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How to Survive a Shipwreck

How to Survive a Shipwreck

On 8/12 Jim Hartman wrote: How to Survive a Shipwreck  by: Jonathan MartinI must say, that this has been a delightful book to review. The title conveys accurately what the book is about - and I was pleasantly surprised to find out the perspective from which it is written.  Most books of this type, I have seen written ...

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5 Stars

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Misconceptions

Misconceptions

On 6/2 Jim Hartman wrote: Misconceptions by Steven ReiderWhen I received this book, I guess I had misconceptions.  I thought this was going to be a quick read and I'd be off to the next one. The first chapters were nice, though I found some differences in thought with the author. But this didn't discourage me. I continued ... Misconceptions by Steven Reider

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4 Stars

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Answering Jihad

Answering Jihad

On 5/4 Jim Hartman wrote: With all of the things going on in the world today, this book seemed to be a timely one to review. Though I fancy myself an amateur historian, I have not investigated Islam, or the Muslim community outside of a vague knowledge of its beginnings and the Crusades. I had seen other books on this subject ... BOOK REVIEW: Answering Jihad:A Better Way Forward by Nabeel Qureshi

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5 Stars

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Man, Myth, Messiah

Man, Myth, Messiah

On 4/5 Jim Hartman wrote: BOOK REVIEWMan, Myth, MessiahAnswering History's Greatest Question By Rice Broocks This is my first foray for a while, into what I consider to be Evidences books. I found it to be a good read - and a delightful thing that I found throughout most of the book is that the author doesn't assume ... BOOK REVIEW: Man, Myth, Messiah by Rice Broocks 5 STARS!

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5 Stars

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From the Cross to the Church

From the Cross to the Church

On 3/8 Jim Hartman wrote: From The Cross To The Church by: A.C.GrazianoAs an amatuer historian and archaeological enthusist,  especially of biblical things I was drawn to this book by its title and subject matter. The author tries to present what many have written volumes on in a concise volume. A daunting task to say ... BOOK REVIEW: From The Cross To The Church by: A.C.Graziano

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3 Stars

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Beyond the Shades of Gray

Beyond the Shades of Gray

On 2/29 Jim Hartman wrote: I rarely give glowing reviews to books, but this is one that I am going to start out by saying OH WOW!  Mr.Bailey has done one of the most magnificent jobs on this subject that I have seen. Let me caution you, that if you are squeamish about books dealing with sexuality, heterosexual or otherwise ... BOOK REVIEW: Beyond The Shades of Gray by Dean Bailey

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5 Stars

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The James Code

The James Code

On 2/18 Jim Hartman wrote: The James Code by O.J.Hawkins, came to me as a hardback book. I must say that this was good to see, in today's digital age. It was nice to have something to hold in my hand, and read at my leisure. I must admit that I didn't know what to expect in receiving the book. I have studied the book of James ... BOOK REVIEW: The James Code

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3 Stars

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Curio

Curio

On 1/27 Jim Hartman wrote: When perusing the books to review popped up, I chose this one, Curio by Evangeline Denmark.  I chose it for several reasons. I wanted something fanciful, as I have been doing too much serious reading lately. The title caught me, as it brought back memories of something that my wife and I once thought ... BOOK REVIEW: Curio by Evangeline Denmark

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4 Stars

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H3 Leadership

H3 Leadership

On 1/18 Jim Hartman wrote: H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle by Brad Lomenick I have been a motivational follower for some time, and have had the opportunity to sit and hear some of the top speakers of this industry. While there has always been a slightly spiritual element to the speakers, and some have ... BOOK REVIEW: H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle by Brad Lomenick

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4 Stars

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SandStory

SandStory

On 9/21 Jim Hartman wrote: SandStory by Joe Castillo  Up until I selected this book for review, I did not know who he was, or what he did. I began to read the story of this man and his talent and am amazed. I had never seen a "Sandstory" though I will encourage you to on YouTube.  As an artist of Metal as well as Watercolor, ... Sandstory: by Joe Castillo (A Book Review)

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4 Stars

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Saint Paul

Saint Paul

On 8/3 Jim Hartman wrote:  Book Review Saint Paul by Irving L. Brittle Jr.I have had this book for a while as we have been in the midst of a physical move. As a result, I had had a bit of time to give this a good deep review and admit that I am pleased with it. I was a bit skeptical at first, but found his references ... Book Review" "Saint Paul" by Irving L. Brittle Jr.

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4 Stars

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The Wedding at Cana

The Wedding at Cana

On 6/9 Jim Hartman wrote: The Wedding at Cana: Experiencing the Glory and Kingdom Kindle Editionby V. M. LiewThe Wedding At Cana came referred to me. My first impression off the bat is that this was not what I was expecting. I mean this in both a good sense and bad. I am glad to say that I think the good outweighs the ... BOOK REVIEW: The Wedding at Cana: Experiencing the Glory and Kingdom Kindle Edition by V. M. Liew

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3 Stars

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The Reluctant Journey

The Reluctant Journey

On 2/7 Jim Hartman wrote: The Reluctant Journey: Fulfilling God’s Purpose for You by Dr. Richard Leslie ParrottI have found this book interesting, albeit I was skeptical at first. Guess it shows that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover as they say.  There is a lot of reading to go through before you get to the meat ... The Reluctant Journey: Fulfilling God’s Purpose for You by Dr. Richard Leslie Parrott

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5 Stars

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Jesus, Continued…

Jesus, Continued…

On 12/8 Jim Hartman wrote: Book Review: Jesus Continued: Why the Spirit Inside You is Better Than Jesus Beside                        You                         by: ... Book Review: Jesus Continued: Why the Spirit Inside You is Better Than Jesus Beside You

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5 Stars

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Companion to the Old Testament

Companion to the Old Testament

On 11/13 Jim Hartman wrote: Book Review: Companion To The Old Testament, by:Ted LeachThis book reminds me of Halley's Bible Handbook, a neat quick reference guide to have in a library. This book I found to be a brief yet interesting guide to the Jewish concept of the Bible, it's customs and times. I've been studying these things ... Book Review: Companion To The Old Testament, by:Ted Leach

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5 Stars

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Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace

On 11/3 Jim Hartman wrote: Book Review: Rhythms of Grace Discovering God’s Tempo for Your LifeBy Kerri WeemsThis has been an interesting book, especially from the light of realigning yourself with God in your life. I was anticipating a book for women, but was pleasantly surprised at how Ms. Weems wrote the book. I had ... Book Review: Rhythms of Grace Discovering God’s Tempo for Your Life

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4 Stars

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The Jesus Code

The Jesus Code

On 10/9 Jim Hartman wrote: The Jesus Code by O. S. Hawkins  I'll state off the bat, I'm impressed. When reviewing books, you have some degree of control in title selection but you never really know what you're getting until it arrives. The first glance, I thought I would be disappointed as I have seen books in this format ... The Jesus Code by O. S. Hawkins

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5 Stars

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Discovering His Image

Discovering His Image

On 9/22 Jim Hartman wrote: Discovering His Image: Exploding From the Inside Out by Jennifer PayneI first became interested in poetry as a literature in High School, and thanks to my professor in college I got tuned in to classic poetry. I found it like art, full of color and expression. I became interested in poetry from a biblical ... Artful Words

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Thrive Student Edition

Thrive Student Edition

On 9/13 Jim Hartman wrote: Thrive - Digging Deep Reaching Out by: Mark HallI admit it, I chose this book because I am a HUGE fan of Casting Crowns. I love the song that bears the same name, and it literally sums up the book. The book I am reviewing is a student edition, and it is an excellent book for young and small group discussion. ... Thrive - Digging Deep Reaching Out by: Mark Hall

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NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

On 8/29 Jim Hartman wrote: BOOK REVIEW: The Celebrate Recovery NIV BibleThe Celebrate Recovery NIV Bible by John Baker, I chose to review because I have just recently gotten involved in trying to get a network started here in my own town. We are a small community, and while there are a lot of temporary help measures available, ... BOOK REVIEW: The Celebrate Recovery NIV Bible

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5 Stars

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How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

On 8/26 Jim Hartman wrote:  HOW TO PICK UP A STRIPPER AND OTHER ACTS OF KINDNESSBy: TODD & Erin StevensThis is a tricky book as is obvious by the title. That's designed by the authors to raise eyebrows, but it makes a point. In serving Christ, would you teach a stripper about the Lord? Not condemn - teach. Jesus did. ... HOW TO PICK UP A STRIPPER AND OTHER ACTS OF KINDNESS ..a book review

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4 Stars

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Soul Keeping

Soul Keeping

On 7/1 Jim Hartman wrote: The title above is a book I have been reviewing written by John Ortberg. I have had this book for a while, simply not having time to review it.  My wife and I went on a trip to the Bahamas and I knew that we would be on a plane for a while. So, I decided that this would be a good time to catch ... BOOK REVIEW: Soul Keeping Caring For the Most Important Part of You by John Orthberg

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5 Stars

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Hebrews: It's Not How You Start--It's How You Finish

Hebrews: It's Not How You Start--It's How You Finish

On 4/29 Jim Hartman wrote: I have since I began my career, an ongoing interest in the book of Hebrews. It was the first book from which I would memorize chapters, and was among the first books which I taught. Thus, I was intrigued at being able to review this book and to see what it said. As I began reading, thoughts familiar ... Hebrews: It's Not How You Start--It's How You Finish by Dr. Kathy Stewart - REVIEW

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4 Stars

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Take This Cup

Take This Cup

On 4/2 Jim Hartman wrote: Take This Cup By Bodie and Brock ThoeneThis is a fanciful book. When I chose it, I was in the mood to be taken away from the present world and its issues to another place. This book has succeeded in doing that, transporting the reader back to the time of Christ, where a little boy becomes an inadvertent ... Book Review: Take This Cup By Bodie and Brock Thoene

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3 Stars

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The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away

On 3/10 Jim Hartman wrote: Guest Post by Margie Gamble"The Question that Never Goes Away - Why" by Phillip Yancy starts out being an interesting concept of what people might be going through in times of tragedies and what they might be feeling and thinking. It seems that most people blame God for what is going on in their lives, ... Book Review: The Question that Never Goes Away - WHY by Phillip Yancy

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4 Stars

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James: Faith Becomes Real

James: Faith Becomes Real

On 12/26 Jim Hartman wrote: This book for me was a quick read. I have studied James many times and I downloaded it thinking that it would be a more in depth study than it was. This is not to say that it was not good. I found the thoughts presented practical, provoking and encouraging to read. If I were looking for a devotional ... BOOK REVIEW: James: Faith Becomes Real by Carole Arceneaux

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3 Stars

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The Real House of God

The Real House of God

On 12/21 Jim Hartman wrote: I have read and re-read this book and am amazed at its simplicity and truth. In the world of books of orthodoxy and tradition, this book cuts to the truth from old testament to new testament. Indeed, God does not dwell in houses made with human hands and this book does a wonderful job of making this ... WOW... A Must Read

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey

On 12/4 Jim Hartman wrote: The Sacred Journey: Ancient Practices Seriesby: Charles FosterI found this to be an intriguing book, covering a diversity of topics yet, bringing you back to consider your own journey. Across cultures, religions, I found this book challenging as it switched topics and stories. Often, I would put it down, ... The Sacred Journey - A Book Review

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4 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 3/14 Jim Hartman wrote: In our studies at church, we entered a study of the Mosaic Law so I began to search for materials that would supplement my library and help in in areas that I only had scant information on. Granted, the Internet has made this more abundant, but I wanted something I could hold in my hand, take with me, ... BOOK REVIEW: Sabbath by: Dan Allender

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5 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

On 1/20 Jim Hartman wrote: I must admit, that when I received this book, I did not know what to think. I opened the pages and found it compelling and addressing an issue that has become more and more prevalent in our "mega-church" society. Many churches in our society find themselves or their members find them selves in a pursuit ... Spiritual Forge Book Review: The Hole In Our Gospel

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4 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 4/27 Jim Hartman wrote: 66 Love Lettersby Dr. Larry Crabbhttp://www.amazon.com/66-Love-Letters-Conversation-Invites/dp/1598596861I have mixed reviews of this book, mainly because I love most or Larry Crabb's books. I found this book to be inviting and intriguing, especially in the Old Testament books. It opened up some things ... BOOK REVIEW: 66 Love Letters by: Dr. Larry Crabb

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4 Stars

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What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

On 2/2 Jim Hartman wrote: My review of this book is slightly mixed though positive in most respects. Overall, I find the book a very pleasant one, easy to read and understand.It is written in the form of maxims or principles toward how to find your way to a relationship with God. Written from the perspective of a person that ... BOOK REVIEW: What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

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4 Stars

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