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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 12/3 jsparrow7 wrote: While a graduate student at Oxford University, Carolyn Weber is drawn into an adventure she never expected. Nothing in her background has inspired a search for spiritual truth but, while in the midst of the educational elite, she begins to question her beliefs. On this journey, she meets a variety ... A Lover Of Words Meets the Living Word

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5 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/7 jsparrow7 wrote: On September 11, 2001, Michael and his seeing eye dog, Roselle, walked down 78 flights of stairs in the North Tower of the World Trade Center and survived. The story of this day is told throughout the book, interspersed with the story of the author’s life. As the author states, “The real story, ... The Events of One Day. The Story of a Lifetime.

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What's He Really Thinking?

What's He Really Thinking?

On 7/5 jsparrow7 wrote: I approached this book with curiosity and trepidation. As a teacher of psychology, I was looking for the latest, valid research. As a Christian, I was looking to see if the author affirmed the value of women based on scripture. I was pleased to find both. The basic assumption is that men and women think ... Definitely worth the read.

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4 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 1/7 jsparrow7 wrote: Let’s Do Lunch: Great Recipes and Encouragement I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach to a healthy lifestyle. Wilson’s stance is much the same. He provides ways to find what is best for you as an individual but, along the way, provides tips that will lead to more nutritious eating ... Good Recipes and Encouragement

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2 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 7/5 jsparrow7 wrote: Ever want to have a talk with God where you could clearly and immediately hear His voice? Just imagine you could invite a wise, beloved mentor to sit on your porch and sip a glass of tea while discussing the cares of the world and most importantly, your life. No question is off limits. The author uses ... God speaks to you!

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 2/6 jsparrow7 wrote: "Each one of you also must love his wife...and wife must respect her husband." Ephesians 5:33 (NIV) Currently, one of the most studied questions in psychology is the role of gender in today's world. The author of The Language of Love & Respect examines this question using the Bible, research and illustrations ... What he meant is not what she heard.... and other truths

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 jsparrow7 wrote: Max’s words, as always, are compelling and challenging. After at lest 25 books, his words still stir my soul and bring hope. At the time I started this book, I thought I had few fears. Reading down the list of chapters in the table of contents nixed that illusion. Fear comes in many forms. Most are ... Max does it again... and better than ever!

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5 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 7/22 jsparrow7 wrote: This tongue-in-cheek book, scattered with bits of truth, points out gender differences, a trendy topic in psychology circles. Written by two married guys, the reader should expect hilarious (and sometimes distorted) observations. Taken in perspective, this book may encourage lively discussions for ... Not an "almost nearly perfect" book... but fun for discussion starters

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3 Stars

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This Is Your Brain On Joy

This Is Your Brain On Joy

On 5/26 jsparrow7 wrote: Some may envision children with Jell-O-red smiles, rambunctious puppies, or Fourth of July parades. For others, joy may conjure up memories of time spent with someone you love or warm summer evenings. However, in this book, the author takes a more scientific approach. Through the use of SPECT (single ... How do you picture joy?,

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 jsparrow7 wrote: Has someone ever impacted your life by saying what you needed to hear at just the right time? In The Noticer, a community is blessed to have a quirky man named Jones who turns up at just the right place, at just the right time. His words are words you may have heard before. Then, at other times, he takes ... Lunatic...or Angel?

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3 Stars

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Reflections of God's Holy Land

Reflections of God's Holy Land

On 11/25 jsparrow7 wrote: Written by two friends, a Christian from the United States and a Jew from Israel, this “arm chair tour” of Israel illustrates miracles, both ancient and modern. As the two friends move from the Judean Wilderness to the Garden Tomb, the women journey not only in miles but in depth of heart and kinship. ... “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” (David Ben-Gurion, p. 18)

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