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They Came for Freedom

They Came for Freedom

On 11/5 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: The Pilgrims did not create a Thanksgiving holiday, not intend that future fall institution. A singular event after two years of hard circumstances upon arrival in New Plymouth was a one-off expression of gratitude. Turkey or cranberries weren't on the menu of the Pilgrim Fathers. Somehow the tradition ... Are you willing to discover one of the roots of the American society?

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Real Artists Don't Starve

Real Artists Don't Starve

On 10/6 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Thanks to the power of the myth that real artists starve for art, live in poverty, are recognized and valued after their death, many of us have a distorted view of artistry. Aspiring artists take the safe route in life and don't dare to stand out. Enter myth buster Jeff Goins who in Real Artists Don't ... Convincing plea to turn your artistic creativity into success

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What Happens After You Die

What Happens After You Die

On 8/14 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: What happens after you die? This is one of those poignant life questions for which a Christian should know the answer. Rather than repeating what others say it's good to dig into the Bible every now and then to unearth the promises and statements found there. I recognize much of the journey I made for ... Clear and concise, founded in the Bible, instead of love covers all wishful thinking.

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Launch Your Dream

Launch Your Dream

On 7/11 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Dale Partrigde is also the founder of StartupCamp.com that provides consulting services to startups. A condensed version of the online programs offered is published as Launch Your Dream: A 30-Day Plan for Turning Your Passion into Your Profession. Vice versa ... Introduction to sales, management, and product development

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3 Stars

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Beyond Justice

Beyond Justice

On 6/11 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Hayden McCarthy has just set a major career step in a Washington D.C. law firm by winning an unwinnable case. She's handed a new case, challenging at first sight. It's a case without a clear context. A Mexican drugs cartel, a candidate senator looking for influence, and a woman with a murdered ... Cara Putman - Beyond Justice

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4 Stars

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Dawn of Christianity

Dawn of Christianity

On 4/30 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Other than a chronological ordered Bible, The Dawn of Christianity draws heavily on recent archeological discoveries in retelling Jesus Christ's life on Earth, and an initial couple of decennia of his Kingdom movement, that became Christianity. Hutchison is convinced of the facts backing up the facts ... Update on your views on Christianity's birth

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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

On 4/8 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: On November 24, 2012, a fire broke out on the ground floor of the Tazreen Fashions factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The eight-story building had no fire escapes, no emergency exits. According to official reports, at least 117 workers perished that night, and over 200 were injured. The way large western ... Contemporary theme mixed with love, attempts to escape from danger, and social responsibility of a for-profit firm

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Unfolding

Unfolding

On 3/3 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In Unfolding, the plot's two main characters. Jonah, suffering from frequent epileptic seizures and scoliosis, and Stormi, a free, flying girl, that somehow was dropped on Earth in a Tornado Alley Oklahoma village. Stormi senses things before they actually happen. Relax, despite the possibly scary cover, ... Jonathan Friesen - Unfolding: What she foresees could tear them apart

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2 Stars

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The Candidate

The Candidate

On 12/25 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In this fourth book by Lis Wiehl, I read, GNN host and journalist Erica Sparks is put right in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign. Mike Ortiz survived Al Qaida torture in Iraq and is favorite to become president-elect. When his direct opponent is murdered, a series of killings is initiated. ... The Candidate is a thrilling sequel in the Newsmaker series

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It's Not Fair

It's Not Fair

On 10/24 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Life's not fair, that's a certainty. It may be the rain, flu, or unemployment. In Melanie Dale's case, it was infertility. Why seem all the women around you getting pregnant, while you're relying on in vitro fertilization? Dale shares in a popular blog style, tweets, notes, and Facebook posts put into ... Hilarious and bloody serious about life's unfairness

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Play with Fire

Play with Fire

On 9/21 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Popular speaker and teacher Bianca Juarez Olthoff uses her own coming of age and spiritual awakening to teach her audience to Play With Fire. Bianca's life so far has been a rough ride through loneliness, obese and facing her mother being misdiagnosed and treated for cancer during years. Her upbringing ... Bianca Juarez Olthoff - Play with Fire

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When Death Draws Near

When Death Draws Near

On 9/8 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In 2015 I read A Cry from the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks. Her third Gwen Marcey series instance When Death Draws Near, takes the forensic artist Gwen Marcey to a new assignment in Pikeville, Kentucky. She has to draw a serial rapist to be caught. One after another the witnesses disappear. A Pentecostal ... Carrie Stuart Parks - When Death Draws Near

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With My Eyes Wide Open

With My Eyes Wide Open

On 7/27 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Brian 'Head' Welch left nu-metal KoRn after becoming a Christian, his need to get free from alcohol and drugs abuse and the urgency to spend more time with his daughter Jennea. As a single parent, still struggling with depressions and anger, Welch fought his way out with the help of God, friends, and ... Brian 'head' Welch - With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn

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This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 6/26 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In This is Awkward, pastor Sammy Rhodes breaks away from the comfort zone, and opens up to share his personal awkward moments. From lust and fat, being single and parenting, Rhodes emphasizes the uncertainties, the lack of self-control, self-consciousness we deal with. God loves awkward people, for there ... This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection

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Parables

Parables

On 4/12 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: n this new book MacArthur explores a series of Jesus' parables as recorded in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Whether the true meaning of story's symbolic features is obvious or one that requires some detective work (and yes, the author loves to dig deeper and teach us on his findings), the point ... John F. MacArthur - Parables The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told

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Wicked Women of the Bible

Wicked Women of the Bible

On 12/8 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In Wicked Women of the BIble award wining author Ann Spangler reimagines the stories of some of the Bible's most fascinating women, from Eve and Sarah, Deborah, Jael, and Esther to Mary Magdalena. While keeping as close as possible to the original biblical texts, fictional conversations and historical ... Ann Spangler - Wicked Women of the Bible

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Slow to Judge

Slow to Judge

On 9/26 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: he church today has more than an image problem; it has an attitude problem. The attitude turns judgmental too often and too quickly. Sure, truth must be spoken. God invites us to judge and to help correct wrongs from a place of understanding. In Slow to Judge : Sometimes It's OK to Listen, scholar David ... Listen very carefully

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Simply God

Simply God

On 8/21 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Simply God: Gods Messages of Love and Encouragement by Rick Richards was recommended as "his most powerful work to date. In teaching pastors, evangelists and everyday Christians the difference between “convincing” and “equipping,” Richards delivers a radical new view of what it means to be a ... Rick Richards - Simply God: God's Messages of Love and Encouragement

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Death on Hold

Death on Hold

On 8/13 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In January 1983 Burt Folsom read Kurt Andersen's article The Death Penalty: Eye for an Eye in Time Magazine about Mitch Rutledge, a black man on death row with an IQ of 84 who said he was sorry for what he did. "Forget him," were the last words. Burt wrote Mitch a letter and discovered a man more intelligent ... Burton W. Folsom & Anita Folsom - Death on Hold

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The Miracle in the Middle

The Miracle in the Middle

On 7/19 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Recognizing God's voice and living the faith is easy in the beginning of your spiritual journey. And once a destination is reached, you may be thankful and joyful. The difficult part is in the middle. Enter The Miracle in the Middle: Finding God's Voice in the Void by Charlotte Gambill. She takes Mark ... Find God in the middle, the lowpoints in life

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The Complete 101 Collection

The Complete 101 Collection

On 7/18 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: John C. Maxwell and his team cherry-picked the essentials in subjects such as leadership, attitude, relationships, teamwork, and mentoring and put them in an easy to read format. The 101 series helped more than one million readers to become better leaders. Now, all 6 titles have been combined into The ... John C. Maxwell - The Complete 101 Collection: What Every Leader Should Know

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Transcending Mysteries

Transcending Mysteries

On 6/7 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God, and What Does He Want from Us?, Ginny Owens & Andrew Greer, both singer-songwriters share their discoveries made in Old Testament stories, and applications in their personal lives and the lives of friends. Often Christian churches focus their preaching on Jesus ... Ginny Owens & Andrew Greer - Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God, and What Does He Want from Us?

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Believe, NIV

Believe, NIV

On 3/28 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Randy Frazee, Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church, developed Believe to unlock the main topics of becoming a follower of Christ. Whereas written theologies, or works of doctrine address these for a more mature, fellow believer, Believe is aiming at a seeker who like to know more about faith than a single ... Randy Frazee - Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

On 2/26 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: As a pastor you want to set an example for your church. Rick Warren, currently hosting 25,000 people in his Sadlleback Church services, realized on the day he was baptizing 800+ people, how many people had overweight.....including himself. He confessed his disobedience to God's commandment to treat the ... Rick Warren, Daniel Amen & Mark Hyman - The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

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A Cry from the Dust

A Cry from the Dust

On 1/18 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: The Mountain Meadows Interpretative Center asked forensic expert Gwen Marcey to reconstruct the faces of three intact bodies that were discovered from the 1857 wagon train massacre of more than 120 people by Mormon fanatics calling themselves Avenging Angels. A secret from the 19th century could still ... Carrie Stuart Parks - A Cry from the Dust

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David Wilkerson

David Wilkerson

On 11/30 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Penned by his son Gary Wilkerson and co-author Scott Sawyer, the life of his dad, David Wilkerson, in David Wilkerson - The Cross, the Switchblade, and the Man Who Believed tells his remarkable story. David himself would never have wanted this book, but after his death in 2011, Gary gathered every possible ... David Wilkerson - The Cross, the Switchblade, and the Man Who Believed

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Speak

Speak

On 9/15 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Where more sermons will not change the world, our personal stories, testimonies of a living faith, can. In Speak, popular blogger Nish Weiseth, stresses the importance of using a story as vehicle to explain the gospel, show grace, and proclaim God's Kingdom on Earth today. Though Weiseth doesn't promote ... Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World

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Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

On 8/1 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Many books on leadership concentrate on good or ‘best’ practices, often taken from interviews with successful corporations and sociological research. Both nonbelievers, Christians (e.g. John Maxwell) and Mormons (e.g. Stephen Covey) produce leadership books. Biblical characters such as Jesus Christ ... Ralph K Hawkins & Richard Leslie Parrott – Leadership Lessons Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul

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The Solomon Seduction

The Solomon Seduction

On 7/12 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: After Samson (The Samson Syndrome) and Caleb (The Caleb Quest) Mark Atteberry once again delved the life of a biblical male character to present timeless lessons for both men and women. In The Solomon Seduction: What You Can Learn from the Wisest Fool in the Bible there are 10 wake-up calls for you to ... Mark Atteberry – The Solomon Seduction: What You Can Learn from the Wisest Fool in the Bible

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The Samson Syndrome

The Samson Syndrome

On 5/24 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: AAll that went to Sunday school classes have heard of Samson. Like Noah, Jonah, David & Goliath, and Jesus' miracles Samon's story belongs to the popular parts of the Bible. Non-believers may think of Samson and Delilah, whether it's the painting, movie, opera or song with that title. What's the story ... Mark Atteberry - The Samson Syndrome: What You Can Learn from the Baddest Boy in the Bible

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Futureville

Futureville

On 4/6 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In Futureville, Skye Jethani investigates the consequences of imaging the future for life today. Drawing from parent’s new hope gotten at the New York World’s Fair in 1939, crashed by next year’s World War II and the loss of a 6 years old son, there’s a tension between the bright future and the ... Skye Jethani – Futureville: Discover Your Purpose for Today by Reimagining Tomorrow

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All You Want to Know About Hell

All You Want to Know About Hell

On 2/17 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Some pastors preach every Sunday about pending punishment in hell, Meatloaf loved to sing about it, even came Back from Hell in 1993. Bobby Conway, in his reaction to Rob Bell‘s Love Wins, Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die (2011) accused preachers of being closet universalists, stating ... Steve Gregg – All You Want to Know About Hell

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Innovation's Dirty Little Secret

Innovation's Dirty Little Secret

On 12/20 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Unlike most business books on innovation Larry Osborne does not draw on worn out (urban) legends, instead applies spiritual and managerial lessons in and from his own organization, a mega church in San Diego and his role as teaching pastor. In this Innovation Series book from the Leadership Network Osborne ... Larry Osborne – Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret

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Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

On 12/4 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Ken Davis was asked very often for his silver bullet or secret ingredient for delivering an effective speech or presentation. He drafted the first version back in 1991, got famous for conferences and training on this topic. Now, a revised and revamped version of Secrets of Dynamic Communication, aimed ... Ken Davis – Secrets of Dynamic Communication

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 10/11 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: An entertaining coming of age by the now Episcopal priest Ian Morgan Cron. Cron is honest about his adult lens to do his personal retrospective. Of course it’s part fiction and ‘a memoir….of sorts’. His Roman Catholic upbringing, earliest memories of his alcoholic father who worked for the CIA ... An entertaining coming of age

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The Organic God

The Organic God

On 8/5 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Rediscover God as natural, pure and essential. What do you love about Jesus? That question may bring you to fall in love again with God all over again. That’s the purpose of the The Organic God (2007, re-issued as e-book in 2009 and now promoted again to bloggers and reviewers like me) by popular speaker, ... Margaret Feinberg – The Organic God

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Francis

Francis

On 7/16 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is a man of prayer, a man of action, and a humble man who has always promoted others over himself. In fact, it was Bergoglio who bowed out of the running in the papal election of 2005 to facilitate the rise of Benedict XVI. The recent resignation of Pope Benedict ... Mario Escobar – Francis Man of Prayer

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 6/7 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: After Heart of Ice, A Matter of Trust was my second crime fiction book I read by Lis Wiehl & April Henry. After her husband’s death, prosecutor Mia Quinn is back in office, but constantly struggling between work, her two children and financial debts. Her friend Colleen is murdered while she and Mia ... Lis Wiehl – A Matter of Trust

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Stress Test

Stress Test

On 5/8 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Dr. Matt Newman thought he just could leave his private practice and resume his career in academic medicine. But after being kidnapped after a night shift in the ER and having miraculously escaped in a remote industrial area of Dallas, TX, Matt faces all kinds of unexpected twists of fate. He is accused ... Richard Mabry – Stress Test

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When Donkeys Talk

When Donkeys Talk

On 4/7 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: When Donkeys Talk subtitled A Quest to Rediscover the Mystery and Wonder of Christianity is a deep dive into the lost sense of wonder of close fellowship with God, His Creation and His children? American singer/songwriter Tyler Blanski took the story in Numbers 22 of Balaam‘s talking donkey as a starter. ... Tyler Blanski – When Donkeys Talk

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Babylon’s Falling

Babylon’s Falling

On 2/28 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In Babylon’s Falling William G. Collins put the biblical book of Daniel in a historical fictional setting to depict a possible biography of the seer. Daniel, captured by the armries of Babylon and taken from Judah to Babylon see the splendor of the city, the hanging gardens and palaces. With his three ... William G. Collins- Babylon’s Falling

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Heart of Ice (trade paper)

Heart of Ice (trade paper)

On 1/16 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Lis Wiehl co-wrote with April Henry The Triple Threat Club novels, which follow three fiercely intelligent women—a TV reporter, a Federal prosecutor and an FBI agent. At first sight, theft and arson seem to be the trick of a man, Joe. His youth was devoted to setting fire and discovery the powers of ... Lis Wiehl & April Henry – Heart of Ice

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The Fantasy Fallacy

The Fantasy Fallacy

On 12/12 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Where the Fifty Shades of Grey novel by the British author E.L. James which glorifies BSDM and the young girl versus old man role playying got the of attention by millions of female readers last year, a critical look for the reason for reading and watching books and erotic movies, pornography or practices ... Shannon Ethridge – The Fantasy Fallacy

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10 Christians Everyone Should Know

10 Christians Everyone Should Know

On 11/5 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: 10 Christians Everyone Should Know - Lives of the Faithful and What They Mean to You gives you abridged introductions to the biographies in the Christian Encounters Series from Thomas Nelson Publishers. In chronological order you meet the lives of Saint Patrick, Galileo Galilei, Anne Bradstreet, John ... John Perry – 10 Christians Everyone Should Know

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The River

The River

On 9/25 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Gabriel Clarke looses his father when he was just five years old, when daddy tries to save a rafter’s life in a Colorado river. With his mother he relocates to Kansas, where she becomes a maid to earn money and Gabriel grows up. Gabriel never feels really at home and misses his father. He’s afraid ... Michael Neale – The River

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Bittersweet Surrender

Bittersweet Surrender

On 9/25 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Bittersweet Surrender (2008) is a very nice story about Carry Westlake, for whom the last couple of years been kind of rough. First she survives breast cancer, but loses her husband who can’t handle the mastectomie. Then she loses her best friend Ivy due to a car crash and her brother CJ has debts ... Diann Hunt – Bittersweet Surrender

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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 6/26 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Rather than condeming fellow believers for their sexual struggles and covering his own, Michael John Cusick (1964) shares his own story in Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle. He goes all the way and offers hope. G.K. Chesterton is quoted as “Every time a man knocks ... Michael John Cusick – Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle

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The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

On 6/12 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Mark DeMoss, president of the DeMoss Group, a public relations firm he founded in 1991 specifically to serve Christian organizations and causes, gathered his insights for living wisely from history, Scripture, and a lifetime of listening. DeMoss reads every single day a chapter of Proverbs, but knows ... Mark DeMoss – The Little Red Book of Wisdom

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 5/4 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Dr. Stokes received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1992 and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1994. While serving as an advanced and senior engineer in Florida in the 1990s, Dr. Stokes took theological courses at Reformed Theological ... Mitch Stokes – A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 4/11 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Three Amish women yearn for the perfect wedding. An Amish wedding contains 3 novellas, written by different authors: A perfect secret by Kelly Long A perfect match by Kathleen Fuller A perfect plan by Beth Wiseman A perfect secret’s story is about Rose Bender and Luke Lantz. Lifelong friends and neighbours. ... Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller & Kelly Long – An Amish Wedding

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Treasuring Emma

Treasuring Emma

On 3/21 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: This is not the first Amish-novel I read. I read a lot of novels about Amish families by Wanda E. Brunstetter. From the very start, Treasuring Emma, a Middlefield Family Novel by Kathleen Fuller reads the same way. I was very amused to find a “glossary” with a translation of the Amish words used. Because I’m ... Kathleen Fuller – Treasuring Emma

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 3/7 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Do you want to get well? How obvious the answer may sound, the more complex reality is. Stephen Arterburn is sure. The power to heal—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually—is in God’s hands. But the choice to be healed is ours. Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life ... Stephen Arterburn – Healing Is a Choice

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 1/9 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Most people do not read the Bible in its original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek). No translation is ever completely successful, however, whether of the Bible or any other text. All translations fall short for a variety of reasons. The Expanded Bible allows the reader to see multiple possibilities ... The [expanded] Bible

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The 360 Degree Leader

The 360 Degree Leader

On 10/11 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Middle management, leading from the middle, leading without a position, 99% of the leaders will not be a single CEO out there, but still face the challenges of applying leadership principles on a daily basis. New-York Times best selling author John C. Maxwell already wrote tens of books on leadership. ... John C. Maxwell – The 360 Degrees Leader

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Has God Spoken? (Int'l)

Has God Spoken? (Int'l)

On 10/2 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Fellow Dutch, but post-WWII Canada and later US resident, radio host (Bible Answer Man) and Bible Scholar Hank Hanegraaff uses Bible, history, and archeology in themes, characterized by memorizable acronyms to confirm the divine origin and truth of the Bible. He’s strongly opposed to the narrow ... Hank Hanegraaff – Has God Spoken?

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The Book that Made Your World

The Book that Made Your World

On 9/1 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Vishal Mangalwadi, an Indian philosopher, takes his readers on a discovery tour. He explores why the Bible, and not the Qur’an, nor Buddah, Hindu practices or other religions reformed Europe and built western society. The Book that Made Your World How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization ... Vishal Mangalwadi – The Book That Made Your World

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 8/4 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Theodore Roosevelt Malloch draws an alternative to the short term driven, shareholder value centered from of capitalism. Instead of capital, labor force and land, the old means to make the economy tick, he digs into the virtues, once written by Greek scholars like Aristotle and Plato, and enriched by ... Theodore Malloch – Doing Virtuous Business

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 7/17 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Print PDF In the Christian Encounters series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, Rick Marschall presents the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach is generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. He is the inventor of the counterpoint or polyphony ... Rick Marschall – Johann Sebastian Bach

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 6/20 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: The Ancient Practices series, published by Thomas Nelson, contains forgotten or (in our Western version of Christianity) neglected practices. Robert Benson presents a structure to be In Constant Prayer. No, it’s not a appeal to be in prayer 24/7 personally, but follow the tradition of office hours, ... Robert Benson – In Constant Prayer

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 6/8 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: David Ponder, self-made, successful, but also pondering about his added value to humanity, is invited to the final summit by archangel Gabriel. As chairman of a interesting group of human brilliant, smart, and notorious people they need to find the answer to what humanity has to do, “individually, ... Andy Andrews – The Final Summit

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 6/1 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Andy Stanley, pastor, author of e.g. The Grace of God (2010) and Seven Practices for Effective Ministry (2004) and founder of North Point Ministries, has an intriguing message for all of you seeking direction on their life. Subtitled How to get from where you are to where you want to be, The Principle of the ... Andy Stanley – The Principle of the Path

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/30 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado shares Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions in Max on Life. As you can imagine lots of readers, church members have written to Max in the past years expecting an answer. Some of them were covered in other books, others weren’t published ... Max Lucado seems to have all the answers

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2 Stars

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 11/17 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In The Zone is a new American event for Christian men. This ministry, founded by Kyle Rote Jr and Joe Pettigrew, focuses on four topics central to the life of today’s man: balance (making it all fit), life at work, differences between men and women and fatherhood. Notably absent is the church, as earthly ... Kyle Rote Jr & Joe Pettigrew – Living Life In The Zone

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3 Stars

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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 10/12 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In Seeds of Turmoil, subtitled The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East, Bryant Wright, founding pastor of the 7500+ members Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, explores root causes for the past and current controversies between Jews and Arabs, Muslims and Christians, ... Bryant Wright – Seeds of Turmoil

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/14 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Max Lucado‘s latest book explores the biblical book of Acts. The early years of christian church demonstrate what we as believers are supposed to live up to. It’s no self-help, success story, but a reflection of the two Great Commandments: love God, love people. A call to action for all of us, ordinary people, to ... Max Lucado – Outlive Your Life, You Were Made to Make a Difference

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5 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 9/1 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Christopher A. Cunningham, a sales professional for one of America’s leading medical device companies. He is a certified lay minister and speaks to sales and marketing teams (as well as Christian groups) at meetings and retreats about ‘Believing Impossible Beliefs’. He wrote Jungle Warfare – ... Christopher A. Cunningham – Jungle Warfare

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3 Stars

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A Guy's Guide to Life

A Guy's Guide to Life

On 8/3 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: A Guy’s Guide to Life: How to Become a Man in 224 Pages or Less is a teenage guy’s handbook to becoming a man with a healthy mind, body, and soul. Jason Boyett uses today’s slang to present sensitive topics like self-image, peer pressure, sexuality, education, building relationships, friendships and dating in a ... James Boyett – A Guy’s Guide to Life

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4 Stars

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Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life

Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life

On 6/3 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life is a collection of quotes, one-liners and proverbs that help you at dull moments in your career or just the need for a strong motivational phrase in your next presentation. There are quotes on work, leadership, character, success, problems and money from a variety ... Bryan Curtis – Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life

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4 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Pete Wilson appeals to all of us, struggling with dreams not realized, lost loved ones and disrupted plans. The classic Why’s in life. He subtitled Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn’t Show Up the Way You Thought He Would? Just like Philip Yancey and Henri Nouwen he starts off with ... Pete Wilson – Plan B

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5 Stars

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 5/2 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In Will the World End in 2012?, Raymond Hundley, gives a Christian evaluation of the ten most prominent apocalypse theories causing 2012 mania, both offline and online. He touches in short chapters after a possible scenario, the basic tenets of the theories and claims, followed by a judgement and conclusion. Ancient Mayan priests, ... Raymond C. Hundley – Will The World End in 2012?

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3 Stars

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Why You Say It

Why You Say It

On 3/28 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: The late Webb Garrison (he died in 2000, actually this was his last book) left us with a great etymology volume on 600 everyday words and phrases in English. The author gathered fascinating backgrounds, unexpected origins and funny twists of history and languages. For me as a non-native English reader I don’t use every phrase ... Webb Garrison – Why You Say It

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5 Stars

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Tithing 2

Tithing 2

On 3/4 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Douglas LeBlanc's latest book in the Ancient Practices Series, Tithing: Test me in this covers the for many delicate subject of tithing. Rather than providing biblical exegesis on this topic LeBlanc briefly only briefly touched the practice in the Introduction. The main part of his book consists of interviews ... Douglas LeBlanc – Tithing: test me in this

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4 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 1/29 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Dr. Earl Henslin wrote This Is Your Brain In Love – New Scientific Breakthroughs for a More Passionate and Emotionally Healthy Marriage for all the lovers doubting whether it’s just their soul mate’s problem, age, personality or whatever other reason for their damaged love life. Henslin leans ... Earl Henslin – This Is Your Brain In Love

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An Amish Christmas

An Amish Christmas

On 12/23 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Three authors (Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron) wrote three novellas on Christmastime in Lancaster Country, Amish’s Paradise, Pennsylvania. Timeless themes like a returned lover, inner & outer beauty and the longing for offspring, a place and family to belong to. Seth & Miriam ... Wiseman, Fuller & Cameron – An Amish Christmas

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 12/1 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Sister Joan Chittister focuses in this book on the many aspects of Church’s feast and celebrations calendar, The Liturgical Year. With its cycle from Advent, Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. Every season, every element is meant to have an impact in our personal life, to help us grow spiritually. So, neither the book or the liturgical ... Joan Chittister – The Liturgical Year

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 11/2 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: Stephen Mansfield, known for his faith / public life mingled biographies on e.g. Winston Churchill, Pope Benedictus XVI, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, got tired of politics and jumped into Guiness’ world of beer brewers, bankers and preachers. As Guiness celebrates its 250 years in 2009, tracing ... Stephen Mansfield – The Search for God and Guiness

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5 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 10/1 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: As a sequel to 2008's What in the world is going on? , Jeremiah elaborates 10 practical instructions for living a confident life in a world filled with chaos and crisis. While his former book totally focused on Christ's return, this one is somehow hooked on the basic question 'Will you be ready when ... David Jeremiah - Living in Confidence in a Chaotic World

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/26 Henk-Jan van der Klis wrote: In his latest work Max Lucado, author of tens of inspirational books, children's books, and co-editor of a couple of bible editions, elaborates thoughts on fear and answers from a biblical, christian perspective. Fear addresses and shapes our character. It turns us into control freaks, raises doubts ... Max Lucado - Fearless

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