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The Sacred Meal 2

The Sacred Meal 2

On 1/27 Kris Dekker wrote: "The Sacred Meal," written by Nora Gallagher, is part of "The Ancient Practices Series" - a collection of books meant to explore some long-held Christian disciplines that perhaps have been lost over the centuries, if not in practice, at least in meaning. Ms. Gallagher tackles the subject of Communion, ... "The Sacred Meal" not so filling

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2 Stars

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Everyday Greatness

Everyday Greatness

On 10/28 Kris Dekker wrote: I don’t know if its the mid-life crisis thing or not, but I’ve been dwelling a lot on what real impact my life is having in this world. Am I all that I should be or could be? Is “greatness” achievable for me? What is greatness, after all? In lieu of being able to afford a new sports car, I guess ... Everyday Greatness for Everyone

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3 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Kris Dekker wrote: Fear (and fear-mongering) is a huge business in our world. Governments, media outlets, and - yes - even a good percentage of churches peddle fear of all kinds. Into this fray steps Max Lucado with his new book, "Fearless," with the subtitle promising a chance to "Imagine your life without fear." Sounds ... "Fearless" Typical Lucado

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3 Stars

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 8/20 Kris Dekker wrote: The Tilt-a-Whirl ride at your state fair is a thrilling, insane spinfest of glorious terror. So is the world we live in. And just like kids who discovers the ride for the first time after a corn dog, a candied apple, 2 large cokes, and a funnel cake, our experience on earth is often a mixture of joy, ... "Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl" quite a ride

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5 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 7/15 Kris Dekker wrote: The Noticer, written by Andy Andrews, is inspirational tale of a man (“Jones”) who intervenes in the lives of people at just the right moment to bring “perspective” to their crises. Through some down-home wisdom, Jones helps people find purpose, restoration, forgiveness, reconciliation, and ... "The Noticer" charming, but unsatisfying

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3 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 7/13 Kris Dekker wrote: Richard Stearns’ The Hole in Our Gospel is a response to the incredibly simple - but widely forgotten - question, “what does God expect of us?” As one might expect from the president of a compassion organization, his answer has to do with, well … compassion. Stearns sees this as an expression ... Whole or "Hole"? Tell the Gospel Truth

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4 Stars

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