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Today's Moment of Truth

Today's Moment of Truth

On 11/15 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: If ever there was a time when Christians need to have answers to hard-hitting questions about faith, it's now. Lee Strobel, a former atheist, has a unique perspective and the ability to tackle those questions from both sides and offer clear, intelligent answers. I have been blessed and strengthened other ... Today's Moment of Truth by Lee Strobel

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 9/19 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: If ever a book became available for review at a perfect time, this is it. Feelings of rejection have plagued me my entire life, and I've allowed it (and the fear of it) to taint every opportunity, relationship...everything. Lately it's been a huge battle for me, as I also battle depression and anxiety, ... Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeurst

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The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

On 8/19 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Some books merely entertain; some leave a deep impression. This is one of the latter. The Long Journey to Jake Palmer touched on some painful areas for me, but applied a balm afterward. This story is packed with feeling that goes right to the heart of the reader! Humor was present as well, and it ... The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L. Rubart

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4 Stars

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When Death Draws Near

When Death Draws Near

On 8/6 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: When I read the blurb about When Death Draws Near and saw that it was about "snake-handling churches", I was intrigued. I am scared to death of snakes, but I'm a little fascinated by them. I've wondered what those churches are really like, and what they teach. I'm also fascinated by forensics, so ... When Death Draws Near, by Carrie Stuart Parks

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3 Stars

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The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

On 8/2 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: This little book packs a punch! The cover is beautiful, and though small enough to stick into a purse or backpack, the volume feels satisfyingly weighty in your hands. Split into categories like "Terms of Engagement", "Behind Enemy Lines", and "God's Armory", topics such as being called into battle, ... The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book by Dr. David Jeremiah

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Subversive Jesus

Subversive Jesus

On 6/9 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Recently, I've been more stirred (bothered, challenged, what have you...) by the realization of how little we actually do to help the poor and needy. We read the Bible, we profess to love Jesus and strive to be like Him, but we fail in this vital area. In Subversive Jesus, an Adventure in Justice, ... Subversive Jesus, by Craig Greenfield

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3 Stars

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If I Run

If I Run

On 4/30 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Casey knows the truth. But it won’t set her free.Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they’ve failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore.But what is the truth? That’s ... If I Run

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4 Stars

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The Newsmakers

The Newsmakers

On 3/9 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: The world of journalism is fast-paced, adventurous, and apparently far more glamorous and cutthroat than we knew.Erica Sparks, an overnight sensation, discovers just how corrupt the world of television news is when she makes the "big time". Her light-speed rise to fame catapults her into a dark world ... The Newsmakers, by Lis Wiehl

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2 Stars

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NKJV Study Bible for Kids

NKJV Study Bible for Kids

On 1/18 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Colorful, fun, engaging...this Bible has everything! There's a fine line between being appealing to kids and being too "childish". Thomas Nelson found that balance. My 10-year-old daughter, who I thought would think this Bible more suitable for her younger brother, surprised me by snapping it up and ... NKJV Study Bible For Kids

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52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On 11/4 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: I reviewed 52 Little Life Lessons from Les Miserable, and I loved it! I had already planned to buy 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol, so I was excited to see it on the list of titles up for review. I wasn't disappointed in this little book!Bob Welch takes a story already filled with meaning and ... 52 Little Lessons from a Christmas Carol, by Bob Welch

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The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

On 8/30 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Charles "Chuck" Colson was no superhero. No saint. But he was a born again believer, dedicated and willing to work to spread the gospel to people who are forgotten. He saw a need, and worked to meet it as the founder of both Prison Fellowship International and Angel Tree.I remember hearing ... The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living With Faith in a Hostile World

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The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

On 8/30 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Charles "Chuck" Colson was no superhero. No saint. But he was a born again believer, dedicated and willing to work to spread the gospel to people who are forgotten. He saw a need, and worked to meet it as the founder of both Prison Fellowship International and Angel Tree.I remember hearing ... The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living With Faith in a Hostile World

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Standing Tall

Standing Tall

On 7/7 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: It's one of a parent's worst nightmares...their child being diagnosed with cancer. Joel was an athletic 16 year old in seemingly great health before his diagnosis and the subsequent amputation of his leg. In Standing Tall, Joel's mother, Kathy, tells the story from a mother's point of view, with ... Standing Tall--On One Leg

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3 Stars

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Anything

Anything

On 7/7 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Have you ever asked yourself, "Is this it? Is this what God wanted when He called me to serve Him?" Have you ever wondered what would happen if you prayed, "Anything, God. I'll do anything"? I have. It's a scary thought, isn't it? But why?Jennie Allen and her husband prayed this prayer. They committed ... Anything--The Prayer That Unlocked My God And My Soul

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3 Stars

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Time to Choose

Time to Choose

On 5/14 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: From the early, mostly idyllic days of her childhood through the tumultuous years of World War 2 and on throughout her eventful life as an American immigrant, Hilda Gutwein (through Dawn Kazmierzak) "connects the dots" of God's faithfulness in everything. More than just a memoir, A Time to Choose is ... A Time to Choose by Dawn Kazmierzak and Hilda Gutwein

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4 Stars

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A Sparrow in Terezin

A Sparrow in Terezin

On 5/14 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: I am nearly obsessed by all things WWII, so choosing this book to review was easy. My choice was made even easier by the rave reviews I'd already heard about it. The book was a bit difficult to get into, but I'm pretty sure that's because A Sparrow in Terezin is #2 in a series (The Hidden Masterpiece ... A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

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Undone

Undone

On 4/17 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: We all dream of picture perfect, idyllic lives, don't we? We don't like unpleasant surprises. We don't like to feel like we're not in control. So, what do we do when the picture isn't pretty? When idyllic is just a nice-sounding word, and nothing more? When our lives are undone, how do we deal with it? In ... Undone, A Memoir by Michele Cushatt

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4 Stars

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Twisted Innocence

Twisted Innocence

On 4/3 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: "Holly Cramer pulled to the curb of the condemned apartment building, her yellow taxi grinding gears and threatening to die. Though the sun hung bright overhead, the street was colorless, oppressive, with moldy, rotting houses and garbage festering in yards. Men loitered on the road up ahead in front ... Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock

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4 Stars

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No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor

On 2/24 My Two Cents' Worth wrote:                                   I've always been fascinated by World War II, and I love to read and watch films about it. When I learned about the Battle of the Bulge and realized how horrific the conditions ... No Greater Valor by Jerome Corsi (Book Review)

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3 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 1/14 My Two Cents' Worth wrote:                                         52 Little lessons From Les Misérables is as beautiful inslde as it is out. It is a new favorite of mine!I must confess that I have never read Les Misérables, ... 52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables (Review)

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5 Stars

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The Case for Faith Student Edition

The Case for Faith Student Edition

On 12/2 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: My Rating: 4 stars out of 5"Most people think doubt is the opposite of faith, but it isn't. The opposite of faith is unbelief, which is a willful refusal to believe or a deliberate decision to disobey God." Page 79I was reared in a Christian home, attended a Christian school, and went to church every ... The Case For Faith Student Edition (Review)

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The Case for Christ Student Edition

The Case for Christ Student Edition

On 9/1 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: I was late getting connected to the internet. Saying that I was behind the times is quite an understatement. I'm not saying that that's necessarily a bad thing, just...a thing. Because of my tardiness into seeing a bigger picture of the world, I was quite taken aback when I finally did get online at ... The Case for Christ, Student Edition by Lee Strobel with Jane Vogel (Book Review)

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Life Behind the Wall

Life Behind the Wall

On 6/19 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: From Brianna, teen reviewer: "Life Behind the Wall, a collection of three books: Candy Bomber, Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler’s Treasure, by Robert Elmer, is a very interesting story about the Berlin wall and the people separated by it. The book begins with a boy in 1988 hiding in an old C-54 and ... Behind the Wall by Robert Elmer (book review)

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4 Stars

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No More Dragons

No More Dragons

On 4/30 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: I remember listening to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by Focus on the Family's Radio Theatre and loving the part about Eustace being freed by Aslan. It's a terrible, beautiful, painful, wonderful way of drawing a picture of something we can all relate to: We either are dragons, are chasing dragons, ... No More Dragons by Jim Burgen (Book Review)

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Distortion

Distortion

On 3/28 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Juliet Cole's husband is murdered in front of her. While dealing with shock and anger at his death, she must face the reality of his secret life while trying to pull her life back together. She is determined to find his killer and put an end to the threats to her family. Was Bob really that hypocritical? ... Distortion, Book 2 in the Moonlighter Series by Terri Blackstock (Review)

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 3/18 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: I must admit, I sorta chose this book for its cover. I also chose it because Tsh Oxenreider, I knew, is a firm believer in simple, more intentional living, and that appeals to me more than I can say! I, too, long for that type of life, and I hope to one day attain it. Notes From a Blue Bike is ... Notes From a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider (Book Review)

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4 Stars

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Snapshot

Snapshot

On 2/8 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze for a review. All opinions are my own. A man has been in prison for 50 years for a crime he didn't commit. Who is Benjamin Gray's killer, and can Lisa Waldren and her father find out in time to save the accused man before his execution date? ... Snapshot by Lis Weihl (Book Review)

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Andi Unexpected

Andi Unexpected

On 1/6 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: As soon as I read the blurb for Andi Unexpected I knew my daughter would love it! Andi Unexpected  is the perfect mystery for tween children, and I was especially pleased to know that my daughter would learn a bit of history while enjoying a good book! That's always a plus, right? And ... Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower (Book Review)

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Wounded by God's People

Wounded by God's People

On 11/25 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: Have you been wounded by God's people? I have, and I know so many others who have, as well. People always hurt other people, but...somehow it's worse when the wounding is done by someone who claims to represent the God of love. Anne Graham Lotz does a beautiful job of speaking to the hearts of both ... Wounded by God's People (Book Review)

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When Jesus Wept

When Jesus Wept

On 8/23 My Two Cents' Worth wrote: The familiar story of  Lazarus found in the Gospels is told from the perspective of  the man himself. Lazarus is the one speaking to us, the readers, describing the tumultuous political and religious climate of Jerusalem and the surrounding areas, (as well as the underlying strain in his own ... When Jesus Wept by Bodie and Brock Thoene (Book Review)

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3 Stars

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