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An Amish Summer

An Amish Summer

On 6/23 Kristy Jensen wrote: An Amish Summer is a collection of four novellas by Shelley Shepard Gray, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Irvin. I love books like this because you get a lot out of it. Each book is different yet fits together in this collection. A Reunion in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard GrayHonestly, I was ... An Amish Summer (Four Novellas) Reivew

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4 Stars

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Zip It

Zip It

On 3/31 Kristy Jensen wrote: Oh boy! Do I have a problem with keeping my mouth closed. I have gotten myself into trouble many times by speaking before I think. There are consequences to every word we speak. Some of the consequences are good and some are bad. The bad ones can ruin relationships and hurt others.Karen Ehman has written ... Zip It by Karen Ehman

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5 Stars

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Of Stillness and Storm

Of Stillness and Storm

On 2/20 Kristy Jensen wrote: While this is not the type of book I would normally choose to review, I found it intriguing. Although there is some language and a sort of adultery, I found it okay. I would definitely not consider it very Christian. Just mentioning Jesus or God does not make a book "Christian". But, I did find it an ... Of Stillness and Storm (Michele Phoenix)

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3 Stars

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The Daniel Code

The Daniel Code

On 12/28 Kristy Jensen wrote: We live in a culture that tolerates and praises sin. Violence is the norm and comes in the form of terrorism as well as crime. If a Christian stands up for Biblical values he is labeled "intolerant" or a "bigot". Christians are told to keep their "religion" to themselves and to "stop spreading lies and ... The Daniel Code (By: O.S. Hawkins)

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4 Stars

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Jesus Today

Jesus Today

On 11/28 Kristy Jensen wrote: Sarah Young is the author of Jesus Calling and now her new book Jesus Today. Jesus Today was written during a very difficult time in Sarah's life when she was going through some unexplained illnesses. During this time she never gave up hope in Jesus. Christians go through tough times just like the rest ... Jesus Today (Sarah Young)

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5 Stars

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NKJV Word Study Bible

NKJV Word Study Bible

On 11/2 Kristy Jensen wrote: Studying the Bible is one of the most important parts of my life. Understanding the original language and the meaning behind each word gives me a better appreciation of God's book. The new NKJV Word Study Bible published by Thomas Nelson gives you just that. It is a Bible with 1,700 key words and their ... NKJV Word Study Bible Review (Thomas Nelson)

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5 Stars

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Unreasonable Hope

Unreasonable Hope

On 9/22 Kristy Jensen wrote: Life's circumstances can sometimes be overwhelming. They take you for surprise and leave you feeling helpless and hopeless. A death in the family, a devastating illness, financial ruin. Whatever it is, God sees you and He loves you. He gives you hope to keep pressing on in the storm. Chad Veach has written ... Unreasonable Hope By: Chad Veach

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4 Stars

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Today's Moment of Truth

Today's Moment of Truth

On 8/16 Kristy Jensen wrote: I have written many times about putting God first in your life each day. Having alone time with Christ and seeking out His Word is the most important thing you can do for yourself. That is why I do so many reviews for devotionals. I find them to be very helpful in getting in that time with the Lord.Apologists ... Today's Moment of Truth (Lee Strobel & Mark Mittelberg)

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5 Stars

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NKJV, American Woman's Bible

NKJV, American Woman's Bible

On 7/12 Kristy Jensen wrote: I absolutely love history (my favorite subject to teach and study). I also love the Bible. So, when someone decided to combine the two I jumped on the opportunity to review it. The new American Woman's Bible (edited by Dr. Richard G. Lee and forward by Penny Nance) is all about combining the Bible with ... American Woman's Bible (Review)

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5 Stars

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The Longing in Me

The Longing in Me

On 6/16 Kristy Jensen wrote: I love Sheila Walsh. Her days on the Women of Faith Tours were awesome. Ever since, I have been a big fan. Her testimony is amazing and it felt like God was speaking straight to me. When I saw that she had a new book I just had to have it. It's called The Longing In Me. It is so inspirational. She writes ... The Longing In Me (Sheila Walsh)

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5 Stars

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A Dream of Miracles

A Dream of Miracles

On 5/17 Kristy Jensen wrote: Another Amish fiction book...that I love! Ruth Reid is so talented and has done it again with her newest Amish book. A Dream Of Miracles kept me on the edge of my seat. It is a beautiful story of romance, reclamation, and trust. Mattie Diener is a widowed mother of two small children. She lives in an ... A Dream Of Miracles By: Ruth Reid

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Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings

Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings

On 4/24 Kristy Jensen wrote: Mother's Day is quickly approaching. It is such a special day to celebrate being a mother, a daughter, a grandmother, an aunt, a sister, and a friend. Children love to spoil their mom's on this special day. The newest book by Mike Berenstain, Mother's Day Blessings (a Berenstain Bears book) is so sweet. ... The Berenstain Bears~Mother's Day Blessings

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5 Stars

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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 3/29 Kristy Jensen wrote:  An argument. A crash. In an instant, Joanna's world is changed forever.Joanna Schrock has always been in love with her best friend Andrew Beiler since the age of twelve. Now that they have begun dating she just can't wait to marry him. She takes it upon herself to propose to him. Only, Andrew ... An Unbroken Heart (An Amish of Birch Creek Novel) By: Kathleen Fuller

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5 Stars

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Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon

On 2/25 Kristy Jensen wrote:  This is my second book review for a book by Colleen Coble. It is also the second book in The Sunset Cove Series called Mermaid Moon. Last year I reviewed the first one in the series titled The Inn At Ocean's Edge. I am very excited to tell you about Mermaid Moon and I hope you grab it for yourself ... Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble {Review}

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5 Stars

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The Dude's Guide to Marriage

The Dude's Guide to Marriage

On 1/20 Kristy Jensen wrote: This post is more geared toward men but ladies, please pay attention too. You may need to buy this book as a hint to your hubby.Is your wife well-loved? Is she getting what she needs from you? What DOES she want? Can you answer any of these questions? Dude's Guide To Marriage by Darrin and Amie Patrick ... Dude's Guide To Marriage (By Darrin and Amie Patrick)

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5 Stars

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NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

On 12/6 Kristy Jensen wrote: I have been watching John Hagee on television for a few years now. He preaches a lot about prophecies in the bible and what the future holds for those who believe in Christ and those who do not. He has recently come out with a Prophecy Study Bible (NKJV) that will help us to "understand God's message ... Prophecy Study Bible (John Hagee)

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Prayers That Changed History

Prayers That Changed History

On 11/2 Kristy Jensen wrote: Tricia Goyer is an award-winning author who has written many books in her life. Some of them are: The Promise Box (which I reviewed a while ago and loved), Mom's Night Out (they made a movie out of this one), and The Big Sky Series (an Amish fiction series). She is well known for her Amish Fiction writing ... Prayers That Changed History {By Tricia Goyer}

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5 Stars

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5 Minutes with Jesus

5 Minutes with Jesus

On 9/18 Kristy Jensen wrote: Sheila Walsh is one of my favorite authors, speakers, and singers. She is a Scottish- born Christian and loves Jesus more than anything. She has written many books including How To Be God's Little Princess, God's Mighty Warrior Series, God Loves Broken People, and the list goes on. I love her style of ... 5 Minutes With Jesus {By: Sheila Walsh}

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

On 8/13 Kristy Jensen wrote: I just adore a good Berenstain Bears book. The newest addition to the collection is also a Living Lights book. It is called The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival. It is full of hope, love, and God's beauty. The whole family is out helping in the garden on the first day of fall. The children are noticing ... The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival {Review}

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5 Stars

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NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

On 8/4 Kristy Jensen wrote: I have been on the hunt for a good devotional bible for my husband for some time now. I finally came across this NIV Dad's Devotional Bible (with notes by Robert Wolgemuth) on the BookLook Bloggers website for review. I quickly grabbed it up and my husband has been enjoying it ever since. I am so glad ... Dad's Devotional Bible {Review}

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5 Stars

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Devotions from the Garden

Devotions from the Garden

On 6/16 Kristy Jensen wrote: Taking time for yourself to soak in God's presence and His word is hard when you have little children. For me, I have to make an effort to get up early in the morning and have my quiet time before the kids get up. That's why I love devotional books. They give me the lift I need in the midst of chaos ... Devotions From The Garden {Review}

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5 Stars

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Tiny Bear's Bible

Tiny Bear's Bible

On 5/5 Kristy Jensen wrote: Since Monkey turned two in March I have been searching for a bible that he would love. The big boys have a couple of bibles but they seem too big for Monkey. When I saw Tiny Bear's Bible I grabbed it up quickly. I am so glad I did. It is a sweet little bible and the pictures are just precious.It comes ... Tiny Bear's Bible {Review}

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

On 4/9 Kristy Jensen wrote: My oldest son, he is 6, loves to help me in the kitchen. He loves to cook and bake. When I was browsing the books I was able to review, I came across this children's cookbook. It just so happens that it was also part of the Berenstain Bears Collection. The Berenstain Bears' Country Cookbook by Mike ... The Berenstain Bears' Country Cookbook {Review}

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5 Stars

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NIV Proclamation Bible

NIV Proclamation Bible

On 3/20 Kristy Jensen wrote: God's word. The Holy Bible. My favorite book to read. No matter what you call it, it is the most wonderful book ever written. I love that there are so many different versions so that it is easily accessible to anyone no matter their background. The New International Version (aka NIV) is one ... NIV Proclamation Bible

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5 Stars

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Keep It Shut

Keep It Shut

On 2/16 Kristy Jensen wrote: Do you have diarrhea of the mouth? I know I can sometimes let words fly without thinking twice about their affect on others. Karen Ehman's new book Keep It Shut is the perfect book for someone like me. I need to be constantly reminded to keep my mouth shut. In her book, Karen Ehman explains what we should ... Keep It Shut By Karen Ehman {Book Review}

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5 Stars

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From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

On 1/2 Kristy Jensen wrote: I love a good book about Christian marriage. So, when From This Day Forward by Craig and Amy Groeschel became available for review, I immediately applied. Thank goodness I was chosen for this one. I had heard that this couple was writing a book about their marriage and what has worked for them. Here ... From This Day Forward {Review}

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5 Stars

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Once-A-Day Nurturing Great Kids Devotional

Once-A-Day Nurturing Great Kids Devotional

On 11/28 Kristy Jensen wrote: Raising children is the hardest job I have ever had. That is why I need all the help I can get. Zondervan Publishing has just put out a book called Nurturing Great Kids written by Dan Seaborn. It's a once-a-day devotional for parents to gain insight, wisdom, and encouragement in parenting. We can all ... Nurturing Great Kids Devotional {Review}

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5 Stars

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God’s Great Creation

God’s Great Creation

On 11/15 Kristy Jensen wrote: I homeschool all three of my boys. Right now we are in the throes of teaching my oldest son to read. I have many "I Can Read!" books. God's Great Creation is a level 2 reader. We are not quite there yet but I wanted to opportunity to review this book for myself. It is based on the Adventure Bible (the ... God's Great Creation {Review}

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5 Stars

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 11/2 Kristy Jensen wrote: I have been reading Darlene Schacht's blog Time-Warp Wife for about two years now. I knew that she was writing a book and really hoped I would get the chance to read it for myself. I was very surprised when I went to booklookbloggers.com and found that it was one of the books to choose from. I immediately ... Messy Beautiful Love {Review}

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5 Stars

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Game Changer

Game Changer

On 9/26 Kristy Jensen wrote: We are HUGE Redskins fans in my house. Hail to the Redskins!! So, when I had the opportunity to review a book written by their current QB Kirk Cousins I was thrilled. I know he is a man of God but reading his book has given me a new perspective. He gives God all of the glory for his talent and fortune. ... Game Changer Review

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5 Stars

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 8/18 Kristy Jensen wrote: Mary Engelbreit has got to be one of my favorite artists and authors. I have been collecting her books since I changed my name to Jensen (as in I got married). LOL! My MIL has collected them for years and so graciously gave me one of Mary Engelbreit's books a long time ago. After that day I have been ... The Blessing Of Friendship (Mary Engelbreit)

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Grieving God's Way

Grieving God's Way

On 8/13 Kristy Jensen wrote: Grief. We have all felt it in some way or another. Maybe it's grief over losing a loved one or a beloved family pet. Maybe it's grief over losing a friendship or a job. I have felt many different stages of grief. I have lost family members and pets. When I was 6 months pregnant with Ducky (who is now ... {Grieving God's Way}

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 6/19 Kristy Jensen wrote: The Lord's PrayerOur Father in heaven,hallowed be your name.Your Kingdom come,your will be done,on earth as in heavenGive us today our daily bread.Forgive us our sins,as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.For the kingdom,the power and the glory ... {The Truth About Forgiveness}

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5 Stars

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He Chose the Nails

He Chose the Nails

On 5/14 Kristy Jensen wrote: Max Lucado is a best-selling novelist and Pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX. He has written many books and his newest one is wonderful. He Chose The Nails is an easy read that you won't be able to put down."Linger on the Hill of Calvary. Rub a Finger on the Timber and Press the Nail Into ... {He Chose The Nails}

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5 Stars

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 4/3 Kristy Jensen wrote: When I chose to review Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci  Swindoll I fell in love with the front cover. At first glance I thought it was a book about organizing your home. I really need help in that department. Then I saw that it was by Luci Swindoll and she is funny, smart, and a woman ... {Simple Secrets to a Happy Life}

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5 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 3/7 Kristy Jensen wrote: Beauty For Ashes is Dorothy Love's newest book. This is the second book in the Hickory Ridge Romance series. Here is a summary of the book (from the back of the book)."She's a beautiful young widow. He's a southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home."Carrie Daly wants ... {Beauty For Ashes by Dorothy Love}

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5 Stars

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 1/26 Kristy Jensen wrote: Moments of Truth by John MacArthur is a true devotional. It is so inspirational and is simple to read (in a good way). I have read through this book and found out so many wonderful things I didn't know about myself before. It caused me to take a look at the life I am living and evaluate the situations ... {Moments of Truth by: John MacArthur}

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5 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/24 Kristy Jensen wrote: Love is on the way in Smitten, Vermont. Four women collaborated to write this novel about love and finding romance. Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter. The book is broken up into four parts and each part coordinates with one of the main characters in the novel. Each of the ... ~Smitten~

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5 Stars

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 11/23 Kristy Jensen wrote: {Book Review}A Year With Jesus is a one year devotional filled with daily readings and reflections on Jesus' own words. The layout is very easy to read. It only takes about 10 minutes to read each day's devotional. It begins with verses from the bible and then Mr. Nettelhorst reflects on what was read. ... {A Year With Jesus} by: R. P. Nettelhorst

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 10/21 Kristy Jensen wrote: {BOOK REVIEW}Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is the author of the book and bible study Love & Respect. I have participated in the bible study about a year ago with my husband and it changed our marriage. The Love & Respect Experience is a devotional that goes along with the book. It has one devotional ... The Love & Respect Experience

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4 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/29 Kristy Jensen wrote: I love reading to my little ones, especially at bedtime. They are so snuggly and cute. I am always looking for good Christian children's books that show God's love for us. I want books that explain God's love in a way that my two toddler's can understand. Amy Parker has done a great job in her new book ... Night Night Blessings By: Amy Parker

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5 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 9/14 Kristy Jensen wrote: One Call Away is a memoir of Brenda Warner's life. She has such an incredible testimony of faith and hope. She is the wife of retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. Together, they have seven children including one with special needs. Brenda is a registered nurse and former marine. Her life has been filled ... One Call Away By: Brenda Warner and Jennifer Schuchmann

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5 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 8/10 Kristy Jensen wrote: Billy Graham is one of the most known names in evangelism in the world. His son, Franklin Graham along with Donna Lee Toney collaborated to collect all of the quotes for this book. The quotes are taken mostly from Billy Graham's writings from 1947 to 2010. Some of the section titles include Billy Graham ... Billy Graham in Quotes Review

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5 Stars

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The Quotable Rogue

The Quotable Rogue

On 7/8 Kristy Jensen wrote: Matt Lewis did a great job in researching and collecting these incredible quotes by Sarah Palin. I did not know what to expect in choosing this book to review. I am a Sarah Palin fan but did not know that some of the things I have heard on television were taken out of context. This book gives you the ... The Quotable Rogue

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4 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 6/2 Kristy Jensen wrote: Have you ever heard of a daddy date? Are you curious as to what it is? I was very curious, so I read Daddy Dates by Greg Wright. I highly recommend this book for all men who have daughters. I got a lot out of this wonderfully written book. The front cover says "Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His ... Daddy Dates

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5 Stars

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