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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

On 1/5 Jason Stanley wrote: Grammy nominated Christian artist Natalie Grant has been a force in Christian music since 1999. As she tells it in her new book, Finding Your Voice, she had what one could call a spiritual awakening during a trip to India. This “pivotal encounter with God,” she says, changed her career. It was on ... Book Review: Finding Your Voice

Jason's Rating:

3 Stars

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Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

On 10/22 Jason Stanley wrote: It is hard to believe as I sit on a cool day in October that Christmas will be here soon. Even so, we have already read our first Christmas book, The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel. It is the week before Christmas in Bear Country and there is very little snow. By the time Brother, Sister, ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel

Jason's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

On 10/11 Jason Stanley wrote: Everything about this book seemed perfect. It’s a children’s book about a dinosaur. What kid doesn’t like dinosaurs? It’s a children’s book about a place called Uz, a place we read about in the Bible. It is told in English and Spanish, a brilliant addition to every child’s library, both English ... Book Review: The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

Jason's Rating:

1 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

On 3/25 Jason Stanley wrote: It is a lovely, spring day in Bear Country. And it’s got Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear thinking. Mother’s Day is coming soon, and they should do something special for Mama Bear. They consult with Papa and they create the best plan. Written and illustrated by Mike Berenstain, son of Stan and Jan ... Book Review Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

Jason's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Printer and the Preacher

The Printer and the Preacher

On 3/10 Jason Stanley wrote: Billed as a “groundbreaking look” at the friendship between the preacher George Whitfield and the printer (and anything else he wanted to be) Benjamin Franklin. The publisher goes on to say that this relationship “defined what it means to be an American.” Petersen introduces Franklin and Whitfield ... Book Review: The Printer and the Preacher

Jason's Rating:

3 Stars

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Snuggle Time Prayers

Snuggle Time Prayers

On 3/4 Jason Stanley wrote: This little book, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is a cute little book perfect for young children. There are sixteen prayers in this little book, each accompanied by a scripture verse. Each prayer is a rhyming prayer based on the scripture verse provided. Rhyming helps in building ... Book Review: Snuggle Time Prayers

Jason's Rating:

5 Stars

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Seven Women

Seven Women

On 1/8 Jason Stanley wrote: When I think about all the people I have met who have made a difference to my faith, there is an endless list of women. Throughout history the great fathers of the faith have been given the most credit for shaping Christianity. But we cannot overlook the great mothers of the faith. Eric Metaxas attempts ... Book Review: 7 Women

Jason's Rating:

3 Stars

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Sandcastle Kings

Sandcastle Kings

On 1/7 Jason Stanley wrote: I was never great at building sandcastles. It seemed that I could never get the right amount of sand and water mixed together to create the castle of my dreams. The sand buckets we used were always the basic round buckets, leaving little opportunities for anything other than round towers. And then there ... Book Review: Sandcastle Kings

Jason's Rating:

5 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On 11/15 Jason Stanley wrote: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, first published in 1843, is now a classic. The short novel tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the wealthy man who despises the Christmas holiday and all of its cheer. The book has been reborn in various film versions throughout the decades. My favorite version ... Book Review: 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

Jason's Rating:

5 Stars

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 8/27 Jason Stanley wrote: Pete Wilson is the founding and senior pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. What Keeps You Up at Night? is his fourth book, where the main idea is that God has a purpose for each of us. Though Wilson never uses the word, you could refer to it as your vocation. What keeps us up at night ... Book Review: What Keeps You Up At Night

Jason's Rating:

4 Stars

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