Reviews by Kara Haschke

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 6/7 Kara Haschke wrote: The untold story of King Nebuchadnezzar's daughter  For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging Gardens, secreted away from the world.  Since ... Garden of Madness By Tracy L. Higley (Mom's Bookshelf)

Kara's Rating:

5 Stars

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 3/30 Kara Haschke wrote: I was born with a rare congenital heart defect called Ebstein's anomaly. Thankfully, my case is fairly mild and I'm blessed to have access to quality healthcare to monitor my condition. I also have a cousin and a close childhood friend who were born with heart defects. Like me, they have both benefitted ... Three Hearts and the Children's Heart Project: A Must-See Documentary and Worthy Cause

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5 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/20 Kara Haschke wrote:  As expected, there's been a lot of controversy around Mark Driscoll's latest book Real Marriage:  The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together, written with his wife, Grace.  Despite him being such a controversial figure, I generally like Mark Driscoll and have really benefited ... Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll (Mom's Bookshelf)

Kara's Rating:

3 Stars

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Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

On 12/7 Kara Haschke wrote: You know me. I'm always on the lookout for good material to instruct my kids in the faith. When I saw that Josh McDowell's classic,  Don't Check Your Brains at the Door: Know What You Believe and Why, had recently been updated from the 1992 version, I was intrigued. I've read and own McDowell's ... Don't Check Your Brains at the Door: Know What Your Believe and Why (Family Bookshelf)

Kara's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 6/21 Kara Haschke wrote: Last week while I was feeling a little bit under the weather, I passed some of the time reading a new novel, A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther by Joan Wolf. I usually enjoy fictional adaptations of biblical stories, and I've loved the story of Esther since I was a child. I've read multiple ... A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther by Joan Wolf (Mom's Bookshelf)

Kara's Rating:

4 Stars

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 4/23 Kara Haschke wrote: "Music has been mandated by God's Spirit." J.S. Bach J.S. Bach's setting of the Crucifixion story in his "St. Matthew Passion" is a Holy Week tradition throughout the Christian world. Bach's sole goal, his overriding passion in all he wrote, was to glorify God. This Good Friday, I want to share about ... Johann Sebastian Bach: "The Fifth Evangelist" (Mom's Bookshelf)

Kara's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 3/23 Kara Haschke wrote: As Easter approaches, the thoughts of many, Christian and non-Christian alike, naturally turn to Christ's resurrection. The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against the Resurrection of the Christ is an intriguing read for all. The author, Charles Foster, a barrister (trial lawyer) and tutor ... The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against the Resurrection of Christ by Charles Foster (Mom's Bookshelf)

Kara's Rating:

4 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 12/29 Kara Haschke wrote: On This Day in Christian History: 365 Amazing and Inspiring Stories about Saints, Martyrs and Heroes by Robert J. Morgan is a unique new resource. I received it to review a few weeks ago and I'm excited about the possibilities.  About the book: Amazing stories of faith from twenty centuries ... On This Day in Christian History: 365 Amazing and Inspiring Stories About Saints, Martyrs, and Heroes

Kara's Rating:

5 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 10/18 Kara Haschke wrote: The title of Let's Do Lunch: Eating all the Calories and Carbs you want to lose weight! immediately caught my eye when Thomas Nelson offered it for review. It sounded like it might be compatible with a traditional foods way of eating rather than the typical calorie-restricting, low-fat diet, ... Book Review: Let's Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson (Mom's Bookshelf)

Kara's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 Kara Haschke wrote: I recently had the opportunity to review The Boy Who Changed the World, a new children's title by Andy Andrews. Based on his book The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters, it tells the story of Norman Borlaug, who developed special corn, wheat, and rice seeds...disease resistant, ... Book Review: The Boy Who Changed the World (Family Bookshelf)

Kara's Rating:

5 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/29 Kara Haschke wrote:   If you're looking for a powerful, gripping, TRUE story about the love of God and how he works in our lives, you'll probably enjoy Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. ... Mom's Bookshelf: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

Kara's Rating:

5 Stars

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 6/12 Kara Haschke wrote: When Thomas Nelson offered me the opportunity to review “Mystically Wired” by Ken Wilson, I was glad to accept. I’ve recently read several books on prayer, so the description immediately caught my attention. The premise-that our brains are “wired”, so to speak, for prayer-was intriguing. The ... Book Review: Mystically Wired: Exploring New Realms in Prayer

Kara's Rating:

2 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 5/31 Kara Haschke wrote: (A disclaimer...this review is much more “theological” in nature than what I’ve normally posted here on my blog, so consider yourselves forewarned! ;-))When I was offered the opportunity to preview “Jesus Manifesto” by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, the subtitle immediately caught my eye.  ... “Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ” by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola

Kara's Rating:

3 Stars

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Let Go

Let Go

On 5/17 Kara Haschke wrote: “Let Go” is a grace filled, refreshing book for women. Walsh’s writing is very encouraging, reminding women that God’s grace is fresh every day, despite our tendency to give our worries and fears over to him only to continually take them back again. We all long to be set free, whether it’s ... A Booksneeze Review of "Let Go: Live Free of the Burdens All Women Know" by Sheila Walsh

Kara's Rating:

4 Stars

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