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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 11/1 Rick Balmer wrote: The Bone House is the second book of the Bright Empires series. The first book introduced us to Kit Livingston who has been tasked with his great grandfather to find the skin map. The skin map is actually a chart of sorts that allows travel between worlds in a multiverse as well as through time ... The Bone House by Stephen Lawhead

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4 Stars

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 8/29 Rick Balmer wrote: That is the question that Charles Foster asked himself. Mr. Foster takes us on a journey as he takes part in a two sided argument about whether Jesus Christ was resurrected or not from the grave. In his book the Jesus Inquest he writes for and against the resurrection. After researching in libraries and visiting ... Did Christ really rise from the grave?

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4 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 10/20 Rick Balmer wrote: Why does it seem that men feel unhappy or unfulfilled? John Eldredge tackles this question in his book “Wild at Heart”. Many men feel that they are not living up to all they can be. But the problem is that society has made men “soft”. And many churches are not much better. Many churches tend ... For Men Who Are Looking For More

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4 Stars

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The Map

The Map

On 4/14 Rick Balmer wrote: What is the map? The map according to author David Murrow, is what we as men are supposed to use and follow in our Christian lives. The book starts out like a thriller. With a man searching for a secret document found in the Bible. What he finds is not what he expected. What he finds is more about how ... The Map by David Murrow

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4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 2/16 Rick Balmer wrote: Is this even possible to do in our world today? Are we able to live with confidence in a world that seems to change drastically from day to day? What can we do now? Dr. David Jeremiah asks these same questions. What are the answers and where can they be found? Dr. David Jeremiah looks to the only source ... Living Confidently in Today's World

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5 Stars

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The American Patriot's Bible

The American Patriot's Bible

On 9/10 Rick Balmer wrote: What is better? Knowing that our nations founding fathers did so or finding out they did so with principals taken from the Bible. How about both? A bible that has articles and quotes about our founding fathers up through today. This Bible is in the easier to read New King James Version. Throughout this ... The American Patriots Bible

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5 Stars

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Christianity Today Study Series: Faith & Pop Culture

Christianity Today Study Series: Faith & Pop Culture

On 4/27 Rick Balmer wrote: Should Christians have anything to do with the entertainment trends? Should they go to movies? Are there books we should stay away from? Should we play sports or watch TV? These are good questions. And the answer for the Christian is normally, “It depends on your conscience.” This book from the ... Faith and Pop Culture or When Faith Meets Entertainment

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Rick Balmer wrote: What do you do when you can't figure out what to do? When you are at the end of your rope? When the world has beat you down? You take a look at what you have and rethink where you are at. You change your perspective. An old man called just Jones would help others by what others would miss. What they ... The Noticer by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 4/4 Rick Balmer wrote: What do some of the greatest teachers that we know, have in common? A heresy known as the faith movement. Or as it is sometimes known as the name it/claim it theology. Hank Hanegraaff points out that some of our greatest biblical teachers (Osteen, Meyers, TD Jakes, etc.) preach this error. He cites many ... Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaf

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5 Stars

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Kiss

Kiss

On 2/10 Rick Balmer wrote: How does one deal with waking up and losing six months of memories? How is one supposed to relate to a person that, to all appearances, wants nothing to do with her. That is what Shauna McAllister has to deal with. She wakes up in the hospital with no recollection how she got there. With help from the ... Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

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4 Stars

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For The Tough Times

For The Tough Times

On 1/13 Rick Balmer wrote: The book starts with a question. When all that is good falls apart what can good people do? (Psalm 11:3) We all tend to ask this same question. The good thing about this is that we are in good company. This question was posed by David. But we all ask this question or one similar when the tough times ... For the Tough Times by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Rex

Rex

On 1/3 Rick Balmer wrote: Rex is the story written by Cathlene Lewis about her struggles with having a son that has special needs. Right from the beginning he had to have an operation to remove a cyst from his brain. She was told that he was blind. And the hits just kept coming. The beginning of her sons life seemed to be one ... Rex

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5 Stars

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