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The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

On 2/16 Danny Conner wrote: “The Angels’ Share” by James Markert was a brilliant new work of historical fiction. When I first received my copy to review I was unsure about what kind of story it would be, but what I found was a well thought and passionate work of literature. From the beginning of this story, meeting the McFee ... Spankin New Book Review on The Angels' Share by James Markert

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4 Stars

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Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

On 1/31 Danny Conner wrote: “Reclaiming Hope” by Michael Wear was a challenging book for me in some incredible ways. I grew up in a small conservative town in a conservation middle class family with one sibling and a dog. We went to church on Sundays, and I guess I kind of assumed growing up that if Jesus were to register for ... Spankin New Book Review on Reclaiming Hope by Michael Wear

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5 Stars

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The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing

On 1/6 Danny Conner wrote: The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klavan was the book I did not know I needed to read. I rarely read modern/mystery fiction so it is understandable that I had never heard of this author’s name. However, this honest memoir made me stand in awe of two things: 1) His expert word smithing 2) His story of ... Spankin New Book Review on The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klavan

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5 Stars

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How's Your Soul

How's Your Soul

On 12/29 Danny Conner wrote: I make sure I am busy person. It makes me feel productive, helpful, and useful. Like I am not wasting my time, but instead maximizing it. As a follower of Jesus I focus most of those efforts on finding what God is up to and joining in. Saying yes to every opportunity I can pack into my schedule. Even ... Spankin New Book Review on How’s Your Soul? by Judah Smith

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4 Stars

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Jesus, Continued…

Jesus, Continued…

On 12/5 Danny Conner wrote: For the last couple years I have been receiving free copies of books from publishers to write blog reviews for, and when I first got started I received a copy of "Jesus Continued... Why The Spirit Inside You is Better Than Jesus Beside You" by JD Greear. I honestly picked this book for no discernible ... Spankin' New Book Review on Jesus Continued... By JD Greear

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5 Stars

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Star Struck

Star Struck

On 11/15 Danny Conner wrote: We are sometimes quick to believe that faith in God and science are incompatible. But if God is Creator then science should have His fingerprints all over it. The stars should be his canvas, signed in the bottom corner. This is exactly the claim that Dr. Bradstreet desires to prove in his new book Star ... Spankin’ New Book Review on Star Struck: Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of Our Cosmos by David Bradstreet

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5 Stars

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Me Too

Me Too

On 8/18 Danny Conner wrote: My friend Brady told me a while ago the two most powerful words in the English language are “me too.” The reason is that when we have someone tell that us we are not alone in the struggle or pain, it produces the kind of endurance and hope that is needed in those moments where we feel like a dog ... Spankin’ New Book Review on Me Too by Jon Weece

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5 Stars

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The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

On 7/13 Danny Conner wrote: Pretty recently I moved to Shanghai, China. Smog is a reality over here like I could have never imagined. That dingy layer of haze sits over the entire city covering everything. Sometimes you can feel it on your skin and in your mouth on exceptionally bad days… But something worse than the smog caused ... Spankin’ New Remix Review on The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book by Dr. David Jeremiah

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5 Stars

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Answering Jihad

Answering Jihad

On 6/24 Danny Conner wrote: I was just waking up and starting to get ready for school, I was a fifth grader who did not enjoy waking up. But this morning was different, it felt like a storm was coming even though I was in California where it never rains in the Summer months… Then my Dad called me into his bedroom and had me sit ... http://dannyconner.me/spankin-new-book-review-on-answering-jihad-by-nabeel-qureshi/

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5 Stars

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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 3/29 Danny Conner wrote: Fear is incredibly inviting. Fear promises a life that will probably never happen. Granted, the life it is promising is always the worst possibility, is rarely based in reality, is usually self-centered, and is flat out exhausting. At least that is what my personal experience has taught me. I’ve ... Spankin’ New Book Review on How to Live in Fear by Lance Hahn

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5 Stars

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 2/19 Danny Conner wrote: Tim Hawkins has been a clean comedian since before I realized that such a thing was even possible. I mean, I grew up in a school of thought that to be funny you must also use enough select four letter words and grossly exaggerated storylines to keep the audience entertained… even if it was group of ... Spankin New Book Review on Diary of a Jackwagon by Tim Hawkins

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5 Stars

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The Printer and the Preacher

The Printer and the Preacher

On 8/28 Danny Conner wrote: Growing up in school we probably each learned a bit about Ben Franklin, perhaps what he did with a kite and a key with some lightning, perhaps his great state work to sure up funds and allies for the American Revolution, or perhaps his religious beliefs as a deist. With all these things in mind it might ... Spankin’ New Book Review on The Printer and The Preacher by Randy Peterson

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4 Stars

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 7/30 Danny Conner wrote: The struggle is real… We live in a culture that prizes business but never seems to figure out what to do with the fallout.. the anxiety, the burnout, the fears that keep us up at night. And it appears it is an epidemic that is only affecting our generations younger and younger. That is why I am ... Spankin’ New Book Review on What Keeps You Up at Night? by Pete Wilson

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4 Stars

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Unoffendable

Unoffendable

On 6/9 Danny Conner wrote: Think about law suits, divorce, bullying in schools and corporate offices, and church divisions for a moment. I’m going to make some quick assumptions about what they all have in common… 1) They are never pleasant to endure. 2) There were relational aspects that were probably not handled well on ... Spankin New Book Review on unoffendable by Brant Hansen

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5 Stars

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Seven Men - Paperback

Seven Men - Paperback

On 4/29 Danny Conner wrote: Few men have ever woken up hoping to live insignificant lives, yet we live in a world filled with settling, regret, and lives void of integrity. It seems like every talking head or writing hand has an opinion of how we can reestablish manhood. Everyone seems to have “facts” to change the world, but ... Spankin’ New Book Review on Seven Men by Eric Metaxas

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5 Stars

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/28 Danny Conner wrote: I have never been afraid of snakes, monsters, heights, or drowning… Put me in a place like Halloween Horror Nights and I am in the zone. But want to know what I am most afraid of? People. Specifically what people think of me, people such as you. Because you see, I strive desperately for everything ... BRAND SPANKIN NEW REVIEW OF SCARY CLOSE BY DON MILLER

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5 Stars

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A Beautiful Defeat

A Beautiful Defeat

On 2/17 Danny Conner wrote: What could possibly be beautiful about defeat? As a red-blooded American male, I have nothing within me that desires to ever lose or admit defeat, but yet this is exactly the call of A Beautiful Defeat by Kevin Malarkey. The concept of this book is pretty simple, the only way to find true freedom is ... SPANKIN NEW BOOK REVIEW ON A BEAUTIFUL DEFEAT BY KEVIN MALARKEY

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5 Stars

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Killing Lions

Killing Lions

On 10/21 Danny Conner wrote: With a title like Killing Lions it better be an epic book, and thankfully the combo of John and Sam Eldredge do not disappoint. Simply put, this book is about everything that is so easy to struggle with as a young guy like myself. The overall message of this book is simple: men are different then boys. ... SPANKIN NEW BOOK REVIEW OF KILLING LIONS BY JOHN AND SAM ELDREDGE

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5 Stars

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7 Ways to Be Her Hero

7 Ways to Be Her Hero

On 9/9 Danny Conner wrote: 7 Ways to be Her Hero by Doug Fields is an awesome book for any married guy, whether he thinks he is a great husband or actually knows that he sucks… but i’m not married, and therefore I had a slightly different point in reading this work. You see, I have never been married but I have been dumb enough ... Spankin New Book Review on 7 Ways to be Her Hero by Doug Fields

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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 9/9 Danny Conner wrote: A book entitled How to Pick Up a Stripper, how can it not be awesome? Sure enough, it is!!! Todd and Erin Stevens did an amazing job creating a book of their own experiences in "picking up strippers" or in other words, loving them with the Gospel of Jesus. These two and their wonderful church in Nashville ... Spankin New Book Review on How to Pick Up a Stripper by Todd Stevens

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5 Stars

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The Hope Quotient

The Hope Quotient

On 6/18 Danny Conner wrote: Doesn’t it seem like each pastor has a different answer as to why the American Church is in decline? In the awesome new book Hope Quotient, Ray Johnston presents the answer to what may very well be the underlying cause of all the symptoms that we often hear about. The answer… We have lost HOPE. We ... Remix Book Review on The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston

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5 Stars

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Yawning at Tigers

Yawning at Tigers

On 5/30 Danny Conner wrote: Does what we think about God really matter? According Dyck’s latest work, the answer is an emphatic YES! The overall message of the book is simply that whatever you think about God really does make a difference.... Remix Book Review on Yawning at Tigers by Drew Dyck

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5 Stars

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The God-First Life

The God-First Life

On 5/19 Danny Conner wrote: Growing up in sports we would begin every season with the BASICS. My teammates and I would groan and sigh as we would go over the basics skills to play whatever sport was in season. I’m just now learning the importance of reviewing the basics in every aspect of life on a consistent basis. This principle ... Remix Review of The God First Life by Stovall Weems

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5 Stars

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No More Dragons

No More Dragons

On 5/7 Danny Conner wrote: Epic title right? Who doesn’t love a book about dragons? The dragons contained in this book are of a different sort… these are the kind that are living in each of our lives. They can be an addiction, a lingering trial, or a nagging issue that never leaves. The truth is that each of us are ensnared ... Remix Book Review on No More Dragons by Jim Burgen

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5 Stars

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Raised?

Raised?

On 4/30 Danny Conner wrote: It’s so interesting to me when people think placing faith in Jesus is a matter of blind faith! I guess maybe this misperception exists because Christians have sucked in the past at explaining what faith is. Fortunately, throughout the years many great thinkers and writers have put together strong defenses ... REMIX BOOK REVIEW ON RAISED? BY JONATHAN DODSON AND BRAD WATSON

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4 Stars

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Futureville

Futureville

On 4/29 Danny Conner wrote: Will the future be filled with optimism and utopia or pessimistic destruction? Often times, these are the only two options we give ourselves for the future of the United States and the world. However, the engaging book Futureville by Skye Jethani offers up a different view of the future, one based in ... REMIX BOOK REVIEW ON FUTUREVILLE BY SKYE JETHANI

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5 Stars

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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 4/21 Danny Conner wrote: Okay, so Easter is over which means summer is on its way… So what are you going to do about it? Are you going to let the warm days and nights of friendship, fun, and adventure simply come to you or will you go live it out with purpose and Moments of adventure? Moment Maker by Carlos Whittaker is the ... REMIX BOOK REVIEW ON MOMENT MAKER BY CARLOS WHITTAKER

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5 Stars

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

On 4/10 Danny Conner wrote: s Jesus worth it? Is following Jesus worth losing everything about your life, your past, your family, your future, everything? That is the question that was explored through the pages of this book from the perspective of a critical thinking Muslim who was willing to ask questions about the deep foundations of Christianity and Islam... REMIX BOOK REVIEW ON SEEKING ALLAH, FINDING JESUS BY NABEEL QURESHI

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5 Stars

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The Romance of Religion

The Romance of Religion

On 4/4 Danny Conner wrote: Religious impulse is often viewed in the worlds of art and science as being unimaginative and not informed by logic. According to Longenecker, those perceptions should be changed, and that is exactly what he sets out to change within this book. This book serves as an apologetic of beauty by revealing ... REMIX REVIEW ON ROMANCE OF RELIGION BY DWIGHT LONGENECKER

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5 Stars

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The Happiest Life

The Happiest Life

On 3/12 Danny Conner wrote: With a title like The Happiest Life what is not to love? Well the truth is that often times in the “Christian World” we are told to never seek after happiness and any book about the subject is by nature UNBIBLICAL. But what if God does care about our happiness? And more importantly what if that happiness ... A Remix Review on the Happiest Life by Hugh Hewitt

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5 Stars

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Risky Gospel

Risky Gospel

On 2/7 Danny Conner wrote: Christians are boring, hypocritical, old, irrelevant, out of touch with reality and culture, and a bunch of other stuff… Well that is how many people view those who claim to follow Jesus. But what if Jesus never asked us to be comfortable? Hypocritical? Or to play it safe? That is exactly what author ... Remix Book Review on Risky Gospel

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3 Stars

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