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Mark of Evil

Mark of Evil

On 4/21 Gina Burgess wrote: MY ReviewI give this book 3 stars because it is well-written and it is centrally based on scripture.However, I just could not get into the book or care about what happens to the characters because I did not read the first two in the series. This is not stand alone!!!! You cannot just step into the series ... Mark of Evil Review

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3 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 1/28 Gina Burgess wrote: ...MY REVIEW  I am enthralled with this new author Katherine Reay. She writes with such empathy and such delicacy. Here is someone who does not insult the reader by rehashing so much of the storyline you wonder where the story actually is. She captures just the right way to make you laugh out loud, ... Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay

Gina Burgess' Rating:

5 Stars

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Beloved

Beloved

On 10/28 Gina Burgess wrote: MY REVIEWThis is not one of Robin Hatcher's best offerings. It is the tail end of a series. The premise (read below) is excellent. I thought with Hatcher writing, this will be a great few hours spent reading. I have no idea why some authors feel the need to keep repeating some characters' thoughts/feelings ... Beloved by Robin Hatcher

Gina Burgess' Rating:

1 Stars

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A Man Called Blessed

A Man Called Blessed

On 10/12 Gina Burgess wrote: My Review -I was a bit confused at the beginning of this book because it sounded so familiar, like something I had read before. However, it quickly became evident that it was not, although it has a copyright for 2002. That may be why I thought I'd read this before.The door to what might happen if the ... A Man Called Blessed by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright

Gina Burgess' Rating:

5 Stars

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 1/27 Gina Burgess wrote: MY REVIEWIn the 1880s, women were discovering their talents outside the home. The very first woman millionaire emerged in the 1880s and she was a Negro selling beauty care products to Negro women. In this story, Sophie comes home to face some demons fighting an uphill battle against prejudice. She is ... Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love

Gina Burgess' Rating:

3 Stars

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Silent Night

Silent Night

On 12/21 Gina Burgess wrote: This is a wonderful read. @Colleen Coble sort of ties up all the loose ends for her series about Bree Matthews and her faithful search dog Sampson. Frankly, some parts of it gets a little sappy, but after all it is Christmas, and we all get that way around this time. I enjoyed it very much. If you have ... Silent Night by Colleen Coble

Gina Burgess' Rating:

4 Stars

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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 9/3 Gina Burgess wrote: I just loved the beginning of this book. What a great way to draw a reader in! This is superb as a teen read. I think every teen would enjoy it, probably 10-17 range. It's got everything you could possibly want in a suspense, Christian fiction for teens. I did think it got a bit too sassy in tone at ... Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

Gina Burgess' Rating:

5 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 6/29 Gina Burgess wrote: I kept wondering where I had heard the name Bob Goff. I finally googled his name and discovered that he is the one who founded an international organization to address the atrocities against children called Restore International. I heard quite about this when I was vice president and executive director ... Love Does by Bob Goff

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5 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 3/23 Gina Burgess wrote: This is the first book I've read by Dorothy Love. I didn't know it was the second in a series, and if I had, I would not have ordered it. I do not have a lot of patience with works that need better editing. I can certainly appreciate deeply that an editor tries to keep the author's voice. I'm not talking ... Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love

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1 Stars

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 12/24 Gina Burgess wrote: This is a story that you truly need to read to your kids. It ultimately answers all those questions asked by children when someone dies in the family or the favorite pets dies. Those questions we dread to answer because it is so difficult to form words that will bring peace to our children. A person ... Heaven is for Real--for kids as told by Colton Burpo

Gina Burgess' Rating:

5 Stars

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 10/1 Gina Burgess wrote: Gordon MacDonald begins with asking the question, "What does a deep person look like?" Then he enumerates several qualities that describe deep people: Quiet but noticeably living, people who exude all the fruit of the Spirit as well as grace and wisdom People who know what their motivational ... Going Deep by Gordon MacDonald

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5 Stars

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Life Support

Life Support

On 8/1 Gina Burgess wrote: Here is a legal thriller that you can get your teeth into. Robert Whitlow has spent some time in the South and he's brought it to life in this novel. Since The List his storytelling has greatly improved! I was drawn in from the very first page. Suspense builds word by word when Rena and her husband ... Life Support by Robert Whitlow

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4 Stars

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 7/18 Gina Burgess wrote: I survived the jungle of Corporate America, it isn't too much different than the Serengeti, however I do believe it is much harsher. I believe a study of Nehemiah would do much more for teaching leadership, and a study of Judges would do wonderful things for teaching principles, just as Joshua would ... Surviving Your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel

Gina Burgess' Rating:

3 Stars

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Be the People

Be the People

On 6/21 Gina Burgess wrote: I received this book via Booksneeze and I am so delighted I chose it to review. One of the best, concise, and easily read tomes I've discovered which pulls back the wool that has been pulled over The People's eyes. Dr. Swain is an unusual, but not so very rare, Black Conservative. She makes a lot of ... Back to the foundation

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5 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 5/11 Gina Burgess wrote: I was actually expecting something quite different than what Phil Cooke offers in this book. He's a television producer, and a social media guru, so I was expecting some great stuff on how to reel in today's media to harness it for my own blog and to use for my own book. Not. Setting that disappointment ... Jolt by Phil Cooke

Gina Burgess' Rating:

3 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 3/17 Gina Burgess wrote: I admire Andy Stanley as much as I admire his dad. What an amazing understanding he has of godly principles. The major problem I had with this book is the "getting to where you want to be" factor. Stanley words this in such a way that I'm arguing with him, "But what about trust? What about faith? What ... The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

Gina Burgess' Rating:

4 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/17 Gina Burgess wrote: I absolutely adore hearing stories about grown men getting right with God, listening to Him, doing bonehead things and finally bending their knees to the LORD God Almighty. That is what this book is all about. Good writing, leaving in the aroma and flavors of real Southern talk. You walk with them through ... We Be Big by Rick Burgess & Bill "Bubba" Bussey

Gina Burgess' Rating:

5 Stars

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 3/7 Gina Burgess wrote: MY REVIEWBesides a beautiful cover and some insightful thoughts one some very relevant questions, this book has some true faults that can lead some new Christians astray. One such fault is the advice given by Jesus to the question of obedience to an ungodly boss.We are to give genuine respect to the ... A Conversation With God by Marcia Ford

Gina Burgess' Rating:

2 Stars

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The Mountains Bow Down

The Mountains Bow Down

On 2/22 Gina Burgess wrote: This is a WOW, 5-Star novel. The end of the first chapter made me gasp and I was hooked for every page until the end. I'm delighted to say that Christian Fiction has a magnificent author in Sibella Giorello. You won't want to miss a single paragraph of this novel, and for sure you'll want to purchase ... the mountains bow down by Sibella Giorello

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5 Stars

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The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

On 12/13 Gina Burgess wrote: I had the opportunity to review the new study bible by Max Lucado. I am so very impressed with the life lessons and the way it is formatted to fit into our modern lifestyles. However, it really isn't a study bible perse' because it doesn't have a lot of references or word studies. But, it does have more ... The Lucado Study Bible

Gina Burgess' Rating:

5 Stars

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 12/6 Gina Burgess wrote: I wrote an essay back in 2005 about how much America's chosen path resembles Ancient Roman Empire's destructive path. I am surprised at how closely this book follows that line of thinking. (Glenn Beck is going down that thought process, too.)I recommend this book if for no other reason that you will ... Lies The Government Told You by Judge A.P. Napolitano

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5 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 Gina Burgess wrote: At first, I was skeptical. How could anyone understand Rural America if he didn't grow up in rural America? In fact, the blurbs about it didn't sound very interesting, either. However, the subject is dear to my heart so I ordered it. You can check it out at Brand New Church.As I read this book, I kept ... Transforming Church in Rural America by Shannon O'Dell

Gina Burgess' Rating:

5 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/29 Gina Burgess wrote: This is a BookSneeze Review MY REVIEWInspired by a true story, this movie is top-notch. The acting is superb. I was pleasantly surprised because Christian films are not know for great acting. However, one of the greatest actors, Louis Gossett, Jr. really does a great job and I believe he inspired ... The Least Among You -- DVD-- Lionsgate

Gina Burgess' Rating:

4 Stars

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What In The World Is Going On? (Trade Paper)

What In The World Is Going On? (Trade Paper)

On 8/17 Gina Burgess wrote: I have loved Dr. David Jeremiah for many, many years. I watch him faithfully every Sunday morning, so I was thrilled to be able to review this particular book because I watched the series of sermons on this subject.I have to say that if you want or need encouragement in these troubled times, then reading ... What in the World is Going On? by David Jeremiah

Gina Burgess' Rating:

5 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 4/27 Gina Burgess wrote: "WOW! Finally someone who can explain why men think and do the things they do." John Eldredge wrote this book about ten years ago, and he has now updated it for today's man (and woman). I discovered that men today need permission to really be men. I heartily agree with that statement. Feminists have ... The secret of a man's soul? Not so secret...

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5 Stars

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