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Parable Treasury

Parable Treasury

On 11/25 germanjuls wrote: Bestselling favorite Parable books bring fun throughout the year in this new four books in one format. With more than 1.1 million units sold in the Parable Series, Liz Curtis Higgs has given parents and kids alike beloved parables they can read throughout the year. This adorable compilation, Parable ... The Parable Treasury

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Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book

On 11/11 germanjuls wrote: Do you have a little girl who loves princesses? How about stickers? These books combine the two loves of so many little girls into faith-filled stories for your little ones. Designed for ages 4-8, these books have 50 reusable stickers that help tell stories about Joy and her four princess sisters. ... Princess Grace and Princess Joy Sticker Books

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Princess Joy Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Joy Sticker and Activity Book

On 11/11 germanjuls wrote: Do you have a little girl who loves princesses? How about stickers? These books combine the two loves of so many little girls into faith-filled stories for your little ones. Designed for ages 4-8, these books have 50 reusable stickers that help tell stories about Joy and her four princess sisters. ... Princess Grace and Princess Joy Sticker Books

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Motivate Your Child

Motivate Your Child

On 6/15 germanjuls wrote: I have two pretty different children. If you have more than one child yourself, I'm sure you can relate! One is shy around new people and takes a while to trust, while the other loves meeting new people and seems to know everyone! One has some difficulty controlling anger, and the other is pretty ... Motivate Your Child

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Bella's Gift

Bella's Gift

On 4/15 germanjuls wrote: On May 13, 2008, the Santorum family welcomed their seventh child into the world. Isabella Maria was born with a rare genetic condition called Trisomy 18, or Edward’s Syndrome. Only 10 percent of children with Trisomy 18 are born alive, and 90 percent of those children do not make it to their first ... Beautiful Book about Beautiful Bella

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The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

On 3/25 germanjuls wrote: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 In this book, the Bruins join the Bear family for a cookout and bring their cousin Tommy along. It isn't long before the cubs start up a game of baseball and Sister soon notices that Tommy doesn't play like the rest of the group. ... Wonderful Book to Teach Acceptance

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I Can Learn The Bible

I Can Learn The Bible

On 3/11 germanjuls wrote: In this 52-week devotional for children, author Holly Hawkins Shivers adapts The Joshua Code (written by her father, O.S. Hawkins) into a devotional that will help kids learn and live the scriptures. Using kid-friendly language, I Can Learn the Bible teaches scriptures in a way children can understand. ... A Good Devotional for Early Elementary Schoolers

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Brave Mom

Brave Mom

On 3/11 germanjuls wrote: I recently read Brave Mom by Sherry Surratt. Surratt is the CEO of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), an organization devoted to encouraging and empowering young moms. In this book, Surratt shares about a lot of the common fears that moms have. The 10 most common mom fears are each covered in their own ... Surface-Level Support

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The First Christmas Ever

The First Christmas Ever

On 12/16 germanjuls wrote: When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I was excited to have a new Christmas book for the kids. While we aren't of the mindset that Santa is wrong and we do "do" Santa, we naturally want to focus as much as possible on the true meaning of Christmas. I love how Zonderkids kept this story ... The First Christmas Ever

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Never Ever Give Up

Never Ever Give Up

On 10/16 germanjuls wrote: Jessie Rees was only 11 when she passed away from brain cancer, but many don't make the kind impact in 80 years that she made in 11. After Jessie was diagnosed with DIPG, an inoperable type of brain cancer, she noticed that a lot of the kids in the hospital looked sad and she wanted to help. From that ... Beautiful Book

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Yuletide Ice Cube Fair

Yuletide Ice Cube Fair

On 10/1 germanjuls wrote: I love Veggie Tales!! So do my kids. The second I took this book out of the package, my three year old started squealing. The characters are always cute and engaging, and I love the message. Like other Veggie Tales book we have read, this one had a rhyming pattern that gave the story an easy rhythm. ... Review of Yuletide Ice Cube Fair

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NIV Pink Bible

NIV Pink Bible

On 9/23 germanjuls wrote: Having never reviewed a Bible before, this was a new experience. But this Bible was a special one because it was made especially for breast cancer survivors. Zondervan donated a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research. There were 9 pages of reflections written with the survivor in mind, ... Beautiful Bible

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 9/23 germanjuls wrote: Messy Beautiful Love is a marriage book with a biblical perspective. Darlene Schacht encourages spouses to lift each other up and commit to fixing the problems through discussion and compromise. While that may sound similar to a lot of other marriage books, the difference is that Schacht is constantly ... Marriage book with a biblical focus

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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 9/11 germanjuls wrote: I just love Veggie Tales!! What's not to love about little vegetables that teach the Bible and good morals?! As always, Bob is the serious one in the book while Larry gets carried away with his antics. While trying to lay low in order to figure out who keeps slamming doors, Larry keeps doing things ... Cute book, wonderful lesson

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12 Days in Africa

12 Days in Africa

On 9/2 germanjuls wrote: 12 Days in Africa is a memoir of a mother's journey with her teenage son to Uganda. While there, she experienced grief, suffering, and a simplicity that would change her life forever. From the joy she felt holding a little girl's hand to the anguish of holding a dying boy, Lisa shares it all. While ... 12 Days in Africa

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Sarah's Choice

Sarah's Choice

On 8/27 germanjuls wrote: Sarah's Choice is a book for today's society. It is a story of a girl who finds herself having to decide between the career of her dreams and a baby she didn't know she wanted. Sarah has people in her life on both sides of the abortion debate who aren't afraid to share their opinions. Ultimately, she ... Sarah's Choice

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Standing Tall

Standing Tall

On 7/26 germanjuls wrote: Standing Tall is a memoir about Joel Soukup's journey with Osteosarcoma. Because of the location of his cancer, it was necessary for doctors to amputate Joel's cancer at the hip. Even with this drastic measure, his cancer returned in his spine. Currently, Joel is in remission and enjoying a normal ... Standing Tall on One Leg

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Fly a Little Higher

Fly a Little Higher

On 7/19 germanjuls wrote: Every now and then, I read a book that makes me feel like I'm actually getting a glimpse into the writer's mind and heart. Fly a Little Higher is one of those books. But to call it merely a book seems so trivial. It's a memoir, a way for a mother to tell the world about her amazing son who wrote a song ... Beautiful, Raw, and Inspiring

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No Place to Hide

No Place to Hide

On 7/17 germanjuls wrote: I'd read a few reviews on No Place to Hide, and they all commented on how wonderfully this book was written by a first-time author. I decided to check it out, although I am usually not too interested in present-time war books (I'm typically more of a WWII girl!) I simply could not put this put down! ... No Place to Hide

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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

On 7/1 germanjuls wrote: Father's Day has passed us by, but I would recommend keeping this book in mind for next year if you have a little (or big) girl! I gave this book to my husband to read and he thoroughly enjoyed it. More than just a feel-good book, Leman really offered some practical advice for how to be the dad your ... Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

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Defending the Line

Defending the Line

On 7/1 germanjuls wrote: I got Defending the Line because I thought my nephew would really enjoy it. He's a great soccer player and it sounded like David Luiz had a lot of character both on and off the field. Sadly, after reading this book, I was disappointed that the focus really wasn't on David Luiz's faith and character. ... Defending the Line

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2 Stars

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The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

On 5/8 germanjuls wrote: I have a question for you. Are you an organ donor? Now, before you freak out at the thought of not being buried with all of your parts, just remember... You'll be dead!! You won't notice!!! And your organ could save the life of somebody's mother, son, or father, daughter. You could literally give a ... The Gift of Love by Amy Clipston

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Noah and the Mighty Ark

Noah and the Mighty Ark

On 4/18 germanjuls wrote: Have you ever read a book whose story is so familiar, but the author has such a fabulous take on it that makes it very entertaining? Noah and the Mighty Ark is most definitely one of those books! While it does follow the basic well-known biblical story of Noah and the Ark, what I like about it is all ... Noah and the Mighty Ark by Rhonda Gowler Greene

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Along Came You

Along Came You

On 4/14 germanjuls wrote: We drove home to see a package on our front porch. Abby is beginning to recognize the packages my Book Looks books come in, so she ran to the porch to retrieve the package. We opened the door and she immediately asked me to open the package. (Good thing this book was for her!) When she saw it was ... http://lifeasaleach.blogspot.com/2014/04/along-came-you-by-karona-drummonds.html

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Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

On 3/31 germanjuls wrote: A story about a typical teenager who loves hanging out with his friends, playing golf, eating pizza...all that stuff that teen life. Except...Jake is blind. He lost one eye very early on as a result of cancer, then doctors were forced to take his other eye when he was 12 to save his life once again. ... http://lifeasaleach.blogspot.com/2014/03/open-your-eyes-by-jake-olson-and-mckay.html

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Pups of the Spirit

Pups of the Spirit

On 2/23 germanjuls wrote: Through rhyme and a pack of lovable dogs, kids can learn about the nine fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I read this to the kids before bedtime and it is now a new favorite! In fact, Abby was very disappointed that I ... Pups of the Spirit

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I Will Praise You in the Storm

I Will Praise You in the Storm

On 2/15 germanjuls wrote: Given the most recent "storm" we are in, I Will Praise You in the Storm was a very timely book for me to read. I found myself really identifying with the author, Danny Deaube. He is the father of two children who had rare liver diseases, and this book is all about his experience with raising two medically ... I Will Praise You in The Storm by Danny Deaube

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