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Of Mess and Moxie

Of Mess and Moxie

On 9/24 Cisneros Cafe wrote: If you follow Hatmaker on Twitter or FB, or if you're signed up for her EF newsletter, you know she's a hilarious down to earth Austinite. I first found out about Jen Hatmaker when I read her book Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. Thereafter, I followed her. This book is ... Book Review: Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

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4 Stars

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A Very Thankful Prayer

A Very Thankful Prayer

On 7/28 Cisneros Cafe wrote: My favorite page reads: “I’m thankful for the farmer’s fields,/Where good things start from seed./The sunbeams and the raindrops help/To grow the food we need.” The illustrations are whimsical and earthy as the book is set in the fall. I loved the diversity of animals used to capture the reader’s ... Children's Book Review: A Very Thankful Prayer by Bonnie Reckner Jensen, Illustrated by Natalia Moore

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5 Stars

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The Light is Winning

The Light is Winning

On 7/19 Cisneros Cafe wrote: I couldn’t dig too deeply into Hoag’s message. I was really drawn by him being in a cult as a kid. I’m from Texas. These cults are not unheard of (it’s a shame), but I felt the book had three different stories going on: growing up in a cult, church planting, and American empire. I believe what ... Book Review & Giveaway: The Light is Winning by Zach Hoag

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2 Stars

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Hello Stars

Hello Stars

On 6/18 Cisneros Cafe wrote: This Christian tween book follows twelve-year-old Lena Daniels through the adventure of making her first movie in Hollywood. She’s a hopeful and Christ-filled girl who writes letters/prayers to God each night. She must learn to juggle her home life and her life as a rising Hollywood star; she didn’t ... Book Review & Giveaway: Hello Stars

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5 Stars

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Twenty-Two

Twenty-Two

On 6/10 Cisneros Cafe wrote: Written in letters which are formatted more into sections than actual letters, Trowbridge lends advice to a fictional character named Ash. The reader doesn’t encounter Ash’s response to Allison throughout the book. We only read Allison’s view and well-meaning guidance. Her advice is informed by ... Book Review & Giveaway: Twenty-Two by Allison Trowbridge

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3 Stars

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Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

On 5/2 Cisneros Cafe wrote: How can we reimagine hope through the lens of politics and faith? I remember, on both occasions, when President Obama was elected to the presidency of the United States of America. I watched my Facebook timeline blow up with victorious comments and comments of extreme frustration. Had I a Twitter handle ... Book Review and Giveaway: Reclaiming Hope by Michael Wear

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4 Stars

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