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Just Like Jesus Devotional

Just Like Jesus Devotional

On 1/30 Roberto Mattos wrote: I have read many books from Mr. Max Lucado and I consider himself a great author, although after a while you might start thinking that his books are kind of repetitive, always going around the main theme of "You can be everything God wants you to be" (by the way, this is the title of one of his excellent ... Being Like Jesus

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The Truth About Grace

The Truth About Grace

On 6/7 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is another precious book from John MacArthur. Part of the Series "The Truth About..." that also includes "The Lordship of Christ" and "Forgiveness", this particular book goes deep into discussing Grace in all aspects, supported by Scriptures references, in five Chapters. It is very well written ... John MacArthur Delivers Another Serious Study on Grace

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 1/24 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a very well written devotional, where the author starts each day quoting a Scripture passage and then he develops the main theme for the day in an easy to read and powerful message, finishing with a question that makes us stop and think. The author is very well known to write many books about ... Truly Inspirational

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 11/29 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a wonderful book that tell us the story of Sasha, a Ukrainian orphan girl who is adopted by the author's family and has a deep everlasting effect on their lives as well as on the lives of those surrounding them. The author narrates in full details all the incredibly difficult saga of the adoption ... Very touching story

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 10/28 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a superb piece of literature from Mr. Bennett. Very well written, this book is inspirational, making us stop from what we are doing and think about to where humanity is heading nowadays. Mr. Bennett put together in this volume a collection of stories, essays, vignettes and profiles, all commented ... Rescuing Values

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 9/29 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a very well written book that tells us the incredible story of a man that hit the bottom on his life and was able to recover just by the grace of our God. Michael Leehan make a deal with Satan to serve and follow him because he was disappointed with his life and he stop believing in the existence ... Battle for your soul

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5 Stars

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 9/9 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is not just another devotional book. It is much more than that. It is a guide on pray. If you have difficulties praying, this book is for you. When you start reading this book, you enter into a journey that will touch you deeply. The author provides 100 entries that give us focus on our prayers ... A Guide on Praying

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 7/15 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a very nice compilation of some of the most significant quotes from Billy Graham, one of the most known evangelist of modern time. His quotes are arranged in topics for easy reference, from Abortion to Young People, covering all major areas of interest, including Children, Heaven, Hell, Marriage, ... Superb Compilation

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 6/8 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a magnificent piece of work from Joan Wolf. Very well written, easy reading and captivating from the first page. Her sensibility and her way of describing characters and scenes makes us participate in the plot of the book. The book is a fiction that portraits a love story with characters based ... A fiction as good as it can be

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Galileo

Galileo

On 5/4 Roberto Mattos wrote: This book is a biography of Galileo Galilei, a true genius that lived in Italy during the 16th/17th century. Born in Pisa, his father wanted him to be a doctor in medicine, but his love for mathematics were stronger. Throughout this book we learned from the author that Galileo used his mathematics and ... A Humble Genius

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/21 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is not the first piece of work from Mr. Max Lucado that I read. As a matter of fact, I have read and enjoyed "Outlive Your Life", "You Changed My Life", "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be", "Cast of Characters", and I watched "Who Is In Charge Anyway". I found out that this book is different. ... A Lesson On Counseling

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Roberto Mattos wrote: I became a fan of Andy Andrew after reading "The Heart Mender". Then I read "The Butterfly Effect" and "The Boy Who Changed the World". But "The Final Summit" is yet the best I read from this author. It is truly an amazing book that captures the reader's attention from page one till the last. The storyline ... Optimism must prevail!

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Time With God For Fathers

Time With God For Fathers

On 3/31 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a wonderful book, with a very carefull selected finishing that makes it a great gift to any Christian father. Its format is like a devotional, having several topics, a bible verse related to the topic in question and a personal input from the author on that subject, usually right on target. Besides ... Nice gift book for new fathers

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/15 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a very touching book telling the real storie of two young boys from Alabama and how with God's guidance, they put together one of the most popular morning radio show, know as the "Rick and Bubba Show". The story develops with each one giving his input in alternating chapters, telling in a very ... Touching story that strength your faith

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 2/10 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a wonderful book, very well written. The author has a very well developed sensibility to put in words what she is feeling, and at the same time involving the reader in her powerful words, through personal examples. The choice of the photo for the cover was simply perfect. The book itself is divided ... Inspiring Book for Boosting Your Faith

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 1/10 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is not just another devotional. This is a magnificent collection of personal experience from christians serving as missionaries around the world. The structure is stories divided in 366 days (includes Feb 29th) and you are suppose to read one story per day during a full year. But the stories are ... Inspiring Stories

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 12/24 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is not just another devotional. This is a superb collection of personal experience from christians serving as missionaries around the world. The structure is stories divided in 366 days (includes Feb 29th) and you are suppose to read one story per day during a full year. But the stories are so good ... Superb Compilation

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 12/15 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is not just another daily devotional book. This is a magistral book that bring us intense meditation through the insights of the author on a variety of themes that we usually do not stop to think about. The fact that this devotional is not ordered by calendar days makes it easier for you to start ... Magistral Devotional

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/10 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a very touching story of a boy that visits heaven when he undergoes surgery due to a burst appendix. He came out of surgery saying that he sat on Jesus's lap during the procedure. Then, he start telling little by little some details of his experience in heaven, telling his parents about things ... A booster for your faith

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 10/12 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a magnificent movie based on a true story. A young black man - Cedrid Sanders as Richard Kelly- is arrested during 1965 Watts riots, while trying to stop the violence. The deal that was made in order for him to leave the prison is that he needs to attend an all-white seminary. Although not willing ... Nice Production, Inspiring Story

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a very inspiring book where the author clearly shows that God's call is stronger than the desire for human comfort and recognition. When his career as a pastor was about to turn into a "successful" one in a major church as a senior pastor, God told him to accept an offer as a pastor in a church ... Inspiring Book for Church Growth

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Roberto Mattos wrote: I read a few books from Mr. Max Lucado. After some books you start feeling that you know his style, you know his message. But this particular one touched me deeply in the sense that it shows that you should not waste your life in a meaningless way. You should make a difference, even if small, in the ... Very Touching

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You Changed My Life

You Changed My Life

On 9/9 Roberto Mattos wrote: Max Lucado did it again. In this very beautiful gift book he presents in eight chapters a total of fifty seven very touching stories of love, kindness, commitment, compassion, hope, courage, wisdom and friendship. If you are the hard type, this book is for you, because it will soften you till you melt ... Beautiful Gift Book

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is another wonderful piece of work by Mr. Andy Andrews. In this very inspirational book, he uses the idea of a scientist name Edward Lorenz, who in 1963 exposed his theory that "a butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in motion, which would move other molecules of air, in turn ... Another Beautiful Message

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Roberto Mattos wrote: Andy Andrews showed all his sensibility in this children's book. He starts talking about a boy playing hide and seek with his sisters in his father's cornfields. He took care not to knock down any cornstalks. His father reminded him that they were blessed to have all that corn while many people in the ... Beautiful Message

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Lee (The Generals)

Lee (The Generals)

On 8/28 Roberto Mattos wrote: For some, a traitor. For others, a hero. For me, an american dedicated above all to his state Virginia. A son, a husband and a father worried with his family. Through seventeen chapters John Perry describes the character of Robert Lee with details, showing his earlier years, the building of his responsible ... Example of Conduct

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Saint Francis

Saint Francis

On 8/16 Roberto Mattos wrote: The author did a magnificent research, digging deeply into the life of our Saint Francis. He uses mainly data from the first biographer (1230), Thomas of Celano and on top of that he does a lot of speculations on what might have been Saint Francis' life. Sometimes too much speculation might be a little ... An Example For Today's Church

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/20 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is another piece of art from Mr. Lucado. In 22 Chapters he describes many bible characters, telling their stories and he does the analogy on theirs and our lives, showing how much God loves us no matter what (23rd Chapter is conclusion). He selected the following characters: Joseph (Jesus' father); ... What a Selection!

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 6/28 Roberto Mattos wrote: This small book brings us a great message about how God made us, how He uses us and how He wants us to find our sweet spot, so we can serve Him better. He created us unique and for a special purpose. Sometimes the narration is a little bit repetitive, but I will assume this is just a writer’s strategy ... This is what we were created to do!

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4 Stars

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 6/15 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends production.The main character is Freddie the flea, who sees all the good qualities and abilities in all of the other insects and still cannot figure out about his own qualities. There are many messages that are transmitted through this animated video. First is ... Hermie and Friends Production

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/12 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is a very touching story of a beautiful woman (Helen Mason) who lost all hope in life when her husband was killed by the Nazis in an air raid in London during WWII and how she struggle in life to learn to forgive. An opportunity came when she found a near-lifeless body in the beach close to the ... Very Touching Story

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/19 Roberto Mattos wrote: Holding a bachelor degree in theology, my main interest was always eschatology. The author does a magnificent job analyzing ten end of world prophecies during the first ten chapters of his book, and giving his point of view on each one with a conclusion at the end of each chapter, summarizing with logical ... Excellent analysis of some end of the world prophecies

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4 Stars

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The Revolutionary Paul Revere

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

On 4/4 Roberto Mattos wrote: The book tells us the story of Paul Revere, apprentice in this father’s silversmith, husband, father of sixteen children, soldier, entrepreneur and war leader. Miller describes with vivid language Paul’s financial struggle, the grieving father when burying his child and the fearless activist fighting ... The Revolutionary Paul Revere

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Combating the Commandment of Confusion

Combating the Commandment of Confusion

On 3/14 Roberto Mattos wrote: Bibleman is a Christian super hero. He combats various villains with his friends Cypher and BibleGirl. This particular episode is a live action show and as such, has limited production resources. The show also was made in a short-budget, but what really matters after all is the message that is transmitted ... Combating the Commandant of Confusion

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The Map

The Map

On 3/3 Roberto Mattos wrote: Having a bachelor degree in Theology, I was initially skeptical that this book could bring something different, the so called “Map embedded into Matthew’s Gospel”. But I have to confess that the author made his point in a magnificent way. Overall, "The Map" is an excellent book, very worthy reading ... Map? The Way...

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Obstacles Welcome

Obstacles Welcome

On 2/14 Roberto Mattos wrote: This is the life story of Ralph de la Vega, who, starting with nothing, built his American Dream with hard working and determination. He tell us how he came to America from Cuba and all his struggle in order to succeed in USA. Ralph teaches us the importance of having strong values. He also says which ... Inspirational Learning Experience

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 12/30 Roberto Mattos wrote: Chris Seay did a magnificent job with the interpretation of the characters’ personality and the analogy with their equivalent counterpart in the Bible. He makes us “question and meditate and discuss and debate, exploring the power of the unknown”. The author shows us the attention paid by the ... Still Lost?

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The White Horse King

The White Horse King

On 12/12 Roberto Mattos wrote: The book tells us the story of Alfred, fifth son of King AEthelwulf from Wessex, far in line of succession to the throne and not likely to end up being the heir of the throne. Merkle describes with vivid language the struggle of Alfred, losing his mother and all his brothers one by one till he became ... A Learning Experience

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