Reviews by Gretchen Magner

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

On 11/18 Gretchen Magner wrote: Rhythms of Grace, by author Kerri Weems, was a breath of fresh air. I ordered this book after feeling pulled in many different directions at many different times during the day, and sometimes multiple times in a week! What began to me feeling only like a busy few weeks soon turned into a feeling of ongoing ... Finding your Rhythm: Advice, Encouragement and Biblical Wisdom

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4 Stars

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How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

On 9/20 Gretchen Magner wrote: “The starting and ending points for all outreach have to be love. The most effective way to reach people for Jesus is through servant evangelism—showing God’s love in practical ways. This type of outreach is what Jesus modeled, is culturally relevant, and values people. The goal should be to invite ... Serving People With God's Heart

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4 Stars

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 8/5 Gretchen Magner wrote:  "The Blessings of Friendship, created by New York Times bestselling author and artist Mary Engelbreit, is a playful and poignant treasury of poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that celebrate the joy of friendship. Children will learn from timeless sayings and poems what it means to be a friend ... The Blessings of Friendship Treasury illustrated by Mary Engelbreit book review

Gretchen's Rating:

5 Stars

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Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures

On 5/10 Gretchen Magner wrote: "Featuring favorite animals from all over the world, Curious Creatures makes reading and learning fun. This non-fiction collection includes four complete level 2 I Can Read!™ titles with photos and facts showing children the wonder of God's creation. All facts align with the Common Core Standards ... Curious Creatures (Made By God series), book review

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5 Stars

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I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

On 4/9 Gretchen Magner wrote: "Wrong turns, humiliating flops, painful heartbreaks—and happiness? Yes, believe it or not, they can go hand in hand. Blogger and author Mandy Hale, affectionately known as “The Single Woman” to her half-million social-media followers, is living an adventurous life that proves even our lowest ... I've Never Been to Vegas by My Luggage Has by Mandy Hale book review

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Movie Edition

Heaven is for Real Movie Edition

On 3/15 Gretchen Magner wrote: "When four-year-old Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the following months—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip ... Heaven is for Real: Special Movie Edition by Todd Burpo book review

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5 Stars

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

On 11/18 Gretchen Magner wrote: "It’s 1864 in Gladstone, England, a tiny village in the Cotswolds. Nothing out of the ordinary ever happens here. Except at Christmas time. This year, Edward Haddington, a lowly candle maker is visited by a mysterious angel. That angel silently imparts a precious gift. The candle maker and his ... The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado book review

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5 Stars

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Let Hope In

Let Hope In

On 11/5 Gretchen Magner wrote: "Hope changes everything. It can disarm guilt, shatter shame, and put your past in its place. All you have to do is make the choice to let it in. It won’t be easy. It won’t be quick. But it is possible and we serve a God who promises over and over again that anything is possible.”The world we live ... Let Hope In by Pete Wilson book review

Gretchen's Rating:

4 Stars

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