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Unshakeable

Unshakeable

On 10/25 Elliott Blackwell wrote: As I have previously mentioned, I am not one who typically likes daily devotionals. They tend to be like "fun size" candy or samples of food: just enough to get me interested but not enough to be filling. I tend to find the passages of devotionals to be too short to make any meaningful impact in my own ... Unshakeable: A Must-Read Review

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4 Stars

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Love Heals

Love Heals

On 9/28 Elliott Blackwell wrote: I have a huge admiration for Becca Stevens and the great work that she and Thistle Farms have done to help women who have been caught in prostitution and human trafficking get out and make a life for themselves. She was named one of CNN's 2016 "Heroes of Change" and a White House "Champion of Change." ... Love Heals: A Must-Read Review

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5 Stars

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Get Out of That Pit

Get Out of That Pit

On 9/6 Elliott Blackwell wrote: There are forty-six verses in the Bible that mention "pit." At one time or another, all of us have found ourselves in one. Certainly one of the most famous examples is that of Joseph, whose own brothers put him in a pit before selling him off into slavery. Noted speaker and best-selling author, Beth ... Get Out Of That Pit: A Must-Read Review

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4 Stars

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Slow Down

Slow Down

On 8/21 Elliott Blackwell wrote: I first discovered Nichole Nordeman with her 1998 album Wide Eyed and her songs were a blend of tender beauty, honesty and a great mix of poetry and theology. What I responded to with all of Nordeman's work is her ability to balance these with the assurance of a master craftsman but that she allows ... A Must-Read Review: Nichole Nordeman's Slow Down: Embracing The Everyday Moments Of Motherhood

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4 Stars

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Of Mess and Moxie

Of Mess and Moxie

On 8/8 Elliott Blackwell wrote: When Jen Hatmaker wrote Of Mess and Moxie, I (a white male edging nearer to 50 than I am comfortable with) am not her target demographic. No, she did not write this book for me (and even says so in the book trailer - though not mentioning me by name - but saying that this one's for the girls, echoing ... Jen Hatmaker's Of Mess & Moxie

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4 Stars

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The Light is Winning

The Light is Winning

On 7/29 Elliott Blackwell wrote: Having grown up in many toxic churches where religion was used not to grow a person's faith but as a way for the pastor to control his congregants, it's amazing to me that I even believe in any form of Christianity or go to church at all. For me, religion is what happens when people replace faith, which ... The Light Is Winning: A Wrestling With Religion

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4 Stars

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Jesus Journey

Jesus Journey

On 5/20 Elliott Blackwell wrote: How often do we meditate on or even think about the humanity of Jesus? I think the reason why is churches focus so much on his divinity and are extremely uncomfortable confronting the humanity of Jesus. We preach the Christ not the man.In his book Jesus Journey: Shattering the Glass Superhero and Discovering ... Jesus Journey: A Must-Read Review

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4 Stars

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KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Imitation Leather, Burgundy, Red Letter Edition

KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Imitation Leather, Burgundy, Red Letter Edition

On 4/27 Elliott Blackwell wrote: Never go anywhere without a book is my motto and I always try to live by it. So much so, that if you open the glove compartment of my car, you will find books simply for the reason that I never know when I will be somewhere and need something to read. Many a time, when my family goes into a store to ... Dashboard Reads

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5 Stars

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What Falls From the Sky

What Falls From the Sky

On 3/28 Elliott Blackwell wrote: Towards the end of my forty day "social media Sabbath," I received a copy of Esther Emery's memoir What Falls From The Sky about how she disconnected from the Internet for a year. I must admit, my first reaction was, "Lord, please don't be this your way of telling me that's what you want me to do ... What Falls From The Sky: A Must-Read Memoir

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5 Stars

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Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

On 3/20 Elliott Blackwell wrote: For years I considered myself apolitical. Yet I have found, as I have gotten older, that to not be political is to be political. It's difficult to be part of either political party when neither holds firmly to the beliefs that I do. In many ways, I'm conservative and, in others, I am liberal (particularly ... Reclaiming Hope

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5 Stars

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Assimilate or Go Home

Assimilate or Go Home

On 3/15 Elliott Blackwell wrote: D. L. Mayfield starts off her book with failure. She writes of showing an apartment of full of devout Muslims The Jesus Film. What I love about how she narrates this experience was the fervent desire to proselytize and play the missionary. Realizing that the "heavy yoke" of her desire to convert was ... Assimilate Or Go Home: A Beautiful & Necessary Book Of Refugees & Stateless Wanderers

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5 Stars

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