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More Than a Bucket List

More Than a Bucket List

On 4/3 Steven Conger wrote: More than A Bucket List: Making Your Dreams, Passions and Faith a Reality by Toni Birdsong is a cheesy but a fun read.  Good to use as an add-on to a daily devotion.  It is a reminder to slow down and smell the roses.  We all know what it is like to be too busy to reach out and grasp the ... More Than A Bucket List --- Review

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4 Stars

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Jesus

Jesus

On 1/17 Steven Conger wrote: I have read many of Leonard Sweet’s books in the past and often find them provocative and challenging (and at the same time a bit wordy and flighty) but have always finished feeling I got something out of it.  I can’t say the same with JESUS by Sweet and Viola.The purpose of this book is to ... JESUS: A Theography

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 10/19 Steven Conger wrote: It has taken me months to write this review of HEAVEN IS FOR REAL by Todd Burpo.  As a Pastor, I am supposed to love a book like this, because it seems to affirm everything that the institutional church has taught for centuries. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is the perceived true story of the four-year old ... Is Heaven for real?

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1 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 11/4 Steven Conger wrote: I don’t think that Ihave ever read a book quite like Jeff Kinley’s: Christian Zombie KillersHandbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within. It is a strange book because it really wants to be two books inside onecover.  Part of the book is a fictionalnarrative about how Zombies are trying to take ... Zombies!

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3 Stars

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Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

On 10/6 Steven Conger wrote: We have all heard, or experienced the fact that a majority of children (once they get confirmed) drop out of the church never to be seen again.  According to a survey by LifeWay Reasearch: “Seven in 10 Protestants ages 18 to 30—both evangelical and mainline—who went to church regularly in ... Same ole, Same Ole

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2 Stars

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 8/3 Steven Conger wrote: I have read close to a dozen of New York Times best selling author John Maxwell's books, listened to numerous of his cd's, and have had the opportunity to hear him on two different occasions. His latest book, BEYOND TALENT: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results, is typical of his books that ... Beyond Belief

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3 Stars

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Part-Time Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

On 4/19 Steven Conger wrote: Over the past seven or so years, two of my daughters have been vegetarians.  My youngest, a senior in High School is still living at home, so over the years my wife and I have been part time vegetarians.  When I saw Cherise Grifoni’s new book The Part-Time Vegan, I was intrigued.What I appreciated ... Part-Time Vegan

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/19 Steven Conger wrote: Over the years I have read a number of books by pastor, teacher and author Max Lucado.  All of those books are what I would call devotional fiction.  He took a biblical event and then created a story around it trying to teach what he felt was the biblical lesson.  As I have said other ... Max on Life

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Steven Conger wrote: A few months ago, a friend gave me The Traveler's Gift to read.  I have not read it yet, but after reading, Andy Andrews: The Final Summit: A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity, I feel the need to go back and read it.The story is engaging:  humanity is running out of time, ... The Final Summit --- Engaging, yet simplictic!

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3 Stars

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Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

On 4/6 Steven Conger wrote: This is the first book in “The Ancient Practices” series that I have read.  This series is designed to open up classical spirituality in a modern way.I have to admit, that for the most part I am a fan of Brian McLaren, I find his theology and understand of Christianity refreshing, as he challenges ... Finding Our Way Again --- Brian McLaren --- A Good Read

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4 Stars

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 12/16 Steven Conger wrote: As I read Judge Andrew P Napolitano's book Lies The Government Told You, I thought I was reading one of Steven's Berry's mystery books.  Judge Napolitano does a interesting job in examining what he calls 17 lies that have been either created or perpetuated by the US Government at some level.Ron ... Lies The Government Told You

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3 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 10/29 Steven Conger wrote: Chris Seay, pastor and president of the Ecclesia Bible Society, has written an interesting book, in which he tries to help modern Christians embrace the authentic Christian life. He titles the book: The Gospel According to Jesus, but a more appropriate name would be: The Gospel of Jesus According to ... The Gospel According To Jesus

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3 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/28 Steven Conger wrote: We have often heard the phrase: “Leaders are not chosen, they are called.” The Least Among You, a new movie by first time director Mark Young, is inspired by the true story of Richard Kelly. Kelly was arrested in the 1965 Los Angeles Watts riots and is sentenced to serve probation at an all-white ... Great story -- Lousy Movie!

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2 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Steven Conger wrote: Max Lucado's newest book, Out Live Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference, is his best book in my opinion, but it doesn't fall too far from the rest of his books.  The premise of the book is just as the title suggests, that everyone can make a difference in life IF they make the choices to ... Another Lucado book

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3 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Steven Conger wrote: Andy Andrews, much sought after speaker and NY Times best-selling author has written a short inspirational story bases on the idea that “Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within you the power to change ... The Butterfly Effect

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4 Stars

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Lee (The Generals)

Lee (The Generals)

On 9/1 Steven Conger wrote: Robert E. Lee is many things to many different people, often determined by where you happen to live in the United States. But to anybody who has studied the Civil War, Robert E. Lee is quite possible the greatest general to have ever lived. John Perry has written a brief history of Robert E. Lee, from ... Robert E. Lee

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4 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 7/22 Steven Conger wrote: I knew better than selecting this book: Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith we Defend, by Ravi Zacharais, to review, because the worldview of the authors and my worldview are completely different. We both are Christians, but we understand the nature and role of Christianity in a completely different way. ... Beyond Opinion

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4 Stars

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A Guy's Guide to Life

A Guy's Guide to Life

On 6/16 Steven Conger wrote: I was excited when I picked up A Guy's Guide to Life: How to Become a Man in 224 Pages or Less, the prospect of a book that really was willing to deal with the issues that a teenager encounters growing up, would be invaluable. Jason Boyett’s writing style is witty and engaging. And the book is filled ... Review of "A Guy's Guide to Life."

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3 Stars

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