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The Baggage Handler

The Baggage Handler

On 3/26 Katie Adauto wrote: I love it when I start a book and it catches my attention right away, and I do not want to put it down. That is how it was with The Baggage Handler. I loved the concept/idea of the book. I loved how personally we got to know the 3 main characters and their "baggage". Obviously the book is meant to be ... The Baggage Handler Review

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5 Stars

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Us Against the World

Us Against the World

On 2/24 Katie Adauto wrote: I have to admit that I had never heard of the Manns before, but like to read books on marriage. I loved that while reading this book I was able to get to know them, their story and their heart to help marriages. It is done in a funny, practical way that kept my attention the entire time. The story about ... Us Against the World {Review}

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4 Stars

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The Ministry of Ordinary Places

The Ministry of Ordinary Places

On 1/30 Katie Adauto wrote: So, it has been a long time since a book impacted me so much! The title caught my attention so I thought I would give it a try, not really knowing what it would be about, and never having heard about the author before. By the time I was done, not only did it move me to action, I even followed the author ... The Ministry of Ordinary Places Review

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5 Stars

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Indivisible

Indivisible

On 11/26 Katie Adauto wrote: had just seen a trailer for this movie when I was given a chance to read it first! Indivisible is the story of an Army Chaplain and his time time in Iraq (15 months). We learn how it was for him and his family back at home during this time. We are given an inside look into the thoughts of someone during ... Indivisible Review

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4 Stars

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Leaving Cloud 9

Leaving Cloud 9

On 10/13 Katie Adauto wrote: Leaving Cloud 9 is the story of a man who lived in horrible conditions as a child. We learn what it was like and then take a journey with him as he becomes an adult. We learn about the mental illness he battles and the choices made along the way. What is interesting about this book is that it is not ... Leaving Cloud 9 Review

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4 Stars

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What Blooms from Dust

What Blooms from Dust

On 9/15 Katie Adauto wrote: Is it ok to admit that I wanted to read the book just based on the cover? It caught my attention and I wanted to know more. Well, I am so glad I did! This is an amazing story, based in the 1930's in Oklahoma, during the Dust Bowl. It is fiction, but you are drawn into the characters and I caught myself ... A Great Read

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5 Stars

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The Faith of Dolly Parton

The Faith of Dolly Parton

On 8/9 Katie Adauto wrote: I have to admit that I do not know a whole lot about Dolly Parton. I am not a country music fan but remember her popularity in the 1980's when I was growing up. I thought it would be fun to read a book that would touch more on the spiritual side. What you need to know about this book is that the author ... An Interesting Concept for a Book

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3 Stars

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Once Upon a Farm

Once Upon a Farm

On 7/21 Katie Adauto wrote: This is the second book by Rory Feek that I have read in the last few months. What stands out about the way he writes are the length of his chapters, they are normally 3-4 pages each. I enjoy this because it allows him to share many short stories on various topics. It allows us to know more about him ... Once Upon a Farm Review

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5 Stars

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Becoming the Talbot Sisters

Becoming the Talbot Sisters

On 6/24 Katie Adauto wrote: Becoming the Talbot Sisters started out with us getting to know the sisters, connecting after a few years and with the reason being their aunt passed away. The story kept me on my toes with many twists, including one sister caring a child for another one, kidnapping and reconnecting. It was a heartwarming ... Becoming the Talbot Sisters Review

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4 Stars

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Miracle in Shreveport

Miracle in Shreveport

On 5/28 Katie Adauto wrote: I grew up a huge baseball fan. My dad and I would spend many summer days/nights watching the San Diego Padres play.So when I saw Miracle in Shreveport, I was very interested in reading it. I had no idea who the Benham brothers were, but upon receiving the book I found out that they had authored two other ... Miracle in Shreveport {Review}

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5 Stars

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This Life I Live

This Life I Live

On 5/13 Katie Adauto wrote: Many of you know at least some of the story of Rory & Joey Feek and her battle with cancer. They were country singers and already known for their reality tv show, but it was blogs that Rory wrote as they journeyed that got many more people to know who they were. This Life I Live is rather like an autobiography ... This Life I Live Review

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5 Stars

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Can't Nothing Bring Me Down

Can't Nothing Bring Me Down

On 4/26 Katie Adauto wrote: am a fan of true stories so when I came across Can't Bring Me Down, the story of Ida Keeling, a 100 plus year old woman runner, I had to read it! In this book she shares with us growing up in Harlem during the depression. She, along with the co-author, Anita Diggs, do a great job of putting you there. What ... Can't Nothing Bring Me Down {Review}

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3 Stars

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I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine

On 4/6 Katie Adauto wrote: Can Only Imagine is an amazing song, and I was so excited to hear that a movie had been made depicting the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe and the band member who wrote the song. Then when I had the opportunity to read the book, seeing the movie had to wait! I just finished the book and ... I Can Only Imagine {Book Review}

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5 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition

Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition

On 1/24 Katie Adauto wrote: Where has this book been in my life? Until I heard of the movie, I was not aware of this book and I am so sad that I did not know about it sooner. The book was so moving and inspiring. It is written by two people and I loved the back and forth. Some chapters by one, some by the others and how you get ... Same Kind of Different As Me Review

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5 Stars

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Perennials

Perennials

On 12/21 Katie Adauto wrote: efore you assume this is a book about gardening, let me assure you it is a wonderful novel by Julie Cantrell. I had heard her name before, but this was the first book I have read by her. Is it ok to admit that I picked it because I like flowers and the cover was pretty? Well, I did! So, when I first ... Perennials (Review)

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4 Stars

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How to Fix a Broken Record

How to Fix a Broken Record

On 11/27 Katie Adauto wrote: To tell the truth, I decided to read this book because the title caught my attention. I loved the idea of having an inspiration book that could also be fun! I had not heard of Amena Brown before, but this is not her first book. How to Fix a Broken Record was such an amazing read! Amena is so honest in ... How to Fix a Broken Record {Review}

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5 Stars

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Truth Doesn't Have a Side

Truth Doesn't Have a Side

On 11/3 Katie Adauto wrote: This is not the type of book I normally read, and I still cannot say why I chose it, but I am so glad I did! Truth Doesn't Have a Side is the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu. He is the doctor who first discovered CTE in NFL players. What I love about the book is that it does not start off with stats and science, ... Truth Doesn't Have a Side

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4 Stars

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A Time to Stand

A Time to Stand

On 9/23 Katie Adauto wrote: Apparently Robert Whitlow is a pretty famous author, where have I been? I looked forward to reading A Time to Stand, as the topic is very current. A white police officer is accused of shooting a black teenager and is going to be put on trial for the shooting. In comes a local lawyer who hires a young, ... A Time to Stand Review

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5 Stars

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Don't Settle For Safe

Don't Settle For Safe

On 8/29 Katie Adauto wrote: herself and then walked the reader through how to handle these situations or ones similar. For me, most of the stories were not something pertinent to me, so I finished the book not feeling like I gained a lot personally, kind of seemed like another self help book. I am sure there are many readers ... Don't Settle for Safe {Review}

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3 Stars

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An Outlaw and A Lady

An Outlaw and A Lady

On 7/13 Katie Adauto wrote: I love when I get so enthralled with a book that I do not want to put it down and such was the case with An Outlaw and a Lady: A memoir of music, life with Waylon. Jessi Colter is the wife of Waylon Jennings. I am not a country music fan, but I am a biography fan, and this autobiography is amazing! I ... An Outlaw and a Lady Review

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5 Stars

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Loveable

Loveable

On 6/8 Katie Adauto wrote: I have been following Dr. Flanagan's blog for about a year and was pleased to hear that he had written a book and made sure I had time to read it. I loved the concepts in the book - taking the time to really understand yourself, your own worth and I loved the notes to his children that he put in the ... Loveable {Review}

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4 Stars

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Strengths Based Marriage

Strengths Based Marriage

On 1/28 Katie Adauto wrote: I am always looking to learn something different and if it can help my marriage of that of someone I know, I am all in! I was excited to be able to read and review Strengths Based Marriage. The tagline is Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other's Gifts. The book is based on the Clifton ... Strengths Based Marriage Review

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3 Stars

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Greater Than Gold

Greater Than Gold

On 11/28 Katie Adauto wrote: Still have some Olympic fever going on around our house so I was happy to be able to read Greater Than Gold by David Boudia, Olympic Gold Medalist. David share a lot about his childhood in the book, the struggles he faced as a teen and young adult, and ultimately find Jesus along the way and how it ... Greater Than Gold Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Things We Knew

The Things We Knew

On 8/14 Katie Adauto wrote: he story centers around a family from Nantucket, and most specifically around the youngest sister, Lynette. Family history she cannot remember, an old love that is back in the picture and ailing parents, makes this a great summer read! It has everything you would want, but with a spiritual bend that ... The Things We Knew Book Review

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5 Stars

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That's Not Hay in My Hair

That's Not Hay in My Hair

On 5/9 Katie Adauto wrote: I had the chance to review what I believed to be a Young Adult book, That's Not Hay in My Hair. Come to find out, it really is a book more for the middle school aged crowd. It is a cute story, written by Juliette Turner, who herself is only 17, and is the story of a 5th grade girl who moves from New ... Review - That's Not Hay in My Hair

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3 Stars

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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 3/15 Katie Adauto wrote: Hi everyone! I am so excited to share this newly published book with you by Lance Hahn, How to Live in Fear - Mastering the Art of Freaking Out. Lance is a pastor in Northern California and someone who has suffered with anxiety since he was a child. In his first book he not only shares his journey through ... How to Live in Fear - Mastering the Art of Freaking Out {Review}

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5 Stars

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The Last Con

The Last Con

On 9/12 Katie Adauto wrote: I was intrigued to read The Last Con by Zachary Bartels, one because I had not heard of the author before and two, the story line caught my attention. An con man who leaves prison, looking to redeem himself, gets pulled back in to another job. Bartels does a great job of weaving in information from the ... The Last Con {Book Review}

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4 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/6 Katie Adauto wrote: I like to read a lot of non-fiction books, but thought I would branch our recently and read When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey. I knew it was a Christian book about a little girl, but that was all. The book focuses on a new family in town and in particular their daughter, Leah. She can see an imaginary ... When Mockingbirds Sign {Review}

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4 Stars

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Loved Back to Life

Loved Back to Life

On 4/12 Katie Adauto wrote: I have heard Sheila Walsh speak a handful of times at Women of Faith events and was always touched with her raw honesty about your battle with depression. I was able to learn a little more about her walk in her newest book Loved Back to Life. In it she walks us through a time in her life, in the early ... Loved Back to Life {Review}

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4 Stars

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Misfits Welcome

Misfits Welcome

On 11/2 Katie Adauto wrote: One word, LOVE! Matthew Barnett's heart to help the less fortunate touches me so much. This is his second book and I would not wait to read it and it did not disappoint. In his latest book Misfits Welcome: Find Yourself in Jesus and Bring the World Along for the Ride he weaves in stories of his life, ... Misfits Welcome Review

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5 Stars

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This Is Your Captain Speaking

This Is Your Captain Speaking

On 11/2 Katie Adauto wrote: Well, being a child of the 70's and 80's I was so happy to have the opportunity to read Gavin MacLeod's autobiography, This is Your Captain Speaking. I will admit, I read this book in two days! I just love biographies/autobiographies and this one was so entertaining. From learning that he changed ... Review: This is Your Captain Speaking

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5 Stars

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 7/22 Katie Adauto wrote: Time for Mr. MFM to review another book. This time we received a copy of Sherlock Holmes and The Needle's Eye from Booksneeze.com to review. Reading Sherlock Holmes and the Needle’s Eye was a lot of fun! I felt like I was in the story, travelling through time along with the heroes, Holmes and Watson ... Sherlock Holmes And the Needle's Eye Review

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4 Stars

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Love No Matter What

Love No Matter What

On 3/9 Katie Adauto wrote: If you have been visiting MFM for awhile, you know I love to read! It is getting a little harder to squeeze time in to do so lately, but I still try to make it a priority. Being the mom to a 20 year old and a 16 year old can bring its challenges and I am learning new things all the time. So, when ... It's Not All About You

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4 Stars

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The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 1/22 Katie Adauto wrote: Wow, that is all I can say. I have been married 22 years and just thought money issues would always be a part of my marriage, heck, most marriages. Well, Scott & Bethany Palmer have written a wonderful book, The 5 Money Personalities, that teaches you that you can get along in marriage and money! ... The 5 Money Personalities - A Must Read if Finances Are An Issue in Your Marriage

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5 Stars

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 12/30 Katie Adauto wrote: I recently finished the book The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner. I was really looking forward to reading this book as mu husband and I had gone through a similar book Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggeriches a few years ago with a group from church. I was interested to see how a woman author would seeing ... Very Thought Provoking

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4 Stars

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 12/17 Katie Adauto wrote: I recently finished reading The Grace Effect by Larry Alex Taunton. The book is not only about grace but about his family’s adoption of a 10 year old girl from Ukraine. I found the story of their journey to adopt Sasha touching and very eye opening. His contrast of the U.S. as a country based on ... Review: The Grace Effect

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3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/6 Katie Adauto wrote: I will admit when I first sit down to read any Max Lucado book I am always excited, but when I first flipped through this book and saw that it was a book of questions and answers I thought I would not enjoy it. But I was wrong. I loved how the book is broken up into 7 sections, each with different questions ... Max On Life Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 3/28 Katie Adauto wrote: I had the privilege to receive a book in the mail from Booksneeze.com. Having been to Women of Faith events in the past and enjoying Sheila Walsh immensely, I was thrilled to able to read a book she had written. I loved how effortlessly she flowed from scripture to stories of her life and the lives ... Book Review: The Shelter of God's Promises

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 10/17 Katie Adauto wrote: Out Live Your Life, You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado is a short, but oh so sweet book. From page one it inspired me to do more. The author weaves in stories from the bible with stories of every day people to help you examine your own life. He does an excellent job of motivating the reader ... Out Life Your Life - An Inspiring Book

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5 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/25 Katie Adauto wrote: I was excited to read this book as I had just started another diet. I thought the timing was great! The first thing that caught my eye was on the cover "eating all the Calories and carbs you want to lose weight. It seemed too good to be true. I loved reading about Mr. Wilson's success story. About how ... Entertaining Book, Hard Diet

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2 Stars

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

On 4/19 Katie Adauto wrote: This book is about the life and times of Winston Churchill. It takes time to analyze his view of Christianity and how he followed God. I was excited to read this book because truthfully I did not know a lot about Winston Churchill. The book followed his entire life. The beginning was very interesting, ... Winston Churchill

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3 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 3/12 Katie Adauto wrote: I had the pleasure of reading this book over the weekend. I was excited to get started as I had attended a few Women of Faith events and thought Patsy was so funny and it was amazing to see how God could use her humor to touch lives. Kaleidoscope - Seeing God's Wit and Wisdom In A Whole New Light - Is ... Kaleidoscope

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4 Stars

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