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Death on Hold

Death on Hold

On 9/15 Rick Apperson wrote: I am always hesitant to write anything around the death penalty. I have noticed people's passions are such that they begin to go overboard in arguing their point.So at first I was unsure if I wanted to review Death on Hold by Burt and Anita Folsom. This is the story of Mitch Rutledge, a man on death ... Death on Hold

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4 Stars

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Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate

Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate

On 3/27 Rick Apperson wrote: I love the smell of fresh baked bread. When we livied in Croatia, walking down to the local bakery and smelling all the amazing breads and pastries was awesome and the taste was indescribable! Now, living in northern British Columbia, I have access to fresh baked breads, organic coffees, and a host ... Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate

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2 Stars

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NKJV Note-Taker's Bible

NKJV Note-Taker's Bible

On 12/19 Rick Apperson wrote: I love to take notes in my Bible. Sadly, deciphering my notes is like studyingy heiroglyphics. I have scribbled notes with arrows pointing in different directions, tried to squeeze words and thoughts between lines and gone down the side of very thin edges. What I needed was a Note-Takers Bible. I ... Take Note of the Note-Takers Bible

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4 Stars

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Vanishing Grace

Vanishing Grace

On 11/1 Rick Apperson wrote: Philip Yancey has written another book on grace. Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey is a sequel of sorts to his classic book What's So Amazing About Grace? In this newest book, Yancey asks why Christians continue to be ridiculed while losing respect and influence in our modern culture. Vanishing ... Vanishing Grace

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5 Stars

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The Daring Heart of David Livingstone

The Daring Heart of David Livingstone

On 9/18 Rick Apperson wrote: I read a book about Dr. Livingstone once. Bored me to tears. The Daring Heart of David Livingstone by Jay Milbrandt was anything but boring. David Livingstone was known as a missionary, explorer and anti-slavery advocate. As a missionary, he only had one convert during his lifetime. His entire life ... Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?

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4 Stars

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David Wilkerson

David Wilkerson

On 9/4 Rick Apperson wrote: My familiarity with David Wilkerson comes primarily from The Cross and the Switchblade and receiving his newsletter for a short period of time in the late 1980's. This created an image in my mind of a man who seemed cutting edge but also at times quite legalistic. I knew almost nothing else about him. When ... David Wilkerson

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5 Stars

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NIV Fast Facts Bible

NIV Fast Facts Bible

On 6/19 Rick Apperson wrote: Zondervan has released the Fast Facts Bible. It could also be called the Trivia Bible because in a nutshell that is what it is. With over 1,000 facts about God's Word trivia nuts can find lots of tidbits of information. Sadly not all of it is useful. I am not sure what to do with some of the info. ... The Fast Facts Bible

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3 Stars

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Hope Rising

Hope Rising

On 4/27 Rick Apperson wrote: I usually avoid books on alleviating poverty as I find that many are either unrealistic in their approach or the author heaps on so much condemnation you want to just give out of guilt or give up out of frustration. What drew me to this book was the fact that it was written by Compassion International's ... Hope Truly Rises

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5 Stars

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The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away

On 1/27 Rick Apperson wrote: I am a fan of Philip Yancey's writing. His books always feel so raw, so real. They speak to my heart and express in words things I am not always able to articulate. I was intrigued when I found out he was writing a sequel of sorts (30 years later) to Where is God When it Hurts? THAT book sold over ... The Question That Never Goes Away

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5 Stars

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Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

On 12/13 Rick Apperson wrote: I went back and forth on rather to request Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook for review or not. Every time I went to the booksneeze page, I gravitated towards the title...and finally made the call. I am glad I did. Edited by O.S. Hawkins, this book is a collection of sermons, outlines and sermon ... The Preacher's Sourcebook

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4 Stars

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This Is Your Captain Speaking

This Is Your Captain Speaking

On 11/11 Rick Apperson wrote: I have a confession to make. Back in the late 70's and early 80's, I was a Love Boat junkie. Don't ask me why but that show was one of my guilty pleasures. So I was very excited when I saw this new autobiography by Gavin MacLeod, This is Your Captain Speaking. To my wife's amusement (embarrassment ... Not Just the Love Boat

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5 Stars

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Wounded by God's People

Wounded by God's People

On 9/15 Rick Apperson wrote: I've been wounded. I've been hurt by God's people. So when I heard that Anne Graham Lotz was releasing a new book with Zondervan called, Wounded by God's People, I immediately acquired a copy. A quarter of the way through the book I was a bit bored. Half way through the book I was planning a negative ... Wounded By God's People

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4 Stars

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All In

All In

On 8/2 Rick Apperson wrote: All In is a new book by Mark Batterson. I have not read Marks previous books, though I did glance over Wild Goose Chase. I was drawn to this book, like most books I read, by the premise. Being All In for Jesus Christ sounds like the kind of book I wanted to read. When I first dug into the book, ... All In - A Book Review

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4 Stars

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Altar Ego

Altar Ego

On 4/8 Rick Apperson wrote: Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are by Craig Groeschel seeks to help the reader understand the truth of who they are in Christ! So does it achieve its goal? To a point. I really enjoy Craig Groeschel's books. This is the 4th one that I have read. For the regular Groeschel readers, some of the ... Altar Ego

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4 Stars

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 2/18 Rick Apperson wrote: Jesus Is_ I like the title of this book. I also enjoyed the premise very much. Author Judah Smith, pastor of City Church in Seattle Washington, uses that question to delve into the character of Christ. He breaks the theme of Jesus Is_ down into six sections: Jesus Is Your Friend Jesus Is ... Jesus Is _ - A Book Review

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2 Stars

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Dirty God

Dirty God

On 1/4 Rick Apperson wrote: Dirty God: Jesus In the Trenches. Catchy title isn't it? I thought so. To me a title should hook you in and make you want to know more. I was intrigued by the title and excited by the book itself, a book about grace. The book is divided into two parts. Part one is called Getting Grace. Primarily ... Dirty God - A Book Review

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5 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/10 Rick Apperson wrote: Running For My Life is the story of US Olympic athlete Lopez Lomong. This inspiring book chronicles his story from a kidnapped lost boy from the killing fields of the Sudan, and follows his barefoot escape to the refugee camps of Kenya. The story doesn't end there. After 10 years in a refugee camp, Lopez ... Running For My Life by Lopez Lomong - A Book Review

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5 Stars

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Miraculous Movements

Miraculous Movements

On 5/20 Rick Apperson wrote: Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale is really two books in one. What drew me to this book was the tag line. I couldn't resist a book that says on the cover, "How hundred of thousands of Muslims are falling in love with Jesus." Jerry Trousdale does share numerous stories of how Muslims are finding ... Miraculous Movements: A Book Review

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3 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 1/4 Rick Apperson wrote: I Am Second by Dave Sterrett and Doug Bender is an amazing collection of stories from individuals in and out of the public eye. I was remotely familiar with the concept of I Am Second as I had once stumbled across the website while looking for some background information on Josh Hamilton. I decided ... I Am Second - A Book Review

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4 Stars

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Pujols

Pujols

On 4/16 Rick Apperson wrote: Pujols, written by Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth, is a book about Saint Louis Cardinal player Albert Pujols. Now in Major League Baseball for over 10 years, the authors share his story of baseball and faith. The book looks briefly at his childhood while the main part of the book is a walk through his ... Book Review: Pujols

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4 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 1/12 Rick Apperson wrote: Slave, written by John MacArthur, is a book about our identity in Christ. The basic premise is that we have a choice to either be servants or slaves to Christ. The idea is that slavery, as talked about in reference to Jesus Christ, is not really a bad thing, but rather something to be sought. If I could ... Book Review: Slave by John MacArthur

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2 Stars

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