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Love Does

Love Does

On 10/13 John Alexander wrote: Much has been said and written of Love Does by Bob Goff recently. Why? Because it is fun, well-written, inspiring, and in his words, “full of whimsy.” This is the story of Bob Goff and his life of being an adventurous, radical disciple of Jesus Christ. It is inspiring because this is the life we ... Full of Whimsy

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5 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 4/14 John Alexander wrote: At first, I was hesitant to read this book. The second half of the book can make a shy man blush! However, after reading it, there is so much gold and honesty and biblical truth in it, I am going to recommend this book to many, many people. This was a book that covers every topic in marriage a couple ... Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll

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5 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 12/3 John Alexander wrote: Rumors of God had some shining moments. The premise is great, the message is clear, and the content is solid. However, for some reason, this book didn't strike me as containing anything profound or new, and felt too carefully packaged. Let me try to explain: Know those times when things just feel ... Solid Review

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4 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 7/1 John Alexander wrote: Fasting is no longer a popular practice. At least, not in the circles I run in. It’s a practice for people who are very spiritual or pastors. It’s a practice for those truly in need of answer or desperately searching. 
At least, this is what I thought until I read Fasting by Scot McKnight. In this ... A Solid Book on a Spiritual Discipline

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3 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 7/1 John Alexander wrote: Andy Stanley is a master of writing and teaching in a simple, yet profound manner. He does it once again, with The Principle of the Path. In fact, this is one of his best books to date. What I loved about the book was his ability to communicate the truth about how despite our best intentions, we sometimes ... The Master of Simplicity

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/1 John Alexander wrote: Want to be inspired? Read this book. Want to be challenged to do something about your life? Read this book. Want to be motivated to attempt to alleviate human suffering and the plagues of humanity? Read this book. In typical Lucado fashion, he mixes stories, narrative, and biblical truth to weave together a fashionable mix ... Outlive Your Life

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5 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 12/1 John Alexander wrote: Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias I am rarely a fan of books on apologetics, but in this case, I thought the grace-filled way the multiple authors covered subjects like atheism, evil, and Eastern Religions proved to be incredibly enlightening. Overall, I’d strongly suggest picking up this book. Ravi has time and time again proven to ... Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias

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5 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/7 John Alexander wrote: Special guest review by Emily Alexander (my beautiful bride): Anne simply asks the question, “what is the one thing you feel you can’t say in the church?” From page one the book enters into her story and her pain and experience with the church. In the midst of a very explicit and relatable story comes ... Permission To Speak Freely by Anne Jackson

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5 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 6/29 John Alexander wrote: It is safe to say I was thrilled to receive a copy of this book via Booksneeze. When two of my favorite authors, Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, combine to write a book, my heart race goes up. In Jesus Manifesto, Sweet and Viola did not disappoint. What is Christianity? It is Jesus Christ. Along ... Return to Jesus

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5 Stars

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Change Your Church for Good, Revised

Change Your Church for Good, Revised

On 5/12 John Alexander wrote: Church practice books usually frustrate me. Do this. Don’t do that. Worship like this. Welcome people not like that. Then God will grow your church! It usually all becomes so…human. But Change Your Church For Good by Brad Powell wasn’t frustrating. It wasn’t about the three ways to grow your church. Instead, it was a ... Change Your Church For Good

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5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/4 John Alexander wrote: What do you do when God doesn’t show up the way you thought He would? The subtitle of this book, Plan B by Pete Wilson, is the question he explores with honesty and authenticity. In summary, this book is about much more than what to do in the face of pain and suffering, which is ... Plan B ~ A Timely Read In My Life

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5 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/4 John Alexander wrote: I was given the opportunity to review the tenth anniversary edition of Wild At Heart by John Eldredge via BookSneeze. In between the professionally covered pages, Eldredge writes a book for all-time in this instant classic. It has long been noted that men are struggling to find an identity within the Christian church culture. Whether ... Wild At Heart ~ A Classic

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4 Stars

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 4/6 John Alexander wrote: John Maxwell does it again. This time, it’s Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. Leadership guru John Maxwell has offered countless numbers of books, messages, and resources over the years. Frankly, I never get tired of him. In this latest installment of Maxwell wisdom, he focuses intently on how ... Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

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5 Stars

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The Vertical Self

The Vertical Self

On 3/1 John Alexander wrote: Identity crisis. Can you see it? Do you recognize it? Mark Sayers, author of The Vertical Self, explores this very idea in this profound look into the formation and identity of the self. People are confused. “No longer does culture provide us with a foundation upon which to build an identity,” ... Return to Radical Holiness? Yes, Please!

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5 Stars

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Free Book

Free Book

On 2/14 John Alexander wrote: Something is holding you back. You feel like a prisoner to sin, unhealthy emotion, etc. In other words: You aren’t free. If this is you, then Free Book by Brian Tome is a book you should read. As followers of Christ, we are told that Jesus came to set the captives free. Why then, Tome asks, are so many ... * Free Book by Brian Tome

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4 Stars

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