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Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

Samantha Sanderson On the Scene

On 6/12 MJ's Mommy wrote: Robin Carroll's book, Samantha Sanderson On the Scene, is the second in this FaithGirlz! series.  Samantha Sanderson is a middle school student that works for her school's newspaper in hopes of becoming a investigative journalist.  In this book, Samantha and the rest of the middle schoolers ... Book Review of Samantha Sanderson On the Scene by Robin Carroll

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4 Stars

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Along Came You

Along Came You

On 4/23 MJ's Mommy wrote: My daughter and I recently read the book Along Came You by Karona Drummond. It is a very sweet book about what a parent's life is before and after they have a child.  For each "before you" page, the illustrations show the mother doing the task on her own.  Then on the next page ("after you"), ... Book Review of Along Came You by Karona Drummond

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3 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 4/2 MJ's Mommy wrote: I recently received a copy of The Jesus Bible, NIV through the Booklook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review. This bible is geared towards kids ages 9-12.  I feel like it is perfect for that age range, but it could also be perfect for those who are just starting to read the bible ... Review of The Jesus Bible, NIV

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5 Stars

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 2/7 MJ's Mommy wrote: Let There Be Light is a children's book written by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  This is an absolutely beautiful retelling of the biblical story of creation.  The illustrations by Nancy Tillman are amazing. The text and illustrations bring the wonder and ... Book Review of Let There Be Light by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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5 Stars

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Payback in Panama

Payback in Panama

On 1/12 MJ's Mommy wrote: Payback in Panama by Noel Hynd is part of his Cuban Trilogy.  It is about a U.S. Treasury Agent, Alexandra Laduca and her attempt to end the drug cartel in Central America.  A moral battle between her faith and responsibilities at work is taking a toll on her effectiveness in doing her job. ... Book Review of Payback in Panama by Noel Hynd

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2 Stars

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 10/18 MJ's Mommy wrote: I just finished reading A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer.  Rose was raised in a loving Amish family during the Great Depression.  She turned her back on the man she loves and was to marry because he assisted as a medic during World War II.  She doesn't understand why he would ... Book Review of A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer

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4 Stars

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Lead Me Home

Lead Me Home

On 9/11 MJ's Mommy wrote: I recently read Lead Me Home by Stacy Hawkins Adams.  Lead Me Home is second book in the Winds of Change Series. The reader is introduced to Shiloh Griffin, who feels that she doesn't have an identity of her own outside of being a pastor's wife and a mom.  Although she loves being a pastor's ... Book Review of Lead Me Home by Stacy Hawkins Adams

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4 Stars

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Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

On 6/28 MJ's Mommy wrote: Rock Harbor Search & Rescue by Colleen Coble and Robin Caroll is perfect for tween girls who love mystery and suspense.  Although I am not a tween girl, I still enjoyed reading it having loved reading Nancy Drew and other mysteries when I was younger. The book is about eighth grader, Emily O'Reilly. ... Book Review of Rock Harbor Search & Rescue by Colleen Coble and Robin Caroll

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4 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 4/24 MJ's Mommy wrote: A Matter of Trust: A Mia Quinn Mystery by Lis Wiehl with April Henry begins with Mia Quinn having a phone conversation with her colleague at the prosecutor's office, Colleen.  While she is on the phone with Colleen, she hears a gunshot and Colleen does not respond.  Mia who is recently widowed ... Book Review of A Matter of Trust: A Mia Quinn Mystery by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

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5 Stars

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The Great House of God

The Great House of God

On 3/8 MJ's Mommy wrote: Max Lucado's book, The Great House of God,  takes the Lord's Prayer in sections to give us a tour of God's house starting in The Living Room and guiding us through the rest of the rooms/parts of the house--the foundation, the observatory, the chapel, the throne, the study, the furnace, the kitchen, ... Book Review of The Great House of God by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Reason

The Reason

On 1/11 MJ's Mommy wrote: The book The Reason by William Sirls is a story of believing and having faith in what you cannot see.  When lightning strikes the cross and St. Thomas Church and splits it in two, the minister, James Lindy, wonders how they will repair it without the necessary funds.  He hears the words "only ... Book Review of The Reason by William Sirls

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3 Stars

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Redemption

Redemption

On 10/12 MJ's Mommy wrote: The book Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, A Praying Mother, And the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold by Bryan Clay with Joel Kilpatrick is Bryan Clay's testimony of how God changed his life from one that was leading to destruction to one that transformed him into an amazing athlete, loving husband and father. ... Book Review of Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, A Praying Mother, And the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold by Bryan Clay with Joel Kilpatrick

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5 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 7/9 MJ's Mommy wrote: When Jose Luis Navajo is thinking of quitting the ministry and doesn't know where to turn, his wife suggests that he go to visit with his old pastor.  Mondays with My Old Pastor is a book about Navajo's Monday visits with his old pastor and the wisdom that he gained.  The back of the book says, ... Book Review of Mondays with My Old Pastor by Jose Luis Navajo

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5 Stars

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 6/11 MJ's Mommy wrote: In Beth Wiseman's book, Need You Now, the reader is introduced the Henderson family - Brad, Darlene, Chad, Grace and Ansley.  When one of their teenagers gets involved with the wrong crowd, Brad and Darlene make the decision to move their family from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas. ... Book Review of Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

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4 Stars

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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 5/16 MJ's Mommy wrote: Andrew Klavan's book, Crazy Dangerous, tells the story of Sam Hopkins, a preacher's kid who has fallen in with the wrong crowd - car thieves and thugs - because he is tired of being "unapproachable."  When he sees one of those thugs harassing Jennifer, a schoolmate who is a little different, he ... Book Review of Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

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3 Stars

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Here's Lily

Here's Lily

On 4/20 MJ's Mommy wrote:  Nancy Rue's book, Here's Lily, tells the story of Lily Robbins, a 6th grader who gets teased a lot at school and is embarrassed by her height, pale skin, red hair and big lips.  When Lily is invited to join a modeling class, her parents allow her to join, but tell her she has to look for where ... Book Review of Here's Lily by Nancy Rue

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5 Stars

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The 13th Tribe

The 13th Tribe

On 4/16 MJ's Mommy wrote: Robert Liparulo's book, The 13th Tribe, is about a group of immortals who have been trying to earn their way into heaven by killing sinners and Jagger Baird, a former army ranger who is angry with God for an accident that claimed the life of his best friend, but left him alive.  The reader will ... Book Review of The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo

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5 Stars

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From Blah to Awe

From Blah to Awe

On 3/4 MJ's Mommy wrote: Jenna Lucado Bishop's book, From Blah to Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith, is geared towards girls in junior high and high school.  The book recognizes that everyone at one time or another gets bored with God, but points out that during those times we are missing out.  The author goes through ... Book Review of From Blah to Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith by Jenna Lucado Bishop

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5 Stars

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 1/7 MJ's Mommy wrote: Heart of Ice is the third novel in the Triple Threat series by Lis Wiehl with April Henry.  The series is about three friends: Cassidy, a TV crime reporter, Allison, a federal prosecutor, and Nicole, an FBI agent.  The three women together make up the Triple Threat Club and work together to ... Book Review of Heart of Ice (A Triple Threat Novel) by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

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4 Stars

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 12/6 MJ's Mommy wrote: R.P. Nettelhorst's book, A Year with Jesus: Daily Readings and Reflections on Jesus' Own Words, is a collection of daily Bible readings and reflections of each one.  Nettelhorst's reflections are informative, encouraging and thought-provoking.  The book is split up into 10 different topics ... Book Review of A Year With Jesus: Daily Readings and Reflections on Jesus' Own Words by R.P. Nettelhorst

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5 Stars

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 11/22 MJ's Mommy wrote: The book An Amish Wedding is actually a collection of three separate novellas.  The first novella, A Perfect Secret by Kelly Long, tells the story of Rose Bender and Luke Lantz.  Rose discovers that her fiancee is hiding something, and she is determined to find out the truth. ... Book Review of An Amish Wedding by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long

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5 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 10/31 MJ's Mommy wrote: The book The Encounter: Sometimes, God Has to Intervene by Stephen Arterburn takes place in Fairbanks, Alaska where the main character, Jonathan Rush, has traveled to search for the truth behind his mother's abandonment when he was four years old.  With the help of a reporter, Jonathan's search ... Book Review of The Encounter: Sometimes, God has to Intervene by Stephen Arterburn

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4 Stars

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