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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 6/19 bluegoose wrote: I'm not too sure how to begin....I usually love reading but this was one book that I really struggled to just pick up! My apologies to Mr. Arnn, I simply did not like this book. Many times while trying to read it, I felt it was written in circles and that while I had already grasped the concept he ... The Founders' Key by Larry P. Arnn - a book review

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2 Stars

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 1/17 bluegoose wrote: Awesome love story!  A marriage rocked by infidelity and addiction - a very modern romance, indeed! Love Lifted Me is the story of a couple that get a fresh start after the husband battles his addiction to pain pills.  He wins his battle, and some hearts in the process, in a small Texas ... Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans....a book review

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4 Stars

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 11/29 bluegoose wrote: November is National Adoption Month.  This blog will be filled with Christian-ese, so consider yourself warned.James 1:27  Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (ASV)Romans ... The Grace Effect by Larry Alex Taunton....a book review

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5 Stars

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 5/3 bluegoose wrote: My favorite historical time period is the 1860's. My Mother's favorite movie is Gone With the Wind and I grew up in Middle Tennessee where the Battle of Stones River was fought so it really is no surprise! As a teen, I watched John Jake's, The Blue and The Gray and loved it!!! However, this blog is ... Curiosities of the Civil War - a book review and a give-away

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2 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 2/4 bluegoose wrote: This book is part of "The Ancient Practices Series"Fasting has always been such an odd Christian discipline for me to understand. I have previously approached fasting with the end goal of receiving something for my hard work - even though at the end of my fasting, I would not see that goal come to fruition. ... Fasting by Scot McKnight - a book review

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4 Stars

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A Time to Embrace

A Time to Embrace

On 1/4 bluegoose wrote: I enjoy reading anything from Karen Kingsbury but this book came at a difficult time in my life and I am thankful that it did. This book leaves a reader with hope...not the Pollyanna, pie in the sky kind of hope but REAL HOPE based on love and faith in Jesus Christ and standing with one another.My Dear ... A Time To Embrace by Karen Kingsbury - a book review

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4 Stars

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Love and Respect for a Lifetime

Love and Respect for a Lifetime

On 11/8 bluegoose wrote: by Dr. Emerson EggerichsI believe I have found a new 'go-to' wedding and anniversary gift!!!This little gift book packs a whole lot of scriptural and practical ways to relate to our wonderful spouses in a mere 152 pages...and I love it!!! (yes, I pretty much just love books, but this one is really cool!!!)A ... Love and Respect for a Lifetime...a book review

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 bluegoose wrote: You were made to make a difference"Salvation is the work of Christ. Compassion is the consequence of salvation."I want to be clear up front; this is a Christian blog book review of a Christian book written by Christian author, Max Lucado. I certainly pray you will read and be blessed!This book, Out Live ... Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado - a book review

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5 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 8/26 bluegoose wrote: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God2 Corinthians 12:9 My power shows up best in weak people.Common Sense....Common Courtesy....Common GoodThese are phrases that I have heard all my life. What does it mean to be common?One of Webster's definitions is "occurring or appearing frequently; familiar."I ... Cast of Characters by Max Lucado - a book review

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5 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 6/19 bluegoose wrote: by John and Stasi Eldredge - a book reviewThe heart of this book is to let us, as women, know that we have "a beauty to unveil", and "an irreplaceable role" in the lives of our families. "As Paul..writes, man 'is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man'(1 Corinthians 11:7). Not ... Captivating; Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul

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5 Stars

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Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

On 3/21 bluegoose wrote: A BOOK REVIEW Notes by Bobbie WolgemuthWhat emotions come to mind when you see the title, Mom's Bible?Do you see your own Mom's hands lovingly turning the pages of her Bible, or see her tears falling on well-loved, onion skin pages? Do you picture in your mind's eye, her sitting on the second pew, taking ... MOM'S BIBLE; God's Wisdom for Mothers

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4 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 1/30 bluegoose wrote: The subtitle of this book drew me in - New Scientific Breakthroughs for a More Passionate and Emotionally Healthy Marriage. Now, seriously, who doesn't want that?However, I want to be truly honest with you...this is one of the hardest book reviews for me to write. There are so many emotions and thoughts ... This Is Your Brain in Love by Dr. Earl Henslin - a book review

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5 Stars

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Take Your Best Shot

Take Your Best Shot

On 12/1 bluegoose wrote: I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Austin has left me with a sense of anticipation to see just how God will use my family as we begin to simply take our best shot!!! In his first book, Austin Gutwein tells the story of how Hoops of Hope began when he was just 9 yrs old! Austin is the founder of Hoops of Hope....THE ... Learning life from a child's view...

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5 Stars

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What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make?

On 10/11 bluegoose wrote: A book reviewWarning: This book made me cry....buckets!!! From the beginning, I found myself with tears in my eyes.I have heard of the book, Same Kind of Different as Me, but not yet had a chance to read it. What Difference Do It Make? is a follow-up of sorts to that book. It is not just a non-fiction ... What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 bluegoose wrote: Every day we face reasons for fear: our children, our marriages, our jobs, traffic, family issues...and the list could go on, depending on our circumstances! This is exactly what Max Lucado tackles in his latest book, Fearless. With chapter subtitles such as Fear of Disappointing God, Fear of Worst Case ... FEARLESS; Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado - a book review

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5 Stars

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What's He Really Thinking?

What's He Really Thinking?

On 8/29 bluegoose wrote: Have you ever noticed that God brings someone or something into your life just at the moment you needed it most? That is exactly what happened when I received this book from Thomas Nelson, the publishing company. I don't think I'm alone to say that we have a cyclical issue in our marriage. An issue ... http://spirittosoul.blogspot.com/2009/08/whats-he-really-thinking-by-paula.html

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4 Stars

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She Still Calls Me Daddy

She Still Calls Me Daddy

On 7/11 bluegoose wrote: by Robert WolgemuthI will have to be honest: I was kind of in a hurry the day I chose this book for my next review and didn't really take the time to read what it was about! I am so far out of the prime demographic - Dads that have recently given their daughters in marriage or those with a daughter's ... She Still Calls Me Daddy

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 6/2 bluegoose wrote: I'm sure you have heard some whisperings about the latest work of Andy Andrews, author of The Traveler's Gift. My curiosity was piqued by just the title. I feel that one of my faults is that I miss the subtle things in life. I see what I see and usually don't go any further than the surface. In many ... The Noticer by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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