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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/27 John Harvey wrote: “Permission to Speak Freely” by Anne Jackson is one of those “dangerous” books to read. It’s dangerous because every page seems to bring a new uncomfortable topic and a new battle within your own heart to push ahead. As Anne discusses abuse, addiction, pornography, and the lack of openness ... "Permission to Speak Freely"

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4 Stars

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Change Your Church for Good, Revised

Change Your Church for Good, Revised

On 6/28 John Harvey wrote: “IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH” 1906-1963 In the introduction of his book “Change your church for Good,” Brad Powell offers a glimpse into the future of many churches if they refuse to change their methods and approaches to ministry. While most churches will refuse to have the honesty of the members ... Life and Death of a Church

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4 Stars

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Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer

On 5/4 John Harvey wrote: “He was quite clear in his convictions, and for all that he was so young and unassuming, he saw truth and spoke it out with absolute freedom and without fear.” These were the words of Bishop George Bell at the memorial service for Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They capture the true essence of who Bonhoeffer ... A Review of "Bonhoeffer" by Eric Metaxas

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5 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 3/11 John Harvey wrote: “A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears” is a wonderful piece of American history painted within the frame of someone who was in the room as events, discussions, policy fights and diplomatic decisions were made in the last decade of the twentieth century. William Bennett not only discusses the policy ... "A Century Turns"

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5 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 1/28 John Harvey wrote: “The Noticer” is one of the few books that drew me in so that I had to finish it in one sitting. The images of pain, brokenness, and despair of the characters reflect everyday life in any community in the 21st Century. Of course, the gift of “perspective” allows us to see past the obstacle of ... "The Noticer" by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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