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Me Too

Me Too

On 10/1 Ryan Grammatico wrote: Does it ever feel like no one else comprehends what you're experiencing? All things considered, you may feel that path, yet there is somebody who dependably gets it. Furthermore, that somebody is God. That is the reason behind evangelist Jon Weece's new book Me Too: Experience the God Who Understands. ... Not for me

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3 Stars

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Unreasonable Hope

Unreasonable Hope

On 7/30 Ryan Grammatico wrote: Tired of hearing people just give you cookie cutter, flannelgraph answers to mysteries that are larger than we, as humans, can truly comprehend? Then Chad Veach has a book for you. Reeling from his own pain and finding comfort in some ancient promises, Veach writes a tale of seeking contentment in the ... Moving

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4 Stars

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Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional

Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional

On 7/12 Ryan Grammatico wrote: The road to recovery looks very different for everyone. But either way you see it, the main step is the first one. I would recommend that the CR Devotional become that companion to your first step. The Celebrate Recovery Devotional is various unique brief readings, planned as an every day support and ... Celebrate Recovery

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5 Stars

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Misconceptions

Misconceptions

On 6/30 Ryan Grammatico wrote: I received a book as a part of the BookLook Bloggers network and was immediately intrigued by the notion of looking at God through Hebraic eyes. Well, 4 pages into the book I was disappointed with the writing and the content of the author. There is so much cliche' and hyperbole in this book and it left ... Misconceptions Irony

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1 Stars

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How to Survive a Shipwreck

How to Survive a Shipwreck

On 6/30 Ryan Grammatico wrote: ship·wreck ˈSHipˌrek/ noun 1. the destruction of a ship at sea by sinking or breaking up, e.g., in a storm or after running aground. This review will not be long because I do not want to take away from what an amazing book that I am about to recommend to you. With honest transparency, Martin spins ... Shipwreck Survived

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5 Stars

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Life Is _____.

Life Is _____.

On 6/3 Ryan Grammatico wrote: Judah Smith is the lead pastor of City Church in Seattle. Judah has an ability for relating with individuals at an exceptionally human level. Something numerous ministers either overlook or intentionally don't rehearse. His sense of humor, narrative, and refreshingly bona fide method for conveying the ... Life is ________ by @judahsmith #bookreview

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5 Stars

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My Best Friend's Funeral

My Best Friend's Funeral

On 3/7 Ryan Grammatico wrote: Every once in a while a book comes along that is so filled with emotion and connection for me that I tend to spend more time sobbing than I do reflecting. And this is one of those books. My Best Friend's Funeral: A Memoir" by Roger Thompson is a compelling true life account of a couple of friends who ... I'd Give it a 10 out of 5 stars if I could

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5 Stars

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Beloved Dust

Beloved Dust

On 12/26 Ryan Grammatico wrote: If you’re like me, when you hear the genre title “Christian Living” you get a little bit of the heebie-jeebies. Well, thanks to Jamin Goggin & Kyle Strobel’s new book, “Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself”, I can honestly say that feeling never occurred ... Buy It Now

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5 Stars

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Walls Fall Down

Walls Fall Down

On 10/6 Ryan Grammatico wrote: This is a book review for Walls Fall Down by Dudley Rutherford. I feel as if I have heard this story before. Oh wait, I did. Now I know it is difficult to continually come up with new fresh ideas for authors. And I think that Rutherford has done a fine job of sharing his insights but I was just left ... Walls Went Up

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3 Stars

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Speak

Speak

On 8/13 Ryan Grammatico wrote: Confession and vulnerability: I have only read 2 books in my life that were authored by women. To tell you the truth, I don’t know why it was this way. Maybe it was because I didn’t think that there were things in common that I would understand. I have thought about the misogynistic culture that ... I suggest you buy it

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5 Stars

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Framing Faith

Framing Faith

On 7/26 Ryan Grammatico wrote: I was recently given the book, Framing Faith by Matt Knisely, to review on this blog. Matt is a world renowned photographer and creative director and is making his first attempt at book writing. At first, I made an assumption, and it wasn’t fair. I assumed: * since Matt was an incredible photographer, ... Get It

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5 Stars

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Moment Maker

Moment Maker

On 7/1 Ryan Grammatico wrote: So, 1,779 days ago, I decided to start writing a blog. I am not necessarily good at it ( and I am not just saying that to get encouragement. I just think I could spend a little more time refining this craft), but it is a good release for me creatively. And as this is my 100th blog post, which means that ... Go ahead and but it....NOW!!

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5 Stars

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Loveology

Loveology

On 3/28 Ryan Grammatico wrote: With an “autobiographical thread”, John Mark Comer shares about the ins and outs of male/female relationships in marriage and in life. Comer does a really cool job of starting with marriage as the framework and then disassembling the union to see what the foundation should look like to be successful ... Loveology

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4 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 1/6 Ryan Grammatico wrote: I was offered the chance to review Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me by Ian Cron , via http://www.booksneeze.com. By the title alone, I really thought this would be an interesting read filled with mystery, intrigue, background insights into a possible spy ring and how God played into the family’s existence. ... A Memoir...Sort of

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3 Stars

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Clean

Clean

On 7/2 Ryan Grammatico wrote: I have been given a copy of the book, Clean, by Douglas Weiss, PhD, to review. And I know that there are alot of books out there about sexual purity, “clean” living, and other books that address ways for men to be better in life. Well, even though Weiss rehashes some of the same things that most ... Clean

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4 Stars

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 6/5 Ryan Grammatico wrote: A few times in my life, I have been excited about new things hitting the media market. Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”, *NSync’s “No Strings Attached”, and the Fab Five ESPN DVD, were a few of those items that excited me. Well, this book by Judah Smith, pastor of The City Church in Seattle, Washington, ... Such a Freeing Book

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5 Stars

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Live Second

Live Second

On 4/22 Ryan Grammatico wrote: ome would call it a devotional, I prefer to call it a “daily reader”. Either way, this book is pretty cool. The “I am Second “people have always done a great job of helping others gain motivation from significant influencers across the globe and they continue their excellence in this new venture. ... 365

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4 Stars

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 1/28 Ryan Grammatico wrote: The sub title reads: The crash course in managing your life RIGHT NOW! Well, isn't that special? (In my best Church Lady voice) For many years, 38 to be exact, I have avoided, what I have perceived to be, self help books, like the plague. They have always pitched a dream of irrelevance, grandeur and ... MUST READ

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5 Stars

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Neighbors and Wise Men

Neighbors and Wise Men

On 1/14 Ryan Grammatico wrote: When I first received the book, Neighbors and Wise Men, I immediately thought that this would be a great read. I love the idea of the word neighbors, but unfortunately in our world, we don’t often know what a true neighbor is. THEN, I find out that Tony Kriz is “Tony the Beat Poet from Donald Miller’s ... Great and Inspiring Read

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 10/1 Ryan Grammatico wrote: Intertwined.... relationships.... helping each other..... what we do matters.... little things make big differences..... These are things that my wife and I try to teach our children on a daily basis. Andy Andrews has written a book called "The Boy Who Changed the World". This book hits our family right ... Great story for all ages- young and old

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5 Stars

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 9/14 Ryan Grammatico wrote: I started following and reading Gordon MacDonald a number of years ago and I have ALWAYS loved his writings. This time is no different. I thoroughly loved this book. Going Deep re-visits Pastor Gordon MacDonald’s fictional congregation in his book, Who Stole My Church. MacDonald says early in the ... Wonderful read

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5 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 11/8 Ryan Grammatico wrote: I was asked to review Brennan Manning’s new children’s book, Smack Dab in the Middle of God’s Love as a part of a blogger book review from www.booksneeze.com, and as always, I am not required to give a positive review but an honest one. Set in a little Mexican village called Hopi, Smack Dab ... Must Read Children's Book

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5 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 8/10 Ryan Grammatico wrote: I am reviewing the book, Jolt, by Phil Cooke. While I have always enjoyed Phil's writing in blogs, articles, and such, this book seems to be a lot of the same repeated self help ideas that have been conveyed in so many books before it. I actually feel that Phil left so many areas untouched in this book. ... Same Old Same Old

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3 Stars

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Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

On 4/5 Ryan Grammatico wrote: Finding Our Way Again-The Return of the Ancient Practices by Brian McLaren has done a good job of asking me to ask questions. Which is typical McLaren fashion. But his urge for us to possibly move back to the things that kept us in a more spiritual posture with God was timely in my life. I found it challenging, ... Excellent Read for A skeptic

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4 Stars

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Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 12/8 Ryan Grammatico wrote: As a former youth minister, I am always on the lookout for rewording of Scripture in a way that a new believer would be encouraged and challenged at the same time. Here the text (translation) is that of the New King James version. This was kind of a disappointment in that the language can often be mistaken ... Start: A Bible for New Believers

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 8/22 Ryan Grammatico wrote: Hands down, one of the best I've read, August 22, 2010 By P. Grammatico - See all my reviews This review is from: Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together (Paperback) Well, I just got my world ... Hands down, one of the best I've read

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5 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 7/19 Ryan Grammatico wrote: In a time in my life where I have been a bit frustrated with the church, where I have been looking for a slight nudge to continue on in the right direction, where I have been contemplating the tension between the Gospel OF Jesus and the Gospel ABOUT Jesus, finally,someone delivers. One area that this ... Review – Jesus Manifesto by Sweet and Viola

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5 Stars

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Free Book

Free Book

On 5/13 Ryan Grammatico wrote: I have begun reviewing books for BookSneeze and here is my first review. Brian Tome starts his tag line with this: “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 ... Free

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2 Stars

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