Reviews by Marjorie Poff

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The Longing in Me

The Longing in Me

On 10/30 Marjorie Poff wrote: I am so thankful for this book. In most of the Sheila Walsh books I've read, I have always read an author who is honest with her audience. She is never one to shy away from saying the tough stuff, but "The Longing in Me" took her honest to a whole new level. On the surface of her personal story in these ... Thankful for an author who is honest with her audience

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5 Stars

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Heart Made Whole

Heart Made Whole

On 7/31 Marjorie Poff wrote: Our hearts. This piece of us is so important and goes through so much. In my own life, I’ve had moments where my heart gets shattered and moments where my heart grows bigger than the grinch’s. Reading Christa’s story made me not just feel the pain she had but it caused me to see how much God loves ... Real and Honest way of looking at Pain

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5 Stars

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Beautiful Uncertainty

Beautiful Uncertainty

On 5/23 Marjorie Poff wrote: Beautiful Uncertainty. Those words are such a contradiction in so many of our lives. The great thing about this book (as with Mandy's others) is the depth of honestly that she shares. It is great when an author pulls back the curtain. She does a great job of looking at the icky parts of life as well ... Transformation Encouragement

Marjorie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Seven Women

Seven Women

On 1/27 Marjorie Poff wrote: This book is a great history lesson. It takes a look at lives of women (some well-known, some that should be well-known) and gives us a peek into who they were. If you are a history buff, you must pick up this book. You not only learn about these women, but also about the times they lived in. The society ... Great book for history buffs!

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4 Stars

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Sandcastle Kings

Sandcastle Kings

On 12/29 Marjorie Poff wrote: Sandcastle Kings is a practical, accessible look at Jesus and what being a Christ follower should look like. I have to first of all admit that initially I picked up this book from the Booklook blogger program because of Rich Wilkerson, Jr's "celebrity" pastor status. I really only knew about it because ... Building your faith on the proper foundation

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5 Stars

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For the Love

For the Love

On 9/10 Marjorie Poff wrote: This book...oh so good. I was extremely excited about the release of "For the Love" and am admittedly a fangirl of Jen Hatmaker, but this book went above and beyond all my expectations. One of my favorite parts is just the writing style of this book. The essay format is so easy to read and keeps the ... For the Love...a book for anyone

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5 Stars

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Life Is _____.

Life Is _____.

On 7/28 Marjorie Poff wrote: This book has a good grasp of many basics of the Christian walk. For me, there wasn't a lot of new ideas or new ways of thinking of these things. I do enjoy Judah's writing style and how you feel like you are just sitting down with me, talking through life. I love how everything in the book truly points ... Great Book about the Basics

Marjorie's Rating:

4 Stars

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 6/2 Marjorie Poff wrote: "What is my purpose in life?" "What am I supposed to do with my life?" "Where can I have significance?" Do any of these questions sound familiar? Most of us say something like this several times during the course of our lives. There is so much pressure to use your life to do something significant and ... Walking and Dreaming

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5 Stars

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The Skeletons in God's Closet

The Skeletons in God's Closet

On 4/7 Marjorie Poff wrote: When I picked up this book, I knew nothing of the author. From reading the description, I was sure that I would be reading this book to get a glimpse of what "the other side" thinks. I was expecting a view that I would be able to dismiss, but I was immediately surprised. Over the years, the topics of ... Reconciling Love and Judgement

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5 Stars

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Loved Back to Life

Loved Back to Life

On 3/3 Marjorie Poff wrote: Before reading this book, I had been aware of Sheila Walsh, but was not familiar with her story. This book blew me away with each page turn. It was difficult to put down because she brings you in to her story. So many times, I wanted to scream at the church for how she was treated, but then realized ... A must read for anyone touched by depression or wanting a deeper understanding of depression

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4 Stars

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 12/30 Marjorie Poff wrote: Lean on Me is an honest look at the importance of community in our lives. I appreciated Anne Miller's vulnerability to show the highs and lows of community and how she doesn't always get it right. I loved how she even admits to still wanting to avoid times of community. This book was refreshing. It doesn't ... Great book to evaluate the relationships in your life

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4 Stars

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Misfits Welcome

Misfits Welcome

On 11/5 Marjorie Poff wrote: Misfits Welcome is a breath of fresh air. Matthew Barnett is a great storyteller. Chapter after chapter, my heart swelled as I read these stories of people showing love in so many ways. This book fills me with hope. The book shares what is right with our world. Ways that people are making the world around ... Misfits Welcome Expanded my Heart

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5 Stars

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 9/14 Marjorie Poff wrote: This book....I swear the title should be "Marjorie Be Brave." It's been a long time since a book has been so covered in highlights. Annie does an amazing job of making you feel like you are sitting across the table sharing stories and being challenged. I have been looking forward to this book ever since ... Yes to living the brave life

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5 Stars

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Speak

Speak

On 9/2 Marjorie Poff wrote: "Speak" was my introduction to Nish Weiseth and it was a great introduction. I loved the way she brought the pages of this book to life through her words. As someone who is a great listener... the concept of telling my story is frightening! This book challenges the reader to see how important your story ... Speak...a breath of fresh air.

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5 Stars

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Restless

Restless

On 8/4 Marjorie Poff wrote: I've had this book on my shelf for quite a few months. I was quite excited to read it and dig in! I have mad respect for the author and love her vision of stepping out of your comfort zone and jumping into the adventures God has for you. Yet when I first started Restless, I learned that this is a book ... A sound voice as you search for all life has for you

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5 Stars

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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 7/1 Marjorie Poff wrote: I have been acquainted with Carlos Whittaker via social media and his blog for the past few years. I've been a fan of his storytelling and the way that he is genuine with his audience. When I found out that he was writing his first book, I was so excited for him and couldn't wait to read it for myself! ... Making the Most of the Moments in Life

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5 Stars

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I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

I've Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has

On 3/11 Marjorie Poff wrote: I love this book! When I picked it up, I had some idea of what I was getting into (I had read The Single Woman and really enjoyed it), but I could not put this book down! The tone of this book is like you are sitting down with a friend and hearing their journey. It is such an easy read, but FULL of wisdom! ... This is a new favorite!

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5 Stars

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