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Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

On 10/24 Beth Anderson wrote: "Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary" is edited by Ronald F. Youngblood, F.F. Bruce, and R.K. Harrison. This book is, as you can guess, a dictionary of key words, people, events, and locations that appear throughout the Bible. Although, I think that this particular dictionary is much more in-depth ... Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

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5 Stars

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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 10/15 Beth Anderson wrote: The "NKJV Study Bible" by Thomas Nelson is a really neat tool that can definitely help you get the most out of your Bible reading. The cover advertises that the Bible is "full color", but the actual text of the Bible is black and white - however, there are colorful boxes with interesting facts about ... NKJV Study Bible

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Weird and Wonderful Creations

Weird and Wonderful Creations

On 10/1 Beth Anderson wrote: Zonderkidz has published an amazing new book all about the amazing creatures that share our planet. "Weird & Wonderful Creations (Made by God)" is a super neat book that has hundreds of cool facts all about the animals on our planet. Did you know that sea turtles love to eat jellyfish? Or that bats ... Weird & Wonderful Creations

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Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

On 9/25 Beth Anderson wrote: "Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari" is the third book in the series that features shoe model, Riley Mae. In this adventure Riley Mae and her crew are headed to Africa for an advertisement campaign for the Sole Fire running shoes. Riley Mae heads to Kenya with her mom, and friends in tow. Almost immediately ... Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

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5 Stars

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Adventure Bible for Toddlers

Adventure Bible for Toddlers

On 9/10 Beth Anderson wrote: The "Adventure Bible for Toddlers" by Catherine DeVries is a new Bible storybook for the very young child, published by Zonderkidz. This storybook features ten Bible stories, bringing Bible characters like Jonah, Daniel, Moses, and Jesus to life for young kids. The Bible states on the back cover that ... Adventure Bible for Toddlers

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 9/8 Beth Anderson wrote: "Blessed are the Peacemakers" by Mike Berenstain is another adorable and lesson-teaching story from Bear Country. It's time for the All School Play, and Brother and Sister and nearly all the other cubs have landed parts in "Romeo and Grizzliet". Except that Queenie, who is part of Too-Tall's gang has ... Berenstain Bears - "Blessed are the Peacemakers"

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5 Stars

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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 8/29 Beth Anderson wrote: "The Mess Detectives and the Case of the Lost Temper" is a children's book, written by Karen Poth, and published by Zonderkidz. This book is a beginning reader book that uses simple sentences for new readers. After reading this book,  I would say that there may be a few challenging words for early ... The Mess Detectives and the Case of the Lost Temper

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3 Stars

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NIV Spiritual Renewal Study Bible

NIV Spiritual Renewal Study Bible

On 8/19 Beth Anderson wrote: Zondervan Bibles' "ECPA Medallion of Excellence Bible of the Year" is the "Spiritual Renewal Study Bible : Experience New Growth and Transformation in Your Spiritual Walk". This Bible offers a lot of the commonly featured study tools that appear in several various study Bibles that I have seen in the ... Spiritual Renewal Study Bible

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5 Stars

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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 8/7 Beth Anderson wrote: Laura Sassi's children's book, "Goodnight Ark" is an adorable story filled with beautiful, vivid illustrations courtesy of Jane Chapman. In this adorable story, the animals board the ark, and Noah sets sail. But the animals become scared by all of the noises from the storm!What happens next is a humorous ... Goodnight Ark

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 7/30 Beth Anderson wrote: Mary Engelbreit's newest children's book is entitled, "The Blessings of Friendship Treasury". Published by ZonderKidz, this book is going to be available in the beginning of August, 2014. I wasn't too sure what to expect from a "treasury" about friendship, but I was blown away by the thoughtfulness that ... The Blessings of Friendship Treasury (Mary Engelbreit)

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

On 7/24 Beth Anderson wrote: Stan & Jan Berenstain, with Mike Berenstain have a new book coming out, entitled, "Berenstain Bears - God Shows The Way". This is a Zonderkids "I Can Read!" for beginning readers book, which means that it is specifically written for young children who are new readers. The book uses simple sentences ... Berenstain Bears "God Shows The Way"

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5 Stars

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Jonah and the Great Big Fish

Jonah and the Great Big Fish

On 7/21 Beth Anderson wrote: I am a big fan of reviewing children's books. I have two young children myself, and find that their reactions to books designed for them are sometimes much different from my own opinion of the books they read. Just recently we received "Jonah and the Great Big Fish" by Rhonda Gowler Greene, and illustrated ... Jonah and the Great Big Fish

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5 Stars

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NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

On 7/9 Beth Anderson wrote: "Celebrate Recovery Bible" is a Bible designed to support those who are in recovery after struggling with addiction. The Bible itself is a New International Version translation of the Bible text. This Bible uses eight principles, based on the Beatitudes, to connect the reader to the Biblical text through ... Celebrate Recovery Bible (NIV)

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 6/25 Beth Anderson wrote: The Teen Study Bible (Lawrence O. Richards, Sue W. Richards) is a New International Version Bible with additional teen friendly study features. The Bible itself is a traditional translation, with modern day English verbage, so it is easy to understand. The study tools that have been included in ... Teen Study Bible, NIV

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5 Stars

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NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

On 5/21 Beth Anderson wrote: The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible (New International Version), published by Thomas Nelson is an awesome study bible. There are tons of study tools packed within the text of this traditional translation of the Bible. There are chapter introductions, which are awesome for helping the reader really understand ... NEW SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE BIBLE NIV

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5 Stars

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The Chronological Study Bible NIV

The Chronological Study Bible NIV

On 5/6 Beth Anderson wrote: Thomas Nelson's newest addition is the Chronological Study Bible. This Bible is one that I found to be a very useful tool in addition to my regular Bible. The Chronological Study Bible is an NIV version, which is an easy to read translation. This Bible reorganizes the books of the traditional Bible so ... Chronological Study Bible

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101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

On 4/1 Beth Anderson wrote: "101 Bible Stories, From Creation to Revelation" is a great storybook for young children who are just starting to read on their own, or for a bedtime storybook for moms or dads to read to their young children. Bible stories are very short, so one or two can easily be read in a short amount of time, and ... 101 BIBLE STORIES FROM CREATION TO REVELATION

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Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV

Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV

On 3/6 Beth Anderson wrote: Zondervan's newest Bible for young girls, "Young Women of Faith Bible" is an awesome way to introduce the special young woman in your life to a traditional Biblical text. This Bible is a NIV translation, so the text is a traditional text, but the pages are filled with information, explanation, insight, ... Young Women of Faith Bible (NIV)

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5 Stars

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Compass

Compass

On 2/19 Beth Anderson wrote: "Compass: The Study Bible for Navigating Your Life" is a new Bible from the creators of "The Voice" Bible. "Compass" sticks with the same presentation style as "The Voice", in which the text is written in more of a conversation style. Bold print indicates who is speaking, and is followed by their ... Compass Bible

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One God, One Plan, One Life

One God, One Plan, One Life

On 1/29 Beth Anderson wrote: "One God, One Plan, One Life" is a 365 day devotional designed for teenagers. Max Lucado carefully crafted a daily reminder to young people of God's love, faithfulness, and sacrifice. This devotional is a great way for young people to get into the habit of a daily devotion, and spending that time with ... One God, One Plan, One Life

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 1/18 Beth Anderson wrote: Zonderkids newest Bible is the perfect addition to your teen or tween's bookshelf. After reading through this Bible, I think that this would be appropriate for young adults from middle school up. With a plethora of tools to help them gain a deeper insight into the teachings of the Bible. This Bible focuses ... The Jesus Bible, NIV

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 1/10 Beth Anderson wrote: Zondervan Publishers' "NIV Essentials Study Bible" is AMAZING! This Bible is the ultimate study tool for those who want to really get an in-depth look at Biblical figures, events, and wisdom. There are several different study tools that are all packed into this Bible. The Bible itself is the NIV translation, ... NIV Essentials Study Bible

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Pirates on the Farm

Pirates on the Farm

On 11/27 Beth Anderson wrote: Denette Fretz's book, "Pirates on the Farm" is a children's book that tells the story of a band of pirates that decide to give up the high seas and try their hand at farming. The story tells us how the family that lives nearby deals with the pirates' unconventional farming methods and unruly behavior. ... Pirates on the Farm

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3 Stars

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NIV Ragamuffin Bible

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

On 11/13 Beth Anderson wrote: Zondervan Publishers' "NIV Ragamuffin Bible" is a Bible that is meant for the "bedraggled, beat-up & brokenhearted", as the title implies. The text of this Bible is a traditional New International Version translation, and it is consistent with other NIV translations. What makes this Bible slightly ... NIV Ragamuffin Bible

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5 Stars

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Humility

Humility

On 11/6 Beth Anderson wrote: Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue by David J. Bobb is a book that features some of the most popular historical figures with an emphasis on how they were guided by the virtue of humility. The book itself is really interesting as it gives another layer to some of the figures ... Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue

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The Reason for My Hope

The Reason for My Hope

On 10/22 Beth Anderson wrote: "The Reason for My Hope: Salvation" is a book by Billy Graham, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. In this book, the 95 year old evangelist gives us an in-depth look at the topic of salvation. Consisting of eight simple chapters, "The Reason for My Hope: Salvation" discusses the need for salvation ... The Reason For My Hope: Salvation

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Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

On 10/16 Beth Anderson wrote: "Adventure Bible Storybook" by Catherine DeVries is a children's Bible that retells some of the most popular stories from the Bible. This Bible is also sold with audio CDs that read the text of this storybook so that younger children are able to follow along. The illustrations, by Jim Madsen, are bright ... Adventure Bible Storybook

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4 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 9/2 Beth Anderson wrote: "You'll Get Through This" by Max Lucado is a book full of hope and inspiration for those facing tumultuous times. In this book uses a perfect blend of biblical inspiration and personal stories to lead you to a new hope. The theme of this book is resounding hope and faith even when it feels like there ... You'll Get Through This

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5 Stars

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NIV College Devotional Bible

NIV College Devotional Bible

On 9/1 Beth Anderson wrote: The NIV College Devotional Bible had me very intrigued. I have a younger brother heading off to college this year and was really interested in how this particular Bible would connect with young adults going through the college years. What I ultimately found was that it never really made a true connection ... NIV College Devotional Bible

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3 Stars

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NKJV Ignite

NKJV Ignite

On 7/16 Beth Anderson wrote: "Ignite: The Bible for Teens" is a New King James Version translation Bible designed to help teens face their everyday struggles through an understanding of God's grace, wisdom, and strength. What I like about this particular Bible is the endless supply of tidbits, advice, and insight that they put on ... Ignite: The Bible for Teens

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5 Stars

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New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, New Living Translation

New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, New Living Translation

On 7/10 Beth Anderson wrote: The Spirit-Filled Life Bible (NLT) is one of my favorite versions of the Bible,  particularly for Bible study. I think that this Bible truly offers some fantastic supplemental tools for helping me to easily understand what I am reading. Each page of this Bible offers a wealth of knowledge through ... Spirit-Filled Life Bible (NLT)

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NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

On 6/3 Beth Anderson wrote: The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible endorses itself as "kingdom equipping through the power of the word", and I think that perfectly describes the tools and resources that they have included to make this Bible the ultimate study companion. This Bible is the NKJV, and the text reads exactly how you would ... New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

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5 Stars

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 5/13 Beth Anderson wrote: "Simply Delicious Amish Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Amish of Sarasota, Florida" by Sherry Gore is a cookbook that features recipes that are delicious, and will become family favorites in any house. With tasty soups, salads, desserts, and main dishes, this is sure to be a go-to for delicious ... Simply Delicious

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5 Stars

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Bound Together

Bound Together

On 4/23 Beth Anderson wrote: Chris Braun's book, "Bound Together" is written about the impact that one person's actions can have on many other people. Chris Braun has developed this image of a rope that binds us all together, in an attempt to illustrate how as humans we are all connected to each other. The premise sounds simple, ... Bound Together

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4 Stars

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Second Chances

Second Chances

On 4/16 Beth Anderson wrote: Max Lucado's book, "Second Chances" is a book that focuses on the necessity of God's grace and forgiveness. I love Max Lucado's writings, and this one does offer up some reminders of how much we need God's grace in our lives. We will never be "good" enough on our own - it is only through the unending, ... Second Chances

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4 Stars

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The Woman's Study Bible, NIV

The Woman's Study Bible, NIV

On 4/9 Beth Anderson wrote: "The Woman's Study Bible" published by Thomas Nelson is an awesome study resource designed for women. This Bible features articles, short footnotes, and messages that speak to the specific needs of a woman's soul. What I love about this Bible is the awesome footnotes, which truly help you understand ... The Woman's Study Bible (NIV)

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5 Stars

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gods at war

gods at war

On 3/5 Beth Anderson wrote: "Gods At War", written by Kyle Idleman is a new book published by Zondervan that is dedicated to the status of our heart. The tag line of this book is, "Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart", and this is the truest interpretation of what this book is all about. Think about the last 24 hours ... "Gods At War"

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5 Stars

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Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting

On 2/27 Beth Anderson wrote: "Intentional Parenting" is a book written by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan that debunks some of the most common parenting myths, and replaces them with logical and helpful solutions to everyday parenting issues. As parents, sometimes we feel like we should have all of the answers ... Intentional Parenting

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4 Stars

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Just Like Jesus

Just Like Jesus

On 1/26 Beth Anderson wrote: Max Lucado's "Just Like Jesus - A Heart Like His" is a book that will help you re-evaluate your own heart, and show you how you can model your own heart after that of Jesus. God's greatest desire is for us, as Christians, to have the heart of Jesus, and this book will help you honestly assess the status ... Just Like Jesus

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5 Stars

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Just Like Jesus Devotional

Just Like Jesus Devotional

On 1/10 Beth Anderson wrote: Max Lucado's "Just Like Jesus Devotional" is a 30-day devotional designed to deepen your faith, and encourage you to live your life with the heart of Jesus. The daily devotions in this book are a little bit longer than most other devotionals, but they are definitely worth the extra time.As with most ... Just Like Jesus Devotional

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5 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 1/2 Beth Anderson wrote: "Desperate - Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe" by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson is the perfect book for moms of any kind. Whether you have a house full of young children, or are smack dab in the middle of the teenage drama-filled years, this book is for you. Through personal reflection, insight, ... Desperate

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Live Second

Live Second

On 12/7 Beth Anderson wrote: Doug Bender's "Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First" is an awesome daily devotional that stretches over one year of profound and inspirational readings. What I absolutely love about this devotional is that each day's reading is short and easy to read, no matter how busy your day may be. Each day's ... "Live Second" - Doug Bender

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/29 Beth Anderson wrote: I was so excited to receive "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. This particular edition is the expanded edition, which updates the original version with interactive tools to help you get the most out of the book - for example, each day's reading includes a QR code that you can scan if you have ... The Purpose Driven Life

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5 Stars

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Anger Workbook, The

Anger Workbook, The

On 10/11 Beth Anderson wrote: "The Anger Workbook" by Les Carter and Frank Minirth is an interactive workbook aimed at helping us recognize and manage anger. This book is really neat, as it has so many interactive features to help you understand how anger affects your own life - questions with space to write out your own answer really ... The Anger Workbook

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5 Stars

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The Gaither Homecoming Bible

The Gaither Homecoming Bible

On 10/3 Beth Anderson wrote: "The Gaither Homecoming Bible" is an absolutely beautiful Bible that attempts to build faith not only through the word of God, but also through music and personal stories from others. Bill and Gloria Gaither and their team put together this Bible, and it is wonderful - they have added color to the pages ... Gaither Homecoming Bible

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5 Stars

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Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 9/11 Beth Anderson wrote: "Men of Sunday" by Curtis Eichelberger is the perfect book for the Christian football lover! This book profiles some of the biggest names in football - past and present, and their challenges they face not only in their career, but in their faith. Most people think that these NFL athletes are tough, no ... Men of Sunday

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5 Stars

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The Open Bible (NKJV)

The Open Bible (NKJV)

On 8/21 Beth Anderson wrote: I have to say that I am absolutely in love with The Open Bible - This Bible is written in the New King James Version, so it maintains its traditional translation, but the resources within this Bible allow you to feel like you are gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible.There are many "extras" that ... The Open Bible

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5 Stars

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KJV Bride's Bible

KJV Bride's Bible

On 8/11 Beth Anderson wrote: The KJV Bride's Bible is a traditional King James Version Bible, trimmed in a white, decorative cover, with a few pages at the beginning of the Bible dedicated to penning your wedding day memories. The Bible is a red letter version, with an extensive concordance, as well as several colorful maps to help ... KJV Bride's Bible

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5 Stars

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 8/1 Beth Anderson wrote: Mark Gregston's book, "Tough Guys & Drama Queens" is a book written to help parents avoid the pitfalls of their children's teenage years. What I really enjoyed was that Gregston was in touch with today's society and culture, and really understood the pressure that is placed on teenagers to act a ... Tough Guys & Drama Queens

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5 Stars

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Jackson

Jackson

On 7/24 Beth Anderson wrote: "Jackson : The Iron Willed Commander" by Paul Vickery is another installment in The Generals series of books. The book profiles Andrew Jackson, from early childhood through his presidency and ensuing legacy. What I love about this series of books is the focus on the early lives of these great men in ... Jackson

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 6/5 Beth Anderson wrote: Dr. Richard G. Lee's newest book, "The Coming Revolution: Signs from America's past that Signal Our Nation's Future" is a very interesting and insightful read. Dr. Lee essentially makes the argument that our country sits on the verge of a second revolution, necessitated by society's loss of faith, morals, ... The Coming Revolution

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5 Stars

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 5/8 Beth Anderson wrote: "All-Pro Dad" is a great book written for dads by Mark Merrill. "All-Pro Dad" is basically split into eight chapters, with each one prominently featuring one particular question that develops into one of Merrill's basic ideals about fatherhood. So many men muddle through fatherhood without any particular ... All-Pro Dad

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5 Stars

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Here's Lily

Here's Lily

On 4/18 Beth Anderson wrote: "Here's Lily" by Nancy Rue is such a fantastic book for young girls. We live in a world where body image starts affecting children at an incredibly young age, through constant bombardment from television, magazines, and other media. "Here's Lily" is a children's book that tackles big issues. Lily is ... "Here's Lily"

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5 Stars

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He Chose the Nails

He Chose the Nails

On 4/3 Beth Anderson wrote: Max Lucado's newest book, "He Chose the Nails" is a book all about God's love and sacrifice for his people. The book discusses the life and death of Jesus, intertwined with personal stories to reinforce the deep love of God for each and every person. The tagline on the front of the book reads, "What ... He Chose the Nails

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5 Stars

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Simply Grilling

Simply Grilling

On 3/27 Beth Anderson wrote: “Simply Grilling” by Jennifer Chandler is an entire cookbook devoted to meals made on the grill. Chandler pulled together over one hundred of these recipes, complete with photographs of each. The recipes in this cookbook have a wide variety of flavor profiles, so there is definitely something for ... Simply Grilling

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5 Stars

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 3/21 Beth Anderson wrote: "1000 Days" by Jonathan Falwell is a book all about the 3 years of ministry prior to Jesus' death. The book is very interesting, and I really enjoyed Falwell's comprehensive story of the ministry of Jesus while he was on Earth. Overall, the book was well-written, and easy to follow. The only thing that ... 1000 Days

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3 Stars

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Great Day Every Day

Great Day Every Day

On 3/6 Beth Anderson wrote: "Great Day Every Day" is an awesome book by Max Lucado that deals with finding God's grace even in disappointment and despair. Lucado addresses such issues as grief, purpose, anxiety, catastrophe, and fear within this book, combining personal stories with Biblical resources to help us find a way to rejoice ... Great Day Every Day - Max Lucado

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 2/28 Beth Anderson wrote: "Our Favorite Sins" by Todd D. Hunter is an honest and revealing book about sin. I really enjoyed this book, and found it to be a practical approach to learning how to avoid the sins that we most commonly commit. Hunter isn't accusing everyone of being sinful, but he understands that so many of us struggle ... Our Favorite Sins

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5 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 2/16 Beth Anderson wrote: "The Founders Key" is written by Larry P. Arnin, and is a summation of Arnin's theories on two important documents - the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. Arnin makes the argument that Americans have "divorced" these two documents as to pick and choose ... The Founders Key

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4 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 2/2 Beth Anderson wrote: If you are like me, and sometimes have trouble following a traditional bible, "The Voice" is for you. I am absolutely in love with this translation. This is the entire New Testament, and the verses are still very true to the original translation of the Bible, but are written in a much easier, understandable ... The Voice New Testament

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5 Stars

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From Blah to Awe

From Blah to Awe

On 2/2 Beth Anderson wrote: "From Blah to Awe" by Jenna Lucado Bishop is supposed to be a book for young women, to help them strengthen their faith. The book's tagline is "shaking up a boring faith". "From Blah to Awe" incorporates scripture, commentary from Bishop, as well as true stories of other young women and examples of their ... From Blah to Awe

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3 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 1/17 Beth Anderson wrote: Leonard Sweet's book "I Am A Follower" is a compilation of Biblical references, pop culture tie ins, and quotes from scripture all based on two premises - first, that Jesus is the leader; second, that we are his followers. This book explores the true meaning of FOLLOWING Jesus, rather than focusing on ... I Am A Follower

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4 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/6 Beth Anderson wrote: Hunt, and Denise Hunter. "Smitten" is a wonderfully written book for those of us who are complete romantics at heart. The book is broken up into four different sections, told from the viewpoint of four different women, but each section continues the story. This is a wonderful story about a town that ... Smitten

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5 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 11/21 Beth Anderson wrote: "December 1941" by Craig Shirley is the most interesting history book I've ever read. This book isn't just a historical account of the events surrounding World War 2 in December 1941. This book actually reads more like an actual story, as Shirley dives into the economic, social, and financial atmosphere ... December 1941

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5 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 11/7 Beth Anderson wrote: This was my very first interaction with the Love & Respect concept of Emerson Eggerichs. I thought that the devotional itself was very well written. There are 52 devotionals, each one written specifically for couples - so it is definitely husband-friendly. At the end of each devotional, there is ... The Love & Respect Experience

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4 Stars

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/7 Beth Anderson wrote: Max Lucado's "The Lucado Inspirational Reader" is essentially a compilation of memorable quotes and stories from his previous works. The book is split up into chapters based on the topics and subjects of the material. It is fairly easy to find an inspirational story or hope-filled quote or verse relevant ... The Lucado Inspirational Reader

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5 Stars

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 11/1 Beth Anderson wrote: RP Nettelhorst's "A Year With Jesus" is an awesome devotional! I had never heard of Nettelhorst prior to receiving this book, so I really wasn't too sure what to expect, but I LOVED this devotional. "A Year With Jesus" is an entire year of devotionals, each one only taking up about one page of the book. ... RP Nettelhorst's - "A Year With Jesus"

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5 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 10/25 Beth Anderson wrote: "Book of Man" isn't really what I expected it to be, though that doesn't mean that it wasn't a good book. I expected this book to be more of a guide to the dos and don'ts to raising young men in our society today. In contrast, this book was really more of an anthology of stories about strong men. William ... Book Of Man

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4 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 10/19 Beth Anderson wrote: Billy Graham's "Nearing Home" is an inspirational book about aging. I read this book, even though I am still in my 20's, because I think that it is important for us to understand that even as we become older, our purpose remains. It always seems as if the most purposeful time of our life is when we are ... Nearing Home

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 10/18 Beth Anderson wrote: "Heaven Is For Real for Kids" by Colton Burpee is a cute story based on Colton's visit to Heaven. What I liked about the book was that it is a simple story, made especially for children, to help them understand what kind of place Heaven really is. Each page tells about something that Colton saw or experienced ... Heaven Is For Real for Kids

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4 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 10/11 Beth Anderson wrote: "Thank You God For Blessing Me" by Max Lucado is an adorable children's book. What I really liked about this book is that it is short, and has great illustrations. It is perfect for a small child who doesn't have the attention span to sit through a long book. The story rhymes, which helps the child remember ... Thank You God For Blessing Me

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5 Stars

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Just in Case You Ever Wonder

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

On 10/11 Beth Anderson wrote: "Just In Case You Ever Wonder" is a children's book by Max Lucado. I thought it was great, because it really helps to reaffirm to your child that you love them, and will always be there for them. It also teaches that God is just like a father, which I think is a really important thing for a child to ... Just In Case You Ever Wonder

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5 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 10/11 Beth Anderson wrote: Gabby, God's Little Angel is such a cute story! It is an introduction to angels for young children, and is a great tool to help children understand that concept of what an angel is, and what they can do. I thought that the story itself was cute, Gabby, God's angel is sent to watch over a little girl, ... Gabby God's Little Angel

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5 Stars

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 10/11 Beth Anderson wrote: "Heroes & Villians of the Bible" is a great way to introduce some new role models into the life of children. With so many questionable role models being glorified by the media, it is very refreshing to read this book with my daughter and show her that real role models make hard decisions to do the ... Heroes & Villians of the Bible

Beth's Rating:

4 Stars

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