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Love Does

Love Does

On 3/3 Wally Harrison wrote: Love Does by Bob Goff, this is a book about action, about faith, but most importantly it's several stories about faith in action. Mr. Goff is interested in taking the Word, the Scriptures that people read and consume every day, and putting them into action. He takes the Word, spoken and written, to flesh, ... Word to Flesh

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5 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 2/1 Wally Harrison wrote: First the good, the Driscoll couple are very open, honest, and leave little out in their sharing. You can;t help but applaud them for this, and be grateful for their forthright expressions. I was pleasantly surprised with Mr. Driscoll's piece on "Tender and Tough," which didn't strike me as typical Mr. ... Honest, A Nugget and strong, messy opinions

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2 Stars

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More Lost Than Found

More Lost Than Found

On 12/2 Wally Harrison wrote: With all of the stories and illustrations my hope is that the young audience will be drawn in and can grasp a fresh perspective on a rich and beautiful faith. That is my hope. As for me, being a little older, I felt the book was a bit unorganized and overly simplistic. I had to wrestle through it at ... Hopeful for the younger crowd

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3 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 9/16 Wally Harrison wrote: This has easily become a top contender for a favorite book of mine. This book is incredibly well written, full of sly wit and sharp in its storytelling. Mr.Cron does not paint a dull or predictable Christian book, instead he writes in real life with all the flavor that life is served up in. I could feel ... Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me

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5 Stars

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Tithing

Tithing

On 5/28 Wally Harrison wrote: While I appreciated Leblanc's narrative/biographical approach, as a pastor I definitely wanted something with more depth and biblical insight. I was hoping for Leblanc to dig into the culture and context of the scripture to help guide the way in which we might see tithing in a fresh way. Mr. Leblanc ... Story telling without Theological Depth

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3 Stars

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The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year

On 3/23 Wally Harrison wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it helped flesh out the life of discipline and practice. The author writes elegantly and has a lifetime of experience in which she generously shares with the reader. I know that her experience is limited to her catholic heritage, but how can that be something help against ... Fruitful

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4 Stars

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Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

On 1/18 Wally Harrison wrote: I truly enjoyed 'Finding Our Way Again' by Brian McLaren, as I found it to be well rounded and captured a depth that has been largely missing in our culture. I think he sets up the seven ancient practices very well, and I look forward to the rest of series. This is just an introduction to the practices ... Well written and helpful for the journey

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4 Stars

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The Vertical Self

The Vertical Self

On 12/27 Wally Harrison wrote: For the most part I enjoyed where this book intended to go, and from time to time the author just seemed prone to wander into vagueness. At times, there is much more depth than one might find in a short, paperback book, so that was a pleasant surprise. The authors intent to move the reader from a place ... Mostly good

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3 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 12/16 Wally Harrison wrote: Recently read Anne Jackson's latest, "Permission to Speak Freely," and it was a raw and honest look into growing faith. Anne helps guide the church stare into the mirror, observe all the wrinkles and blemishes, not as a form of disdain, but as an opportunity fully grasp the renewal and beauty that God ... Permission granted

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4 Stars

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 3/10 Wally Harrison wrote: I have to admit I tend to be more skeptical of books that seem to be just capitalizing on the success of the successful predacessor, but this is Buckingham. This of course means the reader is going to get very solid leading, instruction, and application. "In Find Your Strongest Life, Marcus Buckingham ... Strongest life

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4 Stars

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 2/13 Wally Harrison wrote: A Million Miles... Donald Miller is one of my favorite authors, and his latest work "A Million Miles In A Thousand Years" only deepened that favor. Still with his unique writing style and self deprecating humor, but seemingly less entailed to appease the church crowd. Although the book is not written ... A story about a story

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 12/28 Wally Harrison wrote: Let me start by saying that the premise is right on and incredibly enriching for all marital relationships. The "concept" is beautiful, quite simple, and yet I would imagine so many folks fight it. I found it a bit surprising that the author treated the "concept" as a hidden gem from Scripture, when ... Love & Respect Review

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3 Stars

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Real Church

Real Church

On 8/12 Wally Harrison wrote: I must start by saying that this is a book that needs to be read in its entirety. Anything less and it would be easy to miss the larger message of what Larry is trying to poke at. I definitely enjoyed wrestling with this book and found myself feeling all sorts of things, challenged, depressed, irritated, ... Solid, Brutally honest, yet a tad stiff

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4 Stars

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