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Fight

Fight

On 9/16 Christabone1 wrote: “God created men to have the heart of a warrior, placing a desire within us to stand up and fight for what’s pure, for what’s true. A man has a warrior’s heart (13).” In his book Fight, Craig Groeschel challenges men to be a warrior for God by “knowing your weaknesses and turning to God to ... It's time that men be men

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5 Stars

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NIV Leadership Bible

NIV Leadership Bible

On 7/9 Christabone1 wrote: As you open the NIV Leadership Bible up to the first page, you find these words, “Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” Psalm 119:105. In this particular Bible there are many helpful insights into what it means to be a leader, and how you can take these insights and translate them ... THE NIV LEADERSHIP BIBLE

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4 Stars

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Altar Ego

Altar Ego

On 6/13 Christabone1 wrote: Altar Ego by Craig Groeschel is a book about how we are not truly living out who we are called, by Jesus Christ, to be. The biggest issue that is dealt with within this book is the issue of identity. According to Craig we need to lay aside our idea of our identity and place it upon the altar to God and ... Altar Ego Review

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gods at war

gods at war

On 5/8 Christabone1 wrote: Kyle Idleman’s book, “gods at war” is a great look at the many different things that can occupy the place of prominence within our heart and become idols. I believe it was theologian John Calvin who equated the heart to an idol making factory, and Kyle continues to show just how true this is by ... Wednesday Word

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 3/4 Christabone1 wrote: “Who Do You Think You Are” by Mark Driscoll, is a book all about identity. Specifically, the book is all about finding our personal identity in Jesus Christ. Pastor Mark addresses this question of, “Who am I?” by assuring the reader that they are truly what God’s Word claims them to be. He ... Book Review: "Who Do You Think You Are?" By Mark Driscoll

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5 Stars

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 1/4 Christabone1 wrote: “Red Letter Revolution” written by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo is less a book and more a dialogue between two friends. The two authors, Tony and Shane, are sharing in their own personal experiences as a disciple of Jesus Christ and their understanding that the church is in need of, what I would ... Review: Red Letter Revolution

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2 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 9/24 Christabone1 wrote: "Simply put, we are a people wired to worship. The question isn't, "Do we worship?" The question is, "Who (or what) do we worship?" Empty Promises is a book about finding the fullness of life in nothing other than the One True God Jesus Christ. When we chase after the things of this world that are lesser ... No More Empty Promises

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4 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 4/23 Christabone1 wrote: I Am Second by Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett I am second is a book about how some figures in the public eye have been working to put themselves second and Christ first. The book dives into the lives of nearly twenty plus individuals from all walks of life as they share what Christ is doing in and through ... I Am Second to Christ Alone

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4 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 12/12 Christabone1 wrote: “Rumors of God” by Darren and Jon works through answering the question, “Why does it (the Christian Life) matter?” They assert that many Christians are asking the questions of, “What are we doing (As Christians)?” and “How are we doing (The Church life)?” but the average Christian is ... A truly good read...

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4 Stars

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Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

On 4/26 Christabone1 wrote: On occasions I post book reviews. This one is a good one for anyone who is interested in learning more about spiritual discipline. Hope this little review helps.In the book, Finding Our Way Again, Brian McLaren points out seven ancient practices of spiritual formation that have been shaping the community ... Book Review: Finding Our Way Again - The Return of the Ancient Practices

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3 Stars

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You Were Made to Make a Difference

You Were Made to Make a Difference

On 1/11 Christabone1 wrote: In their book, You Were Made to Make a Difference, Max and Jenna Lucado make great strides at teaching the youth of the world that it doesn’t matter how young you are, you can make a difference. It doesn’t come right out and say it, but their idea behind this book seems to be built upon the biblical ... You Can make a difference

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3 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 6/2 Christabone1 wrote: Plan B – Written By Pete Wilson Plan B by Pete Wilson is a thought provoking, emotional rollercoaster. This book brings you from the lows that come with everyday Christian living, to the highs of knowing that God can overcome all. Along the ride Pete tells amazing stories of hurt, hope, and healing ... Plan B - By Pete Wilson

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5 Stars

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The Vertical Self

The Vertical Self

On 3/23 Christabone1 wrote: The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers is a very good read. Mark deals with how do we today, identify ourselves. Mark argues that in the past the way that people found identify was by a process known as The Vertical Self. People would look upward to heaven and allow their identify to be found in God. But the ... The Vertical Self

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4 Stars

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 1/27 Christabone1 wrote: The Liturgical Year, is a delightful book that talks to those who are yearning for a sense of orthodox Christianity, by looking back to the way things had been done in the past. This book is written, quite well, from Roman Catholic liturgy, and speaks well to people of any denomination. I found it to ... The Liturgical Year

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4 Stars

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The Well-Behaved Child

The Well-Behaved Child

On 11/11 Christabone1 wrote: The Well-Behaved Child, written by John Rosemond deals with how to discipline our children in a way that actually works. This book is an encouragement to parents and a tool for those on the brink of starting a family. The message that the author gives is one of love, mercy, and consistency. We need to ... The Well-Behaved Child

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4 Stars

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 9/2 Christabone1 wrote: Review of The [Expanded] Bible The [Expanded] Bible, is a new and inviting way to study God’s word. It contains expository notes side-by-side with this new version of the Scriptures. This helps cut down on flipping around looking for the material. The study material, i.e. commentary on scripture, ... Not Only a New Version, But a New Way to Study The Bible

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4 Stars

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The X and Y of Buy

The X and Y of Buy

On 8/12 Christabone1 wrote: This book, written by Elizabeth Pace, entitled The X and Y of Buy, is a provocative look at the psychology and chemistry that goes into the decision making process of both men and women when they are intent upon buying something. The author speculates that if a "seller" can understand that is going through ... Not For Me...

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1 Stars

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