Reviews by Michelle Rayburn

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Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

On 8/5 Michelle Rayburn wrote: With college costs on the rise and job opportunities limited, many college students face a dilemma. Is college the best option? If so, which one? Ivy League? Community college? Technical school? If not, how can they gain the skills needed to be gainfully employed? So many questions with so much riding ... Is College Worth It?

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5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 4/19 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Do you ever wish you didn't come unglued when someone irritates you or life hands you a disappointment? What happens when you're tired or annoyed...when you can't resist the urge to criticize? Lysa TerKeurst wants to help you break the cycle of coming unglued.In her book Unglued, Lysa TerKeurst deals ... Book Review: Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Soul's Gate

Soul's Gate

On 2/7 Michelle Rayburn wrote: I'm a fan of James Rubart's first book, Rooms, so I was happy to review his second book, Soul's Gate. It's important that readers remember that these books are fantasy, and they ought not to consider the content literally.Soul's Gate is a book about traveling inside another person's soul and engaging ... Book Review: Soul's Gate by James Rubart

Michelle's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Choice

The Choice

On 10/3 Michelle Rayburn wrote: A teen in the 1970s, Sandy finds herself pregnant and unsure what to do. Her choice leads to a lifetime of wondering about the circumstances surrounding her decision. 30 years later, an encounter with one of her high school students, who is pregnant and alone, brings Sandy full circle. The Choice by ... Book Review - The Choice, by Robert Whitlow

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3 Stars

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 8/6 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Did you know that Beth Wiseman doesn't only write Amish fiction? It's true. I just finished Need You Now, Wiseman's latest contemporary novel. This is a story that touches the heart on many levels. It has all of the elements I love in a great book: intriguing characters, an element of suspense, real ... Book Review - Need You Now, by Beth Wiseman

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 5/1 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Book Review: Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn One phone call from his wife ended normalcy forever for Stephen Arterburn. He knows emotional pain, and he accepts no excuses when it comes to spiritual (emotional) healing. Whether it's his own emotional pain, or that of the reader, he proposes ... Book Review: Healing is a Choice

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 12/20 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Why are there more women than men in the pews? What are the real reasons—not the excuses—for why numbers of men in mainstream churches is dropping more each year? David Murrow has studied the subject for years and he has updated this book from the first edition he released. He’s kept only 30% ... Why Men Hate Going to Church - A Review

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4 Stars

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Fresh-Brewed Life

Fresh-Brewed Life

On 10/9 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Is the daily grind getting you down? Nichole Johnson invites readers to wake up in Fresh-Brewed Life. This book is an updated version of the one she released ten years ago. Much has happened in Nicole’s life since her first book and she’s open and honest about her life. A popular Women of Faith speaker, ... Fresh Brewed Life - a Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 7/28 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Waiting…waiting on family. Waiting on God. Waiting on a decision. We all have times when we must wait. Eileen Button has spent a lot of time waiting and she writes about it in her memoir, The Waiting Place. This is a collection of her own experiences told in a way that the reader enters the story and ... The Waiting Place - A Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal

On 5/6 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Do you love creating something useful from stuff most people throw away? The Elemental Journal by Tammy Kushnir is perfect for anyone who enjoys using pieces from nature, cast-off containers and scrapers of paper, plastic, and metal. Tammy Kushnir and several other artists feature their journals, big ... The Elemental Journal: A Book Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 4/12 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Have you ever wished you could sit down and have a cup of coffee with God? Maybe ask Him some of your burning questions? “A Conversation with God For Women”  seeks to offer women the chance to have a heart-to-heart with God. The author answers questions about God himself, Jesus, the Bible, ... A Conversation With God- Review

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4 Stars

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A Billion Reasons Why

A Billion Reasons Why

On 2/13 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Just in time for Valentine’s Day…a sweet love story. Ever think you have life all figured out, but you can’t quite put something from the past to rest? In “A Billion Reasons Why,” Katie McKenna thinks she has put Luc DeForges behind her, and she’s ready to get engaged to Dexter. But, when ... A Billion Reasons Why- Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 1/5 Michelle Rayburn wrote: I just finished reading a brand new book by Mike Flynt titled The Power-Based Life: Realize Your Life's Goals and Dreams by Strengthening Your Body, Mind, and Spirit and I'd like to tell you about this book.  If you’re in need of motivation but can’t afford a life coach, Mike Flynt is a great ... The Power Based Life by Mike Flynt - A Review

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4 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/12 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Shannon O’Dell wants to change the way rural congregations do church. When he arrived in Arkansas, he had a congregation of 31 people. Now, the church has over 2000 people on multiple campuses. Most rural churches are tradition oriented and not change oriented. Drawing from his own experience at what ... Transforming Church in Rural America

Michelle's Rating:

3 Stars

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 9/28 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Do you need help with your finances from a Biblical perspective? When I began reading “Your Money God’s Way,” I thought it was about time that someone who had been through bad financial decisions and made it out of the pit wrote a book. It seems that so many financial books are written by people ... Your Money God's Way

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/30 Michelle Rayburn wrote: I've just finished reading "Let's Do Lunch" by Roger Troy Wilson, a story about how the author lost 230 pounds to go from 425, to 220 and the plan he devised that helped him lose the weight. I suppose you saw the blog title and hoped I was inviting you to lunch. I wish I could do lunch with every one ... Let's Do Lunch

Michelle's Rating:

3 Stars

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 7/29 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out God’s plan, and if you don’t know the plan, it’s even harder to figure out the next step to take. Today, on Faith, Creativity, Life, I’m featuring a brand new book from Max Lucado. “You Can be Everything God Wants You to Be” is a gift book dedicated ... You Can be Everything God Wants You to Be

Michelle's Rating:

3 Stars

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 6/17 Michelle Rayburn wrote: If you’re in mid-life, have you ever wondered if everything worth doing happened in the first half of your life? In Embracing Your Second Calling, author Dale Hanson Bourke challenges the woman in midlife to find meaning. I passed my 40th birthday last year, ... Embracing Your Second Calling- Review

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 5/7 Michelle Rayburn wrote: I you're looking for a way to expand your Bible study and give you a historical perspective on the Bible, you'll love this book! Book Review Chronological Guide to The Bible Reading the Bible in chronological order of when events ... Review: Chronological Guide to the Bible

Michelle's Rating:

5 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 3/2 Michelle Rayburn wrote: Have you ever been confused wondering which direction you should take? Life decisions can be difficult. Sometimes, it seems impossible to understand what God would want you to do and distinguish that option from all the others.  If you've ever been ... What to Do When When You Don't Know What To Do by Cloud & Townsend

Michelle's Rating:

4 Stars

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