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Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

On 11/4 Amusing Mother wrote: Title: Where Has Oprah Taken Us?: The Religious Influence of the World's Most Famous WomanAuthor: Stephen MansfieldPages: 272Publication Date: 10/11/11Goodreads: An evocative exploration of Oprah Winfrey's religious beliefs, from her rejection of her Baptist upbringing to her controversial rise ... Where Has Oprah Taken Us?: The Religious Influence of the World's Most Famous Woman by Stephen Mansfield

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3 Stars

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Right From the Heart

Right From the Heart

On 9/14 Amusing Mother wrote: You want to spend meaningful time each day with the Lord, but about 10 minutes into your day the demands of life distract and pull at you, and threaten to overshadow your plans for quiet time. Pastor Bryant Wright lends helpful guidance for staying focused on God's Word and applying it to your daily ... I was unable to open this file

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5 Stars

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The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal

On 5/3 Amusing Mother wrote:  Create Expressive Books from Salvaged TreasuresRusty doorknobs, cardboard containers and plastic packaging may seem like trash to some, but through the creative mind, they are transformed into beautiful expressions - equally parts artful book and assemblage. The Elemental Journal will show you ... The Elemental Journal Review

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5 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly

On 2/20 Amusing Mother wrote: Considering that Sara Evans is a country artist, I decided to accept that it was going to be full of heartbreak, cheating spouses, tragic death, surprise kin, and a dog that was so tired of all the grief, s/he runs away, too.I jest.  But just a little.The protagonist finds herself pelted on every ... Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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Where Hearts Are Free

Where Hearts Are Free

On 11/28 Amusing Mother wrote: Where Hearts Are Free by Golden Keyes ParsonsMy rating: 3 of 5 starsIt's 1687, in the burgeoning town of Philadelphia, and for seven years, Bridget Barrington has watched with growing affection as Philippe Clavell worked as an indentured servant for her father, a wealthy landowner.Her father rejects ... Where Hearts Are Free Review

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3 Stars

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The Falling Away

The Falling Away

On 9/25 Amusing Mother wrote:  Dylan Runs Ahead has been running all of his life. He ran away from his people to join the army, thinking he could get away from the guilt he felt. He served in Iraq got a terrible leg injury and becomes addicted to pain meds. Involved in a drug deal that goes bad he is on the run again. Running ... Falling Away by T.L. Hines Review

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3 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/8 Amusing Mother wrote: This book is a small coffee table book that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Andrews gives historical examples of how one person changed history or changed someone's life who changed history.The premise of the book is that everything we do matters. More importantly, every person who has lived ... The Butterfly Effect

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 Amusing Mother wrote: This is the story about a little boy named Norman who grew up to cross breed kernels of corn that could be grown in different climates which saved people from starvation. Norman was hired by Henry Wallace who was impacted by George Washington Carver who was saved from death by Moses Carver.The message ... The Boy Who Changed the World

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 8/21 Amusing Mother wrote: This book took me by surprise.  I really didn't know very much about it besides a rich couple came into a homeless man's life and changed it.  Turns out, I was wrong.Ron Hall grew up as a poor middle class southern white.  Once out of high school, he aspired to be more.  He stretched ... Same Kind of Different As Me

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5 Stars

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Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May

On 7/19 Amusing Mother wrote: The story begins with Claudius, an older bachelor in the autumn of his life, praying to see an angel. Instead, he finds May Seymour, a twenty-something graduate of University of Kentucky, with dreams of journalism. A friendship is quickly developed and May becomes Claudius' surrogate daughter, as ... Resurrection in May by Lisa Sampson Review

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3 Stars

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A Time to Embrace

A Time to Embrace

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4 Stars

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 6/15 Amusing Mother wrote: Not surprisingly, Max Lucado has tapped into his connection with children and their relationship with God. Animated characters feel insignificant and wallow in their shortcomings. One little guy is just stinky. Eventually, it is revealed that all of God's creatures and creations are made on purpose. ... Max Lucado's Hermie and Who Is In Charge, Anyway?

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4 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/31 Amusing Mother wrote: I'm pretty sure this is going down as one of my favorite books. I absolutely loved it!Andrews weaves a story of finding German WWII artifacts buried in a can on his ocean front property and Josef and Helen's journey to find peace and forgiveness. Andrews offers photos of buttons, a couple of photographs, ... The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 4/26 Amusing Mother wrote: This book written by a Christian couple is based on the premise that a woman longs for three things; to be romanced, an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and beauty to unveil. Although, in summary, it sounds quite cheesy, Stasi and John guide the reader on a journey through scripture, literature, ... Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge

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5 Stars

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/8 Amusing Mother wrote: This book is thoughtfully written and author's thoughts are supported by scripture. He gives ten theories of apocalyptic events and includes scientific theories and probabilities. This is an easy read and quite enjoyable. The book presents basic information for someone new to the "End of the World" ... Clear and Quick Read

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4 Stars

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The Revolutionary Paul Revere

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

On 3/31 Amusing Mother wrote: Paul Revere was born in America, the son of a silversmith. Originally Puritan, Paul drifted toward the Calvinistic churches and New Thought. Although working class, Paul was easily accepted into all social circles and was inducted into Masonry in early adulthood.Paul's life seems unremarkable and indistinct ... The Revolutionary Paul Revere

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4 Stars

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