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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 2/4 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: We and our kids live in an age of anxiety. Most of us know someone who lives in fear, and maybe we do so ourselves. Much of the time the fear is mild but sometimes there are panic attacks, and sometimes seemingly endless stretches of unbearable terror. As Christians, we need to be able to support ... Review: How to Live in Fear by Lance Hahn

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4 Stars

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Prayers That Changed History

Prayers That Changed History

On 3/3 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Tricia Goyer, homeschooling mother of many, wrote this unique devotional church history book to teach children about prayer and to encourage them to pray. She focuses on historical characters whose prayers had wide ranging and long lasting effects, and her refrain is, “And history was forever changed.” There ... Review: Prayers that Changed History by Tricia Goyer

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5 Stars

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Money-Making Mom

Money-Making Mom

On 3/3 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Our church has an important project we would like to give money to, a lot of money. So when I had a chance to review Crystal Paine’s new book Money Making Mom: How Every Woman Can Earn More and Make a Difference, I jumped at it. I wanted to see if there was any way I could make a decent amount of ... Review: Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine

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4 Stars

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Seven Women

Seven Women

On 10/8 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Biographies can be among the most inspiring reading, and 7 Women by Eric Metaxas changed me before I had even finished it. In this book Metaxes presents engaging biographies of 7 women who had a huge impact on the world. He describes their lives and times, discusses their motivation, and demonstrates ... Review: 7 Women by Eric Metaxas

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5 Stars

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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 12/17 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: translation, these rarely have a significant effect on how we understand it. However, when it comes to study Bibles, there are major differences that can seriously impact our understanding of God’s Word. The New King James Version Study Bible, Full Color Edition, is the latest one I’ve seen, and ... Review: NKJV Study Bible, Full Color Edition

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4 Stars

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Plain Faith

Plain Faith

On 7/18 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Late one summer night while the Eash family was driving home from visiting relatives, their Amish buggy was hit by a semi-truck. Seven year old Suetta and five year old Sarah Mae were killed in the accident, and the parents, Ora Jay and Irene, began their journey into despair. For, while all Amish ... Review: Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss, and Leaving the Amish

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4 Stars

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

On 4/22 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Having been a mom for over two decades, I have experienced survival mode intimately several times. Everyone is susceptible to becoming overwhelmed—too busy and too tired to have any hope that things can ever improve—but there’s something about being a mom that seems to invite this condition. One ... Review: Say Good Bye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine

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4 Stars

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The Passionate Mom

The Passionate Mom

On 1/14 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Some books need to be read slowly so their ideas can be pondered and applied. The Passionate Mom: Dare to Parent in Today’s World by Susan Merrill, a unique parenting book that focuses on becoming a godly mom, is like that. Where can a woman find wise counsel about how to become a godly mom? In ... Review: The Passionate Mom by Susan Merrill

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4 Stars

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Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

On 5/21 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: So even if you’re not sure what your academic goals are or what your next steps might be, I encourage you to fill out an application, find out how much financial aid you qualify for, and talk with an Admissions Advisor about your concerns, fears, and dreams. (from an advertisement sent out by a non-traditional ... Review: Is College Worth It? by William J. Bennett and David Wilezol

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4 Stars

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10 Christians Everyone Should Know

10 Christians Everyone Should Know

On 3/20 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Because biographies are an important part of homeschooling, I jumped at the chance to review 10 Christians Everyone Should Know: Lives of the Faithful and What They Mean to You. However, though I am an avid reader, I was initially so disappointed with this book that I had to put it away. You see, ... Review: 10 Christians Everyone Should Know

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3 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 8/16 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: “Most of our families are starving for fathers, even if Dad is around, and there’s a huge cost to our children and our society because of it,” says Douglas Wilson, author of Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead their Families. He addresses some fundamental questions. What is fatherhood? ... Review: Father Hunger by Douglas Wilson

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5 Stars

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Miraculous Movements

Miraculous Movements

On 7/17 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: In the last few decades, and especially since 9/11, the Muslim world has seemed both invincible and dangerous, not only to the West but even more to Christians. Miraculous Movements is a compelling and heartening reminder that God is in control. Rather than living in dread of persecution by their ... Review: Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale

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4 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 4/5 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: You may know the story of Tyndale, a man consumed by the goal to translate the Bible so every English plough boy could read it, a man hunted as a heretic and eventually martyred for his work. Tyndale by David Teems does not focus on this story, but rather tells the tale of his work, his world, and ... Review: Tyndale by David Teems

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4 Stars

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

On 12/7 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Since we love Leithart’s literature study guides, I expected his latest book, Fyodor Dostoevsky to be something I could use in my homeschool. But it isn’t. Instead, it’s the poetic biography of a man who faced the darkest sides of humanity in himself and others, who struggled with his faith and ... Review: Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter Leithart

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4 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 10/11 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: We’ve all heard the idea that business is about being greedy, exploiting workers, and destroying the environment. Well, Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Yale researcher, disagrees. He has written Doing Virtuous Business: The Remarkable Success of Spiritual Enterprise to show that successful business depends ... Review: Doing Virtuous Business by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Take a man in despair, a man who was once selected to learn from the great people of the past, a man who shocked the world by actually doing what they said. Then take a world, like ours, that has strayed from its path in so many ways. And, finally, summon the greatest men and women of the world, known ... Review: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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2 Stars

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 3/16 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Whatever they think of his policies, most people would agree that Ronald Reagan was not just an ordinary person. In fact, many would say he was a great man. Now, there’s nothing like the biography of someone great to inspire young people (or anyone else, for that matter). The Faith of Ronald Reagan ... The Faith of Ronald Reagan

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4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 12/23 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Sing praise to God! What better exemplifies the meaning of Christmas—and of Christianity itself—than glorifying our God with music? Here’s a wonderful book to help us do just that. Then Sings My Soul, Special Edition contains “150 Christmas, Easter, and All-Time Favorite Hymns” as well as ... Review: Then Sings My Soul by Robert Morgan

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5 Stars

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The Treasure of God's Word

The Treasure of God's Word

On 11/3 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: When this long-awaited book was finally in my hands, I was awed.  It’s a work of art.  The (imitation?) leather cover is beautifully embossed and stitched, and the title is stamped in gold.  To the amazement of my little girls, the book’s pages are gilt edged. It even has a sewn binding, something that is ... Review: The Treasure of God’s Word: Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible

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5 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 9/22 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Star Parker’s book Uncle Sam’s Plantation:  How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It, has been revised and updated.  My main response after reading it is, “Wow!”  This powerful book explains so many things I’ve thought about:  the different kinds ... Review: Uncle Sam’s Plantation by Star Parker

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote: Outlive Your Life:  You Were Made to Make a Difference is based on the premise that “God has given this generation, our generation, everything we need to alter the course of human suffering.”  In 16 story-filled chapters Lucado first reminds ordinary Christians that the gospel is foundational to ... Review: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 9/2 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote:   Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend is an insightful collection of essays by  editor Ravi Zacharias and other apologists.  Many of the  essays focus on problems different nonChristian groups have with Christianity and on how to understand such nonChristians well enough to guide them to ... Review: Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias, Ed.

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5 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 6/17 Annie Kate Aarnoutse wrote:   In 1942 a distraught war widow, wandering the beaches because she cannot sleep, happens upon a wounded sailor.  The widow, Helen, instinctively helps him until she notices his uniform…the wrong uniform.  How Josef got there, and what happened to him and Helen make a riveting story.  After pondering ... Review: The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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