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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 1/9 Mary Hess wrote: This book was definitely not what I was expecting. I thought Mr. Taunton would give some sort of dry discussion about Christianity versus New Atheism. Instead I discovered a personal story of their adoption process through a Ukrainian orphanage. Mr. Tuanton shares the hopes, the fears, the triumphs ... book review | the grace effect

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3 Stars

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 12/31 Mary Hess wrote: Oh. My. Word. I loved this book! Greg Paul did an amazing job of showing throughout all of scripture the heart of God. I am enough. He loves me. He longs above all else to be in relationship with me. From the Garden all the way through John’s revelation, Greg shares the Father’s heart with ... book review | close enough to hear god breathe

Mary Hess' Rating:

5 Stars

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 12/5 Mary Hess wrote: Wow. I think what made this book even more intriguing and amazing was that it was a true story – a testimonial from Michael Leehan – about God’s amazing grace and ability to deliver someone from the deepest entrenchment with the enemy. He is very forthright concerning not only what happened to ... book review | ascent from darkness

Mary Hess' Rating:

5 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 11/25 Mary Hess wrote: From the book A wealthy businessman travels to Fairbanks, Alaska, to learn why his mother abandoned him when he was a child, and in the process learns that not everything is as it appears to be. The Encounter, the unique new book from best-selling author and counselor Stephen Arterburn, is a moving ... book review | the encounter

Mary Hess' Rating:

5 Stars

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 11/10 Mary Hess wrote: I am really excited to use this devotional for our family starting in the new year. We have been wanting to have family time devotions and this seems perfect because they are clear, concise, fairly short and yet chocked full of great stuff from the life of Christ. I really appreciate how they are broken ... book review | a year with jesus

Mary Hess' Rating:

4 Stars

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Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

On 10/18 Mary Hess wrote: This was a very interesting book. I enjoyed the perspective of Stephen Mansfield and his thoughts about Oprah’s influence on religion in our society. The book moved a little slow, but once you got into it, I found the information quite intriguing. I especially appreciated the way he would offer ... book review | where has oprah taken us?

Mary Hess' Rating:

4 Stars

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 8/13 Mary Hess wrote: Stefan Swanepoel is a gifted writer that not only spins a tale that leaves you hooked from start to finish, but he also weaves in truths and lessons to help you in your business and any other relationship you may have. A lover of all studies about personalities, I found this book not only informational ... Book Review - Surviving Your Serengeti

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4 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 7/4 Mary Hess wrote: From the book: In The Fight of Our Lives, William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn examine the devolution of America's post-9/11 tenacity and how this country's well-meaning culture of religious tolerance, coupled with soft and apologetic political leadership, has placed us squarely in the pocket of radical ... Book Review - The Fight of Our Lives

Mary Hess' Rating:

4 Stars

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 3/24 Mary Hess wrote: I love anything about Ronald Reagan. I really appreciated that this book took a more behind the scenes approach to his life. It was refreshing to see some how his home life was and where he picked up his love for theater. But most importantly it was just absolutely refreshing to hear someone depict, ... Book Review - The Faith of Ronald Reagan

Mary Hess' Rating:

5 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 12/29 Mary Hess wrote: This book isn’t designed for a quick read but more like an in-depth study. John MacArthur takes you through the Bible on a journey to unlock the mystery of what it means to be enslaved to Christ. He breaks down the Hebrew and Greek passages as well as shows the reader how the meaning of the word ... Book Review - Slave

Mary Hess' Rating:

4 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 11/5 Mary Hess wrote: This book was a good read. I believe Chris is trying to convey how differently we should be living our lives if we are truly to live it the way Jesus intended for us. He has great interviews with key people from around the nation that have successful churches that are reaching out to the world through ... Book Review - The Gospel According To Jesus

Mary Hess' Rating:

3 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

On 9/25 Mary Hess wrote: This is the first book I've ever had from Dr. Jeremiah. If you are not into end-time issues, then this book may be a bit much for you to read. I'm not much for talking about end-times and the many different view points around, but I must say that he definitely gives us the tools we need in order to ... Book Review - Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World

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3 Stars

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 7/16 Mary Hess wrote: Embracing Your Second Calling is a wonderful book written especially for women who are entering the second half of their lives. The author, Dale Hanson Bourke takes the story of Naomi, and parallels it with walking through the second half of your life with a different outlook. I really enjoyed this ... Book Review - Embracing Your Second Calling

Mary Hess' Rating:

4 Stars

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