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Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible

Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible

On 3/15 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: What a great story book for children! With a variety of Old Testament and New Testament, this is great for story time with any child. I appreciated that it covered a variety of stories, but with age appropriate details. Accurate to the stories and the people of Bible times, I am so glad more and more ... The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible by Joanna Rivard & Tim Penner | Review

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4 Stars

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Dangerous Prayers

Dangerous Prayers

On 2/18 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I love history and I love reading about those who came before us in the faith. Reading bits and pieces about these people is always encouraging because you see so clearly how God works. I love the idea behind this book. Sharing the dangerous prayers of those who have changed the world is inspiring in ... Dangerous Prayers by Thomas Nelson Gift

Jamie's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Infographic Bible

The Infographic Bible

On 11/23 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I really liked the idea behind this Bible resource. There are infographics on a variety of topics and a mix of art work, charts, etc. It’s not a book you can go through in one setting, since there’s such an abundance of information. If you tried to in one setting, you’d get overwhelmed rather quickly, ... The Infographic Bible | Review

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3 Stars

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NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print

NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print

On 10/24 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I love the goal behind this Bible. By providing commentary from an array of voices throughout history, it shows the value of various thoughts and theologies and reminding Bible readers about our ultimate goal. The commentary on one page ranged from: Bonhoeffer, John Calvin, Jack Hayford and Jerome. Another ... Ancient-Modern Bible | Review

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3 Stars

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What Blooms from Dust

What Blooms from Dust

On 9/20 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: With a hints of magical mysteries, James Markert’s What Blooms From Dust brings the Dust Bowl alive in a unique and intriguing way. The characters, the small town of Nowhere, the mysterious happenings, and the redemption of a city all make for a story that kept me hook and connected to each of the ... What Blooms From Dust by James Markert | Book Review

Jamie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Formula of Deception

Formula of Deception

On 8/15 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: 2.5 Oh book reviews – sometimes you’re hard to write! This one wasn’t a hit for me. After thinking on this for a while, I figured out what missed the mark: The book had too many lines cast out. There was the personal drama Murphy was going through, the mysterious prologue, the current crimes she ... Formula of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks | Book Review

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3 Stars

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10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms

10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms

On 7/27 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: 3.5 I’m always curious about devotionals with time promises. I remember when I first became a Christian almost 20 years ago, my first devotional was called 15 MInutes With God and greatly impacted my faith and developing a devotional time. (Sidenote: I wonder what my thoughts would be on that devotional ... 10 Minutes in the Word: Psalms | Book Review

Jamie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Everyday Holy

Everyday Holy

On 5/31 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: If y’all have been around the blog for a while, then you know I’m a Melanie Shankle fan. Her humor and writing always have me laughing and leaving encouraged. Her latest devotional is no different. Sharing every day stories from her life, Shankle’s daily devotions encourage, remind and teach about ... Everyday Holy by Melanie Shankle | Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Weaver's Daughter

The Weaver's Daughter

On 4/19 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I remember when Sarah E. Ladd released her debut novel and I’ve been a fan ever since then. Her latest release takes you again back to England, with a story of family, changing times and of course, love. I really appreciated the tension of change and community Ladd looked at. Was there one right answer? ... The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd | Book Review

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3 Stars

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ICB Prayer Bible for Children

ICB Prayer Bible for Children

On 2/28 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I love coming across books that are meant for children, but after looking through, know the adults reading with the child will be just as encouraged and engaged. This Prayer Bible for Children by Thomas Nelson is one of those! I really loved the prayers throughout this Bible. While they are for children, ... ICB Prayer Bible for Children by Thomas Nelson | Book Review

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4 Stars

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Perennials

Perennials

On 1/5 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I always appreciate a novel that deals with difficult and hard topics. One such topic that often fits both of those descriptions? Family. And that’s exactly what Cantrell tackled with her latest release. While there were many pieces of this novel I enjoyed (her writing, her story building, her ode ... Perennials by Julie Cantrell | Book Review

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3 Stars

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The Austen Escape

The Austen Escape

On 11/21 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I’ve been a fan of Reay’s novels since her debut! I always look forward to what’s coming next and this did not disappoint. Like Austen’s heroines, Reay takes Mary and Isabel on their own journeys of self discovery. Full of mistakes, misunderstandings, romance and touching moments that remind ... The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay | Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Space Between Words

The Space Between Words

On 9/27 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: “Enduring with courage, resisting with wisdom, and pressing on in faith.” Books dealing with recent horrific and tragic events will never be an easy read. It’s a painful revisit and a reminder of the broken world we live in. Phoenix’s story of loss, pain and the path to healing though, not only ... The Space Between the Words by Michèle Phoenix | Book Review

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4 Stars

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Ascension of Larks

Ascension of Larks

On 8/23 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: What to say about this book? All in all it wasn’t a bad read, but I didn’t connect with it. I would put it down, come back to it, then put it down again. I know part of the reason is I’m not a fan of best friends being in love with their best friend’s husbands and normally I wouldn’t pick it ... Ascension Of Larks by Rachel Linden | Book Review

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3 Stars

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A Stranger at Fellsworth

A Stranger at Fellsworth

On 5/22 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: 3.5 It’s always a pleasure to experience historical England and Sarah E. Ladd continues to claim a spot as one of the top inspirational authors with each new book. Her latest has plenty of mystery, second chances and making courageous decisions. It’s no surprise I’m a fan of strong female leads. ... A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd | Book Review

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3 Stars

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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

On 4/11 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I really, really, really wanted to love this book. One of the things I love about fiction, is it’s ability to bring into our paths stories of injustice that we need to know and be aware of. They aren’t always easy, but story has the power to do that and A Harvest of Thorns dealt with one such important issue.... A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison | Book Review

Jamie's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Witnesses

The Witnesses

On 9/15 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: One of my all time favorite movies is The Client. I also love so many other books and movies from John Grisham – he knows how to make a lawyer story captivate. So when this author was mentioned with Grisham’s name, I couldn’t resist.... The Witnesses by Robert Whitlow | Book Review

Jamie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Remnants: Season of Glory

Remnants: Season of Glory

On 5/23 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: “Because our Maker hasn't called us to live a safe life. He's called us to live a life of trust.” I’ve been eagerly awaiting the conclusion to this dystopian series and I have to say, I thought it ended fabulous! Lisa T. Bergren knows how to get you involved in a story! In this final book, there ... Season of Glory by Lisa Tawn Bergren | Book Review

Jamie's Rating:

4 Stars

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This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 4/7 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: 3.5 "The more you get to know God, the more you get to know yourself in all your awkwardness; and the more you get to know yourself, the more you get to know God in all His grace and mercy." This week seems to be the memoir week of reviews, but the good news is they have been fabulous and This is Awkward ... This Is Awkward by Sammy Rhodes | Book Review

Jamie's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Confessions of X

The Confessions of X

On 3/15 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: 4.5 “Sometimes the living die and sometimes the dead live on and it is difficult to tell the difference.” I love books that immerse you in a time period and era so deeply, you can almost forget you’re reading a book on a couch centuries later. But that’s exactly what this book did; from the ... The Confessions of X by Suzanne M. Wolfe | Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone

On 2/8 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: “That’s what we have to remember. Light defeats darkness. Never the other way around.” Where do I even start? This is one of those evocative, straight to the heart kind of stories where once you turn the final page, you have to take a few moments to gather yourself and let all that just happened ... The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell | Book Review

Jamie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Waiting Here for You

Waiting Here for You

On 12/10 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: “Christmas is about waiting and hoping in God. If we are willing to ask Him, God will give us the grace to slow the pace. And He will help us remember how loved we are and how faithful He is. If we wait expectantly for Him, God will lift our eyes and draw near to us. He will remind us that waiting ... Waiting Here For You by Louie Giglio | Book Review

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5 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/17 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: (3.5) I have really enjoyed this series by Shelley Gray. The setting in and around the Chicago World’s Fair is always so interesting, there’s always mystery and suspense and of course Gray’s ability to keep you intrigued. Overall I enjoyed this story. Unlike her last two there was a different ... Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray | Book Review

Jamie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Seven Women

Seven Women

On 11/12 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: “When I consider the seven women I chose, I see that most of them were great for reasons that derive precisely from their being women, not in spite of it; and what made them great has nothing to do their being measured against or competing with men. In other words, their accomplishments are not gender-neutral ... Seven Women by Eric Metaxas | Book Review

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5 Stars

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Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

On 9/30 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: (3.5) While reading series is sometimes hard because you have to wait FOREVER for the next releases, the good ones always make it worth the wait! I was super excited to dive in the the third book of The Doon Series and of course now I can’t wait until next year to finish it off. Much like the other ... Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon | Book Review

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3 Stars

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For the Love

For the Love

On 8/16 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: Here’s what the internet needs to know. Jen Hatmaker is hilarious. And honest. And real. I had the chance to hear her speak at the IF:Gathering and was so encouraged and blessed. It’s no surprise then, that the same happened with her newest book, For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards... For the Love by Jen Hatmaker | Book Review

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4 Stars

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Among the Fair Magnolias

Among the Fair Magnolias

On 7/28 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: (Overall rating 3.75) True confessions time. I originally gave this collection the side eye. If you aren’t one prone to “side-eye” antics, one way it can be used is being rather cautious towards one person or object. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s very rare I’ll enjoy a novella and my schedule ... Among the Fair Magnolias | Four Southern Stories Book Review

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3 Stars

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The Printer and the Preacher

The Printer and the Preacher

On 6/29 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: “Whitefield and Franklin were not just the two most famous people in America in their time – they were also the most significant. The effects of their lives and their work are still being felt today.” There was plenty for me to learn with this book, including several fun facts about both Benjamin ... The Printer and the Preacher by Randy Peterson | Book Review

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3 Stars

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Siren's Fury

Siren's Fury

On 6/8 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: (A solid 3.5) One of the many woes of a reader is waiting for book releases, especially when it’s a series and the first one left off with a cliffhanger. Talk about long months! But we’re finally here and with Siren’s Fury, the second in the Storm Siren Trilogy, the thrilling adventures of Nym ... Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber | Book Review

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3 Stars

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Seven Men - Paperback

Seven Men - Paperback

On 5/14 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: Recently at work a few of us were chatting about our favorite superheroes. We keep things 100% serious all the time. Anyway, that led to discussions about current events and how we could use superheroes today. Watching the news does that no? Anyway, I had just started this book and immediately suggested ... Seven Men by Eric Metaxas | Book Review

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4 Stars

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Remnants: Season of Fire

Remnants: Season of Fire

On 3/25 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: Once again I’m drawn back to the YA genre with the second in Lisa T. Bergren’s Remnants series and once again I’m reminded how the only YA I ever seem to embrace are when it’s dystopian or fantasy (or if it’s written by Jody Hedlund ; ). But that’s okay, because when I do, I tend to love ... Remnants: Season of Fire by Lisa T. Bergren | Book Review

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4 Stars

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Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

On 11/20 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: When I first went to review this gem of knowledge I was 180% overwhelmed. It’s massive internet. I mean, where’s a girl even to start right? I also had flashbacks to my theology classes in college and remembered I survived those (I promise I did love them, they just hurt my brain ;), so I could handle ... Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary | Book Review

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5 Stars

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 11/5 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: (This is really a 3.5) Let’s start off with a random fun fact. I like jumping out of a planes (I highly recommend it as a way to celebrate any year of birth), am always up for an adventure and even move states away, but I don’t feel so brave in other parts of life. Sometimes it’s the little things ... Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs | Book Review

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3 Stars

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Palace of Darkness

Palace of Darkness

On 10/10 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: Here’s a fun fact about book nerds: One of the great joys of reading is opening a new release from one of your favorite authors. Not only that, but also when, within in the first few pages, you become instantly hooked. This is exactly what happened with Tracy L. Higley’s latest, Palace of Darkness. ... The Palace of Darkness by Tracy L. Higley | Book Review

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4 Stars

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King Rules

King Rules

On 8/17 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: ...When it comes to great men and women of history, it's sometimes hard to imagine them as "normal" people. Like they must have been born speaking and changing the world right? Example A? Martin Luther King Jr. He helped change the course of a nation, but he was first a son, a Dad, an Uncle, a brother, ... King Rules by Alveda King | Book Review

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3 Stars

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Framing Faith

Framing Faith

On 8/5 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I really enjoyed how he discussed key components of photography and related them to our role and purpose in God’s story. But this book isn’t only for fellow photographers. It’s for those looking to make their story matter and inspire. Because that’s the kind of story God wants us each to live... http://booksandbeverages.org/2014/08/05/framing-faith-matthew-knisely-book-review/

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4 Stars

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NIV Fast Facts Bible

NIV Fast Facts Bible

On 6/27 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: I’m a fan of fun facts. What’s life without copious amounts of random trivia on random topics? I like to keep my brain working, so keep the facts coming right? Thus, when I came across the latest NIV Bible from Zondervan, Fast Facts, I was intrigued. The good news is it’s a fabulous study guide ... NIV Fast Facts Bible: Fascinating Trivia from the Most Read Book in History | Book Review

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4 Stars

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Passion

Passion

On 6/6 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: ...Everything Passion has done, whether a conference, worship album or book release, I can say without a doubt the purpose behind each one is to draw a generation of college age students into a deep and real relationship with Christ. I’ve been blown away by the stories of lives changed, serving the ... Passion: The Bright Light of Glory | Louie Giglio

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5 Stars

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Dancing with Fireflies

Dancing with Fireflies

On 3/30 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: ...One aspect I’ve appreciated about Denise Hunter’s Chapel Springs Romance Series and the McKinley clan is the willingness to deal with difficult circumstances and how people’s lives change and how they are impacted. The first in the series was a tragic death and the second in the series, Dancing ... Dancing with Fireflies | Denise Hunter

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3 Stars

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The Sinners' Garden

The Sinners' Garden

On 2/19 Jamie Lapeyrolerie wrote: As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t read a lot of contemporary fiction (really only recently have I picked up more with the various book blogging programs). It’s not my favorite genre and so it takes a WOW type contemporary novel to get an internet high five from me. I liked the idea behind William ... The Sinner's Garden | William Sirls

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3 Stars

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