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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 2/17 La wrote: Beth, a pastor's wife, finds herself in the middle of a emotional minefield when her husband moves out to the shed for a month to "spend time with God." She finds herself feeling completely neglected, overlooked by her teenaged sons, and managing a life that she never planned, dreamed of, or believed ... The Sky Beneath My Feet By Lisa Samson

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5 Stars

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Taken Into Time

Taken Into Time "By the Spirit of God"

On 2/7 La wrote: In this brief and intriguing testimonial, Gartenmayer recounts his experiences with God. He tells his story of salvation and being visited by the Holy Spirit for the first time, and how his life dramatically changed. He recounts stories of being in the military and working in a jail and the things ... Taken Into Time "By The Spirit Of God" By Joseph Gartenmayer

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4 Stars

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 2/6 La wrote: Julia has her life together. A committed relationship, a good job, a little piece of sophisticated Manhattan. She has worked years to run away from her broken family, and most of all, her ex-best friend Marnie, now her Father's wife. One day, Julia gets news that Marnie is sick with lung cancer, and ... Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart

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5 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 1/31 La wrote: Secretly Smitten is the second book in the Smitten series, written by the authors in a collaborative process made into 4 novellas. The basic premise of the Smitten series takes place in a town called Smitten, an old logging town that reinvents itself into Vermont's love capital. These novellas center ... Secretly Smitten

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4 Stars

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 1/21 La wrote: Set in the Greek Island of Rhodes, this historical novel is set right between the Old and New Testament. Tessa of Delos, an ancient-day escort and enslaved by the powerful politician Glaucus finds herself in the precarious position of trying to cover up his accidental death. She meets Nikos, a slave ... Isle of Shadows by Tracy L. Higley

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4 Stars

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Here's Lily

Here's Lily

On 1/14 La wrote: This is a delightful book designed for elementary age girls. My 6 year old daughter and I read this story, about a spirited 6th grader named Lilly Robbins. Its main theme and message centers around true beauty and what that really looks like. One day at school, Lilly takes part in a presentation ... Here's Lilly by Nancy Rue

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5 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 3/29 La wrote: Garden of Madness centers around the Babylonian Princess Tiamat, daughter of the great King Nebuchadnezzar. 7 years have gone by since Nebuchadnezzar's spiral into madness, and Princess Tiamat finds herself newly widowed and exposed to the plots of powerful Magi to take down the throne. Rejected by ... Garden of Madness

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5 Stars

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Behemoth

Behemoth

On 3/27 La wrote: Behemoth is a great new fictional thriller by Jonathan C. Leicht. He is well known for his theories and arguments for creationism. Behemoth begins with character's Professor Stephen Gregory and Jim Thompson. They are at different ends of the world and schools of thought, both ending up in the pursuit ... Behemoth

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5 Stars

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 3/24 La wrote: Stand By Me is a work of fiction, written by the well known and critically acclaimed Neta Jackson. She continues some of her characters from the Yada-Yada series, including Avis Jackson, a pillar of SouledOut Community Church where the book is set. Enters Kat Davies, a graduate student at Christa U, ... Stand By Me

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4 Stars

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 3/20 La wrote: Eyes of Justice is a fictional crime thriller, part of a series that details the lives of three crime fighters called The Triple Threat-a crime reporter, an FBI agent, and a federal prosecutor. When one of them ends up murdered it is up to her two friends to see justice served, even though the facts ... Eyes of Justice

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4 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 2/27 La wrote: Called to Controversy-The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus is a biography of one of the pioneers of the Messianic Jewish movement. This fascinating story is about a young Jewish man and how his life was transformed when he met Jesus. Through many trials and victories, ... Called to Controversy The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus By Ruth Rosen

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5 Stars

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From Blah to Awe

From Blah to Awe

On 2/21 La wrote: From Blah to Awe by Jenna Lucado Bishop is a non-fiction book aimed at young women, inspiring contention to deepen their faith walk. It is full of scripture, interesting antidotes, and many ideas to light the fire of intimacy with God.  This book is beautifully styled, and it has lots of spaces ... From Blah to Awe By Jenna Lucado Bishop

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4 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 1/19 La wrote: The Voice New Testament is a one of a kind, new translation of the Bible. It approaches translation and format in a different way and makes reading the bible more like a flowing story.  Useful and unique things about The Voice: Brings out the individualistic styles of each biblical book. Uses ... The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

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5 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/21 La wrote: Smitten is a fictional story about four women on a mission to revamp their hometown, Smitten, Vermont.  The town's life-sustaining mill closes, and they realize that they can capitalize on tourism with an idea to turn Smitten into a romance capital.  Throughout this journey they each find their ... Smitten by By Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, & Diann Hunt

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4 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 12/12 La wrote: Real Marriage is a blueprint book for Christian marriages written for both men and woman. It addresses many issues that need a new perspective and an escape from religiosity. It is a book about freedom in marriage, and biblical boundaries within that freedom. The Driscolls speak candidly about topics ... Real Marriage - The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll

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5 Stars

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 12/1 La wrote:  The Lucado Inspirational Reader - Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life is a beautiful 450 page hardcover gift book, filled with the best of the best from Max Lucado.  It is a compilation of his 25 years of writing, filled with words of encouragement and wisdom.  His stories, ... The Lucado Inspirational Reader Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life By Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/2 La wrote: Heaven is For Real is a true story of a four-year-old's account of heaven in which he encountered a near death experience during surgery. The beginning: as a parent myself of young children this part was honestly excruciating to read.  The moment of Colton's sickness to his emergency surgery ... Heaven is For Real By Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

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5 Stars

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Babylon’s Falling

Babylon’s Falling

On 10/6 La wrote: Babylon’s Falling: The Story of Belteshazzar, also known as Daniel is a historical fiction novel that is biblically based.  It details the life and experiences of Daniel after Jerusalem was captured by the Babylonians. Babylon's ... Babylon’s Falling by William G. Collins

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5 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 9/30 La wrote: The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook is a two part book; it is both fiction and non fiction intertwined.  Its premise is that deep within all of us, we inherited sin DNA from the time that Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden.  This sin DNA is akin to a Zombie, that we are dead within ... The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook By Jeff Kinley

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4 Stars

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David and the Old Man

David and the Old Man

On 9/21 La wrote: David and the Old Man is a real life story centered around the Zemba family and how one family member, David, suffered with anorexia nervosa.  It is a story of family roles, generational ties, and of long suffering.  Intertwined throughout is a message of faith and God's hand of grace and restoration.Right ... David and the Old Man by William Zemba

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3 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/18 La wrote: Night Night Blessings is a wonderful new children's book that is perfect for bedtime.  It is narrated by a little girl who gives thanks to God for everything that she goes through in a typical day.  This book is geared toward toddlers and young children.Night Night Blessings is beautifully ... Night Night Blessings by Amy Parker, illustrated by Marijan Ramljak

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4 Stars

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 9/18 La wrote: Ascent from Darkness is a true story of one man's journey into Satanism and how he found his way to the light of Jesus.  Michael Leehan recounts his 20 + years of torment living for the dark-side.  This incredible and vulnerable story is about spiritual warfare, redemption, and freedom. Obviously ... Ascent From Darkness by Michael Leehan

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5 Stars

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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 9/11 La wrote: Hermie A Common Caterpillar is a book by Max Lucado, illustrating to young readers that in the eyes of God, they are special.  Hermie is a plain green caterpillar, not beautiful or particularly useful.  He meets other insects he desires to be like and asks God why he is so plain.  The ... Hermie A Common Caterpillar by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/10 La wrote:  Gabby God's Little Angel is about a little angel in training, Gabby, and how she is assigned to a sweet, accident prone little girl.  This book teaches young children that God loves them so much that he has sent helpers in the form of angels to watch out and protect them.To begin with, this ... Gabby God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh, Illustrated by Marina Fedotova

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4 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 8/24 La wrote: Smack-Dab in the Middle of God's Love is a wonderful book about an older couple who look after the neighborhood children in a little Mexican village.  They feed the children sopapillas with honey and talk to them about the love of Abba God.The thing that I loved most about this book was the illustrations.  ... Smack-Dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning and John Blase/Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

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4 Stars

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It Couldn't Just Happen

It Couldn't Just Happen

On 8/6 La wrote: It Just Couldn't Happen is a book that explains to older children the differences between Evolution and Creation. It outlines and answers questions about the Big Bang Theory, the scientific and historical accuracy of the bible, Darwinism, the earth in our universe and the unique design of the human being.  ... It Just Couldn't Happen-Knowing the Truth About God's Awesome Creation by Lawrence O. Richards

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5 Stars

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Sweet Sanctuary

Sweet Sanctuary

On 7/30 La wrote: Sweet Sanctuary centers around fictional character Wren; a single mom who suddenly finds her life turned upside down with the arrival of her elderly grandmother.  Wren is forced to face a very painful past, dysfunctional family relationships, and uncertainty in her future.  Through these trials, ... Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Martinusen Coloma

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4 Stars

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It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

On 7/7 La wrote: It's Not About Me-Rescue From the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy is a book that shakes us out of self-centered living, and finds the beauty in walking with God through life, reflecting his glory. This book is an easy read, elegantly written, and thought provoking! I personally love Max Lucado's ... It's Not About Me by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/3 La wrote: The Seraph Seal is an apocalyptic tale based in 2048. In 2012, The 8 were born, the 7 seals of the scroll written about in the bible were opened and the world began its decent into final destruction. Enter Paul Binder, a student of semiotics and history; mans last hope rests on his shoulders.Sound ... The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 5/9 La wrote: In The Final Summit character David Ponder is taken to another realm to answer a question that will impact the course of humanity. There he meets other "Travelers" like himself that have affected human history. With time running out, philosophical, moral, and spiritual attributes are discussed in ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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