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NIV, True Images Bible

NIV, True Images Bible

On 6/26 Wendy wrote: I love the Bible, and I mean it. I really love the Bible. Therefore, it is my favorite book to review. Whenever I have a chance to get my hands on a Bible, I will take it. This time, however, I am extremely disappointed by the edition of the Bible I get to review. Now, I will start this review by ... Popular Worldview

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1 Stars

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

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

On 6/25 Wendy wrote: I will start by stating that my favorite book reviews are always children’s books. I love how deliberate they are in engaging children with God’s Word. This Bible doesn’t fall short on that account. The full-color illustrations are excellent for establishing context. So much of accurate Biblical ... Kids Visual Study Bible

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5 Stars

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Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

On 6/19 Wendy wrote: Book Description What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? By popular demand the author of Sacred Marriage returns to the topic of how God uses marriage to expand our souls and make us holy. Devotions for a Sacred Marriage explores how God can reveal Himself to you through ... Devotions for a Sacred Marriage

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5 Stars

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NIV, Revolution Bible

NIV, Revolution Bible

On 6/19 Wendy wrote: Book Description Explore what it means to live a revolutionary life for God with the help of the NIV Revolution Bible. Packed with challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about today’s contemporary cultural issues, this best-selling Bible empowers young men ages 13-18 to ask big questions, ... Revolution

Wendy's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Gospel According to Paul

The Gospel According to Paul

On 6/12 Wendy wrote: Book Description From master-expositor and Bible teacher John MacArthur, a revelatory exploration of what the apostle Paul actually taught about the good news of Jesus The apostle Paul penned a number of very pithy, focused passages in his letters to the early church that summarize the gospel message ... The Gospel According to Paul

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5 Stars

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God Loves Daddy and Me

God Loves Daddy and Me

On 4/15 Wendy wrote: Book Review This is a beautiful board book. The soft and comfortable illustrations really appeal to the eye, and they truly capture the tenderness of a father. What makes this book really different is the ultimate truth about fatherhood. While mothers are important, fathers play a role that mothers ... God Loves Daddy & Me

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5 Stars

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God Loves Mommy and Me

God Loves Mommy and Me

On 4/11 Wendy wrote: This is a beautiful board book. The soft and comfortable illustrations really appeal to the eye, and they capture the intimacy between a mother and her child. What I really enjoyed about this book was the prominent place that God played within the book. It wasn’t a book about mothers, as much as ... God Loves Mommy & Me

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5 Stars

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Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible

Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible

On 4/7 Wendy wrote: This book is beautifully illustrated. The imagery and design leave you excited to turn every page. The way that the stories are depicted are both culturally familiar to the story’s context, and relative to the bible. The illustrator for this book wields his talent to the benefit of anyone that opens ... Once Upon a Time – Storybook Bible

Wendy's Rating:

3 Stars

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Thank  You, God, for Grandpa

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

On 3/29 Wendy wrote: Our favorite portion of this book is the page dedicated to the inheritance of faith. Snuck somewhere in the middle of the book is a short poem about how Grandpa teaches them about Jesus and the Bible. This is such a great addition to the book, as children benefit so much from learning about Jesus from ... For Papa

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4 Stars

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Grandpa Hugs

Grandpa Hugs

On 3/21 Wendy wrote: This is another book review, that our sweet little toddler got to help with. She rushed through the house with this beautiful book in her arms, excited to hear it for the first time. Fortunately, Daddy was home on his lunch break so they could share it right away. The imagery in the book is delightful. ... Grandpa Hugs

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4 Stars

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Thank You, God, for Grandma

Thank You, God, for Grandma

On 3/13 Wendy wrote: We really enjoyed reviewing this book. When I say we, I mean the two of us. I reviewed this book with my three-year-old daughter. We started with a required reading of this about three times. That’s right… we took it out of the box and I was directed to read this book over and over again. It was ... Thank You, God, for Grandma

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4 Stars

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NIV Faithlife Study Bible

NIV Faithlife Study Bible

On 3/9 Wendy wrote: This Bible is very exciting to me. I was thrilled by the color pictures in this Bible. Not just because I like picture books, but for a deeper reason. The teachings of the Bible are best understood through context, or the place, time and audience of the teaching. While all scripture is still relevant ... NIV Faithlife Study Bible: Intriguing Insights to Inform Your Faith

Wendy's Rating:

5 Stars

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Cherish

Cherish

On 2/14 Wendy wrote: This book is a marriage book. Before you roll your eyes at the number of Christian marriage books on the market, I will tell you that this one is different. Many marriage books will tell you how to not fight. They will tell you how to communicate and cooperate. They will tell you how to make a tough ... Cherish: The One Word that Changes Everything for your Marriage

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5 Stars

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The Gift of Jesus

The Gift of Jesus

On 1/20 Wendy wrote: I really enjoyed the format of this devotional. It is set up to be used over the course of an entire year. Each week is assigned to a pastor, who selects a daily scripture and writes an encouraging devotional. While I love reading the great authors and preachers of the past, such as Spurgeon and Tozer, ... The Gift of Jesus

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4 Stars

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Good Good Father for Little Ones

Good Good Father for Little Ones

On 1/20 Wendy wrote: This is a wonderful book designed for little ones. As the mother of a toddler, I know exactly how long I will be allowed to stay on each page. With short passages on each page, she can turn as quickly as she wants without interrupting the flow of the story. More than that, it is a good book for illustrating ... Good Good Father for Little Ones

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5 Stars

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Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

On 12/10 Wendy wrote: Book Description: The devotional that has touched millions of lives with inspirational thoughts for every day is now available in a gorgeous new package, and large, easy-to-read type. Grace for the Moment offers inspiring devotions to grow in your faith as you embrace the hope of the Lord every day. ... Grace for the Moment

Wendy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Strengths Based Marriage

Strengths Based Marriage

On 12/1 Wendy wrote: Book Description: Marriage expert Jimmy Evans and strengths expert Allan Kelsey show readers how to have a happier, stronger marriage by applying the concepts from the popular StrengthsFinder assessment to their relationship. One of the biggest obstacles to a happy, strong marriage is a lack of understanding ... Strengths Based Marriage

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1 Stars

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Devotions for a Deeper Life

Devotions for a Deeper Life

On 11/18 Wendy wrote: Zondervan From the Back of the Book: Oswald Chambers, author of My Utmost for His Highest, remains one of the best-loved and most deeply respected theologians and writers in church history. Few authors inspire and encourage as he does, and never is this more apparent than in Devotions for a Deeper Life. Devotions ... Devotions for a Deeper Life by Oswald Chambers

Wendy's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Story Devotional

The Story Devotional

On 11/13 Wendy wrote: A couple of things I enjoyed about this book was the flow of material in accordance with a scheduled reading plan in your Bible. If you are reading through your Bible in a year, this book makes a good accompaniment. I also liked the index, found at the back of the devotional, that showed you where ... The Story Devotional

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4 Stars

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Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

On 11/13 Wendy wrote: The first thing I noticed about this book was the beautiful imagery and colors on the front cover. When you open the book the colors and pictures continue to bless you on every page. This is a beautiful book. The print is a little small for new readers, but perfect for sharing between a parent and ... Tuck in your child with rhyming reminders of God’s great love!

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4 Stars

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The Daniel Code

The Daniel Code

On 11/6 Wendy wrote: This book is a nice read, and I easily flew through the first 100 pages without hesitation. It is also a book that is relevant to the shifting cultural opinions of Christians. When I read through this book it resonates with wisdom taken directly from the book of Daniel in the Old Testament. The author, ... The Daniel Code: Living out Truth in a Culture that Is Losing Its Way

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4 Stars

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NIV Bible for Teen Guys

NIV Bible for Teen Guys

On 11/4 Wendy wrote: I was extremely pleased with the study Bible features that are not always included with a teen Bible. This one had solid introductions with each book that covered themes and context for a greater understanding during study. It also included an index and a concordance for looking up areas of interest ... NIV Bible for Teen Guys

Wendy's Rating:

4 Stars

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Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

On 10/28 Wendy wrote: From the Back of the Book: These simple retellings of favorite Bible stories with colorful illustrations from the bestselling Read and Share Bible are a great way to help children learn God’s Word as they begin to read. As you read, children can use a picture key to learn the words and help tell each ... Look, I’m Reading Bible Storybook

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4 Stars

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The Wonders of Creation Holy Bible (NIV)

The Wonders of Creation Holy Bible (NIV)

On 10/28 Wendy wrote: Wonders of Creation Holy Bible Zondervan From the Back of the Book: With detailed black-and-white illustrations of amazing animals, landscapes, and other wonders of creation, this Bible features over 50 ready-to-color pages alongside the full text of the New International Version (NIV) translation. ... Wonders of Creation Holy Bible

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4 Stars

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NIV My Journal Bible, Turquoise

NIV My Journal Bible, Turquoise

On 10/18 Wendy wrote: This is a beautiful hardcover Bible. It includes space for journaling one every page. While the text font is a bit small, it is a nice font type that allows for easier reading than some of the other journaling Bibles I have seen. For the most part I am a fan of journaling Bibles, for the simple reason ... This is not Your Husband's Bible

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

On 10/12 Wendy wrote: his is a cute devotional book, set at the trade book size, even though it has a beautiful hardcover. Each page is well-done with full-color pictures found on every other page. The devotionals are divided into ten different categories, ranging from understanding God’s love to forgiveness to gratitude. ... The Berenstain Bears: Bedtime Devotional

Wendy's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible

The Beginner's Bible

On 10/6 Wendy wrote: As the mother of a young child, I am constantly on the lookout for new books for my girls. When I saw this Bible, I was immediately interested and it didn’t disappoint. This book is hardback and sturdy. There are bright color pictures on every page, and a large font size for younger readers. They ... The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children Stories

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5 Stars

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 10/1 Wendy wrote: This book is a good book. It’s worth the time it takes to read it, and a little bit of pocket money to get there. What I found when reading is that it was relevant to where I was. Now, please do not misunderstand what I am trying to say. The ghosts of my past have been dealt with years ago, and ... Uninvited

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4 Stars

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NIrV Kids’ Devotional Bible

NIrV Kids’ Devotional Bible

On 10/1 Wendy wrote: I will start this review by stating that I am a fan of the NIrV translation. I understand that there are compromises made in word use to allow for the reading level, but I love seeing children empowered to read the Bible on their own, and this translation allows for that. The NIrV is written for a ... NIrV Kids' Devotional Bible

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5 Stars

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NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

On 8/10 Wendy wrote: There is only one way to describe this Bible, and that’s fun. While I wouldn’t contest parents that are against too much screen time or the effect on video games, I would support any format that gets kids to want to read the Bible, as long as it doesn’t compromise the text of the Bible to do so. ... NIrV Minecrafters Bible

Wendy's Rating:

3 Stars

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Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

On 7/7 Wendy wrote: This is a toddler’s board book, with the stiff pages that make it safer for our young little ones. Each page and cover has bright illustrations that attract the child’s attention. The youngest of the Jesus Calling series, this board book contains 20 different Bible stories. Each story consists ... Jesus Calling: My First Bible Storybook

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5 Stars

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Unashamed

Unashamed

On 7/6 Wendy wrote: I will start this review with some fundamentals. All of the scripture references in this book are from the NIV bible unless otherwise stated. The writing is clear, and quickly understood, in other words, this book reads fast. The author is a talented writer, and her text is engaging and personal. ... Unashamed

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3 Stars

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I Believe in Jesus

I Believe in Jesus

On 6/27 Wendy wrote: I Believe in Jesus: Leading Your Child to Christ John MacArthur When first opening this book I was immediately struck by the beautiful illustrations and colors. As the parent of a younger child, it can be difficult to hold their attention if there are more than just a couple lines of text per page, ... I Believe in Jesus

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

On 6/14 Wendy wrote: NKJV Study Bible Zondervan This is a nice, hardcover edition of this book, and my first look through the text is a positive one. I like the common language explanations found throughout the text that make the content relevant to a younger reader. I also really like the full color maps found in the ... NKJV Teen Study Bible

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3 Stars

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More

More

On 5/17 Wendy wrote: I am not inclined to give five star reviews. I think that it undermines the validity of the best if every book is the best quality. I think that five star reviews should be reserved for books that I felt are good enough to be read multiple times or own multiple copies. This book was true on both counts. ... A Teaching Resource for Small Group Leaders

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5 Stars

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Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 4/28 Wendy wrote: Pastor Ray Johnston tries to express the problem with the American church and how it is failing to reach those most in need of an experience with Jesus. As the pastor of megachurch Bayside Church in Northern California, he brings a personal testimony from his past experiences to illustrate how the church ... Jesus Called… He Wants His Church Back

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4 Stars

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