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Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

On 6/21 Justine Hostetler wrote: Emily O'Reilly is an eighth-grader who loves everything to do with Search-and-Rescue. Her dream is to have her own search and rescue dog, and she goes to work making jewelry to sell in order to buy a dog. Little did she know that her jewelry would get her involved with a case of jewelry theft! Emily ... Review for "Search and Rescue" by Colleen Coble and Robin Caroll

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4 Stars

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gods at war

gods at war

On 4/17 Justine Hostetler wrote: Every heart is a battleground for our allegiance. What keeps us from following God with our whole heart? Author Kyle Idleman asserts that while we may point to particular temptations or sins as the answer, at the root of every sin is an idol that claims our heart's worship. Kyle explores several areas ... Review for "Gods at War" by Kyle Idleman

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5 Stars

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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

On 2/25 Justine Hostetler wrote: When I saw that Dave Ramsey wrote the forward for this book, I knew it would be good - and I was not disappointed! This great little story is a quick read packed with truths about building wealth, using marketplace skills for God's kingdom, and being a businessperson of integrity. The twelve truths are ... Review for "The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant" by Terry Felber

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5 Stars

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The Fantasy Fallacy

The Fantasy Fallacy

On 1/11 Justine Hostetler wrote: I have enjoyed Shannon Ethridge's refreshing honesty and direct handling of tough topics for women in the Every Woman's Battle series, and she delivers great writing and counsel in this book as well! The Fantasy Fallacy is a response, in part, to the bestselling book "Fifty Shades of Grey." Ethridge ... Review for "The Fantasy Fallacy" by Shannon Ethridge

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5 Stars

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The River

The River

On 9/20 Justine Hostetler wrote: After reading some great reviews of this book I was eager to begin. However, I finished with disappointment. It was a nice story, but it didn't touch me. It was entertaining and easy to read but was predictable and lacked profundity. It is what it is - a novel for mass consumption with a clean and ... Review for "The River" by Michael Neale

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3 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 8/31 Justine Hostetler wrote: Lopez Lemong has had to endure things no human should ever have to face, let alone as an innocent child. This is his story, from his time as a Lost Boy in the civil war of Sudan to U.S. Olympic athlete. Far from the angry, bitter life one would expect of someone who faced such horrific circumstances, ... Review for "Running For My Life" by Lopez Lemong

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5 Stars

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 7/22 Justine Hostetler wrote: "The Grace Effect" by Larry Alex Taunton was not what I expected, but an enjoyable read. It was more intellectual, socio-political, and apologetic than I expected. It is the story of the Taunton family's experience in adopting a young girl, Sasha, from Ukraine. The story provides the backdrop for ... Review of "The Grace Effect" by Larry Alex Taunton

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4 Stars

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Surprised by Laughter

Surprised by Laughter

On 4/23 Justine Hostetler wrote: This book was indeed a surprise to me. From the title, I expected a light and comic work, something easy to read that would make me laugh. This was anything but. The 454 pages of text were more of a scholarly treatise, well thought-out and well written but ponderous at times. Somehow, dissecting ... Review for "Surprised By Laughter" by Terry Lindvall, Ph.D

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2 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 1/3 Justine Hostetler wrote: "The Love and Respect Experience" is a devotional that is billed as husband-friendly. There are 52 short chapters of 2-3 pages each, designed to be read daily or weekly. Topics are based on principles from Dr. Eggerichs' book "Love and Respect" and supporting scripture verses are included. Each chapter ... Review for "The Love and Respect Experience" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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3 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 10/10 Justine Hostetler wrote: An absolute pleasure to read! This is the story and personal commentary of Carolyn Weber's own journey to faith while in her first year at Oxford. It is full of insights into her struggle with issues of faith, lacking a father, feminism, academia, and relationships. Strange to say, but this work of ... Review for "Surprised By Oxford" by Carolyn Weber

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5 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 6/2 Justine Hostetler wrote: Sensual. Feasting. Glorious. Playful. These are not words I would have associated with "sabbath." But after reading Dan Allender's "Sabbath," my eyes have been opened to new possibilities. Allender writes with joy about this topic and entreats readers to delve into depths of joy and renewal that ... Review for "Sabbath" by Dan Allender

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Justine Hostetler wrote: I should mention that I have not read the previous "David Ponder" novel, so this was my first introduction to both the author and the main character. In "The Final Summit", David Ponder is escorted by the archangel Gabriel to a summit of "Travelers" (important characters from world history) with the ... Review for "The Final Summit" by Andy Andrews

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3 Stars

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Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray

On 2/26 Justine Hostetler wrote: "Couples Who Pray", written by husband-and-wife team Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt, is a fresh look at the benefits of prayer to a marriage. The authors use their case study of couples who took a 40 day challenge to pray with each other as encouragement for others to do the same. Couples who engage ... Review for "Couples Who Pray" by Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

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3 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 2/5 Justine Hostetler wrote: Fasting is one of those ancient disciplines that is seldom practiced by many Christians. In his book, "Fasting," Scot McKnight makes his case for the relevance of this discipline in our time. He proposes the definition of fasting as "the natural response of a person to a grevious sacred moment in life." ... Review for "Fasting" by Scot McKnight

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3 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 9/23 Justine Hostetler wrote: I review books for BookSneeze by Thomas Nelson Publishers, and this is the first book I honestly had to force myself to finish. In The Jesus You Can’t Ignore, author John MacArthur asserts that the image of a mild, meek, gentle, docile teacher is a faulty portrayal of Jesus. He wants us to see that ... Review for "The Jesus You Can't Ignore" by John MacArthur

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2 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Justine Hostetler wrote: Max Lucado is a master storyteller and inspirational writer! He has certainly lived up to both again in his latest book, Outlive Your Life. (I received a complimentary book as part of BookSneeze by Thomas Nelson Publishers, and am not required to give a favorable review.) The book is a call to compassion ... Review of "Outlive Your Life" by Max Lucado

Justine's Rating:

5 Stars

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 7/5 Justine Hostetler wrote: BuyReada.widgetLink, a.widgetLink:visited {text-decoration: none;font: 10px/10px arial;color:#ffffff}a.widgetLink:hover {text-decoration: underline;}div.widgetDiv {width: 100%;line-height: 22px;cursor: pointer}div.widgetDiv:hover {text-decoration: underline;cursor: pointer}A refreshing change from the ... Review for "Mystically Wired" by Ken Wilson

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4 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 5/31 Justine Hostetler wrote: In their book, Jesus Manifesto, Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola assert that many Christians try to follow Christ without really grasping who He is. Jesus Christ should be the foundation and guiding focus of the Church, however, the church today has made its agenda about many things related to Christ, veering ... Review of "Jesus Manifesto" by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola

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5 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 5/5 Justine Hostetler wrote: The way I view the Bible has been changed forever!In the book 66 Love Letters, Dr. Larry Crabb takes the 66 books of the Bible and looks at them as love letters from God, asking the question, “God, what are you telling me in THIS letter?” Each short chapter is an expression of what he believes God ... Review for "66 Love Letters" by Dr. Larry Crabb

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5 Stars

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The Selfless Gene

The Selfless Gene

On 2/5 Justine Hostetler wrote: The Selfless Gene: Living With God and Darwin is an apt description for what Charles Foster sets out to accomplish with this book. He takes a middle-of-the-road approach, admitting his anger with both extreme camps of the debate: the extreme Darwinists and the Creationists. Foster proceeds to dismantle ... Mind-stretching and intelligent!

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4 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 1/12 Justine Hostetler wrote: "This Is Your Brain In Love" by Dr. Earl Henslin does an excellent job of blending science with relationship counseling. Far from dry and sterile, this book is very readable yet packed with informative content. Dr. Henslin discusses the science behind our love relationships as humans. In a fascinating ... Review for "This Is Your Brain In Love" by Dr. Earl Henslin

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5 Stars

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 12/28 Justine Hostetler wrote: "The Gospel According to LOST" by Chris Seay was a fun read. He takes the mysteries and characters of this beloved TV series and explores them from a position of faith, philosophy, and just plain love for the story. If you are looking for explanations of what and why, this book is not it. No spoilers, ... Review for "The Gospel According to LOST"

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4 Stars

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 12/11 Justine Hostetler wrote: Powered by Ingram Digital The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister (Thomas Nelson, 2009) is a fresh look at the traditional church calendar and the role it can have in helping people grow in faith and spiritual maturity. Sister Joan is a Benedictine nun, but her writing on this topic is accessible to anyone ... Review for "The Liturgical Year" by Joan Chittister

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3 Stars

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