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Slow to Judge

Slow to Judge

On 1/31 Heather Fineisen wrote: Edit Review Delete Review This review is from: Slow to Judge: Sometimes It?s OK to Listen (Refraction) (Paperback) The Author writes this book because a survey shows that Christians are views ad hypocritical, judgemental and anti-homosexual. I'm never really sure what he's trying to prove: yes they are, ... Slow to Judge

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4 Stars

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Silent Cry

Silent Cry

On 1/28 Heather Fineisen wrote: Although Newton 's storytelling is methodical and straightforward, it is an important narrative of abuse. Newton seems carefully restrained throughout the narrative until she herself finally let's go to a therapist and as a reader you almost feel her physical release. The book shows us that there are ... SIlent Cry by Dorothy J. Newton

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4 Stars

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Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

On 12/26 Heather Fineisen wrote: This is a nicely formatted cookbook with photographs and well spaced recipes. Sweet corn grits, pb&j chicken satays and dill tuna salad are favorites while I am still gearing up to make the more complicated Sweet Corn Grit Tamales with Barbecue Shrimp and Corn Salad. What I like about this cook book ... simple and sophisticated southern recipes

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5 Stars

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12 Days in Africa

12 Days in Africa

On 10/28 Heather Fineisen wrote: This is a quick yet inspiring read about the author's 12 day trip to Uganda with her son and Church group and how it impacted her life. This isn't flowery prose but heartfelt narration and stories from various participants. Lisa is a board member for the organization that she represented and she lets ... 12 Days in Africa

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5 Stars

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Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday

On 10/18 Heather Fineisen wrote: Next, Is Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. I’ve read so many wonderful reviews of this in the past few weeks, I had to read it. Held Evans represents a generation of churchgoers who wish to be all-inclusive rather than exclusionary. Struggling with ... It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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5 Stars

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Running for Recovery

Running for Recovery

On 10/7 Heather Fineisen wrote: This was not a good fit for me. This had some good passages but was focused more on the writer and his hypocrisy and adultery rather than his running. A lot of scripture and random thought. Not structured or edited enough for me. I just didn't click with book which sometimes happens which is why I chose ... Forgiveness

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2 Stars

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NIV Faithgirlz Bible

NIV Faithgirlz Bible

On 9/22 Heather Fineisen wrote: My daughter, 11, really likes the format of this Bible but still insists the colors are too pink and girly. That said, the content is quite satisfying and we especially like the good guys and bad guys listed as well as some of the what would you do questions. This is a great tool to generate discussion ... too pink but content just right

Heather's Rating:

4 Stars

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BATHSHEBA Bathed in Grace

BATHSHEBA Bathed in Grace

On 9/8 Heather Fineisen wrote: Interesting take on women in The Bible who may or may not be scandalous to the reader. There is a trend going on with women in the Bible stories being published. This one does not depict the women in a stronger feminist light as others. The Day I Met Jesus was more to my liking, but Jesus was more of ... Bathed in Backbone

Heather's Rating:

3 Stars

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Death on Hold

Death on Hold

On 9/4 Heather Fineisen wrote: This was not a good fit for me. While I applaud the notion of rehabilitation and finding resources of faith in incarceration, I didn't find the author's voice authentic. Maybe this is due to ghost writer assistance. I worked as an executive for an agency that manages Job Corps Centers, including the ... Hold on Death on Hold

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2 Stars

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In Borrowed Houses

In Borrowed Houses

On 8/26 Heather Fineisen wrote: Renovating a house in Lebanon during a civil war while starting up a Christian publishing hose is not on many bucket lists. Not on many lists period. This story is unique and interesting but gets a little dragged down in areas. That said, Fuller is a lovely Lancashire writer whether she's sharing leaving ... Being Civil in Civil War

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4 Stars

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10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

On 8/16 Heather Fineisen wrote: School has started and with it all of the insecurities and fear that come with a new year. Girls are subjected to peer pressure, media pressure and self-inflicted pressure. With God/Jesus as their guide, Kampakis lists ten truths or tips that every girl experiences and should know how to handle. And ... 10 Truths Girls AND Parents Should Know

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5 Stars

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Miracle on Voodoo Mountain

Miracle on Voodoo Mountain

On 2/20 Heather Fineisen wrote: What is a Restavek? Let Megan Boudreaux tell you in her amazing book, Miracle on Voodoo Mountain: A Young Woman's Remarkable Story of Pushing Back the Darkness of Haiti. At just twenty-four, this young woman went to Haiti and achieved something most people regardless of age, maturity or faith even give ... The Miracle of one

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5 Stars

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