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Placemaker

Placemaker

On 4/5 Kendra Landis wrote: This rambly, introspective book by author Christie Purifoy reflects on the the places she has lived–Texas, Virginia, Chicago (Illinois), Florida, and now eastern Pennsylvania–and how each of those places have become part of her story. The theme that ties the entire book together is the trees and ... Placemaker

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3 Stars

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The Passion Generation

The Passion Generation

On 12/27 Kendra Landis wrote: Millennials are leaving the institutional church in great numbers. Using personal experience and research statistics, Grant Skeldon identifies a key missing piece that he views as a solution: Discipleship. Skeldon asserts that the church has largely neglected Jesus’ Great Commission to “go and make ... Passion Generation

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4 Stars

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Chosen People

Chosen People

On 11/19 Kendra Landis wrote: Hana Abboud, a Christian Arab Israeli lawyer, and Jakob Brodsky, a secular American Jewish lawyer, work together in a lawsuit on behalf of an American killed by terrorists in Israel. Adding Daud Hasan, an Arab investigator, to their team, Hana and Jakob attempt to find truth and bring justice, but find ... Chosen People

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4 Stars

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Across the Street and Around the World

Across the Street and Around the World

On 10/25 Kendra Landis wrote: This book is a missions training manual in a nutshell. Topics range from adopting a heart for the nations to relating to international students to short-term mission trips to personal preparation for working overseas. Having years of experience as a field worker, a strategist for an international sending ... Across the Street and Around the World

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5 Stars

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All the Colors We Will See

All the Colors We Will See

On 9/15 Kendra Landis wrote: n this collection of essays, Patrice Gopo reflects on her personal experiences as a child of Jamaican immigrants, growing up in Alaska, moving to South Africa, marrying a man from Zimbabwe, and living to Charlotte, NC as she addresses issues of culture, identity, color, beauty, and more. The nature of ... All the Colors We Will See

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4 Stars

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Hope of Nations

Hope of Nations

On 7/21 Kendra Landis wrote: John Dickerson is a prize-winning journalist, pastor, and frequent commentator in national news outlets. In this book, he lays open the trends and current upheaval taking place in Western civilization and culture. In part one, he examines what is happening and why. America continues to move into a Post-Truth, ... Hope of Nations

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4 Stars

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A Memory a Day for Moms

A Memory a Day for Moms

On 4/30 Kendra Landis wrote: This hardcover five-year journal encourages moms to record their child’s journey as well as their own. Each day has features a Bible verse, a sentence prayer, and a writing prompt that often (but not always) corresponds with the verse. The pages are headed with the day’s date (April 29), and each ... creative writing prompts

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4 Stars

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Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

On 4/18 Kendra Landis wrote: This hardcover gift-style book includes 60 activities for children ages 8 and up. Based on the cover copy, which claims that this book is the perfect companion to the Adventure Bible, I was expecting something different than what this book is–maybe activities that put historical or cultural context ... Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

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4 Stars

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The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

On 4/4 Kendra Landis wrote: Dr. Albert Mohler unpacks the Lord’s Prayer line-by-line, helping us understand in new ways what Jesus was actually teaching his disciples to pray. This small book has large print, wide spaces and is very easy to read. As someone who was taught the Lord’s Prayer as a child and usually find myself ... Inspiring and easy to read

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5 Stars

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Every Day with Jesus

Every Day with Jesus

On 3/6 Kendra Landis wrote: This book of short devotions for kids is coordinated with Dr. Stanley’s bestselling devotional, Every Day in His Presence. “Families will read about the same topics, read the same scripture, and have a great opportunity for discussion…” (cover) (The book is fully stand alone though, so the adult ... Every Day with Jesus

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4 Stars

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When Is It Right to Die?

When Is It Right to Die?

On 2/5 Kendra Landis wrote: In this updated version of her book originally published in 1992, Joni Earekson Tada tackles a subject that has become highly political and emotionally charged–When is it Right to Die? Spending 50 years as a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, surviving cancer and severe depression, and living with chronic ... Book Review: When is it Right to Die?

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5 Stars

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Madison Park

Madison Park

On 1/4 Kendra Landis wrote: This memoir is a tribute to the community, Madison Park, that raised Eric Motley. Motley was born to a teenage mother and adopted by his grandparents. The people of Madison Park, AL, rallied around young Motley and chose him to be their D.U.K. (Designated University Kid). The way they sacrificially gave ... Book Review: Madison Park

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4 Stars

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Is This the End?

Is This the End?

On 12/5 Kendra Landis wrote: Dr. Jeremiah looks to Biblical prophecy to answer the question many people are asking: “Is This the End?” The book is split into two parts. In the first part, Is This the End for America?, Dr. Jeremiah tackles secularization and moral decline, immigration, intolerance and apathy. Things can seem ... Is This the End?

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5 Stars

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Indescribable

Indescribable

On 10/16 Kendra Landis wrote: In this devotion book for children, Louie Giglio inspires the reader to awe at the indescribable power and creativity of God. Each of the 100 devotions features a Bible verse, a paragraph or two about a scientific marvel, a paragraph of spiritual application, a brief prayer, and a “be amazed” pop-out ... Indescribable

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5 Stars

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The Awakening of HK Derryberry

The Awakening of HK Derryberry

On 9/24 Kendra Landis wrote: _240_360_Book.2379.cover This heartwarming memoir tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a middle age man who “had it all” and a young boy facing significant physical disabilities. A chance meeting one Saturday morning has resulted in a mutual, life-long friendship and many opportunities ... Book Review: The Awakening of HK Derryberry

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4 Stars

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The Mission Walker

The Mission Walker

On 9/1 Kendra Landis wrote: At age 55, Edie Littlefield Sundby was diagnosed with Stage 4 gallbladder cancer that had spread throughout her body and was given three months to live. In this book, Sundby recounts her determined fight for life, enduring radical liver surgery and aggressive chemotherapy that resulted in an amazing ... Book Review: The Mission Walker

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4 Stars

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The Weekly Prayer Project

The Weekly Prayer Project

On 7/3 Kendra Landis wrote: This journal provides 52 Scripture-based prompts for one year of weekly prayer, reflection and journaling for women. Each double-page entry features one to three Bible verses, followed by a two or three sentence commentary and questions to think about, with wide lines for writing personal responses. ... The Weekly Prayer Project

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4 Stars

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NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

On 6/3 Kendra Landis wrote: This Bible uses the full NIV text, 2011 edition. Each page features a two-inch sidebar on the outside edge with study notes as well as over 700 full-color maps, pictures and infographics. The text is in a four-inch column on the inside edge. Pros: The full color is eye-catching The graphics ... Good for all ages

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5 Stars

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The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few

On 4/27 Kendra Landis wrote: In this book, Heather Avis shares the story of how God led her and her husband on a journey through infertility to the adoption of their three precious children, two of whom have Down Syndrome. As she says in the introduction to the book, “…ease and normalcy and niceness are not as important to Jesus ... Book Review: The Lucky Few

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4 Stars

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Zip It

Zip It

On 4/18 Kendra Landis wrote: This devotional “takes a deeper look at the advice and commands of Scripture concerning the tongue, offering practical how-tos that will inspire you to use your words to build, to bless, to encourage, and to praise. Each of the forty interactive entries includes a Scripture-verse focus for the day, ... Book Review: Zip It

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5 Stars

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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

On 1/28 Kendra Landis wrote: “In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers…Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping photograph–a teenage girl lying in the dirt,…and over her mouth a mask of fabric bearing the label of one of America’s largest retailers…” ... Book Review: A Harvest of Thorns

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4 Stars

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What Falls From the Sky

What Falls From the Sky

On 1/11 Kendra Landis wrote: January 11, 2017 by Kendra L Book Review: What Falls From the Sky _225_350_Book.2130.cover.jpg In What Falls From the Sky, Esther Emery tells the story of her Year Without the Internet, and the unexpected changes that came to her life as a result. Fleeing the faith and the chaos of her broken childhood, ... Book Review: What Falls From the Sky

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5 Stars

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Liked

Liked

On 12/8 Kendra Landis wrote: In Liked, Kari Kampakis tackles the issue of social media and the unhealthy obsession it can be for girls. This book was written for the typical teenage girl wrestling with peer pressure, identity questions, and a culture that is enamored with self. Kari attempts to help girls understand God’s unconditional ... Book Review: Liked

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4 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible

The Beginner's Bible

On 11/13 Kendra Landis wrote: The bestselling Beginner’s Bible, first released in 1989, has a new look–3D artwork and googly eyes. Featuring 48 Old Testament stories and 44 from the New Testament, this story book gives a good overview of the Bible. The stories are short and simple, written for ages 4-8. A glossary is included ... Book Review: The Beginners Bible

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4 Stars

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The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing

On 10/31 Kendra Landis wrote: Author of internationally bestselling crime novels, Andrew KIavan, tells of his coming to faith in Christ. Klavan was born into a Jewish family in suburban New York City. His childhood was troubled, particularly his relationship with his father. He left home and wandered in search of Experience, eventually ... Book Review: The Great Good Thing

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4 Stars

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 9/22 Kendra Landis wrote: Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely. There have been many times in my life where I have felt uninvited, left out and lonely, so the title of this book definitely caught my attention. About halfway through, I told my husband that I’ve been reading this book with my head, ... Book Review: Uninvited

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4 Stars

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The Things We Knew

The Things We Knew

On 7/26 Kendra Landis wrote: “After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to blame their father for their mother’s death, but nobody will talk about that tragic day. And Lynette’s ... Book Review: The Things We Knew

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2 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 7/1 Kendra Landis wrote: This 5-in-1 book includes the following stories from the Living Lights series by Jan and Mike Berenstain: Jobs Around Town, Get Involved, Love Their Neighbors, Gossip Gang, and Biggest Brag. I grew up hearing Berenstain Bear stories and my kids like them too. I appreciate the effort to include Bible ... Book Review: Berenstain Bears Caring and Sharing Treasury

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4 Stars

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I Believe in Jesus

I Believe in Jesus

On 6/9 Kendra Landis wrote: Beginning with creation, the book tells how God created a perfect world, people chose to sin, and how every person since then is also sinful, but God had a plan to forgive us. Then follows a very brief retelling of Jesus' birth, his perfect life, his death and resurrection, wherein Jesus took the punishment ... Book Review: I Believe in Jesus

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3 Stars

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Great Stories Of The Bible

Great Stories Of The Bible

On 5/6 Kendra Landis wrote: This 6-in-1 Bible story book is a collection of stories based on Zondervan’s Adventure Bible for Kids. I read the stories with my children, ages 2 and 4. I asked comprehension questions and it seemed like they were understanding the text. They liked the colorful, expressive illustrations. Rated at ... Book Review: Great Stories of the Bible

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4 Stars

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Running On Red Dog Road

Running On Red Dog Road

On 4/24 Kendra Landis wrote: “Drema Hall Berkheimer was born in a coal camp in Appalachia, the child of a West Virginia coal miner who was killed in the mines, a Rosie the Riveter mother, and devout Pentecostal grandparents.” (quote from the back cover) In this memoir from her childhood in a West VA town during the 1940’s, ... Book Review: Running on Red Dog Road

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5 Stars

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The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party

The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party

On 4/1 Kendra Landis wrote: The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party, by Mona Hodgson, is a beginning reader book about twin girls and their birthday party. Kindness is the lesson of the book, shown when one of the princesses is kind to a friend who feels that her dress is too plain for the party. In a book market for young girls ... Book Review: The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party

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4 Stars

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Answering Jihad

Answering Jihad

On 3/20 Kendra Landis wrote: In this book, bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi addresses the very current topic of jihad. The book is laid out in a question and answer format, with Qureshi answering 18 of the most common questions he receives about jihad and Islamic terrorism. The questions are divided into three sections. In part ... Book Review: Answering Jihad

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5 Stars

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Behold the Man

Behold the Man

On 2/29 Kendra Landis wrote: Behold the Man, by Brock and Bodie Thoene, is the third and final book in the Jerusalem Chronicles series, which spans the last weeks of Jesus’ life. The Thoene’s follow several characters–primarily a centurion, Pilate, and the wife of Pilate–as they observe and encounter the life-changing power ... Behold the Man

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5 Stars

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My Name Is Mahtob

My Name Is Mahtob

On 2/12 Kendra Landis wrote: Many will remember the best-selling book and subsequent film Not Without My Daughter. In My Name is Mahtob, the “world’s most famous daughter” (as she has been called), Mahtob Mahmoody, tells her story of being held hostage by her father in Iran, her escape with her mother, and her life since the ... Book Review: My Name is Mahtob

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5 Stars

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All Things Through Christ

All Things Through Christ

On 2/11 Kendra Landis wrote: All Things Through Christ is the memoir of Wallace Thomas, a United Methodist minister. Unfortunately, Thomas passed away before he finished writing the book, so his widow, Kate Thomas, completed the work. While I think the book would be most meaningful to those from the United Methodist denomination ... Book Review: All Things Through Christ

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4 Stars

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