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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 4/23 Christie Albaugh wrote: I was drawn to this book because I sometimes enjoy short stories as a break between longer books. I've also always enjoys short stories since the whole Chicken Soup fad nearly 20 years ago :) The book seemed interesting and enjoyable, so that's why I chose it! The overall message of the book is turning ... When God Makes Lemonade: True Stories That Amaze and Encourage by Don Jacobson (Book Review #14)

Christie's Rating:

3 Stars

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More Than a Bucket List

More Than a Bucket List

On 4/1 Christie Albaugh wrote: More Than a Bucket List was a pretty good book. It’s over-arching message is evident due to it’s title (Bucket List)– carpe diem! Be adventurous, make the most out of life… stop waiting around for life to pass you by! Birdsong organized the book in an easy to read and fun way, including devotionals/stories ... More Than a Bucket List by Toni Birdsong (Book Review #13)

Christie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Redemption

Redemption

On 1/12 Christie Albaugh wrote: Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold, is the life story of Bryan Clay, who has had to overcome numerous obstacles as he strives to become an Olympic decathlete. Clay tells his story of growing up in Hawaii and getting into all kinds of trouble while ... Redemption by Bryan Clay (Book Review #12)

Christie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 8/19 Christie Albaugh wrote: Wow! Wow! Wow! I got this book because I am a runner and secondly love traveling and experiencing other cultures. But the book really wasn’t about either of those things…. it was about something so much more. It was about Joseph’s (Lopez) life… and his Faith and the plan that God has for this ... Running for my Life by Lopez Lomong (Book Review #11)

Christie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Has God Spoken?

Has God Spoken?

On 8/6 Christie Albaugh wrote: versus 3.0 out of 5 stars Has God Spoken by Hank Hanegraaff This will be a short review. This book has mostly received positive reviews, and I guess I'm somewhere in there as well. I think I was forcing myself to get through it because I'm burned out on reading, so that might have something to do with ... Has God Spoken by Hank Hanegraaff

Christie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 9/5 Christie Albaugh wrote: Love You More is the story of a mother adopting her fourth child from Guatemala. The book is divided into three sections: before deciding to adopt (background of her family/life), waiting to pick up their matched child, and after coming home with their baby girl. Grant does a great job expanding the ... Love You More by Jennifer Grant (Book Review #10)

Christie's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 7/24 Christie Albaugh wrote: The Skin Map is the first book in a new series written by Stephen R. Lawhead, called the Bright Empires Series. The book begins in modern-day London where we are introduced to Kit, the main character of the story. Kit, after meeting his unknown great-grandfather Cosimo, is thrown into a world unknown ... The Skin Map by Stepehen R. Lawhead (Book Review #9)

Christie's Rating:

3 Stars

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REGGIE

REGGIE

On 4/28 Christie Albaugh wrote: "You can't change your past, but you can change your future." These words are the subtitle for Reggie Dabb's self-titled book and an accurate synopsis for the entire book. The ten chapters of the book strive to show readers how how they can change their future for the better, and Dabb uses his own traumatic ... "Reggie" by Reggie Dabbs (Book Review #7)

Christie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/22 Christie Albaugh wrote: "Max on Life" is a question and answer formatted book that has author Max Lucado answering a myriad of difficult questions about--you guessed it-- LIFE! Lucado separates the questions into seven different categories: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Have/Have-Nots, and Hereafter, and then provides succinct, ... Max on Life by Max Lucado (Book Review #6)

Christie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 4/19 Christie Albaugh wrote: ohn MacArthur, a well known speaker, preacher, and author, confronts a somewhat controversial issue in his newest book "Slave," where MacArthur takes the position that the church has strayed too far from the original meaning of the Greek word "doulos" which can be found in both the New and the Old Testament. ... Slave by John MacArthur (Book Review #5)

Christie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 10/2 Christie Albaugh wrote: Seeds of Turmoil is a nonfiction book that seeks to make sense of a very confusing and relevant topic of today: the problems in the Middle East. To simplify the topic, as well as provide a thorough history, Bryant goes way way back to the time of Abraham, the claimed Father of three different religions. ... Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright

Christie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Christie Albaugh wrote: Max Lucado has hit the nail on the head in his newest book, “Outlive Your Life.” In the first chapter, Lucado slaps you in the face with the desperate and devastating reality of billions of people all around the world struggling to survive each day. Throughout the remaining chapters, Lucado follows up by presenting the ... OutLive Your Life by Max Lucado (Book Review #2)

Christie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 8/15 Christie Albaugh wrote: Grace. One of the most simple and complex ideas that Christians and non-Christians struggle with. Thousands of years ago, in AD 45, one of the cruelest persecutors of the Christian Church was quite literally blinded with it... Captured by Grace by David Jeremiah

Christie's Rating:

3 Stars

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