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Swipe Right

Swipe Right

On 7/23 Cindy Navarro wrote: Swipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance (Thomas Nelson) by Levi Lusko: Love, sex, romance and relationships are powerful, but too often are treated as trivial and disposable in today's society. In this book, Lusko, pastor of Fresh Life Church, a multisite church in Montana, and the founder ... Swipe Right - Levi Lusko

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5 Stars

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You'll Think of Me

You'll Think of Me

On 6/11 Cindy Navarro wrote: Abandoned by her mother as a child, and loathed by her father, Brooklyn thought she had found love when she eloped with Chad as a teenager. However, once she became pregnant, Chad rejected her and their unborn child. Ten years later, she gets a letter that Chad has passed away, leaving their daughter ... You'll Think of Me - Robin Lee Hatcher

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How's Your Soul

How's Your Soul

On 3/10 Cindy Navarro wrote: How's Your Soul? by Judah Smith, is about looking past outward appearances and exploring the essential inner essence of where we find our true selves. Are you experiencing inner turmoil as you struggle to find the peace and joy that comes from your relationship with fully trusting and resting in the ... How's Your Soul? - Judah Smith

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God Made You Nose to Toes

God Made You Nose to Toes

On 1/11 Cindy Navarro wrote: God Made You Nose to Toes, by well-known author and family therapist, Leslie Parrot, is a padded boardbook designed to explain to toddlers that God created each part of their body to help them enjoy their surroundings. With the help of a colorful toucan, rhymes are given to express that God made ... God Made You Nose to Toes - Leslie Parrot

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Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

On 12/25 Cindy Navarro wrote: Grace for the Moment (Large Deluxe): Inspirational Thoughts for Each Day of the Year by Max Lucado offers inspiring devotions to grow in your faith as you embrace the hope of the Lord every day. Featuring Scripture, along with devotional writings from Max's best sellers, each day's writing is a ... Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Know The Word Study Bible

NKJV, Know The Word Study Bible

On 12/1 Cindy Navarro wrote: A good study Bible is a must have for anyone who is wanting to dig deeper into God's Word. Know the Word Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson, offers three easy ways to go beyond casual reading to becoming a regular student of the Word. Do you have a preferred method? Here is an overview of the different ... Know the Word NKJV Study Bible

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5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy

5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy

On 9/30 Cindy Navarro wrote: 5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy by Sheila Walsh is a small book that packs a powerful punch of hope and joy. When you are going through a dark valley or just stuck in a boring rut, joy can be difficult to find---but, our strength and joy are found in the Lord. It may not be easy to reach ... 5 Minutes With Jesus - Sheila Walsh

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5 Stars

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The Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop

On 9/3 Cindy Navarro wrote: Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled. It's the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman ​after having inherited her great aunt's wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far ... The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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The Witnesses

The Witnesses

On 8/4 Cindy Navarro wrote: "The Witnesses" by Robert Whitlow is a Christian legal thriller set in North Carolina. Parker House is a young attorney, hoping to make a name for himself as an associate in a local firm. A special ability, that he shares with his grandfather, is already making him a valuable asset, but things take a ... The Witnesses by Robert Whitlow

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The Daniel Prayer

The Daniel Prayer

On 7/3 Cindy Navarro wrote: The Daniel Prayer is born deep within your soul, erupts through your heart, and pours out on your lips, words created by and infused with the Spirit of God quivering with spiritual electricity. It’s really not an everyday type of prayer. It’s a prayer birthed under pressure. Heartache. Grief. ... The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz

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Little One, God Made You Special

Little One, God Made You Special

On 5/15 Cindy Navarro wrote: Little One, God Made You Special by Amy Warren Hilliker is a 14 page board book for toddlers inspired by Rick Warren's best-seller, The Purpose Driven Life. Written by his daughter, Amy, the book is just the right size for toddlers to old on to and has simple sentences that are just the right length ... Little One, God Made You Special by Amy Warren Hilliker

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Behold the Man

Behold the Man

On 5/2 Cindy Navarro wrote: Behold the Man is the final book in the Jerusalem Chronicles series. This is the story of Jesus’s last days as viewed through the eyes of three people: Pontius Pilate who knows that this assignment may be his final chance to redeem his political career; Claudia, wife of Pilate and daughter of the ... Behold the Man by Bodie and Brock Thoene

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I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

On 3/4 Cindy Navarro wrote: I Will Follow Jesus is a Bible Storybook, written by Judah and Chelsea Smith. Written for younger children, this book is not only sturdy and durable itself, but contains a sturdy and durable message to introduce little ones about the relationship they can have with Jesus. Without a doubt, this is ... I Will Follow Jesus - Judah & Chelsea Smith

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Song of the Stars

Song of the Stars

On 11/30 Cindy Navarro wrote: Song of the Stars by New York Times bestseller, Sally Lloyd-Jones, and illustrated by Alison Jay is a board book about the celebration of all creation as they eagerly await the birth of Christ. The animals, trees, oceans and even the stars are anticipating letting the entire world know that God's promised ... Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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4 Stars

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A House Divided

A House Divided

On 10/1 Cindy Navarro wrote: Corbin, a longtime legal champion for the downtrodden, is slowly drinking himself into the grave. His love for “mountain water” has cost him his marriage to the godliest woman he knows, ruined his relationship with his daughter, Roxy, and reduced the business at his small Georgia law firm to ... A House Divided by Robert Whitlow

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3 Stars

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Truly Free

Truly Free

On 5/26 Cindy Navarro wrote: In Truly Free best-selling author Robert Morris invites us into a glorious truth-that the promise of being set free from the slavery of sin is a promise to be set free completely. Although evil is real and Christians can be oppressed by it, we have the promise that the one who is in us is greater ... Truly Free by Robert Morris

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4 Stars

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One Last Thing

One Last Thing

On 5/3 Cindy Navarro wrote: One Last Thing by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue is a contemporary fiction that focuses on the subject of online pornography addiction and the devastation it can bring to a person and their relationships. Tara Faulkner and Seth Grissom were childhood friends who grew up next to one another and whose ... One Last Thing - St. James/Rue

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Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

On 3/3 Cindy Navarro wrote: Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado, with Candace Lee and Eric Newman is a Christian fiction book published by ThomasNelson that is delightfully reminiscent of films like It's A Wonderful Life or The Bishop's Wife. Chelsea Chambers has recently had a very public split from her NFL superstar ... Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

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The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

On 12/18 Cindy Navarro wrote: The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast is an inspiring resource for Christians who want to pursue a more intimate relationship with God through the 21-day commitment to prayer and fasting known as the Daniel Fast. As you deny yourself certain foods - such as sugars, processed ingredients, and solid ... The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola

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The Confession

The Confession

On 9/7 Cindy Navarro wrote: In Holt Douglas's line of work, there's nothing sweeter than a confession of guilt. Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County, Georgia. His job is always easier when defendants, instead of remaining silent, blame someone else or try to ... The Confession by Robert Whitlow

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How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

On 7/17 Cindy Navarro wrote: The starting and ending points for all outreach have to be love. The most effective way to reach people for Jesus is through servant evangelism—showing God’s love in practical ways. This type of outreach is what Jesus modeled, is culturally relevant, and values people. The goal should be to invite ... How To Pick Up a Stripper by Todd and Erin Stevens

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5 Stars

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Passion

Passion

On 5/8 Cindy Navarro wrote: What exactly is it that instills passion in a person’s soul? What brings the fire to make a difference, the desire for significance, the power to live a life that matters? And who will lead us in this quest toward the future of the Church? In this remarkable book, some of today’s most gifted ... Passion by Louie Giglio

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Thrive

Thrive

On 3/22 Cindy Navarro wrote: Taking the Next Step in Your Faith Life to GROW DEEP AND STRONG The only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love him and serve others out of our love for him. But to do that we must first be deeply rooted in our life with God. In Thrive, Mark Hall, lead singer for the popular band Casting ... Thrive by Mark Hall

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5 Stars

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Live Second

Live Second

On 12/26 Cindy Navarro wrote: Christmas is officially over, and we are quickly racing forward to New Years Day with fresh hope, fresh promises, and new beginnings. Recently, I was part of a group of bloggers who participated in a blog tour for Live Second: 365 Ways To Make Jesus First by Doug Bender, but I was also given the opportunity ... Live Second: 365 Ways To Make Jesus First

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/23 Cindy Navarro wrote: Ten years ago, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church wrote one of the biggest best-sellers of the 21st century. The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? was widely read by people both churched and unchurched. It struck a chord with millions who were searching for what life has to offer...and ... The Purpose Driven Life (updated edition) by Rick Warren

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4 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 10/14 Cindy Navarro wrote: Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a "grace" period. The seedy politician falls from "grace." Musicians speak of a "grace" note. We describe an actress as "gracious," a dancer as "graceful." We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and pre-meal prayers. We talk ... Grace by Max Lucado

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52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

On 9/22 Cindy Navarro wrote: 52 Little Lessons from "It's A Wonderful Life" by Bob Welch is quite simply....a wonderful little book. There are probably few people who have not seen this classic 1946 film by Frank Capra. The fictional Bedford Falls is a small town whose inhabitants are a part of our culture and revisited each December. ... 52 Little Lessons from It's A Wonderful Life

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 8/12 Cindy Navarro wrote: Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, "Many men die at 25 and aren't buried until they are 75." This book is intended to wake up these people. Fully Alive uncovers forgotten signs of life in a culture seemingly filled with the opposite. Through action steps that led to his physical, mental, social, ... Fully Alive by Ken Davis

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 7/5 Cindy Navarro wrote: One Big Thing is about finding out what you were born to do with your life and how to use it to revolutionize your business or ministry-and change your life. In this book, Phil Cooke helps you to uncover that one big thing in your life, but also teaches you how to make an impact with your life. Perhaps ... One Big Thing by Phil Cooke

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The Voice Bible

The Voice Bible

On 5/11 Cindy Navarro wrote: The Voice is a faithful dynamic equivalent translation that reads like a story with all the truth and wisdom of God's Word. Through compelling narratives, poetry, and teaching, The Voice invites readers to enter into the whole story of God with their heart, soul, and mind, enabling them to hear God speaking ... The Voice Bible

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 4/24 Cindy Navarro wrote: Since I am not a regular viewer of American Idol, I only vaguely remembered seeing Scott perform, but knew he was a very gifted performer. The odds he overcame to reach this platform are amazing to read though. Legally blind since birth, and homeschooled, he was able to attend college by the time he ... http://cindynavarro.blogspot.com

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 3/20 Cindy Navarro wrote: The latest book release by Sheila Walsh is one that will speak to many people. God Loves Broken People (And Those Who Pretend They're Not) is not a book designed to make all of your problems evaporate with a sprinkling of Scripture, or buzz words to make you feel good about yourself. Nor, does it make ... God Loves Broken People

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 1/16 Cindy Navarro wrote: I Am Second tells a summary of the lives of 20 different people who hit bottom before reaching out to God...some for the first time and others  returning to Him. Some of the people highlighted in this may be well known to you, and others are unknown, but at least one will have a story that you can ... I Am Second

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 12/12 Cindy Navarro wrote:  NEARING HOME: Life, Faith and Finishing Well is the recent memoir by Billy Graham. Reflecting back over his 93 years, Rev. Graham writes in a manner that is filled with both wit and wisdom. Not only does he give accounts of some of the elders of the Bible, and the way God used them in spite of ... Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

On 11/25 Cindy Navarro wrote: The best-selling book about a 4 year old boy's visit to heaven is now a DVD-based conversation kit for churches and small groups. Each of the 5 video session features Todd, Sonja, and Colton Burpo , answering questions asked by Natalie Tysdal, the Denver FOX/CW News reporter.Features include:--5 (10- ... Heaven Is For Real DVD Curriculum

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 11/8 Cindy Navarro wrote: Reading The Voice New Testament has been almost like reading the Bible with fresh eyes. In some ways it reminds me of reading a screenplay, since it clarifies who is speaking. The language has a vitality to it that is absent in some of the stricter translations, and truly brings Scripture to life. One ... The Voice New Testament

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5 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 10/6 Cindy Navarro wrote: The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook: Slaying The Living Dead Within by Jeff Kinley caught my eye as a different type book to read. I must admit that I don't recall reading one quite like this. This book is a combination of both fiction and nonfiction that is meant to tie together.The fiction part tells ... The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 9/6 Cindy Navarro wrote: The Grace Of God by Andy Stanley is an in-depth look at the grace extended to us. What is GRACE? Grace is not getting what we truly deserve. There are more complicated explanations, but this is a book that will help you to understand various nuances. Stanley uses several people from the Bible to demonstrate ... The Grace Of God by Andy Stanley

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 8/12 Cindy Navarro wrote: Is your relationship with God active & alive, or has He become a distant part of your life? Perhaps you read or hear about those who claim to have vital encounters with Him, but you doubt the veracity of God being actively involved in YOUR life. The authors assert that we have settled for a mediocre ... Rumors Of God by Darren Whitehead & Jon Tyson

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/6 Cindy Navarro wrote: In his latest book, Why God Won't Go Away: Is The New Atheism Running On Empty?, author Alister McGrath presents an overview of the group who call themselves "New Atheists". These are people are not merely content with not believing in God themselves, but are on a mission to convince others to see their ... Why God Won't Go Away by Alister McGrath

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It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

On 6/18 Cindy Navarro wrote: In the simple, straight-forward style I have come to expect from him, Max Lucado has once again written a book that gets right to the heart of a major issue in the lives of many today. Even our American constitution tells us that we have the right to "the pursuit of happiness". 'Looking out for #1' is ... It's Not About Me by Max Lucado

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 5/27 Cindy Navarro wrote: Set in the year 2048, The Seraph Seal, co-authored by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner, is a fictionalized account of a cultural history professor's discovery of a second century Diatessaron manuscript. Filled with symbolism from past Jewish and Christian traditions and a few ideas pulled in from other ... The Seraph Seal

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 4/20 Cindy Navarro wrote: UNLEASHED: Release The Untamed Faith Within (previously released as The Barbarian Way) is a small book that packs a powerful punch. Author, Erwin Raphael McManus asks if you believe Jesus died simply to give you an easy, trouble-free life. That seems to be the belief of too many Christians. It is also ... UNLEASHED

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Cindy Navarro wrote: In his many years as a pastor and author, Max Lucado has been on the receiving end of many questions. In his latest book, MAX ON LIFE, he tackles 171 of those in a wide variety of topics. With a compassionate, straight-forward, and knowledgeable approach, Max uses Scripture, examples, and common sense ... Max On Life

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4 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 4/13 Cindy Navarro wrote: In JOLT!, Phil Cooke, reveals 25 "jolts" anyone can use in both their professional and their personal life. These are divided into groups under 5 sub-headings: 'Jolt Your Direction', 'Jolt What Matters', Jolt Your Potential', 'Jolt Your Heart', and 'Jolt Your Future'. Cooke, a well-respected television ... JOLT!

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Cindy Navarro wrote: In "The Final Summit", author Andy Andrews brings back David Ponder, whom we first met in his "The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success". In case you missed this 2002 book, here is a brief summary: In the midst of despair and of giving up all hope, David Ponder is chosen ... The Final Summit

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3 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/7 Cindy Navarro wrote: Once again, Rick and Bubba be big winners in the field of books!! As a long time fan of their show, I knew most of the stories, but that did not in any way diminish my enjoyment of their latest publication. For those unfamiliar with the Rick and Bubba Show, this is the perfect way to get to know exactly ... We Be BIG

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5 Stars

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A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

On 2/28 Cindy Navarro wrote: Imagine yourself in a casual setting with friends as you discuss topics of great importance. This is the scene I thought of as I was reading this remarkable book by Alton Gansky. This book goes beyond the typical questions asked & answered in a straight-forward manner to a more conversational style. ... A Conversation With God

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A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

On 2/22 Cindy Navarro wrote: Volume 3 of the Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends: A Bug Collection is absolutely delightful. A common theme among the 3 dvds is interaction with others. There are great lessons to be learned in each video, but presented in a fun and colorful manner. Disc 1 is "Milo, The Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray" (it's ... Hermie & Friends: A Bug Collection (Volume 3)

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5 Stars

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The Adventures in Booga Booga Land: Squid Sushi Loses His Marble (DVD)

The Adventures in Booga Booga Land: Squid Sushi Loses His Marble (DVD)

On 1/27 Cindy Navarro wrote: "Adventures In Booga Booga Land" are based on Richard Milner's allegories and published by Tommy Nelson (Thomas Nelson). The 3 titles & the parables upon which they are based are: 1. Squid Sushi Loses His Marbles (The Lost Pearl) Matthew 13:45-46 2. Wally The Waiter (The Soil and the Seeds) Matthew 13:24-30 3. ... Adventures In Booga Booga Land (#2)

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2 Stars

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Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy

On 1/8 Cindy Navarro wrote: Although I was aware of him as the author of the Father Brown mysteries and knew him to be a Christian apologist, I admit I had never read anything else he had written. Therefore, I was delighted to get the chance to have a good overall portrait of the man and his written works. Not only did I meet a ... Defiant Joy

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4 Stars

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The Truth of the Matter

The Truth of the Matter

On 12/21 Cindy Navarro wrote: This time I decided to find a book within the Youth Fiction genre, since I think it is so important for teens to develop a love of books that goes beyond all they have to read at school. I admit to being a bit dismayed to realize that I had picked up book #3 of a series, but there is more than enough ... The Truth Of The Matter (The Homelanders #3)

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 11/14 Cindy Navarro wrote: The latest in a series of books related to the stories behind our favorite hymns, THEN SINGS MY SOUL: SPECIAL EDITION, is every bit as enjoyable as his previous books. Robert J. Morgan (Then Sings My Soul series, Red Sea Rules) is a favorite author of mine, so I knew I was in for a treat when I chose ... Singing Praises for Then Sings My Soul

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 10/30 Cindy Navarro wrote: OUTLIVE YOUR LIFE, the latest of the books by Max Lucado I have read, and one I have been most challenged by. The challenge is to take a look at my own life and ask myself if I am doing all I can to make a difference. Much of the book is based on the lives of the apostles as recorded in the book of ... You Too Can Make A Difference

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 10/12 Cindy Navarro wrote: True Christianity is about restoring what is broken. The majority of Christians don't truly understand the true meaning of the word righteousness. Many believe it to be more about our behavior or attempts to abstain from sin. Pastor Chris Seay (Ecclesia Bible Society) says that Jesus came to bring light ... The Gospel According To Jesus

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4 Stars

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