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52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 11/28 abbie Riddle wrote: Victor Hugo's timeless classic is now a time less devotional. I remember the first time I picked up that huge unabridged monstrosity of a book. I remember turning it over in my hands thinking, "I will never be able to finish this; cliff notes here I come". That was as a Junior in High school and I ... 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables, Bob Welch

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The Jesus Code

The Jesus Code

On 8/30 abbie Riddle wrote: 52 questions from the bible - questions that define our faith and beliefs, questions that Jesus asked. This book is something I would highly recommend for someone interested in apologetics. In 52 lessons this author presents a question then the answer using the bible. These answers are extremely thorough ... The Jesus Code, O.S. Hawkins

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Thrive Student Edition

Thrive Student Edition

On 8/11 abbie Riddle wrote: Written with teens in mind this book is inspiring and uplifting. In today's world the struggles teens face are monumental. Mark Hall is open, honest and transparent as he talks about his own struggles as a teen and the power of God that helped him overcome. Teens are offered practical and biblical ... Thrive, Mark Hall

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King David

King David

On 7/29 abbie Riddle wrote: This is the second book in this series that we have read - and we LOVE it!! If you are looking for a good series on biblical characters this is the one to invest in. Children will love the book and will read it over and over again. This unique book is aimed at children between 6 to 10. However, I ... King David (Get to Know), Nancy I Sanders

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Apostle Paul

Apostle Paul

On 7/1 abbie Riddle wrote: This is an excellent addition to any library! Although this is designed for children I think most older kids and adults would enjoy it. I appreciated the fact that it is so durable - the pages are thick and hard to tear. This makes it attractive to me because I have 6 children from 13 years to 7 months ... Get To Know Apostle Paul, Nacy I Sanders

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Raised?

Raised?

On 6/25 abbie Riddle wrote: The title caught my eye when I was browsing for books to review. I am always interested in books that take a skeptics stance and answer the questions most asked. I especially liked this book because it was not too long - so it would not be intimidating to a new Christian or to a non-Christian who had ... Raised, Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection; Jonathan Dodson, Brad Watson

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4 Stars

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Spirit Bridge

Spirit Bridge

On 5/26 abbie Riddle wrote: I have read EVERY book this author has published! I have NEVER been disappointed and this one is no different. This is the third and final in the Well Springs series and I say that with a little sadness as I have become quite fond of the characters, actions, and story line over the last few books. ... Spirit Bridge, james L. Rubart

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The Samson Syndrome

The Samson Syndrome

On 4/23 abbie Riddle wrote: Atteberry has a writing style that is easy to read and understand - a sort of conversational style much like Lucado. This makes his books easy to understand and enjoy for most if not all readers (and even the majority of non-readers, those who don't normally pick up a book to read). The truth is that ... The Samson Syndrome, Mark Atteberry

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 2/14 abbie Riddle wrote: I am a huge fan of the Love and Respect books written by Eggerichs, so when I heard about this one I was so excited that it was up for review. As a Pastor's wife I am always looking for new resources that I will be able to share with members of the church. I got this book on a Monday and had a member ... Love and Respect In the Family, Dr. Emmerson Eggerichs

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31 Days To Happiness

31 Days To Happiness

On 11/1 abbie Riddle wrote: This book is designed to be read one chapter a day for 31 days. Just based on the title I was expecting more of a devotional style book, but was not unhappy with the way it is set up. The book takes a look at the wisest man in history - King Solomon - and his writings found in the book of Ecclesiastes. ... 31 Days to Happiness, David Jeremiah

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Finally Free

Finally Free

On 9/26 abbie Riddle wrote: I found this book to be a helpful book that seems to focus on married men. I agreed to review it since my husband counsels many people in our church and we are always looking to expand our library with good resources for people to borrow. I don't think there is anyone who would argue the fact that ... Finally Free, Heath Lambert

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Memory's Door

Memory's Door

On 8/29 abbie Riddle wrote: I fear that my review of this book will never do justice to how expertly written it is. Rupart has become a master at drawing in the reader and captivating them in such a way that they become one with the story. This is one of those page-turners that is nearly impossible not to spend an entire afternoon ... Memorys Door, James L Rupart

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Couples of the Bible

Couples of the Bible

On 7/15 abbie Riddle wrote: A unique one year devotional for couples all about couples found in the bible. I enjoyed the fact that these were not just the most well-known couples but a cross section of couples through out the bible. Each week is focused on one couple of the bible, each day a different subject regarding these ... Couples of The Bible, Robert & Bobbie Wolgemuth

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/15 abbie Riddle wrote: This is one of those books that sticks with you - from the first page it gives you an eery feeling of knowing something great is going to unfold in the pages of the story. I do not think I could give a description of the story without giving to much away. Simply put - Coffey has written a riveting ... When Mockingbirds Sing, Billy Coffey

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Organic Outreach for Families

Organic Outreach for Families

On 6/2 abbie Riddle wrote: "Something is very wrong if we reach our neighbors with the love of Jesus but our children feel forgotten and marginalized. We have confused our priorities if we invest more time in our church than we do in our own children. Our first priority as parents is to love, teach, and lead our children toward ... Organic Outreach for Families,

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 5/20 abbie Riddle wrote: So you are searching for an easy to read, but inspiring and useful book on prayer. This would be the book for you. This author embraces the belief that motherhood is a sacred calling - yes - that means what you do as a mother is utterly important. I found this book to be inspiring for the difficult ... Prayer Warrior Mom, Marla Alupoaicci

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The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 4/4 abbie Riddle wrote: This book is intended for couples to read together over a period of 90 days. The thought is that the couple will work on each area and learn more about their own money personalities and their spouses'. The thought would be that you would learn to work with the personality of your spouse and that both ... The Five Money Personalities, Scott and Bethany Palmer

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2 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 1/1 abbie Riddle wrote: A fatherless generation is now having children creating yet another generation of fatherless children. Since 2000 there have been numerous books, seminars, sermons and conferences over this very subject. The epidemic touches nearly every family in this nation in some way form or fashion. Now add to ... Father Hunger, Douglas Wilson

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 6/6 abbie Riddle wrote: Catherine Hickem has written a thought-provoking book on motherhood. Without exalting Mary to an unnatural platform of perfection Hickem has woven a story of a Godly woman who's pursuit of the Father's will and submission to the hard road led to a blessing of multitudes. Mary was not the first called ... Wonderful

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 1/12 abbie Riddle wrote: A Year with Jesus is just the book needed for new and older Christians alike. After teaching the true meaning of theology to our teens and exploring that it in fact means the study of who God is and His personality - this book is easy to recommend. How better to get to know Jesus(God the Son) than ... Study the person of Jeus through His Life

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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

On 10/11 abbie Riddle wrote: The chic modern pink and white zig-zag cover with grey writing makes this book attractive to the eye. I was so excited to find a book on etiquette and manners that was both modern and timeless at the same time. It seems that there are many books that have been written on this subject but to bring them ... 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know, Kay West

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 7/2 abbie Riddle wrote: A blessing - a birthright - the one thing each of us is entitled. Did you get yours - was it clearly communicated to you? Or are you like many - wondering if life is filled with chances and choice, wondering if you are destined to continue in the same family cycles that have been established? In this ... Challenging and Beneficial

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/10 abbie Riddle wrote: Who hasn't been in the state of waiting: waiting on a bus, waiting on the elevator, waiting on the doctor, waiting on marriage, waiting on babies, waiting for the time of our children's graduation. All of us have waited at some point in our lives. In fact in all honesty it seems that we move from one ... Awesome

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 5/4 abbie Riddle wrote: Andy Andrews does it again! I became and Andy Andrews fan when I read The Heart mender, this book was no less enjoyable. The book chronicles the journey of David Ponder who is sent to gather all the “Travelers” together to answer questions. The book is filled with many twists and turns throughout. ... Great Read

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 4/19 abbie Riddle wrote: I agreed to review this book so my husband would have it to read. However, I found that I really enjoyed this honest narration of this fathers quest to capture his daughters hearts. In all honesty I found myself laughing out loud at this author's honest take on life. This is not a book of formulas to ... Daddy Dates, Greg Wright

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The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

On 3/3 abbie Riddle wrote: I didn't really know what to expect from this book. I wanted to review it since I have 4 children that will some day be teens and since I work with the youth group at our church. I found it to be really very humorous. Chad Eastham does an excellent job at connecting with youth on their level, sometimes ... Excellent

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Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

On 1/15 abbie Riddle wrote: Written by a husband and wife team with the express goal of showing the importance of prayer within the institution of marriage this is a great little book. It is a 40 day challenge, much like the Love Dare, created as a challenge to do something new and dramatic in the marriage. So many marriages ... Couples Who Pray

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4 Stars

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 12/25 abbie Riddle wrote: If you are Catholic you might love this book – if not you might find it difficult to read. I was interested in reviewing this book as I am always interested in growing spiritually. In fact I believe in both the discipline of prayer and bible study. I was hoping to find within the cover of this book ... Not for Everyone

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1 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 12/15 abbie Riddle wrote: This special edition book of hymns and the stories of their creation is a treasure to have. If you have a music lover in your life this would be an excellent gift. the cover with its graceful hills is astounding. The heavy pages with torn edges add an element of richness to the book. The songs are ... wow

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Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 11/18 abbie Riddle wrote: This NKJV bible is excellent for the new believer. I think that it would be a great investment for churches who present a bible to new converts at baptism. I am very glad to have it on my shelf as an additional study bible and resource for myself and my children. The bible comes in paperback (the ... Great for new believer

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"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 10/7 abbie Riddle wrote: ICB Holy Bible I agreed to review this bible for Thomas Nelson (www.booksneeze.com) in exchange for an unbiased review. I am a mother of 4 children. When this bible arrived all four of my children wanted it for themselves. The bright cover and wonderful pictures made it especially appealing to my ... Excellent for beginning readers!

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/20 abbie Riddle wrote: The Least Among You, DVD Inspired by the true story of Rev. Dr. Charles Marks this is an emotionally charged movie with wonderful characters. The central character Richard Kelly, played by Cedric Sanders, is serving out a probation sentence at an all white seminary. His character is one filled with ... The Least Among You

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 abbie Riddle wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World, Andy Andrew I enjoyed this book as an adult. However, it is not really a good read for small children (toddlers or even kinders) as it is very long and a little hard for them to follow. It starts with the story of one boy, finishes his story then begins another story ... The Boy Who Changed the World

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4 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 9/8 abbie Riddle wrote: One Hands, Two Hands – Max Lucado The colorful, kid-friendly, lively illustrations alone make this book a gem! Birds and dogs, bunnies and bears, kittens and frogs, a skunk and a girl grace every delightful little page. So much activity and color gave my kids things to point out and talk about on ... One Hands, Two Hands, Max Lucado

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

On 8/18 abbie Riddle wrote: I had to smile at the chapter titles as I recognized this as a preaching style used to help make points easier to remember. Excellent, easy to read book. Clear and concise points, dealing with issues that anyone can relate to are defined in an easy to understand language. David Jeremiah does an excellent ... Living in Confidence in a Chaotic World

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 8/8 abbie Riddle wrote: What a wonderful book. In the first pages my mind was captivated as I imagined the believers gathered in the home, and the shattering of the door as their enemy burst in to take them captive. Even more intriguing was the image of enemy as he feels the presence of something pursuing him – Elohim – ... Captured by Grace, David Jeremiah

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 7/24 abbie Riddle wrote: Max Lucado does it again. This is a wonderful video any child will love. All four of my children enjoyed this movie about the unique talents of the individual. One of the greatest lies perpetually spoken by the Enemy into the heart of children is that they do not matter. In fact it is a lie that ... Hermie and Friends, Who's In Charge Anyway?

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/30 abbie Riddle wrote: "I Think you have to forgive him for you./Because whenever you get hurt by somebody you can either think about 'em all day long and let 'em keep hurting you inside...or give 'em to God." (page 129/130) What a powerful truth - the very scarlet ribbon of truth woven through the Word of God and sealed with ... Heart Mender

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/10 abbie Riddle wrote: Well, Has your life ever fallen apart before your eyes? Have your dreams ever come crashing down around you - The "Perfect" job fallen through - "Mr. Right/Mrs. Right" turned into Mr/Ms Wrong? - - - Your Plan A just not worked out??? What then?! This book is great at looking at this very dilema! ... Timely and well written

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/3 abbie Riddle wrote: This book is the counterpart to Wild at Heart and is equally amazing. The simplicity of the writing style makes it an easy and enjoyable read. On its first printing I became a big fan of the Eldredge's. In fact I own all their books in print and loan them out and recommend them to my friends. I enjoy ... Captivating, John and Stasi Eldredge

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 3/8 abbie Riddle wrote: Chronological Guide to the Bible, Thomas Nelson This is a great historical reference that could be easily integrated into any history class. It would be especially helpful in home school settings where study of the bible and history are done jointly. I like the way it is easily divided. It presents ... Chronological Guide to the Bible

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4 Stars

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Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

On 3/3 abbie Riddle wrote: Isaac Newton, Mitch Stokes What a profound man! I actually requested this book primarily as a resource for home school. I think it will serve as an excellent resource and that it should also be brought into the public school. I may have been more interested in the work and theories of Mr. Newton when ... Isaac Newton, Mitch Stokes

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

On 2/22 abbie Riddle wrote: Jane Austen, Christian Encounters Series, by Peter Leithart The author does an excellent job laying out the life of one of America’s most captivating writers. I am a big Jane Austen fan – I am one of those that can’t “leave her characters alone”. At the close of one of her stories I have ... Jane Austen, Peter Leithart

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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 2/1 abbie Riddle wrote: Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts (third edition) This is an excellent resource for anyone. I really enjoyed the color pictures, charts and maps. The book is prepared in an easy to access format. It presents an overview of each book of the bible, telling the approximate date it was ... reviewed for thomas nelson

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I Wish You Enough

I Wish You Enough

On 1/22 abbie Riddle wrote: I Wish You Enough This is a delightfully wonderful little inspiration gift. It is just the right length to read in a few days. Each section is broken down into a devotional style chapter. The book is based on a little poem or blessing, it takes each verse and gives a scripture and devotional type ... I WIsh You Enough

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 12/21 abbie Riddle wrote: This book is a jewel of a find for those who love history. I love the easy to read format and the beautiful pictures. In the pages of this book you are guided through the rich spiritual history of America as you visit each monument in Washington D.C. It brings to light the thread that has tied America ... Rediscovering God in America

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