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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 12/16 Samantha Coville wrote: Hugo's beloved masterpiece has been read, studied and adapted for stage and film. But, there is still much more to be gleaned from this tale of love, loss, trust, family, pride, money, faith and fight. Author Bob Welch present 52 lessons that are found within the pages that detail the story of Jean Valjean ... 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables by Bob Welch

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4 Stars

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NIV Integrated Study Bible

NIV Integrated Study Bible

On 11/24 Samantha Coville wrote: Read the Bible in chronological order as passages are placed side by side from various books, showing how the verses overlap and relate to one another. Find things you never noticed about prophecies coming true or David's psalms being about other notable Bible stories. See the Word in a new way and understand ... NIV Integrated Study Bible by John Kohlenberger

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4 Stars

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 8/13 Samantha Coville wrote: The Bible presented in the easy to understand NIV translation and packed with extra features. Teens can see what historical events were happening at the same time as their favorite stories in scripture, answer questions about the text they just read or important real world problems and readers can even ... Teen Study Bible NIV by Lawrence Richards and Sue Richards

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4 Stars

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NIV Fast Facts Bible

NIV Fast Facts Bible

On 6/19 Samantha Coville wrote: This isn't just an NIV Bible, a widely used version of God's Word. It's filled with over 1,000 facts and trivia questions that are sprinkled at the bebeginning and end of the different books. You can start a book learning facts about the meaning of names brought up in the reading to come and then end ... NIV Fast Facts Bible

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5 Stars

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Life Behind the Wall

Life Behind the Wall

On 6/6 Samantha Coville wrote: Three books in one: Candy Bombers, Beetle Bunker and Smuggler's Treasure. These three stories feature the kids and teens who lived their lives behind the Berlin Wall. The need for food, shelter, escape and freedom are the forefront of their minds as they fight for tomorrow for them and their families. ... Life Behind the Wall by Robert Elmer

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5 Stars

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Firstborn: A Novel

Firstborn: A Novel

On 6/5 Samantha Coville wrote: If your firstborn child is a girl, you are face with two options: leave the infant to die outside the protection of the city or raise her as a boy, training her to shun her natural female behaviors. Tiadone's parents were faced with this choice and they decided to keep her. Others are generally not as ... Firstborn by Lorie Grover

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3 Stars

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Gods at War Student Edition

Gods at War Student Edition

On 4/21 Samantha Coville wrote: The Bible commanded us to not kneel down before idols. This seems irrelevant in today's society since we no longer make golden statues of cows and worship them to bring rain and good luck. But a new world has brought about new types of idols and these idols have a special hold on the teens of today. ... Gods at War Student Edition by Kyle Idleman

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5 Stars

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Doon

Doon

On 2/24 Samantha Coville wrote: Veronica's life is anything but perfect between working extra shifts at the dance studio and putting up with her mom's pervert of a boyfriend. But just when things seem unbearable, her best friend Mackenna gives her the perfect escape: a summer in a small cottage in Scotland where they can relax and ... Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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2 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 12/20 Samantha Coville wrote: Sam Moore has always hid behind her classic fiction characters, namely Lizzy Bennett, but now she has a chance to escape the orphanage and attend a prestigious journalism school. The only rule is that she has to write letters to the anonymous donor, detailing her successes and failures. Can she continue ... Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

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5 Stars

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Aquifer

Aquifer

On 12/4 Samantha Coville wrote: He has known all his life that the directions in his head make him different. He knows how to make his way through a world that others can only dream of. And when people begin to die for those directions and what they can unlock, Luca is pushed into the dark underground where the world’s only drinkable ... Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen

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5 Stars

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To Know You

To Know You

On 10/30 Samantha Coville wrote: One son near death in the hospital. Two daughters born out of wedlock and given away at birth. Three children who mean the world to Julia Whittaker and she’s afraid she’ll lose them all. Her son needs a living liver transplant and no one has been able to provide it. Julia’s almost out of options ... To Know You by Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel

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4 Stars

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