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The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

On 5/1 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: As you grow up in the modern day church and then go through ministry with your spouse you really start to get the background behind the scenes of some of the ministerial leaders that are at your home church. Many times, you get to see the other ministers and your church leaders in a not ... Review: The Way of the Dragon OR the Way of the Lamb by:J. Goggin/K. Strobel

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Upon A Spring Breeze

Upon A Spring Breeze

On 5/1 Jalynn Patterson wrote: I thought while I was reading, Upon a Spring Breeze how most Amish fiction almost always has a spouse that dies from tragic accident, whether its a buggy accident or a farm accident. I thought well maybe Amish life is not as simple as I think. Poor Bess is expecting her first child when her husband ... Review: Upon a Spring Breeze by:Kelly Irvin

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Devotions from the Kitchen Table

Devotions from the Kitchen Table

On 4/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Taste and see God’s goodness from the heart of your home—the kitchen table. A simple meal shared around a table. A fresh cup of coffee and God’s Word in the quiet hours of the morning. The joy of laughing with friends and family. Devotions from the Kitchen Table invites you ... Review: Devotions from the Kitchen Table by:Stacy Edwards

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The Memory of You

The Memory of You

On 4/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Thirteen years ago, Natalie lost a part of herself when her twin sister died. Will traveling back to the family winery finally put the memory to rest, or will it completely destroy her? When Natalie Mitchell learns her beloved grandfather has had a heart attack, she’s forced to return ... Review: The Memory of You by:Catherine West

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Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness

Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness

On 3/27 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Charles Stanley if you have ever seen him on television and listen to him speak you quickly realize he seems to be a quiet spirit. Leading his flock but always gets straight to the point without a hitch or obstacle in the way. It is always very important to make sure we all understand him and the thoughts ... Review: Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness by:Charles F. Stanley

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And Still She Laughs

And Still She Laughs

On 3/20 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Kate Merrick knows this pain and darkness too well. In fact she knows it better than anybody and she wants to help us see the way out. She hopes through her journey she can show you the light at the other end of that unending tunnel of darkness to a better place of moving on from the grief. I love ... Review: And Still She Laughs by:Kate Merrick

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A Spectacle of Glory

A Spectacle of Glory

On 3/15 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Devotionals are a nice break from daily Bible reading and in depth study. I don't think they are to take the place of daily Bible reading and intense study but I like to read them sometimes just to have a nice change for a minute. Most people know the author's story. I don't plan to go into it ... Review: A Spectacle of Glory by:Joni Eareckson Tada

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Hope for Each Day

Hope for Each Day

On 2/28 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Billy Graham is world renowned for his speaking and as an author. I love that He has written this little goody for children. Now I can pass down my love for this man down to the kiddos. In Hope for Each Day, the author suggests to looking to God each day for a daily bread and sustenance. He gives us ... Review: Hope for Each Day by:Billy Graham

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Really Woolly Easter Blessings

Really Woolly Easter Blessings

On 2/21 Jalynn Patterson wrote:

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An Amish Home

An Amish Home

On 2/10 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: A Cup Half Full Trying to see the cup half full when you are confined to a wheelchair is very difficult, I am sure. Sarah had an ideal life before the accident and then this so called blessing of an accident changed her life. Abram is doing his best to lift her spirits and he thinks he ... Review: An Amish Home by:Wiseman/Clipston/Reid/Fuller

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Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

On 1/31 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: From the bestselling authors of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka, 1, 2, 3 Noah, Noah, what do you see? I see animals in the ark with me. Moses sees the Red Sea part. Daniel sees lions in the den. Mary sees baby Jesus smiling at her. Noah, Noah, What Do You ... Review: Noah, Noah, What do You See? by:B. Martin/M. Sampson

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The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

On 1/18 Jalynn Patterson wrote: But there were also people that made it legally and for Twisted Tree, the Old Sam Bourbon distillery was what many of them needed to survive. But since it's closing due to the Prohibition it has left many wondering if it will ever be opened again. But that's not all that has been going on in this ... Review: The Angels' Share by:James Markert

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Devotions for Easter

Devotions for Easter

On 1/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Easter is always a time for renewal and new life. A refreshed spirit, if you will. Its always good to sit down with a great devotional around this time of you and what better what to do that then with a devotional that is all about Easter. This pretty devotional is just perfect for Easter. It lasts 40 ... Review: Devotions for Easter by:Stacy J. Edwards

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Whatever is Lovely

Whatever is Lovely

On 1/9 Jalynn Patterson wrote: So as an older "girl", I know that my daughter needs constant encouragement. God knows this too, after all He made us and He knows how we work. His word is filled with daily encouragement that our girls can draw from and feel inspired and ultimately better, overall. each days devotion starts with scripture. ... Review: Whatever is Lovely: A 90 Day Devotional Journal by:Allia Zobel Nolan

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

On 12/19 Jalynn Patterson wrote: This devotional is long enough to last your daughter for the entire year. Each one gives a scripture and a short lesson on what the scripture may be teaching along with some lesson learning questions and even an area to doodle some thoughts about the devotional lesson. I love the prayer at the end of ... Review: Girl Talk:52 Weekly Devotions by:Lois Walfrid Johnson

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Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

On 12/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: The devotional that has touched millions of lives with inspirational thoughts for every day is now available in a gorgeous new package, and large, easy-to-read type. Grace for the Moment offers inspiring devotions to grow in your faith as you embrace the hope of the Lord every day. ... Review: Grace for the Moment by:Max Lucado

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Devotions for a Deeper Life

Devotions for a Deeper Life

On 12/8 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Oswald Chambers, author of My Utmost for His Highest, remains one of the best-loved and most deeply respected theologians and writers in church history. Few authors inspire and encourage as he does, and never is this more apparent than in Devotions for a Deeper Life. Devotions for ... Review: Devotions for a Deeper Life by:Oswald Chambers

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Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love

Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love

On 12/1 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: God fills our lives and our hearts with His love! From twinkling stars and bright sunshine to giggles and hugs and special friends, God’s love is all around us! Through these sweet poems and prayers, and the classic Precious Moments artwork, celebrate with your little one how we ... Review: Little Book of God's Love by:Jean Fischer

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NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

On 11/28 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Our family loves listening to David Jeremiah. I thought it was so neat that he has written a study Bible for children and it is so much fun. A great way to appeal to young ones with a Bible tailor made just for them. There are so many features to this kids study Bible so I will highlight just a few of ... Review: NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible by:David Jeremiah

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Prayers and Answered Prayers

Prayers and Answered Prayers

On 11/16 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Prayer journals are a great way to get your kiddos in the habit of praying feverishly and daily. A journal is there for their thoughts, prayer requests and definitely for those answered blessings. It is something that they can use to reflect on especially if they feel that God is not at hand or hearing ... Review: Prayers and Answered Prayers by:Tommy Nelson

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Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

On 11/14 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Oh my gosh, this devotional is so darn cute! A precious devotional dedicated to girls decked out all in pink and it is good for an entire year. Based of of Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls series. There is Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor, and Gracie to make any young girl feel right at home learning more about their ... Review: Brave Girls 365 Devotional by:Tommy Nelson

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The Gift of Jesus

The Gift of Jesus

On 11/4 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Daily devotion is a common theme at our house. And since I am a reviewer a lot come across my desk. So take it from me, this is a good one. It is comprised of over 50 different pastors and ministry leaders. It is big enough for each week of the year. It isn't too stuffy or full. It gives you straight ... Review: The Gift of Jesus by:Thomas Nelson

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The Daniel Code

The Daniel Code

On 11/4 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Love, love, love O.S. Hawkins books. They are phenomenal and worth every penny. They also make great gifts because they are always so beautifully bound. True piece of art in so many different ways. While reading The Daniel Code, I thought this book is a masterpiece for this day in time, as well as this ... Review: The Daniel Code by:O.S. Hawkins

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Devotions for Christmas

Devotions for Christmas

On 10/28 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Christmas is such a blessed time of the year! We focus on the love of our God sending His Son to save us all. And then we also turn our focus on friends, family, and loved ones and cherish some one on one time with them. It is such a joyous time. But what I really like is have a devotional time with ... Review: Devotions for Christmas: A Celebration to Bring You Joy and Peace by:Zondervan

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Child of the River

Child of the River

On 10/27 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: A great story that reminded me much of something similar to A Little House on the Prairie except the setting is not set in the United States it is set in South Africa. Persomi is a young girl that has leaned in on her older brother for so long that now since his leaving the family to go ... Review: Child of the River by:Irma Joubert

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Love Bears All Things

Love Bears All Things

On 10/14 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Beth Wiseman is a great story teller. This being the second installment to the Amish Secrets series is just as captivating as the first and to me gives us a little more in depth perception of all the main characters. What I loved about the book is how Charlotte left her family in Amish community behind ... Review: Love Bears All Things by:Beth Wiseman

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To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

On 10/1 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: Love Takes the Cake: A September Wedding Story  Charlotte Cantrell loves baking wedding cakes, but wishes just for once to be getting married. But being a single mother hasn't proved to be real attractive to the male species. Still though she has her eyes set on the ever handsome, Will. ... Review: To Have And To Hold: Three Autumn Love Stories by: St. Amant/Wade/ Ganshert

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Forever Doon

Forever Doon

On 9/14 Jalynn Patterson wrote: With Duncan and Mackenna in the modern day Alloway, they know that they must do what ever they can to get back to Doon. But with the bridge destroyed, they must prepare for battle and rebuild the bridge. But talking Duncan into that, is going to be harder than it appears. Veronica watched as the Witch ... Review: Forever Doon by:Corp/Langdon

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When Mountains Move

When Mountains Move

On 7/25 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: It is the spring of 1943. With a wedding and a cross-country move, Millie’s world is about to change forever. If only her past could change with it. Soon after the break of day, Bump will become Millie’s husband. And then, if all goes as planned, they will leave the rain-soaked ... Review: When Mountians Move by:Julie Cantrell

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Unreasonable Hope

Unreasonable Hope

On 7/19 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: Trying to figure God out, I personally think is a real big mistake. Just when you think you figured Him out, everything changes again and you are left wondering. This has happened to me more times than I can count. It's easy getting drug done in the mud of self pity when we don't have all ... Review: Unreasonable Hope: Finding Faith in the God Who Brings Purpose to Your Pain by:Chad Veach

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Night Night, Farm

Night Night, Farm

On 7/11 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Moo moo, cows! Baa baa, sheep! When the sun sinks low down on the farm, the animals are all tuckered out from the day’s adventures. Join these adorable farm animals in pajamas as they say night night to the farm, to their mommies and daddies, and to God. Your little ones will sleep ... Review: Night Night Farm by:Amy Parker

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The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket

On 7/7 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Amy Clipston knows how to write about the Amish. A beautiful story in the end, but in the beginning it didn't look so great. Many things happened in such a short amount of time it is any wonder that this could turn into a love story and an endearing one at that. I fell in love with Rachel almost immediately. ... Review: The Courtship Basket by:Amy Clipston

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Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

On 6/24 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Jesus Calling® Bible stories with Jesus Calling devotions are now available for toddlers! Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook includes simple Bible stories accompanied by short messages of Jesus’ love for children. Delightful art makes this a perfect companion to Jesus Calling ... Review: Jesus Calling: My First Bible Storybook

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5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories

5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories

On 6/21 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: These brief Bible stories allow parents to spend precious time with their little ones before bedtime, naps, or meals. With their to-the-point wording and calming artwork, the 5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories is a great option for parents who look for ways to integrate the Bible into ... 5-Minute Nighttime Bible Stories

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I Believe in Jesus

I Believe in Jesus

On 6/16 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Discover how to lead your child to Christ. It's the most important conversation you'll ever have with your child, but that doesn't make it easy. The gospel is simple enough for little ones, but has kept theologians debating for years. So when it comes to explaining the Good News to ... Review: I Believe In Jesus: Leading Your Child to Christ by:John MacArthur

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NKJV, American Woman's Bible

NKJV, American Woman's Bible

On 6/13 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Discover how biblical virtues in the powerful words and actions of extraordinary American women past and present have shaped our blessed American way of life. By their examples you can develop the same strength of biblical character in your own life. Whether you are a daughter, a mother ... Review: NKJV, American Woman's Bible, Hardcover by:Richard Lee (editor)

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The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

On 6/9 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Many Christians don't even realize that as soon as they get saved the war for the soul gets really nasty. And they fail to see that from the moment of conception the war began. The devil is a formidable opponent and his goal is not the same as God. His goal is to destroy your life and any plan that God ... Review: The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book by:David Jeremiah

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Kiss the Bride

Kiss the Bride

On 6/6 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story By: Melissa McClone Photographer Jena Harrison's dreams of her very own love story and wedding was demolished when her ex-fiance, Attorney Ashton Vance called off the wedding. Now she stays busy, hoping not to have to deal with men again. But one day when ... Review: Kiss The Bride: Three Summer Love Stories by:Hatcher/McClone/Springer

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Young and Beardless

Young and Beardless

On 6/1 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Watching Duck Dynasty all this time, I never really connected with John Luke, that much. I thought that he seemed like a nice young man, just like the rest of his family. I was glad when I was able to review his book though because it gave me chance to get more familiar with him. He seems even nicer ... Review: Young&Beardless: The Search for God, Purpose, and a Meaningful Life by:John Luke Roberston

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There Will Be Stars

There Will Be Stars

On 5/24 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Bobby Barnes is the president of drunk on his side of the mountain. Everyone believes he will never change, no matter what. No matter what anyone says or thinks, Bobby is just fine doing as he wants. So one night he goes out on one of his nightly trips, with his twin sons beside him he is having a good ... Review: There Will Be Stars by:Billy Coffey

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NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

On 5/19 Jalynn Patterson wrote: I love Bibles with lots of stuff, the more stuff the better. Study bibles are the best because they have further explanations of everything that you are reading. Well this little nifty version takes the best of both worlds and combines them. With amazing features that will fit all your needs and then ... Review:The NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback: Full-Color Edition

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The Pug List

The Pug List

On 5/9 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Alison’s seven year old daughter, Eden, has always wanted a pug. So when there is destroyed, she sets in hard and heavy on getting one. As Eden raises dollar after dollar for her pug fund, Alison worried about what they should tell her when she earns up enough. Alison takes a peek in Eden diary, aka ... Review: The Pug List by:Alison Hodgson

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My Little Bible

My Little Bible

On 5/4 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Our sweet babies want to have a Bible just like mommy and daddy and this sweet little book is perfect for those little, tiny fingers. It is a small sized book averaging in at 4 inch by 6 inch book. But with all the sweet wording and the absolute precious illustrations you will quickly see how those sweet ... Review: My Little Bible by:Diane LeFeyer

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Living a Mighty Faith

Living a Mighty Faith

On 4/9 Jalynn Patterson wrote: We have family devotions every night. I love a good devotional. Living A Mighty Faith gives me and my family some really good "bread" before heading off to bed each night. So Living a Mighty Faith has enough devotional entries for an entire year. each one is based on Scripture and is one page long. Complete ... Review: Living a Mighty Faith by:Angus Buchan

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More

More

On 4/9 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The "calling" very exciting, scary and most dreaded word on the planet all in one. I will never forget the day that God called my husband. My husband was so worried about it that he went straight to our pastor with what He felt God had conveyed because after all, if anyone knew what to do it would be ... Review: More:Find Your Personal Calling and Live Life to the Fullest Measure by:Todd Wilson

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An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart

On 3/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: In an her ever changing world poor Joanna Schrock has to deal with a lot. Her world was just flipped upside down in what seems to be an instant. She wakes to find her parents are gone and she was left injured because of a terrible accident. She is terrified to know what happens next. Her now love interest ... Review: An Unbroken Heart by:Kathleen Fuller

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VIP

VIP

On 3/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: By today's standard we have a lot to achieve and very little time to do it in. So goes the fast paced life that is portrayed all around us. But we not only see it, we live it. O. S. Hawkins is a beloved author that has given us many great commentary and writings that suggest that we strive to be better ... Review: VIP: How to Influence with Vision, Integrity, and Purpose by:O.S. Hawkins

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One Spring Lamb

One Spring Lamb

On 2/22 Jalynn Patterson wrote: One Spring Lamb is a board book for toddlers and preschoolers that is out just in time for Easter but it has an added bonus, it is a counting book. With the best things that spring has to offer this sweet little book is sure to introduce your children to the wonders of spring and Easter. They will definitely ... One Spring Lamb by:Anne Vittur Kennedy

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God Bless Our Country

God Bless Our Country

On 2/22 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Now your toddlers and preschoolers can learn more about this great, big, beautiful country that surrounds them. In this exciting board book entitled God Bless Our Country with sweet rhyming prose the author takes them through a day filled with the best things about our country. The book is family oriented ... God Bless Our Country by:Hannah C. Hall

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The James Code

The James Code

On 2/8 Jalynn Patterson wrote: I was always told as a child that if you ever wanted to be put in your place o taken down from your pedestal to read the book of James. It is a book that gives sound advice on life in general and how to treat it with the utmost respect as well as to know what God wants us to do with it. Even after all ... Review: The James Code by:O.S. Hawkins

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40 Days of Decrease

40 Days of Decrease

On 2/8 Jalynn Patterson wrote: 40 Days of Decrease is a DIFFERENT type of fast more different than anyone I have ever seen before. And it definitely would not be considered traditional. I picked up this book to review in the hopes that it would give my family and I a guide to traditional fasting but it is quite the contrary. I know ... Review: 40 Days of Decrease by:Alicia Britt Chole

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The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

On 1/30 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Authenticity is a HUGE factor in what others will see in you and around you. I know when my husband and I started on this journey in ministering to others one thing that we both agreed on was transparency. We wanted to be completely transparent with others. Sometimes we are probably overabundant in this ... The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

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An Amish Year

An Amish Year

On 1/28 Jalynn Patterson wrote: These beautifully written stories that share the ups and downs of everyday life were a delight to read. They taken 4 stories two of which were written previously and retitled and put it together into a book together to commemorate a set of 4 seasons in An Amish Year. each one shows women trying to ... Review: An Amish Year by:Beth Wiseman

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An Amish Market

An Amish Market

On 1/25 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: Amish living is where it's at, y'all! I love how they are focused on God and living simply. So when an Amish fiction book crosses my path, I jump on it immediately. Each one of the stories are brilliantly written and of course they all center around love and romance. Just in time for Valentine's ... Review: An Amish Market by:Clipston/Fuller/Irvin/Chapman

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The Forgotten Recipe

The Forgotten Recipe

On 12/7 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Veronica has lost her one and only true love to a terrible accident. She never had it in her plans to lose the man of her dreams. But yet it seems that it has happened anyway. She counts on the fact of never being involved with another ever again. She feels that Seth could never be replaced. She occupies ... Loved it!

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Money-Making Mom

Money-Making Mom

On 11/30 Jalynn Patterson wrote: In a very fast paced ever evolving world, most women can't afford to just be a stay at home mom anymore. Most of us have to come up with some very creative was to achieve a working mom that stays home with the children status. I will be the first to tell you it isn't easy and it takes a lot of work. ... Loved it!

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The Wedding Chapel

The Wedding Chapel

On 11/23 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Jimmy “Coach” Westbrook never thought he would ever meet to one, the woman of his dreams. But that all changes when he sees a picture of Collette Greer. Her beauty was unlike anything he had ever seen before. And meeting her, he knows that she is the woman of her dreams. Soon he begins to build a ... The Wedding Chapel

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Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

On 11/5 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Veronica Welling is the queen of Doon, and she has a lot of weight on her shoulders. She must keep everyone happy and safe. And that was her mind-set until the day she almost died, now she wants nothing more than to have fun while she can with the love of her life and her best friend. All seems to be ... Review: Shades of Doon by:Corp/Langdon

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The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train

On 11/3 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: Gretl Schmidt is six years old and is on the run from the Gespo. Being a German Jew she doesn’t really have any allies. The Polish despise Germans and the Germans despise Jews. So with her family having no where to turn to, do the fact they are on a train to Auschwitz, they decide to sneak ... Loved it!

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The Bishop's Son

The Bishop's Son

On 10/19 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Kelly Irvin has a hit on her hands, The Bishop's son is number two in the Amish of Bee County series. With each new book that she adds things get more and more interesting. It makes you want to run off to Texas to see what all the fuss is about. Leila Lantz has been considering her future a lot lately. ... Review: The Bishop's Son by:Kelly Irvin

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An Amish Christmas Gift

An Amish Christmas Gift

On 10/14 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Just as the holidays are beginning to approach, this is the time when I start thinking about all things related. So My family and I have already started our pumpkin muffins and hot chocolate tradition because that's how we roll. Christmas is the best time for family and An Amish Christmas Gift is the ... Loved it!

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God Bless Our Fall

God Bless Our Fall

On 9/2 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Little ones will love seeing all of God's blessings of fall! Parents and children will want to cuddle up together again and again to hear the sweet rhyming story and see the snuggly animal families happy in their fall activities. Pumpkin patches, apple harvests, leaves that change color, ... Sweet Children's Book

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Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

Autumn Brides: A Year of Weddings Novella Collection

On 8/19 Jalynn Patterson wrote: ~A September Bride~ Annie Price has always wanted to find a small quiet town, where everyone knew each other. So when she is offered a job at a bookshop in a little town called Red Leaf, Annie is surprised by the offer. And who would let that offer go? Annie moves to Red Leaf but after a week or so ... Loved it!

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The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

On 7/28 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The Berenstain Bears are at it again! We get the awesome privilege to reading about this very fun, faith filled Bear family and if we are lucky we might learn a thing or two about something bigger than ourselves. In The Berenstain Bears Harvest Festival we get to take a break from our heat filled summer ... Harvest Festival

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Truly Free

Truly Free

On 7/28 Jalynn Patterson wrote: In Robert Morris' Truly Free, the author shares with us different afflictions and the causes how to to be delivered from them. You may learn after reading Truly Free, that the most undesirable things that you or someone you know may be doing is actually inviting demonic possession into your home. And ... Truly Free

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

On 7/10 Jalynn Patterson wrote: We enjoy watching Duck Dynasty. It is a show that has many of the same morals as a family that my family share. It isn't surprising how drawn we are to that family and why we enjoy the show so much. But like with any family there are some things you just don't know. We tell our kids all the time that ... Great Book on God's Grace

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Devotions from the Garden

Devotions from the Garden

On 5/27 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Daily devotions are a part of my life that didn't come easy at first. We are living in a generation of always being in a hurry. I had to purposely make time in an already busy schedule to include time with God. And while that is a very sad way to look at it, it is an honest assumption. Taking time to ... Beautiful Photographs

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The Undertaker's Wife

The Undertaker's Wife

On 5/26 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Dee Branch never thought in a million years she would fall for an undertaker. Much less that she would marry him and have three little girls. After twenty years of marriage, many ups and downs, and tons of funerals later, she never knew she would be standing where she is now. With her handsome husband ... Loved it!

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A Stranger's Secret

A Stranger's Secret

On 5/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Lady Morwenna Trelawny Penevan married a heir to a barony, when she was a young woman. When he was foolishly killed a while later, she was left with a son, the heir to the Penevan title. Now all she wishes is to raise her son, quietly and happily with out people standing in her way, trying force their ... Loved it!

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Women are Scary

Women are Scary

On 5/11 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Trying to find "mom" friends that lift you up and that don't feel a need to compete are very hard to find in today's world. I can't find that many and I would choose to say not many exist. I do have a few at church that are willing to sit and talk without comparing and those people I tend to gravitate ... Loved it!

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Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies

Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies

On 4/23 Jalynn Patterson wrote: There is nothing more calming to a precious baby than the words of our Father each night enrapturing them and holding them close as they sleep. Really Woolly is a precious sentiment and I love their illustrations. The sweet little characters are shown thoroughly throughout the book and they touch the ... Sweet Book

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The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

On 4/23 Jalynn Patterson wrote: If you would like to take a short ride through the history of how the United States came to be you can do just that in Mike Berenstain's latest The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country. In this sweet tale the fourth of July our National Independence Day is upon us and Brother and Sister are busy getting ... Precious Bears

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The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

On 4/3 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The Berenstain Bears are a very favorite of mine and my children. I was so excited to see that there is a cookbook. This would just be the perfect gift for your child especially if they love this awesome bear family. Each of the forty recipes are designed with children in mind with adult supervision. ... Sweet Children's Cookbook

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Precious Moments: God Watches Over Me

Precious Moments: God Watches Over Me

On 4/3 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Precious Moments is so absolutely precious. I have always loved this sweet animated figures. God Watches Over Me, is a delightful collection full of poems, verses, scripture, rhymes, and prayers perfect for your little one. It is sturdy and is a board book so it is ideal for little hands and it has a ... Precious Book

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Duck Commander Devotions for Kids

Duck Commander Devotions for Kids

On 3/16 Jalynn Patterson wrote: A sweet little devotion for children with over 200 passages completely reliant on Scripture. Korie includes many family stories, events, and situations to make you laugh, smile, and realize that the Lord is taking part of it all. This family lives for God and it shows in every aspect of their lives and ... Sweet Book

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An Amish Cradle

An Amish Cradle

On 2/20 Jalynn Patterson wrote: A novella is a fun way to short stories of several books all combined in a neat little package--a neatly bound book. In the case of An Amish Cradle, we will get the chance to know four specific women, very similar in several ways but yet so incredibly different. In His Father's Arms, we are introduced ... An Amish Cradle

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In the Heart of the Dark Wood

In the Heart of the Dark Wood

On 2/18 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Allie Granderson, lost her mother in a terrible storm almost two years ago. Since that devastating day Allie along with her father have become lost in their grief so much so that her father drowns his pain in the bottle and Allie clings to a nativity lawn ornament. There is also a compass that Allie ... Review: In the Heart of the Dark Wood by:Billy Coffey

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Lizzy & Jane

Lizzy & Jane

On 2/5 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Our family sometimes gets lost in the grand shuffle of life. We grow up and move on and many times we leave them behind, but when we do sometimes we don't realize that we lose a piece of ourselves along with the change. Soon "Lizzy" finds this out all on her own. After the loss of her mother to cancer ... Lizzy&Jane

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The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast

On 1/29 Jalynn Patterson wrote: To have a more intimate relationship with God, is a good thing. We should always strive to get closer and closer to Him. Daniel, from the Bible story Daniel and the Lions Den had a very strict eating plan. And he was also a very strict follower of God and all He possesses. The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel ... Great Guide

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Dashing Dish

Dashing Dish

On 1/19 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Awesomely good, gluten-free, sugar-free recipes full of flavor. These are just a few words that describe the recipes in Dashing Dish. I recently changed my lifestyle to include recipes such as these. I am glad I did and my stomach is very glad I did. I suffered horrible pain not to mention digestive ... Dashing Dish

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A Woodland Miracle

A Woodland Miracle

On 1/19 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Grace Wagler, suffers from muscle weakness, which in turn poses a lot of problems for her. She does her best to take care of those all around her. While nursing her broken heart, there are some newcomers to their community. And while this gets her sister beyond excited, Grace feels differently. These ... A Woodland Miracle

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Sister Eve, Private Eye

Sister Eve, Private Eye

On 12/15 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Sister Evangeline Divine, grew up surrounded by crime, due to the fact that her father was a police chief. Two years after joining a monastery, Sister Eve is visited by a police officer. This police officer informs her of her father's upcoming surgery. Upon her arrival at the hospital, she learns ... Great Mystery!

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The Wishing Season

The Wishing Season

On 12/11 Jalynn Patterson wrote: P.J. McKinley's one and only dream is to one day open a restaurant. She believes her dream will finally come true when she hears about a house that is being given away by the owner. The rules of the giveaway stipulate that depending on what the individual will do with the house will determine who gets ... Amazing Book

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Fierce Convictions

Fierce Convictions

On 11/18 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The author weaves a tale of the great accomplishments of Hannah More. She creatively leads you through each important detail of Hannah's life and gives you quite a glimpse into the life of a girl during the 19th century. Despite the limitations that was placed upon an average female during those times. ... Fierce Convictions

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A Dream of Home

A Dream of Home

On 11/17 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Isn't great how God uses love to get a past heartache, just like he takes care of us when we suffer? Madeleine has suffered greatly so she decides to move to Pennsylvania and raise Emma alone. While living there, she starts working at the Lancaster Grand Hotel to make ends meet. While working there she ... A Dream of Home

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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 11/3 Jalynn Patterson wrote: For those of you that enjoy Les Miserables the author Bob Welch has put together 52 lessons of Biblical wisdom. I have never really been interested in Hugo's masterpiece, so I actually received this book to review on a whim of sorts and was pleasantly surprised. So I decide I would read through the book ... Inspiring

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Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

On 10/25 Jalynn Patterson wrote: As everyone well knows unless of course you have been living under a rock for the past several years, the Robertson family has become a huge franchise. I for one love the family and all they stand for. It is truly an honor to review their products. We as a family enjoy their family immensely and my husband ... A Great Read

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 10/20 Jalynn Patterson wrote: When Christmas Comes Again Losing a loved one is a pretty rough road and when the holidays strike it is a very difficult place to be. You learn very quickly how much the loss of a husband and father means to to Katherine and her four children with Elias now in Heaven. So many things that God does in ... A Delightful Read

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 10/13 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Marriage can be so very complicated but it doesn't have to be if we handle it the right way and the right way and best way is to have God at the center of it all. In Messy Beautiful Love, the author shares with us her marriage struggles and strengths along the way and the way she and her husband resolved ... Review: Messy Beautiful Love by:Darlene Schacht

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A Star for Jesus

A Star for Jesus

On 9/26 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Crystal Bowman, is one of my children's favorite authors. When they see the latest board board book from this very talented author their faces light up with joy. She is delighted among the children in our household. To say that she has a way with words is an understatement, she can touch the lives and ... Delightful

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NIV Pink Bible

NIV Pink Bible

On 9/24 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Soon the fall weather will start to creep in along with the holidays that most people around the nation whole dear and look forward to each year. But also one item worth mentioning, is the fact that breast cancer awareness month is almost upon us as well. Zondervan Publishing have created a Bible for ... Beautiful Bible, Beautiful Cause

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Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon

On 9/17 Jalynn Patterson wrote: As the "zombie fungus" starts to invade Doon, the Doonian's become restless and begin throwing blame around. Soon a few of them become convinced that it's all Vee's doing---but a witch's spell book and an old ax say otherwise. Can Vee and Kenna defeat the fungus before it's too late? The authors ... A Great Addition to the Series

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Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

On 9/15 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Off on another high flying adventure with Riley Mae and the crew. She and the crew are headed to the wilds of Africa for another ad campaign for the Sole Fire running shoe. Riley Mae is immediately drawn to the women and children of the village of the Kalenjin tribe. She feels like God is wanting her ... Inspirng to Young Girls

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The Mess Detectives and The Case of the Lost Temper

The Mess Detectives and The Case of the Lost Temper

On 9/3 Jalynn Patterson wrote: A foolish person lets his anger run wild. But a wise person keeps himself under control. Proverbs 29:11 Now your child ages 4-8, can read these level 1 "I Can Read" books that contain stories about the Veggie Tales series. This edition is all about self-control. Bob and Larry are detectives solving ... Delightful

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 8/27 Jalynn Patterson wrote: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." Matthew 5:9 Jesus called us to bring peace and as a child of God you have a responsibility to bring peace to an unbeliever in the form of helping them to salvation.It is hard sometimes to break through the worldly bindings ... A Great Teaching Tool for Children

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Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend

Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend

On 8/22 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Sheerluck Holmes and Dr. Watson to the rescue, as the friends of Sniffy struggle to find out what has happened to their friend. It turns out the friends had hurt Sniffy's feelings, and then he ran away. Soon they realized the friends knew that they had done their friend wrong and needed to find him ... Review: Veggie Tales:Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend by:Karen Poth

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The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

On 8/14 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My children love The Berenstain Bears! We own the books and the movies. I love them because of the character messages they send my children. But recently they started incorporating God more into their message and I really love that. My children don't care what message they send, they just love them. ... Review: The Berenstain Bears:God Shows The Way by:S. Berenstain/J. Berenstain/M. Berenstain

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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 8/14 Jalynn Patterson wrote: I think sometimes we focus on the story of Noah's ark without really understanding what Noah possibly had to go through and endure with all those animals on a big boat, but a very enclosed space with many, many stinky smelly animals. How he and his family were able to carry this out, was nothing short ... Review: Goodnight, Ark by:Laura Sassi

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My Happy Pumpkin

My Happy Pumpkin

On 7/30 Jalynn Patterson wrote: If you are looking for a bright, special, sweet children's book that will teach your young children ages 2-4 the love of Jesus then look for books written by this special lady, Crystal Bowman. I have read and reviewed her books before and I even own a few, my children love them so much. So much so that ... A Beautiful Children's Book

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Apostle Paul

Apostle Paul

On 7/21 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Alot of different Bible characters had different names than those that were born to them, and Apostle Paul was no different. He was actually someone who persecuted those that followed Jesus and he felt very justified in doing so. Before his conversion to Christianity his name was Saul but soon after ... A Great Resource

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King David

King David

On 7/21 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Many know of the story of a little shepherd boy by the name of David that was able to defend his flock against lions and bears with his sling shot. And I bet if you ask them, they can even tell you the story of that same shepherd boy taking down a man by the name of Goliath with a stone, slung from a ... Excellent Resource

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Mary

Mary

On 7/2 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Mary, Jesus' mother had a very important job to do. Her life was truly meant to glorify God in every way. She was specially chosen to carry, deliver, and raise Jesus a man that was chosen to deliver us. His death on the cross meant so much to every one of our lives and some how, some way, whether we ... A Great Resource

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Jesus

Jesus

On 7/2 Jalynn Patterson wrote: All these years I have bought biographies for my children to write reports from and to learn more on a specific individual but I recently come across and author that writes biographies based on Biblical figures. Now we can have these type of books around for our children to write papers on. The people ... A Great Resource

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 6/20 Jalynn Patterson wrote: This particular Bible has been republished and updated many times. It is a favorite among teens and it really goes above and beyond the similar versions of the Bible. When you call a Bible a Study Bible, it usually contains more information than just your standard Bible. It expands on the scripture to ... A Great Resource

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NIV Fast Facts Bible

NIV Fast Facts Bible

On 6/20 Jalynn Patterson wrote: This Bible is the New International version and it is in paperback form. It is a regular Bible with a lot of trivia type information included. It would be perfect for someone using it with say a Sunday School class. You can use it to quiz your students but that is all that the facts part of it can be ... A Great Resource

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Living Life Undaunted

Living Life Undaunted

On 6/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The author's beautiful and seamless deliver of commentary really speaks to your heart and not just once but daily as you begin to read, Living Life Undaunted. An amazing book that reaches you where you are to breath life back into your tired old bones. Her words help encourage and enlighten you to never ... A Great Devotional

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Redefining Leadership

Redefining Leadership

On 6/11 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Many people that choose to or that have been called to stand in the position of leadership, really do feel overwhelmed with the sheer idea of it all--much less the actual physical capability of doing it. That is why I'm glad that there are books like this out there to first of all share one's experience ... A Great Resource

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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

On 5/27 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The female mind is quite a mystery to those men around us. Just when they think they have us all figured out, we throw them a fast one, and they haven't got a clue what just happened. We are complex beings and we clearly need to be thoroughly studied just for them to be able to figure us out. Kevin Leman ... An Awesome Book

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Plain Faith

Plain Faith

On 5/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: We know many things about the Amish life. We know that they lead a strict Amish upbringing and that they revere God far more than most religions, so much so that it seems odd. Odd to those of us that are looking in from the outside, not so much though to the Amish people. The authors offer us a look ... A Touching Story

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Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

On 5/6 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Sam was just watching a new children's based movie and now there is word of a an active bomb in the theater she is attending. The whole time all she can think about is, who would do this? When a rumor surfaces, she must find the truth---she has to because she is reporting the story for the school newspaper. ... A Great Teen Read

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The One Jesus Loves

The One Jesus Loves

On 4/28 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: The felt need of most Christians is the desire to grow closer in relationship with God. In "The One Jesus Loves," Bob Crosby shows readers how to deepen their personal relationship with God by considering Jesus' "circles of intimacy"--especially those who walked closest to him. All ... The One Jesus Loves Review

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No More Dragons

No More Dragons

On 4/25 Jalynn Patterson wrote: About the Book: Becoming a dragon is a dangerously subtle process. You make a long chain of bad choices. The chain gradually wraps around you. Layer by layer, it begins to take on the aspect of scales. One day you glance at yourself in the mirror and a monster is staring back at you. You aren't who ... An Honest Book

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Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

On 4/15 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: Well spring is upon us and it is finally time for another adventure with Riley Mae. The second book in the series, Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids finds Riley Mae, her family, and her co workers in a bit of a pickle. Riley Mae is the first one to learn very valuable lessons that God intends ... An Awesome Book

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My Bedtime Story Bible

My Bedtime Story Bible

On 4/15 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: The perfect little Bible to use at bedtime for the little ones in your life, has now been published by Zonderkidz. My Bedtime Story Bible, a little book that is packed with a BIG punch. It begins with Adam&Eve in the Garden of Eden and is finalized by the story of Paul singing in jail. This ... My Bedtime Story Bible

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101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

On 3/25 Jalynn Patterson wrote: An awesome book filled to the brim with 101 Bible stories from the Old as well as the New Testament specially designed for the independent readers in your home. Each story is long enough to get the point across but short enough to hold those children's attention that just can't sit still for very long. ... Review:101 Bible Stories From Creation to Revelation by: Dan Andreasen

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Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

On 3/17 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Being a young girl at the tender age of 12, you really have no worries. Look out world! Here comes young and spunky Riley Mae, she loves her friends and playing softball. She seems to be alright at first with all the attention being a shoe spokesperson entails but soon she feels that her decisions are ... A Great Tween Read

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Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV

Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV

On 3/6 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Shopping for a Bible is never easy, I have shopped and shopped only to change my mind and continue to shop for months afterward. I being the mom of our family am the one designated to do the Bible shopping in our family. Not to mention the fact that by next year my husband will be a minister and the ... Young Women of Faith Bible Review

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Pups of the Spirit

Pups of the Spirit

On 2/22 Jalynn Patterson wrote: A sweet children's book geared for ages 4-8. Set with methodical rhyme, that is sure to teach your little ones all about the fruits of the spirit and help them memorize them. There are 9 in all and each one of us have a sprinkling of most of them. These sweet little puppies each have that special trait ... A Sweet Book

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Doon

Doon

On 1/6 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Veronica never imagined she would travel to a majestic kingdom, much less have been in the beautiful country of Scotland. Having had visions of this handsome Scottish man, she knew she had to find him no matter the cost. The one thing she didn't expect was that this man would suspect her and her friend---McKenna ... Review: Doon

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Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

On 12/11 Jalynn Patterson wrote: This is a very great resource for any minister to have! Those were the exact words from my husband. He was so excited when he seen this book arrive at our home. He is in seminary and will soon be writing sermons and he has enjoyed flipping through the book and reading all the helps inside. For someone ... Review: Nelson' Annual Preacher's Sourcebook Vol.3 by:Dr. O.S. Hawkins(editor)

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An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle

On 12/6 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis Hope Bowman was asked as a young girl to do the unthinkable, to give up her newborn son for adoption. Not because he was an unwanted child but because her father didn't want to suffer any shame behind it. So for years she harbored this very sad secret so ... An Amish Miracle Review

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The Reason for My Hope

The Reason for My Hope

On 11/21 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The world renowned evangelist has been in charge of a life's calling and ministry to lead millions to Christ and just when we think we wouldn't hear anymore from this most eloquent speaker, he has stepped forward to remind us one more time, possibly his last. Remind us that through the utter chaos that ... Review: The Reason for My Hope:Salvation by:Billy Graham

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 10/28 Jalynn Patterson wrote: It has become a time honored tradition in homes everywhere to get a Mary Engelbreit book and sit by the fire and enjoy. Enjoy-- because she takes timeless illustrations and creates a virtual winter wonderland for the eyes in every book she has written and shared with her readers. In Peace on Earth it ... Review: Peace on Earth, a Christmas Collection by:Mary Engelbreit

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

On 10/15 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: With Christmas in the far off distance, its nice to settle down with a nice, big mug of hot chocolate by a roaring fire with a book full of inspiration that just gives you a good feeling all over. It makes you just wish it was Christmas was here already. The Christmas Candle does just ... Review: The Christmas Candle by:Max Lucado

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Sweet Olive

Sweet Olive

On 10/4 Jalynn Patterson wrote: A little bit of a summer, mixed with ice tea on Sunday afternoon, this is that type of book. A down home country type of easy lazy read that was refreshing to say the least. Camille decides to help her uncle out which isn't really such a bid deal but coming back to a home town she left awhile ago is. ... Review: Sweet Olive by:Judy Christie

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Overextended and Loving Most of It

Overextended and Loving Most of It

On 9/16 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Lisa Harper has wrote a very funny book about overextending oneself. Which is not very hard to do in this crazy, fast world we are living. She explains that it is indeed possible to "do it all" and still be able to glorify God. Through her recent adoption experience she shares with us that we can do ... Review: Overextended....and loving most of it! by:Lisa Harper

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She's Twelve Going on Twenty

She's Twelve Going on Twenty

On 8/26 Jalynn Patterson wrote: I will be frank, I'm a mother of one daughter and three boys. And while the boys are loud, obnoxious and VERY boisterous. Our daughter is a drama queen that drives us up the wall with her mood swings. We love her dearly but alot of times she will be very angry or depressed and we haven't got the faintest ... Review:She's Twelve Going On Twenty by:Kim Camp

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Lead Me Home

Lead Me Home

On 7/12 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Shiloh Griffin for all wants and purposes has stood up and taken on her role as the quintessential pastor's wife and a very connected mother. But she struggles to find herself or even time for herself in the midst of it all. She has a secret that she is keeping hidden from her family. She feels like ... Review:Lead Me Home by:Stacy Hawkins Adams

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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 7/3 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: Following Hannah Glick's husband's untimely death she unfortunately, according to her family had to take on a job at the Lancaster Grand Hotel. The beginning of the book lets you in on a slightly funny little incident where Hannah mistakenly walks into an occupied room at the hotel in order ... Review: A Hopeful Heart by:Amy Clipston

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The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook

On 5/23 Jalynn Patterson wrote: This is not a preach at you, in your face type of parenting self help book. This book was not designed to do that. It was designed to help gently guide you through many of the problems and circumstances that parents face every day. There are fifty chapters each one addressing a different issue. I think ... Review:The Christian Parenting Handbook

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 4/14 Jalynn Patterson wrote: This golden colored book contains real life stories from around the world chosen to inspire and encourage and possibly uplift you. I have always been told that God always takes what we view as horrible circumstances and turns them around for His good. These stories do just that. They are very similar ... Review:When God Makes Lemonade by:Don Jacobson

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

On 4/2 Jalynn Patterson wrote: What's a mom to do when her sweet baby's smiles and snuggles turn to tears and tantrums? This take on everything toddler--from throwing food to potty training to massive toddler fits--is filled with sanity-saving advice every mom wants to hear. Helpful tips include how to: stop a tantrum in its tracks ... Review:The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

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5 Stars

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 3/14 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The book begins with the main character; Beth, doing what all of us girls do talk to ourselves and try to contemplate our life-going on's as to not go totally insane by it all. She keeps referring to the Jesus fish bumper sticker that she felt obligated to place on her car because a congregation member ... Review:The Sky Beneath My Feet by:Lisa Samson

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4 Stars

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The Great House of God

The Great House of God

On 2/5 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Max Lucado has done it again. The Great House of God uses the Lord's Prayer as its blue print and takes you inside God's house. Not a physical house made of wood or stone but a spiritual one for us all to connect with our Father one on one. Max tells you exactly how to do this by showing you each room ... Review:The Great House of God by:Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 12/8 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: Jose has been a minister for about ten years when he begins to feel like he should just throw in the towel. And then his wife urges him to go and speak with his pastor about it before he decides to give up on the calling that God has placed on his life. So the young minister decides maybe ... Review: Mondays With My Old Pastor by:Jose' Navajo

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5 Stars

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 11/11 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: The first story in the book "A Marriage of the Heart" is called A Perfect Secret which is the first short story in this three short story novella. This is the first book I have read by author Kelly Long. I have to say I really like her writing style she keeps the story moving and you can practically ... Review:A Marriage of the Heart by:Kelly Long

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5 Stars

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Share the Bounty

Share the Bounty

On 10/1 Jalynn Patterson wrote: My Review: I was really amazed at the beauty contained in this book. Not only are there recipes, prayers, scriptures from the Bible in this book but some of the best pictures I have seen in quite a long time. The author wants our home to reflect God. And she goes about showing you how to do just that. ... Review:Share the Bounty by Benita Long

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5 Stars

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Here's Lily

Here's Lily

On 4/24 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Let me just say this was a sweet little book. It made me tear up quite a bit. Without giving away too much, Lily is involved in an accident that causes her and someone she loves harm. And as a result of this accident she may not be able to attend an event that means the world to her. So she searches ... Review: Here's Lily by Nancy Rue

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5 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/31 Jalynn Patterson wrote: This book was a fun read it really kept me guessing. It takes place in modern day Alabama which just happens to be my home state and it bounces back and forth from present day to the early 1900's. It all centers around this exquisite wedding dress and these four women and how they are all connected. ... Review: The Wedding Dress By: Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/3 Jalynn Patterson wrote: I really enjoyed this book. This book does NOT sugar coat marriage like alot of other christian based books on marriage. So if that is what you are looking for you may need to move on. Taken fron the back cover: In their book Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, share how they have ... Real Marriage By:Mark&Grace Driscoll A Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 12/2 Jalynn Patterson wrote: The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn To tell you the truth I thought this book was not going to be one bit interesting but I was pleasantly surprised.It is a short read so it took no time to finish. I liked it alot. To summarize the book it is about a man that is adopted at ... The Encounter By Stephen Arterburn-Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 10/15 Jalynn Patterson wrote: Basically The Love&Respect Experience in a nutshell is a devotional for couples.If you ever wanted to share your devotion time with your spouse then this is the book for you.Based on Dr.Eggerichs best seller Love&Respect this book follows along the same lines and just kind of guides you along a more ... The Love&Respect Experience By Dr.Emerson Eggerichs:A Book Review

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3 Stars

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