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Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday

On 5/1 Taunya Richards wrote: When questioning faith, sometimes, you feel lost. I agreed to review Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans before my questions began. The day I was pouring my heart out, crying because I feel this overwhelming grief over losing my faith, I remembered that I needed to read this book. So I settled ... Searching For Sunday Review

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5 Stars

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Loved Back to Life

Loved Back to Life

On 3/30 Taunya Richards wrote: I have admired Sheila Walsh ever since I heard her at a Women of Faith conference. I remember sitting in my seat, tears running down my face, as she shared her story. A story of a beautiful Christian woman…who lived with the beast called depression. I was at the point that I felt I’d never be acceptable ... LOVED BACK TO LIFE REVIEW

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5 Stars

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Nature Girl

Nature Girl

On 2/16 Taunya Richards wrote: Can a believer be ‘green’ and still serve God? I was seriously asked this question. I simply answered “We were commanded to tend the garden.” Karen Whiting and Rebecca White wrote this book, Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God’s Creation. I wanted to see if it was indeed possible to be ... Nature Girl Review

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4 Stars

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 1/3 Taunya Richards wrote: What happens when love turns messy? Do you quit or make the choice to love, no matter what? Darlene shares the messiness of her marriage. She starts with the messiness of sin and the grace her husband extended. I was surprised how honest she was and it inspired me to continue reading. As I read page ... Messy Beautiful Love Review

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5 Stars

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Beloved Dust

Beloved Dust

On 11/16 Taunya Richards wrote: "Dust thou art…dust thou shalt return." I grew up with these words. You are dust. You are just dust that will return to dust when you die. Remember, that you are a lowly human formed from the dust of the earth. I really hoped this book would tell me something different. "A lack of satisfaction ... Beloved Dust Review

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3 Stars

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Plain Faith

Plain Faith

On 9/23 Taunya Richards wrote: My first encounter with the Amish was about 20 years ago. I was fascinated to see these people from the Amish fiction I devoured at night. While visiting family in Ohio, my husband and I drove to Berlin, Ohio to visit the Amish shops. It was quite the experience. Although I love my modern life, there ... Plain Faith Review

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4 Stars

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Love, Skip, Jump

Love, Skip, Jump

On 6/26 Taunya Richards wrote: Shelene lived a wonderful life: kids, husband, home, job. One day a friend shook her world. What if the sponsored kids on your refrigerator are not real? The question nagged at her until she found herself traveling across the world to meet her kids. When she offered Omega anything she wanted, and ... Love, Skip, Jump Review

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4 Stars

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Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

On 5/9 Taunya Richards wrote: I didn’t WANT to read this book. I still don’t want to read it, and I’ve read it. This book challenges everything I think concerning my father. Yet deep inside me there’s a voice prompting me to pursue the principles contained within this book. Still, there’s another voice telling that one ... Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers Review

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3 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 4/9 Taunya Richards wrote: Desperate. I’ve been there. Soul-weary desperation. Drowning. Not wanting to answer one more question. Gather another dirty towel. Survive a day of tedious motherhood. That very moment is when this momma has a coming to Jesus moment. I’m not alone. Sarah Mae spills her heart in her book ... Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson Review

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5 Stars

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 11/4 Taunya Richards wrote: Normally I try to finish a book review less than 60 days. This book, well, it took a while. Why? Because I wanted to see if the system worked as described. We have given our children allowance pretty much since the time they figured out that money can buy things. We have refrained from attaching ... the MoneySmart family® system {Review}

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4 Stars

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 7/25 Taunya Richards wrote: Approaching the teen years? Are you confident in how to handle the changes those years bring into your family? Mark Gregston, shares his experiences from 38 years of counseling more than 2,500 teens. His wisdom, insights and tips are relevant to our culture today. Whether you are trying to limit ... Tough Guys and Drama Queens {Review}

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4 Stars

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 6/13 Taunya Richards wrote: The truth about forgiveness? We need it. Desperately. We have received it. Have we accepted it? Forgiveness via the cross of Calvary is essential to the Christian faith. Without the forgiveness of sins, we have no hope. John MacArthur is one of my favorite preachers to listen to. I love the sound ... The Truth About Forgiveness by John MacArthur

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3 Stars

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 5/13 Taunya Richards wrote: I have read several books during my journey. Some have impacted me to make changes...others were just books I read. THIS is not just a book...it's a book that has opened an entire layer within me to uncover! I received the Kindle e-Book to review, but wish I had selected the print book. It is definitely ... Healing is A Choice, A Choice I Make

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5 Stars

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 1/25 Taunya Richards wrote: My daughters age 9 and 11 reviewed the Kindle format of this book. One thing I noted with the Kindle is that the numerous pictures mess up the formatting, making it difficult to read. Luckily the story is short and simple. Daughter Age 9: I would say the book is for age 6 to 9. It is good to teach ... Three Cups by Townsley/Germain

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5 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 11/16 Taunya Richards wrote: I don’t even know where to begin. Part of me wants to be the pious Christian and condemn her for sharing her “dirty laundry”. (YES, Sarcasm IS INTENDED) I was shocked at the number of bad reviews given for this book. Not because of how it was written, the quality, or even the subject matter. ... It Takes Just One Call

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4 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 10/18 Taunya Richards wrote: What happens when an accident-prone, guardian-angel-in-training is assigned to an accident-prone precocious girl? You get a heart-warming story! Our family has adored the Gigi, God’s Little Princess series by Sheila Walsh. Sheila has an amazing gift for telling a story from the view point of a child. ... A Little Angel to Love

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5 Stars

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100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

On 9/14 Taunya Richards wrote: We have been reviewing 100 Read & Sing Devotions written by Stephen Elkins. When I first received the book, I was a little worried that my children would find it too young. They are ages 9, 10 and 13. I was wrong. They love it! Especially my 9 year old. Each devotional begins with a bible song ... Review: 100 Read & Sing Devotions

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5 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 8/17 Taunya Richards wrote: n Why God Won’t Go Away, Alister challenges the beliefs embraced by four main writers: Richard Dawkins, Daniel C Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hutchins. He refers to them as “The Four Horsemen” , the result of an informal discussion among the four in 2007. I believe the best way to understand ... Why God Won't Go Away

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4 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 6/28 Taunya Richards wrote: This book contains hundreds of quotes from my father, whose voice is not strange or silent. He says, “God speaks from heaven through the Bible, His written word. This is why I use the phrase ‘the Bible says’. I would not have the authority to say what I do in sermons unless it was based upon ... The Wisdom of Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

On 6/9 Taunya Richards wrote: We all have change in their cars, homes and yes, pockets. But are we looking closely at the change in our pocket? It COULD be the very coin that will make us RICH…according to the authors of this book. The book starts with incredible stories that will send you on the greatest treasure hunt: PENNY found ... A Pocket Full of Change

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3 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 6/1 Taunya Richards wrote: Ever since 9/11 I have been intrigued by Islam as a religion versus “Radical Islam”. Recently I was given the opportunity to review “The Fight of Our Lives”. I must admit that I have mixed feelings about this book. The book starts with the shooting at Fort Hood in 2009. The chilling details ... Book Review: The Fight of Our Lives

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3 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/7 Taunya Richards wrote: One Father. Four Daughters. One Mission. Don’t Screw it Up Dad! In a world that prizes women for their “sexiness”, Greg Wright is determined to raise confident young women who know the difference between a “pterodactyl” and a true pursuer of her heart. Funny and honest, he shares a “roadmap” ... Road Map for Dating Your Daughters

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5 Stars

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