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A Mile Wide

A Mile Wide

On 7/18 Caroline wrote: It took me a long time to read this book. And I think I needed to take it slow. I have so many notes and parts marked to go back and read and consider and discuss. And also? To do something about. One of the author’s main intentions in this book is that our faith is to be lived out daily and in all ... Deep and Wide

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The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

On 7/8 Caroline wrote: I was excited to finally get to read a Mary Weber book! This young adult novel is set in a dystopian and intriguing future world after World War IV. Told in alternating third person points of view between Sofi and Miguel, I found Sofi's character arc to be the strongest and most developed. There's much ... Intriguing Premise and Plot

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Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

On 3/2 Caroline wrote: This board book follows the classic structure from the Brown Bear, Brown Bear books. Each page spread highlights an often-covered storybook Bible story (like Noah, Joseph, Jonah, Paul, etc.). Each spread also lists the Scripture reference in the bottom right corner to allow families to read those specific ... Enjoyable with bright illustrations

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Courage To Soar

Courage To Soar

On 12/26 Caroline wrote: Written for tween age and up, this autobiography follows Simone from her early life in foster care through her gymnastics journey to the Olympics. Each chapter starts with an inspiring quote from an author, athlete, or otherwise accomplished person. Simone also sprinkles in inspiring statements throughout ... A look at pressures and perseverance

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3 Stars

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NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible

NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible

On 12/19 Caroline wrote: This NIrV Bible is a continuation of the style from the author’s Love Letters from God picture books. (I reviewed the first one in that series here.) My kids still enjoy reading through the original Love Letters from God, so we looked forward to reviewing this Bible together. This Bible is a full ... Solid family NIrV bible for reading and reflection

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4 Stars

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NIrV Kids’ Devotional Bible

NIrV Kids’ Devotional Bible

On 11/18 Caroline wrote: Our kids are old enough now that we are loving going through study bibles with them, and they also pick up bibles on their own and read through passages we’ve recently studied together, etc. And, so far, we are big fans of nearly every Zondervan kids Bible we’ve picked up. That trend continues with ... A worthwhile addition to family libraries, with guidance

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One Small Donkey

One Small Donkey

On 9/23 Caroline wrote: This story offers a sweet fictional look at Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem and Jesus's birth. We first meet the small donkey without Joseph and Mary, and we're introduced to donkey wanting to be like the big, fast, sleek horses instead of his own donkey self. We don't actually see anyone excluding ... Sweet story

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3 Stars

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The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

On 9/18 Caroline wrote: I enjoy magical realism and love that this author incorporates pieces of magical realism into several of his novels. This novel also deals with deep themes of healing, trust, perseverance, and choosing the truth even if it's different from what we want. The main character endures relatable struggles ... Book Review - The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

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3 Stars

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The Things We Knew

The Things We Knew

On 8/3 Caroline wrote: This novel deals with very important topics and themes, like trust, truth, forgiveness, redemption (especially in choosing to turn back, which is great to focus on), and healing. The book’s plot moves steadily, sometimes driven by action, sometimes by dialogue. I also appreciated that each of the siblings ... Important themes with some obstacles

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3 Stars

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Swimming With Faith

Swimming With Faith

On 7/18 Caroline wrote: Geared towards perhaps around third grade reading level and up, this book presents information about Missy’s childhood and training in a fact-focused way. The book offers highlights of her swimming career, side notes about how her faith spurs her journey, and excerpts via other media interviews of ... Encouraging story of dedication and hard work

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Coming Clean

Coming Clean

On 6/27 Caroline wrote: This is a book about addiction, but not just substance addiction, which makes it accessible for nearly any reader. This is a book you need to sit down with and read slowly. This is a book that will ask many of those hard questions you've likely had yourself and perhaps have felt scared to ask or like ... Asking the Hard Questions

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4 Stars

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Seven Women

Seven Women

On 3/13 Caroline wrote: This book chronicles seven women from the past 700 years and how following their faith led to incredible acts of courage, love, dedication, and cultural/societal change for the good. The book is divided into an introduction (which I highly recommended spending time and thought in -- I highlighted numerous ... Highly Inspiring

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5 Stars

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The Brontë Plot

The Brontë Plot

On 12/22 Caroline wrote: I’m a fan of Katherine Reay’s writing. In the books I’ve read of hers so far (read my review of Lizzy and Jane here, which I loved), she always includes real characters who are broken, need growth, and therefore very relatable. She includes such characters in her newest novel, The Brontë Plot, ... Literary-inspired locales and varied character relationships

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The Looney Experiment

The Looney Experiment

On 9/22 Caroline wrote: I love when fiction tells such a relatable, powerful story that the reader has to consider their own lives, their own judgments/thoughts, and how to change the world around them because of actions told within a story. When I find myself talking about a book to others around me while and after I read ... Thoughtful, Relatable Read

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The Beginner's Bible All About Jesus Sticker and Activity Book

The Beginner's Bible All About Jesus Sticker and Activity Book

On 9/3 Caroline wrote: In 16 pages, this activity book offers a fairly wide variety of activities. Each page offers an even shorter version of the (already shortened) stories in the The Beginner’s Bible. So while this activity book shouldn’t be used as the main Bible reading, it offers a superb, hands-on supplement to ... Fun, accessible supplement for preschoolers

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 7/26 Caroline wrote: I’ve read a few of Pete Wilson’s books now, and they always blend encouragement with conviction, personal stories with biblical ones, and reminders with love. His newest book, What Keeps You Up at Night? How to Find Peace While Chasing Your Dreams (Thomas Nelson, 2015) keeps up with Pete’s recognizable ... Fear, Focus, and Trust in our Dreams

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Jesus Calling for Little Ones

Jesus Calling for Little Ones

On 7/2 Caroline wrote: My daughter is in love with this book. I enjoyed the original version of Jesus Calling for adults and this board book version for young kids picks out some wonderful statements and verses. Each page spread has a sweet and colorful illustration, one focus verse, and 4-5 sentences in the trademark Jesus ... Short, sweet introduction to verses and themes of faith

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A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin

On 6/14 Caroline wrote: I read The Butterfly and the Violinby Kristy Cambron last year, the first in this “Hidden Masterpiece” series, which was a fantastic debut novel. Like that first novel, A Sparrow in Terezin includes Sera as a common character. The dual storyline keeps the reader turning pages, following circumstances ... Finding Good and Hope

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Lizzy & Jane

Lizzy & Jane

On 4/27 Caroline wrote: I shared on Instagram yesterday what I’ve found I often do right after a finish an amazing book. I did this exact thing with the book I just finished, Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay (Thomas Nelson, 2014). Elizabeth Hughes is a top-notch chef with her own restaurant in New York City. However, she’s ... Feeding the Soul {Book Review – Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay}

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5 Stars

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Bunny's First Spring

Bunny's First Spring

On 3/4 Caroline wrote: Sally Lloyd-Jones is the author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, one of our family’s very favorite children’s bibles. She is able to tell a story with strong emotion and beautifully fluid, yet active phrases. Bunny’s First Spring introduces the reader to a young bunny who bounces in adoration of a ... Sweet read aloud for parents and children

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Small Talk

Small Talk

On 1/23 Caroline wrote: Amy Julia Becker shares numerous examples of this growth in her book Small Talk: Learning from My Children About What Matters Most (Zondervan, 2014). This memoir-style book follows Amy Julia’s journey through several years of parenting two, then three, children, including one of whom has Down Syndrome. ... Listening and Learning {Book Review – Small Talk by Amy Julia Becker}

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Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

On 1/16 Caroline wrote: I’ve covered a few Bible study resources on this blog, and I’ve found another one that’s a fantastic help. The Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (Thomas Nelson, 2014) offers an updated book of more than 7,000 entries filled with information on the people, places, things, and ideas of the ... A Helpful Bible Study Tool {Review of Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary}

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4 Stars

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Love Letters from God

Love Letters from God

On 10/8 Caroline wrote: We love this Bible stories book! This picture book-style Bible storybook is presented beautifully in colorful hardback with an almost scrapbook-like appearance. Each spread includes a retelling of a Bible story, a short focus verse, and a lift-the-flap “love letter” from God. The stories are paraphrased ... Beautifully presented storybook

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5 Stars

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NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women

NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women

On 10/7 Caroline wrote: I recently began using the NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women (Zondervan, 2012), and I love this format. This Bible-in-a-year design breaks up daily reading into manageable portions and includes readings from various sections of the Bible. Features of this Bible: Each daily reading includes a selection ... Another Way to Read the BiblI recently began using the NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women (Zondervan, 2012), and I love this format. This Bible-in-a-year design breaks up daily reading into manageable portions and includes readings from various sections of the Bible. Features of this Bible: Each daily reading includes a selection from the Old Testament (starting in Genesis), a selection from the New Testae in a Year {Book Review – NIV Once a Day Bible}

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 9/8 Caroline wrote: In this book, Annie uses personal experiences and biblical stories to offer this memoir-style encouragement on being brave in this life God gifted to you. She also utilizes repetition of truths in an encouraging and conversational tone. Just like we need to brush our teeth everyday, sometimes we need ... What Bravery Can Mean {Book Review – Let’s All Be Brave by Annie Downs}

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 8/31 Caroline wrote: With commentaries, concordances, devotions, and more, we have numerous resources available to study deeper into God’s Word. But, sometimes it’s helpful to have one main resource to use while reading. If you’re looking for a tool that combines the definitions found within a typical study Bible ... A New NIV Study Bible {Book Review – NIV Essentials Study Bible}

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 8/18 Caroline wrote: The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron (Thomas Nelson, 2014) beautifully and powerfully covers deep emotions felt among possible prisoners of WWII and blends it with identifiable relationship and faith struggles in common day. The author writes this book from Adele’s point of view in the ... Trusting Beyond the Past {Book Review – The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron}

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4 Stars

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Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

On 7/2 Caroline wrote: Our kids are really into reading by themselves right now, particularly picture books and early readers. They both love to pick up their The Beginner’s Bible for reading on their own, as well as thumb through a few other Bibles we have around. The updated version of Zonderkidz’s NIrV Adventure Bible ... For Your Reading Adventurers {Review – NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers}

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5 Stars

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 6/16 Caroline wrote: It’s pretty rare that I post anything relating to teens on this blog yet, but my husband teaches teens, and we both are around teens in our fellowship. We also love our NIV Bibles (especially study bibles), so I grabbed the opportunity to review the newest version of the NIV Teen Study Bible (Zondervan, ... For Your Teens: NIV Teen Study Bible Review

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5 Stars

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The Storm Inside

The Storm Inside

On 6/11 Caroline wrote: What do you do during life’s storms? Do you buckle down and wait it out? Take cover? Face them head-on? Sheila Walsh discusses many of these storms in her new release, The Storm Inside (Thomas Nelson, 2014). Specifically written to women, this book discusses ten common “storms” we often encounter ... Battling Storms {Book Review - The Storm Inside by Sheila Walsh}

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The Bridge Tender

The Bridge Tender

On 6/3 Caroline wrote: If a book makes me cry on page 22, it’s probably going to be a pretty good read. Marybeth Whalen’s newest release, The Bridge Tender (Zondervan, 2014), did just that. Set between 2001 and 2007, this contemporary novel follows parts of Emily Shaw’s story. Emily had a beautiful marriage with her ... Reconciling the Past and the Future {Book Review – The Bridge Tender by Marybeth Whalen}

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5 Stars

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Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures

On 5/7 Caroline wrote: We recently had the opportunity to review Curious Creatures from Zondervan (2014). This Curious Creatures book reviewhardcover book includes 4 of their previous “I Can Read!” titles about various animals around the world. This compilation contains Rain Forest Friends, Jungle Beasts, Polar Pals, and ... Zoo Animal Resources {Plus a review}

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4 Stars

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Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama

On 3/27 Caroline wrote: Every time I’ve read a blog post from Hands Free Mama, tears have pooled in my eyes. Seriously. I can’t remember a time when I haven’t begun to cry. As soon as I saw I had the chance to review Rachel Macy Stafford’s new book, Hands Free Mama (Zondervan, 2014), I knew I wouldn’t pass up that ... Creating and Opening Opportunities

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Awakening Faith

Awakening Faith

On 12/10 Caroline wrote: What do you like about daily or weekly devotionals? Some of my favorite daily reads include A Year with C.S. Lewis, Jesus Calling, and I may add a new devotional to that list. Awakening Faith by James Stuart Bell (with Patrick J. Kelly) (Zondervan, 2013) includes 366 daily devotions with modified ... Awakening Faith {Book Review of devotional by James Stuart Bell}

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4 Stars

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Beloved

Beloved

On 11/11 Caroline wrote: In May 1900, Diana Applegate gets a big surprise on the night she is supposed to announce her new engagement to the community. Her husband, Tyson Applegate, who ran away 7 years prior and then was presumed dead in the war in Cuba, returns and surprises Diana at the engagement celebration dinner. Since ... Redeeming Trust {Book Review - Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher}

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Hopelifter

Hopelifter

On 9/9 Caroline wrote: We’ve been in situations where we desperately need help and hope, and we’ve been on the other side where we’re able to offer that help and hope. And, sometimes, we can be both in a trying circumstance and still able to offer encouragement to others. Hopelifter by Kathe Wunnenberg (Zondervan, ... Sharing Hope {Book Review - Hopelifter by Kathe Wunnenberg}

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Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis

On 8/23 Caroline wrote: I love reading nonfiction and partaking in theological discussions to learn, grow, and encourage. But six months after I’ve read something, what sticks with me the most? Is it a quote? Sometimes. A fact? Maybe. But more often, I remember someone’s story. We remember someone’s story because ... Radical Love {Book Review - Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron}

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5 Stars

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Victim of Grace

Victim of Grace

On 6/19 Caroline wrote: When you’re in between two points – a sure thing that was and an unknown place in the future – the waiting is tough. Depending on your circumstances, “tough” might be a drastic understatement. In her new nonfiction book, Victim of Grace: When God’s Goodness Prevails, Robin Jones Gunn expresses ... Relentless Grace {Book Review - Victim of Grace by Robin Jones Gunn}

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

On 5/18 Caroline wrote: (4.5 stars) I love lists. You probably at least like lists. Erin MacPherson definitely loves lists. I’ve just finished reading The Christian Mama’s Guide to Parenting a Toddler by Erin MacPherson, and it’s also a book I think you, momma of a baby, toddler, or even preschooler, should read. Instead ... 8 Reasons Why You Should Read The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler by Erin MacPherson

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4 Stars

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Live Second

Live Second

On 3/16 Caroline wrote: Love devotional-style books, but looking for something a little bit different? Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First is from Doug Bender and the I am Second movement. Perhaps known most in the online world for their powerful, memoir-style videos interviewing peoples of all kinds in their faith journeys, ... Finding My Place {Book Review – Live Second by Doug Bender}

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Lifted by Angels

Lifted by Angels

On 1/18 Caroline wrote: What are your thoughts on angels? What are angels’ main purposes? Are angels approachable? Does each person have an “assigned” guardian angel? In his newest book, Lifted By Angels: The Presence and Power ofOur Heavenly Guides and Guardians, author Joel J. Miller offers numerous sources of research ... Angels Among Us {Book Review - Lifted By Angels by Joel J. Miller}

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 9/14 Caroline wrote: Imagine you (or your child) growing up with only one meal a day (and a meager one at that) and scratching your school lessons (which was a privilege to receive) in dirt with a stick.Lopez Lomong endured such a life, and that wasn’t nearly the worst of it.As a lost boy of the civil war in Sudan, life ... Book Review: Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong

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5 Stars

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 8/30 Caroline wrote: Song of the Brokenhearted, a joint effort of Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma, follows Ava Kent, a forty-something mother and wife in Texas. Ava leads a “Broken Hearts” ministry at her church, aiding people during tragedies and hardships. Ava’s own life seems perfect, and perfectly opposite ... Book Review – Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma

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4 Stars

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 7/25 Caroline wrote: House of Mercy by Erin Healy follows the story of Beth Borzoi, a 22-year-old rancher in Colorado, hoping to follow her passion as an animal vet. A series of disturbing and tragic events enters her family’s life, and Beth is forced on a journey in the rugged mountains to seek a grandfather she never ... Book Review - House of Mercy by Erin Healy

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4 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 7/11 Caroline wrote: I did not read this book in a shorter time span of two or three days like I normally do. In fact, I picked up this book, Empty Promises, several weeks ago and read the introduction and two chapters. I enjoyed what I read. I agreed with so much of what Pete Wilson said in those two chapters. I already ... Book Review - Empty Promises by Pete Wilson

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5 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 4/20 Caroline wrote: “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:1-2 (emphasis added)I love when a command to love or obey is paired with the word “walk.” ... Book Review - Love Does by Bob Goff

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5 Stars

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I Love You to God and Back

I Love You to God and Back

On 4/4 Caroline wrote: “I’m a regular mother who wanted to give her daughter a love of God. Yet with no special skills or theological background, and with as many questions about faith as answers, I felt ill equipped to be her guide.” – p. 4I Love You to God and Back by Amanda Lamb is a sweet parenting memoir recording ... Book Review - I Love You to God and Back by Amanda Lamb

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4 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/19 Caroline wrote: Four women. One wedding dress. A hundred years. Faith and love, and faith in love.Sound intriguing?The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck follows the adventures in life and faith of present-day Charlotte Malone, an orphaned girl, now bridal shop owner in Alabama, who grows up feeling she should not rely on ... Book Review - The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 3/7 Caroline wrote: Need a gut-level, honest, reflective read on human brokenness and God’s love in spite of it? Consider God Loves Broken People by Sheila Walsh. “Do you ever feel as if the circumstances of your life speak of God’s disapproval of who you are?” – p. 86This nonfiction book tackles brokenness at ... Book Review - God Loves Broken People by Sheila Walsh

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/8 Caroline wrote: Honestly what attracted me to choose this most recent BookSneeze book was the setting (Tennessee mountains), the era (post-Civil War), and knowing horse training was involved! Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love (part of the “A Hickory Ridge Romance” series) is a Christian fiction romance focused ... Book Review - Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love

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3 Stars

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Blue Moon Promise

Blue Moon Promise

On 2/1 Caroline wrote: I knew from reading the introduction that the novel Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble would convict my heart well.“I think many of us are like Lucy. We say we trust God and are content to rest with what he has for us, but when the hard times come, we try to rely on our own strength way too often. ... Book Review - Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble

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4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 1/17 Caroline wrote: I have another book to share for you music and hymn lovers out there!Then Sings My Soul: Book 3 by Robert J. Morgan combines history, love of music, and hymnal inspiration into one compilation book.The opening verses of the entire book (before any chapters) proclaim: “Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,Praise ... Book Review – Then Sings My Soul Book 3 by Robert J. Morgan

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4 Stars

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 12/21 Caroline wrote: Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck is a present-day story (complete with iPad and “woot” references) about Jade and Max Benson. After enduring troublesome circumstances from Max’s pre-martial affair resulting in caring for a son, Jade and Max were separated for several months while ... Book Review - Love Lifted Me

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 11/21 Caroline wrote: Thomas Nelson, Inc. has joined with Ecclesia Bible Society to create a new Bible translation combining the efforts of biblical scholars, pastors, and artists called The Voice. (Currently available for just the New Testament. A full Bible is due out next Spring.)This excerpt from the Preface helps explain ... Book Review - The Voice New Testament

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There You'll Find Me

There You'll Find Me

On 10/10 Caroline wrote: I easily get lost in the world conjured in a good novel. And Jenny B. Jones’ novel, There You’ll Find Me is no exception.In the first three pages, the author manages to catch my attention with intrigue causing me to asking just enough questions about the characters and events, get a hint of ... Book Review - There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

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5 Stars

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It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

On 8/29 Caroline wrote: If you’ve ever read a book by Max Lucado, you know that he tackles tough questions and meaty subjects in his writing. It’s Not About Me by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson, 2004) is no exception. While Lucado’s thoughts amaze, he also writes in an inclusive, logical yet hope- and grace-filled manner that ... Book Review - It's Not About Me by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 5/31 Caroline wrote: My weekend read was a historical fiction novel based on the surprising story of Queen Esther, titled A Reluctant Queen and written by Joan Wolf. Set in 485 BC (and many months after) in Persian land, this novel follows Esther as she struggles with her calling to become a heroine for the Jewish people. ... Book Review – A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

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4 Stars

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Lead. Serve. Love.

Lead. Serve. Love.

On 5/9 Caroline wrote: Looking for some concrete, practical ways to serve God from the model of Christ? Lead, Serve, Love: 100 Three-Word Ways to Be Like Jesus by Gregory E. Lang provides 100 examples of how to live more and more like Christ. This small, beautifully-presented devotional is split into 100 two-page brief devotions ... Book Review – Lead Serve Love by Gregory E. Lang

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Caroline wrote: I figure by now Max Lucado is nearly a contemporary household name. With so many sermons preached and books written, Lucado has received many thought-provoking questions on faith and life. Max on Life by Max Lucado provides succinct, yet powerful answers to many of these questions.I really like this ... Book Review - Max on Life by Max Lucado

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Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting

On 3/28 Caroline wrote: Catherine Hickem, a licensed psychotherapist and parenting expert, authored an insightful and both convicting and empowering book titled Regret Free Parenting. This book begins with an interesting twist. Rather than the author or another expert or writer providing a foreword, the author’s two now-adult ... Book Review - Regret Free Parenting by Catherine Hickem

Caroline's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Beginning Reader's Bible

The Beginning Reader's Bible

On 1/31 Caroline wrote: Rather than retell Bible stories in prose, The Beginning Reader’s Bible (illustrated by Marijke ten Cate) includes 26 Bible stories comprised of selected verses within the text. This illustrated children’s Bible uses actual verses (from the International Children’s Bible version), and includes ... Book Review - The Beginning Reader's Bible

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5 Stars

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 1/18 Caroline wrote: Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional is a compilation of devotions written by the revered pastor Billy Graham.  The format is simple and effective with one page devotions for each day of the year, divided into sections by each month.  The devotions begin with the date, followed by a focus verse, ... Book Review - Unto the Hills by Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Precious Moments Storybook Bible

On 12/27 Caroline wrote: The Precious Moments Storybook Bible is a collection of Bible stories from the International Children’s Bible version.  This book retells several bible stories and verses at a young to mid-elementary reading level with pictures populated with the characters of the Precious Moments line.  ... Book Review - Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Caroline's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Time to Embrace

A Time to Embrace

On 12/7 Caroline wrote: A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury is a sequel to the novel, A Time to Dance.  John and Abby Reynolds almost lost their marriage to divorce after years of drifting apart, distractions from life, and judgmental attitudes towards each other.  At the end of the first in this “Timeless Love ... Book Review - A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury

Caroline's Rating:

4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 11/15 Caroline wrote: Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan (Special Edition, Thomas Nelson, 2010) is a collection of 150 stories about both popular and not-quite-so-familiar hymns.  This collection gathers from the author’s previous two versions of this title and his book Come Let Us Adore Him to form a special edition ... Book Review - Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan

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5 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/18 Caroline wrote: The Really Woolly® Bible Stories is a collection of fourteen well-known bible stories and prayers by written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, illustrated by Julie Sawyer Phillips, and published by DaySpring® cards and Thomas Nelson.I was really excited to receive this book of children’s Bible stories since ... Book Review - Really Woolly Bible Stories

Caroline's Rating:

4 Stars

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