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Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

On 4/6 Shirley Rempel wrote: Forgiveness. While a simple word, the act of forgiveness is not a simple process. In fact, it is one of the most difficult processes a person can go through in their life. Over the span of my life I have had to forgive on many occasions and yet, with each situation, the process was so different. In some ... A Blog Review

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Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

On 1/20 Shirley Rempel wrote: This last year was one that should have caused me to become bitter. Losing four loved ones to death in a seven month period was just a tad more than one should have to deal with. It really was an incredibly difficult year in 2014, but yet I am not bitter. Why is that? Well, perfectly simple, it's only ... A Book Review

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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 12/3 Shirley Rempel wrote: This may sounds strange but my husband and I love to collect Bibles. Okay, maybe not that strange of a thing coming from a Christian woman, but I love Bibles. I tend to gravitate to a couple translations most of the time when I study God's Word, but it is fantastic to be able to have many of the most ... A Blog Review

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 12/3 Shirley Rempel wrote: Marriage. It is a stage that I entered 17 years ago and it has been an incredible journey of ups and downs alike. Darlene has been an author and blogger that I have followed for some time now, and in the last year I have also connected with her on Facebook. She is a beautiful woman and I have been so ... A Book Review

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Move On

Move On

On 9/29 Shirley Rempel wrote: This. Book. Will. Change. Your. Life. It truly will. It is the most thought-provoking book that I have read in a really long time about facing our mess in this journey of life, accepting them, and truly moving on from them. Moving on from the guilt, from the mess, from the worry about what other's will ... Life Changing

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Hope Rising

Hope Rising

On 8/25 Shirley Rempel wrote: Hope Rising was definitely an eye-opening read. My family and I have been supporters of Compassion Canada for several years, and so were aware of some of the statistics regarding world poverty. However, Hope Rising, made me aware on an even more shocking level. It was a stunning reminder that faith is ... A Book Review

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Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

On 6/3 Shirley Rempel wrote: I love it when parents and children write books together! And I also love the teaching I have heard from Dave Ramsey on personal finances. So when the two are put together in one book, you know there is going to some dynamic info to go through. Smart Money Smart Kids is a fantastic collection of personal ... A Book Review

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God Is Just Not Fair

God Is Just Not Fair

On 5/24 Shirley Rempel wrote: I have been a God-fearing, Bible Believing Christian for many years, making a decision to follow Christ when I was 13, and grew up in a Christian home. I knew from day one that the choice to follow Christ and allow Him to guide me would not be an easy one but never did I think I would go through what ... FANTASTIC

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Parenting the Wholehearted Child

Parenting the Wholehearted Child

On 4/23 Shirley Rempel wrote: Parenting the Wholehearted Child came into my life recently and it has completely changed the way I have looked at parenting. As I read through the book I realized how rigid of a parent I have been in such a short time period (my oldest is only seven). The book challenged me, convicted me of how I need ... LOVED

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 3/17 Shirley Rempel wrote: With a writing style similar to one of my favorite writers, Ann Voskamp, Oxenreider brings you along on her family's journey of life in Turkey and the United States. It is a remarkable read and with each word read, I felt as if I was traveling along with her family. The book flowed very nicely and it ... Inspiring!

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How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

On 3/17 Shirley Rempel wrote: The first thing that caught my attention about this book was the subtitle for it, "its not what you have, it's what you do with what you have". And from that subtitle, Pastor Andy Stanley takes you on a journey to become rich in a way that beats money any day.Stanley is a well known pastor in the United ... A Challenging Read!

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Restless

Restless

On 2/12 Shirley Rempel wrote: Restless is a book that I will definitely have to go through again and really dig deep. In the last few years I have been unsure about what God wants from me. I know I am a wife and mom, but somehow I thought there should be more, and I was, as the title of the book implies, restless. But through reading ... Encouraging!

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Hands Free Mama

Hands Free Mama

On 1/10 Shirley Rempel wrote: "Mommy, can you come here?" "Yes, in one minute!" (which almost always ends up being five or ten minutes) "I said come here Mommy!!!" Then ensues a meltdown by usually mommy and child because we took too long to acknowledge the needs of my child. Does this sound familiar to you? If you are like me, ... MUST READ!!!

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The Wall Around Your Heart

The Wall Around Your Heart

On 12/10 Shirley Rempel wrote: First off, Mary DeMuth has been one of my new favorite authors in the last couple years! I was first introduced to her writing through an author/pastor friend (Brad Huebert) about three years ago. When the opportunity arose to join her launch team and help promote The Wall Around Your Heart, I jumped ... A Necessary Resource!

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Women Living Well

Women Living Well

On 10/2 Shirley Rempel wrote: I have been a long time reader and fan of Courtney Joesph and her blog, Women Living Well. So when I found out she was writing a book, I was super excited. In September my level of excitment grew when I found out her publisher was putting together a launch team to get the word out through Social Media ... Wonderful

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The Passionate Mom

The Passionate Mom

On 9/1 Shirley Rempel wrote: Being a mom is the one thing I wanted for many years, and due to fertility issues, something I never thought would happen to me. However, knowing that God was in control of my life, I gave my desires to him and in 2006 and 2008, my husband and I were blessed beyond measure with two beautiful little girls. ... Fantastic Read!

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 5/9 Shirley Rempel wrote: With Mother's Day just around the corner, Prayer Warrior Mom is the perfect gift idea for any mom in your life. Whether they are an expectant mom, new mom, or been a mom for many years, this book is sure to be one that they will reference for years to come. I have been a mom for over six years now, ... A Great Gift Idea!

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 3/20 Shirley Rempel wrote: After recently reading The Circle Maker and Praying Circles Around Your Children, I was very excited when Draw The Circle became available for review through BookSneeze (Zondervan's Blogging Review Program). The book takes you on a 40 day journey like no other. You will be challenged like never before ... A Must Read!

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/4 Shirley Rempel wrote: Unglued was one of my absolute favorite reads of 2012! I was forever changed by the words and challenges set forth in this great read by Lysa TerKeurst! I discovered that it was a book that I desperately needed to read and I am so glad that it came into my life when it did. As a result of reading Unglued, ... Amazing Read

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 1/11 Shirley Rempel wrote: I am only going to give a basic review in this post, as I want to do a more chapter by chapter review throughout the next month. Mark Driscoll has been a favorite preacher of mine over the last few years, and although controversial at times, I have been tremendously blessed by his teachings, as has ... A Mini Review

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Everything

Everything

On 12/25 Shirley Rempel wrote: I was first introduced to Mary Demuth's writings last year when I read and reviewed her book, Beautiful Battle and The Muir House. From that point on I have been a huge fan of her work. With vulnerability and rawness, DeMuth brings women to a place where you need to examine your life and see if God ... Amazing Read

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 10/3 Shirley Rempel wrote: This is a fantastic resource for all families, and for all ages and stages. The tips in this book will not only work for adults to get back on track financially but also, and more importantly, will teach children how to start saving money and learn the importance of money management. The book is very ... Fantastic for Family Money Management!

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 3/12 Shirley Rempel wrote: If you are looking to watch a family-friendly, heart-tugging, thought provoking movie that addresses the work of the Children's Heart Project in Kurdistan, then you must watch Three Hearts. This DVD had me in tears more than once as I observed the life and challenges that Cissie Graham Lynch faces in ... Stunning

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Fresh-Brewed Life

Fresh-Brewed Life

On 1/10 Shirley Rempel wrote: As I read Fresh Brewed Life I was inspired and encouraged with each word. I am a huge fan of journaling and loved that this practice was encouraged throughout the book. A very quick read that is theologically sound, with a lot of scripture referencing, and I loved all the real-experiences that she recounted ... Great Inspiration

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4 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 7/18 Shirley Rempel wrote: As I read through Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me: A Memoir...Of Sorts, I was taken on a journey of a young man as he dealt with a number of issues during his most trying time, adolescence. He dealt with a volatile relationship with his father, his father's alcoholism, the angst of teenage years and ... Fascinating

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 6/14 Shirley Rempel wrote: In the last year I have had the opportunity to read many books that have challenged everything that I had thought about my faith in Jesus Christ. Some have been scripturally sound, others not so much. Some have been to-the-point blunt in their delivery, others very sugar coated. But all have touched ... Unleased: A Book Review

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Shirley Rempel wrote: If you have ever wanted a compilation of Max Lucado's thoughts in one book, look no further than Max On Life. This book is a collection of questions from Max's readers and covers everything from death to money to marriage and parenting, and everything in between. In total, there are 172 questions and ... Outstanding!

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Shirley Rempel wrote: This the first of Andy Andrews books I have read, and I have to say, I will definitely be going back and reading The Traveler's Gift, so I can get more acquainted with the character of David Ponder. I would also like to read his other works, including The Noticer. The book is very well written, easy ... Amazing

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FamilyLife Marriage Bible

FamilyLife Marriage Bible

On 4/7 Shirley Rempel wrote: Not only do you receive a wonderful translation in the New King James Version in The Family Life Marriage Bible, but you also get resources that will benefits both newly married folks and those married for many years. The little articles, which cover parenting, family life and marriage will appeal to ... Perfect Gift Idea

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 1/5 Shirley Rempel wrote: Two of today's most popular genres--Romance and Amish fiction--together in one volume. "Healing Hearts" by Beth Wiseman: Levina Lapp and her husband Naaman are alone for the first time in 30 years. When Naaman left to visit cousins in Ohio, Levina wasn't expecting him to be gone a year. Now that he's ... An Amish Love: Book Review

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 11/8 Shirley Rempel wrote: This was a heartwarming, gut-wrenching movie that will make you consider what your priorities are over and over as you watch through it. Based on the true-to-life experience of the Simpkin Family, I was very impressed with the flow of the film, the acting was wonderful and the writing team did a fantastic ... Great Movie

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 9/8 Shirley Rempel wrote: Max Lucado is a very well known Christian author and pastor, and personally, one of my favorite authors. I have been a fan of Lucado for a very long time, of both his adult and children's books. What I love best about his work for children is that many of the books are a "kid version" of the adult books. ... Wonderful For The Whole Family

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 8/18 Shirley Rempel wrote: I was completely drawn in by the story of Hall and Moore and they have inspired me to look at life so much different. Not only look at it, but do it, differently. Same Kind Of Different As Me is a very quick and easy read, but the impact of the book will continue long after you put it down. In fact, ... Truly Inspirational

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Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

On 6/26 Shirley Rempel wrote: We already own a few of the Read and Share Bible Storybooks and they are a huge hit. Therefore, when I recently had the opportunity through Book Sneeze (blogging review program from Thomas Nelson Publishers) to review Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life & Miracles DVD, I jumped at the chance. It ... Read & Share: The Jesus Series DVD Review

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/12 Shirley Rempel wrote: John and Stasi Eldredge have been favorite authors of mine for a while. I was so excited to read this book, as I absolutely loved reading Wild At Heart (and so did my husband!). This book did not disappoint! This book will take you on a journey that will not be easy but you will be so blessed after you ... A Must Read

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Facing Your Giants

Facing Your Giants

On 4/12 Shirley Rempel wrote: I have always been a fan of Max Lucado, and I had recently been able to view an interview of him speaking about "Facing Your Giants". I knew he had written a book by the same time, but just had not had a chance to pick it up yet. As a member of Thomas Nelson Book Sneeze Blog Book Review Program, I was ... Facing Your Giants: Book Review

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 1/23 Shirley Rempel wrote: I have previously read Eggerich's top selling book, Love and Respect a few years ago and loved it! So when my husband and I had the opportunity to attend a Love & Respect workshop at our former church, we jumped at the chance. At that time we had been married for approximently nine years and we learned ... The Language of Love & Respect: A Book Review

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The Well-Behaved Child

The Well-Behaved Child

On 10/15 Shirley Rempel wrote: I have read many child discipline/development books, but this is the first one that I have definite mixed opinions on. For the most part, I thought that Rosemond made a lot of sense when he states that there is too much emphasis on behavior problem diagnosis (or misdiagnosis in his opinion) and not ... The Well Behaved Child - A Book Review

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/5 Shirley Rempel wrote: The basic idea of this book is to identify the things in life that bring you joy and good feelings, and avoid the things that don't. There are a couple of ways he tells you to try to help you figure them out, and gives a good "points to ponder" summary at the end of each chapter. One of the points Buckingham ... Finding Your Strongest Life - A Review

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Called to Worship

Called to Worship

On 9/11 Shirley Rempel wrote: I initially expected Called To Worship to be very academic and text-book. I was pleasantly surprised. It was very easy to read and very easy to understand. I loved how the book showed me how worship occurred throughout the Bible. Whaley even devoted complete chapters of his book to specific books of ... Called To Worship - A Book Review

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Real Church

Real Church

On 8/23 Shirley Rempel wrote: When I first starting reading Dr. Crabb's most recent book, honestly, I found it difficult to read. However, I realized the reason why is because I too am finding it hard to attend church. I am one of those adults who grew up in church and attending every Sunday, because "I had too". Now in my mid thirties, ... Real Church: A Book Review

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 7/9 Shirley Rempel wrote: What Does God Expect of Us?" This question is posed by Stearns on the cover of his book, and is asked regularly throughout the book. Never have I been more challenged by a book, never. The Hole In Our Gospel has changed my life. And it will change yours too. In fact, I truly believe that every Christian ... Life Changing!

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100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs

100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs

On 6/15 Shirley Rempel wrote: 5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Product!, Jun 15 2009 By Shirley Rempel (Alberta, Canada) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) As soon as I received 100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs from Thomas Nelson for their Book Review Blogger program I knew I had something special in my hands! There were many well-known ... Book Review: 100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs

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Between Wyomings

Between Wyomings

On 6/2 Shirley Rempel wrote: Book Description: Join Ken Mansfield on a road trip through the canyons of Hollywood, the outlaw alleys of Nashville, and the backstreets of his soul as this Grammy Award-winning producer recreates his journey through the lush landscapes of success and the deserts that led him home. For three decades, ... Between Wyomings: A Review

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Christianity Today Study Series: Faith & Pop Culture

Christianity Today Study Series: Faith & Pop Culture

On 5/11 Shirley Rempel wrote: The study spans eight weeks and can be used as an individual study or within a small group setting. I really like the format used, as it gives you a number of different activities, which seem to cover all learning styles. The study combines articles by Christianty Today authers, Bible references and ... Faith & Pop Culture: A Review

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