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Reclaiming Love

Reclaiming Love

On 5/7 Michael Boling wrote: The author spends the remainder of this excellent book noting each element of love and how that plays out in our daily lives, specifically the aspects of love outlined by the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 13. Each chapter is replete with sound biblical exegesis, relevant life examples, and applicable ... Excellent Resource on Biblical Love

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5 Stars

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Clean

Clean

On 4/28 Michael Boling wrote: Clean by Dr. Douglas Weiss is an excellent book for anyone either facing issues in their life with sexual addiction or those who have family members or friends struggling with this most deviant of sins. He provides a plethora of biblical counsel based on years of both personal and professional experience ... Excellent Tool and Resource for Overcoming Sexual Sin

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5 Stars

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gods at war

gods at war

On 4/19 Michael Boling wrote: "You shall have no other gods before Me." (Exodus 20:3). Seems like a pretty easy commandment to adhere to at first glance. After all, how many people, at least in Western culture bow down before a carved idol of wood or stone these days? You may pass by a statue of Buddha when entering a Chinese restaurant ... Excellent Resource for Removing False gods From the Throne of Your Heart

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5 Stars

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One Perfect Life

One Perfect Life

On 3/21 Michael Boling wrote: Noted pastor, author and speaker Dr. John MacArthur, in his latest book One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus provides what can rightly be described as a harmony of the gospels on steroids. Unlike other harmony of the gospel texts such as by scholars such as A. T. Robertson or Stanley ... Excellent Harmony of the Gospels

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5 Stars

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When Donkeys Talk

When Donkeys Talk

On 3/6 Michael Boling wrote: Writer and musician Tyler Blanski, in his book When Donkeys Talk: A Quest to Rediscover the Mystery and Wonder of Christianity artfully takes the reader on a journey, a renaissance of sorts as he puts it to discover just exactly what Scripture is relaying to us. Is Scripture and Christianity for that ... A Worthwhile Journey

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4 Stars

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 2/22 Michael Boling wrote: Pastor and author Judah Smith, in his book Jesus Is______ efforts to engage the reader in understanding exactly who Jesus is and why comprehending that concept is vital. Written in a very readable style using elements of pop culture as a backdrop for his discussion of who Jesus is, Smith tackles the ... Jesus Is_______

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3 Stars

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Dirty God

Dirty God

On 1/30 Michael Boling wrote: Johnnie Moore, author, speaker and Vice President of Liberty University, the alma mater of this reviewer, has entered the recent deluge of books on the market recently on describing Jesus in everyday life terms with his book Dirty Jesus. Written in a style very reminiscent of books such as Not a Fan ... Dirty God....Almost There

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3 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 1/2 Michael Boling wrote: Called to Controversy, by Ruth Rosen, is the story of the life of Jews for Jesus founder Moishe Rosen. Starting with his childhood and working its way through his life, this book is a stirring account on an individual called by God to reach the Jewish people with the saving message of the gospel. Ruth ... Called to Controversy - A Call to Missions

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4 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 3/9 Michael Boling wrote: Noted evangelist and author Billy Graham, in his latest and perhaps last book entitled "Nearing Home" provides insight into what it means to grow old. This book is a valuable discussion on the essence of aging from one who has most certainly fought the good fight of faith and is looking forward to the ... A Book on How To Finish Well

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4 Stars

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The Quotable Rogue

The Quotable Rogue

On 11/29 Michael Boling wrote: Sarah Palin.....the very sound of her name strikes terror in the minds of liberals and joy in the hearts of die hard conservatives. Ever since Palin burst onto the public scene following her selection by John McCain as his running mate for the 2008 presidential election, she has enjoyed the status as ... Interesting Insight Into the Conservative Champion Sarah Palin

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4 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 11/1 Michael Boling wrote: Throughout his life of preaching the gospel to millions across the world, the Reverend Billy Graham has obviously written and said quite a bit that is quite noteworthy of reading. In an effort to capture some of Graham's more salient comments on a wide range of subjects, Graham's son Franklin Graham ... Great Condensed Collection on Graham's Thoughts

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4 Stars

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 10/30 Michael Boling wrote: Unlike most bible children’s books that are focused solely on providing a “cute” pictorial of events in Scripture from the aspect of story-time for kids, Heroes and Villains of the Bible by Thomas Nelson Publishers thankfully avoids the “dumbed” down approach entirely. Instead of just pictures, ... Excellent Resource for Kids

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4 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 10/19 Michael Boling wrote: Yet another modernized translation of the Bible? That was my immediate reaction prior to actually receiving it in the mail and perusing its contents. To be quite frank, I was somewhat concerned as to the approach of the contributors to this latest translation given individuals such as Brian McLaren of ... Valuable New Translation for the New Believer

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4 Stars

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 10/12 Michael Boling wrote: As noted by other reviewers of this powerful story, this is not a book for the fainthearted or spiritually immature. The story that unfolds as told by the author is concomitantly frightening and exhilarating. The exhilaration in the story, at least for this reviewer was the desire to continue reading ... Powerful Story of Redemption

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4 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 9/20 Michael Boling wrote: In this latest effort, author and Pastor Andy Stanley pens a lucid, salient, and timely biblical journey on the topic of God's grace. This book, as with Stanley's other works is well written and full of biblical truth for both the layman and seasoned scholar alike. He rightly begins his discussion of ... Excellent Biblical Overview of God's Grace

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5 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 9/2 Michael Boling wrote: After reading the initial book reviews of Our Last Great Hope by pastor and author Dr. Ronnie Floyd, I was somewhat reluctant to actually endeavor to read this work. Most of the reviewers portrayed the book as difficult to connect with and just missing the mark of greatness or better (or worse) yet not ... Excellent Appeal for Evangelism

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4 Stars

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Has God Spoken?

Has God Spoken?

On 8/21 Michael Boling wrote: I was perhaps slightly hesitant to even select this latest work by author and radio host Hank Hanegraaff due to my forays into some of his previous works. His radio program, Bible Answer Man is apparently quite popular and he does have a rather devoted group of followers. Maybe it is the whole idea of ... Has God Spoken? - Valuable Overview

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4 Stars

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With

With

On 8/13 Michael Boling wrote: Skye Jethani, pastor, author and senior editor of Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today International, tackles what he believes are the four mainstream, yet biblically incorrect postures towards God. He labels the four typical approaches to relating to God as “Life Under”, “Live ... Excellent Outline on How to Properly Relate to God

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5 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 8/4 Michael Boling wrote: Noted conservative author, speaker, and educator William Bennett along with Claremont Institute fellow Seth Leibsohn have provided a concise yet relevant overview of the current issues facing our country in dealing with radical Islam. While there have certainly been numerous works, both long and short, ... The Fight of Our Lives - Excellent Read

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4 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 7/25 Michael Boling wrote: Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson, two Aussie transplants to America, one to New York and one to the Chicago area, provide the reader with a challenging message on the need to refocus every aspect of our lives to how God would have us live. To a large extent Rumors of God is yet another effort to awaken ... Rumors of God - Challenging and Worthwhile

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4 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/16 Michael Boling wrote: Alister McGrath provides a brief yet well researched overview of New Atheism. McGrath divides his text into three main sections where he discusses the development of the New Atheistic ideal, how to effectively engage those who adhere to such a belief, and where McGrath believes the agenda of New Atheism ... Why God Won't Go Away

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4 Stars

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