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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 3/24 crafty cristy wrote: I have really been lucky in my most recent review books. First, I had the great privilege of reviewing Call to Wonder, and now I have the wonderful privilege of reading this book.I chose this book, because I spent several years in a Messianic Jewish congregation. It was a watershed time in my life. ... Review of Called to Controversy by Ruth Rosen

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5 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 2/20 crafty cristy wrote: I read this book on the suggestion of a fellow blogger.This book contains a short history of hymns through the ages, from Biblical, Ancient, and Medieval hymns through the much more familiar German, English, Gospel Hymns and Contemporary Praise songs. In the German hymns, the author features a hymn by ... Review of Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan

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4 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 12/19 crafty cristy wrote: I read this book from cover to cover. I have read many books about World War II and was looking forward to reading this book. I was greatly disappointed. The author states at the beginning that he used the newspapers of the day to write the book, along with some previously undisclosed top secret documents. Each ... Review of December 1941

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3 Stars

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 10/20 crafty cristy wrote: I really enjoyed this book. My only hesitation in recommending it wholeheartedly is that it is fiction. This did not really happen. Too bad.In this fictional account of a New England church, Pastor Gordon MacDonald and his wife go to a Red Sox game with their neighbors and good friends, the ... Review of Going Deep by Gordon MacDonald

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4 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 8/17 crafty cristy wrote: This is a delightful book detailing the personal story of one family as they adopt their daughter after having three children. I loved this book and found it highly readable. I really liked that the point of the book was not to shame the reader into adopting. I also really liked the way Mrs. Grant ... Review of Love You More by Jennifer Grant

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4 Stars

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 8/5 crafty cristy wrote: George Washington Carver is someone I really like and admire. His work has been really beneficial to people in my area. I actually know people who testify that they have personally benefited from his work with peanuts and sending out Jesup Wagons. I was looking forward to reading this book, because ... Revew of George Washington Carver by John Perry

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3 Stars

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The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal

On 5/2 crafty cristy wrote: What a beautiful book! Quite a work of art! I loved the book. I found it inspiring and beautiful. Each of the sculptures she described is pictured in the book. She goes into detailed step by step instructions so that you can re-create the exact sculpture she made. She calls each of these works of ... The Elemental Journal by Tammy Kushnir

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 crafty cristy wrote: Before I start my review, I want to say that I do not read fiction any more. I have not read fiction in 6 or so years. I just don’t. That said, I enjoyed this book. I devoured this book. I read it in every spare moment and carried it with me until I was finished. I read quotes from this book to a friend ... Review of The Final Summit

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5 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/11 crafty cristy wrote: I remember Rick and Bubba from the days they first started on I-95, Birmingham’s Best Rock Station. I loved listening to them on the radio as I drove to work. Later the station added a taped version of their show during my drive home, so I was able to laugh at their antics coming and going. I moved ... Rick and Bubba

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5 Stars

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Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy

On 1/12 crafty cristy wrote: This book was not a biography in the traditional sense of a biography of one’s life. It was much more a walk through Chesterton’s writings and the reviews of those writings. It had a great many footnotes. Now that I have told how the book was different than expected, let me say that I thoroughly ... Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life and Impact of G. K. Chesterton

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4 Stars

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 12/30 crafty cristy wrote: This small (1 1/4 inches thick by 7 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide) book packs a real punch. It is touted to contain all “the best features of a concordance, topical Bible, and Bible dictionary into one unique reference book.” I think that is an apt description of the book. I like this book and ... Review of Nelson’s Biblical Cyclopedic Index

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4 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 11/14 crafty cristy wrote: This review is from: On This Day in Christian History: 365 Amazing and Inspiring Stories about Saints, Martyrs and Heroes (Paperback) I read this book because I like reading stories of saints who went before. This book was not truly 365 stories about saints. On May 5, for instance, there is a story about ... The book would have been better titled 365 Stories from Church History, November 12, 2010

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1 Stars

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