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Aquifer

Aquifer

On 11/27 Christine wrote: “Only He Can Bring What They Need to Survive. In the year 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. Sixteen-year-old Luca has struggled with this truth, and what it means, his entire life. As the son of the Deliverer, he will one day have to descend to the underground Aquifer ... Book review: "Aquifer" by Jonathan Friesen

Christine's Rating:

3 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 11/13 Christine wrote: “Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others—namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own story—by giving that story to a complete stranger. “Sam is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been ... Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley, by Katherine Reay

Christine's Rating:

5 Stars

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Dateline Jerusalem

Dateline Jerusalem

On 10/22 Christine wrote: “History’s final chapter will be written in Jerusalem. When an Iranian president thunders a murderous threat or an obscure Turkish drunkard has a dream in Mecca or a Jewish couple from Brooklyn lands at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, these events might seem disconnected. But they’re not. In Dateline ... Book Review: Dateline Jerusalem, by Chris Mitchell

Christine's Rating:

3 Stars

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Dark Halo

Dark Halo

On 9/4 Christine wrote: “One halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees. “Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial. Even without the halo, the invisible realm is everywhere she looks. It’s impossibly beautiful—and terrifying, especially now. Because a battle rages above Stratus, ... Book Review: Dark Halo, by Shannon Dittemore

Christine's Rating:

3 Stars

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/1 Christine wrote: Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold is a novel about a 70-something year old woman who has moved across the country to live with her son and daughter-in-law. She is kind of bored in her new town and is homesick for her best friend and her old stomping grounds on the East coast. She is feels like a 5th wheel, ... Book Review: Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold, by Joyce Magnin

Christine's Rating:

4 Stars

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Francis

Francis

On 7/21 Christine wrote: Francis, Man of Prayer, by Mario Escobar, is a biography of the new Pope Francis of the Catholic Church. This book covers the life of the Pope when he was a child, teenager, young adult, and adult. It explains why he decided to become a priest for the Catholic Church. It also tells about the Society ... Book Review: Francis, Man of Prayer, by Mario Escobar

Christine's Rating:

5 Stars

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Domination

Domination

On 5/4 Christine wrote: Summary “Their goal is simple: total domination. With six arms and jaws that can snap a man in two, the warmongering race of aliens known as the Thule has conquered every planet they’ve attacked. And now their invasion of Earth has begun. Humanity’s only hope springs from a mysterious Thule ... Book Review: Domination, by Jon Lewis

Christine's Rating:

4 Stars

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The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

On 3/27 Christine wrote: “Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love? “In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running ... book review: The House that Love Built, by Beth Wiseman

Christine's Rating:

5 Stars

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Pursuing Justice

Pursuing Justice

On 3/3 Christine wrote: “If God designed us to experience true happiness and abundant life, why do so many Christians feel dissatisfied and purposeless? We try to make our lives better by chasing our own dreams, but that only makes the problem worse. Instead, the path to a just life that’s satisfying and permeated with ... Book Review: Pursuing Justice, by Ken Wytsma

Christine's Rating:

2 Stars

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Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground

On 1/22 Christine wrote: “Stumbling on Open Ground: Love, God, Cancer, and Rock ‘n’ Roll,” by Ken Mansfield was a journal like look into Mansfield’s battle with cancer over the span of sixteen years. Ken relates his feelings upon learning his cancer diagnoses and takes us into his thought process on his relationship ... Book Review: Stumbling on Open Ground: Love, God, Cancer, and Rock 'n' Roll, by Ken Mansfield

Christine's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 1/3 Christine wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed reading Larry Arnn's "The Founders' Key." I was pleased that he included the "foundational readings" in the back of the book, as without those texts, the book itself would not make sense to the average reader. Reading this book has sparked my interest in early American (United States) ... Book Review: The Founders' Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It , by Larry Arnn

Christine's Rating:

5 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 1/16 Christine wrote: I loved the book Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice, by David Teems. It was fascinating to learn how the Bible we know and love today began. I personally read the King James Version of the Bible, so this book was especially interesting because so much of that version is what Tyndale translated. ... Book Review: Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice, by David Teems

Christine's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 11/30 Christine wrote: The Grace Effect, by Larry Alex Taunton, is a fantastic journey through the author’s  family’s adoption experience, meanwhile sharing how the Christian belief of grace can affect society as a whole. As an adoptive parent, I thoroughly enjoyed his account of their roller-coaster journey to adopt ... Book Review: The Grace Effect, by Larry Alex Taunton

Christine's Rating:

5 Stars

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 11/17 Christine wrote: I fully enjoyed “Lonestar Angel,” by Colleen Coble. This book is a romantic mystery, an unusual combination that really works. I loved the character development and the mystery was truly difficult to figure out. The story of lost love and a lost child was believable and really kept the plot moving ... Book Review: Lonestar Angel, by Colleen Coble

Christine's Rating:

5 Stars

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Sherman

Sherman

On 10/13 Christine wrote: The book, Sherman by Von Hassell and Breslin (part of The Generals series) was insightful and a good read. It gave a good synopsis of General Sherman’s life, and what made him the man he was.Although at times the book was a little slow and dry, overall it was a quick read. I wish there had been more ... Book Review: Sherman, by Von Hassell and Breslin

Christine's Rating:

4 Stars

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Be the People

Be the People

On 9/28 Christine wrote:  image from Amazon.com As a conservative Christian myself, I was looking forward to sitting down and reading Be the People, by Carol Swain. Its subtitle reads: A call to reclaim America’s faith and promise. That is something I can definitely identify with.  But as I began reading it became ... Book Review: Be the People by Carol Swain

Christine's Rating:

2 Stars

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