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For the Love

For the Love

On 8/21 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: I love to laugh. I’m pretty sure that laughter is part of my DNA, and I think that is why I enjoy comedy so much. Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon, and Jim Gaffigan have the keys to my heart. But I’m also a deeply melancholy introvert. And from the moment I started Jen Hatmaker’s For The Love, I knew ... Live with Grace: A Review of "For the Love"

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4 Stars

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Mama Maggie

Mama Maggie

On 8/3 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: Living in United States, it is easy to take our lifestyle and religious freedom for granted. But when you read a book like Mama Maggie, it gives you a heightened awareness of the comfortableness of our lives, and a reminder of how so many of our fellow Christians live in poverty, and how they endure ... The Least of These: Review of Mama Maggie

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5 Stars

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Only God Can Make a Kitten

Only God Can Make a Kitten

On 3/11 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: By now, most of you have probably figured out that I love cats. I also have a weakness for children’s books with beautiful illustrations. So when I had the opportunity to review Only God Can Make a Kitten, I was excited! Written in a lyrical, rhyming format, Only God Can Make a Kitten is a sweet story ... Review of "Only God Can Make a Kitten"

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4 Stars

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Bella's Gift

Bella's Gift

On 2/27 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: I can’t tell you when I first became aware of the Santorum family. But I have kept up with political goings-on enough to become familiar with the family and their political stance, so when I had the opportunity to read Bella’s Gift, a new book by Rick and Karen Santorum, along with their eldest daughter, ... Review of "Bella's Gift"

The Nerdy Bookworm's Rating:

5 Stars

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Walk to Beautiful

Walk to Beautiful

On 1/28 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: Truthfully, when I had the opportunity to read Jimmy Wayne’s Walk to Beautiful, I had no idea who Jimmy Wayne was. It wasn’t until I read the praise printed in the front of the book that I realized Jimmy Wayne was a country music singer-songwriter, and the co-writer and singer of one of my favorite ... Review of "Walk to Beautiful"

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5 Stars

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Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

On 11/26 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: I am so thankful to have the incredible opportunity to review numerous books each month on a variety of subjects, and share those reviews with you. But every so often, there is a book that sticks with you. A book that touches your soul, deeply. Every Bitter Thing is Sweet is one of those books. In ... Review of "Every Bitter Thing is Sweet"

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Year

The Sacred Year

On 10/13 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: In a typical week, I often read a couple of books, and since I have begun reviewing books for publishers, I have a steady stream of books that flow onto my desk, into my reading stack, and through my brain. A good portion of the books that I read, I will never read again, some I will not even keep. But ... Review of "The Sacred Year"

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5 Stars

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The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

On 9/15 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: Born and raised in the South, I have a great fondness for Southern food, and the pig is a cornerstone in Southern cooking. From bacon and sausage to ribs and ham, most of us in the South enjoy pork. The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig offers a unique, and mouth-watering, view of the pig and its ... "The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig"

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5 Stars

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 8/25 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: In Let’s All be Brave, Annie shares deeply personal stories of how her life has been riddled with doubt and fear, lacking bravery. But Annie does more than just tell us to be brave. In her outrageously humorous way, she makes us feel as though we are drinking lattes together in a downtown coffee shop, ... Review of "Let's All Be Brave"

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5 Stars

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Hope Rising

Hope Rising

On 8/7 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: If you have visited The Nerdy Bookworm before, you have probably noticed the links along the sidebar to various charities, such as a Show Hope and Compassion. If you know me personally, you know that I believe we can do incredible things in our world, by the Grace of God, for the Glory of God. That ... Review of "Hope Rising"

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3 Stars

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Love, Skip, Jump

Love, Skip, Jump

On 6/6 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: I first heard of skip1 back in 2011, when Candace Cameron Bure mentioned it as one of her favorite charities in her book, Reshaping It All. So when I had the opportunity to read and review Love, Skip, Jump, written by the skip1 founder, Shelene Bryan, I was slightly familiar with her story and organization. ... Review of "Love, Skip, Jump"

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5 Stars

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Body and Soul

Body and Soul

On 5/17 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: Oversized, colorful, and discussing the intersection of faith and fitness, Body and Soul is sure to resonate with Christian teen girls.Employing a delightful mixture of Scripture and common sense, Bethany encourages girls to exercise, eat right, and embrace everyday joy. Complete with recipes, exercise ... Review of "Body and Soul"

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5 Stars

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The Storm Inside

The Storm Inside

On 4/22 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: I had never heard of Sheila Walsh until my Mamma started talking about a book she wanted to read called The Storm Inside. About the same time, I was given the opportunity to read and review The Storm Inside. From the very first chapter I knew that God had brought this book into my life, just when ... Review of "The Storm Inside"

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5 Stars

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Twirl

Twirl

On 3/13 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: To be honest, I had never heard of Patsy Clairmont prior to having the opportunity to read and review her book, twirl: A Fresh Spin At Life. In an unusual, yet refreshing way, Clairmont shares personal stories that encourage us to slow down, laugh, and approach life with a fresh perspective. Discussing ... Review of "Twirl"

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5 Stars

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Restless

Restless

On 2/17 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: The very same day that I picked up a copy of Jennie Allen’s Anything on the bargain rack at my local Christian bookstore, I had the opportunity to review her new book Restless. And while I have not yet read Anything, I found myself unable to put down Restless. A book about dreams, calling, purpose, ... Review of "Restless"

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5 Stars

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Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

On 1/25 The Nerdy Bookworm wrote: Stephen Mansfield has a wonderful way with words. Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men is the third of his books that I have read, and all three have been absorbing reads! While early on, Mansfield states that this “Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self” is not for girls, I found ... Review of "Mansfield's Book of Manly Men"

The Nerdy Bookworm's Rating:

4 Stars

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