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The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

On 10/12 Rita T. wrote: The Space Between Words is written by Michele Phoenix and is published by Thomas Nelson.I have been reading a lot of books lately. I am glad to report that all of them have been interesting and worth the time. The Space Between Words has been a special joy to read, as are all of the books by Michele ... Book Review - The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix

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5 Stars

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Portrait of Vengeance

Portrait of Vengeance

On 9/5 Rita T. wrote: Portrait of Vengeance is written by Carrie Stuart Parks and is published by Thomas Nelson.Before I gush on this book, I want to first give you a brief synopsis. Gwen Marcey is a forensic artist who practically begs to be given the assignment of a missing child in Lapwai, Idaho because the location, and ... Book Review: Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks

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5 Stars

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The Beloved Hope Chest

The Beloved Hope Chest

On 8/14 Rita T. wrote: The Beloved Hope Chest is written by Amy Clipston and is published by Zondervan.Every now and then I get in the mood to read a good Amish story. This is the second fiction book in a row in that genre that I have read - and enjoyed. In The Beloved Hope Chest, Amy Clipston has woven a touching and slightly ... Book Review - The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston

Rita T.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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Abiding Mercy

Abiding Mercy

On 7/19 Rita T. wrote: Abiding Mercy is written by Ruth Reid and is published by Thomas Nelson.I have read several of Ruth Reid's Amish novels. This one does not disappoint. It has all of the elements of faith, simplicity, and some suspense that I have come to expect from Ms. Reid. To top that, the novel is set in Posen, ... Book Review: Abiding Mercy by Ruth Reid

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4 Stars

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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 6/27 Rita T. wrote: The Noble Servant is written by Melanie Dickerson and is published by Thomas Nelson.I have to admit that I am hooked on Melanie Dickerson's books. This is another in her offering of fairy tale makeovers. This one is based on The Goose Girl by the Brothers Grimm. Keep in mind that the story is based on ... Book Review: The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

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4 Stars

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Let's Be Real

Let's Be Real

On 6/1 Rita T. wrote: Let's Be Real is written by Natasha Bure and is published by Zondervan.Well, I have found two books, in a row, for young people that I absolutely love. This one by Natasha Bure, is a joy. Since receiving the book a couple of days ago, I have spent a great deal of time leafing through it and reading the ... Book Review: Let's Be Real by Natasha Bure

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5 Stars

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An Outlaw and A Lady

An Outlaw and A Lady

On 5/24 Rita T. wrote: An Outlaw and a Lady is written by Jessi Colter and is published by Nelson Books.This is one of the most touching love stories I think I've read in a long time. Mirriam Jennings, a.k.a. Jessi Colter, grew up in Arizona with a preacher mother and a mining father. Young Mirriam sang in church and ... Book Review: An Outlaw and a Lady by Jessi Colter

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4 Stars

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The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

On 4/21 Rita T. wrote: The Angels' Share is written by James Markert and is published by Thomas Nelson.Well, I did not exactly know what to expect upon reading this book, in spite of what the back cover said. My first thought was, "This is a book about whiskey." My first thought was partially correct. Whiskey does play ... Book Review - The Angels' Share by James Markert

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3 Stars

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God Bless Our Baby

God Bless Our Baby

On 2/27 Rita T. wrote: God Bless our Baby is written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow. It is published by Tommy Nelson.God Bless our Baby is a beautiful board book with a super soft cover. The premise of the "storyline" is that different animal families have new babies. The first one, a squirrel family, is ... Book Review: God Bless our Baby by Hannah C. Hall

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5 Stars

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The Daniel Code

The Daniel Code

On 2/6 Rita T. wrote: The Daniel Code is written by O. S. Hawkins and is published by Thomas Nelson.This a beautiful book - on the outside and within the pages. Hawkins identifies the elements of our culture that is "losing its way" very well. We'd have to be blind not to notice that something is amiss in our society.That ... Book Review - The Daniel Code by O. S. Hawkins

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4 Stars

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Chocolate-Covered Cashews

Chocolate-Covered Cashews

On 12/26 Rita T. wrote: Chocolate-Covered Cashews is written by Wiley Baxter and is published by Westbow Press.This book is not excessively long but it took me a long time to read. I guess I didn't find it really going anywhere and it was easy to stop at any point without being tempted to read further. The premise of the book ... Book Review: Chocolate-Covered Cashews by Wiley Baxter

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3 Stars

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Lots of Love

Lots of Love

On 12/19 Rita T. wrote: Lots of Love is written by Kim Washburn, illustrated by Jacqueline East, and published by Zondervan.This board book is a very colorful and heartfelt book for youngsters. Each page takes the reader through events and people (animals too), that show how much that child is loved. The illustrations are gorgeous ... Book Review - Lots of Love by Kim Washburn

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5 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 12/7 Rita T. wrote:  The Silent Songbird is written by Melanie Dickerson and is published by Thomas Nelson.In The Silent Songbird, the main character (Evangeline) and the antagonist (Lord Shiveley) have a really bad relationship. Okay, so Lord Shively convinces the king to betroth to him the king's cousin, Evangeline. ... Book Review: The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 11/7 Rita T. wrote: Child of the River is written by Irma Joubert and is published by Thomas Nelson.Persomie is a young girl at the beginning of this story. She is living in her native South Africa, a child of the Bushveld. Her family is the poorest of the poor, sharecroppers for the Fourie family farm. Throughout the novel, ... Book Review - Child of the River by Irma Joubert

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5 Stars

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Moments with the Savior

Moments with the Savior

On 10/17 Rita T. wrote: Moments with the Savior is written by Ken Gire and is published by Zondervan.I was very excited to review this beautifully done hardcover devotional by Ken Gire. From front cover to back, it is a quality book. Not only is it beautiful in itself, with a bookmark ribbon and sturdy gift book pages, but ... Book Review: Moments with the Savior by Ken Gire

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook

On 9/12 Rita T. wrote: The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult is written and illustrated by Mike Berenstain and is published by Zonderkidz.To give you a little bit of an idea of what this book is about, I will begin with saying it is filled with beautiful, colorful photographs of, what I ... Book Review - The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult by Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

On 8/1 Rita T. wrote: Go Big or Go Home is written by Scotty McCreery with Travis Thrasher. It is published by Zondervan.Who doesn't love Scotty McCreery? He came to our town last month for Big Ticket Country Night. He sang to a packed out audience outside at the annual music festival. Many will give him acclaim for his charm ... Book Review: Go Big or Go Home by Scotty McCreery

Rita T.'s Rating:

4 Stars

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The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

On 6/28 Rita T. wrote: The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book is written by Dr. David Jeremiah and published by Thomas Nelson.I have struggled a bit with spiritual warfare. I know that it is a real thing and I know that it is a battle. I have been in the war since I became a believing Christian in 1984. Satan and his demons do ... Book Review - The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book by Dr. David Jeremiah

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4 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 6/2 Rita T. wrote: The Beautiful Pretender is written by Melanie Dickerson and published by Thomas Nelson.My teenage daughter and I both love Melanie Dickerson's writing equally. This latest book in her fairy tale series is absolutely wonderful. It took me a while to figure out just which fairy tale character the main ... Book Review - The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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Honest Wrestling

Honest Wrestling

On 5/18 Rita T. wrote: Honest Wrestling: Questions of Faith when Attacked by Life is written by K. Howard Joslin and is published by WestBow Press.This book is what the title claims it is: Honest Wrestling with faith and constant questioning God and His motives. The author, K. Howard Joslin, bares his soul as he tells of his ... Book Review: Honest Wrestling by K. Howard Joslin

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4 Stars

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Counting Blessings

Counting Blessings

On 5/8 Rita T. wrote: Counting Blessings is written by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Lee Holland, and published by Zonderkidz.Eileein Spinelli has written numerous children's books, all of them terrific. This newest one titled Counting Blessings does not disappoint me. It is a board book for the youngest of children and ... Book Review - Counting Blessings by Eileen Spinelli

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5 Stars

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Wonders of Creation

Wonders of Creation

On 4/27 Rita T. wrote: Wonders of Creation: Illustrations to Color and Inspire is published by Zondervan.I have watched my best friend, my son's best friend, and my daughter each go crazy over the many adult coloring books on the market today. I have also thought they were each crazy to want to sit and color. This week, I ... Book Review: Wonders of Creation: Illustrations to Color and Inspire

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5 Stars

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Forever My Little Boy

Forever My Little Boy

On 4/5 Rita T. wrote: Forever My Little Boy: Loving Your Son for Now and for Always is written by Karen Kingsbury, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, and published by Zondervan.Karen Kingsbury has long been one of my favorite Christian authors. She has written children's books, adult fiction, and even some wonderful ... Book Review: Forever My Little Boy by Karen Kingsbury

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5 Stars

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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 3/16 Rita T. wrote: An Unbroken Heart is written by Kathleen Fuller and is published by Thomas Nelson.At first I wondered if I wanted to read another Amish story. The market seems to be flooded by them. I have not read the first book in the Birch Creek Novel series - A Reluctant Bride. However, I do know that Kathleen ... Book Review - An Unbroken Heart by Kathleen Fuller

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Apply the Word Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition

NKJV, Apply the Word Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition

On 2/27 Rita T. wrote: NKJV Apply the Word Study Bible is published by Thomas Nelson.For those who love the NKJV, this is a Bible to own. It reminds me a lot of my nearly 30 year old copy of the NIV Study Bible.I have the hard covered version. A lot of hardback Bibles fall apart after multiple uses. I am hoping this one lasts ... Book Review - NKJV Apply the Word Study Bible

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5 Stars

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Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

On 2/22 Rita T. wrote: Catch Me if You Can is written by Carrie Marston and published by Westbow Press.This young adult book is one that deals with difficult topics. The protagonist, Laura Brown, struggles with deep seeded feelings of doubt and resentment. Her parents are divorced and she is not blending well into her father's ... Book Review - Catch Me if You Can by Carrie Marston

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2 Stars

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Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon

On 2/8 Rita T. wrote: Mermaid Moon is written by Colleen Coble and is published by Thomas Nelson.Right off the bat, I have to admit that Colleen Coble is one of my favorite Christian authors. Not only does she weave a very good story, but she also lives close to my hometown in Indiana. I almost feel as if I share a link with ... Book Review: Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

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5 Stars

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The War for the Waking World

The War for the Waking World

On 1/16 Rita T. wrote: War for the Waking World  is written by Wayne Thomas Batson and published by Thomas Nelson.This is a book written for teenagers or mature middle graders. It is the third book in a series. While I have not read the first two, I was surprised to find that it is okay to jump right to the third. What ... Book Review: War for the Waking World by Wayne Thomas Batson

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5 Stars

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The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid

On 12/19 Rita T. wrote: The Golden Braid is written by Melanie Dickerson and published by Thomas Nelson.For those who love the classic fairy tales, this is one version not to be missed. Rapunzel is shown as a Christian woman who desperately tries to find her own way in the world. Is her mother really who she says she is? And ... Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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The Gentle Revolutionaries

The Gentle Revolutionaries

On 11/25 Rita T. wrote: The Gentle Revolutionaries is written by Don Lord and published by WestBow Press.When I first took a glance at this book, I wondered whether it was nonfiction or fiction. I have since figured out, with the help of the description on Amazon.com, that it is historical fiction. That, of course, means a ... Book Review: The Gentle Revolutionaries by Don Lord

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2 Stars

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The Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas

On 10/24 Rita T. wrote: The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of the Surprising Stories Behind your Favorite Holiday Songs is written by Andrew Grant and published by Nelson Books.I am not a huge fan of the hype surrounding Christmas, meaning I detest all of the commercialism that Christmas has become. I do, however, love ... Book Review: The Carols of Christmas by Andrew Grant

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4 Stars

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My Christmas Stocking

My Christmas Stocking

On 9/26 Rita T. wrote: My Christmas Stocking is written by Crystal Bowman and is illustrated by Claudine Gevry. It is published by Zonderkidz.In this lovely board book in the shape of a Christmas stocking, the truth of God's love for His children is beautifully expressed. While children are sleeping on Christmas Eve, stockings ... Book Review - My Christmas Stocking by Crystal Bowman

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5 Stars

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Thankful

Thankful

On 9/12 Rita T. wrote: Thankful is written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Archie Preston. It is published by Zonderkidz.I was tickled to get a chance to review Eileen Spinelli's new picture book on this theme of thankfulness. In today's society, being thankful from the heart seems to be getting put on the back burner ... Book Review: Thankful by Eileen Spinelli

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5 Stars

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Believe Student Edition

Believe Student Edition

On 8/31 Rita T. wrote: Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus, Student Edition, is published by Zondervan and has a general editor in Randy Frazee.I wanted to get this book for my teenagers. We do family devotions in the evening as part of our homeschool. This book is broken down into sections that will ... Book Review - Believe, Student Edition

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5 Stars

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NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

On 8/30 Rita T. wrote: When I agreed to review this Bible, I knew that I was getting a hardcover Bible in the New International Version. What I didn't expect was to receive one that is filled with daily readings written by popular female authors who are committed Christians, character profiles of Biblical women, promises of ... Book Review - NIV Bible for Teen Girls (Zondervan)

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5 Stars

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Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are

Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are

On 8/10 Rita T. wrote: Project Inspired is written by Nicole Weider and is published by Zondervan.I got this book for my daughter, who is a teenager and is enthralled by all things fashion and beauty these days. She has been devouring it from cover to cover. It has ideas on how a Christian girl should dress, use makeup effectively, ... Book Review: Project Inspired by Nicole Weider

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5 Stars

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Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are

Project Inspired: Tips and Tricks for Staying True to Who You Are

On 8/10 Rita T. wrote: Project Inspired is written by Nicole Weider and is published by Zondervan.I got this book for my daughter, who is a teenager and is enthralled by all things fashion and beauty these days. She has been devouring it from cover to cover. It has ideas on how a Christian girl should dress, use makeup effectively, ... Book Review: Project Inspired by Nicole Weider

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5 Stars

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God, Mankind and Eternity

God, Mankind and Eternity

On 8/7 Rita T. wrote: God, Mankind and Eternity: The Six Chapters of Man  is written by Oscar L. Avant and is published by WestBow Press.First of all, I think that Oscar L. Avant is a very intellectual author. For the first couple of chapters of this book, I found myself reading and re-reading in order to fully grasp ... Book Review - God, Mankind and Eternity: The Six Chapters of Man by Oscar L. Avant

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3 Stars

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The Printer and the Preacher

The Printer and the Preacher

On 7/20 Rita T. wrote: The Printer and the Preacher is written by Randy Petersen and is published by Thomas Nelson.I wanted to read The Printer and the Preacher because I just have a love of history and a love of God. Combine both and it should be a good read. I am happy to say that, although this book started out ... Book Review: The Printer and the Preacher by Randy Petersen

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5 Stars

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Beyond Championships Teen Edition

Beyond Championships Teen Edition

On 6/22 Rita T. wrote: Beyond Championships, Teen Edition, is written by Coach Dru Joyce II (with Chris Morrow) and is published by Zondervan.I have lots of books for my teenage daughter, but not so much for my son. This is a playbook of sorts for young people written by a famous basketball coach who "has been there and ... Book Review - Beyond Championships: A Playbook for Winning at Life Teen Edition by Coach Dru Joyce II

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5 Stars

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If He Had Not Come

If He Had Not Come

On 6/1 Rita T. wrote: If He Had Not Come is written by Nan F. Weeks and is retold by David Nicholson and illustrated by Charles Jaskiewicz. It is published by Westbow Press.In this cute picture book, written in 1938 and set in the 30's, the author poses the question: What if Jesus had never come? Would Christmas, or any ... Book Review" If He Had Not Come by Nan F. Weeks & David Nicholson

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5 Stars

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An Uncertain Choice

An Uncertain Choice

On 5/26 Rita T. wrote: An Uncertain Choice is written by Jody Hedlund and published by Zondervan.This is another YA book in Zondervan's increasing collection of titles in that genre. I, for one, am thrilled to see Christian young adult fiction coming into more popularity because there is so much out there that is NOT good ... Book Review: An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

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4 Stars

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Horse in the Wilderness

Horse in the Wilderness

On 5/18 Rita T. wrote: Horse in the Wilderness is written by Debbie Eckles and is published by WestBow Press.In this book, a lot of "missings" are present. A horse goes missing. A boy goes missing. Strange things happen. Brent Travis, the new schoolteacher in the community, hesitantly gets involved in the Parker family's troubles ...

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3 Stars

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A Faith of Her Own

A Faith of Her Own

On 5/4 Rita T. wrote: A Faith of Her Own is written by Kathleen Fuller and is published by Thomas Nelson.I admit it. When I want to read a book that makes me feel good by the time I'm finished, I go for an Amish story. Kathleen Fuller is one of those authors who has perfected this particular genre. She doesn't explain what ... Book Review: A Faight of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

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5 Stars

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The Crimson Path of Honor

The Crimson Path of Honor

On 4/28 Rita T. wrote: The Crimson Path of Honor is written by M. B. Tosi and is published by WestBow Press.In this book, the third in the Indian Path series, Luci Garling is a pretty, petite girl born into an affluent home. In order to escape an arranged marriage, she sneaks off to the west via train with a man she barely ... Book Review: The Crimson Path of Honor by M. B. Tosi

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3 Stars

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Fairy Tale Romance Collection

Fairy Tale Romance Collection

On 4/18 Rita T. wrote: The Fairy Tale Romance Collection contains five of Melanie Dickerson's bestselling and loved books for young adult readers. The titles are: The Healer's Apprentice, The Merchant's Daughter, The Fairest Beauty, The Captive Maiden, and The Princess Spy. The collection is published by Zondervan.Before I ... Book Review - Fairy Tale Romance Collection by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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You Have a Brain

You Have a Brain

On 2/2 Rita T. wrote: You Have a Brain, A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. is written by Ben Carson, MD with Gregg Lewis and Deborah Shaw Lewis and is published by Zondervan.When debating upon which book to review next, I saw this book by Dr. Carson and immediately snatched it up. Dr. Carson is a Christian neurosurgeon who ... Book Review: You Have a Brain, A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. by Ben Carson, MD

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5 Stars

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10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

On 1/17 Rita T. wrote: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is written by Kari Kampakis and is published by Thomas Nelson.My whole purpose of choosing this book to review is a selfish one. I wanted to get my hands on a good book that I could use in teaching my 13-year-old daughter to resist the lies that the devil will shoot ... Book Review: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know by Kari Kampakis

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5 Stars

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Two Renegade Realms

Two Renegade Realms

On 12/30 Rita T. wrote: Two Renegade Realms is written by Donita K. Paul and is published by Zondervan. This book is second in the Realm Walkers series and is categorized as teen fiction.Not having ever been a huge fan of fantasy or science fiction, I was a bit skeptical about this particular series. I had heard of Donita K. ... Book Review: Two Renegade Realms by Donita K. Paul

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5 Stars

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Nature Girl

Nature Girl

On 12/11 Rita T. wrote: Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation is written by Karen Whiting and Rebecca White. It is published by ZonderKidz.I had a blast looking through this fun and practical book for young girls. This book is appropriate for any age, but probably the girls who would enjoy it the most would be those ... Book Review - Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation by Karen Whiting and Rebecca White

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5 Stars

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Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

On 11/26 Rita T. wrote: The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible is published by Thomas Nelson. Editors are Phil and Al Robertson.This is a NKJV of the Bible. The devotional aspect and notes are by Phil Robertson with his son, Al, a pastor for more than 22 years. While many people recognize Phil Robertson and his sons from ... Book Review - Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

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5 Stars

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The Beauty of Believing

The Beauty of Believing

On 11/13 Rita T. wrote: Beauty of Believing is written by Nancy N. Rue, Allia Zobel Nolan, Lois Walfrid Johnson, Kristi Holl, Mona Hodgson, and Tasha K Douglas, and is published by Zondervan.Beauty of Believing is part of the faithGirlz! collection. Written for tweens and young teens, it is a beautiful compilation of devotions ... Book Review - Beauty of Believing

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5 Stars

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The Skeletons in God's Closet

The Skeletons in God's Closet

On 11/3 Rita T. wrote: The Skeletons in God's Closet is written by Joshua Ryan Butler and is published by W Publishing Group (an imprint of Thomas Nelson).Before putting down my own thoughts on this book, I decided to read what other reviewers had to say. Some say Butler does a fantastic job while others say he has written ... Book Review - The Skeletons in God's Closet by Joshua Ryan Butler

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4 Stars

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Storm Siren

Storm Siren

On 10/6 Rita T. wrote: Storm Siren is written by Mary Weber and is published by Thomas Nelson.I was getting in a rut with my reading life so I decided to try something different. Storm Siren is that different book. It is a young adult book that is more science fiction or paranormal than anything else, yet it still has that ... Book Review - Storm Siren by Mary Weber

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5 Stars

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NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition

NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition

On 9/18 Rita T. wrote: The NIV Once a Day Bible is published by Zondervan.I am addicted to the Bible - and it's a good addiction. I always gauge the number of years I have read the Bible through (in a year) by how old my daughter is. This year, on December 31, I will have read it through each year for 13 consecutive years. ... Book Review - The NIV Once a Day Bible

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5 Stars

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The Case for a Creator Student Edition

The Case for a Creator Student Edition

On 9/4 Rita T. wrote: The Case for a Creator: Student Edition is written by Lee Strobel and is published by Zondervan.I have to say, right off the bat, that this is a great book for my teens. Today's world is bombarding them with evolutionary junk and clouding the truth with Darwinism. Strobel. a once believer in all of that, ... Book Review - The Case for a Creator: Student Edition by Lee Strobel

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5 Stars

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Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door

Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door

On 9/2 Rita T. wrote: Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door is written by Denette Fretz and is illustrated by Gene Barretta. It is published by Zonderkidz.You might remember that I wrote a review of Pirates on the Farm, also by Denette Fretz and Gene Barretta. This book is second in the series and is every bit "cute" as Pirates ... Book Review: Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door by Denette Fretz

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5 Stars

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The Other Side of the River

The Other Side of the River

On 6/19 Rita T. wrote: The Other Side of the River is written by Robert D. Halpert, MD and is published by WestBow Press.This is a story about the Civil War and the Confederate army, specifically, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. It is a historical fiction book that Civil War buffs will probably like. General Jackson, whom I knew ... Book Review - The Other Side of the River by Robert D. Halpert, MD

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4 Stars

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Body and Soul

Body and Soul

On 5/24 Rita T. wrote: Body & Soul is written by Bethany Hamilton with Dustin Dillberg, L.Ac., PAS and is published by Zondervan.I finally found the health and fitness book I was looking for. My daughter is turning 13 in October. Need I say more? I have searched and searched for a good fitness book that combines faith ... Book Review- Body & Soul by Bethany Hamilton

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5 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

On 5/12 Rita T. wrote: Samantha Sanderson at the Movies is written by Robin Caroll and is published by Zondervan.I have been on the look-out for decent book for my junior high daughter to read. I have had an awful time trying to sort out all of the godless paranormal stuff from that which is wholesome or at least written by ... Book Review - Samantha Sanderson at the Movies by Robin Caroll

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5 Stars

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Along Came You

Along Came You

On 4/24 Rita T. wrote: Along Came You is written by Karona Drummond and illustrated by Estelle Corke. It is published by ZonderKidz.I love Along Came You. It is a sweet little board book that reminds children that they are special. Mom might have made some adjustments since their babies came along, but she still does what ... Book Review: Along Came You by Karona Drummond

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5 Stars

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Twirl

Twirl

On 4/4 Rita T. wrote: Twirl: A Fresh Spin at Life is written by Patsy Clairmont and is published by W Publishing Group.I love Patsy Clairmont. Through the years, I have read many of her books. She has a witty way about her, yet what she says is truth. Her latest book, Twirl, is not a rehash of former stuff. It is fresh, witty, ... Book Review - Twirl by Patsy Clairmont

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One Lost Sheep

One Lost Sheep

On 3/20 Rita T. wrote: One Lost Sheep is written by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illustrated by Margaret Spengler, and published by Zonderkidz. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through One Lost Sheep tonight. As you might guess, the story is a retelling of the parable about the shepherd who loses one sheep and goes after it, bringing ... Book Review - One Lost Sheep by Rhonda Gowler Greene and Margaret Spengler

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 3/2 Rita T. wrote: Let There Be Light is written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is illustrated by Nancy Tillman, and is published by Zonderkidz.I love beautiful picture books that teach the youngest generation about the love of God straight from the truths in the Bible. This is one that does not disappoint. Archbishop Desmond ... Book Review - Let There Be Light by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Pirates on the Farm

Pirates on the Farm

On 1/30 Rita T. wrote: Pirates on the Farm is written by Denette Fretz and is published by Zonderkidz.In this cute (in a boyish sort of way) picture book, pirates move in to the home next door to a God-fearing family. These pirates are the typical, strange and hard to understand, pirates. They eat weird foods. They are rough ... Book Review - Pirates on the Farm by Denette Fretz

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Once-A-Day Country Faith

Once-A-Day Country Faith

On 1/23 Rita T. wrote: Once a Day Country Faith is compiled by Deborah Evans Price and is published by Zondervan. This is a devotional type book for those who love country music and her stars. The foreword is written by Josh Turner (of Long Black Train fame) and wow, is it a testimony to his faith. As for being a book that ... Book Review - Once a Day Country Faith pubished by Zondervan

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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

On 11/21 Rita T. wrote: Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body is written by Martin Pistorius and is published by Thomas Nelson. It was first published in 2012 by Simon & Schuster LTD.When I saw the title of Ghost Boy, I was immediately intrigued - and immediately taken back to ... Book Review - Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

On 10/27 Rita T. wrote: You all know who Matthew West is, don't you? Or maybe Karen Kingsbury? A devotional book written by Matthew West with a foreword by Karen Kingsbury has to be good, and it is. Forgiveness: Overcoming the Impossible is published by Thomas Nelson.I have had times in my life when others have done things ... Book Review - Forgiveness by Matthew West

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 10/2 Rita T. wrote: A Christmas Gift for Rose is written by Tricia Goyer and is published by Zondervan. This book is historical fiction. I was surprised by that! I had never read any of Tricia Goyer's books before, though I knew that she has written a lot of Amish stories. This one takes place in 1945. Rose's fiancĂ©e ... Book Review - A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer

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She's Twelve Going on Twenty

She's Twelve Going on Twenty

On 9/2 Rita T. wrote: She's Twelve going on Twenty: Nurturing your Daughter Through the Tween Years is written by Kim Camp and is published by Thomas Nelson.I have a daughter who is just turning twelve next month. To say that she is "going on twenty" is an understatement. She wants to dress and act like she's much older. ... Book Review - She's Twelve going on Twenty:Nurturing your Daughter Through the Tween Years by Kim Camp

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Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis

On 8/2 Rita T. wrote: Chasing Francis is written by Ian Morgan Cron and is published by Zondervan.Have you ever known someone who was strong in the faith and then, quite suddenly, seemed to lose it all right in front of your eyes? That's what happened to Pastor Chase Falson in Chasing Francis. In this story, Chase is a pastor ... Book Review - Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

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Unveiling Grace

Unveiling Grace

On 7/3 Rita T. wrote: Unveiling Grace is written by Lynn K. Wilder and is published by Zondervan.Lynn K. Wilder and her husband were Mormon converts who, in their quest for spiritual truth, rejected the Christianity of their upbringing. They lived and breathed Mormonism. They believed everything that the church told them. ... Book Review - Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 6/13 Rita T. wrote: American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence is written by Jane Hampton Cook and is published by Thomas Nelson.I am a lover of all things history and this book does not disappoint my appetite for more. Before reading American Phoenix, ... Book Review: American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook

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Letters to Katie

Letters to Katie

On 5/8 Rita T. wrote:  Letters to Katie is written by Kathleen Fuller and is published by Thomas Nelson. Katie is a young Amish woman who has spent most of her years longing for the love of one man - Johnny Mullett. The feeling never seemed to mutual, however. When illness causes Katie to lose part of her short ... Book Review - Letters to Katie by Kathleen Fuller

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Stress Test

Stress Test

On 4/10 Rita T. wrote: Stress Test is written by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. and is published by Thomas Nelson.Dr. Matt Newman has a bright future ahead of him. He decides to leave his career as a surgeon in private practice for one in academic medicine. He has a beautiful girlfriend. Everything is going well, until the unthinkable ... Book Review - Stress Test by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

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God's Not Dead

God's Not Dead

On 3/16 Rita T. wrote: God's Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty is written by Rice Broocks and is published by Thomas Nelson.Back in earlier days, I remember hearing it said, "God is dead." Of course, those saying, and publishing it, did not mean that God physically died. They meant that He never ceased to ... Book Review - God's Not Dead, by Rice Broocks

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/15 Rita T. wrote: Unglued Devotional is written by Lysa Terkeurst and is published by Zondervan.If you haven't heard of Lysa Terkeurst, you're among the few. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of 15 books, including Unglued - the book of which the devotional is a companion. Lisa is a popular speaker ... Book Review: Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

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An Angel by Her Side

An Angel by Her Side

On 1/21 Rita T. wrote: An Angel by Her Side is written by Ruth Reid and is published by Thomas Nelson.Angel stories are always fascinating, but if you add the appeal of a heart-warming Amish story you get a blessing. At least that's what I got from An Angel by Her Side. The gist of the story is this:Katie Bender is the teacher ... Book Review - An Angel by Her Side by Ruth Reid

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Dirty God

Dirty God

On 12/28 Rita T. wrote: Dirty God: Jesus in the Trenches is written by Johnnie Moore and is published by Thomas Nelson.By now you know that I love to read. I read many different genres, but nonfiction seems to be my favorite, especially Christian and/or history.  I think that fiction is often good and can certainly teach ... Book Review - Dirty God by Johnnie Moore

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 12/8 Rita T. wrote: By Faith, not by Sight is written by Scott MacIntyre with Jennifer Schumann and is published by Thomas Nelson.Scott MacIntyre was an American Idol finalist a few years ago, in 2009, when Kris Allen won the competition. I remember watching the show every week and calling in my votes. I remember Scott ... Book Review - By Faith, not by Sight by Scott MacIntyre

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Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

On 11/25 Rita T. wrote: Chocolate-covered Baloney: Confessions of April Grace is written by K. D. McCrite and is published by Thomas Nelson.I did not get a chance to read the previous offerings of April Grace but that really doesn't matter. This is a book for tween girls that is engaging and fun. I wanted to review this book ... Book Review - Chocolate-covered Baloney: Confessions of April Grace

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More Than a Bucket List

More Than a Bucket List

On 11/17 Rita T. wrote: More than a Bucket List: Making Your Dreams, Passions, and Faith a Reality is written by Toni Birdsong and is published by Thomas Nelson.You've all seen the movie "The Bucket List" haven't you? If not, you've probably at least heard the term used as it pertains to doing some things you've always wanted ... Book Review - More than a Bucket List by Toni Birdsong

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Heaven Changes Everything

Heaven Changes Everything

On 11/7 Rita T. wrote: Heaven Changes Everything is written by Todd and Sonja Burpo, and is published by Thomas Nelson.If you read Heaven is for Real, you will remember little Colton Burpo, a pastor's son who, at the age of three had surgery - and later claimed that he went to Heaven and back. Following the success of that ... Book Review - Heaven Changes Everything by Todd and Sonja Burpo

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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 11/2 Rita T. wrote: Call of a Coward: The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife is written by Marcia Moston and published by Thomas Nelson.Marcia Moston and her family were a normal, middle class family living a normal Christian life in New Jersey when they felt the call upon their lives to international ministry. ... Book Review - Call of a Coward: The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife by Marcia Moston

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The River

The River

On 9/26 Rita T. wrote: The River is written by Michael Neale and is published by Thomas Nelson.A quick rundown of this marvelous story goes like this:Gabriel Clarke has experienced a tragedy in his life, one that affects him so deeply that he is afraid to go back to the source of his grief. The River holds mystery, death, ... Book Review - The River by Michael Neale

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A Path Toward Love

A Path Toward Love

On 8/23 Rita T. wrote: A Path Toward Love is written by Cara Lynn James and is published by Thomas Nelson.I have this book on my Kindle Fire. I love reading in the dark with my lit-up e-reader, especially when it's a book as good as this one is. Here's the gist of the story:Katherine Osborne is recently widowed, having run ... Book Review - A Path Toward Love by Cara Lynn James

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/6 Rita T. wrote: Running for My Life is written by Lopez Lomong and is published by Thomas Nelson. It's the life story of a professional athlete - an Olympic track star no less - and a lost boy from south Sudan.Lopepe (Lopez) Lomong was born and raised to the age of six in south Sudan. During the lengthy civil war between ... Book Review - Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/11 Rita T. wrote: Hope Springs is written by Kim Cash Tate and published by Thomas Nelson.Hope Springs, North Carolina, is the setting for this story. It's a small southern town with all of the small town problems - and blessings. In this offering, continuing the saga of "Grandma Geri", Kim Cash Tate gives us a real story ... Book Review - Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate

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The Searchers

The Searchers

On 5/29 Rita T. wrote: Here is an interesting exposition of the Road to Emmaus story. Perhaps you've read the account many times - two men are walking on the road to Emmaus, saddened by the fact that the man they had thought would redeem Israel had been crucified. They seemingly had no hope left. Then an incredible thing happens ... Book Review: The Searchers

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 4/17 Rita T. wrote: The Beauty Book is written by Nancy Rue and is published by Tommy Nelson.The Beauty Book is just the book for which I'm been searching for quite some time. It is written for girls 7-11, and my daughter is rapidly approaching that 11 year mark. Little girls these days are not so much different from little ... Book Review - The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 4/5 Rita T. wrote: Published by Thomas Nelson, Brush of Angel's Wings is the second book in a series: Heaven on Earth. I have not read the first book but I sure am glad that I read this one.I love good Christian fiction. We've all read the super preachy novels that just lay in our stomachs like a bad sermon. This is not ... Book Review - Brush of Angel's Wings by Ruth Reid

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 3/12 Rita T. wrote: Todd D. Hunter, an Anglican pastor, wrote Our Favorite Sins (published by Thomas Nelson). This book intrigued me from the start. I mean, who wouldn't want to overcome those "favorite sins" that we can't seem to master? According to research by the Barna Group, a large amount of people have that desire ... Book Review - Our Favorite Sins by Todd D. Hunter

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 2/23 Rita T. wrote: Called to Controversy: The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus is written by Ruth Rosen (Moishe's daughter) and published by Thomas Nelson. When I began reading this book, it was out of an interest in biographies that I did so. Called to Controversy fed my biography "hunger" ... Book Review - Called to Controversy by Ruth Rosen

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/6 Rita T. wrote: Heart of Gold is written by Robin Lee Hatcher and published by Thomas Nelson. It's a sweet western story about a young woman - Shannon Adair - and her minister father. They move from the Civil War torn south to the wild west, gold country to be exact. Though Shannon is resolved that she will not fall ... Book Review - Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 1/22 Rita T. wrote: The Grace Effect is written by Larry Alex Taunton and published by Thomas Nelson. I started reading this book with the impression that it was more of a lengthy - and possibly boring - exposition of Christian grace. I found that it's a great exposition of grace, but is by no means boring.What would a ... Book Review- The Grace Effect by Larry Alex Taunton

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This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

On 1/7 Rita T. wrote: This Thing of Ours: How Faith Saved my Mafia Marriage is written by Cammy Franzese and published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. I am usually not disappointed by any of the books I read from Thomas Nelson and I was not once again with This Thing of Ours. I love nonfiction that reads like fiction. Let ... Book Review - This Thing of Ours by Cammy Franzese

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 12/20 Rita T. wrote: Love Lifted Me is written by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck and is published by Thomas Nelson. It is book three of the Songbird series. It's a story about Jade and Max, a couple who find their marriage shaken when shards of Max's past come flying into them. Jade is tested to the core when she not only ... Book Review - Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 11/27 Rita T. wrote: This month I found another "great wisdom" book written by Billy Graham. This one, Nearing Home (Thomas Nelson), is one of the best yet. Maybe I like it so much because I am creeping out of the middle aged time of my life and nearing the "golden years" at a quicker pace than I had ever thought possible. Last ... Book Review - Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 11/2 Rita T. wrote: I just finished reading The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn (Thomas Nelson) this morning. I have to admit that this book is quite easy to read and I did so in two days. I could have finished sooner if I hadn't had to be on jury duty yesterday .....The Encounter is a sweet tale - you might say parable ... The Encounter - A Timely Parable from Stephen Arterburn

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 10/23 Rita T. wrote: Heaven is for Real is written by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent and is published by Thomas Nelson. It's an intriguing story about a little boy, Todd Burpo's young son, Colton, who supposedly died for three minutes and visited Heaven.When little Colton, age three at the time, nearly died from a ruptured ... Book Review - Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

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Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

On 10/7 Rita T. wrote: Where Has Oprah Taken Us? by Stephen Mansfield (Thomas Nelson) has been a vastly interesting book for me to read. Oprah Winfrey, as you know, is known all over the world and is America's princess. Tremendously wealthy (it's been said that she is America's highest paid woman) she is extremely generous ... Book Review - Where Has Oprah Taken Us? The Religious Influence of the World's Most Famous Woman by Stephen Mansfield

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 9/20 Rita T. wrote: Michael Leehan has bared his soul in his story, Ascent from Darkness: How Satan's Soldier Became God's Warrior (Thomas Nelson). We follow him as a teenager who nearly kills himself with an accidental overdose to a man steeped about as far as one can go into Satan's realm. If you didn't think ... Book Review - Ascent From Darkness by Michael Leehan

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 9/2 Rita T. wrote: One Call Away is a memoir by Brenda Warner (with Jennifer Schuchmann) and published by Thomas Nelson. Never having been a sports fan, it's not surprising that I had never heard of Brenda Warner before seeing this book. For others of you who do not know the people of pro football, Brenda Warner is married ... Book Review - One Call Away by Brenda Warner

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Cherished

Cherished

On 8/16 Rita T. wrote: Cherished is written by Kim Cash Tate and published by Thomas Nelson. I had not previously heard of Ms. Tate before reading this book, though she does have other books under her wing. Now, after reading this Women of Faith Fiction offering, I'm glad that I found her.Cherished weaves a beautiful story ... Book Review - Cherished by Kim Cash Tate

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Life Support

Life Support

On 8/2 Rita T. wrote: If you haven't read Life Support by Robert Whitlow (Thomas Nelson Publishers) yet, you might want to. Until recently, I had only briefly noticed the novel's name from somewhere. I definitely didn't think it would be something that I would enjoy reading.I was wrong. This novel is suspenseful yet filled ... Book Review - Life Support by Robert Whitlow

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 7/14 Rita T. wrote: Surviving Your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel (Wiley) is a New York Times best selling book. When I first saw it, I figured it was just another business self-help book. Now, after reading it from cover to cover, I definitely do not feel this is the case.Surviving Your Serengeti is a book that is meant ... Book Review - Surviving Your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 6/28 Rita T. wrote: I have to confess that I absolutely LOVE Billy Graham. He is one of the truly great preachers of our time, and this book is living proof of that. The authors of Billy Graham in Quotes (Thomas Nelson) are stated as Franklin Graham and Donna Lee Toney, but the vast majority of it is written by Billy ... Book Review - Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/8 Rita T. wrote: The Seraph Seal is written by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner, published by Thomas Nelson. This is not my usual type of story, but I found myself intrigued by this one. It might be because of all of the apocalyptic stuff going around these days - people predicting dates (that never come true, of course), ... Book Review - The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/14 Rita T. wrote: Daddy Dates is written by Greg Wright and published by Thomas Nelson. When I first glanced at this book I thought, "Well, I've never heard of Greg Wright, but I like the idea of his book."From the cover: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their HeartsI like that concept. We have five ... Book Review - Daddy Dates by Greg Wright

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 4/26 Rita T. wrote: Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall (Thomas Nelson) is part of a series of biographies of famous people called Christian Encounters. Before reading anything other than the back cover of this book, I figured it would be similar to other biographies I've read in the past. Not so. This book is rather  ... Book Review - Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Rita T. wrote: Do you ever wish you had a bunch of Max Lucado's bits of wisdom all in one concise volume? Now you can with his latest book, Max on Life: Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questions (Thomas Nelson Publishers). This book, as the subtitle suggests, is filled with answers to the questions that you and ... Book Review - Max on Life by Max Lucado

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Rita T. wrote: Andy Andrews is an author whose name I'd heard a few times, but not one whom I had read. When I saw his latest book, The Final Summit (Thomas Nelson), I decided I had to read it. I am so glad that I did.The Final Summit is considered to be a spiritual help, philosophical book, and well it is. To answer ... Book Review - The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 4/2 Rita T. wrote: What do you know about radical Islam, or Islam in general? If you aren't sure whether we are in a fight for our lives, get a copy of The Fight of our Lives by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn (Thomas Nelson Publishers). You'll be surprised, angered, and empowered to stop sitting idly on the sidelines ... The Fight of our Lives by William J. Bennett & Seth Leibsohn - Book Review

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Eat Your Peas, Daughter

Eat Your Peas, Daughter

On 3/18 Rita T. wrote: I got this book, Eat Your Peas Daughter: A Little Wisdom and a Lasting Promise by Cheryl and Mom Karpen (Thomas Nelson Publishers) today, and I devoured it until I was finished. I think this is the fastest I've ever read a book.Before you begin to think this is a magnificent novel or fairy tale, read ... Book Review - Eat Your Peas Daughter by Cheryl and Mom Karpen

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 3/11 Rita T. wrote: If you could sit down with a physical God and ask Him anything in the world, what do you think you'd ask? What do you think He'd say in response? During my Christian walk, there have been times when I'd wonder about certain things, things that perhaps only a woman would question. Ever wonder why some ... A Conversation with God for Women - Review

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 2/22 Rita T. wrote: Can you believe that it has been 150 years since the Civil War? During that sad time in our country's history, about 623,000 soldiers lost their lives - some from the south and some from the north. That fact is not hard to locate.As a history buff, I find the lesser known pieces of "trivia" to be quite ... Book Review - Curiosities of the Civil War by Webb Garrison

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Left at the Altar

Left at the Altar

On 2/3 Rita T. wrote:  When I first read the title of this book, Left at the Alter by Kimberley Kennedy (Thomas Nelson, Inc.), I thought, "I don't need to read this." After all, I got married and my husband-to-be was very eager to get married.After reading this book, I realized that it is not merely a self-help book ... Book Review - Left at the Altar by Kimberley Kennedy

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