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#Struggles

#Struggles

On 4/14 Katie Heine wrote: Groeschel has so many great points in his book about the struggles that we face in this new age of technology and the instant ability to keep in touch with people all over the world. He points out that friendship doesn't mean what it use to, and I can agree. I know that a lot of the people that I'm "friends" ... #struggles

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5 Stars

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Frost Bible

Frost Bible

On 11/30 Katie Heine wrote: This is a very cute Bible for little girls or for anyone who is a fan of Frozen, or winter, or snowflakes. It comes with a cute little tote bag too. The cover is raised and has a coarse feeling to it, which can make it uncomfortable to hold and read for long periods of time. The print in the Bible is ... Frost review

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4 Stars

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Wicked Women of the Bible

Wicked Women of the Bible

On 11/10 Katie Heine wrote: When you think of the word "wicked", what comes to mind most? Do you only think of the 'bad' and 'evil'that comes from the word? What about 'wicked' meaning 'good'? Well in Wicked Women of the Bible, Ann Spangler gives a great snap shot of the women of the Bible, good and bad. Each chapter has a part ... Wicked women of the Bible

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4 Stars

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Nourished

Nourished

On 10/15 Katie Heine wrote: Nourished. That sounds like an awesome word to describe the state of your self, right? I know I could use a feeling of that in my life. Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph, a mother and daughter pair, wrote a great book to help you feel that way in almost every part of your life. Their book, Nourished: ... Do you need to find some nourishment?

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5 Stars

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For the Love

For the Love

On 10/7 Katie Heine wrote: How many times do you get to laugh when you read a book that is about serious stuff? If you need a laugh, you should check out For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards. Jen has such a great way of just making almost any topic into something funny or at least adding her personal ... For the love Review

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Anything

Anything

On 7/31 Katie Heine wrote: Could you pray to God and tell Him, "God, we will do anything. Anything!"? Jennie Allen and her husband and family did and that's where she came up with her book Anything. It has been reissued with a Bible study at the end. And it's still just as fantastic as before. I love when Jennie says that her ... Anything

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5 Stars

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Keep It Shut

Keep It Shut

On 5/12 Katie Heine wrote: Have you ever wondered what gossip is and isn't? Karen lays it out in a chapter called, " But I'm just Sharing a Prayer Request." with a checklist that state that gossip involves things like: when we share a secret when we were asked not to, we tell a story that hasn't been verified, or when we start ... Keep It Shut

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Move On

Move On

On 1/13 Katie Heine wrote: Move On. Oh how I've heard that. Going through a bad time? Just move on. Or as Hubs now says, "Just go frozen with it!" Aka Let It Go. But it can be hard. But it doesn't have to be, with God's help. God can meet us with mercy and help us deal with our trial, our problem, our failure, and learn from it ... Move On

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 12/29 Katie Heine wrote: Darlene Schacht, better known over at The Time Warp Wife, wrote a beautiful book about how messy marriage can be. Messy Beautiful Love came out this fall and it such a wonderful and insightful look at marriage. Darlene uses many of her life experiences to help readers try to relate to each of the chapter ... Messy Beautiful Love

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5 Stars

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Brave Mom

Brave Mom

On 10/7 Katie Heine wrote: I have to say, I loved the title of this book. I know that I struggle daily with being a mom. So I thought that this title was a great way of saying what I want to be. I think it does take a big dose of bravery to be a mom. Sherry Surratt is the CEO of MOPS International, so you know that she has lots ... Brave Mom

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The Hope Quotient

The Hope Quotient

On 9/17 Katie Heine wrote: The Hope Quotient is a great read about how to get hope in your life. There is a quiz you can take to discover your Hope IQ. Using the key factors that Johnston lays out, like recharging your batteries, that is something that I can relate to. I know when I'm feeling down and defeated, there is going ... hope quotient

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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

On 9/16 Katie Heine wrote: I loved the title of this book. I know that I want my children to grow up with the faith that I wish I would have grown up with. And since I'm still learning my way through my faith, any thing that I an get my hands on to help me as well as my family is always a plus. The topics that are covered in this ... sticky faith guide for your family

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NIV Integrated Study Bible

NIV Integrated Study Bible

On 6/13 Katie Heine wrote: I've never had a chronological Bible before, but the NIV Integrated Study Bible is very interesting. It puts the Bible in the order that events happen, as I'm sure most chronological Bibles do. I love being able to look at the verses that happen about the same time, especially in the Chronicles and Kings. ... Great Bible for Chronolgical study

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4 Stars

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Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

On 6/13 Katie Heine wrote: I was very excited to review this Bible for my family. My son is really starting to enjoy his Jesus Calling storybook Bible and so I have been trying to find a good regular Bible for him. This one is great. He loves the cover, which has an awesome sticker on the front (lenticular 3D motion on the cover.) ... Great Bible for kids learning to read

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5 Stars

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Companion to the Old Testament

Companion to the Old Testament

On 5/29 Katie Heine wrote: There is a great deal of wealth in the pages of this book, breaking down the history of the Hebrew people, the places that are in the Bible, the events that took place, like all the kings that were in the two divided kingdoms. There is a lot of information that relates to the things going on around the ... Companion to Old Testament by Ted Leach

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4 Stars

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The Storm Inside

The Storm Inside

On 5/29 Katie Heine wrote: I love the subtitle of this book: Trade the Chaos of How you Feel for the Truth of Who You Are. That sounds awesome right? Shelia Walsh has great insight with her new book. There are 10 chapters that take you from one end of an emotional rollercoaster to the other, such as From Shame to Love and From ... The Storm Inside Review

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Gods at War Student Edition

Gods at War Student Edition

On 4/3 Katie Heine wrote: Can you name all of the 10 commandments? Can you name any of them? This was a question that was posed to some people and a lot of mixed responses came from it. Two that are not really spent a lot of time on are the first two: "You shall have no other gods before me" and "You shall not make for yourself ... gods at war student edition

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Thrive

Thrive

On 3/15 Katie Heine wrote: Just the first line of the book; "You were meant to do more than just survive" (pg 9) really hit me, as well did the rest of the book. It's broken up into two sections: Digging Deep, which deals with how to dig into your faith, and learning to go deeper with God. And the second section is called Reaching ... Thrive, Digging Deep, Reaching Out

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InScribed Collection

InScribed Collection

On 3/12 Katie Heine wrote: There is a new set of books out there for women called the InScribed Series. I love their tag line: InScribed: leading women to not just survive but thrive, encouraging them to immerse themselves in the person of Jesus Christ. I was asked to review them, and was thrilled to do it. Each book is on a different ... InScribed Review

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Restless

Restless

On 2/10 Katie Heine wrote: A favorite quote from the book for me is: "There is a time and a place to search for our unique parts in God's story...but...here is my admonition: Respond to the need you see. Right now." (p35) We need to make sure we ask God for what he wants in our lives and listen to that so that we can find our ... Restless: Because you were made for more! Review of Jeannie Allen's book

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No Cape Required: A Devotional

No Cape Required: A Devotional

On 1/9 Katie Heine wrote: I have to admit, when I saw the name Katniss I was very interested in reading who else was going to be listed in No Cape Required by Kristen Parrish. It is a devotional with 52 different devotions about heroes and their qualities. The heroes range from being superheroes, the heroes that we usually think ... No Cape Required

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4 Stars

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 12/31 Katie Heine wrote: While I enjoy the 1984 edition of the NIV, this Bible is still wonderful. It has the complete text of the 2011 NIV along with all the best features of so many great resources like notes from the NIV Study Bible; book introductions from Essential Bible Companion; notes from the NIV Archaeological Study ... NIV Essentials Study Bible

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5 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 11/21 Katie Heine wrote: There is such an amazing story to be read by Joseph and how God worked good through him, and even through Job, and Lucado uses their stories as well to show that even when things are bleak, God works things for good. A quote from the book that I really enjoyed was this: "These days are a vapor, ... You'll Get Through this review

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 11/8 Katie Heine wrote: So not long after we got married and hubs was in Cali for the first year of our marriage, he went to a chaplain to get some resources for us, and the Love and Respect book was on there. I got it and started reading it and hoped that it would help our marriage. Now, the same author, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs ... Love and Respect in the family

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Women Living Well

Women Living Well

On 11/1 Katie Heine wrote: There are so many great things that I can say about this book by Courtney Joseph, blogger at womenlivingwell.org. I've been reading and re-reading many parts and doing tons of highlighting and marking. The book is broken down into 4 parts: Your walk with the King, Your marriage, your parenting and your ... Want to be a woman living well? there's a book for that

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

On 9/24 Katie Heine wrote: Oh how I wish I had this book when D was younger lol. A lot of what Erin MacPherson writes about I can still use with him, since sometimes he acts like the toddler instead of the preschooler I think that he is. But since we have A who has just turned 5 months, I can use it to prepare for her :) I ... Christian Mam's Guide to Parenting a Toddler Review

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year

The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year

On 3/30 Katie Heine wrote: I really enjoyed this book. I'm due in the next few weeks with my 2nd child, but the info in this book is really good despite that. While most of the information that Erin shares is not new to me, it's presented in a format that is easy to read and understand, especially with my brain fatigue that I'm ... Christian Mam's Guide to Baby's First Year Review

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One Perfect Life

One Perfect Life

On 3/18 Katie Heine wrote: I love how MacArthur tells each event that happened in Jesus' life by using all the Gospels and putting them all together, so that you can see how when Matthew starts one part of the story, you can get some more information from Mark and finish up with Luke. At the bottom of each page is also commentary ... One Perfect Life review

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 3/1 Katie Heine wrote: Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst is a great resource to go along with the main book Unglued:Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. I have read the main book and was excited to be offered the chance to review the devotional as well. I am a big fan of Lysa TerKeurst's writing since I read ... Book Review-Unglued Devotional

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KJV American Patriot's Bible

KJV American Patriot's Bible

On 1/2 Katie Heine wrote: The Bible itself is in large print, which will make it easy to read for anyone. While I'm not a fan of the large size since I like to be able to carry my Bible with me to church, doesn't mean that I can't use it while studying at home. The pictures and articles that are placed throughout the Bible are ... American Patriot's Bible

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 2/18 Katie Heine wrote: This is a great book about people from all walks of life learning to follow Christ. So many of the stories in there are simple and yet profound. Reading about the emotions that these people felt can make just about anyone think about their own lives and own faith. I was very excited to read the story ... I AM Second

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Daily Gifts of Grace

Daily Gifts of Grace

On 12/29 Katie Heine wrote: Daily Gifts of Grace, devotions for each day of your year. This is a great little devotional so far by Thomas Nelson and Women of Faith. I've read and have several of the Women of Faith Bible studies and I hope to attend a conference in the future, but I enjoy the insight and stories that the ladies ... Gifts of Grace

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 12/14 Katie Heine wrote: One of my favorite parts of book is a story about a daughter and mother who were having issues since the husband had passed away and the mother remarried. The way the mother had described why she had remarried “God designed us to couple. We are here to couple and partner on this earth.” I love this ... Your Brain in Love

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The Flowering Cross

The Flowering Cross

On 3/19 Katie Heine wrote: I was lucky to be given the oppurtunity to review The Flowering Cross, a very touching Easter story by Beth Ryan about a young girl named Katie, (very wonderful name) showing God's love to her neighbor Papa Jack, who goes from being a mean old man to a wonderful man sharing in God's love as well. I ... The Flowering Cross review

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