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Jesus Today Devotions for Kids

Jesus Today Devotions for Kids

On 3/28 ann saylor wrote: The newest book from the Bestselling Author of Jesus Calling is here - "Jesus Today - Devotions for Kids", by Sarah Young.  I loved her devotional for adults, and I like this new book just as much.From the publisher:  "Jesus is the Friend who is always with you. Jesus Today®: Devotions ... Family Devotions

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NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

On 1/28 ann saylor wrote: Thomas Nelson Pulisher sent me a copy of John Hagee's NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, asking me to share an unbiased review.  If you are interested in studying prophecy from Genesis to Revelation, this edition of the Bible will impress you.  Here are samples of some of the study helps ... A Great Resource to Study BIble Prophecy

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The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

On 12/18 ann saylor wrote: The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)New Testament Audio BibleBy Thomas NelsonI am thrilled to review this product.  I have so enjoyed listening to the Bible over the last few weeks!  As a mom of 4, it's tough to find the time and energy to dive into the word.  Sad, but true.  Listening ...

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Best Hair Book Ever!

Best Hair Book Ever!

On 11/8 ann saylor wrote: My daughter and I have been talking a lot about hair care and styling hair lightly, so this book, "Best hair book ever!" was perfect to read when it came in the mail. It is so cute, and so well done. The articles on hair care are simple, practical, and very helpful. The hairstyles are quite diverse in ... Teaching Girls to Fix Their Hair

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Jesus Calling for Little Ones

Jesus Calling for Little Ones

On 10/6 ann saylor wrote: Teaching my children to know Jesus and have a friendship with Jesus is very important to me, so I was very excited to discover Sarah Young’s new book, “Jesus Calling for Little Ones”.  Just like the original “Jesus Calling” (which I love!), it builds very personal conversations with Jesus ... Teaching children to know Jesus

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Betting on Hope

Betting on Hope

On 6/17 ann saylor wrote: I've found another fiction writer to enjoy - Debra Clopton.  I just finished her novel "Betting on Hope", and completely enjoyed it.  It's a very unique storyline that could easily make a Nicholas Spark type movie.  Well developed characters, good twists and turns, easy-to-read,   ... Betting on Hope

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Breaker's Reef

Breaker's Reef

On 4/8 ann saylor wrote: Breaker's ReefCape Refuge SeriesBy Terri Blackstock From the publisher:"A famous mystery writer has just moved to Cape Refuge when a teenage girl is found murdered. Sheila Caruso–ex-con, mother to Sadie and Caleb, and resident of Hanover House–is working for the writer when she discovers that ... Another Good Read from Terri Blackstock

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4 Stars

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River's Edge

River's Edge

On 2/19 ann saylor wrote: I just finished reading Terri Blackstock's "River's Edge".  I loved it, and I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a clean and easy read.  Great characters, great storyline, and lessons we can all relate to.  It's a tale of suspense revolving around a small town murder.  You'll ... Book Review: Terri Blackstock's "River's Edge"

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I Can Learn The Bible

I Can Learn The Bible

On 1/21 ann saylor wrote: I'm always looking for creative ways to teach our children scripture.  We're not good about memorizing it, but we do talk about scripture a lot and we have scriptures in kid-friendly art throughout the house.  I'm also trying to introduce the kiddos to devotions through age-appropriate ... Teaching Children God's Word

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Plush Bible Collection, NIrV

Plush Bible Collection, NIrV

On 12/6 ann saylor wrote: First impression - huge wow factor for a girl who likes sparkly pink. I've never seen a bible this soft and cute!  It has a padded hardcover so it's still quite sturdy. Inside. This is a very simple nirv bible.  It has small print with no footnotes or cross references. The only extra features ... Bible Review: Plush Bible

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Adventure Bible, NKJV

Adventure Bible, NKJV

On 11/8 ann saylor wrote: This week I got to review theNKJV Adventure Bibleedited by Lawrence O. Richards.   I was very impressed!  It's a very inviting book with a brightly colored hardback cover.  It's sturdy and ready for wear and tear.  As described by the publisher, it has great features throughout ... Book Review: Adventure Bible

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Just Sayin'

Just Sayin'

On 10/7 ann saylor wrote: Write ‘em, Draw ‘em, Hide ‘em In Your HeartFrom the publisher:  "Just Sayin’ isn’t your typical 90-day devotional for girls. It’s an all-out open space for you to explore and learn more about yourself and your faith. Prompts get your mind thinking, ideas flowing, and help turn your thoughts ... book review - Just Sayin' - a devotional by Carol McAdams Moore

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Big Book of Quizzes

Big Book of Quizzes

On 9/19 ann saylor wrote: Every girl loves quizzes that reveal more about herself and her friends! This book has quizzes about personality, change, workouts, pressure, learning styles, money, friends, dating, family, and faith.  For each quiz, you tally your score and read a summary, which is full of good solid advice for ... Book Review: Big Book of Quizzes by The Editors of Faithgirlz

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Best Party Book Ever!

Best Party Book Ever!

On 9/4 ann saylor wrote: I'm so glad I was able to review this book!  It's so hard to find cute girly party ideas and idea books that aren't too mature for young girls.  Products and party idea books are so often too risqué, too high-society or too worldly for me to want to consider for my daughter.  But ... Book Review: Best Party Book Ever by Faithgirlz

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 7/15 ann saylor wrote: I was wow-ed when I got this in the mail last week:  the NIV Essentials Study Bible: Easily Grasp the Fundamentals of Scripture through Lenses from 6 Bestselling NIV ResourcesIf you're looking for a Bible packed full of good study materials in an easy-to-apply-to-life format, check out this Bible.  ... Book Review: NIV Essentials Study Bible

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 7/1 ann saylor wrote: The Teen Study Bible is a great basic introductory study Bible for teens.  It’s a hardcover Bible with the focus of helping affirm believers in their faith and realize the relevance of scripture for daily living.  The publisher outlines these sections of the Bible:“We Believe”—Unpacks ... Book Review: Teen Study Bible, NIV

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Defending the Line

Defending the Line

On 5/31 ann saylor wrote: The publisher describes the book as "the story of David Luiz, 2010 player of the year and a rising star in international professional soccer, whose faith and success are inspiring to young athletes."It's a very short book, as appropriate for an 8-12 age audience.  But honestly, I was bored.  ... Book Review: Defending the Line

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2 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 1/31 ann saylor wrote: I've thoroughly enjoyed exploring The Jesus Bible this month.  The subtitle is "Discover Jesus in Every Book of the Bible", and it stays true to its mission.I's a modern looking edition with youth-friendly colors and feel.  It's hardcover and it has Jesus' words printed in red.  There ... Book Review: The Jesus Bible by Zondervan

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Once-A-Day Country Faith

Once-A-Day Country Faith

On 1/8 ann saylor wrote: First impression:  beautiful coffee table book for country music lovers.  It offers a quick glimpse into the everyday lives of 56 country music artists, hearing each person's favorite verse and why it's important to him.  It also includes the book of Mark from the Bible, challenging readers ... Book Review: Once-A-Day Country Faith

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NIV Ragamuffin Bible

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

On 12/2 ann saylor wrote: NIV Ragamuffin Bible: Meditations for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Brokenhearted by Brennan Manning. Brennan Manning has a gift for speaking emotions from the deepest parts of his heart.  Reading this Bible is like reading his personal ‘marked up’ NIV Bible.  It’s the normal ... Book Review: NIV Ragamuffin Bible by Brennan Manning

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Adventure Bible Handbook

Adventure Bible Handbook

On 11/6 ann saylor wrote: Zonderkidz sent me a copy of Adventure Bible handbook to review this week. My 11-year old son was immediately intrigued when he opened the package. Its a comic style book that is interesting to the kids. But what interests me is all of the tidbits it shares for helping kids understand Bible.  The ... Book Review: Adventure BIble Handbook

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Blessed Child

Blessed Child

On 9/29 ann saylor wrote: I've heard Dekker's name for years, but Blessed Child is the first book I've read by him.  His fans are right - he is a very good author.  His writing had me sitting on the edge of my chair in anticipation and hope.  I especially enjoyed the adventure scenes and the many scripts on the ... Book Review: Blessed Child by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright

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The Living Room

The Living Room

On 7/30 ann saylor wrote: This is the second book I've read by Robert Whitlow, and I enjoyed this one as much as the first. I didn't want to put it down!  He is great at developing characters, weaving storylines, and making characters seem real.  I particularly enjoyed this novel, because the main character is an author, ... Book Review: The Living Room by Robert Whitlow

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Insourcing

Insourcing

On 6/27 ann saylor wrote: I just finished reviewing Randy Pope's new book, Insourcing, which introduces the philosophy of Life On Life Missional Discipleship.  My husband and I lead the small group ministry at our church, and we are slowly transitioning to a missional community framework while simultaneously looking to integrate ... Book Review: Insourcing by Randy Pope

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What's Your Mark

What's Your Mark

On 5/2 ann saylor wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed reading Cowart's new book, "What's Your Mark?  Every Moment Counts".  The book has stories and photographs of everyday people who are making their mark on the world.  Each story also asks a thought-provoking question, such as:How are you using social media to make ... Book Review: What's Your Mark? by Jeremy Cowart

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Afloat

Afloat

On 4/27 ann saylor wrote: Erin Healy's newest book, afloat is a page turner full of suspense and intrigue.  The novel has very strong character development - I felt like I could see into the heart of Healy's characters.  It has a very imaginative storyline - I fully enjoyed the design and wonder of the floating development.  ... Book Review: afloat by Erin Healy

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Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting

On 4/11 ann saylor wrote:  By Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa TrevathanCrisp and fresh advice from this team of counselors that are very in tune with the needs of modern families.  They share great stories that readers will relate to, and use the stories to teach principles for purposeful parenting.  They ... Book Review - Intentional Parenting: Autopilot Is for Planes

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Six Hours One Friday

Six Hours One Friday

On 2/7 ann saylor wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed reading Max Lucado's new book, Six Hours One Friday.Lucado has divided the chapters into three "Anchor Points"m which parallel the most common struggles with our life purpose:"My Life Is Not Futile", "My Failures Our Not Fatal", and "My Death Is Not Final". He uses modern stories, ... Book Review: Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado

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The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 12/24 ann saylor wrote: This book is an easy conversational read.  It describes the 5 money personalities and gives you stories/tools to determine yours and your spouses.  They talk about the opposite dynamic - what happens when your secondary money personality kocks in and how you can balance your personal approach ... Book Review: The 5 Money Personalities

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4 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 12/10 ann saylor wrote: I really enjoyed reading John MacArthur’s newest book, Twelve Unlikely Heroes.   I learned a lot about the historical context around his main characters.  I learned about the intense struggles that these men and women had – and I learned how God used them in spite of their weaknesses.   ... Book Review: Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur

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Anger Workbook, The

Anger Workbook, The

On 10/23 ann saylor wrote: Anger Workbook, The An Interactive Guide to Anger ManagementBy Les Carter and Frank Minirth Published by Thomas Nelson I have followed Minirth's work for 2 decades, so I was excited to see the revision of this resource book.  If you know someone that really wants to understand and tackle their ... Book Review - The Anger Workbook by Carter & Minirth

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The Reason

The Reason

On 10/15 ann saylor wrote: The Reason is William Sirls debut novel that gives readers glimpses into a small community's daily life.  It's complete with family, friendships, relationships (good and bad), celebrations, adversities, faith, fear, and healing.  It's supernatural qualities are somewhat reminiscent of "The ... Book Review - The Reason by William Sirls

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The River

The River

On 9/13 ann saylor wrote: I just finished reading Michael Neale's first book, The River. It is the passionate tale of a boy's love, loss, grief, healing, and discovery. Readers are sure to identify with various parts of his journey, and find a silent invitation to explore their own souls. He uses his storytelling gift to explore ... Inspirational Read

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 4/16 ann saylor wrote: I finished reading Garden of Madness, by Tracy Higley, this weekend.  It’s a well written Christian historical fiction novel.  It the story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s daughter during her father’s madness.  It deals with many challenging themes, such as·         ... Book Review - Garden of Madness by Tracy Higley

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4 Stars

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 3/16 ann saylor wrote: 1000 days: The Ministry of Christ is a Jonathan Falwell’s new devotional book that teaches about Jesus time on this earth. Falwell uses stories, sermons, and even classic literature to give readers insights into the life and ministry of Christ. And each chapter has 5-6 questions for individual reflection ... Book Review - 1000 days: The Ministry of Christ

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3 Stars

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 2/7 ann saylor wrote: I love historical fiction, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott.  I found myself picking up the book in every spare moment I could find.  Set in Ohio in 1855, it is the story of young Kate Winter’s journey in love, character and self awareness.   It ... Book Review: Sweeter Than Birdsong (Historical Fiction)

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/2 ann saylor wrote: Mark and Grace Driscoll have just released a book together called Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together.  It is a refreshing, light-hearted, practical resource for building and maintaining strong marriages.  The couple humbly and openly shares pieces of their marital ... Book Review - Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship and Life Together by Mark & Grace Driscoll

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 12/6 ann saylor wrote: Max Lucado has a God-given gift for making scripture and Biblical teachings come alive through stories.  His words are easy to read, easy to relate to, and easy to remember.  His latest book is just as captivating as his many other books.  It is titled, The Lucado Inspirational Reader: ... Book Review: The Lucado Inspirational Reader

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 11/7 ann saylor wrote: If you liked William Bennett’s Book of Virtues, you are sure to like his newest book, The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood. This beautifully bound book has 500+ pages of inspiring and educational stories. He shares statistics on boyhood and manhood and culture that are staggering. Bennett’s stories will educate, enlighten ... Great Tool for Raising Men with Character and Purpose

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 7/4 ann saylor wrote: I received a lovely book this week - Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham and Donna Lee Toney.  It is chocked full of wisdom and truth – 388 pages of quotes and 43 additional pages of tiny-print footnotes.  It is a treasury of Biblical knowledge covering 100+ topics.  Doctrinal ... Book Review: "Billy Graham in Quotes"

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 6/19 ann saylor wrote: I totally enjoyed reading A Reluctant Queen: The Story of Esther, by Joan Wolf.  It is not the straight-up Bible story you might expect to hear, because Wolf has taken liberties to weave it into a fictional tale.  But if you looking for an opportunity to get into the mind and heart of Queen ... Book Review: "A Reluctant Queen: The Story of Esther"

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 5/18 ann saylor wrote: Stephen Lawhead’s latest book is The Skin Map.  It’s an adventure through time to find a lost roadmap that would be devastating in the hands of wrongdoers.  It’s a bit of history, a bit of fantasy, a bit of coming of age, a bit entrepreneurial, and a bit of suspense.  Reading it ... Book Review: The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead

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4 Stars

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 5/3 ann saylor wrote: I have the privilege of reviewing John Maxwell’s newest book, Beyond Talent: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results.  I learned so much from the wisdom he shared in the 275 pages of his text.  His basic premise is that talent is helpful in life, but it’s the attributes and disciplines that you add to talent ... Beyond Talent: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results (Book Review)

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5 Stars

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Take Action Bible, NKJV

Take Action Bible, NKJV

On 4/17 ann saylor wrote: As a service-learning author and speaker, I was very excited to discover the Take Action Bible.  I was not disappointed to explore this NKJV Bible with Jesus’ words printed in red.  The full-colored pages scattered throughout the Bible contain stories and ideas about how everyday people can ... Take Action Bible – Review

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 ann saylor wrote: It only took me two days to read Andy Andrews’ new book, The Final Summit, and I enjoyed every minute of reading.  It is a book of great wisdom and rich history hidden inside a captivating storyline where the lead character David Ponder is working with historical leaders to find the one principle which will ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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Time With God For Fathers

Time With God For Fathers

On 4/4 ann saylor wrote: Time with God for Fathers, by Jack Countryman, is a beautiful gift book and an inspirational devotional/prayer book for fathers and soon-to-be-fathers.  It is full of powerful scriptures with a personal application written for each one.  The topics, chosen especially for fathers, include wisdom, ... Book Review: "Time with God for Fathers"

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Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray

On 2/20 ann saylor wrote: I just finished reading “Couples Who Pray” by Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt.  I was excited to read the book, but I’m not a big fan.  It does have many helpful suggestions for building a strong marriage, including many exhortations to pray together.  I particularly enjoyed reading ... Book Review: “Couples Who Pray” by Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

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3 Stars

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