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Starry-Eyed

Starry-Eyed

On 12/15 Counting My Blessings wrote: The book Starry-Eyed by Mandy Arioto is a collection of essays about motherhood, friendship, relationships, and loving and seeing God through it all. It's almost like a less sappy version of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Arioto is the President of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International. She shares ... Starry-Eyed by Mandy Arioto - an inspriational read!

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Heart Made Whole

Heart Made Whole

On 8/14 Counting My Blessings wrote: I have not experienced a lot of trauma in my life. Compared to most people, I've had it pretty easy. So when I picked up the book Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain Into Your Greatest Strength by Christa Black Gifford, I was looking at it more for clients I may encounter in the future. Little ... Review: Heart Made Whole by Christa Black Gifford

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5 Stars

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VIP

VIP

On 6/12 Counting My Blessings wrote: I received this book for free from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for my honest review.VIP. When we read that abbreviation, we all think the same thing "Very Important Person". In a world where success is often determined by how "important" you are, how much money you make, and how many people ... VIP Very Influential Person: How to Influence with Vision, Integrity, and Purpose (A Review)

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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 5/2 Counting My Blessings wrote: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers and the BookLook Bloggers Programin exchange for my honest review.The title of this book piqued my interest. As a new counseling professional, I am interested in reading books about mental health. When I read on and discovered that this book ... How to Live In Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out (Review)

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4 Stars

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The Case for Hope

The Case for Hope

On 3/28 Counting My Blessings wrote: I received this book from the BookLook Bloggers Program for free in exchange for my honest review.It's taken me a while to write this review. I received this book before Christmas, got caught up in all the holidays, was working hard on my internship and finishing up school, and before I knew it my 3 ... Review: The Case for Hope by Lee Strobel

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4 Stars

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The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

On 3/1 Counting My Blessings wrote: I received this book for free from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.I thought it would be a nice change of pace to review something different, an Audiobook! This is a review of an audio version of the New King James Version New Testament published ... The Word of Promise New Testament (Audiobook) - A Review

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5 Stars

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Coming Clean

Coming Clean

On 11/24 Counting My Blessings wrote: You may have noticed that I haven't posted on the blog in about two months. I have been quite busy in my second internship at a treatment center for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. It's occupied 20+ hours of my week each week, the rest being occupied by my family. As you may know, ... Book Review: Coming Clean by Seth Haines

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The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

On 9/17 Counting My Blessings wrote: I must admit, the tagline of this book got me. As a Christian, I know that this is an especially hostile world today. The only place so far I have had courage to speak out in faith against some of the travesties occurring in the world today has been on Facebook, and I've already gotten a lot of flack ... Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World (the Colson Way) - A review of a book by Owen Strachan

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3 Stars

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Bedtime Devotions with Jesus

Bedtime Devotions with Jesus

On 7/14 Counting My Blessings wrote: This book is great for young children. My 8-year-old daughter likes to read it with us each night. We haven't really discussed the versus a lot each time, but sometimes she and I will have discussions about what they mean in her life. Her little brothers saw that we were reading this book with her and ... A Great Daily Devotional Geared at Children

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Motivate Your Child

Motivate Your Child

On 6/1 Counting My Blessings wrote: When I got the chance to review this book, I was going through a bit of a struggle with my daughter. We had given her chores to do, but she wasn't doing them consistently without being reminded. I thought that a book like this could help me get her to do that. As I read the book, I discovered that this ... Review: Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent's Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

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Tiny Bear's Bible

Tiny Bear's Bible

On 5/28 Counting My Blessings wrote: I received the book Tiny Bear's Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Igor Oleynikov by Zondervan Publishers for free through the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for my honest review.I had already reviewed a similar Bible book by different authors, Little Bunny's Bible and my kids sure loved ... An Adorable Bible for Little Ones!

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The Leadership Handbook

The Leadership Handbook

On 4/12 Counting My Blessings wrote: When I had the opportunity to review the book The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs by John C. Maxwell, I thought this was a great book for my husband who is working to move up in the managerial world. So, I let him read it and in a little twist he is providing his honest review ... Review: The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs by John C. Maxwell

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What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?

What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?

On 2/9 Counting My Blessings wrote: It's a question that we have probably all asked ourselves at some point in our lives. "What am I supposed to do with my life?" If we are Christians, we will also often ask "What is God's will for my life?" Author Johnnie Moore approaches these questions in his book What Am I Supposed to Do with My Live?: ... Book Review: What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?: God's Will Demystified

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Little Bunny's Bible

Little Bunny's Bible

On 1/10 Counting My Blessings wrote: I had an opportunity to review Little Bunny's Bible by PJ Lyons and Melanie Mitchell through the BookLook Bloggers program. They provide free books to bloggers in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.This books was published by Zondervan.I was waiting to get an opportunity to review ... Little Bunny's Bible - A Review

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Plush Bible Collection, NIrV

Plush Bible Collection, NIrV

On 12/26 Counting My Blessings wrote: I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great Christmas with the family. First, we opened presents at home. Then, we went to my parents' house where we opened presents with my parents and my two younger brothers. Then, we went to my mother-in-law's house and there were still more presents ... A Great Bible for Young Girls - Review of the Plush Bible Collection (NIrV) by Published by Zondervan

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4 Stars

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The First Christmas Ever

The First Christmas Ever

On 11/16 Counting My Blessings wrote: I got the chance to review a Christmas children's book for Book Look Bloggers.It was nice to have this opportunity at this time of year.The First Christmas Ever is Illustrated by Dennis Jones. It is a retelling of the Christmas story (the birth of Christ) in a way that children can understand. The illustrations ... The First Christmas Ever - Book Review

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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 10/23 Counting My Blessings wrote: I was excited to get the opportunity to review the NKJV (New King James Version) Study Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers. This second edition is in full color with cross-references, translator notes, study notes, in-text maps and charts, articles and much, much more. This Bible is amazing! When I opened ... Review of the NKJV Study Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

On 10/9 Counting My Blessings wrote: Smart Money, Smart Kids is a book by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze. You may have heard of Dave Ramsey and his book Total Money Makeover. This book comes from the same premise of teaching your children the principles from the total money makeover so they won't make the same mistakes that you may have when ... Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze - A Book Review

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4 Stars

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God Is Just Not Fair

God Is Just Not Fair

On 4/26 Counting My Blessings wrote: This is a review of the book God is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild. Jennifer has gone through her share of heartache and suffering. She became blind at age 15 and has since written many books and spoken at conferences about trusting in God. "Why would God allow this to happen to me?" "How can a ... God is Just Not Fair - A Review

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3 Stars

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Noah and the Mighty Ark

Noah and the Mighty Ark

On 4/17 Counting My Blessings wrote: This is a review of Noah and the Mighty Ark, a children's book by Rhonda Gowler Greene.When I opened the package containing this book, my 17 month-old son came over and picked it up right away. He wanted me to read it to him immediately. The book is full of fun and colorful illustrations and catchy rhymes. ... Noah and the Mighty Ark - A Review

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Schools in Crisis

Schools in Crisis

On 4/7 Counting My Blessings wrote: This is a book review of the FRAMES book Schools in Crisis: They Need Your Help [Whether You Have Kids or Not] by Nicole Baker Fulgham with RE/FRAME by Kristine Somers and Jeff Martin. The FRAMES series by Barna Group provides information about studies done by Barna Group to help people get involved ... Why Christians Should Help Our Public Schools - A Book Review

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4 Stars

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Loveology

Loveology

On 3/19 Counting My Blessings wrote: My latest book review for Book Look Bloggers is for the book Loveology by John Mark Comer. What is the purpose of marriage? Should everyone get married? What does the Bible teach about premarital sex? What does the Bible really teach about homosexuality?In the book Loveology, John Mark Comer uses the ... What does the Bible say about love? - A review of the book Loveology by John Mark Comer

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Bound Together

Bound Together

On 5/20 Counting My Blessings wrote: When reading the byline of this book "how we are tied to others in good and bad choices," I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore. Upon reading this book, I discovered that it tells me something I already know. The negative way we are all bound together is through Adam's sin, which in turn ... Review: Bound Together by Chris Brauns

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2 Stars

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The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook

On 5/4 Counting My Blessings wrote: I recently read The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller. Turansky and Miller are the founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting and it shows! The strategies in this book are what they call "heart-based" strategies which basically means that the children will ... Review: The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Taransky and Joanne Miller

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4 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 4/17 Counting My Blessings wrote: I was so excited to get to read a book by a blogger! I became even more excited when I found Erin's blog and Facebook page, sent her a message, and got a response back! It's so fun to connect in the blog community and I'm so proud that there are bloggers out there that are able to take it that extra ... Book Review: The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Sending Your Kid Off into the Big Wide World by Erin MacPherson

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Organic Outreach for Families

Organic Outreach for Families

On 4/2 Counting My Blessings wrote: As a Christian, I know that it is important and necessary for me to spread God's light throughout my community. The problem has always been, "how do I do this?" It's hard to talk about God at my job (and I can get in trouble for it too!). So how and where can I share God's light? Organic Outreach for ... Book Review: Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home Into A Lighthouse by Kevin G. Harney and Sherry Harney

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Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting

On 3/12 Counting My Blessings wrote: I usually do my book reviews on my original blog, Following the Path. But since this book was about parenting, I decided to post my review on Counting My Blessings.This book was of initial interest to me because I am a Christian and because the authors are counselors of children and parents. They are ... Book Review - Intentional Parenting by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/17 Counting My Blessings wrote: "Unglued Devotional" is a companion devotional to the book "Unglued" by Lysa Terkeurst. Maybe I would have liked this devotional better if I had read the book that it is companion to. I started reading this and my immediate thought was, "What is the point?" Where was the continuity within in it? It seemed ... A Review of "Unglued Devotional" by Lysa Terkeurst

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2 Stars

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Six Hours One Friday

Six Hours One Friday

On 1/31 Counting My Blessings wrote: In Six Hours One Friday, Max Lucado explores Jesus' death and resurrection in a new way. Lucado retells some of the Bible stories we have heard over and over again with a new point of view. Jesus' death from the centurion's point of view, from the thief that hung on the cross next to him, from Mary Magdalene's ... Review: Six Hours One Friday: Living in the Power of the Cross by Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 1/6 Counting My Blessings wrote: Max Lucado's Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine, is a book for Christians who seek to further understand what it means to experience God's grace in their lives as well as for non-Christians who do not yet understand how God has blessed us and saved us. I have read quite a few of Max ... Review - Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Grieving God's Way

Grieving God's Way

On 11/30 Counting My Blessings wrote: I chose to review this book because I am studying to be a counselor and I knew that the issues of grieving and loss will come up eventually in my practice. I am a Christian so I wanted to look at something from this perspective. Grieving God's Way is a 90-Day Devotional. Each day begins with a description, ... Review - Grieving God's Way: The Path to Lasting Hope and Healing by Margaret Brownley

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3 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 8/18 Counting My Blessings wrote: I decided to read this book because I am in a job field right now where it is all about leading people in the right direction and getting them to follow you. What I have seen and heard about churches and pastoring is quite similar. If you are a good pastor, your church will be on the right path and following ... Review - I am a Follower: The Way, Truth and Life of Following Jesus by Leonard Sweet

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2 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 1/7 Counting My Blessings wrote: It's been a while since I've done a review. I've been reading so much for school I haven't really had a chance to read for recreation or to write reviews.This book was quite an interesting read, but a little disheartening to me at the same time. To read about people who claim that everything can be rationally ... Review - Why God Won't Go Away by Allister McGrath

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3 Stars

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Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test

On 7/6 Counting My Blessings wrote: I recently read Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell. The premise of the book sounded good to me. Do you have a dream? How do you know if you can achieve it? Follow these steps...Reading the cover, I thought that this would be the gist of this book. What I got was something different. Some really ... Review: Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See it and Seize it by John C. Maxwell

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2 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 4/20 Counting My Blessings wrote: This book was first recommended by the pastor at my church who spoke about it in a teaching on the book of Ephesians. When it came out to review, I jumped at the chance. This book builds upon solid biblical principles with respect to how husbands and wives should treat one another. As a wife, I can say ... Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately Needs by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 1/6 Counting My Blessings wrote: Your Money God's Way by Amie Streater is an insightful look at why we, as Christians, have so much difficulty staying out of debt. Ms. Streater outlines seven "counterfeit convictions" that often take us away from where we need to be as Christians. She talks about how to clean up our misconceptions about ... Your Money God's Way by Amie Streater

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 8/17 Counting My Blessings wrote: The most effective managers and employers know how to communicate and connect well with their employees. I've learned this through my experiences communicating with others as well as my experiences with managers who do not do this very well. This is a book that can benefit anyone from a manager, to a ... Everyone Communicates Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John C. Maxwell - A review

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 6/22 Counting My Blessings wrote: This book focuses on the Book of Revelation in light of what is going on in today's world. We all know that things are not going great in this world these days and it just keeps going downhill. Billy Graham talks about the hope that we have as Christians and how we should live outside the world instead ... Storm Warning by Billy Graham - a book review

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3 Stars

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Essentials for Life

Essentials for Life

On 4/19 Counting My Blessings wrote: When I first began reading the book Essentials for Life by Marcia Ford, I was drawn in by its straightforward approach. So many books that claim to be spiritual guides just go on and on, but this one gets right to the basics and what is really important. I love how it is scripturally based through and ... Essentials for Life: Your Back-to-Basics Guide to What Matters Most by Marcia Ford - A Book Review

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