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One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

On 4/12 live2read2live wrote: This was my first introduction to Donita K. Paul's work. I came into the book with only the brief summary from the publisher to entice me:Cantor D’Ahma waited his whole life for this day. Born with a gift to jump between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and ... One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul

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Captives

Captives

On 1/31 live2read2live wrote: Captives, by Jill Williamson is the first in The Safe Lands series.  The world as Williamson has imagined it has become a place of polar opposites: those living in "The Safe Lands" within a carefully guarded, highly tech dependent, and largely epicurean society; and those Safe Landers have termed ... Captives by Jill Williamson

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2 Stars

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The Painted Table

The Painted Table

On 1/7 live2read2live wrote: The book opens with a note about the origin of the table, then a brief look at Saffee's grandmother (who she never met) and the difficult life of Saffee's mother, Joann.  Joann's childhood has been indelibly marked by hardship, loneliness and sorrow. Longing for her mother's attention, Joann seeks ... The Painted Table by Suzanne Field

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Blessed Child

Blessed Child

On 10/29 live2read2live wrote: I first read this book when it came out in 2001.  After ripping through the pages in record time, I considered it one of the best Christian books I had ever read.  At the time, I had not heard of Ted Dekker but I was very familiar with Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ.  I ... Blessed Child by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright

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Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis

On 9/7 live2read2live wrote: Chase is the fairly young pastor of a large church on the east coast.  He is single and living the rather charmed life of  pat answers and an unwavering faith.  Until the death of a child in his church leaves him facing some serious doubts about his faith. Chase and his struggles ... Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale by Ian Morgan Cron

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1 Stars

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 6/21 live2read2live wrote: Len Bailey creates an interesting juxtaposition of an analytical--albeit fictional--character with the mysteries of Biblical scholarship.When I first saw the book, I wasn't sure what to expect thinking it might read like a scholarly treatise from an academic journal. I was pleasantly surprised that Bailey ... Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

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4 Stars

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The House on Moody Avenue

The House on Moody Avenue

On 3/19 live2read2live wrote: If walls could talk, they would tell some interesting tales.  We live in a house nearly 100 years old and it's fascinating to think about what the walls of our home have witnessed--what sorrows, disappointments, or joys?Cellestine Hannemann, the author of The House on Moody Avenue, has taken this ... The House on Moody Avenue

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3 Stars

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Fire Prophet

Fire Prophet

On 2/15 live2read2live wrote: Jonah and Eliza Stone return in the second book in the Son of Angels series by author and pastor, Jerel Law.   It's been a year since their last adventure and they are in New York with their parents and younger brother, Jeremiah.  After meeting a prophetic street preacher their life gets pretty ... Fire Prophet by Jerel Law

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4 Stars

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Spirit Fighter

Spirit Fighter

On 6/5 live2read2live wrote: Spirit Fighter By Jerel Law Published by Thomas Nelson Book Description from Publisher: “In his exciting debut novel, Jerel Law transports readers to a place where supernatural forces of good and evil collide. Young readers will be entertained and inspired by *Spirit Fighter. I heartily recommend ... Spirit Fighter

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2 Stars

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Stuck DVD-Based Study

Stuck DVD-Based Study

On 11/27 live2read2live wrote: Stuck. A jar lid that stubbornly refuses to turn. A highway of immobile traffic during rush hour. A zipper refusing to budge.  A car that won't start--again.  An impossible math problem eluding a solution.  A relationship on the same old rutted path.  All of us get stuck ... Stuck

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5 Stars

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 9/19 live2read2live wrote: In an age when it seems fiction titles come off an assembly line of predictable plots and shallow characters, Stephen Lawhead's new Bright Empires series is definitely a breath of fresh literary air. You can read my review of the first in the series, The Skin Map here.On his website, Stephen Lawhead ... The Bone House (A Bright Empires Novel)

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 8/9 live2read2live wrote: While having heard about Tolkien growing up, I had never read any of his books until after I married someone who'd read the Lord of the Rings dozens of times. In an effort to understand my husband's fascination with the series, I jumped in and tried to find time during my son's naps or after he'd gone ... Christian Encounters: J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 6/26 live2read2live wrote: Book Description from the Publisher: "I need your help with a project. It will be the adventure of a lifetime—of several lifetimes. But it will change you forever." Kit Livingston's great-grandfather appears in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: ley ... The Skin Map

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A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

On 4/29 live2read2live wrote: With spring thawing out the land and awakening insects, I have to admit that bugs are not one of my favorite topics. But Max Lucado's team of bug characters are another story altogether.Based on Max Lucado's Hermie book series, children learn some valuable life lessons with the help of ladybugs, bees, ... The Best Kind of Bug Collection

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4 Stars

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Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

On 2/13 live2read2live wrote: Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2 Finding a Bible that will engage a preschooler is no small task. But I think that Gwen Ellis the author of the Read & Share series has done an admirable job of bringing Scripture alive to the youngest of listeners. We were unfamiliar with this series ... Helping Children Read & Share the Good News

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 1/13 live2read2live wrote: Richard Kelly seems to have the deck stacked against him. Growing up with a mostly absent father (violent when present), a mother struggling to raise a family alone, and exposed to an environment of alcohol and drug abuse, there's isn't much to hope for in life. Just when he thinks his life has turned ... The Least Among You (DVD)

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William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley

On 9/9 live2read2live wrote: William F. Buckley by Jeremy Lott is part of a biographical series of books called, “Christian Encounters.” Due to the book’s small proportions (in size and pages—only 150 with endnotes), I had assumed the series was written for a juvenile audience. The content of the book, however, is decidedly ... William F. Buckley by Jeremy Lott

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 8/16 live2read2live wrote: Same Kind of Different as Me is told in the alternating first person accounts of Denver Moore, a homeless man, and Ron Hall, a wealthy art dealer. The first half of the book lays the groundwork of each man's "roots" and the events that shaped his life--for good or ill. Through the encouragement of Ron’s ... Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore

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