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A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity

A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity

On 11/26 The Joyous Living wrote: A Christmas Miracle is set in a small fictional community where awkward, novice pastor Bill Sanders (who does not have the gift for preaching) is given his last chance at a congregation in the shape of the downtrodden church, Holy Nativity, that suffers from leaking roofs and a stringent church treasurer. ... Book Review: A Christmas Miracle Comes to Holy Nativity

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2 Stars

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Beauty in the Breakdown

Beauty in the Breakdown

On 11/13 The Joyous Living wrote: Country music singer Julie Roberts is no stranger to overcoming hard times through determination, hard work, and strength. Having escaped the emotional residue of her alcoholic father’s actions and insults, Julie moved from South Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend Belmont University and ... Books: Beauty in the Breakdown

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2 Stars

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Nighty Night and Good Night

Nighty Night and Good Night

On 11/8 The Joyous Living wrote: Nighty Night and Good Night is the first book in a series of bedtime books by multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist Michael W. Smith and VeggieTales co-creator Mike Nawrocki. In Nighty Night and Good Night, the stuffed animal band "The Nighty Nights" are called upon to help their friend ... Beautiful

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5 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On 6/6 The Joyous Living wrote: This devotional is a great analysis of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Taking 52 lines/quotes from the beloved text, Bob Welch breaks them down in-depth and also offers comparisons to the well known film adaptations. As Tiny Tim famously says "God bless us each and every one." Likewise the readers of this ... Little Lessons for Life

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3 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 8/28 The Joyous Living wrote: Billy Coffey has done it! Sometimes when you hear the terms "religious fiction" and "gothic" there is a sense of forewarning that might make you hesitate about whether you should chance a reading. Thankfully, Billy Coffey has truly done it and delivered a very entertaining, engaging and enticing read. Ever ... Book Review: When Mockingbirds Sing

The Joyous Living's Rating:

4 Stars

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Let the Journey Begin

Let the Journey Begin

On 4/27 The Joyous Living wrote: Max Lucado does it again - presenting a great inspirational + gift book for anyone looking forward to "embracing new opportunities and taking steps towards reaching your dreams." His book, Let the Journey Begin, has been re-released (10 March 2015) and the product is charming, insightful and encouraging. ... Max Lucado: Let the Journey Begin

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4 Stars

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For the Right Reasons

For the Right Reasons

On 4/1 The Joyous Living wrote: Every woman in America has at one time indulged in The Bachelor(ette) franchise. I remember joining all my Alpha sisters at university in the common room to watch the weekly episodes while drinking hot chocolate and munching on popcorn. Those were the crazy university days. Fast forward a decade later ... Book Review: For the Right Reasons

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4 Stars

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