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The Solomon Seduction

The Solomon Seduction

On 6/5 Sharkbait wrote: I particularly liked the section on how we often try Sin Management as opposed to Sin Avoidance. Where we try to manage our sin by saying “I can hide this” or “I can handle this” or “I can stop this from affecting me/my job/my wife by…” as opposed to saying “How can I deal with this and ... Sound and relevant

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3 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 3/14 Sharkbait wrote: I read this book, because I thought this sounded like a good principle: That we need to move away from a culture of leadership (actually it says cult of leadership) and focus on followership. Which is a good idea. However I felt that the author spent too much time focusing on why leadership is bad, ... I AM A FOLLOWE

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2 Stars

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I Love You to God and Back

I Love You to God and Back

On 8/29 Sharkbait wrote: I loved the title, and the concept is quite interesting as well. A mother starts recording her daughters nightly prayers, and we are invited to watch as both of their faiths grow before our eyes. And it works, for a while. I found the first few chapters interesting, maybe as much as half the book. There ... Cute, but too cuddly

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3 Stars

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Real Marriage DVD-Based Study Kit

Real Marriage DVD-Based Study Kit

On 5/23 Sharkbait wrote: The DVD series takes the 11 chapters of the book, and turns them into a very interesting 11 week course. I feel that it worked very well together with the book. After reading each chapter of the book, there is a short (10 minute) DVD film to watch in which Mark and Grace talk about that weeks topic. ... Worth it

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4 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 3/5 Sharkbait wrote: I was a little unsure of what this book would be, and it seems like the book was equally confused. The premise is sound, and promising – Our sinful nature is like an undead Zombie which will devour us if we don’t learn to kill it. It is written as a parallel text; with each chapter of the fictional ... Not great

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1 Stars

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It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

On 8/17 Sharkbait wrote: This book, as with most of the Max Lucado books I have read, was good solid theology. The man really knows his stuff. It is only about 150 pages long, and each chapter is short enough to read quickly and spend some time digesting. Admittedly not a lot of what he says is original, and is repeated a ... It's Not About Me.

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3 Stars

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 5/25 Sharkbait wrote: Unlike most books which will take one viewpoint or the other, this book spends 50% of the time and space arguing against the resurrection, and 50% arguing for it. Both sides are well researched, and fairly well presented. This book is not for everyone. And I don’t think it should be. Foster argues ... The Jesus Inquest

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3 Stars

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 1/20 Sharkbait wrote: don't know exactly what I was expecting with this book, and I am still not sure what I got exactly either. The book examines the idea of regular daily offices, particularly those of Morning and Evening Prayer. I got the book because I am interested in using the daily offices to deepen my prayer life, ... In Constant Prayer

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/14 Sharkbait wrote: The book is focused on the question of whether God uses simple, ordinary people to advance his Kingdom. Of course we know this is true, but sometimes it helps to be reminded. One of my favourite lines is “We do not hear ‘I was sick and you healed me’ or ‘I was in prison and you liberated me.’ ... Good one

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4 Stars

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 10/5 Sharkbait wrote: I was looking for a book to help me deepen my prayer life, so when I was given an opportunity to review this one, I jumped at it. It says “Mystically Wired is a practical guide to cooperating with your brain’s innate capacities in order to experience a richer, fuller prayer life. Your brain is wired ... Mystically Wired

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2 Stars

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The Voice New Testament

The Voice New Testament

On 5/12 Sharkbait wrote: I was not too sure of this one when I first saw it; I have always believed that we should adapt ourselves to the Bible, not the other way around, and thus am very wary of anything 'new' or 'relevant' in a Biblie. This is a translation/interpretation of the New Testament, putting it into more poetic ... The Voice New Testament

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3 Stars

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