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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 4/5 Ian Strauss wrote: I love the Bible and I love to read about men and women in the Bible to see how God used them and to learn from their stories. So I was excited to read John MacArthur's book "Twelve Unlikely Heroes." MacArthur is a good author and I was intrigued to see his take on some Bible characters... and he didn't ... A good fresh look at unlikelly heroes of the Bible

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4 Stars

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Has God Spoken?

Has God Spoken?

On 8/21 Ian Strauss wrote: Has God Spoken by Hank Hanegraaff is his final book in a series meant to address questions that Christians face regarding the Bible.  It is laid out with the acronym MAPS to assist the reader in assimilating the massive amount of information that Hank offers the reader.This book is thick and meaty ... Has God Spoken by Hank Hanegraaff

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3 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 8/9 Ian Strauss wrote: Billy Graham in Quotes is a collection of personal and published quotes edited by his son Franklin Graham and Donna Lee Toney. I have enjoyed reading some of Billy Graham’s books over the years and so I was looking forward to reading a compilation of quotes from him. I thought it would be a great ...

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3 Stars

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 5/4 Ian Strauss wrote: The Story of the Bible contains a plethora of information on the historicity of the Bible. It starts with a basic timeline and then moves on to languages. It delves into archeology and the texts used for our current translations of the Old and New Testaments. It looks at the history of the church ... The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone

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4 Stars

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A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

On 2/27 Ian Strauss wrote: At the end of this last week I received a copy of A Bug Collection DVD Box Set by Max Lucado. It contains stories for young kids designed to teach them about prayer, bee-having, and getting along with others. Each DVD is about 45min long including an introduction and conclusion with Max and Hermie ... Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends DVD Box Set

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1 Stars

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Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

On 2/8 Ian Strauss wrote: I was looking forward to receiving a copy of the newest children’s Bible, Read and Share: The ultimate DVD Bible – Volume 2 by Gwen Ellis. Having young kids (ages 3 and 1) it is fun to get new books to read together to give some variety to the stories that they are already getting familiar with. ... A fun children's bible

Ian's Rating:

4 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 1/12 Ian Strauss wrote: This is a one year devotional containing the stories of Christians from around the globe. Each month has a different theme with each day having a verse followed by a related story and a short prayer. The appendix of the book contains reference material regarding missions. This includes a message ... Voices of the Faithful – Book 2 by Kim P Davis and Beth Moore

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3 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 11/8 Ian Strauss wrote: On This Day in Christian History by Robert J Morgan states it is a compilation of “365 amazing and inspiring stories about saints, martyrs and heroes”. Each page is a short historical entry with an accompanying Bible verse. In the back there is a topical index so you can search for similar historical ... On This Day in Christian History by Robert J Morgan

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4 Stars

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The Prophecy Answer Book

The Prophecy Answer Book

On 10/15 Ian Strauss wrote: The Prophecy answer Book by David Jeremiah is a pocket size compilation of answers to common questions regarding Bible prophecy. It covers current events, the rapture, the tribulation, the Antichrist, the second coming, the millennium, and the new heaven and the new earth. Each section lists commonly ... The Prophecy Answer Book by David Jeremiah

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3 Stars

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The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

On 9/8 Ian Strauss wrote: This book is a compilation of pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope of our universe. Each picture is accompanied by a brief explanation or description of the picture. Along with this is a passage of scripture and a quote that expound on the brilliance and splendor of God’s creation. The quality ... The Heavens Proclaim His Glory: A spectacular View of Creation Through the Lens of the NASA Hubble Telescope

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4 Stars

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100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/4 Ian Strauss wrote: This is a children’s book that contains short prayers, a small explanation, a reminder and an accompanying song. From cover to cover this book emphasizes prayer and encourages kids to know that there is a real God who loves them and wants to hear their prayers to Him. Inside are inspirational, bible, ... 100 Prayers God Loves to hear, 100 Praise Songs created by Stephen Elkins &illustrated by Tim O’Connor

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3 Stars

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The Portable Patriot

The Portable Patriot

On 7/20 Ian Strauss wrote: The Portable Patriot is a collection of documents that highlight the development of the American Revolution. It contains materials revealing the deep personal nature of cause and how it developed in the face of opposition. It also contains important historical documents like the Declaration of Independence ... The Portable Patriot: Documents, Speeches, and Sermons That Compose the American Soul

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4 Stars

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Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

On 5/23 Ian Strauss wrote: The Jesus Series: Life and Miracles: Read and Share DVD Bible takes the pages of the Read and Share Bible. There are 8 stories included in this DVD that together come to a 30 minute presentation of Jesus' ministry along the shores of Lake Galilee and the villages near Nazareth. The animation and storytelling ... The Jesus Series: Life and Miracles: Read and Share DVD Bible

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4 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/18 Ian Strauss wrote: Pete Wilson sets out to give some perspective and some guidance for when things don’t work out the way we thought they would. It focuses on how much of our lives don’t follow our prescribed plan and that we aren’t the only one that is going through these types of situations. Pete writes in a ... Plan B by Pete Wilson

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2 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/1 Ian Strauss wrote: Wild at Heart by John Eldredge is a look into what the author sees as God’s true design and intent for men versus what our worldly and cultural preconceptions of men are today. He looks to set men free from a world that would strip them of their God given purpose so as to allow them to thrive and ... Wild at Heart

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3 Stars

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Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

On 3/26 Ian Strauss wrote: This is a Bible handbook that includes maps, charts, pictures and reference material. In addition you can go to Thomasmelson.com/MapsAndCharts and download additional maps and charts that accompany the book.I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of information that is contained in the book. To me ... Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

Ian's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Word of Promise New Testament

The Word of Promise New Testament

On 1/23 Ian Strauss wrote: This is a NKJV Bible audio drama of the New Testament boasting a large cast, soundtrack and special affects. The CDs come is a nice soft case that zips closed. It is a reading of the New Testament and goes verse by verse with out commentary, but it doesn’t include every word. For instance it does ... The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible by Falcon Picture Group

Ian's Rating:

5 Stars

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 1/23 Ian Strauss wrote: Buried Alive recounts the events surrounding the capture and eventual rescue of Roy Hallums in Iraq. Roy was held hostage for 311 days by his Iraqi captures. Roy is retired military and was working as a civilian during the time of his capture. He is one of the few Americans to have been rescued from ... Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

Ian's Rating:

3 Stars

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NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

On 12/17 Ian Strauss wrote: Thomas Nelson’s the “NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible” starts by delineating that the book is not a Bible, but is designed to be a compilation of the most well-loved and impacting stories from the Bible. In short I would agree with this description. However I would say that the cover of the ... NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

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3 Stars

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 11/23 Ian Strauss wrote: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs' book, "The Language of Love & Respect", is a continuation of Dr. Emmerson's book, "Love & Respect". If you liked Love & Respect, you will probably like "The Language of Love and Respect". He starts with a brief review of the principles of "Love & Respect", but then dives into further ... Good guidance on love & respect for marriages

Ian's Rating:

4 Stars

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