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Altar Ego

Altar Ego

On 4/5 amy goins wrote: ltar Ego by Craig Groeschel is a great book. I have come to have a love hate relationship with his books. I love to read them and always come away closer to God. AMEN!! I know that’s his goal. But my toes hurt.. every time.. Altar Ego is about “Becoming Who God Says You Are.” I admit, I ... Ego Altared

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4 Stars

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The Trouble With Cowboys

The Trouble With Cowboys

On 3/11 amy goins wrote: I’m a huge fan of Denise Hunter and love the Big Sky Romance Series.. The Trouble with Cowboys focuses on Annie.. Annie’s horse training advice column; Annie’s Sister – college, child, relationships; and Annie’s horse training. The primary issue that weaves throughout the story is Annie’s ... Trouble with Cowboys?

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4 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 10/3 amy goins wrote: am a huge fan of Terri Blackstock. That said, I was totally unprepared for the emotional rollercoaster this book took me on. I felt sympathy, love, compassion, happiness, and anger ALL in one book. This story follows the life of two little girls who are taken from someone who loves them and placed with ... emotional to the very end

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4 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 11/12 amy goins wrote: This is a beautiful book. The format is easy to follow. The devotional topics are helpful, and relevant. I can’t wait to see how completing the devotions changes my perspective on my relationship with my husband. That said, It wasn’t what I hoped for. I found the devotionals to be ones that ... love and respect ... required..

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3 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 10/21 amy goins wrote: This book has taken me a while to review. I honestly forgot that I was supposed to be reviewing it. I have read it over and over.. Reading bits and pieces at a time, going back to the beginning and starting over. I really enjoyed the concept of the book. I love the fact that they acknowledge that our ... The Blessing .. continues

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4 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 5/31 amy goins wrote: Money Secrets of The Amish.. The title promises to let us in on secrets that help the Amish community to thrive during a less than prosperous economy. While I enjoyed reading the author’s stories about what she learned from the Amish and the money saving techniques she began implementing in her life, ... Where are the Secrets?

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3 Stars

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 5/18 amy goins wrote: I recieved a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing, in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed are my own. I have not read any of Stephen Lawhead’s books. I was so excited to read this and delve back ... The Skin Map

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2 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/4 amy goins wrote: I was given a copy of Tim Down's book Nick of Time: A Bug Man Novel by Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review. I didn't catch the part about it being a "bug man" novel until i recieved the book. I admit, I let it sit for a few days because i was not interested in reading about bugs. Now, i can't ... No Exterminator Needed

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4 Stars

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Fashioned by Faith

Fashioned by Faith

On 4/20 amy goins wrote: Fashioned by Faith ...by Rachel Lee Carter If you have a teenage daughter, YOU need two copies of this book! It's that good. I requested this book from Booksneeze.com, thinking it would help me with relating to issues of modesty with girls in our church youth group. After reading it, I am passing ... Fashion & Faith - together??

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/19 amy goins wrote: Thomas Nelson Publishing provided me with a copy of Max Lucado's book Max on LIfe: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, in exchange for an honest review. I LOVE Max Lucado's ability to share his insight into the Bible and how it is still relevant to our world today. Max on Life didn't ... Max on Life.. Again

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4 Stars

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 4/6 amy goins wrote: I was given a copy of The Story of The Bible by Larry Stone by Thomas Nelson Publishing for review.. The opinion expressed is my own and I recieve no compensation for this review. Larry Stone has done an excellent job with this book. The front cover says it best.. "the fascinating history of its writing, ... History of the Bible

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4 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 2/25 amy goins wrote: i received this book from Booksneeze.com in excange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I receive no compensatioon from Booksneeze.I requested this book because i have become increasingly aware of more christians practicing fasting as a form of worship or seeking growth in their alk with God. ... Fasting... to do or not to do?

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4 Stars

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 1/31 amy goins wrote: Perhaps it's time for a new story. That's what author Jan Silvious says in her book Same Life, New Story. Silvious takes women from the Bible and brings their story into our life. Each chapter addresses a different issue, using scripture, personal reflection and group discussion questions to help ...

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4 Stars

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Save the Date

Save the Date

On 1/17 amy goins wrote: I just finished reading Save The Date by Jenny B. Jones. The title kindof gives away some of the story, but Jones adds a few twists along the way. This is a tender hearted romance story that spends time developing characters. There are several examples of godly relationships throughout the book, as well ... Save the Date

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4 Stars

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The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

On 12/22 amy goins wrote: Truthfully, There is no way that I NEED another Bible.. However, I love to get new Bibles and this one was no exception. Being a big fan of Max Lucado, I couldn't wait to get into the "Life Lessons" he incorporated into this Bible. I typically turn to NLT or NIV translations for Bible Study, but had ... Do I need another Bible?

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4 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 12/8 amy goins wrote: I am always looking for a "new" devotional, something that makes me WANT to read it every day. It took me a little while to read and review this book. I have read and re-read the daily readings. I love that Nettlehorst pulled scriptures strictly from the Old Testament and wasted no words helping us see ... True Devotion, the Old Testament way

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5 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/12 amy goins wrote: I struggled to read this book. That said, i will read it again before passing it on to my pastor. There were so many great points made in this book. Some were so simple that you wonder why they were included, others so simple that you wonder "why didn't i think of that", and still others that i haven't ... Ready to Break some Rurals!

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4 Stars

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Faithful

Faithful

On 9/11 amy goins wrote: Cydney Sanders was like every woman I know - she had a plan for her life. Nearing forty and not on track, she is forced to admit that maybe HER plan and God's Plan were not the same. Amazingly, the book portrays how prayer and Christian fellowship among friends should be. Lighthearted at times, and ... Define Faithful

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5 Stars

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The Edge of the Divine

The Edge of the Divine

On 8/19 amy goins wrote: Sandi Patty has truly touched my life with this book. I could quote line after line of it, but you need to read it for yourself! There is very little in this book that I have not heard before or that I couldn't find elsewhere. What this book has is tenderness coupled with honesty.Sandi shares her heart ... ....living life more abundantly

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5 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 7/12 amy goins wrote: I recieved Sarah's Garden from Booksneeze.com, but am not obligated to give a positive review. I was not anticipating liking this book, in fact, I kept putting off reading it. I wish I hadn't. This book was a great read. I finished it in a few hours, after my kids went to bed one night. The main storyline ... Not your typical Amish Romance

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5 Stars

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 5/31 amy goins wrote: I just finished reading this book. There are a lot of good points in the book that would help a person to develop a stronger prayer life, and in turn a closer walk with God. However, there are a lot of ideas presented in the book that I feel would confuse a new christian and possibly even scare a spiritually ... Mystically Wired?

amy's Rating:

3 Stars

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