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NIV College Devotional Bible

NIV College Devotional Bible

On 9/14 Alyssa wrote: I was excited to get the chance to review the NIV College Devotional Bible. I'm leaving for college this month and taking this with me!Its features include:222 school-year devotions with daily insights on and applications to relevant topicsDevotions use a unique storytelling approach to connect God's ... Review: NIV College Bible

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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What's Your Mark

What's Your Mark

On 8/4 Alyssa wrote:  What's Your Mark? by Jeremy Cowart and Annie F. Downs (she's the one who did the interviews) is a neat little book with pictures and short stories about different real-life people and how they are making their mark on the world. I had not heard of most of them but I was very familiar with Katie ... Book Review: What's Your Mark? by Jeremy Cowart

Alyssa's Rating:

3 Stars

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Launch Your Life

Launch Your Life

On 5/6 Alyssa wrote:  Launch Your Life (A Guide to Growing Up for the Almost Grown Up) by Kenny Silva is...well, the subtitle pretty much explains what it is :). There are five main sections: Identity, Career, Finances, Home, and Growth. The author starts with explaining that we need to find our identity in Christ. ... Launch Your Life by Kenny Silva

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 3/13 Alyssa wrote:  The Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa Terkeurst is a companion to her bestselling book, Unglued. I have not read Unglued but I don't think you need to read it to understand the devotional. The devotional's purpose is to help keep women from becoming emotionally unglued. ... Book Review: Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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More Than a Bucket List

More Than a Bucket List

On 12/29 Alyssa wrote: More Than A Bucket List: Making Your Dreams, Passions, And Faith A Reality by Toni Birdsong was a book I enjoyed. It was so easy to read that I read the whole book in one day!At times the book felt like it was written for super rich people with advice such as to visit Germany, Ireland, and Belgium.Here's ... Book Review: More Than A Bucket List by Toni Birdsong

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice

On 6/10 Alyssa wrote: Eyes of Justice is a wonderful novel set in the world of criminal justice and more specifically (or geographically), in Portland, Oregon. Those two things connected me to this book. I'm a native Oregonian; it was neat to read a book where I recognized places they describe (i.e. I've visited Mt. Hood, ... Book Review: Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

On 7/28 Alyssa wrote: It's not about me. It's not about you, either. What isn't? Life...and all the good things in it. It's about God.This, in a nutshell, is what the book is all about. We were created (along with the rest of creation) to display God's glory. We were saved for the glory of God. And our purpose as believers ... Book Review: It's Not About Me by Max Lucado

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Alyssa wrote: Max On Life by, well, by Max. Max Lucado, that is. You’ve probably heard of him. He’s written tons of books :) . Back to this book. Although it is a 254 pages long, it has a nice easy-to-read format so it’s…easy to read. I think Mr. Lucado’s odd humor is trying to rub off on me. My personal ... Book Review: Max On Life

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4 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 2/2 Alyssa wrote: Voices of the Faithful: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World with Beth Moore and friends who put their lives on the line for God. Complied by Kim P. Davis. And that’s just the title ! Voices of the Faithful has devotions for every day of the year. Obviously, I wasn’t going ... Book Review: Voices of the Faithful

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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You Were Made to Make a Difference

You Were Made to Make a Difference

On 10/6 Alyssa wrote: You Were Made To Make A Difference by Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop with Natalie Gissipe is a terrific book!  I love books that inspire and encourage me to open my eyes to the needs of others and make a difference!  Maybe I’m young, maybe I’m idealistic, but I like to think that by ... You Were Made To Make A Difference

Alyssa's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 8/17 Alyssa wrote: The Heart Mender (A Story of Second Chances) by Andy Andrews is a very interesting book.  It is based on real events and is written in three parts.  The first and third part is first person and is basically non-fiction.  The second and largest part, which in my opinion is the most fun, is written in third person as ... Book Review and Giveaway: The Heart Mender

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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Combating the Commandment of Confusion

Combating the Commandment of Confusion

On 3/17 Alyssa wrote: You've probably heard of Superman, Spiderman, and/or Batman.  I personally don't like them.  Have you ever heard of Bibleman?  He's a character in a Christian DVD series who goes around fighting villians who are enemies of God and who often represent different sins.  It's a pretty ... DVD review: Bibleman: The Commandant of Confusion

Alyssa's Rating:

3 Stars

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Revolve 2010

Revolve 2010

On 2/12 Alyssa wrote: It's not often you come across a book/magazine/Bible all in one but that is what Revolve 2010 is.  It's a New Testament that looks like a magazine but is thick like a book.  It's also not often that I come across a product to review that looks neat and I end up having more negative things ... Review: Revolve 2010

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3 Stars

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Plain Pursuit

Plain Pursuit

On 1/24 Alyssa wrote:   This book looked appealing because 1. I love good Christian fiction and 2. The Amish way of life is quite fascinating to me. Plain Pursuit turned out to, indeed, be an enjoyable and interesting read! Amish words and phrases are scattered throughout the book giving it an authentic flavor. The Amish ... Book Review: Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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Saving Cicadas

Saving Cicadas

On 12/16 Alyssa wrote: I have mixed feelings about this book. And I can’t be too specific or I will spoil the whole plot. There is a huge, uh, twist. It was completely unexpected. Personally, it made me angry and upset. And confused...and frustrated. How could the author do that?!? I thought. She ruined a great book! ... Book review: Saving Cicadas

Alyssa's Rating:

3 Stars

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Take Your Best Shot

Take Your Best Shot

On 10/7 Alyssa wrote: Take Your Best Shot by Austin Gutwein (Founder of Hoops of Hope) with Todd Hillard   I’m glad this teenager decided to write this book and I was given the chance to read it. This book is encouraging and inspiring. It is a reminder that, by God’s grace, kids and teens can make a difference. ... Book Review: Take Your Best Shot

Alyssa's Rating:

5 Stars

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Redefining Beautiful

Redefining Beautiful

On 9/29 Alyssa wrote: Redefining Beautiful by Jenna Lucado with Max Lucado I read through this book in one evening. That says a lot. I loved the casual, easy to read style. The book is meant to be made your own. It includes lines to write in, questions to answer, and a quiz to take. More importantly, it is about helping girls ... Book review: Redefining Beautiful

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful, Book 2

Voices of the Faithful, Book 2

On 9/20 Alyssa wrote: Voices of the Faithful Book 2 is a collection of missionary stories from around the world. It is meant to be used as a devotional with one story for each day of the year. Hearing from Christians who have been spreading the Gospel in so many different areas can be quite exciting and encouraging. The 366 ... Book review: Voices of the Faithful Book 2

Alyssa's Rating:

3 Stars

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Knockout Entrepreneur

Knockout Entrepreneur

On 8/21 Alyssa wrote: Knockout Entrepreneur by George Foreman with Ken Abraham   Knockout Entrepreneur is an easy to read book.  Mr. George Foreman draws from his personal experiences a lot. It was interesting to know he had ten kids and named all his boys George, etc. but I wish the book as a whole could have been ... Book review: Knockout Entrepreneur

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

On 8/6 Alyssa wrote: This book was educational. It covered a wide range of religions. Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism, and more. Many groups I’ve never heard of are included. In my opinion, it was a little too soft towards false religions but it did compare them with ... Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions

Alyssa's Rating:

3 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 5/3 Alyssa wrote: Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century by Hank Hanegraaff (For more product info., please go here.) I wholeheartedly endorse this book and give it five stars! I would give it ten if I could; it is one of the best books I have ever read! Mr. Hank Hanegraaff has done an amazing job of exposing a dangerous ... Book review: Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century by Hank Hanegraaff

Alyssa's Rating:

5 Stars

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My Little Girl

My Little Girl

On 12/9 Alyssa wrote: This is my review for the book, My Little Girl by Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas(for product info., you can go to http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/custom/top20/My_Little_Girl_Tim_McGraw_Tom_Douglas.asp) My Little Girl is the story of a little girl and her daddy and the wonderful day they ... Book review: My Little Girl

Alyssa's Rating:

3 Stars

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Boomtown

Boomtown

On 11/30 Alyssa wrote: This is my review for the book, Boomtown Chang’s Famous Fireworks Factory (Book One) by Nowen N. Particular (for product info., you can go to http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=1400313457.)   Boomtown is a humorous, tall tale, adventure book for kids. It all starts ... Book review: Boomtown

Alyssa's Rating:

3 Stars

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Moon Shines Down

Moon Shines Down

On 11/20 Alyssa wrote: This is my review for the book, The Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Linda Bleck (for product info., you can go to http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=140031299X).    The Moon Shines Down is being published for the first time ever after being found ... Book review: The Moon Shines Down

Alyssa's Rating:

4 Stars

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Billy

Billy

On 11/9 Alyssa wrote: I am a book review blogger for Thomas Nelson Publishers.  For more information, you can go to their website: http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/.   This is my review for the book Billy The Untold Story of a Young Billy Graham and the Test of Faith that Almost Changed Everything ... Book review: Billy

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4 Stars

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