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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 8/29 apjulie wrote: Being surrounded by parents of tweens (although only currently facing the preschool years myself), I couldn't wait to read what Mark Gregston had to say on the topic of preparing for the teen years ahead.  Given Gregston's status as founder of Heartlight Ministries, a Christian residential counseling ... Tough Guys and Drama Queens

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4 Stars

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 5/13 apjulie wrote: Part of a new non-fiction spin off of the fictional "The Lily Series" by Nancy Rue (of Faithgirlz!), The Beauty Book answers common questions 7-11 year old girls ask during this confusing and overwhelming stage in their lives: "What are these spots on my forehead?" or "Can I shave my legs?"  Yikes!  ... The Beauty Book

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4 Stars

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Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

On 1/12 apjulie wrote: When I received Todd Burpo's Heaven is for Real, Conversation Kit for review, I was very much looking forward to experiencing Burpo's son, Colton's story in a group study dynamic.  I decided to preview the study first before deciding which of my small groups would be the best fit.Well, as it turned ... Heaven is for Real, Conversation Kit

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2 Stars

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Stuck DVD-Based Study

Stuck DVD-Based Study

On 11/8 apjulie wrote: Publisher's Description: We are often so stuck in invisible struggles in our hearts and minds, we barely have space for God. These deep struggles, these stuck places, are familiar to every one of us: brokenness, anger, discontentment, fear, and sadness. Stuck takes on these struggles ... Stuck: A DVD-Based Study

apjulie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Loving Me

Thank You, God, For Loving Me

On 10/11 apjulie wrote: A main character who prays: does it get any better than this?  How about a main character who not only prays, but is shown holding the Bible as he settles in to bed, too?  That's Hermie, the innocent, adorable caterpillar who is completely relatable for the youngest readers.In Thank You, God, ... Thank You, God, for Loving Me

apjulie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/27 apjulie wrote: My daughter has loved author Amy Parker's A Night Night Prayer almost since birth, and Parker's A Christmas Prayer easily became another favorite.  So we eagerly awaited Parker's newest release, Night Night Blessings.Like A Night Night Prayer, Night Night Blessings could easily become an anticipated ... Night Night Blessings

apjulie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/13 apjulie wrote: I have mixed feelings about author Sheila Walsh's earlier book series for young girls, the Gigi series.  In Gigi, it seemed Walsh had good intentions with awkward, even questionable, delivery.  Thus, when I saw that Walsh had come out with a new series for that same set (4-8 year old girls), ... Gabby, God's Little Angel

apjulie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 8/20 apjulie wrote: As a family with scores of religious, spiritual, and Bible-based children's books, we found Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love to be a unique addition to our collection.  Even before reading the book, we were struck by the illustrations.  They aren't the typical cartoon-like images of many ... Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

apjulie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 6/8 apjulie wrote: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publisher for the purpose of providing my honest review.After spending time in Amish communities in Pennsylvania and Michigan, author Lorilee Cracker ends Money Secrets of the Amish by saying, "I've discovered how to cut back without feeling deprived; in fact, ... Book Review: Money Secrets of the Amish

apjulie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Fashioned by Faith

Fashioned by Faith

On 5/3 apjulie wrote: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publisher for the purpose of providing my review.  I am not obligated to write a positive review.I have been thrilled recently to find (at the request of readers!) so many fabulous Christian entertainment and resource ideas for tweens and teens.  ... Tween-Teen Review: Fashioned by Faith

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Mommy

Thank You, God, For Mommy

On 3/25 apjulie wrote: One of the first books I ever bought for my granddaughter was A Night Night Prayer, by Amy Parker.  She loved hearing the rhythmic verses from birth, and grew to love the prayer itself as she got older.  Because my granddaughter also cherished A Christmas Prayer, I was pleased to learn that ... Thank You, God, for Mommy

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5 Stars

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Time With God For Mothers

Time With God For Mothers

On 3/25 apjulie wrote: I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers for the purpose of providing my honest review.  I am not required to give a positive review.Do you ever pick up a book and the look and feel of it alone make you want to read it?  Or maybe you bought it to give as a gift, but you can't quite ... Book Review: Time with God for Mothers

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5 Stars

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Eat Your Peas, Faithfully

Eat Your Peas, Faithfully

On 3/15 apjulie wrote: I received this book free from publisher Thomas Nelson for the purpose of providing my honest review.Eat Your Peas, Faithfully: Simple Truths and Happy Insights, by Cheryl Karpen is among the highest quality mini gift-books I have seen... and as a 30-something gal, I have given and received a good number ... Book Review: Eat Your Peas, Faithfully

apjulie's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Velveteen Bible

The Velveteen Bible

On 2/25 apjulie wrote: I received this book for free from Tommy Nelson Publisher for the purpose of review.  I am not required to give a positive review.  The opinions expressed here are my own.The product description states that this Bible is perfect for children because of its cute little animal images and its ... Book Review: The Velveteen Bible

apjulie's Rating:

3 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 1/26 apjulie wrote: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers for the purpose of providing my honest review.Dr. Earl Henslin's This Is Your Brain in Love is billed to improve a troubled marriage, fuel the fires of passion, and keep a life-long love alive by teaching readers how to bring their best, most balanced ... Book Review: This Is Your Brain in Love

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3 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 12/9 apjulie wrote: Many books on my blog are "recommendations," meaning they are books that I have come across and want to share due to their impact on my life. Other books are "reviews," meaning I have received them from a publisher for the purpose of posting my honest opinion; I am not required to write a positive review. ... Book Review: On This Day in Christian History

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3 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 11/9 apjulie wrote: "The American Patriot's Almanac, Daily Readings on America" is a must-have for anyone who loves our great nation.  Reading the preface alone will fill you with pride in our country's rich history.The book offers a devotional-style format, with a one-page reading for each day of the year.  Although ... Book Review: The American Patriot's Almanac, by William J. Bennett & John Cribb

apjulie's Rating:

5 Stars

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