ABOUT QUEEN OF KATWE: This Disney film opens nationwide September 30th. QUEEN OF KATWE is the inspiring true story of missionary Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi. Their story is the focus of Disney’s upcoming feature which will star Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo. Robert and Phiona’s story highlights the importance and joy of Christian missionary work and outreach. Above all, their story proves that heroism is in each one of us – we all have the ability to touch, to inspire, and to impact the children of our communities.

Phiona was a young girl living on the streets of Katwe, Uganda.  She stumbled across an outreach ministry that motivated children like herself, and used chess to encourage them with the idea that “What matters is when you reset the pieces and play again.”  Phiona came in for free porridge, but found a community and a mentor in Robert Katende. 

Eventually, Phiona found herself winning local chess matches.  She now competes internationally, and thanks to the Sports Outreach Institute Missionary Program, she is also in school to become a pediatrician with the goal of opening a free clinic in Katwe to help others. Robert Katende a missionary and refugee of Uganda's civil war, continues to mentor children in Katwe and teach chess.”


I read this powerful story in a book by the same title as the movie. Below is my review. I’m EXCITED to see this movie. From the clips I can see they stayed true to the book.

Nora :o)

The Queen of Katwe REVIEWED
By Tim Crothers
Published by Scribner (Simon & Schuster)
245 Pages

ABOUT BOOK: The “astonishing” (The New York Times Book Review) and “inspirational” (Shelf Awareness) true story of Phiona Mutesi—a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda.

One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende.

Katende, a war refugee turned missionary, had an improbable dream: to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chess—a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. Laying a chess­board in the dirt, Robert began to teach. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that—like their daily lives—requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona.

By the age of eleven Phiona was her country’s junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master—the first female titled player in her country’s history—Phiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster, the most elite level in chess. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable coun­tries. The Queen of Katweis a “remarkable” (NPR) and “riveting” (New York Post) book that shows how “Phiona’s story transcends the limitations of the chessboard” (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster)

REVIEW: The game of chess fascinates me and so do the people who play it. The cover caught my eye first.  I had to know about this young girl from Katwe who became a campion.

The story opens up on Sept 19th 2010 a prologue. Phiona’s wins a place on the Olympiad team. She doesn’t realize what that means. There is then a letter there she writes to her Mom explaining about the experience and some of what she has encountered.

Then the story switches to a chapter titled Land of the Frogs. It gives a brief history of Uganda and its land, people and political struggles. The reader needs to know some of this to appreciate Coach Robert and Phiona and where they have come from. What they have overcome. (I’m not a history buff so I found this helpful) Then the next chapter is Robert Katende’s story and how he founded the Sports Outreach and the chess club known as the Pioneers in Katwe. It’s amazing how God connects people so they can bring out the greater good inside of others.

Who knew Phiona’s whole world would change at nine years old when she followed her brother to a dusty veranda; desperate for food and curious as to what he was up to. There she watched the Pioneer boys chess club play a game she’d never heard of or seen before. After eating a bowl of porridge she wanted to learn how to play.

Robert Katende the Coach of the Sports Outreach Institute missionary program had been coaching a soccer team as an outreach to the community. He was looking for something to draw the non-athletic kids in from the slum. What kept the kids coming back was a free meal and the fact that they were curious about this game. Robert saw Phiona’s interest in the game and set her up with a mentor. A girl younger than herself. Gloria started with showing her what a pawn was and took each piece in turn. It only took Phiona one day to catch on to the game.

Phiona was a sponge soaking up all she could. Robert then set her up to learn from the boys. They were reluctant at first to teach her but when they saw how quickly she caught on they were happy to show her more. Robert and Phiona looked at the game of chess in a similar way. It was a way to survive. Robert was gifted in soccer and found his way out of the slum through the game. Phiona saw chess as her wings to fly. Each time she played she loved the game more and more.

Coach Robert went to bat for three kids he felt would do well and grow as players if he took them to a national champion game. They got funding and went on a grand adventure. Talk about culture shock and the fact that they had to play the game well and not be distracted. It was amazing.

Godfrey Gale said, “Everything at the airport was strange to Phiona; security cameras, luggage conveyors so many white people…” Not to mention the car ride to the airport, public bathrooms, running water etc.

Godfrey explains about their trip to Sudan…,”Sudan might as well have been the moon to people in the slum who have no point of reference. The three couldn’t share their experiences with others because they just couldn’t connect.”

After all the amazing experiences they had at the tournament playing the game, sleeping in a bed for the first time, eating more food than they ever have; the three went back to their home where Phiona asked her mom, “Do we have enough food for breakfast?”

Godfrey Gale continued,…”In future Olympians, I believe our teams will be made up entirely of kids from the slums. They are driven by the kind of life they lead. There is a desperation in the way they play that you don’t see in the other kids, you play harder when the outcome may decide if you eat that night.”

Coach Robert shares with the kids the story of Peter walking on the water to meet Jesus. “The rest feared. But St. Peter was the one who stepped out of the boat. It wasn’t an easy situation. It is extraordinary. Unrealistic. How do you get out of the boat then step on the water when you know you are definitely going to drown? But that’s when you realize it was a miracle. He could do it. If he hadn’t stepped out, there would be no miracle. So, that’s why sometimes we need to get out of our boats to realize a miracle. We can’t just sit back and wait for a miracle to happen.”

“What can we do with the little we have? Because no one is here without anything. But the issue is. How can I work with the little I have to go to another level?”

This is outstanding story of hope, courage, and faith that will knock your socks off. This team had the courage to rise above unimaginable circumstances and dream big. It will make you think differently about your life and your dreams. It’s an inspiring read and one that would be great for your book club. The author has included fifteen topic and questions for your discussion time. There are also three ideas to enhance your book club and/or classroom experience. Soon this story will be made into a Disney motion picture. This is a must read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Buzz Plant. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Nora St. Laurent
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Reflections on How God Speaks through Nature
By Francine Rivers
With Karen Stock Buursma (Photographer)
Published by Tyndale
224 Pages

ABOUT BOOK: Millions of readers have been transformed and inspired by Francine Rivers’ bestselling novels Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. Now, in this weekly devotional, the beloved author invites you to join her in seeking the Creator through the marvelous natural world we live in. Francine shares observations she’s gathered over a lifetime of exploring―abroad and in her own backyard―and reflects on how they might apply to your daily life. What do the majestic redwoods, the persistent woodpecker, or a glorious sunrise reveal about our artistic and generous God? How could that change your outlook or the way you handle adversity?

Stunning photography, Scripture excerpts, applications, and prayers accompany Francine’s reflections, inspiring you to be encouraged. Be challenged. Be comforted. God’s power is immense; His attention to detail in precise; His love for you is vast and unfailing. The proof is all around you.

REVIEW: I was thrilled to receive a sample booklet of the devotional from Francine Rivers with lovely photos taken by Karin Stock Buursma. I was deeply been moved deeply reading many of this authors fiction novels. So, I was thrilled about this devotional. I couldn’t wait to read it.  The authors says in the introduction “…God is an artist, and the earth and the universe are his canvas. From the microscopic complexities of an atom to the immense, expanding universe with nebulae, black holes, and galaxies, God shows his power and majesty, his attention to detail, and his great and unfailing love for us. Jesus said if people did not praise him, “the stones will cry out!” (Luke 19:40 NIV)

…”A painting is not the painter, but the passion of the artist’s heart is revealed through his work. Karin and I hope this book will encourage you to look at the world God created and search for the subtitle messages that will expand your love for him and your desire for a closer relationship with him…Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes, ears, and heart to receive what God has for you.”

The same way in which this author describes the painting and the painter I feel that this devotion gives readers a peek into the passion of this author. The devotion starts out with scripture. Then a story from author on how something in nature spoke to her, then there are a few reflection questions for the reader to ponder. After that there is a section titled how to apply scripture to your life. She has another scripture passage along with an exquisite picture (that are included in every devotion) to help emphasize the scripture passage and the message.

I’ve been encouraged by the thought provoking messages in the booklet and moved by the pictures. I look forward to experiencing the entire book soon!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Nora St. Laurent
TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!
The Book Club Network blog
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GRATITUE - A Prayer and Praise COLORING Journal Reviewed

Published by: Tyndale Momentum
112 Pages HB

ABOUT BOOK: Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal invites you to bring creative journaling and the calming act of coloring into your quiet time with God. This beautifully designed interactive prayer book from Tyndale’s Living Expressions collection helps guide your thoughts as you pray about concerns such as health, overcoming stress, personal relationships, and more. Gratitude gives you a way to celebrate and give thanks to God for the many blessings he provides. Filled with over 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling and sketching, and 40 needs-based prayers, Gratitude helps you express your devotion to God with your whole heart!

REVIEW: Loved the creativity in this beautiful hard back devotional book. The forward states, “Connect with God in a fresh new way; through the written word and prayer. The art of creative expression provides a wonderful outlet for relaxing and destressing. In addition to praying and reading the scriptures, activities like coloring, journaling, and drawing offer effective ways forgiving thanks to God and deepening your faith. Meditating on scripture can be taken to an entirely new level when you add color and inner creativity.”

I whole heartily agree. The combination of coloring, scripture and prayer helps reach the core of my being and has refreshed me in surprising ways. There is something wonderful that happens when I color and meditate on the message from scripture. It gives a whole new meaning for me of being still and hearing that still small voice inside, allowing me to see with fresh eyes the ways of the spirit. It’s a fun way to get scripture deep into my heart. It also fills me with hope, faith and helps me see the Father’s love for me. Great for personal use and makes a wonderful gift.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Nora St. Laurent
TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!
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Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce
By Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Published by Shiloh Hill
224 Pages

ABOUT BOOK: Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, the Belle of All Things Southern, is serving up down-home southern dishes with a healthy side of laugh-out-loud entertainment in Hungry Is a Mighty Fine Sauce. Featuring dozens of tried-and-true recipes complemented by entertaining stories, your hunger--and your craving for humor--are sure to be satisfied! Uncomplicated, delicious recipes including Bodacious Black Bean Salad and Spicy Sausage and Crawfish Spread (125 recipes, to be exact!) fall into categories including Feeding the Funny Farm, Carnivores Are Us, Holidays in Dixie, and Watching the Curves. Eye-catching photos, guaranteed to make your mouth water, are included throughout . . . sure to be a much-appreciated gift or centerpiece on your very own kitchen counter top.

REVIEW: Sometimes I receive surprise books in the mail to review; this was one of them. Not only did I receive 125 Recipes with 80 full color photos inside this book I was introduced to an author whose stories are hilarious. The sections titled Connect with Shellie are sprinkled throughout the book and helped the reader get to know her and her family. The author says, “This cookbook is dedicated to the food of my raising and the hand that prepared it. I’d rather put my feet under your table and swap stories with family and friends than place them under the most celebrated five-star restaurant around.…To treasured readers – Thank you for the friendship and the support. Now put your feet under my table and let’s chat.”

Subtitle to this book says it all, “Recipes and Ramblings from The Belle of All Things Southern” Here are some of the recipes I’d like to try Apple Sauce Breakfast Muffins – Parmesan Bread Bites, Summer’s Shrimp and Feta Cheese PoBoys, Simplest Cathead Biscuits Ever, Chili Cheese Corn Muffins, Pumpkin Bread, Broccoli and Cheese Corn bread, Cheesy Shrimp Spoon Bread, Buttermilk Chicken, Challenging Fish Taco’s Black Olive and Salsa Chicken. (Heck truth be known I want to try all the recipes in this book and most likely will be years end! LOL!)

Below is a peek at this author’s fun personality and wit in the section titled Appetizers to Take the Edges Off – Thoughts on Love and War
“Where there is strife, there is pride.” Prov 12:10 NIV:

The author says, “…In the middle of my story telling you will find me sharing recipes, be seeing as how I believe that all the best recipes come with a story, there’s only one thing left to say, Have a seat, folks let’s chat.”

She continues, “I had to wait a good long while to tell this story, but ever since I got clearance from the parties involved, I’ve been busy telling it here, there, and yonder. It’s just too good. I even put it in my storytelling CD, Y’all Asked for It, a work of love so titled because folks had been asking me for audio recordings of my stories at my product table. I can work this tale into most any speech, given a minute or two to come up with a clever segue, but it’s a perfect opening for a chapter on love and war.” (You’ll have to get the book to read the rest of the story LOL!)

Not only is this book jam packed with mouthwatering Southern dishes it’s filled with fun stories that will make you smile, and laugh as you get to know who Shellie Tomlinson is. I’d never heard of her before being sent this ARC review copy. She’s hilarious. I’ll be checking out her radio program as I make some of these yummy easy to make dishes for friends and family who are not on the gluten-free journey I'm on. I did see some recipes I could eat too! Grin!

ABOUT AUTHOR: Shellie is the fun-loving energetic storytelling host of ATS LIVE, a radio talk show that airs live every Monday evening on TALK 540 out of Monroe, Louisiana. In addition, her pretaped All Things Southern radio segments air Monday through Friday on 28 affiliates across the south. Shellie is a popular humorist, speaker, and the author of the nonfiction humor titles Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On” and Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!” Both received nominations for SIBA Nonfiction Book of the Year and led Jeff Foxworthy to call her, "Laugh out loud funny!" Kori and Missy Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty endorsed Shellie's latest release and debut book in the faith market, Heart Wide Open, saying it will fuel your desire for a deeper relationship with God. Watch for Shellie's upcoming storytelling cookbook, "Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce", set to be released from Barbor Publishing October 2016.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Nora St. Laurent
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Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain
Published by 10 Speed Press
345 Pages HB

Book Description: From the two-time New York Times best-selling author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple, comes 125 recipes for grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free comfort food dishes for holidays and special occasions.

When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and events with strong food traditions, fearing their fond memories will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups. After suffering for years with a debilitating autoimmune disease and missing many of these special occasions herself, Danielle Walker has revived the joy that cooking for holidays can bring in Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations, a collection of recipes and menus for twelve special occasions throughout the year.

Featuring a variety of birthday cakes, finger foods to serve at a baby or bridal shower, and re-creations of backyard barbecue standards like peach cobbler and corn bread, Danielle includes all of the classics. There’s a full Thanksgiving spread--complete with turkey and stuffing, creamy green bean casserole, and pies--and menus for Christmas dinner; a New Year's Eve cocktail party and Easter brunch are covered, along with suggestions for beverages and cocktails and the all-important desserts. Recipes can be mixed and matched among the various occasions, and many of the dishes are simple enough for everyday cooking. Stunning full-color photographs of every dish make browsing the pages as delightful as cooking the recipes, and beautiful party images provide approachable and creative entertaining ideas.

Making recipes using unfamiliar ingredients can cause anxiety, and while trying a new menu on a regular weeknight leaves some room for error, the meal simply cannot fail when you have a table full of guests celebrating a special occasion. Danielle has transformed her most cherished family traditions into trustworthy recipes you can feel confident serving, whether you’re hosting a special guest with food allergies, or cooking for a crowd of regular grain-eaters.

REVIEW: I was intrigued by the subtitle of this book “A year of gluten-free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo recipes for every occasion.”

My family and I are on a dietary journey to wellness very similar to the journey this author went on. I found this book to be very helpful, the recipes easy to follow and ingredients easy to find.

I liked how the author engages family members to be open to try new foods, embrace new traditions and look at holidays differently. “…Memories are woven into the food we enjoy during those special times of the year…when you are forced to alter your diet drastically for the sake of your health, you may understandably fear that your fond memories and traditions will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups…there is a deep sense of loss when you can no longer experience the joy that comes from lovingly preparing and serving food to the people you care about…I have made it my mission, with my blog and with my books, to break the misconception that you have to live a life of deprivation and alienation when you adopt a new dietary life.”

I think she has done a great job of accomplishing her mission in this book. The celebrations start out with the menu for a New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party. Then she lists menus for Game Day, Valentine’s Day (I liked that she includes fun ways for younger children to be involved in the holiday along with a menu for a special Dinner for two), Easter Brunch, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Birthday Parties, Fourth of July, Summer Showers, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The recipes can be used for everyday not just on special occasions. The recipes include ingredients easily found in your grocery store, and instructions are easy to follow. I loved the fact that every recipe in the book has a beautiful color picture to go with it.

I thought the list of Top 10 Tips for Effortless Entertaining fun and helpful. Near the beginning of the book the author has a glossary and substitution list for the ingredients she uses in the book. She lists the ingredient and explains what it is and where it comes from. She also tells readers’ two to three places to obtain the ingredient and the best way to store it.
The menu list for Game Day Buffet (along with many other items listed on other celebration days. I could see me and my family using these items often.
1.    Sweet and Sour Meatballs
2.    2. Buffalo Wings with Herb Ranch Dressing
3.    Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
4.    Carnitas Tostones
5.    Green Chile Chicken Soup
6.    Whoopie Pies

I thought the recipe and instructions for Christmas Ginger Bread house looked fun and yummy to eat. I also wanted to try some of the other recipes for in that section, Thumbprint cookies, Sun Butter Buckeyes, Gingersnap Cookies, Cut out Cookies, Chocolate Fudge, Eggnog, Peppermint Hot Cocoa, Marshmallows, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Gingerbread Late and so many other recipes through the year.

This is a hard back cook book that is beautiful to look at, fun to read and filled with yummy looking recipes that I know will soon become family favorites.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Blogging for Books site. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Nora St. Laurent
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I almost fell over last night when I was in Barnes and Nobel. I hit the JACKPOT for coloring books at such a wonderful price too. $5.00 WOW! Check these titles out.

Yes, some coloring books had pencils with them for $5.00 Great deal!
It seemed that every where I turned there were coloring books of all shapes and sizes. I was stunned and grateful! They were all different inside. The quality of paper was different too. Some had thick pages others pretty thin. I enjoy coloring on the thicker pages. I also like the books that have bold out lines and larger designs.

Yes a small supply of coloring pencils

My Favorite - This is on my Christmas list

Barnes and Nobel is an incredible place for coloring books. The prices are wonderful, The variety of coloring book styles are unbelievable. It could take a week to look inside each one. Oh, the places you can go inside those pages. Barnes and Nobel has the deals. Go check it out for yourself! Grin!

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Until next time.

Nora St.Laurent
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 Pop Manga Coloring Book
By Camilla d’Errico
Published by: Watson-Guptill; Clr Osm Edition
ISBN# 978-0399278472

REVIEW: Here I am coloring again and loving it. The cover of this coloring book caught my eye. I’m not familiar with this artist or the Pop Manga pictures. I just wanted a chance to color these pages; they are really unique pictures; not like anything else out there.

My son says that this is a popular style that the kids have gone crazy over.  Note from the author: “In this collection, I hope to provide you with a really interesting and unique experience. I want whomever picks up this book and flips through its pages to feel an irresistible urge to fill in all its images with all sorts of vivid colors…..I have re purposed some of my artwork, adding cool patterned backgrounds to fill the negative space – and to give you more elements to color!”

I have a sample of uncolored pages from this book and the two that I colored. I had fun and felt free to create with colors and coloring style. The only thing I wished this artist had done in the book was make the girls smile. My son said that this is not what this genre is all about! I’ll have to look into that. I enjoyed the pages I colored. They made me think outside the box in reference to colors  and style. I look forward to coloring the other pages inside.

I’ll have more information about coloring featured here soon! I'll be talking about where the best collection of supplies are and different ideas for coloring! I'd love to hear your input!
ABOUT BOOK: Manga artist and Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d’Errico presents her first ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.

This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white linework. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico’s inimitable style, Pop Manga Coloring Book is guaranteed to provide hours of coloring fun and excitement.

ABOUT AUTHOR: Camilla d'Errico is an Italian-Canadian comic illustrator and Fine Arts painter. Her illustration and publication clients include Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Slave Labor Graphics, BOOM! Studios, Simon and Schuster and more. Camilla's comic illustration projects range from her personal passion project Tanpopo to collaborative projects with Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison. Find her titles Burn, Sky Pirates of Neo Terra, Tanpopo, and The Art Of Camilla d'Errico vols 1 & 2 on Amazon or in your local book store.

Nora :o)
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for books site. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

Nora St. Laurent
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