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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 4/2 Kathy Bowden wrote: It always seems funny to be reviewing a Bible...but as I told my husband, I am reviewing the features of this new Study Bible, not the actual content of God's Word. And the features, in my opinion, deliver.I was quite excited when the package containing The NKJV Study Bible: Full Color ... The NKJV Study Bible: Full Color Edition - Book Review

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

On 10/16 Kathy Bowden wrote: "Before any garden work begins, there are decisions to be made. Choosing which plants to grow and where to grow them; deciding how to go about meeting their individual needs and assembling them in an overall plan is as inherent to gardening as the hands-on chores using hoes, sprinklers and spades. A ... NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

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5 Stars

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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 8/31 Kathy Bowden wrote: “Beds are ready. Food is stored. Noah hollers, “All aboard!” – Goodnight, ArkGoodnight, Ark by Laura Sassi is a fun and fanciful tale - animals on the ark are too frightened by the storm to sleep, so - like our children - they climb into Noah's bed for comfort. Until Noah's bed breaks under ... Goodnight, Ark, by Laura Sassi - Book Review

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Good Dad

The Good Dad

On 7/25 Kathy Bowden wrote: "In a few short minutes, a man can become a father. But so many don't realize what a father is or what it means."-Jim DalyAs a single mother who raised a son, I approached Jim Daly's new book, The Good Dad, with a bit of trepidation. Would I find reproach for my son's absent dad? Would I find yet one ... The Good Dad, by Jim Daly - Book Review

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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No More Dragons

No More Dragons

On 6/19 Kathy Bowden wrote: "I finally saw that, in spite of the long list of reasons God could hate me, he didn't."-Jim BurgenI meant to read this in little bites - a few pages of a chapter at a time - because I was busy and wanted to make sure I read well for the book review. But once I started I could not put this book down ... No More Dragons, by Jim Burgen - Book Review

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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The People Factor

The People Factor

On 6/2 Kathy Bowden wrote: "When people show you who they are, pay attention."-Van Moody  The People Factor is subtitled, "How building great relationships and enduring bad ones unlocks your God-given purpose" - a hefty premise, and one that Van Moody takes on with ease. This is *not* your typical self-help-with-a-Christian-twist ... The People Factor, by Van Moody - Book Review

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers

Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers

On 2/25 Kathy Bowden wrote: “In the beginning,God made the light.The light was for day,The dark was for night.” – The Rhyme BibleThe Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers is a colorful sturdy padded cover board book with 10 tales from the Scriptures told in very simple "baby accessible" verse. Starting with Creation, running ... The Rhyme Bible: Storybook for Toddlers

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest

On 2/11 Kathy Bowden wrote: “Interpretations surrounding the brute fact of evolution remain contentious, controversial, fractious, and acrimonious. Why should this be so? The heart of the problem, I believe, is to explain how it might be that we, a product of evolution, possess an overwhelming sense of purpose and moral identity ... Book Review: The Adam Quest by Tim Spafford

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

On 1/21 Kathy Bowden wrote: “My goal in this book is simple. I want to identify what a genuine man does—the virtues, the habits, the disciplines, the duties, the actions of true manhood—and then call men to do it.” - Stephen MansfieldMansfield’s Book of Manly Men by Stephen Mansfield, with a foreword by Lt. Gen. William ... Book Review: Mansfield's Book of Manly Men by Stephen Mansfield

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 11/12 Kathy Bowden wrote: The Beauty of Broken is the very personal story of Elisa Morgan, former CEO of MOPS and her family - lumps and all. The Morgan family stood its trials, and generously shares their story of brokenness with us, sharing so that we do not feel alone in our own brokenness. From teen pregnancy to rebellion ... Book Review: The Beauty of Broken by Eliza Morgan

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

On 10/18 Kathy Bowden wrote: Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition is, in effect, the textbook for a powerful and transformational program. I have personally used Ramsey's program to pull myself out of debt and into a cash-based spending program - which saved my skin when I was laid off in late 2008, as the publishing ... Book Review: Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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Encouragement for Today

Encouragement for Today

On 9/30 Kathy Bowden wrote: Encouragement for Today is a devotional created by an amazing team of women: Renee Swope, Lysa TerKeurst, Samantha Evilsizer, and the Proverbs 31 Team. I have had very mixed experiences with devotionals, but this one really touched a place in my heart - in fact, I plan to purchase copies for all of my ... Book Review: Encouragement for Today

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Year with G. K. Chesterton

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

On 8/30 Kathy Bowden wrote: A Year with G. K. Chesterton by Kevin Belmonte delivers a handful of daily wit and inspiration for the Chesterton fan - and always that little bit ot "hmmm..." that leads to deeper pondering. Each "Daily Reading" includes a passage of Scripture along with a short selection (or a few short selections) ... Book Review: A Year with G. K. Chesterton 365 Days of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder by Kevin Belmonte

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 10/9 Kathy Bowden wrote: I want to preface this review by stating unequivocally that I really wish that I had this book 10 years ago! It would have saved me from some seemingly endless teen drama scenes! Mark Gregson's Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How to NOT get Blindsided by your Child's Teen Years is a must-read for all parents. ... I really wish that I had this book 10 years ago - it would have saved me from some seemingly endless teen drama scenes!

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 4/9 Kathy Bowden wrote: "Simple Secrets to a Happy Life - 50 ways to make the most of every day", by Luci Swindoll, is a treasure of a book. Luci is nearly 80, and has lived a life packed with love and adventure...and she doesn't seem as if she will be giving up the adventure any time soon! Her chatty, intimate style drew me ... Book Review: Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll

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5 Stars

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 3/9 Kathy Bowden wrote: When I was 10, I discovered a wondrous book in my aunt's room - J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring". I was instantly drawn to the characters, Sam in particular, as well as the amazing "sub-creation" of Middle Earth. To say that these books impacted my life might sound dramatic, but I made decisions ... Book Review: J.R.R. Tolkien - Christian Encounters Series

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 11/1 Kathy Bowden wrote: I was recently sent a copy of Doing Virtuous Business: The Remarkable Success of Spiritual Enterprise to review, and I have to share it was an interesting and often thought-provoking read. Malloch discusses how a business gains and uses "spiritual capital" in a similar manner to the "social capital" ... Book Review: Doing Virtuous Business by Theodore Malloch

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 3/16 Kathy Bowden wrote: I was sent a copy of Judge Andrew Napolitano's "Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History" - and I have to admit I wasn't sure about it at first. I was worried it would be an inflammatory piece of work that was all sizzle and no steak.  I was wrong.The forward ... Book Review: Lies the Government Told You by Judge Andrew Napolitano

Kathy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 11/26 Kathy Bowden wrote: I was recently sent a copy of Then Sings My Soul: Special Edition to review, and I have to say I was absolutely delighted with it! It is a collection of 150 well-loved hymns, each hymn with it's story of "how it came to be". I have to admit, I expected something a little less charming, something perhaps ... Book Review: Then Sings My Soul: Special Edition by Robert J. Morgan

Kathy's Rating:

5 Stars

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