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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sir Rowan and Camerian Conquest

Sir Rowan and Camerian Conquest by Chuck Black is a book recommended for youth/teens.

I got this book with my 13 year old son in mind. We home school and often read good books before bed. We alternate between history, history based fiction, Christan missionary biographies and Biblically themed books. One unique attribute to this book is the discussion and review questions (complete with answers) included in the back. Great for the busy home school mom, church teacher, etc.

Sir Rowan was very similar in theme to Paul Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress. The story is an allegory of the gospel message in the Bible. The characters fight against the Dark Knight ie. the Devil or Satan. The King is God and The Prince is Jesus.

My son, having already read The Sword The Ring and The Parchment by Ed Dunlop saw the similarities right away and lost interest in the book quickly. I think the book is well written and the plot was well laid out. I especially liked the use of the sword fighting that included technical terms used in fencing, as my son has recently taken fencing lessons.

I think a 10 to 13 year old boy would enjoy this book if he has not been previously exposed to Pilgrims Progress or another allegory of its kind.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tropical Traditions Antioxidant Omega-3

I was excited to see that my Antioxidant Omega-3 Greens drink mix that I recently won on a Doggies and Stuff giveaway had arrived in the mail today. This supplement comes from Tropical Traditions, a place I find my self gravitating towards not only for health reasons, but for flavor as well. They have an abundance of delicious healthy recipes~ I plan on making and sharing those with you in the future. Check it out, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

But I've gotten off topic there for a moment. Back to the Anitoxidant Omega-3 Greens drink mix. I received a container of the Berry flavor. Now let me tell you here, that I did not have to review this. This was not a product they sent to me to taste test. But when I try something new, I like to share it with you. For better or worse.

Not grainy or thick, (although it does thicken if you let it stand) and mixes in quickly with water. Good light flavor, not overly sweet which many drink mixes are, and not at all offensive in smell No bad aftertaste. It is green. Some people may be thrown by the color, but hey its name should be a hint.

These are the benefits as listed on their website:
  • Great for Active Lifestyles*
  • Rich in ALA Omega 3 fatty acid
  • Detoxification*
  • Improves Immune Function*
  • Provides Fiber for Better Digestion*
  • Provides High Antioxidant Benefits*
  • Alkalizes Body & Balances pH*
  • Supplements Weight-Loss Plans*
  • No Stimulants or Caffeine
  • Great Source of Probiotics*

I'll let you know if I can tell any difference in how I feel after I finish the container.
Until then enjoy life!