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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 6/13 TheLogo wrote: Pornography is a plague of epidemic proportions among men right now. I seriously doubt I need to share with you any of the statistics. But you should know that it is not the widespread nature of this problem which made me request this book to review. No, two other reasons rose to the fore: 1. I am a ... "Surfing for God" by Michael Cusick

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5 Stars

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Simply God

Simply God

On 1/17 TheLogo wrote: The description of this book promises to discuss the difference between convincing people and equipping people. It is supposed to be about seeing and knowing God, making these things our priorities. That is, what we need is simply God. These are, in themselves, excellent points. We do need God more than ... "Simply God" by Rick Richards

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1 Stars

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 12/3 TheLogo wrote: This books is supposed to be a 100 day journey which guides one through intentional prayer and biblical truths which will "transform their spiritual lives and reveal God's provision for their needs." It takes much the form you would expect: A prayer, a guide, an introduction and then straight into 100 ... "Your 100 Day Prayer" by John I. Snyder

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3 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 11/28 TheLogo wrote: We all know that not all men hate going to church. I think we also all know that in most churches there are more women than men. Why is this? Where are the men? According to David Murrow we have made church an overly, and overtly, feminine experience and are now reaping the dubious rewards of such efforts. ... "Why Men Hate Going to Church" by David Murrow

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5 Stars

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Afraid to Believe in Free Will

Afraid to Believe in Free Will

On 11/17 TheLogo wrote: Don't you wish that there was someone else to blame for all of your mistakes? Of course you do. So do I. In the world of my self-deception I am to be praised for all the good in my life, able to take credit for my success, but all of my failures and bad decisions are the result of some form of determinism; ... "Afraid to Believe in Free Will" by Carl Begley

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4 Stars

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 9/23 TheLogo wrote: Beneath Great Britian lies a sleeping army ready and waiting for the great battle between good and evil. Daniel Tully and Freya Reynolds are normal school children. Until they accidentally discover, and awaken, two of the sleeping knights in that army. Thus begins their adventures in the realms thereunder. ... "The Realms Thereunder" by Ross Lawhead

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4 Stars

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 8/23 TheLogo wrote: One year ago, less one week, I posted my review of Stephen Lawheads The Skin Map, which is the first book in the "Bright Empires" series. Here, then, is the second book in that series. The Bone House continues the story of Kit Livingston in his quest for the skin map. One piece has been found, but the ... "The Bone House" by Stephen R. Lawhead

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4 Stars

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With

With

On 8/13 TheLogo wrote: The copy for this book might as well read: Why are there so many problems in the church? (A few specifics are listed: burn out, lack of freedom in Christ, etc.) Is it possible we have misunderstood the call of the Christian life? Jethani argues that this is just what we have done. He believes that most ... "With" by Skye Jethani

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5 Stars

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 7/29 TheLogo wrote: Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church.This particular book is, obviously, a highlight of the life of J.R.R. Tolkien. It is not a full biography, rather it is the outline of his life and a chance for ... "J.R.R. Tolkien" By Marke Horne

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4 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 7/5 TheLogo wrote: "Rumors of God is a call to Christians seeking a vision of the life God is calling them to, one that transcends the shallowness of our culture." So begins the copy describing this book. Whitehead and Tyson take the reader on a 10 chapter journey through rumors of the life God wants for us: rumors of ... "Rumors of God" by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson

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5 Stars

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The Book that Made Your World

The Book that Made Your World

On 6/29 TheLogo wrote: Though many people seek wisdom, in recent times the bible has become one of the last places search. Vishal Mangalwadi seeks to reverse that trend by examining how the bible has impacted western civilization. The Book That Made Your World is a breathtaking tour of history looked at through the thesis ... "The Book That Made Your World" by Vishal Mangalwadi

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4 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/10 TheLogo wrote: Greg Wright is the father of four daughters. Faced with a house full of women he loved, Greg knew he needed to do some work to live out that love in a way his family would appreciate. So he took a retreat, did some thinking, and came up with the idea of spending time one-on-one with the women of his ... "Daddy Dates" by Greg Wright

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4 Stars

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Tithing

Tithing

On 2/22 TheLogo wrote: What we do not have in this book is a defense, explanation, or teaching on tithing. There is nothing here on how to fast nor why, at least not explicitly and if you tried to draw implicit lessons you would be left wondering which ones to take. In these pages Leblanc has collected the stories of eleven ... "Tithing: Test Me In This" by Douglas Leblanc

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3 Stars

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The Sacred Meal

The Sacred Meal

On 2/18 TheLogo wrote: Here we have the fifth book in "The Ancient Practices Series" Thomas Nelson has published. In it Gallagher explores some aspects of Communion or 'The Sacred Meal.' She does not, however, set out to explain it fully, dissect it theologically, nor place it denominationally. Each of these activities has ... "The Sacred Meal" by Nora Gallagher

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2 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 2/16 TheLogo wrote: In this, the fourth book in "The Ancient Practices Series", McKnight explores and explains the discipline of fasting. According to him "fasting is the natural, inevitable response of a person to a grievous sacred moment in life." Within this definition McKnight seeks to avoid the instrumentalism which ... "Fasting" By Scott McKnight

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4 Stars

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Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray

On 2/8 TheLogo wrote: This is a book which aims to improve your marriage. It argues that couples who pray together stay together (that almost hurt to write). In terms of outline, the book begins by touting the benefits of prayer, moves on to the "40 Day Prayer Challenge" and then explores some of the obstacles and outcomes ... "Couples Who Pray" By Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

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1 Stars

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Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy

On 2/5 TheLogo wrote: One could not do better in at the start of a bibliography than to echo Chesterton's own aims as a biographer: "to introduce a life and legacy that should be better known," as Belmonte paraphrases on the first page of this book. Such is the content of this book: an introduction to the life and legacy ... "Defiant Joy" by Kevin Belmonte

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5 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 1/2 TheLogo wrote: As I am sure you can guess from the title, this is a book of daily devotionals. It is organized topically with antonymous pairs as "Hope and Fear" and "Love and Hate." Within each topic, the reader will find several dozen entries which move from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end, roughly ... "A Year with God" by R.P. Nettelhorst

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2 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 11/17 TheLogo wrote: In this book Seay takes the reader through his definition of the gospel and the various consequences of it, as well as some of the foundations of Christian life and belief. The gospel is the full-orbed story of Jesus Christ, from creation to final judgement, centered on that fateful weekend 2000 years ... "The Gospel According to Jesus" By Chris Seay

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4 Stars

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A Suitor for Jenny

A Suitor for Jenny

On 11/3 TheLogo wrote: A Suitor For Jenny tells the story of Jenny and her two sisters. When her parents die, Jenny takes her two sisters to Rocky Creek for a new beginning. Not only, Rocky Creek is known as a place with many eligible bachelors. Perfect for Jenny to find husbands for her two sisters. Of course, as Jenny ... "A Suitor for Jenny" by Margaret Brownley

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3 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 9/24 TheLogo wrote: The title really does say it all in this case. Parker argues the US government has caused a lot of problem, keeping the poor enslaved to a liberal mindset which is preventing them from actually being helped. She claims that ever since the great depression, the USA has been headed down the wrong path: ... "Uncle Sam's Plantation" by Star Parker

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3 Stars

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The Skin Map

The Skin Map

On 8/30 TheLogo wrote: The Skin Map begins the story of Kit Livingstone's odd travels. His great-grandfather appears to him and tells him that all throughout Britian are 'ley-lines' which allow individuals to travel through both time and space. Kit is then invited to join in the quest to find the skin map, a parchment made ... "The Skin Map" by Stephen R. Lawhead

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4 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 8/9 TheLogo wrote: Jungle Warfare is a 22 day devotional specifically designed for Christians in sales. Each day Cunningham quotes his Grandfather's "Manual on Jungle Warfare ", some bible verses, and a reflection that connects these things together with being a Christian in sales. He also adds a prayer and some questions ... "Jungle Warfare" by Christopher A. Cunningham

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4 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 7/20 TheLogo wrote: In this book Ravi Zacharias, along with various other contributors, share from the breadth and riches of their apologetics experiences. The book is divided up into four sections: Addressing the difficult questions, Addressing the questions behind the questions, Internalizing the questions and answers, ... Christian Apologetics Week Book Review #4: Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias

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4 Stars

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 7/1 TheLogo wrote: Max Lucado presents writes that we are created for unique purposes by God and that we can find out what these purposes are by examining our 'tool bags.' That is, by studying our gifts, talents, passions, the things which drive us, the things which absorb our attention, and the things we are naturally ... "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be" by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 6/15 TheLogo wrote: This book is a summary of many of the horrible/terrible/bad events/trends which have covered our world recently. These events are summarized within the categories given, generally speaking, by the biblical book of Revelation. At each point, Billy Graham takes what is happening, names it and defines it ... Storm Warning by Billy Graham

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3 Stars

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