Author: Catherine Christensen

Blog Book Tour | New #PictureBook by Catherine Christensen and a workbook to encourage children to feel spiritually renewed!

Posted Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 by jorielov , , , , , , 0 Comments

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Acquired Book By: I am a regular tour hostess for blog tours via Cedar Fort whereupon I am thankful to have such a diverse amount of novels and non-fiction titles to choose amongst to host. I received a complimentary copy of “Blessing the Nephite Children” and “The Holy Ghost” direct from the publisher CFI (imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc) in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.

Why I love Catherine Christensen Children’s Books:

The illustrations are bright and vivid, a true eclipse of childhood – painting together a young girl and her family, as they find time to pray amongst the hours they are living. It’s wonderful to see how varied a young girl’s prayers can be and how prayer by definition can be for a multitude of things; both seen and unseen. The illustrator matches keenly to the writer’s ability to offer a guide of possibilities to children; to take the guesswork out of what constitutes a prayer and where you need to be whilst you pray.

It’s a lively conversation waiting to be spoken between a child and their parents, where an open dialogue about sharing how parents approach their prayer life and how their child can approach theirs will be easily obtained after reading this beautiful picture book together! I love how the story is a celebration of what we can share within our prayers as much as how grounded our lives become through prayer.

I love learning books – always have – even when I was a child, because they help expand your world as much as they help re-define the world as well. You get to grow through the knowledge your internalising and in this particular case, I liked how the lesson was breaking down how prayer can become an active habit without complications, because prayer is portable and as convenient as remaining mindful about your thoughts and your emotions.

-quoted from my review of I Can Pray Everyday

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Blog Book Tour | New #PictureBook by Catherine Christensen and a workbook to encourage children to feel spiritually renewed!Blessing the Nephite Children
by Catherine Christensen
Illustrator/Cover Designer: Jane Delve
Source: Direct from Publisher

Snuggle up with your kids and learn about Jesus’s visit to the Nephites. This colorful board book is perfectly designed for little fingers and small attention spans. Experience the beauty of Christ’s personal love in the Book of Mormon with your little ones and come to see the ways the Savior reaches out to them today.

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ISBN: 9781462118755

Also by this author: I Can Pray Everyday

Genres: Children's Literature, Artistic Adaptations &/or Picture Books


Published by CFI (imprint) Cedar Fort Inc

on 1st August, 2016

Format: Hardcover Edition

Published By: CFI (imprint) of Cedar Fort Inc (@CedarFortBooks),

an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc (@CedarFortBooks)
Available Formats: Hardback, Ebook

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Posted Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 by jorielov in Blog Tour Host & Reviewer, Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, Children's Literature, Illustrations for Stories, Indie Author, Picture Book

Blog Book Tour | “I Can Pray Everyday” (#picturebook) by Catherine Christensen and illustrated by Corey Egbert

Posted Monday, 17 August, 2015 by jorielov , , , , 0 Comments

Illustrated Stories Banner created by Jorie in Canva.

Acquired Book By: I am a regular tour hostess for blog tours via Cedar Fort whereupon I am thankful to have such a diverse amount of novels and non-fiction titles to choose amongst to host. I received a complimentary copy of “I Can Pray Everyday” direct from the publisher CFI (imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc) in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.

Why I loved the premise of this picture book:

Previously, when I reviewed The Little Girl and Her Shadow I spoke about why I love picture books and illustrated stories. I believe sometimes the best way to start a conversation with your children is to find a picture book or another illustrated story which can help introduce a subject or a topic for discussion, as the story itself will provide the ice breaker. Books such as these help parents as much as they help children, as sometimes broaching a conversation isn’t as easy as it would appear. Some children are more introverted and shy about sharing their thoughts and internal feelings with their parents, which would lead me to believe that a book which celebrates the topic a Mum or Da wants to speak about might in effect help unite the family towards a conversation where everyone can speak openly and freely.

Blog Book Tour | “I Can Pray Everyday” (#picturebook) by Catherine Christensen and illustrated by Corey EgbertI Can Pray Everyday
by Catherine Christensen
Illustrator/Cover Designer: Corey Egbert
Source: Direct from Publisher

"Heavenly Father hears my prayers. I know He listens and He cares."

This adorable picture book teaches little ones when and where to pray. With simple scenes that children will recognise from their own lives, it's a sweet reminder that Heavenly Father always hears our prayers.

Enjoy the colourful illustrations, rhyming text, and beautiful reminders of eternal truths. Perfect for sharing with family and friends, this book is bound to become a favourite in your home.

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Also by this author: Blessing the Nephite Children

Genres: Children's Literature, Artistic Adaptations &/or Picture Books


Published by CFI (imprint) Cedar Fort Inc

on 11th August, 2015

Format: Hardcover Edition

Pages: 32

Published By: CFI (imprint) of Cedar Fort Inc (@CedarFortBooks),

an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc (@CedarFortBooks)
Available Formats: Hardback, Ebook

Converse via: #picturebook, #KidsLit

About Catherine Christensen

Catherine Christensen

Catherine loves books. She reads books, writes books, edits books, collects books, and even shelved books at the library for her first job. She also loves to travel and explore the world with her husband, Jon, and her daughter, Juliette. Catherine earned her BA from Brigham Young University. She grew up in England and now lives in Springville, Utah.

About Corey Egbert

Corey Egbert has illustrated over ten books for children and numerous other publications. He has also exhibited his work in galleries and won awards for his handmade prints and digital illustrations. He lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with his wife, his son, and their orange tabby.

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Posted Monday, 17 August, 2015 by jorielov in Blog Tour Host & Reviewer, Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, Children's Literature, Debut Author, Debut Novel, Illustrations for Stories, Indie Author, Picture Book

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