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The Case for Hope

The Case for Hope

On 1/14 Crissyhope wrote: Another great read by the author of The Case for Christ and other investigative works. This small hardcover gift-style book is an easy to digest and encouraging addition to anyone’s library. The subtitle “looking ahead with confidence and courage” perfectly sums up the focus of the book. Finding ... if you are looking for hope

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4 Stars

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Parables

Parables

On 12/19 Crissyhope wrote: I highly recommend this book for anyone desiring a greater understanding of the stories Jesus told to illustrate his teaching. The introduction provides a detailed explanation on why Jesus chose to use this form of narrative and its relationship to history and doctrine, information that I had never actually ... Parables of Jesus

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4 Stars

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NIV Zondervan Study Bible

NIV Zondervan Study Bible

On 9/1 Crissyhope wrote: This latest New International Version release is nearly 3,000 pages and a hefty five pounds, making it unwieldy and impractical for me to use. The footnotes take up almost as much space as the text itself. Unfortunately, this Bible will either sit on my bookshelf and collect dust, or I will give it away ... just not for me

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3 Stars

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Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy

On 6/3 Crissyhope wrote: This is an incredible true story of “the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body” who communicates his journey in the transparent retelling of all that he endured and overcame. Although the cause of his illness was unknown, Martin began a physical and mental decline at ... tragic story, happy ending

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4 Stars

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Devotions from the Garden

Devotions from the Garden

On 5/4 Crissyhope wrote: This lovely hardcover 90 day devotional is one of my favorites. Each page draws parallels between the life of our souls and the life we find in a garden. A short reading and Bible verse is devoted to a single topic to dwell on for the day. The author insightfully applies every aspect of growth that God ... beautifully written and designed!! a gardener's delight!!

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5 Stars

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The Daniel Cure

The Daniel Cure

On 3/30 Crissyhope wrote: I had heard about the Daniel Fast based on the Old Testament book of Daniel chapters 1 and 10. Daniel and his friends ate only vegetables and water so as not to defile themselves with the food and wine of King Nebuchadnezzar after Babylon besieged the city of Jerusalem (you can read the whole story here). ... Comprehensive Guide to the Daniel Fast

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3 Stars

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Believe, NIV

Believe, NIV

On 1/24 Crissyhope wrote: I was not sure what to expect when I ordered this book described as “selections from the New International Version” and it took me several chapters to understand its purpose. Three big questions are addressed: What do I believe? What should I do? Who am I becoming? Each of those three sections contain ... Difficult to explain what this book is!

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2 Stars

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Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged

On 12/27 Crissyhope wrote: This was my first real exposure to the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who courageously defied the Nazi agenda and joined a conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler. The book is a shortened version of the longer biographical work by the same author, and I found it difficult to put down once I began reading. ... non-intimidating, fast-paced Bonhoeffer biography

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5 Stars

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Vanishing Grace

Vanishing Grace

On 12/1 Crissyhope wrote: As a sequel to his 1997 bestselling book, What’s so Amazing about Grace? Yancey’s newest release is subtitled what ever happened to the good news? He explores the questions “what’s so good about the Good News?” and “how can Christians make a positive, grace-filled difference in a world of ... Yancey is always worth the read!

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4 Stars

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The Spirit-Filled Life

The Spirit-Filled Life

On 9/12 Crissyhope wrote: I highly recommend this intriguing and well-written book on getting better acquainted with the Holy Spirit. I’ve always enjoyed listening to Dr. Stanley on the radio, and his pleasant voice silently narrated my reading of this book. The subtitle “discover the joy of surrendering to the Holy Spirit” ... Another fantastic book by a favorite author and teacher!

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5 Stars

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NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

On 8/6 Crissyhope wrote: This is an absolutely beautiful hardcover New International Version of the Bible focusing on the abundant analogies to all aspects of gardening. God, who created everything that grows and established the amazing variety and continuous cycle of planting and harvesting, infused these illustrations throughout ... God's Word for Gardeners Bible (NIV)

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5 Stars

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NIV ReadEasy Bible

NIV ReadEasy Bible

On 6/27 Crissyhope wrote: I’ve been using the same Bible since 1999 partly because I haven’t been able to find a new one whose design works as well for me. However, I have highlighted so many verses that my eyes are naturally drawn to the same sections over and over. I wanted a fresh Bible without highlights to encourage ... Love this NIV easy-to-read Bible

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5 Stars

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Arms Open Wide

Arms Open Wide

On 6/8 Crissyhope wrote: The subtitle of this book, a call to linger in the Savior’s presence, was what initially caught my attention and then captivated my heart as I began to read through this unique devotional. The book itself was beautifully designed from its hardcover and sturdy pages to the pleasing page layout. Each ... beautifully designed and well written Biblical narrative devotional

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5 Stars

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Living Life Undaunted

Living Life Undaunted

On 5/13 Crissyhope wrote: The pages that I’ve read so far reflect the reality that following Jesus will involve obstacles and challenges, but He always gives greater grace and strength. The author divided the devotional book into four sections entitled Broken, Loved, Empowered, and Commissioned. The readings progress from recognizing ... Living Life Undaunted by Christine Caine

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4 Stars

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Passion

Passion

On 4/22 Crissyhope wrote: This book is a compilation of talks given at Passion Conferences, gatherings of college-aged young people around the world based on Isaiah 26:8: “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your truth we eagerly wait for you, for Your name and renown are the desire of our souls.” Louie Giglio, Francis Chan, ... recommended for Passion Conference young adult demographic

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3 Stars

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The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest

On 3/6 Crissyhope wrote: This book chronicles “eleven scientists who held on to a strong faith while wrestling with the mystery of human origins” and arriving at three distinct schools of thought. Young earth creationists believe in a literal six days of creation of all distinct kinds as recorded in the first two chapters ... The Adam Quest by Tim Stafford

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2 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 2/14 Crissyhope wrote: I invited my 10-year-old nephew Matthew to give me his thoughts on a new publication of the Bible (NIV) designed for kids ages 9 to 12. He reviewed an online portion of the book of Matthew @ The Jesus Bible and offered the following insightful comments: “I really like how the book begins with different ... The Jesus Bible: Discover Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

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5 Stars

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The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away

On 1/24 Crissyhope wrote: The Question That Never Goes Away is the recently published sequel to Philip Yancey’s popular best seller, Where Is God When It Hurts? (1977). Half the size of the original, it explores the questions often asked when people experience intense suffering: “Where is God and why did this happen?” Yancey ... The Question That Never Goes Away by Philip Yancey

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5 Stars

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