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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 4/1 Aaron Conrad wrote: Have you ever picked up a book and thought “if I ever wrote a book, this would pretty much be it?” Have you ever had a book hit you in the face at the EXACT time that you are doing what it says to do? Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to one of the top 3 best books I’ve ever read….”Moment ... Review - Moment Maker

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5 Stars

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 3/28 Aaron Conrad wrote: I can’t begin to tell you how late I am on this review. It’s been on my iPad for literally months and to the author, I apologize. There is really no excuse other than I just didn’t get to this review until now. That said, “Jesus is _________.” by Judah Smith was a pretty good book. I didn’t ... Review - Jesus Is..

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3 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 4/23 Aaron Conrad wrote: Let me start this review by stating that I am a Mark Driscoll fan. Ever since I saw THIS VIDEO in 2007, I was somewhat hooked. While that video is pretty raw and a bit over the top, I have witnessed Driscoll tone it down a bit. He has become a much more humble individual while not losing the edge that ... Review - Who Do You Think You Are

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3 Stars

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 1/10 Aaron Conrad wrote: What's your purpose? Do you live a life that you know, without a shadow of doubt, that you were meant for doing a certain thing? Are you doing that thing? It's not often that we meet people that can answer that question with a firm "yes." One B1G Thing by Phil Cooke is a book to help you do just that. ... Review - One B1G Thing

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3 Stars

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Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 11/1 Aaron Conrad wrote: I grew up in an NFL city (Cleveland – no jokes please). Like all other NFL cities, when Sunday in the fall comes around, it’s all about football. We dial in each week after church to watch whatever games are showing. Rarely do we consider the actual lives and faith of the players on and off the field. ... Review - Men of Sunday

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4 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 10/3 Aaron Conrad wrote: I recently received a copy of the new Max Lucado book entitled “Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine” to review. As most of you know, I am a huge fan of Max Lucado. His first book on grace, In the Grip of Grace: Your Father Always Caught You. He Still Does. (Lucado, Max) is a book ... Grace - Review

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5 Stars

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 7/11 Aaron Conrad wrote: Are you a parent? Do you have that fear somewhere in your mind of the day that your child hits the teenage years? I have three little people in my home and I have this fear. Since our kids didn’t come with an instruction book, we’ve done our best to navigate these early years. We’ve ... Review – Tough Guys and Drama Queens

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4 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 7/1 Aaron Conrad wrote: If you've been around the blog for any length of time, you know that fatherhood is something near and dear to my heart. One of the first things I would tell you is that I am NO expert. I am also learning, failing, learning more, failing more and learning again. It is an on-going process and one that ... Review - Father Hunger

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3 Stars

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 5/22 Aaron Conrad wrote: This is a review I cannot wait to get done on so many levels. First, I am a HUGE fan of the All Pro Dad movement. Several years ago I had the privilege of leading a local chapter and enjoyed connecting fathers and their kids. My kids and I have also attended three of the ... Review – All Pro Dad

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5 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 5/10 Aaron Conrad wrote: I’m a little late getting to this review. The truth is I got the book in advance of it’s release, but my wife stole it from me. I’m sure she’ll write an amazing review of it because she read it all before I could get it back. Not that I’m throwing her under the bus ... Review – Empty Promises

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5 Stars

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 3/2 Aaron Conrad wrote: Quick, name me the top sins that you think a book about sins and how to beat them would cover. My guess is that a majority of what you listed would not be the main focus of the book that I am reviewing today. Surprising, yes. However, this book, and the sins covered come from recent studies by that Barna ... Our Favorite Sins - Review

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4 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/27 Aaron Conrad wrote: Ladies and gentleman, I would like to introduce you to Pastor Mark Driscoll. Several years ago, a friend sent me a link to the video below. I watched it and wasn’t quite sure how to process what I just saw. The more I watched it, the more I loved it. It was as raw as ... Real Marriage – Review

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4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 10/18 Aaron Conrad wrote: I’m a skeptic. I’m not going to lie. Can we really trust the accounts of a child no older than my children when it comes to accounts about being in Heaven? Really? While I am late to the “Heaven is for Real” party (It’s been on the top of the charts for months), thanks to my friends at Booksneeze, ... Review - Heaven is for Real

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 10/9 Aaron Conrad wrote: Even though I grew up in church, grace was a word I was not really familiar with. I don’t’ know if I didn’t hear it or just wasn’t paying attention, but somehow I missed the concept of grace. In recent years I have grown to really appreciate, study and hunger for a greater understanding of ... Review – The Grace of God

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4 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 9/2 Aaron Conrad wrote: Every now and then we need a wake up call. Our day to day mundane can create a pattern and a drift away from where we originally started. This about this, when you first got saved, you were on a “spiritual high”. We often call this “being on fire for Christ”. Maybe it was around ... Review – Our Last Great Hope.

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3 Stars

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It Couldn't Just Happen

It Couldn't Just Happen

On 8/1 Aaron Conrad wrote: If you’ve been around the blog long enough you know I love books and I love my kids. So when my friends at Booksneeze  offered ”It Couldn’t Just Happen” for review, I have to jump at the chance. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive so my 10 year old could begin reading it. He is ... Review – It Couldn’t Just Happen

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4 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 6/22 Aaron Conrad wrote: The mark of a great man is that the title of a book about him tells you all you need to know and want to read the book. Without every cracking it open, when you hear the title "Billy Graham in Quotes", you just know it will be RICH and filled with wisdom. It is exactly that When you think Godly wisdom, ... Billy Graham in Quotes

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5 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 6/10 Aaron Conrad wrote: When Michael Hyatt recommended this book recently, I couldn't wait to read it. Based on the title, I thought this would be an exciting book about a son whose Father was in the CIA. While that is true, it was NOT what I expected at all. That is not necessarily a bad thing. In "Jesus, my Father, the CIA ... Review - Jesus, my Father, the CIA and Me

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4 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 5/18 Aaron Conrad wrote: Every so often a book comes along that hits you right between the eyes. Friends, “Daddy Dates” by Greg Wright is just that book. If you’ve got daughters (young or old), this is a book you MUST read. From the very first chapter, I was captured by the concept and felt like I would be ... Review – Daddy Dates

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Aaron Conrad wrote: Unlike most book reviews, this one is personal. If you have followed this blog at all, you know that I am a huge fan of Max Lucado. Fan might not be the best word. I'm an admirer of Max Lucado. In many ways I have grown in my faith because of Max Lucado. When I say that, I know I am not alone. Millions ... Review - Max On Life

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5 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 4/17 Aaron Conrad wrote: I recently received the book “Unleashed” by Erwin McManus from my friends at Booksneeze. Right after I posted something on twitter about it, my friend MudPuppy pointed out that he thought that this was a rebranded copy of “The Barbarian Way” by the same author. Once I received it, I can confirm ... Review - Unleashed

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5 Stars

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 3/19 Aaron Conrad wrote: Are you a history buff? Are you fascinated by the story of the Titanic? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, do I have the book for you! I recently received a copy of the book “The Band That Played On” by Steve Turner from my friends at Booksneeze. This is not a make believe story. ... The Band Played On

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3 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 3/8 Aaron Conrad wrote: I am a pretty big Andy Stanley fan. I’m obviously not the only one. His church in Atlanta is packed every Sunday and he is among some of the most respected younger generation Pastors. He seems to have an incredible ability to balance a message that must be shared while not creating noise and controversy. ... Review - The Principle of the Path

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4 Stars

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 2/13 Aaron Conrad wrote: I've never been a guy that gets too deep into politics. My earliest memories (aging myself here) are of a black and white TV talking about the hostages and a guy named Ronald Reagan announcing they were now free. I remember the day that same President got shot and the reaction of a country. My college ... Review - The Faith of Ronald Reagan

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4 Stars

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Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 11/14 Aaron Conrad wrote: I have a funny addiction. Well, some may call it funny, some may call it strange. I love Bibles. While that may sound great and like I am well versed in scripture, let me be really honest and say that isn’t true. I actually wish I would spend MORE time in all of the Bibles ... Book Review – “Start”

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4 Stars

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I Lift Up My Soul

I Lift Up My Soul

On 11/1 Aaron Conrad wrote: "I Lift Up My Soul" is a daily devotion that features a one page thought to start your day. Taken from the writings of Charles Stanley, it includes a scripture reading and key verse for each day. The devotion is based on these verses and gives you something to ponder. I have been using the daily devotions ... Review - I Lift Up My Soul

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4 Stars

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 10/19 Aaron Conrad wrote: It’s no secret that I’m a pretty big sports fan. I’m an even bigger fan of athletes that openly proclaim their belief in Jesus Christ. I don’t elevate them to a crazy perch because at the end of the day, they are all human and face the same trails you and I do (probably even more). I’ve seen ... Review - Living Life in The Zone

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5 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 10/12 Aaron Conrad wrote: ” I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ” – Gandhi Thus opens the book “The Gospel According to Jesus” by Chris Seay. Within the first chapter you begin to quickly see that maybe what Gandhi said is true. Chris Seay gets to work early in ... Review – The Gospel According To Jesus

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4 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/28 Aaron Conrad wrote: I recently received a copy of the movie “The Least Among You” from my friends at BookSneeze to review. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to review books and movies that it makes it tough when you have to write a bad one. With all apologies to BookSneeze and the makers of the film, ... Review – The Least Among You

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2 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/8 Aaron Conrad wrote: Have you ever given the “gift of going second”? I was first introduced to this concept when I recently read the book “Stuff Christians Like” by Jonathan Acuff. The idea being that when we are in a small group or church or writing a blog post and step out to confess our deepest secrets, we set ... "Giving the Gift of Going Second

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5 Stars

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham

On 7/19 Aaron Conrad wrote: Many Christians face a tough situation in their workplace, the places the go for fun and even in their own home. How do I present the gospel and live a Godly life without offending those that have invited me to this place, love me, trust me or spend large amounts of time with me? How ... Review – Billy Graham His Life and Influences

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3 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

On 5/27 Aaron Conrad wrote: As we roll into this holiday weekend where those of us in the United States will celebrate Memorial day, I thought the timing of this review couldn’t be more timely. The book is called “The Hole In Our Gospel” by Richard Stearns, President of World Vision (U.S). What would those two things have in common ... Book Review – The Hole In Our Gospel

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5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Aaron Conrad wrote: I mentioned this in an earlier post, but when the opportunity to review “Plan B” by Pete Wilson presented itself a few weeks ago, bloggers across the country were waiting like fans in line for a concert to snatch up a copy. We knew their would be 500 of them and the servers at Thomas ... Book Review – Plan B

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5 Stars

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Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

On 4/27 Aaron Conrad wrote: When I first saw the book by the mother of Shaquille O'Neal available through Thomas Nelson, I couldn't help but want to read it. As a diehard fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA in general, I thought "Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go" would give great insight into Shaq and his upbringing. The reality ... Book Review - Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go

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3 Stars

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The Voice New Testament

The Voice New Testament

On 3/30 Aaron Conrad wrote: It would seem odd to do a review of the Bible on many levels. I am a firm believer that the Bible is “God Breathed” so that is one author I am not willing to disagree with. However, when given the opportunity to review the new book/Bible called “The Voice“, I was intrigued by the ... Book Review – The Voice

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4 Stars

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The Map

The Map

On 3/17 Aaron Conrad wrote: The back of the book “The Map” by David Murrow states the following: “A map, written in code and hidden in the Gospel of Matthew, reveals a truth so explosive it could rock the foundations of Christianity – or lead to its rebirth” Before I really get into my review, I need to state that I am ... The Map – Book Review

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3 Stars

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Free Book

Free Book

On 2/24 Aaron Conrad wrote: I love books. I like books that make me feel good, inspire me and match my thought process. I like books that teach me new things, see things from a different perspective and strengthen my beliefs. Every now and then, a book comes a long that walks across the room and gets directly in your face. It grabs ... Free Book* – A Review

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5 Stars

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Derailed

Derailed

On 2/12 Aaron Conrad wrote: "De-Railed" is a breakdown of five very public and critical failures from CEO's in the last 5 to 10 years. Each one had a different form in which they became De-Railed. From failures of ego to questions regarding moral behavior and conduct, Dr. Tim Irwin does a very good job of describing their failures ... Book Review – De-Railed

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4 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/6 Aaron Conrad wrote: Don't know about you, but do these two words, placed side-by-side, send shivers down your spine and dredge up grade-school memories that leave you with an urgent desire to run from the room? Okay, so maybe I'm a bit squeamish when it comes to hearing the words - book report - so instead I'll use a more ... Book Report

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5 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 11/13 Aaron Conrad wrote: Anyone else exhausted each time you watch the news (Fox, MSNBC, CNN or otherwise)? I know I am. All we need to know about the world and it’s pains right now can be found on the Drudge Report. We all know the stories, the headlines and the insanity that is going on right now. It can beat down even the ... Book Review - Living With Confidence

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4 Stars

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 9/29 Aaron Conrad wrote: About 2 years ago, I got an email from a Pastor in the blogosphere with one simple question on it. It said “What’s your story”. That was it. Three simple words. I had no idea how to respond to that email. There were literally about a thousand directions I could got with the answer. I ... A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – A Review

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5 Stars

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What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make?

On 9/22 Aaron Conrad wrote: I recently received a copy of the book “What Difference Do It Make” from my friends at Thomas Nelson Publishing to review. This is a follow up book to one which I did not read called “Same Kind of Different As Me“. Now that I have read this book, I am interested in reading the ... What Difference Do It Make – A Review

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Aaron Conrad wrote: This post is not about me. This review is not about me. The subject and the story leading into my review, however, are about me. More specifically, the subject is something that I would venture to guess many of us deal with on a daily basis. So let me begin by being real transparent about ... Fearless Book Review

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5 Stars

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She Still Calls Me Daddy

She Still Calls Me Daddy

On 9/3 Aaron Conrad wrote: I recently completed reading the book “She Still Calls Me Daddy” by Robert Wolgemuth. To be honest, I really wish I would have read (and still will read) his first book on this subject called “She Calls Me Daddy“. The first book gives the insight of a father raising daughters. The second book ... She Still Calls Me Daddy

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4 Stars

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