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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 8/26 Leah Atha wrote: N.D. Wilson makes it clear from the beginning that the focus of his latest work, Death by Living: Life is Meant to be Spent is on ”a way of living, a way of receiving life” (p. xi). He uses a variety of examples to illustrate our inability to control the circumstantial ebb and flow of our lives. ... Book Review: Death by Living

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5 Stars

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Joni and Ken

Joni and Ken

On 5/8 Leah Atha wrote: When I was a child, I picked up a copy of Joni. I was absolutely intrigued by the young woman pictured on the cover who could paint with her mouth instead of her hands. I can’t recall if I read the entire book, but I do know that I made it through the first chapter in order to find out why she used ... Book Review: Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story

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5 Stars

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 4/3 Leah Atha wrote: The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson tells the tale of Beth's sort of midlife crisis when her husband, Rick, a "Men's Pastor" locks himself into a shed in their back yard for some serious prayer and a fast from his family with only a few groceries and some serious theological works for company. To ... Book Review: The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson

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5 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 2/27 Leah Atha wrote: I began reading Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson while waiting to find out if Our Boy was autistic. I had a lot on my mind and I found that Desperate was written in an easy to follow format. Each chapter begins with a short letter from Sarah, to her mentor, ... Book Review: Desperate

Leah's Rating:

4 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 12/10 Leah Atha wrote: When I initially signed up to review Ms. Meberg’s Constantly Craving: How to Make Sense of Always Wanting More, I thought that it was going to focus on food cravings due to its cover. Instead, Constantly Craving focuses on mankind’s desire for MORE in everything: romance, friends, marriage, our schedules, ... Constantly Craving

Leah's Rating:

3 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 10/6 Leah Atha wrote: Father Hunger by Douglas Wilson is an informative read that not only tells us “why” men should love and lead their families but also provides evidence as to how we’ve all been affected by “father hunger” in some form or another. Mr. Wilson correctly informs us that “theology undergirds everything. ... Father Hunger by Douglas Wilson

Leah's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 5/24 Leah Atha wrote: A Shot of Faith (to the Head): Be A Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists (hereafter A Shot of Faith (to the Head) aims to "teach believers to defend themselves using tools from recent Christian philosophy" while "boosting the confidence of believers". The book is divided into three parts which ... Book Review: A Shot of Faith (to the Head): Be A Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists

Leah's Rating:

5 Stars

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

On 1/14 Leah Atha wrote: Way back in 1999, honors English, I encountered the first novel, ever, that was a true challenge and a drudgery to get through. That novel was Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. In light of that revelation, I’m sure it comes as a surprise to you that I chose to review a biography on the life ... Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter Leithart

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5 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 1/9 Leah Atha wrote: Love You More is marketed as a Christian book from publisher Thomas Nelson about “the way Jennifer feels God has brought her family together and completed it with the adoption of her daughter”. In truth, the book is more about the story of her daughter’s international adoption, with a polite nod ... Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter by Jennifer Grant

Leah's Rating:

3 Stars

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