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Bedtime Devotions with Jesus

Bedtime Devotions with Jesus

On 7/18 Joy Boyer wrote: This was a cute little devotional for children. Although I have not read all 365 devotions, we have read several. Things that I feel could be improved: We personally use the King James version of the Bible. So, when a different version is used, often the meaning isn’t the same. The devotional would ... Bedtime Devotions with Jesus

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3 Stars

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Life Is _____.

Life Is _____.

On 5/14 Joy Boyer wrote: _200_360_Book.1523.cover This is the second of Judah Smith's books I have read, and I was challenged and encouraged by both. Life Is ____ is a look at what God meant our lives to be like. He covers four different topics about life: 1. Life is to be loved and to love. 2. Life is to trust God in every ... Life Is ___ by Judah Smith

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4 Stars

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Bunny's First Spring

Bunny's First Spring

On 3/5 Joy Boyer wrote: Bunny’s First Spring is a sweet little tale of a bunny who is worried. One day, everything seems dark and dead. Winter has come, and he worries things will stay as they are in winter. When he was born, everything was new and fresh, warm and beautiful. But then the seasons change, and his mother guides ... Bunny's First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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4 Stars

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Little Chick's Bible

Little Chick's Bible

On 1/20 Joy Boyer wrote: I am always on the lookout for children’s books I can review, then give to my kids. I loved this one, and am so glad I got a copy of it. It has a soft little cover. It’s mouth opens up, and little wings wiggle. It’s so cute. The back cover is plain yellow, and fuzzy as well. The inside pages are ... Little Chick's Bible book review

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5 Stars

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Kidnapped by the Taliban

Kidnapped by the Taliban

On 12/23 Joy Boyer wrote: Wow, what a book! I was seriously blown away by this one. In late November 2012, Dilip Joseph traveled to Afghanistan as he had done many times before. Being a medical doctor, he was connected with an organization helping, and educating the people there. He didn’t realize how that trip would be different ... Wow, what a read!

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5 Stars

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 11/21 Joy Boyer wrote: In the very first chapter of this book, the author confesses to her husband that yes, she had an affair. Their marriage was broken, so she instantly had credibility to write about Messy Beautiful Love. In each chapter of this book, I was completely convicted and encouraged at the same time. Darlene ... Beautiful picture of Christ and the church

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5 Stars

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Love Letters from God

Love Letters from God

On 11/4 Joy Boyer wrote: This is a very sweet collection of major Bible stories. They are well written and the artwork is beautiful. But the most precious part about this book is the little "love letters" at the end of each story. After we read about the life of someone in the Bible - Joseph, Jonah, or especially Jesus - there ... very sweet and personal

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4 Stars

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Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door

Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door

On 9/7 Joy Boyer wrote: 4.0 out of 5 stars Adorable book, teaches morals, September 7, 2014 By JoyB611 This review is from: Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door (The Next Door Series) (Hardcover) This is an adorable little children’s book. It is about a little boy Conrad, who goes to visit his uncle’s ranch. He things he is ... Adorable book, teaches morals

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4 Stars

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Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

On 8/21 Joy Boyer wrote: Before all my King James friends freak out, we do still use it! This is not a wandering around to find a Bible version I liked better, it was a simple product review. I wasn’t sure about the reading level. If it had been lower, it would’ve been simple enough to be a “telling” of Bible stories ... Great layout and sections for kids

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3 Stars

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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 8/21 Joy Boyer wrote: I was so intrigued by the title and description of this book. I'm always looking for ways to make life special for my family. I love being intentional about showing love to my husband and kiddos. And while this book certainly held some great ideas, I was disappointed. First off all, I'll start with ... Good parts, but some disappointment.

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3 Stars

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Parenting the Wholehearted Child

Parenting the Wholehearted Child

On 4/22 Joy Boyer wrote: Wholehearted children: “Children who live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly and unconditionally loved (and liked!) by God in Jesus Christ. Because of God’s extravagant grace, wholehearted children are compelled and empowered to love Jesus and love others as he first loved us. That is ... Precious and challenging

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5 Stars

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101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

On 3/19 Joy Boyer wrote: I was so excited when I got this sweet little book in the mail. It has 101 Bible stories, hitting all the highlights in the Bible. It is hard-bound and about the size of a Bible, only thinner. The stories have been simplified of course, each one fits on one page. I would not say everything is 100% true ... Beautiful little Bible story book

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5 Stars

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The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

On 3/14 Joy Boyer wrote: I don’t read too many biographies or memoirs, but I recently read one of Amy Clipston’s Amish novels, so this one intrigued me. Amy is a Christian fiction writer, and her dream begins to be fulfilled during the darkest days of her life. Her father suffers a stroke while she is still in college, ... sweet read, full of hope

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4 Stars

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Blessed Child

Blessed Child

On 1/11 Joy Boyer wrote: From the back of the book: “A young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its walls—at least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee or die. But the world beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb. When relief expert Jason Marker agrees ... Thrilling!

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4 Stars

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She's Twelve Going on Twenty

She's Twelve Going on Twenty

On 10/21 Joy Boyer wrote: This was one of my first "daughter" books to read. I have read several books on raising boys, but not as many on girls. Kim Camp gives a good overview of a young girl's life. She divides the book into 3 sections: your daughter's spirit, your daughter's soul, your daughter's body. It is well-organized ... Great ideas and practical advice

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4 Stars

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 7/23 Joy Boyer wrote: Moms, do you need hope? Are you struggling to practice patience? Worrying about your children's spiritual development or behavioral issues? Wondering how to get it all done when you never seem to have enough time?" The answer is found in prayer! Marla takes you through several topics to bathe in prayer ... Part encouraging, part redundant

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3 Stars

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Joni and Ken

Joni and Ken

On 4/18 Joy Boyer wrote: This is an incredible, memoir-style, encouraging book. Written together by Ken and Joni Tada, it encompasses many years of their amazing life together. If you thought marriage was tough, be ready for a reality check for in these pages you will be acquainted again and again with tragedies that threaten ... Beautiful story!

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5 Stars

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Accidental Pharisees

Accidental Pharisees

On 4/5 Joy Boyer wrote: I was greatly helped and convicted by this book. It talks about the greatest sin, pride, and how it affects even the "best" Christians. The author warns Christians against comparing themselves to others, and "accidentally" believing they are somehow better. A few points that really stood out to me: "Most ... Wake-up call for Christians

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4 Stars

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 3/21 Joy Boyer wrote: This book was incredible! Jesus is your Friend. Jesus is grace. Through each section and chapter, your eyes will be opened to how simple it really is to live for Jesus. Not that it's easy, but it's simple. He made it simple when He died for you. He took care of the payment for your sin, freeing you to ... A fresh look at Christianity

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5 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 1/31 Joy Boyer wrote: An excellent book for moms of littles, this book was so hard to put down! The authors take you on a precious journey of encouragement from start to finish. Sarah Mae writes to you that she understands because she is where you are! Sally Clarkson's part is to tell you she has been there, and you will ... The best book for moms of littles!

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5 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 1/7 Joy Boyer wrote: This is the overview of twelve people in the Bible who did not s This is the overview of twelve people in the Bible who did not seem to be destined for greatness. Many of them had humble beginnings, and most of them failed greatly, so much so that we would write them off God’s “useable” list. ... This is the overview of twelve people in the Bible who did not s

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4 Stars

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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 12/6 Joy Boyer wrote: This book takes you through the journey of a middle-class housewife and her practical fears of going to the mission field. All the way from traveling on un-developed "roads", to not drinking the water, to financial struggles, the author is very honest. Through it all, she learns to trust God more and ... http://www.amazon.com/review/R1CHCASDH6R1WI/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0849947308&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

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4 Stars

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