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NKJV, Study Bible

NKJV, Study Bible

On 10/7 Tayruh wrote: One of my favorite Bibles I've ever had is this thick Life Application study Bible. I studied that Bible every day for a few years. So when I saw the NKJV study Bible I knew I wanted to get it.This Bible is a really wonderful study Bible. It has cross references on every page. It has study notes as well ... NKJV Study Bible -Review

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 10/2 Tayruh wrote: I have felt it. The feeling of never being good enough. Not fitting in just right. Thinking I'm too fat, too dumb, too ugly, too bad and so forth. Not a day goes by that I don't battle one of those at some point.Lysa Terkeurst is one of the realest authors I've read from. She is soooo fun to read from. ... Uninvited-book review

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I Don't Wait Anymore

I Don't Wait Anymore

On 6/21 Tayruh wrote: I have followed Grace Thornton's blog for a very long time. Something about her honesty and story telling abilities just hits my spirit in a good way. Her ability to take ordinary events and show the hand of the Lord in them is something admirable to me.Well, of course, when I found out she was writing ... I Don't Wait Anymore

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NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

On 4/30 Tayruh wrote: The NKJV Chronological Study Bible from Thomas Nelson is a gorgeous Bible.This Bible offers countless study paragraphs on Biblical times and the culture from which the Word of God was written from. There are full color photos on most of the pages that go alone with what you're reading, in addition to ... NKJV Chronological Study Bible - review

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Siren's Song

Siren's Song

On 4/17 Tayruh wrote: Siren's Song is the perfect ending to an amazing trilogy written by the lovely, Mary Weber.I read both of the previous books in less than a week. The romance, thrilling fights, and comical sarcasm produced in these books makes for the most enjoyable of reading experiences.Mary is a talented author to ... Siren's Song - review

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Breaking Busy

Breaking Busy

On 2/15 Tayruh wrote: Review coming soon....Just a few heads up, I think this book is gonna be an amazing read because business creeps up so fast and can damage so much if we do not handle it properly. I also think that learning to handle things according to God´s Word will really help us be successful. Also, I just really ... Breaking Busy

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Rest Assured

Rest Assured

On 1/22 Tayruh wrote: I will be honest and say I have not gotten to read much of this book.However, I have read enough to tell you that I really like Vicki Courtney. She has such an authenticity to her writing. It definitely comes out like a friend giving you a good chat, not like a preacher yelling things at you, telling ... Rest Assured - review

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40 Days of Decrease

40 Days of Decrease

On 1/22 Tayruh wrote: I have never read anything by Alicia Britt Chole. I saw this book, 40 Days of Decrease, and thought, that sounds amazing and exactly like what I need.So I started it.I have been greatly encouraged and challenged by this book. Alicia´s goal is for people to draw closer to the Lord and decrease many different ... 40 days of decrease - review

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It's Not What You Think

It's Not What You Think

On 10/13 Tayruh wrote: I was so excited to receive this book for review because I've read Jefferson's first book and enjoyed it so much. I've watched his videos and those were awesome as well, so I knew this was a book I wanted to read because of those few things.I like things to be put simply. I believe that when we put words ... It's Not What You Think - review

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For the Love

For the Love

On 8/26 Tayruh wrote: Humor. Truth. Honesty. Humor. Real. Encouraging. Did I mention funny?For the love by Jen Hatmaker is one book that you will want to read and re-read (at least for me and I don't do that with very many books) for years to come. Yes, it's that good.I read her first book, 7, and was extremely pleased with ... For The Love

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 7/28 Tayruh wrote: What Keeps You Up At Night by Pete Wilson is a wonderful book.When I first read the description of it I knew I wanted to get it. Being a 20-something, there are many choices and pressures I am faced with and sometimes they can keep you up at night wondering how on earth you are going to get through it ... What Keeps You Up At Night - book review

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4 Stars

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Anything

Anything

On 6/17 Tayruh wrote: Anything by Jennie Allen is a book written and centered around a prayer and the journey that ensues after praying, and meaning, that prayer.I read this book last year, if I'm remembering correctly. I marked a few places in it and read it in about a day and a half. I love honest people with honest writing ... Anything - Jennie Allen

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Siren's Fury

Siren's Fury

On 6/5 Tayruh wrote: We all have things within us that can be good or can turn to bad. We all have fears that threaten to either harden us or bring about compassion and love.For Nym, she comes in contact with both.Mary Weber's first book, Storm Siren was so excellent and thrilling. I knew the second one would be just as ... Siren's Fury - Review

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Spiritually Strong

Spiritually Strong

On 5/1 Tayruh wrote: I like to exercise. I've been trying to live out a healthy lifestyle for years. I would say for the most part, I succeed. There are times where I don't eat as well as I should or exercise nearly enough, but for the most part I do eat healthy and exercise a good amount.I got the book Spiritually Strong ... Spiritually Strong - book review

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Keep It Shut

Keep It Shut

On 2/26 Tayruh wrote: I'm definitely not the best listener. I am also very good at talking. That means that sometimes I come off as a self-absorbed person who likes to talk only about what she likes and doesn't listen at all. Unfortunately, that's how I act sometimes.Seeing this about myself wasn't fun, but I saw this book ... Keep It Shut - book review

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Fierce Convictions

Fierce Convictions

On 12/31 Tayruh wrote: I must say that I had a hard time getting through this book, and didn't finish it. :/ I tried, but for some reason I could not stay interested.Fierce Convictions by Karen Swallow Prior is a book that tells the story of Hannah More - a woman who was a reformer, abolitionist, and a poet. She came from ... Fierce Convictions - book review

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3 Stars

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Plush Bible Collection, NIV

Plush Bible Collection, NIV

On 11/14 Tayruh wrote: Reading God's Word is SO important to getting through life, and not just getting through it, but enjoying every day of life.Enjoying God's Word is also important. Finding the right Bible helps with this because if you don't understand the translation, then you can't apply what you read and application ... Plush Bible - review

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5 Stars

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Vanishing Grace

Vanishing Grace

On 11/3 Tayruh wrote: Philip Yancey is probably one of my favorite authors. I like his honesty and authenticity in his writing style. I enjoy how he humbly presents his beliefs in a very Biblical way without seeming like a Pharisee. Vanishing Grace : Whatever Happened To The Good News? is a really good book. Yancey points ... Vanishing Grace - review

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4 Stars

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Palace of Darkness

Palace of Darkness

On 10/8 Tayruh wrote: Cassia is a nice young woman with a very difficult husband and a wonderful son. When tragedy strikes Cassia makes a choice that forever alters both her life, her son's life, and the people who soon become friends... or enemies.Palace of Darkness is a page turning thriller. I must admit that the first ... Palace of Darkness review

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4 Stars

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Storm Siren

Storm Siren

On 8/12 Tayruh wrote: 3 days is all it took for me to finish Storm Siren by Mary Weber.Aside from an amazing cover (major props to whoever designed it), this is a very thrilling book (hence why I read it in just 3 days).Storm Siren has a Hunger Games, Divergent type feel to it. A very unique story-line with characters that ... Storm Siren - book review

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5 Stars

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Living Life Undaunted

Living Life Undaunted

On 6/26 Tayruh wrote: I've read many quotes from Christine Caine, but I definitely was not prepared for this fantastic devotional she put together. Living Life Undaunted is a 365 day devotional that talks on a variety of topics. I've read on being selfless, falling in love with the Lord, being a servant, seeking God, and ... Living life undaunted - book review

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Loveology

Loveology

On 5/14 Tayruh wrote: It took me way, way too long to read this book. Just wanted to get that out of the way before I actually start talking about the book. ;) Okay, so Love-ology is written by John Mark Comer and it's a book on, well, you probably already guessed it, love. He talks on what a God honoring relationship looks ... Love-ology - book review

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4 Stars

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Restless

Restless

On 3/4 Tayruh wrote: We all long to have lives that matter. We have all felt the ache to do something that matters. But far too often fears, anxieties, sin, people etc. hold us back from pursuing those things that matter... from seeking out the things that matter. Or we simply just don't know where to start and our ... Restless - book review

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The Reason for My Hope

The Reason for My Hope

On 1/9 Tayruh wrote: I'm not really sure where to start this review. This is the first Billy Graham book I've ever read and it did not disappoint.The Reason For My Hope is a wonderful book to start the new year off with. The message of this book is the message of Christ: hope through Him alone. Billy Graham does an excellent ... The Reason For My Hope - Book Review

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal

On 11/24 Tayruh wrote: When I read books, a lot of times it's to escape from reality. This is not one of those books.Brennan Manning and Greg Garrett hit you at home with the story in The Prodigal. Jack Chisholm finds himself in a pretty big mess after Jack cheats on his wife and it becomes big public news. The authors take ... The Prodigal - Book Review

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4 Stars

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 11/4 Tayruh wrote: Okay, so it normally never takes me a month or more to read a book... but this book is one that you must take your time on.I've been blessed with an amazing Sunday school teacher, who for the past few months (and really ever since I've known her), has spoken on Jesus in the Old Testament. Naturally, ... Jesus On Every Page - Book Review

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All In

All In

On 8/23 Tayruh wrote: "When are we going to realize that indecision is a decision."And so Mark Batterson dives into a 170 page book on going "all in" for Christ.Mark Batterson does an excellent job of stopping and making you think with his easy to read writing style. He takes every day situations and reminds us that with ... All In - Book Review

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3 Stars

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NIV Leadership Bible

NIV Leadership Bible

On 7/3 Tayruh wrote: I normally save my reviews for Fridays, but since Friday will be the last installment of this year's Summer Fiction series (want to catch up? Click here.) I decided to go ahead and post this one.The Lord has been teaching me a lot about leadership. I had been praying a little about before I agreed to ... NIV Leadership Bible - Review

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5 Stars

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Reclaiming Love

Reclaiming Love

On 6/1 Tayruh wrote: You could say that I'm going through a season of learning to love. I mean really and truly love like Christ loved. I'm constantly amazed at how little I really know of what love is and what is looks like. I'm thankful for His grace in being patient with me and showing me what love is. Simple answer? ... Reclaiming Love - Book Review

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A Dream So Big

A Dream So Big

On 5/4 Tayruh wrote: I read for a day and put it up not to read it again until I had been through a discouraging week. God knew I needed to read A Dream So Big. I needed the stories of hope, desperation, helplessness (which was actually filled with hope and help through Christ and His children). I needed to be reminded that ... A Dream So Big - Book Review

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Altar Ego

Altar Ego

On 3/23 Tayruh wrote: Craig Groeschel does a wonderful job with 'Altar Ego'.The concept? Sacrificing our egos on the altar of God and learning who we truly are in Christ. Craig Groeschel has easily become one of my new favorite authors. This book is written in a very down-to-earth feel. Not a lot of over the top (and over ... Altar Ego - Book Review

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Pursuing Justice

Pursuing Justice

On 3/6 Tayruh wrote: I could say so many things about this book, but to keep it simple I'll give you one sentence: Ken does a great job of helping Christians remember that we're not supposed to simply be bottoms in a pew, but hands and feet to the world.Ken lays everything out very beautifully. He talked about a lot of things ... Pursuing Justice - Book Review

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 1/18 Tayruh wrote: Who am I?Ever asked that question?I’ve lived so many years asking myself that question over and over and over again.When I accepted Christ into my heart, I thought that question would answer itself easily.But it didn’t.So I prayed. I prayed all last year for the Father to help me see my identity ... Who Do You Think You Are? | Book Review

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Everything

Everything

On 12/16 Tayruh wrote: Mary Demuth is a beautiful writer.In Everything she talks about life. She talks about past hurts, the healing of those hurts, and how God's hand was over it all. There were a couple times I had to put the book down and stop. I spent that time in prayer and just thinking about my life and whether ... Everything - Mary Demuth {book review}

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4 Stars

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