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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 12/5 Jody Todd wrote: I love a good devotional. Some of my favorites are those that keep you closely tied to the actual stories of Jesus. In the same way I loved the devotional “A Year with God” devotional, I’ve found the same inspiration in the devotional “A Year with Jesus.” Again in this wonderful devotion ... A Year With Jesus

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4 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 11/7 Jody Todd wrote: Marriage is hard…what did you expect? I’ve read, sat in and even led the Love and Respect workshops by the Eggerichs’, so when I heard they had come out with a new devotional I had to have a copy. The Love and Respect Experience devotional for couples is beautifully done. It’s a big 6×9 devotional ... Loving the Love and Respect Experience

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4 Stars

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 9/9 Jody Todd wrote: I’m on day 17 of my adventure into my 100 days of prayer and I have to say I look forward to hearing what the next day has for me. The whole concept of this book is focused on the transforming power of actively waiting on God. I’m not much of a waiting type of person, so it was very difficult for ... A 100 Day Adventure

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4 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 8/19 Jody Todd wrote: I’m a Brennan Manning fan and have read many of his books, heard him speak, shared hamburgers when he came to speak at our church and know many of his personal stories. So I was very excited to see that he had written a children’s book and hoped it would contain his unique, quirky personal style. ... Smack Dab in the Middle of Mediocre

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4 Stars

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 8/9 Jody Todd wrote: Pasty has this unique way of sharing her story that has you laughing and crying all in the same sentence. She is honest with the hard parts of life and encouraging with how God meets you along the way and mixes it all with just the right amount of humor. It feels like you’re sitting on her porch ... Stained Glass Hearts

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5 Stars

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The Final Hour

The Final Hour

On 7/6 Jody Todd wrote: The Final Hour, ISBN 978-1595547156, was intense, full of action and pulled you into the story with its well written story line that was shrouded in an air of mystery. It’s a classic bad guys vs. good guys story that keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Charlie, the main character ... The Final Hour Was A High Note

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5 Stars

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Beyond All Measure

Beyond All Measure

On 7/1 Jody Todd wrote: Beyond All Measure, ISBN 978-1595549006, is a good read, but found it to be quite so-so in terms of offering something new and characters that capture your attention. The story is set in Tennessee in the 1870′s just after the Civil War. Your main character is Ada, who is strong, independent and a ... Beyond All Measure is Middle of the Road

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3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/3 Jody Todd wrote: The questions were much of what I have at times asked myself, have had others ask to me…and often struggled with the answers. In Max On Life, Lucado answers them in a straight forward, easy to understand, easy to apply way. It felt like I might have been sitting in the chair across from him and he ... Max on Life Review

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5 Stars

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Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

On 2/27 Jody Todd wrote: The expectations of the reader will determine if Brian McLaren’s “Finding Our Way Again” ISBN 0849946026 is a welcome door to discover new spiritual pursuits, or simply a poor set of directions to a destination. For the uninitiated, McLaren shares a broad overview of historical spiritual practices, ... Finding Our Way Again Review

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3 Stars

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The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year

On 1/7 Jody Todd wrote: My original motivation for reading The Liturgical Year, ISBN 978-0849946073 was to become more familiar with the Advent season. I grew up Baptist, as while we had a long list of do's and don'ts we really didn't incorporate practices of the church into our lives other than the marking off of the days ... And It All Started With Advent

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5 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 12/2 Jody Todd wrote: As I am writing this review I have 3 daily devotionals and a big, thumping NLT Study Bible sitting on my desk. So the question that I think of right off the bat is what in the world do I need with another daily study. Simple... too many times the impact and the power of the actual words God spoke...like ... A Year With God

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4 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/18 Jody Todd wrote: Really Woolly Bible Stories, ISBN 978-1400316335, is the perfect if you have a baby in your home or are looking for a great gift for your next baby shower. This book is the perfect way to introduce your babies and toddlers to their first memories of the Bible.  Really Woolly Bible Stories is a great ... Perfect For Baby!

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5 Stars

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"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 10/6 Jody Todd wrote: Seems like I’ve seen this Bible before.  I reminds me of the one that I grew up with in the 70′s, without the King James text and cooler pictures.  Still to claim 3-D pictures wouldn’t you need those nifty blue and red glasses. There are a few things that the “Big Red,” ISBN 978-1400316663, had ... “Big Red” Review

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4 Stars

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/19 Jody Todd wrote: The King’s Christmas List is a sweet way for kids to learn about the true meaning of Christmas, ISBN 978-1400316458.  It starts off with Emma and her fluffy dog Shu Shu getting an invitation to the King’s Birthday party.  Carefully they select just the right gifts to take to the party.  Then along the route ... My View of The King’s Christmas List

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4 Stars

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Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 9/13 Jody Todd wrote: This book is slow on the go, but did begin to capture my attention about two thirds of the way through.  Love Charleston, ISBN 9781595542014, is about the story three cousins, Lish, Della & Ann.  Each of the women have their fair share of struggles which are true to what many women may struggle with ... Kind of Loved Charleston

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 Jody Todd wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World, by Andy Andrews is a wonderful children’s book about the power we have to change lives.  It’s a bedtime tradition to read our kids books before bed each night.  Sometimes reading the same old books gets a little boring, so I was very excited to get to read something ... What an Amazing Children’s Book

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/8 Jody Todd wrote: Loved, loved, loved the book. It’s a small hardcover book that is beautifully designed and reminds us in a profound way that our lives have great value and the ability to change the world around us, no matter how routine, mundane or ordinary we may think they are. It’s one of those books that you ... Short, Sweet & Amazing

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5 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 8/10 Jody Todd wrote: The Jungle Warfare, ISBN 9781595551474, left me a little disappointed.  Maybe I was expecting something a little different.  First it is a daily devotional…which isn’t bad, it’s just not what I was expecting from the title.  So In my perfectionist kind of way I felt a little guilty reading ahead to keep the flow of ... Jungle Warfare Book Review

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3 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 7/16 Jody Todd wrote: What a wonderfully refreshing look at what is one of the most written about topics in Christian circles.  The Jesus Manifesto, ISBN 9780849946011, provided a straight forward approach to so many questions about who Jesus is and how He works in the lives of people.  Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola do a wonderful job of ... Jesus Manifesto – A Great Read

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5 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/17 Jody Todd wrote: Still Staci Eldrige has a way of taking your innermost thoughts and affirming that you’re not crazy for thinking that there must be something more. Captivating, ISBN 978-1-40020282-9 still proves to be one of the best books for women giving them hope in the hurting and confidence in the midst of a ... Still Captivating

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5 Stars

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 4/6 Jody Todd wrote: Throughout the book you'll find chapters on how God connects with his people, how God transforms us into people he can work through, how he connects us with others, and a gentle reassurance of his presence even when life seems to turn upside down. While you may not find any new information, sometimes ... Where Is God? Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/11 Jody Todd wrote: I love a good fiction read. In "The Sweet By and By" you'll find compelling characters that you can relate to. You'll find Jade - the independent first born who is controlled by images of her dysfunctional past. You'll find Willow - the youngest and constant thrill seeker. You'll find Aiden - the ... The Sweet By and By Book Review

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3 Stars

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Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

On 1/5 Jody Todd wrote: We’ve only been living in Nashville for a little over a year and I’ve have to say this book has challenged my way of looking at the stars that often just live around the corner. It’s easy to get in the mindset that the big time musicians live in this little bubble of success and have these bigger ... Beautiful Mess

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3 Stars

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What Difference Do It Make?

What Difference Do It Make?

On 10/26 Jody Todd wrote: From Chapter 1 and all throughout the book Ron takes you on a journey of his childhood and throughout his life and shares stories as if I were sitting across from him. I feel the love when Ron talks about his wife and the disappointment when he talks about his father. I feel the desperation when Denver ... What Difference Do It Make?

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Jody Todd wrote: It's interesting to stand on the outside and watch situations where you can see people responding out of fear to their current situation. Standing on the outside it's easy to spot fear, it's a lot harder to see it when you're in the middle of your own circumstances. Lucado has a real talent for giving ... Max Lucado's "Fearless" Review

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4 Stars

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