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A Warrior's Faith

A Warrior's Faith

On 7/7 Jennie Nelson wrote: A Warrior's Faith: Navy SEAL Ryan Job, a Life-Changing Firefight, and the Belief That Transformed His Life is a front-lines view of one man's experience in the Navy SEALs and what happens after tragedy strikes.  Having lived in San Diego the majority of my life, I have had several friends who are/were ... Book Review: A Warrior's Faith

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3 Stars

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The Story for Kids, NIrV

The Story for Kids, NIrV

On 5/4 Jennie Nelson wrote: The Story for Kids: Discover the Bible from Beginning to End is the Bible written in story form.  It is written to be similar to the version for adults. (The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People).Description from the publisher:" Now God’s great love story is ... Book Review: The Story for Kids

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2 Stars

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A Plague of Unicorns

A Plague of Unicorns

On 3/14 Jennie Nelson wrote: A Plague of Unicorns is a simple chapter book by Jane Yolen.  It tells the story of a young man with too many questions that is sent to Cranford Abbey to learn and mature.Unfortunately, the Abbey is struggling against marauding unicorns that come to steal the special apples from the orchard.  Will ... Book Review: A Plague of Unicorns

Jennie 's Rating:

3 Stars

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Adventure Bible, NKJV

Adventure Bible, NKJV

On 2/2 Jennie Nelson wrote: Adventure Bible, NKJVfollows the excellent format and content of prior Adventure Bibles.  This Bible is filled with short, succinct notes and encouragement to the reader throughout.  In our family, this Bible is a great place to start once your child is ready for something more mature than ... Book Review: Adventure Bible, NKJV

Jennie 's Rating:

5 Stars

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Tables in the Wilderness

Tables in the Wilderness

On 10/16 Jennie Nelson wrote: Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again is a young man's memoir of his early journey through faith.  The author did an excellent job of sharing his internal life - thoughts, feelings, and doubts.  In that respect, it was an honest book showing the crises of faith ... Book Review: Tables in the Wilderness

Jennie 's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Hyperlinked Life

The Hyperlinked Life

On 9/8 Jennie Nelson wrote: The Hyperlinked Life: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload (Frames) is one in a series called Frames put out by the Barna Group.  These are small, short little books about one topic of cultural relevance. I was drawn to this book from its subtitle: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information ... Book Review: The Hyperlinked Life

Jennie 's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

On 2/27 Jennie Nelson wrote: It was a welcome change to review a children's book this week.  The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) is written by Mike Berenstain, Stan and Jan's son who continued their work.  He has a whole line of books that are written with a Christian message.  This ... The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

Jennie 's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Painted Table

The Painted Table

On 2/6 Jennie Nelson wrote: The Painted Table by Suzanne Field is an intriguing look at mental illness in a family through three generations.  The main character in the book is a table that was brought to the United States by a Norweigan ancestor of Saffee's family many generations earlier.  The first part of the book ... Book Review: The Painted Table

Jennie 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 1/4 Jennie Nelson wrote: I am (happily) up to my ears in books around here.  Between trying to wrap up last year's books (finished Anna Karenina, phew!) and looking forward to 2014's list of book goals, my head is filled with book thoughts.  "What's next?"  "Stop thinking about what's next and just concentrate ... Books, Books, Books

Jennie 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

On 5/8 Jennie Nelson wrote: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart is a part of the "Christian Encounters" book series of biographies. Jane Austen was a comprehensive biography of Miss Austen's life, focusing on the spiritual and religious viewpoints of her family and writings. This book was a nice starter biography because it spent more ... Review - Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

Jennie 's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Jesus Book

The Jesus Book

On 3/6 Jennie Nelson wrote: Review of the Jesus Book The Jesus Book by Stephen Elkins is a simple book with profound questions that children may have. It answers those questions in language children understand. The illustrations are colorful and engaging. I enjoyed it and my boys liked it too. A good start to simple theological ... The Jesus Book - Review

Jennie 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

On 8/6 Jennie Nelson wrote: Hi Friends!I signed up to be a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson Publishers, so here is my first review.The Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World by Jack HannaThis book is a children's book that could be appreciated by ages 2 to 10 or so. There is a one page spread per animal. Each page includes ... Book Review

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3 Stars

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