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Still Life

Still Life

On 1/19 Choosing Joy wrote: Still Life, by Christa Parrish is an EXCELLENT book. A plane crash, photography, glimpses into a religious cult, clear distinctions between an angry and a just/loving God, hurting families ensnared in their choices....very good read. I laughed, I ranted, I cringed, I cried, I thought deeply. This book ... I want a sequel!

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5 Stars

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

On 1/5 Choosing Joy wrote: ...If you are looking for checklists and Biblical exposition Lean on Me may not be the book for you. This book does highlight the value of a healthy Christian community. My biggest take away is the four categories of relationships Anne shares: not vulnerable and not committed, vulnerable and not committed, ... Title itself is worth the read in personal applications

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4 Stars

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A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

On 12/31 Choosing Joy wrote: It's a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in . . . I assumed Lisa Samson’s A Thing of Beauty would be the typical boy meets girls story. As such, I nearly passed up the opportunity to review the book. Something in the description of Fiona Hume, a child star who left Hollywood after rehab ... A Thing of Beauty - Exceeds Expecations!

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4 Stars

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The Daniel Cure

The Daniel Cure

On 12/27 Choosing Joy wrote: In Chapter One of Susan Gregory and Richard Bloomer's, The Daniel Cure: The Daniel Fast Way to Vibrant Health, the authors share: "The sad truth is that millions of people exist in a state of severe spiritual and emotional hunger. Some experts even describe it as a kind of malnutrition. ....What do ... The Daniel Cure - Mixed Reactions

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Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged

On 12/12 Choosing Joy wrote: This is a great gift choice for the theologian or history buff in your life. ...I found it fascinating to read about this time period from the German point of view. This book has it all - theology, tough questions and answers, moral dilemmas, intrigue, an amazing amount of new facts to digest and ... Bonhoeffer Abrridged

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The White Horse King

The White Horse King

On 11/6 Choosing Joy wrote: I have taught about the Vikings raids every four years - but I had never gotten beyond the information provided in our text books. I was sickened by descriptions of Viking brutality and torture. I'll probably not be able to watch "How to Train Your Dragon" again. King Alfred shines in the midst of ... The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle

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4 Stars

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