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Love You More

Love You More

On 6/24 Julie Gumm wrote: Author Jennifer Grant tells the story of adopting her Guatemalan-born daughter Mia, in this book from Thomas Nelson publishing. Grant spends quite a bit of time talking about their family life before Mia. She jumps back and forth a bit between their pre-kids life and accounts of the birth of her 3 children ... Honest, realistic but wanders

Julie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Spirit Fighter

Spirit Fighter

On 6/9 Julie Gumm wrote: With an avid 12-year-old reader, I am always on the lookout for new pre-teen series, especially something that seems action oriented. Noah loves Star Wars and I'm sure he would enjoy the Percy Jackson series but we're not completely comfortable with all of the magic in some of those series.  So I ... Great book for young teens who love fantasy

Julie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 6/6 Julie Gumm wrote: Terri Blackstock is one of my favorite authors so I jumped at the chance to review her new book "Covenant Child." Covenant Child is a modern-day parable that is a combination of the prodigal son and the story of Christ's covenant with us. Amanda's unfailing love, patience and watchfulness from afar ... Beautiful modern day parable

Julie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 6/3 Julie Gumm wrote: Since getting my ipad a year ago I rarely read a "real" book but this afternoon I grabbed "Love, Charleston" by Beth Webb Hart off the bookshelf. Set in Charleston, South Carolina Hart beings with the tale of Roy, the widower priest who is called to pastor a church in Charleston - a place he doesn't ... Moving story about the effects of mental illness

Julie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 10/12 Julie Gumm wrote: Part confessional. Part art. Part challenge. That’s how I would sum up Anne Jackson’s new book “Permission to Speak Freely”.  In May 2008 Anne posted a question on her blog “What is one thing you feel you can’t say in church?” This book is an exploration of ... Review: “Permission to Speak Freely”

Julie's Rating:

4 Stars

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