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Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect

On 2/8 Shey wrote: This review is way overdue, as I read this book a while ago, but Christmas was crazy man!I have enjoyed almost every single one of Shauna Niequist’s books. I was so excited to read Present Over Perfect! She briefly eluded to this phrase in a previous book Bread and Wine, and it instantly resonated ... Present Over Perfect

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4 Stars

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Visual Theology

Visual Theology

On 8/2 Shey wrote: I love infographics. If there is an illustrated graphic to help me understand something, I will be 100 times more likely to remember what I learned. I even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to fun and interesting infographics. That’s why I was so excited to learn about Tim Challies’ new book ... Visual Theology

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4 Stars

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Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause

On 5/28 Shey wrote: Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus is a devotional book for busy moms in desperate need of some quiet reset moments with God. Written by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk Pressing Pause is full of poignant, peace-bringing words. As they say in their introduction, they hope this ... Pressing Pause

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4 Stars

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Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV

Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV

On 3/14 Shey wrote: Under the Sea Holy Bible is a gift Bible intended for children ages 6-10. The hardback cover features the popular underwater theme with sparkling fish and underwater sea creatures. This front cover is an eye-catcher, as it has a blue and silver foil background highlighted by beautifully illustrated and ... Under the Sea Holy Bible

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3 Stars

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Royal Easter Story

Royal Easter Story

On 3/14 Shey wrote: This darling children’s book, A Royal Easter Story is a story of 5 princesses who are all sisters— Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity and Hope. They were celebrating the start of Spring and all things news as they were also preparing for the annual Easter Jubilee. As the sisters journey to a neighboring ... A Royal Easter Story

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3 Stars

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Grieving the Child I Never Knew

Grieving the Child I Never Knew

On 2/26 Shey wrote: There are few sorrows so deep as that of losing a child. An even more unique twist is losing a child that you never really got the chance to know. Whether through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, the tragedy of an infant child’s death is great. (Not greater than any other loss, but certainly ... Grieving The Child I Never Knew

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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Waiting Here for You

Waiting Here for You

On 2/16 Shey wrote: I love everything about the Christmas season… the change in weather (for most of us), the flood of new songs that fill the airwaves, bright lights twinkling and the flurry of activity in every home and store. Most of all, I love the anticipation that all of these things signal. I love the anticipation ... Waiting Here for You

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3 Stars

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The Story of God's Love for You

The Story of God's Love for You

On 11/6 Shey wrote: I love Sally Lloyd-Jones. Her Jesus Storybook Bible is an essential book for the library of every child- from birth through adolescence. What makes the Jesus Storybook Bible different and dare I say better than any other Toddler or Children’s Bible is that Lloyd-Jones keeps the theme of the gospel ... The Story of God's Love for You

Shey's Rating:

4 Stars

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NIV Bible for Women

NIV Bible for Women

On 10/7 Shey wrote: Bibles are a deeply personal thing. There are as many options when it comes to Bibles as there are opinions as to which one is a favorite. I remember the Bibles my parents owned, each of their pages covered in inked notes and memories of a time when Scripture had connected with their souls. I have one ... Bible Review: NIV Bible For Women

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3 Stars

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For the Love

For the Love

On 9/2 Shey wrote: For the love, where to begin? I was a little late to the Jen Hatmaker train, and to be honest, I don’t usually veer towards trendy. But when I saw she had a show on HGTV, when I read some of her blog, I began to really like her. Her writing was hilarious without trying too hard (something I can’t ... For the Love

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4 Stars

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Thankful

Thankful

On 8/27 Shey wrote: I love childrens’ books. In fact, when I go to weed out items and declutter my kids’ rooms, the only things I can never bring myself to get rid of are books. I especially love books with good illustrations, as my littles are still very much in the picture book phase. (They’re 1.5 and 4 years old.)Thankful ... Thankful

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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Believe Storybook

Believe Storybook

On 8/15 Shey wrote: I love books that take the truth of the Bible and filter them through a child’s lens. Notice I didn’t say they water down the stories of the Bible or the Biblical truths! As a mom, I appreciate a well-written book of Bible stories and scriptural truths. Something that goes beyond the Sunday School ... Book Review: Believe Storybook

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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Women are Scary

Women are Scary

On 7/22 Shey wrote: It could have been the catchy title. Or the fact that there are warring cake pops on the cover. It could have been the funny reviews I read before reading this book myself or the forwards written by some of my other favorite female authors (What up Boo Mama? Shout out to Melanie Shankle, too! And don’t ... Book Review: Women Are Scary

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5 Stars

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Savor

Savor

On 5/25 Shey wrote: I’ll be the first person to admit that I am a Shauna fan. A Shauna fan? Yes, I’m calling her by her first name, mostly because she writes in such a beautiful way that makes me feel as though we are long-time besties, just chatting about life over coffee. I’ve read all of her previous books, and ... Book Review: Savor

Shey's Rating:

4 Stars

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Only God Can Make a Kitten

Only God Can Make a Kitten

On 4/26 Shey wrote: In this sweet & charming children’s book, Only God Can Make a Kitten, author Rhonda Gowler Greene conveys the timeless message that God is the ultimate Creator. From the first sprouts of spring to the fluffy white flakes of Winter, God created it all and loves us tremendously.The illustrations ... Book Review: Only God Can Make A Kitten

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5 Stars

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Tiny Bear's Bible

Tiny Bear's Bible

On 3/10 Shey wrote: Tiny Bear’s Bible is a sweet & furry Bible with a handful of notable Bible stories, told specifically for children ages 6 and under. I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old, and they both love the short stories in this book! It is written by Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the best-selling Jesus Storybook ... Tiny Bear's Bible

Shey's Rating:

4 Stars

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It Will be Okay

It Will be Okay

On 2/24 Shey wrote: It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurstOverview-Little Seed was perfectly content in his cozy seed packet on a rickety shelf in the Farmer’s dusty shed. Farmer kept promising Little Seed that he had something great planned for him. Little Seed was turned upside down when Little Fox stumbled into the shed ... Book Review: It Will Be Okay

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 12/9 Shey wrote: Brave. Its a word I've heard over and over this year. My fancy friends- the ones who seem to have time to put their thoughts on paper in eloquent ways I only wish for; the ones who assign each new year a word or theme- many have chose "brave" to be their word of 2014. That's what attracted me to Annie ... Book Review: Let's All Be Brave

Shey's Rating:

4 Stars

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 8/1 Shey wrote: The NIV Essentials Study Bible is a giant conglomeration of some of the best study Bible tools that Zondervan has offered. I'm one who likes to dig deep into individual scriptures, as well as look at the meaning and context of entire books. Reading the historical backgrounds and getting extra tidbits ... Book Review: NIV Essentials Study Bible

Shey's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

On 7/15 Shey wrote: If we know each other in real life, or if you've read my blog for very long, you may know that I'm a little bit obsessed with this whole concept of "home." There is something so spiritual and sacred about creating a place of rest for my loved ones that has whispers of Greater Things to come. The Nesting ... Book Review: The Nesting Place

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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My Bedtime Story Bible

My Bedtime Story Bible

On 4/21 Shey wrote: I recently had the chance to review a childrens' story book Bible. Its called "My Bedtime Story Bible" from Zondervan Publishing. With a toddler who is always curious and loves to hear new BIble stories, I am always on the lookout for the best toddler-geared book of Bible stories. Sadly, this book is ... Book Reveiw: My Bedtime Story Bible

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2 Stars

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Restless

Restless

On 3/25 Shey wrote:  I can tell a book is going to be really good when I've highlighted nearly the entire introductory chapter. If you follow me on Instagram, you also know that I was one of those annoying people who occasionally posted pictures of highlighted portions of this book as I was reading it. But really, ... Book Reveiw: Restless Because You Were Made For More

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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Pirates on the Farm

Pirates on the Farm

On 12/4 Shey wrote: Pirates On The FarmBy Denette Fretz, Illustrated by Gene BarrettaMy daughter is only 2 and a half, but she already has her selection of favorite characters. One group of such favorites is pirates. I suppose this is largely due to a certain Disney Junior cartoon show, but boy, is Gia adorable when she ... Book Review: Pirates on the Farm

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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Open

Open

On 11/19 Shey wrote: OpenWhat Happens When You Get Real, Get Honest, and Get AccountableBy Craig Gross, with Adam PalmerPublished by Thomas NelsonGrowing up in the church, I've heard the word "accountability" tossed around in a number of different contexts. Accountability partners, accountability small groups, etc seemed ... Book Review: Open: What Happens When You Get Real, Get Honest and Get Accountable

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3 Stars

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gods at war

gods at war

On 8/26 Shey wrote: Gods At War, by Kyle IdlemanI've been familiar with Kyle Idleman since he began as a young preacher. I was in college, and his dad was the president where I attended school. So in one of those strange, disconnected ways, I feel like I kind of "know" him- if only through stories his dad told and from ... Book Review: Gods At War

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 3/5 Shey wrote: To say that I have a tendency to come unglued in certain circumstances would be an understatement.  It is embarrassing to admit, but I tend to be a bit high strung.  Little things like a dirty sock on the floor or crumbs on my newly vacuumed carpet can send me over the edge.  A friend ... Book Review: Unglued Devotional

Shey's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Fantasy Fallacy

The Fantasy Fallacy

On 1/15 Shey wrote: Erotic fantasy novels seemed to be all the rage this past year.  Racy, elicit tomes that were once reserved for a dark corner in a dusty bookstore now found themselves on best sellers lists and film versions made their way to the tops of entertainment charts.  Things that were once taboo to ... Book Review: The Fantasy Fallacy

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5 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 10/1 Shey wrote: Heaven In Her Arms By Catherine HickemOne of the single most fascinating people of the Bible, to me, is Mary, the mother of Jesus.  In different seasons of my life, I have thought about her life, her heart, and her willingness to forsake everything in order to partake in the plan God had for her ... Book Review: Heaven In Her Arms

Shey's Rating:

4 Stars

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