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The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few

On 5/6 Chocoholic wrote: Heather Avis was working as an education specialist when her and husband decided to start a family. After the painful discovery that the couldn't have biological children, Heather and her husband, Josh turn to adoption. The first child to come available has Down Syndrome and a serious heart condition. ... Book Review: The Lucky Few by Heather Avis

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5 Stars

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The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing

On 1/8 Chocoholic wrote: This is the true story of Andrew Klavan's journey to faith in Christ. It starts when he's a child, tells of his dysfunctional family, how he became a writer, how he developed his views on religion and moves on to how he married and created his own dysfunctional family. Eventually Klavan realizes that ... Book Review: The Great Good Thing A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ by Andrew Klavan

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2 Stars

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Feisty & Feminine

Feisty & Feminine

On 8/3 Chocoholic wrote: Penny Nance is the CEO and president of Concerned Women for America and her book inspired me to be just that-concerned-for America, along with those who do not share my faith.Nance's book is a rallying cry of sorts, for concerned, conservative women who have stayed silent for far too long. We've remained ... Book Review: Feisty and Feminine by Penny Young Nance

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5 Stars

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Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife

Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife

On 3/25 Chocoholic wrote: Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife  is Ruth Tucker's true story. Ruth is a professor and mother. Her husband was a minister and used the Bible's call for wives to submit to their husband's as validation for abusing her. Ruth tells her story and refutes her husband's logic with Biblical ... Book Review: Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife by Ruth Ann Tucker

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4 Stars

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The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

On 2/29 Chocoholic wrote: This book centers around the life of Carrigan and her two friends, Laine and Ella Rae. These southern women have been best friends since they were children. Carrigan is struggling with feeling unwanted in her marriage and Laine and Ella Rae each try to encourage her, albeit in their different ways. This ... Review: The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste McHale

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5 Stars

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Walk to Beautiful (Paperback)

Walk to Beautiful (Paperback)

On 1/25 Chocoholic wrote: Jimmy Wayne’s Walk to Beautiful takes you on a journey from Jimmy’s troubled childhood in and out of foster care to his successful country music career and his efforts to give back and help raise awareness of what foster kids go through.Jimmy had a hard life. At a young age he learned to fend for ... Book Review: Walk to Beautiful by Jimmy Wayne

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5 Stars

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My Name Is Mahtob

My Name Is Mahtob

On 12/29 Chocoholic wrote: I hate to say "This is such a good book" when the plot revolves around a heart wrenching true story. However, I did enjoy reading this book as it is very powerful and inspirational. Although the story itself is painful, Mahtob is able to move past the pain into forgiveness and is able to live a full ... Book Review: My Name is Mahtob by Mahtob Mahmoody

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5 Stars

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Wicked Women of the Bible

Wicked Women of the Bible

On 12/10 Chocoholic wrote: I was really excited to receive this book*. I’m currently writing my own book about women’s relationships with God and this book was very inspiring. Wicked Women of the Bible is broken into small chapters, each about a different Biblical woman. I found the fact that the book was broken into smaller ... Book Review: Wicked Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler

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5 Stars

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Chocolate-Covered Cashews

Chocolate-Covered Cashews

On 11/9 Chocoholic wrote: Chocolate Covered Cashews is the story of Wiley Baxter’s life and testimony. He tells about his life as a child in a large family, his divorce and second marriage. He also writes about discovering that he had fathered twin daughters with his first wife. Chocolate Covered Cashews is a quick and easy ... Book Review: Chocolate Covered Cashews

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2 Stars

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Intentional Walk

Intentional Walk

On 9/20 Chocoholic wrote: Intentional Walk is a book about the Christian testimonies of different Cardinals baseball players and staff members. Each testimony reflects how the Cardinal’s acceptance of Christ as their savior transformed their lived both on and off the baseball field. The concept of this book is highly intriguing. ... Book Review: Intentional Walk by Rob Rains

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2 Stars

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A Dream So Big

A Dream So Big

On 7/19 Chocoholic wrote: This is the story of a family who moves to Kenya as short term missionaries in order to overcome the death of their new born son. But, surprise-surprise, God has bigger things planned for this family and their one year commitment turns into a lifetime journey for service and discipleship.       ... Book Review: Dreams so Big by Steve Peifer with Gregg Lewis

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5 Stars

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 5/4 Chocoholic wrote: Bread and Wine is an excellent book.  I love how Shauna relates memories of people, places, events to the tastes and smells of the food she enjoyed while experiencing those moments. I can relate quite well. She writes beautifully about her families and friends, sharing engaging stories from different ... Book Review: Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

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5 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 4/24 Chocoholic wrote: This book relates the way Jesus lived his life to the way we out to live our lives when we profess ourselves as Christians and claim to follow Him. To sum up the book, Jesus never promised this following him would consist solely of sitting in church pews in pretty clothing. The author reiterates that ... Book Review: Unleashed: Release the Untamed Faith Within by Erwin McManus

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3 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 4/16 Chocoholic wrote: <p$1></p>I've recently stumbled across the booksneeze program that gets books to bloggers in exchange for two reviews. The first book I selected to review is We Be Big: The Mostly True Story of How Two Kids from Calhoun County, Alabama, Became Rick and Bubba. I picked this book because 1. ... Book Review: We Be Big

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4 Stars

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