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NIV, Journal the Word Bible

NIV, Journal the Word Bible

On 12/5 Ragdogs wrote: Journaling Bibles have become extremely popular in the past year or so and it’s easy to understand why, a journaling Bible allows you to take memorable notes that won’t fall out or fill up your Bible to the point that it won’t close (I speak from experience🙂 ). Bibles have always been more personal ... NIV, Journal the Word published by Zondervan

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4 Stars

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A Royal Christmas to Remember

A Royal Christmas to Remember

On 10/24 Ragdogs wrote: This entire series is an excellent one to own and in regards to the latest release, A Royal Christmas to Remember, one that would make any young girl happy on Christmas morning. The five princesses exercise modeling Christ in their heritage as "daughters of the King" on Christmas morning. This book ... A Royal Christmas to Remember

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5 Stars

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The House On the Corner

The House On the Corner

On 10/17 Ragdogs wrote: Honestly, I have no idea how to describe this novella, nor do I know which genre to put it in, nor even which audience it was written for. The writing seems to point to a child audience and yet the story is entirely too complex for children to comprehend, in fact, I couldn’t even follow it. It moves ... The House on the Corner by Michael Rains

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1 Stars

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One Paris Summer

One Paris Summer

On 9/7 Ragdogs wrote: One Paris Summer is a book with absolute charm and romance, much like it’s title suggests. Whisked off to one of the most romantic countries there is, during a teen’s most favorite time of year, this book does not fall short of its potential. The storyline is excellently paced and has enough “surprises” ... One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

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4 Stars

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A Dolphin Wish

A Dolphin Wish

On 5/2 Ragdogs wrote: Many people will recognize Natalie Grant as an award winning singer before they recognize her as an author; but her new middle grade series is definitely worth reading. She brought in her Christian point-of-views and wrote these books for the enjoyment as well as encouraging purposes for the middle graders. A ... Book Review: A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant

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4 Stars

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Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

On 3/2 Ragdogs wrote: I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own. As I read Shades of Doon, I was under the impression that this was the last book in the series, why? I'm not sure. So, I'll start by saying that this is NOT the last book! The ... Book Review: Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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4 Stars

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NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

On 9/4 Ragdogs wrote: First off, the outline and design of this Bible is BEAUTIFUL! It's a nice elegant look that covers the interests of the young 13 year olds and yet an 18 year old wouldn't be ashamed to carry it. As for the content, NIV is not my favorite translation, however the added content from the contributing women ... Teen Girls Study Bible Review (NIV by Zondervan)

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5 Stars

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Anything

Anything

On 8/23 Ragdogs wrote: Jennie Allen has a beautiful passion for God and I love how she makes herself transparent so that she can be relatable. But I believe that it’s her boldness in her calls to action that really caused me to love this book. As I read, I wanted to underline and highlight pretty much every other sentence! ... Book Review: Anything by Jennie Allen

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5 Stars

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Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

On 4/9 Ragdogs wrote: Patriots Redcoats and Spies is an excellent book for ages 10 to 12 that I would suggest as a good book to read when studying the Revolutionary War. It is full of wonderful information as well as a well painted picture of what it may have looked like (on the level of middle-school) and is just an all ... Youngster Review: Patriots Redcoats and Spies by Robert J Skead and Robert A. Skead

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5 Stars

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Two Renegade Realms

Two Renegade Realms

On 1/28 Ragdogs wrote: This book was so much better than the first one! The characters were more believable in their actions and the plot was more engaging. I was pleased to see some action in this book, however mild it may have been, and I do look forward to finishing the series. I also loved the spiritual examples that I ... A Youth/Youngster Review: Two Renegade Realms by Donita K. Paul (Realm Walkers book2)

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4 Stars

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The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy

On 12/11 Ragdogs wrote: I have heard many great things about Melanie Dickerson but have never read any of her books until now, and I have to say that I hope to read many more! The way she writes is fantastic and brings you into the story while also connecting you to the characters. I have heard that Dickerson’s fairy-tale ... A Youth Review: The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

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5 Stars

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Dare U 2 Open This Book

Dare U 2 Open This Book

On 10/24 Ragdogs wrote: UPS: This is a great devo for young boys who want to get closer to God but have short attention spans. The reading is short and the activities are very fun but has the reader think and find their own identity in Christ. It really is a fantastic book and I love the way Carol writes. It’s so fun and ... A Youngster Review: Dare U 2 Open This Book by Carol McAdams Moore

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5 Stars

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Rebels

Rebels

On 10/6 Ragdogs wrote: MY GENERAL THOUGHTS: Wow wow wow! After reading Captives and Outcasts, waiting for Rebels was sheer torture! But now that I have finished Rebels, it was totally worth the wait! The Safe Lands is a 3 book series that you seriously MUST read in order. And any teen (or young adult) absolutely has got to ... Rebels by Jill Williamson

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5 Stars

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Destined for Doon

Destined for Doon

On 9/5 Ragdogs wrote: UPS: After reading Doon (book 1), I couldn’t wait to read Destined for Doon and hope that Kenna made the right decision and live happily ever after. I was pleased with this sequel, however not quite as much as I was with the first book. The description was amazing, and the actions made by the characters ... A Youth Review: Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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3 Stars

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My Happy Pumpkin

My Happy Pumpkin

On 8/21 Ragdogs wrote: UPS: My Happy Pumpkin is full of colorful pages, fun rhyming sentences that engage youngsters’ attention, and excellent description that is fun to learn. My little brother (aged 2) absolutely loved flipping through the pages and pointing to the little mouse in each page, telling us all about it in ... A Tot's Review: My Happy Pumpkin by Chrystal Bowman

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4 Stars

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Thrive Student Edition

Thrive Student Edition

On 8/7 Ragdogs wrote: Let me start by telling you that I really like Casting Crowns and was so very excited when I saw this Student Addition. Not to mention that Thrive is my favorite song by them. I love the way Mark and Tim wrote this, it is in such an easy format and very easy to understand. At the end of every chapter ... Youth/Other Review: Thrive by Mark Hall and Tim Luke

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5 Stars

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Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company

Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company

On 7/18 Ragdogs wrote: Honestly, the synopsis spoiled the book for me, so I only posted the first two paragraphs, it is waaaay too long and detailed. This is book three to the Helium-3 series and though I haven’t read the first two in this series, it retells enough of the characters’ history that I had no problem tracking ... Crater Trueblood and the Lunar Rescue Company

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3 Stars

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 6/18 Ragdogs wrote: My Review: I have never reviewed a Bible before, but this one just caught my attention and I really wanted to review it! This particular Teen Study Bible I think is perfect for both teen boys and girls, although there are a few points that focus mainly on girls or mainly on boys, these are the Dear ... Bible Review: New NIV Teen Study Bible Published by Zondervan

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5 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

Samantha Sanderson At the Movies

On 6/9 Ragdogs wrote: This book is geared towards middle school girls, so I requested this book to review for my younger sisters, however, one of my younger sisters, MaKenzie, ended up reading this book for me and provided the following review :-) Samantha Sanderson is a very well written book, having good Christian morals ... Book Review: Samanthat Sanderson At The Movies by Robin Caroll

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2 Stars

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 5/16 Ragdogs wrote: “A jilted bride desperate to save her family from ruin. A bounty hunter seeking vengeance for a ravaged past. An arduous trek toward justice—or redemption. Silver Matlock and Jared Newman know traveling together is a bad idea. Bad for Silver’s already tarnished reputation in her small Colorado ... The Heart's Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher

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5 Stars

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One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

On 3/30 Ragdogs wrote: The Synopsis: “Cantor D’Ahma waited his whole life for this day. Born with a gift to jump between worlds, the young realm walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and accept his role as protector and defender of the realms. But mere hours after he steps through his first portal, Cantor ... One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul

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3 Stars

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Doon

Doon

On 3/4 Ragdogs wrote: The Synopsis: “Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated ... Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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5 Stars

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Firstborn: A Novel

Firstborn: A Novel

On 2/11 Ragdogs wrote: The Synopsis: “When Tiadone was born, her parents had two choices: leave their daughter outside the community to die in the wilds, or raise her as male and force her to suppress all feminine traits. Now, as the first female living as male in her village, Tiadone must prove her father didn’t ... Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover

Ragdogs' Rating:

2 Stars

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Outcasts

Outcasts

On 1/18 Ragdogs wrote: The Synopsis: “Since entering the Safe Lands, Mason has focused on two things: finding a way to free his village from captivity and finding a cure for the disease that ravages many within the walls of the Safe Lands. After immune-suppressive drugs go missing in the clinic, Mason discovers his ... Outcasts by Jill Williamson

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5 Stars

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Captives

Captives

On 12/27 Ragdogs wrote: The Synopsis: “When eighteen-year-old Levi returned from Denver City with his latest scavenging finds, he never imagined he’d find his village of Glenrock decimated, loved ones killed, and many–including his fiancée, Jem–taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains ... Captives by Jill Williamson

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5 Stars

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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 12/3 Ragdogs wrote: “Following her father’s death, Charlotte Fraser returns to Fairhaven, her family’s rice plantation in the South Carolina Lowcountry. With no one else to rely upon, the smart, independent Charlotte is determined to resume cultivating the superior strain of rice called Carolina Gold. But the war ... Carolina Gold

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5 Stars

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Aquifer

Aquifer

On 11/20 Ragdogs wrote: My Review: I am not a huge fan of fantasy books, but this one was amazing! Aquifer is full of Christian morals and is a book that makes you think. It is written as if Luca is writing in his own diary, so you know only what Luca knows, you discover what he discovers, and really, you feel like you are ... Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen

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5 Stars

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Beloved

Beloved

On 10/15 Ragdogs wrote: “I received this book from Book Sneeze/Thomas Nelson for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own” The Synopsis: Dianna Brennan came west on the orphan train and was given a home with a loving couple who cherished and spoiled her. At 17, she fell hard for Tyson Applegate, ... Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher

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5 Stars

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 9/4 Ragdogs wrote: First, I thank Zondervan Publishing for sending me this book for this honest review. This was a very enjoyable book. Lots of humorous moments that made me laugh. Harriet is lovable character that you would love to meet and listen to her tell stories from “back in the day”.Henry and Prudence were ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

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4 Stars

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