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Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas

Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas

On 11/8 Teadrinker wrote: The Jesus Calling series of books by Sarah Young have been my devotions for the past few years. My son and I have also done the regular children's devotional books. I was excited to see there is a special Jesus Calling:The Story of Christmas book.Jesus Calling:The Story of Christmas has twelve devotional ... Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas by Sarah Young and Illustrated by Katya Longhi

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The Gift That I Can Give

The Gift That I Can Give

On 10/29 Teadrinker wrote: God gives each of us, as his unique creations, special gifts when we are born. The Gift That I Can Give by Kathie Lee Gifford is designed to help children think about what ways they can love and encourage others through their unique gifts.I love the cover with the girl surrounded by butterflies and the ... The Gift That I Can Give by Kathie Lee Gifford

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NKJV, Maxwell Leadership Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover, Comfort Print

NKJV, Maxwell Leadership Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover, Comfort Print

On 10/22 Teadrinker wrote: Several years ago I heard Dr John Maxwell speak and I have been a fan ever since. However, I have never owned The Maxwell Leadership Bible. I'm not sure how this one compares to previous editions, but I like it for so many reasons!I like that Dr. Maxwell created the study features of this Bible with ... The Maxwell Leadership Bible by John C. Maxwell

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Catching Christmas

Catching Christmas

On 10/11 Teadrinker wrote: Finn Parish is a cab driver. Miss Callie is a lady with dementia in a wheelchair. She calls for a cab one day and the adventures begin. Finn doesn't really want to be saddled with this old lady but she also reminds him of his mother. It is Sydney Batson's first year as a law student. When her grandmother ... Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Coloring Book

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Coloring Book

On 8/23 Teadrinker wrote: Fall is the season of pumpkin spice. This year the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks will be out the last week in August. Why not get a copy of the new Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice coloring book to relax with along with your latte?The Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice coloring book features 90 ... Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Coloring Book from Thomas Nelson

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Night Night, Sleepytown

Night Night, Sleepytown

On 8/13 Teadrinker wrote: If you are looking for a new book to cozy up and read with your little ones before bed, Night Night, Sleepy Town is an adorable new board book designed to help your little ones feel safe and loved before bed.Night Night, Sleepy Town introduces children to the folks who help keep the town running smoothly--the ... Night Night, Sleepytown by Amy Parker Illustrated by Virginia Allyn

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100 Days of Thanks

100 Days of Thanks

On 7/31 Teadrinker wrote: 100 Days of Thanks from Thomas Nelson is a simply gorgeous reflective gratitude journal. This beautiful book is designed to help you take time away from your busy schedule, to sit and to reflect on what is important in life and what you are grateful for.As you would expect, there are 100 readings in ... 100 Days of Thanks

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Candy Apple Blessings

Candy Apple Blessings

On 7/24 Teadrinker wrote: Candy Apple Blessings celebrates many people's favorite season of Fall. This book would be great fun for preschoolers in the upcoming Fall season with it's catchy rhymes and cheery illustrations.What young child doesn't love to pick out a fall pumpkin or help to make and eat candied apples? This board ...

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Once Upon a Farm

Once Upon a Farm

On 7/17 Teadrinker wrote: I am probably one of the few people who did not know who Rory and Joey Feek were before I read, This Life I Live last year. However, I enjoyed Rory's tender, thoughtful writing and then listened to their music several times since then. When I saw Rory had a new book out, Once Upon a Farm, I was anxious ... Once Upon a Farm by Rory Feek

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3 Stars

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Dinner for Dinos

Dinner for Dinos

On 6/18 Teadrinker wrote: Do you struggle to get your children to eat their vegetables (like we do)? I can't guarantee that they will eat them after reading Dinner for Dinos but you sure will have a fun time reading this new book from Tommy Nelson with your family!Dinner for Dinos is a rhyming board book geared for children ages ... Dinner for Dinos from Tommy Nelson Kids Imprint

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When Hope Begins

When Hope Begins

On 6/12 Teadrinker wrote: Where Hope Begins by Catherine West starts out with Savannah Barrington in the middle of a messy, difficult life. Her world has been shaken when her husband of more than twenty years has an affair and leaves her. Life in their house feels so very lonely that she leaves for her parents' lake house in ... Where Hope Begins by Catherine West

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Tailor Made

Tailor Made

On 6/1 Teadrinker wrote: From the time that Alex Seeley was young, she was told that she was "an accident." She also wore other labels that defined her in negative ways until she learned that through God she was Tailor Made.Seeley was born and raised in Australia. She shares her story throughout Tailor Made from the time she ... Tailor Made by Alex Seeley

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The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids

The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids

On 5/1 Teadrinker wrote: Mark Batterson is one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed The Circle Maker for adults so I was excited to see The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids. This book did not disappoint me either. There are 100 devotions in The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids which is written and designed for children ages eight ... The Circle Maker Devotions for Kids by Mark Batterson

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Decluttering at the Speed of Lfie

Decluttering at the Speed of Lfie

On 4/23 Teadrinker wrote: Do you feel like you have way too much stuff and your house is always a mess? If so, then Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White might be just what you need to help you through the mess to the light at the end of the room.Decluttering at the Speed of Life is written by someone who says she ... Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White

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4 Stars

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The Way of Abundance

The Way of Abundance

On 4/2 Teadrinker wrote: The Way of Abundance is Ann Voskamp's new devotional book.  Sixty devotions in this gorgeous book offer sixty steps from feeling broken and weary to a life of abundance. Each reading is two to three pages long and includes both insights from Scripture and story's from Voskamp's life. At the end ... The Way of Abundance by Ann Voskamp

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So Much To Celebrate

So Much To Celebrate

On 3/17 Teadrinker wrote: So Much to Celebrate:Entertaining the Ones You Love the Whole Year Through by Katie Jacobs is a beautiful coffee table worthy cookbook full of gorgeous full color photographs. It is lovely eye candy even if you never make a recipe or host a party with this book. However, I think it does inspire you to ... So Much to Celebrate by Katie Jacobs of Styling My Everyday

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4 Stars

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NIV, The Woman's Study Bible, Imitation Leather

NIV, The Woman's Study Bible, Imitation Leather

On 3/12 Teadrinker wrote: The Woman's Study Bible in the blue/brown leathersoft cover is absolutely gorgeous! This richly decorated Bible also contains a lot of helps inside that make it a truly nice Bible for doing Bible study.The Woman's Study Bible is in a nice sized 10.5 font so it is easily readable. The study notes are ... The Women's Study Bible from Thomas Nelson

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Trade Your Cares for Calm

Trade Your Cares for Calm

On 2/27 Teadrinker wrote: I honestly think many of us struggle with occasional anxiety and bouts of worry in our day and age. Even though we know God is there, it isn't always easy to default to faith. Trade Your Cares for Calm by Max Lucado offers solid advice and encouragement to focus on God instead of fear.Trade Your Cares ... Trade Your Cares for Calm by Max Lucado

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The Man He Never Was

The Man He Never Was

On 2/15 Teadrinker wrote: Toren Daniels disappeared eight months ago. His wife and children have started living a new and better life without him. Toren was a good man--until his temper got the better of him. Then he comes back, seemingly from the dead, and shows up on their doorstep.  It is a shock to everyone. Most amazing, ... The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart

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Ten Little Night Stars

Ten Little Night Stars

On 1/30 Teadrinker wrote: Ten Little Night Stars is a beautifully illustrated sweet children's board book. When I read it to my family last night, everyone enjoyed the rhythmic verse and the adorable pictures.Ten Little Night Stars is a book that would become a classic bedtime book to be read often in my household. It gently ... Ten Little Night Stars By Deb Gruelle

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FInding Selah

FInding Selah

On 1/10 Teadrinker wrote: Selah is one of those words that I have read in the Psalms, but I never quite understood it. In Finding Selah, Kristen Kill helped me learn just what this word means and how God can use Selah in our lives today. Throughout Finding Selah, she shares her story of growing her large family with her husband ... Finding Selah by Kristen Kill

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ICB Prayer Bible for Children

ICB Prayer Bible for Children

On 1/1 Teadrinker wrote: Are you a Christian parent trying to teach your child(ren) how to pray? The Prayer Bible for Children is designed to help you give your children a heart for prayer and learning the Bible together.The Prayer Bible for Children uses the ICB translation. This translation is created especially for children. ... The ICB Prayer Bible from Tommy Nelson

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Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children

Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children

On 12/14 Teadrinker wrote: I especially like the sub-title for Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love. I think that really says what we are doing when we pray. God is worthy of our trust and we have to trust that He cares for our children more than we even do.Praying the Scriptures ... Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children by Jodie Berndt

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A Simplified Life

A Simplified Life

On 11/30 Teadrinker wrote: A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley is as beautiful as it is practical. It is a feast for the eyes and following Ley's guidelines would surely give peace to your home.A Simplified Life walks readers through the process of simplifying ten key areas of life: Space at home, ... A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley

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In the Middle of the Mess

In the Middle of the Mess

On 11/20 Teadrinker wrote: It isn't a subject we talk about much. Sharing painful experiences is never easy for anyone. Yet many of us know someone who has attempted or committed suicide. Or maybe we are the ones who have attempted suicide or thought about it a time or two. Sheila Walsh shares her personal story and experiences ... In the Middle of the Mess by Sheila Walsh

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100 Days to Brave

100 Days to Brave

On 10/30 Teadrinker wrote: "You were always meant to be brave." Annie Downs shares her own story and encourages readers to not let fear hold them back on her new book, 100 Days to Brave. The introduction of 100 Days to Brave is a letter to the reader that starts with Dear friend. Downs shares how all of us reading the book probably ... 100 days to brave by Annie Downs

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Be the Gift

Be the Gift

On 10/18 Teadrinker wrote: Beautiful words and beautiful photos make up this truly beautiful book, Be The Gift by Ann Voskamp.Be The Gift includes Voskamp's best selections from her best selling book, The Broken Way. These selections of heart touching prose reveal how our lives can become gifts to others when we let God take our ... Be The Gift by Ann Voskamp

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I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat

I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat

On 9/28 Teadrinker wrote: Children often find themselves feeling afraid. Max Lucado's new book, I'm Not a Scaredy Cat, would be a great tool to read with children to remind them that they can face those fears with God.This large-sized full-color adorably illustrated children's book is a fun book to read with little ones. The ... I'm Not a Scaredy Cat by Max Lucado Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez

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Jesus Always Large Deluxe

Jesus Always Large Deluxe

On 9/20 Teadrinker wrote: Jesus Always by Sarah Young in the Deluxe edition is absolutely gorgeous, with a rich burgandy cover etched with gold printing for the title. It is a lovely book to look at with it's beautifully sewn binding, complete with a ribbon marker.Jesus Always, which covers a full year's worth of readings, is ... Jesus Always by Sarah Young

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Love Heals

Love Heals

On 9/13 Teadrinker wrote: Love Heals is a beautiful book full of encouragement and inspiration. Love Heals is the tagline at Thistle Farms, a sanctuary community for women who survived trafficking, addiction and prostitution. Each woman had a story and each of us has a story. While all our stories are different, Becca Stevens ... Love Heals by Becca Stevens

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Unseen

Unseen

On 8/29 Teadrinker wrote: In a world that is full of selfies and people clamoring to be both heard and seen, it is hard to feel like one who is noticed, let alone actually seen. In Unseen by Sara Hagerty, she shares how we are seen by God even when it feels like we are not seen by anyone else.Unseen is Hagerty's intimate look ... Unseen by Sara Hagerty

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NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print

NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print

On 8/7 Teadrinker wrote: Reading my Bible and journaling at the same time helps me to process better what I am reading and allows me to use my creative side. The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Large Print Bible allows all of those things to happen for me: reading my Bible, blank space to journal and pictures to color. Best of all, ... The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible in Large Print

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The Weekly Prayer Project

The Weekly Prayer Project

On 6/26 Teadrinker wrote: The Weekly Prayer Project is an absolutely gorgeous book. This beautiful hardcover book is full of 144 nice, thick pages to journal, pray, reflect and connect with God.The Weekly Prayer Project is divided into seven sections with each representing a different type of prayer found in the Bible. There ... The Weekly Prayer Project published by Zondervan

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Sweetbriar Cottage

Sweetbriar Cottage

On 6/2 Teadrinker wrote: Noah and Josephine got a divorce a year and a half ago. Or did they? The IRS sent a letter to Noah letting him know that they were still married. Noah did some checking and found out that was indeed the case.  What would they do now?In Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter, Josephine decides to hand ... Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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Loveable

Loveable

On 4/28 Teadrinker wrote: I don't know you, but I imagine you aren't much different than I am. I know I have struggled to feel like I am enough and like I matter, or what I do matters, on many days. Dr. Kelly Flanagan helps us take our lack, look at it, and then turn it aroundinto thoughts that encourage help us see that we are ... Loveable by Kelly Flanagan

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Promises for You Coloring Devotional

Promises for You Coloring Devotional

On 3/22 Teadrinker wrote: Promises For You Coloring Devotional offers 60 days worth of devotionals for discovering God's hope and love. Each page includes a Bible verse (in the New Revised Standard Version) and either a question or something to write about in the journal that relates to the reading for the day. The book also ... Faithgirlz Promises For You Coloring Devotional from Zonderkidz

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Home Is Wherever Mom Is Adult Coloring Book: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

Home Is Wherever Mom Is Adult Coloring Book: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

On 3/13 Teadrinker wrote: Many of us do think of our moms when we think of our homes. Home is Wherever Mom Is is a beautiful new coloring book honoring moms. This book is quite eye catching with its foil cover.Home Is Wherever Mom Is has more than 90 beautiful illustrations to color. The pictures are all nice homey type pictures ... Home Is Wherever Mom Is Creative Coloring and Hand Lettering book

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Zip It

Zip It

On 2/28 Teadrinker wrote: Some days I can totally understand where James was coming from when he wrote about the tongue in the Bible. Some days it can just be a challenge to watch what I say even though I have a heart to encourage others. Karen Ehman has a new 40 day devotional book called Zip It to help us consider how to choose ... Zip It by Karen Ehman

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Cherish

Cherish

On 2/11 Teadrinker wrote: Traditional wedding vows often have spouses vowing to love and to cherish each other. However, if you are like me, you remember that you are to love each other but that word, "cherish" can get lost in the day to day life after saying those vows. Cherish by bestselling author Gary Thomas helps spouses ... Cherish by Gary Thomas

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I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug

I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug

On 12/24 Teadrinker wrote: What child doesn't want a hug at bed time? This beautifully illustrated children's book encourages a bit of silliness and is virtually guaranteed to have everyone in the family going to bed with a smile on their face.I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is a delightful children's book geared for ages four ... I'm Going to Give you a Bear Hugs! by Caroline B. Cooney and Illus. by Tim Warnes

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The I Factor

The I Factor

On 12/8 Teadrinker wrote: You may be wondering, what is The I Factor? The I Factor is bigger than self-worth and self-respect according to Van Moody. Moody says The I-Factor is about managing yourself and your whole life well. The keys to The I-Factor are identity, significance and perspective.Throughout The I-Factor, Moody uses ... The I Factor: How Building a Great Relationship with Yourself Is the Key to a Happy, Successful Life by Van Moody

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NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Blue Floral Cloth, Red Letter Edition

NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Blue Floral Cloth, Red Letter Edition

On 11/19 Teadrinker wrote: Bible Art Journaling has been a hobby of mine for the past 2 years. I enjoy being able to creatively reflect God's Word back to Him. If you are considering that hobby, this NKJV Journal The Word Bible in large print would be a great one to get.The NKJV Journal The Word Bible in large print is available ... NKJV Journal the Word Bible Large Print from Thomas Nelson

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NIV My Journal Bible, Turquoise

NIV My Journal Bible, Turquoise

On 10/25 Teadrinker wrote: The NIV Holy  Bible for Girls Journal Edition has a beautiful turquoise cover design with a pink band. It is also currently available in a pink colored design that is like the turquoise cover. The cover slip say this Bible is designed to let you "reflect on God's Word and add your own thoughts, ... NIV Holy Bible for Girls Journal Edition

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NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible

NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible

On 10/10 Teadrinker wrote: One of my new favorite ways to relax is with adult coloring books and Bible art journaling. Zondervan's new NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible is a hardcover Bible illustrated with "hundreds of verses to color" and "lined, wide margins for notes, reflections and art."The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible ... NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible from Zondervan

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 8/22 Teadrinker wrote: I don't know about you but I often feel like I am the only one. The only one that has been left out, rejected, lonely or less than. Not so says Lysa TerKeurst in her latest book, Uninvited.TerKeurst shares her own experiences of feeling left out in life, along with some Bible characters that have also ... Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

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Me Too

Me Too

On 8/2 Teadrinker wrote: You know that you have found a special friend when you share some of your life's stories and they respond with, "Yeah, me too." Author Jon Weece tells us in his new book, Me Too, that God is a God who understands our difficulties and our pain, our thoughts and feelings. Weece says that He is the God ... Me Too by Jon Weece

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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 6/27 Teadrinker wrote: The Berenstain Bears have been a favorite in our family through the years. The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury is five books in one: Jobs Around Town, Get Involved, Love Their Neighbors, Gossip Gang and The Biggest Brag. These books are all part of the Living Lights series which are designed ... The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury by Jan and Mike Berenstain

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Vegangelical

Vegangelical

On 6/1 Teadrinker wrote: In Vegangelical, Sarah Withrow King encourages Christian readers to consider what the Bible has to say about the stewardship of animals as related to our world today. She encourages us to look at creation through the lens of God.In the first section of Vegangelical, King lays a theological foundation ... Vegangelical by Sarah Withrow King

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3 Stars

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Unashamed

Unashamed

On 5/18 Teadrinker wrote: Christine Caine's new Christian self-help book, Unashamed, offers advice to readers on how to live the life Christ offers for you and lose baggage and shame to better do that. Caine shares from her life and from the life of other women how shame and the consequences of shame can affect life. She also ... Unashamed by Christine Caine

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Unstuffed

Unstuffed

On 4/29 Teadrinker wrote: Unstuffed  isn't your usual type of decluttering book as the subtitle says, Decluttering Your Home, Mind and Soul. Unstuffed offers advice on improving life in your home and with friends along with improving your spiritual and physical health. As I think about it, that is a tall order for this book.Unstuffed ... Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup

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Wonders of Creation

Wonders of Creation

On 4/11 Teadrinker wrote: The Wonders of Creation coloring book is a beautiful 96 page coloring book for adults. I have a few of the new coloring books and I have to say this one is especially nice. There are no words or verses in this book but instead the book is full of a variety of the animals God created. A few of the animal ... Wonders of Creation adult coloring book

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Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause

On 4/4 Teadrinker wrote: I know some days I just want to press pause on life. I imagine most of us do have those days. It seems like most of us juggle some sort of hectic day in our modern world. Add to that a dose of guilt for not reading God's Word and I am left feeling tight in the shoulders and stressed. Pressing Pause is ... Pressing Pause by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk

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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 3/18 Teadrinker wrote: A lot of people live in fear these days. . .As I visit with people, I think the recent political atmosphere only adds to a lot of people's fears. Even without the national struggles, we all have our own struggles that can be fearful. I had a big struggle with fear several years ago when I had to serve ... How to Live in Fear by Lance Hahn

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Little One, God Loves You

Little One, God Loves You

On 2/23 Teadrinker wrote: Geared for children ages four and under, this little book shares the five purposes of The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Amy Warren Hulliker, Rick Warren's daughter, wrote this book to help little ones start to grasp a few basic concepts about God and the Christian life.This board book "lets children ... Book Review: Little One, God Loves You

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Angels in the Bible Storybook

Angels in the Bible Storybook

On 2/4 Teadrinker wrote: I think at some point, many children hear about angels and wonder about them. We sing about them at Christmas and people talk about loved ones turning into angels. They wonder what the truth is. Angels in the Bible Storybook tells the stories in the Bible that share about angels. Children can learn how ... Book Review: Angels in the Bible Storybook by Allia Zobel Nolan

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God Is With You Every Day

God Is With You Every Day

On 12/29 Teadrinker wrote: Max Lucado seeks to remind you that you are not alone on your anxious days or lonely days. If you are struggling, Lucado says "You are not alone. There is One who is always with you, always available, always caring."This 365-day devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six ... Book Review: God is With You Every Day by Max Lucado

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Prayers That Changed History

Prayers That Changed History

On 11/17 Teadrinker wrote: Tricia Goyer is both an author and a homeschool mom. I thought this book would be a great compliment to our homeschool history lessons. . .and it is. We have read 2 or 3 along with our study on World War 2. They help us see the Christian leaders and how they changed the world alongside the history presented ... Book Review: Prayers That Changed History

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The Five Times I Met Myself

The Five Times I Met Myself

On 11/12 Teadrinker wrote: I just finished reading The Five Times I Met Myself by James Rubart. Wow. Just wow. I have never read a book by this author before but I plan to read his other books soon. I had a hard time putting this book down and finished it within a couple of days.In The Five Times I Met Myself, I read about Brock ... Book Review: The Five Times I Met Myself: A Novel by James Rubart

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Money-Making Mom

Money-Making Mom

On 11/3 Teadrinker wrote: Many moms want to be a money making mom. Crystal Paine tells how moms, and really anyone reading her book, could earn more money.Money Making Mom offers solid advice on how to come up with a long term plan to earn extra money, ways to go about making extra money, and how to manage any business ventures ... Book Review: Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine

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Glory Days

Glory Days

On 10/8 Teadrinker wrote: If you have accepted Christ, according to Max Lucado, you are living your glory days. Glory Days is Lucado's newest book sharing how you can live each day with God as your helper in your own "Glory Days."Max Lucado says many Christians underestimate what happened to them in their conversion. After conversion, ... Book Review: Glory Days by Max Lucado

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Hands Free Life

Hands Free Life

On 9/23 Teadrinker wrote: Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming distraction, living better, and loving more by Rachel Macy Stafford is one of the most heart-touching books I have read recently.Hands Free Life follows Rachel Macy Stafford's first New York Times bestselling book, Hands Free Mama. I need to confess that I ... Book Review: Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford

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For the Love

For the Love

On 8/20 Teadrinker wrote: If you are looking for a new book that offers fun and laughter coupled with great advice to women on living life in today's world, along with a few great recipes, THIS IS THE BOOK. For The Love by Jen Hatmaker is one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time. I dare say after a ... Book Review: For The Love b Jen Hatmaker

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5 Stars

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Your Blueprint for Life

Your Blueprint for Life

On 7/8 Teadrinker wrote: This week we started moving into a new house in a new town after my husband made a job change. I also turned 50 in December. Those two changes have left me re-evaluating how my life is going up until now. It also leaves me wondering if I need to do some things differently to better serve God. I ... Book Review: Your Blueprint For Life by Michael Kendrick

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4 Stars

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Devotions from the Garden

Devotions from the Garden

On 5/22 Teadrinker wrote: Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. The cover of Devotions from the Garden is simply beautiful and restful looking. I just want to walk into the garden pictured and have a seat on the swing, rest and look at the beauty and commune with God. The subtitle is "Finding Peace and Rest from Your Hurried ... Book Review: Devotions from the Garden with Miriam Drennan

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 5/6 Teadrinker wrote: What Keeps You Up At Night by Pete Wilson offers a good glimpse into fear and faith. I often wish God would just offer a few words to clue me in on what is happening when I am blindsided by something in my life. For example, this week we learned we cannot close on the house we are buying because the ... Book Review: What Keeps You Up At night by Pete Wilson

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Savor

Savor

On 4/19 Teadrinker wrote: If you are looking for a new daily devotional, I would encourage you to try Shauna Niequist's new book, Savor. Shauna encourages you to use this book, with one devotion for every day of the year, to "sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and Savor every moment."Shauna offers a down-to-earth devotional ... Book Review: Savor by Shauna Niequist

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Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

On 3/3 Teadrinker wrote: When Chelsea and Sawyer Chambers split up, Chelsea takes their 2 kids back to her deceased mother's coffee shop to open it up and make a new life for herself as a single mom. She opens up shop and then faces some big challenges. However, unbeknownst to her, she also has some heavenly assistance to help ... Book Review: Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado withCandace Lee and Eric Newman

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Nourished

Nourished

On 1/31 Teadrinker wrote: Mother-Daughter team Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph have teamed up to write another terrific book that women can relate to. I thoroughly enjoyed We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook, their first book, so couldn't wait to read their second book. In this book, Nourished, they help the reader live a more nourished ... Book Review: Nourished by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph

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Make it Happen

Make it Happen

On 1/7 Teadrinker wrote: This bright beautiful book is not just a reader. Make It Happen is a book to write in, make notes, and highlight to learn from Lara Casey. In fact, writing in a notebook or journal alongside the book would be useful. This is the kind of book that I really prefer to have a hard copy of to mark up but ... Book Review: Make It Happen by Lara Casey

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 11/22 Teadrinker wrote: Lean On Me by Anne Marie Miller is one of the best books I have read recently. Lean On Me is not a self-help book, but rather a memoir in which the author shares her need for community following a crisis and how that community looked for her. She shares her story in the hopes that you will take away ... Book Review: Lean On Me by Anne Marie Miller

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A Star for Jesus

A Star for Jesus

On 11/3 Teadrinker wrote: A Star for Jesus is an adorable board book for  children 4 to 8. Before even reading the book, my son loved the die-cut star cover. The illustrations are done in rich colors and are eye-catching throughout the book.A Star for Jesus is a simple tale of the Christmas story written in rhyming verse ... Book Review: A Star For Jesus by Crystal Bowman

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Speak

Speak

On 9/11 Teadrinker wrote: Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World by Nish Weiseth caught my eye because of its emphasis on sharing your story. I believe there is truth in her book, our stories can change each other when we open up and share them. I love that Nish shares how much our stories matter. I agree that we need to ... Book Review: Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World By Nish Weiseth

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 8/21 Teadrinker wrote: I wasn't sure I would fit in with this book. I wondered if I was too old for this book, but I liked the thought of "being brave" and "living life with everything you have." It turns out that I not only wasn't too old for this book, but I couldn't get enough of Let's All Be Brave. Annie Downs wrote a ... Book Review: Let's All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs

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NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

On 7/21 Teadrinker wrote: I'm a gardener and I come from a family of gardeners. I also married a gardener and connected with his family of gardeners. When the NIV God's Word of Gardeners Bible came out, I knew I needed to get one. I was not disappointed.Shelley Cramm had the inspiration to write a gardeners Bible from her background ... Bible Review: NIV God's Word for Gardener's Bible from Zondervan

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NIV Life Journey Bible

NIV Life Journey Bible

On 6/25 Teadrinker wrote: The NIV Life Journey Bible exceeded my expectations when I received a hard copy to review. It is a beautiful Bible with dark print. I especially liked that it was easy for me to read although the print is not too big.I have been making changes towards growing in emotional wholeness over the past few ... Bible Review: NIV Life Journey Bible with Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

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God Is Just Not Fair

God Is Just Not Fair

On 6/12 Teadrinker wrote: As you can see, the cover page of the latest book from Jennifer Rothschild proclaims in bold letters God Is Just Not Fair, while the smaller subtitle states, "Finding Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense." That bold title grabbed me! For me, this book seemed timely. I'm not sure I was feeling God wasn't ... Book Review: God Is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild

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The Extravagant Fool

The Extravagant Fool

On 5/7 Teadrinker wrote: iThe Extravagant Fool by Kevin Adams is the story of an underdog who overcomes many obstacles to honor God. It's a book full of essays in which Adams shares his story of losing his business, investments, rental houses and just about everything he owned in a short period of time. During that time, however, ... Book Review: The Extravagant Fool: A Faith Journey that Begins Where Common Sense Ends by Kevin Adams

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The Hope Quotient

The Hope Quotient

On 4/28 Teadrinker wrote: Hope. I don't know about you, but some days I struggle to keep my hopes up. Pastor Ray Johnston's book, Hope Quotient, is full of information on how to raise your Hope levels, or Hope Quotient, as Johnston calls it.When you purchase this book, it contains a special code so that you can take an on-line ... Book Review: Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston

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The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

On 4/14 Teadrinker wrote:  This past year we moved to a new house in a new town for my husband's job. I had lived in the same house for 12 years. . .so leaving wasn't easy for me. We purchased a house in a different flavor than our first one. . .so when I saw this book was available for review, I knew it was just what I ... Book Review: The Nesting Place by Myquillin Smith

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The Storm Inside

The Storm Inside

On 3/20 Teadrinker wrote: Sheila Walsh is a Woman of Faith speaker (as you probably already know). . .and she hears the voices of many women. . .women who've faced challenges in their life She is also a woman who has been through a few of her own storms. She brings her knowledge from both listening to others' stories and sharing ... Book Review: The Storm Inside by Sheila Walsh

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Restless

Restless

On 2/17 Teadrinker wrote: This is my first book by Jennie Allen. . .and I have to say I found her conversational style to be engaging. I truly felt as if she were right beside me talking to me about my dreams and passions and God's purpose in my life. . .only I confess that I wish she truly were sitting with me working this book ... Book Review: Restless by Jennie Allen

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The People Factor

The People Factor

On 1/30 Teadrinker wrote: The right relationships in your life will make the difference between happiness and misery, according to Van Moody, author of The People Factor. Van Moody writes a comprehensive book on relationships that I found to be a treasure chest full of relationship wisdom.Van Moody is a pastor in Birmingham, ... Book review: The People Factor by Van Moody

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How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

On 12/24 Teadrinker wrote: How to Be Rich by Andy Stanley offers advice on REALIZING that we are already richer than most of the world. He doesn't really offer advice on How to GET rich, which might be your interpretation of the title. However, the back of the book clearly explains Andy Stanley's premise that you are already rich ... Book Review: How to Be Rich by Andy Stanley

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

On 11/27 Teadrinker wrote: I was so excited to get my copy of The Daniel Plan in the mail to review. . .and I was not disappointed when I read it. The Daniel Plan combines the expertise of Rick Warren, Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman to offer a Christian book with a plan that is not only holistic but is one that most people could realistically ... Book Review: The Daniel Plan by Rick WarrenD. Min., Daniel Amen M.D. and Mark Hyman M.D.

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Turnaround God

Turnaround God

On 11/4 Teadrinker wrote: The Turnaround God by Charlotte Gambill is the book offering encouragement that I wish someone would give me in difficult times--Times like I've just been facing and still face. Charlotte tells you the hard things you need to know to face your future but she also offers a whole lot of encouragement that ... Book Review: The Turnaround God by Charlotte Gambill

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The Daniel Cure

The Daniel Cure

On 10/24 Teadrinker wrote: In the past few years, several people I know, including myself, have been beginning the year with a 21-day Daniel Fast. The fast is based on Daniel's fasts that were recorded in Daniel 1 and 10 from the Old Testament. Susan Gregory authored the bestselling Daniel fast book and has now written the The ... Book Review: The Daniel Cure by Susan Gregory and Richard J. Bloomer, PhDard

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Let Hope In

Let Hope In

On 10/1 Teadrinker wrote: As fast as I could turn the pages, I was reading Let Hope In by Pete Wilson. . .Pete offers advice in such conversational form that you feel as though you are sitting down and having a cup of coffee with this guy. Right now I am in need of Hope and I think many around me are in need of Hope.Let Hope ... Book Review: Let Hope In by Pete Wilson

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 9/3 Teadrinker wrote: Are you going through a difficult time of some sort? Or do you know someone else who is? Max Lucado's new book, You'll Get Through This, is full of hope and encouragement for someone who is walking through  challenges.You'll Get Through This brings the story of Joseph from the Bible alive though ... Book Review: You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado

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Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

On 8/27 Teadrinker wrote: The Secrets of Dynamic Communication from Ken Davis offers a wealth of advice on how to give a speech. This book offers advice from the planning through the presentation. I am a beginner at public speaking (save that one semester of high school speech years ago)so I appreciate how thorough this book ... Book Review: Secrets of Dynamic Communcation by Ken Davis

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NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

On 8/16 Teadrinker wrote: The Homeschool Mom's Bible is a regular Bible with 365 meditations with prayers interspersed throughout the text. The devotionals were written by Janet Tatman who is a homeschooling mom with over 25 years of homeschooling experience. There is also a forward written by Vickie Farris, who is the wife of ... Book Review: Homeschool Mom's NIV Bible from Zondervan

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The Mercy Prayer

The Mercy Prayer

On 8/6 Teadrinker wrote:  Robert Gelinas says that Lord Have Mercy is the most prayed prayer in the Bible. He also says this is a request that God always grants. I just had to read this little book for just those reasons and I was not disappointed. I found it to be easy to understand, yet the message was profound throughout ... Book Review: The Mercy Prayer by Robert Gelinas

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We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

On 7/17 Teadrinker wrote: We Laugh We Cry We Cook caught my eye because of the differences between this mother and daughter. Becky (the mom) is not very organized, sleeps in, forgets things and wasn't always cooking when the daughter (Rachel) grew up. Rachel is organized, a new mom and recently became a vegan, along with her ... Book Review: We Laugh We Cry We Cook by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph

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All In

All In

On 7/9 Teadrinker wrote: All In by Mark Batterson will challenge those Christians that believe they are living their lives following Jesus. . .when they aren't "All In" for the Gospel. From the start of this book, to the end, I would read, put the book down, pray, and then pick it up and read some more. I have used most of a ... Book Review: All In by Mark Batterson

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Undaunted

Undaunted

On 6/24 Teadrinker wrote: Daunted. Not a word I use very often so not a word I thought much of until I read Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do by Christine Cain. To be Undaunted is to allow us to not be stopped or discouraged by the challenges we face in life but rather to allow God to use our lives to help others.I ... Book Review: Undaunted by Christine Caine

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Downside Up

Downside Up

On 6/11 Teadrinker wrote: Rejection. We've all faced it at one time or another in our lives. Downside Up by Tracey Mitchell takes a long look at rejection. She offers a plan to view rejection as a "golden opportunity" instead of a negative thing.Tracey Mitchell offers personal advice from her experiences, other people's personal ... Book Review: Downside Up by Tracey Mitchell

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Victim of Grace

Victim of Grace

On 5/8 Teadrinker wrote: The past couple of years in my life have left me feeling like I am a victim of life's circumstances. Difficulties came to me that were not of my own making and I felt lost and abandoned by God. If we are honest, I think we have all felt that way at one time or another in life. Life is full of ups and ... Book Review: Victim of Grace by Robin Jones Gunn

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 4/30 Teadrinker wrote: Bread and Wine: A love letter to Life Around the Table combines Shauna Niequist's love for food and community in a book that, frankly, I couldn't put down.  Like lingering with a sweet piece of Shauna's sea salted toffee, I just couldn't rush it either. It was slow food for my soul. As someone who ... Book Review: Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequiest

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Second Chances

Second Chances

On 4/17 Teadrinker wrote: Second chances. . .We all make mistakes and any of us that can get a second chance are usually grateful to do so. Max Lucado reminds all of us humans that our God is the God of Second Chances in his new book, Second Chances: More Stories of Grace.This isn't really a "new" book as the book contains stories ... Book Review: Second Channces by Max Lucado

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 3/29 Teadrinker wrote: This past year has been full of personal challenges. . .so when this book came up for review I couldn't wait to read it. There is something encouraging in reading other people's personal struggles and seeing through their eyes how God has worked to change their hearts and/or their lives for the better ... Book Review: When God Makes Lemonade created by Don Jacobsen

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 2/25 Teadrinker wrote: A couple of weeks ago, a friend stopped by for a quick visit. During the visit, she shared how her and her husband were helping out a man with a 3-year old daughter whose wife had just died. Through the conversation, I realized I knew this woman and had prayed for her for a long time. . .then I stopped. ... Book Review: Draw The Circle by Mark Batterson

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 1/12 Teadrinker wrote: Last fall, I did a Bible study on-line through Melissa Taylor featuring Lysa Terkeurst's book, Unglued. Life has been messy for me the past few months with lots of changes and added stress. As a result, I was feeling emotionally frayed. The Unglued book did offer great ideas and encouragement to help ... Book Review: Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

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Desperate

Desperate

On 1/1 Teadrinker wrote: Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson is a book that I wish I had when I started out as a mom. I appreciate these ladies sharing from their heart about some of the challenges that they faced as well as the joys of mothering. In one chapter of the book, the ladies ... Book Review: Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 12/27 Teadrinker wrote: After reading Smitten, I was anxiously awaiting the next one in the series by this group of talented authors. The new book did not disappoint me as it contains not only romance but a good mystery as well.In the first novella in this group of 4, Love Between the Lines, dog tags from Grandma Rose's first ... Book Review: Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 12/11 Teadrinker wrote: How old are you? Now how old are you by counting in days? As of the writing of this blog I am 17, 516 days old. On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith sent an e-mail to a group of people of all ages reminding them to live in the moment. This book is a result of that e-mail. It is intended to ... Book Review: 20,000 Days and Counting The Crash Course For Mastering Your Life Right Now By Robert Smith

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 11/30 Teadrinker wrote:  The Respect Dare from Nina Roesner offers women a book to help them learn how to show respect to their husbands. It is something like the Love Dare from the Fireproof movie except it is all about respect. In Ephesians 5:33, Paul wrote that a man "must love his wife as he loves himself and the wife ... Book Review: The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner

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More Than a Bucket List

More Than a Bucket List

On 11/11 Teadrinker wrote: More Than a Bucket List is a gift book from Thomas Nelson that would be great for someone to mark their special birthdays with or for yourself. This book offers a lot of ideas for creating a "bucket list" for your life by thinking about those things you would really like to do. Ideas include the ... Book Review: More Than a Bucket List by Toni Birdsong

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Prayers of a Stranger

Prayers of a Stranger

On 10/25 Teadrinker wrote: I picked up Prayers of a Stranger by Davis Bunn and couldn't put it down. . .It has been awhile since I've read a book by Davis Bunn and I forgot how easily it was to get caught up in his stories and want to stay there. In face, my one complaint about this book is that it ended all too quickly when I ... Book Review: Prayers of a Stranger: A Christmas Journey by Davis Bunn

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Share the Bounty

Share the Bounty

On 10/23 Teadrinker wrote: Share The Bounty: Finding God's Grace through the Spirit of Hospitality by Benita Long is a beautifully illustrated cookbook. The photographs themselves are truly enticing. I love my cookbooks to have photos of the recipes so I can see how mine should look.However, Share the Bounty is more than a cookbook--it ... Book Review: Share The Bounty by Benita Long

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Heaven Changes Everything

Heaven Changes Everything

On 10/3 Teadrinker wrote:  Would you live your life differently if you knew that it had a good ending? In the book Heaven Is For Real, 4-year old Colton Burpo made a trip to Heaven and his story is told. In their latest book, Heaven Changes Everything by Todd and Sonja Burpo, the Burpo's share daily readings based on that ... Book Review: Heaven Changes Everything by Todd and Sonja Burpo

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Grace

Grace

On 9/11 Teadrinker wrote: Yes, as Max Lucado phrases it, I believe much of the time, I have settled for "wimpy grace." This is the kind of grace "that occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sing, never causes trouble, or demands a response."Grace in my mind has been elusive and abstract. . .or something to say before ... Book Review: Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado

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The River

The River

On 9/8 Teadrinker wrote: The River is where it all begins. Gabriel Clarke witnesses a terrible event at The River in the Colorado Rockies when he is 5 years old. It was an event that rocks his world and changes his life forever. Soon afterwards, Gabriel moves from The River to Kansas. While he is surrounded by people who love ... Book Review: The River by Michael Neale

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The Reason

The Reason

On 8/21 Teadrinker wrote: The Reason, a debut novel, by William Sirls made me smile. . .and it made me weep in my Kleenex. I requested this book because I am wrestling with some questions about my own faith right now. I have faced several challenges these past few years and many times of waiting. . .I was interested in seeing ... Book Review: The Reason by William Sirls

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 8/5 Teadrinker wrote: Fully Alive: A Journey That Will Change Your Life by Ken Davis is one of the best books I've read this year. How do I know? As I read Fully Alive, I laughed, I cried and I reflected, all while being entertained. I've enjoyed Ken Davis for years as an entertainer, although I have never had the pleasure ... Book Review: Fully Alive by Ken Davis

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 7/10 Teadrinker wrote: Tough Guys and Drama Queens by Mark Gregston offers today's parents a manual to go through the teenage and pre-teen years.This book is full of insights and advice on how to guide your child(ren)through their teenage years. The author, Mark Gregston, is the founder of Heartlight Ministries, ... Book Review: Tough Guys and Drama Queens by Mark Gregston

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Love Does

Love Does

On 6/4 Teadrinker wrote:  Love does. It sounds so simple and not all that profound. When I think of "love," I usually think of it as just mushy thoughts and feeling. Putting action with love puts a different spin on things. I was drawn to this book with the subtitle, "Discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world."As ... Book Review: Love Does by Bob Goff

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Building Family Ties with Faith, Love, and Laughter

Building Family Ties with Faith, Love, and Laughter

On 5/16 Teadrinker wrote: Dave Stone writes a book that feels like a personal conversation with a warm, family loving pastor. I enjoyed Dave's personal stories backed up with Scripture on real-life topics sure to strengthen any family that would take them to heart.The book starts out by encouraging families to create a family ... Book Review: Building Family Ties with Faith, Love and Laughter by Dave Stone

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Swipe

Swipe

On 4/25 Teadrinker wrote: In this new dystopian world, everyone gets a mark on their 13th birthday. It is a sign of coming of age and brings all the benefits of citizenship in the American Union. Only those with the mark can get jobs, buy food, and everything else it takes to survive in society. But for Logan, who will soon turn ... Book Review: Swiped by Evan Angler

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 4/3 Teadrinker wrote: Pete Wilson's book, Empty Promises, had me right at the beginning. We live in a world that is constantly advertising how we can make more money, get bigger and better stuff, be the best, or be more beautiful. . .and those are just a few of the aspirations for many Americans. Our society says these things ... Book Review: Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're Believing by Pete Wilson

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 3/26 Teadrinker wrote: Brad and Darlene Henderson were married as high school sweethearts. They have 3 teenagers: Chad, Grace and Ansley. When the big city life seemed to be too much for all of them, they moved from Houston to the small town of Round Top, Texas. Adjusting to small town living is a challenge for all of them ... Book Review: Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 3/21 Teadrinker wrote: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking offers a beautifully illustrated virtual kitchen table of goodies arrayed from trips to the Farmer's Markets in the South. While I am a Midwestern gal myself, I found several recipes that I would enjoy using once our local produce is in full season. Recipes like:*Spring Green ... Book Review: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking--Straight from the Garden to Your Dinner Table By Tammy Algood

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Great Day Every Day

Great Day Every Day

On 3/20 Teadrinker wrote: I started reading Great Day Every Day by Max Lucado right at the end of winter in the Midwest. . .things outside were looking gray and I was feeling a bit gray inside. For me, this sounded like the perfect book to perk me up and help me focus on things that were on the bright side. From my perspective, ... Book Review: Great Day Every Day by Max Lucado

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/12 Teadrinker wrote: The Wedding Dress is a sort of magical book about a magical dress that comes alive for brides through the past century. For me, this book seemed to have mystery, an intricately woven spiritual message, and romance all wrapped into one package.As I began reading this tale, I found myself drawn into the ... Book Review: The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 3/6 Teadrinker wrote: Simple Ways to Be Happy by Luci Swindoll was an enjoyable read. I just felt like I was sitting with Luci and soaking up some of the wisdom she has to share from years of learning. Anne Lamott states in the forward, Luci is every one's best friend and soul mate--and I felt like she was mine as I read ... Book Review: Simple Ways to Be Happy by Luci Swindoll

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 2/23 Teadrinker wrote: I crave a delicious warm cup of homemade hot cocoa from my favorite chocolate shop. . .I crave a day at the pool in Arizona, just like I had last year, for spring break. . .I crave some good girlfriend time in the midst of my week of taking care of my son. . .Right now during a busy stressful season, ... Book Review: Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 1/31 Teadrinker wrote: Shannon Adair leaves her confederate state of Virginia with her father, Rev. Delaney Adair as he accepts a call to preach in the gold rush town of LaCeour. Rev. Adair is determined to go where God has called him to go and to be used wherever that may be. However, Shannon isn't so sure that God can use ... Book Review: Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher

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Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, NKJV

Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, NKJV

On 1/18 Teadrinker wrote: The Jesus Calling Devotional Bible offered me a devotional and a Bible rolled into one product that I could have on my e-reader device. I really liked that idea. I am also a fan of easy-to-read Bible versions. This devotional Bible is offered in the New King James Version. I was already familiar ... Book Review: Jesus Calling Devotional Bible By Sarah Young, General Editor

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 1/6 Teadrinker wrote: The sub-title to this book is Real Stories. Changing Lives. That phrase sums it all up in a nutshell. This is a book of testimony after testimony of real people who went through all sorts of challenging experiences but in the end realized that they needed to give their lives to Christ and live for Him.I ... Book Review: I Am Second by Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 12/19 Teadrinker wrote: In book 3 of the Songbird series, Jade Benson has been busy holding down the fort with her vintage shop business, the Blue Umbrella, while raising Max Benson's son, Asa, for 3 months before Max comes back home from rehab. Once Max gets home, Jade and Max work to heal their marriage. Max faces an opportunity ... Book Review: Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans With Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/1 Teadrinker wrote: Smitten,Vermont is a struggling community when the town's largest employer, Smitten Lumber, closes up. Four friends get together and decide to turn Smitten, Vermont into a romantic getaway and honeymoon destination by capitalizing on the town's name. Natalie, Julia, Shelby and Reese are all good friends ... Book Review: Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, & Diann Hunt

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Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

Softly and Tenderly (tpc)

On 11/22 Teadrinker wrote: Jade finally thinks she is in a safe place. . .she is happily married and the owner of 2 successful vintage boutiques. Then the drama begins. . .Jade picks up her mother-in-law, June, from the airport and takes her home to find her father-in-law with another woman. . .Jade's mother is dying from leukemia. ... Book Review: Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 11/10 Teadrinker wrote: Do you need healing of some sort in your life? Healing Is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn could set you on the healing path in your life. This new book is a revised edition with a complete workbook included within the book. I was glad my review copy was the hard copy of the book so I could  ... Book Review: Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn

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5 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 10/26 Teadrinker wrote: Billy Graham on Nearing Home: “In this book I invite you to explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but the hope and fulfillment and even joy that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day. I ... Book Review: Nearing Home: Life Faith and Finishing Well by Billy Graham

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 10/19 Teadrinker wrote: When Heaven Is For Real for Kids came out, I couldn't wait to see it. . .and I was not disappointed. What a beautiful, well-done book! My son liked it so well that he said that he wished he could give it extra stars. That is pretty high praise from my 9-year-old. Heaven Is For Real for Kids tells Colton ... Book Review: Heaven Is For Real for Kids as told by Colton Burpo

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 10/12 Teadrinker wrote: If you're trying to figure out how to teach your children about finances, Thomas Nelson has a new children’s book out to do just that. The Three Cups offers parents a basic plan to help their children start handling their money at an early age. This beautifully illustrated book uses three cups to help ... Book Review: The Three Cups by Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 10/6 Teadrinker wrote: Every day our kids are faced with choices and living with the results of those choices. Heroes and Villains of the Bible published by Thomas Nelson features Bible stories of both villains and heroes from the Old and New Testaments. This book helps kids decide which choices make a hero and which ones ... Book Review: Heroes and Villians of the Bible

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 10/5 Teadrinker wrote: Going Deep re-visits Pastor Gordon MacDonald's fictional congregation in his book, Who Stole My Church. While I have not read that book, I felt this provocative statement from the book's description was intriguing: "The future of the Christian faith will not be determined by the number of people who ... Book Review: Going Deep: Becoming a Person of Influence by Gordon MacDonald

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3 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/29 Teadrinker wrote: Let me start out by saying that, Gabby, God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh is an adorably illustrated book. The illustrator, Marina Fedotova, has created some sweet-looking children, animals and angels for these warmly illustrated, colorful pages. I read Sheila Walsh's adult fiction novel about ... Book Review: Gabby God's Little Angel by Sheila Walsh

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3 Stars

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 9/28 Teadrinker wrote: Patsy Clairmont is one of my favorite Christian speakers so I was excited to review her latest book.  I first heard her on Focus on the Family long before she was a Woman of Faith. Always, I have appreciated her humor and her candor in sharing her struggles. If I had opportunity to sit ... Book Review: Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont

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5 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/22 Teadrinker wrote: Night Night Blessings by Amy Parker is an adorable book for young children. The book is a great way to end the day on a positive note and focus on all the blessings that kids might experience throughout a day. Blessings for each day, such as food to eat, games with friends, ... Book Review: Night Night Blessings by Amy Parker

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4 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 9/22 Teadrinker wrote: Thank you, God, for blessing me by Max Lucado is a board book for little ones. This book is a small, short one about Little Hermie, the cutest caterpillar in the garden. Little Hermie is thankful for everything and he shows toddlers how to be thankful as he goes throughout his day thanking God for all ... Book Review: Thank you, God, For Blessing Me by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Sunrise on the Battery

Sunrise on the Battery

On 9/22 Teadrinker wrote: Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart intrigued me when I first read about this story. Mary Lynn Scoville and her husband, Jackson, were born into small town families with a lower income life. Growing up, Mary Lynn faced a lot of teasing due to her poor standing in her community. After several years, ... Book Review: Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart

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3 Stars

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 9/13 Teadrinker wrote: Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting On God by John I. Snyder is an encouraging read for Christians "waiting on God." I imagine many of us are waiting on God for some "thing" in our life. I know God uses those times to help grow us, to change our character for ... Book Review: Your 100 Day Prayer by John I. Snyder

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5 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 8/31 Teadrinker wrote: Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning and John Blase is a beautifully illustrated children's book about God's love for each one of us. Willie Jaun and Anna couldn't have children of their own but their house is full of children. They show them all God's love and share their delicious ... Book Review: Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning and John Blase

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4 Stars

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Right From the Heart

Right From the Heart

On 8/31 Teadrinker wrote: Right From the Heart: Turning Your Day Toward God by Bryant Wright is a beautiful devotional book that offers a Bible verse and reading for every day of the year. I wasn't familiar with this author but he is pastor of a large Baptist Church in Atlanta and Founder of Right From the Heart Ministries.Wright ... Book Review: Right From the Heart by Bryant Wright

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5 Stars

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Cherished

Cherished

On 8/19 Teadrinker wrote: I am new to Kindle reading as I just received my new Amazon Kindle less then a week ago. Kim Cash Tate's Women of Faith book called Cherished is the first book I've read through my Kindle. First I have to say that I think enjoyed the story as much as an e-book as I would have in print. As soon as I started ... Book Review: Cherished by Kim Cash Tate

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4 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/11 Teadrinker wrote: I was so happy with my first choice of a book to review for Thomas Nelson. Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson, with Susy Flory, is a riveting story of Hingson's escape of the Twin Towers on 9/11 with his guide dog, Roselle. Hingson has been blind since he was a baby but readers of this book soon learn that ... Thunder dog

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