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Grace

Grace

On 10/23 Matt Haines wrote: Every time I read a Max Lucado book, I put it down and realize that I love God more than I did when I picked it up. My first Max Lucado book was as a college student when I saw a copy of "Six Hours, One Friday" at New Life Bookstores in Columbus, MS. It was probably one of the first books I ever read ... This book was better than I imagined and more than I deserve

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5 Stars

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Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 8/25 Matt Haines wrote: I picked out this book primarily because I love sports and books about Christian athletes. I always love hearing the stories and finding out about the faith of some of sports greatest athletes. This book focuses on a number of current and former NFL players and the growing acceptance in most NFL locker ... Great book for men and inside look at faith and football

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3 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 6/5 Matt Haines wrote: Recently I received a copy of the book Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead their Families.  I was looking forward to this book because I thought it was an update to a book I read with the same title by Robert McGee many years ago.  However, when I received the book, I soon noticed ... Father Hunger - A Book Review

Matt's Rating:

4 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 2/15 Matt Haines wrote: I was excited about my latest book to get my hands on and review.  It's Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll.  I have read several of Driscoll's book and appreciate both his commitment to biblical theology and his stand on biblical issues ... Real Marriage (A Book Review)

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4 Stars

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Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

On 10/19 Matt Haines wrote: Recently I received a copy of Stephen Mansfield's new book "Where Has Oprah Taken Us? The Religious Influence of the World's Most Famous Woman."  I was excited about the opportunity to read this book.  For a long time, I have been very concerned about the deep influence that Oprah has had in ... Where Has Oprah Taken Us? - A Book Review

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4 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 9/21 Matt Haines wrote: The "New Atheism" characterized by the writings of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens has put the debate about God in a new arena during the last decade.  Men such as Dawkins have taken the dialogue to a much more aggressive level by comparing Christianity with radical Islam.  Into this ... Why God Won't Go Away - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/25 Matt Haines wrote: One of my favorite Christian writers is Max Lucado.  As a new Christian, my life and walk with Jesus was significantly impacted by the book Six Hours, One Friday.  For many years I have gobbled up Max's new books and read through them.  Max's writing is devotional in nature.  He has ... Book Review - Max on Life

Matt's Rating:

3 Stars

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Pujols

Pujols

On 3/1 Matt Haines wrote: I was given a copy of Thomas Nelson's new book on Albert Pujols to review for this blog.  Baseball is one of my life-long earthly passions.  I am especially excited whenever I see an authentic believer in Jesus Christ have success and use that success to truly point people to Christ, not just ... Book Review - Pujols: More Than the Game

Matt's Rating:

4 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 1/17 Matt Haines wrote: I was excited to get my hands on John MacArthur's new book "Slave" to review.  Dr. MacArthur and his writings have had a profound effect on my Christian walk as well as my ministry.  I have been privileged to receive dozens of books from his ministry, Grace to You, that have shaped much of ... Slave by John MacArthur: A Book Review

Matt's Rating:

5 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 Matt Haines wrote: I recently received a copy of this book by Shannon O'Dell for review.  Since I am a new pastor in a rural community, I was very interested to see what the author had to say.  I had heard of O'Dell and his Brand New Church a couple of years ago from a link at WiredChurches.com.  O'Dell ... Transforming Church in Rural America (Book Review)

Matt's Rating:

3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/12 Matt Haines wrote: I was recently given the chance to preview Max Lucado's new book Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference.  I was first introduced to Lucado's inspirational writings as a 20-year old reading Six Hours One Friday: Anchoring to the Power of the Cross (Chronicles of the Cross).  Max's ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 8/18 Matt Haines wrote: Recently I received a copy of "Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Defend" from Thomas Nelson Publishers to review.  This is a weighty volume of essays designed to equip Christians to understand the biggest objections to the Christian faith and equip them to accurately defend and live our faith ... Beyond Opinion - A Book Review

Matt's Rating:

4 Stars

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 4/16 Matt Haines wrote: I recently received a copy of John Maxwell's new book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect for my blog. This is the second book of his that I have had the privilege of reviewing. I have been blessed to have been connected to Dr. Maxwell's teaching since 1994 when I first started receiving InJoy Life Club ... If you work with people, you need this book

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4 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 2/24 Matt Haines wrote: I was eager to read the latest book I received to review for my blog. A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears by William Bennett is a fair, informative, and sometimes encouraging look at the political and global events of the years 1998-2008. This book was a far departure from my usual literary palette. ... A Century Turns - A Book Review

Matt's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Well-Behaved Child

The Well-Behaved Child

On 11/23 Matt Haines wrote: Several weeks ago, I received a copy of John Rosemond's book "The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline that Really Works" to review for my blog. I was especially interested in this book because I have three boys at my house that we affectionately call "Hurricane Haines". Since our move to our new home, we ... Great book with practical, much-needed help for parents

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4 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 8/22 Matt Haines wrote: My latest book review from Thomas Nelson was a favorite and one I felt lucky to receive. Rick and Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage is a great read for any and all married couples. I have been a member of the Rick and Bubba Army for over a decade now. These guys are the real deal. ... Review of Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

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4 Stars

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Put Your Dream To The Test (Hardcover)

Put Your Dream To The Test (Hardcover)

On 5/26 Matt Haines wrote: Put Your Dreams to the Test is another inspiring read from Dr. Maxwell. His premise is that everyone has a dream at one time or another. He gives the reader 10 questions to take your dream from wish to fruition. Dr. Maxwell defines a dream as "an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, ... Another great and inspiring work from John Maxwell that will help many achieve their potential

Matt's Rating:

4 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 3/3 Matt Haines wrote: A few weeks ago I signed up to be a Book Review Blogger with Thomas Nelson publishers. The first book I choose to review was Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century by Hank Hanegraaff. Hanegraaff is the president of the Christian Research Institute and known as the “Bible Answer Man” because of his ... Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century - A Review

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Stars

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