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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 5/10 Richard Wheeler wrote: Todd Hunter's "Our Favorite Sins" has the right idea. For the most part, Hunter's insights are thought-provoking and inspiring. Many of his chapter start with specific examples of sins, only to veer away from the topic at hand to discuss sin in a more general sense. This lack of organization would annoy ... Our Favorite Sins - An Anglican View on Quitting

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4 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 2/1 Richard Wheeler wrote: I picked up David Murrow's updated and revised edition of "Why Men Hate Going to Church" with much enthusiasm and hope. As one who has trouble with finding a good church or just plain finding motivation to go to church, I was hoping to find something to relate to in this book. The book ended up pointing ... Review: Why Men Hate Going to Church

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4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

On 10/5 Richard Wheeler wrote: "Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World" is not really a book about living in the end times. While Dr. David Jeremiah discusses the "chaos" of modern times, as well as Christ's return plenty, his book comes across more as a book on living out the Christian faith - a how-to book, you might say. But ... Convicting and convincing

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 10/2 Richard Wheeler wrote: While it's an interesting concept, The Butterfly Effect really didn't do anything for me. It doesn't make for a very good table or gift book. It's short and easy to read, which can be a plus, but it's not something I would ever want to read again. Much of it is exactly the same as the children's book ... Review: The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

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2 Stars

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A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance

On 7/22 Richard Wheeler wrote: Expecting only the very best from Karen Kingsbury, I sat down to enjoy a pleasant read of her book "A Time To Dance." I did not find the very best, however. While her characters are realistic and her story is intriguing, the book goes on for too long without any progress. The story, which follows a couple ... Review: A Time To Dance

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3 Stars

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Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime

On 6/17 Richard Wheeler wrote: I can't help but love a good story about a writer. After all, I'm a writer, myself. Therefore, Cara Lynn James' new novel "Love on a Dime," which follows a society lady named Lilly secretly writing dime novels with moral twists, had my attention from the very beginning. And it kept my attention, too. While ... Review: Love on a Dime

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4 Stars

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 5/27 Richard Wheeler wrote: "Embracing Your Second Calling: A Woman's Guide" by Dale Hanson Bourke has plenty of insights to offer, even to a man. Bourke uses her own experiences and stories from the Bible to show that the older person can find purpose in the faithful life, focusing on God instead of on the highs of the past. The ... Review: Embracing Your Second Calling

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3 Stars

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How Should a Christian Live?

How Should a Christian Live?

On 4/29 Richard Wheeler wrote: I really should stop reviewing books and devotionals aimed at younger audiences. "How Should A Christian Live," a devotional for teenagers, is yet another example of an easy to understand yet lacking in depth read. Even as a teenager, I longed for something deeper than this. Maybe I'm alone in that, ... Good for Kids... Lacks Depth

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3 Stars

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 3/29 Richard Wheeler wrote: True to its title, "Chronological Guide to the Bible" goes through Biblical events in chronological order, providing historical insight and background. Unfortunately, rearranging things to fit a historical order makes for a confusing format. The book's cover claims it "works with any translation," but ... Review: Chronological Guide to the Bible

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3 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 2/28 Richard Wheeler wrote: Leave it to Patsy Clairmont to create a book with a cover as cute as she is, a length as tiny as she is, and chapters as short as she is. Beautiful cover and all, Kaleidoscope fails to connect. Chapters, each based on a single verse from Proverbs, come across as devotional stories. While one or two ... Review: "Kaleidoscope" by Patsy Clairmont

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3 Stars

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Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

On 2/18 Richard Wheeler wrote: "Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts" makes a great resource for any person with a desire for a deeper study of God's Word. The book, complete with maps, photos, and outlines, would make a great textbook for most Bible courses, especially classes that overview either the Old Testament or ... Review: Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts

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5 Stars

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Seaside Letters

Seaside Letters

On 1/23 Richard Wheeler wrote: Don’t you just love it when a book keeps you up all night? I’m not usually one to stay up late reading a Christian romance; it’s not exactly the most suspenseful genre. Last night, however, I couldn’t sleep. I was too busy reading Denis Hunter’s “Seaside Letters.”Hunter takes the age-old ... Review: "Seaside Letters" by Denise Hunter

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5 Stars

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

On 9/16 Richard Wheeler wrote: To get our of our sinking sand pits, we must recognize God's power to help us change and decide to actively cooperate with God... says Doug Fields in his book "Fresh Start: God's Invitation to a Great Life." Fields provides a re"fresh"ing look at the things of life that often leave us stuck between ... Review: Fresh Start

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5 Stars

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