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The Undertaker's Wife

The Undertaker's Wife

On 4/12 Dolphins72 wrote: This memoir details the courtship, marriage and widowhood of the author, as well as her work in funeral homes during and after her husband’s passing. The last few chapters offer guidelines about preparing for your own and others’ funerals, in addition to hints on how to minister to those who are ... The Undertaker's Wife by Dee Oliver

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A Warrior's Faith

A Warrior's Faith

On 3/24 Dolphins72 wrote: Ryan Job, Navy SEAL, was gravely injured by a sniper in Ramadi. His head wounds resulted in total blindness. This book tells the story of Ryan’s training to be a SEAL, demonstrating his character by enduring more and worse than most in order to qualify. After his near-fatal injury, Ryan slowly ... A Warrior's Faith by Robert Vera

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God's Story in 66 Verses

God's Story in 66 Verses

On 2/27 Dolphins72 wrote: From each of the 66 books of the Bible, the author chooses one key verse because “they most accurately represent the books in which they reside and Scripture as a whole,” and then includes a three-page summary of each book. Of course, this results in more detail being provided for shorter books ... God's Story in 66 Verses - Stan Guthrie

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Forever Mom

Forever Mom

On 1/27 Dolphins72 wrote: This adoptive mom, with four biological and six adopted children, addresses very thoughtfully the issues adoptive families face. She tells her family’s story about their adoption journey, describing particularly the attachment challenges each child brought. Her book is full of helpful hints concerning ... Very good book

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The Reluctant Journey

The Reluctant Journey

On 12/28 Dolphins72 wrote: This fresh look at the lives and spiritual walks of Abraham, Jacob and Joseph is a treasure, as the lessons each patriarch learned are applied effectively to our everyday lives through well-written lessons and follow-up questions at the end of each chapter. Issues addressed include identifying God’s ... "The Reluctant Journey" by Richard Leslie Parrott

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David Wilkerson

David Wilkerson

On 10/27 Dolphins72 wrote: "David Wilkerson" by son Gary Wilkerson is a thorough biography about the author of "The Cross and The Switchblade". It chronicles David's upbringing in a strict Pentecostal home, laying the foundation for the man he would become. The book carefully outlines David's beliefs and thinking as he grew ... David Wilkerson by Gary Wilkerson

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Redefining Leadership

Redefining Leadership

On 8/28 Dolphins72 wrote: The author maintains that leadership is all about character, resulting in a leader who serves out of humility rather than position. Character, not outcome, is the key. John Maxwell says leadership is a gift. When it's treated as such, it becomes a stewardship rather than a position laden with expectations ... Redefining Leadership by Joseph Stowell

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The God-First Life

The God-First Life

On 6/7 Dolphins72 wrote: The emphasis of this book putting God first by exercising the basic disciplines of the Christian life, such as praying, reading the Bible, church involvement, and being part of an active community. As someone who has read a lot of books on the basics of learning to walk with Christ, I would say that ... The God-First Life by Stovall Weems

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God Is Just Not Fair

God Is Just Not Fair

On 5/2 Dolphins72 wrote: This book is truly exceptional for a couple of reasons. One is that the author has earned credibility on the subject by losing her sight at age 15 and having that situation increase in difficulty as the decades have passed. The other is that, plain and simple, she is an excellent writer who has thoroughly ... God is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild

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The Storm Inside

The Storm Inside

On 3/30 Dolphins72 wrote: In a nutshell, this book is about overcoming feelings with faith. Sheila Walsh addresses challenging emotions including heartbreak, disappointment, unforgiveness, shame, regret, fear, insecurity, insignificance, despair, and rage, matching each with its spiritual counterweight. This is one of the author’s ... The Storm Inside by Sheila Walsh

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Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

On 2/24 Dolphins72 wrote: This book is co-written by a writer and a psychologist, with the writer narrating her own journey and that of a number of others and the psychologist adding each chapter’s afterword and study questions. This book covered its topics thoroughly, with a large fraction involving personal narrative, both ... Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

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Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

On 2/5 Dolphins72 wrote: Jake is only 16 years old but has learned more than a lifetime’s worth of lessons already. Born with a form of eye cancer, he had one eye removed when he was 10 months old and the other when he was 12. Despite these major losses, Jake and his family have lived a victorious life because of their faith ... Open Your Eyes by Jake Olson

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How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

On 1/16 Dolphins72 wrote: This small book teaches that all Americans are rich, as we live in the richest country in the world in the richest time in history. No matter how little we have, if we have enough money to buy a book, we are ahead of the vast majority of the world’s peoples. Once we understand that, we can consider ... How to Be Rich by Andy Stanley

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The Reason for My Hope

The Reason for My Hope

On 1/6 Dolphins72 wrote: Billy Graham makes a clear and compelling case for salvation through Jesus Christ alone. This can be no surprise, as it has been his life’s calling and work. What is rather surprising is the many angles from which he approaches the subject and how well he incorporates personal and cultural examples. ... The Reason for My Hope by Billy Graham

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Overextended and Loving Most of It

Overextended and Loving Most of It

On 11/13 Dolphins72 wrote: While I’ve enjoyed other books by this author, this one was a clunker. It will be of interest to Lisa Harper’s family, friends and fans only. I fit none of those categories. I was unimpressed by the style, that popular, and supposedly clever, way of both exaggerating and minimizing in the same ... Overextended

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

On 10/15 Dolphins72 wrote: This small book weaves together the words of the author’s hit song, others’ brief accounts concerning forgiveness and West’s insights around the topics of forgiving others, asking for forgiveness, forgiving yourself and embracing God’s forgiveness. While many of the topics were very basic ... Forgiveness by Matthew West

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The Mercy Prayer

The Mercy Prayer

On 9/21 Dolphins72 wrote: This book is about the Bible’s most frequently prayed prayer, and the author does an excellent job of demonstrating the occasions for those requests and the responses from God, especially in times of sin and suffering. At times, this book is profound, such as when it contrasts two accounts, in Matthew ... Excellent work

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Downside Up

Downside Up

On 8/17 Dolphins72 wrote: This exceptional book on benefitting from rejection is a game changer. The author hands you numerous tools to take the sting out of what is for almost everyone a painful experience, helping you see rejection objectively and equipping you to unhook from those who aim to destroy you through the use of ... Downside Up by Tracey Mitchell

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Bound Together

Bound Together

On 6/10 Dolphins72 wrote: The author presents a strong case for the fact that people are linked to one another, in large and small groups and in good and bad ways, calling it “The Principle of the Rope.” Clear examples include spouses, families, and nations. Ones less obvious are mankind’s tie to Adam in the Fall and ... The author presents a strong case for the fact that people are linked together

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Seven Men

Seven Men

On 4/29 Dolphins72 wrote: This book is about seven men—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, Pope John Paul II and Charles Colson—who lived lives well worth emulating. The author makes it clear that his goal in writing such a book is to provide role models for those in ... Well Done

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Persecuted

Persecuted

On 4/2 Dolphins72 wrote: This book gives a clear picture of the situation facing many Christians today. It is a sobering, hard-hitting account of the hardships encountered by much of the modern Church. The stories are detailed and personal. On the one hand, it is a book that hurts to read, but on the other, the stories are ... Persecuted

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Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground

On 2/15 Dolphins72 wrote: Stumbling on Open Ground chronicles the author’s journey through two kinds of cancer over 13 years. In his younger years, Ken Mansfield was with Apple Records and worked closely with the Beatles, with all that lifestyle entailed, and became a Christian in the decades following the Beatles’ glory ... Good, For the Most Part

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When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

On 1/15 Dolphins72 wrote: This book chronicles the author’s journey with his mother through dementia. It provides both instruction about the decline and encouragement through the process. Having no experience with anyone with dementia, I found this book very interesting, discovering that its effects are more far reaching than ... When Your Parent Becomes Your Child by Ken Abraham

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Grieving God's Way

Grieving God's Way

On 10/22 Dolphins72 wrote: These are 90 devotionals aimed at healing the body, soul, heart and spirit after a loss. Each two-page devotional contains a verse, an anecdote, haiku and an instruction or exercise. The author wrote this a couple of years after her son died of a terminal illness and based it on her own recovery process. This ... Grieving God's Way by Margaret Brownley

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 10/1 Dolphins72 wrote: The author explores the relationship between brokenness, wounds, and God’s love. She illustrates each with a number of stories and doesn’t back away from the tough questions. Usually Sheila Walsh does an exceptional job in addressing her topic from her own life, but this book included an excessive ... God Loves Broken People

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 3/4 Dolphins72 wrote: William Bennett compiled a collection of writings about man and war; work; play, sports and leisure; in the polis; with woman and children; and in prayer and reflection. In order to enjoy this book, you absolutely must enjoy reading a variety of authors in praise of each of these areas. Most of the ... The Book of Man by William J. Bennett

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 9/16 Dolphins72 wrote: This book addresses the need to spread the gospel, which is “our last great hope”, NOW, making a compelling case that time is short. It looks at the topic broadly and narrowly, generally and specifically. The author devotes chapters to churches, families and individuals each taking the Great Commission ... Our Last Great Hope by Ronnie Floyd

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 8/16 Dolphins72 wrote: The author brings the reader face to face with Jesus with regard to Real Life, Real Gifts, and Real Growth in topics concerning fear, addiction, and danger, as well as the need for forgiveness, touch, humor, community, and rest, and battling criticism, dishonesty, discontent, independence and lack of ... Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa Harper

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 7/30 Dolphins72 wrote: This book, almost 400 pages long, delineates Billy Graham’s thoughts in more than 100 categories, from Abortion to Young People. This is a book well worth reading, as Graham is articulate, biblically sound, and wise. Those three qualities make for a treasure trove of quotations. Billy Graham’s ... Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 6/7 Dolphins72 wrote: This devotional book was written by missionaries. It is a typical devotional volume, with a verse at the top of each page, a short story, and a prayer at the end. There are 365 devotionals, divided into 12 topics, one for each month. There are helpful indices at the back of the book, with a listing ... Voices of the Faithful, Book 2 by Beth Moore

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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 1/1 Dolphins72 wrote: This book traces back to Genesis the ever-present conflict in the Middle East, showing how the factions stem from Abraham’s two sons, Ishmael and Isaac, ancestors of Arab and Jew. Back to Abraham can be traced three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Wright takes half the book to ... Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 11/18 Dolphins72 wrote: This movie is based on a true story about a father whose two-year-old son goes missing when his father becomes distracted. Throughout the search, the community supports the father and mother. This is a good, but not a great, movie. It helped to know it was based on a true story. For me, who has no ... The Way Home

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/13 Dolphins72 wrote: Max Lucado’s newest book exhorts believers to be intentional and bold in allowing God to use us to make a difference in the world, challenging us to consider the need (the world) and the tools (we believers). The author encourages to assess our abilities, team up with others, consider the ministry ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/18 Dolphins72 wrote: The cover of this book says, misleadingly, “Eating all the CALORIES and CARBS you want to lose weight!” The true premise of this book is to replace all simple carbohydrates with fruit, beans, corn and peas, eliminating all sugar, potatoes, rice, bread and pasta, not as a temporary diet, but as a ... “Let’s Do Lunch” by Roger Troy Wilson

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The Edge of the Divine

The Edge of the Divine

On 8/4 Dolphins72 wrote: While the title of the book may make you think it’s a theological treatise, this book actually centers around the author’s struggle with weight loss, her LapBand surgery and its effect on her life. It is really an account of why and how the author became overweight, her self-image, and how weight ... The Edge of the Divine, Where Possibility Meets God’s Faithfulness by Sandi Patty

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 7/9 Dolphins72 wrote: This small book is comprised of selections from the author’s Cure for the Common Life. It encourages the reader to find God’s uniqueness for his or her life by tracing interests and abilities from childhood on to see the talents, gifts, interests and abilities God built in carefully and purposefully ... You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be by Max Lucado

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Friendship for Grown-Ups

Friendship for Grown-Ups

On 6/17 Dolphins72 wrote: It would be easy to imagine that someone like Lisa Whelchel, a child actor, had everything, including ideal relationships. After all, she came from a good family, worked for years with a group of talented actresses her age, and married young. In contrast to appearances, there was a gaping hole in her ... Friendship for Grown-Ups by Lisa Whelchel

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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 4/8 Dolphins72 wrote: In addition to charts and maps, this book contains an outline, description and summary of each book of the Bible. It is thorough and is a good companion book to introduce someone to the Bible. I was quite impressed with this book, as it is packed with information. It is well written and very organized. ... Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Charts and Maps, 3rd edition

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What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

On 1/24 Dolphins72 wrote: This book is essentially an edited, abbreviated version of their earlier book, “God Will Make a Way,” outlining eight principles to help one begin again: begin your journey with God, choose your traveling companions wisely, place high value on wisdom, leave your baggage behind, own your faults and ... What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 1/8 Dolphins72 wrote: This book addresses the heart’s cry—“Where is God?”-- when God’s power or presence seem absent or when the question is really a protest, exploring the question’s faulty bases in our circumstances or in our perspective.Chapters address where God really is—suffering with me, working behind ... Where is God? Finding His Presence, Purpose, and Power in Difficult Times By Dr. John Townsend

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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

On 12/15 Dolphins72 wrote: This book is about dealing effectively with “seven universal struggles”: injustice, rejection, loneliness, loss, discipline, failure, and death. Each section of the book explores the problems caused by each struggle and then provides steps and practical encouragement toward overcoming each struggle. ... Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain by Paul Meier, MD, and David L. Henderson, MD

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

On 10/8 Dolphins72 wrote: Fresh Start emphasizes timeless biblical principles, such as perseverance in the face of temptation, quickly seeking God's forgiveness when we sin, replacing pride with God-directed dreams in our life, viewing those who hurt us through God's eyes, practicing forgiveness, and gaining God's perspective ... Fresh Start by Doug Fields

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