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Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

On 1/18 karmat wrote: This book is quintessential cute. As we read we are introduced to life as April Grace sees and lives it. There is nothing super deep or life changing, but it is real. There is a story line, but it isn't a complex plot, as such, but more of a "day in the life of" (or months in . . ) type story. April ... Cliques, Hicks and ugly sticks

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5 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 1/9 karmat wrote: An apocalyptic story that reminds me strongly of the DaVinci Code book and movie. The book begins in the present with the "doomsday" date of December 21, 2012 then jumps 30 some odd years to the future. From there the reader is introduced to a barrage of characters and events that try to develop and ... The Seraph Seal

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2 Stars

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 7/1 karmat wrote: I am fascinated with the story of the Titanic, and I am a musician (or former one) so I thought this book would be a neat twist. Also, very little is written on this topic, so I was looking forward to learning some new information. I did learn, within just a few pages, that I had never heard much about ... The Band That Played On

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3 Stars

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Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

On 2/14 karmat wrote: I got this book and read it and I really wish I could give it rave reviews and talk about how wonderful it is.Unfortunately (I guess for me), I can't.From the opening paragraphs, I could not shake the feeling that I was reading an infomercial. I could just imagine the host giving the spiel as I watched ... Couple Who Pray

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1 Stars

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 1/6 karmat wrote: This is a true classic by a true man of God. In a world where authors seem to "hit or miss," Billy Graham stays right on target. Whether it is one of his early books, or a more recent one, they all seem to rise to standard that few evangelists seem able to aspire to. Because this is a devotional, I ... Unto the Hills

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5 Stars

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The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year

On 12/13 karmat wrote: Having very recently become interested in the history of the church, and specifically the different rituals, for lack of a better word, of the church, I was excited to read this book.As a Baptist, many of the feasts, and even the general approach to many of the "holy days," have been a foreign concept ... The Liturgical Year

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 11/19 karmat wrote: This is a wonderful children's book that explores and explains how even just one person can have an effect for many years to come. It starts by looking at the life of Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug who is sometimes called "the father of the revolution," and whose studies and developments have led to ... The Boy Who Changed the World

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5 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 11/19 karmat wrote: In this book, MacArthur takes issues with the "weak, mild, gentle" Jesus we often see represented. Throughout the book, the author takes an event from Jesus' life, gives the historical context, then proceeds to show how that event could be applicable in a believer's life today. For me, he could have ... The Jesus You Can't Ignore

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4 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 6/26 karmat wrote: I admit, I'm a sucker for Amish "romance" novels, of which there seem to be many. This one, though, has an interesting twist that I did not begin to suspect until about 3/4 through, but was still surprised that it ended the way it did. I think this is the only book of this nature that I have read that ... Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long

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4 Stars

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 6/12 karmat wrote: My kids really enjoy the Hermie and friends series, so I was anxious to get it and watch it with them. When Freddie the Flea shows up to fix the ladybugs' TV set, he hears Hailey and Bailey asking their mom what is so special about fleas. They recount a couple of heroic acts by other members of the ... Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends -- Who Is in Charge Anyway

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4 Stars

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A Summer Secret

A Summer Secret

On 6/2 karmat wrote: This was a pleasant read. It had believable characters, and I thought it did well at contrasting the life of the English with the life of the Amish. So many times, I've read books about the Amish people, and it is easy to picture them being set in a time past. This book, however, unblurred that line ... A Summer Secret

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4 Stars

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/9 karmat wrote: I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but was pleasantly surprised. I had never heard of the Hutterite people, so each page taught me something new. It was well written and easy to understand. The author gave us a close, personal glance into her early life, and as a result, I found myself feeling ... I Am Hutterite

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4 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 karmat wrote: I have read Pete's blog on occasion, so it was with interest that I received the book and read it.I found it to be easily read and understood. So many times, Christian writers tend to fall into the trap of making it sound complicated, but Wilson's book does not do that. His writing style, though not ... Plan B

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4 Stars

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Friendship for Grown-Ups

Friendship for Grown-Ups

On 4/28 karmat wrote: I hesitated to read this book, simply because I wondered if a "loner," such as myself would find anything of value or worth in it. Never could I have dreamed the floodgates this book would open. I suppose that since she wrote the book, and Thomas Nelson published it, there are other women "out there" ... Friendship for Grownups

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5 Stars

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Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer

On 4/9 karmat wrote: This book, in it's simplest incarnation, is a biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, yet, in so many ways, it is more than that.My first impression of this rather large volume is that it would be so typical of other biographies and would simply drag on and be a tedious read. The only aspect of my first impression ... Bonhoeffer A Biography

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5 Stars

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The Map

The Map

On 3/12 karmat wrote: a review.this book is part fiction, part non-fiction, delineated nicely in the middle. not that there could be confusion between the two. the author begins the tale by describing a "suspenseful" journey to discover a "map" within the book of matthew. then, once the map has been discovered, the author ... The Map by David Murrow

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3 Stars

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