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NIV Investigator's Holy Bible, Hardcover

NIV Investigator's Holy Bible, Hardcover

On 6/9 Philip wrote: WARNING: This is not a positive review! My opinions of new Study Bibles is well documented on this blog. That rant is going to continue here. But before the bashing begins, let me point out what is positive with this publication. First, the NIV has really grown on me in recent years. Especially for ... Not worth it

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1 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition

The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition

On 12/24 Philip wrote: As I mentioned in my last review, I am by no means a fanboy of the Passion movement, but this month I received two books edited by their ministry, and I am impressed with both. The Jesus Bible is an interesting publication worth a look. The Bible is published in NIV, and my copy is bound in a cloth covered ... Unique New Bible

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5 Stars

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Simple Pursuit

Simple Pursuit

On 12/24 Philip wrote: I have only been able to observe the Passion ministries from a distance. I have never been to their conference; I have never followed their ministry in-depth, and have on occasion sang some of their songs and listened to their albums. In truth, I have always has a neutral-leaning slightly negative opinion ... Great Devotional

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5 Stars

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NIV, Journal the Word Bible

NIV, Journal the Word Bible

On 11/18 Philip wrote: I have just received two different journaling Bibles (They came through the Booklook Bloggers program, and I am not required to write a favorable review); the NIV Journal the Word in a nice pink floral clothbound edition, and the KJV Journal the Word in the ubiquitous “Moleskine-esque” black with ... Book Review: Two Journal Bibles

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5 Stars

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KJV, Journal The Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Black, Red Letter Edition

KJV, Journal The Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Black, Red Letter Edition

On 11/18 Philip wrote: I have just received two different journaling Bibles (They came through the Booklook Bloggers program, and I am not required to write a favorable review); the NIV Journal the Word in a nice pink floral clothbound edition, and the KJV Journal the Word in the ubiquitous “Moleskine-esque” black with ... Book Review: Two Journal Bibles

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4 Stars

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The Wonders of Creation Holy Bible (NIV)

The Wonders of Creation Holy Bible (NIV)

On 11/3 Philip wrote: When it comes to niche Bibles, you can have you pick of any. They are ubiquitous in the Christian bookstore. However, one must ask, “Are they useful? As many of them as I have seen, used and reviewed, I think, my answer would be “No.” The niche Bible thrives in the American culture of individualism ... Just buy a coloring book and read your other Bible

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2 Stars

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NIV Faith and Work Bible

NIV Faith and Work Bible

On 11/3 Philip wrote: hen it comes to niche Bibles, you can have you pick of any. They are ubiquitous in the Christian bookstore. However, one must ask, "Are they useful? As many of them as I have seen, used and reviewed, I think, my answer would be "No." The niche Bible thrives in the American culture of individualism and ... Niche Bible--Just read Tom Nelson’s book "Work Matters"

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3 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

On 10/11 Philip wrote: Leading a family is not easy. Leading a family into greater faith is even harder. Many families, mine included, struggle to maintain family devotions. They are filled with starts and stops, a few lessons from here, and then a few lessons from there. Getting material that is helpful to kids that span ... The book is repurposed material from other books with Scripture and morals attached,

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4 Stars

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NKJV Word Study Bible

NKJV Word Study Bible

On 10/2 Philip wrote: I am going to say that this Bible is not worth buying. I could say that if you are serious about Bible study, then this is the one for you…but if you are serious about Bible study, you won’t need this. You probably already have Strong’s Concordance and Vine’s Bible Dictionary sitting on your ... Don't waste your time or money

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1 Stars

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Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

On 10/2 Philip wrote: One of the aspects of being a funeral director is working with people when they are at their worst. In those first few hours as the shock and pain of the death settle in, each person has a unique and individual grief response. This means that a funeral director cannot have a “cookie-cutter” approach ... BOOK REVIEW: “GRIEVING THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE” BY KATHE WUNNENBURG

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 8/2 Philip wrote: Since the 1960's, the Berenstain Bears have been teaching kids about life; everything from good manners, interacting with strangers, to where babies come from. I can't really recall the moral lesson of the book, but my favorite was the story about the missing dinosaur bone. Papa and Mama Bear have taught ... Misses the Mark...The Gospel is "Bearly" There

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2 Stars

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Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey

Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey

On 6/17 Philip wrote: Let me begin by thanking Mrs. Ramsey for sharing her story. Shelley, Thank you for stepping out into the open and making yourself vulnerable. As a funeral director, I found your story to be very helpful and pray that my ministry to other families will be bettered by reading this book. You said, "The ... Book Review: "Grief: A Mama's Unwanted Journey" by Shelley Ramsey

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4 Stars

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Visual Theology

Visual Theology

On 5/6 Philip wrote: I didn't think I would ever say this...Tim Challies let me down. For over 4,500 days Tim Challies has been Informing the Reforming at Challies.com. He has helped me understand a number of issues, pointed out the best books to read, and even helped me do some Christmas shopping, but today he let me down. ... Not What I expected

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4 Stars

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Four Views on Hell

Four Views on Hell

On 5/6 Philip wrote: If you are unfamiliar with the Counterpoint series, let me brief explain the premise. If you are familiar with them, you can skip to the next paragraph. These books are written by numerous authors, and arranged by an editor for the series. They are based on various theological concepts that have varying ... Book Review: "Four Views on Hell"

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4 Stars

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The Other Side of the River

The Other Side of the River

On 3/4 Philip wrote: Halpert's attempt. However, the outcome is not impressive. It isn't lackluster either. The best way to describe this book is--meh? There just wasn't much here to keep me engaged. That isn't to say the book is bad, I just didn't care for it. I admittedly do not know much about ole' Stonewall Jackson, ... Book Review

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2 Stars

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The Printer and the Preacher

The Printer and the Preacher

On 3/4 Philip wrote: The premise of this book seemed to be a great one. Can we look back in time, and see how the lives two men, though disconnected, were pivotal in creating the republic we have today? If so, I think that would make for a very compelling read. Unfortunately, it didn't. I have not read any of Petersen's ... Book Review

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2 Stars

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NIV Zondervan Study Bible

NIV Zondervan Study Bible

On 3/4 Philip wrote: This has become my favorite study Bible. Up to this point, I have been primarily using the excellent ESV Study Bible that was all the rage among us YRR guys a few years ago. That Bible still sits on my top shelf and is opened often. But Zondervan has published a great resource; it too sits on my top ... Book Review

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5 Stars

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NIV Proclamation Bible

NIV Proclamation Bible

On 4/27 Philip wrote: You know the old mantra, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but what are you to do when that is exactly what the publishers want you to do? Should your opinions of the book be shaped at all by the cover, more specifically, should the glowing endorsement of the book plastered across the top the ... Not a Study Bible, Just a thick cross-reference Bible with endorsement bait.

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1 Stars

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Bunny's First Spring

Bunny's First Spring

On 1/30 Philip wrote: When you pick up a kid's picture book, you generally don't do so with the intention of reviewing it. However, if the publisher send the book to you and asks than of you, that is what you do. So as I sat down to read (Bunny) to my children, I did so both as a father and a reviewer. What do you look for ... Bunny's First Spring

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4 Stars

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KJV Note-Taker's Bible

KJV Note-Taker's Bible

On 1/4 Philip wrote: Can God’s Word ever be bad? The simple answer would be No. However, it is possible to make a bad Bible, and I think that Zondervan has. Have you ever gone to your refrigerator to find something to eat, but could only find an assortment of leftovers, so you just combined them even though they didn’t ... Can You Make A Bad Bible? Zondervan Has.

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1 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 12/10 Philip wrote: So let's get one thing straight, I did not want to read this book. I'm not much of a devotional book reader. Much less a Beth Moore reader. But since this book was written in conjunction with the International Mission Board, the missionary agency that we Southern Baptists make up...I thought I would ... Good, but lacking.

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4 Stars

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