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5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today

5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today

On 8/7 Charity wrote: Sometimes we just need a bit of encouragement. I don't know about you, but when I am going through a life change (like say.... oh, the birth of my daughter!) ;) I just need something that I can go to for a bit of encouragement and peace. This book is that for me. I actually took it with me to the ... Book Review: Peace for Today

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Jesus Calling for Little Ones

Jesus Calling for Little Ones

On 9/21 Charity wrote: If you haven't heard of the devotional, Jesus Calling, it is one of my absolute favorites. Based on Scripture, it is often exactly what I need for the day. I was excited to see this little Jesus Calling for Little Ones! It is very sweet, encouraging, and comforting for little ones. Like the adult version, ... Book Review: Jesus Calling for Little Ones

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The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

On 7/3 Charity wrote: I'll start out with the news... our family is sooo excited! We have a contract on a house! It is a beautiful house with lots of room for our family, for us to (once again... finally) be able to entertain guests, and with a backyard for our little girl to have room to run!! I'm eager for that closing ... A bit of news and a book review!!

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Words to Dream On

Words to Dream On

On 4/9 Charity wrote: Somehow I have a renewed interest in children's Bible story books! :) When I saw the opportunity to review this one, it certainly sounded interesting! I have not been disappointed! I love the structure of the book. Each story has a Scripture verse as well as a bedtime prayer and a blessing. What a wonderful ... Book Review: Words To Dream On

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The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers

The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers

On 2/18 Charity wrote: What a fun little story Bible. We gave this to our little one for Valentine's Day. She liked it. The illustrations are very bright and colorful. Fun to look at! The stories are short, lots of detail left out. That bothered me a bit at first, but it IS a book for toddlers, so a lot of detail isn't necessary, ... Book Review: The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers

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The NKJV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible

On 11/13 Charity wrote: A few weeks ago, I was thinking about getting a new Bible. I have one study Bible that I've used, but I was ready for something a bit different. I wasn't sure what yet, and I was going to start looking around. I thought maybe even a small Bible to carry. I wanted a New King James Version for a couple ... Book review - The NKJV Study Bible

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The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas

On 10/10 Charity wrote: Yes, Christmas is coming very quickly!!! Anyone ready? Yeah... me either. Every year I make plans that the NEXT year I will get my shopping done early!!  After all, I want to relax and be able to enjoy the holiday season! This year, I also have a very special birthday party to plan!!! (One I've ... Book Review: The Legend of St. Nicholas

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4 Stars

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NIV Streams in the Desert Bible

NIV Streams in the Desert Bible

On 9/17 Charity wrote: There are a few devotional books that have withstood the tests of time to keep encouraging Christians in their daily walk. Streams in the Desert is one of them. This devotional has a special meaning to me as the Bible college I went to was the same one that Lettie Cowman attended over 100 years ago. ... Book Review: Streams in the Desert Bible

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My Happy Pumpkin

My Happy Pumpkin

On 8/5 Charity wrote: Ok, so it isn't quite fall yet.. but September will be here before we know it!! :) I thought this little book looked like one Joy and I will enjoy through the years. :) The illustrations are very sweet and fun as well as pretty fall colors to look at. There are interesting things in the illustrations ... Book Review: My Happy Pumpkin

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4 Stars

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Four Weddings and a Kiss

Four Weddings and a Kiss

On 7/25 Charity wrote: Sometimes you just need a light, fun read, right? Well, I know I do. :) I got this book specifically for that purpose. I wasn't disappointed. It's four novellas in one volume, tied together with a mini story. They are all stories of unlikely romance and each story is very different and fun, set in the ... Book Review: Four Weddings and a Kiss

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Parenting the Wholehearted Child

Parenting the Wholehearted Child

On 5/16 Charity wrote: I just finished reading "Parenting the Wholehearted Child" by Jeannie Cunnion. You may have seen it in bookstores. It is one of the most recently published books on parenting. I love this book!! It is a heartfelt book full of practical advice to help instill the love of God into your children. One of ... Book Review: Parenting the Wholehearted Child

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Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers

Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers

On 2/25 Charity wrote: For some strange reason, I have even more interest than before in reviewing childrens' books! ;) This Rhyme Bible is a fun little board book. Don't know that I would consider it a "story book" as it is more just a book of short rhymes - although the stories of Jesus are longer. The pictures are bright, ... Book Review: The Rhyme Bible

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4 Stars

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Princess Ever After

Princess Ever After

On 2/4 Charity wrote: Imagine: you are a small town girl who has just quit your big job in the world of finance to pursue your dream of restoring classic cars when a handsome stranger from a far off island nation shows up one Friday evening and tells you that you are the royal heir to a country. This is what happened to the ... Book Review: Princess Ever After

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 1/16 Charity wrote: Samantha Moore is a writer. When she gets a grant to go to journalism school, it isn't the type of writing that she has in mind, but she doesn't have many other options. The one requirement for her to get the grant is that she keep the grantor updated with frequent letters addressed to "Mr. Knightley." ... Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley

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Messiah: Origin

Messiah: Origin

On 11/22 Charity wrote: Well, I feel like I kind of left everyone hanging over here. Sorry about that! My brain has been very full... getting ready to bring a little one into our home! What a big job, and most couples have a bit more time to prepare. Mark and I are so very grateful for God's provisions in the last few weeks! ... Checking in and a Quick book Review

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The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 10/23 Charity wrote: The tag line to this book says "There is no such thing as a perfect family." So very true. We live in a broken fallen world, so many families are broken in one way or another. This book chronicles the family life of Elisa Morgan, former CEO of MOPS International for several years. In each chapter, Elisa ... Book Review: The Beauty of Broken

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 8/22 Charity wrote: Yep, another book review... Now that our house is sold (less upkeep - especially keeping it "show ready") and we are put in our temporary location, I have a bit more time to read and catch up. (I don't even have a whole house to care for! Just doing my share in cooking and cleaning here at my parent's ... Book Review: Sherlock Holms and the Needle's Eye

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 5/1 Charity wrote: How to write a cook book review without drooling all over the keyboard!?! I enjoyed perusing through Simply Delicious: Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore. I'll share a little about the recipes and such in a minute, but first to describe the book itself. Before the book arrived, I thought it would be bigger ... Book Review: Simply Delicious

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Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting

On 4/24 Charity wrote: Intentional Parenting... wow. where do I start? This book has soo much good in it. A friend (mother of a one year old) asked me recently if it was too early to read a book I recommended. I told her I had already read it and I don't even have a daughter yet! So is it too early for me to read parenting ... Book Review: Intentional Parenting

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/20 Charity wrote: The Unglued Devotional is the companion book to Lysa TerKeurst's book Unglued. However, I did things backwards and read the devotional first and am now reading the book. :) The devotional is written in 60 short focused daily readings with Scripture, a thought for the day and an ending prayer. I must ... Book Review: Unglued Devotional

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 10/24 Charity wrote: The MoneySmart Family System by Steve and Annette Economides is an in depth resource book as well as instruction "manual" in helping your family learn how to manage money. I choose to review this book, mainly because I knew it was something my husband would be interested in. (He is the official money ... Book Review: The MoneySmart Family System

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 5/14 Charity wrote: I enjoyed reading Lucy Swindoll’s Simple Secrets to A Happy Life. It is comprised of fifty short, easy to read chapters. The book was like sitting down and having a nice chat over a cup of coffee. Luci’s personality shone through and it was easy to discover who she is as a person. I think the book ... Book Review: Simple Secrets

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4 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 1/23 Charity wrote: You know those four in one books? I'm sure you've read them. They seem to be a dime a dozen. I know I have my share - especially Christmas books. They are great for when you want a quick light read - something to help you sleep at night. :) Well, Smitten is a step up from those. Yes, it is a light easy ... Book Review: Smitten

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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

On 11/22 Charity wrote: I am probably an odd one, I know. I enjoy reading etiquette books. (I once read through an entire volume of Miss Manners. You'd think I'd have learned it all...)  ;)  I feel that etiquette has become a lost art and I enjoy finding books for young people that help them learn how to respond in ... Book Review - 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

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Thank You, God, For Loving Me

Thank You, God, For Loving Me

On 10/5 Charity wrote: This is the first young children's book that I have reviewed. It came in the mail today and it (obviously) didn't take me long to read it! :) I do have quite a weakness for children's books. They are the hardest for me to pass up at book sales (I usually end up with a few...). I really am a kid at heart ... Book Review - Thank you, God

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Love You More

Love You More

On 9/27 Charity wrote: I love reading adoption stories. It's wonderful to see how God has brought other families together through adoption. I am excited to see how our family will come together! When I saw the opportunity to read this book about the Grant family's adoption story, I took it! You know you have enjoyed a book ... Love You More - Book Review

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 6/10 Charity wrote: Spring for Susannah is a historical fiction book about a mail order bride and her adjustments to Dakota frontier territory. Susannah, out of options in her hometown now that both of her parents have died, marries her minister's brother, Jesse, by proxy before heading out to meet him for the first time. ... Spring for Susannah

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3 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 4/28 Charity wrote: You could probably judge my reading progress as a child by the mysteries I read. The summer right before I turned 10, I could read two books a day - Bobbsey Twins. Then I progressed to Trixie Belden and the Three Investigators (the last ones looked really creepy, but weren't much worse than Belden) :) ... No Place Like Holmes

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Charity wrote: Today I finished another book for Booksneeze, Max on Life. Reading a book by Max Lucado is like an encouraging visit from a friend. I found this book particularly interesting and unique because it is not focused on one particular topic. It is set up in a much different format than any other books of ... Max on Life

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 4/4 Charity wrote: Every girl wants to be a princess, right? Well, a lot of them anyway. It seems like princesses are everywhere. But I love the thought that each girl (and woman!) can be a princess because we are a child of the King! That's one thing that initially drew me to this book. That and the fact that I enjoy ... How to Be God's Little Princess

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4 Stars

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The Revolutionary Paul Revere

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

On 3/8 Charity wrote: Have you ever heard of Apollos Rivoire? I hadn't until I read this book. Apollos Rivoire is the father of Paul Revere. In 1715, at the age of 13, Apollos was put on a boat to escape the persecution of the Huguenots in France. After arriving in America and learning English and the silversmith trade, he ... The Revolutionary Paul Revere

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Charity wrote: Max Lucado's newest work, Outlive Your Life, is a challenge to believers to live life outside the box. He encourages us that we can each make a difference in our world for Christ. The book is based on the book of Acts and he retells stories from the book of Acts as well as modern day counterparts to ... Outlive Your Life - Book Review

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5 Stars

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The Word of Promise New Testament

The Word of Promise New Testament

On 3/11 Charity wrote: I have the privilege to review the Word of Promise New Testament audio Bible. You have probably seen this in your local Christian bookstore. The Word of Promise isn't just an ordinary audio Bible, it has been dramatized with a beautiful score and believable sound effects. Many talented actors have taken ... Word of Promise: New Testament

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Fearless

Fearless

On 12/8 Charity wrote: Many times in battling fear, we feel like we are the only ones facing certain things. In his book Fearless, Max Lucado helps us to face those fears and reassures us that with Christ there is no need to live in constant fear of man or events. Lucado points out that fear can be paralyzing, keeping us from ... Fearless by Max Lucado

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The Well-Behaved Child

The Well-Behaved Child

On 10/21 Charity wrote: If you are like me, you have probably noticed many children who are out of control. Example: the wailing child in the grocery store! I’ve wondered myself what are the best ways to prevent such outbursts. I recently finished reading The Well-behaved Child by John Rosemond. In the book, Mr. Rosemond ... The Well-Behaved Child

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