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The Newsmakers

The Newsmakers

On 10/28 brenten gilbert wrote: Actually, I’ll leave this entire review at that. I didn’t enjoy this book much at all. I groaned and grimaced more times than I can count and even thinking about it again now, I’m annoyed to realize not only that there’s a second book in this series, but that it’s staring at me asking to be ... on Making News and Snooze… [books]

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2 Stars

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Swimming With Faith

Swimming With Faith

On 8/5 brenten gilbert wrote: I really wanted to like this book. I really did. Both of my boys are swimmers and there just aren’t too many books out there about swimming and swimmers – that they can read and enjoy. (I am reading Anthony Ervin’s memoir, Chasing Water, and the writing is fantastic, but not really age appropriate). ... on Being Too Shallow to Dive in… [books]

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2 Stars

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The War for the Waking World

The War for the Waking World

On 2/19 brenten gilbert wrote: I’ll try to avoid spoilers, but if you’ve made it this far, you should already understand the concept of dream treading, the fabric between the dream world and reality, and the threat that has caused a rift between the worlds. Does this signify the rise of a new Nightmare Lord? Will the worlds collide ... on Waking from the Final Dream

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3 Stars

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Search For The Shadow Key

Search For The Shadow Key

On 1/6 brenten gilbert wrote: Book two continues the saga as the characters have taken on new roles and pose new challenges. I’ll try not to spoil anything, but it serves the traditional function expected from the second book of a trilogy. (Book 1 - introduce the characters, set a background for the action to come. Book 2 - everything ... on Dreams that are more than they seam, or seem… [books]

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4 Stars

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 11/19 brenten gilbert wrote: Sometimes, I feel like I’m on a never-ending quest to find a book written by a comedian that is actually as funny as it claims to be. I’ve tried with Tim Allen, Seinfeld, Demetri Martin, Stephen Colbert, Jim Gaffigan, and others. I’ve even tried Christian comedians, comedians who happen to be Christians, ... On the Search for a Stand-Up Book… [books]

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3 Stars

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 8/6 brenten gilbert wrote: I walked into the break room the other day and observed two tables. Both tables were surrounded by my colleagues, but they were markedly different. At one table, the four occupants were chatting up a storm, laughing and carousing between bites, sharing a meal and life stories. At the other table, six ... What's so scary about being honest? Everything!

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4 Stars

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How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots

How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots

On 3/19 brenten gilbert wrote: Middle school is a pivotal time for most people, but it can be especially difficult if you don’t quite fit in. Unless of course, you are such a nerd you can create your own friends – even if they turn out to be monsters who try to take over you school and town. This series is an enjoyable look at ... on a Middle School Creature Double Feature… [Books]

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4 Stars

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Game Changer

Game Changer

On 12/31 brenten gilbert wrote: So the season is over for the Washington Redskins and for Kirk Cousins, it was over a month or so early as he was pulled from action in lieu of Robert Griffin III and Colt McCoy. Oddly enough, I’ve read books about each of them in the past year or two also. But in reading GAME CHANGER, it is clear ... on Reaching Beyond the Yard Lines… [BOOKS]

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4 Stars

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Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

On 10/3 brenten gilbert wrote: Money. No one likes to talk about it or think about it, but, inevitably, it is one that we are confronted with many times a day. Unfortunately, by not talking about money, we aren’t thinking through the implications or consequences of our spending habits. This often leaves us without financial plans, ... on Smart, Because Normal Is Stupid and Broke… [books]

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5 Stars

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No More Dragons

No More Dragons

On 8/29 brenten gilbert wrote: This book sounded really cool. I mean, dragons, right? Who doesn’t like books about dragons? And then, when I realized it was a reference to the Narnia series, I was even more excited to read what Burgen had to say. And Burgen has a way with words (he IS a pastor, after all). So the book starts out ... on the Painful Process of Un-Dragoning [books]…

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4 Stars

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Merlin's Shadow

Merlin's Shadow

On 4/21 brenten gilbert wrote: The story continues and I have less liberty to discuss plot points because they would spoil not only this book, but the previous book as well. Be that as it may, this is another captivating installation in this series, one that continues to strain Merlin’s capacity for faithfulness, devotion, and perseverance. ... on Becoming Legen….. (wait for it)… [books]

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Merlin's Blade

Merlin's Blade

On 4/21 brenten gilbert wrote: Here we are introduced to Merlin as a child, a troublemaker with an already troubled past, despite his youth. His mother died when he was a baby, and he attracts wolves, having already survived a severe attack that left him partially blind. He is a devoted follower of Jesu, the Christ, the faithful son ... on Becoming Legen….. (wait for it)… [books]

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4 Stars

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Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

On 1/3 brenten gilbert wrote: I remember seeing Ken Davis when I was a teen. I don’t particularly remember what he talked about. I assume it was funny and that it had something to do with turning my life over to God completely. (This is based on a cassette tape I had purchased at the event entitled, “God Wants Your Body”). Anyway, ... on Giving a Memorable Presentation… [books]

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4 Stars

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Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

On 10/28 brenten gilbert wrote: RATING 2.75 STARS NOTE: I read and reviewed this book alongside of RG3: The Promise). If there are any references or comparisons to "the other book" (or anything to that effect), that's the book I'm talking about. Okay, here we go... I read Ted Kluck’s book first. Actually, I started reading them ... on the Third and Goals to Go… [books]

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3 Stars

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 8/28 brenten gilbert wrote: In the early 1800s, America was a fledgling nation with little clout on the global stage. We had won our independence from England, but were still largely considered a British subsidiary nation. Earning a place a world power would take another war and unparalleled diplomacy. Both requirements were fulfilled ... on Uncovering History

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4 Stars

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Domination

Domination

On 5/22 brenten gilbert wrote: Sorry, this is long. Below is a review of the C.H.A.O.S. series by Jon S. Lewis. It’s a sci-fi, alien adventure series aimed at the young adult market. I borrowed the first two books from the library and was given the third to review. There are probably some minor spoilers scattered here and there, but ... on Aliens! and a Trilogy! and More! (Too Much More!)… [books]

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2 Stars

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Live Second

Live Second

On 4/5 brenten gilbert wrote: I have a couple more devotionals to talk about today. They definitely seem geared towards two different generations. One is a straightforward essay-style devotional and the other is what I’m calling the first truly Social Devotional. (Someone may have already called it that, but I thought of it myself, promise.) Live Second: 365 Ways to ... on New School and Old School Devotionals…

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4 Stars

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Fire Prophet

Fire Prophet

On 1/2 brenten gilbert wrote: Here’s a book review I’ve been stewing on for a while now. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book and, after much internal arguing, I landed somewhere in the middle. Here’s why… It felt like I read this book extremely quickly. And, in fact, I did, finishing in about 2 days, or maybe ... on the Bully Pulpit of Fire and More…

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3 Stars

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Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 12/20 brenten gilbert wrote: Well, this isn’t a young adult fiction book. (The next review probably will be). In fact, I was planning to include more than one book today, but I got a little carried away on this one. We’re taking a look at a book about the faith of football players, coaches, and families, which is appropriate ... on Football, Fame, Fortune, and Faith?… [Books]

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2 Stars

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Sneak

Sneak

On 12/11 brenten gilbert wrote: I’m starting to feel like I only read young adult fiction anymore. And while that’s not true – there are a number of other books I’m reading through – I have been reading a lot of books that skew young. But here’s the thing. This is a genre where good stories are happening and that ... on Leaving a Mark on the Future…

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4 Stars

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Wild Grace

Wild Grace

On 11/27 brenten gilbert wrote: I’m not sure when exactly it happened, or if it’s even completely official, but apparently, Max Lucado has his own sub-brand under his publisher. I guess that makes him the Michael Jordan to Thomas Nelson’s Nike. Either way, as of September, the Lucado Brand released a suite of books about one of Max’s favorite topics: ... on Max Lucado’s Brand of Grace…

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3 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 11/27 brenten gilbert wrote: I’m not sure when exactly it happened, or if it’s even completely official, but apparently, Max Lucado has his own sub-brand under his publisher. I guess that makes him the Michael Jordan to Thomas Nelson’s Nike. Either way, as of September, the Lucado Brand released a suite of books about one of Max’s favorite topics: ... on Max Lucado’s Brand of Grace…

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3 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 11/7 brenten gilbert wrote: I’ve got three more book reviews for you – one each from three different blogging and reviewing programs (BookSneeze.com, Tyndale Blog Network, and Blogging for Books). Whenever I write about multiple books at the same time (which happens a lot, because I’m always reading multiple books ... on Unlikely True Stories of Deliverance…

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4 Stars

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 9/28 brenten gilbert wrote: Life offers so many distractions. In the age of multi-tasking, it’s hard to find anyone willing to focus on anything exclusively for very long at all. When’s the last time you had an uninterrupted conversation with someone? When’s the last time you were able to give your full attention to any one thing. When’s the ... on Focusing and Being Great-ER…

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 9/8 brenten gilbert wrote: This is, unfortunately, becoming a mantra of late. I’m thinking specifically of a scathing Op-Ed (presumably) “article” in Time Magazine (Why Akin Matters by Joe Klein), a similarly themed opinion piece in the New York Times (The Crackpot Caucus by Timothy Egan), and the highly controversial ... on Republican = Christian = STUPID…

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4 Stars

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Sherman

Sherman

On 7/17 brenten gilbert wrote: Sherman – The Ruthless Victor by Agostino von Hassell I’ve whole heartedly enjoyed the Generals series because each book has opened my eyes to the story of an heroic historical figure and detailed some practical and important leadership practices. And I’m honestly glad the editors included ... on success at a price…

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The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

On 5/31 brenten gilbert wrote: Part of why I like John MacArthur is because he doesn’t pull punches. He stays pretty close to the Bible whenever he expounds topically and always provides practical insights and wisdom. I’m currently enjoying a daily dose of his thoughts with Moments of Truth and I always have at least one of his books in ... on the truth about…

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The Truth About Grace

The Truth About Grace

On 5/30 brenten gilbert wrote: Part of why I like John MacArthur is because he doesn’t pull punches. He stays pretty close to the Bible whenever he expounds topically and always provides practical insights and wisdom. I’m currently enjoying a daily dose of his thoughts with Moments of Truth and I always have at least one of his books in ... on the truth about…

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 5/30 brenten gilbert wrote: Part of why I like John MacArthur is because he doesn’t pull punches. He stays pretty close to the Bible whenever he expounds topically and always provides practical insights and wisdom. I’m currently enjoying a daily dose of his thoughts with Moments of Truth and I always have at least one of his books in ... on the truth about…

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Spirit Fighter

Spirit Fighter

On 5/29 brenten gilbert wrote: Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law Angels have always been a fascinating topic for me. So, if you offer me a story that oozes with angelic history and legend – including mention of the Nephilim and spiritual warfare – and tell me I can share it with my boys, I’m in. And in I am. With ... on the battle between Percy and Jonah…

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 4/28 brenten gilbert wrote: The Book of Man by William Bennett There was a commercial on TV when I was younger featuring Charles Barkley and the tagline, “I am not a role model.” It was a rather groundbreaking and controversial message for the time – and imagine, it was an ad for sneakers – but what really came to ... on all man, all the time…

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Proverbs Reconstructed

Proverbs Reconstructed

On 4/27 brenten gilbert wrote: Proverbs Reconstructed by Gus Dallas Growing up, I went through my Bible with a set of colored pencils and, specifically for Proverbs, I underlined or highlighted the passages based on a set of high-level topics to which I thought the text applied. Red was for love, Green was for money, and those are the only ... on re-organizing a classic…

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3 Stars

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Pershing

Pershing

On 4/27 brenten gilbert wrote: Pershing: Commander of the Great War by John Perry It’s been a little while since I read a biography and I had intended to keep a steady flow of them going as I continue my reading cycle. Be that as it may, I was happy to pick up with The Generals series as I’ve yet ... on leading with the Fs…

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5 Stars

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 4/18 brenten gilbert wrote: All Pro Dad by Mark Merrill I’ve been a dad now for about a decade. What more is there to know? Well, first, there’s knowing that it’s a never-ending process, akin to climbing a mountain to catch a glimpse of the peak. In All Pro Dad, Merrill, a former NFL player and founder of Family ... on becoming an All Pro…

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4 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 4/12 brenten gilbert wrote: Empty Promises by Pete Wilson One of the most annoying things in life is when someone or something doesn’t live up to expectations. Too many times, I’ve purchased some new technology that promises to make life easier, but ends up costing endless hours in configuration or troubleshooting. Such is life in reality. Pete Wilson offers ... on Empty Promises…

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 3/28 brenten gilbert wrote: The Voice New Testament There is definitely no shortage of Bible versions on the market. You have the traditional versions, such as the King James (KJV), New King James (NKJV), New International (NIV), etc., more modern editions, like English Standard (ESV), New American Standard (NASB), Today’s ... on The Voice, but not the singing competition…

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3 Stars

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 3/27 brenten gilbert wrote: Moments of Truth – John MacArthur It’s a good idea to routinely – every day, even – dive into Scripture and meditate on what God has to teach us. It’s amazing how often truths declared in the Bible apply directly to life’s greatest “mysteries.” As someone ... on diving in daily…

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

On 12/21 brenten gilbert wrote: Fyodor Dostoevsky – Peter Leithart I’ve read a few of the biographies from this collection now and every time, I’m surprised by how different they each are. Given, I’m including books from The Generals series as part of this overarching series, but still these are definitely not ... on hard times and harder to pronounce names…

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 11/15 brenten gilbert wrote: The Bone House – Stephen LawheadAs I mentioned in my review of The Skin Map, which precedes the story captured here, my history with Stephen Lawhead has been shaky, but with the Bright Empire series, Lawhead is rewriting that history – and every other history imaginable. After a pretty interesting twist, book the second picks ... on another trip through the time-space continuum…

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 8/16 brenten gilbert wrote: J.R.R. Tolkien – Mark Horne Confession time. I’ve never read The Lord of the Rings trilogy all the way through. I know, I know. It’s absolutely crazy. Everybody and their mother have read those books. (Well, I’m not sure if my mother has read them, either.) I have read The Hobbit and at least some ... on hobbits and other quaint things…

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 8/14 brenten gilbert wrote: George Washington Carver – John Perry When I was much younger, I had a biography of George Washington Carver and, for some reason, I was curiously drawn to it. I must have read it at least a dozen times, whether because I felt inspired by it, felt a strange kinship with the Carver of the ... on the spirit of innovation and the peanut man…

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5 Stars

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Washington

Washington

On 7/10 brenten gilbert wrote: I’m finding more and more that History class let me down. Who would’ve thought amidst all those dates and “Wah-Wah” sounds from behind the teacher’s desk were stories full of richness, intrigue, and applicable lessons for everyday life? The more I read (or watch – ... on the founding General…

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/24 brenten gilbert wrote: In this apocalyptic novel, the world didn’t end in 2012 as many believed it would. In fact, the heralded 21st day in December that year was actually the beginning – the birth of the “Eight” and the dawn of a new era in humanity. That’s where the book begins, but the bulk of the action ... on the end of the world…

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2 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 5/18 brenten gilbert wrote: this one’s a little different… it’s technically a kid’s book, but it’s a really enjoyable read… and since Sherlock Holmes is all the rage once again, it’s a pretty timely addition to the fray… off we go… now playing: Mystery of You – RED No ... on the game afoot…

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4 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 5/14 brenten gilbert wrote: Today, it’s another book review and another business book… reading all these different books about business and how to conduct yourself in the business world is really helping me gain a broader perspective of things as a whole and hopefully, the nuggets and recommendations i share will also ... on corporate spirituality…

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4 Stars

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 5/8 brenten gilbert wrote: another day, another book review… told you i had a lot to catch up on… and this time, i’ll take a look at some fiction… i think i read less fiction than i should… but i guess that’s a sign of getting older… that, and most of the fiction books i see out there that ... on a tattoo with many answers…

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5 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 5/7 brenten gilbert wrote: it’s funny how sometimes your circumstances dictate your interests… i probably shouldn’t follow that train of thought too deeply before getting into the book i recently read, but i will say that i finished reading this 240-ish page book in about 3 days in between work, sleep, eating, and other duties… that may not seem ... on Jolt! minus the caffeine…

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5 Stars

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 5/3 brenten gilbert wrote: finally, a book review within a reasonable time of completion… today, we’re looking at politics and, specifically that of President Obama… i think the first book review i did for Thomas Nelson’s book review bloggers program (now booksneeze) was on Stephen Mansfield’s book, ... on course correcting at the executive level…

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/20 brenten gilbert wrote: Another book review on another new book… this is the latest release from Max Lucado who needs no introduction, so let’s just dive right into my thoughts on the Max’s thoughts on Life… now playing: Life and Love and Why – Switchfoot Max on Life by Max Lucado so, it seems to me that this ... on life with Max Lucado…

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/12 brenten gilbert wrote: well, as it turns out, i think this book review was supposed to be posted yesterday, but i’m so used to Tuesday release days, i apparently squandered the opportunity to be completely timely… be that as it may, i’m talking about the latest release from author Andy Andrews… my first introduction to Andrews was The ... on a meeting of the minds for all of mankind…

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 4/12 brenten gilbert wrote: i think i’ve mentioned before that i enjoy reading John MacArthur’s books… in fact, i’m currently reading three of his books (The Murder of Jesus, Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong, and Ashamed of the Gospel), but today i’m going to offer up a review of one i read a couple months ago… i’ll ... on ignoring what’s in front of your face (sometimes in red letters)…

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/11 brenten gilbert wrote: i have a lot of books to talk about, but i’m only going to talk about one right now… and i have a lot of music to talk about, but that’s going to wait… and i have the first week of football to talk about, but i’ll get to that later today (i hope)… i ... on living life beyond its fullest…

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/8 brenten gilbert wrote: I’ve got a lot of books to talk about this week, some due to agreements on specific dates and some simply because i finished them recently… today are two inspirational books from Andy Andrews… i reviewed The Noticer a while back and was pretty impressed by his way with words… the following two books, The ... on butterflies and the expanse of life…

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 brenten gilbert wrote: I’ve got a lot of books to talk about this week, some due to agreements on specific dates and some simply because i finished them recently… today are two inspirational books from Andy Andrews… i reviewed The Noticer a while back and was pretty impressed by his way with words… the following two books, The ... on butterflies and the expanse of life…

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 6/21 brenten gilbert wrote: Okay, with Lost and Idol done, i’ve got a little room to breathe… (there is plenty more to say about LOST and maybe Idol as well, but not now)… it’s time now for a quick glimpse into the media that’s (figuratively) pushing my guts up against my rib cage… this week’s mashed potatoes… off we ... on ending the world as we know it…

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/4 brenten gilbert wrote: a bit on the tired side, but i promised to get this up today… below is a review of the brand new book from Pete Wilson (@pwilson for my tweeps) called No Plan B… i got this early from Thomas Nelson and still ended up reading the bulk of it over the last 2 days… ... on contingency planning… may-B…

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 3/24 brenten gilbert wrote: okay, so i’m horribly off-schedule and i’ve come to a decision… i’m dropping the “monday morning” and simply going with “mashed potatoes”… the idea is still the same, it’ll still be a weekly thing, but it may not be posted on monday morning… ... on MMMP in books: Lost in America and/or Middle America

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Five Cities That Ruled The World

Five Cities That Ruled The World

On 12/16 brenten gilbert wrote: so it’s almost time for another football entry, but here’s a quick change of pace during which time, i’ll discuss a couple books that i’ve finished reading… hard to believe that it’s only nine days away from Christmas… i’m working night and day (well, mostly ... on five, a million, and a thousand…

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 10/22 brenten gilbert wrote: oops… forgot to include this one with last night’s batch of books… NOT THE SYMPTOMS, THE DISEASE now playing: Done All Wrong – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Christianity in Crisis (21st Century)- Hank Hanegraaff Hank Hanegraaff revisits a book that he wrote about twenty years ... on the crisis…

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Knockout Entrepreneur

Knockout Entrepreneur

On 10/21 brenten gilbert wrote: time keeps on chugging along… i only wish i could keep up… and still get sleep… i’m really trying to get more posts written up that don’t involve football, because i know that my fantastic insights don’t really appeal to everyone… and that’s okay… ... on knockouts, books about books, and the gimme tree…

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Everyday Greatness

Everyday Greatness

On 9/8 brenten gilbert wrote: this morning, i walked my boys, my little boys down the street, to the corner and i watched them climb up into a big yellow bus and off they went to school… kindergarten and second grade and still i see them curled up into a tiny ball kicking against my arms fighting to stay awake ... on fearless greatness…

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3 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 brenten gilbert wrote: this morning, i walked my boys, my little boys down the street, to the corner and i watched them climb up into a big yellow bus and off they went to school… kindergarten and second grade and still i see them curled up into a tiny ball kicking against my arms fighting to stay awake ... on fearless greatness…

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3 Stars

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The American Patriot's Bible

The American Patriot's Bible

On 7/2 brenten gilbert wrote: in this entry, i’m going to talk about Bibles… but more specifically, i’m going to talk about the supplemental materials found sharing the same binding as the text of the Bible… it’s not going to be a discussion of the merits of one translation / version over another, because ... on the light unto my path…

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/2 brenten gilbert wrote: Well, summer is just around the corner and, even though i’m pretty distracted with the up and down frustrations of the current circumstances, it’s important to remember that my occupation, like everything else, is just a small part of who i am and i can’t let it dictate the other aspects of my life… or ... on summer reading’s head start…

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Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

On 5/11 brenten gilbert wrote: got another book to talk about… actually, two, but i’m only going to get to one today… off we go… THE OTHERS (WITH PICTURES) now playing: Losing My Religion - REM Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religionsby James A. Beverly first, the obvious: this is a big, book… ... on religious studies…

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Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament MP3 Set

Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament MP3 Set

On 5/5 brenten gilbert wrote: So, i went to a job fair today… i’m not really a job fair kind of guy, to be honest… the main reason i went today is because it was a smaller venue and it promised a closed, invitation-only attendance policy to limit the number of candidates and maximize the face time with the companies ... on the promise on my iPod

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 brenten gilbert wrote: good golly, i’ve got some books to throw out there for you today… and a busy day otherwise, so let’s get cracking now shall we… THE WAY YOU LOOK now playing: Noticed - Mute Math The Noticer by Andy Andrews This book is yet another example of how my life is constantly interrupted ... on notice, saving, screaming and a legend…

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What's Age Got To Do With It?

What's Age Got To Do With It?

On 4/1 brenten gilbert wrote: What's Age Got to Do With It by Robin McGraw first off, yes, this is book written specifically for the other gender... and yes, it landed on my desk... rather than ignore it, however, i cracked it open, ignored the "Okay Ladies, it's time to talk" that begins the book and journeyed to the other side of life... on the April Fool’s joke that i played on myself…

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The Truth About You

The Truth About You

On 12/30 brenten gilbert wrote: Cracking into the shiny silver packaging and digging into the actual book, though, i found it to be full of interesting tidbits, thoughts, suggestions, and ideas worthwhile for the hearing. A tad repetitious and playing simply to common sense, but definitely a thoughtful topic and one I’ve been working ... on truth and theTRu

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The Faith of Barack Obama

The Faith of Barack Obama

On 11/16 brenten gilbert wrote: As hard as this is going to be, i’m going to try really hard to review the book, The Faith of Barack Obama, and not the faith of Barack Obama… it’s somewhat difficult simply because that’s the main topic of the book and there are so many ideas and insights presented that are certainly worth addressing… ... on sinners, schoolbusses, and something like faith…

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