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How's Your Soul

How's Your Soul

On 12/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: How's Your Soul? by Judah Smith is an encouraging reminder that we are more than what is visible. At the core of us, our soul - is the single most important part of who we are. It's health is key to the health of everything else in our lives. Judah brings the importance of the soul to the listener by ... Soul Work

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When God Isn't There

When God Isn't There

On 12/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: We've all asked the question "Is there a God?" Though for some of us who have come to answer that question with a strong "Yes" we can end up in spots where we start to wonder if God cares. We wonder if God is listening. We wonder if God is there at all... When God Isn't There is a reminder that we're ... God Are You There?

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Unreasonable Hope

Unreasonable Hope

On 8/7 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Much of faith is not how we follow God in the good moments. Faith is following Him through the moments when the crap hits the fan and we're left wondering if God even exists. When we question and doubt. When we hurt and break. When we have nothing else but to reach out a hand in the middle of sinking ... Following God When We Doubt His Existence.

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With My Eyes Wide Open

With My Eyes Wide Open

On 8/7 theMICAHANDREW wrote: With Eyes Wide Open, is another volume in the continually introspective look into the life of guitarist Brian Head Welch. It's a journey of faith and doubt, of heartache and fulfillment. It's the honest journey of one man pursuing Jesus and trying to figure out how to live in the world but not of it. ... Open Up Your Eyes By Seeing Through Brian's.

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Visual Theology

Visual Theology

On 4/8 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Visual Theology is a beautiful work of art. If you're a visual learner it can be difficult to grasp core concepts of doctrine, theology, and Christian belief without visual representation. Challies and Byers have created something that not only gives remarkable visuals to help the reader understand ... #VisualTheology by Tim @Challies & #JoshByers

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This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 4/1 theMICAHANDREW wrote: When things get awkward we tend to run. We avoid it at all costs. We do everything possible to keep from being awkward. The problem is that we are all awkward. We all have moments where people will look at us with that "what the heck" face. We can't avoid it. Sammy Rhodes has tapped into a truth about ... #ThisIsAwkward by @SammyRhodes

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40 Days of Decrease

40 Days of Decrease

On 4/1 theMICAHANDREW wrote: For this last season of Lent, the time from Ash Wednesday - Easter, I followed a guide that I found from The Village Church. It gave me various things to fast for each of the 7 weeks of Lent, and helped me gain a new appreciation for the season. Just after Lent, I began reading 40 Days of Decrease. ... #40DaysOfDecrease by @AliciaChole

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How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 3/30 theMICAHANDREW wrote: How To Live In Fear by Lance Hahn, is the most important book I've read on anxiety, panic, and depression in the last decade. Panic is not a word I thought would ever be commonplace in my life. I was 29 when I had my first panic attack. Our house had flooded due to a freak rain storm some months before ... #HowToLiveInFear by @LanceHahn

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Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 3/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: In Jesus Called, He Wants His Church Back, Ray Johnston presents a remarkable case in the American Church’s loss of focus on Jesus. He cites many cultural examples and brings the reader to a clear understanding of just how it ended up this way. Johnston doesn’t just offer a synopsis of the downward ... #JESUSCALLEDHEWANTSHISCHURCHBACK BY @RAYJOHNSTON

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The Entitlement Cure

The Entitlement Cure

On 2/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I remember the feeling of the thick Carolina summer air clinging to my lungs as my dad and I stared up at the stars from the bed of his truck. It was from this spot we had many talks about God. It seemed like the clear nights led us quickly to the realization of just how small we were in the vast expanse ... #THEENTITLEMENTCURE BY @DRJOHNTOWNSEND

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Parables

Parables

On 1/14 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Parables is a thoughtful and deep look into the teaching of Jesus. It examines the method of story-telling Jesus often used, in parables. Parables are stories with a core truth or lesson and the center of the story. They are stories that are to help us better grasp the keeping concepts of philosophy, ... #Parables by @JohnFMacArthur

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Garden City

Garden City

On 12/14 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Garden City is a beautiful journey back to Eden. Back to the beginning of mankind. Comer examines the early text and language to paint a picture that is becoming all too forgotten in the minds of Christ followers. A picture of perfection and community and what it was like to walk with God in the Garden ... Get It Read It Live It

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Waiting Here for You

Waiting Here for You

On 12/5 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Louie Giglio is one of my favorite pastors, authors, and speakers. I've learned more in my understanding of God and how I should live in response to Him from Louie than many I can think of. Waiting Here For You is a beautiful offering focusing our hearts toward the birth of the Savior, Jesus. With ... #WaitingHereForYou #ADVENT by @LouieGiglio

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#Struggles

#Struggles

On 11/29 theMICAHANDREW wrote: We live in a social world. A world where we post everything from the birth of our children to what we ate last night and the latté art from our local coffee house. This is ok. It’s a form of how we connect as a people. It can’t replace a true human connection or face to face conversation, but social ... #STRUGGLES

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Glory Days

Glory Days

On 10/30 theMICAHANDREW wrote: There you are sitting at your computer or scrolling on your phone and you come across this link to read this blog post. Chances are you know me or know someone who knows me so you clicked the link. Maybe you don’t know me at all. We may have never met in person. Here’s what I know about you and I. We ... GLORY DAYS

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H3 Leadership

H3 Leadership

On 10/16 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I read a lot. In this world of reviewing books, I see a lot of the same. A topic will come to the surface that gets sales moving so every author begins to write about it. This was true when we all decided to “go green” and figure out how “emergent or emerging” our churches were. Sometimes leadership ... #H3LEADERSHIP BY @BRADLOMENICK: BOOK REVIEW

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Diary of a Jackwagon

Diary of a Jackwagon

On 9/18 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’m not a comedy guy. I realize that must read as, I like to kick puppies… but overall I don’t really do comedy books. I find them to be a waste of time or of my brain space. So I picked this book up as an exercise to de-scrooge myself and grow in an area I believe I lack. I need to learn to laugh ... LAUGHING IS EXERCISE FOR THE SOUL

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

On 8/14 theMICAHANDREW wrote: When we dig deep into the past and move beyond pain with honesty and forgiveness - hope and peace can rule our lives. That's what drips from every word in the story of Jep Robertson. Jep's claim to fame comes from the popular TV Series - Duck Dynasty. This popularity has brought with it a remarkable ... #TheGoodTheBadAndTheGraceOfGod by @JepDuckMan And @JessicaDuckWife

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The Complete 101 Collection

The Complete 101 Collection

On 4/27 theMICAHANDREW wrote: John Maxwell is known best for his books and conferences on leadership. For many years now he's been a key voice in leadership and learning how to lead. Part of this voice came in the form of a series of small books in the "101 Series". Maxwell has repacked these small books into a much larger volume. ... #BookReview: John C. Maxwell: The Complete 101 Collection

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What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 4/20 theMICAHANDREW wrote: When I was a little kid I was afraid of the dark. Many of us probably were. I was afraid that some unknown creature or alien would pop out of a closet or claw out from under my bed to drag me off to some underworld dimension. For a while I even had a stream of nightmares about wolves eating me alive. ... What Fears Keep You Up At Night?

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All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

On 4/16 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Truth is truth, no matter where it comes from. I come from the perspective that the Bible is the ultimate standard of truth. It is from this perspective that I have shaped my life. My morals and standards of living, how I interact with the world around me, all of this comes from what I hold to be truth. ... The Bible In Pop Culture

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Savor

Savor

On 3/29 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I became acquainted with Shauna Niequist as she began her work on the RELEVANT Podcast not long ago. I was instantly grabbed by her quick wit and humor, but more than that her kind heartedness and a seemingly overflowing desire to be present with her family and friends. She made space for the things ... What Are You Savoring?

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Jesus Swagger

Jesus Swagger

On 3/29 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Jarrid Wilson is a great writer. He's been writing on his own personal blog for some time and is a constant force of hope, challenge, and encouragement in the realm of social media. He's twitter account is one I've followed for some time now. There are few posts that really make me stop and re-examine ... You Got #JesusSwagger?

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/16 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Relationships. We literally can't journey through life without having them. From the moment of our birth we are launched into a relationship with our parents. We grow up forming relationships with our siblings and friends at school. We have work relationships with direct reports and supervisors. Yet, ... How #ScaryClose Does @DonaldMiller Really Get?

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Rise

Rise

On 1/17 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I couldn’t stop myself from grabbing this book as soon as I saw the opportunity to review it. I’ve been a fan of Trip Lee’s music for sometime and was excited to see him branching out into writing. He’s an amazing lyricist, and his writing proves equally capable and compelling. In Rise, Trip ... How @TripLee Is Calling A Generation To #Rise

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From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

On 1/10 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I remember it like it was yesterday. The hush of the room. The quiet whispers of awe and delight that danced around the chapel as my beautiful bride made her entrance into the room and up to me. The smiles and tears. The joy and the happiness. The excitement. The beauty. The symbolism of a love that ... How To Make Your Marriage Last "From This Day Forward"

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Beloved Dust

Beloved Dust

On 11/5 theMICAHANDREW wrote: There are books that you read, and then there are books that from the moment you open the first page you know that something is going to be different. Books that cause your soul to leap inside with signs of life that you once that lost. Books that bring tears of hope and restoration to the surface, drawing ... From Dust To Dust - Reflections On "Beloved Dust"

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The Sacred Year

The Sacred Year

On 10/4 theMICAHANDREW wrote: There are moments that define us. Circumstances that shape the way we see the world, life, and God. It's from this space that Michael Yankoski begins The Sacred Year. Out of a desire to find a renewal in his spiritual journey, after experiencing some things that felt nothing like what Jesus had called ... #TheSacredYear by Michael Yankoski

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Framing Faith

Framing Faith

On 9/4 theMICAHANDREW wrote: What I enjoyed the most about Framing Faith was that, it didn’t take someone who was very knowledgeable about photography to get a clear understanding quickly of the type of content discussed in the book. As Knisley goes into each chapter talking about a different aspect of photography and how it connects ... #FramingFaith by Matt Knisley

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Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

Be the Dad She Needs You to Be

On 8/12 theMICAHANDREW wrote: As the father of two daughters this was a book I had been looking for. It’s encouraging and practical and packed full of wisdom. Easily one of the best parenting books I’ve ever read. There are many things men don’t naturally understand or relate to when it comes to women. Our daughters are little ... #BeTheDadSheNeedsYouToBe by Dr. Kevin Leman - BookLook Review

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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 4/13 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I've known and followed Carlos' work for a while now. I had the privilege of being mentored by him in the context of creative coaching and have learned much about authenticity from him. I was so excited to see he was writing a book about something I've seen him do time and time again on his own. Make ... The Beauty Of Being Present And Making The Most Of Every Moment

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The Hyperlinked Life

The Hyperlinked Life

On 3/12 theMICAHANDREW wrote: We live in the digital age. An era in which everything we do can be tracked and evaluated electronically, and from the palm of your hand. Electronic devices are the highest bought item for birthdays and holiday celebrations. We write, sing, read, exercise, find social circles, share our opinions, monitor ... Be Present

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Sacred Roots

Sacred Roots

On 2/13 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I work on staff at a church as a Worship and Creative Arts Director. I’ve been involved in church and Christianity since birth. Around college I started asking lots of questions about this belief system I had grown up in. Was it true? Why did it matter? Where did it all begin? I rediscovered my roots ... Sacred Roots & Solid Questions,

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How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

On 1/18 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’ve read many books and heard many communicators discuss the topics of wealth, success, stewardship, tithing, and good old fashioned green backs. It’s a common topic of discussion. After all, life is “all about the Benjamin’s baby!” Money does make the world move. The people with the most ... How To Be Rich by Andy Stanley

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

On 1/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: In recent years I’ve put much emphasis on my emotional physical and spiritual health. I’ve made some excellent strides and feel proud of the progress I’ve made. This book is the next step for me in that process. Rick Warren, along with the help of some medical and fitness experts look at health ... Fitness & Faith

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Strange Fire

Strange Fire

On 1/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: MacArthur takes the third person of the trinity and the worship attributed to him head on in Strange Fire. He believes the Holy Spirit is being wrongly worshiped in many Christian circles as a higher deification than Jesus or the Father. Many look for a spiritual awakening of the Sprit and forget the ... #StrangeFire

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

On 12/11 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’ve been a longtime fan of Matthew West. He’s a phenomenal song writer / artist. When I saw he was branching into writing I got excited to see his new endeavors and to be inspired. The topic of forgiveness does not come without mess. To truly forgive we must dig deeper than we’ve gone before ... #Forgiveness by @Matthew_West: @BookSneeze #BookReview

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Limitless Life

Limitless Life

On 11/5 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Limitless Life is the first book I’ve read from Derwin Gray but it will not be my last. Derwin writes with conviction and candor as he walks through “labels” that we place on ourselves in contrast with who Scripture says we are as children of God. Derwin describes a "label" as : “…a soul-tattoo ... #LimitlessLife by @DerwinLGray: @Booksneeze #BookReview

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Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

On 11/3 theMICAHANDREW wrote: When I think of #manliness, I think of lumberjacks. I think of the stereotypical plaid wearing, beard sprouting, axe swinging, bacon three times a day, “I want all the eggs you have” - Ron Swanson type. I think about sports and being handy. I think about wood working and tobacco pipes. To be truthful ... #MansfieldsBookOfManlyMen by @MansfieldWrites

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Let Hope In

Let Hope In

On 11/1 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I haven’t read a book in a long time that left me clinging to every word and disappointed that it was over. Wisdom and truth backed by scripture drops from every soul sinking word of Let Hope In. Pete Wilson writes from the heart and it shows. One of my favorite, and continuous, ideas is that “Your ... #LetHopeIn by @PWilson: #Booksneeze Review

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 9/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: "You’ve one life. You’ve one life. You’ve one life left to leave." - Faust, Midas, and Myself: SWITCHFOOT We have one life. Our lives are a blip on the timeline of eternity. Blips that are completely planned out and orchestrated by the Author of all life and our decisions to make the most of what ... #DeathByLiving by @NDWilsonMutters: #BookSneeze Review

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Open

Open

On 8/20 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I have never read a book on accountability so quickly and digested so much. Open, by Craig Gross, is an amazing look at the discipline of accountability. It examines the ins and outs of the practice and any other questions you might have as to the purpose of accountability; while also give some excellent ... #OPEN by Craig Gross - BookSneeze Book Review

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Outreach and the Artist

Outreach and the Artist

On 5/22 theMICAHANDREW wrote: When I saw the title of this book, I jumped at the chance to review it. Being a Worship Pastor and working heavily with the arts in the church I always look for new thoughts on and forms of expressing the gospel of Jesus through the arts. It’s my believe that the church should be the most creative ... #OutreachAndTheArtist: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts by Constantine R. Campbell

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The Lamb's Agenda

The Lamb's Agenda

On 4/27 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The Lamb’s Agenda by Samuel Rodriguez is a call to action for everyone who claims to be a Christ follower. Rodriguez examines the spiritual temperature of the church and the United States in comparison to a call from Jesus to love God and love people. Rodriguez calls the church to a “third great ... #TheLambsAgenda by Samuel Rodriguez - @BookSneeze Book Review

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When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 3/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: We all connect with stories. We love to hear them and learn from them. We share them often. The stories we love the most are the ones that connect with us in a way that effects our lives. Stories that touch our hearts because they inspire us to be better, find courage, stretch farther, work better, or ... When God Makes Lemonade by Don Jacobson - Book Review

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The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

On 3/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: So really… parents… go get these books… NOW! This installment of the “Christian Mama’s Guide To” series is amazing. Focusing much on the spiritual growth and development of children as they enter into the grade school years, this proves to be one of the most practical and important books ... The Christian Mama’s Guide To The Grade School Years by Erin MacPherson - Book Review

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

On 3/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: My sweet baby girl, Rylee Kate, is 17+ months old now. She’s very quickly showing signs of the #TerribleTwos. This book could not have come at a better time. With Erin’s classic style that gives you all the information you could ever want without you feeling overwhelmed she has given yet another ... The Christian Mama’s Guide to Parenting a Toddler by Erin MacPherson - Book Review

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year

The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year

On 3/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Just like the first book in this series, Erin does an amazing job of keeping things very very informational - yet conversational. She offers wonderful advice to one of the most stressful times of parenting (at least to my knowledge) - the baby’s first years. She talks about everything from how to change ... The Christian Mama’s Guide To Baby’s First Year by Erin MacPherson - Book Review

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby

The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby

On 3/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: A re-release of an earlier work by the author, this book is extremely practical and written from the perspective of a mom who is not only concerned about her growing baby, but also keenly aware of the spiritual choices she is making as well. This book is very well written and should be on the must read ... The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson - Book Review

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Altar Ego

Altar Ego

On 3/10 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’ve read and been challenged by much of Craig’s work. The Christian Atheist, Chazown, & Soul Detox are among some of my favorite books. Craig communicates clearly using examples of his own journey in follow Jesus and encourages from a place of humility and a passion to see others grow in Christ. ... #AltarEgo by @CraigGroeschel

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 3/2 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Draw The Circle is the next installment in a series of books on prayer by Pastor Mark Batterson. I’ve posted other reviews of his books The Circle Maker, and Praying Circles Around Your Children, both impacted my prayer life dramatically. Draw the Circle takes the reader back through some of the basic ... #DrawTheCircle: A 40 Day Prayer Challenge by @MarkBatterson

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 3/2 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Jesus Is_____. Is a beautiful look at Jesus, duh… but it’s so much more than that. Judah beautifully examines some core doctrines of the Christian faith, as well as digging into the every day life to look at how Jesus changes everything for us. It’s a look at what Jesus means when he talks about ... #JesusIs______. by @JudahSmith: @BookSneeze Review

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Dirty God

Dirty God

On 1/12 theMICAHANDREW wrote: My first experience with Johnnie Moore was at Liberty University. Johnnie Moore was the campus pastor there while I was a student. I’ve not met many men who have such a genuine and authentic love for Jesus as Johnnie does. What he teaches, he lived with humility and integrity. His second book Dirty ... #DirtyGod: Jesus in the Trenches by @JohnnieM

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 1/9 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Since my first encounters with his work, Mark Driscoll has been a pastor who has challenged me as a Christ follower. He stirred in my heart a deep passion for theology and the boldness to proclaim it. While I don’t consider myself very good at understanding much theology, nor am I very bold… I’ve ... #WhoDoYouThinkYouAre by @PastorMark - #BookSneeze Review

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Grace

Grace

On 1/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’ve read many Max Lucado books. He was a common name in my house growing up and one of my mom’s favorite authors. His works bring new light to understanding and knowing Jesus in ways that many have left grey. GR^CE is no exception. While, when I first saw the album art, I immediately thought of ... #GR^CE by @MaxLucado - Book Review

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Love Does

Love Does

On 8/31 theMICAHANDREW wrote: When thinking through the first few chapters of this book I’m reminded of the old CCM tune “Luv Is A Verb” by dcTalk. Love doesn’t sit around thinking about how it should love people. Love loves people. Love doesn’t sit around wishing it could love better. Love stops making excuses and loves ... #LoveDoes

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 4/16 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Empty Promises is really a book about worship and idolatry. Pete opens with some quotes from Louie Giglio’s book The Air I Breathe about how we all worship something. We all put things on the thrones of our lives. For some of us, that’s God… sometimes. Pete digs into idolatry on a very practical ... Empty Promises by Pete Wilson - Book Review

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 3/2 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Hunter’s work on temptation is indeed an all inclusive work on the subject matter. He covers everything from the physical temptations of lust and over-eating, to mental temptations of pride and lying. Hunter presents each temptation in a fictitious character such as “Eating Eddie”. It’s an ... Our Favorite Sins by Todd Hunter - BookSneeze Review

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 2/14 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I Am A Follower is a challenging book. Leonard Sweet challenge the idea in the modern church that “leadership” is a key paradigm in how we should think. He believes that we need to shift out of “leadership” and into “followership”. Followership stems from the idea that we follow Jesus first. ... I AM A FOLLOWER:The Way, The Truth, And The Life Of Following Jesus by Leonard Sweet - Review For BookSneeze

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 1/25 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The Voice is not to be confused with the popular vocal talent competition reality TV show. The Voice is a fresh way to look at timeless truth. As with every new translation or paraphrase of the Scripture a new audience is the target. There’s a hope that with each new translation or paraphrase that ... The Voice: New Testament - A Review for BookSneeze

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 11/25 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’LL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT I’M A ZOMBIE MOVIE FAN. SOMETHING ABOUT THE UNDEAD WALKING AROUND TRYING TO EAT THE BRAINS OF THE LIVING EXCITES ME. SOME OF MY FAVORITE VIDEO GAMES AND MOVIES ALL HAVE TO DO WITH ZOMBIES. MY IN-LAW’S GAVE ME A T-SHIRT LAST CHRISTMAS WHICH READ “ZOMBIES WERE PEOPLE ... // THE CHRISTIAN ZOMBIE KILLERS HANDBOOK: SLAYING THE LIVING DEAD WITHIN BY JEFF KINLEY - REVIEW//

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 11/21 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Whenever I think of Stephen Arterburn, I think of the first time I read his name on the cover of a book called Every Young Man’s Battle, a book about lust and striving for integrity and purity in the the mind, body, and spirit concerning sexual temptation. I remember thinking his last name would have ... Healing Is A Choice by Stephen Arterburn - Review

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With

With

On 9/2 theMICAHANDREW wrote: With is one of the best books I’ve received and reviewed from Booksneeze in a long time. Skye Jethani is a great writer. He writes conversationally and intelligently. The premise of the books that, most Christians, live with an improper understanding of their relationship with God. These improper ... With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 7/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’ve been a fan of Tolkien’s writing since middle school. The first time I read The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings. I was instantly captured by worlds wrapped up in wizards, dragons, dwarves, magic, lore, and hobbits. The adventures, particularly of Bilbo Baggins, that were contained within the ... A Well Written Look At The Life Of Tolkien

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 6/18 theMICAHANDREW wrote: This is the first book I’ve read by Ian Morgan Cron. I chose the book because the title sounded intriguing. I knew nothing of the author or the story before hand. This is one of the best books I’ve gotten from Booksneeze in a long time. Ian’s writing paints vivid imagery as he weaves his remarkable ... A Parable Of Self Discovery

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 5/7 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I had the opportunity to hear Phil Cooke speak at Thomas Road Baptist Church’s INNOVATE CHURCH conference last year. He spoke about culture and perceptions of those looking at the church from the outside. He brought up some excellent and well thought out points. When I saw this book I had to jump on ... Jolt by Phil Cook - A Book Review

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Max Lucado is a well known and loved author by many. He’s one of my mother’s favorite authors and it was she who gave me my first Lucado book. Max On Life reads a bit like an advice column. Max tackles some of the most common questions on life from a biblically solid stand point. While it’s not ... Max On Life by Max Lucado - A Book Review

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 theMICAHANDREW wrote: History, Fantasy, Time Travel, and Theology combine in this well written and engaging tale of David Ponder, a Traveler, who is called upon by God to find the one principle that will save humanity from destruction. David is accompanied by a host of historical figures on his quest. Joan of Arc, Winston ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 4/8 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’m not into politics. I’m really not. I’ve never been. I get bored with them. That’s sort of why I chose this book. Sure my basic beliefs about life and society don’t align with much I’ve seen of the Obama Administration; yet if I’m honest I don’t know much about the Obama Administration. ... No He Can't By Kevin McCullough - A Book Review

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 3/9 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The Band That Played On is an amazing account of 8 hired musicians that went down playing with the Titanic. The book dives into great detail on each musician. We learn how they came to be on the Titanic, how they came to play together, and the type of character that it took to play (based on some accounts) ... The Band That Played On by Steve Turner - BookSneeze Review

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The Velveteen Bible

The Velveteen Bible

On 2/22 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I'll be honest. I got this bible to review because I wasn't sure I believed it actually existed. Yet it does. The packaging and artwork on this piece are very cool. Childlike in nature playing off of the story of The Velveteen Rabbit. The pages are filled with illustrations to make reading the bible ... Fun Idea. Yet It Misses The Target Audience

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Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray

On 2/12 theMICAHANDREW wrote: When I first say that Couples Who Pray was up for book review from BookSneeze I was really excited. Prayer is something my wife and I have been wanting to boost up in our marriage for some time. Prayer is something that has been a valued part of my life ever since I was a child. My mom is a true prayer ... Couples Who Pray: The Most Intimate Act Between A Man And A Woman by Squire Rushnell & Luise DuArt - Book Review

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The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year

On 1/23 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister is one volume in an eight volume set called The Ancient Practice Series. I’ve reviewed The Sacred Meal , Tithing: Test Me In This , Sabbath, and The Sacred Journey from the series and have enjoyed every volume. I would really recommend the entire Ancient Practices ... The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister

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The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey

On 1/11 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster is one volume in an eight volume set called The Ancient Practice Series. I’ve reviewed The Sacred Meal , Tithing: Test Me In This , and Sabbath from the series and have enjoyed every volume. I’ve felt stretched by this series of books. I’ve grown in my own practice ... The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 1/2 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Rest. Something we all have trouble with and have no trouble doing. Every single one of us craves rest. When we finally can slow down long enough from the routines of our lives for even just a few moments we soak it up. One of my most favorite “resting times” was at a recent family vacation to ... Sabbath by Dan Allender

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Tithing

Tithing

On 12/16 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Tithing by Douglas Leblanc is the eighth book in a series of books called The Ancient Practices. I’ve greatly enjoyed and have been stretched by what I’ve read of this series. You can see my review of The Sacred Meal here. Tithing is a spiritual commandment that I was taught at a young age by my ... Tithing by Douglas Leblanc & Phyllis Tickle

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I Lift Up My Soul

I Lift Up My Soul

On 10/26 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Dr. Charles Stanley is a well known pastor, teacher, and writer. In this daily devotional book, Dr. Stanley, walks through a devotional thought per day of the year that is designed to take reader on a journey to reaching greater depths, or heights, in their relationship with God. Every daily devotion ... I Lift Up My Soul: Devotions To Start Your Day With God by Charles F. Stanley - A Book Review

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The Grace Of God is another edition to the library we’ve all come to know and love from pastor and writer Andy Stanley. Andy is an excellent communicator and leader of leaders. The Grace Of God examines the doctrine of grace by tracing it through the Old Testament. Beginning in the book of Genesis ... The Grace Of God by Andy Stanley - A Book Review

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 10/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The Gospel According To Jesus is one of the best and most challenging books I’ve read this year. I’m hear a consistent cry from many church leaders, as I feel the Holy Spirit speaking deep to me as well, that we’ve lost our first love. We know what it means to ascribe to “Christianity”, but ... The Gospel According To Jesus by Chris Seay - A Book Review

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Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/14 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’ve followed Ted Dekker‘s writing since The Circle Series first began with Black. Ted’s writing broke the boundaries that were unspoken set on “Christian fiction.” Ted writes with passion and creates a world in your mind that you’re unable to escape diving deeper and deeper with every word ... Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker – A Book Review

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/7 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The book Permission To Speak Freely is the compilation of this poetry/photography/art/anything along with Anne's thoughts regarding some of the main issues addressed. Anne tells her story. She shares her own struggles and invites the reader to share theirs, the good the bad and the ugly. The book is ... Permission To Speak Freely - A Book Review

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Saint Francis

Saint Francis

On 8/3 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’ve always wanted to read a biography on St. Francis. I’ve heard much about him, but have known very little. This can no longer be said after reading St. Francis by Robert West. West writes with amazing detail. He covers everything from the hard facts of Francis youth and upbringing through his ... St. Francis by Robert West – A Book Review

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Fearless

Fearless

On 7/21 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Fearless is an encouragement to readers to grasp the life God has called them to. It’s a call to stop living in fear thinking about the little things or big things that go wrong in life. It’s a call to trust God in everything big and small. It’s a call to live large for Christ. Max Lucado is an ... Fearless by Max Lucado - A Book Review

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 7/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: John and Stasi Eldredge revise and update this runaway bestseller. What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating is doing for women. Setting their hearts free. This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts ... CAPTIVATING - JOHN & STASI ELDREDGE (REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION) - BOOK REVIEW

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 6/3 theMICAHANDREW wrote: We are designed to make connections to God through prayer in more ways than we can imagine. Prayer can be so much more than a simple conversation. It can be a wordless connection with God, a step beyond the boundary of the separated self. It can be a way to listen to the silence. And it can be learned. ... Mystically Wired - A Book Review

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 6/2 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Jesus Manifesto is explicitly about Jesus. Rather than focus on other self-help Christian living trends or shifts in culture this book directs the reader directly to Jesus Christ as the center of everything. Without Christ there is nothing else. All things are by Him in Him and through Him. This book ... Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola - A Book Review

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Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

On 5/13 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Losing everything has made Lexi hold those she loves tightly. Hell is determined to loosen her grip. Lexi lives in the shadow of choices her husband made. Especially Grant’s choice to leave seven years ago, without a word. Her relationship with their daughter, Molly, is now the most important thing ... "Never Let You Go" never lets you go...

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Essentials for Life

Essentials for Life

On 3/31 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Well it’s taken close to a month for this book to make it’s way to my door step from BookSneeze and a day for me to read it. Here goes nothing. Essentials For Life is a really quick read if you’re going straight through. Really it’s written to be digested a section at a time. Coupled with daily ... Essentials For Life by Marcia Ford - A Book Review

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Free Book

Free Book

On 3/1 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Free Book* by Brian Tome is not a “free” book even though I received it for free from BookSneeze. Rather Free Book* is a book about freedom in Christ in every area of the life of a Christ-follower. It covers everything from freedom in finances to freedom from spiritual strongholds and even provides ... Free Book* by Brian Tome

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 1/10 theMICAHANDREW wrote: I’m a big fan of the TV show LOST. I’ve thrown LOST season premier parties. I once backed sugar cookies shaped like fish with red food coloring and called them “fish biscuits” in honor of Sawyer’s time locked in a cage. LOST had me from the first episode. From Jack Shepard bruised and bloody ... The Gospel According To Lost - A Book Review

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The Sacred Meal 2

The Sacred Meal 2

On 11/19 theMICAHANDREW wrote: As I began reading The Sacred Meal I have to be honest I felt a sense of uncomfortableness. Nora Gallagher is an Episcopalian Priest her views of clergy and communion and faith in many ways are different than mine. They are however also in many ways similar. I put aside my preconceived notions and began ... Rediscovering An Ancient Practice

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Green

Green

On 10/20 theMICAHANDREW wrote: Let me first say how excited I am to have the privilege of reviewing such an amazing work of fiction. I am a big fan of Ted Dekker's work and have read through almost all of his literary contributions. This is no exception. Green can be read as with the beginning or the end of the Circle Series which ... Ted Dekker's Green - A Book Review

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 10/6 theMICAHANDREW wrote: The history of Guinness, one of the world’s most famous brands, reveals the noble heights and crushing descents of a great family and an innovative business.It began in Ireland in the late 1700’s. The water in Ireland, indeed throughout Europe, was famously undrinkable, and the gin and whiskey that ... The Search for God and Guinness A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World By Stephen Mansfield - Book Review

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