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Next Door Savior

Next Door Savior

On 4/4 C.Jean wrote: NEXT DOOR SAVIOR (Near Enough to Touch, Strong Enough to Trust) Max Lucado has done it again with the marriage of the profound and the ordinary! Painting pictures and story telling make this book very readable. Next Door Savior is a book filled with thought-provoking wisdom and personal accounts ... NEXT DOOR SAVIOR

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5 Stars

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 1/15 C.Jean wrote: In “Tough Guys and Drama Queens,” Mark Gregston shares wisdom gleaned through years as the founder and director of “Heartlight Ministries,” (a residential counseling center for teens.) His 38 years of working with teens and their parents gives him both wisdom and experience to share...He knows ... "Are You Ready for Your Child's Teen Years?"

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5 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 11/27 C.Jean wrote: Max Lucado helps us discover the mystery of “grace.” What is it really and what does it do for us? How do we receive it and utilize it’s power? We sing about it and how amazing it is. We talk about it as a gift. We post it up on the church sign and decorate our homes with placards and poems of ... Grace >> more than we deserve - greater than we imagine

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5 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 10/17 C.Jean wrote: “Fatherlessness is a ‘rot that is eating away at the modern soul,’” according to Douglas Wilson. He did his research and listed many statistics which uphold his thoughts on how fatherlessness shows forth the symptoms of a “rotting” society. Douglas points to examples of the “fruit” of ... FATHER HUNGER ~ Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families ~ by Douglas Wilson

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3 Stars

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 9/10 C.Jean wrote: If you are married, don’t read this book in bed! Hearing Ken Davis on the radio is what caused me to choose this book. He takes the “stuff of life” and helps you see the humor in it. His stories in the book were both poignant and funny! Ken becomes vulnerable in sharing his struggles with ... Fully Alive (A Journey that Will Change Your Life) by Ken Davis

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4 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 8/13 C.Jean wrote: Ha-ha-ha! I wasn’t expecting to find myself laughing out loud. Such adventures! “Love Does” is a pretty amazing book. Filled with interesting, comical, remarkable stories! Bob Goff relates how to live a life that is “out of the box” extraordinary! He seems to know how to wring every drop of ... LOVE DOES ~discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world~

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5 Stars

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 3/25 C.Jean wrote: I have enjoyed listening to Stephen Arterburn over the years on the radio. That, along with my inclination to read “self-help,” “healing” books and working through my own healing struggles, were the reasons I chose to review this book. (I’m always looking for a book that will help me on my ... Healing is a Choice

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3 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 10/28 C.Jean wrote: Heaven is for Real is an incredible, true story of an “out of this world” trip taken by a little boy. Little Colton Burpo, endured the pain of appendicitis which took him to emergency surgery where he experienced something astounding. Most parents can empathise with Colton’s parents as they went ... Heaven is for Real

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 9/28 C.Jean wrote: “Thank You, God for blessing me” by Max Lucado is a “Read 2 Me” board book (durable) for young children (ages 2-5). The book teaches children about being thankful for the many blessings around them. What a delightful book!... Thank You, God for blessing me by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 9/19 C.Jean wrote: Michael Leehan tells a true story of his journey out of the pit of darkness into the light of God’s Kingdom. Feelings of abandonment and betrayal, drowned by pain killers and alcohol began the downward spiral of choices for Michael. As feelings of failure and emptiness compounded with life’s trials, ... Ascent From Darkness

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4 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 8/16 C.Jean wrote: Waiting, something that most of us deplore but so much a part of our everyday life. It’s never ending. We wait for the light to change, wait for the laundry to get done, wait for our spouse to get ready. We wait to grow up when we are young, wait to get married, have children, have children grow up. ... The Waiting Place ~Who Likes to Wait???

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4 Stars

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 5/17 C.Jean wrote: Women of Faith Worship ~ REJOICE brings a contemporary, beautiful collection of music including one of my favorites “Our God!” Inspiring, uplifting songs help soothe an aching heart, lighten a burdened spirit or just help remind us to be thankful to God. I love the variety of music on the cd which ... It's time to REJOICE

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4 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/4 C.Jean wrote: Alena and Nick decided they are right for one another, or did they? Nick’s old friend is murdered and Nick takes off just before his wedding on a search for clues to catch the killer. Meanwhile, Alena wonders if Nick really loves her when he seems to be forgetting their pending wedding. The story ... What's bugging you?

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4 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 4/20 C.Jean wrote: “No Place Like Holmes” by Jason Lethcoe is an action/adventure book aimed at pre-teens. The book’s main characters are an insightful, precocious boy, Griffen Sharpe and his uncle, Rupert Snodgrass, a less-than-well-known detective and inventor. Sent to his uncles London flat, at 221 Baker Street, ... Mystery and Adventure for Young Readers

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4 Stars

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 3/1 C.Jean wrote: "How’s your life? Does it tell a wonderful story filled with grace, character, and courage? Or are you stuck in the past, struggling with regrets and fears? PERHAPS IT’S TIME FOR A NEW STORY.” The words hit my heart in it’s most vulnerable places. There are areas in my life that need some tweeking, ... Same Life, New Story

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4 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 1/15 C.Jean wrote: The idea of finding delight in the Sabbath appealed to me. Mr. Allender referred to it often. I agreed with his premise that we should set aside this 24-hours and find joy in it and celebrating God’s creation. His thoughts on sharing the Sabbath with the ones you love, though not original, was a helpful ... Sabbath: The Ancient Practices

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1 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 12/8 C.Jean wrote: I think this was the deepest book I’ve ever read about the Bible. In it, Dr. Crabb takes the 66 letters of the Bible and has a conversation with God about each one. He challenges God on issues, asks difficult questions and comes to surprising conclusions. His genuine confessions of his own failings ... God's Love Is Not About "Warm Fuzzy" Feelings

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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 C.Jean wrote: A children’s book that inspires! “The Boy Who Changed the World” reminds every child (and adult) that their lives matter. That even things that they do which seem “normal” or “insignificant” will affect others around them–even for generations. The author tells each reader that every ... The Boy Who Changed The World

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5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 C.Jean wrote: PLAN B: what to do when God doesn’t show up the way you thought He would by Pete Wilson is a timely book for the days we are living in. Written for those who have faced disappointments, shattered dreams, frustrations or crises (which pretty much includes all of the human race), Pete Wilson addresses ... “PLAN B” – BY PETE WILSON

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4 Stars

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The King and Dr. Nick

The King and Dr. Nick

On 2/6 C.Jean wrote: The first part of the book describes many celebrity "scenes" which dissolved any false hope that I had about Elvis' faith or lifestyle. The description the doctor gave caused me to think that Elvis was a very sad, troubled man. It was as though he had never grown up and was plagued with addictive ... The King and Dr. Nick by George Nichopoulos, M.D.

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1 Stars

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NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

On 12/23 C.Jean wrote: NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible is put in storybook form. The stories span from Genesis to Revelation, are short, which makes it great for a nightly reading with your children, or for yourself. The stories touch on 250 recountings of people, places, victories and lessons of the Bible. For those ... NKJV GREATEST STORIES OF THE BIBLE

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4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 11/24 C.Jean wrote: Unlike what I had expected from a “religious” writer, Dr. Jeremiah’s writing was fresh and hydrating. Like cool water to a parched land, I absorbed his insights mingled with humorous stories. I came away thinking, no believing that no matter what lie ahead, if I would just apply the principles ... Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World

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5 Stars

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Redefining Beautiful

Redefining Beautiful

On 10/3 C.Jean wrote: Jenna Lucado, hmmmm…the last name is quite familiar….I have read many of her dad’s books and I guess it was curiosity that drew me to this book. This is a book for young ladies (teens) giving helpful “insider information” on boys, fashion, friends and other aspects of a young woman’s life. The ... Redefining {beau-ti-ful} by Jenna Lucado with Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

On 9/15 C.Jean wrote: Fresh Start- God's Invitation to A Great Life" is a good book to read for those who wrestle with things such as loneliness, regret, exhaustion, disappointment and other ailments of our fast paced and demanding lives. It reveals heart issues and then gives tools to come to a place of newness. Most folks ... Fresh Start

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4 Stars

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