aware of the Scripture’s call to forgive, but we can’t let go of what happened to us. Relationships are destroyed, bitter words are exchanged, and the pain afterwards refuses to let us move on. It often feels like forgiving is letting our offender off the hook, so we are holding ourselves captive to our pain, all while thinking that we are holding our offenders responsible. This leads to a vicious cycle that seems like it will never end. It makes us ask the question: how can I learn to forgive what I can’t forget?
In her book Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, Lysa Terkeurst takes her readers on a journey toward discovering how they can let go of the pain of what others have done to them and learn how to forgive. While not diminishing the pain and suffering they have been through, Lysa walks through many facets of forgiveness, bitterness, and the pain caused by conflicts with others. Instead of offering platitudes of instant solutions, she instead offers hope that with time, diligence, and support, you can make peace with the past and live life again. Speaking with honesty and vulnerability from the pain of her husband having an affair, Lysa shares her personal journey of her husband having an affair, sharing it in a way that makes it relatable, regardless of what you may need to forgive. If you have ever struggled with forgiveness, this is a book you need to read. Get your copy today!
To learn more about how I learned to forgive in the middle of difficult circumstances,
In this segment, Josh Taylor of the Blimey Cow YouTube Channel and I continue to discuss my book Beyond Your Wardrobe. We talk about how I created a study guide and DVD to go along with the original book and how I went about self-publishing these 2 books and a DVD
NOTE: DVD will only be available on Amazon until the end of May 2021, since they are shutting down their media on demand service. I am working on making the videos available as a DVD or video download through my site before this deadline. More details coming soon
To learn more about my book, Beyond Your Wardrobe, and the bible study, click here
As an added bonus this week, check out my appearance in Blimey Cow's latest video as I do an imitation of their original character, Big Head Kid, played by Josh's brother Jordan. (Yes, that's me in the upper left corner, lol) Enjoy!
When I heard that Kristen and Bethany were coming out with a devotional, I was so excited. Having been a part of the launch of their three previous books, I know how well they do at helping young women understand the beautiful design and powerful purpose behind their womanhood. Even before I read this book, I knew that combining this strength with plenty of Scripture in a devotional would be a great combination. This prediction was proven to be accurate. I was excited to once again serve on their launch team for this book (which now marks the most book launches I have done for any author!) and recommend this book to any young woman wanting to learn how to “shine bright” ~ Bethel
In their devotional, Shine Bright, sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal help young women get into God’s Word with 60 days of Scriptures, journaling prompts, and other spiritual exercises. Sharing stories and insights that are both new and familiar to the followers of their ministry GirlDefined, Kristen and Bethany connect the Scriptures they share with real-life experiences in a way that is engaging and relevant. Through the variety of Scriptures and topics they discuss, you are given a picture of what it looks like to become a woman defined by God’s Word, which will give the readers the ability to “shine bright” for Christ, if they choose to embrace these truths. This book is well-written and well-designed (the cover is so cute!). Designed to encourage the reader to build consistent Bible study habits, this book would a great option for any teen girls or young women that want to develop the discipline of doing devotions. Get your copy today!
*I received a copy from the publisher for the purpose of this review as part of my involvement in the book’s launch team
NOTE: There have been issues with their book distributors and keeping the books stocked. If you are interested in ordering the book to support the launch (which I totally recommend), their publisher Baker Books is currently running a sale of 30% off and free shipping. For more info, click here
Check out my reviews of Kristen and Bethany's other books:
Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girl's Heart
Project Modesty (e-Book)
To learn more about my book, Beyond Your Wardrobe, click here
This blog is now designated for my reviews of primarily Christian books, but also some movies and musicals. It will feature the work I do to help launch and promote the works of Christian authors I believe in their message. This will also be the place where I will update and promote the major of the projects of Princess Worth Dying For Ministries or my personal life.
The name is derived from one of my favorite books, Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko. Through my reviews, I hope to give Christians the tools they need to look at the world "through the eyes of a lion" so they can find the courage to "run toward the roar".
To find the detailed archives for my reviews, please check the tabs under the "Lion's Eyes Reviews" on the main menu of this site.
Bethel Grove is a self-published Christian author, spoken word artist, and a graduate of Ozark Christian College trained in biblical exegesis and theological studies. She founded Princess Worth Dying For Ministries to proclaim the truth of the gospel, especially to the next generation, and to promote other authors and influences who do the same. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, and mentoring younger women.
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