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NKJV Early Readers Bible

NKJV Early Readers Bible

On 9/6 Beth Jones wrote: My son loves this glitter Bible. I was so excited to get it to review because he loves things that are bright and beautiful and sparkly. So do I! If you've been looking for a gift for your child and you want something useful that's designed just for them, this Bible is a great starting point. For a lot ... Book Review: Early Reader's Bible

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10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

On 8/1 Beth Jones wrote: Finding great books isn't always easy, especially if you're searching for something you can use to help your kids or family members grow in their faith. I'm not really interested in books that are overly-preachy; however, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs offers a reasonable way to dive into ...

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NKJV Children's Outreach Bible

NKJV Children's Outreach Bible

On 7/11 Beth Jones wrote: If your kids love Sunday School, VBS, or just want a way to learn more about God's word, a Bible can be a fantastic gift. I want to incorporate more reading in general into our lives, including reading the Bible specifically, so this particular Bible has been a great addition to our home library.It's ... Book: NKJV Children's Outreach Bible

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Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

On 6/19 Beth Jones wrote: As a busy mom, I'm always looking for fun, interactive ways I can incorporate God's word into my family's daily routine. This book offers a practical way I can do just that. It's not overly preachy and it's not boring at all. Instead of getting a block o' text that's going to make my kid's eyes glaze ... Book: The Adventure Bible Book Of Daring Deeds And Epic Creations

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Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 5/2 Beth Jones wrote: Recently, I had the opportunity to read a book called Jesus Called (He Wants His Church Back). The basis of the book is the idea that the Christian church in general is broken and needs a cure. While I think the author had good intentions, I didn't find this book to offer anything particularly new ... Book Review: Jesus Called (He Wants His Church Back)

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4 Stars

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The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book

The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book

On 2/24 Beth Jones wrote: If you're looking for the perfect Easter gift for your kids, The Beginner's Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book offers a fun and inspirational way for children to learn about Easter. This book is available from retailers for less than $4 and will give your kids at least 30 ... The Beginner's Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book

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5 Stars

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Believe, NIV

Believe, NIV

On 1/10 Beth Jones wrote: We don't do much to celebrate Christmas, so our winter break was spent hanging out, spending time together, and reading. For me, this is fantastic because I love reading almost as much as I love writing. I read over 30 books this past month, including the above pictured.I just got a copy of Believe, ... Book Review: Believe

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3 Stars

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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

On 11/13 Beth Jones wrote: When it comes to raising little girls, a lot of dads get scared.What if I don't know what to do?What if I'm not as good at this as her mom?What if...?Dr. Leman breaks it all down for dads in Be the Dad She Needs You to Be.The truth is that little girls need their dads.A lot.And many fathers are scared ... Be the Dad

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4 Stars

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NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

On 11/12 Beth Jones wrote: I recently had the chance to check out the Celebrate Recovery Bible.While I do a lot of reading on Kindle, I'm still a fan of print books and probably always will be. If only for nostalgia's sake, I love the smell of books and the way they feel. I love reading dog-eared used copies and trying to ... New Bible

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4 Stars

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Noah and the Mighty Ark

Noah and the Mighty Ark

On 7/31 Beth Jones wrote: Noah and the Mighty Ark is the perfect addition to your children's prepper library. If you're looking for new ways to talk with your kids about storms and preparing ahead of time, what better book than one about the world's first prepper?While this is a Bible-based story, it's not overly preachy, ... Prepper Library: Noah and the Might Ark

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5 Stars

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My Bedtime Story Bible

My Bedtime Story Bible

On 4/20 Beth Jones wrote: My Bedtime Story Bible is exactly what it promises to be: a bedtime book of Bible stories. You aren’t going to find detailed Biblical stories in this book. You won’t find negative thoughts or any questionable content if you’re a Christian. This book is just a collection of short, beautifully illustrated ... Really fun read

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4 Stars

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The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest

On 4/4 Beth Jones wrote: The Adam Quest is a book designed to help answer the question "Are science and religion mutually exclusive?" This book promises to be an exploration of different scientific beliefs and how scientists basically come to terms with their religion and their faith. If you're looking for a breakdown of different ... Interesting

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3 Stars

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The Dude's Guide to Manhood

The Dude's Guide to Manhood

On 3/29 Beth Jones wrote: What's it mean to be a man? What's it mean to be masculine? In a world where young men are bombarded from every angle by mixed messages on what it means to be "manly" and "cool," Patrick breaks it down in simple language that anyone, no matter what your background or personal history might be, can ... What is a man?

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5 Stars

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The American Church

The American Church

On 3/7 Beth Jones wrote: If you've ever spent time around people who have been Christians for awhile, you've probably heard the term "baby Christian." This typically means someone who is either a new convert or someone who hasn't really ever developed and grown in their faith. A baby Christian might be someone who has grown ... Okay read

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Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV

Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV

On 3/6 Beth Jones wrote: The Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV is designed for girls 8+ who want to start learning about the Bible and studying it on their own. When I saw that this was edited by Susie Shellenberger, I had to check it out. I loved reading Brio magazine as a teenager, so the fact that this Bible was edited by her ... Great for girls

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5 Stars

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Compass

Compass

On 2/19 Beth Jones wrote: Compass: The Study Bible for Navigating Your Life arrived in the mail last night, and I was excited to take a look at this new Bible. I love the fact that even though this is a full-length Bible (no NT + Psalms/Proverbs here! You get the entire Old Testament), it's compact. You could easily fit this ... Good if you enjoy screenplays

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3 Stars

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Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing

On 2/5 Beth Jones wrote: I received a copy of Doing the Right Thing to review. From the book's description, I thought this was going to be a biblically-based book on morality. Basically, I expected this to be a "how to be a better person" book. Doing the Right Thing is actually a collegiate-level exploration of morality. You'll ... Heavy reading

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How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

On 12/19 Beth Jones wrote: If you've been trying to figure out ways to get rich, how to better manage your finances, or how to grow your wealth, this is not the book for you. If you want to become wealthy, you need to be reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad or The Millionaire Next Door. If, however, you're looking for ways to be a more ... How to Be Rich

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 12/12 Beth Jones wrote: If you're going to study the Bible and you actually want to walk away having learned something, it's important that you find a translation that you're comfortable with. While plenty of people swear by the KJV and refuse to use anything else, I actually like both the NIV and NASB translations. For me, ... NIV Essentials Study Bible

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4 Stars

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True Love Dates

True Love Dates

On 11/30 Beth Jones wrote: Contrary to popular opinion, I don't like giving negative reviews. That said, I should have known even before I opened this book that I'd be disappointed. The back cover says: "Christian singles are bombarded with books that shun dating, exalt courting, fixate on spirituality, and in the end offer ... True Love Dates

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1 Stars

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Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

On 11/22 Beth Jones wrote: That said, Mansfield's Book of Manly Men, offers what it promises: an explanation of what true masculinity and manliness looks like, at least in Mansfield's opinion. In a world where manliness and masculinity are often frowned upon, books like this are always pretty refreshing even when I don't agree ... Good starting point

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

On 11/3 Beth Jones wrote: I'd heard of The Total Money Makeover before, but hadn't given it a look until this week. While the book is similar in nature to The Millionaire Next Door or Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Ramsey focuses less on growing your wealth and more on minimizing your debt. It's an easy read. While the book is fairly lengthy, ... The Total Money Makeover

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4 Stars

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Open

Open

On 9/13 Beth Jones wrote: It's easy to keep secrets, but what happens when those secrets consume us? What happens when those secrets eat away at us? Perhaps most importantly, what happens when those secrets are found out? Craig Gross, founder of XXXChurch.com, argues that it's important that we get open and get accountable with ... Open

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5 Stars

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 8/27 Beth Jones wrote: I received a copy of Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl by N.D. Wilson to review. I'm a Christian and I enjoy a lot of religious literature, so I was looking forward to reading this book. If you've read Blue Like Jazz and enjoyed it, you'll absolutely love this book. If you don't like poetry or you didn't like ... Good if you like poetry

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Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

On 7/16 Beth Jones wrote: Are you thinking about attending college? Have a child about to graduate from high school? Know someone who is thinking about which school is best? Unless you're planning to pay cash for college, pick up a copy of this book. I received a copy of Is College Worth It in order to conduct a review of the ... Worth a bit

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4 Stars

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The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

On 6/14 Beth Jones wrote: The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years is a promising looking book. Here's what the description has to say about what readers can expect from this one: Prepares moms for the time when their school-aged kids take their first few steps into the world and away from mama's nest. Sending a ... Okay book for public school parents - doesn't apply to home educators.

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3 Stars

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Organic Outreach for Families

Organic Outreach for Families

On 6/1 Beth Jones wrote: Kevin Harney has a way with words. The first time I heard him speak, my husband had just gotten stationed in Monterey, California. I got to hear Kevin's first sermon as pastor of his new church, and I wasn't disappointed. When I found out that he was also an author in addition to being a pastor, ... Organic Outreach for Ordinary Families

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The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 3/25 Beth Jones wrote: If you have your spouse have ever disagreed about money, The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language may offer some help. While most marriage books offer the tried-and-true "learn to communicate better" tips, this book takes it a step further and encourages couples not only to ... Great info

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4 Stars

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Fake Christianity

Fake Christianity

On 1/14 Beth Jones wrote: Fake Christianity is a book I picked up because I liked the title. If you've spent amount of time in a protestant church, chances are you've heard a lot of talk about what it means to be a "real" Christian or a "true" Christian. This book addresses that. One of my biggest problems growing up in church ... Fake Christianity

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3 Stars

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 1/13 Beth Jones wrote: The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner is a devotional for married women. If you enjoyed The Love Dare, this book is almost identical and you'll probably enjoy the daily challenges the author presents. Instead of reading this book straight through from beginning to end, there is a brief, daily chapter to read. ... The Respect Dare

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3 Stars

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Come to the Table

Come to the Table

On 1/11 Beth Jones wrote: As a Christian mom, it can be challenging to find Christian or religious-based literature in general to read. When everyone around you is reading Fifty Shades of Grey, settling in with a religious story can be challenging or downright impossible.If you're a Christian mom who is looking for something ... Come to the Table

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4 Stars

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The Fantasy Fallacy

The Fantasy Fallacy

On 11/18 Beth Jones wrote: The Fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts by Shannon Ethridge is hailed as the "Christian" response to the Fifty Shades series. When I agreed to review this book, I expected to read something along the lines of "sex is bad unless you're married" and "fantasies are sinful" ... The Fantasy Fallacy

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5 Stars

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 10/24 Beth Jones wrote: As a parent, it's natural to want our children to have good, wonderful childhoods. We want our children to grow up happy, content, cheerful and spoiled, but is this really what's best for them? Is giving our children "everything they've ever wanted" what's best for them? The MoneySmart Family System: ... Pretty helpful

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4 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 10/17 Beth Jones wrote: Constantly Craving: How to Make Sense of Always Wanting More is a book about wanting more. It's about our constant need for something else, something better, something to make us feel complete and whole and perfect. From friendships to marriage to adventures to life after death, this book is a collection ... Constantly Craving

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 10/7 Beth Jones wrote: A lot of people consider themselves to be "Christians" and are more than willing to accept the label without actually considering what it means to be loyal, what it means to be holy, what it means to truly follow Christ. This book addresses all that and more in a way that is passionate, understanding, ... An interesting look at Christianity

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5 Stars

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 10/2 Beth Jones wrote: If you are interested in learning about the history of America during the last four years, how Obama has changed the country, what decisions Obama has made since he became president, what impact Obama's policies have had on America, and what these changes and laws mean for the average American, this ... Good starting point

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3 Stars

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More Lost Than Found

More Lost Than Found

On 10/1 Beth Jones wrote: This book is more of a memoir than anything else. Herd explores a lot of ideas and talks about a lot of experiences but doesn't really draw them together other than to say "Let's be better," but he does it in a way that is unspecific. I didn't dislike this book. In fact, I rather enjoyed it, but I wouldn't ... An interesting look at Christianity

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4 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 10/1 Beth Jones wrote: Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You by John MacArthur is a book designed to show you how God used real people and how he can use you. In church and Sunday school we often hear about these amazing, brave, courageous people whose ... 12 Unlikely Heroes

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 8/10 Beth Jones wrote: I received this book as part of Book Sneeze's review program and before I read this particular book, I decided to take a look at what my fellow readers had to say about it. I've been doing quite a bit of reading on the future of America according to Christian literature, and I think the biggest thing ... Interesting

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4 Stars

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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 6/28 Beth Jones wrote: If you appreciated The Secrets Men Keep or Every Man's Battle, Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle runs along those same lines. What is it that causes men - even and especially Christian men - to search for and become addicted to pornography? From chapter 1: Spurgeon's ... Fantastic

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The Truth About Grace

The Truth About Grace

On 6/13 Beth Jones wrote: If you've heard the terms God's grace or God's mercy before, you might be unsure of what exactly Christians mean when they reference these ideas. John MacArthur's book, The Truth About Grace puts this deep theological idea into words that anyone can understand. As someone who grew up in the church and ... God's Love

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5 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 5/26 Beth Jones wrote: Father Hunger is a book about the value and the importance of dads. In a feminist society where equality rules all, Father Hunger gets back to basics. This book makes it very clear in the first chapter that the purpose is not to say mothers are not important. That's not the purpose nor the point. Rather, ... What does it mean to be a good dad?

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The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

On 5/8 Beth Jones wrote: I recently received a copy of The Truth About the Lordship of Christ by John MacArthur from BookSneeze.com. The book was free to me in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid to review this book. That said, this book dives into the nitty-gritty of what it means to truly be a follower of Christ. ... Book Review: The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

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5 Stars

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