The Adventures of Rooney Cruz: Hannah, The Belle of Prayer Review


Bible Belles is a series based on five superhero women of the Bible: Hannah, Esther, Abigail, Ruth, and Deborah. HEARD. These women were extraordinary because they made a different kind of noise than the noise of today’s world. Today, the girls who are loud, rude, and obsessed with outer beauty are the ones a lot of girls look up to and try to act like. The Bible Belles series is a new way for girls to celebrate the qualities that make up a truly beautiful woman: prayer, patience, bravery, loyalty, and leadership. These five women represent the journey a young girl can take to understand God’s love and to be someone whose beauty isn’t measured by society’s standards. They symbolize the transformation of a girl who learns to see true beauty in herself and in others.


Today, I want to share an awesome new book, The Adventures of Rooney Cruz: Hannah The Belle of Prayer {book one in the series!} Honestly, this is hands-down one of the best books that my daughter and I have EVER read! She loves it and is already anxiously awaiting Esther {coming 2016}

RooneyAbout the adorable ROONEY CRUZ:

In Book One of the Bible Belles series, Rooney Cruz isn’t exactly having a great day. The normal teasing on the playground and, oh, that mud puddle! But soon an angel appears, and Rooney begins a journey that will change her life forever.

She makes a shocking discovery: superheroes are real, and she’s one of them!

Join Rooney as she uncovers the first secret superpower that she possesses: the Power of Prayer. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will transform her into the greatest superhero of all: a Bible Belle!

About the book: the story starts with the Rooney dealing with some not so friendly girls on the playground. The girls are mean and complement her sarcastically, she slips and falls in the mud making the girls laugh, point at her and even threw a rock at her. Rooney just wants to be left alone so she runs to her favorite spot underneath an oak tree at the far edge of the playground. While she sits under the oak tree she wonders “why are they so mean?” “I don’t get it


BThen Rooney here’s Ring a ding DING! Where is that sound coming from? she wonders. It’s her angel, Mari. Mari is teeny tiny angel who takes her on a magical journey to past and into scriptures! They go visit a girl named Hannah, like Rooney Hannah know some not so nice girls.MariThey watch Hannah to see how she deals with similar situations when she was being bullied. Rooney learns that Hannah felt bullied by the other wife of her husband named Peninnah. She also learns when Hannah cried out to God and God heard her!

When they arrive back in the Rooney’s real life she is able to reflect on Hannah’s experience and cries out to God through a real honest heartfelt prayer.

The story ends with a little bit of a cliffhanger, we don’t know how it all ends up with the girls on the playground, but what we do know is whatever happens Rooney has learned that she can talk to God when ever she wants or needs to and God with willing carry all her troubles with him, he will hear her and he will always support her no matter what!

I absolutely love the message of the story, we all need to be reminded that God is always with us and he wants us to bring our questions, concerns and fears to him daily. He is an amazing God and gives us wisdom and insight into situations and no matter how the situation turns out he is always there with us to take care of us. This is exactly what I want my daughter to know! She loves EVERYTHING about this book, the illustrations and Rooney {who she happens to look a lot like!} It was so perfect and spoke to her little heart!

The book is wonderfully written by Erin and gorgeously illustrated by Rob Corley, a former Disney animator. We can’t wait for the rest of the books in the series! Psst…Esther: The Belle of Patience, coming out in early 2016!!!!

About the Author:

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Erin is an enthusiastic and goofy mom to two children, one of them with paws. She is a wife, teacher, former college athlete, and a five time cancer survivor. Her heart is in Seville, Spain, though she calls Encinitas, CA home. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach with her husband and daughter, coaching sports, and pretending she can bake. She loves eating, laughing, and volunteering at Sunday school. Alongside her husband, she is the co-founder of Bible Belles.

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I did receive this book from the author. However all thoughts and opinions are my own I was not compensated for a positive review, I honestly just love the book! 

ALSNS Review – Bambino Balls



It doesn’t matter if you are routing for…that winning Goal, a 3 point shot, a awesome home run, a killer ace, or a much needed touch down. Sports fans are alike and love to show their spirit and love for the game. Could there be a funner way to show your love for the game than having your infant to toddler looking like a little Football, Soccer Ball, Basketball, Tennis Ball or Baseball? Bambio Balls has you covered…well has your baby covered!

What I got…

I received 1 Tennis Ball and 1 Football onesie for the twins! Our Favorites!! If the Seattle Seahawks are playing…were watching! Likewise we are glued to Wimbledon! Gotta love Roger Federer…Did you know he has twin daughters??

When I opened the package I was thrilled. These onesies are so much cuter in person! I couldn’t wait to get the twins in them!! They fit them great! And look at how cute they are!

there is a Basketball, a Soccer Ball, and a Baseball! I want them all!!!

From Bambino Balls: These adorable sports themed baby outfits come in sizes Newborn, Small, Medium and Large. The onesie designs are bright and vibrant, and look just like your favorite sports ball. It’s a great way to dress up your baby or toddler in your favorite sports theme while also sharing your love of the game. This is perfect for all the sports-lovers in your life! Fit Ages: 3-18 months – $12.95
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