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Destined To Win

Destined To Win

On 5/26 Andrew Smith wrote: In Destined to Win, Kris Vallotton explored the topic of discovering our true destinies and finding out who we truly are in Christ. He stated that we are His inheritance, His child, family, apple of His eye, and He will protect you from your enemies. He shared about how we are supposed to proactively ... Destined to Win: How to Embrace Your God-Given Identity and Realize Your Kingdom Purpose by Kris Vallotton Book Review

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The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing

On 2/26 Andrew Smith wrote: In The Great Good Thing, Andrew Klavan shared his life story and how he grew up to be Jewish. He didn’t really believe in Christ. Throughout the book, he walks readers through how he came to discover Christ and how he built a relationship with Him. Andrew Klavan grew up in the luxurious suburbs, Great ... The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ by Andrew Klavan Book Review

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Greater Than Gold

Greater Than Gold

On 11/30 Andrew Smith wrote: In Greater than Gold, David Boudia shared his personal story about his journey of an Olympic gold medal. He began practicing gymnastics at a young age. Then at eleven years old, he decided to take up diving. His parents were both in the U.S. Air Force when they met. He also opened up about how he dreaded ... Greater than Gold: From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption by David Boudia Book Review

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Unreasonable Hope

Unreasonable Hope

On 9/5 Andrew Smith wrote: In Unreasonable Hope, Chad Veach explored the importance of clinging onto hope in the mist of the storms and trials we have to endure in this life. Chad Veach shared about how their first child, Georgia was diagnosed with lissencephaly. Many children die before they turn the age of ten years old. This ... Unreasonable Hope: Finding Faith in the God Who Brings Purpose to Your Pain by Chad Veach Book Review

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Me Too

Me Too

On 8/9 Andrew Smith wrote: In Me Too, Jon Weece shared the importance of connecting with others and God. We all have fallen short and sinned and this is why God sent His Son to die for our sins. We all experience emotions, such as fear, anger, sadness, and pain. Many people suffer alone through difficult circumstances and they ... Me Too: Experience the God Who Understands by Jon Weece Book Review

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The Longing in Me

The Longing in Me

On 7/8 Andrew Smith wrote: In the Longing in Me, Sheila Walsh explored the different craving we encounter and how everything we are desperately searching for is really a deeper relationship with God. She looked at the story of King David and what we can learn from his story. In this book, Sheila Walsh also revealed new details ... The Longing in Me: How Everything You Crave Leads to the Heart of God by Sheila Walsh Book Review

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Strong and Kind

Strong and Kind

On 4/24 Andrew Smith wrote:   Korie Robertson is the wife of Willie Robertson and they both star on the hit TV show Duck Dynasty. In Strong and Kind, Korie Robertson has written a brand new book about instilling positive characters traits into your children’s lives. She shared the powerful truth found in scriptures such ... Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed by Korie Robertson Book Review

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#Struggles

#Struggles

On 1/31 Andrew Smith wrote:   #Struggles is a book written to assist readers in regaining control of their lives and their use of social media. Craig Groeschel knows that we are becoming more addictive to all kinds of social media and we’re losing the connection of intimate relationships and friendships. Throughout this ... #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World By Craig Groeschel Book Review

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NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

On 11/4 Andrew Smith wrote: NKJV Prophecy Study Bible is an updated version of the 1997 Prophecy Study Bible. In this new Study Bible, John Hagee has incorporated many helpful references to guide readers into understanding the Bible and what the Bible has to say about prophecy being fulfilled. In the first part of the book, John ... NKJV Prophecy Study Bible: Understanding God’s Message in the Last Days by John Hagee Book Review

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 10/14 Andrew Smith wrote: In Diary of a Jackwagon, Tim Hawkins shared personal stories that he used in his famous comedian routines. Tim Hawkins is known for his popular song about Chick-fil-a and being a family friendly comedian. Throughout the book, he tells jokes about his marriage, parenting, relatives, and Christian worship ... Diary of a Jackwagon by Tim Hawkins Book Review

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

On 7/20 Andrew Smith wrote: In The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God, Jep and Jessica Robertson open up about their personal life and shared their triumphs and struggles and how God saw them through it all. A little background about Jep, he is the youngest brother of the Robertson family and he has three other brothers. He is ... The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God What Honesty and Pain Taught Us about Faith, Family, and Forgiveness By Jep and Jessica Robertson, with Susy Flory

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Transcending Mysteries

Transcending Mysteries

On 5/26 Andrew Smith wrote:   In Transcending Mysteries, Andrew Geer and Ginny Owens explored the many different dramatic insights found in the Old Testament and how we can discover who God truly is. Andrew and Ginny are both Christian artists/songwriters who have had hits songs played on the radio. This book is divided ... Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God, and What Does He Want from Us? (Refraction) by Andrew Geer and Ginny Owens Book Review

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Whatever the Cost

Whatever the Cost

On 5/8 Andrew Smith wrote:   In Whatever the Cost, David and Jason Benham are twin brothers who have written a book about the Christian principles they have used throughout their personal lives and their business. Their father was a leading part in how they were rooted in their Christian faith. He founded his own church ... Whatever the Cost: Facing Your Fears, Dying to Your Dreams, and Living Powerfully by David and Jason Benham Book Review

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What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?

What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?

On 3/16 Andrew Smith wrote:   In What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life, Johnnie Moore explored the critical keys to discovering God’s will for your life and staying committed to the call. Moore revealed that there is an intense battle going on between your will for your life and God’s desire and will for your life. ... What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life? : God’s Will Demystified by Johnnie Moore Book Review

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Thrive Student Edition

Thrive Student Edition

On 12/22 Andrew Smith wrote:  Thrive is a book about thriving in this world and not living in survival mode and going through the motions of everyday living. It is written by Mark Hall lead singer of popular recording group Casting Crowns. Mark Hall strongly believes too many Christians are just trying to survive through this ... Thrive Student Edition: Digging Deep, Reaching Out By Mark Hall Book Review

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7 Ways to Be Her Hero

7 Ways to Be Her Hero

On 8/29 Andrew Smith wrote:   In 7 Ways to Be Her Hero, Doug Fields discussed how men can improve their marriage and they can become their wife’s personal hero. This book is primary written towards men but women could still benefit from reading this book. Doug Fields opened up about his own personal failures and frustrations ... 7 Ways to Be Her Hero: The One Your Wife Has Been Waiting For By Doug Fields

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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 5/26 Andrew Smith wrote: In the Moment Maker, Carlos Whittaker encourages readers to live each moment and make it count because you will never get to relive the special moment. In the book, he explored three different types of moments including created moments- we are in control of creating special memories, received moments- ... Moment Maker: You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live You By Carlos Whittaker Book Review

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Once-A-Day Country Faith

Once-A-Day Country Faith

On 2/26 Andrew Smith wrote:  Country Faith was a beautiful designed devotional book that included a scripture verse from a popular country music artist, a personal story about why they choose that verse, and an artist photo. The book featured country artists like Rodney Atkins, Carrie Underwood, Eric Paslay, Josh Turner, Easton ... Once A-Day Country Faith, 56 Reflections from Today’s Leading Country Music Stars Compiled By Deborah Evans Price Book Review

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31 Days To Happiness

31 Days To Happiness

On 12/5 Andrew Smith wrote: In 31 Days to Happiness, David Jeremiah explored the Biblical insights into Ecclesiastes and the life of King Solomon. He wrote this book in order to guide readers into learning the important concepts of being happy and finding contentment in everyday life. He looked into relationships, money, leadership, ... 31 Days to Happiness: How to Find What Really Matters in Life By David Jeremiah Book Review

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NIV College Devotional Bible

NIV College Devotional Bible

On 8/26 Andrew Smith wrote:   The NIV College Devotional Bible is written to engage college aged students into reading the Bible and the devotionals presented in the Bible. This particular Bible has 222 devotionals on topics that college students will enjoy and it has a supportive appendix. The Bible has a “table of weights ... NIV College Devotional Bible Book Review

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Clean

Clean

On 8/6 Andrew Smith wrote:   Clean is written to guide readers into becoming clean and living a life with sexual integrity and purity. Douglas Weiss is a nationally known psychologist, speaker, and an author. He is also the president of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy. He is also a committed Christian ... Clean: A Proven Plan for Men Committed to Sexual Integrity By Douglas Weiss, PHD Book Review

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Days Like These

Days Like These

On 6/27 Andrew Smith wrote: In Days Like These, Kristian and Rachel Anderson has written this book to display that even when the circumstances of life throw us off course and we can’t see the light from the darkness that surrounds us, God is still there in the mist of the storms. The book began as blog posts from Kristian’s ... Days Like These: Even in the Darkest Moment, Light Can Shine Through By Kristian and Rachel Anderson Book Review

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Heaven's Lessons

Heaven's Lessons

On 4/1 Andrew Smith wrote:   In Heaven’s Lesson, Steve Sjogren has written about a personal encounter with nearly dying and the experiences he learned about Heaven. He was having pain in his midsection and the doctor stated it was his gallbladder giving him problems. He went into the hospital to get his gallbladder removed ... Heaven’s Lessons: Ten Things I Learned about God When I Died by Steve Sjogren Book Review

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Grace

Grace

On 1/14 Andrew Smith wrote:  In Grace, Max Lucado explains the concept of grace is undeserved forgiveness from a God who loves us completely. He sent his only Son to die on a cross for our sins and to display unconditionally love to the world. One example of grace that Max Lucado shared was the story of when the Pharisees ... Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine By Max Lucado Book Review

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/23 Andrew Smith wrote: In The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren discussed the importance of living a life that brings glory to God. We have to focus on God’s purposes for our life not our own. This book is a journey of 42 days to lead readers to reach their God given purpose for their lives. This book is a new edition for ... The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? By Rick Warren Book Review

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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 11/12 Andrew Smith wrote:  Surfing for God is about the hidden struggles men are facing almost on a daily basis. Men feel the need to hide and suppress their deepest needs and desires. Many men have a hard time displaying intimacy and showing non-sexual affection to a woman. Out of feeling alone, worthless, and insecure ... Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle By Michael John Cusick Book Review

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 8/27 Andrew Smith wrote:  By Faith, Not By Sight is the autobiography of American Idol contestant, Scott MacIntyre. When he was about fourteen months old his mother knew in her heart that Scott wasn’t acting right and something was wrong. She told her doctor who claimed she was overreacting and he told her repeatedly ... By Faith, Not By Sight: The Inspirational Story of a Blind Prodigy a Life-Threatening Illness, and an Unexpected Gift By Scott MacIntyre

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 6/25 Andrew Smith wrote: All Pro Dad is written in the outline and style of a football playbook. Mark Merrill described the fundamentals of fatherhood as loving our children no matter what mistakes and failures they might make in their lifetime. Leading and discipline our children can be extremely difficult but it has to be ... All Pro Dad: Seven Essentials to be a Hero to Your Kids By Mark Merrill Book Review

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 5/8 Andrew Smith wrote: In God Loves Broken People, Shelia Walsh enforced the concept of dealing with your feelings of being broken. There are many ways to handle your wounds from your past. Shelia encouraged readers to believe and study what the Bible declares over your difficult circumstances. She described her own feelings ... God Loves Broken People (And Those Who Pretend They’re Not) By Shelia Walsh Book Review

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 2/19 Andrew Smith wrote: I AmSecond contains an extraordinary collection of short stories from famous celebrities to everyday people. Everyone has a unique message of their struggles and hopes to share with the world. Throughout the book readers get to read stories from Michael W. Smith, Bethany Hamilton, Sam Bradford, John Hamilton, ... I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives. By Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett Book Review

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 12/26 Andrew Smith wrote: In Healing Is A Choice, Stephen Arterburn teaches readers the process of healing the pain you have endured during your life. No one escapes this life without having to heal from their past. The things we go through will only make us stronger. Stephen was married to his wife for twenty ... Healing Is A Choice: Ten Decisions That Will Transform Your Life and Ten Lies That Can Prevent You From Making Them By Stephen Arterburn Book Review

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 11/27 Andrew Smith wrote: In Why Men HateGoing to Church, David Murrow exposed the truth to the gender gaps inchurches around the world. Men are rapidly disappearing from the congregation.Men have decided to do different things on Sunday. Women have become the mainpeople running and going to church. Men are leaving churches because ... Why Men Hate Going to Church By: David Murrow Book Review

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 10/8 Andrew Smith wrote: September 11th, 2001 was a day that changedthe United States and the world forever. Michael Hingson went to work like anyother day. He didn’t have a clue what the day would bring. He worked on the 78thfloor on the North Tower of the World Trade Center. An airplane hit the North Towerunexpectedly causing ... Thunder Dog: The True Story of A Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero By Michael Hingson with Susy Flory Book Review

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The Final Hour

The Final Hour

On 8/7 Andrew Smith wrote: Charlie West is back again in the final book of the Homelanders series. West is locked up in Abingdon State Prison for the murder of his best friend, Alex Hauser. He is working trying to protect the United States from an Islamo-fascists group called the Homelanders. Prisoners and the guards aren't on ... The Final Hour By Andrew Klavan Book Review

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Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life

On 7/6 Andrew Smith wrote: In the Cure for the Common Life, Max Lucado believed that people need to be living in their sweet spot and enjoying their life. Lucado teaches readers to love themselves and be unique because God made everyone special. He wanted everyone to find out what gifts God has equipped them with and to pursue ... Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado Book Review

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Knock em Dead 2011

Knock em Dead 2011

On 6/3 Andrew Smith wrote: In Knock ‘Em Dead, Martin Yate teaches people how to get a job in today’s tough economy. You must have a professional brand in order to succeed and stand out from others.  A good professional brand consists of your transferable skills, learned behaviors, and core values in the workplace. The ... Knock ‘Em Dead: The Ultimate Search Guide 2011 By Martin Yate, CPC Book Review

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Andrew Smith wrote:  Max Lucado is a popular Christian writer and he currently serves at Oak Hills Church. Max Lucado has been asked a number of questions dealing with life struggles and challenges. Max has decided to share the questions and answers in his new book called Max on Life. Max has included 172 questions ... Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions by Max Lucado Book Review

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 4/10 Andrew Smith wrote: We Be Big is a true story of Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey. They both grew up in Alabama.  Rick and Bubba shared how they became known as popular radio deejays. Rick and Bubba had to endure a lot of pain along the way. They had many doors shut in their faces. Rick and Bubba didn’t fit ... We Be Big: The Mostly True Story of How Two Kids from Calhoun County, Alabama, Became Rick and Bubba by Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey with Don Keith Book Review

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 1/24 Andrew Smith wrote: “Voices of the Faithful Book 2: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World” is a magnificent devotion book to read for the entire year. The International Mission Board composed together a compilation ... Voices of the Faithful Book 2 by Beth Moore, Kim P. Davis, International Mission Board Book Review

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