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Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

On 5/7 books2blog wrote: Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers by Leslie Leyland Fields and Dr. Jill Hubbard “If our families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways of forgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers and fathers.” I was drawn to this book and yet hesitant to ... Forgiving Our Mothers and Fathers

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Christian Faith in the Old Testament

Christian Faith in the Old Testament

On 3/26 books2blog wrote: Christian Faith in the Old Testament: The Bible of the Apostles by Gareth Lee Cockerill Have you ever wondered how the Old Testament applies to us today? Christian Faith in the Old Testament: The Bible of the Apostles is an intriguing and interesting look at how the Old Testament is fulfilled ... Christian Faith in the Old Testament: The Bible of the Apostles by Gareth Lee Cockerill

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The Painted Table

The Painted Table

On 1/28 books2blog wrote: The Painted Table tells the story of Saffee, who inherits a century-old heirloom table ingrained with painful memories of a childhood disrupted by mental illness. Even now, after having finished reading this book several weeks ago, I am still unsure as to what I actually think of it. I knew it was ... The Painted Table by Suzanne Field

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Samson

Samson

On 12/4 books2blog wrote: Samson Abrams makes a decision in 1941 that lands him and his entire family in Auschwitz. A former boxing champion, Samson is ordered to fight for Nazi entertainment. A win brings some extra food, while a loss would mean death. Samson fights to save his family and struggles to understand God in the midst ... Samson: A Savior Will Rise by Shawn Hoffman

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To Know You

To Know You

On 11/11 books2blog wrote: Julia Whittaker has a rocky past. Two daughters, born eighteen months apart to two different fathers, were given up for adoption. Although she has never met them or spoken to then, she must now find them in the hope that one of them can be a living donor for her dying son. To Know You is a captivating ... To Know You by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel

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Hopelifter

Hopelifter

On 10/3 books2blog wrote: Have you ever wondered if there was something you could do to ease a friend’s pain? Have you struggled to know what to say, what to do, how to help someone who is suffering? If so, then this book might be helpful. Kathe Wunnenberg is the founder and president of Hopelifters Unlimited. Through her ... Hopelifter by Kathe Wunnenberg

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Unveiling Grace

Unveiling Grace

On 8/8 books2blog wrote: In Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church, Lynn Wilder tells her story of joining the Mormon church, becoming enmeshed in the Mormon culture, and eventually leaving the Mormon church and becoming a born-again Christian. This is not only her story but the story of ... Unveiling Grace by Lynn K. Wilder

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 6/18 books2blog wrote: Sherlock Holmes and the Needle’s Eye is an interesting combination of classic Sherlock Holmes, science-fiction, and biblical history. Imagine the world’s greatest detective tackling several mysteries contained within the passages of the Bible! Len Bailey takes the reader on just such a journey. I ... Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye by Len Bailey

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 3/5 books2blog wrote: Do you feel as if you are controlled by your emotions? Do you stuff them in, or do you explode? Can you break free of the cycle of reaction, regret/shame, and reaction? Lysa Terkeurst thinks that we can make our emotions work for us instead of against us. This 60-day devotional compliments her book Unglued. I ... Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

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Dirty God

Dirty God

On 1/29 books2blog wrote: “Grace explained is helpful, but grace experienced changes everything.” When you think of Jesus what do you imagine? Do you see Jesus as being dirty and sweaty? Do you think he had calluses on his hands? How does our image of Jesus affect our understanding of grace? These are just some of ... Dirty God: Jesus in the Trenches by Johnnie Moore

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 12/31 books2blog wrote: I chose this book because of the title and the fact that I am interested in learning more about Jesus’ teachings, specifically what Jesus had to say and how that applies to us today. Jesus’ ministry was brief, roughly 1000 days, yet Jesus lived intentionally. I believe we can learn a lot from those ... 1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ by Jonathan Falwell

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 10/9 books2blog wrote: In many Bibles the words of Jesus are often written in red. What if Jesus really meant what He said? This is the question asked by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo in Red Letter Revolution. The authors take the reader through a range of topics and illuminate the discrepancies between how Christians often ... Red Letter Revolution by Shane Claiborne & Tony Campolo

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 9/13 books2blog wrote: Do you long for something more? Are you tired of chasing after desires that do not satisfy? Not sure if you are even on the right track? Pete Wilson tackles these themes in his book, Empty Promises: The Truth about You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're Believing. Wilson exposes the lies, points out ... Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're Believing by Pete Wilson

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 6/1 books2blog wrote: The title of this book instantly drew my attention and captivated my attention, because I have been doing a lot of reading on the subject of craving. I thought that this book might be a perfect compliment to my other studies, and so I looked forward to receiving and reading Constantly Craving. Marilyn ... Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 2/28 books2blog wrote: I Am Second is a collection of stories about changed lives. From the famous to the unfamiliar, these are stories of people who have hit bottom but did not stay there. You might recognize a name, a face, or you might not. You might know bits of a story or nothing at all, but each story is real, personal, ... I Am Second by Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 12/21 books2blog wrote: A Year with Jesus is a collection of daily readings and reflections on the words of Jesus. Nettelhorst covers a wide variety of themes, arranged in chapters, from love & hate to truth & lies to belief & disbelief and more. Each day begins with a passage of scripture, which is followed by the author’s ... A Year with Jesus by R.P. Nettelhorst

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 10/27 books2blog wrote: Heaven is for Real is the true story of the Burpo family as they struggle through health and financial issues, an emergency appendectomy for their not yet four-year old son, Colton, and the gradual revelations that Colton had visited heaven during his surgery. I had not heard of this book until a few ... Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 10/10 books2blog wrote: Stained glass windows are beautiful works of art created from what appears to be broken pieces of coloured glass. In Stained Glass Hearts, Patsy Clairmont compares broken people to stained glass windows. This is a book about changing our broken perspective of life to a perspective that sees beauty and ... Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont

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Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

On 8/18 books2blog wrote: Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door is a guidebook for knowing what and why you believe. The authors tackle difficult questions using humour and scriptures, but there is also a workbook kind of feeling with “brain food” questions for personal study at the end of each chapter. Was Jesus just a ... Don't Check Your Brains at the Door by Josh McDowell & Bob Hostetler

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 7/13 books2blog wrote: If you were to receive a letter in the mail from God, what would He say to you? Have you ever considered that question? Who does not like to receive a personal letter in the mailbox instead of just junk mail and bills? In this devotional book, Dr. Crabb gives us a glimpse of what God would say to us ... God's Love Letters to You by Dr. Larry Crabb

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/22 books2blog wrote: The Waiting Place is a collection of essays on learning to appreciate life’s little delays. Everyone spends time waiting, in line, for love, to die. Eileen Button shares tidbits of her life with humour, honesty, and an understanding of the value of waiting. I was intrigued with this book from the ... The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 5/26 books2blog wrote: The fate of humanity rests in the hands of one man, David Ponder. Ponder, with the help of historical figures, has five tries to find the two-word answer to a question and save mankind. The Final Summit is the second book by Andy Andrews to feature the character of David Ponder. I have not read the ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey

On 5/7 books2blog wrote: The Sacred Journey is one volume in the eight book series, The Ancient Practices. The themes of this book are pilgrimage and the necessity of such practice in the lives of believers, regardless of their particular brand of faith. Foster uses his own globe-trotting experiences to illustrate the theme ... The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster

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The Sacred Meal

The Sacred Meal

On 4/14 books2blog wrote: Nora Gallagher’s The Sacred Meal is one book in The Ancient Practices series. This particular book deals with the practice of Communion or the Lord’s Supper. I was not sure what to expect from this book, because I have read very little Christian non-fiction in recent years, and the subject of Communion ... The Sacred Meal

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