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Leadership Promises for Every Day

Leadership Promises for Every Day

On 11/15 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: God has entrusted you as a leader.Whether you are new to leadership in your work, family, community or church, or you’ve been leading for years, you’ll discover fresh wisdom in Leadership Promises for Every Day. Find day-to-day guidance and encouragement to grow to be a godly ... Leadership Promises for Every Day: A Daily Devotional By John C. Maxwell - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Jesus Always

Jesus Always

On 10/11 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: Sarah Young’s first 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling.With scripture and new personal reflections, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young, brings Jesus’ message of joy—for today and every day. Experience true joy—now and always.Life today is full of difficulties—loss, ... Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence By Sarah Young - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Life Is Better at the Beach

Life Is Better at the Beach

On 6/28 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: Take long walks. Watch the sunset. Shoes are optional.This beautiful four-color book of inspirational photos, Bible verses, quotations, and short writings invites you to escape the buzz of the everyday and into the tranquility that the beach offers. Each section of ... Life Is Better at the Beach by Christina Vinson- Book Review

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5 Stars

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NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

On 6/14 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: Do you ever feel like it's more fun to exist in the computer world than the real one? Is that the only place you can control your destiny? Well, God is the original great world builder, and he gave us the power and the skills we need to make changes in the real world. The Minecrafter’s ... NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Forever My Little Boy

Forever My Little Boy

On 4/19 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: Even when children grow up, they always remain our little ones. All the sweetness, challenges, and thrills of parenting are lovingly shared in this heart-touching poetic short story by bestselling fiction author Karen Kingsbury. From first steps to T-ball games, riding a bike to ... Forever My Little Boy: Loving Your Son for Now and for Always By Karen Kingsbury - Book Review

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5 Stars

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God Is With You Every Day

God Is With You Every Day

On 1/5 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: It’s easier to face the day when you know God is with you. God Is With You Every Day is a brand-new 365-day devotional from Max Lucado, and his first new devotional since the creation of the Grace for the Moment® line. Max’s signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired ... God Is With You Every Day By Max Lucado - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 9/15 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: Popular Christian comedian Tim Hawkins shares his hilarious perspective on life in the 21st century. In this wide-ranging, long-awaited book, comedian Tim Hawkins holds forth on everything from family, culture, and music to church, parenting, and education. Readers will enjoy laughing ... Diary of a Jackwagon By Tim Aaron Hawkins with John Drive - Book Review

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3 Stars

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NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

On 7/7 Scott Knight wrote: What makes this NIV Bible different from all the other specialized versions out there? This one, the NIV Dad's Devotional Bible contains notes from author Robert Wolgemuth, who has written multiple books about being a father and husband. It also includes a forward from Kirk Cameron. This particular ... NIV Dad's Devotional Bible Notes by Robert Wolgemuth - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Let the Journey Begin

Let the Journey Begin

On 4/28 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: Powerful, life-changing messages for a vital time in life. Graduation is a time of excitement and uncertainty. For graduates the question is, will they face the future with or without God? Let the Journey Begin repack is filled with godly wisdom, encouragement, and guidance from ... Let The Journey Begin by Max Lucado - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/3 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary ... Scary Close by Donald Miller - Book Review

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5 Stars

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MindWar

MindWar

On 7/9 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: When Rick lost the ability to run, he came one step closer to becoming a hero. New High Score! New Record Time! Rick nodded with grim satisfaction. He laid the game controller aside on the sofa and reached for his crutches. Rick Dial was the best quarterback Putnam Hills High School ... MindWar by Andrew Klavan - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Sidelined

Sidelined

On 6/26 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: Chuck Pagano, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, has become one of the most inspiring, intriguing personalities in the game of football. Only three games into his rookie season in 2012, Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia, sidelined by the side effects chemotherapy and months ... Sidelined Overcoming Odds through Unity, Passion, and Perseverance By Chuck Pagano - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Making of a Man

The Making of a Man

On 5/8 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: NFL All-Pro, sports analyst, and businessman Tim Brown teaches men and boys principles and priorities for life. Every young boy dreams about growing up to be his vision of a man, but what does that look like? What is manhood, really, and how do guys get there? For some boys their ... The Making of a Man by Tim Brown with James Lund - Book Review

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4 Stars

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How High Will You Climb?

How High Will You Climb?

On 4/1 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: How high will you climb? John Maxwell says it all depends on your attitude.Nose up or nose down? Just as the angle of an airplane determines its altitude, so does the approach we take-to family, to work, to life in general-determine the attitude we present the world. The way ... How High Will You Climb? by John C. Maxwell - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero

Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero

On 2/25 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: In this 3 in 1 bind-up of VeggieTales I Can Reads, Junior learns that even pirates have to go to school, the town of Bumblyburg takes an angry mud bath, and Larry forgets to listen … again! Young readers follow their favorite Veggie friends in easy-to-read stories that help ... Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero By Karen Poth - Book Review

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5 Stars

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No Cape Required: A Devotional

No Cape Required: A Devotional

On 1/23 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: What do Katniss Everdeen, Spider-Man, and Huckleberry Finn have in common? They’re heroes—and you can be just like them. As children, we dream of throwing on a cape and changing the world. Then we grow up, we learn to see the flaws in our movie stars and athletes, and we accept ... No Cape Required by Kristen Parrish - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Nightmare City

Nightmare City

On 11/28 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute. As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life—when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find ... Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

On 8/13 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: RG3 explores the athletic prowess, faith, and leadership of the NFL’s hottest star. Robert Griffin III is a world-class athlete, a Heisman Trophy winner, team captain of the Washington Redskins, and NFL Rookie of the Year. Just twenty-two years old, he has begun his ascent as ... Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer By Ted Kluck - Book Review

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3 Stars

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NIV Leadership Bible

NIV Leadership Bible

On 7/17 Scott Knight wrote: From the publisher: This Bible includes: The complete text of the best-selling modern-English translation, the New International Version (NIV) Bible.Book Introductions that underscore key leadership concepts in every book of the Bible.Home Pages and Daily Studies offer 52 weeks of studies on topics important ... NIV Leadership Bible - Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Judgment Stone

The Judgment Stone

On 5/27 Scott Knight wrote: What if praying became a curse instead of a blessing?Former Army Ranger Jagger Baird thought he had his hands full with The Tribe—the band of immortal vigilantes fighting to regain God’s grace by killing those opposed to Him. But that was before he encountered the ruthless group of immortals ... The Judgment Stone by Robert Liparulo - Book Review

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5 Stars

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I Call Shotgun

I Call Shotgun

On 5/18 Scott Knight wrote: From the back of the book (a selection): For fathers who long to make a positive, lasting difference in their sons’ lives, passing down a legacy of values and ideals that will help them mature into men—into true men, leaders, voices of strength and wisdom for the next generation and beyond—the ... I Call Shotgun by Tommy Newberry and Curt Beavers - Book Review

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3 Stars

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Domination

Domination

On 3/28 Scott Knight wrote:  Domination by Jon S. Lewis is the third and final book in the C.H.A.O.S. trilogy.  The story revolves around sixteen-year-old Colt McAlister, the grandson of the legendary Phantom Flyer, and his fellow cadets who are training to stop an alien invasion of Earth.  Domination wraps up ... Domination by Jon S. Lewis - Book Review

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4 Stars

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A Hero's Throne

A Hero's Throne

On 2/3 Scott Knight wrote: About a year and half ago I read the first book in the Ancient Earth Trilogy. It was pretty good and it had me looking forward to book to.  When I had the chance to review A Hero's Throne, I jumped at it.  I'm glad I did, but I have mixed feelings.This book picks up eight years after the events ... A Hero's Throne by Ross Lawhead - Book Review

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3 Stars

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Next Door Savior

Next Door Savior

On 1/16 Scott Knight wrote: Max Lucado is the comfort food of Christian writers. He has a talent for taking tough, hard to digest ideas and making them easily understandable.  In Next Door Savior, Lucado has taken the idea of Jesus as both God and Man and explained how and why that is necessary.Subtitled Near Enough to Touch, ... Next Door Savior by Max Lucado - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 10/21 Scott Knight wrote: Grace is another in a long line of great books by Max Lucado that provide spiritual insight.  The focus of this one is on grace, as per the name.  It is a simple concept - God provides us grace and all we have to do is ask forgiveness and accept it.  In theory, however, it can be a tough ... Grace by Max Lucado - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 9/25 Scott Knight wrote: Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur is the third book in a group that puts the spotlight on Biblical people.  The theme of this particular book was focusing on unlikely people that qualify as heroes.  The group of twelve includes the following: Enoch, Joseph, Miriam, Gideon, Samson, ... Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur - Book Review

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3 Stars

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Rudy

Rudy

On 9/10 Scott Knight wrote: When the opportunity to read and review Rudy initially presented itself, I was hesitant.  I love the movie, and felt like I already knew the story pretty well.  Then I thought about it, and decided it might be interesting to learn more about Rudy's experience playing for Notre Dame.  I ... Rudy by Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 8/21 Scott Knight wrote: Curtis Eichelberger's Men of Sunday is not what I thought it was going to be.  That's not to say its bad; its just not what I expected.  Typically, the sports/Christianity books I've read tell the story of an athlete/coach/team and their faith may be mentioned to varying degrees.  Reading ... Men of Sunday by Curtis Eichelberger - Book Review

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3 Stars

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 4/18 Scott Knight wrote: I first heard about All Pro Dad from Tony Dungy.  I don't remember if it was in his books or an interview, but I found it very interesting.  I immediately signed up for the daily All Pro Dad email, because I figured I could learn some things for my journey towards being a great father.  ... All Pro Dad by Mark Merrill - Book Review

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3 Stars

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The 13th Tribe

The 13th Tribe

On 3/24 Scott Knight wrote: I finished Robert Liparulo's new novel The 13th Tribe last night.  The end flew by and I found myself thinking, "Just one more chapter; they're short."  The climax had several surprising twists, completing this story but leaving the door open for more (this is the first of The Immortal Files ... The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo - Book Review

Scott's Rating:

4 Stars

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Alienation

Alienation

On 12/29 Scott Knight wrote: Alienation is the second book in the C.H.A.O.S. Trilogy.  The first book, Invasion, was entertaining.  Alienation is more of the same.  The book is very fast paced, with short chapters and lots of action.  Colt McAlister, along with his friends Oz and Danielle, are heading to the ... Alienation by Jon S. Lewis - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Invasion (tpc)

Invasion (tpc)

On 11/11 Scott Knight wrote: As an 8th grade language arts teacher, I'm always looking for good Young Adult books, particularly ones that will appeal to the boys.  Invasion, the first in the C.H.A.O.S. Trilogy, hits the mark.  The book is about a 16 year old named Colt McAlister, who's parents die in mysterious circumstances.  ... Invasion by Jon S. Lewis - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 10/8 Scott Knight wrote: The Love and Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is a devotional book based on Dr. Eggerichs's book Love and Respect.  It is divided into 52 separate readings of around 3-4 pages.  At the back of the book are discussion questions about each reading, so husbands and wives can discuss ... The Love and Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs- Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 9/1 Scott Knight wrote: I approached reading this book with some hesitation, but I was intrigued by the premise.  The hesitation was for two reasons: Stephen Lawhead and Christian Fantasy.  I read several of Stephen Lawhead's (Ross's father) books when I was in college and enjoyed them but found them tough to get ... The Realms Thereunder by Ross Lawhead - Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 7/4 Scott Knight wrote: The Blessing is centered around the concept of blessing your child(ren).  It stems from the story of Isaac, Jacob, and Esau. It concerns children receiving unconditional love and approval from their parents.  It's a pretty interesting concept, and I found the book to be very informative.  ... Book Review - The Blessing by John Trent, Ph.D. and Gary Smalley

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4 Stars

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 4/26 Scott Knight wrote: First, Beyond Talent is a new paperback edition of John Maxwell's book Talent is not enough. I was not aware of that when I got this book. I have read several of Maxwell's previous books, and enjoyed them all. Beyond Talent was no different. In it, Maxwell states that talent is God-given and does ... Don't Let Talent Go to Waste

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Scott Knight wrote: Max Lucado's latest book, Max on Life, is typical Max Lucado. That's a good thing. Lucado writes with a straightforward, easy to understand style. He is great at taking scripture and ideas and transforming them into something that makes complete sense. I've read numerous books by him over the last ... Book Review - Max on Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 4/17 Scott Knight wrote: As Greg Wright, father of four girls, realized his oldest was approaching her teen years, he wondered what he could do to help them make solid, wise decisions. His solution? Daddy Dates. He began taking his daughters on dates. He theorized that when he wanted to show their mother how much he loved ... Book Review - Daddy Dates by Greg Wright

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Scott Knight wrote: The Final Summit is a sequel of sorts to the book The Traveler's Gift. I have not read this book, but found that is was not necessary to understand The Final Summit. Andy Andrews has created a parable of sorts, addressing the issue of how Christians, and people in general, can "save humanity". The ... Decent story with a little philosophy

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4 Stars

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