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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 4/20 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect wrote: Richard Stearns begins The Hole in Our Gospel with his personal story. It's an incredible one, and it blew me away. He was a very wealthy, very successful CEO of a corporation when God CALLED him to World Vision. I don't want to ruin the story by telling you the details. You really need to read it yourself! ... Heartbreaking and life-changing message

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5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect wrote: I recently found an old diary of mine, where in one entry, I wrote about the four possible scenarios I saw for my future (adult) life. I wrote about great romance and independence and big families and amazing careers. Never once did I think that I would: • Be laid off from the job I’d worked toward ... Does God have a Plan B for my life (and yours?)

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5 Stars

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/5 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect wrote: In 2004, I read an article in Newsweek that rang so true and moved me so much that I tore it out and kept that piece of slick paper in a file folder for five years. Written by a young woman my age, I Can Do Anything, So How Do I Choose? hit home. When the author said, "[W]e are now discovering the difficulty ... Too many choices, not enough life?

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect wrote: We’re all afraid of something. For me, the list includes trains, bugs that sting, losing someone else I love in a car accident, something bad happening to my daughter, my husband dying and not living up to my potential. And that’s just the Cliff Notes version. With Fearless, Lucado asks us to imagine ... Can you imagine a life without fear?

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect wrote: According to the book's description, The Noticer is "based on a remarkable true story." It blends fiction, allegory and inspiration to share several basic truths about life that often get overlooked or forgotten in the daily grind of living in this world. As a reader, I'm not 100% sure which part of ... If you're still breathing...a good word for anyone.

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4 Stars

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Billy

Billy

On 4/5 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect wrote: I don't read a lot of biographies. And I'll be honest: this one took me a while to get through. The book tells the story of how Billy Graham became Billy Graham, and it's told through the eyes of his friend and former evangelist turned agnostic, Charles Templeton. McKay and Abraham frame the telling ... Young evangelist faces a Big Question, and makes the choice that changes the world.

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4 Stars

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Through the Storm

Through the Storm

On 10/28 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect wrote: Book Review: Lynne Spears' Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid WorldHow many times have I thought when seeing the latest report of a Britney Spears disaster, "Where is that girl's mother?" Or even, "How does someone so talented get so crazy?" Reading this book answered the ... Regrets, she’s had a few.

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4 Stars

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