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Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

On 5/23 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: In "Smart Money Smart Kids," financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt ... This Book Room: Smart Money Smart Kids

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4 Stars

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Noah and the Mighty Ark

Noah and the Mighty Ark

On 5/2 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: The beloved Bible story of Noah and his ark is brought to life with lyrical rhyming text by bestselling author Rhonda Gowler Greene and whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Margaret Spengler. Children will love hearing how Noah comforts all the animals on their journey, whether they fly, hop, ... This Book Room: Noah and the Mighty Ark

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5 Stars

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One Lost Sheep

One Lost Sheep

On 4/5 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: “Ninety-eight…ninety-nine…” The faithful shepherd realizes that one of his one hundred sheep is missing and sets out to find it. In playful rhyme, prolific author Rhonda Gowler Greene retells Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep that loses its way on the mountain side. Under brambles, behind ... This Book Room: One Lost Sheep

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5 Stars

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 2/18 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: 'In the very beginning, God's love bubbled over when there was nothing else---no trees, no birds, no animals, no sky, no sea---only darkness.'Let There Be Light combines the love and warmth of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu with the extraordinary talents of bestselling author and illustrator ... This Book Room: Let There Be Light

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 12/19 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Children need love. Parents need respect.It is as simple and complex as that!When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a parent doesn't declare, "You don't love me." Instead the parent asserts, "You are being disrespectful right now." A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. ... This Book Room: Love and Respect in the Family

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5 Stars

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Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

On 10/18 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: This storybook Bible for kids ages 4-7 will start them on a journey of discovering about the Bible and growing with God as they grow up with the Adventure Bible, at every age and stage, beginning with the Bible Storybook and continuing on through age 12 with the NIV edition. At every twist and turn, ... This Book Room: Adventure Storybook Bible Set with Audio CDs

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5 Stars

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Women Living Well

Women Living Well

On 10/8 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Women desire to live well. However, living well in this modern world is a challenge. The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives. Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives ... This Book Room: Women Living Well

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5 Stars

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Lead Me Home

Lead Me Home

On 8/15 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Shiloh Griffin has no identity outside of her roles as pastor's wife and mom. Some days that is enough. But not always. Particularly when she is partnered with the always confident, always gracious Jade Smith on a church ministry project. Rather than shying away from God in her nervousness, Shiloh clings ... This Book Room: Lead Me Home

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4 Stars

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Letters to Katie

Letters to Katie

On 5/30 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: I've always enjoyed Kathleen Fuller's novellas in Amish fiction anthologies I've read, so when I heard of this series and the summaries intrigued me, I knew I had to give the series a go. Overall, I'm really glad I read the series. The first book was far and away the best for me. It was unpredictable ... This Book Room: Middlefield Family series

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3 Stars

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Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace

On 2/14 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Grace's beauty almost cost her everything.This new start is all she has left.When Grace Beiler was only a girl, she was married off to an older Amish man in order to save her family's farm. Years later, she finds herself newly widowed and a mother to a young son. She has finally fled her sad past and ... This Book Room: Threads of Grace

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4 Stars

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Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten

On 1/3 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Summer, fall, winter, spring--Smitten, Vermont, is the place for love . . . and mystery!There's a secret in Grandma Rose's attic--a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten. How did the dog tags end up in the attic?The ... This Book Room: Secretly Smitten

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4 Stars

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 12/10 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania always brings a brisk change in the weather. This time also provides unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women.Fern has a green thumb for healing herbs and flowers, but longs for love to bloom in her life. The next-door neighbor's oldest son Abram ... This Book Room: An Amish Kitchen

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4 Stars

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Lovelier Than Daylight

Lovelier Than Daylight

On 11/15 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: When her nieces and nephews fall victim to their alcoholic father's mistakes, Susanna Hanby vows to rescue them.In 1875, Susanna Hanby travels to her sister's Ohio farm-but no one is there. Her sister's alcoholic husband claims that she has run off and dumped their six children at the county orphanage, ... This Book Room: Lovelier than Daylight

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4 Stars

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 9/25 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: An unplanned pregnancy. An absent father. Can love really endure all things? Danielle Kent is anything but Amish. Just her luck to fall in love with an Amish guy.Now she’s 18, pregnant, and hopeful that the child’s Amish father—Matthew Lapp—will do the right thing and marry her. She knows Matthew ... This Book Room: His Love Endures Forever

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4 Stars

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 9/4 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote:  Is it possible to raise financially responsible kids of any age in a society filled with consumerism and entitlement? New York Times best-selling authors Steve and Annette Economides raised their five kids while spending 77 percent less than the USDA predicted. And the money they did spend was ... This Book Room: The MoneySmart Family System

Jessica's Rating:

5 Stars

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 5/1 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: This is a post like no other! Jason and I are both here to tell you our thoughts on this book, provided to us in exchange for our honest review by booksneeze.com. To make things easier, his comments will be all be italicized, while mine will be not {unless I'm putting emphasis on a specific word, but ... This Book Room: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Jessica's Rating:

4 Stars

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Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek

On 1/29 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Can I just first start by saying how surprised I was by this book? This book was a little like Eat, Pray, Love meets The Help meets Dorothea Benton Frank meets The Secret Daughter. I loved it. Here's a summary from goodreads.com: Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of ... This Book Room: Beyond Molasses Creek

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4 Stars

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Daily Gifts of Grace

Daily Gifts of Grace

On 12/31 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Starting with this past year (2011), Jason and I have included a devotional as part of our daily reading. Jason hasn't yet chosen a book for 2012 (there are a few I've collected over the years that he's planning to choose from), but when I saw this book, I knew this was the book for me for 2012. One ... This Book Room: Daily Gifts of Grace

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4 Stars

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 12/10 Jessica Carlson Mocny wrote: Jason and I read the Bible daily as well as at least one devotional. This year, Jason's reading something I don't know the title of (oops!), but I'm reading Daily Guideposts 2011. A Year With Jesus by R.P. Nettelhorst, a devotional, tackles a variety of issues, such as truth ... This Book Room: A Year with Jesus

Jessica's Rating:

5 Stars

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