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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 1/6 Carlo Serrano wrote: "The Absolute worst place to begin constructing your identity is you, which is precisely where most counseling begins. The best place to begin constructing and identity is Jesus Christ, which is precisely where Scripture begins." - Mark Driscoll "What on earth am I here for?" That question has caused ... Who Do You Think You Are

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5 Stars

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Redemption

Redemption

On 9/3 Carlo Serrano wrote: Last month I reviewed a similar book about overcoming the odds and making it to the Olympic Games. You can read that review here. This book is completely different than the other one. In Redemption, you'll find all of the cliche stories about overcoming the odds, hard work paying off, and how nothing ... Redemption by Brian Clay

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3 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 8/13 Carlo Serrano wrote: There are some books that are turned into movies that make us cringe. You know the ones I'm talking about. Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong is not one of those books. His story of survival is one that is too big for pages. I hope it gets turned into a movie so more of the world will know his story. ... Running For My Life

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5 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 7/19 Carlo Serrano wrote: "Money will by me happiness." "I am what I do." "Business equals spiritual maturity." "Being beautiful will get m what I want." These are just a few of the thousands of empty promises that far too many of us have bought into. These empty promises are the fuel behind futile religion, consumer Christianity, ... Empty Promises

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4 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 5/29 Carlo Serrano wrote: “I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I ‘m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” This is the best book I have read all year. It is not the best because of it’s deep theology, convicting statements, or readability. It is the best ... Love Does by Bob Goff

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5 Stars

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It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong

It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong

On 5/16 Carlo Serrano wrote: I don’t usually do the political stuff on this blog and I’ll try my best to keep it down as election season gears up. In fact, I’ll keep this review very simple: If you believe in the constitution, God-given rights, and a government that is supposed to serve the people then you will enjoy this ... “It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong” by Andrew Napolitano

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3 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 1/15 Carlo Serrano wrote: "All my life I was taught how to die as a Christian, but no one ever taught me how I ought to live in the years before I die. I wish they had because I am an old man now, and believe me, it's not easy" - Billy Graham I love Billy Graham. I've never met him. But I love him. I love Billy Graham because ... Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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4 Stars

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 12/11 Carlo Serrano wrote: Proponents of a life free from religious influence can point to no nation or civilization that was founded upon atheistic principles that we might call even remotely good." - Larry Alex Taunton There is a lot of talk about the direction our nation is headed in. I normally would not read a book that ... The Grace Effect

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3 Stars

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 11/9 Carlo Serrano wrote: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) Whether we acknowledge it or not, there is a “dark side”. This dark side ... Ascent From Darkness by Michael Leehan

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4 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 8/28 Carlo Serrano wrote: "At some point, the discussion of the Great Commission has to stop being about theology, mission philosophy, and the like; it must become personal." - Ronnie Floyd I wonder when that point will come? I'm no church historian, but I am fairly certain that the Great Commission was always supposed to be ... Our Last Great Hope

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3 Stars

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With

With

On 8/14 Carlo Serrano wrote: How do we relate to God? Is He a God above who could not care less about the details of our lives? Is He a Lord who is happy with us only as we work hard for Him? Is He a generous parent who waits on us hand and foot and caters to our every want and need? Or does He rule from above with an iron fist ... With

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4 Stars

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 7/17 Carlo Serrano wrote: "If every other vegetable on earth was destroyed, a perfectly balanced ration with all of the nutrients in it could be made with the sweet potato and the peanut." - Dr. George Washington Carver Most Americans are familiar with how George Washington Carver, revolutionized agriculture and revitalized ... The Real Mr Peanut

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4 Stars

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 5/8 Carlo Serrano wrote: "The secret to willpower is what someone once called wantpower." (Ch 2) I have a love/hate relationship with John Maxwell books. I love them because they are wealth of leadership and team building information. I love them because Maxwell writes in an easy to understand and conversational style. However, ... Beyond Talent

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Carlo Serrano wrote: I’ve alway been a fan of Max Lucado. He’s written so many classics that I couldn’t begin to pick my favorite. In his latest book, Max on Life, he offers something that is totally different from any of his previous writings. Max on Life is quite literally “Faith 101″ as taught by Max. Why do ... Max on Life

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3 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 3/24 Carlo Serrano wrote: On September 11, 2001 I was stationed at the US Army's premier desert warfare training center. Before that date my life literally revolved around preparing our elite mechanized units for a battle that only existed in history books. After that date my life revolved around the reality that these soldiers ... The Fight of Our Lives: A Review

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2 Stars

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REGGIE

REGGIE

On 3/14 Carlo Serrano wrote: I encounter people everyday who are chained to their past. They feel worthless because of the hand that life has dealt them. Or worse, they've made poor choices and feel worthless because of their screw-ups. There are so many people who are hurting themselves in the present because something or someone ... Reggie

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4 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 3/2 Carlo Serrano wrote: I love maps and clear directions. Some folks love getting lost and thats okay too.Seriously though, some of us are bad with directions. We ALL are capable of missing a turn, getting off too early, or going the wrong way all together in our lives. In... The Principle of the Path

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Carlo Serrano wrote: I’ve always been a Max Lucado fan. He’s been in the game for a long time and the majority of his books become instant classics. In Outlive Your Life, Lucado challenges us to make a difference in the world by making a difference in people. The book takes us on a journey through the book ... Outlive Your Life – Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 8/17 Carlo Serrano wrote: Jungle Warfare: A Basic Field Manual fo Christians in Sales, is a 22 day devotional  by Christopher Cunningham. The author stumbled upon his grandfather’s WWII field manual and realized that the principles from the manual could apply in to day’s market. I’m always skeptical of civilians ... Jungle Warfare by Christopher Cunningham

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3 Stars

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The Right to Lead

The Right to Lead

On 7/16 Carlo Serrano wrote: It is no secret that John Maxwell is the “Leadership Guy”. In The Right to Lead: Learning Leadership Through Character and Courage, Maxwell shares stories of everyday people who through their leadership have become legends in today’s world. The book is also packed full of quotes and ... The Right to Lead by John C. Maxwell

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4 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 6/9 Carlo Serrano wrote: I just finished reading the revised and expanded version of John Eldredge’s classic, Wild at Heart. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand what lies at the core of manhood. John is down to earth, blunt, and extremely honest in his approach. What I loved about the book is that ... Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

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3 Stars

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The Voice of Psalms

The Voice of Psalms

On 3/1 Carlo Serrano wrote: The Voice of Psalms is a new take on my favorite book in the Bible. The Voice translation was written by a team of artists, pastors, scholars, and musicians with the intention of bringing to life the ancient text. The main goal of this translation is “to rediscover the story of the Bible.” I read the ... The Voice of Psalms

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2 Stars

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 1/23 Carlo Serrano wrote: Buried Alive is the true story of the 311 days that  civilian contractor Roy Hallums spent as a hostage in Iraq. During that time he was beaten, hog-tied, and placed in situations that exist only in our worst nightmares….and he lived to tell the tale. As a veteran of the Iraq War I was eager to ... Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

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3 Stars

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