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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 6/26 Juli Ocean wrote: Max on Life, by Max Lucado How great would it be to sit down with Max Lucado and ask the tough questions about life, and get his take? Initially, I thought the book would be for people new in their faith walk, or new Christians who hadn’t gotten around to translating the Bible into practical steps ... What Questions Would You Ask Max?

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4 Stars

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 1/31 Juli Ocean wrote: As I read through the table of contents to The Power Based Life by Mike Flynt, each one of the chapter headings seemed more interesting than the first. I was surprised by the first one, that talked about playing to your strengths. How different my life could have been if I had known that was even acceptable. ... The Power Based Life

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/12 Juli Ocean wrote: I got Max Lucado’s newest release based on the title alone. Out Live Your Life sounded like the Prayer of Jabez meets Matthew 24, a great premise. One page into the book, I knew I was not going to be disappointed. If we only get one shot at this, how would we like to be remembered? For what we did? ... Are You Going to Out Live Your Life?

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Juli Ocean wrote: The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews sounded like a thought provoking book. It was more than that. What if everything you did, mattered? Not just now, not just in this generation, but from now on, and affected everyone in the world until the end of time? Throughout his book, Andy Andrews tells the stories ... What If It All Mattered?

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4 Stars

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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 Juli Ocean wrote: Maybe you've just graduated, were caught in a mid-life turning point or found your corporate ladder leaning against a disintegrating wall. Max Lucado's new book You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be might be for you. In this gift book Max shows us ourselves through the eyes of our Creator, the One ... How Can You Be Everything God Wants You To Be ?

Juli Ocean's Rating:

5 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 3/25 Juli Ocean wrote: I once attended a Women of Faith gathering and was introduced, along with thousands of other women, to the spiritual firecracker, Patsy Clairmont. She reminded me of a tiny semi-grouchy neighbor who throws out one liners and comes off more comical than cantankerous and leaves you with a bit of wisdom ... Do You Know Patsy?

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4 Stars

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 2/9 Juli Ocean wrote: Do you believe in God? Maybe you doubt God. Maybe you've wondered why God lets evil co-exist with good in the world? Have you walked away from God? Is God really out there? Maybe you have always believed in God. Maybe you’ve crashed headlong into circumstances that just have you second guessing that ... Where Will You Find God?

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4 Stars

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Jesus Lives

Jesus Lives

On 12/12 Juli Ocean wrote: I remember the day my husband and I got married. The most touching part of the ceremony was his recitation of his promises to me. I knew in my heart that he loved me. It wouldn’t have had the same feeling if the preacher had said the promises for my husband. I needed to hear them directly from him.If ... Five Stars for Jesus Lives

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Juli Ocean wrote: "Fearless" by Max Lucado couldn't have arrived at a better time. Recent layoffs at work had me stressed-out. When they continued week after week, my nerves became as tension filled as violin strings, I was unable to eat, sleep or focus. Then I got a copy of "Fearless". One page into the book it seemed ... Just in Time

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5 Stars

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Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling

On 5/31 Juli Ocean wrote: Jesus Calling by Sarah YoungWhat if Jesus could pick up the phone and call you? What would He say? Jesus Calling is a daily devotional like nothing I’ve read before. Each message feels like a personal phone call from our Lord. Each page reaches into a place that is desert thirsty for encouragement, ... Hello? Who's this?

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5 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/28 Juli Ocean wrote: Andy Andrews’ artful weaving of characters and simple but profound truths in The Noticer makes this tale a quick read. Imagine if you were going through a divorce, homeless, down on your luck or ready to file bankruptcy. Times like that you could really use a good friend, right? Someone who could lend ... Jones aka The Noticer

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5 Stars

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This Is Your Brain On Joy

This Is Your Brain On Joy

On 4/3 Juli Ocean wrote: This is Your Brain on Joy by Dr. Henslin was an extremely informative read. It’s written in terms that a parent without a medical education can understand. Interspersed throughout many of the chapters were photographs of various brains in different states. This helped me to see the profound impact ... This is Your Brain on Joy

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 3/3 Juli Ocean wrote: As I read Same Kind of Different as Me, it didn't occur to me for a little while that it was two different men telling their very different sides of stories, one a wildly successful white art dealer and a homeless Black man. The story was better for having told it this way because it felt like a much ... Do You Catch to Release?

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4 Stars

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The Great Eight

The Great Eight

On 2/17 Juli Ocean wrote: If the cliche is true that you can't keep a good man down, then I hope Scott Hamilton's lessons will inspire a new generation to become like minded in their pursuit of happiness. "The Great Eight" contains a linear chronicle of encouraging and uplifting true stories from Scott's life, that depict the ... Like A World Class Champion

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4 Stars

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Think and Make It Happen

Think and Make It Happen

On 1/20 Juli Ocean wrote: From the first word of his book, Dr. Augusto Cury encourages embracing and directing that complex organism—our brain. He outlines an important step in each chapter, that are twelve thinking strategies. A sampling of the twelve chapter headings include: Directing Your Thoughts, Unleash Creativity, and ... Excited About Life

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4 Stars

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Billy

Billy

On 11/20 Juli Ocean wrote: The artful weaving of history into creative narrative allows the reader to feel present in the events of Billy Graham’s ministry as they unfold. The story opens with a reporter, Deborah Matthews, at the bedside of Charles Templeton, an aging ministerial icon, suffering through a debilitating illness. ... Billy's Roots

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4 Stars

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