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In His Image

In His Image

On 2/28 Marcus wrote:   ** I normally post a description of the book, but I cannot find one anywhere, so I will just say it is a book written by the mother of a gay son as she comes to terms with his being gay.  My review:   Disclaimer: Lest I be accused of being homophobic or anti-gay, let me say up front ... In His Image, A Mother's Reflection on Homosexuality by Carol Nesbitt

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1 Stars

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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

On 2/26 Marcus wrote: A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose.In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers, mostly young women. Amid the rubble, a ... A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison

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4 Stars

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NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Blue Floral Cloth, Red Letter Edition

NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Blue Floral Cloth, Red Letter Edition

On 2/1 Marcus wrote: Book description:The NKJV Journal the Word™ Bible, Large Print allows you to creatively express yourself every day with plenty of room for notes or verse art journaling next to your treasured verses. With unique and sophisticated covers, this single-column large print edition features thick cream-colored ... NKJV Journal The Word Bible

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5 Stars

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The Gift of Jesus

The Gift of Jesus

On 1/4 Marcus wrote: Book description: The Gift of Jesus is a thoroughly trustworthy and inspiring devotional focused on the amazing gift of Jesus and what that means in our daily lives. It was created and written by General Editor Johnny Hunt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention along with 51 Southern ... The Gift of Jesus by Johnny Hunt

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Study Bible

NKJV, Study Bible

On 11/8 Marcus wrote: The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart ... NKJV Study Bible

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5 Stars

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Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone

On 10/21 Marcus wrote: “No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home.” At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding ... Long Way Gone by Charles Martin

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5 Stars

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Moments with the Savior

Moments with the Savior

On 10/2 Marcus wrote: Discover a deeper intimacy with Jesus as you take a step-by-step journey through His life.Join Jesus as He travels with His disciples through the Galilean countryside. Press through the throngs at the temple in Jerusalem. Marvel at the Savior’s challenging words, miraculous authority, and tender compassion. ... Moments With the Savior by Ken Gire

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5 Stars

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

On 9/22 Marcus wrote: Kate Mason has always found solace in her family’s blueberry barrens. But are they giving her a false sense of security?Kate has devoted herself to keeping her family’s blueberry barrens thriving. But when blossom blight devastates her blueberry fields, she’s forced to come up with alternative ... Twilight At Blueberry Barrens, Sunset Cove #3

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5 Stars

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The Witnesses

The Witnesses

On 8/10 Marcus wrote: Young lawyer Parker House is on the rise—until his grandfather’s mysterious past puts both of their lives in danger.Parker House’s secret inheritance is either his greatest blessing . . . or his deadliest curse. The fresh-faced North Carolina attorney shares his German grandfather’s uncanny ability ... The Witnesses by Robert Whitlow

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5 Stars

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The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer

On 8/9 Marcus wrote: What if there was a place where everything wrong in your life could be fixed?Corporate trainer Jake Palmer coaches people to see deeper into themselves—yet he barely knows himself anymore. Recently divorced and weary of the business life, Jake reluctantly agrees to a lake-house vacation with friends, ... The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James Rubart

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5 Stars

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Code 13

Code 13

On 7/13 Marcus wrote: THE U.S. NAVY’S BILLION-DOLLAR CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF DRONES LANDS TWO NAVY JAG OFFICERS IN THE GUN SIGHTS OF A KILLER. Caroline is just getting her feet wet at the prestigious Code 13, but is thankful for at least one familiar face—her old flame, P.J. MacDonald. He loops her into the assignment ... Code 13 by Don Brown

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5 Stars

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NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

On 6/1 Marcus wrote: The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order—the order in which the events actually happened—with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, ... NKJV Chronological Study Bible

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5 Stars

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Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 4/11 Marcus wrote: As early as 50 AD, Christians had gotten away from knowing who Jesus really is. Our generation is no different.In every decade we, as Americans, lost something important that we couldn't afford to lose:In the 1950's, we lost innocence In the 1960's, we lost respect for authority In the 1970's, ... Jesus Called. He Wants His Church Back

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5 Stars

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#Struggles

#Struggles

On 2/18 Marcus wrote: We all love the benefits of technology and social media, but even with the incredible upsides, many of us suspect there are unintended negative consequences that are beyond our control. We’ve lost perspective, even perhaps ourselves.In this timely and life-changing new book, New York Times bestselling ... #struggles, Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World by Craig Groeschel

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5 Stars

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 2/18 Marcus wrote: Twenty years ago, not one nation on earth had legal same-sex marriage. Now, access to same-sex marriage is increasingly seen as a basic human right. In a matter of less than a generation, western cultures have experienced a moral revolution.Dr. R. Albert Mohler examines how this transformation occurred, ... We Cannot Be Silent by R Albert Mohler, Jr.

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5 Stars

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The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

On 11/28 Marcus wrote: Hear the Bible Come Alive in Dramatic Audio Theater™!This multi-voiced, scripted dramatization of the New King James Version (NKJV) features a star-studded cast of actors, an original music score, and incredible feature film quality sound effects. This world-class production creates a dramatic audio ... The Word Of Promise New Testament (Audiobook)

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5 Stars

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NKJV Foundation Study Bible

NKJV Foundation Study Bible

On 10/3 Marcus wrote: The perfect foundation for Bible study and the Christian life. Build your life on it! The Foundation Study Bible is a thorough, portable, and affordable Bible for students of God's Word at any level. It has the most important helps for basic study, whether you're just beginning or brushing up on essentials.Features ... The NKJV Foundation Study Bible

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4 Stars

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The Bones Will Speak

The Bones Will Speak

On 8/18 Marcus wrote: Forensic artist Gwen Marcey has become the target of a serial killer who believes he's been appointed God's executioner.In Copper Creek, Montana, Gwen Marcey is struggling to put together her life after cancer and divorce. When her dog retrieves a skull of a murder victim and leads her to the victim's ... The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks

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5 Stars

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 8/4 Marcus wrote: Popular Christian comedian Tim Hawkins shares his hilarious perspective on life in the 21st century.In this wide-ranging, long-awaited book, comedian Tim Hawkins holds forth on everything from family, culture, and music to church, parenting, and education. Readers will enjoy laughing their way through ... Diary of a Jackwagon by Tim Hawkins and John Driver

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5 Stars

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The Last Con

The Last Con

On 7/7 Marcus wrote: I like books that integrate history into a modern day fictional tale. The author uses the Knights of Malta, which I had never heard of, as a basis for the plot of the book. Since I don't know anything about them, I don't know what was fictional and not, but it made for an interesting book. The story ... The Last Con by Zachary Bartels

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Wilderness Rising

Wilderness Rising

On 5/30 Marcus wrote: From A. L. Shields pseudonym for New York Times best-selling author Stephen L. Carter comes the thrilling sequel to The Church Builder.An age-old struggle between the enemies of God and the champions of faith.A rumored relic that could prove Christ performed miracles or declare him a fraud.A woman on ... Wilderness Rising by A.L. Shields

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5 Stars

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Detained

Detained

On 4/22 Marcus wrote: A man and his son dreamed of America's freedom, but the dream became a nightmare when they ended up at Guantanamo Bay.Hasan Makari and his son Najib, both Lebanese nationals, have dreamed of the day they would experience the shining freedom of America. But when they arrive in the US, they are arrested, ... Detained by Don Brown

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5 Stars

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One Last Thing

One Last Thing

On 3/24 Marcus wrote: A hope-filled soon-to-be bride makes a discovery about her fiance that rocks her world and provokes a maelstrom of decisions and self-discovery.Tara Faulkner has dreamed of her wedding and the life she and her fiance Seth will share in their hometown of Savannah . . . and by all accounts, it should be ... One Last Thing by Rebecca St James and Nancy Rue

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4 Stars

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Lethal Beauty

Lethal Beauty

On 3/4 Marcus wrote: Mia Quinn discovers that a series of seemingly unrelated murders are linked. How far up are the strings being pulled--and what happens when one of her own is at risk?The murder Mia is prosecuting seems like an open and shut case--until the accused claims he was the real victim and that the dead girl ... Lethal Beauty by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

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5 Stars

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NASB Note-Taker's Bible

NASB Note-Taker's Bible

On 2/17 Marcus wrote: Finally, a hardcover Bible that has plenty of room for taking notes during public or private worship, small group fellowships, or any other time or place readers feel the need to make comments in their Bible. No more cramped writing in tiny margins—the NASB Note-Taker’s Bible makes it easy ... NASB Note-taker's Bible

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4 Stars

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Pillars of Fire

Pillars of Fire

On 2/10 Marcus wrote: After Vero Leland discovered his true identity in book one, he must continue to maintain his life on earth as a regular 12-year-old kid, which is hard to do when you are really a fledgling, a guardian angel in training to become one of the fiercest of all angels. At any moment, he could be called to ... Pillars of Fire by Laurice Molinari

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5 Stars

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A Cry from the Dust

A Cry from the Dust

On 12/29 Marcus wrote: A secret from a grim page of American history threatens to destroy thousands of lives.Gwen Marcey was tops in her forensic field. Then cancer struck, her husband left, and her teenage daughter engaged in active rebellion. Gwen's best chance to start a new life was a temporary job in Utah reconstructing ... A Cry From the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks

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5 Stars

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Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

On 12/2 Marcus wrote: The stars of the hit TV show Duck Dynasty are committed to upholding five core values both on and off the screen: faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness, and freedom.The Duck Commander® Faith and Family Bible features new stories and testimonials by Phil, the Robertson family patriarch, ... The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

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4 Stars

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Walk to Beautiful

Walk to Beautiful

On 11/20 Marcus wrote: Imagine being thirteen, in a strange city, hundreds of miles away from home, and your mom abandons you at a bus station, driving off into the night with her lover.It's a miracle Jimmy Wayne survived his growing-up years. Hungry, homeless, and bouncing in and out of the foster care system, Jimmy spent ... Walk to Beautiful by Jimmy Wayne and Ken Abraham

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Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

On 11/4 Marcus wrote: Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary is the most comprehensive and up-to-date Bible dictionary available. With a fresh new look and updated photographs, this new and enhanced edition is a wealth of basic study information with more than 7,000 entries plus more than 500 full-color photographs, maps, ... Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

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5 Stars

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Forever Christmas

Forever Christmas

On 11/4 Marcus wrote: This Christmas will change Andrew Farmer's life forever.Andrew can't remember the last time he spent Christmas away from work. The end of the year is crunch time for literary agents. But when your career is your life, your life starts to suffer . . . beginning with your marriage.When a heart-wrenching ... Forever Christmas by Robert Tate Miller

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5 Stars

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Playing Saint

Playing Saint

On 10/7 Marcus wrote: Rising mega-pastor Parker Saint was wrapped up in his ratings and his book deal. But that was before the cops and the serial killer, the Vatican operatives, and the centuries-old plot to conceal an ancient relic. Now he's just trying to stay alive.Parker Saint is an up-and-coming superstar pastor on ... Playing Saint by Zachary Bartels

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The Jesus Code

The Jesus Code

On 9/16 Marcus wrote: Jesus gets attention not with exclamation marks, but with question marks.Jesus was always asking questions. Whether with a small group or large crowd, Jesus opened hearts and minds by asking questions that grasped attention and made one think. In The Jesus Code, author O. S. Hawkins poses fifty-two ... The Jesus Code by O.S. Hawkins

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4 Stars

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NIV Streams in the Desert Bible

NIV Streams in the Desert Bible

On 9/8 Marcus wrote: Are you in a desert experience? Let your thirsty soul be restored and refreshed through the daily devotions in the NIV Streams in the Desert Bible. At some point in our lives, we encounter the trials and deep mysteries of the Christian faith. And when we do become like a thirsty traveler, what we most ... Streams In The Desert Bible

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4 Stars

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The Confession

The Confession

On 8/4 Marcus wrote: In Holt Douglas's line of work, there's nothing sweeter than a confession of guilt. Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County, Georgia. His job is always easier when defendants, instead of remaining silent, blame someone else or try to excuse ... The Confession by Robert Whitlow

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4 Stars

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A Deadly Business

A Deadly Business

On 7/14 Marcus wrote: A prosecutor of violent criminals. A detective on a dangerous beat. When these two pros take on an off-the-books case, the line between professional and personal becomes perilously blurred.When a twenty-two-year-old convict walks into the courtroom, his eyes confirm what Mia Quinn already guesses: he ... A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

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4 Stars

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MindWar

MindWar

On 7/9 Marcus wrote: Rick Dial has the potential to be a hero. He just doesn't know it yet.Rick's high school football team couldn't be stopped when he was leading them as their quarterback. He was going to Syracuse on a scholarship. But then his dad abandoned them and a terrible accident left him crippled.Certain his old ... Mindwar by Andrew Klavan

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5 Stars

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Ex-Muslim

Ex-Muslim

On 6/16 Marcus wrote: Jesus revealed himself to a young, brash, Pakistani Muslim. But he didn’t just reveal himself; he turned Naeem Fazal’s world upside down.  Moving from Kuwait to Charleston, South Carolina, had been an adventure. Surrendering his life to Jesus Christ was actual treason. And yet, Jesus brought ... Ex-Muslim by Naeem Fazal

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5 Stars

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The Chronological Study Bible NIV

The Chronological Study Bible NIV

On 5/21 Marcus wrote: The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order—the order in which the events actually happened—with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, ... NIV Chronological Study Bible

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4 Stars

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Spirit Bridge

Spirit Bridge

On 5/9 Marcus wrote: The Warriors Riding have battled in astounding supernatural realms, set captives free, and awakened thousands of hearts. But now their only chance of survival depends on calling for "The Spirit Bridge."Reece, Dana, Brandon, and Marcus have achieved staggering success in the spiritual realm . . . ... Spirit Bridge by James Rubart

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5 Stars

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No More Dragons

No More Dragons

On 4/14 Marcus wrote: Becoming a dragon is a dangerously subtle process.  You make a long chain of bad choices. The chain gradually wraps around you. Layer by layer, it begins to take on the aspect of scales. One day you glance at yourself in the mirror and a monster is staring back at you. You aren't who you used ... No More Dragons by Jim Burgen

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Below the Surface

Below the Surface

On 4/1 Marcus wrote: In the third book in the Code of Silence series, a coming-of-age story that both boys and girls will enjoy, from prolific author and speaker Tim Shoemaker. Buried fears don’t stay buried for long. Something is wrong with Cooper. He doesn’t understand it, and he won’t admit it, but after surviving ... Below The Surface by Tim Shoemaker

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Storming the Black Ice

Storming the Black Ice

On 3/3 Marcus wrote: When British geologists discover the world's largest oil reserves under the desolate, icy tundra of Antarctica, Britain and Chile form a top-secret alliance for control of petroleum resources that will rival the economic power of OPEC. But when their discovery is uncovered by an Argentinean intelligence ... Storming The Black Ice by Don Brown

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Mark of Evil

Mark of Evil

On 2/4 Marcus wrote: Economies have fallen, freedom has been suppressed, and peace is a distant memory. The world is falling apart. Joshua Jordan’s protégé Ethan March, along with Jimmy Louder and Rivka Reuban have been left behind in a world that is rapidly coming under the complete influence of the Antichrist. Technology ... Mark of Evil by Tim Lahaye and Craig Parshall

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Snapshot

Snapshot

On 1/14 Marcus wrote: Two little girls, frozen in black and white. One picture worth killing for.Federal prosecutor Lisa Waldren’s estranged father wants her to investigate a cold case from his FBI days. Lisa nearly refuses, even though a wrongly convicted man faces execution for murder. Then her father reveals a photograph: ... Snapshot by Lis Wiehl

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4 Stars

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The Church Builder

The Church Builder

On 12/18 Marcus wrote: A. L. Shields is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times best-selling author Stephen L. Carter, writing his first novel in the sweet spot for Christian readers: fast-paced, identifiable faith message, and strong characterizations. Author’s first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park, was the Today Show’s ... The Church Builder by A.L. Shields

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5 Stars

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Nightmare City

Nightmare City

On 11/30 Marcus wrote: Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life—when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . ... Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal

On 11/6 Marcus wrote: From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.Jack Chisholm is “the people’s pastor.” He leads a devoted and growing megachurch, has several best-selling books, and a memorable slogan, “We have got to do better.” ... The Prodigal, a Ragamuffin Story by Brennan Manning and Greg Garrett

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Heart Failure

Heart Failure

On 10/18 Marcus wrote: When her fiancé’s dangerous secrets turn her world upside-down, a beautiful doctor must choose between her own safety and the man she loves—and thought she knew. Dr. Carrie Markham’s heart was broken by the death of her husband two years ago. Now, just as her medical practice is taking off, ... Heart Failure by Richard Mabry

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Fatal Tide

Fatal Tide

On 9/23 Marcus wrote: In East Salem, the elite St. Adrian’s Academy is at the nexus of a satanic apocalypse—and the fatal tide is rising.When Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is reunited with the pagans who commissioned it, a dark prophecy begins to unfold in East Salem, beginning with a savage double-murder ... Fatal Tide by Lis Wiehl and Pete Nelson

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 8/11 Marcus wrote: Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island…. The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to ... Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble

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NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

On 6/19 Marcus wrote: Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. Dr. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way, has led a team of anointed leaders to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. Even after more than twenty years, the Spirit-Filled Life Bible offers a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of ... NKJV New Spirit-Filled Bible

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Domination

Domination

On 5/14 Marcus wrote: Their goal is simple: total domination.With six arms and jaws that can snap a man in two, the warmongering race of aliens known as the Thule has conquered every planet they’ve attacked.And now their invasion of Earth has begun.Humanity’s only hope springs from a mysterious Thule legend about a Betrayer, ... Domination by Jon S Lewis

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 3/19 Marcus wrote: When life is murder, who can you trust? One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office. The next minute there’s a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as her colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death.Mia’s a natural for ... A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

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The Reason

The Reason

On 1/21 Marcus wrote: When Facing the Impossible, Can You Only Believe? Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas church flicker . . . and then go out. All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross—leaving ... The Reason by William Sirls

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The Gaither Homecoming Bible

The Gaither Homecoming Bible

On 11/28 Marcus wrote: The Gaither Homecoming Bible will make the Bible come alive for those seeking truth in the twenty-first century, even for those who think they already know it. For years, Bill and Gloria Gaither have reached millions of people across generations with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their music of joy, ... The Gaither Homecoming Bible, NKJV

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If We Survive

If We Survive

On 11/16 Marcus wrote: They came on a mission of mercy, but now they’re in a fight for their lives.High schooler Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor, secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness.But in one sudden ... If We Survive by Andrew Klavan

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The River

The River

On 9/10 Marcus wrote: “You were made for The River . . .”Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure.But something holds him back—the memory of ... The River by Michael Neale

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 8/21 Marcus wrote: Food labels, advertisements, politicians, self-help books – they all promise the same things: a better life . . . or – as Jesus might put it – life to the fullest.For millions this pursuit of happiness has captivated, ensnared, and, most disappointingly, it has alluded. Which begs the question, ... Fully Alive by Ken Davis

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Tidewater Inn

Tidewater Inn

On 7/12 Marcus wrote: Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty . . . where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane.Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer's talent and love of history. She's delighted to learn of the family ... Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble

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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 4/29 Marcus wrote: Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with the wrong crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.But one day, Sam sees these thugs harassing an eccentric schoolmate named Jennifer. ... Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 4/29 Marcus wrote: The Triple Threat Club has solved intense mysteries before . . . but this time it’s personal.Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole fight for justice every day—Cassidy as a crime reporter, Nicole with the FBI, and Allison as a federal prosecutor. Together they're a Triple Threat to be reckoned with. But never ... Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

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4 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 3/5 Marcus wrote: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MANRaising up men has never been easy, but today is seems particularly tough. The young and old need heroes to embody the eternal qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity. In The Book of Man, William J. Bennett points the way, offering a positive, encouraging, uplifting, ... The Book of Man by William Bennett

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 1/31 Marcus wrote: The past can be a dark and haunting place - full of secrets and mysteries too deep, too painful to confess.For Jonathan Rush, a wealthy and famous entrepreneur, this is an agonizing and startling reality — one he never knew existed in his life until now. On a mission to Fairbanks, Alaska, to uncover ... The Encounter by Stephen Aterburn

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 1/14 Marcus wrote: Gretchen McCray has recently moved into an apartment with her two children to be closer to her mother, Miriam. She and her children are building a life together in a new community when a mysterious young woman, Melissa Summit, moves into the apartment next to them. She has few possessions, little personality, ... The Christmas Note by Donna Vanliere

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 10/4 Marcus wrote: Ancient legend tells of an army of knights that will remain sleeping until the last days. The knights are waking up.A homeless man is stalked by a pale, wraithlike creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth. Maimed animals and a host of suicides cluster around a mountain in Scotland. And deep beneath ... The Realms Thereunder by Ross Lawhead

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 8/9 Marcus wrote: Sometimes small towns hold the biggest secrets.Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a high-profile Atlanta law firm. But first he must clear one final matter from his docket—the closing of his deceased father's law practice in his hometown of Bethel, Georgia. Killed in ... Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 7/4 Marcus wrote: An orphaned boy’s story of loss, love, and eventual acceptance by the most unlikely people.Five-year-old Josh and his two older brothers lose their parents in a drunk-driving accident. A series of foster homes and a shocking tragedy eventually separate them, leaving Josh alone, angry, and distrustful ... A Place Called Blessing by John Trent and Annette Smith

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The Final Hour

The Final Hour

On 7/1 Marcus wrote: The Homelanders are attacking—and it's Charlie's last chance to stop them.Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists and wanted by the police for murder. He also woke up with no memory of the events of the last year.His memory is ... The Final Hour by Andrew Klavan

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 6/4 Marcus wrote: "I need your help with a project. It will be the adventure of a lifetime—of several lifetimes. But it will change you forever."Kit Livingston's great-grandfather appears in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the ... The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 4/28 Marcus wrote: Tying the knot may be the toughest thing Nick Polchak has ever tried to do. Nick Polchak is comfortable with bugs. Their world is orderly. He knows where he stands and exactly how to interpret the signs they give him. But a fiancée and an upcoming wedding? Not so much. That's why—a mere four days ... Nick of Time by Tim Downs

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Marcus wrote: We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones. In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 4/11 Marcus wrote: Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and columnist Kevin McCullough tackles the thorny issue of why the audacity of hope is not found in the current path that President Barack Obama has laid.As the first pundit in the world to predict that President Barack Obama would become president of the United ... No He Can't by Kevin McCullough

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 3/28 Marcus wrote: Want to know the dirty little secret in the war on terror? Some of us have already surrendered.Since the dreadful events of 9/11, America has waged an international war on terrorism. But are we prepared to win, or are we practicing surrender? We have foiled dozens of terrorist attacks since then. But ... The Fight of Our Lives by William Bennett & Seth Leibsohn

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 3/10 Marcus wrote: Instead of offering another look at the most significant military and political events, Curiosities of the Civil War focuses on relatively unknown and obscure aspects of the war. It is estimated that 623,000 soldiers died during the Civil War. If the June 1865 surrender of Kirby-Smith’s forces is taken ... Curiosities of the Civil War by Webb Garrison

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The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

On 1/10 Marcus wrote: Discover the life-enriching biblical application you're searching for in The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible. With more than 1,000 "Life Lessons" offering insights straight from Max, the message of God's Word will be more meaningful and impactful than ever. This beautifully designed Bible, available ... The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

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The Truth of the Matter

The Truth of the Matter

On 12/1 Marcus wrote: Book description:Charlie is certain that if he could just regain his memory, the chaos around him would make sense. But the truth of the matter is even more incredible than he could imagine.Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists ... The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/2 Marcus wrote: Book description:A 365-day devotional featuring the actual spoken words of God as presented in the Bible.Too many times the impact and grandness of the actual words God spoke, as recorded in the Bible, are lost in the telling of the story. In A Year with God, the primary focus is to allow the scriptures ... A Year With God by R.P. Nettelhorst

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 10/19 Marcus wrote: These are difficult days in our world's history. 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, natural disasters are gouging entire nations, and economic uncertainty still reigns across the globe. But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/17 Marcus wrote: I have been extremely unhappy with my church of late, so this book caught my eye since it talks about transforming churches. It was an interesting read. The author shares how he went from a handful of people in a small church of 31 people, to 2000, plus other outreaches of the church. Now I know size ... Transforming Church in Rurall America

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 9/28 Marcus wrote: (Based on a true story)Randy Simpkins works hard to support his family. Too hard. He is never around for them, and when the movie begins, he was supposed to be keeping an eye out for his two-year-old son, Joe.. but he didn't. Involved in other things, he let the little boy outside to play on his own, ... The Way Home...... a movie review

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Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/13 Marcus wrote: This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingImmanuel's VeinsThomas Nelson (September 7, 2010)byTed DekkerABOUT THE AUTHOR:Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with ... Immanuel's Vein by Ted Dekker, and a giveaway

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Marcus wrote: Book description:The decisions you make and the way you treat others have more impact than you may ever realize.Speaker and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews shares a compelling and powerful story about a decision one man made over a hundred years ago, and the ripple effect it’s had on ... The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/12 Marcus wrote: Book DescriptionSome of the most powerful stories from the Bible will come alive for today’s readers through these inspiring selections from the writings of Max Lucado. Max provides a compelling look at the most high-impact moments in the biblical narrative, drawn from his previous 20+ years of writing.At ... Cast of Characters by Max Lucado

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A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance

On 6/26 Marcus wrote: Book description:Karen Kingsbury’s celebrated series that shows the depth, passion and power of marriage.A Time to Dance - John and Abby were the perfect couple with the perfect family. But on the verge of an affair, John is no more the man Abby married than she is the bride of his dreams. So they ... A Time to Dance by Karen Kingsbury

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NCV Dad's Bible

NCV Dad's Bible

On 6/10 Marcus wrote: Book DescriptionDad's Bible: The Father's Plan is the perfect gift for fathers, fathers-to-be, and father figures of any age. The Dad's Bible is filled with challenging and helpful information designed to encourage and uplift fathers whose lives will be a priceless legacy for generations to come. Whether ... Dad's Bible

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Wonders Never Cease

Wonders Never Cease

On 4/24 Marcus wrote: Book Description"It's true what they say, you know: If you talk to God, you're religious; but if you hear from God, you're schizophrenic."When a car accident leaves a famous movie star in a coma, nurse Kemp McAvoy thinks he has found his ticket to the life he's always wanted. As a med school dropout ... Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs

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Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

On 4/14 Marcus wrote: Book DescriptionLosing everything has made Lexi hold those she loves tightly. Hell is determined to loosen her grip.Lexi lives in the shadow of choices her husband made. Especially Grant’s choice to leave seven years ago, without a word. Her relationship with their daughter, Molly, is now the most ... Never Let You Go by Erin Healy

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Greater Love

Greater Love

On 4/6 Marcus wrote:                                  Book Description:  The Tides of Truth series follows one lawyer's passionate pursuit of truth--in ... Greater Love by Robert Whitlow

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The Word of Promise New Testament

The Word of Promise New Testament

On 1/26 Marcus wrote: Hear the Bible Come Alive in Dramatic Audio Theater™!This multi-voiced, scripted dramatization of the New King James Version (NKJV) features a star-studded cast of actors, an original music score, and incredible feature film quality sound effects. This world-class production creates a dramatic audio ... Word of Promise New Testament

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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

On 1/12 Marcus wrote: Charlie West was an ordinary high school kid who went to bed one night and woke up in the clutches of terrorists and wanted by the police for murder.Now, with both the terrorists and the cops on his trail, Charlie makes his way home to find some answers. Holed up in an abandoned mansion, Charlie is joined ... The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 1/2 Marcus wrote: Take a walk through Washington, DC with Newt and Callista Gingrich to view our nation's historic monuments and memorials. You will quickly find yourself on a profound and surprising walk of discovery and renewal.Your first stop will be the National Archives, where Thomas Jefferson's immortal words from ... Rediscovering God In America by Newt Gingrich

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 12/21 Marcus wrote: A redemptive story from multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans.Jade Fitzgerald left the pain of her past in the dust when she headed out for college a decade ago. Now she's thriving in her career and glowing in the light of Max Benson's love.But then Jade's hippie mother, Beryl Hill, arrives in Whisper ... Sweet By and By, by Sara Evans & Rachel Hauck

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NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

On 12/2 Marcus wrote: Up for review today, The NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was excited to get a review copy of this, and highly recommend it, especially as a gift-giving idea. This is a big book, a hardcover measuring about 7.5 by 9.5 inches, and 624 pages. The cover looks aged to give ... NKJV Greatest Stories of The Bible

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An Amish Christmas

An Amish Christmas

On 11/23 Marcus wrote: Follow the lives of three Amish families through the Christmas season.A Miracle for Miriam: Miriam fell for Seth, but he broke her heart. Years later, after he’s nearly killed in an accident, Miriam sees him at a Christmas party and notices something is different about him—not just how he looks, ... An Amish Christmas: December In Lancaster County

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Green

Green

On 9/21 Marcus wrote: Green, or Book Zero, in the Circle series by Ted Dekker. I read that this book could be read before Black, Red, and White, or after. I admit, I scoffed at the idea that this book could be read first, but now, after reading the book to completion, I agree. This newest Dekker book could truly be read before ... Green, by Ted Dekker

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Marcus wrote: Fearless may be Max Lucado's best book so far. The book is subtitled Imagine Your Life Without Fear. The biggest majority of my reading is fiction, and when I read a non-fiction book, I never read it in one sitting, but I did with this one.Max starts out the book with a chapter titled "Why Are We Afraid.?" ... Fearless, by Max Lucado

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 8/25 Marcus wrote: I have a new author to review: God. :-) Actually, I am actually reviewing a new Bible, not what God says in the Bible.I saw this Bible on the Nelson review site, and was intrigued. Here is what they say about it:The Expanded Bible: New Testament reflects the latest scholarship, current English, and the ... The Expanded Bible

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