Blog Tour Review: Scripture Puzzlers by MaryAlice Wallis and Charlotte Lindstrom

Scripture Puzzlers blog tour

Scripture Puzzlers: Crosswords, Word Searches, and Other Brain TeasersScripture Puzzlers
Crosswords, Word Searches, and Other Brain Teasers
by MaryAlice Wallis and Charlotte Lindstrom
LDS Nonfiction
Paperback224 Pages
January 13th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Summary

Master the scriptures and have fun doing it! Find hidden messages, work through puzzles, and unscramble clues as you learn the essential truths found in scripture mastery passages. Perfect for seminary, Sunday School, family night, personal scripture study, or missionary preparation, this book of puzzles is anything but trivial!

   

My Review

When I first saw Scripture Puzzlers my thought was what a great resource to have for older kids and teens to help them learn their scriptures. I expected the book to have lots of different types of puzzles to do that and I got exactly that! It has codes to crack, hidden messages, matching pages, sections with missing letters, word searches, crossword puzzles, letter clues... Just lots of different ways to become familiar with these scriptures while challenging your brain. The puzzles are sectioned off into Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, hints and references, and then the answer key. Each puzzle takes up a full page (a few of them two) of this almost 8.5" x 11" book. My only suggestion would be to have the scripture reference on the bottom of each page. Although, I guess for those trying to memorize the references and who want to test their memory in that way, that would give it away. 

If your family is looking for something a little challenging and fun to add to your family home evenings or scripture studying, then I'd definitely grab this as a resource. I know we'll be using it in the future quite a bit.

Source: I would like to thank the publisher, Cedar Fort, for my complimentary review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Authors

MaryAlice Wallis is the co-author of the award winning LDS Puzzle Pals and LDS Puzzle Pals- Prophets and Apostles. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is a longtime member of the Golden Quill Writers Group and past member and presenter at American Night Writers Association, Northwest Chapter. She freelance writes children’s literature and Young Adult fiction and is currently writing a homeschooling resource book. MaryAlice and her husband David homeschooled their four children and are experiencing life as half-empty nesters. Their family loves traveling to the beach from their home in the Pacific Northwest.

Charolette Lindstrom is the co-author of two other puzzle books; LDS Puzzle Pals and LDS Puzzle Pals- Prophets and Apostles (under the name C G Lindstrom). She has written many puzzles for The Friend magazine and has stories published in The Friend, The New Era and Cricket magazines. She is an original member of the Golden Quill Writers Group in Southwest Washington. She is also a member of the American Night Writers Association (ANWA). A graduate of Utah State University, she currently teaches 2nd grad in Longview, Washington.

37 comments

  1. Grace Fonseca1/25/15, 8:08 AM

    You picked up a lot of books this week. I hope you love all of them. Some of them have great covers.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  2. Cali Willette1/25/15, 12:29 PM

    Great books! I am looking forward to Sunday with the tour of Dearest and your blogoversary! :)

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  3. I hope you enjoy all those wonderful looking books. :)

    Stormi

    Week in Review

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  4. laura thomas1/25/15, 1:55 PM

    Good job on scheduling posts. I'm halfway into February and working on some more now. Good thing too as I just took in several more review requests. I can't resist a good book. LOL

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/25/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-94-and-the-sunday-post/

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  5. Looks like a busy week and another one ahead! I have Dearest and can't wait to read it - this week, if all goes as planned. Enjoy your books, especially whichever ones you got signed!

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  6. Squeee - Shadow Scale! I grabbed that one too. I've only been waiting for it for two whole years!!!

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  7. How fun about the YA event! We don't get many here though I don't pay too much attention so we may get more than I think. I'll have to check that out. That Delicious Morning book looks tasty! I love muffins but don't end up making them very much because I end up eating them all myself. Have a great week!

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  8. I've been seeing that half blood swag in IG a lot, is the brew good? Enjoy your new books, have an awesome reading week!

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  9. Lisa Mandina1/25/15, 6:56 PM

    Looks like a good week ahead. I just went and sent you a friend request on tsu. Like you I'm still getting the hang of it.



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  10. I love getting books signed! It is always fun to meet the person behind the book. I am hoping to get some books read/listened to this week to put up some reviews. We'll see how it goes...

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  11. Hope you enjoy your reads, Tressa. Looks like some good ones. :)

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  12. Peggy Farooqi1/27/15, 9:31 AM

    Love the cook book, there are not many for morning recipes.
    The Pegster Reads

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  13. I did get more than I meant to. I've really got to learn some control. Lol! I already read one of them, so that's a good start. :)

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  14. Thanks, Stormi! Me too!

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  15. I KNOW!!! I was thinking that maybe they weren't going to publish it, but with that ending... They just had too!

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  16. I'm a love of hot chocolate, so yes in my opinion it is. :)

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  17. Way too many, but hopefully good.

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  18. I'm trying to plan ahead. This week has been good so far, but I need to get next week all done. I'll wish us both some extra energy in that direction.

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  19. We didn't used to get quite so many, especially ones not local, (or maybe I just didn't notice so much before I blogged?) but the local bookstore has been really pulling them in. Marissa Meyer is coming on Monday and I'm hoping this cold I caught won't make it so that I can't go...

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  20. I do to, Christy. It's got to be one of my favorites. It helps that the book cover is gorgeous. :)

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  21. Great things coming, Cali!! I'm so excited! :)

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  22. I've been turning down review requests. You should see my calendar for Feb - not a single day open and March is starting to look that way. It's crazy!

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  23. Dearest was great! I hope you enjoy it. Yes, very busy, but it's a good busy, right? :D

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  24. The Delicious Morning cookbook... Divine. If you don't mind higher fat recipes. They're really just fabulous homemade-from-scratch-comfy recipes. Highly recommend. :)

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  25. Loved All That Burns! The author is stopping by, so it will be a great day on here. And I know what you mean about living vicariously. I do that too sometimes and used to do it a lot more.

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  26. Thanks, Lisa! I wish it would let me auto post because I've been so busy that I haven't made it over there to manually do it. Maybe when things slow down again a little I can just make it a daily thing.

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  27. I think you've been doing pretty great with how busy you are. Although, I have found that I get more done and more read when the family is gone. :)

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  28. There aren't that many and this one is a keeper!

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  29. I think the author ran into some writer's block, judging by some of her blog posts. It's hard when your first book is as well-received as Seraphina; it creates a lot of pressure for book 2. And some authors don't work well under time pressure. You've got years to work on a first book and polish it, and then they expect your second book in under a year.

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  30. Christy Maurer1/28/15, 9:28 AM

    Because no matter what we tell ourselves, we do judge a book by it's cover lol.

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  31. That and I think sometimes authors have worked out the plot and such for a first book, but it's different going back and doing a second sometimes. At least one author said writing her second book was a completely different experience. I am all for quality though, so if I had to wait for it and it's good then it's worth it. :)

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  32. Don't we? I try, but really that's just the truth. Plus, I think if an author/publisher really cares about a book they'll make the cover look good, right?

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  33. Good point, and I'll absolutely wait longer for quality. (I just hope Patrick Rothfuss finishes The Doors of Stone before too many years go by!)

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  34. Lol! I know what you mean. :)

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  35. Christy Maurer1/29/15, 11:18 AM

    So true!

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  36. So many books! I want to read Jesse's Girl, it sounds really cute. I'm on the fence about Shadow Scale. I did like the first one, but I didn't love it and I barely remember any of it so I feel like I should reread it, but I just don't want to. I should check recaptains. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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  37. I've enjoyed Miranda Kenneally's other books, so I'm hoping to enjoy Jesse's Girl too. I remember Shadow Scale and loved it enough that I won't need a recap, but I've been in your same situation with other series and with limited time to read, it's hard to devote it to re-reading one book just to read another. Thanks for stopping by, Pam! I'll be over...

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