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Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

On 6/25 Denise Evanoff wrote: This is by far the cutest Bible Storybook I have seen! This is going to be added to every baby shower gift I give in the future. There are 20 Bible stories in this book along with a promise from God with each one. I love the simple words that a child can understand along with promises that I need to ... JESUS CALLING MY FIRST BIBLE STORYBOOK

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5 Stars

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Hope Heals

Hope Heals

On 6/5 Denise Evanoff wrote: On any given day I can start to feel sorry for myself.  My life, family, job, circumstances, the internet, basically just life in general can spin me into a tizzy very quickly.  It can be something minor, or something big....and I can let it ruin my day very quickly.  Then I drag ... HOPE HEALS *review*

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5 Stars

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Baby Wren And The Great Gift

Baby Wren And The Great Gift

On 4/14 Denise Evanoff wrote: Sadly my three boys are getting older and don't like to read kid books as much as they used to.  They enjoy chapter books and graphic novels way more these days.  However I did talk them into reading Baby Wren and the Great Gift!  They agreed that it would be great to pass on to their ... Baby Wren and the Great Gift

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5 Stars

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Strong and Kind

Strong and Kind

On 2/23 Denise Evanoff wrote: If you are looking for an encouraging book on parenting, I highly recommend purchasing this book. Korie Robertson and her mother have written a great book on character qualities any parent would want their children to possess. There are nine specific traits included, then there are ways ... Strong and Kind

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Money-Making Mom

Money-Making Mom

On 11/6 Denise Evanoff wrote: I have been reading Crystal's blog Money Saving Mom for years!  I think hers is one of the first blogs I found when I first googled how to save money/be more frugal.  Crystal has really become popular in the blogging, speaking, book writing world.  I have read each of her books and always ... Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine *BOOK REVIEW*

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5 Stars

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Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe - Paperback

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe - Paperback

On 10/8 Denise Evanoff wrote: I have been a big fan of Max Lucado and his non-fiction books for a long time! So I was very excited to be able to read his newest work of fiction. This book revolves around a wife and mother of school-aged kids who is struggling through lots of change in her life. Something I can totally relate to! ... Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe *REVIEW*

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5 Stars

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Noah's Voyage

Noah's Voyage

On 6/17 Denise Evanoff wrote: This is a great book for kids who are just beginning to read. I love that ZONDERkidz has taken the time to create such good books with even better illustrations! My kids loved looking at the cute pictures while reading the story.I love being able to read simple Bible stories with and to my kids. The ... Noah's Voyage *Review*

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5 Stars

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The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

On 4/1 Denise Evanoff wrote: I am a Registered Nurse who really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the medical aspects that were talked about, and I learned a lot of things I did not know about kidney transplants. Ironically in the small town I live in, there have been 4 people who either needed a kidney transplant, just got a kidney ... The Gift of Love: One Woman's Journey to Save a Life REVIEW!

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5 Stars

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Whatever You Grow Up to Be

Whatever You Grow Up to Be

On 2/26 Denise Evanoff wrote: If you are looking for an excellent bedtime book for little boys, look no further!  I have been a Karen Kingsbury fan for years.  And this new book just adds to my admiration for her.  What I love about this book is that it starts when the little boy is a newborn and goes through all the ... Whatever You Grow Up to Be *Book Review*

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5 Stars

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Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama

On 2/4 Denise Evanoff wrote: A Guide to putting down the phone, burning the to-do list, and letting go of perfection to grasp what really matters!It's not often that I get to meet awesome authors in the great state of Indiana.  So when a gal from our MOMSnext group invited us to drive to the big city {Indianapolis!} to meet ... HANDS FREE MAMA *Review*

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5 Stars

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Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

On 9/12 Denise Evanoff wrote: I am probably the most unqualified person to be reviewing this book about football.  I am a mom who has never played nor watched much football.  Sad I know.  I am a Hoosier who lived in Bronco land for five years.  They won their 2 Super Bowls when I lived there...very exciting, especially ... RG3

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3 Stars

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The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

On 7/3 Denise Evanoff wrote: I am so excited to share about this new author and book I have discovered.  I love {love love} to read, and I really enjoy learning about authors.  So when I found Erin MacPherson, I think we could be friends in real life.  {not in a stalker kind of way}  Here's a little about this ... The Christian Mama's Guide {to the grade school years} Review

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5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/28 Denise Evanoff wrote: I am a wife, mother, leader, loyee, and many other things on any given day. I can easily become unglued over a small thing or a mountain on any given day. Lysa Terkeurst in her new series, Unglued, gives practical ways to make imperfect progress in hopes of correcting unglued situations and behaviors. ... Unglued Review

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5 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 5/12 Denise Evanoff wrote: I am so excited to share this book with everyone I know.  I have never read one of Bob Goff's books before, but he now has a new fan...me!  It seems like for the past 4 months, God has been trying to teach me all about love.  Not just love for my spouse or my kids or the people who are ... Love Does

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5 Stars

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 3/17 Denise Evanoff wrote: I love it when God brings two totally different people together. I see this in many different relationships, marriages, and friendships. It has been said before that opposites attract, and I am a firm believer in this fact. That is the premise of Neta Jackson’s newest book. The two main characters ... stand by me

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5 Stars

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 10/18 Denise Evanoff wrote: One thing I look forward to every Christmas season is the newest Donna VanLiere book. This lady knows how to write a story. Her books are easy to read and always have a few twists in the plot. Just when you think you know how the book is going to end, she throws in a surprise. You can check out her ... Another Great Christmas Book!!

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5 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 9/30 Denise Evanoff wrote: I have been a big fan of "Love & Respect" for years! I have read the book several times and often recommend it to friends who are struggling with their marriages. So I was so excited to get this new couple's devotional book. This is an area I have been striving to work on in my own marriage. I know ... The Love & Respect Experience

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5 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 9/10 Denise Evanoff wrote: You only see a person’s front porch! You don’t see the living room, bathroom, or bedroom. If you saw the whole house, you probably wouldn’t want it! How often have I looked at another person’s life and wished I could have it. I think they are so much prettier, or smarter, or well-off financially, ... One Call Away

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5 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 8/21 Denise Evanoff wrote: This post is long overdue. Let's just say it's been a very busy summer around these parts. The boys finally started school last week, then my 99 year old grandmother died on Wednesday. So the business continues. Nonetheless, here is my review of this awesome book! As a mother to a college student, ... The Blessing (not National Lampoon's Christmas style)

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5 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/8 Denise Evanoff wrote: This is the first book I have read by Eileen Button. After reading this, I want to hang out with this gal. I love her style of writing. I love her honesty. I love how it feels like she's speaking to me. I love her heart for God. I love her faith. and her trust. and her vulnerability. I could ... The Waiting Place

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5 Stars

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 5/18 Denise Evanoff wrote: Let us rejoice and be glad today. Psalm 118:24If you are looking for some good worship music, you are looking in the right place. This CD is top notch. The women's vocals are amazing. The songs are inspiring. I love the mix of familiar songs and new songs. I have only attended one Women of Faith ... REJOICE

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5 Stars

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The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal

On 5/3 Denise Evanoff wrote: I was so excited when I got this book. I had grand ideas of making end-of-the year teacher gifts, mother's day gifts, and gifts for my family and friends. But after looking through the book and seeing what kinds of ideas were given, I quickly decided this kind of art is not for me. While the creations ... the elemental journal

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3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Denise Evanoff wrote: Lots of people have questions. I live with a ten year and two (almost) six year olds. They ask me lots of questions! My friends at work all have questions. My neighbors have lots of questions. People have questions and are desperately looking for answers.Max Lucado has been in ministry for many years ... Max On Life

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5 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/22 Denise Evanoff wrote: This story is all about how Rick & Bubba became big name radio personalities. They are just two country boys from Calhoun County, Alabama who happen to be in the right places at the right times. It tells all about the journey and the risks they (and those around them) took. It is an inspiring ... We Be BIG

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5 Stars

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Who Is My Shelter?

Who Is My Shelter?

On 2/18 Denise Evanoff wrote: This is book #4 in the Yada Yada House of Hope series. This story follows Gabby who has been thrown out of her home by her husband and the aftermath that has been created. Gabby is making a new life and seeking not only physical shelter, but also spiritual Shelter. The idea of God being our Shelter comes ... who is my shelter?

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5 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 2/1 Denise Evanoff wrote: Sheila Walsh is an amazing speaker and writer. I have had the privilege of hearing her speak at Women of Faith events in the past. I love her storytelling and her passion for Christ. So when I got the opportunity to review her latest book, I was very excited! Her words are precious and just what I needed ... God is Faithful!

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5 Stars

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 1/6 Denise Evanoff wrote: Mike Flynt has an amazing story to tell. At the age of fifty-nine he played football for Sul Ross State University becoming the oldest contributing member to a football team in NCAA history! By all accounts, he is a successful man. This book encourages us to realize the goals and dreams we were created ... THE POWER-BASE LIFE by Mike Flynt

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4 Stars

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An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

On 12/16 Denise Evanoff wrote: This is the first Amish living novel I have read. This particular book is divided into four novellas by different authors. After reading these stories, I am going to do some research about the Amish and the way they celebrate Christmas. It sounds a bit different from our traditional celebration. ... An Amish Christmas

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5 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/11 Denise Evanoff wrote: The best of all is, God is with us.~John WesleyIf you are looking for an excellent devotional book, look no further. This is a top notch way to spend a year with God (like the title suggests). This book is jam packed with 365 days of devotions which includes a scripture passage to read and a small ... A YEAR WITH GOD

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5 Stars

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Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

On 10/23 Denise Evanoff wrote: My kids and I were given the opportunity to watch Adventures In BoogaBooga Land the other evening. I have a nine year old son and twin five year old sons, so getting all of them to sit down and watch a show is no little feat by any means. But this show did manage to capture their attention the entire ... BoogaBooga Land

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3 Stars

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/22 Denise Evanoff wrote: I was given the opportunity to review this new children's book by Eldon Johnson. I read it last night to my twin 5 year old sons. Here's what we thought of the book.LIKES*it teaches kids about giving*it is a modern-day good samaritan story*it's okay to give stuff you really like away*the book has a ... The King's Christmas List

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4 Stars

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 9/14 Denise Evanoff wrote: I was so excited to read a book by a Christian female about finances, and there is a Dave Ramsey endorsement on the front cover to boot! I am a big Dave Ramsey fan and have read his book multiple times. This book, "Your Money God's Way" is an excellent resource to add to my ever-growing financial help ... Your Money God's Way Review

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5 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 8/31 Denise Evanoff wrote: The boys and I read this book last night. It is all about the hands that God gave us. We can use our hands to do lots of great things to help serve others. This is a concept I want my boys to learn and never forget. At the end of the book there are practical ways to teach children to help, to show ... One Hand, Two Hands

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5 Stars

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Searching for God Knows What

Searching for God Knows What

On 8/19 Denise Evanoff wrote: I had the honor of hearing Donald Miller speak (the first time for me) at MOPS convention at the beginning of the month. I have tried to read his book Blue Like Jazz in the past, but was not able to "get into" it. After hearing him speak (which was amazing, by the way), I was excited to dive into Searching ... Searching for God Knows What Review

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5 Stars

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Combating the Commandment of Confusion

Combating the Commandment of Confusion

On 5/1 Denise Evanoff wrote: My now nine year old son was a HUGE Bibleman back in the day. He would talk to the lady who owned the local Christian book store and beg her to order the movies for him. I think he has watched every episode multiple times! That being said, I was excited to watch this episode with him. It's been a long ... BIBLEMAN Review

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3 Stars

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