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Redemption

Redemption

On 7/12 Emily Kelly wrote: decathlon - noun, An athletic event taking place over two days, in which each competitor takes part in the same prescribed ten events (100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1,500-meter run)Decathletes stress their bodies ... Olympic Victory

Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 6/28 Emily Kelly wrote: This is God’s story, and He wants it told: Lopez Lomong qualified for the 2012 London Olympics tonight by placing third in the 5000 meter race at the U.S. track and field trials. He will be proudly wearing the uniform for the United States, the country that gave him a second chance at life. When ... An Olympic Story

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5 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 1/15 Emily Kelly wrote: One Call Away is the memoir of Brenda Warner, wife of NFL football player Kurt Warner. Brenda’s story is gripping. Throughout her journey are tragedies and triumphs. In addition to the stress of being a public figure and the ups and downs of Kurt’s career in professional football, Brenda experiences ... Interesting Memoir

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3 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 8/9 Emily Kelly wrote: My favorite type of books are memoirs. I love real-life stories from the author's perspective. Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting my Daughter by Jennifer Grant was my recent selection from booksneeze.com, a book review program through which I receive a free copy in exchange for my honest ... Heart-warming Adoption Story

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4 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 7/29 Emily Kelly wrote: I'd been looking forward for my free copy of Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson to arrive. I received it in exchange for my honest review as part of booksneeze.com. It lived up to my expectations. While the storyline and ending of the book were fairly predictable (being based on such a newsworthy day ... Courage and Partnership on 9/11

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5 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 7/6 Emily Kelly wrote: These are three titles I've been reading lately. I really enjoyed all three. Unleashed, Release the Untamed Faith Within, by Erwin Raphael McManus was provided to me by Thomas Nelson publishers in return for my honest review. I greatly enjoyed this book. The author writes with a conversational, very ... What I've Been Reading

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/12 Emily Kelly wrote: I received The Final Summit from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  This is my third book to review by Andy Andrews as part of the booksneeze.com program.  I found both of the other books, The Heart Mender and The Butterfly Principle, to be inspiring and captivating ... The Final Summit

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2 Stars

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Sequin Bible - Pink

Sequin Bible - Pink

On 3/15 Emily Kelly wrote: I received the Sequin Bible to review as part of my participation in booksneeze.com from Thomas Nelson publishers.  It is cute, and my three-year-old knew it was for her as soon as she saw it.  The sequin flowers and hearts are very nice, but the background looks a little cheap in constrast.  ... Bible Bling

Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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Left at the Altar

Left at the Altar

On 2/9 Emily Kelly wrote: I received a complimentary copy of Left at the Altar by Kimberley Kennedy to review as part of my participation in BookSneeze from Thomas Nelson Publishers.  The book begins with Kennedy’s narrative of her fiancé, Lew, breaking up with her on the eve of her wedding, in the church where they were ... Left at the Altar

Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 11/18 Emily Kelly wrote: I received this book awhile ago from booksneeze.com to review for Thomas Nelson publishers.  I've been busy with my new teaching job and haven't had a chance to write about it yet.  I was home today handling some personal business and thought I better squeeze in a quick book review while it's ... Warmth and Caring

Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Emily Kelly wrote: I recently received The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews to review as part of my participation in booksneeze.com. I was disappointed when it arrived, and I noticed that it was a gift book with not a large amount of content. I had really enjoyed the novel by Andrews that I read last, the Heart Reader, ... Inspiring and Amazing

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5 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 8/6 Emily Kelly wrote: Captivating - Unveiling the Mystery of Woman's Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge was my recent selection from booksneeze.com (They provide a book for free in exchange for my honest review on this blog.). As I read, I pondered its offerings both in self-reflection and from my perspective as the mother ... To be beautiful

Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance

On 6/27 Emily Kelly wrote: There are three reasons I really liked this book.  1.  It was a page turner.  I really wanted things to work out for the couple in the story, Abby and John, who had let love and faith fade in recent years in their marriage.2.  It holds marriage in esteem.  3.  Many of the ... Hope for Hurting Marriages

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4 Stars

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 6/11 Emily Kelly wrote: Early in the tale entitled “Who is in Charge Anyway?” part of Max Lucado’s Hermie and Friends series, the viewer is introduced to a very cute flea named Freddie. In fact, I think he’s the cutest character in the movie. Freddie overhears a conversation that gets him wondering if he’s special. ... Cute DVD for Kids

Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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Mind Your Own Mortgage

Mind Your Own Mortgage

On 5/29 Emily Kelly wrote: Pay attention to price, not payment. That is the basic premise in Mind Your Own Mortgage: The Wise HomeOwner’s Guide to Choosing, Managing, and Paying Off Your Mortgage by Robert J. Bernabe. He presents many scenarios in the book that sound a lot like this: Suppose your mortgage broker calls to encourage ... Mortgage Help!

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4 Stars

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Searching for God Knows What

Searching for God Knows What

On 5/17 Emily Kelly wrote: I usually don’t laugh out loud at books or movies. However, I laughed through the first chapter, “Fine Wine – The Failure of Formulas” of Donald Miller’s book Searching for God Knows What. I had read this book before as well as Blue Like Jazz, also by Miller. In this book, he looks at the gospel ... Searching For God Knows What

Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/3 Emily Kelly wrote: This love story seems so perfectly crafted that it can't be true.  The adventure and mystery of it are so gripping that it must be fiction.  However, the photographs of the artifacts found in the author's backyard are realistic, and the author's research and interviews with those having ... The Heart Mender Review and Giveaway!

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5 Stars

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Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

On 4/15 Emily Kelly wrote: As a Physics major, I was pretty excited to get the opportunity to review a biography of Isaac Newton for booksneeze.com. While I was very familiar with his famous three laws after having taught them to high school students for several years, I didn’t know much about his personality or life events. ... A Little Science Ditty

Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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Read and Share: The Story of Easter

Read and Share: The Story of Easter

On 3/12 Emily Kelly wrote: Read and Share: The Story of Easter is a perfect way to teach the details of Jesus’ resurrection to your child. My daughter is 2 ½, and while it is a little too advanced for her, I think this book will be perfect next year. It would probably also be ideal for 7 or 8 year-old children to practice ... An Easter Story for Your Little One

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5 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 3/1 Emily Kelly wrote: As a reviewer for BookSneeze.com, I received a complimentary copy of Kaleidoscope by Patsy Clairmont. I have to say, I want to be Patsy’s friend! Actually, I feel like I am her friend! Her conversational style of writing is fun to read, and for the most part her humor is entertaining. Each chapter ... I Loved This Book!

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5 Stars

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 2/19 Emily Kelly wrote: Twenty-four hours ago, I pulled the package containing Buried Alive by Roy Hallums form my mailbox. I just finished reading it a few minutes ago. Hallums was working as a contractor in Baghdad when he was captured from his office one evening. In this book he details his nearly year-long captivity. The ... A Hostage's Tale

Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

On 2/10 Emily Kelly wrote: Thomas Nelson Publishers sent me a complimentary copy of Love Your Heart by Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas to review on my blog.  I was very excited for this book to arrive.  It will be perfect for my toddler daughter in a year or two.  The main character is a spunky, imaginative girl ... Dads: Perfect Valentine's Book for your Daughter

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5 Stars

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 2/3 Emily Kelly wrote: Ryan has made me into a golf fan. We always would root for Tiger Woods in the major tournaments and loved to see him dominating in his red shirt on Sundays. We liked his focus and raw talent. His daughter Sam was born a couple months before Molly. So, we also had an interest in seeing glimpses of ... Spiritual Game Plan

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5 Stars

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 1/21 Emily Kelly wrote: As a Book Review Blogger for Thomas Nelson publishers, I occasionally get a complimentary copy of a book to review on my blog. A couple months ago, I requested one titled The Language of Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. I was excited to read this book because Emerson pastored the church I attended ... The Language of Love and Respect

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5 Stars

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Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook, Volume 1

Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook, Volume 1

On 11/9 Emily Kelly wrote: I recently started reviewing books on my blogs for Thomas Nelson publishers. The first title I chose was The Search for God and Guinness. Fittingly, I selected a Jack Daniel’s cookbook for my next review. My husband is worrying a little about my focus on alcohol… And to think that Thomas Nelson ... Cooking with Jack Daniels

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5 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 10/20 Emily Kelly wrote: The author begins by giving a brief history of beer. He provides a case for the morally acceptable consumption of beer; it seems like he is trying to at once appease and attract those opposed to all forms of drinking. I found it interesting to learn how the first beers were most definitely brewed accidentally ... God and Guinness

Emily's Rating:

3 Stars

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