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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 2/1 Jason Hanselman wrote: Phil Cooke is becoming one of my favorite authors… mostly because he writes about purpose and discovering who you were created to be. This post is a brief review… sort of a collection of quotes from Cooke’s book, One Big Thing (which I reccommend you get if you want more clarity about where you ... Good motivating stuff...

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4 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/9 Jason Hanselman wrote: The world is full of injustice. Most of the time (although I don’t say it exactly like this), I think life is unfair. I find myself wondering, “Why is this bad thing, or that bad thing happening to me?” I feel justified in those complaints… until I read about someone who REALLY has reason to ... Best Book on Booksneeze!

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5 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 5/31 Jason Hanselman wrote: This book review is a little strange to me… my assignment is to critique the Bible. Well… it’s only a version of it, but I’m under qualified to give an academic response. I want to make just three points with this book review: If you want a “change of pace” in your normal reading plan… ... Unique View

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3 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 5/25 Jason Hanselman wrote: Pete Wilson does a great job of addressing some important material… idol worship. He’s not writing about statues or physical idols. His definition of an idol is: “When I look to something that does not have God’s power to give me what only God has the power and authority to give.” Wilson ... Great Book

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5 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 2/25 Jason Hanselman wrote: The older I get, the more I like books about history. AND the more I read historical accounts, the more I realize how many mistakes we (or I) make because we are ignorant of the past. In fact, we don’t even need to go back thousands or even hundreds of years to avoid mistakes… we could go back ... Lengthy, but a good read.

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3 Stars

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 11/4 Jason Hanselman wrote: Grief can be a painfully difficult experience for families. Upon the death of an uncle in October, followed immediately by the untimely death of a dear family friend, I found myself boarding a plane home to Colorado to gather with loved ones. My time away left a somber impression on the children and ... Heavenly!

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4 Stars

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 10/24 Jason Hanselman wrote: Gordon MacDonald is one of my favorite authors on spirituality and Christian thought. He’s got a knack for making the complex clear. And, if you know anything about his story, you know that he has real life experience (Google him to find out more). MacDonald’s latest work, Going Deep: Becoming ... Good Read on Discipleship

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3 Stars

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Bonhoeffer*

Bonhoeffer*

On 9/21 Jason Hanselman wrote: The author is a master of weaving Bonhoeffer’s writings, and his interactions with others through correspondence to keep the story moving and demonstrate how Bonhoeffer’s life actually shaped his theology. Even if you have no interest in theology, Bonhoeffer’s life is remarkable. In a time where ... Bonhoeffer is Brilliant!

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5 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 6/2 Jason Hanselman wrote: Someone once said the difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. It’s easy to get into a rut… especially if you’re a lifelong cynic like me. It’s good for someone or something to come along and “jolt” us out of those negative places. Phil Cooke’s book Jolt was a good reminder ... Jolting Book Review

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4 Stars

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Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test

On 5/19 Jason Hanselman wrote: Ten years ago, John Maxwell’s leadership stuff was “the rage” (not throwing stones here, I was on board too). Everywhere I went, John Maxwell was there… well, a copy of his latest book, or a conversation about one of his books was present. Church leadership teams were reading and promoting ... Dreaming...

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5 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 4/21 Jason Hanselman wrote: Some books make a lasting impression. Not that every single page is thrilling… but a section or image from a book will stay with you forever. My library is full of books where the corner of a page is creased. Those creases mark thoughts I want to remember and return to for inspiration, help, and ... Unleashed: A Rhino's View

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/12 Jason Hanselman wrote: My insistence on “setting people straight” has probably cost me more than I realize. Actually, I know it has cost me relationships. It’s cost me time and energy I didn’t want to spend. And, at this moment, it appears to have cost me a little regret. Before anyone writes to tell me that doctrine ... Good... but not great

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3 Stars

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Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy

On 1/31 Jason Hanselman wrote: Most “normal” people have never heard of GK Chesterton. He had a profound influence on other influential writers like TS Elliot and CS Lewis. His writing is a powerful apologetic for Christian thinkers and writers. Kevin Belmonte’s book, Defiant Joy is my first real exposure to Chesterton. ... Don't Give Up On This Book

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4 Stars

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 12/28 Jason Hanselman wrote: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano's book, Lies the Government Told You, is not one I would ordinarily pick up and read. I'm not into politics as heavily as I ought to be. His perspective is unique to me in that he sits on the bench and has a different perspective than the typical politician. It is an interesting ... Book Review

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3 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 Jason Hanselman wrote: Some books come along that confirm my thinking… others come along that inspire me to think creatively… and then there are books that do both. As a booksneeze.com blogger, I receive free books to critique. Some are better than others. Sometimes, I have to force myself through a book (most people ... Rural Church Transformation

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Jason Hanselman wrote: The Butterfly Effect is aimed at the grown up crowd… and it would make a nice gift book. It’s not heavy reading, but like all of Andrews other books, it’s inspiring. The subtitle for the book is: How your life matters. Andrews uses a story from the Civil War (I won’t spoil the ending) to illustrate ... Changing the World

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Jason Hanselman wrote: One of my favorite authors is Andy Andrews. His writing is engaging and worth the time investment. After an hour with Andy, I usually have a new perspective on an “old” idea. About a week ago, I requested a copy of his two latest books, The Boy Who Changed the World and The Butterfly Effect. ... Andrews Inspires Again

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5 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 8/10 Jason Hanselman wrote: The authors of the BIble use a lot examples from the military. Some of the best battle scenes of all time are in the Bible. Other times, authors use examples from the military to paint a word picture to make a spiritual truth come alive. Those images were perfect for people lived thousands of years ago. ... Jungle Warfare: Book Review

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3 Stars

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Change Your Church for Good, Revised

Change Your Church for Good, Revised

On 6/11 Jason Hanselman wrote: Brad Powell’s book, Change Your Church for Good is best enjoyed if you start in chapter four.  The opening chapters sound like a lot of other church growth/leadership books with little new information.  Powell is able to redirect and move into some practical advice for church leaders that will prove effective if used over the ... Book Review

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3 Stars

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