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Love Does

Love Does

On 5/8 Shannon Christman wrote: Bob Goff’s story in Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years fascinated me, so I eagerly ordered a free copy of his book Love Does from Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze program. Love Does was a lighter read than I’d hoped, but it does relate quite a few interesting anecdotes from Goff’s ... The Story of an Ordinary-Yet-Extraordinary Life

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3 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/30 Shannon Christman wrote: Nick of Time by Tim Downs is a light mystery focusing on Nick Polchak, a forensic entomologist who heads to Philadelphia to help a friend with a case, only to find evidence that his friend has been killed. He follows the case to the Poconos, leaving his fiancée in Virginia without word of his whereabouts ... Nick of Time: A Book Review

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3 Stars

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The Mountains Bow Down

The Mountains Bow Down

On 3/8 Shannon Christman wrote: One beef I have with Christian fiction is that it rarely offers good mystery novels, so when Book Sneeze offered free copies of The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello to bloggers, I ordered one. I was pleasantly surprised. As a mystery, it’s not bad: Raleigh Harmon, a geologist with the FBI, is ... A Decent Mystery in the Christian Fiction Genre

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4 Stars

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What's in a Word?

What's in a Word?

On 12/31 Shannon Christman wrote: A posthumous republication of a book about word origins seems a strange offering for a book review program from a publisher known mainly for popular books about Christianity, but etymology interests me, so I ordered a copy. Unlike many word-origin books, What's In a Word? by Webb Garrison is not arranged ... Book Review: What's in a Word

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Shannon Christman wrote: I am admittedly prejudiced against books broken down into bite-sized chunks to be devoured by small groups, but I make exceptions for books by Max Lucado, who is one of the best living storytellers in Christendom. The chapters of his latest book, Outlive Your Life, are seasoned with enough stories to ... Book Review: Outlive Your Life

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4 Stars

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 2/12 Shannon Christman wrote: . . . You’ll find some good advice in this book, but not as much theology or Scripture study as in some of Stanley’s other books. How To Reach Your Full Potential for God reads more like a self-help book (including a few paragraphs on the benefits of reading self-help books) than a Scriptural study, ... How To Reach Your Potential for God Doesn't Reach Its Author's Potential

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3 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 10/3 Shannon Christman wrote: Hank Haanegraaff offers an acronym for everything in Christianity In Crisis: The 21st Century, an update of his earlier book with the same title. The book contains so many acronyms that none of them are useful as mnemonic devices, and they are just one contributor to the overall effect of the book, which ... Too Much of a Good Thing

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3 Stars

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 9/29 Shannon Christman wrote: In A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life, a sort of postmodern Ecclesiastes, Donald Miller describes his attempts to make his life a story worth telling. His life-editing begins when two filmmakers (one of them Steve Taylor, who remains my favorite musician fourteen ... The Elements of a Good Story: A Review of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

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5 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Shannon Christman wrote: Jones, the title character in The Noticer by Andy Andrews, must read a lot of Christian nonfiction. His plentiful advice, which radically changes the lives of the other characters in the book, seems to come from the pages of books like The Five Love Languages (but only after being stripped of elements ... Good Advice in Digest Form

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3 Stars

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