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Everyday Holy

Everyday Holy

On 8/17 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle is like sitting down with a good friend and having an encouraging conversation. Shankle writes in a light hearted tone about deep (and not so deep) issues that I believe all women face. In the introduction alone she states "And that is what you'll find in these pages ... Everyday Holy

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5 Stars

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Fierce Faith

Fierce Faith

On 5/19 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Alli Worthington hits the nail on the head in her newest book Fierce Faith when she points out that the Bible instructs us to FEAR NOT and the enemy is the one behind the lies, fears, and doubts that we tell ourselves.The best part of this book is that Worthington doesn't just tell us how not to fear ... Fierce Faith

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4 Stars

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A Memory a Day for Moms

A Memory a Day for Moms

On 3/27 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: As someone who enjoys looking on Facebook "On This Day" to see funny things my kids said in the past, or see adventurous things we did, I love the idea of this journal. Answering the same question on the same day five years in a row lets us see how things change and what happened on particular days. ... A Memory a Day for Moms

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5 Stars

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All Things Bright and Strange

All Things Bright and Strange

On 3/9 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: In the wake of World War I in the small, Southern town of Bellhaven, South Carolina, the town folk believe they’ve found a little slice of heaven in a mysterious chapel in the woods. But they soon realize that evil can come in the most beautiful of forms. All Things Bright and Strange by James ... All Things Bright and Strange

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2 Stars

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Be the Gift

Be the Gift

On 1/18 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Be the Gift by Ann Voskamp teaches us how to let our brokenness be turned into abundance.     This is such a beautiful hardcover book with bookmark ribbon, stunning photography, journaling space and kindness prompts. But most of all the short devotionals speak to me greatly.   ... Be The Gift

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4 Stars

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Trade Your Cares for Calm

Trade Your Cares for Calm

On 1/6 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I love Max Lucado's wisdom and insight and especially crave inspiration for being calm. Trade Your Cares For Calm is a devotional that my husband and I are reading together. Bible Verses, real life situations, check lists, and more in this book is helping us to see where we can hand our worries over ... Calm

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5 Stars

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Lizzy the Lioness

Lizzy the Lioness

On 12/20 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I love children's books that teach a  lesson or moral and Lizzy the Lioness by Lisa Bevere fits that bill. The illustrations by Kristeen Morris-Jones are adorable and the story teaches us that it takes courage to speak up for the right thing, even when others won't. In this day in age it's a lesson ... Lizzy the Lioness

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4 Stars

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Of Mess and Moxie

Of Mess and Moxie

On 10/31 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: "You don't need to be who you first were." This was Jen Hatmaker's first message to me in her recent book Of Mess and Moxie. It resonated with me deeply as that's one of the reasons I quit blogging. I was no longer the know-it-all, opinionated person I once was. "That early version of yourself, ... Of Mess and Moxie

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5 Stars

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100 Days to Brave

100 Days to Brave

On 10/16 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I've read Annie Downs' book Let's All Be Brave and gave it a pretty scathing review. I had forgotten about that when I ordered her devotional 100 Days to Brave which I'm glad of because I would have missed out on a great little piece of encouragement.This devotional is 100 short devotions that lead us ... 100 Days to Brave

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5 Stars

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Magic Of Motherhood

Magic Of Motherhood

On 7/30 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: By page two of the Introduction I already knew The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd and writers from "Coffee + Crumbs" would be a good book. The sentence " Rather than offering advice, we're offering ourselves" drew me in. And offer of themselves, they did. Each essay was real, raw, and so heartfelt ... The Magic of Motherhood

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4 Stars

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Only Love Today

Only Love Today

On 5/3 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Only Love Today by the best-selling author of Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford, reminds us to breathe more, stress less, and choose love. It is separated into sections based on the four seasons and is a book of encouragement rather than a devotional.The premise is a good one but I was reminded while ... Only Love Today

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2 Stars

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And Still She Laughs

And Still She Laughs

On 3/12 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: When I learned of Kate Merrick I knew I had to read her book. Her story and mine are quite similar - both our children were diagnosed at the same age with the same type of cancer, both spent three years battling the monster before passing away, and both of us are trying to find joy in the aftermath. And ... And Still She Laughs

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5 Stars

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Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness

Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness

On 3/6 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: The photographs in Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness by Charles F. Stanley are magnificent and bring peace of mind as you gaze upon God's masterpieces. Unfortunately, the writing itself did not sit so well with me.    The theme itself seemed like something I could use a reminder in: ... FInding God's Blessings in Brokenness

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1 Stars

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Zip It

Zip It

On 3/6 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Zip It by Karen Ehman is a Keep it Shut 40-Day Challenge. While not hailed as a Lenten devotional it arrived at the perfect time for me to start it on Ash Wednesday and use it as my devotional until Easter. I've just finished week one and by day 2 I knew this book would be a powerful message for me. ... Zip It

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5 Stars

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What Falls From the Sky

What Falls From the Sky

On 2/20 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: What Falls From the Sky by Esther Emery is a "fiercely honest, piercingly poetic account of a year without Internet - 365 days away from the good, the bad, and the ugly of our digital lives - in one woman’s desperate attempt at a reset."This book was a little different than I thought it would be ... What Falls From the Sky

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4 Stars

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A Spectacle of Glory

A Spectacle of Glory

On 1/9 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: After nearly 50 years of living as a quadriplegic, and dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, Joni has learned firsthand the importance of glorifying God through the toughest of situations. Through this devotional, Joni will help you discover how to put God’s glory on display—how to say no to ... A Spectacle of Glory

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4 Stars

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Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

On 12/9 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: You all know how much I love my devotionals. I feel that you need to spend time with God and His word daily in order to have  a relationship with Him. When my copy of Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado arrived I immediately knew I had to review it before Christmas as it would make a wonderful ... Grace for the Moment

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5 Stars

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Falling Free

Falling Free

On 11/13 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I expected to thoroughly enjoy Falling Free by Shannan Martin. She writes about being "rescued from the life I always wanted", in an essence, doing what they feel God lead them to do instead of living the life they wanted. I started this book over three weeks ago and have only gotten to page 50 ... Falling Free

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1 Stars

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

On 10/10 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: What better way to dispel some of the teenage angst than with a daily meditation and devotion? Girl Talk by Lois Walfrid Johnson is a book of weekly devotions, with daily questions and thoughts to ponder. What makes this devotional different than other teen devotionals is that each week you will ... Girl Talk

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4 Stars

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Starry-Eyed

Starry-Eyed

On 9/25 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Starry-Eyed by Mandy Arito is a book of essays on seeing grace in the unfolding constellation of life and motherhood. I have a difficult time reviewing this book as the essays are good and do touch on everything a mother encounters. But being written by the MOPS CEO and published by a Christian ... Starry-Eyed

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2 Stars

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It's Not Fair

It's Not Fair

On 9/7 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Someone once remarked (funnily enough, it was in the comment section of this blog!) that "everything in life is a choice". Bull.Somethings in life are chosen for us, things that no one in life would choose. Melanie Dale does a wonderful job in It's Not Fair; Learning To Love The Life You Didn't ... It's Not Fair

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5 Stars

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Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

On 8/2 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Grieving the Loss of a Loved One; A Devotional of Comfort as You Mourn by Kathe Wunnenberg is written by a mother who knows loss. It's not a cliche "get over your grief" type of book but rather a "I've been there, let me help you through this journey" devotional which lends you support and encouragement ... Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

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4 Stars

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Vegangelical

Vegangelical

On 6/4 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I'm not sure what I expected Vegangelical by Sarah Withrow King to be about but I didn't expect it to turn into a PETA commercial. The first half of the book didn't seem to flow with the topic of animals but rather like a textbook from a theology class. It got so deep that soon it was boring and ... Vegangelical

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1 Stars

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That's Not Hay in My Hair

That's Not Hay in My Hair

On 5/5 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I think what interested my daughter most of all about this book, even before reading it, is that the author is seventeen years old. How cool is it to read a book written by another teen?! That's Not Hay In My Hair by Juliette Turner is about a teen who goes from New York City life to a 300-acre ranch ... That's Not Hay in My Hair

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4 Stars

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Running On Red Dog Road

Running On Red Dog Road

On 4/24 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: absolutely adore books set in the 1940's, add to it a childhood growing up in West Virginia (where my husband grew up) and I knew it was a book for me. "Gypsies, faith-healers, moonshiners, and snake handlers weave through Drema’s childhood in 1940s Appalachia after her father is killed in the coal ... Running on Red Dog Road

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3 Stars

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Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause

On 4/2 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Pressing Pause by Karen Ehman & Ruth Schwenk gives you 100 quiet moments for moms to meet with Jesus. Each devotion begins with a Bible Verse, followed by a section written by one of the two authors, ending with a prayer and a question to answer. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, in order ... Pressing Pause

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4 Stars

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40 Days of Decrease

40 Days of Decrease

On 2/7 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: 40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole "invites readers to walk with Jesus through the holy decrease of less and loss that led Him cross-ward and beyond. Each day offers a meaningful consideration of Jesus’ journey through reading and reflection and then issues a challenging daily fast. Instead ... 40 Days of Decrease

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4 Stars

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God Is With You Every Day

God Is With You Every Day

On 12/8 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: This devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six days of devotions and scripture for reflection." God Is With You Everyday by Max Lucado A new year will be upon us soon. The advent season is. This daily devotional is a perfect gift to pick up for yourself or someone special ... God Is With You Every day

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4 Stars

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Hands Free Life

Hands Free Life

On 11/12 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: It's not so much about unplugging from screen time but rather plugging into life. What I really took away from this book, and it is something that I've come to realize fully these past few years, is that we need to be completely present for our children and families and that it is our children that will ... Hands Free Life

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4 Stars

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The Brontë Plot

The Brontë Plot

On 11/1 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Any book that involves a character who is a lover of all things literary is a book that I am drawn to. I loved some of the descriptions, such as the one on page 38: "I mean that reading forms your opinions, your worldview, especially childhood reading, and anything that does that has an impact. So call ... The Bronte Plot

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2 Stars

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 9/20 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I think I may have been living under a rock. I picked up the book Diary of a Jackwagon by Tim Hawkins because I needed some light reading and humor. I hadn't ever heard of Hawkins before though. As I got further through the book, laughing as well as reading parts aloud to my husband, I begin to ask ... Clean Comedy

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5 Stars

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5 Minutes with Jesus

5 Minutes with Jesus

On 9/17 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Sometimes when I am looking for a devotional I don't want to search deep within my soul. Because that takes time and there are days when I feel like I only have 5 minutes with Jesus. Does that sound bad? It shouldn't, because spending 5 minutes with Him can make the whole day better. 5 Minutes with ... 5 Minutes with Jesus

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4 Stars

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The Plain Choice

The Plain Choice

On 8/27 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I've often wondered if many, or any, worldly people ever became Amish so I was excited when I saw The Plain Choice by Sherry Gore; A True Story of Choosing to Live An Amish Life. Unfortunately, I feel the headline and this story is a bit misleading. Yes, it is Sherry's story about choosing to live ... The Plain Choice

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2 Stars

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NIV Faithgirlz Bible

NIV Faithgirlz Bible

On 8/12 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Now that I have a tween in my house I realized that the children's Bible's weren't cutting it. With her planning to join a teen study this fall she very well couldn't walk in carrying a Bible with Precious Moments on the front, nor a childish drawing of Noah's Ark. It was time to look for a "real" Bible ... FaithGirlz Bible

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5 Stars

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Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

On 7/2 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: The synopsis on the back cover does not do this book justice. As a matter of fact, Ava's mother and her back story is hardly mentioned in the story. Ava very quickly realizes that her relationship can't be fixed. Basically, reading the back of the book makes me feel as though it's talking about a different ... Center of Gravity

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4 Stars

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101 Things Every Girl Should Know

101 Things Every Girl Should Know

On 7/1 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I hesitated before picking this book, because I'm leery of most advice books for teens. Too much focus is put on boys, make-up, and clothes. This book is the complete opposite. It is filled with situations that every girl will encounter in life and has real life lessons. It is quite random, which annoyed ... Girl Power

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4 Stars

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The Day Is Waiting

The Day Is Waiting

On 6/3 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Don Freeman, the creator of Corduroy, was one of the most beloved and popular author/illustrators of picture books for children. After Freeman s death in 1978, colleagues and his wife decided to use his never before published artwork and make a commemorative book using his wonderful illustrations. I'm ... The Day Is Waiting

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5 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 5/24 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: This book is a religious supernatural one, yet once again with Coffey's writing, I didn't not find the ending very religious at all. The spiritual being in this book doesn't seem very good at all. With that said, this book was read all in one afternoon. Once I picked it up, I had to finish it. And then ... When Mockingbirds Sing

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3 Stars

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 5/14 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: What Keeps You Up At Night by Pete Wilson gives us a clue on "how to find peace while chasing your dreams". Courage to do what we were meant to do. We all need that. This book will show us how to trust in God to lead us through our dreams. Because doing what we want/need/dream to do isn't always easy. ... What Keeps You Up At Night?

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4 Stars

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Savor

Savor

On 4/8 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Savor; Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist is a daily devotional, yet so much more. I read Niequist's book Bread & Wine last year and enjoyed it. She has a lovely way of writing and her descriptions take you there. The same carries over to this devotional - less preachy and ... Savor

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5 Stars

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Women are Scary

Women are Scary

On 3/18 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Women Are Scary by Melanie Dale focuses on the totally awkward adventure of finding mom friends. It started off so promising. Sentences jumped out at me. Learning how to bless each other and not destroy each other. All of us come to motherhood by different paths and choose different methods. Some ... Women Are Scary

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2 Stars

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Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

On 3/1 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: A book about coffee, cupcakes, and miracles? Sign me up! Or so I thought. I love Max Lucado's non-fiction and devotional books. At 184 pages it was a quick read but I feel that because of that the characters felt flat. There was no getting to know them or any depth to them. I loved the concept of ... Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

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3 Stars

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Still Life

Still Life

On 2/9 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: This book drew me in immediately. The sentences are so descriptive and poetic, but not in an overly done sort of way. I started and finished this book all within one afternoon, so it really was a "must read me!" type of book. I do wish that there was more of a back story with Ada, and feel some of the ... Still Life

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5 Stars

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Living Well, Spending Less

Living Well, Spending Less

On 1/29 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: "Ultimately, how we spend our money is a direct reflection of what is in our hearts." Thus begins the book Living Well Spending Less by Ruth Soukup. As someone who went from a complete penny-pincher to a careless spendthrift, I nodded at that assessment. There is a hole in my heart after the loss of ... Living Well Spending Less

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4 Stars

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Nourished

Nourished

On 1/13 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Nourished by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph is a book written by a mother/daughter team about "A search for health, happiness, and a full night's sleep." Sounds like a book that every mother can use! I love and hated this book at the same time, which is a very rare occurrence for me. On one hand, ... Nourished

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3 Stars

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A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

On 1/9 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: You knew I just had to pick this book up because of that description, didn't you?! Surprisingly, this book didn't turn out to be what I expected. It took me awhile to understand the book, and then at one point I really didn't like the story line because it wasn't what I expected, but the end redeemed ... A Thing of Beauty

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4 Stars

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Nature Girl

Nature Girl

On 12/29 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: My 11 year old daughter has always been the "nature girl", it's even what my mom called her after finding out that she would play outside for hours in the summer, carrying around her bird identification book and pretending to be a bird. When I saw the book Nature Girl by Karen Whiting and Rebecca White ... Nature Girl

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5 Stars

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All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

On 12/16 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I'm a sucker for chick-lit, especially one with such a delicious cover and dealing with one of my favorite topics...cupcakes! I instantly gravitated to this book. Reality tv cupcake competitions are another delight of mine so the book seemed like a perfect score. I was pulled in from the beginning ... All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

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4 Stars

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In the Heart of the Dark Wood

In the Heart of the Dark Wood

On 12/12 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: "Almost two years have passed since twelve-year old Allie Granderson's beloved mother, Mary, disappeared into the wild tornado winds. Her body has never been found." In the Heart of the Dark Wood by Billy Coffey And so begins the adventure of a girl, her friend, and her dog who follow the compass, given ... In the Heart of the Dark Wood

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4 Stars

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Into the Canyon

Into the Canyon

On 11/27 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Forget the sappy Christian romances or the "in your face" Bible thumping novels, Into the Canyon by Michael Neale is a wonderful mixture of faith, adventure, and life issues. I didn't realize that it was a sequel until the end; this being book two and the first being The River. I don't think that one ... Into the Canyon

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3 Stars

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Tables in the Wilderness

Tables in the Wilderness

On 10/25 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I had high hopes for this book, by Preston Yancey, but just couldn't get into it. In fact, I stopped reading about 1/4 way into it as I was muddling my way through the pages and then just realized "I don't care about reading any more!". I hate to give a book a bad review, because something I dislike ... Tables in the Wilderness

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2 Stars

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Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

On 9/24 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: very Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty sounded like the perfect book for me. Tasting the goodness of God in all things. A lesson I could continue to learn. Yet, I just could. not. get. into. this. book. It made my head hurt. While the writing is good, Sara seems to whine a lot. And while she has ... Every Bitter Thing is Sweet

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2 Stars

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Magnolia Market

Magnolia Market

On 9/15 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I love reading books about shop owners, whether be a bakery, vintage thrift store, or in this case, a market. Magnolia Market by Judy Christie did not disappoint. While the beginning chapters were a bit too secretive for my liking, only delving into the details later, the rest of the book was quite ... Magnolia Market

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4 Stars

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Move On

Move On

On 8/29 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I'm a bit conflicted on how to review Move On by Vicki Courtney. On one hand, it is well written. Some of her writing hit head on. "Many of our churches have ceased to be hospitals for messed-up people and opted instead to become showrooms for polished pretenders." I like how she brings up using our ... Move On

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3 Stars

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 8/22 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I have seen this book reviewed on several blogs this summer so I was thrilled to get the chance to read it. I've never heard of Annie F. Downs or read her blog but the reviews were all great and a book about courage has to be awesome, right? I just couldn't get into this book. I tried, I really did, ... Let's All Be Brave

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2 Stars

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Wasted Prayer

Wasted Prayer

On 8/4 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Wasted Prayer by Greg Darley; Know when God wants you to stop praying and start doing. The basis of this book is great. Sometimes, we use prayer as a way to procrastinate. We feel God calling us to do something, to change something in our life, but we say "I'll pray about it" and keep putting it off. ... Wasted Prayer

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3 Stars

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Framing Faith

Framing Faith

On 8/4 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: 'm glad that I picked up Framing Faith by Matt Knisely, even though I thought it would only apply to photographers. I was quite surprised at how much I got out of it. Stop. Slow down. Be present. The moment matters. "In a world moving way too fast, Framing Faith is a book for people to focus their ... Framing Faith

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4 Stars

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Wasted Prayer

Wasted Prayer

On 8/1 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: The basis of this book is great. Sometimes, we use prayer as a way to procrastinate. We feel God calling us to do something, to change something in our life, but we say "I'll pray about it" and keep putting it off. When we really know that we've already been told the answer. I think we are all guilty ... Wasted Prayer

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3 Stars

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How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

On 7/21 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: This book started out with so much potential. After all, the question they pose "How would someone describe you in one word?" makes you stop and think. Would it be "kind"? "Loving"? Or would it be "Grouchy"? "Selfish"? "Liar"? The premise of this book is excellent. Don't just talk about God's love, ... How to Pick Up a Stripper

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Seagrass Pier

Seagrass Pier

On 6/21 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I'm very conflicted on how to review Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble. Did I like it or not? On one hand, I really enjoyed the plot (Elin gets a heart transplant and begins to have nightmares of a murder...the one that killed her heart donor). It's a very interesting story and the suspense was good. On ... Seagrass Pier

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3 Stars

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The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

On 6/5 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook by Nancy Vienneau is based on recipes which have been dishes actually cooked/baked for Third Thursday Community Potluck. It's hosted by a group of friend and strangers, and each month offers a menu that celebrates the bounty of the moment. That was my favorite ... Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

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4 Stars

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A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

On 5/30 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: It's been quite some time since I've read a crime/mystery and now I wonder why I waited so long to pick up another. At first, when I realized that A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl was #2 in the Mia Quinn series I thought I would be disappointed since I hadn't read the first. Surprisingly, I never would ... A Deadly Business

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5 Stars

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Sarah's Choice

Sarah's Choice

On 5/18 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Sarah's Choice by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue is a modern day story about something that many young women have to face: an unexpected pregnancy and falling away from God when He doesn't do what we want. While it is a fiction book it is interesting reading from the woman's point of view her thoughts ... Sarah's Choice

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4 Stars

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 5/14 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I wonder if I'm the only one who gets excited about a cookbook only to find out that most recipes are elaborate, expensive, and altogether time consuming (not to mention, something my family probably wouldn't eat to begin with). The Loving Kitchen by LeAnn Rice was not one of those cookbooks - these ... The Loving Kitchen

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5 Stars

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Fly a Little Higher

Fly a Little Higher

On 5/8 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I knew that Fly a Little Higher by Laura Sobiech would be a hard book to read. This is a book written by the mother of Zach Sobiech, a teen who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and decided to live every last day to fullest. His song, "Clouds", went viral on YouTube and has over 15 million hits. The ... Fly a Little Higher

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5 Stars

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Home Behind the Sun

Home Behind the Sun

On 5/6 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: The title, Home Behind the Sun; Connect with God in the Brilliance of the Everyday, spoke to me. Written by Timothy Willard and Jason Locy. I really expected to love this book but unfortunately wasn't able to get into it. I tried and tried but had to stop about half way through. The writing was excellent, ... Home Behind the Sun

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3 Stars

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Plain Faith

Plain Faith

On 5/1 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I love reading about the Amish lifestyle and immediately knew that Plain Faith by Irene & Ora Jay Eash with Tricia Goyer would be of great interest to me. It's a true story about losing two children in a buggy accident and the following decades of finding a different religious mindset and leaving the ... Plain Faith

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4 Stars

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Twirl

Twirl

On 4/16 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: While Twirl by Patsy Clairmont is listed as Religion/Christian Life/ Woman's Issues I think of it more as a devotional as it made me stop. think. dwell. Patsy doesn't shove verses down our throat or tell us how to fell but rather asks us to discover our own feelings/thoughts with some fun questions at ... Twirl

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5 Stars

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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 4/6 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: "Every day we have an opportunity to make our lives meaningful, to make them matter. Yet, for so many of us, we let too much of life happen without taking notice." ~Moment Maker by Carlos Whitaker I feel a pattern in my reading this year - how to make the most of the life we are given. Having read ... Moment Maker

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4 Stars

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InScribed Collection

InScribed Collection

On 3/22 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: What a beautiful series of devotionals the inScribed series is by Thomas Nelson Publishing. Meant for either personal devotion or group study, these books seem to be a journal, study-guide, and friendly conversation all in one. I love the style of these books as well as the actual Bible Studies themselves. ... inScribed Series

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5 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids

On 3/16 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I chose this book for my 10 year old daughter to read. With her stuck on books like The Babysitter Club I thought it would be good to introduce some Christian fiction into her life. Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by Jill Osborne seemed like a good one to start with. She says that she really liked ... Riley Mae

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5 Stars

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 2/21 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider was one I wanted to read immediately upon hearing about it. I'm not a reader of her blog but the subtitle The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World drew me in. I savored the first half of this book. I connected with her writing as well as the message. ... Blue Bike

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4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

On 2/17 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I didn't realize that Stan and Jan Berenstain's son, Mike Berenstain, continues to write The Berenstain Bear series. Nor did I realize that the Living Lights Berenstain Bear books have a Christian series. We were excited to review Keep the Faith and immediately sat down to read it together. The ... Keep the Faith

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4 Stars

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The Sinners' Garden

The Sinners' Garden

On 2/8 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: After finishing The Sinners' Garden by William Sirls I decided to sleep on how I would review this book, as I couldn't decide if I liked it or not! I know, I know, usually by the end of the book you know whether it was a good one or not but I am quite conflicted on how I feel. I almost put it down ... The Sinners' Garden

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3 Stars

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

On 1/11 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I stayed up until 2am in order to finish reading Stranger Things by Erin Healy. It's the type of book that "makes you read it", meaning one full of suspense that you just need to find out what happens. The story line was full of twists and turns, though I did figure out where it was going towards the ... Stranger Things

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3 Stars

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The Painted Table

The Painted Table

On 12/12 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: While the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" rings true, this is another book that I chose because the cover attracted me. The Painted Table by Suzanne Field is a story that spans three generations and focuses on mental illness. I was immediately drawn into the story and captivated by the writing. ... The Painted Table

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4 Stars

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Stones for Bread

Stones for Bread

On 11/17 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I'm not sure what attracted me to this book, maybe the cover more than anything. I'm not much of a bread baker so a book revolving around that seemed a strange attraction to me but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book by Christina Parrish. The writing was eloquent, much like poetry. ... Stones for Bread

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5 Stars

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The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 10/21 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: They say not to judge a book by it's cover but I sort of did. This beautiful cover is what made me choose this book. I'm happy I did. Elisa Morgan is the former CEO of MOPS International. She finally decided to tell her story, or frankly, to tell the truth. We women do a disservice to each other. Most ... The Beauty of Broken

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5 Stars

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 9/24 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: If you are cookbook reader like me, I know that you will enjoy the book Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist. The book is a collection of stories with a recipe at the end of each chapter. I love reading about another person's journey to cooking, why they choose each recipe, why certain recipes are special ... Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist

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5 Stars

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Organic Outreach for Families

Organic Outreach for Families

On 6/12 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I love the concept of this book - turning your home into a lighthouse. This book digs deep into the fact that we, as parents, need to basically "practice what we preach". Our children won't learn anything if our actions don't match our words. One point that I love is that we shouldn't push our children ... Organic Outreach for Families

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3 Stars

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Heaven's Lessons

Heaven's Lessons

On 3/8 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Judging from the first few paragraphs on the back of the book I thought this would be about Steve Sjogren's near death experience. Even the front of the book describes "Ten Things I Learned About God When I Died". Maybe my expectations set me up for disappointment. Once I started reading I realized ... Heaven's Lessons

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1 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 2/23 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I ordered this book back in December as I thought it would be the perfect book for me. After all, the title says it all Desperate Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. The book arrived and I was about to tear into it when we received the news of Jacob's cancer returning ... Desperate

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5 Stars

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Wisdom Meets Passion

Wisdom Meets Passion

On 12/15 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: I really wanted to like this book, and thought I would judging by the other reviews I had read. Unfortunately, I couldn't even finish it. Wisdom Meets Passion by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza (father and son) is supposed to be about how to reach your life and career goals. The main focus would be a good ... Wisdom Meets Passion by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza

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1 Stars

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Lifted by Angels

Lifted by Angels

On 12/3 Elizabeth Flesher wrote: Lifted By Angels by Joel J. Miller is more of a textbook case on angels, rather than a feel-good book of angel stories. I, like other reviewers, found parts of it to be dry. While the Biblical accounts of angels and their purpose are interesting, there is only so much of that before one gets a bit bored ... Lifted By Angels by Joel J. Miller

Elizabeth's Rating:

3 Stars

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