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Fixing My Eyes on Jesus

Fixing My Eyes on Jesus

On 12/12 Jill Jones wrote: Anne Graham Lotz could not have known when she was preparing and writing “Fixing My Eyes On Jesus” that she would be battling cancer and would be having to live out her faith in such a dynamic way. She has always had a passion to teach God’s Word and to proclaim truth to others. She is much like ... Anne Graham Lotz pens an inspiring devotional

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Redeemed

Redeemed

On 11/19 Jill Jones wrote: I was fortunate to be a part of the Will Graham Celebration when the event was held in Auburn, Alabama in 2009. Having grown up listening to the Billy Graham Crusades on television, I was excited to hear his grandson speak. While Will Graham has his own style and presentation of preaching, he was very ... Devotions for the longing soul

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A Life Beyond Amazing

A Life Beyond Amazing

On 11/6 Jill Jones wrote: Do you live an amazing life? Would you like to? Dr. David Jeremiah emphasizes that we only have one life to live in “A Life Beyond Amazing”, and our lives matter and have purpose. But every day people are walking around discouraged and disillusioned. Disheartened by the bad news in the headlines ... Nine decisions to transform your life–make your life amazing

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NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Leathersoft

NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Leathersoft

On 10/10 Jill Jones wrote: The NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible, Jack W. Hayford, Executive Editor, has some awesome features that are unique and helpful for the study of the Scriptures. Each book has an introduction similar to other Bibles, but also includes verses in the book where Christ is revealed and the Holy Spirit is at work. ... Awesome features

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Praying the Promises

Praying the Promises

On 9/20 Jill Jones wrote: Max Lucado and Andrea Lucado have written an inspiring book on prayer. “Praying the Promises” is a devotional prayer book which encourages readers to pray the promises of God and offers assistance through 30 promises of God found in Scripture. Each promise is presented through Scripture passages, ... Anchor your life to unshakeable hope

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Less Than Perfect

Less Than Perfect

On 8/24 Jill Jones wrote: Believe it or not, there is just as much, if not more, to learn about God from the flawed men and women in the Bible as those whose story reflects goodness. We can also learn a lot from the lesser-known characters, such as Herodias and Gomer. Ann Spangler’s “Less Than Perfect” gives us a glimpse ... what we can learn from the broken people in the Bible

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Through My Father's Eyes

Through My Father's Eyes

On 7/30 Jill Jones wrote: No one can deny that Billy Graham left a remarkable legacy of faith, devotion and evangelism on the world. However, “In Through My Father’s Eyes”, Franklin Graham (with Donna Lee Toney) details the legacy Rev. Graham left on his family. Billy Graham’s life was far from private. Everything he ... The legacy of Billy Graham

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Only One Life

Only One Life

On 7/10 Jill Jones wrote: Jackie Green and Lauren Green McAfee, mother and daughter, have teamed up to challenge women to be all that God created them to be. Using biblical examples, we see how our lives are reflected in the stories of Esther, Hannah, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus and others. Green and McAfee also ... A woman’s every day shapes an eternal legacy

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Ever Faithful

Ever Faithful

On 5/25 Jill Jones wrote: If you are familiar with Turning Point, the teaching ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah, you know that he provides sound biblical teaching on a variety of topics, but mainly prophecy and end times. He has covered Daniel and Revelation and other books of the Bible. In his new devotional, “Ever Faithful”, ... David Jeremiah helps you develop an intimate relationship with Christ in new devotional

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NKJV, Vines Expository Bible

NKJV, Vines Expository Bible

On 4/25 Jill Jones wrote: Jerry Vines is a Baptist pastor serving for over 60 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University, a Bachelor of Divinity from New Orleans Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Theology from Luther Rice Seminary. He served the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida for 24 ... A guided journey through the Scriptures with Pastor Jerry Vines

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The Man He Never Was

The Man He Never Was

On 3/6 Jill Jones wrote: What if you woke up one morning and the darkest parts of yourself were gone? James L. Rubart’s twist on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde explores our war with good and evil inside ourselves and how one man overcame his dark side. Rubart doesn’t just write works of fiction. He causes us to dive into ourselves–our ... Perception is everything

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NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

On 2/13 Jill Jones wrote: If all this Bible contained, other than God’s written Word, was the dates related to the books of the Bible and the family trees, that would be enough to purchase and use it. The bigger print, even in the footnotes, is an incredible feature, too. There are pictures of Ezekiel’s altar, a diagram ... NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible—“Biblical Insights You Can See”

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Sacred Rest

Sacred Rest

On 2/1 Jill Jones wrote: God’s gift to us is rest, and His command is to be still and know Him. But in the busyness of life, we sometimes forget to stop. In “Sacred Rest”, Cheryl Wunderlich offers 100 devotions filled with scripture, prayer, personal insights and reflections on God’s command to us to rest. I don’t ... Finding the Sabbath in the everyday

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Steal Away Home

Steal Away Home

On 1/16 Jill Jones wrote: Master storyteller Billy Coffey has created his own genre, but I’m not quite sure what to call it–possibly, life journey. In his latest, “steal away home”, Coffey invites us into a story told during the course of a baseball game. The story of love, loss and faith of Owen Cross whose father ... ‘steal away home’ masterfully told

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NIV, The Sola Scriptura Bible Project: The Complete Collection

NIV, The Sola Scriptura Bible Project: The Complete Collection

On 11/13 Jill Jones wrote: Chapter and verse numbers have been omitted and there are no footnotes, section headings or additional materials allowing you to read the Bible without stopping your flow of reading. The books have been placed in an order that the editors feel will help readers understand them better. This Bible reads ... Sola Scriptura Bible Project: a unique Bible

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KJV, Know the Word Study Bible

KJV, Know the Word Study Bible

On 10/4 Jill Jones wrote: My favorite part of the KJV Know the Word Study Bible is the book introductions which include a one-sentence summary, how to study the book and highlights from the book. These highlights give more insight helping you learn more about the particular section you are reading. Know the Word Study Bible,will ... KJV Know the Word Study Bible

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NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

On 9/14 Jill Jones wrote: No matter how many times you read the Bible, you can always discover something new and learn more about God. The new Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible from Zondervan offers a comprehensive look at the culture during the biblical era and informs us more completely about common and not-so-common Bible ... Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is a great research and study Bible

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Some Small Magic

Some Small Magic

On 6/8 Jill Jones wrote: Billy Coffey puts words together and writes a story so mesmerizing that you relish the moments in the story. But that same gift leaves you speechless. “Some Small Magic” is about a boy who only wants some magic in his life. His single mom is struggling. Abel was born “broken”. They just need ... ‘Some Small Magic’ is one big ‘oh, that just happened’

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The Beginner's Bible

The Beginner's Bible

On 11/2 Jill Jones wrote: A young child's first experience with Bible stories should be exciting and colorful. "The Beginner's Bible" is filled with colorful illustrations and excitement. Each story from the creation to Jesus' second coming are told in simple language that easily explains the story and makes each popular story ... Timeless Bible stories for Children

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NKJV Word Study Bible

NKJV Word Study Bible

On 10/10 Jill Jones wrote: Word studies are very beneficial in studying God’s Word in finding the meanings the original text was meant to convey. The new Word Study Bible published by Thomas Nelson offers Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek meanings to 1700 key words in the Old and New Testaments. Passages also give you other scriptures ... Key Words unlock meaning of the Bible in Word Study Bible (NKJV)

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 9/22 Jill Jones wrote: The enemy wants us to feel rejected and left out so that we never accept God’s love and His truth about us. No matter who we are, or how popular we think someone else is, everyone goes through the feeling of being less than at least once in their life. We don’t have to remain this way. We can choose ... Destined for love, never uninvited

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NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

On 6/30 Jill Jones wrote: This best-selling Bible for teens has many features that can help teens learn about God’s Word and how to apply it to their life. The Teen Study Bible includes, among other features, “Panorama” which keeps the big picture of each book in view; “key indexes” which helps with in-depth Bible ... Best-Selling Bible for Teens

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The Longing in Me

The Longing in Me

On 5/23 Jill Jones wrote: “The Longing In Me” takes us on a journey into the biblical story of King David and shows us how our longings and desires can have us going around in circles if we aren’t looking for fulfillment in God. Sheila Walsh, author, talks openly about her struggles and trials and how she has learned that ... Are you looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places?

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Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 4/22 Jill Jones wrote: According to Ray Johnston, Americans have lost something important in every decade–innocence, respect for authority, love, values, faith, security and hope in the future–due to misplaced fundamental truths. In “Jesus Called. He Wants His Church Back”, Johnston shows us a world without Christ ... What the American church is missing

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The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

On 12/21 Jill Jones wrote: Jenni Catron is a leadership coach who consults with churches and non-profits to help them lead at their best. She knows the challenges of leadership and that being a good leader doesn't come effortlessly nor does it come easily. Leadership requires leading from our whole self--heart, soul, mind and ... Four Dimensions of Leadership

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Rest Assured

Rest Assured

On 11/19 Jill Jones wrote: Thanks to technology, our lives are full and our souls are empty. We struggle for rest and relief for our overburdened, overwhelmed and over-stressed lives, but no matter what we try we always end up right back where we started. If you feel this way, “Rest Assured” by Vicki Courtney offers hope ... Overcommitted? Overconnected? Over burdened? Overwhelmed?–A recovery plan for weary souls

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KJV Foundation Study Bible

KJV Foundation Study Bible

On 10/6 Jill Jones wrote: The KJV Foundation Study Bible contains study notes (not theological as they are not in-depth and do not offer much insight into the Scripture), subject headings, book introductions, cross-references, a concordance and full-color maps. The print is a comfortable size and the Bible is easy to read. ... KJV Foundation Study Bible--perfect for daily Bible reading

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The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

On 9/9 Jill Jones wrote: I am old enough to remember Chuck Colson’s participation in Watergate, but I was not old enough to really understand exactly what he had done wrong. Today’s generation only know him as the man who brought the Gospel into the prisons and demonstrating how to live a life of conviction and character. Owen ... Living with faith in a hostile world--learning from Chuck Colson

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Anything

Anything

On 6/9 Jill Jones wrote: Would you prefer a safe, comfortable life? Or do you want God to be everything? When you tell God you will do anything, you surrender your choices and decisions to Him and spark something incredible. When you promise God anything, you stop chasing superficial things that make you feel good and start ... The dangerous prayer of 'I'll do anything'--a wonderful book on a dangerous prayer

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 5/26 Jill Jones wrote: Leah stutters. She is withdrawn. She struggles to make friends. This can be lonely for a child. But when her parents move to Mattingly, her world changes all because of an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. When the Rainbow Man, through a picture painted by Leah, brings hope to a man who ... Convicting fiction--you won't be able to stop reading

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 5/14 Jill Jones wrote: All of us have God-given dreams that we yearn to see fulfilled. Some of us fail to fulfill these dreams out of fear–of rejection, failure or a “simple” matter of not wanting to get out of our comfort zone. But some do get off the sidelines and follow their dreams and those are the ones who most ... Chasing your dream

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Undone

Undone

On 4/17 Jill Jones wrote: Michele Cushatt has been living an unexpected life. Divorce, single motherhood, a second marriage with the challenge of a blended family have all helped to create a chaotic life. And just when she thought she had everything under her control, a cancer diagnosis threatened to take away every ounce of ... Making Peace with an Unexpected Life

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Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

On 3/3 Jill Jones wrote: The goal of the Christian life is to become like Jesus. In his book, "Think Act Believe Like Jesus", Randy Frazee encourages us to ask ourselves three questions: What do I believe? What should I do? and Who am I becoming?. His book is divided into four parts, including 10 beliefs, 10 practices, 10 ... Great small group study for new believers

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In the Heart of the Dark Wood

In the Heart of the Dark Wood

On 3/3 Jill Jones wrote: “In the Heart of the Dark Woods” is the third book in a series about people and events that occur in the town of Mattingly–more specifically the woods. This installment begins two years after “The Devil Walks in Mattingly” left off. Twelve year old Allie Ganderson is still grieving the loss ... In this case, the third book is not the charm…

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Storm

Storm

On 1/5 Jill Jones wrote: A sentence from the back cover of “Storm” reads: “‘Storm’ is a book that will both disturb and enlighten you.” Jim Cymbala was definitely filled with the Holy Spirit when he wrote this book. It should be read by all believers, but most definitely anyone who pastors or leads a church or ministry. ... Excellent resource for hearing Jesus for the times we live in

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Walls Fall Down

Walls Fall Down

On 12/4 Jill Jones wrote: One of the most unique battle plans was the one utilized by Joshua during the battle of Jericho. We can only imagine what the people of Jericho thought when they witnessed the Israelites marching around their walls especially after all they had heard about their power and might on the battlefield. ... Overcome challenges using steps from the battle of Jericho

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Messy Beautiful Love

Messy Beautiful Love

On 10/14 Jill Jones wrote: Marriage is messy because it involves two people who have different ideas living in a world that tells us that we can just discard a marriage that isn’t making us happy or doesn’t fulfill us. “Messy Beautiful Love” written by Darlene Schacht tells the story of a marriage that’s messy but redeemed ... Marriage is messy but it can be beautiful

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NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Leaders

NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Leaders

On 9/16 Jill Jones wrote: The NIV once-a-day Bible {for leaders} is organized into 365 daily readings including portions of Scripture from the Old Testament, New Testament and Psalms or Proverbs. There are also daily readings from respected Christian leaders to help you develop leadership skills while helping you practice the ... NIV Once-a-Day Bible for Leaders

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Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

On 9/4 Jill Jones wrote: King Saul got angry and threw things. At people. He attempted to kill his own son. He was impatient and moody and often failed to listen to trusted advisors. Have you had to follow a leader who acted like Saul? Do you act like Saul? Dr. Ralph Hawkins and Dr. Richard Parrott, authors of “Leadership ... Avoiding the pitfalls of Saul–‘Leadership

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Restless

Restless

On 3/31 Jill Jones wrote: Do you have the feeling you are missing something? Are you longing for more out of life, or do you have dreams that are yearning to be fulfilled? Joseph had a dream. When his immaturity go the best of him, it set off a string of events that led to both suffering and blessing. His suffering produced ... Because you were made for more–a review of “Restless”

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Unquenchable

Unquenchable

On 3/31 Jill Jones wrote: Carol Kent knows what it means to struggle with faith issues. Her only child is serving a life sentence for murder. (Click here to read Kent’s blog). She has had to draw near to God to find the faith to endure the turn her life took when her son opened fire on his wife’s ex-husband. Kent uses ... Grow a wildfire faith that will endure anything

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This Is Your Captain Speaking

This Is Your Captain Speaking

On 11/19 Jill Jones wrote: Murray Slaughter was my favorite character on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and I was excited to see him as Capt. Stubing, the wise and witty father figure on “The Love Boat”. Gavin MacLeod knew when he was four years old that he wanted to be in show business, but how would a young man from ... Gavin MacLeod's fantastic voyage

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Women Living Well

Women Living Well

On 10/21 Jill Jones wrote: Most women, if they are honest, struggle with balancing their spiritual walk, their marriage, their kids and everything else and keeping a check on their priorities. Fifty years ago, women didn’t have as many distractions as we have today. Television, telephones, computers, Facebook, and that’s ... Finding Your Joy in God, your man, your kids and your home

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 9/19 Jill Jones wrote: Jesus may not be mentioned directly in every book of the Old Testament, but He can be found particularly if you look for Him. David Murray in “Jesus On Every Page” describes 10 simple ways to seek and find Christ in the Old Testament and solves the mystery of how to read the Old Testament for more ... Find Jesus in the Old Testament

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Insourcing

Insourcing

On 6/7 Jill Jones wrote: According to Chris Ingram, President and Teaching Pastor of Living on the Edge, Christianity is in crisis. Even the most successful churches and programs are not producing mature followers of Christ who lead others to Christ and make disciples. He maintains that life-on-life missional discipleship is ... Bringing Discipleship back to the Local Church

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Victim of Grace

Victim of Grace

On 5/19 Jill Jones wrote: Robin Jones Gunn, author of some of my favorite books (think Sisterchicks), has written a book of encouragement that will touch your heart in deep places. Robin lets us into her heart as she shares some very personal, heart-breaking events matched with some awe-inspiring works of God that proves that ... 'Victim of Grace' wonderfully encouraging

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Truth Stained Lies

Truth Stained Lies

On 4/9 Jill Jones wrote: When Jay is framed for the murder of his ex-wife by a man dressed like a clown, his sisters, Cathy, Juliet and Hope must work together to find the real murderer. With Jay’s unbelievable story, the police follow the wrong clues leaving the sisters to work as part-time private investigators to solve ... In ‘Truth Stained Lies’ three sisters fight to free their brother

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 12/28 Jill Jones wrote: Would you live your life any differently if you measured your life in days not years? As of December 31, 2012, I will have lived 17,271 days. Are you ready to master your life and make a difference where you are? Robert D. Smith has been praised as the best time manager this side of heaven. In his ... Measuring your life in days not years

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/23 Jill Jones wrote: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of “The Purpose Driven Life”, Zondervan has re-released the best-selling book in an expanded version called “What On Earth Am I Here For?”. Selling more than 32 million copies worldwide, “The Purpose Driven Life” has been transforming lives of people ... Rick Warren celebrates 10 years of transforming lives

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Sneak

Sneak

On 9/9 Jill Jones wrote: Written for middle-schoolers, “Sneak” by Evan Angler is the second book in the Swipe series. The characters are growing up in a world where they are required to get the mark on their 13th birthday. However, they are given a test and if they fail they disappear. Logan Langly’s sister disappeared ... "Sneak" by Evan Angler

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 8/14 Jill Jones wrote: Do you want to live your life to the fullest? Is something stopping you? Ken Davis, inspirational and motivational speaker, shares from his heart and own life experiences what it means to sleepwalk through life and how to find a life that is purposeful and full. Whether you are carrying around extra ... Don't Sleepwalk through life, live 'fully alive'

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 7/25 Jill Jones wrote: Do you wander aimlessly or do you walk with purpose, intent and mission? Do you love your job so much that you would do it for free? Depending on how you answer these two questions will determine whether or not you need to read Phil Cooke’s “One B1g Thing”. If you haven’t discovered your one ... Discover what you were born to do

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What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

On 6/26 Jill Jones wrote: WWe are living in a time when more and more people are interested in studying prophecy especially as we see the fulfillment of many prophecies from the Bible. Max Anders has written a 12 lesson study “What You Need To Know About Bible Prophecy” which answers some very important questions from why ... Great Small Group Resource to Study Bible Prophecy

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 3/28 Jill Jones wrote: Craving—an intense yearning. No matter what we have we always want more—time, excitement, peace, and sometimes coffee or chocolate. What do you crave most? Or, maybe the right question is why do we have cravings? According to Marilyn Meberg, these cravings lead us to the One who loves us the most. ... Making sense out of wanting more

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Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

On 11/11 Jill Jones wrote: What would Oprah do? Raised by her grandmother and off and on by her mother and the man she considered to be her father, Oprah Winfrey rose from the depths of poverty to become the wealthiest woman alive today. Her influence spans the globe. Her talk show produced discussions of rape and incest, ... What would Oprah do?

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With

With

On 9/15 Jill Jones wrote: This book will change the way you think about your relationship with God and others. It will show you how trying to do great things for God and trying to be perfect will not bring about the abundance of blessings we are hoping to receive. God is not a gift-giver or a blessing taker based on what we ... Change the way you relate to God

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 5/2 Jill Jones wrote: I am struggling with my review of Kevin McCullough’s new book, “No He Can’t”. Timing is everything and it seems poor timing to review this particular book in light of the capture and execution of Osama bin Laden. Up to today, President Barack Obama has spent his presidency amid obsessive ... No He Can't--How Barack Obama is dismantling hope and change

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 4/8 Jill Jones wrote: “The Principle of the Path” by Andy Stanley is a guide to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. It is Stanley’s attempt to explain why so many people have a particular goal for their life but somehow end up lost, confused and wondering how they got so far off track. Stanley ... Decisions>Direction>Destination: every first step is a step down a path

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/30 Jill Jones wrote: Colton Burpo is an active healthy 11-year-old boy who, when he was age 4 got a glimpse of heaven when he died during emergency surgery and subsequently revived.  His story as told by his father, Todd Burpo, is as extraordinary as it is unbelievable.  What is, in fact, a miracle has become a tale of ... No darkness in heaven

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 10/6 Jill Jones wrote: Amie Streater, now the associate pastor of financial stewardship for New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, used to be drowning in debt and in danger of losing everything until one day she woke up to the life she was living while dragging her husband and children along with her.  Remarkably, she turned her financial ... What keeps you broke? Discover 7 money myths

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Jill Jones wrote: Can one seemingly unimportant conversation make an ounce of difference in someone’s life? Can just one chance encounter with someone you don’t know have any effect on someone else’s life? Can one decision change the course of your life and that of thousands of others? “The Butterfly Effect” is a small book by Andy Andrews ... Every single thing you do matters….

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 9/1 Jill Jones wrote: Roger Troy Wilson found way to lose weight, write a book about his life and provide his readers with a weight-loss plan that worked for him and others.  Many readers will identify with Wilson’s many, many attempts to lose weight on various diets, pills and formulas spending vast amounts of money in the process.   They ... “Let’s Do Lunch” and lose weight too

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 7/27 Jill Jones wrote: “Beyond Opinion” is the most definitive book on apologetics available today.  Author and General Editor Ravi Zacharias compiles essays from twelve different apologetics, including himself, who expound on the challenges from atheism, Islam and other Eastern religions as well as equipping the reader ... Book on apologetics teaches how to defend our faith

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 6/29 Jill Jones wrote: Max Lucado has written an excellent little book entitled “You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be” which is perfect for the high school or college graduate in your life.  It is also perfect for those of us who have never found our “sweet spot,” the zone in which you were made to dwell.  ... Review of “You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be”

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 6/13 Jill Jones wrote: If you have not come to the realization that your body will never look like it did or perform with the same abilities as it did in your 20s, then you are not ready to read this book.  However, if you are in your mid-40s, you will not only want to read this book you ... “Embracing Your Second Calling” is woman’s guide to the second half of life

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/22 Jill Jones wrote: People have been discussing the end of the world and theories associated with it ever since the world began. Most people agree that the end is imminent; they just don't agree on the how, why or when. Are we plummeting toward a cataclysmic disaster triggered by earthquakes and volcanoes, a science experiment ... "Will the World End in 2012?" A Review of Raymond Hundley's Book

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 4/1 Jill Jones wrote: Can you imagine a world without Fox News or American Idol? Or can you remember a time when no one had ever heard of Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez or Justin Timberlake? Can you remember a time without email, an iPod or Amazon.com? You only have to go back to 1988 when George H.W. ... William J. Bennett covers past 20 years in new book

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 2/5 Jill Jones wrote: Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes Correspondent, called this book "...vivid, absorbing and chilling." She was correct. The descriptions are vivid, the story is absorbing and the fact it is true is chilling. Roy Hallums was a contractor working in Iraq who was taken hostage and held captive for 311 days by ... Review of Roy Hallums' "Buried Alive"

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4 Stars

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NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

On 12/28 Jill Jones wrote: When I chose this book to review, I thought it was a paraphrased version of familiar Bible stories with children in mind. However, I discovered that each story which includes familiar and not-so-familiar Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation are from the New King James Version with no paraphrasing. ... Review of Thomas Nelson's Greatest Stories of the Bible

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5 Stars

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Jesus Lives

Jesus Lives

On 12/8 Jill Jones wrote: If you haven't chosen your 2010 devotional book, I would highly recommend this one. It is the companion to "Jesus Calling" which I haven't read, but I will definitely put it on my reading list for next year. This devotional is not your typical devotional with a particular day to read. Instead, you ... Review of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

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5 Stars

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 11/11 Jill Jones wrote: I was intrigued by the description on the back cover, "The liturgical year is an adventure in bringing the Christian life to fullness, the heart to alert, the soul to focus. It does not concern itself with the questions of how to make a living. It concerns itself with the questions of how to make a ... My review of Joan Chittester's "The Liturgical Year"

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1 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 10/21 Jill Jones wrote: It took a couple of chapters before I finally got interested because it wasn't like most of Dr. Jeremiah's books. Well read in current events and behind-the-scenes action in the world, he delivers a textbook of how to react to the chaos swirling around us and the turmoil yet to come. His main concern ... Is God's Alarm Clock About to Go Off--

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5 Stars

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Kabul 24

Kabul 24

On 9/27 Jill Jones wrote: Kabul24 was written to share the story of 24 Shelter Now workers who were kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan and held on charges of crimes they did not commit, but the book was more than that. This book was more a testimony of God and how He still works miracles in the lives of His people (even ... Review of Kabul24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson

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5 Stars

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Let Go

Let Go

On 9/1 Jill Jones wrote: In “Let Go,” Sheila Walsh sets out to teach readers that we can live free of the burdens women carry by letting God be God and accepting His unconditional love. This is often so very hard to do, but Walsh uses a short anecdote and personal experience along with scripture to show how we can release ... Let Go and Live Free

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5 Stars

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