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Strengths Based Marriage

Strengths Based Marriage

On 2/9 allisonramsing wrote: Books, books, books, and more books. Where do I start? I love to read them. So much so, I needed to do a bookshelf re-organization at the beginning of this year just to fit them all on the shelf. Today I’m sharing the four books that I think are the must reads of 2017. I recently read all of these ... 4 Books to Read in 2017

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 10/27 allisonramsing wrote: When two of your favorite authors release books on the same day you’ll find me reading chapters of one book and then picking up the other to read some more. Lysa TerKeurst released Uninvited on the same day that Shauna Niequist released Present Over Perfect. Present Over Perfect came in the mail first ... Uninvited

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Unashamed

Unashamed

On 7/20 allisonramsing wrote: Disclaimer: I received Unashamed by Christine Caine c/o BookLook Bloggers Guilt says: You’ve done something wrong. Shame says: You are bad. There’s a big difference between “you made a mistake” and “you are a mistake.” –Unashamed, Christine Caine On my most recent ... Unashamed

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This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 4/6 allisonramsing wrote: Disclaimer: I received This is Awkward c/o BookLook Bloggers. Well…This Is Awkward. Vulnerability is hard, but grace is true, so let’s make some awkward. –This is Awkward, Sammy Rhodes This book is all about learning how to embrace the awkward and actually embracing the awkward. I ... This Is Awkward

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Breaking Busy

Breaking Busy

On 2/1 allisonramsing wrote: Disclaimer: I received Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington c/o BookLook Bloggers This weekend I was again reminded how short our time on this earth is. Our lives on this earth are, but a blip in time. As I read Breaking Busy this weekend my main thought process in summary — is the word “busy” ... Breaking Busy

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Waiting Here for You

Waiting Here for You

On 11/27 allisonramsing wrote: For years my favorite part about the night of Thanksgiving Day has been decorating for Christmas. Like tradition, last night I decorated for Christmas and created a new playlist full of my favorite Christmas songs to listen to until Christmas Day. As I finished putting the decorations up, the anticipation ... Waiting Here For You

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Garden City

Garden City

On 10/27 allisonramsing wrote: Disclaimer I received this book c/o BookLook Bloggers. It’s no secret that I love to read. I packed Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human by John Mark Comer when I headed to Las Vegas for a work conference. In between sessions I took a seat in the hallway amongst the chaos/sea of ... Garden City

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NIV Bible for Women

NIV Bible for Women

On 9/29 allisonramsing wrote: Disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a review copy of The Message 100 the Story of God in Sequence and Book Look Bloggers provided me with a review copy of the NIV Bible for Women Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World. Growing up my nana’s well-worn Bible was typically ... Get Back in the Word

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 8/25 allisonramsing wrote: Disclaimer: I received What Keeps You Up at Night? by Pete Wilson c/o BookLookBloggers Book Review: I picked this book to review because I’ve loved Pete Wilson’s other books and I had a feeling this one would likely be just as good. The thing I love about his books is that he continually ... What Keeps You Up At Night?

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Anything

Anything

On 6/23 allisonramsing wrote: “being willing to abandon everything requires being willing to go anywhere – and willing to let go of everything.” -Anything, Jennie Allen Today, I’m excited to review Anything by Jennie Allen c/o Book Look Bloggers. Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing my Anything story which is part ... Anything Review

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The Art of Work

The Art of Work

On 5/11 allisonramsing wrote: Disclaimer: I received The Art of Work by Jeff Goins c/o Book Look Bloggers. Working working working…you might even be reading this to avoid some of that “working”. We always seem to be working, thinking about work or maybe just complaining that we’re tired from all the work. ... The Art of Work

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Savor

Savor

On 4/17 allisonramsing wrote: How many times throughout the day do you stop and soak up all the goodness around you? Frequently as I’m walking on campus I see people looking at their cellphone and not soaking in the beautiful day (I’m also guilty). As I kid I’d spend hours reading books inside rather than going ... Savor

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/18 allisonramsing wrote: Scary Close. Those words define love so well. Love can be scary because to truly love your friends, family, spouse, etc. you have to get scary close. “We will never feel loved until we drop the act, until we’re willing to show our true selves to the people around us.” -Scary Close I’ve ... Scary Close

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Make it Happen

Make it Happen

On 1/9 allisonramsing wrote: I’ve followed Lara Casey’s blog for a couple of years now. When she announced that she was going to be releasing a book, I immediately added it to my Amazon Wishlist. As Lara states in her book she has a contentment challenge where she isn’t purchasing new clothes, home decor, etc. ... Make It Happen

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Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

On 11/21 allisonramsing wrote: We are all broken. Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things is the story of Sara Hagerty and her journey with God prior to marriage, as a newlywed, then a husband and wife duo who chose to adopt from Africa. Sara’s journey with God is beautiful and today I’ll ... Every Bitter Thing is Sweet

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

On 10/6 allisonramsing wrote: Do you ever feel like your schedule is way out of control? That you’re saying yes to every opportunity and you don’t have any margin in it to rest? Or maybe you don’t even like resting because you feel like you’re not being productive? Then, Rhythms of Grace: Discovering God’s ... Rhythms of Grace Review

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 9/5 allisonramsing wrote: Whenever I board a plane I typically have the latest InStyle magazine and a new book I’ve been dying to read tucked away in my purse. Last week’s flight to Iowa was no different. The book in question was Let’s All Be Brave by Annie Downs that I received care of BookLook Bloggers. ... Let’s All Be Brave Review

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Speak

Speak

On 8/8 allisonramsing wrote: Today I’ll be reviewing Speak by Nish Weiseth received c/o BookLook Bloggers. At our wedding my husband got up to say a thank you to our guests. Maybe he’ll write on it more here on the blog but I want to jump off of a line that he put so well: “Allison and I have a story…like ... Speak Review

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A Beautiful Defeat

A Beautiful Defeat

On 7/24 allisonramsing wrote: A Beautiful Defeat: Find True Freedom and Purpose in Total Surrender to God by Kevin Malarkey is a story of vulnerability and honest struggles. Kevin Malarkey wastes no time deconstruction of the Christian myth as he grabs you in the introduction. Malarkey then unwraps the complexity and mystery surrounding ... A Beautiful Defeat

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