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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 8/27 janjanmom wrote: This book is very challenging for me. It is funny, not haha-but interesting, that I see the truth in unconditional love and yet I find it hard to believe. I crave it and yet have a hard time giving it away. Unconditional love is just such a foreign concept in this day and age. You would think it ... The Blessing: A Review

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A Billion Reasons Why

A Billion Reasons Why

On 6/8 janjanmom wrote: A Billion Reasons Why by Kristin Billerbeck is an easy read. Christian romances often leave alot to be desired as far as plot and character development go. This book is not an exception. Shallow characters and a thin plot line make this book a very quick read. However, I did not hate, nor did I consider ... A Book Review

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3 Stars

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Friendship for Grown-Ups

Friendship for Grown-Ups

On 1/5 janjanmom wrote: I started reading this book about a year ago.  I read through the first chapter and was instantly annoyed.  She went on and on about how hard it was to be a star and have friends.  WAH!  Poor pitiful star, I thought.  I tried to get through the next few pages, but honestly, my ... Friendship for Grown-ups by Lisa Whelchel A Review

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 4/7 janjanmom wrote: Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God by Sheila WalshSome things in life happen at just the right time. This book came into my life at just the right time, I think it is a God-incidence. Sheila Walsh has struggled with depression her whole life. She also has not ever let it win. She has had ... Book Review: When A Woman Trusts God

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 2/1 janjanmom wrote: Living Life In The Zoneby Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew Here am I, a female, daring to review a book for the fellas. Not just any book either-a Bible study for small groups of men. I'll admit it, I have no frame of reference. HOWEVER, this IS a Bible study I would benefit from my hubby participating ... A Book Review

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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

On 1/19 janjanmom wrote: Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain by Paul Meier and David Livingstone HendersonUncovering the hidden potential in life's most common struggles. If you are the type of person who writes notes in margins and uses a highlighter, this is the book for you. I promise you will have something on every page. ... A Book Review

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 11/30 janjanmom wrote: The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life by Joan Chittister is the full name of this book. I was so excited to receive this book to review. I am fascinated with the Catholic religion. I love all the ceremony surrounding and including their regular worship. I believe that ... A Review: The Liturgical Year

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3 Stars

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Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook, Volume 1

Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook, Volume 1

On 11/12 janjanmom wrote: This book, Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook, sparked my interest. The reasons are two-fold. First reason: Jack Daniel's was the first alcoholic beverage I ever consumed. My older sister kept a bottle at her house. I would stay up late and drink a tiny bit with my Pepsi and feel very grown-up. ... A Review: Jack Daniel's Cookbook

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Called to Worship

Called to Worship

On 10/15 janjanmom wrote: When I first received this book, I thought to my self, "UH-OH!" This is not a book for Janice, this is more of a Mike or Terrell book! However, I trudged on through. AND, I discovered it was a perfect book for Janice. Especially right now, I am in a weird place with my faith/God relationship. I ... A Book Review: Called To Worship

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Real Church

Real Church

On 8/18 janjanmom wrote: Real Church:Does It Exist? Can I Find It? by Larry CrabbTo say this book is great is the understatement of the year. It is so thought challenging. I am in a tough church place right now. It has much less to do with my church-which is awesome-and much more to do with me. My personal struggle with ... Real Church-A Review

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Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

On 7/9 janjanmom wrote: Just to let you know where I am coming from, I am a lifelong fan of Jack Hanna. I used to love it when he would appear on the Johnny Carson show. He and Johnny had such an awesome chemistry and that plus the inevitable animal faux paus made for some priceless TV comedy. Of course, to be fair, I was far ... A Review: Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World!

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Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling

On 5/28 janjanmom wrote: "Ask My Spirit within you to order your day and control your thoughts, for the mind controlled by the Spirit is LIFE AND PEACE. You can have as much of Me and My Peace as you want through thousands of correct choices each day."This is an excerpt from the daily devotions book entitled, Jesus Calling by ... Jesus Calling: A Review

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Christianity Today Study Series: Faith & Pop Culture

Christianity Today Study Series: Faith & Pop Culture

On 5/19 janjanmom wrote: First of all, I have to confess that between teaching a Ladie's Class on Wednesday night and building a social life for my children(oh yeah-AND SCHOOL!!), there has not been alot of time for reading. Secondly, I have not chosen well in the reading materials department of late so the books I am reading ... Some Book Reviews

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3 Stars

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Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament MP3 Set

Word of Promise Next Generation New Testament MP3 Set

On 4/30 janjanmom wrote: I wanted to love this Audio Bible. Mostly, I wanted my kids to love it. I wanted them to read the cover and see all the cool stars and be enthralled. I wasn't, they weren't. It is actually so many different people reading that it gets very confusing. Also, hearing children read parts that are not ... Audio Bible Review

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2 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/30 janjanmom wrote: This book is subtitled, "Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective." Such wisdom is simple but true. We as Americans don't have any perspective because we are too wrapped up in our own world-our own hurts and dreams. We often forget that there are people in the world too hungry to even ... Book Review: The Noticer

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Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure (DVD)

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure (DVD)

On 3/18 janjanmom wrote: The latest in the Hermie & Friends series is SKEETER and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure. This is the first Hermie video we have watched as a family. I have always assumed it was for younger kids than I have. My kids are 7, 11, and 12. I knew that my 7 year old would enjoy this movie but ... Skeeter

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This Is Your Brain On Joy

This Is Your Brain On Joy

On 2/9 janjanmom wrote: And so do we. Yesterday, church as usual. Our CARE group did not meet because we were not good co-leaders or communicators. I don't think anyone minded as they were likely sawing logs-really, not the snoring kind-like us. Then the older girls had youth care group. We finished moving back home. All our ... Life Goes On...(And a book review!)

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4 Stars

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For The Tough Times

For The Tough Times

On 1/16 janjanmom wrote: First, my sad news. Lilly didn't get a part. She was sad and she cried. But after much talk and convincing, she is OK now. Better luck next time, Baby. Or maybe we will suffer through many many rejections. Such is the life of an actress, so I hear.And now, a book review: I am very sad to report that ... The Dog Ate My Book

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 1/5 janjanmom wrote: A different kind of history book!!The American Patriot's Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb is an awesome resource. It breaks history down by the date that the events happened. This means every day you can read what happened in history. As a homeschooler, this leaves the door wide open ... A Book Review

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4 Stars

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In The Shadow Of The Sun King

In The Shadow Of The Sun King

On 12/7 janjanmom wrote: I was leery of this book because so many Christian authors just throw in a few Bible studies for the characters, a prayer or two, some references to God and call it Christian fiction. That just doesn't make for good reading as far as I am concerned. This book, however, shows the crisis of faith of the ... Book Review: In The Shadow of the Sun King

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