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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 8/28 Michael wrote: Falwell’s book chronicling Jesus’ 1000 days of ministry is a good summary of how Jesus worked while on earth. By no means is this book a replacement of the Scriptures, but it does shed some light into Jesus’ mission. The reader should focus on the Scriptural references. It’s not as in depth ... A good review of Jesus' Ministry

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3 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 1/21 Michael wrote: What do you think of, when you hear the word leadership? My inbox receives a variety of leadership-based e-mails, and there are a ton of leadership writers, speakers, “experts”, etc. What’s ironic is that when the world needs leadership more than ever, there seems to be mass confusion, governments ... If you love leadership, you must read this book

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5 Stars

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The 360 Degree Leader

The 360 Degree Leader

On 11/12 Michael wrote: So you want to be the leader? You want to lead people, and an organization? Stop what you’re doing and buy this book. Dr. Maxwell has blessed us with a ton of great books and lessons, but The 360 Degree Leader’s impact on careers is limitless. The key to leadership is influence is one of the hundreds ... A must have for any level you find yourself

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5 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 9/26 Michael wrote: Dr. Billy Graham has written countless books and spoken to billions of people, sharing the Gospel. Billy Graham in Quotes is like an all-star game. The best of the best. The book is broken down in sections for quick reference, which is how I recommend this book be used. For this review, I read the ... A must have for your walk, and to encourage others

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5 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 8/19 Michael wrote: I am often reminded of how awesome my childhood was, and how the many blessings my parents and family gave me have helped shape how I act, react, and bless others. In this revised and updated version of The Blessing, Trent and Smalley intertwine lessons and Scripture, which guides those that have never ... Book Review: The Blessing by John Trent and Garry Smalley, Compliments of @BookSneeze

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5 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/12 Michael wrote: Eileen Button’s wonderful writing brings you along side, where you feel that you’re sitting down with her, over a cup of Tim Hortons coffee. Her discussional method of writing brings you into her world, where you feel her good days, and those days where you want to climb back underneath the pillow. I ... If you're waiting on anything, read this book!

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5 Stars

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Tithing

Tithing

On 5/30 Michael wrote: I’ve heard many, many sermons on Tithing. My prayer is that the sermons you’ve heard on the commandment resonates with you, and you faithfully and fully tithe. The author has several people contribute to the various chapters of this book, but the theme remains throughout the book. Tithing is a relational ... A different approach on the discussion of tithing

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 5/30 Michael wrote: Ever read one of those books that you didn’t want to put down, until you finished the book? Andy Andrews’ The Final Summit is one of those books. Summit is the continuation of Andrews’ earlier book The Traveler’s Gift, which chronicles the story of David Ponder, a successful business man, who ... The Final Summit is inspiring!

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/16 Michael wrote: I often refer to The Bible as the road map to a purpose-filled life. After reading Max Lucado’s latest “Max on Life”, I’ll be referring to this book for years to come, for both personal guidance, as well as inspiring faith-filled hope to share with others. Many of Lucado’s books can be read ... Max On Life

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5 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 4/18 Michael wrote: I have had Sabbath by Dan Allender in my pile o’books to read for a few weeks. Actually, I had ordered the book, but it never reached my doorstep, so I had a replacement order shipped. I so needed to read this book right now. I’m going through a sabbatical myself, so Allender’s writings have ... Sabbath

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5 Stars

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 1/22 Michael wrote: When you read the bio of Judge Napolitano, and know that he’s on Fox News, one would think that opinions would be slanted to the right. However, there’s a reason he has the job title of Judge. Judges are to be impartial, and Judge Napolitano is definitely that in this book. If you have high blood ... Lies the Government Told You

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4 Stars

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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 11/29 Michael wrote: I passed over reading this book for a few months. Boy do I regret delaying reading Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright. This book dives straight into the conflict in the Middle East, and the Biblical implications of what we see and read in the news today. Wright craft-fully navigates the reader through the story ... Book Review: Seeds of Turmoil

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Michael wrote: “God has given this generation, our generation, everything we need to alter the course of human suffering.” Max Lucado. If that statement doesn’t hit you, the rest of this book will. As with many of Lucado’s writings, he masterfully (by the Grace of God) hits that special nerve in each of us, ... Outlive Your Life Read this!

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5 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/7 Michael wrote: Do you have a coffee table? I do, but it’s home to my LCD, DVD Player, VCR (for you kids, that’s a video cassette recorder…I know, that’s ancient!) If I had a coffee table that I would have a book to display (besides The Bible), it would be Permission to Speak Freely, by Anne Jackson. ... Book Review: Permission To Speak Freely

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5 Stars

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 9/1 Michael wrote: As I’m writing this review, I was scheduled to be in Southeastern Michigan on vacation. For those that know me personally, they know that the past 15 months have been interesting, to say the least. With the health challenges, the job situation, the financial struggles, the new job, the big move, and still figuring out ... Book Review: Your Money God’s Way by @AmieStreater

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5 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 8/15 Michael wrote: Wow. Most of the books I read are either books to help you through life, faith based, sports related, and so forth. True story books haven’t been the first book I grab off the shelf. As a reviewer of books for Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze.com program, Same Kind of Different As Me wasn’t my first choice, ... Book Review: Same Kind of Different As Me

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5 Stars

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A Guy's Guide to Life

A Guy's Guide to Life

On 7/17 Michael wrote: Wow. Do I wish this book was out when I was a teenager. I’m far removed from the teen years, but I wanted to read this book to see how I turned out. Actually, by God’s Grace I turned out ok. Not where I want to be, but it’s a journey. Jason Boyett seamlessly navigates ... Book Review: A Guy’s Guide to Life

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4 Stars

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 6/5 Michael wrote: I love sports. Have loved sports since I was a little kid. I remember buying my first pack of baseball cards, up at my grandmother’s cabin in northern Michigan, way back in 1977. I must say that the 1978 baseball set was, and still is, the best set of cards in history. Back to the ... Living Life in the Zone

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5 Stars

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Obstacles Welcome

Obstacles Welcome

On 1/13 Michael wrote: Ralph de la Vega is the President and CEO of AT&T’s Mobility and Consumer Markets. Ralph’s book describes how he turned personal adversity into advantages throughout his personal and professional life. de la Vega describes his chaotic and alarming immigration from his native Cuba to ... Book Review: Obstacles Welcome by Ralph de la Vega

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3 Stars

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The Sacred Meal 2

The Sacred Meal 2

On 12/1 Michael wrote: This book (I thought) was about communion, the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, etc. This book covers those topics, but it digs much deeper into our souls, and what we are called to be, and do. Gallagher questions us throughout the book, of where we are as Christians. What do you think about all day? What do you ... The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher

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4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 11/16 Michael wrote: 4.0 out of 5 stars Roadmap to go along with your Bible, November 16, 2009 By Michael Levitt (Windsor, ON Canada) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) Is your life spiraling out of control? Is the daily noise of today's world causing you to question everything you've learned? Everything you believe ... Roadmap to go along with your Bible

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4 Stars

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/6 Michael wrote: I had the fortune to review Find your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham. I originally requested this book for my bride, but I took the opportunity to review how not just women could experience a strong life lived. The book touches on searching yourself, and points out such ideas about Drive, having a caring partner ... Find Your Strongest Life

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4 Stars

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 9/29 Michael wrote: Let me start by saying this is an incredible book. I did not (yet) read Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz book, but after reading A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, I must pick up his other books. This book gave me a blister on my thumb. Yes, a blister. I’ll spare you ... A Million Miles in a Thousand Years review

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5 Stars

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 9/24 Michael wrote: I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of The Expanded Bible New Testament. This edition of the New Testament speaks in current English, so new believers and long time followers of Christ can gain new insight in verses, and the power of what Jesus did for all of us. This is a ... The Expanded Bible Review

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Michael wrote: I was fortunate to receive an early copy of Max Lucado’s Fearless. This book belongs on every bookshelf. Period. Fear is something that affects all of us. We’re concerned that we don’t matter in the grand scheme of life. The scheme comes from Satan, to convince us that we don’t matter. We need ... Fearless Review

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5 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 8/10 Michael wrote: Let me begin this review by saying that this book challenged me to the core. The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? by Richard Sterns journals the life of the World Vision President. Stearns was very reluctant to become the leader of World Vision. It took well over a year, ... The Hole In Our Gospel Review

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5 Stars

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