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Still in the Game

Still in the Game

On 2/14 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: Still in the Game is an autobiography about how one young man overcomes great obstacles to reach one of the pinnacles of sports achievement and how his faith came into play throughout his journey. In his book, Still shares how growing up with both parents involved in his life made a tremendous difference ... Still In The Game by Devon Still

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5 Stars

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A Life Beyond Amazing

A Life Beyond Amazing

On 1/31 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: I found A Life Beyond Amazing to be a very challenging and Bible based book. The author walks through nine ways to improve your life and then supports each point with numerous Bible references.  I found the writing to be easy to follow along with and understand. None of the points made were ... A Life Beyond Amazing by Dr. David Jeremiah

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5 Stars

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Your Money, Your Marriage

Your Money, Your Marriage

On 11/4 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: I have to admit a book tying together how improving your handling of money can increase your sex life in marriage had me feeling a little skeptical. However, the authors do a great job explaining how the two seemingly unrelated issues impact each other greatly.  The Lowe's give examples of ways ... Your Money, Your Marriage by Cherie and Brian Lowe

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5 Stars

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Death on Hold

Death on Hold

On 9/20 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: Death on Hold is the true story of Mitch Rutledge and his journey from childhood to a life in prison. Everyone has a story and nobody reaches the place they are in life overnight. Death on Hold shows how someone can make choices based on their environment and surroundings that lead to bad choices after ... Death on Hold by Burton Folsom and Anita Folsom

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5 Stars

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

On 8/28 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: This selection is the story of two well known stars of reality television and all the details you don't see on the small screen. Written from the perspective only they can give, their own, they share stories from childhood through how they met and the struggles they experienced along the way. They also ... The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God by Jep & Jessica Robertson

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4 Stars

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Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

On 6/16 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: This story is about a group of friends who live in an Amish Village in Indiana. Some of the characters are Amish, while others are English. Threats of poisoning lead to a murder and the friends are in pursuit of finding the killer. The murder happens in the beginning of the book and then we are taken ... Murder Freshly Baked: An Amish Village Mystery by Vannetta Chapman

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3 Stars

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Rise

Rise

On 5/14 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: Rise is a book challenging believers, especially younger believers, to become the men and women of God they were created to be. Only in his 20's himself, Trip Lee has the authority to speak on denying the lure of popular culture and instead living for Christ. Lee issues a challenge to teens and ... Rise: Get Up and Live in God's Great Story by Trip Lee

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5 Stars

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Whatever the Cost

Whatever the Cost

On 4/6 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: This book selection is the story of the Benham Brothers, as told by the brothers themselves. Many have heard of the Benham's because of their cancelled-before-it-ever-started television show, but most, like myself, know very little about them otherwise. This book allows us a look ... Whatever the Cost by David and Jason Benham

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5 Stars

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Misfits Welcome

Misfits Welcome

On 3/11 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: If you are looking for a resource on how to be the church outside of a building on Sunday morning, then this is the book you need to read! As the founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, Matthew Barnett has the practical and personal experience needed to write a book about showing love as Jesus showed ... Misfits Welcome: Find Yourself in Jesus and Bring the World Along for the Ride by Matthew Barnett

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5 Stars

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Yawning at Tigers

Yawning at Tigers

On 9/29 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: I am encouraged by the number of books appearing lately regarding recognizing the power of God. Yawning at Tigers is one such book. We can become so "churched" that we forget we are worshipping and serving the God who created the universe. In this selection Dyck reminds us of His power. If ... Yawning at Tigers: You Can't Tame God So Stop Trying by Drew Dyck

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4 Stars

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Ex-Muslim

Ex-Muslim

On 7/9 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: I should first start off by saying I read this book in less than 24 hours time. Not that I had that much spare time, but once I started, I couldn't put it down! Living in the same city as the church Fazal pastors, I was familiar with him and some of his story so I was eager to read this book. Pastor ... Ex-Muslim by Naeem Fazal

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5 Stars

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How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

On 6/29 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: This has to be the best titled book I've ever read. Once you read the subtitle, you understand the subject is not what you might think. How to Pick Up a Stripper is about how to live your life in the mindset of servant outreach. Outreach does not have to happen only when organized as part of a large ... How to Pick Up a Stripper by Todd and Erin Stevens

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5 Stars

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Merlin's Nightmare

Merlin's Nightmare

On 6/19 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: Merlin's Nightmare is the third book in the Merlin Spiral series. This is by far the best series you haven't read! This story picks up years after the previous book ended. As Arthur is coming of age it is time for him to learn his true heritage and birthright. In order to take his place he must face ... Merlin's Nightmare by Robert Treskillard

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5 Stars

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

On 4/22 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: The title is perhaps the best summary possible for the premise of this book. In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi details his journey from a lifelong devout Muslim to a man who supernaturally encounters Christ. Qureshi covers his younger years to explain how a child in a Muslim family ... Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi

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5 Stars

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The Reason for My Hope

The Reason for My Hope

On 2/19 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: In “The Reason for my Hope,” Billy Graham does an excellent job detailing the reason why Jesus is the hope He claimed to be for each of us. Graham provides scriptural reference and evidence of why his hope has been in Christ and Christ alone. This book is great for someone looking for an immensely ... The Reason for my Hope by Billy Graham

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4 Stars

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Merlin's Shadow

Merlin's Shadow

On 1/13 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: Merlin’s Shadow is the second book in the Merlin Spiral Series by Robert Treskillard. The story picks up where the first title ended as we see how Merlin and the other characters are recovering after the destruction of the Druid stone. There are those who are seeking revenge and those who are assisting ... Merlin's Shadow by Robert Treskillard

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5 Stars

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Merlin's Blade

Merlin's Blade

On 12/18 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: This is definitely not my typical choice in reading material so I was a little skeptical at first, but I wanted to try something different. I can positively say I was not disappointed in venturing out of my reading comfort zone. Merlin’s Blade takes the reader into a time a few centuries after the ... Merlin's Blade by Robert Treskillard

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4 Stars

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal

On 11/30 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: The Prodigal is a very well written, modern day version of one of the best stories told in scripture illustrating the love of God towards His children. The authors take the story of a son who is loved, who travels away from home, loses his way, and has a father who is waiting for his return. The authors ... The Prodigal by Brennan Manning and Greg Garrett

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 11/14 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: I had heard of the book Love and Respect so when I found out there was a book written concerning love and respect in parenting I was quite eager to begin reading. There are many parenting books available, but this is one designed to address from a biblical perspective how to give our children the love ... Love & Respect in the Family by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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4 Stars

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Limitless Life

Limitless Life

On 9/28 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: Limitless Life is a book to read if you have been guilty of believing the labels placed on you by your past. This most likely includes you because all of us at one time have had negative words spoken over us by others, or placed negative labels on ourselves. In this book, Gray tackles some of the most ... Limitless Life by Derwin Gray

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5 Stars

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The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 9/15 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: Having felt quite broken in my own life, the title of this book immediately grabbed my attention. The subtitle, "My Story, and Likely Yours Too," made me laugh. I doubt anyone's story is quite like mine. However,the author picked the best title possible for this book. In her book, Morgan tells of how ... The Beauty of Broken by Elisa Morgan

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5 Stars

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All In

All In

On 8/15 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: All In is 170 pages written to kick you in the face and call you to a higher level in your walk with God. If you are struggling with fear of change or fear of walking into the call God has for your life, this book will address those fears and give you the guts to step out in faith! The author does an ... All In by Mark Batterson

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5 Stars

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Nearing Home (Paperback)

Nearing Home (Paperback)

On 6/26 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: I found "Life, Faith, and Finishing Well" an excellent subtitle for Nearing Home by Billy Graham. Who better than Reverend Graham to give wisdom and guidance on how to walk out our faith all the way to the end of our days? A myriad of books exist on living for the "now" and how to extend the health of ... Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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Pursuing Justice

Pursuing Justice

On 5/31 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: Being someone who works in the area of fighting human trafficking, a book titled "Pursuing Justice" immediately grabbed my attention. So many people within the church have a misguided belief in the meaning of God's justice system. I was encouraged to see an author willing to explore the concept more ... Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma

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4 Stars

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 1/16 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: A Shot of Faith (to the Head) is an excellent read for those looking for ways to answer common questions raised against Christianity. The book focuses on arguments from Atheists, but the information given can be used with various audiences. Dr. Stokes provides both practical and scientific evidence for ... A Shot of Faith (To The Head) by Mitch Stokes, PhD

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4 Stars

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 3/29 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: The title of the book sums up the whole purpose of the writing. This is a book to examine the time Jesus spent on earth involved in actual ministry. Most of His life was lived in obscurity, but for roughly 1,000 days He lived in a way that we are still examining today. I found this book to be a good ... 1000 Days The Ministry of Jesus Christ by Jonathan Falwell

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4 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 3/17 KiaraOliviasmom wrote: This book is a must read for all modern day Christians. In a time of most churches promoting a "leadership" agenda, it is refreshing to be reminded of our true call as followers. As someone who has spent years in a church practicing a leadership model, I experienced healing from reading this book. Sweet ... Review of I Am A Follower by Leonard Sweet

KiaraOliviasmom's Rating:

5 Stars

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