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Bearded Gospel Men

Bearded Gospel Men

On 11/15 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: “Is there a connection between hairiness and holiness?” For some reason, men are pretty obsessed with facial hair. It’s always been a defining characteristic in describing a man. Although the length of a man’s beard does not in fact say anything about his walk with Jesus, it’s a fun topic to ... Great book for men

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Lizzy the Lioness

Lizzy the Lioness

On 11/15 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Bravery isn’t always about facing scary situations with big muscles and confidence. Sometimes it means knowing you can’t handle it and asking for help. This is the lesson Lizzy the Lioness will teach children, who will quickly fall in love with the fun feline. I am such a fan already, and I know ... Great children's book about bravery!

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MUSLIM

MUSLIM

On 11/7 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: There is so much about the Muslim religion I don’t know about, so many differences in the vast number of sectors within the religion. In this book, Hank Hanegraaff helps explain what the religion is, from the Westernized “version” that makes up a lot of our neighbors, to the radical, violent side ... Great book on Islam

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100 Days to Brave

100 Days to Brave

On 11/7 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Like me, if you’ve been a fan of Annie F. Downs for a while now, her newest book will NOT disappoint. 100 Days to Brave is a 100 day devotional that will help you tackle some of your greatest fears, in a way that feels courageous and hard in a good way. Annie walks through your fears with you, as if ... Great book!!

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Capital Gaines

Capital Gaines

On 10/26 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Really, is there anything the Gaineses CAN'T do?? I was just at Magnolia a couple weeks ago, so this book was especially intriguing to me. To get an inside peek at the mind behind the hit show Fixer Upper and Magnolia Market???? Yes please!  This book will not disappoint! In typical Chip Gaines fashion, ... LOVED this book!!

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Why I Didn't Rebel

Why I Didn't Rebel

On 10/9 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: As a mom of 2 boys, I’m always on the look for new and unique spins on parenting. As a girl who didn’t much rebel growing up, this book definitely caught my eye. It made me think about why I didn’t choose to rebel, similarly to what Rebecca writes about in this book. Rebecca writes about her ... Great book on parenting!

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Beyond the Castle

Beyond the Castle

On 10/2 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: If you are a Disney fan, this book is FOR YOU. Jody Dreyer is a 30 year Disney employee, and in her book she gives a behind the scenes look at the company so many of us live for, as well as life lessons she learned along the way. Most young girls grow up playing princess, creating our dream weddings, ... Great book!

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Jesus Always Large Deluxe

Jesus Always Large Deluxe

On 9/26 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I was a big fan of Jesus Calling when Sarah Young released her first best seller. Now, her second 365 daily devotional is out and it’s just as amazing as her original! This book is all about finding joy in the midst of good days and bad days, hardships and celebrations. It’s an awesome way to begin ... Great devotional!

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5-Minute Bible

5-Minute Bible

On 9/26 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I absolutely LOVE this sweet Bible! Literally each story will take about 5 minutes to read, short and sweet, but chock full of Biblical wisdom to little minds and hearts! Each story includes a short synopsis of a Bible story, an application for little minds, and a song that goes along with the story. ... Awesome Children's Bible!

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Come and Eat

Come and Eat

On 9/13 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: In a world that is so caught up in virtual relationships, and tiny squares of perfection, this book is a breath of fresh air. It brings you back to the simplicity of what sharing a meal around the table truly means. Whether it be close friends, homeless strangers or new neighbors, the invitation to “come ... Awesome book!!

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The Lyons Lifestyle

The Lyons Lifestyle

On 9/5 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: In a country where it seems like there’s more overweight people than healthy people, Dr. Lyons offers 7 of the hardest and easiest steps to a healthy body. With diseases such as esophageal reflux, fatty liver disease, gout, kidney failure, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases and vitamin D deficiency ... Great Nutrition book!

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4 Stars

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Of Mess and Moxie

Of Mess and Moxie

On 9/5 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Of Mess and Moxie is an anthem for every woman who is sick and tired of living in the fear of failure. It’s a book that gives us permission to mess up, to be sad, and then the encouragement to get our big girl panties back on and live another day. Every woman has great moxie build right into our DNA, ... Love love love this book!!!

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A Fierce Love

A Fierce Love

On 9/5 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Wow. This book. Just wow. In a world where people are throwing in the towel due to “irreconcilable differences,” Shauna proves that marriage is worth fighting for. After she finds out her husband had an affair and wants a divorce, she realized she had two choices: give into her husbands demands ... Great book on marriage!

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Swipe Right

Swipe Right

On 7/18 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: In a world where sex is watered down into one night stands and not even knowing the other person’s name, Levi Lusko’s book could not be more perfect. Reminding us that the “old school” view of sex might in actuality be better than today’s sex-crazed culture, he keeps it real with personal stories, ... Everyone needs to read this!!

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Night Night, Train

Night Night, Train

On 7/18 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I am a HUGE fan of Amy Parker, I own many of her books, and I couldn’t be happier to have added this one to my library of children’s books. With two sons, trains are a common theme in our daily lives, so this book is a great one to read before bedtime. With colorful pictures, and rhyming words, children ... Great kids book!!

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My Jesus Bible

My Jesus Bible

On 7/7 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I am in LOVE with this book!! It’s a perfect book to give little kids as their first Bible. It’s ALL about Jesus, beginning with when the angel came to Mary, and finishing when Jesus ascended into Heaven. It’s colorful pictures will draw children into the stories, and the handle will allow them ... Sweet first Bible for kids

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My Great Big God

My Great Big God

On 7/7 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book is GREAT! [See what I did there?] No, but it seriously is. It’s all about how great God is, with each story’s title incorporating a different great aspect of God. At the end of each story it also explains in a short statement how God’s greatness involves His children. For example, the ... Great children's book about God!

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Cultivate

Cultivate

On 7/3 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I don't know if you've heard of Lara Casey, but if you haven't, you should look her up on every different medium possible! She founded Southern Weddings magazine, wrote the book, Make it Happen, and created multiple goal and planning tools for women to achieve a more successful life. And if you do ... Love love love this book!!!

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The Weekly Prayer Project

The Weekly Prayer Project

On 7/3 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: If you’re looking for a book to help you take your prayer life to a new level, this book is the one for you! It’s simple, biblical and very pretty! Separated into 7 different biblical prayer topics: Requests, Gratitude, Lament, Intercession, Faith, Repentance and Awe, there’s a prayer topic for ... Great book on prayer!

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Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

On 6/3 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I love this book! My husband and I have read Sacred Marriage together, so this one was great for day to day time together. This book will help you to see further how God is able to teach you about Himself through your marriage. As they say, “marriage is not meant to make you happy, but to make you ... Great marriage book!

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Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

On 6/3 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book is seriously SO cute. It's my son's newest favorite! You can read or sing it, and the illustrations of different animals playing instruments and playing together are heart-warming. It's a board book with a padded cover, so it's great for little ones. I've loved reading/singing it to my son ... Love love love this book!!!

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The Turquoise Table

The Turquoise Table

On 5/30 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Do you know your neighbors? Do you know them? Do you wish you did? So many of us wish we had neighborhoods like ones we grew up in, where neighbors were friends, and kids rode bikes and played cops & robbers together. That’s exactly what author Kristin Schell wanted, so she did something really simple: ... Love love love this book!!!

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Giving It All Away...and Getting It All Back Again

Giving It All Away...and Getting It All Back Again

On 5/17 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Hobby Lobby. I could spend ALL my money there if I was a millionaire. I love that it’s a store that so many people have come to love, and one that has an amazing story and an amazing man behind it. David Green shares his story of how Hobby Lobby began in his garage, ... Great book on generosity!

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Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

On 5/3 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Glenys Nellist has quickly become one of my favorite children's authors, and this book definitely does not disappoint! This sweet book is perfect for little girls' hearts. There are 14 stories about women in the Bible, from Eve to Esther to Mary Magdalene. Each story includes a sweet lift-the-flap love ... Amazing book for little girls!!!

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The Beginner's Bible Noah and the Noisy Ark

The Beginner's Bible Noah and the Noisy Ark

On 4/30 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I am a HUGE fan of all things The Beginner's Bible. And just like every single other book they publish, this one did not disappoint. My 2 year old son is already enamored with the animals, Noah and the big boat he built. The pictures are classic Beginner's Bible: colorful and delightful, and the words ... Wonderful children's book!!

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The Mediterranean Love Plan

The Mediterranean Love Plan

On 4/19 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I love a good marriage book. I'm always looking for ways to savor and spice up my marriage. And this book is definitely that! As a mom of littles, it's easy to only have your exhausted, annoyed, don't-touch-me side left for your husband at the end of each day. Mothering is amazing work, but it's also ... Great marriage book!

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Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

On 4/12 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I don't know about you, but I grew up on the Berenstain Bears! I loved reading about Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Sister Bear and Brother Bear. They were one of my favorite families! So when I saw this collection of books- 5 in 1 all about friendship, I was so excited. The Berenstain Bears never let you down. ... The Berenstain Bears do it again!

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The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few

On 4/7 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book was amazing. Simply amazing. How many times do your plans get thrown out the window because life goes unexpectedly? When Heather and Josh Avis decided to start growing their family, their plans did not include adoption or Down Syndrome. But very quickly they figured out that God's plans, ... Amazing inspiring book about adoption!

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God Loves Mommy and Me

God Loves Mommy and Me

On 4/6 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book is ADORABLE!!! Between the rhyming words, colorful pages, and awesome message about God’s love, this is one of the best bedtime board books I’ve ever read! Bunny and his mom go throughout their day with lots of moments to reflect on God’s love shown to the baby through the mom’s love. ... ADORABLE children's book about God's love!

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If I'm Found

If I'm Found

On 3/25 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: If I’m Found is the exhilarating follow-up to If I Run, the first book in Terri Blackstock’s newest series. If you loved If I Run, you’ll be overjoyed to know the sequel is no less exciting! Casey Cox is still on the run, being hunted by Dylan Roberts, but now he’s insisting he knows the truth ... Amazing sequel to If I Run!!

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Only Love Today

Only Love Today

On 3/22 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Have you heard of Hands Free Mama? It’s an awesome book, and an awesome concept. Well, from Rachel Macy Stafford, the woman who wrote Hands Free Mama, comes this new and awesome book, Only Love Today. Each entry is short, sweet and a great way to begin your day. If you’re like me and love the idea ... Great Day by day book!

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Magic Of Motherhood

Magic Of Motherhood

On 3/22 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Do you love coffee dates with a close girlfriend? Where you have time to get a hot drink, (still drink it while it’s HOT!) put your feet up and just chat? Well, this book is exactly that. It’s full of essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility and more. ... Great book on motherhood!!

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Thank  You, God, for Grandpa

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

On 3/17 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I could seriously go on and on about how awesome Amy Parker’s children books are. This is the fourth one I own. I am thrilled with these grandparent books (see my review of her Grandma book below) because the very first page she recognizes different names for grandparents. My dad is called, “Papa,” ... Awesome book about Grandpas!

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Thank You, God, for Grandma

Thank You, God, for Grandma

On 3/12 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I love every single book Amy Parker writes, and this one is no different. I was especially excited about this book because so many Grandma books are just about that: Grandma. But they leave out the Nana’s, Mimi’s and Gigi’s. But this one doesn’t. And that matters to me because my mom is called ... GREAT childrens book!!

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Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

On 3/1 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book is a MUST read for every parent and child. It’s the children’s adaptation of the book Same Kind of Difference as Me, which is also a must read for everyone. I don’t want to give away the plot, because it’s just that good, but it’s for anyone who wants to read a story about very different ... MUST READ book for kids!

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Chasing Slow

Chasing Slow

On 3/1 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: If you have ever thought that fame and popularity were the be all end all of life, you need to read Erin Loechner’s book, Chasing Slow. She was dubbed “the nicest girl online” and had a following of over a million people. But one day Erin decided to turn away from the fame and the frenzy. Along ... Awesome book!

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What Falls From the Sky

What Falls From the Sky

On 1/9 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Can you imagine life without the internet for an entire year? 365 days. No internet. At. All. I can't! And maybe that's why I needed this book so badly! Esther Emery takes you on her year long journey of life without the internet, where she travels back to a more simple life. Along the way she figures ... Giving up the internet? Yes Please!!

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Strengths Based Marriage

Strengths Based Marriage

On 1/9 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book is a MUST read for marriages! The organization I work for is big on helping their employees figure out their strengths and allowing them to work in an area that focuses on their giftings and strengths. I've gone through Strengths Finder a couple times, and have really enjoyed learning about ... AMAZING marriage book!!!

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Really Woolly 5-Minute Bedtime Treasury

Really Woolly 5-Minute Bedtime Treasury

On 12/23 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This is a great bedtime book!! Each story is only 5 minutes, so when your child asks for another one, you don’t have to worry about reading for another half hour ;) Each story has a Bible verse theme, and a “Bedtime Treasure” to remind children how the story relates back to God. And each story ... GREAT bedtime book!!

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Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

On 11/14 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book is an awesome addition to your bedtime ritual with your kids. It provides over 90 stories that tell kids about God’s love and creation. Not only does it have beautiful and fun pictures, the words are catchy and rhyming, providing kids with an early interest for hearing about God. I have thoroughly ... Great kids Bible for bedtime!!

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The Beginner's Bible

The Beginner's Bible

On 10/18 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: The Beginner’s Bible was my very first Bible! I still remember sitting in my room on my bed as a little girl, reading the stories and looking at the pictures. I was so excited to see an updated version [not that there’s anything wrong with the old one!] to give to my son as his first Bible! I love ... AMAZING Children's Bible!!

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The Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus

The Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus

On 10/18 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I am a huge fan of The Beginners Bible, so when I saw there was a book specifically with stories about Jesus I got excited!! This book has every charm of The Beginners Bible with more stories about the life of Jesus. It's a great read for little ones, as well as one for parents to read with their children. ... GREAT children's Bible!!

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A Mile Wide

A Mile Wide

On 10/1 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book intrigued me because I’m a big fan of Brandon’s wife, Jen! I just finished reading her book For the Love, and LOVED it. So seeing her husband had written a book was pretty exciting to me! In A Mile Wide, Brandon takes what he knows about rehabbing houses, and shares how to rehab your ... Great book on how to revitalize your faith!

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Raising An Original

Raising An Original

On 10/1 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book is a must-read for parents! Every child is different, and we need to treat them as such. In Raising an Original, Julie Lyles Carr encourages parents to recognize the unique gifts, talents and personalities each one of our kids has, and help them grow in those areas. This book helps equip readers ... Great book on parenting!

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Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect

On 9/19 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I’ve always been a huge fan of Shauna Niequist, Savor, her daily devotional book is a favorite of mine, and Bread and Wine is on my nightstand to be read very, very soon! So when I heard she was writing a book about being present over perfect, I was super excited to read it! I’ve strived for ways ... Amazing book!!

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Play with Fire

Play with Fire

On 9/19 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Bianca Olthoff’s debut book is an interesting one. I have to admit it wasn’t my favorite book, but I didn’t hate it either. It has a different style, both storytelling and Biblical teaching. Bianca parallels the mythological creature of the Phoenix to her own journey of faith, sharing how the ... Great book that mixes storytelling with Biblical truth!

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3 Stars

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 9/7 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: You guys. This book. Holy moly. I was already a Lysa TerKeurst fan, but this book. Whew. This book kicked my butt, in the best way possible. I don’t know ANYone who hasn’t felt left out, lonely or less than at one point or another in their life. There are different seasons you walk through, and ... Amazing book!!

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Snuggle Time Psalms

Snuggle Time Psalms

On 8/4 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I was very excited when I saw this book, due to LOVING “Snuggle Time Prayers” by the same author. The illustrations are just as beautiful, and each “story” or Psalm, has a different adorable animal. The Psalm used is written at the top, and then turned into rhyming text to help children engage ... Children's Book Reviews

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For Better or for Kids

For Better or for Kids

On 8/2 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: On the day you say yes to “for better or for worse,” you don’t anticipate part of the worse could be the impact having kids has on your marriage. Kids are WONDERFUL, I love my son with every ounce of my being, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t add strain to my marriage. For Better or For Kids ... GREAT marriage help!

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Man, Myth, Messiah

Man, Myth, Messiah

On 7/11 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I loved the first movie, God’s Not Dead, so when I saw this book, I wanted to read it right away! I haven’t actually seen God’s Not Dead 2, but definitely plan to! This book was great…it’s a great help to anyone questioning the existence of Jesus. This book helps prove that Jesus did in fact ... Amazing book!!

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Subversive Jesus

Subversive Jesus

On 5/4 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Craig Greenfield lives life loving the people in the margins. Drug addicts, prostitutes, homeless. He loves them because Jesus loved and loves them. Subversive Jesus is about his journey to bring justice to the forgotten. He and his young family lived all over, following Jesus’ call to love the “least ... Great book on getting outside your comfort zone to follow Jesus!

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Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause

On 4/20 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: One thing it doesn’t take moms long to realize: time is scarce. And unfortunately, one of the first things to go is consistent time with the Lord. I used to love spending time digging into a chapter of scripture, doing some inductive Bible study, and spending lots of time learning as much as I could ... GREAT devotional for busy moms!

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My Little Prayers

My Little Prayers

On 4/20 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I've never read a "My Little" book before, but this one will definitely make me want to buy more for my son and future kids! It's set up into different topical prayers on: My Day My Mealtime My Bedtime My Family and Friends My Favorite Things My Feelings My Special Days My Time with God The prayers ... Great Children's book on prayer!

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Read With Me Bible For Little Ones

Read With Me Bible For Little Ones

On 4/13 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This is a GREAT board book Bible!!! With 8 different stories, some from the Old Testament, and some from Jesus’ life, it’s a great introduction to some of the best known Bible stories for little ones! The illustrations are vibrant and cartoon-esque that will definitely draw kids in. The stories ... Children's Book Reviews

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Night Night, Mommy

Night Night, Mommy

On 4/2 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I saw this book after reading “Night Night, Daddy” [by the same author] and of COURSE had to get it since it was about a Mommy! I loved the Daddy book so much, I knew the Mommy book would be a cute one too. I have to admit, I like the Daddy book better. Maybe it’s the foxes as opposed to otters, ... Children's Book Reviews

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Night Night, Daddy

Night Night, Daddy

On 3/22 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: My son’s library is growing rapidly, but this board book will definitely be a favorite! The pictures are big and colorful, the words are rhyming, and the storyline is adorable. The fox dad and son talk about their day as they get ready for bed, reminiscing about flying a kite, eating pancakes for ... ADORABLE board book for bedtime!!

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Forever My Little Boy

Forever My Little Boy

On 3/17 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I was immediately drawn to this book for a few reasons: I love Karen Kingsbury, and anything sweet and sentimental about having a little boy turns me into mush. And this book doesn’t disappoint. In the same way that Love You Forever by Robert Munsch will bring tears to the eyes of any mom of a little ... Children's Book Reviews

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Forever My Little Girl

Forever My Little Girl

On 3/17 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I love how this version talks about playing princesses, having tea parties, and a lot of the fun things I remember from my own childhood. I can’t wait to share this book with my potential daughter some day, and tell her about some of my very favorite memories of being a little girl myself. I really ... Children's Book Reviews

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Answering Jihad

Answering Jihad

On 3/11 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: In the wake of the attacks on San Bernardino and Paris and having lived through 9/11, this book definitely intrigued me. There is so much I don’t know about the jihad and Islam. This book helps to answer a lot of questions such as “what is jihad?” “How does jihad relate to any Muslim friends ... Great book on Islam and jihad!

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7 Days of Awesome

7 Days of Awesome

On 3/11 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: This book is SO.MUCH.FUN. It’s about the 7 days of creation, set to fun rhymes, colorful pictures and relatable characters. A teacher shows some children what God created on each day, while flying around in space ships, and swimming in submarines. Kids will love learning about how God created everything, ... Great kids book on Creation!

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God is Watching Over You

God is Watching Over You

On 3/5 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Another GREAT children’s board book about God!! This one is a follow up to Thank You Lord for Everything, by the same author and illustrator. It follows a little lamb throughout his day, playing with his friends and onto bedtime, showing how God watches over him all along the way. The book is big, ... Children's Book Reviews

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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 3/1 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Every since becoming a mom, I’ve realized I have a lot of fear over my family’s wellbeing. Fear that I’ve tried to pray about, but it’s proving to be difficult to get rid of. Fear is the opposite of trust, and God calls us to trust Him fully. In my journey of letting go of my fear and holding ... GREAT book on how to combat fear and anxiety!

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This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 2/27 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I first heard of Sammy Rhodes when he was a speaker at Influence Conference in 2014. So when I saw his book, I was immediately intrigued. And I wasn’t disappointed. I remember him being funny at Influence, but his book brings his comedic stylings to new heights. He is so frank and candid about himself, ... Great honest book about today's topics!

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Snuggle Time Prayers

Snuggle Time Prayers

On 2/23 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Ok, I know what you’re thinking…ANOTHER book review. And it’s ANOTHER children’s book. But let me just tell you, this book has quickly become one of my VERY favorites!! Snuggle Time Prayers is a rhyming book of prayers that you can read to and pray with your children. It even includes the verse ... Snuggle Time Prayers

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The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

The Secret of Hummingbird Cake

On 2/15 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I don't want to give away too much about this book because it's just such a tastefully fun read, but if you like books about the south that are both charming and witty, you'll LOVE this book! It's full of laughs, will put a smile on your face, maybe cause a tear to fall, but most of all, it'll make you ... What I've Been Reading Lately // Volume 5

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Breaking Busy

Breaking Busy

On 2/15 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Finding "balance" in life sometimes seems like a myth. There's always something that takes more time and energy than you plan on, leaving hardly anything left for the other things in life. In a funny and refreshing way, Alli helps women get unstuck, by letting go of things that drag them down, in order ... What I've Been Reading Lately // Volume 5

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Walk to Beautiful (Paperback)

Walk to Beautiful (Paperback)

On 1/29 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: One of my favorite parts of blogging is getting to read and review books. I absolutely love reading…sometimes I think if I could go back and do college all over again, I’d major in English, and become a book editor, or someone who could just read books all day and get paid for it. Ahh, those ... What I’ve Been Reading Lately // Volume 3

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I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

On 1/27 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: One of my favorite parts of blogging is getting to read and review books. I absolutely love reading…sometimes I think if I could go back and do college all over again, I’d major in English, and become a book editor, or someone who could just read books all day and get paid for it. Ahh, those ... What I’ve Been Reading Lately // Volume 3

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40 Days of Decrease

40 Days of Decrease

On 1/24 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: One of my favorite parts of blogging is getting to read and review books. I absolutely love reading…sometimes I think if I could go back and do college all over again, I’d major in English, and become a book editor, or someone who could just read books all day and get paid for it. Ahh, those ... What I’ve Been Reading Lately // Volume 3

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 1/10 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: 2016 is shaping up to be the year of BOOKS. And I have a lot of books on my “to read” list! I’m super excited about all of them, and my main problem [other than finding enough time to read while chasing after a certain 12 month old] will be not wanting to read them all at once!  Here ... What I’ve Been Reading Lately // Volume 2

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Parables

Parables

On 1/10 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: 2016 is shaping up to be the year of BOOKS. And I have a lot of books on my “to read” list! I’m super excited about all of them, and my main problem [other than finding enough time to read while chasing after a certain 12 month old] will be not wanting to read them all at once!  Here ... What I’ve Been Reading Lately // Volume 2

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Thank You, Lord, For Everything

Thank You, Lord, For Everything

On 11/18 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I’ve tried to be reading more than watching TV these days…and to be honest, some days it happens, and other days, I just need to turn my mind off and slip into a TV coma. I’ve been reading a variety of books lately, and really enjoying the quiet of picking up a good book and getting ... What I’ve Been Reading Lately.

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Hands Free Life

Hands Free Life

On 11/18 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I’ve tried to be reading more than watching TV these days…and to be honest, some days it happens, and other days, I just need to turn my mind off and slip into a TV coma. I’ve been reading a variety of books lately, and really enjoying the quiet of picking up a good book and getting ... What I’ve Been Reading Lately.

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NIV Bible for Women

NIV Bible for Women

On 10/1 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Fridays are for fun right? Well, what’s more fun than books and great products that will make our lives deeper, better and more enjoyable? Ok, books may not be your idea of fun, but they are most definitely mine. There’s a ton of books and really great products that I’ve recently began ... Book Review // NIV Bible for Women

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Be the Best Mom You Can Be

Be the Best Mom You Can Be

On 9/3 Jenn Grandlienard wrote:   From the back of the book:  “In an age when brokenness abounds and cultural voices only add to the confusion, many parents and children feel lost.  How can we avoid the pitfalls of a secular culture? How do we raise children who are healthy emotionally and spiritually? What if ... Be The Best Mom You Can Be // Book Review

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Women are Scary

Women are Scary

On 6/19 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I know I’ve said this before, but reading is my absolute favorite! And I love being able to share my love of books by writing reviews on what I’m reading lately! So here’s a list of some books, and my thoughts behind them! I absolutely LOVE this book. Reading to Knox has become one ... Some Good Mom Reads!

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The Beginner’s Bible Stories About Jesus

The Beginner’s Bible Stories About Jesus

On 6/19 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I know I’ve said this before, but reading is my absolute favorite! And I love being able to share my love of books by writing reviews on what I’m reading lately! So here’s a list of some books, and my thoughts behind them! I absolutely LOVE this book. Reading to Knox has become one ... Some Good Mom Reads!

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Savor

Savor

On 4/29 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Part devotional, part cookbook, all Shauna! Focusing on food, faith, and Shauna’s genuine, heartfelt voice, this devotional for women will be as comforting as a pan of homemade mac ‘n’ cheese on a cold winter’s night. Combining content from Bread and Wine, Cold Tangerines, ... Savor.

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Tiny Bear's Bible

Tiny Bear's Bible

On 3/10 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I have always LOVED to read. When I was younger I remember being so engrossed in one of the Harry Potter books, (at one of those really intense, “will Harry get killed this time??” moments,) that when my mom opened my bedroom door, I jumped off the bed and the book went flying from my hands. I ... A Bible You Can Cuddle.

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Make it Happen

Make it Happen

On 3/2 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: “You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them!” In the constant chase for perfection women find themselves worried, anxious, and completely overwhelmed. Working women want to take their careers to the next level, but are struggling to “do it all.” ... Make it Happen.

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Walls Fall Down

Walls Fall Down

On 12/9 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Have you ever had an up-against-the-wall moment in your life? Where you feel like you are facing a challenge too difficult to conquer? I have too. I recently read Walls Fall Down by Dudley Rutherford, and feel refreshed, renewed and newly motivated that I can face any obstacle with the help ... Walls Fall Down // A Book Review

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Plain Faith

Plain Faith

On 8/8 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: I grew up in Chester County, Pennsylvania, which is really close to Lancaster, a fairly large Amish community. In addition, for the past 6 months, I lived in Bluffton, Indiana, which is also really close to an amish community. So when I saw the preview for Plain Faith, I was immediately drawn in. ... Plain Faith…an Amish Book Review.

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal

On 5/14 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Jack Chisholm is “the people’s pastor,” who leads a huge megachurch with the famous slogan, “we have got to do better.” He knows how to preach about “doing,” but he knows nothing about grace. When all of the sudden he wakes up from a night of multiple mistakes ... The Prodigal: A Ragamuffin Story.

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 1/7 Jenn Grandlienard wrote: Maybe it’s because football was on ALLLLLLL day New Year’s Day, maybe it’s because this was a really good book, but I read this entire book in a day and a half. It was light, enjoyable, and happy, the perfect book to start off the New Year. I won’t give away too much, but one ... Dear Mr. Knightley.

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