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101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

On 4/2 Muse Reviews wrote: Brand new from Zondervan Kidz is a beautifully and richly illustrated volume of timeless and beloved stories straight from the Bible. Geared especially for ages 6-10 (but suitable for all independent readers), 101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation is a gorgeous addition to your child’s ... New Bible Story Book for Independent Readers!

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

On 2/28 Muse Reviews wrote: I have been reading Crystal Paine’s blog, Money Saving Mom, for years. I am familiar with so many of the topics she loves to cover — and I align with so many of her ideals! When I heard that she had a book coming out, I knew I’d scramble to read it….and I did! Thanks to Thomas Nelson, I received ... Say Goodbye to Survival Mode! {Review}

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Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama

On 1/7 Muse Reviews wrote: This is a book that’s quite different from others I read, review, and recommend. I’m not one to push parenting books on anyone, but this one is different. This book can help all of us — in this current technology-driven age — become a better person/wife/mom/friend. I’m talking ... Book Review: Hands Free Mama

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Samson

Samson

On 12/4 Muse Reviews wrote: ….but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t life-changing and incredibly compelling. Like this book. Samson: A Savior Will Rise, by Shawn Hoffman. This book takes place during World War II. Samson and his Jewish family are taken to a Nazi concentration camp after Samson does something ... Some Books Aren’t Easy to Read…

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The Passionate Mom

The Passionate Mom

On 10/30 Muse Reviews wrote: When I was confronted with the dazzling and enticing list of new books from Thomas Nelson (from which I could choose one — just one — to read and review), I knew right away after reading the following book’s synopsis that it would be the one I picked. The Passionate Mom: Dare to Parent in Today’s ... Book Review: The Passionate Mom

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 5/30 Muse Reviews wrote: Life can be tough. Really tough. One thing I’ve learned, though, is that if you look hard enough, something great comes out of pretty much everything….even the unfortunate stuff. This inspirational book of short stories, When God Makes Lemonade, takes you through life experiences of normal, ... Making Lemonade….Takes Lemons

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 3/4 Muse Reviews wrote: Have you ever felt as if you’ve come unglued? Do stressors pile up on top of you until you hit a breaking point? Do you live with constant regret and guilt? This devotional may be just for you. Best-selling author and motivational speaker Lysa TerKeurst has released a devotional that ties into her popular “Unglued” ... Have You Ever Felt Unglued?

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When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

On 1/2 Muse Reviews wrote: Both me and my husband are watching our parents begin to take care of our aging grandparents, both sides suffering with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. It’s a slow process yet it’s painstakingly difficult to deal with and observe, much less tackle. Ken Abraham, the New York Times best-selling ... For Those with Aging Parents

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 10/4 Muse Reviews wrote: Of all genres, memoirs are my favorite to read. That doesn’t mean that they’re the easiest to read. Some are just the opposite. Some are very, very hard to read. Cruel Harvest by Fran Elizabeth Grubb is one of those. Cruel Harvest tells the childhood story of a young girl named Fran, a small child ... Cruel Harvest: A Poignant Memoir

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Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord

Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord

On 7/2 Muse Reviews wrote: From pastor and author Dave Stone comes an excellent, pocket-sized parenting guide: Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord, part of the Faithful Families series. This book is an easy-to-read, easy-to-apply handbook to living in such a way so that your kids will follow Christ — both by your own example and your directed guidance. ... A Condensed Guide to Godly Parenting

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 5/2 Muse Reviews wrote: I’m a sucker for a good cookbook. Especially a good SOUTHERN cookbook. Add to that a good, Southern cookbook chock full of recipes that use fresh farmer’s market fare, and I’m totally head-over-heels! Farm Fresh Southern Cooking by Tammy Algood is exactly this….and I can easily ... Farm Fresh!

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 3/21 Muse Reviews wrote: From son and successor of notable preacher and author Jerry Falwell comes a new book about the days of earthly ministry of Jesus. Jonathan Falwell’s 1000 Days is an in-depth look at the roughly three years of public ministry in which Jesus took part (i.e., 1,000 days). This book talks about the fact that Jesus ... 1000 Days

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Love You More

Love You More

On 2/7 Muse Reviews wrote: Take an intimate, inside look into the choices behind and the red tape during the expansion of a Christian family through international adoption in Jennifer Grant’s Love You More. Jennifer’s a very talented, well-versed writer, and she weaves the complex and emotional tale of her family’s ... A Candid Look at International Adoption: One Family’s Story

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 1/6 Muse Reviews wrote: Billy Graham, long-time evangelist and Christian speaker, is not young anymore — in fact, he was born on the same day and year af my own grandfather, so I know exactly how old he is: 93. Just because he’s quite advanced in age does not mean that he has quit influencing people, nor has he ... Nearing Home

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 11/27 Muse Reviews wrote: Are you looking for a Bible storybook that will inspire and mesmerize your little adventurer? Heroes & Villains of the Bible might just be the ticket. Published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, Heroes & Villains of the Bible contains 50 true stories of heroes of the faith — and villains who seek to destroy it. Actual ... eBook Review: Heroes and Villains of the Bible

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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 9/26 Muse Reviews wrote: If you aren’t familiar with Max Lucado’s Hermie, you’re in for a treat! Hermie arrives on the scene at Thomas Nelson Publishers in a “reader” format, easy to read for younger children. Thanks to Thomas Nelson’s Booksneeze program, we were recently able to review the ... Hermie: A Common Caterpillar {A Story About God’s Plan}

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Bonhoeffer*

Bonhoeffer*

On 8/29 Muse Reviews wrote: The first time I ever heard about Bonhoeffer was in religion class in college. After that time, I began to increasingly hear my dad (a pastor) talk about Bonhoeffer in an esteemed and respectful way. I began to wonder who this man was — who he really was. He was a martyr, yes. That much ... On the life of Bonhoeffer

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/2 Muse Reviews wrote: One of the survivors of the tragedies that occurred on September 11th, 2001, has broken his silence and telling his incredible story. Michael Hingson was an employee at a company whose offices were housed in Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. He shares his story of that day in Thunder Dog: A Blind Man, ... Thunder Dog

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 7/5 Muse Reviews wrote: (This book was read and reviewed by my husband.) As a daddy of a beautiful, adorable, totally charming almost-5-year-old daughter, I was more than happy with the chance to read Daddy Dates by Greg Wright. Sure, things for the most part are smooth right now. I’m good at playing the tickle monster, the scary monster ... Dates with Daddy

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Muse Reviews wrote: A fan of Max Lucado’s writing (for both children and adults) for a long while, I was thrilled when I was contacted by BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishers about reviewing his latest debuted book, Max On Life. This book is a conglomeration of questions sent in from years past from a myriad of fans and readers (and general ... Review: Max On Life

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 1/31 Muse Reviews wrote: I am a huge fan of Sheila Walsh. Not just because she’s Scottish, or that she has a set of heavenly pipes and can sing beautifully, or even that she can write well and publish great books. I am a fan of Sheila Walsh because she is real. The Shelter of God’s Promises, her newest book, ... Review: The Shelter of God’s Promises

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 1/6 Muse Reviews wrote: Brand new from Thomas Nelson Bibles is a gem of a reference book. Nelson’s Biblical Cyclopedic Index is a thorough, comprehensive Biblical topical index. As the subtitle suggests (and I agree), it’s the “best Bible subject index ever.” Nelson’s Biblical Cyclopedic Index ... A terrific tool for researching Biblical topics

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I Lift Up My Soul

I Lift Up My Soul

On 11/18 Muse Reviews wrote: Charles F. Stanley, one of my personal favorite preachers/speakers and authors, has just released a new devotional book. I Lift Up My Soul: Devotions to Start Your Day with God contains 365 devotions that usher in each day with both inspiration and challenge. Whether it’s an encouraging word or words that produce an ushering forth ... Inspired devotions for daily reading

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 10/11 Muse Reviews wrote: Have you ever felt worthless? Small? Insignificant? Incompetent? Then good. You’re just the type of person God can use. In the Bible, God often chose the lowly, the unimportant, and those feeling unworthy to work through to accomplish His greatest tasks. This should spur us to action, no matter how big (or ... Max Lucado’s Out Life Your Life

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The Edge of the Divine

The Edge of the Divine

On 8/31 Muse Reviews wrote: I’ve always been a fan of Sandi Patty’s music. Her voice is A+ amazing. In recent years, she’s added a handful of another type of resource to her fans’ eager receiving hands: Books. Not just books, but deep and heartfelt stories about her life journey, her passions, her struggles. The Edge of ... Review: The Edge of the Divine

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 7/8 Muse Reviews wrote: If you’re a history buff, historical romance fan, or are just in need of an inspirational and awe-inspiring story, look no further than The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances by Andy Andrews. Published by Thomas Nelson, The Heart Mender is an artful blend of fiction and non, a peering back into the early years ... The Heart Mender: A Story of True Forgiveness

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