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Afraid to Believe in Free Will

Afraid to Believe in Free Will

On 8/30 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: The irony is not lost on me: I’m writing a review about a book about that explores the capacity the human race has for avoiding responsiblity…such as keeping a blog up-to-date. All this aside, Begley’s book leaves readers questioning the reasons why we stand in our way in life. Ponder this: Are ... Book Review: Afraid to Believe in Free Will

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3 Stars

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Boundaries for Leaders

Boundaries for Leaders

On 7/4 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Popular author and respected clinical psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud expounds on the theme of boundaries with Boundaries for Leaders, a useful but long-winded examination of how leaders can embrace being in charge of their circumstances. The book constantly reiterates the importance of setting the tone ... Book Review: Boundaries For Leaders

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3 Stars

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 5/14 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: I have no idea how to begin this review—not because I am at a loss for words, but because this is one of the most memorable and worthwhile reads I have come across in about five months. This read is funny, effortlessly charismatic and a refreshing approach to embracing all that Jesus is in our lives. Within ... Book Review: Jesus Is______

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5 Stars

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Anger Workbook, The

Anger Workbook, The

On 4/7 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Anger can be a difficult emotion to understand. From throwing things and derogatory language, to crying spells and "the silent treatment," anger is an emotion that impacts everyone differently. The only commonality is that we all experience it at one point or another in our lives. So how does one utilize ... Book Review: The Anger Workbook

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5 Stars

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The Searchers

The Searchers

On 11/11 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Joseph Loconte, PhD., illustrates an in-depth look at two people mentioned in a particular passage of the Bible that might be overlooked: the two men who walked with Jesus, unbeknownst to them, after the Resurrection. Loconte, an Associate Professor of History at The King’s College, skillfully guides ... Book Review: The Searchers

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4 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 6/14 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Licensed psychotherapist and devote Christian Catherine Hickem share a great story of Mary, mother of Jesus, in Heaven in Her Arms. Hickem address several key attributes of Mary’s, which fluidly guides readers from one chapter to he next. She presents information in a practical manner, with no preaching ... Book Review: Heaven in Her Arms

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3 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 2/29 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: It would be a lie to say that this 2011 publication was easy to read. This is not to say that the text was too long or not well written. No, this was a difficult read because Billy Graham, popularly known as "God's Ambassador," is an honest look into a man's total awareness of his pending death. It's ... A Humbling Read

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4 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 10/29 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Author, counselor and speaker Stephen Arterburn creates an easy Christian fiction read about God’s healing and forgiveness that is memorable and potent. Arterburn’s story takes place during the winter season in the blistering cold setting of Fairbanks, Alaska, with wealthy CEO Jonathan “Gold” ... Book Review: The Encounter: Sometimes God has to intervene by Stephen Arterburn

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3 Stars

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Has God Spoken?

Has God Spoken?

On 10/18 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Has God Spoken?: Proof of the Bible’s Divine Inspiration Author: Hank Hanegraaff Publisher: Thomas Nelson This was a difficult read. Not because of its content, but because of its length. It begins as an exciting exploration into the deep that is Bible histology, but evolves into an act of repetition ... Book Review: Has God Spoken?

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2 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 8/23 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Agnostic girl meets atheist boy. Agnostic girl meets God. Atheist boy loses agnostic girl. Born-again girl falls in love with Christ. (Oh, and meets another boy along the way!) This is not the makings of a fairy tale or soon-to-be-released blockbuster film. This is an honest and colorful memoir ... Review: Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Webber

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5 Stars

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 7/23 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: Author John Perry shares twelve well-written chapters on the life and times of Carver's George, a man born to slaves and raised by whites during a time when such a thing would have been frowned upon. Carver's willingness to travel to quench his thirst for knowledge brought many experiences from both ... Book Review: George Washington Carver by John Perry

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5 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/8 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: When discussing religion, or the lack thereof, there is a level of finesse that is important to bring to the table. An author, after all, is taking on the dynamics of ethereal discussion--it can easily go bad. Alister McGrath, however, makes it seem very easy in his essay on New Atheism and Christianity. McGrath, ... Book Review: Why God Won't Go Away by Alister McGrath

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4 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/21 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: The Waiting Place: Learning to Appreciate Life’s Little Delays Author: Eileen Button Publisher: Thomas Nelson To say that this book is a simple collection of reflective essays on the life and times of its author, Eileen Button, is an understatement. The Waiting Place is a living testament to/of ... Book Review: The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

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5 Stars

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