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The Book that Made Your World

The Book that Made Your World

On 6/16 Steven Chance wrote: As a reviewer for Thomas Nelson Publishing, I receive a complimentary copy of a book in exchange for an honest and candid review of that book. After writing that disclaimer, let my also say that Vishal Mangalwadi’s book, The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, ... Must Read

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5 Stars

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Washington

Washington

On 5/10 Steven Chance wrote: As a history buff, I looked forward to reading Paul Vickery’s new book, WASHINGTON. I received the book free from Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for a candid review. This book allows you to get to know Washington, the “man”, instead of Washington, the Commander of the Continental Army. ... Great Man, Great Book

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4 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 2/23 Steven Chance wrote: As an avid reader, I receive free books from Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for honest and candid reviews. Scot McKnight’s book, FASTING, is one of the best I have ever read. I have been a student of the Bible for over forty years, and throughout the time of reading this book, I kept thinking, ... Great Read

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5 Stars

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 1/1 Steven Chance wrote: As a reviewer for Thomas Nelson Books, I received a complimentary copy of Charles Foster’s book, The Jesus Inquest, in exchanged for a candid review of the book. This is a superb book, especially for anyone interested in apologetics. Foster does an outstanding job of present both the evidence for ... Good Read

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4 Stars

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Lead Like Ike

Lead Like Ike

On 11/1 Steven Chance wrote: As a reviewer for Thomas Nelson Publishing house, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed Geoff Loftus’ book, LEAD LIKE IKE. It is a well written book that documents the leadership style of Eisenhower as Supreme Commander of the European theater of operation during WWII. The book focuses ... Lead Like Ike

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5 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 5/31 Steven Chance wrote: As a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson Publishing, I always look forward to receiving another free book in the mail. As I started reading JESUS MANIFESTO by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, I was disappointed by the beginning chapters. I had heard it all before and wasn’t learning anything new. But ... Jesus Manifesto

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2 Stars

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/20 Steven Chance wrote: As a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson Publishers, I have mixed feelings about Raymond Hundley's book, 2010. I tend to stay away from doomsday predictions, and it's difficult for me to relate to those who insist on knowing how and when the sky will fall. Nevertheless, I was interested in this book ... 2012

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2 Stars

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Popes and Bankers

Popes and Bankers

On 3/24 Steven Chance wrote: As someone who receives free books from Thomas Nelson Publishing just for writing a review, I’m always eager for a new book to arrive in the mail. So when Jack Cashill’s book, Popes and Bankers: A Cultural History of Credit and Debt, from Aristotle to Aristotle, came, I was not disappointed. This ... Popes and Bankers

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4 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 3/2 Steven Chance wrote: I received a complimentary copy of William Bennett’s book “A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears” from Thomas Nelson Books in exchange for an honest and candid review. I enjoyed reading “A Century Turns”. If you, like me, enjoy reading about American history, you will probably enjoy this ... A Century Turns

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4 Stars

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Facing Your Giants

Facing Your Giants

On 2/12 Steven Chance wrote: I’m very stingy when it comes to giving a five-star rating to a book. But, if any book deserves a five-star rating, Max Lucado’s FACING YOUR GIANTS is at the top of the list. Many Christian books are analogous to drinking a cup of watered down powdered milk. This book serves up a t-bone steak ... Facing Your Giants

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5 Stars

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 1/22 Steven Chance wrote: I like history. So, when Newt Gingrich’s book “Rediscovering God in America” became available for reviewed, I jumped at the opportunity. For the first thirty pages or so, I sat riveted to the book as Newt walked me through building after building in our nation’s capital and explained both the ... God in America

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Meal 2

The Sacred Meal 2

On 12/6 Steven Chance wrote: When I first picked up Nora Gallagher’s book THE SACRED MEAL, I expected to find something that read like a college textbook, or worse yet, a doctorial dissertation. What a joy to find a book that deals with a complex subject matter that’s written for the common layperson. Filled with personal ... The Sacred Meal - A Great Read

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5 Stars

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Obstacles Welcome

Obstacles Welcome

On 11/11 Steven Chance wrote: Some look at a glass as half full while others view the same glass as half empty. Likewise, many look at obstacles as roadblocks and other see the same obstacles as problems to be solved. Same obstacles, yet the way one views them makes all the difference in the world. Obstacles Welcomed is the story ... Great Book About Leadersip

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3 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 10/20 Steven Chance wrote: As one who seldom imbibes, I never imagined myself reading a book about the history of beer. Yet, little did I know of the importance on this drink within the history of societies but also within the history of the church. Beer not only served as the answer to disease infested water, it was also promoted ... Beer and God

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3 Stars

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Kabul 24

Kabul 24

On 10/1 Steven Chance wrote: Henry Arnold’s book, Kabul24, documents the Afghanistan hostage crises of 2001. Eight foreigners, along with 16 nationals, were kidnapped and held prisoners by the Taliban for 103 days for allegedly sharing their Christian faith. What begins as arrest for infringement of Sharia Law soon escalates ... KABUL 24

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3 Stars

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Called to Worship

Called to Worship

On 9/9 Steven Chance wrote: As a Christian and avid book reader, Vernon Whaley's Called To Worship is a book that I am proud to have in my library. As an author, Whaley has the ability to go through Scripture and provide readers with new insights from passages that have been read scores of times. Beginning with the book of Genesis ... Called To Worship

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Steven Chance wrote: When I first picked up the book Fearless, I wasn’t expecting to find much information applicable to me. After all, I reason, I’m a Christian. What reasons do I have for being afraid? However, after having read Max Lucado’s book, I’ve realized that I, too, live with fear. I just pretend that ... Fearless

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3 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 8/2 Steven Chance wrote: As someone who loves to read, I picked up Rick Burgess and Bill Bussey' book Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage on a lark, expecting some light reading and a few good laughs. I was not disappointed. The authors' humorous and light-hearted look at marriage dissects some very real issues faced ... Rick & Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

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4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 7/1 Steven Chance wrote: If you only read one book this year, read The Hole In The Gospel by Richard Stearns. Stearns had it all. As the head of a major company, his was a life that dreams are made of. With a wonderful and caring family living in a ten-bedroom home, he was the poster child for the successful American Christian ... This Is A Must Read Book

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5 Stars

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