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Jesus, Continued…

Jesus, Continued…

On 1/6 Ginger Holloway wrote: Jesus, Continued... Jesus, Continued...by J.D. Greear is a book dealing mostly with Christian's relationships with the Holy Spirit. Greear proposes that Jesus told His disciples He would always be with them. To fulfill that promise, He sent the Holy Spirit. And we, as today's Christians, can have a loving ... Jesus, Continued...

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5 Stars

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No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor

On 11/12 Ginger Holloway wrote: No Greater Valor No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle that Sealed Allied Victory by Jerome Corsi is a very different book from what I expected. I normally do not read non-fiction history books. I enjoy history when it is coupled with fiction and told as a narrative. I enjoy historical ... No Greater Valor

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3 Stars

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Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

On 9/30 Ginger Holloway wrote: Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul by Ralph K. Hawkins and Richard Leslie Parrott is a book that discusses the principles for leadership and personal success. The authors point out that leadership is not just about being a good or kind person; it is not about wanting to do the right ... Leadership Lessons

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4 Stars

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The Jesus Code

The Jesus Code

On 8/14 Ginger Holloway wrote: The Jesus Code by O.S. Hawkins The Jesus Code by O. S. Hawkins is basically a series of questions. Fifty-two questions, to be exact. Hawkins takes 52 essential questions from the Bible and asks them of the reader. Thankfully, he also provides background, context, and answers from scripture. The questions ... The Jesus Code by O. S. Hawkins

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4 Stars

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The Hope Quotient

The Hope Quotient

On 7/11 Ginger Holloway wrote: The Hope Quotient The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston came to me at a perfect time. I am a teacher, and I use some of the time during my summer break to reflect on the past year and prepare for the next one. This being said, hope is a huge part of teaching. Johnston argues hope is the main ingredient of ... The Hope Quotient

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5 Stars

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What's Best Next

What's Best Next

On 6/13 Ginger Holloway wrote: What's Best Next What's Best Next is a book by Matt Perman. It is what I would consider a self-help, and other-help, book. To explain, the premise of the book is that it will help you get organized and set goals, and do both with the mind-set of helping others and following God. While I truly believe ... What's Best Next

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3 Stars

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Soul Keeping

Soul Keeping

On 5/13 Ginger Holloway wrote: Soul Keeping by John Ortberg addresses the part of humans that is often ignored; the soul. The Bible talks about the soul frequently, but it is ignored often in daily life. The soul deals with our interior lives, our spiritual lives. It is imperative to live the life we were meant for. This book talks ... Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

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3 Stars

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The God-First Life

The God-First Life

On 4/27 Ginger Holloway wrote: The God First Life by Stovall Weems is based on Matthew 6:33. "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these thing will be given to you as well." Weems states that until we put God first in all things and seek Him above anything else on this earth, we cannot live a fulfilled and satisfied ... The God First Life

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5 Stars

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How High Will You Climb?

How High Will You Climb?

On 3/29 Ginger Holloway wrote: How High Will You Climb? How High Will You Climb? by John Maxwell is all about attitude. The right attitude can make the difference between a successful leader and someone who is stuck in neutral. The book begins by talking about what attitude is. Maxwell defines attitude as "an inward feeling expressed ... How High Will You Climb

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4 Stars

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Thrive

Thrive

On 3/4 Ginger Holloway wrote: Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out by Mark Hall and Tim Luke arrived at a perfect time for me. I had been reading and studying the Scriptures for years, and was ready to dig deeper and learn how to use the information I was receiving from The Word. But sometimes it is difficult to know where to begin. ... Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out

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5 Stars

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How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

On 12/26 Ginger Holloway wrote: How to be Rich How to be Rich by Andy Stanley is not the type of manual you may think it is. It is not a manual to help you earn more money. It will not talk about portfolios or investments. In fact, the book actually assumes you are rich already. Now, I know I often do not think of myself in that way. ... How to be Rich

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31 Days To Happiness

31 Days To Happiness

On 12/8 Ginger Holloway wrote: 31 Days to Happiness by David Jeremiah is a study of Solomon's words in Ecclesiastes. Jeremiah walks readers through Solomon's thoughts and musings from Ecclesiastes 1-12. Jeremiah uses personal stories, biblical stories, and commentary to explain the process Solomon goes through to understand the meaning ... 31 Days of Happiness

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4 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 11/11 Ginger Holloway wrote: Can I just say I love the way Max Lucado writes. Lucado can weave interesting stories, share Scripture in a wise manner, and still sound as if he is sitting across from you at your kitchen table. His writing is that of an old friend, one who is wise and honest, ready to support you in the suffering you ... You'll Get Through This

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All In

All In

On 8/30 Ginger Holloway wrote: All In is an invitation of sorts. Batterson points out that the Gospel of Jesus invites us to be followers of Christ. We are given the right to accept this invitation and live differently, the way Jesus calls us to live. However, Batterson explains, most Christian think they are following the Gospel, ... All In by Mark Batterson

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Boundaries for Leaders

Boundaries for Leaders

On 7/3 Ginger Holloway wrote: Boundaries for Leaders Boundaries for Leaders is the second book on boundaries that I have read from Dr. Henry Cloud. Rather than focusing on our own individual boundaries, this book looks at leaders and the boundaries needed within leadership. Dr. Cloud examines seven leadership boundaries throughout ... Boundaries for Leaders

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4 Stars

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 4/30 Ginger Holloway wrote: I picked up a copy of the book Prayer Warrior Mom: Covering your kids with God's blessings and protection by Marla Alupoaicei because I wanted to learn how to intentionally pray for my child. It felt like my prayers had been stale and repetitive, and I wasn't even sure if I was praying God's will for ... Prayer Warrior Mom

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4 Stars

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gods at war

gods at war

On 3/20 Ginger Holloway wrote: Gods at War Not too long ago, I read a book called Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman. It took me quite a while to read that book because it challenged me to look deeply at my relationship with Jesus and to analyze my motives. It helped me to understand the difference between a fan and a follower, someone who ... Gods at War

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5 Stars

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 2/22 Ginger Holloway wrote: Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson is a 40 day devotional based on his book, The Circle Maker. I will admit that I have not read The Circle Maker, and I normally do not read devotionals. However, the concept behind this book caught my attention. In this book, Batterson discusses ... Draw the Circle

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4 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 1/14 Ginger Holloway wrote: First of all, I have to say that I greatly enjoy reading anything by Max Lucado. To me, reading one of his books is like sitting down in a comfy chair with a good cup of coffee and listening to an old friend talk. Lucado employs down-to-earth, straight forward talk. He breaks down information and uses ... Grace by Max Lucado

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/23 Ginger Holloway wrote: <i>What on Earth am I Here For?</i> by Rick Warren is an updated version of <i>The Purpose Driven Life.</i> Warren updates his classic for a new generation. Now for each section of the book, there is a video introduction and an audio Bible study. There are also two new chapters and access to online communities ... What on Earth am I Here For?

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4 Stars

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 11/22 Ginger Holloway wrote: <i>Stained Glass Hearts</i> by Patsy Clairmont combines art and creativity to help readers see the power of God in their lives. Patsy tells amazing stories of broken lives given purpose and discovering the love and power of God. She shares some of her own deeply moving stories, along with stories of ... Stained Glass Hearts

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4 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 7/12 Ginger Holloway wrote: The Blessing The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance is by John Trent and Gary Smalley. I recently read the revised and updated version of this classic for parents (and everyone else who touches the lives of others!) The intention of the book is to show that children need blessings ... The Blessing

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4 Stars

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 6/7 Ginger Holloway wrote: John Maxwell is a leadership expert, and in his book, Beyond Talent, he continues to share his expertise. This book demonstrates that talent is a component in success, but certainly not the most prominent one. Maxwell proves that talent alone is never enough. It is what the individual has beyond that ... Beyond Talent

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Ginger Holloway wrote: Max Lucado had published many books on Christianity. In his newest book, Max on Life, he takes on a different format. This book shows letters written to Lucado, along with his answers. Lucado takes the letters and emails he has received as a pastor and author and categorizes them to help everyone understand ... Max on Life

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5 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 4/16 Ginger Holloway wrote: Jolt! by Phil Cooke is a book about change. In today's society, change is more than inevitable; it is expected and it occurs quickly. This book was written to not just help us deal with change, but to encourage us to take ownership and jolt our own lives, rather than allowing others to do it for us. ... Jolt!

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Ginger Holloway wrote: The Final Summit The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is the continuing story of David Ponder, an average person who has had several experiences that are far from average. The reader first meets David in the book The Traveler's Gift, where David is given the Seven Decisions to help guide his life and the ... The Final Summit

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 2/17 Ginger Holloway wrote: Same Life, New Story Same Life, New Story by Jan Silvious uses the stories of biblical women to show that it is possible to change your perspective and your future regardless of your past and current circumstances. Through inspiring stories of biblical figures such as Naomi, Deborah, Hannah and Elizabeth, ... Same Life, New Story

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4 Stars

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 1/6 Ginger Holloway wrote: The Power Based Life by Mike Flynt I had never heard of Mike Flynt before I picked up this book. However, as I read about his life and his convictions, I remembered that he was the man who returned to college football at the age of 59 to complete his senior year. He mentions his college playing days ... The Power Based Life

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3 Stars

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Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 12/1 Ginger Holloway wrote: Start! The Bible for New Believers Start! The Bible for New Believers is edited by Greg Laurie and is a great source for those new to the Christian faith. This Bible is a New King James version. The text is easy to follow and clearly referenced. What makes this Bible a great tool for newer believers ... Start! The Bible for New Believers

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4 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/12 Ginger Holloway wrote: Transforming Church in Rural America In his book Transforming Church in Rural America, Shannon O'Dell gives a glimpse of life as a rural pastor. He began his pastoral duties in a large church, but after several years, felt God calling him to a small rural church. When he arrived, things were very different ... Transforming Church in Rural America

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3 Stars

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You Were Made to Make a Difference

You Were Made to Make a Difference

On 9/27 Ginger Holloway wrote: Max Lucado teams up with his daughter, Jenna Lucado Bishop, and Natalie Gillespie to write You Were Made to Make a Difference. This book is similar in theme to his recent title, Outlive Your Life. However, this edition is aimed toward teenagers. To begin with, the book is designed to look like a journal. ... You Were Made to Make a Difference

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/11 Ginger Holloway wrote: Max Lucado is a bestselling author because he has a way of taking biblical concepts and stories and helping the average, everyday person relate to them. In his newest book, Outlive Your Life, he does it again. He begins by reminding us that each of us is an individual. No one else in the world has all ... Outlive Your Life

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Ginger Holloway wrote: The Boy who Changed the World The Boy who Changed the World is a book by Andy Andrews. It is written for children following the same premise as his adult version, The Butterfly Effect. In this book, Andrews uses the examples of several people, including Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington, ... The Boy who Changed the World

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Ginger Holloway wrote: The Butterfly Effect The Butterfly Effect is a gift book written by Andy Andrews. The subtitle to this book is "How your life matters." In this small book, Andrews discusses the thoughts all of us have had at one time or another about the importance of our lives. He talks about how every person questions ... The Butterfly Effect

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 8/18 Ginger Holloway wrote: Every person has an image of Jesus Christ, whether or not you are a believer. All have an opinion on Him. Some describe Jesus as a great teacher, a wise person, or a gentle man. Most images of Jesus Christ show him as plainly dressed, calmly teaching and healing the people around Him. He is often described ... The Jesus you can't Ignore

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 7/8 Ginger Holloway wrote: Max Lucado is an inspirational author. He takes truth from the Bible and uses personal stories to help that truth hit home. His writing style appeals to all readers, whether you are familiar with the Bible or not. He has a way of writing in which the reader feels he is having a conversation with Lucado. ... You Can be Everything God Wants you to Be

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 6/16 Ginger Holloway wrote: Embracing Your Second Calling Embracing Your Second Calling: Find Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life by Dale Hanson Bourke is designed for women who are preparing to enter the second half of their lives. Bourke reminds women that the second half of life is made for reflection and action, and ... Embracing Your Second Calling

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How Should a Christian Live?

How Should a Christian Live?

On 4/29 Ginger Holloway wrote: How Should a Christian Live? is a devotional by the Word of Promise next generation aimed at teenagers. This particular devotional covers 1 Corinthians through Philemon in the New Testament and also covers a wide variety of topics that can apply to a teenager's daily life. First of all, the devotional ... How Should a Christian Live?

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The Vertical Self

The Vertical Self

On 3/21 Ginger Holloway wrote: "The Vertical Self" is about identity. It is about finding oneself as we were truly meant to be, children of God. Sayers argues that each of us is meant to be a particular person, and we need to find that identity once again. We are led astray by our society, which tells us that we can be anything we ... The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers

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3 Stars

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Tithing 2

Tithing 2

On 2/15 Ginger Holloway wrote: When I picked up the book "Tithing" by Douglas LeBlanc, I expected to read another book that tried to convince me that it was my responsibility as a Christian to tithe 10% of my income to the church. I expected biblical support to demonstrate why tithing was a must-do for everyone who followed God. However, ... Tithing

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3 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 1/30 Ginger Holloway wrote: Life is filled with fear. However, in his book Fearless, author Max Lucado helps people deal with fear in a biblical way. He points out the difference between fear of God and fear of this world. He uses Scripture and stories of everyday people to offer encouragement and comfort in a fear-filled life. ... Fearless by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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