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Clash of Kingdoms

Clash of Kingdoms

On 4/12 Laurke wrote: I found Clash of Kingdoms interesting and informative. The first half of the book goes over the past and current events of the nations that are relevant to Bible prophesies, and I admit I wasn't enthralled. But then, the Bible verses and explanations in the second half made all sorts of fascinating connections ... Clash of Kingdoms by Dyer and Tobey

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Cherished Quilt

The Cherished Quilt

On 12/21 Laurke wrote: The Cherished Quilt is "An Amish Heirloom Novel" by Amy Clipston. This book easily stood alone, so don't feel like you need to read the others in the series first (or after). Sweet Emily Fisher is the star of the story, a pretty young Amish woman with a caring heart and a life that's an open book. ... The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston

Laurke's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Portrait of Emily Price

A Portrait of Emily Price

On 11/20 Laurke wrote: I haven't read a light Christian romance in quite some time, and felt like I'm quite "over" the romance genre in general, but I'm glad I had the chance to review this one. It isn't too heavy on the romance and is extremely light on the Christian aspect, although being from a Christian publisher does ... A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

On 10/23 Laurke wrote: Each page of this beautiful picture book has a small portion of the Lord's Prayer with a brief commentary by Rick Warren and a short, one sentence prayer. Its full title is "The Lord's Prayer Words of Hope and Happiness". It was illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson. Suggested age range is 4-8 years ... The Lord's Prayer, commentary by Rick Warren

Laurke's Rating:

5 Stars

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Say & Pray Devotions

Say & Pray Devotions

On 10/15 Laurke wrote: I think this colorful board book would be perfect for the short attention spans of the 1-3 year old crowd. It has a theme, title, and one or two sentences on the left-hand page, and short verse and short prayer on the right. Each page has bright illustrations by Sarah Ward with the objects named for ... Say & Pray Devotions by Diane Stortz

Laurke's Rating:

5 Stars

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Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

On 10/9 Laurke wrote: Are you ready to be a Brave Girl? The hardback book of 365 devotionals is written for ordinary girls who desire to be closer to God. Five fictional girls, Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor and Gracie, take turns presenting gospel truths throughout this fun, pink volume. Each day of the year starts with a title, ... Brave Girls Devotional

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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Bonhoeffer Student Edition

Bonhoeffer Student Edition

On 9/11 Laurke wrote: Bonhoeffer Student Edition is about the life of a German pastor before and during World War II. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a courageous Christian pastor, who objected to Hitler and his reign and turned spy and eventually became a martyr. This book, "abridged and adapted in student-friendly language," ... Bonhoeffer Student Edition by Eric Metaxas

Laurke's Rating:

5 Stars

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 8/29 Laurke wrote: Uninvited is about overcoming rejection with the power of God's love. The author shares very personal stories from childhood and adulthood, showing that she has been there - rejected time and again. She shares the lows and how God brought her through it, and includes specific verses and prayers to help ... Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

On 6/22 Laurke wrote: This is my first Bible review, not counting the preschool version. I enlisted my 11 year old son to help with this one, because...Minecraft. This is considered a Children's Bible, and the NIrV stands for New International Reader's Version. Special content is Minecraft themed, and the full-color, full-page ... NIrV Minecrafters Bible

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones

On 12/11 Laurke wrote: This puffy-covered board book tells the major Bible stories briefly and in rhyme. The Rhyme Bible is full of "joyful pictures and ten classic stories" and could become a toddler's favorite bedtime book. The "vivid verse" and "soothing sounds of rhyme" make this an enjoyable read for parents as well, ... Accurate and fun Bible for bedtime story time with littles

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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Good Night, Little Love

Good Night, Little Love

On 11/30 Laurke wrote: This sweet little board book, Good Night, Little Love, was written by Laura Neutzling and illustrated by Anna Currey. Mother bunny and baby bunny are getting ready for sleepy-time after the sun has gone down. The illustrations are lovely and sweet as baby bunny puts on pajamas out in the field under ... Good Night, Little Love by Laura Neutzling

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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Wisdom is a Woman

Wisdom is a Woman

On 11/17 Laurke wrote: Wisdom is a Woman Exploring the Wisdom of God by Heidi Lee is worth your time to read. This is a thorough exploration of wisdom in the Bible, from creation to the women of the Bible, and the Proverbs 31 woman; from human wisdom to God's wisdom; how to seek wisdom and woman's identity through it all. ... Wisdom is a Woman by Heidi Lee

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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Women are Scary

Women are Scary

On 4/20 Laurke wrote: Women are Scary is about how to make friends as a mom. Melanie Dale shows the stages of female friendship ("bases"), with tips on when and how to move onto the next "base". She shares stories along the way that are relatable and usually hilarious to illustrate her points. She is honest about how sometimes ... Women Are Scary by Melanie Dale

Laurke's Rating:

5 Stars

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31 Days To Happiness

31 Days To Happiness

On 4/3 Laurke wrote: 31 Days to Happiness* is a solid book about how to find happiness, or rather eternal joy in your life. He uses the book of Ecclesiastes as the Biblical backdrop for this journey, following King Solomon through his life, successes and mistakes alike. This book is meant to be read one chapter a day, so ... 31 Days to Happiness by David Jeremiah

Laurke's Rating:

4 Stars

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