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Soul Keeping

Soul Keeping

On 8/12 Lucy Mills wrote: You are your soul’s keeper. This is the theme of John Ortberg’s book, Soul Keeping. We are not the captains of our souls, we are only the keepers. The soul belongs to God, and we need to look after it. It is a gift – a loan, even. Note the soul is not the same as what we consider ‘self’. ... Book review: Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

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4 Stars

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Futureville

Futureville

On 3/18 Lucy Mills wrote: Want to see the future? It is brighter than you think. What we believe about tomorrow determines how we live today. As Christians debate how to faithfully engage with our rapidly changing world, our vision of the future has never been more important. This is the ethos behind Futureville: discover your ... Book Review: Futureville by Skye Jethani

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4 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 2/12 Lucy Mills wrote: When I requested Who do you think you are? from what was then Booksneeze (now BookLook Bloggers) I had no idea it would take me quite so long to finish. Granted, I was caught up in the momentum surrounding my own book at the time, but it wasn’t just that. I found this book really hard going. I requested ... Review: who do you think you are?

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2 Stars

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So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night

On 3/2 Lucy Mills wrote: So Shines the Night is Christian Historical Fiction, the plot taking place in ancient Ephesus. The author obviously knows her stuff – not in an in-your-face way but in a way of creating a real sense of time and place. The atmosphere is an affecting one. Daria, the main character, is fleeing her old ... So Shines the Night

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4 Stars

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Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace

On 2/20 Lucy Mills wrote: Grace Beiler is forced by circumstance into marriage with a cruel man. When she is widowed, she cannot imagine ever sharing her heart and life with any man. Her chief concern is the well being of her autistic son, Abel. When once again propelled into a marriage - made necessary by the terms of her late ... Threads of Grace

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3 Stars

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Jesus

Jesus

On 2/16 Lucy Mills wrote: This is, the subtitle claims, a theography. A biography of God, you might say – more specifically, God the Son. This is the story of Jesus Christ, and yet the book does not begin at Bethlehem but way back into the never-begun beginning of the triune heart of God (my phrase, not the authors’!) This ... Jesus: a theography

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4 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 12/9 Lucy Mills wrote: In his compelling book I am a Follower, Leonard Sweet launches straight into his main thesis: we have believed we are in a leadership crisis, and that the church needs more leaders. Wrong, says Sweet. It's never been about leading. The first words Jesus says to his disciples is 'Follow Me'. Sweet points ... it's never been about leading

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5 Stars

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Job 38-42

Job 38-42

On 1/14 Lucy Mills wrote: THIS COMMENTARY is volume 18B of the Word Biblical Commentary series. It is the third in a sequence looking at Job, and focuses on the dialogue between Job and Yahweh himself. I have not had the chance to look at the first two, so am unable to comment on those. Firstly I should say that reviewing ... A detailed but accessible commentary

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4 Stars

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 10/15 Lucy Mills wrote: This book is part of the Christian Encounters series from Thomas Nelson. It’s a small compact book which takes the reader through the stages of JRR Tolkien’s life. Tolkien is best known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, constructing the fantasy realm of Middle Earth in incredible ... J.R.R Tolkien by Mark Horne

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2 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/11 Lucy Mills wrote: IN THIS BOOK, Alister McGrath offers an overview and critique of the movement known as the New Atheism. He begins by looking at what the New Atheism is, with particular references to four names associated with the movement – Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens. He ... Why God Won't Go Away by Alister McGrath

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5 Stars

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 6/8 Lucy Mills wrote: IN THIS BOOK, Robert Benson introduces the discipline of the Daily Office, also known as the liturgy of the hours, among other names. It is part of the Ancient Practices series. In a humble and engaging way, Benson presents a truly ancient practice - a way of praying at fixed times and entering into ... In Constant Prayer by Robert Benson

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 2/22 Lucy Mills wrote: Max Lucado is a story teller. It comes naturally to him - using language to evoke feeling and emphasise his point. Here, in Outlive Your Life: you were made to make a difference, he uses this story telling once more. The book is loosely based around the book of Acts. I say loosely, because although ... Book Review: Outlive your life

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3 Stars

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 1/25 Lucy Mills wrote: My initial reaction when I opened the package containing this book was one of surprise. It was much smaller than I had anticipated, smaller than many other paperbacks. This I found rather appealing as reference books are usually somewhat more hefty! My husband picked it up and said 'what is it?' which ... Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

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3 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 10/26 Lucy Mills wrote: Beyond Opinion: living the faith we defend is an apologetic resource edited by Ravi Zacharias (see the Zacharias Trust). It is divided into three main sections: 'Giving An Answer', which looks at difficult questions posed against faith in God, as well as the 'questions behind the questions'. This ... Beyond Opinion

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Lucy Mills wrote: In the Butterfly Effect, Andy Andrews aims to show his readers how their individual lives matter, and the effect they can have on the world. Each action can ripple out and have incredible consequences. He uses examples to show how one person's actions can cause an entire chain reaction of events. This ... The Butterfly Effect

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2 Stars

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The Sacred Journey 2

The Sacred Journey 2

On 6/25 Lucy Mills wrote: The Sacred Journey is part of the Ancient Practices Series, edited by Phyllis Tickle. In this book, Charles Foster addresses the practise of pilgrimage. Journey is part of our humanity. Physical pilgrimage and all its discomfort is an antidote to gnosticism, says Foster, something that comes up at ... The Sacred Journey

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4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 3/23 Lucy Mills wrote: Richard Stearns is the President of World Vision US. In ‘The Hole in Our Gospel’ he tells his own story of faith and of the journey from being a corporate CEO of a luxury tableware company to President of World Vision. Together with this, and out of it, the book looks at the terrible needs in the ... The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

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5 Stars

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 1/11 Lucy Mills wrote: This book is part of the Ancient Practices Series and is the first I have read of it. Overall it focuses on the benefits of the liturgical year, of having a rhythm in our lives and living the Jesus’ life. By using the aid of the liturgical year, we can enter into Jesus’ story and realise it within ... The Liturgical Year: the spiraling adventure of the spiritual life, by Joan Chittister

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Lucy Mills wrote: “Fear, it seems, has taken a hundred year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversize and rude, fear is unwilling to share the heart with happiness. Happiness complies and leaves.” These words are from the first chapter of Max Lucado’s new release, Fearless. In this book, Lucado ... Fearless by Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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