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Miracle in Music City

Miracle in Music City

On 10/21 Lindsay Banton wrote: I’m always on the lookout for books for my girls with good storylines. Things that spur them on to be better kids and to see that there are other kids in the world like them. When I find something good, I like to share it with others...and I’ve found the best way to share it is to get the local library ... A little story about a little book for little ladies

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5 Stars

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The Look and Tell Bible

The Look and Tell Bible

On 7/14 Lindsay Banton wrote: Have you seen this cute board book of Bible stories? It’s called The Look and Tell Bible by Dawn Machell. It’s actually a well-made (can take a lot of rough and tumble play,....which is a good thing at my house!) collection of 11 Bible stories. Each story gives you a page of illustrations with their ... Book Review- The Look and Tell Bible (A board book for littles)

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5 Stars

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Give Your Child the World

Give Your Child the World

On 6/26 Lindsay Banton wrote: Call me superficial, but I really love a book that looks and feels good. (Yes, I do judge a book by it’s cover unless I am convinced of the quality of the author or was told to read it by a trusted friend.) Give Your Child the World, Raising globally minded kids one book at a time, written by Jamie ... Have you given your child the world? (Book review)

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5 Stars

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40 Days of Decrease

40 Days of Decrease

On 5/16 Lindsay Banton wrote: I pretend that Alicia and I are on first name basis because her real life BFF is a good friend of mine. I have heard her speak numerous times and always walk away amazed and full, like after a truly wonderful Thanksgiving meal. 40 Days of Decrease is no different from any of her other books, as ... Book Review: 40 Days of Decrease

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5 Stars

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Frost Bible

Frost Bible

On 12/28 Lindsay Banton wrote: The glittery, wintery Bible produced by Tommy Nelson is cute and attractive to the little ladies with Frozen Fever. It’s hard-covered and comes with a handy bag, too. Inside, you will find a page for documenting family history, explanations on why you should read the Bible, an illustrated time line, ... Book review: Frost Bible (ICB version)

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5 Stars

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A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

On 11/27 Lindsay Banton wrote: Our Thanksgiving feast was less than 24 hours ago and we have already had leftovers a few times, set up the Christmas tree and wreaths on the windows, and watched a Christmas train movie. We began a new tradition of the kids wrestling Gil after all the dishes were done. All were safe until a lip or nose ... Thanksgiving, Christmas decorations and books

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5 Stars

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The Dude's Guide to Marriage

The Dude's Guide to Marriage

On 10/28 Lindsay Banton wrote: My husband, Gil, recently read a good book he would highly recommend to other husbands...or those wishing to become a husband. Darrin and Amie Patrick co-wrote this fun book, an easy-to-read, yet encouraging guide to helping husbands develop skills to love his wife well. I can tell when Gil likes ... The husband does a book review: The Dude’s Guide to Marriage

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5 Stars

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NIV Faithgirlz Bible

NIV Faithgirlz Bible

On 9/24 Lindsay Banton wrote: Shhhhh! Christmas shopping spoiler alert! I am on the hunt for the right Bibles for my girls for Christmas. It sounds snotty and silly, but I have a few things I’d like to see in a Bible, other than the obvious.... I want Bible that are real, not children’s editions. Since they are memorizing ... A good Bible for tween girls (Book Review)

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5 Stars

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The Rainbow Egg

The Rainbow Egg

On 8/18 Lindsay Banton wrote: The Rainbow Egg, by Linda Hendricks, M.D, is about a little bird in need of a safe place for her egg to hatch. She searches for the perfect spot, but realizes she can’t find one. Then, she stumbles upon a hen house that is home to a chicken family without an egg. The little bird sweetly places the ... Book Review: The Rainbow Egg

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5 Stars

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Bonhoeffer Student Edition

Bonhoeffer Student Edition

On 8/4 Lindsay Banton wrote: A few quiet evenings during our favorite week of the year (family camp!) offered me the chance to read through a great book. Eric Metases did a great job on his research and development of a student edition of his famous biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. I enjoyed the ... http://oaksreplanted.blogspot.com/2015/08/book-review-bonhoeffer-pastor-martyr.html

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5 Stars

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Women are Scary

Women are Scary

On 6/1 Lindsay Banton wrote: Women Are Scary (book review)Honestly, I was a bit skeptical of this book. I am not a fan of fluffy reads nor books that are overtly girly. It’s like the girly gab oozes through sometimes and I can’t handle the silly remarks. But, I was wrong. Melanie Dale is hysterical. I am a huge fan of clean, ... Make new friends but keep the old, some are silver and the other is gold

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5 Stars

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The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook

On 4/3 Lindsay Banton wrote: My awesome father in law gave me a pressure canner for Christmas. Wait… before you roll your eyes and jump to the Betty Crocker comments, you have to hear me out. Cooking with a pressure canner is great because it keeps so much of the nutrients in the food, forces moisture to remain in the foods and ... What's a pressure cooker sling?

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4 Stars

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Love's Complete

Love's Complete

On 4/4 Lindsay Banton wrote: This morning, my girls and I read this sweet e-book about adoption. It's a lovely poem written to document one family's story of adopting a baby from Russia.My girls enjoyed it and seemed to find it's simplicity easy to understand. The illustrations that accompanied each page were nice. I especially ... Book Review: Love's Complete

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4 Stars

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Everything

Everything

On 3/7 Lindsay Banton wrote: DeMuth does it again. This is a book I’d put in the hands of students in my life group on campus, women I meet with one-on-one and a resource I will keep nearby for my personal refreshment. Everything, what you give and what you gain to become like Jesus (2012) is proof that there is nothing greater ... Book review: Everything- a keeper

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5 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 3/15 Lindsay Banton wrote: Gil received a paper copy of The Voice New Testament when he went to Catalyst last fall. The Voice is a New Testament translation which reads like a screenplay. As you read, you are told where someone goes/is and what he/she has said. This makes the text very easy to follow and allows the reader to focus ... The Voice

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4 Stars

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Stuck DVD-Based Study

Stuck DVD-Based Study

On 1/3 Lindsay Banton wrote: On a superficial level, I love this study. On a leadership level, I love this study. On a personal level, I love this study. On a spiritual level, I love this study. Jennie Allen nailed it when she wrote her 8 week group study entitled Stuck. The series comes with an 8 session DVD, ... Book Review: STUCK- a keeper....definitely.

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 10/7 Lindsay Banton wrote: I recently snagged a copy a copy of the ebook Thank You God, For Blessing Me by Max Lucado, part of the Hermie series. I like the little poem about different things to be thankful for. That’s it. Perhaps it was due to glitches in the ebook world, but the book turned out to be only 3 pages and had ... Book Review: Thank you God for blessing me

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3 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/26 Lindsay Banton wrote: This was my first e-book download....and to my surprise, I really liked it. Last week, I downloaded a copy of Night, Night Blessings by Amy Parker onto my IPad. I was a little hesitant. I have maintained my membership in the real-paper&ink-book-in-hand club, but I was pleasantly surprised. Parker did ... Get it digitally

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4 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 9/20 Lindsay Banton wrote: She belonged to the group before she believed anything they said. He lived a life worthy of noticing, in front of anyone wanting to watch. Wonderful and amazing things happened because of it all. Carolynn’s story is normal and exciting, typical and captivating all at the same time. In her memoir Surprised ... A keeper

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5 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 8/17 Lindsay Banton wrote: Can you imagine the feeling of being accepted fully, forever, no matter the circumstances? Can you imagine knowing that who you are makes someone else happy? I recently read The Blessing with a handful of other moms in my community. We met twice a month and discussed our thoughts and reactions to the ... Must Read

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5 Stars

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 5/31 Lindsay Banton wrote: After my trip to the gym today, I came home to a surprise in my mailbox! I received a copy of Women of Faith’s REJOICE CD to review! Sweet. I popped it into my laptop on the kitchen counter and my girls and I listened to it while we ate lunch. Women of Faith did a good job compiling a collection of ... A Keeper

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5 Stars

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REGGIE

REGGIE

On 3/27 Lindsay Banton wrote: It probably won’t become a classic, but Reggie Dabbs’ story is a classic God-story. In his book (co-written by John Driver), Reggie shared his life story by intertwining with stories found in “his favorite book”. Reggie’s story is one of victory, protection, and encouragement to anyone who ... Pass It Along

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3 Stars

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Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

On 1/30 Lindsay Banton wrote: The Ultimate DVD Read and Share Bible (Volume 2) y Gwen Ellis and Steve Smallman is a good resource to add to your family’s collection. The book comes with two DVD’s that correspond with the stories from the book- each story being told in 3-4 minutes on DVD and a “full-spread” picture to follow ... A good one...

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4 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 1/11 Lindsay Banton wrote: Have you ever wondered why God included “honoring the Sabbath” in the 10 Commandments? Have you wanted to know what exactly it means to have a Sabbath and what it looks like for you? Is it really, actually necessary and possible in today’s hurried society? I’m the type of person that works ... Book Review: Sabbath

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5 Stars

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Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 12/11 Lindsay Banton wrote: I recently finished reviewing START! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV by Greg Laurie. This seems to be a good resource for a new believer because of the large amount of “extras” found throughout the scriptures. The reader frequently stumbles upon explanations, thought-provoking questions, discussion ... Book Review: START! The Bible for New Believers

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3 Stars

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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 10/25 Lindsay Banton wrote: Bryant Wright’s book entitled Seeds of Turmoil, The biblical roots of the inevitable crisis in the Middle East provided a detailed perspective on the history of the unrest in the Middle East. I found this book very helpful in understanding the historic culture of the areas we see labeled on maps as ... Book Review: Seeds of Turmoil

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 10/25 Lindsay Banton wrote: Andy Andrew’s book entitled The Boy Who Changed the World was a fun and encouraging read! This is a great, heart warming story for all ages to enjoy- especially elementary ages. I loved the illustrations- they were vibrant and beautiful. The Boy Who Changed the World is actually three different ... Book Review: The Boy Who Changed the World

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5 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 9/2 Lindsay Banton wrote: One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado is a wonderful and beautiful book. With great illustrations and catchy poetry, Lucado quickly grabs and keeps the attention of kids and adults alike. I love the message found in this book- to use your hands to help others, to love, to serve, to pray and to encourage. ... One Hand, Two Hands

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5 Stars

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100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/17 Lindsay Banton wrote: 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear by Stephen Elkins is a great resource to have around for kids to browse through, learn scripture, and keep nearby for daily devotions and nighttime prayers. This book comes with two CD’s containing 100 songs of prayer and praise that connect with each of the 100 prayers ... 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear

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4 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 7/19 Lindsay Banton wrote: John Eldredge’s book, Wild At Heart, Discovering the secret of a man’s soul is a collection of answers for the questions I’ve always had about my husband! Eldredge quickly welcomed readers from all perspectives into his heart. Wild At Heart explains why my husband yearns to be challenged with climbing ... Wild At Heart

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5 Stars

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