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She's Still There

She's Still There

On 10/12 fblife wrote: She’s Still There is Chrystal Evans Hurst’s first solo book. In the introduction, Chrystal tells the reader “Parts of the words I’ve written will be gentle and kind. You may cry as you see yourself and your story in these pages. Some parts of this book will leave you smiling and feeling inspired ... Book Review: She's Still There

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A Fierce Love

A Fierce Love

On 7/14 fblife wrote: In this first book from Shauna Shanks, she invites us into the most heartbreaking event of her life. In 2013 her husband asked her for a divorce and had an affair. She transparently presents her journey from lukewarm Christian, mom, and wife who defined herself as “comfortable in her box” to a woman ... Book Review: A Fierce Love

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The Turquoise Table

The Turquoise Table

On 6/13 fblife wrote: “Sometimes we are called far and wide on a mission, but more often we are called to love others in our everyday, ordinary lives…right where we live: in our own front yards.” Kristen Schell Part life story, part “how-to” book The Turquoise Table is full of self-reflective quizzes, recipes, ... Book Review: The Turquoise Table

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It's Okay About It

It's Okay About It

On 5/19 fblife wrote: I first heard Lauren Casper on The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey. As Lauren chatted about her life in Virginia my ears perked. That may have been what drew me into the podcast, but what kept me there was Lauren’s story. It’s Okay About It is a compilation of essays highlighting the Casper’s first ... Book Review: It's Okay About It

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Zip It

Zip It

On 3/6 fblife wrote: This year for lent I decided to join Karen Ehman’s 40-day challenge to Zip It. The goal of this challenge isn’t to shame, nor to silence people. The focus is to consider all the words that are spoken and thought in a day and to consider which words align with scripture, and which don’t. Each topic ... Book Review: Zip It

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No More Faking Fine

No More Faking Fine

On 2/22 fblife wrote: Lament is a word I would describe as a “churchy-word”. It’s not one I’ve heard outside of reading the Bible or a bible study. I don’t remember ever hearing a sermon on lament, at least not defined by that term. “God meets us where we are at and not where we pretend to be.” Esther Fleece’s ... Book Review: No More Faking Fine

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How's Your Soul

How's Your Soul

On 12/28 fblife wrote: “In How’s Your Soul?, Judah explores that “inside you.” Sharing his own, often humorous, mistakes and foibles, he helps us find our way through the emotional roller coasters of life to discover the soul-healing essentials of rest, responsibility, restraint, and relationships, all rooted in what ... Book Review: How's Your Soul?

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Jesus Always

Jesus Always

On 10/10 fblife wrote: Author, of Jesus Calling Sarah Young, has compiled a daily devotional to add to her series entitled Jesus Always Embracing Joy in His Presence. The structure, format, and style mirror Jesus Calling. This devotional also includes 365 entries. Each entrance is a short reading of a few paragraphs. The ... Book Review: Always Jesus

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 8/31 fblife wrote: “Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what’s been said to me. Rejection isn’t just an emotion we feel. It’s a message that’s sent to the core of who we are, causing us to believe lies about ourselves, others and God.” “…when God seems busy elsewhere or even ... Book Review: Uninvited

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Unashamed

Unashamed

On 6/3 fblife wrote: Unashamed is the third book written by author and speaker Christine Caine. As the book begins Caine presents her personal experiences with feeling shame. Her memories of shame began before she had words to express her experiences. As Caine shares her story of how others actions and words caused her ... Book Review: Unashamed

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Unstuffed

Unstuffed

On 4/25 fblife wrote: Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul is the newest book by Ruth Soukup. I read Living Well, Spending Less and enjoyed the tips and suggestions regarding both subjects. Although this book has many great suggestions on decluttering Soukup states from the beginning “…becoming unstuffed is ... Book Review: Unstuffed

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The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book

On 3/14 fblife wrote: Growing up with the Berenstain Bears I found this activity book to bring back great memories. The vibrant colors on the pages and illustrations haven’t wavered at all. My nieces, ages 6 and 3 are great in the car, but variety is the spice of life and this book has it! Mazes, coloring pages, connect ... Bear Country Fun

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Coming Clean

Coming Clean

On 1/22 fblife wrote: “For now, though, know this: this is a journaling of my days of coming clean. It’s not a book as one normally thinks of a book. Perhaps you’ll find a narrative arc. Perhaps you won’t What you’ll find, I hope, is an honest piece of writing that tracks my first ninety days of sobriety, one ... Coming Clean Book Review

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The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

On 12/18 fblife wrote: One quiz has reframed my understanding of the leadership differences in my husband and myself and I cannot thank Jenni Catron enough! The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership presents 4 aspects of leadership heart, mind, strength and soul which ultimately work together to bring any leader from ordinary ... Book Review: The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

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Glory Days

Glory Days

On 10/14 fblife wrote: Adoration has been my focus this year. To spend an entire year with one particular word shaping interactions and focus can be a challenging thing. I specifically chose Adoration this year because I knew it needed to be a deeper focus area for me. I also knew that if I didn’t make it a focus area ... One Word 2015 Update and Book Review

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5 Minutes with Jesus

5 Minutes with Jesus

On 8/29 fblife wrote: Sheila Walsh has a new devotional book out! I’ve always thought Sheila was a deeply insightful writer, and this book is packed with thoughtful short essays with one purpose. Sheila said she wrote this devotional to give busy people the opportunity to focus on God regardless of how swamped you feel. ... Book Review: 5 Minutes with Jesus

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God's Beloved Daughters

God's Beloved Daughters

On 8/19 fblife wrote: “When God’s daughters learn to walk in the truths and the principles that govern God’s kingdom, they will effect a change in their own lives, in their families, their communities, the Church, and the world.” Developing the habit of a consistent “quiet time” or time dedicated to focusing ... Book Review: God's Beloved Daughters

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Anything

Anything

On 6/3 fblife wrote: I read the original version of Anything shortly after it was published. Like many others, I found the book to be a call to action. Jennie had prayed her Anything prayer and God had moved greatly. Reading her story it felt impossible to continue to ignore the ache in my heart for God to move in my ... Book Review: Anything (Updated Version) by Jennie Allen

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Savor

Savor

On 4/13 fblife wrote: Savor by Shauna Niequist is her first devotional book. 365 one page devotionals, including a reflection question and recipes scattered in between. The book itself is beautiful. Hard bound with simple printing. Each day read to me as a bit of a conversation. Some of the devotionals are excerpts from ... Book Review: Savor by Shauna Niequist

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Beyond Discipleship to Relationship

Beyond Discipleship to Relationship

On 4/13 fblife wrote: Barbra Brehon has written this book for a specific group of people. The program presented in Beyond Discipleship to Relationship is for churches looking to help grow the congregation spiritually, and within their personal gifting. I really appreciated the layout and progression of this book in addition ... Book Review: Beyond Discipleship to Relationship

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Rise

Rise

On 3/1 fblife wrote: Trip Lee’s author bio says: “Trip Lee is an author, hip-hop artist, pastor, and thought leader. He regularly preaches and teaches at Christian conferences and events and has performed his music for thousands of listeners around the world. As a critically acclaimed hip-hop artist, Trip has won a Stellar ... Book Review: Rise by Trip Lee

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Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/1 fblife wrote: Donald Miller has finally published another book!  It's been 5 years since Miller allowed his readers into the process of his growth, but after reading Scary Close I can say that it was completely worth the wait.I've read several Miller books, and of all of them, I connected with A Million Miles ... Book Review: Scary Close

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Living Well, Spending Less

Living Well, Spending Less

On 1/17 fblife wrote: I have been intrigued by this title since I began seeing advertisements on Facebook last year.  I'm happy to say, this book fits the title, and will not disappoint!  Divided into 2 sections, Living Well and Spending Less, author Ruth Soukup takes the reader through her personal life journey ... Book Review: Living Well Spending Less

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Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

On 11/30 fblife wrote: I've been drawn to books that reveal the Character of God recently.  I read an excerpt of this book and ordered it immediately.  Shortly after, Jen Hatmaker posted a review, so I knew I was on the right track at finding another awesome woman author.Sara Hagerty has woven together an autobiography ... Book Review: Every Thing Bitter Is Sweet

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The Reluctant Journey

The Reluctant Journey

On 11/29 fblife wrote: The Reluctant Journey is a well written conversation walking the reader through the books of Genesis and Exodus and the stories of Abraham, Jacob and Joseph.  Author Richard Parrott frames the discussion by breaking the paths a partner of God is called to to one of 3 paths.  The path of Wandering ... Book Review: The Reluctant Journey

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

On 10/29 fblife wrote: I'm really not sure what I was expecting from this book, but I knew that when it came to finding a rhythm for our family, it was in need of some HELP!Kerri Weems is a speaker and author who has a realistic handle of the craziness of life.  Each area covered in this book had me nodding my head as ... Book Review: Rythms of Grace

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Killing Lions

Killing Lions

On 10/17 fblife wrote: Killing Lions is a departure from Eldridge's normal writing style.  This book is a conversation between John Eldridge and his son Sam who is in his 20'sEldridge gives honest insight to his son who discusses his college and post college struggles in his journey to learn what a Man of God is and how ... Book Review: Killing Lions

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 8/23 fblife wrote: Rarely does a book come around that I actually stop reading just to I don't have to finish it.  Annie Downs has written a beautiful, funny, on point book that left me wishing she and I were best friends and this conversation could never end.Let's All Be Brave is Downs first book written to a wide ... Book Review: Let's All Be Brave

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 8/6 fblife wrote: If you are in the in market for an all inclusive cookbook with a huge variety of easy to make recipes, then this is your book!I could not believe all the simple recipes in this book that had my mouth watering just by reading about them!  Whether you were looking for a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or ... Book Review: The Loving Kitchen

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 8/1 fblife wrote: If you are in the in market for an all inclusive cookbook with a huge variety of easy to make recipes, then this is your book!I could not believe all the simple recipes in this book that had my mouth watering just by reading about them!  Whether you were looking for a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or ... Book Review: The Loving Kitchen

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7 Ways to Be Her Hero

7 Ways to Be Her Hero

On 7/10 fblife wrote: I had privilege of hearing Doug Fields speak a few years ago and have been a fan ever since.  I was curious about this book, even though it is written to men, I wanted to see if I agreed with advice being given to women.  This book was exactly on target.  I so appreciated SO many aspects ... Book Review: 7 Ways to Be Her Hero

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NIV Integrated Study Bible

NIV Integrated Study Bible

On 6/28 fblife wrote: I received a copy of this new NIV Integrated Study Bible in exchange for an honest review via BookLook Bloggers.  I have used a Study Bible for years.  I have found that the author notes in a study bible are very helpful in further comprehending scripture.  What I loved about this specific ... Book Review: Integrated Study Bible

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Soul Keeping

Soul Keeping

On 5/18 fblife wrote: In exchange for an honest review I was given a free copy of Soul Keeping via Book Look BloggersThe Soul is quite the mystery isn't it?  It is referred to very often in scripture and sung about in churches weekly, and yet defining the soul or locating it even can be a challenge.  If you are ... Book Review: Soul Keeping

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Passion

Passion

On 4/29 fblife wrote: In exchange for an honest review via Book Look Bloggers I was given a free copy of Louie Giglio's book Passion: The Bright Light Of Glory.If you haven't heard of the Passion conference then I would highly suggest googling it and viewing next year's conference online.  In the meantime, this book ... Book Review:Passion

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Unquenchable

Unquenchable

On 4/7 fblife wrote: I've been a fan of Carol Kent for a long time.  I fell in love with her writing and simply strategies in Becoming a Woman of Influence and as her life story unfolded in the public eye with the arrest of her son I read As I Lay My Isaac Down with curiosity and tears.  Unquenchable was a book ... Book Review: Unquenchable

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Living Life Undaunted

Living Life Undaunted

On 3/26 fblife wrote: Christine Caine has written a beautiful daily devotional that will challenge any reader to do exactly what she desired, focus on one positive thought each day.  Divided into 4 sections (Broken, Loved, Empowered, Commissioned) this devotional is designed to help the reader move closer to God's personal ... Book Review: Living Life Undaunted

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Clout

Clout

On 3/13 fblife wrote: Jenni Catron defines Clout as "The influence God has given you and to no one else.".  It might seem that writing about a unique, personal character trait would be very challenging and yet Catron bring the reader through a beautiful journey of self discovery very seamlessly.  Catron takes the ... Book Review: Clout

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Futureville

Futureville

On 2/19 fblife wrote: In Futureville, Jethani's second book the discussion is launched on the subject  "What we believe about tomorrow determines how we live today.  As Christians debate how to faithfully engage with our rapidly changing world, our vision of the future has never been more important."Jethani does ... Book Review: Futureville

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

On 12/5 fblife wrote: Well, it's been one of those weeks!  We are transitioning in new staff and my dear coach is on the road basically the next 3 weeks.  Our boys are handling things well, but with a million places to be "for the holidays" and no one to tag team with, I have found myself stress eating!  Let's ... CWW: Book Review The Daniel Plan

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Listening to the Voice of God

Listening to the Voice of God

On 10/27 fblife wrote: I found this latest book from Book Sneeze to be a quick read.  The author (Shirley Smith) has compiled a short, informative book for someone seeking to purse hearing the voice of God more clearly. Using a combination of Bible verses, personal experiences and what I imagine are examples from other ... Book Review: Listening to the Voice of God

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Women Living Well

Women Living Well

On 10/18 fblife wrote: As a book reviewer for Book Sneeze I was given the chance to review Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph.  This book is divide into 4 main sections as Joseph speaks to the reader on the subjects of Ministry, being a wife, mother, and homemaker.  Although I found all of these sections to include ... Book Review: Women Living Well

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God of the Underdogs

God of the Underdogs

On 9/20 fblife wrote: This is the first book I have ready by Matt Keller.  I can not say enough good things about this book!  Matt Keller does an amazing job of bringing the reader through each doubt surrounding courageously serving God.  Keller takes the reader through personal life experience and models what ... Book Review: God of the Underdogs

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Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

On 5/9 fblife wrote: Working in Higher Education, I was very interested to read this book.  I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the well thought out logical discussion this book presented.  There are 12 scenarios to consider in the back as to whether college is right for you or not, and each chapter is ... Book Review: Is College Worth It?

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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 4/18 fblife wrote: I chose The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years because both my kiddos are now in grade school.  All I can say is that I think if I had been able to read the first 2 books in this series I would have had a MUCH better perspective on the parenting littles thing.I SO appreciated author ... Book Review: The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

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Unexpected Love

Unexpected Love

On 2/17 fblife wrote: I have to admit, I was a bit nervous to begin this book.  This is an author I'm unfamiliar with and I was afraid it would be fluffy.Wow, was I wrong!  This book has SO much specific content on each passage presented, each women discussed and most interestingly the historical information that ... Book Review: Unexpected Love

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 12/14 fblife wrote: I was able to review The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner.  This book is set up in two ways.  The first is the do a 40 day devotional and daily challege, and other is the take it more slowly and focus with an accountability group.Over all, I found this book to be very similar to other discussions ... Book Review: Respect Dare

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Chase DVD-Based Study

Chase DVD-Based Study

On 11/15 fblife wrote: I was SO excited to have the opportunity to review a new DVD Bible Study by Jennie Allen. This 8 week study of the heart of David is really like none other I have even participated in.  Each week consists of reading passages in the Bible and reflecting on them, self reflection on deep questions ... Book Review: Chase

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Grace

Grace

On 10/6 fblife wrote: Max Lucado has created another masterpiece in this newest book GRACE.  Back to his traditional Lucado style of writing,  GRACE covers a challenging topic and presents it in a way all can grasp.  As Lucado carries the reader through different parts of the Bible showing examples of GRACE, ... Book Review: Grace

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Return to Sunday Dinner

Return to Sunday Dinner

On 9/30 fblife wrote: Return to Sunday Dinner is a newly expanded cookbook full of those recipes we all remember from special occasions growing up.  The intent of these menus is the create an atmosphere of family time, enjoying a wonderful meal together.  What I loved most about this book is the way it is organized. ... Book Review: Return To Sunday Dinner Cookbook

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Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 9/30 fblife wrote: Living a life around football (although not NFL) is a very unique life.  My husband and I were both intrigued to hear what those at the top level of this lifestyle had to say about living out a Christian faith.  I found this book to give a good insight into the lives of NFL families. Eichelsberger ... Book Review: Men of Sunday

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 9/7 fblife wrote: As a book reviewer for Book Sneeze I was given the opportunity to read the newest John MacArthur book Twelve Unlikely Heroes.This is my first book read from this series, and I liked it.  I have to clarify and say I wouldn't use this as a substitute for reading the Bible, but the way MacArthur summarizes ... Book Review: Twelve Unlikely Heroes

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 6/13 fblife wrote: As a book reviewer for Book Sneeze I had the opportunity to review this new book from Mark Merrill. I found this book to be written in the same style as a John Maxwell, in that the chapters are written in presentation form.  There are a lot of references to other books, speakers and quotes ... Book Review: All Pro Dad

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 3/31 fblife wrote: I was given the opportunity to review this book for Book Sneeze. I was particularly interested in this book because the author writes all the recipes based on what you can find at different farmers markets around the country.I really enjoyed this cook book as a book to read. Farmers Markets are highlighted ... Book Review: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 3/21 fblife wrote: I'll admit, I wanted to read this book because when I read the title the first thought that went through my head was "oh yeah? Prove it!" Welp, she did folks!!! In the introduction Sheila Walsh talks about how if she could have only chosen one book to write it would have been this one. Now having ... Book Review: God Loves Broken People

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 1/4 fblife wrote: I saw a few "I Am Second" You Tube videos this past fall, so when this book option popped up with I was intrigued. I Am Second is a movement to make people aware that it is only by putting God first life will be complete. What I have appreciated about the videos is the boldness of popular cultural figures ... Book Review: I Am Second

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The God Whom Moses Knew

The God Whom Moses Knew

On 12/2 fblife wrote: I rarely read fiction, but the description of this book drew me in. I am really glad I read it, because the promise to understand the relationship between Moses and God differently was successful. Nelson is very clear upfront that he did a ton of historical research to be as accurate as possible while ... Book Review: The God Whom Moses Knew: A Novel

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 10/26 fblife wrote: My latest book to review for Book Sneeze was Greg Paul's Close Enough to Hear God Breathe. I really found the format of this book to be interesting. I loved the questions at the end of each chapter. I found them to be much more though provoking then most questions in the back of books. I also liked ... Book Review: Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 10/6 fblife wrote: My latest book for review is The Grace of God by Andy Stanley. I have been so incredibly blown away from this book it has made it to my top ten best books ever list. Andy Stanley is a very well established author, yet this is the first book I have read of his. What I most appreciated about this book ... Book Review: The Grace of God

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With

With

On 8/12 fblife wrote: So, in full disclosure, I have heard a lot about author Skye Jethani prior to reading this book. Additionally, I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.This book rocked! Rarely do you come across a book that speaks specifically to the person who has grown up in a Christian ... Book Review: With: Reimaging the way you relate to God

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 7/29 fblife wrote: Rumors of God presents a very common challenge for today's Christian, and does so in a loving way that keeps the reader engaged throughout the book. Authors Whitehead and Tyson work together to speak from experience and observation about amazing ways the body of Christ is working at it's best. Rumors ... Book Review: Rumors of God

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Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life

On 6/17 fblife wrote: I don't think I could have found a more time appropriate book to read. For the past year I've been in a place of waiting expectantly on the Lord for future decisions. As my babies are no longer babies and the hunger for full time ministry and re-appeared I have found myself stumbling down a path wondering ... Book Review: Cure for the Common Life

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 5/13 fblife wrote: Beyond Talent is an excellent manual for any person trying to take a Millennial generation student from status quo to excelling. Maxwell lays out all the specific thought processes and actions that go into learning how to be self motivated and successful in business and life. The subtitle on this book ... Book Review: Beyond Talent

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 fblife wrote: With all the unknown in the world and increasing uncontrollable circumstances it is no wonder that authors from all over the spectrum are writing books answering questions about God, faith, grace and other subjects. Life on Max is a comprehensive book written by long time pastor and author Max Lucado. ... Book Review: Max on Life

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Part-Time Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

On 4/13 fblife wrote: This cookbook has a wide range of recipes that would allow any Vegan the opportunity to have a range of healthy recipes. I really appreciated author Cherise Grifoni's introduction. She gave clear and through explanations about why certain ingredients were used as substitutes and also noted several ... Book Review: The Part-Time Vegan

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 fblife wrote: If you follow my blog you have probably guessed I don't read a lot of fiction, but when given a chance to read an Andy Andrews book I always jump at it. This book is a continuation of the story of David Ponder from the The Traveler's Gift. If you haven't read the first, I would suggest starting there ... Book Review: The Final Summit

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 3/4 fblife wrote: In exchange for a free copy of this book I am reviewing it for Book Sneeze. The following review is my own opinion and has not been influenced in any way.I have not read a book by Marcia Ford before, but I am adding her to my favorite authors list. This book was SO great! I have to admit, I was a ... Book Review: A Conversation with God for Women

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 2/4 fblife wrote: In exchange for an honest review of this book I received a free copy to keep. The following review is my own opinion.Sheila Walsh knocks it out of the park again. I found this book to be comforting, honest, challenging, and rooted in Biblical truth. Walsh sets this book up with the story of a time ... Book Review: The Shelter of God's Promise

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 1/7 fblife wrote: In constant Prayer by Robert Benson is part of a series called The Ancient Practices Series. Benson begins his conversation on prayer with a background in how prayer developed, why prayer rituals were the way they were, and how things changed in the western world. Benson relays this story " 'the liturgy ... Book Review: In Constant Prayer

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/5 fblife wrote: This book presents itself as a daily devotional reflecting on God's words. I think I would summarize it as excepts from a Life Application Bible. Each day starts with a scripture passage which is followed by the authors explanation of the passage and a reflection of a deeper meaning into the passage. ... Book Review: A Year with God

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 10/22 fblife wrote: I was intrigued by this book as a former athlete (yes I said former) and football coach's wife. Even though this is written by men for men, I still was intrigued.This devotional guide strikes a perfect balance between being too heady to process and too fluffy to want to read. Authors Kyle Rote Jr. ... Book Review: Living Life in the Zone

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5 Stars

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Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

On 10/6 fblife wrote: This movie received mixed reviews in our home. At first the boys (5 and 3 1/2) had no desire to watch the movie. They didn't like the cover and were probably cranky when presented it. I decided after waiting a few days for them to change their mind just to watch the movie on my own. I thought the ... Movie Review: Adventures in Booga Booga Land

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3 Stars

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 9/24 fblife wrote: The Way Home is a very sweet, true story about one family's terrifying day when their 2 year old son wandered off. The story is a simple one, distracted parent doesn't notice as child wanders off. What makes this story so unique is what is pointed out in the movie. This story is a testimony to this ... Movie Review: The Way Home

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/12 fblife wrote: I read this book on the tail end of reading The Hole in Our Gospel and Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World. Although along the same subject matter and theme, Lucado puts his own twist on the matter at hand and for me, makes a very hard situation something to reflect on. Lucado draws examples ... Book Review: Outlive Your LIfe

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5 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

On 8/20 fblife wrote: This is the first book by Dr. David Jeremiah that I have read, although I have heard his sermons numerous times. This book seems to be an extension of What in the World is Going On? Having not read the first, that is what I surmised from the introduction and references. Most people these days would ... Book Review: Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

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4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

On 6/3 fblife wrote: The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)The Answer that Changed My LIfe and Just Might Change the WorldBy Richard StearnsThis book was a stretch for me. Reading about hard subjects like poverty and suffering is not what I would consider pleasure reading. I took this book with an open mind and by page ... Book Review:The Hole in our Gospel

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4 Stars

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If I Could Ask God Anything

If I Could Ask God Anything

On 4/16 fblife wrote: "If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids" by Kathryn Slattery is an excellent resource book for answering common questions kids ask. When I receive this book I was surprised by how many questions Kathryn tackles. Dividing the questions into subject areas like God, Jesus, ... Book Review: If I Could Ask God Anything

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5 Stars

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Combating the Commandment of Confusion

Combating the Commandment of Confusion

On 4/1 fblife wrote: BibleMan Powersource Combating the Commandment of Confusion is the first BibleMan movie our family has ever watched. Because I the age is geared for 6-10 year olds I wasn't sure if our almost 5 year old would be interested. I was wrong. The cover shows what looks to be people with light sabers and ... Movie Review: Bibleman

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3 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 3/5 fblife wrote: Kaleidoscope: Seeing God's Wit and Wisdom in a Whole New Light by Patsy Clairmont is an excellent daily devotional book. Patsy Clairmont who is a speaker with the Women of Faith has written a book for Women regardless of their stage of life. Clairmont takes 33 Proverbs and with each one she tells you ... Book Review: Kaleidoscope

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5 Stars

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 2/19 fblife wrote: "THere is something in us that wants to feel we bring something to the table when we come to faith but we don't. We come by faith, accepting what Christ has done for us. When we finally are able to grasp hold of the truth, it is the most liberated we will ever be." pg. 92When I got this book in the ... Book Review: Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God

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5 Stars

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 1/22 fblife wrote: I was really excited to get this book. The title says it all, How to Reach Your Full Potential for God. Charles Stanley does an excellent job of presenting why this is important in the Christian life and laying out point by point the areas that need to be focused on. Stanley states that there are 7 essential ... Book Review: How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

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3 Stars

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The Sacred Meal 2

The Sacred Meal 2

On 12/2 fblife wrote: I know this is normally a Saturday post, but thought I would post early since I have posted a book review in a few weeks.The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher is a book in a series published by Tommy Nelson Publishers entitled The Ancient Practices Series.  Communion is a practice that has always been ... Book Review: The Sacred Meal

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3 Stars

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 11/7 fblife wrote: If you've read this blog before you know awhile back I reviewed Love and Respect by Dr. Eggerichs, so when give the chance to read his second communication book I jumped at it. Dr. Eggerichs takes Ephesians 5:33 "each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect ... Book Review: The Language of Love and Respect

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 10/31 fblife wrote: I just finished my second book as a book reviewer for Tommy Nelson Publishing.  I haven't read any books by Andy Andrews before this, but upon completion of this book I promptly ordered his book The Traveler's Gift from the Library.As far as a fiction book goes, Andrew's is an excellent writer. ... Book Review: The Noticer

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5 Stars

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Redefining Beautiful

Redefining Beautiful

On 10/17 fblife wrote: At the suggestion of my friend Tiff I applied for and became a book reviewer for Tommy Nelson this month! My first choice to review was Redefining Beautiful by Jenna and Max Lucado.I'm a long time Lucado fan and thought this would be a good way to get my feet wet!Although initially I was hoping this ... Book Review:Redefining Beautiful

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4 Stars

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