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Unexpected Love

Unexpected Love

On 7/9 Christina Donato wrote: Unexpected Love was a breath of fresh air! This anointed work by Julie Zine Coleman highlighted nine women of the Bible and their interaction with Jesus in the Bible. The tone in which the author used was conversational but rich in context. I actually felt like I was there in each scene with Jesus and ... Draw Closer to Jesus in Unexpected Love

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5 Stars

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 8/5 Christina Donato wrote: This book is one in a series titled The Truth About Series. This petite 118 page book was delivered in John MacArthur's usual conversational style. Mr. MacArthur has a way of allowing me to feel he is there beside me, teaching and gently exhorting me to understand and apply God's truth about forgiveness. One ... Truth About Forgiveness A Must Read!!!!

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5 Stars

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 3/15 Christina Donato wrote: A joyfest from start to finish! Billy Graham's granddaughter Cissie Graham Lynch was co-host with another woman. Together they led the charge to bring two boys from Mongolia to America for heart surgery (and to share Jesus Christ.) However, both ladies in the spirit of "ask and you shall receive" asked ... Joy Flies Out of this Amazing Work!!!!

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5 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 2/15 Christina Donato wrote: I requested this book to review with one question in mind, "How could Book 3 be any better than Book 2?" Book 3 in Then Sings My Soul is not better, but just as special and just as amazing as the previous songbook. This book, the same as the previous book, has the tattered thick songbook pages which ... Then Sings My Soul 3 - An Annointed Work!

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/15 Christina Donato wrote: Before digging in to the meat and bones of this meal, I wanted to share the primary reason I chose to review Heaven is for Real. I wanted to review it to find evidence of correct or point out incorrect theology. My question was, "Does it align with what the Bible says?" This question is in the forefront ... Heaven is for Real: Check out the Facts in Your Bible

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3 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 10/1 Christina Donato wrote: This book was written for pre-school age children and effectively taught its reader how to be grateful. Beautifully illustrated and simple to understand, Max Lucado has once again caused me to tear up at the words a bug emits. I love flowers and the fact was not lost on me that the bugs were engulfed ... Thank you, God, for Blessing Me: Gratitude At An Early Age!!!

Christina's Rating:

4 Stars

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Bonhoeffer*

Bonhoeffer*

On 9/4 Christina Donato wrote: How blessed was I to have the chance to review this anointed work by author Eric Metaxas! The New York Times best-selling author of Amazing Grace has once again delivered a book that helps one better understand how evil can take hold of a nation yet how one person can stand up for righteousness. I am ... Bonhoeffer: A Wonderfully Annointed Book!,

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5 Stars

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 8/2 Christina Donato wrote: Speechless. That was the one word that came to mind as I cracked open this book for the very first time. I am not often without words especially when presented with hundreds of thousands of words awaiting my review. This book packed a powerful punch from Genesis through Revelations in a way which only ... God's Love Letters to You the Perfect Devotional Book

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5 Stars

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The Quotable Rogue

The Quotable Rogue

On 6/29 Christina Donato wrote: The Quotable Rogue was just that. Quotes by Sarah Palin written by Matt Lewis. In the Foreword, author Matt Lewis shared, "Before most Americans knew the name Sarah Palin , I blogged about this exciting conservative governor from Wasilla, Alaska." Apart from the Foreword and Introduction the author ... Love Those Palinisms!

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5 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 6/7 Christina Donato wrote: New York Times Best-Selling author Lorilee Craker's Money Secrets of the Amish was an interesting read. Subtitled Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving, I expected a well-organized book of frugal tips and tricks. While the book was relatable to me as person who grew up in a frugal ... Money Secrets of The Amish left me wanting a refund,

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3 Stars

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Lead. Serve. Love.

Lead. Serve. Love.

On 4/29 Christina Donato wrote: Lead. Serve. Love. Three words. Consisten with its title, this petite book was designed around three words. Each chapter heading is three words. The subtitle is the mission statement, "100 Three-Word Ways to Be Like Jesus." The author's passion for God clearly displayed in red, "Dedicated to my Lord, ... Dynamite Daily Devo!!

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4 Stars

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Part-Time Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

On 4/15 Christina Donato wrote: This paperback cookbook promises "201 Yummy Recipes" and does not disappoint. A very helpful Vegan 101 is included in Chapter One. Chapters are broken down by food type ie. dips and appetizers, easy breakfasts, salad dressings, salads, super soups, vegetable dishes, rice, pasta, grains, tofu, seitan ... Part-Time Vegan - Great Recipes But Author's Verbiage Distasteful

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Christina Donato wrote: Having first read the first book in this series The Traveler's Gift I realized one without the other would not suffer. However, having a background of the main character Mr. David Ponder, I better realized his depression in Chapter One. The Final Summit by Andy Andrews was a challenge for me to review. ... The Final Summit By Andy Andrews

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3 Stars

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Eat Your Peas, Daughter

Eat Your Peas, Daughter

On 4/6 Christina Donato wrote: Beautiful work of art inside and out! I was pleased with the feel of the pages and the cover as no expense was spared with the luscious stationary paper and textured cover. Eat Your Peas Daughter is described by the author as "a 3-minute celebration." This book will become a keepsake gift from mom ... Eat Your Peas Daughter: 3 Minutes of Heaven!

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4 Stars

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A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

On 3/9 Christina Donato wrote: A Bug Collection consists includes 3 Complete DVDs. Disc 1 was so relatable! Milo in "Milo The Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray" does everything he can think of to hear from God. The storyline is comical but sad because we do relate to his struggle with not being willing to wait on God to answer our prayers. ... Max Lucado's A Bug Collection - Clever, Creative and Biblically Based

Christina's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 2/15 Christina Donato wrote: Another inspirational book by Sheila Walsh!! This book targets ten 'bedrock promises of God.' The Chapters Titles are: Promises, Provision, Peace, Confidence, Love, Grace, Hope, Strength, More (this is knowing God has blessings in store for His children) and Home. Not only is this book timely considering ... The Shelter of God's Promises - Wonderful Resource for Everyone!

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5 Stars

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 1/2 Christina Donato wrote: In perfect timing, I received this book just in time to review it on January 1!!! This devotional is the type of paperback you can display on your coffee table and read each and every day! The cover greets you with the orginal artwork from the first devotional Mr. Graham put into print 25 years ago. ... Unto The Hills by Billy Graham

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4 Stars

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A Time to Embrace

A Time to Embrace

On 12/23 Christina Donato wrote: As usual, Karen Kingsbury blessed me with this amazingly surprising story of forgiveness, laughter tears and human frailty all rolled into one. Without being a spoiler, I was surprised by one topic discussed in particular. I do not recall this particular sin being mentioned as included in the story ... A Time To Embrace by Karen Kingsbury

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5 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 11/7 Christina Donato wrote: Imagine opening the wrapper on this book and realizing the pages are frayed as if it were a real songbook. Nice! This book contains sheet music on the first page of every new song title. I enjoyed reading through the song book and regretted not having the ability to read sheet music! This book was ... Book Sneeze Review: Then Sings My Soul By Robert J. Morgan

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4 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/17 Christina Donato wrote: Loved it!! Here's why: This book was based on the NIV Translation Bible. However, for children, it was synopsized into easy-to-understand- Biblical concepts. Beautifully illustrated, I could not help but look for the little lamb and bunny and often the mouse on each and every page. The book included ... Really Woolly Bible Stories Really Special!!

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5 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/29 Christina Donato wrote: This movie is aimed at many audiences. I say this because there was a clear battle between religiosity vs. faith, racists vs. those who see no distinction in color and those who get involved and those who watch others be involved. There are many angles to this story but it is no doubt God-centered and ... THe Least Among You by Lionsgate

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4 Stars

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What In The World Is Going On? (Trade Paper)

What In The World Is Going On? (Trade Paper)

On 9/19 Christina Donato wrote: Clearly this book was written to believers in Christ as the subtitle educates the reader regarding 10 Prophetic Clues You Cannot Afford To Ignore. Someone without a spiritual foundation in place may be blinded to the prophecy and promises presented (2 Corinthians 4:4). Dr. David Jeremiah includes the ... What In The World Is Going On? By Dr. David Jeremiah

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Christina Donato wrote: In Mr. Lucado's words, this book is a "call to compassion". So if you want none of that, this book is not for you! 100% of the royalties from this book will benefit children and families through World Vision and other charities as described on Mr. Lucado's website. These royalties will be used to create ... Outlive Your Life: You Were Made To Make A Difference

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5 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 8/13 Christina Donato wrote: This annointed, Holy Spirit-led work by John MacArthur was about informing and challenging the reader to not only understand the bold confrontations of Christ but to ponder His example and do the same as mandated in their own dealings with others. Scripture was laced throughout the book to support the ... The Jesus You Can't Ignore By John MacArthur - A Must Buy!

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5 Stars

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The Prophecy Answer Book

The Prophecy Answer Book

On 8/4 Christina Donato wrote: This book targeted the current events leading up to The Rapture, The Tribulation, The Antichrist, Second Coming, Millenium and The New Heaven and Earth. Clearly this book was written as a reference mainly for the believer in Christ (Romans 10:9-11). I say this because it was direct in it's focus. The ... The Prophecy Answer Book by David Jeremiah

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5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 7/15 Christina Donato wrote: This book was about what we do when life does not turn out exactly as we had thought it would. The author refers to this situation as "Plan B" throughout the book. The overall topic was the author Pete Wilson coming alongside his reader in a casual manner, asking many questions and sharing his own struggles ... Plan B by Pete Wilson: Not Without Biblical Inconsistencies

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2 Stars

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 5/22 Christina Donato wrote: This book is about the spiritual, actual and economic storms described in the Book of Revelations. Billy Graham is famous for his ability to evangelize, and this book was on point with his love for God's Word. However, I read this book with an objective point of view - trying to forget I was hearing ... Book Review: Storm Warning by Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 4/28 Christina Donato wrote: First off, this book is supposed to encourage the heart of every woman to become "Captivating" as God designed her to be. However, the message is muddied as Biblical references are inaccurately used to prove the message that the heart of a woman is anything but deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9). Depicting our ... Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge

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1 Stars

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 4/12 Christina Donato wrote: Truly this author understands coming alongside her reader and sharing her heart in an openly transparent way. Sheila Walsh has done an amazing job in encouraging her audience which is clearly women. I enjoy a direct - "down-to-earth" read. However, this work is anything but simple. Sheila Walsh incorporates ... A Warm Blanket For Your Chilly Soul

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5 Stars

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