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7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

On 10/27 Holly Frady wrote: I still read books for book reviews, and the most recent book I read was 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage. Are the things in this book really secrets? No. I would say that when reading a book approaching marriage with generic advice it's only applicable if your marriage is already okay. If you're having ... Kim Kimberling's 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage

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2 Stars

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Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday

On 7/7 Holly Frady wrote: Growing up in the church at one part it seemed to be a natural routine of life. As I got older and saw many of the actualities behind the people and cliches within the church perspective began to change. Rachel Held Evans captures in her book the feelings many people, millennials in particular, are having ... Book Review: Rachel Held Evans' Searching For Sunday

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4 Stars

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Jesus Swagger

Jesus Swagger

On 5/11 Holly Frady wrote: Sometimes you begin a book with hesitance but believe it may unravel the expectations set by the title and cover. This was not the case this time nor is it many other times. There are things to think about when naming a book "Jesus Swagger," mostly how will this sound in a few years when no one uses ... Book Review: Jarrid Wilson's Jesus Swagger

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2 Stars

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Transcending Mysteries

Transcending Mysteries

On 4/21 Holly Frady wrote: Andrew Greer and Ginny Owens teamed up for Transcending Mysteries, which is apart of a series of thoughts on the Bible that also includes the book, Divided. In this book they discuss how to take the Old Testament and make applicable themes that hold with the transition of time. Continuing the relevance ... Book Review: Ginny Owens and Andrew Greer's Trandscending Mysteries

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1 Stars

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Rise

Rise

On 2/26 Holly Frady wrote: Trip Lee is an author, rapper, and now pastor. He's juggling a lot of cards right now including being a father and husband, so when reading Rise you'll find a lot of real life narratives that Lee has put to use in his own life. Each chapter focuses on an occasion to rise for God, and show your faith. ... Book Review: Trip Lee's Rise

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3 Stars

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/10 Holly Frady wrote: I've only read one other Donald Miller book, Blue Like Jazz, and as a young college student I related to it. Now Miller is back after a few years of not writing a book that is a transition into maturity, and suiting for my current time in life. Miller has a way with words and with his humor, and his ... Book Review: Donald Miller's Scary Close

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5 Stars

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The Grand Paradox

The Grand Paradox

On 1/28 Holly Frady wrote: I decided to read this book because it was on Relevant Magazine's recommended list for 2015. The book was better than I expected with lots of in depth thoughts. Many books I've been reviewing seem to handle many thoughts without giving a conclusive direction, and this book succeeds in doing that. At ... Book Review: Ken Wytsma's The Grand Paradox

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4 Stars

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For the Right Reasons

For the Right Reasons

On 1/16 Holly Frady wrote: I'm going to let this information fly free, but I watch the Bachelor. It's addictive, and I don't know if I want to give it up. A few seasons ago one of the most memorable bachelors made his appearance, Sean Lowe, and he was the first Bachelor on the show to marry the woman he chose. He also became known ... Book Review: Sean Lowe's For the Right Reasons

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3 Stars

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From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

On 1/7 Holly Frady wrote: Maybe the book, Real Marriage, inspired this. I don't recommend Driscoll's, but I would say this one is at least stronger and worth reading over that one. This one is helpful if you didn't take a premarital counseling course before marriage or you're not married yet. Otherwise, you might have heard these ... Book Review: Craig and Amy Groeschel's From this Day Forward

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3 Stars

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Vanishing Grace

Vanishing Grace

On 1/2 Holly Frady wrote: Vanishing Grace is an ambitious book. Yancey admits before beginning to read, this book was intended to be four books, but he decided to mesh them in one. With so many ideas the book can get lost. What type of grace is he speaking about? And to who? Is it grace toward non-Christians? Grace toward evangelicals? ... Book Review: Philip Yancey's Vanishing Grace

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3 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 12/22 Holly Frady wrote: If you've been watching the news you might have noticed there is a lot of racial issues taking front and center of our attention right now. Same Kind of Different As Me seemed like a suiting book to pick up to explore this issue from other perspectives including, Denver Moore who grew up after slavery ... Book Review: Ron Hall and Denver Moore's Same Kind of Different As Me

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3 Stars

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Misfits Welcome

Misfits Welcome

On 12/3 Holly Frady wrote: Matthew Barnett is out to change the world, and beginning with Los Angles. Actually, I don't know if he is out to change the world as much as he is just helping change lives in Los Angles. He's wrote several books encouraging others to do the same for people who are more unfortunate and feel like misfits ... Book Reviews: Matthew Barnett's Misfits Welcome

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4 Stars

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 11/21 Holly Frady wrote: Anne Marie Miller has wrote a better than expected book with Lean on Me. I hate to say it but after reading a number of other books that seemed to be in the same category for women I was expecting the same run around, but Miller seems a lot different. She's very honest, and like me it seems she can even ... Book Review: Anne Marie Miller's Lean on Me

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5 Stars

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Jesus Prom

Jesus Prom

On 11/12 Holly Frady wrote: I'm not going to lie, I have a tough time liking people, and they probably have a tough time liking me, which is why I keep to my own for the most part. When I saw this book available to review last week about liking people though, and not just liking them but loving them, I decided to give it a try. ... Book Review: Jon Weece's Jesus Prom

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4 Stars

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My Best Friend's Funeral

My Best Friend's Funeral

On 10/31 Holly Frady wrote: Dealing with loss is something many people can understand, and yet something that also a lot of people don't quite understand. Regardless of whether you have or not you've probably at least thought about what it will be like to experience deep loss, and for anyone this book will be something that when ... Book Review: Roger W. Thompson's My Best Friend's Funeral

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5 Stars

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Walk to Beautiful

Walk to Beautiful

On 10/24 Holly Frady wrote: This is definitely the best book I've selected to review this year by far. It's perhaps the only one I remember having an emotional reaction to. Jimmy Wayne has a very powerful story, and he gets very personal and real to connect with the reader. You don't have to be familiar with him as a country artist ... Book Review: Jimmy Wayne's Walk to Beautiful

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5 Stars

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Killing Lions

Killing Lions

On 10/17 Holly Frady wrote: There are a lot of books coming out geared toward men and masculinity. It makes sense that more authors would chart out this territory as "self-help" books had long been one where women were the primary buyers. My only question is it women hoping men will read these books buying them, women reading them ... Book Review: John and Samuel Eldredge's Killing Lions

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3 Stars

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Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

On 10/7 Holly Frady wrote: With two writers analyzing and writing about what there is to learn from King Saul's troubled rule, you get a book full of information. At times what is information that seems to be repeated a few times, but it is a learning experience. You also might find yourself smacking your head a few times in shock ... Book Review: Ralph K. Hawkins and Richard Leslie Parrott's Leadership Lessons

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4 Stars

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Never Ever Give Up

Never Ever Give Up

On 10/2 Holly Frady wrote: Many won't pick up a book that ends with a tragedy and expect to find something inspirational. Jessie Rees just might be the most inspiring person you read about though considering the battle she was in, and how she still found a way to spread hope while battling her own cancer. In the hopes of spreading ... Book Review: Erik Rees and Jenna Glatzer's Never Ever Give Up

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5 Stars

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 9/30 Holly Frady wrote: As a newlywed I thought it might be helpful to check out a book from Darlene Schacht, who has been married 25 years and has 2 children with her husband. While I found the chapters resourceful, and with helpful advice in tow, there was this tone that I just couldn't shake as I read the novel. Now don't ... Book Review: Darlene Schacht's Messy Beautiful Love

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4 Stars

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Move On

Move On

On 9/26 Holly Frady wrote: I wasn't sure what to expect when I chose this book to review, because many books that seek to encourage women can fall into a formula of motivational speaking that doesn't seem real, but more so you're being given a speech at an event to pep you up like you're at a pep rally. While Courtney does have ... Book Review: Vicki Courtney's Move On: When Mercy Meets Your Mess

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5 Stars

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Move On

Move On

On 9/26 Holly Frady wrote: I wasn't sure what to expect when I chose this book to review, because many books that seek to encourage women can fall into a formula of motivational speaking that doesn't seem real, but more so you're being given a speech at an event to pep you up like you're at a pep rally. While Courtney does have ... Book Review: Vicki Courtney's Move On: When Mercy Meets Your Mess

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4 Stars

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The Spirit-Filled Life

The Spirit-Filled Life

On 9/19 Holly Frady wrote: Charles Stanley is perhaps most associated with his ministry In Touch Ministries, where he preaches. I know my thoughts on Stanley are a bit biased going into this book, but since I had been curious about learning more about the Holy Spirit, and the role he plays in the trinity I figured this book looked ... Book Review: Charles Stanley's The Spirit-Filled Life

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3 Stars

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How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

On 9/12 Holly Frady wrote: I figure most people will read this because this title automatically catches you. From there on you will find very little about strippers in this book. What is to follow are two co-authors discussing the importance of serving. The book has good points, but I often wondered who was writing. Todd seems ... Book Review: Todd and Erin Stevens' How to Pick Up A Stripper

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4 Stars

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7 Ways to Be Her Hero

7 Ways to Be Her Hero

On 9/5 Holly Frady wrote: It may sound surprising, but as a woman I took away a lot more from this book than I expected. It's intended for guys to read. With most books that are trying to address marital relationships it always feels like the books aren't being honest, or it's the opposite sex always trying to make an assumption ... Book Review: Doug Fields' 7 Ways to be her Hero

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4 Stars

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The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

On 7/8 Holly Frady wrote: If you're a fan of Amy Clipston's usual work, which is Amish fiction, then be prepared for a change up as she present work that is a bit more insightful to her own life, and what was going on behind the scenes in the middle of a lot of turmoil. I have to say that I was inspired, but as someone who faint ... Book Review: Amy Clipston's The Gift of Love

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4 Stars

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I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

On 5/12 Holly Frady wrote: I would hate to have to say this whole title of the book if I was share it with anyone. I don't know that anyone though that through though. In this book there are some good points made and some that I'm still having a tough time wrapping my head around. I appreciate Mandy Hale's upbeat thinking and ... Book Review: Mandy Hale's I've Never Been to Vegas But My Luggage Has

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4 Stars

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Futureville

Futureville

On 3/12 Holly Frady wrote: Most of us are only thinking about the future. It's not about the present, but what we make of our futures. Getting so caught up on the future though has left the present having a lot that doesn't feel substantial though. Jethani goes over what has caused such a future driven mind, and also what has ... Book Review: Skye Jethani's Futureville

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4 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 2/12 Holly Frady wrote: The premise and the tile seemed interesting, so naturally I picked up this book to review. I would it's more driven toward fans who like the classics like Jane Austen though, or romances. It's a more sophisticated chick novel. I thought there were some good twists though, and the background of the character ... Book Review: Katherine Reay's Dear Mr. Knightley

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4 Stars

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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

On 1/8 Holly Frady wrote: Ghost Boy is probably one of the most compelling novels that I have read. It's a miracle to say the least of the recovery of Martin Pistorius. If you're someone who has also be wary about those with special needs, or you're someone who works with them a lot, then this book is something you should read. ... Book Review: Martin Pistorius' Ghost Boy

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5 Stars

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Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

On 12/11 Holly Frady wrote: Now I know I'm a woman, and a book about being masculine may not make sense for me to read. I found that their are some very valuable lessons for men in this, as well as women, but these are topics that I believe men should at least be able to learn about, and grow from as they read. There wasn't much ... Book Review: Stephen Mansfield's Book of Manly Men: An Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self

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4 Stars

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Dark Halo

Dark Halo

On 11/27 Holly Frady wrote: Shannon Dittemore is finishing up her trilogy featuring a war between angels and demons, and one girl who is in the possession of a halo that gives her a lot of power. For teens it's a good alternative for secular novels like City of Bones. I didn't find that the novel reminded me as much of Twilight ... Book Review: Shannon Dittemore's Dark Halo

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3 Stars

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Blessed Child

Blessed Child

On 10/11 Holly Frady wrote: There were parts I enjoyed and others I found weakly written. Considering I've enjoyed Ted Dekker's solo work I'm going to attribute this to Bill Bright. There are just times the book reads a little lame as far as the dialogue. The bad guys seem like they have B movie scripts written for them, and it ... Book Review: Ted Dekker and Bill Bright's Blessed Child

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4 Stars

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A Man Called Blessed

A Man Called Blessed

On 10/8 Holly Frady wrote: It's a new cover on an older Ted Dekker novel. It's pretty obvious though that this one features a co-writer as it doesn't seem to have the vibe that other Dekker novels have. It's probably one of the weaker ones from him that I've read. Nonetheless it is intriguing, but the writing seems very forced ... Book Review: Ted Dekker's A Man Called Blessed

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2 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 9/10 Holly Frady wrote: If you're going to write a memoir then don't tell everyone it is an exaggerated lie in some spots to catch the attention. When reading a memoir it's good to feel things are real all the way through, and if you believe your life is too uninteresting that you need to make up some points to share your own ... Book Review: Ian Morgan Cron's Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me

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3 Stars

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Outreach and the Artist

Outreach and the Artist

On 8/13 Holly Frady wrote: Con Campbell writes a book that was long overdue. I think the artistic community gets a lot of judgement, but never quite the understanding from Christians that it needs in how valuable and important art is to an artist, and how they might have a different personality causing them to respond different ... Book Review: Con Campbell's Outreach and the Artist

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5 Stars

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Days Like These

Days Like These

On 5/31 Holly Frady wrote: It's rare I read a book that moves me as much as Days Like These did.  It's not an easy book to read as it deals with the topic that is much touchy to people, dying. We already know what is to become of the writer at the beginning of the novel, and he's almost too famous anyways to really hide the ... Book Review: Kristian Anderson's Days Like These

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5 Stars

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North of Hope

North of Hope

On 4/30 Holly Frady wrote: It's rare you'll read books, especially in the faith section, that deal with very dark topics, and North of Hope really does get depressing, but it also provides insight to something people don't often discuss their personal experience with and that is grief. While Polson's writing style is a tad difficult ... Book Review: Shannon Huffman Polson's North of Hope

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4 Stars

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 4/30 Holly Frady wrote: Judah Smith writes an encouraging book to motivate people to live more in the joy of Jesus than in the hatred of humanity and yourself because of your sinful nature. The message isn't anything new, but it's not a bad message to repeat either. The thing is when you read a book you want to feel you are ... Book Review: Judah Smith's Jesus Is

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4 Stars

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 4/2 Holly Frady wrote: Having read the Hollywood Nobody series I was looking forward to reading her other novel, The Sky Beneath My Feet. Lisa Samson does have the ability to write characters you get really invested in despite the annoying little bits of cliches she does put into the story. I think one of the biggest mistakes ... Book Review: Lisa Samson's The Sky Beneath My Feet

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4 Stars

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Broken Wings

Broken Wings

On 3/1 Holly Frady wrote: After reading Shannon Dittemore's first novel in the series, Angel Eyes, I was curious to read her follow up, and it proved to be even more interesting than the first novel in the series. While it rides a little bit on the fantasy side it has a very appealing story that fits what is in with the teen ... Book Review: Shannon Dittemore's Broken Wings

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4 Stars

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Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground

On 2/1 Holly Frady wrote: My interest in reading other books from Ken Mansfield's novels after finishing this one has definitely increased. I consumed this one in a day, and for something that went by that quickly it was a powerful read. Don't expect him to talk about his career in music much as he has before though as this one ... Book Review: Ken Mansfield's Stumbling On Open Ground

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4 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 1/15 Holly Frady wrote: Mark Driscoll isn't really a guy who can write a book, and many try to read it without some sort of bias about how they feel regarding him. If you like his pastoral approach then you will eagerly get this book first chance you get, and if you hate his approach then you will have many strong thoughts ... Book Review: Mark Driscoll's Who Do You Think You Are?

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3 Stars

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Right Where I Belong

Right Where I Belong

On 12/30 Holly Frady wrote: Krista McGee has had a huge year for releasing books. Along with First Date, and Starring Me she is now releasing a third book in that series of girls, Right Where I Belong. This is quite a lot for an author who just published her first book at the beginning of this year. This is one is one of her strongest ... Book Review: Krista McGee's Right Where I Belong

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4 Stars

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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 12/2 Holly Frady wrote: Michael John Cusick shares deeply personal stories to share how porn can damage the mind of men. In a world where porn has become the norm it's quite appropriately timed to show that the affects are quite deeper than we believe especially if you are trying to achieve a spiritual walk with Christ.Cusick ... Book Review: Michael John Cusick's Surfing for God

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4 Stars

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The Fantasy Fallacy

The Fantasy Fallacy

On 10/15 Holly Frady wrote: If you are highly uncomfortable with topics of a sexual nature then I will go ahead and forewarn veering out of this post. That is a disclaimer. I'm going to be going into some graphic topics that I've been wanting to discuss, but found no good reason to.  I'm going to take this to a whole ... Book Review: Shannon Ethridge's The Fantasy Fallacy

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2 Stars

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 9/27 Holly Frady wrote: Ava's life seems to be on the right track. Her husband, Dane, is a successful businessman, her daughter is soon to be married, and out of college, and her son, Jordan, is a sports star. It doesn't seem there is much more a mother could ask for. Until out of nowhere things seem to begin fall apart. After ... Book Review: Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma's Song of the Brokenhearted

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3 Stars

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 9/3 Holly Frady wrote: Beth's ranch falls into trouble after she makes a bad decision in taking a prized horse for a run only to have it die in her watch. Now the owner is set on putting her, and her family off the ranch, and into a spiral of financial trouble. Not only is this happening, but a mysterious wolf continues ... Book Review: Erin Healy's House of Mercy

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4 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 8/22 Holly Frady wrote: Rahab, is only a farmer's daughter, but she seems to brings a lot of attention into her life in a short time. At an early age she is captures and almost sold into slavery had it not been for an Israelite, Sala, who rescues her.  Years down the later the two are reunited when she is brought to the ... Book Review: Joan Wolf's The Scarlet Cord

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4 Stars

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Starring Me

Starring Me

On 8/12 Holly Frady wrote: After being a contestant on The Book of Love, Kara has another chance at stardom by scoring a place on a new teen variety show if she can get past the auditions. Chad Beacon is set to be on the stars of this show, but his parents are demanding that his co-star be a Christian. Kara isn't a Christian though, ... Book Review: Krista McGee's Starring Me

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3 Stars

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 6/30 Holly Frady wrote:  In a world that is becoming very much atheists vs. Christian, Mitch Stokes offers how someone who is a Christian theist can confidently express their faith to the opposing side, and how Christian and science aren't actually at war with each other. Stokes explores both sides equally providing the ... Book Review Mitch Stokes' A Shot of Faith to the Head

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4 Stars

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 5/22 Holly Frady wrote:    Hope Springs follows the lives of different women who are all discovering something new after some major changes in their lives. Including Becca, whose husband Todd has been offered a position of pastor at a church, and Janelle, who finds her old crush Kory, is about to be single again after ... Book Review: Kim Cash Tate's Hope Springs

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3 Stars

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

On 5/20 Holly Frady wrote:   Brielle returns home to live with her dad after the loss of her best friend, Allie. After returning home Brielle discovers a mess of things including her father's lack of faith after the losses he has suffered, and she also finds what she believes is an enemy in Marco, Allie's old boyfriend. ... Book Review: Shannon Dittemore's Angel Eyes

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4 Stars

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 5/9 Holly Frady wrote:   The year is 1777. America is in turmoil. And Amish life is far different than today.  Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penn’s Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry ... Book Review: Kelly Long's Arms of Love

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2 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 4/30 Holly Frady wrote:    As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife ...

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5 Stars

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Swipe

Swipe

On 4/23 Holly Frady wrote:    Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?   Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught ... Book Review: Evan Angler's Swipe

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4 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 4/18 Holly Frady wrote:   Amanda’s heart broke as she watched them drive her beloved twins away. She resolved to hope . . . and to fight for them to her last breath.  Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are ripped ... Book Review: Terri Blackstock's Covenant Child

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4 Stars

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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 4/15 Holly Frady wrote:      Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of ... Book Review: Andrew Klavan's Crazy Dangerous

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5 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 4/10 Holly Frady wrote:    For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging Gardens, secreted away from the world.  Since her treaty marriage at ... Book Review: Tracy L. Higley's Garden of Madness

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3 Stars

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 4/1 Holly Frady wrote:    When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.  Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping ... Book Review: Beth Wiseman's Need You Now

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3 Stars

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Crater

Crater

On 3/23 Holly Frady wrote: I haven't read October Sky, but I did watch the movie soon after it's release, and I really enjoyed it. When I had the opportunity to read, and review a new series he is working on I had to read it to see if I enjoyed his writing. This book sticks to the fascination with space that October Sky did, it ... Book Review: Homer Hickam's Crater

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3 Stars

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 3/22 Holly Frady wrote:   Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love.  The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes ... Book Review: Ruth Reid's Brush of Angel's Wings

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2 Stars

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 3/15 Holly Frady wrote:    The Triple Threat Club has solved intense murder mysteries before…but this time it’s personal.   Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole fight for justice every day—Cassidy as a crime reporter, Nicole as an FBI agent, and Allison as a federal prosecutor. Together they’re a Triple ... Book Review: Lis Wiehl's Eyes of Justice

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4 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/9 Holly Frady wrote:   One dress. Four women. An amazing destiny.  Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham's chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in ... Book Review: Rachel Hauck's The Wedding Dress

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4 Stars

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Great Day Every Day

Great Day Every Day

On 3/6 Holly Frady wrote:   The alarm clock rings in a new day and a chance to rejoice in it. After all: "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."    But what about those days when the traffic snarls, airports close, and friends forget? Is there any hope for the days riddled ... Book Review: Max Lucado's Great Day Every Day

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5 Stars

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 2/28 Holly Frady wrote:    Informed by exclusive Barna research findings and more than three decades of pastoral experience, Our Favorite Sins shines a revealing light on temptation for contemporary readers and demonstrates how ancient, liturgical, and sacramental forms of Christian spirituality can assist a follower ... Book Review: Todd Hunter's Our Favorite Sins

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4 Stars

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Dawn Comes Early

Dawn Comes Early

On 2/21 Holly Frady wrote:   Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad to be "heiress" to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels.   But ... Book Review : Margaret Brownley's Dawn Comes Early

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 2/17 Holly Frady wrote:   Kathryn Davies is a bright young woman from a prominent Phoenix family. But after making a leap of faith at a Christian music fest, dropping out of med school, and moving to inner city Chicago, her family has all but disowned her. Kat’s enthusiasm for her newfound faith tempers the sting ... Book Review: Neta Jackson's Stand By Me

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/7 Holly Frady wrote:   She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.  After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, ... Book Review: Dorothy Love's Beauty for Ashes

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 2/4 Holly Frady wrote:   A life of difficulty and disappointment set 33-year old Michael Leehan up for the worst decision of his life—to make a deal with the Devil to follow and serve him. Practicing the dark arts that include ritualistic cuttings and blood sacrifices, while fine tuning his manipulation and control ... Book Review: Michael Leehan's Ascent From Darkness

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From Blah to Awe

From Blah to Awe

On 1/31 Holly Frady wrote:   Have you ever felt bored with God?  Everyone, especially teenagers, struggles with being bored with God from time to time. Sometimes church services and Bible reading don’t seem that exciting, and it’s easy to get busy and not make time to pray . . . but when this happens, we ... Book Review: Jenna Lucado Bishop's From Blah to Awe

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 1/29 Holly Frady wrote:    A wealthy businessman travels to Fairbanks, Alaska, to learn why his mother abandoned him when he was a child, and in the process learns that not everything is as it appears to be.  The Encounter, the unique new book from best-selling author and counselor Stephen Arterburn, ... Book Review: Stephen Arterburn's The Encounter

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

On 1/28 Holly Frady wrote:   Dostoevsky walked toward the firing squad in Semenovsky Square in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia. Newly fallen snow blew wildly through the windswept grounds lined by state police. It was a wintry morning, and the sun shone a suffused haze through thick clouds. In the center of the square, ... Book Review: Peter Leithart's Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 1/26 Holly Frady wrote:    Elizabeth Avery could easily be the girl next door. But what she has planned will make your blood run cold.  At first glance, the crimes appear random. Arson. Theft. Fraud. Murder. But these are more than random crimes. They're moves in an increasingly deadly game. And the ... Book Review: Lisa Weihl's Heart of Ice

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 1/21 Holly Frady wrote:   Against Shannon's wishes, love stakes its claim in her heart. Will she discover treasure or treachery?  When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she's certain she'll never be happy away from her beloved Virginia, even though ... Book Review: Robin Lee Hatcher's Heart of Gold

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Bittersweet Surrender

Bittersweet Surrender

On 1/16 Holly Frady wrote:   Carly spends her days at a spa (okay, so she owns the place), she’s dating a hunk, and she’s surrounded by chocolate. She’s living the dream . . . or is she?   The last few years have been tough, but now Carly Westlake’s life seems picture perfect. Business at her spa ... Book Review: Diann Hunt's Bittersweet Surrender

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Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek

On 1/14 Holly Frady wrote:    Having traveled to the ends of the earth as a flight attendant, Ally Green has finally returned to the Lowcountry to bury her father as well as the past. But Vesey Washington is still living across the creek, and theirs is a complicated relationship--he was once her best friend . . . and ... Book Review: Nicole Seitz's Beyond Molasses Creek

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First Date

First Date

On 1/13 Holly Frady wrote:    The last thing Addy Davidson wants is to be on a reality TV show where the prize is a prom date with the President's son.She's focused on her schoolwork so she can get a scholarship to an Ivy League college, uncomfortable in the spotlight, never been on a date, and didn't even audition for ... Book Review: Krista McGee's First Date

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Love You More

Love You More

On 1/7 Holly Frady wrote: From Booksneeze: Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply personal, often humorous story of adopting a fifteen-month-old girl from Guatemala when she was already the mother of three very young ... Book Review: Jennifer Grant's Love You More

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/1 Holly Frady wrote:    From Goodreads: Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, talk about sex and marriage in down-to-earth terms, hitting issues other Christian books won't.  While a wonderful wedding day is important, it's the last day of marriage that really counts. Will the last day of your ... Book Review: Grace and Mark Driscoll's Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together

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3 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/22 Holly Frady wrote: The book is rather short, which is appreciated. I think it helped the pacing stay interesting, and it was able to cut to the point quicker without it being drawn out. I could really feel for the family through their difficult time, but that wasn't supposed to be what the book was about so it was vaguely ... Book Review: Todd Burpo's Heaven Is For Real

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 11/2 Holly Frady wrote:    I'm conflicted on how to feel about a book like this. I think it's meant for only men to read because if you are a woman like me you'll be offended at all the finger pointing toward us that it does. This book is a good starting place to an issue that probably isn't too recognized yet, but ... Book Review: David Murrow's Why Men Hate Going to Church

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3 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 10/31 Holly Frady wrote:    Today is Halloween, and what could be more appropriate than a book review that fits the theme? Lately, I've became very interested in zombie stories, so when I saw this I really wanted to read it though I was unsure how exactly a Christian book was going to convey it.  This book ... Book Review : Jeff Kinely's The Christian Zombie Handbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within

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There You'll Find Me

There You'll Find Me

On 10/2 Holly Frady wrote:   I'm going to be honest, but the main draw of this book to me was the fact it was based in Ireland. I'm all about Ireland. I've never understood why this is, but I've always been fascinated with it. I had also read a book from Jenny B. Jones before, and since I enjoyed it I figured it would ... Book Review: Jenny B. Jones' There You'll Find Me

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5 Stars

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Wrapped in Rain

Wrapped in Rain

On 9/5 Holly Frady wrote:    Sometimes it seems to take forever for a book to get itself into a story, and this was one of those books. For the first hundred pages I felt I was moping along hoping for a break to kick in the pace. There were a few redeeming moments that made it difficult to dislike Wrapped in Rain though.   ... Book Review: Charles Martin's Wrapped In Rain

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 8/3 Holly Frady wrote:    There are few stories that depict such honest accounts of a conversion, especially right down the harsh words exchanged with others.  In Surprised By Oxford, Carolyn Weber tells her story about finding faith in Jesus, and having to let go of her assumptions built from past experiences. ... Book Review: Carolyn Weber's Surprised By Oxford

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 7/11 Holly Frady wrote:     Have you ever read a book that you wish wasn't fictional? I hadn't until reading A Place Called Blessing.  I don't think it was the story that was so great that made me think that, but it was the depth of emotion captured by the characters.  The story is about Josh, ... Book Review: John Trent's A Place Called Blessing

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 6/9 Holly Frady wrote:     The story of Esther has always been one of my favorites.  In a, A Reluctant Queen, Esther is thrown into the middle of balancing her loyalty to her husband, the King, and her Jewish culture.    I know this book differs from the Biblical tale, but since ... Book Review: Joan Wolf's A Reluctant Queen

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 5/10 Holly Frady wrote:     David Ponder is called on once again to seek the principles that not only will improve his life, but will save the human race.  He meets a variety of historical characters that help him brainstorm what these principles are.     The first book, The ... Book Review: Andy Andrew's The Final Summit

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Fairer than Morning

Fairer than Morning

On 5/6 Holly Frady wrote:     This book is set in the 1800s and follows Ann Miller as she witnesses slavery, and what it means to be a young woman living during this time. After meeting Will Hanby she finds herself torn between two men.     I actually liked this book more than I expected ... Book Review: Rosslyn Elliot's Fairer Than Morning

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 4/4 Holly Frady wrote:     Doing Virtuous Business reflects on the virtues that are basic to beginning your own company, or establishing basic morals in one that is already established.  It goes over how various companies have incorporated these virtures, and provides hope for people who might believe ... Book Review: Theodore Roosevelt Malloch's Doing Virtuous Business

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 3/15 Holly Frady wrote:     We all have questions we want to ask God, and this book goes over some of the most popular questions women consider.  I found the book intriguing, but somtimes repetitive.     First off this book is not for the hardcore skeptic. It would have not ... Book Review: Marcia Ford's A Conversation with God for Women

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Left at the Altar

Left at the Altar

On 2/17 Holly Frady wrote:      Left at the Altar was a book I instantly knew I wanted to read when I read over the description. I was looking forward to beginning reading it after recieving the book. Kimberly Kennedy reflects on probably one of the most difficult moments of her life, being rejected. I ... Book Review: Kimberly Kennedy's Left At the Altar

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5 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 1/20 Holly Frady wrote: After receiving this book from BookSneeze I found myself gazing through the chapters to attempt to gather what this book was further about. It instantly caught my attention after finding that she was making this book relatable to all scenarios women might encounter. Sheila Walsh divides each chapter ... Book Review: Sheila Walsh's The Shelter of God's Promises

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4 Stars

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