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Decoding Your Dreams

Decoding Your Dreams

On 2/20 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Let me begin by saying Decoding Your Dreams is well written and easy to read. Jennifer LeClaire knows a lot about dreams and what she thinks they mean. I wanted to read and review this book because I do not know anything about how to interpret dreams. I would love to know more and I was hoping this book ... DECODING YOUR DREAMS

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4 Stars

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Holy Roar

Holy Roar

On 1/7 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Holy Roar is a well written and easy to read book that will provide insight and encouragement to deepen your practice of praise. Being eighty-four years of age and having been a pastor for forty-seven years I feel I know quite a bit about praise. I agree with Louie Giglio who said, "I can't think of ... HOLY ROAR

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4 Stars

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The Hundred Story Home

The Hundred Story Home

On 10/2 Clifton Ditmore wrote: If you have a heart for the plight of the chronically homeless, this is a book you will want to read. If you know, are related to or feel deeply concerned about someone with bipolar disorder, you will be interested in this book. Most of all, this book will help you find faith, strengthen your faith, ... FINDING FAITH IN OURSELVES AND SOMETHING BIGGER

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4 Stars

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Praying the Promises

Praying the Promises

On 9/12 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Max Lucado's daughter, Andrea joins him in making this a special book. They believe that praying the promises of God will anchor your life to unshakable hope. They don't promise a money back guarantee but they could have because you won't being asking for one. It works! This is a small, beautifully ... PRAYING THE PROMISES

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4 Stars

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Not God Enough

Not God Enough

On 5/23 Clifton Ditmore wrote: David Jeremiah said, "Because J. D. Greear believes great things about God, he has attempted great things for God." I believe this. Greear preaches for a church that has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing churches in the United States. He is the author of many books and this is one of his best. ... NOT GOD ENOUGH

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5 Stars

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The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

On 4/5 Clifton Ditmore wrote: KATHIE LEE GIFFORD states on the book cover, "My journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began." She said she has always believed the answer to every question any person will ever ask can be found in the Word of God. I struggle with that belief. I do believe with all of my ... the ROCK, the ROAD, and the RABBI

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5 Stars

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Blessed Are the Misfits

Blessed Are the Misfits

On 2/1 Clifton Ditmore wrote: This special book brings great news for believers who are introverts, spiritual strugglers, or just feel like they're missing something. I agree with radio host, Lisa Barry who wrote, "This book is one-of-a-kind and such a breath of fresh air! If God seems to stir the emotions of everyone on the planet, ... BLESSED ARE THE MISFITS

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5 Stars

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Saving a Sick America

Saving a Sick America

On 12/18 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Saving A Sick America is a great book. I read and review many books and I rarely say that one is great. This one is. And, in my opinion, it needs to be read by every American. Our country is in desperate need of a moral and cultural transformation. Michael Brown gives a prescription for that transformation ... SAVING A SICK AMERICA

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5 Stars

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All Things New

All Things New

On 11/10 Clifton Ditmore wrote: All Things New is one of the best—if not the best, book I have reviewed this year. That's not to say that I readily believe or agree with everything he says about heaven, earth and the restoration of everything we love. But I do agree with most of it and I am studying and reasoning about all of it. ... ALL THINGS NEW---Heaven, Earth, And The Restoration Of Everything You Love

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5 Stars

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KJV, Know the Word Study Bible

KJV, Know the Word Study Bible

On 10/16 Clifton Ditmore wrote: This is an excellent study Bible. If you already have a study Bible you may be asking, "Why do I need another one?" You may not. But if you need, or would like to have a study Bible that is easy to study book by book, verse by verse or topic by topic—this is the one for you. Some of the features include: ... KJV KNOW THE WORD STUDY BIBLE

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5 Stars

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Citizen Newt

Citizen Newt

On 9/20 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Citizen Newt is a big book, over 500 pages. I have read about a fourth of it and I have skimmed the rest of it. It will be awhile before I read all of it, so I want to get on with this review. I know enough about this book now to agree with Ed Rollins, "Citizen Newt is a must-read for anyone interested ... CITIZEN NEWT---The Making Of A Reagan Conservative

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5 Stars

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Goliath Must Fall

Goliath Must Fall

On 8/22 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Goliath Must Fall found its beginning in a series of messages that were preached at Passion City Church. The book is recommended by someone as young as Sadie Robertson and as old as Dr. Charles Stanley. We all, regardless of age face giants that must be dealt with. Maybe not literal giants but BIG problems ... GOLIATH MUST FALL

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4 Stars

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As Southern As It Gets

As Southern As It Gets

On 7/19 Clifton Ditmore wrote: My wife looked at the book and said, "It's certainly a pretty little book." I agreed. It's plaid, blue and white checked cover is lovely and the basket of beautiful, ripe peaches lures you in. The sub-title, 1,071 Reasons To Never Leave The South is intriguing. It makes you want to find out what they ... AS SOUTHERN AS IT GETS

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4 Stars

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Giving It All Away...and Getting It All Back Again

Giving It All Away...and Getting It All Back Again

On 6/30 Clifton Ditmore wrote: "In this book—part memoir, part personal manifesto—David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby, shares lessons that can help you reap benefits for multiple generations. Dr. David Jeremiah, founder and president, Turning Point Ministries wrote, "Because of his faith and generosity, David Green has changed ... LIVING GENEROUSLY--A LIFE OF ADVENTURE AND RISK

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5 Stars

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The Mediterranean Love Plan

The Mediterranean Love Plan

On 5/30 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Who doesn't want more joie de vivre, more la dolce vita in their marriage? In this book the Arterburns write about this: the joy of living and the sweet life. Is it attainable? They say, "Yes"! I agree with them. Read this book and you will be on your way to experiencing a truly grande amore ... GRANDE AMORE---A GREAT LOVE

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4 Stars

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Only Love Today

Only Love Today

On 4/27 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: When you purchase this book—and I want to encourage you to do so, be sure to read the introduction. After reading it you will be eager to jump into reading the opening page. It begins with, "Today matters more than yesterday. Who you are becoming matters more than who you were." This is ... ONLY LOVE TODAY

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4 Stars

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The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

On 3/27 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Author, Nish Weiseth calls this "One of the most unique, yet profound books I've read in years. What a monumental book. A must-read." Trusting his judgement, I couldn't wait to read it. I was not disappointed. One of the things I liked most about the book was the interviews. They interviewed ... THE WAY OF THE DRAGON OR THE WAY OF THE LAMB----Searching For Jesus' Path Of Power In A Church That Has Abandoned It

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5 Stars

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No More Faking Fine

No More Faking Fine

On 2/26 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: If you like many, are on a grieving or healing journey—this is a book for you! You will be inspired by Esther's story and encouraged to realize that your lamenting that leads to healing is not just for you but for God's glory. This book will encourage you to stop faking fine and start being ... NO MORE FAKING FINE---Ending The Pretending

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5 Stars

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The I Factor

The I Factor

On 1/21 Clifton Ditmore wrote: The i-Factor is one of the best books I have read in a long time and I read and review many books. Van Moody writes in an interesting, inspiring way but I think the thing I liked most about the book is that it is packed full of wonderful stories. I would read one and think, "Wow." And then almost immediately ... THE I FACTOR

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The Joy Model

The Joy Model

On 11/30 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Most of us think about joy a lot. Especially at this time of year. We even sing about it, "Joy to the world, the Lord has come...". Thinking and singing about joy doesn't necessarily mean we are experiencing joy. At least, not in the way Spadafora talks about it."Drawing on his years as both ... THE JOY MODEL---A Step-By-Step Guide To Peace, Purpose, And Balance

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4 Stars

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Me Too

Me Too

On 10/20 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: It's my opinion that we all need a great reminder of how wonderful God's love is for us. Jon Weece's splendid book provides that reminder. In twenty, brief, easy to read chapters Jon shows us over and over again the Father's love. He divides the book into three parts. Part 1 is The Cross—What ... ME TOO---Experience The God Who Undeerstands

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4 Stars

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Outlaw Christian

Outlaw Christian

On 8/27 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Because I review so many excellent books in a year, I can't say this is the best book I have read so far this year. But I can say, without hesitation that this is ONE of the best books I have read this year. It is outstanding in so many ways. This is a life changing book. Bussie's writing ... OUTLAW CHRISTIAN---Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the "Rules"

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5 Stars

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A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

On 7/23 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: This is a good book about an important subject. It is well written but not an "easy" read. It is practical but scholarly and therefore needs to be read slowly and meditated upon. "Skeptics and believers alike will find fresh insights and new topics of discussion, and, quite possibly, renewed ... A DOUBTER'S GUIDE TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

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4 Stars

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Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

On 6/27 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Splended! This is a book of wise and tender devotions. Kathe understands your pain and her book will comfort you and help you to move on through your grief. Regardless of the circumstances the death of a loved one is one of the most painful things you can face in life. When faced with this ... GRIEVING THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE

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5 Stars

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Feisty & Feminine

Feisty & Feminine

On 5/11 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Today's culture is desperate for the message of this book. Penny Young Nance casts the vision of women stepping forward as this generations Esthers, speaking truth in love to a troubled nation. I love the way she makes it clear how you can be direct with your friends and family without being ... FEISTY & FEMININE---A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women

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5 Stars

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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 4/20 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: The thing I like best about this book is the raw honesty. Lance Hahn tells in his introduction how he suffers greatly from panic disorder. I don't suffer from this disorder but I have had a few panic attacks. And so although I'm not glad he has this problem I was glad to be reading a book ... HOW TO LIVE IN FEAR

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5 Stars

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The Seven Laws of Love

The Seven Laws of Love

On 4/6 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Dave Willis writes in a humorous, down-to-earth style. His book is about everyday relationships. He touches on the areas of life that matter most. The relationships with your spouse, your children, your friends, and your coworkers. He uses practical examples that demonstrate what a life of ... THE SEVEN LAWS OF LOVE

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4 Stars

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Last Act

Last Act

On 1/5 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Cast in a grand and compelling narrative style, Last Act presents the definitive account of Ronald Reagan's life after public office. This untold story of Reagan's last years is an intimate account of the significant events in both his public and personal life—his slowly growing concern about ... RONALD REAGAN'S "LONG GOODBYE"

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5 Stars

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 11/25 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC, said "This is one of the most useful books I've read in a long time...Student, freshman, campus worker, youth group leader, pastor, professor—read this book and study it with others." I feel the same way. Albert Mohler has ... WE CANNOT BE SILENT

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5 Stars

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Glory Days

Glory Days

On 10/30 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Max Lucado says many people underestimate what happened to them upon conversion. Trusting in Christ is more than a removal of sin. It is a deposit of power. You are fully equipped! Glory Days teaches you: How to leave fear and worry behind as you fight from victory, not for victory. How to ... GLORY DAYS----Living Your Promised Land Life Now

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5 Stars

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Churchill's Trial

Churchill's Trial

On 10/8 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Churchill's Trial is organized around the three great challenges to liberty that Churchill faced: Nazism, Soviet communism, and his own nation's slide toward socialism. Churchill knew that stable free government, long enduring, is rare, and hangs upon the balance of many factors ever at risk. ... CHURCHILL'S TRIAL

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5 Stars

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Seven Women

Seven Women

On 9/21 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: I agree with author, Karen Swallow Prior who said, "This might be the best book you read this year." Author and speaker, Anne Graham Lotz says that this book offers us a plumb line by which we can measure our faith, our courage to forsake personal comfort, boldness to take great risks, sacrificial ... 7 WOMEN And The Secret Of Their Greatness

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5 Stars

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Unoffendable

Unoffendable

On 6/4 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Isn't taking offense normal? Aren't we supposed to get offended? Isn't anger at sin justifiable? If God gets mad, why can't we? Brant Hansen asks a radical, freeing question: What if Christians were the most unoffendable people on the planet? And he offers a life-changing idea: "righteous anger" ... UN OFF-END-ABLE---HOW JUST ONE CHANGE CAN MAKE ALL OF LIFE BETTER

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5 Stars

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Truly Free

Truly Free

On 5/15 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Truly Free will show you the warning signs that your life may be opened to evil and how you can overcome the enemy and find freedom. Using clear, biblically based teaching, Robert Morris invites you to join him on a journey to true freedom. You'll gain insight into your personal struggles ... TRULY FREE

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4 Stars

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 5/1 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Pete Wilson provides a plan for living that will lead you to a place of peace that you've only dreamed about and a life filled with meaning, significance, and satisfaction. This is a book to be used as a field guide to ruthlessly trusting God's plan—even in the face of difficulty and uncertainty. ... WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT

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5 Stars

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Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday

On 4/8 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: For a generation that has largely said, "count me out," church represents a complicated relationship of both longing and apathy. There's a history there—a past full of confusion and hurt, but a past that often is impossible to abandon. In Searching for Sunday, Rachel Held Evans exposes her ... SEARCHING FOR SUNDAY

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5 Stars

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Fairness Is Overrated

Fairness Is Overrated

On 3/6 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Fairness Is Overrated is organized around four categories of leadership thought that are crucial for every leader to learn: Part One: Be A Leader Worth Following. Part Two: Find The Right People. Part Three: Build a Healthy Culture. Part Four: Lead Confidently Through A Crisis. This book is ... FAIRNESS IS OVERRATED

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5 Stars

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Vanishing Grace

Vanishing Grace

On 11/21 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: In his landmark book What's So Amazing about Grace?, Phillip Yancey issued a call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behavior as they are in declaring their beliefs. He now returns to this vital subject, asking why Christians continue to lose respect, influence, and reputation in ... VANISHING GRACE---WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE GOOD NEWS?

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5 Stars

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Tables in the Wilderness

Tables in the Wilderness

On 10/2 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: In Tables in the Wilderness, Preston Yancey arrived at Baylor University in the autumn of 2008 with his life figured out. Then God slowly allowed Preston's secure world to fall apart until every piece of what he thought was true was lost: his church, his life of study, his political leanings, ... TABLES IN THE WILDERNESS

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4 Stars

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The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

On 9/19 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: From chops to loins, belly to bacon, and every complementary side dish in between, Chris Chamberlain's culinary curiosity has once again yielded the ultimate field guide to the South's storied gastronomic landscape. In this book he explores the region's best sources of pork perfection. The ... THE SOUTHERN FOODIES GUIDE TO THE PIG

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Arms Open Wide

Arms Open Wide

On 7/21 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: With a storyteller's giftedness, Sherri Gragg transports you into life-changing moments with Jesus where you'll feel touched, healed, and spiritually blessed by the assurance that the Messiah, the Healer, the Friend is alive with you now. Experience firsthand the power and devotion of the Savior ... ARMS OPEN WIDE

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4 Stars

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Soul Keeping

Soul Keeping

On 5/5 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Bestselling author John Ortberg presents a spiritually satisfying classic that will help you rediscover your soul―the most important connection to God there is―and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth. With characteristic insight and an accessible story-filled ... SOUL KEEPING

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The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away

On 3/12 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: In his classic book Where Is God When it Hurts?, Philip Yancey gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people. And now, thirty-five years after writing his first book, Yancey revisits our cry of "Why, God?" in three places stunned ... THE QUESTION THAT NEVER GOES AWAY--WHY

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Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing

On 12/30 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: In this capstone book to the Doing the Right Thing video and study series―the last major project of bestselling author chuck Colson before his death―Colson associate and ethicist Scott B. Rae shows that there is such a thing as moral truth, that it can be known, and that it can be put into ... DOING THE RIGHT THING

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4 Stars

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God of the Underdogs

God of the Underdogs

On 10/31 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: God of the Underdogs taps into a recognizable metaphor to show how the Creator of the universe wants to use you to accomplish great things for him. By weaving his own underdog story with the stories of some of the Bible's greatest underdog heroes. Matt Keller demonstrates that men and women ... GOD OF THE UNDERDOGS

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4 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 9/25 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: You fear you won't make it through. You fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? Yes! Deliverance is to the bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere. ... YOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS

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5 Stars

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Wounded by God's People

Wounded by God's People

On 9/7 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: It's not just because I identify with this book―which I do, I believe this is one of the best books I have read this year. I believe that everyone has been wounded...hurt...neglected...by others. But like Anne Graham Lotz, the sad truth is that our most painful wounds have been inflicted ... WOUNDED BY GOD'S PEOPLE

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Seven Men

Seven Men

On 5/8 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: SEVEN MEN offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. ... 7 MEN AND THE SECRET OF THEIR GREATNESS

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Altar Ego

Altar Ego

On 4/2 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Altar Ego will help you discover how to trade in your broken ego and unleash your altar ego to become a living sacrifice. It will help you know your true identity for the first time. You will grow in Christlike character, be bold in your behavior, in your prayers, in your obedience. Alter Ego ... ALTAR EGO--Becoming Who God Says You Are

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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

On 1/26 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: Terry Felber's story of the monk and the merchant, set in Rome during the Renaissance, is full of sixteenth-century adventure and real-world truth. As his tale unfolds, Felber asks and answers questions about family, creativity, innovation in business, and God. As he explains in a new foreword, ... THE LEGEND OF THE MONK AND THE MERCHANT

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4 Stars

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Wisdom Meets Passion

Wisdom Meets Passion

On 12/17 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: I have got to stop doing this! Recently I have found myself beginning every book review by stating that this is one of the best books I have read this year. No, every book I have read this year has not been wonderful. But the last five or six have been. Really, they have been excellent and ... WISDOM MEETS PASSION

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5 Stars

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Jesus

Jesus

On 11/12 Clifton Ditmore wrote: "In this compelling work, authors Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola reclaim the entire Bible as a gripping narrative about Jesus Christ. Virtually every other "Jesus biography" begins with the nativity account in Bethlehem. In this groundbreaking book, Sweet and Viola begin before time, in the Triune God, ... JESUS--A THEOGRAPHY

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The Southern Foodie

The Southern Foodie

On 9/13 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: Growing up in Oklahoma with parents from Kentucky and going to school in Texas I grew up eating a lot of southern food. I'm a diabetic and my doctor would love to wean me off "comfort food." After years of trying, I think he is giving up. I usually sit down with a new book, thumb through ... The Southern Foodie

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4 Stars

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 4/17 Clifton Ditmore wrote: It was during the Christmas season one year that we first heard Scott MacIntyre sing. We have learned to love the balmy winter evenings that surround Christmas in Arizona. We were out on this particular Friday evening in December helping our church kick off the season. The church family and friends had ... BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 3/20 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Somehow in my education, I missed learning about the importance of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Oh, I learned something about them--but not much. I was born in a conservative time in a conservative state and generally speaking, grew up in a conservation context. The Declaration ... THE INTEGRITY AND UNITY OF THE DECLARATION AND THE CONSTITUTION

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 2/3 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: In The coming Revolution Dr. Richard G. Lee powerfully explains that a new revolution is coming. It may be in the streets of our nation's capitol―as we saw in Europe last year―or, better yet, in voting booths across America. Signs from our nation's past and present ring out the truth: a ... THE COMING REVOLUTION

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 11/21 Clifton Ditmore wrote: MY REVIEW: I'm not a psychologist but I strongly believe that reading this book can transform your life ― if it needs to be transformed. The pain in his own life is what led Stephen Arterburn to write this book. The book has produced study groups around the world. Many have been "healed" and found ... IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR ME?

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 8/27 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: When Carolyn Weber arrived at Oxford for her graduate studies, she felt no need for God. Her childhood in a broken but loving family taught her to reply on reason and intellect--not faith--for survival. Eager and expectant, Carolyn set out to study Romantic literature in one of the most inspiring ... A JOURNEY TO FAITH

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With

With

On 8/16 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Skye Jethani has written a book that will help you stop living your life under, over, from and for God and start living in communion with Him. Skye Jethani is the managing editor of Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today International. Skye also contributes regularly to Catalyst Leadership, ... THE WAY YOU RELATE TO GOD

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4 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 4/27 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: "Crucial." "Timely." "Brave." In this splendid book, William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn examine the devolution of America's post - 9/11 tenacity and how this country's well-meaning culture of religious tolerance, coupled with soft and apologetic political leadership, has placed us squarely ... The Fight Of Our Lives

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Clifton Ditmore wrote: "Max Lucado's books just come alive. His lifetime ministry of writing has blessed tens of millions of people around the world, and this book promises to do the same." I want to begin my review of this splendid book with these words from Rick Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California. ... MAX ON LIFE --Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/12 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: David Ponder is back. This time the fate of mankind is in his hands. This is mankind’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humanity hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, ... The Final Summit--A Quest To Find The One Principle That Will Save Humanity

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Max Lucado is one of my favorite writers and has been for years. I have many of his books and have read some of them three or four times. Outlive Your Life is one of his best. I am pleased that one hundred percent of his royalties from Outlive Your Life products will benefit children and families through ... Outlive Your Life

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 5/10 Clifton Ditmore wrote: A round sticker on the front of this splendid little book reads: Perfect Gift For The Graduate. I agree. No need to run all over town looking for the perfect gift. This is it. Max Lucado, Minister of Preaching for the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas is the author of many books. I read his first ... YOU CAN BE EVERYTHING GOD WANTS YOU TO BE

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 3/10 Clifton Ditmore wrote: : I wholeheartedly agree with Michael Barone, senior writer for U.S. News & World Report when he says: "Bennett has a gift for choosing the pithy, revealing anecdote and for providing fresh character sketches and critical analysis of the leading figures. This is an American history that adults will find ... A Century Turns

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Tithing 2

Tithing 2

On 2/5 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Tithing is one of the books in The Ancient Practices Series being edited by Phyllis Tickle and published by Thomas Nelson. A text for this series is: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah ... Tithing

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Five Cities That Ruled The World

Five Cities That Ruled The World

On 11/12 Clifton Ditmore wrote: OVERVIEW: In Five Cities that Ruled the World, theologian Douglas Wilson uses together in compelling detail, the critical moments birthed in history's most influential cities--Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York. Wilson issues a challenge to our collective understanding of history with the ... 5 Cities That Ruled The World: How Jerusalem, Athens,Rome,London & New york Shaped Global History

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What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make?

On 10/16 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Instead of launching right into my review of What Difference Do It Make? I want to go back to my review of Same Kind of Different As Me. In January I wrote the following words about that book. "It wasn’t a typical Sunday afternoon in Phoenix with an overcast sky and a cool mist falling. When I sat ... What Difference Do It Make?

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/5 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Find Your Strongest Life What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently By Marcus Buckingham This book will grab your attention immediately as the author describes standing in line on a cold windy Chicago day to get into the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is there to tape a three hour workshop titled ... BOOK REVIEW

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Clifton Ditmore wrote: BOOK REVIEW: FEARLESS--Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado Fearless by Max Lucado is another "Wow" read. When are we going to say, "Well, Max missed it this time." Or when are we going to stop saying, "He's done it again. Another winner." I don't know. How about never! Publishers Weekly wrote, ... IMAGINE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT FEAR

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5 Stars

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Real Church

Real Church

On 8/11 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Dr. Larry Crabb, a member of the church for decades, author, speaker, and counselor found himself longing for the church to be something more than it many times is. I was surprised by his statement, "Church as I know it usually leaves deep parts of me dormant, unawakened, and untouched...I don't much ... Real Church: Does it exist? Can I find it?

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3 Stars

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The X and Y of Buy

The X and Y of Buy

On 7/6 Clifton Ditmore wrote: BOOK REVIEW--THE X AND Y OF BUY --Sell more and market better by knowing how the sexes shop by Elizbeth Pace.Men and women are wired to shop and buy differently, and smart business people not only know it, they know just how to put it to use every day. The wiring is different. Not better or worse, just ... MEN AND WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT

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4 Stars

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Between Wyomings

Between Wyomings

On 6/17 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Ken Mansfield freely admits that he writes "like a Christian on acid." In his splendid book, Between Wyomings, My God and an iPod on the Open Road he spills his guts about his thirty years in the entertainment business. He recalls an old saying, "If you remember the 60's, then there's a real good chance ... LIKE A CHRISTIAN ON ACID

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4 Stars

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The Principle of the Path (Hardcover)

The Principle of the Path (Hardcover)

On 6/4 Clifton Ditmore wrote: This is not a self-help book but it is a book that will help anybody who reads it. Stanley is not offering a formula. He doesn't provide you with seven steps. What he does do is bring to your attention a dynamic that is operating in the background of your life and the lives of the people you love. The ... Start Living In The Right Direction

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4 Stars

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Higher Hope

Higher Hope

On 5/15 Clifton Ditmore wrote: If you are interested in hope, truth, prayer, miracles and religion in general, then you will really like Robert Whitlow's Higher Hope. This is book two in his Tides of Truth series. The Tides of Truth series follows one lawyer's passionate pursuit of truth--in matters of life and the law.Robert Whitlow ... A PASSIONATE PURSUIT OF TRUTH

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3 Stars

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Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal

On 5/14 Clifton Ditmore wrote: BOOK REVIEW -- FACE OF BETRAYAL BY LIS WIEHLIn Face of Betrayal, Lis Wiehl's expertise in law, politics, and criminal investigation merges with April Henry's narrative genius to create a gripping mystery filled with rich characters, real danger, and a shocking yet satisfying final twist. While home ... AN INCREDIBLE READ

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Clifton Ditmore wrote: BOOK REVIEW--THE NOTICER BY ANDY ANDREWS “This is the best book I have ever read in my life.” These are the words of Nancy Lopez, LPGA Hall of Famer. She also said, “The Noticer is completely absorbing. Anything less than stunning would be an understatement.” The Noticer by Andy Andrews, ... A MOVING STORY OF COMMON WISDOM

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5 Stars

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The Rivers Run Dry

The Rivers Run Dry

On 4/15 Clifton Ditmore wrote: “To God, whose mercies are new every morning. And Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church: Thank you for your honest preaching and rockin’ sensibilities.” These words appear in the acknowledgments of Sibella Giorello’s riveting mystery novel, the rivers run dry. This book was sent to me by mistake. ... A COMPELLING, COMPLICATED HEROINE

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4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 3/29 Clifton Ditmore wrote: A lot of good things get holes in them. I have discovered holes in my pockets, my socks, my shoes, and just this morning I found a hole in the bottom of the basket in my pool strainer. These are all valuable things—but none as valuable as the gospel. Richard Stearns says we have a hole in our gospel. ... WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT OF US?

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5 Stars

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This Is Your Brain On Joy

This Is Your Brain On Joy

On 3/1 Clifton Ditmore wrote: WHY ISN’T MY FAITH IN GOOD ENOUGH TO ERASE MY BLUE MOODS? BOOK REVIEW –THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON JOY From the Holy Scriptures I learned that God wants us to embrace joy, come what may. This is the central theme of the letter the apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi. From Dr. Earl Henslin ... WHY ISN'T MY FAITH IN GOD ENOUGH TO ERASE MY BLUE MOODS?

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The Great Eight

The Great Eight

On 1/29 Clifton Ditmore wrote: A fellow brain tumor survivor said to Scott Hamilton, Gold Medal Olympian and Hall of Fame figure skater, “Scott you have every reason to be miserable, but you’re the happiest guy I’ve ever met. What’s your secret?” Scott Hamilton with Ken Baker tells us how to be happy in his book, The Great ... The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable)

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Think and Make It Happen

Think and Make It Happen

On 1/14 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Dr. Augusto Cury is one of the world’s leading psychiatrists with over seven million books sold. In his splendid book, Think and Make It Happen, he presents a breakthrough program for conquering anxiety, overcoming negative thoughts, and discovering your true potential. This book is not intended ... Think And Make It Happen

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 1/8 Clifton Ditmore wrote: It wasn’t a typical Sunday afternoon in Phoenix with an overcast sky and a cool mist falling. When I sat down to read Same Kind of Different as Me, I thought “I have already read sixty-three pages. I’ll read about that many more and then take a nap. It was around 1:00 p.m. when I started to read. ... Same Kind Of Different As Me

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Billy

Billy

On 11/21 Clifton Ditmore wrote: Billy, written by William Paul McKay and Ken Abraham, is the untold story of a young Billy Graham and the test of faith that almost changed everything. Charles Templeton, once regarded as the world’s greatest Christian evangelist, said of Billy Graham, “We became friends, but we were more than that. ... Billy:The Untold Story of a Young Billy Graham

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