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7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

On 9/6 dadofdivas wrote: This was a well written book that breaks down strategies to put in place in your marriage to get things set and moving on the right track. The seven things that the author shares include: Stop Doing the Same Thing Put God First Connect Engage Put in time Sex Fight for your marriage Each of the sections ... Book Review - 7 Secrets of an Awesome Marriage

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Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday

On 5/26 dadofdivas wrote: Rachel Hold Evans' book will make the reader think. If you are a Christian whose faith is weak or strong or somewhere in the middle, the book will make you think. It will make you ponder your own feelings about your beliefs, apathy, evangelism, concerns, frustrations, and even your hope for your children ... Book Review - Searching for Sunday

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All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

On 5/9 dadofdivas wrote: There are so many instances in our modern day culture and in the past where creative people have written books, movies or plays in which you can actually see the qualities of Jesus in the main character. Even with thinking that, Kevin Harvey's book actually highlights and names specific instances in ... Book Review - All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

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The Complete 101 Collection

The Complete 101 Collection

On 4/12 dadofdivas wrote: I have read a number of John Maxwell books in the past and he continues to prepare leaders from an early point in their career with this book. What I liked about this book was that it really made the principles of leadership that the author is sharing tangible and easy to understand and implement. While ... Book Review - The Complete 101 Collection

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Motivate Your Child

Motivate Your Child

On 4/1 dadofdivas wrote: How many times in your life as a parent have you had to hard on your kids to get things done. I know that I, for one, have had to do this many times in my children's lives. That being said this book is a great resource that provides any parent with a full array of resources and tips to try with any type ... Book Review - Motivate Your Child

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The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

On 3/17 dadofdivas wrote: I have always enjoyed reading the books written by the Berenstain family. When I saw the cookbook, I was eager to view the contents and see the layout. Mike Berenstain has included recipes for breakfast, lunch, main dishes, desserts and sweets. He has a section with facts about honey, grace before meals, ... Book Review - The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

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The Leadership Handbook

The Leadership Handbook

On 1/28 dadofdivas wrote: I love the leadership teachings of John Maxwell and this book is a treasure trove of great ideas, tips, resources and more to assist you in being a strong professional and personal leader. What you read in this book is profound and really hits close to your own experiences. The author brings in so many ... Book Review - The Leadership Handbook

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The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

On 1/20 dadofdivas wrote: I really liked this book and the message that it shared. There have been many times lately where my kids have had issues with bragging. What I loved about this was that it combined a spiritual and practical element so that kids can understand why bragging is not what God, parents or anyone wants them ... Book Review - The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

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Nature Girl

Nature Girl

On 1/16 dadofdivas wrote: This book is filled with some great (and fun) ideas, activities and more that any young girl will love. The book is filled with a ton of information about the world around you and it gives great insight into how, even as a younger person they can do a ton to make a difference in the world. I liked how ... Book Review - Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God's Creation

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The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas

On 11/5 dadofdivas wrote: THE LEGEND OF ST. NICHOLAS by Dandi Daley Mackall is a sensitive, Christian , beautiful story about gift giving. It illustrates to the reader and the one listening to the story that gift giving began when Jesus was born and has become a tradition throughout most of the world today. It is a story about ... Book Review - The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving

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Andi Under Pressure

Andi Under Pressure

On 10/11 dadofdivas wrote: I had never reviewed one of this author's books before, but I will say that after reading this with my daughters I am inclined to find more. We loved the characters in this book and the author does a great job at making them real for the reader. On top of this, we found this book to be interactive and ... Book Review - Andi Under Pressure

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The Maxwell Leadership Bible, NIV

The Maxwell Leadership Bible, NIV

On 10/3 dadofdivas wrote: I love this author and what he has done to promote leadership in so many different ways over the years. When I saw that he had incorporated leadership and spirituality in this way I had to check it out to see what it was going to be like. The Bible itself was very nice and John Maxwell really brings ... Book Review - The Maxwell Leadership Bible, NIV

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The Beauty of Believing

The Beauty of Believing

On 9/29 dadofdivas wrote: Being a young girl today is not easy, and holding on and building your faith as a young girl can be even more difficult. This book takes girls on an annual journey with daily devotions that are down-to-Earth and allow for girls to really get to know themselves and God in a new way. What I enjoyed was ... Book Review - The Beauty of Believing

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Thrive Student Edition

Thrive Student Edition

On 9/19 dadofdivas wrote: I am a BIG Casting Crowns fan and I have read the adult version of this book too so I was interested to see how the student version would compare. That being said I will tell you that this version is just as powerful as the adult version, but they bring forth their message in a way that young people ... Book Review - Thrive: Student Edition

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 9/1 dadofdivas wrote: In this day of children being bullied, it is nice to see a story which brings to light the fact that we all need to find ways to help our children find peace with others, even if there are major differences to overcome.This story illustrates differences that children can encounter and also shows how ... Book Review - The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

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Best Party Book Ever!

Best Party Book Ever!

On 8/22 dadofdivas wrote: My daughter is having a birthday coming up so she was so excited to read this book. What she loved about the book was that it was full of great ideas that provided her with ideas and more about how to have an amazing party that will be talked about for a long time! What was great was that you not only ... Book Review - Best Party Book Ever!

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Big Book of Quizzes

Big Book of Quizzes

On 8/22 dadofdivas wrote: My daughter loves to take quizzes. This book not only gave her a ton of quizzes to try but she told me that they were a lot of fun too. I read through the quizzes and she was right, there were many that were fun, but some also would make the reader think deeper too. The thing that makes this book different ... Book Review - Big Book of Quizzes

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Defending the Line

Defending the Line

On 7/1 dadofdivas wrote: My daughter is a big soccer fan and lately she has been watching a ton of world cup soccer so she was excited to read and learn from this. The book is a spiritual journey, and the reader really sees how David Luiz uses his faith to overcome and be the best soccer player that he could be. The book is ... Book Review - Defending the Line: The David Luiz Story

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Fly a Little Higher

Fly a Little Higher

On 7/1 dadofdivas wrote: This was such a great book, inspiration just wafts off every page. I had heard so much about Zach's life and music in the past, but this heartfelt book brings forth so much more than what I knew in the past. The book is honest and true and definitely a page turner. The book makes you think about your ... Book Review - Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom's Small Prayer in a Big Way

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7 Ways to Be Her Hero

7 Ways to Be Her Hero

On 5/23 dadofdivas wrote: This book is completely geared at men, and at that, married men. Too often, even in my own life, we get lost in all of the activities and dad-to-day issues to take the time to really understand what we need to do to be the man that our wives deserve. This book examines this and a number of other issues ... Book Review - 7 Ways to Be Her Hero

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Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

On 5/7 dadofdivas wrote: This was a great book that provides practical tips and resources for all parents to help their kids to come to a better understanding about money, money management and how to make good decisions for their overall futures. The book follows Dave Ramsey's style, or telling it like it is and sparing nothing. ... Book Review - Smart Money Smart Kids

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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

On 5/1 dadofdivas wrote: As a father of two girls I am always concerned to how I am parenting my girls. As someone who was an only child growing up my children really did not come with any instruction manuals per se, so it has been a lot of trial and error that I have followed to try and be the best dad that I can be. This book ... Book Review - Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

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The Good Dad

The Good Dad

On 4/23 dadofdivas wrote: This is the type of book that will make you truly reconsider what fatherhood means to you and to your family. The book is spiritually based and makes numerous connections to God’s plan for fathers in society today. The book is poignant and well-written and shares personal experiences of the author ... Book Review - The Good Dad

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How High Will You Climb?

How High Will You Climb?

On 4/1 dadofdivas wrote: I love John Maxwell and love what he has to share on leadership. I think I have read almost every book on leadership that he has written and what I love best is that each is a bit different and the message that is being shared also differs. I remember reading The Winning Attitude when it originally ... Book Review - How High Will You Climb?

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What Works

What Works

On 4/1 dadofdivas wrote: This book takes on a whole new approach to looking at why things continually happen over and over again in Washington. While I did not agree with Thomas' opinions on many aspects, it still was interesting looking at how he analyzed things and looked at America. The book is pointed and blunt and you see ... Book Review - What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America

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The Passion Principles

The Passion Principles

On 3/22 dadofdivas wrote: The author in this book holds nothing back and allows for the reader to truly examine sexuality in marriage as a spiritual act. This book allows you to look at the fact that the relationship between a man and a woman should be a joyous one that allows both to express themselves completely in front of ... An Expressively Open Book!

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All In Student Edition

All In Student Edition

On 3/21 dadofdivas wrote: In this book you are introduced to the way in which you can go all in for Jesus and finding their paths toward God. In a world that has been becoming more and more challenging for our youth, this book works to clarify the world around us for students today. It is not easy for anyone, let alone our youth, ... Find Your Path With God

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The Hyperlinked Life

The Hyperlinked Life

On 3/6 dadofdivas wrote: This was an interesting read that really draws in the interconnection between technology today and the vast amount of information that is shared with all of us on a daily basis and how this impacts us in so many ways. The book, while short, talks about so many different types of social media/other technology. ... Book Review - The Hyperlinked Life

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Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

On 12/10 dadofdivas wrote: What a reference for any pastor! As a parishioner myself, I can tell you I have heard good and poor sermons. I have felt engaged by the word, and lost by the delivery of the message. This book is a great reference manual for any pastor and truly lays out some great outlines for almost any sermon that ... Book Review - Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

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Humility

Humility

On 12/2 dadofdivas wrote: Not only is this a great history book, but it makes you think outside of the box on how these iconic people embodied the value of humility in many ways and what it takes to be a great person. This is a book that you will have to struggle through a bit as the author places forward many thoughtful arguments... Book Review - Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue

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Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

On 11/20 dadofdivas wrote: As a man in society today there are so many responsibilities that we are all faced with and many of us do this very well, and others need some additional assistance along the way. This book provides some great examples of positive male role models that any man can learn from. The author presents some ... Book Review - Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 11/6 dadofdivas wrote: This is a great book that shares some amazing parenting advice for all readers. I loved how practical the book was and how each chapter is set up to assist the reader in so many ways to be a better parent in the end. The book was well written and easy to understand and read. I appreciated the authors' ... Book Review - Love & Respect in the Family

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 10/19 dadofdivas wrote: This is a wonderful book to have out during the holidays! You not only get to have some beautifully written pieces within the book, but the Mary Engelbreit illustrations make the book come alive too. The book has some great quotes throughout and it is definitely a book that you will want to share with ... Book Review - Peace on Earth: A Christmas Collection

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The Wall Around Your Heart

The Wall Around Your Heart

On 10/12 dadofdivas wrote: Everyone gets hurt in their life, but in this book the author does a good job to examine this hurt that others can bring upon us and helps others to learn from her own example to show that prayer and returning to God is the only way to go. Through this return the author shows how she was able to open ... Book Review - The Wall Around Your Heart

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

On 9/25 dadofdivas wrote: This is the type of book that is not for the weak. It will make you face the facts on an issue that not many of us want to discuss and challenge you to make hard choices for the better good of your own life. The book itself is set up in such a way that it is easy to follow, though as mentioned, not ... Book Review - The Total Money Makeover

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Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

On 9/16 dadofdivas wrote: Ken Davis is a name that I have known for some time and in this book he does a great job at helping anyone that is trying to become a better public speaker achieve that goal! Mr. Davis takes the reader through all aspects of speaking, from preparing to actually presenting and he gives the reader amazing ... Book Review - Secrets of Dynamic Communications

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 8/21 dadofdivas wrote: This book was a fascinating read. I have ti say that I knew so little of what was being shared in the book. It was extremely helpful and gave me a new insight to where I could find Jesus in the Old Testament (which is not always where I would look for him). The book is personal and shares the authors' ... Book Review - Jesus on Every Page

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She's Twelve Going on Twenty

She's Twelve Going on Twenty

On 8/14 dadofdivas wrote: While this book is geared toward moms and daughters, I will say that there was a ton in this book that still opened my eyes as well and gave me a lot to think about. The book itself is a valuable resource for any parent of tween girls as it covers almost any topic you can think of that can come up in ... Book Review - She's Twelve Going On Twenty

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 7/28 dadofdivas wrote: This was a great book that makes you reconsider the world around you and how God fits into it. It was beautifully written and asks questions and ponders many things that I myself have considered too. I appreciated the flow and the way in which the author brings the reader along for the ride and engages ... Book Review - Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

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Homeless at Harvard

Homeless at Harvard

On 7/21 dadofdivas wrote: This was a powerful ethnographic study on what it means to be homeless in a city and community that is filled by intellectual pursuit. The book was a great read and so insightful. The author did a great job at becoming a part of the culture and really being able to get to know the people and what they ... Book Review - Homeless at Harvard

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All In

All In

On 7/14 dadofdivas wrote: I never really read any of this authors' other texts in the past, but I have to say that I am going to go out and check them out now that I have read this one. What I loved about this book was that it challenges you to think outside the box and work toward living a life of purpose, and not just a meaningless ... Book Review - All In

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Runaway Emotions

Runaway Emotions

On 7/3 dadofdivas wrote: This was a powerful book that truly made you explore your own emotions and how these emotions are tied into God and what he wants you to do with your life. I can honestly say that I would not have even thought about many of the points in this book prior to this simply due to the fact that my emotions ... Book Review - Runaway Emotions

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Couples of the Bible

Couples of the Bible

On 6/17 dadofdivas wrote: This book opened my eyes to so much more detail on the couples of the Bible. I have read about them while reading the Bible itself, but this is the first book that I have seen that has really examined these couples in depth, laying them out in front of you. Seeing that this is a devotional, the book ... Book Review - Couples of the Bible

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What's Your Mark

What's Your Mark

On 6/11 dadofdivas wrote: I always find myself inspired by reading the stories of others who have made a difference in the world in their own large or small ways and this book examines the stories of a number of people who have done just that. Within this book you are introduced to a number of amazing people who are making a ... Book Review - What's Your Mark

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 6/7 dadofdivas wrote: As a person that has read many of the Presidential Biographies (including one on John Quincy Adams), I have been intrigued by this President, his beliefs and what he did for our nation during its' formative years for some time. This book goes in depth into the lives of the President and his wife and ... Book Review - American Phoenix

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I Call Shotgun

I Call Shotgun

On 5/31 dadofdivas wrote: This is a great book that pulls together some practical tips and lessons shared from father to son. I really enjoyed the examples in this book that were shared. While I do not have a son, I do love seeing the advice provided, and found myself reflecting back on my own experiences with my father and what ... Book Review - I Call Shotgun

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The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook

On 5/22 dadofdivas wrote: This is a book that is filled with so many ideas it will make your head spin. This book bases its' idea on biblical tenets and allows you as a family to learn and grow as you read and develop easy to implement strategies that can be started at home immediately. What I loved about the book is that the ... Book Review - The Christian Parenting Handbook

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Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

On 4/22 dadofdivas wrote: As someone who works in higher education I am a proponent for continuing one's education whether it be in a four year undergraduate setting or in some other alternative setting. I went into this book wondering if it would be a diatribe of reasons for not going to college. Especially with the name of ... Book Review - Is College Worth It

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 4/11 dadofdivas wrote: This is the type of book that will make you appreciate what you have in life and will lift your spirit and inspire you to do more with your life than you are right now! The underlying theme of this book is a message of hope that God can provide. The book was easy to read and what I loved most about the ... Book Review - When God Makes Lemonade

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The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

On 3/27 dadofdivas wrote: I had not read any of the books in the series before, but in reading this I have to say that I loved the topics and how honest and practical the advice that the author gives. I saw one other review that mentioned that there were some concerns regarding the credibility of the author. I thought the advice ... Book Review - The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

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Organic Outreach for Families

Organic Outreach for Families

On 3/15 dadofdivas wrote: This book goes beyond the surface and allows you to see that you have to really dig deeper to be able to be a follower of God and to allow your children and your whole family to be a home filled with God. What was best about this book was that it provides a family with so many topics to start conversations ... Book Review - Organic Outreach for Families

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When Donkeys Talk

When Donkeys Talk

On 3/9 dadofdivas wrote: This book takes a refreshing look at church and what church should be. I know hat for me it made me re-think the way in which I want to experience God and how I want to celebrate God on a daily and weekly basis. This is the type of book that I plan to share with my pastor now that I am done with it, ... Book Review - When Donkeys Talk

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Days Like These

Days Like These

On 3/5 dadofdivas wrote: I have to say that it was quite impressed with this book, as it was so honest and forthright, as well as inspirational to me in general. This was an amazing story for anyone who is dealing with illness or anyone who has seen illness in action. This book not only shows the love of one person for another ... Book Review - Days Like These

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Love No Matter What

Love No Matter What

On 2/21 dadofdivas wrote: This was a great book that opened my eyes to how I can and should probably respond as a parent as my kids get older and I will not agree with what my daughters choose to do (I know there will be many examples of this in the future). I loved the practicality of this book and the real life scenarios that ... Book Review - Love No Matter What

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 2/13 dadofdivas wrote: There are many books that talk about Jesus, but this was the first that really examined not only who he was, but who he is to each of us! The book was an easy read and very provocative in what it makes you consider as you read. I left reading this book feeling much more enlightened into what I believe ... Book Review - Jesus Is

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/5 dadofdivas wrote: I use devotionals in my daily prayer life, but I will admit this was very different from any devotional I have read before. I was impressed with Lysa Terkeurst's devotional. She is a real woman who has experienced real challenges like we all do in our life. The challenges of home, relationships, work, ... Book Review - Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress

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Raise Him Up

Raise Him Up

On 1/29 dadofdivas wrote: While I am the father of two girls, I have plenty of friends who are raising boys, and I know that the experience that they have is much different than my own. Also, while this book speaks of raising successful black men, I found that reading it, many of the ideas that were shared were transferable to ... Book Review - Raise Him Up

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Six Hours One Friday

Six Hours One Friday

On 1/20 dadofdivas wrote: I have read other Max Lucado looks and I have been impressed with his writing for some time. The author has a way in which you feel that you are not only coming closer to Jesus, but at the same time getting to know Jesus better as well. This book was such a quick read, but even after reading it the first ... Book Review - Six Hours One Friday: Living in the Power of the Cross

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 1/12 dadofdivas wrote: This is full of great content that will make you reassess how you walk through life on a daily basis. What was great about the book was how practical it was. The book is made to be set into place immediately, and as it states, the book is made to be read quickly and it is! The book makes you consider ... Book Review - 20,000 Days and Counting

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The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 12/26 dadofdivas wrote: Most would say that money issues can be the one issue that can truly cause ultimate strife in a relationship. I know that for my wife and I we have had our concerns about money issues in our years of marriage, and I have to say that this book is one that I wish that we would have had at the beginning ... Book Review - The 5 Money Personalities

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Live Second

Live Second

On 12/3 dadofdivas wrote: If you have ever wondered how you could bring yourself closer to God, but come up empty this book will help refill you body and soul. Each day this book provides the reader with some great things to think about personally to help you come closer to God. Each day you are given a passage to read and ways ... Book Review - Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/25 dadofdivas wrote: I had read the original version of this book and loved it, and this book takes the teaching of Rick Warren to the next level. Not only do you get the same message that was offered earlier, but it has been On top of this, the online community and resources that are now available make the text even more ... Book Review - What On Earth Am I Here For

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Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 11/2 dadofdivas wrote: I have read this author's writing before on Bloomburg, so I was familiar with him, but I have to say that I did not know what to expect when it came to reading this as it was a different angle than I had seen him write in before. As I got into the book though I could see that the strong writing that ... Book Review - Men of Sunday

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 10/21 dadofdivas wrote: This is a great book that helps you to look at your life no matter where you are within it. Whether you are retired, or just stuck in middle management not knowing where to go from there. The author brings so much of himself into this this story, but it is so much more than a personal story, instead ... Book Review - Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live - A Journey that Will Change Your Life

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Anger Workbook, The

Anger Workbook, The

On 10/14 dadofdivas wrote: This was an interesting take on anger and how the bible and the teachings of the bible tie into anger management. So many of us deal with anger in so many different ways, but this book was so well written and for anyone that is spiritual you will appreciate how this is written and how it is helps all ... Book Review - The Anger Workbook

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Wisdom Meets Passion

Wisdom Meets Passion

On 10/3 dadofdivas wrote: This book makes you truly think about the goals and vision that you have for your life. The authors make some very salient points about what it takes to be successful and show that any good idea must have a combination of wisdom and passion behind it to make it successful! In this book you learn about ... Book Review - Wisdom Meets Passion: When Generations Collide and Collaborate

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Wild Grace

Wild Grace

On 9/24 dadofdivas wrote: This was another great book from Max Lucado that makes you truly delve deeper into your understanding about not only what God's Grace is, but also what is means to accept and apply this to our lives on a daily basis. The author uses some great down-to-earth practical examples that simply make sense, ... Book Review - Wild Grace: What Happens When Grace Happens

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Grace

Grace

On 9/11 dadofdivas wrote: This book makes you delve deeper into God's Grace and what this really means. I have been a fan of Max Lucado for many years and this one solidifies his amazing storytelling ability as well as his ability to make his readers truly turn introspective into thinking more about God's way and what he wants ... Book Review - Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine

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52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

On 9/5 dadofdivas wrote: I have always loved this movie, and this book takes my understanding of the lessons found in the movie to the next level. The author did an admirable job at putting together a list of the great messages that the movie shares as well as how this relates to each and every one of us on a daily basis. So ... Book Review - 52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

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Rudy

Rudy

On 8/24 dadofdivas wrote: I always was a fan of the movie Rudy that came out in the early 1990's, it was a movie that showed me that hard work pays off and that you can have a dream and achieve it, if you do what you have to do. This book is the real story behind the man, Rudy himself. This book goes so much deeper into the story ... Book Review - Rudy: My Story

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 8/16 dadofdivas wrote: I feel that my parents instilled in me the value of money and being smart with the money that I do have so I want to do the same with my own kids, but it is not as easy as it seemed when I think back to my own upbringing (it never is, is it). This book though does an amazing job at laying out practical ... Book Review - The Money Smart Family System

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 7/27 dadofdivas wrote: This is a book that you can sink your teeth into. The book is written in such a way that you can easily relate to. What I loved about the book was that it tackled a topic that we all struggle with at one point in our life, the idea of the purpose of our lives (why are we here and what are we here to ... Book Review - One Big Thing

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 7/3 dadofdivas wrote: This book opened my eyes to how society is impacting today's teenagers. I know that right now I am scared about what will be in store for me in five years when my daughter is a teenager, but I know that parents today are going through similar concerns and this book does a good job at allowing parents ... Book Review - Tough Guys and Drama Queens: How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child's Teen Years

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 6/13 dadofdivas wrote: There are so many pieces of wisdom shared in this book. Though it is written from the point of view of a pastor writing to another pastor, you learn so much about the spiritual journey which is simply amazing! The book was an easy read and the writing just flows from chapter to chapter encouraging you ... Book Review - Mondays with My Old Pastor

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What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

On 6/6 dadofdivas wrote: The book is well laid out and the author works hard at trying to guide the reader into a better understanding of prophecy. The book only hits the surface however and for anyone wanting a deeper understanding they will have to dig deeper than what what is in this book. I did enjoy many of his explanations ... Book Review - What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

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The Searchers

The Searchers

On 5/30 dadofdivas wrote: This book takes a multi-faceted look at faith through both a historical, philosophical and biblical point of view. The book makes you think deeply about the topics presented and I found myself being drawn further and further into the book. What I liked most about the book is that it does not hit you ... Book Review - The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 5/22 dadofdivas wrote: Forgiveness is something that is not always an easy thing to do in any of our lives, and in this book the author does take a stand on his own beliefs about what forgiveness means and who really can only forgive all of us, God. The book, while short (only seven chapters) places a ton of information in ... A Strong Book, But Possibly Too Strong

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 5/14 dadofdivas wrote: The author makes you look at the idea of idolatry. He makes us re-examine our own beliefs in God as well as other idols that we may hold dear to ourselves either externally or within out heart of hearts. This is a powerful book that truly makes you think deeply about what really matters and how you should ... Book Review - Empty Promises

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 5/7 dadofdivas wrote: This was an inspirational, uplifting read that is full of some great researched information on this topic. I found myself being amazed at the information that was being shared. The author uses a great mix of biblical teachings along with practical thoughts and ideas to make the reader think deeply about ... Book Review - Father Hunger

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 4/30 dadofdivas wrote: As a father I am always looking for books that can provide me with a better understanding of what it takes to be a top notch dad. This book brings together great ideas for any dad that gives any reader food for thought on how you can become that father you always wanted to be. I loved the author's use ... Book Review - All Pro Dad

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Love Does

Love Does

On 4/23 dadofdivas wrote: I have been following Bob Goff for some years ever since I read about him from Donald Miller. I watching his amazing life from a distance and being amazed at the way that he has lived his life and shared his passion for life with his own children. I can say that his is an inspiration to any father! ... Book Review - Love Does

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He Chose the Nails

He Chose the Nails

On 4/17 dadofdivas wrote: "Man does, indeed need a radical change of heart; he needs to begin to hate his sin instead of loving it, and to love God instead of hating him; he needs , in a word, to be reconciled with God. And the place above all others, where this change takes place is at the foot of the cross, when he apprehends ... Book Review - He Chose the Nails

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 4/2 dadofdivas wrote: The book itself did a great job at making a christian better understand their own beliefs and how they can stand up to anyone that may question their beliefs. Through humor as well as practical advice, any Christian will come out of reading this book with so many resources at their fingertips. The book ... Book Review - A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 3/24 dadofdivas wrote: This book opened my eyes to what the 1000 days that the book shares really stood for and what they stand for today. I have to say that I was amazed and am still amazed at all that Jesus did in these three years and this book makes you examine this for yourself. Each chapter was so insightful and I found ... Book Review - 1,000 Days: The Ministry of Christ

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 3/19 dadofdivas wrote: This was a well written book that will make you think deeply about what it means to be happy and what you can do to achieve this happiness in your life. Through short,easy to digest chapters the author lays out 50 ways in which you can turn your life into something happier. The book makes you think about ... Book Review - Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 3/2 dadofdivas wrote: This is a serious book that talks about things that each of us face on a daily basis. She talks about the cravings that each of us have in life, the things that each of us need to feel fulfilled, wanted and appreciated in life, and she does this through a combination of psychology and spirituality. I ... Book Review - Constantly Craving: How to Make Sense of Always Wanting More

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 2/18 dadofdivas wrote: This book looks at the concept of temptation and what happens when you fall into the grips of temptation. Well written and engaging you are able to get a good picture of ways in which you can set yourself apart from the temptation that you may be faced with in your life. The author, the Anglican Bishop ... Book Review - Our Favorite Sins

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 2/11 dadofdivas wrote: As a fan of history and the founding of our country, I found this book to be an interesting look at our country's founding fathers and how the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are related. I also loved the fact that the book was so well researched. The author has done a great job of bringing ... Book Review - The Founders Key

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 2/1 dadofdivas wrote: This book makes a great argument for why people in general, and especially Christians need to be aware of what is happening int he world around them. Through compelling points and counterpoints the book shares how history and the present are on a collision course in a way and how if we understand our ... Book Review - The Coming Revolution

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 1/16 dadofdivas wrote: If you are a spiritual person, you have probably met people that are like the ones you will meet in this book. Selfless people that have figured out that life is not really about them, but instead, they are second to one that gave them the life that they have. In this book you will know some of the ... Book Review - I Am Second

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 12/28 dadofdivas wrote: So many of us, when it comes to our lives, want to be leaders, I know that I do. Every day I go to work and I am expected to be a leader in what I do and what I say to others. When it comes to my spiritual life, why would this be any different? What was interesting about this book was that the book itself ... Book Review - I am a Follower: The Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 12/18 dadofdivas wrote: Stephen writes in the introduction that when he originally published this book , in 2005, he was a strong advocate of marriage and believed that no matter what you need to move toward reconciliation if your marriage is in trouble. Stephen has gone through a divorce and consequently he has rewrote this ... Book Review - Healing Is a Choice: 10 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life and 10 Lies That Can Prevent You From Making Them

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 12/3 dadofdivas wrote: In reading through this book the author brings up some very good points that relate to men and going to church. I liked the way in which he lays everything out in a clear, easy to understand way, and you learn so much, or at least I did. I like the brutal honesty that he provides and he makes you truly ... Book Review - Why Men Hate Going to Church

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Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

On 11/26 dadofdivas wrote: Watching this DVD , it was evident that if you are a Christian you will have hope about your life after death. Each segment with Colton and is parents will give you an opportunity to discuss for example: Who is God? Who is the Son of God and who is the Holy Spirit? You will use scripture as a basis ... Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/11 dadofdivas wrote: What I loved about this book was that it encompasses all of the best things that Lucado has shared over the last 25 years into one volume. From topics such as: Worship, Evangelism, the Cross, and Creation to Hope, Heaven Miracles and God's Grace you are brought into the Word of God and allowed to explore. ... http://dadofdivas-reviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/book-review-lucado-inspirational-reader.html

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 11/1 dadofdivas wrote: In reading this book I was impressed and amazed at the vision of manhood that as a reader you receive in this book. Whether it was from the prayers, profiles, letters or the reflections on great men of history, this book will open the eyes of any man or boy as they are trying to figure out for themselves ... Book Review - The Book of Man

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 10/24 dadofdivas wrote: This book was written from young Colton Burpo's experience. He was very ill and in the hospital.Colton died and went to heaven.Colton returned to his Earthly body and has grown into a healthy young man. This story was the memories of his visit to heaven . He told them to his parents who wrote the book. ... Book Review - Heaven is for Real for Kids

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The 360 Degree Leader

The 360 Degree Leader

On 10/14 dadofdivas wrote: I have been a fan of John Maxwell for some time, and each time I read his books I leave saying, yes, that is so right! What I loved about this book was that it was so straight forward and made so much sense. No longer do you have to sit back and wonder what type of leader you are, through his assessment ... Book Review - The 360 Degree Leader

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 9/7 dadofdivas wrote: " Lord teach us to pray", Luke 11:1 When do we pray? Usually we pray to ask something for us. We may ask for help, protection, healing , or guidance. Other prayers may be for a job, a mate, a career, happiness, or peace. There are so many reasons we pray. We may offer thanksgiving or blessings to God ... Book Review - Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God

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Right From the Heart

Right From the Heart

On 8/22 dadofdivas wrote: This book was a wonderful devotional that brings together everything that you need in one place to help you to continue on your path of daily devotion. One thing that was great about the book itself was that the daily devotions were short and easy to read and with the structure of the book being the ... Book Review - Right From the Heart

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Love You More

Love You More

On 8/13 dadofdivas wrote: This story hit home as I had a cousin that went through the whole process of adopting a child from Guatemala just like the author did in this story. It was a long journey, but they were steadfast and this book was a testament to the journey of not only the author but so many others who went though a ... Book Review - Love You More

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/4 dadofdivas wrote: This was an amazing book and a testament to the remarkable work that service animals do for the people that they are partnered with. I have seen families training dogs to do this type of work, but it is not until you read accounts like this that you are touched and see the importance of these animals ... Book Review - Thunder Dog

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 7/7 dadofdivas wrote: This book was full of interesting metaphors and comparisons for how your style is like different types of animals in the Serengeti. I find that for myself I am an elephant, but I plan to read through this yet again to gain a better understanding of all of the animal types and how they fit into the structure ... Book Review - Surviving the Serengeti

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 6/27 dadofdivas wrote: This book provides the reader with a unique way to get closer to God. While I have read through numerous devotionals in the past, this book was quite unique. The way in which the book was set up was easy to understand and easy to implement. The words it contains are motivational as well as inspiring ... Book Review - God's Love Letters to You

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It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

On 6/20 dadofdivas wrote: This short but compelling book again shows me the amazing writing skills of Max Lucado. I have read a number of his books in the past and am always amazed at how well they are written. For me, many times, it is like he is sitting in the room with me walking me through the points and thoughts that he ... Book Review - It's Not About Me

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Be the People

Be the People

On 6/8 dadofdivas wrote: his book was well written and makes you truly consider your beliefs on many of the freedoms that we hold dear within the United States. Dr. Swain has done a remarkable job at laying out the facts on areas such as: Abortion, Religious Freedom, Race Issues and more and uses her own spiritual beliefs to ... Book Review - Be the People

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/1 dadofdivas wrote: This book has it all, history, art, suspense, and action all in one. This book reminds me some of The DaVinci Code, but revolves around end times which leads to much suspense and anticipation. What I found interesting from this book was the connections it makes to so many different religious texts. ... Book Review - The Seraph Seal

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 5/15 dadofdivas wrote: t was seem to be against the capitalist approach to use virtue in business affairs, but the author in this book shows the reader many great examples of companies that are doing just that. While the author does mention that being virtuous is not easy, it does lead to many amazing results and provides ... Book Review - Doing Virtous Business

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/6 dadofdivas wrote: About the Book Daddy Dates gives the average Joe easy steps to actively and successfully engage with his daughter and raise a confident woman-to-be. When faced with the reality of raising four (4!) teen daughters, Greg Wright went on a soul quest. He came back with a mission: Don’t Screw Up. This ... Book Review – Daddy Dates

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 4/23 dadofdivas wrote: Another amazing book by John Maxwell. As a person who has read a number of Maxwell's books I am always looking for new books that he put out as they are always down to earth and practical. This book lives up to the standard that he set in many of his books that came before. What I liked about this book ... Book Review - Beyond Talent

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The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World

On 4/16 dadofdivas wrote: Yes, we are HUGE Disney fans. We have been to Disney a number of times both with and without the girls and have read a lot of books on the hidden gems of the park so some of this book shared things that we were aware of. On the other hand the book also shared some things that we did not know as well. What ... Book Review - The Hidden Magic of Walk Disney World

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/14 dadofdivas wrote: This book offers both suspense and mystery in a short but powerful novel. What I liked most in this book was how the author engaged his characters with such amazing historical characters. I mean where else can you find Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Churchill in the same book, talking to each ... Book Review - The Final Summit

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Time With God For Fathers

Time With God For Fathers

On 3/25 dadofdivas wrote: Time with God for Fathers is a short but powerful book that is written as a devotional and offers insights for fathers into developing a relationship with God, as well as his family and children. What I liked about the book was the fact that each devotional (there were 90 of them) made you truly think ... Book Review - Time With God For Fathers

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 3/17 dadofdivas wrote: As the father of two girls I am always trying to find ways to instill in them ways in which they cab act like the princesses that they always want to be when they pretend. This book is written in such a way that young girls can read for themselves. It is written in such a way that it is easy to understand ... Book Review - How to Be God's Little Princess

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 3/9 dadofdivas wrote: This book takes a very personal approach to helping you figure out how to make a plan to start changing your life for the better. Andy takes a step-by-step approach to provide the reader a book that is easy to understand and filled with humorous stories and a conversational style that makes you want ... Book Review -The Principle of the Path

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 2/27 dadofdivas wrote: If you are a history buff and you like learning amazing tibits of knowledge that you would have never known before, then this book is made for you! The author does an amazing job at finding the hidden stories of the civil war and making them come alive. Most of his stories are about regular individuals ... Book Review - Curiosities of the Civil War

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 2/4 dadofdivas wrote: This book does an amazing job at allowing the reader to reinvet their own life into something new and amazing. It makes you want to let go of the past and to instead live a life that is more spiritually centered - living the way that God wants. While this book was geared toward women, I found the book ... Book Review - Same Life, New Story

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An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

On 11/27 dadofdivas wrote: What I found interesting about these stories was that they were loosely connected, but they they could easily be read by themselves. Each of the stories give you a glimpse into the Amish culture and values as well as they provide the reader stories that are timeless Christmas classics. Many remind me ... Book Review - An Amish Christmas

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 11/3 dadofdivas wrote: This was a book that was very impressive. It is beautifully bound and the pages are intentionally given a rustic feel. Inside is a treasury of information that I was not aware of in the past and I was very excited about reading after I had read the book. What I loved about the book was that it was ... Book Review - The American Patriot's Almanac

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 dadofdivas wrote: BookGrace is a topic that has been covered quite a bit in the past and if you have read many of these books, this book scratches the surface on the literature. In saying this though the author explains this and reveals as much from the beginning of the book. What makes this book different though is ... Book Review - The Grace of God

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 10/1 dadofdivas wrote: I recently read the another one of Max Lucado's books called OUT LIVE YOUR LIFE The title was intriguing and I was eager to begin reading. First of all the book was easy to read and understand. Max gave excellent examples of how we ordinary people can make a difference in the lives of others.In fact ... Book Review - Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

On 8/29 dadofdivas wrote: When I have seen pictures from the Hubble Telescope in the past I have always been amazed at the beauty that is always captured. Whenever I saw these images I always felt that, just like this book, that God had to have a hand in the overall creation of this beauty. When I was given the opportunity ... Book Review - The Heavens Proclaim His Glory: A Spectacular View of Creation Through the Lens of the NASA Hubble Telescope

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100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/14 dadofdivas wrote: I was quite impressed with this book. Included with the book are 2 CD's that add much to the book. What I liked most about the book was that a child could be introduced to both prayer and song. My daughters loved to hear the music and as a parent I really liked that the music coincided with the prayer. ... Book Review - 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 7/26 dadofdivas wrote: I usually read book through from the beginning to the end. This book was not set up to be read in this way and I was unaware of it at the start. The book is to be digested slowly, and the reader is to ponder the thoughts presented instead of simply plowing through the book to find the meaning within. ... Book Review - Jungle Warefare: A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/7 dadofdivas wrote: I have read many books that talk about spirituality and the characters that you find within the Bible itself, but this book is one of the first that really drew me into the book as this book did. The author did a commendable job at getting his readers to know and understand some of the known and not ... Book Review - Cast of Characters

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 6/27 dadofdivas wrote: You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be is an affirming book by Max Lucado. The book is a quick and easy read and I was easily able to read the book within one day. Being only a little over 100 pages, I found that the messages included in the book were very powerful, and Lucado did a wonderful job ... Book Review - You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

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Lead Like Ike

Lead Like Ike

On 6/12 dadofdivas wrote: This book takes a unique approach to leadership, analyzing the different points in the career of Dwight D. Eisenhower and his leadership style into that of being a CEO or manager of a business. Some of the analogies within the book included: * Determining the mission * Risk management * ... Book Review - Lead Like Ike

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Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

On 5/20 dadofdivas wrote: I shared this DVD with my 5.5 and 2 year olds and we had mixed response to this DVD. My two year old watched for a few minutes but then decided to go and do her own thing, while my five year old watched a bit more intently. At the end in asking how she liked the movie she mentioned that it was alright, ... DVD Review - Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

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Searching for God Knows What

Searching for God Knows What

On 5/12 dadofdivas wrote: I have had the chance to read a number of Don Miller's Books lately and continue to be amazed at how well I enjoy his style of writing and his approach to talking about spirituality. This book allows the reader to examine their own relationship with a higher power and know that there is no correct ... Book Review - Searching for God Knows What

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The Money Answer Book

The Money Answer Book

On 4/28 dadofdivas wrote: I have listened to Dave Ramsey on the radio and have looked at some of the concepts that he has put forward in his other books (though I have not yet read them completely through). In saying this though I found the Money Answer Book to be a great resource for anyone (whether you know of Dave or not) ... Book Review - The Money Answer Book

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 4/20 dadofdivas wrote: I didn't know what to expect in reading this book. I liked what the author says at the very beginning: “Do we really need another book for men? Nope. We need something else. We need permission. Permission to be what we are – men made in God’s image.” From the very beginning of this book, as a ... Book Review - Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret to a Man's Soul

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How Should a Christian Live?

How Should a Christian Live?

On 4/13 dadofdivas wrote: This book was a great resource for young people today that are trying to figure out for themselves what the Bible means to them as well as demystifying some of the historical realities that surround the Bible and the stories within. I liked the fact that the authors try and help the young adults understand ... Book Review - How Should a Christian Live?

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The Vertical Self

The Vertical Self

On 3/31 dadofdivas wrote: In starting this book I had no idea what horizontal or vertical self even meant, so there was no way that I could answer the question of whether I was a person who cares of the horizontal self or the vertical self? In delving into this book I came to find that the author relates the horizontal self to ... The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers

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Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

On 2/11 dadofdivas wrote: One of the things that I liked about this Bible was the focused attention that it provides the reader to the different parts of the Bible itself. With questions and general FAQ's there were passages that I finally found myself understanding after struggling with them in the past. While there are other ... Book Review - Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

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God's Little Princess Devotional Bible

God's Little Princess Devotional Bible

On 1/29 dadofdivas wrote: With two little princesses in my own home, I completely relate to the idea that every little girls wants to be her own princess. This book does a great job at working to help parents to aid their daughters in the process of not only becomming their princess but as the book explains, God's princess. The ... Book Review - God's Little Princess Devotional Bible

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 1/12 dadofdivas wrote: As a fan of LOST, I have come to the understanding that there are spiritual references to the underlying plat of the show itself. I also have come to understand that while I have no clue what the answer to the LOST riddle is (at least not till the end of this season presumably), that there probably is ... Book Review - The Gospel According to LOST

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 1/2 dadofdivas wrote: This book is filled with great stories from the professional practice of the author which show true visions of passionate love between couples. I was particularly interested in reading about the different types of lovers as he explains it. I also liked the questions that he poses in each chapter that ... Book Review - This is Your Brain In Love

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 12/21 dadofdivas wrote: Though I am a man and I am reviewing this book, I will say that the book is somewhat geared more toward a female audience. Though saying this, the authors did do a good job at building the storyline and characters, and as a reader you truly are drawn into the book itself. You find yourself relating ... Book Review - The Sweet By & By

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 12/21 dadofdivas wrote: As a person that is church-going, I am continually looking to find ways to draw myself closer to God. Some days it is not always easy! This book though has a lot of great ideas and is written in such a way that any man could easily relate to it. The book does not hit you over the head with scripture, ... Book Review - Living Life in the Zone

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Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

On 12/14 dadofdivas wrote: As the name indicates this book examines the rise and lives of the artists of Diamond Rio. While I have never been a HUGE fan of the band, there are definitely some songs that I have liked through the years and reading more about the backgrounds of these artists and what they had to go through to make ... Book Review - Beautiful Mess: The Story of Diamond Rio

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Obstacles Welcome

Obstacles Welcome

On 12/6 dadofdivas wrote: I enjoy learning about my own past, especially learning about the experiences that they had as new immigrants to the United States. In this book the reader learns the story of Ralph de la Vega and his struggle to make a place and life for himself after he came to the United States from Cuba. It is a ... Book Review - Obstacles Welcome

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Derailed

Derailed

On 11/29 dadofdivas wrote: As a person that teaches and professes leadership development on a daily basis, I am always looking forward to reading more books that can assist my own professional practice. This book takes a different tact than other books I have read recently, looking at some of the negative examples that are ... Book Review - De-Railed

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 11/12 dadofdivas wrote: In Dr. Emerson Eggerichs' book, The Language of Love & Respect, you as a reader are challenged to explore the way that you communicate with your spouse. While marriage is never easy, one if the things that I know Diva-J and I struggle with (as most couples do at times) is communication (or lack ... Book Review: The Language of Love and Respect

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Five Cities That Ruled The World

Five Cities That Ruled The World

On 10/31 dadofdivas wrote: Are you interested in both history and theology? Are you the type of person that enjoys a quick read that doesn't let you down? If you said yes to both of these questions, then this book is the right one for you. I was given the chance to review this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing and, as I always ... Book Review - 5 Cities That Ruled The World

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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

On 10/21 dadofdivas wrote: Within this book, Drs. Paul Meier and David Henderson work hard to bring the reader beyond the surface to examine God's hand in the struggles that all of us deal with on a daily basis. They even challenge us to move beyond the pain to see what the underlying meaning behind the pain may be and what God ... Finding Peace Through Pain

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The Power of Respect

The Power of Respect

On 10/7 dadofdivas wrote: Deborah Norville does it again, speaking directly to readers about the importance of Respect in all of our lives. Following up her past book Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You, her newest venture is a great addition to help all of us to live stronger, more productive lives ... Respect, It is not just a song!

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/5 dadofdivas wrote: I was at first a little skeptical at the idea of reading a book written for women by a man, but after reading this book, I was amazed at how insightful this book was not only for myself (as I am a father of two girls), but also for my wife as well. Mr. Buckingham does a fine job at using research as ... Book Review - Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 10/3 dadofdivas wrote: I was lucky enough to be asked to review a copy of Donald Miller's new book. Not being familiar with Mr. Miller in the past, I did not have any clue what to expect in regards to this particular book. In reviewing this book, I have to say that I was very impressed. The author brings you on a journey ... Book Review - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

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The Well-Behaved Child

The Well-Behaved Child

On 9/27 dadofdivas wrote: I will admit it, we have a challenging 5 year old. We have read many books, and tried many things, but we still have problems with her behavior. J-Mom and I work hard to remain consistent, but overall, consistency with Diva-J does not always seem to work. When I was asked to review this book, I was definitely ... Book Review - The Well-Behaved Child

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From Peanuts to the Pressbox

From Peanuts to the Pressbox

On 9/11 dadofdivas wrote: Being a person that enjoys sports but is not a fanatic I did not know what to expect when I read this book. I will say that before I received this book, I can say that I had heard of the announcer/author of this book but really knew nothing of his back story. This book is a great tribute to the hard ... Book Review - Eli Gold: From Peanuts to the Pressbox

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/10 dadofdivas wrote: Max Lucado is knows for his books of down to earth practical advice of living your life based on a spiritual journey and this book follows a similar path. Fearless allows the reader to envision a life lived without fear of anything. As Lucado explains clearly, it is giving yourself up to the will of ... Book Review - Fearless

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She Still Calls Me Daddy

She Still Calls Me Daddy

On 9/2 dadofdivas wrote: As a father of two girls I definitely do not want to rush anything! My girls are still quite young and I have a lot of time until I have to deal with the issues that are brought up in Robert Wolgemuth's book She Still Calls Me Daddy. Though this is true I will cherish the concepts in this book and know ... Book Review - She Still Calls Me Daddy

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The Jesus Book

The Jesus Book

On 8/21 dadofdivas wrote: This week I received a new book entitled: The Jesus Book . I was not for certain what to expect when I got the book, but as I started to go through it, I was very surprised at both the breadth and depth that is covered within the book itself. The book is a great read for ages 4-8 and gives your ones ... Book Review: The Jesus Book

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Read and Share Toddler Bible

Read and Share Toddler Bible

On 8/1 dadofdivas wrote: One of the things that first jumped out at me with this book was the artwork and the simplicity but meaningful stories that they share within. All of the stories are on the childs' level and make it easy for the child to understand and for the parent to explain. The stories themselves are both from the ... Review of Read & Share Toddler Bible

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