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Heaven Changes Everything

Heaven Changes Everything

On 1/17 Phillip Coxwell wrote: First I have to say that the first book, “Heaven is For Real,” is one of my favorite books. It painted a clear simple picture of Heaven as seen from the eyes of a 3 year old, and that picture was more than just possible, it was believable. With this book, the Burpos look back on passages from “Heaven ... Great followup to "Heaven is For Real"

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5 Stars

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The River

The River

On 1/15 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure. But something holds him back—the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The ... Book Review: The River by Michael Neale

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4 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 8/28 Phillip Coxwell wrote: So I requested this book to review quite some time ago, and am finally getting around to my review of it. The description of The Voice claims that this translation is a “faithful dynamic translation of the Scriptures done as a collage of compelling narratives, poetry, song, truth, and wisdom.” After ... It's good... not great.

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 1/5 Phillip Coxwell wrote: First let me say two things before I really get into this review. Number one, it has been a long time since I have posted anything on here, and it feels like it’s been longer than it has. Number two, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to post this review! This is absolutely one of the best ... I knew it! Heaven IS for Real!

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5 Stars

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The Soul Reader

The Soul Reader

On 10/5 Phillip Coxwell wrote: I admit I chose this book just because the cover looked cool. Good reason to read a book, right? Anyway, I was intrigued by it, and the fact that is is a suspense made me want to read it even more, and I wasn't disappointed. The story is about a man named Ward McNulty, who has a special gift and ends ... Definitely worth a read!

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4 Stars

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Waking Hours

Waking Hours

On 10/4 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Waking Hours by Lis Wiehl is one of those. You don't want to put it down, but things like work, eating and sleeping force you to. The story takes place in a small town just outside of New York City called East Salem. An unexplained, and gruesome, murder gets the book off to a quick start, and the questions ... Some books you have to force yourself to put down...

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5 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 9/21 Phillip Coxwell wrote: I have to admit, I’m not really into Zombies at all, but when I saw the title of this book I knew I had to check it out. It actually turned out to be a rather good book too. I really like the way Kinley uses a story, and a zombie story at that, to bring out ideas that really make you think about your ... The Christian Zombie Killer’s Handbook – Jeff Kinley

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4 Stars

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 9/13 Phillip Coxwell wrote: From time to time I really enjoy reading a good biographical book, especially when it’s on someone like J.R.R. Tolkien, who I have admired for quite some time. I have read many books by Tolkien, and in the process became a huge fan of his works, but I never knew much about the man who put those words ... J.R.R. Tolkien (Christian Encounter Series) by Mark Horne

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4 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 7/13 Phillip Coxwell wrote: In these tough financial times, everyone is looking for ways to save money. The appeal of this book is just that, showing how the Amish, even amidst financial troubles, manage to no only survive, but even flourish in some areas. Personally I was not only interested in the financial aspect of the Amish, ... Money Secrets of the Amish – Lorilee Craker

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4 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 5/25 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Professor Paul Binder is leaving his house one day, headed to class when he hears a loud crash just down the road. He runs out to find a wrecked car with a dead man and a letter inside. The letter is addressed to Paul. He is then led on to discover a lost copy of the ancient Diatesssaron, a book combining ... The Seraph Seal

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4 Stars

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Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

On 5/20 Phillip Coxwell wrote: To say this is a dream book for me would have to be an understatement. I have been an avid collector for many years now, and coins are just one of the many things I enjoy gathering into endless piles. I have bought other books on coin collecting in order to learn more and even have a book on grading ... Striking it Rich with Pocket Change

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5 Stars

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The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal

On 4/27 Phillip Coxwell wrote: The Elemental Journal is a book that claims to show you how to create journals from things many of us might consider trash, but I would have to disagree. What this book does is teach people how to create art. The Journals that this book will teach you to create are no less than wonderful pieces of art ... The Elemental Journal – Tammy Kushnir

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5 Stars

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The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

On 4/20 Phillip Coxwell wrote: In this book DeMoss give insights from scripture, history, and his own experiences that will give you certain ways to not only be more successful with your work, but help you keep focus in your life and set aside time for good thinking. In fact, one of the big points DeMoss stresses toward the beginning ... "The Little Red Book of Wisdom" - Mark DeMoss

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/13 Phillip Coxwell wrote: In the Final Summit, a man is chosen to lead a conference whose purpose is to find the one thing mankind can do to save itself. The story starts off in a way that captures your attention, and even though the points during the conference are thought provoking and inspiring, it does seem to drag at points. ... The Final Summit – Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

On 4/4 Phillip Coxwell wrote: In Lis Wiehl’s latest Triple Threat Club novel, the girls come face to face with a cold blooded killer who proves that appearances can be deceiving… to the point of death. Elizabeth Avery is beautiful, and manages to manipulate those she meets into doing what she wants. As she leaves many people ... Heart of Ice – Lis Wiehl and April Henry

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4 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/11 Phillip Coxwell wrote: I wasn’t around for the beginning of “Rick and Bubba” but I have become a huge fan over the past few years. I have admired how real they are on the radio and it only makes me feel more like part of their family. I also haven’t read all of their books, but I have read a few of them. So far ... We Be Big – Rick Burgess & Bill “Bubba” Bussey

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5 Stars

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Pujols

Pujols

On 2/23 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Ever since I read an article about Albert Pujols in a christian magazine that I was subscribed to at the time, I have been a huge fan of his. In fact, the only reason I would even cheer for St. Louis would be because of Albert. I knew he was a great man of God, never afraid to share his beliefs, but ... Pujols: More than the game

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5 Stars

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 1/28 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Let me start this off by saying that before I got this book I was really wanting a devotional. I wanted a book that I could read a short chapter ever day, that was grounded in scripture and would not only teach me, but encourage me to continue deeper into the bible. After delving into “Unto the Hills” ... Unto the Hills - Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 11/29 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Can’t lie, but it has taken a lot for me to get through this book.  I think I’m just slow in reading these type of books though, cause I do the same with Max Lucado, so don’t let that discourage you.  I actually think it’s a very good book that causes you to think about ... The Jesus You Can’t Ignore – John MacArthur

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3 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 10/27 Phillip Coxwell wrote: To be honest with you, I didn’t  really pay much attention when I requested this book, so I was a little shocked when I received it and saw just how short it was.  I literally read through the entire thing in less than 20 minutes. Even though it was such a quick read, and I had already ... The Butterfly Effect – Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Hand of Fate

Hand of Fate

On 6/17 Phillip Coxwell wrote: “Hand of Fate” by Lis Wiehl was a great book, but it left me wanting just a little more depth.  The story itself is fairly simple.  Famous radio personality is killed, then the main characters who make up the “Triple Threat Club” must find out who was behind the murder. I did like how Wiehl ... Hand of Fate – Lis Wiehl

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4 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/4 Phillip Coxwell wrote: The thing I could ever remember wanting to be was a scientist.  I didn’t know what kind of scientist (I was quite young at the time), I just knew that I enjoyed scientific things.  When I got a little older, I fell in love with baseball and wanted to be a baseball player.  Unfortunately that ... Plan B – Pete Wilson

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5 Stars

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The Word of Promise New Testament

The Word of Promise New Testament

On 3/4 Phillip Coxwell wrote: When I first heard the commercial for this audio bible on the radio, I thought it would be an insanely awesome thing to have.  To hear each character in the bible being acted out by different people instead of one person simply reading it back to me was something that I thought would make this ... The Word of Promise New Testament

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5 Stars

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 1/12 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Having just recently gotten into Lost, when I saw that this book was available for review, I jumped on it.  First off, I do totally agree with the author about spoilers, and even if he is able to get them, I am glad that is not what this book is about.  Instead, he spends time ... The Gospel According to Lost

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4 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 12/7 Phillip Coxwell wrote: A person might wonder what God and Beer have in common, especially with the way many people view alchohol these days. I wondered that myself when I started reading this book. I quickly found out, however, that it is not about what God has in common with Beer, but what God can do through something like ... “The Search for God & Guinness” by Stephen Mansfield

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5 Stars

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 9/29 Phillip Coxwell wrote: I’ve heard it time and time again that our lives are just pieces of God’s bigger picture, that we all play parts in his massive story, but that really came home after reading Million Miles. I mean, the fact that the story is not about us is amazing, but what’s even more amazing to ... A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

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5 Stars

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Green

Green

On 9/24 Phillip Coxwell wrote: I have been wanting to read this book really bad for some time now, and when I got the chance to read and review it for free, you better believe I jumped on it! My wife can tell you I’m a HUGE Ted Dekker fan, but even so I couldn’t quite figure out how he ... Green by Ted Dekker

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5 Stars

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 8/24 Phillip Coxwell wrote: The Expanded Bible: New Testament reflects the latest scholarship, current English, and the needs of contemporary students of the Bible. This new testament includes a multitude of study aids and expanded translations right in line with the text making it possible for you to study the Bible while you ... The Expanded Bible: New Testament

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4 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 8/3 Phillip Coxwell wrote: I’ve always liked listening to Rick and Bubba on the Radio, and I’ve loved their past books (I own 2 of the 3 others), so when I had the opportunity to read and review “Rick and Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage,” I took it.  My expectations before reading this book was to ... Rick and Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

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5 Stars

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Between Wyomings

Between Wyomings

On 6/29 Phillip Coxwell wrote: My God and an iPod on the Open Road In Between Wyomings, author and Grammy-winning producer Ken Mansfield, along with his wife, takes a three month road trip through past places in his life that lead him to recount classic events in musical history, as well as many personal experiences with icons such as Waylon ... Between Wyomings - Ken Mansfield

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3 Stars

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The Principle of the Path (Hardcover)

The Principle of the Path (Hardcover)

On 5/27 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Think back years ago… where did you think you would be right now? If you aren’t there, then maybe you should pick up this book.  It’s about realizing that the reason you are where you are is because of the paths you have followed in your life.  Whether we realize it or not, we are ... Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 5/20 Phillip Coxwell wrote: Simply put this book is all about perspective. Andy Andrews blends Fiction, allegory, and plenty of inspiration to come up with a book that speaks on many different levels. It’s based on a true story and takes place in Orange Beach, Alabama. A mysterious man known as “Jones” shows up and begins giving the people what ... The Noticer by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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