Posts Tagged ‘encouragement’

Inspired by the trend of “open when” letters sweeping the nation, Instant Happy author Karen Salmansohn has created a bound collection of 12 notes for readers to flip open whenever they need a pep talk. With categories like “Open when you need a laugh,” “Open when you’re feeling stressed out,” and “Open when you need courage,” these little happiness-boosters are based on Salmansohn’s viral posters that combine witty sayings with colorful graphics.

Hardcover, 24 pages, 7.4 x 0.5 x 4.2 inches

Keep um’ closed. The little letters in this book could have been written by a grade school student. (“I’m the happiness kitten. I’ve sprinkled happiness dust on you”) It references Buddhism and karma, so probably not a Christian read. And it also has one not so endearing thought (like thinking someone is an idiot).

Not recommended.

The Blogging For Books book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.



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The Lucado Inspirational Reader
. Max Lucado. 2011. Thomas Nelson. 452 pages.

This is a collection of works by Max Lucado in a small-sized hardcover book. Quotes and stories from many of his other books are arranged by topic. Each chapter focuses on a topic. Comfort, compassion, encouragement, family, heaven, peace, prayer, and worship are some of the chapters in this book.

I enjoyed sitting down and taking in a couple of chapters at a time. It can also be read in shorter portions, like a devotion book, when you don’t have the time to read more.

There is a convenient topical index in the back of the book and a “to, from, date” section at the very beginning for personalization. It really would be a perfect gift for a Max Lucado fan. Or a keepsake on your own bookshelf.

I highly recommend The Lucado Inspirational Reader to give “Hope & Encouragement for Your Everyday Life”.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This book was provided, by Book Sneeze, in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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