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NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

On 10/3 kolbs wrote: In the flooded market of teen study Bibles, the NKJV gets lost. Nothing about this Bible stands out. We have reviewed and recommend different Bibles that we come across for youth pastors and for students. This Bible looks like it is straight out of the 90’s, and with it’s easy solvable antidotes ... NKJV Teen Study Bible Review

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1 Stars

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Sandcastle Kings

Sandcastle Kings

On 5/17 kolbs wrote: Sandcastle kings is a book about building our foundation on the solid rock that is Jesus Christ. Rich Wilkerson. Jr’s is famously known as Kayne West’s pastor. He is the pastor who officiated Kim Kardashian and Kayne West’s wedding in Italy. That is all I knew of Rich Wilkerson Jr, and I assumed ... Sandcastle Kings Review

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4 Stars

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H3 Leadership

H3 Leadership

On 5/17 kolbs wrote: This past fall I stumbled across a book called, “H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.” This book has revolutionized my leadership. Brad Lomenick has written one of the best books on leadership I have ever read (part of my Masters is in church leadership). This is the book you ... The best book on leadership

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5 Stars

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7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

On 12/15 kolbs wrote: “If someone told you that you had a 50 percent chance of losing all your money by the end of the month, we are are certain they would have your full attention…Knowing there is a good chance of some life-altering tragedy, you would do everything to avoid it. And yet, everyday people get married with ... A book to help good marriages become great marriages.

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4 Stars

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NIV Zondervan Study Bible

NIV Zondervan Study Bible

On 9/23 kolbs wrote: I am not a huge fan of the NIV, even though that is what my first Bible was 16 years ago when I became a Christian in grade 10. I usually stick to the ESV. I recently reviewed the ESV Student Study Bible, and it will be my go to resource for teenagers who are looking to go deeper in their walk with ... A Great Bible For Church Leaders

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4 Stars

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Bonhoeffer Student Edition

Bonhoeffer Student Edition

On 7/16 kolbs wrote: Bonhoeffer Student Edition: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is a great book that would impact your students. I love how Eric Metaxas modified this book for students. His book, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, is a must read for pastors, and adults. I doubt that students in your youth ministry ... A book that will help students change the world

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4 Stars

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 6/6 kolbs wrote: In a digital world where we are trying to be someone who will gain more likes, or get more followers, Don Miller‘s book, Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, is timely. We need transparency and intimacy today in our world if we are going to lead real and authentic people. People ... One of the best books to come out on relationships in the past year. Read it, devour it, and pass it on.

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4 Stars

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Life Is _____.

Life Is _____.

On 5/8 kolbs wrote: I heard Judah Smith two years ago at a catalyst one day in Seattle. I was surprised to hear Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel back him. They talked about this Pastors kid who started as a janitor at his church and now was the Lead Pastor. It was and is an incredible story. Judah Smith is passionate ... Great book for students and young adults.

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4 Stars

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NIV Proclamation Bible

NIV Proclamation Bible

On 4/20 kolbs wrote: Things we like about the NIV Proclamation Bible: 1. The NIV is very readable. My first Bible as a student was a NIV Student Bible. Love the translation. ESV is what I currently use, but sometimes it can be really clunky. 2. The text is clean and easy to read. The paper quality make this Bible ... Good, but not great.

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3 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 3/16 kolbs wrote: We always need more books on identity. Timothy Keller shows the importance of what we believe about ourselves when he states, “If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts.” How often is our identity in something other than ... Who do you think you are? [Book Review]

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3 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 12/22 kolbs wrote: This is one great book. Ian Cron does a great job telling the story of his life, and making it into a story that is exciting and engaging. This memoir is about Ian Morgan Cron's journey through life, and faith. He shows the struggles that come with a dysfunctional family, and how he becomes apart of ... Amazing story of a unique life

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4 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 6/1 kolbs wrote: Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola do a great job at restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ. At, times I felt this book lacked a flow from chapter to chapter. It made up for in in Chapter 3 titled, If God Wrote your Biography. For the rest of the book, it felt like I ... Jesus Manifesto Review

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4 Stars

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The Money Answer Book

The Money Answer Book

On 5/8 kolbs wrote: Dave Ramsey, The Money Answer Book.  Paperback. The Money Answer Book by Dave Ramsey is a great little book for all of life’s dificult financial decisions.  If you have a question about paying down debt, to purchasing a car, Dave Ramsey has all the answers in this book.  This would be a great gift for any ... The Money Answer Book, by Dave Ramsey

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4 Stars

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 4/19 kolbs wrote: The Gospel According to Lost by Chris Seay The book, The Gospel According to Lost, states, “Lost is NOT just a television show. It has become larger than that-a massive story filled with mystery that has garnered over twenty million participants. Some might call them viewers, but one does not ... Gospel According to Lost

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3 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 12/8 kolbs wrote: The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World by Stephen Mansfield On the website, Guinness.com, there is the slogan, “Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS” The history of Guinness is pure beauty.  Stephen Mansfield does a great job capturing the essence of the history ... The Search for God and Guinness

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4 Stars

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