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Made for This

Made for This

On 3/25 shelbylclarke wrote: For Lent this year, I’ve been working through Jennie Allen’s Made for This 40 day devotional. Now, while this review is coming out before the end of Lent so hopefully you know that I haven’t finished this devotional yet, but it’s SO good I couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about it!I really ... Book Review

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I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)

I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)

On 3/1 shelbylclarke wrote: This book isn’t for the left or for the right, it’s for all voting adults. We have got to learn to shut up and hear the other side. And while they are talking don’t be formulating a response. Just listen. Please. I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) a guide to grace-filled political conversations ... A grace-filled guide to political conversations

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Taste and See

Taste and See

On 2/17 shelbylclarke wrote: In case we haven’t met before, I take book recommendations from IG friends and celebrities very very seriously. I’ve read Shauna Niequist’s books and LOVED them (read my reviews for them HERE and HERE). So when I saw her recommending Taste and See, I knew I had to at least look into the book. Taste ... Finished Reading

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The Ministry of Ordinary Places

The Ministry of Ordinary Places

On 1/28 shelbylclarke wrote: Shannan’s book The Ministry of Ordinary Places shines a light on the unglamorous ministry of living life as a Christian where you are. You don’t need to go to Kenya or Nepal, Chile, or Ukraine to make a difference for God’s kingdom. That work, your work could very well be right in front of you. ... review

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Preach to Yourself

Preach to Yourself

On 10/28 shelbylclarke wrote: I have my moments when I can be hard on myself, my expectations, my work but overall this book revealed to me I'm not THAT hard on myself. I also have a spouse with depression, so how I perceive my thoughts and their negativity level are always gauged to his. Whether I want to or not. Hayley reminded ... Finished Reading: Preach to Yourself

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NIV, Journal the Word Bible for Women, Comfort Print

NIV, Journal the Word Bible for Women, Comfort Print

On 10/25 shelbylclarke wrote: The cover of this bible is also beautiful, it features the words from Psalm 62:1 “my soul finds rest in God” with coral and gold embellishments that make it unique and special. While the print is easy to read the paper is thin, I found my roller ball pens bled through the page and will go forward ... Bible Review

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Less Than Perfect

Less Than Perfect

On 9/24 shelbylclarke wrote: We can get pretty caught up in the idea that God only uses perfect, put-together, have their life in order people to do His work. Spangler's book shows us that is not true, in the slightest. Although Jesus was human and God in one, and a perfect example, we aren't called to be perfect. We are called ... review

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All the Colors We Will See

All the Colors We Will See

On 9/24 shelbylclarke wrote: All the Colors We Will See is eloquent and composed, Patrice gently weaves her story with biblical stories and teachings, weaves her story into her understanding of history. Patrice recounts her life as a young girl growing up as the daughter of Jamaican Immigrants in Anchorage, Alaska. She discovers ... review

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A Light So Lovely

A Light So Lovely

On 8/21 shelbylclarke wrote: Confession time, as an avid reader I have not read The Time Quintet. Which includes L’Engle’s most popular book, A Wrinkle in Time. I have read her nonfiction work Walking on Water, which I reviewed a while back. (I chuckle that the only book I’ve read by this famous fiction author is a piece of ... Lovely Biography

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The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen

The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen

On 6/30 shelbylclarke wrote: Can I be totally honest with you? I had no idea what to expect with this book by Lisa Gungor. I was scrolling Amazon and saw it had rave reviews, curiosity got the best of me and I received a copy. I love the music from Gungor, Beautiful Things has brought me through so many tough seasons. But I honestly ... The Most Beautiful Thing I've See | Review

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Inspired

Inspired

On 6/29 shelbylclarke wrote: In, Inspired; Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, I found myself in a similar state of meditative reflection prayerfully thankful for the text in front of me. As I had had similar feelings that I couldn’t give a voice too. Each of RHE’s books are best read in small chunks, ... Truly Inspired

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Always Enough, Never Too Much

Always Enough, Never Too Much

On 5/14 shelbylclarke wrote: Always Enough, Never Too Much, is a fabulous devotion perfect for when you are feeling too much or not enough, and you can find the devotion that fits how you're struggling. Jess and Hayley have shared in the writing of these and their personal experiences, bring an enlighted way to reading scripture ... Always Enough Never Too Much

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Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Wash Your Face

On 4/5 shelbylclarke wrote: If you haven’t read one of my book reviews before, you should know I take instagram recommendations very VERY seriously. I’ve honestly never read anything about Rachel Hollis or heard about her brand Chic Media before in my life until this book began to blow up my Instagram. I have a bookshelf/stack ... review

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NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

On 1/31 shelbylclarke wrote: I keep telling myself I will stop reviewing bibles and yet I still manage to pick them. I love the bells and whistles of new bibles. I’ve always wanted a woman’s bible one centered on women and focused on God’s intention on the women from the bible. This is a hefty bible with lots of those bells ... Thomas Nelson’s NIV Woman’s Study Bible | a Review

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A Simplified Life

A Simplified Life

On 12/11 shelbylclarke wrote: Not only is A Simplified Life, a gorgeous book to behold but it’s incredibly practical and straight forward. Not everyone will organize the same way, if you’ve ever been in a serious relationship or lived with someone, you know what I mean. So Emily offers practical ‘tactical’ ways to unclutter ... Finished Reading: A Simplified Life

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100 Days to Brave

100 Days to Brave

On 11/6 shelbylclarke wrote: My 2017 word of the year is brave. For most of the year, I didn’t feel very brave. I felt very boring, very un-brave. But sometimes bravery isn’t in the big moments but the little one, like telling yourself to have a good positive day while battling depression, like taking a sick day to self care ... 100 days to Brave

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The Beautiful Word for Christmas

The Beautiful Word for Christmas

On 10/11 shelbylclarke wrote: In case you haven't seen my bible shelf, I'm all about the Beautiful Word Collection, from their bibles, to devotionals and even a coloring book. The latest addition to my shelf is the Beautiful Word for Christmas Devotional. It features a beautifully illustrated verse by verse telling of the Christmas ... Christmas + Beautiful Words

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NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print

NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print

On 8/13 shelbylclarke wrote: I love this one! First, it’s ‘large print’ which according to the cardboard sleeve is an easy to read 10 point font. Most bibles are an 8 point, but generally when things are labeled as ‘large print’ it’s 14 if not 18 point font. I assume bibles only go to 10 for large print because at 10 ... Coloring Bible Review

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Of Mess and Moxie

Of Mess and Moxie

On 8/5 shelbylclarke wrote: Full Disclosure: I tried really hard not to read this book in a week. I tried to space it out. I tried not to reach for it at the end of the day, and every morning. And, not only did I fail miserably. I loved every moment. I loved For the Love by Jen from 2015. Her easy to read style just scoops you ... Of Mess & Moxie

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Cultivate

Cultivate

On 6/30 shelbylclarke wrote: Cultivate is the obvious follow up to Lara's first book Make it Happen, both of these books have arrived at a critical juncture in my life & I am better for them. In Cultivate, Lara walks you through the hurt & pain of miscarriage, adoption & cultivating a life that not only benefits her & her family ... Cultivating Hope

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The Beautiful Word Adult Coloring Book

The Beautiful Word Adult Coloring Book

On 6/29 shelbylclarke wrote: I’m a huge an of bible journaling and using art to praise & worship God. I received my first journaling bible, years ago before it was ‘cool’ and loved the concept & overall execution of The Beautiful Word Bible from Zondervan, from last year. I’ve since added The Beautiful Word Devotional to ... review

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Devotions from the Kitchen Table

Devotions from the Kitchen Table

On 4/21 shelbylclarke wrote: We all have that one person in our lives, maybe it's our mom, grandma, or even a devoted friend that you can always count on being in the kitchen, who thrives in sharing her gifts of cooking and hosting with her family and friends. When we lived in Colorado I was always baking bread, there was always ... Finished Reading | Devotions from the Kitchen Table

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You Are Free

You Are Free

On 4/19 shelbylclarke wrote: I admit I totally have a type; memoir, self help is totally my thing. A peek at my book shelf would confirm this. I also admit to being a bit reluctant to grab this one off the shelf. Not only was I pleasantly surprised by Rebekah's story but also her writing style. I enjoyed her stories, biblical ... Finished Reading: You are Free

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The Beautiful Word Devotional

The Beautiful Word Devotional

On 4/12 shelbylclarke wrote: Each morning begins roughly around 6:45 for me, the lamp in our bedroom is programmed to come on at 6:40 at a dim setting to help me get up for the day. Once up I make smoothies for Travis and me and Asher enjoys his breakfast... Morning Routine with the Beautiful Word Devotional

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Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

On 2/19 shelbylclarke wrote: In Michael Wear’s book ‘Reclaiming Hope’ it’s part memoir part autobiographical in how faith played a role in the president’s policy making. Wear highlights President Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speeches, his numerous telling of his testimony and the role faith played in his day to ... Review

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Chasing Slow

Chasing Slow

On 1/28 shelbylclarke wrote: Chasing Slow was a book that filled my Instagram feed over December & January leading up to its launch date. I find out about more books from launch team folks on Instagram than I do anywhere else. (Thanks Jen Hatzung!) I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. I honestly had never heard of Erin or ... Chasing Slow & Catching Up

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NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Blue Floral Cloth, Red Letter Edition

NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Blue Floral Cloth, Red Letter Edition

On 12/9 shelbylclarke wrote: This NKJV Journal in the Word Bible features a large print, which I historically have said, I don’t need because I am youthful and can read. (Cue eye roll) I’m loving the large print, it might be my most, almost favorite thing about this bible. You see I’m basically a blind bat and need corrective ... Journaling Bible review

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A Mile Wide

A Mile Wide

On 10/16 shelbylclarke wrote: Although a major tributary the Platte River was never used as a major navigation route because it's wide, muddy and lacks depth, as described by American Journalist, Edgar Nye in 1889. The church offers a wide variety of things to church goers but with this depth becomes a problem. Hatmaker breaks down ... review

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Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect

On 8/14 shelbylclarke wrote: Present- (adj.) being, existing, or occurring at this time or now; or current Perfect- (adj.) conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type Between social media and regular media (tv, magazines) perfection is far from possible even for the most celebrity among us. What Niequist ... Summer Reads: Present over Perfect

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Vegangelical

Vegangelical

On 6/29 shelbylclarke wrote: Now, I am not a vegan. I'm fine with the vegan lifestyle, but as you will soon see, I believe in the ethical treatment of animals for purposes of feeding and providing clothing for us as a more natural way of living. With that said, there is nearly nothing we do nowadays is natural, we live in structures ... Summer Reads: Vegangelical

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Unashamed

Unashamed

On 5/15 shelbylclarke wrote: My friend Stacie, recently introduced me to Christine Caine. Over a cup of coffee, she told me how inspired she was by Caine and thought I'd love her too...I immediately went home and googled her because that is what we do now a days and not 2 days later Booklook bloggers sent me an email that her new ... Learning to live Unashamed

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Unstuffed

Unstuffed

On 5/1 shelbylclarke wrote: We all have our stuff. My stuff: starbucks coffee mugs, books, coloring books, colors, paints, sketch pads, notebooks, fashion magazines, cook books...and the list goes on. Travis record hunting My husbands stuff: records, 12", 7", some 8", all the bells and whistles for listening to said records, ... Getting Unstuffed

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The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

On 2/22 shelbylclarke wrote: These are the 4 dimensions of extraordinary leadership, based on the greatest commandment known as the Shema from the Torah or Old Testament. Author Jenni Catron explains how leaders need to use all for of these principles to be an effective leader. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all ... Heart, soul, mind & strength

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NIV, Beautiful Word Bible, Hardcover

NIV, Beautiful Word Bible, Hardcover

On 2/2 shelbylclarke wrote: I jumped on the journaling bible bandwagon in 2010, when it was more of a Radio Flyer Wagon for one or two. Since then bible journaling has become an insanely popular phenomenon. Not everyone loves the idea of coloring, painting or writing in their bible, for some it’s terrifying and they have a perfectionism ... Beautiful Words

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Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

Whitney Miller's New Southern Table

On 12/30 shelbylclarke wrote: Whitney Miller won the Food Network MasterChef show in 2010, since then she has written, cooked, and eaten her way around the world. In Miller's second book New Southern Table; My Favorite Family Recipes with a Modern Twist is a fun twist on classic southern foods. She incorporates foods and styles ... Review Modern Southern Recipes

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Hiding Places

Hiding Places

On 9/8 shelbylclarke wrote: I am a long time Erin Healy fan, my husband enjoyed her collaboration with Ted Dekker in Kiss and Burn and I enjoyed Never Let You Go, Afloat and Mercy. In Hiding Places we are introduced to the little and real town of Evergreen, CO. In my 2.5 years in Colorado, I never stopped in Evergreen but I drove ... REVIEW

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For the Love

For the Love

On 8/25 shelbylclarke wrote: If we aren't friends on Instagram and you like reading, we should probably be friends on Insta because I take book recommendations on Instagram VERY seriously. When 2 friends, by friends I mean people I barely know but follow, posted they were reading For the Love, I immediately went out and grabbed ... For the Love

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A Fellowship of Differents

A Fellowship of Differents

On 6/30 shelbylclarke wrote: I have been reading A Fellowship of Different’s by Scot McKnight and it had me thinking about how wrong it is for all these churches to look so much alike. During Peace Week, we invited leaders from various faiths; Tribalism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhist, and Sikhism to join us and talk about prayer and ... Peace Week + Fellowship of Differents

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Searching for Sunday

Searching for Sunday

On 4/14 shelbylclarke wrote: I am a huge fan of Rachel, so I have been eager to read this book for a while. So was my husband. I like to think that if we moved to Dayton, TN we could be friends with Rachel and her husband. In fact, I secretly like to think we already are. The subtitle to this book is loving, leaving, and finding ... Searching for a place to belong

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Savor

Savor

On 4/10 shelbylclarke wrote: I have been eagerly awaiting Shauna's devotional book for a while...and for a while I mean for the last like 6 months or so. I loved Cold Tangerines and Bread & Wine, her style of writing is honest and easy to read understand and relate to. Also she really encourages me as a home cook and a fellow sister ... Savor each day

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Make it Happen

Make it Happen

On 1/14 shelbylclarke wrote: My Instagram feed has been blowing up with Lara Casey's Book Make it Happen for the last few weeks...I admit I was hesitant. I am not a fan of Self Help Books. I don't want to hear how somewhere in my life I have made a wrong decision and need to come back to the fold of God. In fact, my spiritual life ... Review

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Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

On 12/16 shelbylclarke wrote: I recently received 'Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet' by Sara Hagerty for review from Book Look Bloggers. I decided to review this book based on the things friends on IG said about it. Although this book mostly is a reflection of God working on Sara while trying to conceive and choosing to adopt children ... Bitter is SO Sweet

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

On 11/11 shelbylclarke wrote: I was recommended this book by my Accountability Partner, Patricia from The Gentile Next Door. She mentioned it to me in a email and I thought I should read it. I wasn’t expecting a book to make me reflect on not only how my schedule affects me mentally, physically and spiritually but also those I ... review

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The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

On 10/16 shelbylclarke wrote: I have wanted to read this one for a while. I am not going to lie, almost bought it twice...but as a Book Look Blogger I decided to wait and see if it would come back as a possible book to review through them. And it did. *happy dance* It was only available as a digital download, which is fine but I ... book review

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Tables in the Wilderness

Tables in the Wilderness

On 10/10 shelbylclarke wrote: I wrote this blog 3 times. Once when I started the book and didn’t think I was going to finish, once in the middle when I was coming around to understanding what Preston was saying and now once I have finished the book. Maybe I have grown up too much but the ignorance and pride held by the author ... A Review

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Let's All Be Brave

Let's All Be Brave

On 8/22 shelbylclarke wrote: Honestly, I didn't know what I was getting into when I requested this book other than several fellow twenty somethings I follow on Instagram and Facebook, *highly* recommended I read it. I always get a little worried when it's published by Zondervan as they are a bit more theologically conservative than ... Coffee Shop Conversations with Heart

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Women Living Well

Women Living Well

On 6/13 shelbylclarke wrote: In all honesty I forgot that I had this book to review. But I’m glad I found it and remember ed to review it. Life has been a little crazy and I have clearly neglected this. As a wife of almost 7 years, I like to thik we have figured each other out. Our first five years were tough. One of us was in ... WOMEN LIVING WELL {BOOKLOOK BLOGGERS REVIEW}

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Encouragement for Today

Encouragement for Today

On 9/14 shelbylclarke wrote: I enjoy reading. I also enjoy Bible Studies. But I tend to shy away from Women Focused studies. I feel they make me out to be weak, vulnerable and inadequate to do just about anything. I grew up attending a Methodist Church, became Baptist in college and recently find myself attending a Mennonite Church. ... a review

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 8/3 shelbylclarke wrote: I have mentioned in the past how, I am by no means a ‘good cook’. But Mr will tell you I have made great strides over the past year to cook better for us without having a huge lifestyle change. We now eat more homemade and less processed foods, thus resulting my Hubby loosing enough weight that ... Book Review

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 7/19 shelbylclarke wrote: When I heard the premise of the book American Phoenix, I was intrigued. When I realized a Baylor Graduate wrote it, I couldn't wait to get it on my Kindle. (Sic `em Bears!) However, I just could not get into this story. As I staggered through the story of Louisa and John, I felt so distant from them ... a review

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 7/2 shelbylclarke wrote: I am by no means a chef. In fact it wasn't until this last year that I cut out most of our frozen dinners. I have tried new things, cooking wise and some of them were great. Others, it's best if we just forgot it ever happened. When I saw the description for Bread and Wine, I thought 'i enjoy essays ... Food, Faith and Family

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Afloat

Afloat

On 6/24 shelbylclarke wrote: I have to admit, I really enjoy Healy’s books. I love her character development and the situations she puts them. But I am not a huge sci-fi reader…however, Healy always manages to make the impossible slightly more possible. In Afloat we meet a group of folks, stranded in a condo complex on an isthmus ... Afloat by Erin Healy -{booksneeze review}

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Unexpected Love

Unexpected Love

On 6/11 shelbylclarke wrote: Why is everyone so suprised by Jesus showing love and compassion to women? God himself created the woman to help man. God created woman after the creation of all the animals, and plants. God himself made woman out of the man. God made us in ‘his’ image. We are his creation and he compassionately ... unexpected love {booksneeze review}

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 11/5 shelbylclarke wrote: So my husband really wanted me to review this book, mostly so he could read it later on when he has time, but I actually really enjoyed this book. I grew up Methodist, and in college became a Baptist...my husband went on to get his Masters of Divinity from a Baptist Seminary, Truett Theological. One ... review

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 10/16 shelbylclarke wrote: I recently requested House of Mercy from BookSneeze, I read Healy’s Never Let You Go a few years back and loved her style of suspense and thrill and realistic-ness of it all. The thought of God sending signs through wolves and tough circumstances. In Healy’s newest book, Beth faces tough choices ... a review

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 6/29 shelbylclarke wrote: This book is an excellent reminder to us as Christians that prayer is where we begin our communication with God. No matter how tough times are or what we are going through taking time to thoughtfully pray about our situations, loved ones, wants, needs and desires is what God wants. He wants to know us ... 100 days in prayer

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 2/27 shelbylclarke wrote: Post navigation « Then Sings My Soul 3 {a review} Rate This I read Then Sings My Soul, Special Edition in the Fall of 2010. I just loved that book. The Hymns and refection on them literally made me sing. Although my household appreciated it when I sang at home…alone… This edition of Then ... review

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/1 shelbylclarke wrote: sad excuse for a marriage book. especially when Mark claims he would have never married his wife because of a past sin before they were wed. He would have given up the past years of their lives, his children and the happiness they had. His theology has several problems that i severely disagree with ... a review

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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

On 11/8 shelbylclarke wrote: 50 things ever Young Lady should know, is a small book with 50 chapters on how to behave and react to everyday life. From asking a favor to being a dinner guest. It has valuable information for everyone not just young ladies, in fact while reading it all I could think was I wish my so in so, knew that. ... 50 things

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 8/10 shelbylclarke wrote: I have to be honest I have not been keeping up with my books as well as i did last summer…but this is one of my BookSneeze books for review. I thought it would be a fun, simple and nice book to review. I relayed love the short and sweet nature of this book. I don’t like devotionals that act like ... 40 Days

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Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day

Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day

On 5/24 shelbylclarke wrote: So, I requested this book from Booksneeze to review. {Don’t worry my marriage is fine!} I thought it might be nice to have a copy and try to implement some of these techniques before quarrels begin and to know how to handle situations. I also thought as someone who is in a healthy relationship, it ... Review

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The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year

On 4/4 shelbylclarke wrote: I received The Liturgical Year from BookSneeze in December…I know my latest book review to date…anyhow, I am a Baptist. Go to a Baptist church, although our church does a fairly liturgical style of service in a very contemporary manner. I wanted to know more about the Liturgical year. I wanted to ... The Liturgical Year

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 2/1 shelbylclarke wrote: I received, In Constant Prayer from BookSneeze after Christmas. {Yes this review is WAY over due} And haven't had much time to sit and read until this past weekend. In Constant Prayer, gives the history, the how to and the importance of early Christian Prayer. I of course have never done these "office" ... In Constant Prayer, a review

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 12/6 shelbylclarke wrote: Previously released as On This Day, On This Day in Christian History gives the reader a 365 daily reading of events that happened in Christian History. Not only are they events that truly happened but happened (or supposedly happened) on the day your are living today. I say supposedly happen because ... today.

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 11/8 shelbylclarke wrote: I love to sing. It is more of a joyful noise to most but that is pleasing to my Father and that’s enough for me! I requested and received this book from BookSneeze book bloggers. It has some of my favorite and all time memorable hymns; Christmas, Easter and other all time favorites. It includes about ... Then Sings My Soul, a review

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 10/31 shelbylclarke wrote: I recently recieved this daily one year devotional from BookSneeze, this is a devotional of all the spoken words of God from the Old Testament. The book is divided into different sections "Hope and Fear" "Love and Hate" etc. It gives the reader the text in the HCS translation, I prefer ESV or NRSV so ... A Year with God, a review

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You Changed My Life

You Changed My Life

On 9/21 shelbylclarke wrote: You Changed my Life, is the companion gift book to Max Lucado`s Outlive Your Life. This small gift book is full of short stories of people who changed the lives of those around them. Wives who forgive their husbands for past sins. Father's that show unfailing love to their children, even in the hardest ... You Changed my Life, a review

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/20 shelbylclarke wrote: In Outlive Your Life, we get a great combination of scripture, application and devotion all in one. Lucado takes the reader through Acts and the infant Christian church. We read about everyday people outliving their lives for the sake of others. People that don’t know us or the God we serve. They see ... OUtlive your Life by Max Lucado, a review

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The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

On 8/29 shelbylclarke wrote: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory is a “Gift” Book or “Picture” Book for adults with scripture, theologian and pastoral quotes. I am one of those arty people who see these images 500 light years away from earth and think,” God is BIG” and “God designed ALL this”. Not everyone agrees with ... The Heavens Proclaim His Glory, a Review

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 8/3 shelbylclarke wrote: I honestly felt this book was a bore. I also felt like Jeremiah was saying I could not and have not received grace from God because I haven’t been in a terrible accident/grown up in an unChristian home/been an addict and needed therapy/ committed a sin so great that no one would be friends with me, ... Captured by Grace

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/18 shelbylclarke wrote: I had heard of this book before receiving it from BookSneeze. A few of my co workers had read it and it came highly recommended, I however was not sure I wanted to read it. And I think I felt this way because I was afraid of what I would hear. The modern-day slavery by share croppers in Louisiana, the ... Same Kind of Different as Me by Hall & Moore

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Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

On 6/28 shelbylclarke wrote: Healy meshes these two together seamlessly. I was enthralled and spellbound by this book. It touches your heart and your head. I am not good at predicting the ends of books, and I was so happy at the end. Not to give anything away but Good conquers Evil. Healy also gives the reader a lesson, straight ... Never Let You Go by Erin Healy

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Change Your Church for Good, Revised

Change Your Church for Good, Revised

On 5/20 shelbylclarke wrote: Change your Church for Good…not the book title or book I would expect to see from a Christian Publisher, or in the Christian Section of the bookstore. Powell, begins this book with the personal experience he had in his God’s own church in Plymouth, MI. How he had to come to the realization, through God ... Change Your Church for Good by Brad Powell

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/4 shelbylclarke wrote: I recently received I am Hutterite by Mary Ann Kirby, this is a fascinating story of one families experience in a Hutterite Community. Kirby digs deep into her family history to help you understand the current situations of her family at various points in the story. Where her Great and Grandparents came from and how ... I am Hutterite by Mary Ann Kirby

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Friendship for Grown-Ups

Friendship for Grown-Ups

On 4/21 shelbylclarke wrote: Friendship for Grown-ups is a small easy to read book, for women who work 40 + hours a week, for moms with little ones, and for women who wonder why they have no one to confide in. Honestly, I have never heard of Facts of Life, that is before me…but I really enjoyed Lisa explaining ... Friendship for Grown-ups by Lisa Whelchel

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The Revolutionary Paul Revere

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

On 4/8 shelbylclarke wrote: I am a nerd. I love history, but American History has always been hard for me to get into. I hoped that by reading this biography I would have a better appreciation for the time period and the lives during that time; and I do. This biography is written much like a novel, the author goes to great leangth ... The Revolutionary Paul Revere

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 3/12 shelbylclarke wrote: 217 pages of Color pages with images, timelines and charts and “Works with any Translation” I love history. So, I thought this would be an interesting book. The author who wrote the introduction is very clear on how most scholars can’t agree on any one chronological look at the biblical ... Chronological Guide to the Bible

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

On 3/2 shelbylclarke wrote: Meet Jane Austen, not the Jane in the 2007 film, Becoming Jane. But Jane also known as Jenny to her friends and family. This Jane Austen is one I am so glad I could meet. She is the girl raised in a clergyman’s home, with six siblings (4 older brothers, 1 older sister and 1 ... Christian Encounters Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

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Free Book

Free Book

On 2/15 shelbylclarke wrote: “I am a fanatic about freedom. And I’m fanatical about coming at you hard in this book. I’m tired of seeing people beaten down by the world’s systems and by religion. I’m sick of seeing people live safe, predicatble lives while their God-given passions die. I hate the assumption that getting close to God means ... Free Book* by Brian Tome

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