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Persecuted

Persecuted

On 4/26 Ashley wrote: This certainly isn’t a “fun read” … but it’s the brutal reality faced by Christians throughout the world. Broken down by region, this book considers the history and culture of countries while giving examples of the types of persecution that takes place against Believers. It’s difficult to ... Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians

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4 Stars

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Pursuing Justice

Pursuing Justice

On 2/20 Ashley wrote: This book was good for the most part. Not the best I’ve ever read related to justice, but it definitely contained some good ideas. I found it to be a little “heavy” at the beginning and I had to push through that part. Before long, however, it turned a corner and I found reading it to be much more ... Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things

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3 Stars

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The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 1/12 Ashley wrote: I definitely enjoyed reading this book! Personal finance is an interest of mine, so I was eager to select this book to review in the BookSneeze program. The authors take a different approach to money. Instead of focusing on the usual topics of savings, retirement plans, mortgages, etc., they consider ... 5 Money Personalities

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5 Stars

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 12/21 Ashley wrote: In Our Favorite Sins, Todd Hunter looks at the sins we commit and how to quit. Research from the Barna Group is included as well. A variety of common sins from procrastination to laziness were discussed. I thought this book was a mediocre read. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book ... Our Favorite Sins by Todd Hunter

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3 Stars

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 1/17 Ashley wrote: In this engaging book, Lisa Harper shares her heart, life, and insight with readers. The subtitle of the book, “Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman” is so fitting. This book is written in a real, let’s sit down and chat sort of conversational style. Harper is real and has no problem ... Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa Harper

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4 Stars

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Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life

On 8/1 Ashley wrote: In Cure for the Common Life, Lucado encourages readers to leave behind ordinary and pursue their sweet spot. Through analyzing your past, considering your S.T.O.R.Y., and making a big deal out of God, you can cure the common life. This book was interesting to read and causes the reader to challenge the ... Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/8 Ashley wrote: Eileen Button may be one of the best story tellers I have ever encountered. The way she draws the reader in and creates dynamic, vivid word pictures is astounding. I found myself time and time again feeling like I was there, right in the middle of whatever scene she was describing or the story she was ... The Waiting Place: Learning to Appreciate Life’s Little Delays by Eileen Button

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4 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 5/27 Ashley wrote: I was disappointed with Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. The description and title caught my attention, but the book failed to keep it. In the book, Cron details the rollercoaster that was his life – in a mostly true format. The book was an okay read, but I really had to push through the rough beginning ... Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir … of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron

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3 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 5/18 Ashley wrote: In JOLT!, Phil Cooke covers twenty five different “jolts.” He looks at five different categories of jolts – jolt your direction, jolt what matters, jolt your potential, jolt your heart, and jolt your future. This book challenges readers to break free of the norm and pursue their dreams and to appropriately ... JOLT! Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing by Phil Cooke

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3 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 5/4 Ashley wrote: In Unleashed, McManus attempts to motivate readers to move beyond tamed Christianity and to embrace a life of faith and risk for the sake of Christ. A nice mix of personal stories, movie references, and Bible verses, Unleashed issues a challenge to readers. Will you read this book and return to your ... Unleashed: Release the Untamed Faith Within by Erwin Raphael McManus

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3 Stars

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Take Action Bible, NKJV

Take Action Bible, NKJV

On 4/18 Ashley wrote: The Take Action Bible is a New King James Version Bible that includes stories of people involved in ministry around the world and around the corner, personal note pages for reflections, and 52 ideas of how to put God’s Word in action. The added, full-color sections include the following topics: go, ... The Take Action Bible

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Ashley wrote: In Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, Max Lucado writes in a relaxed, conversational style. The book covers a wide variety of questions on a myriad of topics ranging from hope, to hurt, to the hereafter. One hundred and seventy two separate questions are answered with ... Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 3/27 Ashley wrote: “The Fight of Our Lives” aims to help the reader refocus on the threats America faces in the present age. To emphasize the points being made, countless examples are given from history and quotes from various Administration officials are cited. Recent events are included in the book as well. As someone ... The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam by William Bennett and Seth Leibsohn

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3 Stars

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Left at the Altar

Left at the Altar

On 3/18 Ashley wrote: Left at the Altar is a heart-gripping read. Kimberley Kennedy has experienced something no woman wants to – the love of her life rejecting her. Kennedy walks the reader through her journey, freely sharing her personal struggles and the questions asked of God. I found myself wanting more with every ... Left at the Altar: My Story of Hope and Healing for Every Woman Who Has Felt the Heartbreak of Rejection by Kimberley Kennedy

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3 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 1/8 Ashley wrote: I loved this book! Having previously read Voices of the Faithful Book 1, I had high hopes for this book and it certainly lived up to my expectations. This book is a great devotional book. Each day has a scripture and a devotional story written by a missionary serving somewhere in the world. Each month's ... Voices of the Faithful Book 2

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5 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 12/2 Ashley wrote: The book “Jungle Warfare: A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales” is an interesting read. I particularly enjoyed the layout of this book. First, the book is fairly small and would be great for carrying in a briefcase or purse. Jungle Warfare is broken down into a twenty two day plan. Each day ... Jungle Warfare by Christopher Cunningham

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3 Stars

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I Lift Up My Soul

I Lift Up My Soul

On 11/11 Ashley wrote: What a great devotional book! It’s a fabulous way to start your day centered on God. The short (1 page) devotionals are encouraging and challenging. At the top of each page there is a passage of scripture to read and a key verse. At the end of the devotion, there is a meaningful quote that ties it ... I Lift Up My Soul by Charles Stanley

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4 Stars

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"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 10/9 Ashley wrote: This Bible is geared for children and written with words they will understand. The pictures that are included are vividly colored and very realistic looking. A dictionary is included at the back of the Bible, as well as a “Where do I find it?” section that gives biblical references for some common ... The Holy Bible – International Children’s Bible

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3 Stars

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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 9/20 Ashley wrote: I found “Seeds of Turmoil: The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East” to be a fairly easy read that highlighted the Biblical issues at the root of the conflict in the Middle East. Bryant Wright has obviously studied the Scriptures and presents a clear picture of why there is ... “Seeds of Turmoil” by Bryant Wright

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3 Stars

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 9/11 Ashley wrote: “Your Money God’s Way: Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke” by Amie Streater is a book written to help people get their finances back on track by exposing myths that Christians often believe that hurt their financial status. Each chapter includes a prayer, “God’s Way” ... “Your Money God’s Way: Overcoming the 7 Money Myths That Keep Christians Broke” by Amie Streater

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Ashley wrote: I recently read Max Lucado’s new book “Outlive Your Life.” It was a great read! Lucado challenges readers to go beyond everyday living and to really make a difference in the life of others for the glory of God. He includes heart-wrenching stories about people who have done just that to encourage ... Book Review: “Outlive Your Life” by Max Lucado

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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 8/23 Ashley wrote: I recently read the book “What in the World is Going On? 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore” by Dr. David Jeremiah. This book covers ten topics related to end-time prophesy. Topics discussed include: Israel, oil, the European Union, Islamic Terrorism, the Rapture of the Church, America’s ... Book Review: “What in the World is Going On?” by Dr. David Jeremiah

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4 Stars

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