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Thank  You, God, for Grandpa

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

On 3/22 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I absolutely adore these little Thank You, God books. We have several of them in our house and I love adding to them. These books are simple yet show you a true love for the family members around you. Our kids are very close to their grandmas and grandpas on both sides and they love reading these ... Thank You God, for Grandpa review

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, for Grandma

Thank You, God, for Grandma

On 3/21 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I absolutely adore these little Thank You, God books. We have several of them in our house and I love adding to them. These books are simple yet show you a true love for the family members around you. Our kids are very close to their grandmas and grandpas on both sides and they love reading these ... Thank You God, for Grandma review

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Really Woolly Easter Blessings

Really Woolly Easter Blessings

On 3/2 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I loved this little book for the kids. It is a little pocket-sized book all about Easter. Filled with stories, Bible verses, and little devotionals. I loved that the words in this are super easy to read and my girls can read it to their brother. They not only can read it but learn from the little ... Really Woolly Easter Blessings

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5 Stars

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I Am

I Am

On 3/2 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I am is a devotional book. It is a 60 day devotional all about you. Each day has a meaning I AM … encouraging you to know that you are special, you are unique, and were made exactly the way God wanted us to be. The book is an easy read and I love how she is relating the book to her life and showing ... I Am review

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4 Stars

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God Made You Nose to Toes

God Made You Nose to Toes

On 2/3 Melissa McMurchy wrote: This book was so cute. I love getting new children’s books from Booklook Blogger, especially now that Trevor is little and just not enjoying when we read to him. I love the way this book is laid out. Each is a two page spread with a rhyme about a body part and what it is used for. “God made many ... God made you Nose to Toes Review

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5 Stars

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After the Cheering Stops

After the Cheering Stops

On 2/3 Melissa McMurchy wrote: This book was definitely a good read. When you watch professional sports on the TV, their lives seem super easy. We think they get paid big bucks to play a game and their life is super easy and rich. This book gives you a totally different perspective of how the game is not always fun and games and ... After the Cheering Stops review

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5 Stars

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Leadership Promises for Every Day

Leadership Promises for Every Day

On 1/5 Melissa McMurchy wrote: The title of this devotional caught my eye and I knew I wanted to get the book and see where it takes me. I have had this devotional for about a month now but wanted to start it in the new year. We are on day 5 now and I couldn’t love this book anymore. The entries vary with John sharing personal ... Devotional Review

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5 Stars

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Falling Free

Falling Free

On 11/17 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Falling Free was a great realistic book. If I am being honest, I had a hard time finishing it. Although I could relate to the topics and outcomes in the book I also felt like it just dragged on and that some points were made more than once and repeated quite often. It was an easy book to read but I ... Falling Free Review

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3 Stars

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A Mile Wide

A Mile Wide

On 11/15 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I love me some Hatmakers so when I heard that Brandon was writing a book I jumped at the chance to get to read it. I absolutely loved this book and how Brandon took every day Bible topics that might take years to understand and condensed them down to a chapter and made them understandable and relatable ... A Mile Wide Review

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5 Stars

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Play with Fire

Play with Fire

On 9/30 Melissa McMurchy wrote: OH Play with Fire how you speak to my heart. I love a good read but what I love more about this book is Bianca’s heart. I have followed Bianca and her twin sister Jasmine on social media for a while now. When I heard that Bianca was writing a book I knew I wanted to grab it right away. This book ... Play with Fire Review

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5 Stars

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NIrV Kids’ Devotional Bible

NIrV Kids’ Devotional Bible

On 9/30 Melissa McMurchy wrote: This kids devotional Bible is pretty neat. I originally chose the book to help the girls with harder, more intense reading of the Bible and concepts. When I got the book it was perfect for what I was looking for. You open the Bible and read a page or so of text and then it is followed by a devotional. ... Kids Devotional Bible Review

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5 Stars

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 8/26 Melissa McMurchy wrote: hmmm what can I say about this book. I also love Lysa’s writing. I love how she can captivate an audience with a few line starting her book out. I love how down to Earth she seems and how she isn’t afraid to share what she has been through. We have all had those moments where we haven’t been ... Uninvited Review

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5 Stars

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Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect

On 8/26 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I love, love, loved everything about this book. I am definitely a huge fan of Shauna Niequest and her writing. I own every single one of her books and true to order I couldn’t put this one down. I love how she can take her life situations and make you feel welcome and invited to whatever is going ... Present over Perfect Review

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5 Stars

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Life Is Better at the Beach

Life Is Better at the Beach

On 8/2 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I absolutely loved this book. It was short and sweet but had such a strong, powerful meaning. It had those inspirational quotes to really lift you up when you are feeling down or needing a little extra umph for the day. It also had beautiful pictures throughout the book of life at the beach and let ... Life is Better at the Beach Review

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5 Stars

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The Color Code Bible

The Color Code Bible

On 8/2 Melissa McMurchy wrote: This is another book that I would highly recommend no matter where you are in your Bible reading journey. My girls are just now starting up. I have been on my faith journey for a few years now and this book is still good for me as well. The color coding makes certain areas of the Bible a little simpler ... Color Code Bible Review

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5 Stars

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With My Eyes Wide Open

With My Eyes Wide Open

On 6/24 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Brian “Head” Welch was in the band Korn. He wrote his first book Save me from Myself and it was all about his struggle with addiction and what eventually lead up to his quitting the band. The story leaves off there. In With my Eyes Wide Open it picks up right where it left off. After reading ... With My Eyes Wide Open

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5 Stars

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Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause

On 5/27 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Pressing Pause was such a fun, easy read. I am actually currently still in the process of reading it but only because it breaks down like a devotional. There are not labeled days or directions that say read one a day but with me being pregnant and reading being a little bit of a challenge lately, I ... Pressing Pause Review

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5 Stars

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Little One, God Made You Special

Little One, God Made You Special

On 5/5 Melissa McMurchy wrote: We have been trying to build the babies library a book at a time. At my shower, instead of a card people brought books and we got a nice little chunk of books for the girls to read to Trevor and I can’t wait to see how they do reading to him. When I saw this book on my options list I knew right away ... Little One, God Made You Special

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5 Stars

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I Said Yes

I Said Yes

On 4/22 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed the early parts of the book where it talked about Emily and her early life. Although, Emily was on the Bachelor and Bachelorette we knew about her child’s father passing away but that was the extent it went to. Actually reading this book dove ... I Said Yes Review

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4 Stars

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Breaking Busy

Breaking Busy

On 3/8 Melissa McMurchy wrote: After finishing this book I am not sure how I feel about it. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it like many others. I found certain situations relatable while others I struggled to find that connection and relate it to my life. I found that I was struggling to believe what was written I guess ... Breaking Busy Review

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4 Stars

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Seven Women

Seven Women

On 2/3 Melissa McMurchy wrote: This book really caught my attention as soon as I saw it as an option. I was excited to learn about women in our culture and how they had such a huge impact on the world during their time. I was never one to like history in school … ok who am I kidding, I HATED history. I never paid attention and ... 7 women review

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5 Stars

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Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage

On 1/13 Melissa McMurchy wrote: This book is amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is married or plans to get married. It is for people in all different stages of their relationships. I found all the words to be truly touching and I could see them working in my life and my marriage to Matt. As I mentioned many relationships ... Sacred Marriage

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5 Stars

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Slow to Judge

Slow to Judge

On 9/16 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I have heard many great things about these books and wanted to get in on the reading of them. I adored this book. I think if you have lived in and through your teenage years this book is for you. There were so many perfect points throughout this book that caught my attention and I found myself saying ... Slow to Judge Review

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4 Stars

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Jesus Calling for Little Ones

Jesus Calling for Little Ones

On 8/13 Melissa McMurchy wrote: The girls and I have our nightly routine. They get their PJs on, feed the dog, brush teeth, go potty, and then we read our devotional book. We have one that we absolutely love. The layout is fun for them. A story, Bible verse, and a prayer. When I saw Jesus Calling for Little Ones, I was excited ... Jesus Calling for Little Ones Book Review

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3 Stars

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Love Arrives in Pieces

Love Arrives in Pieces

On 7/28 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Love Arrives in Pieces is a sequel book to All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes. I thoroughly enjoyed both books. Although they are a little predictable because you know they will fall in love, you just don’t know when, the book was still well written. The book is about Stella a former beauty queen who ... Love Arrives in Pieces

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5 Stars

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Grieving for the Glory of God

Grieving for the Glory of God

On 7/14 Melissa McMurchy wrote: After I read a book that I chose for review, I was given a free ebook to read and the one chosen was the one pictured above. This book is about grieving for a loved one and what goes on in your head during the process. We all grieve in different ways but the fact is ….. WE ALL GRIEVE. I know that ... Grieving for the Glory of God

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5 Stars

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A Warrior's Faith

A Warrior's Faith

On 7/1 Melissa McMurchy wrote: When I saw A Warrior’s Faith on the list of books to choose from, I was immediately drawn to the book. I have friends and family who are in the military but no one in my direct family or myself have ever served. I seriously have the most respect for anyone who serves or who is married to someone ... A Warrior's Faith Review

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5 Stars

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Savor

Savor

On 5/14 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Today I am reviewing Savor. The first thing I have to say is I absolutely LOVE Shauna Niequist!! If you haven’t read any of her books … do yourself a favor and do it! She has written Cold Tangerines, Bread & Wine, Bittersweet, and now Savor. All 4 of her books, I have been blown away by and so ... Savor

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5 Stars

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The Undertaker's Wife

The Undertaker's Wife

On 4/30 Melissa McMurchy wrote: This book is one of my favorites I have read this year. It takes a raw, horrible situation and shows how Dee has overcome the tragedy. It shows how she wanted to give up many, many times but kept pushing and kept moving on for herself and her girls. I could never imagine going through her situation, ... The Undertaker's Wife Review

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5 Stars

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Soul Friends

Soul Friends

On 4/30 Melissa McMurchy wrote: This book through me for a loop. When I chose this book I thought I was choosing a how to book on how you can grow in faith and make deeper emotional connections while making friends. I was expecting a book showing me how to gain some closer friends that I can share in my journey with. When I got ... Soul Friends Review

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3 Stars

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Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

On 4/9 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Henry Hodges Needs a Friend was a fun, imaginative book. The book talks about how Henry needs a new friend. Henry starts to imagine wild crazy animals doing wild crazy things … or things that are a little different, for example: a purple fox! This book was right up the girls alley because they are ... Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

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5 Stars

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 3/13 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I found this book pretty helpful for the things that most of us are looking for in life. It is about finding yourself as well as finding your community. There are so many things that happen in our life and we think we can just keep moving with them or just throw them away. Life doesn’t work like ... Lean on Me

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

The Berenstain Bears God Made You Special

On 3/3 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I saw this book on my review website and knew I had to get it. Part of the girls homework for the month is to read 20 books. Why stop at 20, I try to read to them each night, however, let’s be honest, most months only get the required 20 :) … oops! Anyway…… This book was perfect. They love ... God Made you Special Review

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5 Stars

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All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

On 2/20 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Have you ever read a book that you screamed at the whole time you were reading it? Yep … that is what happened as I was reading this book. This book is about cupcakes and love obviously but I think a greater message lies within the pages of the book. The book is centered around a show called “Cupcake ... Love and Cupcakes Review

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5 Stars

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Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

On 1/26 Melissa McMurchy wrote: The book is a spin on the original Bible. It has Bible works in it while also sharing personal stories from some of the Duck Commander family. The stories are ones that really can touch someones heart. There are things that we go through in life in which we feel we are the only ones that are going ... The Duck Commander Faith & Family Bible

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5 Stars

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Brave Mom

Brave Mom

On 11/26 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Today I am letting you in on the Brave Mom book secret. The secret is that we are all normal and all go through things as a mom that we think are crazy when in reality they are very normal. Everyone mom goes through the same things, sometimes at different stages, but more times than not you will find ... Brave Mom review

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5 Stars

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 10/17 Melissa McMurchy wrote: Today I am doing a book review of Messy, Beautiful Love. As a married woman I really related to this book and all the crazy adventures that we go through in life. All marriages have their ups and downs and there are times where we want to give up and then we have our “perfect” moments where the ... Messy Beautiful Love

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5 Stars

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 10/8 Melissa McMurchy wrote: The book really hit home to me. Being brave is something I have always tried to do. I have always wanted to be that girl that will try anything at least once. I wanted to experience life and be willing to always say yes to something … at least once. I have done my fair share of stupid things but ... Lets All be Brave

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5 Stars

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Home Behind the Sun

Home Behind the Sun

On 9/30 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I finally picked this book back up and I am so thankful that I did. I learned a lot about myself reading this book and the most important lesson I took away from it was forgiveness. There are so many things that we have to forgive in this world and it all starts with us. To many times we tend to hold ... Review

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3 Stars

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The Hope Quotient

The Hope Quotient

On 7/31 Melissa McMurchy wrote: You have factors all around you that you do not really realize you push back in your mind and then you just forget about it and lose hope all together. This book is all about bringing those things back to your mind and seeing what you can change or what you can do differently to make sure that you have ... Book Review

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4 Stars

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The One Jesus Loves

The One Jesus Loves

On 5/29 Melissa McMurchy wrote: I received The One Jesus Loves and had heard mixed reviews on it. I was so excited to dive into the book and really see what it had to offer. I guess you could say I loved the book considering I read it in one day :). In my opinion, I read the book at the right time. I am just starting to put my ... The One Jesus Loves Review

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5 Stars

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Fly a Little Higher

Fly a Little Higher

On 5/22 Melissa McMurchy wrote: All I can say is tears, tears, tears. When I decided on this book all I knew was it was about a boy who battled cancer and eventually lost his battle. When I got the book in hand and started reading, I vaguely remember the YouTube video “clouds” and the amazing message that it had with it. After ... Review of Fly a Little Higher

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5 Stars

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Love, Skip, Jump

Love, Skip, Jump

On 5/9 Melissa McMurchy wrote: The book is about Shelene’s life of helping the less fortunate. It all starts after she has a get together one night and one of the guest said, “You know that is all fake, right?” After seeing her sponsored children’s pictures on the fridge. Although it shouldn’t have mattered, it did to ... More Good in the World

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5 Stars

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