{review & giveaway} ESV Illuminated Bible

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It’s so important that mothers show their children that God’s Word is important. So how do we, as mothers, fit that into our days? Find tools that make studying and reading God’s Word accessible, enjoyable, and rejuvenating.

Yes, God’s Word is all of those things on it’s own. But when it’s so easy to access the Bible on our phones, it’s important to use our time in God’s Word to pause and focus. And it’s been proven that one of the most effective ways to relieve stress is to color or draw. So which Bible makes all of this easy for busy moms? The ESV Illuminated Bible.

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{review & giveaway} Rasmus and the Vagabond

Who remembers Pippi Longstocking? Emil? Classic children’s books that we are all familiar with never go out of style. I’ve had the pleasure of reading one of those classics, now being reprinted.

Astrid Lindgren is the author behind such great books. Her Amazon page is loaded with great characters and creative stories. Here’s a bit more about her –

unnamedAstrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, Emil, and dozens of other world-famous characters, has thrilled three generations of children with her storytelling. She is the only children’s author with a literary prize, a theme park, a museum, a satellite, and a minor planet named in her honor. (After this last honor, she suggested changing her name to “Asteroid Lindgren.”) A jury appointed by Swedish Radio’s Culture Department to elect the “Author of the Millennium” voted Astrid Lindgren second after William Shakespeare. She was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and heaps of other awards and honors.


Rasmus and the Vagabond is a book that maybe isn’t as well-known as Pippi but all the same charm and beautiful story-telling are present. Reading this book takes you to another time and place, when children were expected to work to support themselves by age 13 and a homeless vagabond was friendly. It’s almost so different I can’t fathom it. But Lindgren does an amazing job of recreating that world with her words, you really can imagine yourself there.

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After running away from an orphanage, nine-year-old Rasmus finds the world a cold and unfriendly place until he befriends an extraordinary tramp called Paradise Oscar. Together they meet more adventure than they ever imagined, solve a mystery, and catch the culprits. Rasmus dreams of finding a family and a home someday. But when he does, will he be able to part with his new friend and life on the road?


With charming illustrations and such descriptive words, Rasmus and the Vagabond belongs on every shelf. And now you have the chance to win a copy! Here’s how to enter:

– Leave a comment, telling me your favorite book to read aloud to your children. My seven year old has been mesmerized by this book!

– For a bonus entry, go follow One Redeemed Mom on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Then just comment letting me know you are following.

This giveaway will end on February 17 at 8pm. The winner will be notified by email so please be sure to leave a working email address.


This giveaway has now ended. Thank you to all who entered! The winner is comment #4 – Carol!

Good luck!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. 
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


{giveaway} Dear Magazine

I could not be more excited about this magazine! As my daughters have grown, we have noticed a real gap in the magazines for young teens. There are some great ones for little girls and some great magazines for adults. But something for teens and young women? Something beautiful and of highest quality, with interesting content? There was nothing.

Until now! I’m so happy to introduce Dear Magazine, published by Jenny Keliher.



So, who is Jenny? Daughter of Well Planned Gal Rebecca Keliher, Jenny is a young woman who has been taught to chase her passions and use her talents to God’s glory.

In an effort to reach teenagers world-wide with the message that they are dear to God, Jenny has created Dear Magazine. This beautiful product combines Jenny’s heart for the Lord with her love for literature, baking, and design.

Designed for young women ranging in age from thirteen to twenty-one, Dear covers everything from faith to fashion, from relationships to entertainment. But nothing about these topics fits the societal norm. Instead, each article reminds young women that everything they do should reflect the dear woman God has created them to be.

So what can young women expect in an issue of Dear Magazine? Here’s some examples:

– the biography of a historical hero, beginning with Amy Carmichael
– women’s awareness topics
– do-it-yourself sections
– recipes
– fashion tips
– spiritual growth encouragement
– encouragement and advice for growing in maturity
– discussions on relationships with friends and family
– entertainment suggestions

Would you like to learn more? Feel free to explore www.mydearmag.com to see a preview of Issue 1. I’m so excited for this magazine to become a part of my daughters’ lives. I’m even more excited that I have a one-year subscription to give away! Just enter below!