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She's Still There

She's Still There

On 8/21 Sarah Geringer wrote: Chrystal understands how life gets in the way of the girl still inside each woman. She has faced the trials of teenage pregnancy, financial difficulty, and the normal struggles of “diapers, dishes, and laundry” which every mother knows. She lost sight of her original freedom, passions, and faith, ... Review: She's Still There

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Start with Amen

Start with Amen

On 8/14 Sarah Geringer wrote: Beth Guckenberger suggests starting with the end–Amen, So be it, Lord–to form the best prayer stance with God. She tells many colorful stories in a somewhat lyrical style to show how both starting with amen and not starting with amen produce different results. About starting with amen, Beth writes: "If ... Rich insights, Bible truths, and colorful stories in this powerful book

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Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy

Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy

On 7/10 Sarah Geringer wrote: Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making Room for Your Soul in an Overcrowded Life is Nicole Johnson's story of how a personal crisis made her realign her priorities. She was pushing herself too hard, spinning in the crazy circles so many of us understand and experience. Between being a wife and ... Practical help for creating a more peaceful life

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4 Stars

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Real Artists Don't Starve

Real Artists Don't Starve

On 6/27 Sarah Geringer wrote: I'm a big fan of Jeff Goins. His blog and online courses have powerfully shaped my writing career. Since I'm an artist as well as a writer, I was eager to learn what Jeff has to say in this book. I'm only a few dozen pages into this book, and I am enjoying it immensely. As a creative person, I've often ... Inspiration to join the new creative renaissance

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Cultivate

Cultivate

On 6/27 Sarah Geringer wrote: I was drawn to this book because I love gardening, but even non-gardeners will gain insight and inspiration from this lively book. Lara Casey is a successful businesswoman and creator of PowerSheets. She was at the top of her game career-wise, but her personal life was falling apart. She uses the metaphor ... Upbeat and inspirational for gardeners and non-gardeners alike!

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The Turquoise Table

The Turquoise Table

On 6/19 Sarah Geringer wrote: The Turquoise Table will inspire you to reach out to your neighbors in fellowship, without all the hassle of a house party. Author Kristin Schell was inspired by the story of Ludmilla, an elderly woman in Prague, who opens her home to anyone who wants to talk. Kristin placed an ordinary picnic table ... Inspiring book for fostering fellowship

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4 Stars

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Launch Your Dream

Launch Your Dream

On 5/30 Sarah Geringer wrote: Every one of us has a dream inside worth pursuing, but few of us have a plan of action for our dreams. Launch Your Dream is a detailed plan for fulfilling your dream, whether it’s writing a book, living a freelance life, or starting your own business. Author Dale Partridge gave up a corporate lifestyle ... If you have a dream in hiding, this book will empower you!

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4 Stars

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Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness

Finding God's Blessings in Brokenness

On 5/15 Sarah Geringer wrote: I'm a long-time fan of Dr. Charles Stanley, whose teaching has had a very important impact on my spiritual growth. This book did not disappoint my expectations of solid biblical teaching, deep insights into God's truth, and uplifting encouragement. This book is rather small in size and short in length, ... Good book for someone in a season of suffering

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5 Stars

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Only Love Today

Only Love Today

On 4/27 Sarah Geringer wrote: Here is a book you’ll want to savor slowly every day. It’s divided into the four seasons so you can begin where you like. I read through the Spring section yesterday and truly enjoyed the candid glimpses into Rachel Macy Stafford’s life. I LOVE her lyrical writing style. It’s like free verse ... A unique devotional with a positive vibe

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Zip It

Zip It

On 3/22 Sarah Geringer wrote: As a member of Compel Training, I’ve come to know Karen Ehman through video teachings. She has a warm, inviting writing and speaking style I find appealing. She wrote Zip It as a companion to Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All, a book I’m now rushing to read. In ... Gain greater self-control over speaking with this book

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You Are Free

You Are Free

On 3/14 Sarah Geringer wrote: I’ve always loved the calm, refreshing contrast of cobalt blue on white. The cover’s pretty design drew me in like the pattern of my Blue Willow dishes. Inside this book I found a treasure of truth. This book is unique because it reads like a memoir, one of my favorite genres. In each chapter, ... Beautiful Bible study that reads like a memoir

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Light Up New York

Light Up New York

On 3/6 Sarah Geringer wrote: If you have a tween-aged girl in your home, she will enjoy this chapter book written by Christian music superstar Natalie Grant. Sisters Mia, Maddie, and Lulu travel to New York with their parents and nanny. The girls experience the delights of the city in winter and try to solve the mystery of the ... A Fresh Batch of Book Reviews #8

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I Am

I Am

On 2/13 Sarah Geringer wrote: Michele has an amazing testimony. She speaks with raw transparency about surviving cancer, facing hard days as a wife and mother, and surmounting challenges in her speaking and writing career, Her personal stories have depth and richness you don’t typically find in devotionals. I like her fresh, honest ... Affirming, honest, and refreshing devotional

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The Second Mile

The Second Mile

On 2/6 Sarah Geringer wrote: This book left me with mixed feelings. While it is sound in theology, and featured a few personal stories, it left me feeling “so-so.” The intro seems promising with the author’s personal story, which I really enjoy in these kind of books. The rest of the book had long quotations of scripture and ... Left me with mixed feelings

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3 Stars

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No More Faking Fine

No More Faking Fine

On 2/6 Sarah Geringer wrote: I heard Esther speak on a recent Focus on the Family broadcast, and I was drawn into her story of a painful childhood. She wore masks to protect herself from the abuse and chaos of a dysfunctional family. When she reached a pinnacle in her career yet felt low and empty, she finally realized her masks ... Teaching me to remove my masks and find freedom in faith

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5 Stars

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Talk Yourself Happy

Talk Yourself Happy

On 1/30 Sarah Geringer wrote: Though Kristi Watts is well-known as a former co-host of the 700 Club show, I never watch that show, so she's a new author to me. I am impressed with her honesty, vulnerability, warmth, and Bible knowledge in this book. It's an ideal book for someone like me who has struggled with negative self-talk ... Great resource for women looking to transform their thinking

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Raising An Original

Raising An Original

On 1/16 Sarah Geringer wrote: Using a beautiful metaphor of lacemaking, Julie Lyles Carr knits together a lovely parenting book, unlike any other I’ve read. She writes poignantly about how each child is an original creation and how parents can tailor their styles to each child’s strengths and weaknesses. A mother of eight, Julie ... Discover God's unique design for your child and learn how to parent accordingly

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4 Stars

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A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays

On 1/16 Sarah Geringer wrote: I was intrigued by the combination of devotional and cookbook, so I tried this book. The author writes personal stories about marriage and parenting with humor and warmth, and I enjoyed this peek into her world. She writes a short paragraph or two about honoring the Sabbath in different ways. Then she ... Interesting Concept with So-So Execution

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3 Stars

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Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

On 12/6 Sarah Geringer wrote: I chose this book as a Christmas gift for my eight-year-old daughter, and she will be delighted with the stories and lessons inside. She will make new virtual friendships with all five of the Brave Girls: Hope, Glory, Honor, Gracie, and Faith. Each Brave Girl tells a bit about herself, and I appreciate ... Book Review: Brave Girls 365 Devotional

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Jesus Today

Jesus Today

On 11/22 Sarah Geringer wrote: This book has 150 readings with a short devotion and several Bible verses. The author expertly weaves Bible verses into the text, so the book really is God’s word to us. She writes in contemporary language which is peaceful and encouraging. The book is appropriate for older children, teens, and ... A Fresh Batch of Book Reviews

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

On 11/7 Sarah Geringer wrote: This is the kind of book I wish I had when I was young. It covers a range of real-life situations in a loving, caring manner, gently addressing girl issues with biblical truths. The book has 52 readings, which contain a Bible verse, a short story, seven questions, and a prayer. A girl can answer one ... Book Review: Girl Talk

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365 Devotions for Finding Rest

365 Devotions for Finding Rest

On 11/1 Sarah Geringer wrote: Rest…that’s what I’m searching for in my weekly rhythm of fast-paced days. That’s why I chose this book from a list of wonderful books to review. And, happily, I found rest just from reading just a few first pages. I enjoy the blue-tinged pages, because the color blue is comforting and relaxing. ... Book Review: 365 Devotions for Finding Rest

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The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

On 10/25 Sarah Geringer wrote: This book is a delightful way to keep children occupied with fun activities and colorful pictures, while teaching them the true meaning of Christmas at the same time. Intended for children ages 4-8, this book has mazes, word puzzles, coloring pages with stickers, and other activities for fun engagement. The ... Book Review: Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun

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Devotions for Christmas

Devotions for Christmas

On 10/18 Sarah Geringer wrote: This book is a delight for the senses and the soul. It’s beautiful—the foil detail on the cover shines against a dark background. Snowflakes decorate the reading pages, and the days are separated by rich, colorful photos. Each day has a theme verse, devotion, and prayer. The daily format is ... Book Review: Devotions for Christmas

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

On 10/3 Sarah Geringer wrote: Natalie Grant is an award-winning Christian singer who inspires women to find their unique voice. In this book, she knits together personal stories and Bible applications to show women ways to discover their voice and share it with the world. Throughout the book she compares the discipline of singing ... Book Review: Finding Your Voice

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With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect

On 9/26 Sarah Geringer wrote: This book is a treasure trove of wisdom for parents raising tweens and teens. Filled with many practical applications to everyday situations, the authors encourage parents to examine their hearts, find Christian mentors, bathe situations in prayer, and speak the truth in love. The book has 40 days of ... Book Review: With All Due Respect

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