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The Truth About Grace

The Truth About Grace

On 1/12 Karen Adams wrote: In his book, The Truth About Grace, author John MacArthur performs a rigorous academic study of grace.  This is not a feel-good book or an easy read.  Many criticize the book on this basis, but I appreciate the attention and the detail paid to the subject. MacArthur's writing style was simple, ... Book Review: The Truth About Grace

Karen's Rating:

5 Stars

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 3/12 Karen Adams wrote: "The aim and final reason of all music should be none else but the glory of God and refreshing the soul. Where this is not observed there will be no music, but only a devilish hubbub." -J.S. Bach Rick Marschall's short biography of the great composer, J.S. Bach, gives a broad--albeit sometimes dry--overview ... Book Review: Johann Sebastian Bach

Karen's Rating:

4 Stars

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God's Promises Devotional Journal

God's Promises Devotional Journal

On 3/22 Karen Adams wrote: With this daily devotional book, you have to take the mediocre with the excellent. It's entitled, God's Promises Devotional Journal:  365 Days of Experiencing the Lord's Blessings.  A whole slew of Christian authors have contributed to the work, most of whom I'd never heard of prior to reading ... Book Review: God's Promises Devotional Journal

Karen's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 2/16 Karen Adams wrote: Best-selling author Mary Beth Brown has written a warm tribute to America's fortieth president, Ronald Reagan, entitled simply, The Faith of Ronald Reagan.  In the book's introduction, Brown pulls no punches about her primary goal for the work:The purpose of this book, then, is to help individuals ... Book Review: The Faith of Ronald Reagan

Karen's Rating:

4 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 12/21 Karen Adams wrote: It would make a nice gift for any church history buff:  On This Day in Christian History:  365 amazing and inspiring stories about saints, martyrs, and heroes, by Robert J. Morgan.  Unless you're particular about your definition of a hero, that is.  The entries, which are dated like ... Book Review: On this Day in Christian History

Karen's Rating:

3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 10/27 Karen Adams wrote: "No one can do everything, but everyone can do something."  I've got mixed reviews for this particular book by Max Lucado.    On the one hand, Outlive your Life is a powerfully written call to reach out to the underprivileged, the sinners, the orphans, the poor, the lonely, the ... Book Review: Outlive your Life

Karen's Rating:

2 Stars

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Love and Respect for a Lifetime

Love and Respect for a Lifetime

On 10/1 Karen Adams wrote: "Women absolutely need love.  Men absolutely need respect.  It's as simple and as complicated as that..."In this sharp gift-style book, married couples learn what makes husbands and wives "tick."  Love and Respect for a Lifetime, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, gives time-tested, practical suggestions ... Book Review: Love and Respect for a Lifetime

Karen's Rating:

5 Stars

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/20 Karen Adams wrote: I was utterly smitten by the front cover.I wanted this book for myself, actually!Bonnie Leick's beautiful illustrations completely steal the show in this sweet children's book, The King's Christmas List, written by Eldon Johnson.It's Christmastime, and Emma and Shu-Shu are off to the King's birthday ... Book Review: The King's Christmas List

Karen's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Karen Adams wrote: The Boy who Changed the World is the children's version of The Butterfly Effect. It shows children that every action, no matter how big or small, can make a big difference. This is the amazing story of Norman Borlaug, a farm boy from Iowa who had a passion to feed the hungry. But he couldn't have accomplished ... lovely, inspirational kids' book

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Karen Adams wrote: Not Biblically-based, but a nice, generic read, September 7, 2010 This review is from: The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters (Hardcover) "A butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in motion, which would move other molecules of air, inturn moving more molecules ... Not Biblically-based, but a nice, generic read

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2 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 8/30 Karen Adams wrote: It's a sweet, simple book that will be perfect for Olivia's birthday (a mere eleven days away!).   Bestselling author Max Lucado writes One Hand, Two Hands, which shows that even small children can use their hands to help, love, and show kindness to God and others.  Adorable illustrations ... Book Review: One Hand, Two Hands

Karen's Rating:

5 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 8/6 Karen Adams wrote: A New York Times Bestseller, Same Kind of Different as Me is the true story of two men--a homeless modern-day slave (Denver), and a self-made millionaire (Ron)--who form an unlikely friendship. At first, I found this true story intriguing--gripping, actually.  Denver's accounts of ... Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me

Karen's Rating:

1 Stars

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John Bunyan

John Bunyan

On 5/27 Karen Adams wrote: Part of the Christian Encounters series by Thomas Nelson Publishers, this quick little read (166 pages) by Kevin Belmonte sheds a lot of light on a little-known man...his meager education, his familial background, his mental state, and more.While Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is immortal, the tinker, father, ... Book Review: John Bunyan's biography

Karen's Rating:

4 Stars

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