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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 3/30 Real Mom wrote: I love several things about the "Then Sings My Soul" series. 1) I love the textured pages and vintage feel of the books. 2) I love the mix of classic hymns and contemporary hits. 3) I love the in depth histories, analysis, and history of the hymns included. 4) I love how each hymn has the music and lyrics ... "Then Sings My Soul Book 3: The Story of Our Songs: Drawing Strength from the Great Hymns of Our Faith" by Robert J. Morgan

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4 Stars

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No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

On 12/29 Real Mom wrote: I really enjoy Max Lucado's style of writing. He talks "to" the reader, not talks "down to." He is obviously very knowledgeable about the bible, but doesn't write in a way that makes you feel preached to. This book, for me, was no exception. Mr. Lucado was an amazing ablility to get his point across ... "No Wonder They Call Him the Savior" by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 11/27 Real Mom wrote: This is a really sweet book for small children that shows them how simple it is to give thanks to God for our many blessings. The illustrations are bright and colorful, visually stimulating for little ones. My children really enjoyed little Hermie and like to say "Thank you" with me each time I read ... "Thank you God, for blessing me" by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 9/22 Real Mom wrote: This book is basically an autobiography written in essay or short story form. As I read through it, I was drawn into the stories, found myself rooting for the author as she makes it through the struggles of her life. But, I thought that there would be more of a "point" in the end. I thought that she ... The Waiting Place: Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays by Eileen Button

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3 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/28 Real Mom wrote: I hear so many parents saying that they don't know how to connect with their children. I find that this is especially true for Dad's and their daughters. What an inspired idea Greg Wright had in the idea of "dating" his children. I enjoyed reading about what worked...and what didn't...for the author's ... "Daddy Dates" by Greg Wright

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Real Mom wrote: Max Lucado is known for his amazing insight into the gospel of Jesus Christ, his ability to connect to readers on a spiritual level, and his unassuming way of inspiring us. In "Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions," he once again shares his inspiration answering numerous ... "Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions" by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/12 Real Mom wrote: Fans of "The Traveler's gift" by Andy Andrews can FINALLY find out what happened to our favorite traveler, David Ponder, after his amazing journey. "The Final Summit" picks up several years after David Ponder makes his travel into history. The archangel Gabriel returns to bring David to a summit with ... "The Final Summit A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity" by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

On 4/4 Real Mom wrote: The triple threat club is a group of three friends with a passions for crime fighting in common; Allison Pierce is a federal prosecutor, Nicole Hedges is an FBI agent, and Cassidy Shaw is a television crime news reporter. They met in high school, reconnected at their 10 year reunion, and have been fearless ... "Heart of Ice" by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

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3 Stars

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Time With God For Mothers

Time With God For Mothers

On 3/22 Real Mom wrote: This is a sweet little book of thoughts and inspirations for mothers. Each is accompanied by a Bible verse from the New King James Version. I found the book to be sweet and inspiring. I love that it is formatted so that you can pick it up and read a few pages, or just one little devotional, or sit ... "Time With God For Mothers; A Devotional" by Jack Countryman

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5 Stars

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Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting

On 2/15 Real Mom wrote: Every mother has wondered “Am I doing a good job? Are my kids happy? Do I show my kids the path they should follow in my words, deeds, and actions?” In her book “Regret Free Parenting; Raise Good Kids and Know You’re Doing It Right” Catherine Hickem teaches moms how to parent “intentionally.” ... "Regret Free Parenting; Raise Good Kids and Know You're Doing It Right." By Catherine Hickem

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5 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 2/1 Real Mom wrote: I really wanted to like This is Your Brain in Love: New Scientific Breakthroughs for a More Passionate and Emotionally Healthy Marriage By Earl R. Henslin. From the title and the description, I thought it might be an exciting read with scientific information on how the brain works while you are in love ... This is Your Brain in Love: New Scientific Breakthroughs for a More Passionate and Emotionally Healthy Marriage by Earl R. Henslin

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2 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/3 Real Mom wrote: The tag line on this unforgettable story says "A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back." Astounding does not begin to cover it. This story is amazing, I could not tear myself away from it, reading it cover to cover in one sitting. Regardless of your Religion, belief system, or ... "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

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5 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/12 Real Mom wrote: "Really Woolly Bible Stories" by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is an adorable children's book of Bible Stories. I really love how the simple rhymes flow so well while reading out loud. There are several poems, each giving one Bible story. For example, Noah; "His name was Noah, his heart was good. He built ... "Really Woolly Bible Stories" By Bonnie Rickner Jensen

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4 Stars

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

On 9/26 Real Mom wrote: "A Christmas Prayer" is a sweet poem about a child who goes through each figure in the nativity and give thanks to God for their role in the birth of Christ. It is perfect for smaller children, with its soft pastel illustrations, simple rhymes, and inspiring message. I really liked how this book puts ... "A Christmas Prayer" by Amy Parker

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Real Mom wrote: Are you having "that kind" of day? Week...month? The kind where you feel like you can't do anything right, you are insignificant, and no one cares about you? Max Lucado uses his understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and his ability to write "to" the reader, and explains in this book that you, ... "Outlive Your Life:You were made to make a difference" by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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You Changed My Life

You Changed My Life

On 9/8 Real Mom wrote: Have you been looking for a gift to say thank you to someone who has made difference in your life? This book could be what you have been looking for. This is kind of a "Best Of" collection of stories from Max Lucado's books. There are stories of kindness, love, making a difference, and pure joy. Max ... "You Changed My Life: Stories of Real People With Remarkable Hearts" By Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Real Mom wrote: Have you ever thought to yourself "I just don't matter?" Do you sometimes feel like no one cares what you do? In this beautiful story, Andy Andrews tells us why every one matters. Decisions you make today will affect generations to come. You can be a positive force in the universe. "The Butterfly ... "The Butterfly Effect: How your life matters" By Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Real Mom wrote: Did you know that what you do today can change the world forever?"The Boy Who Changed the World" by Andy Andrews tells the story of Norman Borlaug; a name you probably don't know. But, young Norman spent time playing with his sisters in the cornfield. As an adult, Norman used his knowledge of agriculture ... "The Boy Who Changed the World" by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 8/25 Real Mom wrote: When I first started reading "Love, Charleston" I did not expect to be impressed. On the surface, it looked like a love/family drama story with a little Christianity mixed in. Once I began reading, I could not put it down. While the story does follow the basic pattern I expected, widower pastor finds ... Beth Webb Hart's "Love, Charleston" Giveaway!

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3 Stars

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100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/3 Real Mom wrote: 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear/100 Praise Songs is a very cute book/cd gift set for little guys and girls. It is appropriate for children of all ages, (I would recommend 0- 10 years,) and fun for parents to read aloud. Each page gives a different prayer, along with a little synopsis of where the prayer ... 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear/100 Praise Songs by Stephen Elkins

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 7/26 Real Mom wrote: "A father and his two small daughters are at play. He's in the water; they jump into his arms. Let me restate that: one jumps; the other ponders. The dry one gleefully watches her sister leap. She dances up and down as the other splashes. But when her dad invites her to do the same, she shakes her head ... Fearless by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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