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The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb

On 3/6 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: If my high school and college textbooks had been written this way, I would have been a more eager student of history. The Lion and the Lamb is an anomaly in the genre of historical fiction because every character is real, their words are often their own, and events (between 1942-1966) are recounted chronologically. ... The Lion and the Lamb by Charles Causey

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook

On 9/12 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook includes recipes for celebrating Valentine’s Day, Easter, July 4th, fall festivities, and Christmas. Each section is graced with a main dish and side(s), themed beverage, and a smattering of sweet, shareable treats. Easy to follow step-by-step directions will ... Review: The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook by @Zonderkidz

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5 Stars

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Behold the Man

Behold the Man

On 3/29 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: Behold the Man concludes the Jerusalem Chronicles by Bodie and Brock Thoene. Despite being a long time fan of the Thoene’s this series did not meet my expectations. It began well with When Jesus Wept, a dramatic retelling of Christ’s friendship with Lazarus and the miracle in which Lazarus is raised ... Behold the Man by Bodie & Brock Thoene

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2 Stars

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I Am

I Am

On 1/28 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: For parents who are eager to expand their child(ren)’s understanding of God — His character and nature — I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God serves as a wonderful launch pad. Over the course of 40 short stories, Diane Stortz helps kids make the connection between the names of God and how He embodies ... I Am: 40 Reason to Trust God by Diane Stortz

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5 Stars

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Faith Builders Bible, NIrV

Faith Builders Bible, NIrV

On 11/10 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: Our 10 year old Lego Maniac's eyes lit up when I showed him the cover of Zonderkidz new Faith Builders Bible. When I gave it to him, he quietly sat in our living room analyzing the 24 full-color pages depicting scenes from scripture cleverly constructed out of bricks. Soon afterwards, he set to building ... I feel the major draw of this children's bible will be it's ability to take children's imaginations captive to the Word and to inspire creativity.

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4 Stars

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The Stone of Ebenezer

The Stone of Ebenezer

On 10/1 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: Begin a journey with Susan Van Volkenburgh back to the time of 1 Samuel in her debut novel The Stone of Ebenezer. Tread the ancient lands of the Israel and Philistia through a novel replete with descriptive prose. Before you begin, let me say, I’ve yet to come across a biblical fiction novel so saturated ... The Stone of Ebenezer | #BookReview

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4 Stars

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NIV Zondervan Study Bible

NIV Zondervan Study Bible

On 9/14 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: No need to make room on your shelves for another study bible, because the NIV Zondervan Study Bible makes room for itself. By consolidating everything you love about a study bible – biblical accuracy, solid study notes, archeological evidence, cultural detail, word studies and more, and rolling them ... Graduates to grandparents, mothers to ministry leaders, I believe the NIV Zondervan Study Bible is for everyone.

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5 Stars

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The Curiosity Keeper

The Curiosity Keeper

On 8/6 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: Readers of Regency fiction will delight in Sarah Ladd’s newest novel, The Curiosity Keeper. This book marks the beginning of the author’s Treasures of Surrey Series. It’s intriguing blend of romance and mystery, along with Ladd’s expressive prose will certainly entice me enough to return for ... The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah Ladd | #BookReview

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5 Stars

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

On 5/24 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: I will be completely honest with you from the beginning — it was the cover that drew me to this book. Even though I have another book from Melanie Dickerson on my to be read (TBR) shelf, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is my first encounter with this author's writing. Furthermore, I went into this ... The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest | #BookReview

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3 Stars

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Words to Dream On

Words to Dream On

On 2/23 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: When searching for titles to add to our home library we take both the quality and content of the books into consideration. Words to Dream On Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers by Diane Stortz meets and exceeds our high standards. The beauty of this book extends well beyond the cover – the stories, Sleepy-time ... Words to Dream On Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers | #BookReview

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5 Stars

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Keep It Shut

Keep It Shut

On 1/18 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: To the outside world, strangers, and casual acquaintances, I am not a talkative person. The complete opposite is true with those whom I feel most comfortable with - my family, friends, and bible study ladies. Unfortunately, if you spend enough time in my inner circle you are bound to hear a few un-christian ... Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman | #BookReview

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5 Stars

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Jesus, Continued…

Jesus, Continued…

On 11/17 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: I confess to being a Martha (see Luke 10:38-42) at times, but I’d like to think that if Jesus was in my living room, I would “make the right choice” and sit at His feet. This overwhelming desire to bask in His presence has been further amplified by my recent time spent reading Exodus and Numbers. ... Jesus, Continued…Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better than Jesus Beside You | J.D. Greear

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5 Stars

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The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas

On 10/9 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: Every family celebrates Christmas in their own way. In our home we blended Jesus and Santa into our Christmas morning celebrations. It’s a compromise that we make while the children are young because both my husband and I grew up with the Santa tradition. Our children receive three gifts under the ... The Legend of St. Nicholas

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4 Stars

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Love Letters from God

Love Letters from God

On 9/4 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: Love Letters from God is the newest bible storybook from Zonderkidz and author Glenys Nellist. Illustrated by Sophie Allsopp, this 38 page storybook has a delightful scrapbook and felt story board look. The vibrant, eye-catching illustrations are the highlight of this text. Readers may also enjoy the ... The vibrant, eye-catching illustrations are the highlight of this text.

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3 Stars

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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 8/13 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: I was immediately drawn to this book on account of the vibrant and adorable cover. For the same reason, my daughter eagerly agreed to read it with me when it arrived in the mail. Since our initial read through we have revisited this book a number of times. Goodnight, Ark is an enjoyable read aloud book ... Playfully funny bedtime story.

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/16 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: Kristy Cambron’s debut novel The Butterfly and the Violin is one of the best reads of 2014! She does a remarkable job of pulling her audience into the romance and mystery surrounding a missing work of art from the Holocaust. This is a moving tale packed with second chances and faith born from heartache. The ... The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

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5 Stars

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Love, Skip, Jump

Love, Skip, Jump

On 5/25 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: Love Skip Jump says what so many American Christians need to hear - get off your couch and take action for Jesus. God blesses those who are faithful to do His work and once we take a step we will want to take another, then another, and before you know it we will be walking out our faith! Our busy lives ... Says what so many American Christians need to hear.

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3 Stars

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No Place to Hide

No Place to Hide

On 5/13 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: No Place to Hide is really a book about two wars – one a military conflict and the other a combat surgeons battle for control. The first war magnifies the physical sacrifice and emotional wounds that service men and women are willing to endure for our freedoms. No Place to Hide details the cost of ... Intimate accounts of lives saved and lives lost.

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4 Stars

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The Queen's Handmaid

The Queen's Handmaid

On 4/28 ChristianShelfEsteem wrote: I have read two other novels by T.L.Higley - So Shines the Night and City of the Dead. I enjoyed both immensely. The authors love and knowledge of Ancient History exudes from her novels. The Queen’s Handmaid was factually exciting. Higley revealed elements of the Maccabean revolt which lead to the ... A history lesson with a story forced awkwardly between the lines.

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3 Stars

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