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The Passionate Mom

The Passionate Mom

On 8/1 Juanita wrote: There are many parenting books out there aimed at mom’s in today’s world – how to cope with the frantic pace of life that we all lead and to stay on top of raising well adjusted moral children. I must admit that the idea of Nehemiah being the basis for a book about mom’s seemed somewhat out ... The Passionate Mom – Dare to parent in today’s world – Susan Merrill

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4 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 5/7 Juanita wrote: We all start our journey with Christ at different stages of “discovering who we are”. This concept of who am I is the subject of many self help books, many spiritual journeys and yet the basis of who we are in Christ, is all too often hidden from us. I found this book truly insightful. A chapter ... Who do you think you are? Finding your true identity in Christ - Mark Driscoll

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5 Stars

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Jesus

Jesus

On 1/20 Juanita wrote: Seeing the Bible through the lens of Jesus Christ. This is not a biography of Jesus, the authors call it a Theography. In this book the authors seek to explain how the Old and New Testaments link together as a unified story of Jesus, showing that Jesus is indeed, the fulfillment of the Old Testament. They ... Jesus – Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola

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5 Stars

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Prayers of a Stranger

Prayers of a Stranger

On 11/10 Juanita wrote: An easy read and very enjoyable – sometimes lifes hurts send us into auto pilot.  Feeling anything, is too much to bear.  This was especially true for Amanda who upon the readers entry into the story, is dealing with a deluge of emotion almost a year after her baby had been still born. Going ... Prayers of a Stranger – A Christmas Story – Davis Bunn

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4 Stars

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Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions

On 11/8 Juanita wrote: A collection of accounts of Jesus’ appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions – even in some of the most extreme Islamic countries such as Mecca, where anybody who is not a Muslim would be killed for even trying to get in – I’ve often heard it said that God is not a respector of persons and ... Dreams and Visions : Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World – Tom Doyle & Greg Webster

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5 Stars

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Wild Grace

Wild Grace

On 11/6 Juanita wrote: A book about Grace – for teens – Wild Grace. With Lucado’s exceptional writing ability and his great wit, targeted at today’s youth, this book was hilarious yet incredibly touching at the same time. There are so many books written about God’s Grace but in such clear narrative, Lucado portrays ... Wild Grace - Max Lucado & James Lund

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5 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 10/23 Juanita wrote: Written by John MacArthur, known well for his teaching of God’s Word around the world and through his media ministry, Grace to You. Accomplished author and pastor, he sets out the 12 Unlikely Heroes of the Bible, showing the strengths and weaknesses of 12 men and women that God used throughout the ... Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He wants to do with You – John MacArthur

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4 Stars

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The River

The River

On 9/15 Juanita wrote: Sooo good! So good, is The River by Michael Neale. I read it in five hours and kept it in my mind for a while, before penning my thoughts about this book. The Author gets you right in the very first pages and you can’t leave until the book closes. A five year old boy loses his river-guide father ... The River - Michael Neale

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5 Stars

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 9/4 Juanita wrote: I am so blown away by this book – not only is it practical in terms of teaching children about money but it also encompasses other issues facing parents raising children with reasonable boundaries and responsibilities. I really enjoyed the way this book gets to the core of parenting children and ... The MoneySmart Family System - Teaching Financial Independence to children of every age - Steve and Annette Economides

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5 Stars

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The Choice

The Choice

On 8/8 Juanita wrote: In our pro-choice world, human life has lost it's value, from the threats against newly conceived life, to the increasing violence in our society, the author has created this work of fiction around a young girl's choice to give life to her twin boys and then the painful choice of giving them up for adoption. The ... The Choice by Robert Whitlow

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4 Stars

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 8/2 Juanita wrote: My E Book version of this is a real treat and our family enjoyed reviewing this book so much. Using actual bible text (that somehow my children were fine with) and using beautiful digital illustrations, the heroes and villains of the bible are brought to life. Stories of God’s people through the ... Heroes and Villains of the Bible - compiled by Tama Fortner - Excellent

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5 Stars

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 8/1 Juanita wrote: An interesting read. Delving into every person’s core question – what is my purpose in this world? We all question what we’re supposed to do with our lives, from the high school student making choices for his future career to the corporate CEO questioning why none of what he does is satisfying. ... One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do by Phil Cooke

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3 Stars

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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 7/9 Juanita wrote: Hermie thinks he is just a common caterpillar. He has no markings or special features that make him outwardly special. He knows that inwardly he is very special because he talks to God – even when his friends don’t and make fun of him about it. He has a friend who does talk to God and this friend’s ... Hermie - A Common Caterpillar

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 7/9 Juanita wrote: An inspiringly beautifully illustrated poem book for little ones, reminding us how God really does bless us – Jesus said that unless we become like little children, we would not enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3). This little book (mine was an E book) really just reminds us that the very things ... Thank you God for Blessing Me – Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 7/9 Juanita wrote: What a special, special book. Perfect for starting your children down the road to Financial Management – this story details how a little boy got three cups for his birthday and was taught to allocate his weekly allowance into a savings cup, giving cup and spending cup. Week by week he allocates his ... Three Cups – Tony Townsley & Mark St. Germain

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5 Stars

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Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord

Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord

On 7/9 Juanita wrote: An informative guide to teaching our children to love Jesus. We all want our kids to grow up in the truth of who Jesus is but that’s not going to happen on it’s own. As parents, we need to realize that being a parent means being more than just the provider of a roof over our children’s heads, ... Raising your kids to Love the Lord - Dave Stone

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4 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 7/3 Juanita wrote: The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook- Jeff KinleyThe theme of Zombie’s doesn’t really grab me but this book was so well written and the parallel drawn between “the living dead” and our sinful nature is so well drawn that I finished the book in two days (you really have to give thought to the ... The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook - Jeff Kinley

Juanita's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Voice Bible

The Voice Bible

On 6/5 Juanita wrote: The Voice Bible – Ecclesia Bible Society A daily reading bible that takes your hand and leads you into the story of scripture from the very first page. Having read the Voice New Testament, I was super excited to get my hands on this Bible. The lyrical, narrated way that both the New Testament and ... The Voice BIble - Ecclesia Bible Society

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5 Stars

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 5/31 Juanita wrote: Every day we are bombarded with the world view of what beauty is. Young girls are more often than not faced with themselves as “ordinary” rather than the perfect masterpieces that God has designed them to be. Rue aims to filter the truth out of the lies of the world’s fickle idea of beauty and ... The Beauty Book - Nancy Rue

Juanita's Rating:

4 Stars

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Proverbs Reconstructed

Proverbs Reconstructed

On 5/15 Juanita wrote: A good job at sorting Proverbs into categories and alphabetical order I have to say that I did have high hopes for this book but it didn't meet my expectations. Have had some good teachers elaborate on the book of Proverbs, and making each Proverb the beautiful gem that it was meant to be in our understanding, ... Proverbs "Reconstructed" - Gus Dallas

Juanita's Rating:

3 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 5/14 Juanita wrote: Revealing that a woman's heart is important to the Father. A very moving probe into the life of Mary - the woman God chose to be mother to Jesus. Hickem delves into the scriptures surrounding this largely "under" studied and appreciated character of the Bible. From the angel Gabriel's visit to Mary, ... Heaven in Her Arms - Catherin Hickem

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5 Stars

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The 360 Degree Leader

The 360 Degree Leader

On 4/17 Juanita wrote: Leading from any position in an organisation This book is so well written, its a delight to read with many insights that John C Maxwell has gained through a long career of mentoring leaders throughout organisations from top to bottom. Discover your leadership capabilities and realise the possibilities ... The 360° Leader – John C Maxwell

Juanita's Rating:

4 Stars

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Real Marriage DVD-Based Study Kit

Real Marriage DVD-Based Study Kit

On 3/20 Juanita wrote: As I quoted Mark Driscoll’s words “Marriage is for our holiness before our happiness. Your spouse is the most sanctifying, and often most frustrating, relationship you will have. God will use our spouses to expose our selfishness and make us to be increasingly more humble servants like Jesus Christ” ... Real Marriage DVD-Based Study Kit

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4 Stars

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Real Marriage (Int'l)

Real Marriage (Int'l)

On 2/17 Juanita wrote: “Marriage is for our holiness before our happiness. Your spouse is the most sanctifying, and often most frustrating, relationship you will have. God will use our spouses to expose our selfishness and make us to be increasingly more humble servants like Jesus Christ”. These are the words of Mark ... Real Marriage – The truth about sex, friendship and life together – Mark and Grace Driscoll

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4 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 1/17 Juanita wrote: The Voice ™ New Testament byThomas Nelson Publishers is a remarkable telling of the New Testament, writtenin story format.  If you’re like me andfind yourself having a difficult time sticking with what you’re reading (I’m amom of 4 and distractions easily occur) then get yourself this Bible ... Review: The Voice ™ New Testament by Thomas Nelson Publishers

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5 Stars

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Stuck DVD-Based Study

Stuck DVD-Based Study

On 12/21 Juanita wrote: WOW!!!! An inspiring look at the issues surrounding women (and men but this DVD study is focused toward women) every day and confronting sin in the way we react to daily situations. A very real, very honest, heart inspiring, thought provoking presentation of how we get stuck in sinful places which ... Stuck DVD based study by Jennie Allen

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5 Stars

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 11/21 Juanita wrote: This book is so beautifully illustrated! Clearly targeted at young girls, my little 6 year old princess took to this book and so loved looking at the beautiful illustrations. The story is of God’s little guardian angel Gabby who the Lord chooses to protect a rather accident prone little girl. This ... Gabby – God’s Little Angel by Sheila Walsh, Illustrated by Marina Fedotova

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3 Stars

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 11/18 Juanita wrote: This is a study bible that expands the Word of God by allowing the reader to see thevarious possibilities for words or phrases  contained in the bible and also various interpretations. I have always found the teachings of “root” words very interesting and it has always been something I’ve ... The Expanded Bible – Thomas Nelson Inc. Signature series

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 11/17 Juanita wrote: Colton Burpo got sick and went to Jesus where he experienced Heaven for Real! This is a great book to share with children. The illustrations are lovely and the scripture describing heaven as it is and as Todd experienced is very beautiful. My children will love this book and I am sure we’ll be reading ... Heaven is for Real for Kids by as told by Colton Burpo to his parents, Todd and Sonja Burpo. Illustrated by Wilson Ong

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3 Stars

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No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

On 11/17 Juanita wrote: This book was an eye opening, thought provoking, gut wrenching delivery of the moment when mankind and God’s Grace collided. It centres around Jesus, the meaning of the cross and the characters that were an integral part to God’s plan at this pivotal moment in time. Max Lucado, ever entertaining, ... No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

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5 Stars

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When God Whispers Your Name

When God Whispers Your Name

On 11/10 Juanita wrote: Packedwith many spiritual insights, Max Lucado delivers the message that God not onlyknows your name but he calls you by that name. Drawing parallels between biblical characters and contemporary “ordinary”people, he manages to portray that God still is very much in control today ashe was thousands ... New Review!! - When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 11/7 Juanita wrote: A lovely children’s book with great content for young children and beautiful illustrations that remind us to take the time to say “Thank You” to the Lord, daily for the blessings that we think of and those that we don’t. A short book aimed at very young children but great for mom’s and dad’s ... Night Night Blessings

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3 Stars

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