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Party of One

Party of One

On 3/27 incitefaith wrote: Over the past year, I’ve avoided books on singleness, but Party of One by Joy Beth Smith was a breath of fresh air. Party of One touched on topics that aren’t always discussed within the Church or Christian circles. Unfulfilled desires, sexuality, masturbation, and porn are just a few of the topics ... Party of One by Joy Beth Smith [Book Review]

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Kill the Spider

Kill the Spider

On 1/1 incitefaith wrote: Kill the Spider by Carlos Whittaker was a good book to end 2017 with. Though the book wasn’t long, it took me a while to chew through it. To identify the spider in our life, we first have to acknowledge the cobwebs. Carlos explains the cobwebs in our life can be any of the following things: Gossip, ... What is the Spider in Your Life?

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4 Stars

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Single, Dating, Engaged, Married

Single, Dating, Engaged, Married

On 11/7 incitefaith wrote: Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age by Ben Stuart is  one of the most important books I've read this year (apart from the Bible, of course). This book gave me a lot to chew on. It definitely made me rethink how I approach my dating life and how I'll navigate ... Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age by Ben Stuart [Book Review]

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5 Stars

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Before You Hit Send

Before You Hit Send

On 9/24 incitefaith wrote: Ouch. This is how I’d sum up Before You Hit Send. I can’t express how timely this book is. Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it clear? This book is compact with wisdom on how to communicate effectively with the above four questions in mind. Do you ask yourselves these questions before ... Before You Hit Send by Emerson Eggerichs [Book Review]

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3 Stars

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Of Mess and Moxie

Of Mess and Moxie

On 8/16 incitefaith wrote: Absolutely loved this book! The way Jen writes, it’s almost as if you’re there with her. Whether it’s sitting on her front porch or at her dinner table, she communicates the highs and lows of being a woman so honestly. It’s messy work but after reading Of Mess and Moxie, Jen made being woman ... Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker [Book Review]

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5 Stars

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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

On 7/15 incitefaith wrote: I’ve always believed whatever is inside you will spill out. If we’re okay emotionally and spiritually, then we’re healthy Christians. I believe we can appear to be okay outwardly but inwardly tells a different story. That’s why I’m thankful for Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Scazzero. Majority ... Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero [Book Review]

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3 Stars

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The Way of Letting Go

The Way of Letting Go

On 4/15 incitefaith wrote: The Way of Letting Go by Wilma Derksen was a timely read. I feel like most of my life has been spent learning to let go. While I’ll never understand the pain of losing a family member to unspeakable tragedy, I understand what it means to lose someone I love. Forgiveness is a way of life, and with ... The Way of Letting Go by Wilma Derksen [Book Review]

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Talk Yourself Happy

Talk Yourself Happy

On 3/1 incitefaith wrote: Our thoughts and words have power, especially the ones directed at ourselves. I’m getting better in this area with God’s help. We have a powerful weapon available to us daily and that is God’s Word. Kristi reminds us speaking God’s promises out loud breaks the enemy’s hold over us. Using the ... Talk Yourself Happy Transform Your Heart by Speaking God’s Promises by Kristi Watts [Book Review]

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4 Stars

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How's Your Soul

How's Your Soul

On 1/16 incitefaith wrote: How’s Your Soul? by Judah Smith was a good book to start 2017 with. The inside us is more important than the outside us and Judah explores this idea throughout this book. There were a lot of things I nodded in agreement with and this will more than likely be a book I revisit again throughout the year. ... How’s Your Soul? Why Everything that Matters Starts with the Inside You by Judah Smith [Book Review]

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Jesus Always

Jesus Always

On 11/19 incitefaith wrote: Jesus Always is another favorite devotional by Sarah Young. When I first opened it, there was already confirmation from a conversation I had with a friend the night before. I love Jesus Calling by her so I was excited for this and I haven’t been disappointed. Like Jesus Calling, the devotionals ... Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence by Sarah Young [Book Review]

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4 Stars

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 9/13 incitefaith wrote: At some point in our life we have all been rejected. Rejection is something I’ve talked about frequently in this space. It’s not a feeling I ever wanted repeated in my life but it has been for some time now. Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst was written for me and every person who has ever felt the hurt ... Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst [Book Review]

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5 Stars

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NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

On 6/1 incitefaith wrote: Normally, I’m not a fan of the NKJV version of Scripture, but this Bible came in handy to study with. The NKJV Study Bible is a great study Bible for adults who want to dig deeper into scripture. My favorite feature are the verse by verse notes at the bottom of each section of reading. I have found ... NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback [Bible Review]

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NIV, Life Connect Study Bible

NIV, Life Connect Study Bible

On 3/16 incitefaith wrote: NIV, Life Connect Study Bible  is one of the best study bibles I own. I love the layout of this Bible but especially love the S.O.A.P. sections.  This Bible features cross references, Life Connect articles that allow for deeper scripture reflection, and notes at the bottom of each page that provide ... NIV, Life Connect Study Bible [Book Review]

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Beautiful Uncertainty

Beautiful Uncertainty

On 2/9 incitefaith wrote: Beautiful Uncertainty by Mandy Hale is great book for single women and it was the perfect read for me as I'm entering another year single. I don't know if it was the style of Mandy's writing or her transparency, but all of it hit home and connected with me. I try to stay away from books and articles ... Beautiful Uncertainty by Mandy Hale [Book Review]

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#Struggles

#Struggles

On 1/10 incitefaith wrote: #Struggles by Craig Groeschel was the best book I read to close out 2015. I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I value it for the people I've met and connected with over the years and still keep in contact with now, but after reading this book, I've learned how important it is to disconnect. #Struggles ... #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World by Craig Groeschel [Book Review]

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Garden City

Garden City

On 11/5 incitefaith wrote: This is the second book by John Mark Comer I've read and was a very timely read. Garden City is a book that I believe will resonate and connect with any one who finds themselves wondering if their job in life matters. I know for me, I often get wrapped up in the idea of "What's next?" or in the mentality ... Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human [Book Review]

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4 Stars

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NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

On 9/5 incitefaith wrote: NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love is probably one of the best Bibles I own. The Bible is not only visually appealing but makes scripture simple to read and understand. One of the many things I love about this Bible are the devotionals in each ... NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love [Bible Review]

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5 Stars

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Slow to Judge

Slow to Judge

On 8/2 incitefaith wrote: This was probably one of the most important books I’ve read this year. Capes brings up the topic of being quick to judge others without first listening and I believe this is a very timely reminder in this season of life. Having been on both ends of judgement, I identified a lot with what was discussed ... Slow to Judge: Sometimes It’s OK to Listen by David B. Capes [ Book Review]

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4 Stars

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Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday

On 5/30 incitefaith wrote: Searching for Sunday is the first book I’ve read by Rachel Held Evans and it’s one I had to read in stages rather than tackle all at one time. Each section I identified with and I found myself nodding in agreement to a lot of her points as the book progressed. What I most identified with is how honest ... Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans [Book Review}

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Jesus Swagger

Jesus Swagger

On 3/24 incitefaith wrote: Are you a poser Christian? This the question Jarrid Wilson wants us to ask ourselves in his book Jesus Swagger. I’ve been following Jarrid since 2011 and have seen him evolve the past few years thanks to social media. Jesus Swagger offered a small glimpse into Jarrid’s personal life offline, but ... Jesus Swagger: Break Free from Poser Christianity [Book Review]

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3 Stars

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/21 incitefaith wrote: Donald Miller’s “Scary Close” is one of probably the best Don has written. One thing I really appreciate about Scary Close is Don’s honesty and transparency throughout this book. Everything is a performance and act until the veil must be pulled back and who we are is truly exposed. It took Don ... Scary Close by Donald Miller [Book Review]

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5 Stars

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Keep It Shut

Keep It Shut

On 1/20 incitefaith wrote: Karen Ehman’s book “Keep it Shut: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Say Nothing at All” is such a timely book. Words are powerful. They have the ability to build up or tear down. Karen’s book reminds us to know when to speak the right words, how to speak them, and when silence is sometimes ... Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Say Nothing At All [Book Review]

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4 Stars

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 12/18 incitefaith wrote: Anne Marie Miller’s, “Lean On Me” could have not have come at a better time in my life. Anne’s story pretty much solidified much of what I went through last year in finding genuine, life giving friendships and consistent community. Chapter after chapter hit home for me. I think all of us at ... Lean On Me: Finding Intentional, Vulnerable, and Consistent Community [Book Review]

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5 Stars

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NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Leaders

NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Leaders

On 11/1 incitefaith wrote: The NIV Once a Day Bible [For Leaders] is the best Bible for readers who prefer a more disciplined and structured approach to reading scripture.One thing I liked about this Bible is how it pairs the Old and New Testament together along with Psalms and Proverbs. The NIV translation has always been my ... NIV Once a Day Bible [For Leaders] Review

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4 Stars

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The Solomon Seduction

The Solomon Seduction

On 7/6 incitefaith wrote: Atteberry helps readers identify areas in our life where we need more of Jesus and less of us.The Solomon Seduction is about the seduction of sin and how it can manifest in our life and spiral out of control. Sin will infect every area of our life. We all have one or more sins in our life we are managing ... The Solomon Seduction: What You Can Learn From the Wisest Fool in the Bible

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3 Stars

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Clout

Clout

On 4/14 incitefaith wrote: Fear Comparison Jealousy Scarcity Insecurity Pride Control At one point in our life we have all experienced the above clout killers. Jenni Catron’s book, “Clout: Discover And Unleash Your God-Given Influence” is a book I needed to read at this point in my life. Through every point in my ... Clout: Discover And Unleash Your God-Given Influence by Jenni Catron

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4 Stars

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Loveology

Loveology

On 3/11 incitefaith wrote: Loveology by John Mark Comer is one of the best books I've read so far this year. It couldn't have come at a better time in my life when I have so many questions about love, marriage, and sex. Loveology connected some missing dots in my own struggle with being a single, a virgin, and unmarried. It wasn't ... Loveology: God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female

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5 Stars

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