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Parables

Parables

On 1/9 Logan Crumrine wrote: Parables by John MacArthur is a good book for someone wanting a deeper understanding of the context of the best teaching tool Jesus used. While it was a bit more academic than I was expecting after a while I didn’t seem to mind. I think that if you are looking for a quick read that is full of powerful ... Parables

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4 Stars

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NIV Bible for Men

NIV Bible for Men

On 11/20 Logan Crumrine wrote: The “NIV Bible for Men” is a pretty good bible. I don’t think that you are going to find anything profound in the study noted and devotionals if you are a student of the bible. This bible is geared to men 20-35 years of age and I think that it does a good job of hitting that dynamic. The topics ... NIV BIBLE FOR MEN

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Man Enough

Man Enough

On 11/3 Logan Crumrine wrote: How does one define himself as a man? This is a question that has attempted to be answered by countless people over the coarse of modern history. To often in the church we are faced with a compelling counter cultural view of manhood. We are faced with images daily that scream “manhhood”, images ... Man Enough

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5 Stars

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NIV Zondervan Study Bible

NIV Zondervan Study Bible

On 9/5 Logan Crumrine wrote: Let me start by saying that the NIV Zondervan Study Bible is not a bible that you will want to haul back and forth to church with you. Nearly 300 pages and close to 5 pounds it will be better used at you desk at home. That being said I absolutely love this study bible. I have reviewed and used several ... NIV Zodervan Study Bible

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5 Stars

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The Looney Experiment

The Looney Experiment

On 8/4 Logan Crumrine wrote: The Looney Experiment by Luke Reynolds is wonderfully crafted and a pure joy to read. You enter the mind of Atticus, a middle school student who has a very active imagination that seems to take over his mind when it wants and not always at the ideal times. Dealing with some issues that so many middle-schoolers ... The Looney Experiment

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5 Stars

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NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

NIV Dad's Devotional Bible

On 7/4 Logan Crumrine wrote: Okay so I am probably like most fathers out there who seek to be Godly men and lead their family in the right way according to scripture. I am probably also like most fathers out there that feel as though we are failing miserably at this task. I received the NIV Dad's Devotional Bible and started looking ... Dad's Devotional Bible

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4 Stars

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A Fellowship of Differents

A Fellowship of Differents

On 5/27 Logan Crumrine wrote: “Jesus and the apostles taught that you were welcome because the church welcomed all to the table”. This quote from Scot McKnight’s book “A Fellowship of Differences” is the one that grabbed and held on to me through out all the pages. How often do I look around my church and see, well me. ... A Fellowship of Differents

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 5/5 Logan Crumrine wrote: Through some health challenges that I have faced over the past few years I have been on a journey to reinvent myself and find my worth in the new normal that I face. This is really what keeps me up at night, the wondering what am I to do since normal everyday 9-5 Jobs may not be a way for me to make ... What Keeps You Up At Night

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Rise

Rise

On 3/10 Logan Crumrine wrote: In “Rise” rapper Trip Lee talks about getting in the game and not sitting on the sideline. Written in a plain easy to understand way this book is not preachy or overly theological I believe this book fits into a larger demographic. Drawing from his life the chances to rise are definitely real and ... Rise

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 3/3 Logan Crumrine wrote: When I approached this book I really did not know what to expect. I had read several reviews and thought it look good and offered a compelling true story that I could really get into. In Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore there is a compelling story of two very unlikely men becoming ... Same kind of Different as Me

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4 Stars

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How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots

How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots

On 1/28 Logan Crumrine wrote: How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots is a fun and entertaining book that teaches good solid principles that parents can trust. The story is engaging and holds the attention of boys, which we all know can be difficult. This is Ron Bates second journey into the world of middle school boys and ... How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots

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Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

On 10/29 Logan Crumrine wrote: I have use several Bible dictionary’s over the years and this is easily the one I have liked the most. The Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary does an exceptional job of not only filling the basic requirements of a Bible dictionary it goes beyond that with the photos and timelines that are included ... NELSON'S ILLUSTRATED BIBLE DICTIONARY

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Beloved Dust

Beloved Dust

On 10/8 Logan Crumrine wrote: In Exodus 14:14 scripture says, “the Lord will fight for you, you only need to be still.” I was reminded of this time and time again as I read through “Beloved Dust”. I like many have found them selves in a bit of a spiritual rut when it comes to my relationship with God. Checking boxes and ... Beloved Dust

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5 Stars

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Killing Lions

Killing Lions

On 9/16 Logan Crumrine wrote: Not very often do I sit down and read a book all the way through in one day, however I did today with “Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face” by John and Sam Eldredge. Being the father of two boys that very soon will be teenagers this book caught my eye. I was interested in what ... Killing Lions

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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

On 9/2 Logan Crumrine wrote: In the follow up to her book she co authored with Dr Clark, Dr Kara Powell gives a much more practical guide to helping your kids gain a lasting faith. In “The sticky faith guide for your family, Powell does an excellent job at starting each chapter with a story that relates to the lesson being covered. ... The Sticky Faith Guide for your Family

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4 Stars

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NIV Life Journey Bible

NIV Life Journey Bible

On 7/19 Logan Crumrine wrote: The NIV Life Journey Bible combines the popular NIV translation with thoughts, reflections, and notes from Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. When looking for a new bible I feel that it is important to know who is giving the devotional thoughts. Townsend and Cloud are the authors of the very popular ... NIV Life Journey Bible

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The Chronological Study Bible NIV

The Chronological Study Bible NIV

On 5/15 Logan Crumrine wrote: The NIV Chronologic Study Bible from Thomas Nelson is a great Bible for everyday reading. I have found that the chronological way this bible is out together adds to the readers over all experience of God’s Story. I love that you will be reading a story from David’s life and then suddenly you are ... Chronological Study Bible

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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 4/1 Logan Crumrine wrote: Moment Maker by Carlos Whittaker is an excellent book. Over the past several years I have become more and more aware of the increased importance of individual moments through out the day and years. These moments really do make the difference. In this thought provoking book Carlos Whittaker covers three ... moment maker

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One God, One Plan, One Life

One God, One Plan, One Life

On 3/1 Logan Crumrine wrote: Max Lucado's "One God, One Plan, One Life is a newly released devotional book that is geared toward teens. I think that this book is perfect for teens of all ages and I look forward to giving it to my 11 year old son so that he can find daily encouragement for dealing with the day to day struggles he ... One God One Plan One Life

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Bad Dads of the Bible

Bad Dads of the Bible

On 2/4 Logan Crumrine wrote: Learning from example is what Bad Dads of the Bible is about. Reading through the parenting stories of David, Laban, Jacob, Saul, Abraham, Eli, Manoah and Lot you soon discover that these men in the Bible struggled with parenting and the balancing act that comes with being a father. The author Roland ... Bad Dads

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The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest

On 1/6 Logan Crumrine wrote: Science and faith have always seemingly been at odds in The Adam Quest: Eleven Scientists Who Held on to a Strong Faith While Wrestling with the Mystery of Human Origins, Tim Stafford tries to bridge these two very contrasting views. Eleven scientist add there voice to the debate looking at the three ... The Adam Quest

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4 Stars

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 12/19 Logan Crumrine wrote: I received the NIV Essential Study Bible about a week ago, I have spent the week reading and reflecting on this book. I have to say, to be totally honest I thought that this book would be crowded and distracting after trying to cram essentially six different study bibles into one book. However I did ... NIV Essentials Study Bible

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4 Stars

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Risky Gospel

Risky Gospel

On 11/27 Logan Crumrine wrote: Risky Gospel by Owen Strachan is a good book with some timely knowledge that sets itself apart from what most books this subject cover these days. Most books that are currently out there on this topic are soft on biblical content and lean much more to the touchy feely side of Christianity.... Risky Gospel

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 8/30 Logan Crumrine wrote: Using the story of Joseph Max Lucado once a gain does what he does best in You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times. Encouraging in a way that only Max can be he draws on the strength of Joseph and translates that in to a wealth of practical hope and help for the trials you will ... You'll Get through this

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Fight

Fight

On 8/19 Logan Crumrine wrote: “Some times you have to pick your battles “ is a phrase I have heard countless times in reference to parenting and life in general. In “Fight” Craig Groeshel draws on the story of Sampson to help men battle what he believes are the greatest challenges facing men today. He speaks of the importance ... Fight

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New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, New Living Translation

New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, New Living Translation

On 6/22 Logan Crumrine wrote: The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible is a Bible that has the intention of focusing the reader on the work of the Holy Spirit through out scripture. Truth in action sections at the end of each book emphasis in a usable and precise way the main teaching in the book in the Truth section, then in an easy to ... New Spirit Filled Life Bible

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I Call Shotgun

I Call Shotgun

On 5/15 Logan Crumrine wrote: I Call Shotgun is a book of letters written by the authors; Tom Newberry and Curt Beavers, to their sons. It deals with most life issues in a way that is short and to the point. I found myself jumping around the book exploring topics that were pertinent to what I was dealing with in my own son’s ... I Call Shotgun

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 4/8 Logan Crumrine wrote: Less of a how to and more of a why too book Draw the circle takes you back to the biblical basis of why you should be in constant prayer. Drawing from several scripture references and practical advice Mark Batterson guides the reader with ease through a thoughtful look at the importance of being in ... Draw the Circle

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Neighbors and Wise Men

Neighbors and Wise Men

On 1/21 Logan Crumrine wrote: What is God already doing? This is a question that does not get asked by Christians very often. Instead we say what can we do for God. How can we put this or that program into place to further the kingdom of Christ? The truth is that God does not need us to move his Kingdome forward. Tony Kriz in ... Neighbors and Wise Men

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 8/25 Logan Crumrine wrote: Running for my Life is the inspire ring story of Sudan Lost Boy, Lopez Lomong. Kidnapped at a church service when he was six he survived being a child soldier to gain independence and go on to be an Olympian on the US Team. This story in well written and has humor intermixed with inspiration. If you ... Running for my Life

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5 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 7/30 Logan Crumrine wrote: Two words can easy sum up this work, poorly written. I was excited to read this account of December 1941. As a student of the Pacific conflict of WWII I have to say that I had set high expectations for this book. Unfortunately this book did not live up to any of them. Poorly written, edited and proofed, ... December 1941

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2 Stars

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The 360 Degree Leader

The 360 Degree Leader

On 10/5 Logan Crumrine wrote: Finally Maxwell has produced a book for the position most all of us find ourselves in, the middle. Surrounded by opportunity to make a difference but unsure of how to do so? “The 360 degree Leader” offers practical advice and steps you can take immediately to become a person of influence in your ... the 360 Degree Leader

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5 Stars

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Bonhoeffer*

Bonhoeffer*

On 9/14 Logan Crumrine wrote: The most complete story of Bonhoeffer is found in this one volume. From his parents courtship and marriage to his conversion and death at the hands of the Nazis. It is all here explored in phenomenal detail and practical story form. If you have read The Cost of Discipleship and wondered where he ... Bonhoeffer

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 6/22 Logan Crumrine wrote: Surviving Your Serengeti is a great book, there are times when working in business can feel like walking in the desert. You really just don’t know how it is you are going to survive. Stefan Swanepoel does a great job of writing practical advice in a parable form that holds your attention and allows ... Surviving Your Serengeti

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4 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 6/15 Logan Crumrine wrote: The Blessing is a book that focuses on five elements that you can use to produce a blessing in your children’s life, these are meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment. Well written and easy to follow this book is one of the most ... The Blessing

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Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test

On 4/26 Logan Crumrine wrote: Put Your Dream To The Test by leadership guru John C. Maxwell is quite possible one of his finest pieces of work. My wife and I have been dreaming for a very long time about how to accomplish a particular dream in our lives. Maxwell’s practical and very timely advice will help us on the journey of ... Put your Dream to the Test

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Logan Crumrine wrote: Max on Life is a recent addition to the wealth of books put out by author Max Lucado. While the reader won’t find many deep theological mysteries revealed in this book, you will find what you expect, consistent encouragement. Max does what he does best in this book offers insight into life with positive ... Max on Life

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4 Stars

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God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition

God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition

On 4/13 Logan Crumrine wrote: God’s Promises for the American Patriot is a devotional book designed for those who wish to dig deeper into how this country was shaped by Scripture. Pulling from historical records of many famous Americans it offers a candid look into the lives of such historical figures as Franklin and Washington ... God's Promises for the American Patriot

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Logan Crumrine wrote: The Final Summit, by Andy Andrews never fails to disappoint. This book is an exploration of this magical two-word parse that is suppose to save humanity. I have a two word phrase that will save you from this book, please don’t. The story is circular and unimaginative every chapter seemed to be that ... Final Summit

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1 Stars

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 3/14 Logan Crumrine wrote: Being raised in the Church, I feel I have a pretty good grasp on scripture and what it contains. However I am the type of person that like to know a little more, like why did this book make it in to the canon and other did not. While “The Story of the Bible” by Larry Stone didn’t answer all of ... The Story of the Bible

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 2/2 Logan Crumrine wrote: The Faith of Ronald Reagan is an interesting read but is far from being well put together. More often than not it is repetitive and covers the same topics over and over. It is interesting how his early years shaped him but it just left me with a feeling that this book was thrown together and not really ... Faith of Ronald Reagan

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2 Stars

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 12/23 Logan Crumrine wrote: The new “Biblical Cyclopedic Index” by Nelson is a great compact resource book that will have a prominent place on my bookshelf. Combining all the best aspects of a concordance and a topical index in a concise easy to use size. Gone is the bulky heavy concordance and bible dictionary of the past. ... Biblical Cyclopedic Index

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4 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 12/15 Logan Crumrine wrote: In his book “slave” John MacArthur uses a plethora of scripture to expose a “cover up” in the modern translations of the scripture. Retuning to the original languages and writing MacArthur shows how often the word slave is replaced by softer more autonomous phrases such as servant. While servant ... Slave

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5 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 11/7 Logan Crumrine wrote: The American Patriot Almanac by William J Bennett and John T.E. Cribb is a must add to any American’s book collection. Packed full of very interesting facts and resources all organized in an easy to read daily format. Fifteen minutes a day to a better understanding of what has happened in our history ... The American Patriot Almanac

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 10/27 Logan Crumrine wrote: Out Live your Life is the latest book by the encouraging author Max Lucado. In it he uses stories and practical application, to talk though the Idea of out living your life. By this he means what is going to continue after you don’t. It is really a book about legacy and what yours will be. Pulling ... Out Live Your Life

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4 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/23 Logan Crumrine wrote: “The Least Among You” is a film put out by Lionsgate and tells the story of Richard Kelly. Set in the 1960’s after the Watts Riots, Kelly is sentenced to serve out his probation at an all white seminary. Every thing seems on the up and up but the tension begins to surface when a major donor pulls ... The Least Among You

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4 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 9/8 Logan Crumrine wrote: Uncle Sam’s Plantation is a riveting book that tells the story of the American welfare system and how it is perpetuating the problem that it was created to solve. In this thought provoking work Star Parker pulls from her vast knowledge of the welfare system to shine a bright light on its most glaring ... Uncle Sam's Plantation

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Logan Crumrine wrote: “The Boy that Changed the World” is a charming story that reminds us that everything we do matters in this life. It follows waves of influence backwards to the source of there beginning. It shows that how you treat people and how you choose to care for them matters and might even matter more than ... The Boy Who Changed The World

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4 Stars

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 8/4 Logan Crumrine wrote: Practicality and useful information are what you will find within the covers of “Everyone Communicates Few Connect”. As a person that doesn’t connect with people well I found many of the thought and advise in this book helpful. Reading through it the first time please know that there is a ton ... Everyone Communicates

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4 Stars

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NCV Dad's Bible

NCV Dad's Bible

On 5/19 Logan Crumrine wrote: The NCV Dads Bible is one I choose to review because I am first a follower of Christ and second I am a Dad. I believe that anything that gives insight in to these two parts of my life can’t be a bad thing. The Dad’s bible is easily read because it is a New Century Version Bible, but also it has ... Dad's Bible

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 5/5 Logan Crumrine wrote: If you are looking for a devotional book that is applicable to your daily walk Living Life in the Zone by Rote and Pettigrew might be the one for you. Covering every aspect of a man’s life including his relationships at work, with his wife and with his kids it covers these situations in an easy to ... Living Life in the Zone

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3 Stars

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 1/3 Logan Crumrine wrote: When I ordered this book I expected it to be a deeply religious book proclaiming how far away from God our country had fallen and how it was the Christian responsibility to stand up and fight for our beliefs and edge out those who oppose us. But what found was something different. I was pleased to find ... Rediscovering God in America

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4 Stars

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Derailed

Derailed

On 11/22 Logan Crumrine wrote: If you are a leader or have ever had the desire to be one this book is a must read. Drawing from the careers of people we have all seen in the mainstream media Tim Irwin gives us all a reality check. He gives great insight into where the careers of these people went bad. This insight provides the ... Derailed

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The Tallest of Smalls

The Tallest of Smalls

On 10/20 Logan Crumrine wrote: It is every Childs dream to one day is the most popular, the most athletic and the most successful. It comes as no surprise really given the time that we live in. In his book “The Tallest of Smalls” Max Lucado take on these struggles in a refreshing account of Ollie. Ollie has big dreams but once ... The Tallest of Smalls

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5 Stars

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From Peanuts to the Pressbox

From Peanuts to the Pressbox

On 10/10 Logan Crumrine wrote: I would by no means count myself a sports fanatic. I enjoy seeing sports on TV and occasionally I will catch a live event. I picked up Eli Gold’s book “From Peanuts to the Pressbox” not really knowing what to expect. I can tell you that after the first chapter I was hooked and by the end I had ... Book Review

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