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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 12/11 Dessie wrote: Front CoverPublisher: Thomas NelsonPublication Date: February 2011Format: PaperbackPages: 244ISBN: 978-1-4002-0244-7List Price: $15.99Keeping faith can be difficult during hard times. Sheila Walsh’s The Shelter of God’s Promises reassures readers of God’s promises and unfaltering reliability. Each ... The Shelter of God’s Promises by Sheila Walsh

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4 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 1/19 Dessie wrote: “The Sabbath is the day to experiment with beauty that teases your hunger to know more glory….What intrigues, amazes, tickles your fancy, delights your senses, and casts you into an entirely new and unlimited world is the raw material of Sabbath.” Remembering the Sabbath is perhaps the most misunderstood ... Sabbath (The Ancient Practices Series) by Dan B. Allender

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3 Stars

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The Treasure of God's Word

The Treasure of God's Word

On 11/20 Dessie wrote: Leather-bound and gilt-edged, Jack Countryman’s The Treasure of God’s Word commemorates the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The book contains forty-five short sections that illustrate God’s love and compassion for his followers. Each section contains about ten verses, with no commentary ... The Treasure of God’s Word: Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible by Jack Countryman

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4 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 Dessie wrote: In his book, Transforming Church in Rural America, Shannon O’Dell explains how he converted a tiny rural Arkansas church into a multi-site campus with added virtual followers from all over the world. O’Dell turned down several great positions at large urban churches to work at a poor church in the ... Transforming Church in Rural America by Shannon O’Dell

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4 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 9/30 Dessie wrote: Slavery is seen as an evil act that was forever abolished with the Thirteen Amendment. Star Parker’s Uncle Sam’s Plantation (2010), however, suggests that slavery and the current American government are analogous. Parker demonstrates how governmental programs have eroded American values. She ... Uncle Sam’s Plantation by Star Parker

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Dessie wrote: Thousands of children die from preventable diseases. Young women are sold into sex trafficking by their poor families. Millions go to sleep with an empty stomach. Similar stories fill daily newspapers. The amount of suffering in our world is overwhelming. However, Max Lucado challenges his readers ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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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 Dessie wrote: Andy Andrews’s children’s book, The Boy Who Changed the World, teaches young readers how each of their actions—whether good or bad—can have worldwide effects for generations to come. The book opens with a young Norman Borlaug playing hide-and-seek in a corn field with his sisters. Recalling ... The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Dessie wrote: In The Butterfly Effect, Andy Andrews traces how a schoolteacher named Joseph Lawrence Chamberlain was victorious in a seemingly impossible 1863 battle. The story does not end here, but goes on to show how Chamberlain’s one decision continues to affect people worldwide even today. By doing so, Andrews ... The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

On 9/2 Dessie wrote: When things seem to be shattering around us, it is sometimes difficult to keep faith and adhere to Christian teachings. Dr. David Jeremiah’s Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World: What on Earth Should We Do Now? teaches readers how to overcome these setbacks and live prosperous lives. Each of ... Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World: What on Earth Should We Do Now? by Dr. David Jeremiah

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4 Stars

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What In The World Is Going On? (Trade Paper)

What In The World Is Going On? (Trade Paper)

On 8/9 Dessie wrote: I have to admit, I was very skeptical when I first picked up Dr. David Jeremiah’s What in the World is Going On? 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore. Dr. Jeremiah gathers ten biblical prophecies that predict how the world will end. Not only does he give his interpretation of the future, ... What in the World is Going On? 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore by David Jeremiah

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5 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 7/19 Dessie wrote: What makes a man tick? John Eldredge addresses this question (and many more) in his bestselling book, Wild at Heart. He claims masculinity is having a crisis. Men have constructed a facade to hide their true identity and desire. Eldredge attributes this trend to some event that made a child believe ... Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/12 Dessie wrote: It’s almost impossible to pass a week without seeing a homeless person. We may pity them, blame them, or even give them a few bucks, but within a few moments, that homeless person fades from our thoughts. Same Kind of Different as Me shows how a lifelong bond formed between a homeless black man ... Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent

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5 Stars

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A Girl's Guide to Life

A Girl's Guide to Life

On 6/24 Dessie wrote: Katie Meier’s a Girl’s Guide to Life teaches young Christian girls how to become safe and happy teenagers and young women. The book is divided into three sections: Mind, Body and Soul. Not only does Meier tackle the expected subjects of self-esteem, peer pressure, and dating, but she also addresses ... A Girl’s Guide to Life by Katie Meier

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4 Stars

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