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Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

On 7/31 dawniep wrote: Finding quality reading for tween girls can be a challenge but with Robin Caroll you can be assured that girls are getting great stories balanced with great lessons and Christian values. At The Movies is the first book in a new series that follows a girl with big dreams and a police officer for a father. ... Samantha Sanderson At The Movies by Robin Caroll

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5 Stars

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Critical Condition

Critical Condition

On 5/25 dawniep wrote: In Critical Condition you are introduced to Dr. Shannon Frasier who has been struggling for years to overcome the horror of losing her fiance. After a decade of trying to heal she has moved on when one night a stranger is shot dead on her front lawn. Dealing with the memories of her own loss and the ... Critical Condition

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3 Stars

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It's A God Thing

It's A God Thing

On 5/11 dawniep wrote: I will never get tired of hearing miraculous stories. This book is a collection of 46 stories about how God works in our everyday lives. From tumors that inexplicably disappear to seeing things that are unbelievable, these stories are inspirational and can help restore your faith in the almighty! Encouraging ... It's a God Thing

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5 Stars

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Mark of Evil

Mark of Evil

On 4/5 dawniep wrote: I have always been fascinated with the book of Revelation and the prophecies of end times. Years ago I read all of the books in The Left Behind series so when I got the opportunity to read The Mark of Evil I knew I wanted to check it out. This is the last book in the End Series and I wish I had the ... Mark of Evil

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5 Stars

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Goodnight Angels

Goodnight Angels

On 2/20 dawniep wrote: As young children, my kids loved Goodnight Moon. It was one of their favorite bedtime books and pretty much made it into storytime at least 2-3 times a week. With it's classic board book feel and beautifully written rhymes, Goodnight Angels is just as beautiful if not more! I absolutely love the messages ... Goodnight Angels

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5 Stars

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Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama

On 2/8 dawniep wrote: If you are finding yourself so busy that you can't enjoy life around you, you need to check this book out. From cell phones to cleaning, there is always going to be something to keep Mama busy, especially when the kids are home and your trying to make it all work. Hands Free Mama will show you how ... Hands Free Mama

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5 Stars

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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

On 12/10 dawniep wrote: This is an amazing book. It's a heart wrenching, inspiring and life changing story that will stay with you for a long time. This is Martin's story in Martin's own words. That in itself is an awesome thing, because Martin can't talk. At the age of 12 Martin fell ill and became lost within himself ... Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

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5 Stars

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Limitless Life

Limitless Life

On 10/27 dawniep wrote: Learning that your past doesn't define your future is something that can be hard. Labels that are burned into the brain, from years of disappointment, failure or pain, are hard to wipe clean. If you or someone you know, believes that labels define you, this is a book that you need to read. "You Are ... Limitless Life

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4 Stars

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Hopelifter

Hopelifter

On 9/18 dawniep wrote: This is a great book to have on hand if you have it in your heart to help. Whether your helping a friend, co-worker, or stranger, this book makes a great resource. Covering topics like abuse, addiction and homelessness as well as many others, this book provides ideas and practical ways to help someone ... Hopelifter

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5 Stars

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Runaway Emotions

Runaway Emotions

On 8/11 dawniep wrote: I really enjoyed this book and the uplifting emotions it created in me! I am not a hugely emotional person, but I truly connected with this book and how well the author used scriptures and verses from the Bible to show how God allows our runaway emotions to create warning bells within us for a reason. ... Runaway Emotions by Jeff Schreve

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5 Stars

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What's Your Mark

What's Your Mark

On 7/6 dawniep wrote: This is a great book to own. I am so glad that I requested this book and got the opportunity to read about how some ordinary and not so ordinary people are making their mark. This book will also inspire you to make your mark. Whether your a musician, artist, athlete or even a stay at home mom, you are ... What's Your Mark? Every Moment Counts

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4 Stars

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 6/10 dawniep wrote: This book is centered around author Shauna Niequist life and contains stories of her life around the table along with recipes and entertaining ideas, as well as her faith, although I really didn't connect with her on that level. There are no scriptures or references to the bible. She does share a very ... Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist

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4 Stars

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 5/21 dawniep wrote: This book would make an awesome baby shower gift. In Prayer Warrior Mom you will learn how to pray with Scripture and pray with power! Learn how to be persistent and most importantly to trust in God. I really love how the author shows us through scripture, how we can become our children's own warrior. ... Prayer Warrior Mom

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5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/5 dawniep wrote: This book is a devotional designed for use with Lysa's book Unglued, but I am happy to say that you don't have to have read the book to use this devotional. I really enjoyed the candid way Lysa bares herself while reminding you that life isn't perfect and neither are we. Dealing with emotions and discovering ... Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst

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5 Stars

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The Great House of God

The Great House of God

On 1/24 dawniep wrote: I really enjoyed this book and believe that I will keep it on an easily accessible shelf as I plan to reference it again. Based on the Lord's Prayer and using it as a guide to God's House this book got me thinking about many different things. We are not talking about an earthly house but His house, ... The Great House of God by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Fire Prophet

Fire Prophet

On 1/2 dawniep wrote: This is a wonderful book for not only young adults but adults as well! Spiritual warfare, that is what this story, this series is all about! This is the second book in the series, Son of Angels and although I haven't read the first one, I will be looking to get it. The author does a great job of including ... Fire Prophet

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5 Stars

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Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night

Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night

On 11/23 dawniep wrote: I really love this book. I am drawn to devotionals because they pull scriptures from the bible that I may not have thought or knew about. This is a daily devotional that gives you two scriptures or devotionals or prayers per day, 1 for the morning and 1 for the night. I like the way they are all centered ... Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours is the Night

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5 Stars

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Dear Deb

Dear Deb

On 11/6 dawniep wrote: A very touching book full of letters of encouragement, understanding and care that come from the deepest part of one friend to another. I really love the bond these two friends have and the lengths Margaret went to show Deb just how much she is loved. A quick read that will change you a little, whether ... Dear Deb

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5 Stars

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 10/16 dawniep wrote: I am so glad that I got the opportunity to review this book as I don't think I would have chosen this off the shelf. I can't wait to pass it on to my son who at this time is struggling with living Fully Alive. I can't wait for him to read the uplifting and easy to accomplish advice that Ken Davis has ... Fully Alive

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5 Stars

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 9/16 dawniep wrote: As a mom who is about to have 3 teens, I was excited to get this book as I am entering into a territory I know nothing about. I know what it was like for me as a teen, but let's face it, times are different and things aren't as easy as they were when I was younger. Knowing that I need a plan and that ... Tough Guys & Drama Queens

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5 Stars

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 8/14 dawniep wrote: As a mom, I want to teach my kids to be Money Smart and that is why I requested this book. Boy am I glad I did! This is a comprehensive plan that can get me and my kids, even at their age on the right track to being Money Smart! I wasn't sure that this book would really be an answer to the problems I ... The MoneySmart Family System

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5 Stars

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 8/2 dawniep wrote: This is an amazing story. To know that Fran went through years and years of abuse and neglect to be followed by more abuse and neglect and to come out of all of that with such a strong faith and belief in God is so uplifting. Starting as a baby, this family was torn apart by an abusive alcoholic father ... Cruel Harvest: A Memoir

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5 Stars

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Grieving God's Way

Grieving God's Way

On 7/1 dawniep wrote: I was drawn to this book for many reasons and I am glad that I requested it. This 90 day devotional is full of practical advice based on God's word. It's broke up into 4 parts: Healing the Grieving Body Healing the Grieving Soul Healing the Grieving Heart Healing the Grieving Spirit Each day is filled ... Greiving God's Way

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5 Stars

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The Voice Bible

The Voice Bible

On 5/11 dawniep wrote: Reading a traditional bible can be a little confusing and hard to understand for some, but The Voice Bible invites you to "Step into the Story of Scripture" and that you will with this book. There are various elements added to this bible to make it easier to understand, like commentary notes and expansions ... The Voice Bible - Awesome!

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5 Stars

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Swipe

Swipe

On 4/25 dawniep wrote: I really enjoyed the mystery and chase that Logan and his friends are a part of and although it did have some parts that I wouldn't really think would be for younger kids, its a good story. It's a story of rich versus poor in an apocolyptic time. The Marked vs the unmarked. Logan is approaching the age ... Swipe by Evan Angler

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5 Stars

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I Love You to God and Back

I Love You to God and Back

On 4/6 dawniep wrote: This really wasn't what I expected but it is a sweet book. This is a mothers documentation of her daughters nightly prayers starting at the age of 6. Each chapter consists of Chloe's nightly prayer along with moms help and then a bit of the author/mom's thoughts and inspirations. Kids are amazing ... I Love You To God and Back

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3 Stars

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 3/23 dawniep wrote: Simple Secrets to a Happy Life is a great book that I found to be full of common sense. I love many of Luci's 50 Tips for leading a simply happy life and making the most of everyday. She gives you this advice in 50 short and sweet chapters, where she shares stories or bible scriptures. I love that ... Simple Secrets to a happy life

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5 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 3/9 dawniep wrote: I have been married for 23 years to an addict. Although he is sober now, I have spent a large portion of our marriage trying to figure him out. The cravings, why? Why does he have them, but I don't? I have always been fascinated by the compulsions that some feel and why? So when I was able to review ... Well written and easy to read book

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4 Stars

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 2/15 dawniep wrote: This is the third novel in the Triple Threat Series and although I hadn't read the first two, it was easy to learn about the 3 main characters in this book. Pretty much the first half is bringing you up to speed on their personal lives and struggles. I typically love suspense novels as I have always ... Good low key thriller

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4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 1/8 dawniep wrote: This is a wonderfully written book and beautiful to read. Music is amazing and nothing sounds like Hymns. Starting with the history of hymnody and going through biblical, ancient, medievel, german,english, gospel songs and american hymns to contemporary praise and worship music this book takes you ... Great for any music lover.

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5 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 12/23 dawniep wrote: This is a great quick read. I recommend getting a quiet area and a short block of time, because you will want to finish this book once you start it. It is a fabulous short story of a man trying to come to terms with where he is in his life. Abandoned by his mother as a child, Jonathon is lead on a ... Great Quick Read!

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5 Stars

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Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

On 12/4 dawniep wrote: Having previously read Heaven is for Real as well as Heaven is for Real for kids, I was excited to get to review the DVD-based conversation kit. I really wanted to share it with my kids so we used it as a lesson. Since the DVD is broken into 5 10 to 18 minute video sessions, we completed it in a week. ... Not a huge fan of the DVD

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3 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 11/11 dawniep wrote: I have to admit that I didn't think I would like this book but after spending time with it, I find it a wonderful addition to our library. As a homeschool mom, one of the subjects I am responsible for is Spiritual and this is a wonderful help for me. It puts the bible into modern language and therefore ... A Great Book for any Library!

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 10/21 dawniep wrote: This is a fabulous book for any child to own. I recently read Heaven is for Real and it is now one of my faves so I was excited to get the chance to share the kid version with my kids. Although I had pretty much told them Colton's story this was a no nonsense way to explain it. This is Colton's experience ... A wonderful book for children of any age!

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 10/16 dawniep wrote: Wow! I read this book in one sitting and it is one of the best books I have read in a few years. I don't really know how to you could read this book and be unaffected by it. Four year old Colton Burpo is just like any other happy little 4 year old until he is hit with an illness that results in the ... Amazing!

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5 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 10/8 dawniep wrote: The image in this post does not due this book justice. It has a very handsome and yet beautiful leather embossed cover. It looks and feels manly! My husband loved it. The 52 devotionals are fairly short, just a page or two each with a suggested insight, prayer and action to follow. It approaches ... Great Couples Devotional

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4 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 9/7 dawniep wrote: I read Brenda's husband Kurt Warner's book "First Things First: The Rules of Being a Warner" not to long ago and was intrigued by Brenda's story, so when I got the opportunity to check out her book "One call Away: A Memoir by Brenda Warner" I knew I wanted to read it. I was not dissappointed. Brenda's ... An inspirational story!

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5 Stars

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Right From the Heart

Right From the Heart

On 8/24 dawniep wrote: This is a beautiful book. The embossed cover and colors give it a very elegant look. Designed for daily viewing, this book has 365 days of devotionals. What a better way to start the day than with a healthy dose of God's word? Really nothing! Whether you are a devout christian or a just discovering the ... A beautiful book.

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5 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 7/30 dawniep wrote: Can you imagine being blind and being 78 floors up in the World Trade Center when an unbelievable horror causes you to flee for your life? This is Michael Hingson's story of survival and trust with his guide dog Roselle. I loved this book and finished it in a day! Travel down those 78 floors with ... A Wonderfully enlightening and inspiring read!

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5 Stars

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 6/22 dawniep wrote: About the Book: "Experience a unique conversation with God through a daily devotional reading based on twenty Old Testament and twenty New Testament books of the Bible. Written to help the reader listen to what God is saying in His Word, God’s Love Letters to You offers a life-changing encounter ... God's Love Letters to You

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4 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 6/15 dawniep wrote: Billy Graham in quotes is full of inspiring, uplifting and encouraging messages and thoughts from one of the most religious figures in history. Hundreds of quotes from a 7 year span of writings. I love this book and am very happy that I was given the opportunity to review this book as my family has always ... Wonderfull book!

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5 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/10 dawniep wrote: As a mother I really like the concept of Daddy Dates and Greg Wright is spot on in showing dads how to get it done! I absolutely love the concept of learning about your daughter on her terms and in the process earning her trust and her heart. Every father should have his daughters heart and this book ... A must for fathers of girls.

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4 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/27 dawniep wrote: Being from Georgia I have heard of Rick and Bubba however I have never heard their show before so I really had no idea about what this book would be like. It is an autobiographical story told from both mens perspective. It starts with their childhood and those first backyard radio broadcasts and takes ... A must read for the Rick & Bubba Fan

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4 Stars

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A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

On 3/15 dawniep wrote: I have always have a few questions that I would like to ask God and Alton Gansky's "A Conversation with God" helped to answer a few. I personally find the way it is written as though God is speaking is a little weird but I think this is a great reference book for the parent with little Bible knowledge ... A Conversation with God: If You Could Ask God Any Question What Would It Be? is a great reference book

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4 Stars

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