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From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

On 1/24 Jason Brueckner 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 ... READ. THIS. BOOK.

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5 Stars

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Beloved Dust

Beloved Dust

On 11/18 Jason Brueckner 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 thought lost. Books that bring tears of hope and restoration to the surface, ... Reflections on Beloved Dust

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5 Stars

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NIV Spiritual Renewal Study Bible

NIV Spiritual Renewal Study Bible

On 10/18 Jason Brueckner wrote: Book Description Experience New Growth and Transformation in Your Spiritual Walk. Are you experiencing a hunger to know God more completely in your life? Do you long for a deeper connection with him? If so, then the NIV Spiritual Renewal Bible - the recipient of the 1999 ECPA Gold Medallion Award - ... NIV Spiritual Renewal Study Bible @Zondervan

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5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 3/29 Jason Brueckner wrote: The final review of this book actually comes from my wife, who has spent the last two months getting to know both the author, TerKeurst, and the our Great Author better by way of this little devotional. I’ll first tell you about the book before I share with you her endorsement of the book. Zondervan ... Living holistically isn't always easy

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4 Stars

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Miraculous

Miraculous

On 1/3 Jason Brueckner wrote: Weighing in at over 300 pages, I must admit that Belmonte’s text is weighty. Don’t be afraid though, as historically-driven as this book is it is far from those textbooks you remember from high school. Rather, this book is devotional in nature. It shows how God has never given up on His people and ... MIRACULOUS

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4 Stars

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Jesus

Jesus

On 11/17 Jason Brueckner wrote: Do I believe Sweet & Viola when they introduced the book and said that it was not for scholars? Not a chance. This is a stellar, massive, well-thought-out project. I am so lucky to have landed a free copy from booksneeze.com. So here’s the skinny on the book. It IS written in a way that would not ... BRAVE REVIEWS

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3 Stars

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 10/22 Jason Brueckner wrote: I had the privilege of listening to Campolo just recently as he addressed a group of college students. He’s got a gift. He reads the words of Christ in ways that a lot of us do not — in ways that a lot of us should. Scholars sit and stew over Jesus really said what is written in Scripture. Pastors ... What if Jesus really meant what He said?

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3 Stars

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Wisdom Meets Passion

Wisdom Meets Passion

On 9/18 Jason Brueckner wrote: I think that the reality of the present generation, “generation X” or “generation Y” or whatever you call this us (Barna Group has labeled those born between 1984 and 2010 as “Mosaics” because of how diversely we are impacted), is that we are world changers. We are more of world changers ... WISDOM MEETS PASSION

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4 Stars

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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 8/30 Jason Brueckner wrote: I texted a good friend about the book and described it as follows: "raw, honest, real-to-life" I think that that summarizes the dialogue that Michael John Cusick offers his readers in SURFING FOR GOD. He writes much like I would imagine he operates while he is counseling people in his office -- he is ... Surfing For God

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4 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/31 Jason Brueckner wrote: WHAT A STORY Only a couple of weeks ago, a friend told me about Lopez and mentioned his story to me. Just like the subtitle says, his story is about transitioning from "the killing fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games." The first-person account of his life, from his kidnapping to the ushering in of ... RUNNING FOR MY LIFE

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5 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 7/18 Jason Brueckner wrote: "Simply put, masculinity is the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility." - Doug Wilson "Biblical authority knows how to bleed for others." - Doug Wilson So I was really excited about reviewing a book on fatherlessness. The whole conversation of the "delinquent dad" really stirs my heart, probably ... FATHER HUNGER

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3 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 6/18 Jason Brueckner wrote: Where a collection of reviewers harped on the fact that this book does not focus enough on what the cover leads one to think it to be about (physical food), I think that Mrs. Meberg addresses a serious, serious topic -- holistic discipline. It's no secret that our society loves the discipline of food. ... CONSTANTLY CRAVING - MEBERG

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2 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 3/2 Jason Brueckner wrote: "Real stories. Changing lives." When Hebrews talks about being spurred on by those around you, those who, by their faith, persevere in this present world -- it is this same idea that the text is referencing. I AM SECOND tells the story of pastors who finally truly meet Jesus far along in their pastorate ... "Real Stories. Changing Lives.

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4 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 1/4 Jason Brueckner wrote: A preacher and professor, Leonard Sweet is the full package. He does well to recognize and respond to the high and mighty "leaders" of today. How does I Am a Follower preach to today's preachers? First it sets up the distasteful picture of how leaders are defined today -- plain and simple, they are leaders ... I confess, I am a Follower

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3 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 12/14 Jason Brueckner wrote: "In fact, we were both captivated by an idea that was brand-new to us. God's strategy for redemption on the earth was to be carried out by the church." (p. 7) The authors of Rumors of God liken the present state of the Church in the United States to the moments before the sinking of the Titanic, with ... Rumors of God

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3 Stars

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Be the People

Be the People

On 6/29 Jason Brueckner wrote: This book was gifted to me by booksneeze (www.booksneeze.com), and really is not my kind of read. There is a lot of research done here, and one should certainly offer their respects for the amount of work. The Scripture citation is few and far between, so one cannot judge whether or not she (Dr. Carol ... Reclaim America?

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2 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 6/2 Jason Brueckner wrote: “Virtue,” “Faith,” “Hope,” and “Spiritual.” These are not terms that one associates with BUSINESS nowadays. Malloch, from start to finish, appears to attempt to ingrain in his readers from the corporate world that it is such characteristics that cause a group to flourish. Keep focused ... WOULD THE REAL VIRTUE, PLEASE STAND UP?

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 5/13 Jason Brueckner wrote: I would have been more excited to see the one principle that will save humanity be Jesus Christ. Though I do enjoy the motivating factor behind the text, and I understand why Andrews has the credentials that he does (spoke to four US presidents and at countless military bases worldwide)! He is a motivator, ... The ONE Principle.

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3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/13 Jason Brueckner wrote: Lucado does it again -- he is thorough, practical, and candid in his responses to over 170 popular questions and comments. One thing that I like the most about the book is the indexes in the back. There are indexes for both topics and indexes mentioned throughout the book. The topics are far-reaching, ... Everything from hope now to hope then, Max offers insight.

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5 Stars

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 5/13 Jason Brueckner wrote: I graduated from my undergraduate program with a double major: Bible & Theology and Youth & Sports Ministries. This is right up the alley of some of the lectures I received while in undergrad, minus the evangelical missions aspect. Flynt is doing a good job of incorporating a part of life that is often ... Get off your butt!

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/18 Jason Brueckner wrote: This is a book for the one discipling, or the one being discipled; this book is a message of encouragement for anyone who is in a spiritual rut. Sometimes we wonder what we were created for, and why God has the obstacle that He does before us, and this is another testament to Lucado's motivating and ... MATT 25:40

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4 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 10/6 Jason Brueckner wrote: Churches are focusing too much on what they ought not do (and when we focus on what we should NOT be doing we tend to be drawn into doing whatever we are most focused on). Seay attempts to resolve our current faltering attempt to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” not with morality (as ... RESTORATION

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/28 Jason Brueckner wrote: Max Lucado did it again! If you’ve read his stuff, you’ll love this book. If you haven’t read his stuff, go buy one of his books! FEARLESS will hit home for many. Lucado discusses a list of common fears of the average person. From money, children, insecurities, lack of faith, global calamity, the ... FEARLESS: Imagine your life without fear

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5 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 7/7 Jason Brueckner wrote: I guess I could have given the text the benefit of the doubt, and at least finished it -- but I had an issue with the position that Sweet & Viola put Christ. Too many times I felt that they read the supremacy of Christ in place of Christ's being seated at the right hand of the Creator, God. I truly do ... Who really sits on the throne ... ?

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3 Stars

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The Money Answer Book

The Money Answer Book

On 5/7 Jason Brueckner wrote: Pick up this book!WHAT A GREAT MONEY GUIDE!I got this book only a couple of days ago, and am really excited to put his “baby steps,” something that I guess is a really common approach for Ramsey, into practice.He ENCOURAGINGLY addresses money in relation to college, relationships (before and after ... THE MONEY ANSWER BOOK.

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4 Stars

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 4/20 Jason Brueckner wrote: LIVING LIFE IN THE ZONE is a great tool for ministry, especially alongside someone vocationally embedded in Sports Ministry (which was a part of my Undergraduate Degree!). The daily readings themselves are a little long, and could be tapered down quite a bit, but they were insightful and it’s always ... LIVING IN THE ZONE

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3 Stars

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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

On 12/17 Jason Brueckner wrote: The two writers approach, with a perspective based in Scripture, the seven most common struggles. The discussions include: Injustice; Rejection; Loneliness; Loss; Discipline; Failure; and Death. The chapters, for the most part, are laid out with an explanation of what will be covered, how one typically ... Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain: Uncover the hidden potential in life’s most common struggles by Paul Meier, MD and David L. Henderson, MD

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4 Stars

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