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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/21 Corinalv wrote: I was super excited to review this book!  We can’t wait to follow Lopez’s journey at the Olympics starting this month!  Running For My Life is Lopez Lomong’s autobiography.  It follows his life from when he was kidnapped by rebel soldiers in the Sudan as a 6 year old to his life ... Running For My Life by Lopez Lomong

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5 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 3/5 Corinalv wrote: Then Sings My Soul – Book 3 by Robert J. MorganThe Story of Our Songs: Drawing Strength from the Great Hymns of Our FaithI was excited to have the opportunity to review this book. Several years ago I reviewed another version of Then Sings My Soul. I really enjoyed that book and expected to do the same ... Then Sings My Soul - Book 3 by Robert J. Morgan

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5 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 11/30 Corinalv wrote: The Love and Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson EggerichsThe Love and Respect Experience is “a husband-friendly devotional that wives truly love”. The book is covered with brown leather and is filled with thick pages, perfect for a man to feel comfortable with. “To build this couples devotional, ... The Love and Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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4 Stars

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Fresh-Brewed Life

Fresh-Brewed Life

On 9/9 Corinalv wrote: “Fresh-Brewed Life” is a “stirring invitation to wake up your soul”. This book was written in 1999 and now has added chapters and a study guide. Nicole “encourages Christian women to recognize areas of their life where they are sound asleep – and let God awake them up again.” She talks ... Fresh-Brewed Life by Nicole Johnson

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5 Stars

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 8/22 Corinalv wrote: God’s Love Letters to You is a 40 day devotional book. Each day covers a different book of the Bible (20 from the Old Testament and 20 from the New Testament) and the author’s interpretation of what God is saying to His people through that specific book. The daily devotion consists of a verse, the ... God’s Love Letters to You by Larry Crabb

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2 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 8/3 Corinalv wrote: Love You More is the story of Mia’s adoption. Join the author and her family as they go through the adoption process, from the first time God spoke to their heart to today where Mia is fully part of their family. Struggles and trial, joy and peace, you read about it all. Along the way you read how ... Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter by Jennifer Grant

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4 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 7/20 Corinalv wrote: Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero“The real story, in my mind, isn’t how I got out of the World Trade Center,” said Michael. “It’s how I got there in the first place.” Thunder Dog is not just the story of how Michael and Roselle, ... Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory

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4 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 7/5 Corinalv wrote: The blessing…….did you receive it as a child? Are you giving it to your children? “Children of every age long for the gift of “the blessing” – the unconditional love and approval that come from a healthy relationship with their parents. This life-changing gift, essential for instilling a ... The Blessing by John Trent and Gary Smalley

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5 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 5/30 Corinalv wrote: Spring of Susannah is the story of Jesse and Susannah set in the Dakota Territory in late 1800’s. Jesse is lonely out on his homestead and he prays daily for a wife. Susannah is a wounded girl with no family or hope for the future. Seeing no other choice, Susannah becomes a mail-order bride, sent to ... Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/5 Corinalv wrote: Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions by Max LucadoMax on Life is a collection of questions and answers. Max answers 172 questions – questions that he’s personally been asked through the years of being a pastor/writer. This book is very much like sitting down with your ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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REGGIE

REGGIE

On 4/29 Corinalv wrote: Reggie: You can’t change your past, but you can change your future by Reggie Dabbs with John DriverReggie Dabbs is a sought after motivational speaker for youth. He has a passion for students and seeks to help them turn their lives around. “I don’t have to know your name to know your pain……I ... Reggie by Reggie Dabbs with John Driver

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4 Stars

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 3/17 Corinalv wrote: The Band That Played On – The extraordinary story of the 8 musicians who went down with the Titanic – by Steve Turner was a very interesting read. “What type of man continues to do his job when he’s facing certain death and is surrounded by chaos? Until now, little was known about the Titanic’s ... The Band Played On by Steve Turner

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3 Stars

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Pujols

Pujols

On 2/21 Corinalv wrote: I chose this book because baseball is a big deal in my house! Not only do my sons love baseball, they dream of playing in the Major League someday. I was interested to read about how Albert Pujols plays, how he is using his life for the Lord, and the positive impact he is making on the world.“After ... Pujols: More than the Game by Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth

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4 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 1/22 Corinalv wrote: “Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research”, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs’ book, Love and Respect, is written to lead you to “experience marriage the way God intended”. The love she most desires and the respect he desperately needs……it’s as easy and ... Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

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5 Stars

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Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly

On 1/7 Corinalv wrote: This book follows Jade as she wades through some of life’s toughest issues. She says she feels like she’s in the middle of a soap opera and I would have to agree. Some parts of the story and it’s characters certainly weren’t as believable as they could’ve been. “Jade begins to question everything ... Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

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3 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 12/18 Corinalv wrote: Then Sings My Soul is a wonderful collection of 150 Christmas, Easter, and all-time favorite hymns and their stories. This book contains the actual music, like is contained in a hymnal, and then a page with the story behind the song. There were songs that I’d never heard of and songs that I’ve sang ... Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan

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5 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 11/9 Corinalv wrote: This thick volume is a treasure! “The American Patriot’s Almanac is a daily source of inspiration and information about the history, heroes, and achievements that sum up what this nation is all about.” Not only does it contain daily readings about American history, it holds copies of important ... The American Patriot's Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb

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5 Stars

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I Lift Up My Soul

I Lift Up My Soul

On 10/27 Corinalv wrote: “The sun rises, the day begins, and the world begins clamoring for your time. But the whisper of God calls you to be with Him – and it’s the best part of your day.” How very true that statement is! I Lift Up My Soul is a 365 day, dated devotional book. Each page contains one day’s devotional, ... I Lift Up My Soul - Devotions to start your day with God by Charles Stanley

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4 Stars

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The Treasure of God's Word

The Treasure of God's Word

On 10/2 Corinalv wrote: The Treasure of God’s Word – Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Version compiled by John Countryman is a very neat little book. It takes you on a historical journey through the process that lead to the King James Version being produced and printed. I learned that I didn’t actually know very ... The Treasure of God's Word - Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Version

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4 Stars

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Love and Respect for a Lifetime

Love and Respect for a Lifetime

On 9/20 Corinalv wrote: I have heard great things about Dr. Eggerichs’ book “Love and Respect”, but I haven’t read it. I was excited to review this gift book based on that book. “Love and Respect for a Lifetime” is a small, quick read, but holds a ton of information! With only 6 chapters and 155 pages, this book ... Love and Respect for a Lifetime by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/11 Corinalv wrote: This book was inspiring, enlightening, and a blessing to read. Focusing on the book of Acts and the early church, Max discusses 16 different things that we can do to out live our lives. This whole idea of making a difference in the world has been on my mind a lot lately. I truly want to be that person ... Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Corinalv wrote: I absolutely LOVE this book!! It’s one the best children’s books I’ve read in a very long time. I love the story, the pictures, and the message. Now I just have to work to read it without tearing up. I’ve had to read the story to myself several times, just so I could read it to the boys without ... The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 8/30 Corinalv wrote: Love, Charleston is a book written about our current time period. The characters deal with very relevant issues like cancer, divorce, postpartum depression, and trying to make ends meet. Anne, her sister, Alisha, and their cousin, Della, all have their own struggles and you follow their lives as they ... Love, Charleston by Beth Webb Hart

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3 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/10 Corinalv wrote: Let’s Do Lunch is the story of Roger’s journey from obesity and the eating plan that helped him lose and keep the weight off. I enjoyed reading his story and it was written in a fun, easy to read manner. Along with his personal story, this new revised and updated edition also contains letters from ... Let's Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson

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4 Stars

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Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet

On 7/30 Corinalv wrote: Anne Bradstreet is a book in a series of books called “Christian Encounters”. Each book highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Anne Bradstreet came to America with her parents when she was 18 and newly married. Her family helped establish the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She ... Anne Bradstreet by D.B. Kellogg

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3 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/20 Corinalv wrote: Same Kind of Different as Me is a true story. The life stories of two men – before and after their lives cross paths. Denver is a homeless black man, while Ron is a wealthy white man. The chapters flip back and forth – Denver is writing and then Ron is writing. Sometimes they talk about their past ... Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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3 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/11 Corinalv wrote: Cast of Characters – Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God by Max Lucado is a great read! It wasn’t what I expected. I’m not exactly sure what I expected, but this wasn’t it. After I got over the surprise in the first chapter, I really enjoyed the book. Each chapter covers a different ... Cast of Characters by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 6/18 Corinalv wrote: Who Is In Charge Anyway? is a cute Hermie and Friends DVD. Freddie the flea wants to know how he is special. God talks to Freddie about his friends and some of the things they went through to become who they are today. The movie contains many flashbacks to other episodes as Freddie remembers facts about ... Who Is In Charge Anyway? Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends

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3 Stars

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Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime

On 5/31 Corinalv wrote: Love on a Dime is set in Newport, Rhode Island, 1899. I just love reading stories set in the past. It’s like an instant vacation to another time and place! Lilly Westbrook is a young woman in a prominent family – one who must abide by “rules” that she doesn’t exactly agree with. She’s also ... Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James

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3 Stars

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God's Promises for Boys

God's Promises for Boys

On 5/15 Corinalv wrote: This adorable little book packs a lot of information into it’s 127 pages. This is what the back of the book says: “The Bible verses in this book offer comfort and encouragement when young boys need reassurance of God’s protection, love, and forgiveness. As children see again and again that Scripture ... God's Promises for Boys by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker

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4 Stars

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/7 Corinalv wrote: I Am Hutterite is the personal story of Mary-Ann (also known as Ann-Marie) and her family. For generations her family was part of a Hutterite community in the United States of America and Canada. This book gives details about their life inside the colony. It is also about how her family finally left ... I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby

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4 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 4/28 Corinalv wrote: “Am I lovely?” “Am I worthy of love?” “Am I captivating?” These are the questions that every girl and woman asks. How your Question was and is answered has a huge impact on how you view yourself and your beauty. “Captivating” seeks to change how a woman sees herself. It points you ... Captivating by John and Staci Eldredge

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4 Stars

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