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Abolishing Abortion

Abolishing Abortion

On 1/31 Gingi Freeman wrote: While much of this book contains the usual arguments against the act of violently stopping a beating heart in the womb, there was a lot of useful information that I have yet to see in pro-life literature (and I have read quite a bit!) Chapters five through eight alone make this entire book a stand-alone ... BUY A COPY FOR YOUR CHURCH!

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5 Stars

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Be the Best Mom You Can Be

Be the Best Mom You Can Be

On 1/3 Gingi Freeman wrote: I didn’t hate the book, but I don’t think I will file it away for future reference and re-reading. Overall, this book was quite simplistic and a little repetitive. The book has its highlights and great moments, but it gets off to a slow start, with Chapter One focusing on loving our children. A ... Good book, but no one to re-read

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4 Stars

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NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

On 10/14 Gingi Freeman wrote: Okay, so I read every single days commentary, PLUS the commentary afterward. No joke. I am just OCD like that. What, don’t look at me like that. I’m THOROUGH darnit! (I did get some weird looks reading this cover to cover in the sauna at the gym.) Anyway, the daily devotions are short, sweet, and ... Seems like a good read!

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4 Stars

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Only God Can Make a Kitten

Only God Can Make a Kitten

On 6/16 Gingi Freeman wrote: Written in a lyrical, rhyming format, the book is NOT actually all about kittens (the crazy cat lady in me was disappointed), but is a sweet story of a child discovering the incredible world that God has made as his mother explains “Only God can make a (fill in the blank)”. The “only God can make ... cute book!

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4 Stars

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All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

On 6/11 Gingi Freeman wrote: Let’s just get this part out of the way – I didn’t like this book. First off, this book is far shorter than it appears to be. About a quarter of the book is mazes, word games and crossword puzzles. What these have to do with the main topic, I really have no idea. Since it occupies a large portion ... Waaaay too much of a stretch

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2 Stars

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Bunny's First Spring

Bunny's First Spring

On 4/1 Gingi Freeman wrote: When given a choice of books to review through Zondervan Publishing / Zonderkidz, I chose to review Bunny’s First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by David McPhail, because HEY! Springtime and Easter are just around the corner, and this seemed like a great book to read to my toddler Tessa! While ... Good Easter gift book!

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4 Stars

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10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

On 3/8 Gingi Freeman wrote: I made the mistake of assuming this book was for MOMS to read and utilize the information and impart the wisdom to the upbringing of their daughters. But the book is actually written TO young women directly. It’s basically an open letter from Kari to your kids. Which is all nice and dandy, don’t ... Great for teens!

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5 Stars

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Little Bunny's Bible

Little Bunny's Bible

On 1/27 Gingi Freeman wrote: We have quite a few baby Bibles because, as you can imagine, board books don’t really allow for much variety of text after a while. After reading the same simple text over and over and over again, I’m pretty much ready for a little change! Also, since I want to raise my children to be familiar with ... Best Baby Bible By Far!

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5 Stars

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 1/6 Gingi Freeman wrote: So when I saw “board book” I just assumed it would be age appropriate for my little 15 month old. I mean, board books are published in the board format because they are suitable to be dropped, tugged, pulled, drooled and gnawed on, right?? So I was a little confused as to the obscure illustrations ... Not really for toddlers..

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3 Stars

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The Daring Heart of David Livingstone

The Daring Heart of David Livingstone

On 12/28 Gingi Freeman wrote: So I’m not sure what I expected, but this book left me feeling a little confused. Don’t get me wrong, I learned a lot more about David Livingstone than I knew before (which was not much beyond, “famous African explorer”). But his “publicity stunt” that saved millions was nothing that he personally ... A little disappointing...

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3 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 11/23 Gingi Freeman wrote: First off, I have been a fan of Les Miserables – the book and the musical – since I was a preteen. Second, I am a sucker for light, bite sized pieces of feel good reflections on topics that interest me. (This is becoming increasingly more so as I find myself becoming the mother of a very hyperactive ... A fun little read

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4 Stars

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The Mess Detectives and The Case of the Lost Temper

The Mess Detectives and The Case of the Lost Temper

On 9/24 Gingi Freeman wrote: So first off, my one year old’s impression of the book. She got excited over the pictures, no doubt recognizing her favorite characters, and kept pointing at Bob going, “Da!” Whatever that means in baby speak. She was so entranced by the pictures that she actually sat through my reading the entire ... Not really impressed...

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3 Stars

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A Beautiful Defeat

A Beautiful Defeat

On 9/24 Gingi Freeman wrote: This book is primarily aimed at those who are feeling stagnant in their Christian walk, or confused as to why they still struggle with sin and worldly ills while being “born again”. I’d pin it as most helpful to new believers or backslidden Christians, but I found it thoroughly enjoyable and a ... A Good Departure from Lukewarm Reads

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5 Stars

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King Rules

King Rules

On 8/29 Gingi Freeman wrote: This book appealed to me because: 1) It offers a unique and exciting view into the family of one of our nation’s heroes. 2) It contains Biblically sound words of wisdom. 3) There is much to learn from this modern-day world changer with an amazing testimony. This book is short, sweet and utterly ... Great Read!

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5 Stars

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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

On 7/10 Gingi Freeman wrote: Having one of the best dads on the planet myself, and growing up with the textbook model of a good father, learning about the indelible imprint a daddy leaves was not new news to me. I’m very aware of the impact my dad had on my life, and the negative, overwhelming void I would have in my life had ... Great Book

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4 Stars

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Hope Rising

Hope Rising

On 6/30 Gingi Freeman wrote: I have to admit, when I first read the introduction to this book, where Todd gently and lovingly rebukes the spirit of skepticism and apathy that many Christians (myself included) suffer from in regards to realistically ending world poverty, I found myself smirking condescendingly at this perceived naïve ... Really Opens Your Eyes!

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5 Stars

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Parenting the Wholehearted Child

Parenting the Wholehearted Child

On 5/27 Gingi Freeman wrote: The only things I don’t agree with Cunnion on, are her views on modeling generosity to our children through giving to panhandlers on the side of the road and her complete disregard of homeschooling. First, the panhandlers: Instead of handing over a $5 bill and feeling warm and fuzzy because it’s ... This book is golden!

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5 Stars

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The Happiest Life

The Happiest Life

On 5/8 Gingi Freeman wrote: I had a really hard time getting through this book. At first, it started kind of slow, but still stuck to the point of “steps to happiness”. Hugh Hewitt introduces himself, explains his purpose and book outline, and while there was a bit too much name dropping and self-importance for my taste, the ... More Autobiographical Rambling Than Actual Insight or Information..

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2 Stars

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The People Factor

The People Factor

On 3/19 Gingi Freeman wrote: The Good In the opening chapters, when Moody goes over the “warning signs” and character qualities to be weary of in others, I immediately began to identify traits that had always bothered and nagged at me in the people I considered my friends, who later turned out to be sources of pain and disappointment ... A Good Read

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4 Stars

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Daughters in Danger

Daughters in Danger

On 3/6 Gingi Freeman wrote: Daughters In Danger is painstakingly researched and extremely thorough. And just a quick warning – it is not pretty at times. The real life stories and examples Bennett references are at times gory, gritty and stomach twisting. But it is a shock of reality that parents need to grasp in order to understand ... Daughters In Danger by Elayne Bennett – Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest

On 2/22 Gingi Freeman wrote: Stafford states from the Introduction that he has deliberately tried not to declare anybody right or wrong in his eleven scientist profiles. However, I didn’t even have to finish the first Young Earth Creationist profile before it was glaringly obvious that Stafford is NOT in that party. The style ... Does not deliver what it promises..

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2 Stars

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Wonder Women

Wonder Women

On 2/15 Gingi Freeman wrote: As part of the BookLook blogger review program, I was sent the book Wonder Women: Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career and Identity by Kate Harris. I was drawn to the book because I am one of the starry eyed suckers who has bought into the whole “Wonder Woman Mom” syndrome. Right now, ... Wonder Women: Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career and Identity – Book Review

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3 Stars

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No Cape Required: A Devotional

No Cape Required: A Devotional

On 2/4 Gingi Freeman wrote: As a woman who has two primary passions – all things geeky and all things Godly – this book appeals to me on a deep, exciting level. Just take a look at my cosplay page, and you’ll see that dressing up as heroes happens quite a lot in my house. We have everything – the capes, the masks, the ... No Cape Required: 52 Ways To Unleash Your Inner Hero – Book Review

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5 Stars

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