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The River

The River

On 9/24 Arlene Somerton Smith wrote: “The River is magical. It’s full of wonder and mystery. For thousands of years, The River has been carving its way through the Earth. . . . everything is shaped by The River.” Gabriel Clarke is born by The River. He and his father live by it, wade in its swirling waters, and savour the majestic ... The River

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3 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 6/20 Arlene Somerton Smith wrote: José Luis Navajo is pastor from Madrid, Spain. He serves with passion and enthusiasm, but this was not always so. A few years ago he struggled with burnout and disillusionment—a common problem for clergy. To reignite his soul, he sought counsel from his 83-year-old former pastor. The title Mondays ... Mondays with My Old Pastor

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3 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 5/2 Arlene Somerton Smith wrote: This book is made up of stories from his life that have a “dusting of divine fingerprints.” Each story begins with a teaser quote to draw the reader in: “I used to be afraid of failing at something that mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” Each ... Putting Hands and Feet on Love

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4 Stars

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The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

On 4/4 Arlene Somerton Smith wrote: No deathbed regrets: that is the wish of Mark DeMoss. He would like all of us to return to basics and practise skillful living to nurture success and prevent pitfalls. If we take DeMoss's advice we can incorporate wise practices into our lives. We can seek the company of older people, try mindful listening, ... A source of comfort and concern

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2 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 7/6 Arlene Somerton Smith wrote: Dan B. Allender's book, Sabbath, is part of the Ancient Practices series published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. The book encourages readers to revisit the ancient practice of Sabbath observance and apply it to their 21st Century life. Allender aims to dispel myths about Sabbath, including the belief that Sabbath ... Wednesday Book Review - Sabbath

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3 Stars

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