Reviews by Ashley Angell

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Falling Free

Falling Free

On 3/3 Ashley Angell wrote: It’s taken me a while to finish this book, but it was so good. The author writes about when God asked them to do what seems almost unthinkable in today’s society. Her husband had a great job, they were living their dream in the middle of “God’s country”, and everything seemed perfect. But then ... Book Review - Falling Free

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5 Stars

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

On 1/12 Ashley Angell wrote: Anone who listens to contemporary Christian music has heard of Natalie Grant. She has a wonderful, strong singing voice. She founded an anti-human-trafficking organization. She herself admits to being caught up in her accomplishments.  In her book Finding Your Voice, she talks about her singing career ... Book Review - Finding Your Voice

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3 Stars

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Semi Serious

Semi Serious

On 12/5 Ashley Angell wrote: Semi Serious is a nonfiction book written about the author’s decision to quit her teaching job to become a truck driver. She writes about the things she saw while driving, such as animals she passed and weather conditions, and how they helped her grow in her faith. While my summary sounds dreadfully ... Book Review - Semi Serious

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4 Stars

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One Small Donkey for Little Ones

One Small Donkey for Little Ones

On 9/30 Ashley Angell wrote: I know, it’s way too early for Christmas books, and believe me, I know. I’m a Halloween girl, myself. But, this book showed up in an email I got from BookLook Bloggers and it looked too cute to pass up. I’m glad I requested it! The book tells the story of a little donkey who was chosen to carry ... Book Review: One Small Donkey

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5 Stars

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Life Is Better at the Beach

Life Is Better at the Beach

On 9/13 Ashley Angell wrote: Life is Better at the Beach is a simple little book that reminds the reader to take life slow. With calming pictures, and quotes and Bible verses, this book talks about a beach vacation and how to continue that mindset in daily life. At the beach, you don’t worry about how you look or what work you ... Book Review - Life is Better at the Beach

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5 Stars

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A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays

On 9/3 Ashley Angell wrote:  A Month of Sundays seeks to provide insight on what it means to truly rest on the Sabbath, and it goes further than simply phyiscally resting on Sunday. The author talks about the state of mind that she feels should is necessary for real rest. She tells short stories from her own life, and also gives ... Book Review - A Month of Sundays

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1 Stars

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Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause

On 8/12 Ashley Angell wrote: This book contains 100 short devotionals geared towards moms. Each devo is quick and to the point, so that busy moms can easily carve out some time to stop and take a moment to read one a day. There is a Bible verse at the beginning of each devotional, followed by a short devo and reflection questions. I ... Book Review: Pressing Pause

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5 Stars

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With My Eyes Wide Open

With My Eyes Wide Open

On 6/12 Ashley Angell wrote: Brian “Head” Welch was a guitarist for KoRn until 2005. KoRn was popular, edgy. He was a rock star. And of course this lifestyle had a lot of perks. They had a lot of fans, they made a lot of money, they toured all over. But there was also a down side. Welch knew all too well the darker side of the ... Book Review - With My Eyes Wide Open by Brian "Head" Welch

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4 Stars

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Willie Out West

Willie Out West

On 5/6 Ashley Angell wrote: Willie the Walrus is very bored. As he watches TV, wishing he got to go out and do something fun, he sees a story about a mean old whale terrorizing a town. He imagines himself as the sheriff and saves the townspeople. I loved the animals used in the story because they are not as common — an octopus, ... Book Review - Willie Out West

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3 Stars

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The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

On 5/5 Ashley Angell wrote: This children’s book from WestBow Press is about a behemoth named Dippy and a little boy named Job. The idea comes roughly from the book of Job, but does not follow the Bible verses. The story of Noah is also told, but otherwise there isn’t really a biblical message. I found the book hard to follow, ... Book Review - The Behemoth Dinosaur in the Land of Uz

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1 Stars

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Crater

Crater

On 4/29 Ashley Angell wrote: Crater is set in the 22nd century. After wars ravaged the earth, a few brave souls moved to the moon to mine Helium-3 --a cheap and abundant energy source. The main character, after whom the book is named, is a teenaged orphan who knows and wants nothing more than working on the scrapes, mining heel-3. ... Book Review -- Crater

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3 Stars

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 3/22 Ashley Angell wrote: Stand By Me, by Neta Jackson, is about Kathryn, a college student from Arizona, and Avis, a worship leader at SouledOut Community Church. Kathryn has recently dropped out of med school to attend a Christian college in Chicago, and Avis' youngest daughter wants nothing to do with Avis or her new husband. ... Book Review -- Stand By Me

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3 Stars

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Has God Spoken?

Has God Spoken?

On 9/15 Ashley Angell wrote:                 Thelast time I heard someone try to give a reason why we should believe that theBible is God’s word, he used 2 Timothy 3:16. Well, that’s all well and good,since I already believe the Bible is true. I believe the Bible is God’s word. ... Book Review -- Has God Spoken?

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5 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 8/21 Ashley Angell wrote: Well, this was *supposed* to be a book review, now that I finally got around to actually starting the book, but when I started it, it seemed... weird, for lack of a better word. So I will not be reading it.I received this book from Booksneeze, blah blah blah... The Seraph Seal

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1 Stars

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 6/4 Ashley Angell wrote: The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead is an interesting book, to be sure. It uses the idea of ley lines. They’re portals, of a sort, that cross different layers of the universe. Kit Livingstone is introduced to this concept of traveling between different timelines in history by his great-grandfather. ... Book Review -- The Skin Map

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4 Stars

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Take Action Bible, NKJV

Take Action Bible, NKJV

On 4/16 Ashley Angell wrote: The Take Action Bible from Thomas Nelson contains stories of people who are "taking action" with God's word. There is also an introduction to each section of the Bible, along with maps, a concordance, a plan for reading through the Bible in a year, and 52 "action ideas".It was smaller than I expected, ... Book Review: Take Action Bible, NKJV

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4 Stars

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The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

On 2/9 Ashley Angell wrote: The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends by Chad Eastham is, like his other books, helpful and thought-provoking. I like how he provides information that is relevant to teens, and holds your interest the entire time.This book covers mistakes teens make when dating and how to avoid them, what ... Book Review -- The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

Ashley's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Truth of the Matter

The Truth of the Matter

On 11/30 Ashley Angell wrote: The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan is the third book in the Homelanders series. Charlie West can’t remember the past year, and he hopes that by finding a man named Waterman he will regain his memory. At the same time he has to stay hidden from both the police and a group of terrorists who are ... Book Review -- The Truth of the Matter

Ashley's Rating:

3 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/18 Ashley Angell wrote:                 Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo is the story of four-year-old Colton, who told his parents that he left his body during surgery. He tells them about God and the angels, and repeatedly tells his father how much God loves us. They’re skeptical ... Book Review -- Heaven is for Real

Ashley's Rating:

4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/20 Ashley Angell wrote: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado is a beautifully written book with a great message. This book reminds us that even “common” people can make a difference. We learn that we have to open our eyes to what is going on around us. We have to be willing to help others, and not be content in our own little ... Book Review -- Outlive Your Life

Ashley's Rating:

5 Stars

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 8/31 Ashley Angell wrote: Dr. Charles Stanley, at the beginning of his book How To Reach Your Full Potential For God, writes, “…I was sitting up in my bed wide awake with this question burning in my spirit: Do you want to reach your full potential?” He then goes on to explain to readers how we can reach our full potential. ... Book Review -- How To Reach Your Full Potential For God

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5 Stars

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Saving Cicadas

Saving Cicadas

On 12/21 Ashley Angell wrote: Saving Cicadas is a moving story told through the eyes of eight-year-old Janie Doe Macy. She lives with her seventeen-year-old sister Rainey (who has Down’s syndrome), and her mother Priscilla. When Priscilla finds out she is pregnant, she packs up and takes her parents and two daughters on a road ... Book Review: Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz

Ashley's Rating:

4 Stars

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