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Subversive Jesus

Subversive Jesus

On 5/16 Jerry Hillyer wrote: I was almost immediately turned off by this book when one of the first things I saw was a quote by Shane Claiborne. I pressed on because that's the deal and eventually arrived at page 24-25. What I read on those two pages inspired me to press on further: From the time of the murder of every young boy ... Book Review: Subversive Jesus

Jerry's Rating:

5 Stars

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Life Is _____ Forty-Day Experience

Life Is _____ Forty-Day Experience

On 12/19 Jerry Hillyer wrote: I know that the popular thing to do when getting free books in exchange for reviews is to write a wildly favorable review that causes readers to swoon and books sales to accelerate. Every time I write a review for one of these publishers, and the review happens to be negative, I sit on my hands to avoid ... Book Review: Life is______. Forty Day Experience

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1 Stars

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A Fellowship of Differents

A Fellowship of Differents

On 10/28 Jerry Hillyer wrote: I only recently jumped on the Scot McKnight bandwagon. This year, in fact, although I have followed him on Twitter for a while and, if I am not mistaken, reviewed a book he wrote on Fasting a long while ago. I became interested in McKnight's writing when I saw another of his books called The King Jesus ... Book Review: A Fellowship of Differents

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5 Stars

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Unoffendable

Unoffendable

On 6/30 Jerry Hillyer wrote: I have a friend who pretty much believes that even when Brant Hansen breathes it is funny. Well, that might be an exaggeration, but in truth, Brant is funny and I am grateful to my friend who 'introduced' me to Hansen several years ago. (To be sure, Brant doesn't know me, didn't ask me to review his ... Book Review: Unoffendable

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5 Stars

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Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

On 4/26 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: Think, Act, Be(lieve) Like Jesus Author: Randy Frazee Publisher: Zondervan Year: 2014 Pages: 263 Additional links: Believe the Story [Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book by Zondervan Publishers in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.] The problem with this book is that there ... Book Review: Think, Act, Be(lieve) Like Jesus

Jerry's Rating:

2 Stars

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Aloof

Aloof

On 2/16 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: Aloof Author: Tony Kriz Illustrator: Jonathan Case Publisher: Thomas Nelson Year: 2014 Pages: 228 [Disclaimer: I was provided a reader's copy of Aloof through the Thomas Nelson BookLook Blogger program. I was not compensated for my review and I was not asked to write a positive review. My review ... Book Review: Aloof

Jerry's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

On 1/24 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life Author(s): Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman Publisher: Zondervan Date: 2013 Pages: 346 The Daniel Plan Official Website Saddleback Church [Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of The Daniel Plan in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of the ... Book Review: The Daniel Plan

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2 Stars

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Vanishing Grace

Vanishing Grace

On 12/8 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: Vanishing Grace Author: Philip Yancey Publisher: Zondervan Year: 2014 Pages: 298 [Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of Vanishing Grace via BookLook Bloggers program. I was in no way compensated or asked to write a positive review. I was asked only to be honest and fair in my review which ... Book Review: Vanishing Grace

Jerry's Rating:

4 Stars

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Killing Lions

Killing Lions

On 10/19 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: Killing Lions Authors: John Eldredge & Sam Eldredge Publisher: Thomas Nelson Year: 2014 Pages: 188 Killing Lions at Ransomed Heart [Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of this book. I ... Book Review: Killing Lions

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2 Stars

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Plain Faith

Plain Faith

On 6/26 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: Plain Faith Author(s): Irene & Ora Jay Eash with Tricia Goyer Publisher: Zondervan Year: 2014 Pages: 208 Cripple Creek Horse Ranch Tricia Goyer [Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of Plain Faith by Zondervan in exchange for my faith and unbiased review. I hope that helps clear up any ... Book Review: Plain Faith

Jerry's Rating:

5 Stars

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Schools in Crisis

Schools in Crisis

On 4/19 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: Schools in Crisis Author: Nicole Baker Fulgham Publisher: Zondervan Year: 2013 Pages: 90 Barna Group FRAMES on Twitter: @barnaframes FRAMES Be Undivided [WE BELIEVE building strong community means making sure kids and schools thrive. Be|Undivided is churches investing time and effort year-round ... Book Review: Schools in Crisis (Barna FRAME Book)

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4 Stars

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Thrive

Thrive

On 3/22 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: Thrive Author: Mark Hall Publisher: Zondervan Date: 2014 Pages: 230 Other: Casting Crowns [In order to comply with certain rules and regulations enacted and enforced by the FCC, it is important that I remind you that I have received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and unbiased ... Book Review: Thrive

Jerry's Rating:

3 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 1/25 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Title: Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me Author: Ian Morgan Cron Publisher: Thomas Nelson Page Count: 257 Date: 2011 Conversations on Courage and Faith [Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for a review on my blog. Go to Booksneeze for more information.]  I received my ... Book Review: Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey

On 5/26 Jerry Hillyer wrote: The Sacred Journey Charles Foster Thomas-Nelson Publishers The foreword to this book is written by Phyllis Tickle, a person I do not know but of whom I have heard many criticisms leveled. Surprisingly, then, she wrote one of the most lucid comments in the entire book. On the last page of her foreword she wrote, ... Book Review: The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster

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1 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Jerry Hillyer wrote: The Final Summit By Andy Andrews 243 Pages, including Reader’s Guide Thomas-Nelson Publishers, Hardcover The Final Summit is a different sort of book than I normally read. To be sure, I do not spend a great deal of time reading fiction so when I opened this book and began to read it, I was, indeed, ... Book Review: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 3/17 Jerry Hillyer wrote: Jesus once said: “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be ... Book Review: Fasting, by Scott McKnight

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5 Stars

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