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The Skin Map (audio book)

The Skin Map (audio book)

On 5/6 Lynnda Ell wrote: It’s much harder to write a negative review than a positive one. However, I’ve put off writing this one long enough. Thomas Nelson sent me a free copy of the unabridged audio edition of The Skin Map with the understanding that I would write an honest evaluation of it, so here it is… Issue number ... It's Not My Cup of Tea

Lynnda's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 11/4 Lynnda Ell wrote: Not since The Message has a translation of the Bible flowed so freely in the English language. Since translators focused on that attribute, I would say they succeeded in reaching their goal. Another thing that the editors got right was the level and tone of extra information. Rather than scholarly footnotes, ... The Voice New Testament

Lynnda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 9/7 Lynnda Ell wrote: What do I have in common with the African lion? According to Stefan Swanepoel, author of Surviving Your Serengeti, the answer is we are strategic. Both the lion and I map out a plan to succeed in reaching our goals. Then we use teamwork to achieve those goals. The lion is just one of seven animals ... Africa

Lynnda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 7/23 Lynnda Ell wrote: Nick is a forensic entomologist; he is an expert in bugs that eat decaying flesh. In this third novel in the series, Nick is set to marry Alena, a woman whose dogs help police catch criminals. Theirs is a romance made at the crime scene. Nick is so obnoxious that he has few friends. So when one of ... Bug Man Bugs Out

Lynnda's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Lynnda Ell wrote: As a writer, I often read a book with double vision. First, I try to become immersed in the story as every reader does. I also read most books with an eye on the quality of the writing. With the books I review for Thomas Nelson, however, I include a third factor: how well the book points people toward ... Three Perspectives

Lynnda's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/8 Lynnda Ell wrote: When the juggler comes on stage, I watch to see if he can successfully keep the balls in the air. While I read The Lightkeeper’s Ball, I watched to see if Colleen Coble could keep all the elements in her plot going without dropping one—or more! This book is a (1) Christian (2) historical (late 1800s) ... Juggling All the Balls

Lynnda's Rating:

4 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/30 Lynnda Ell wrote: About twenty years ago, when we were approaching the turn of the century, I remember reading that large personality-based Christian religious organizations were declining in influence. The writer saw God using ordinary, unknown people in extraordinary ways in this new era. We Be Big is evidence that ... Ordinary People, Extraordinary Ways

Lynnda's Rating:

3 Stars

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Sequin Bible - Pink

Sequin Bible - Pink

On 3/9 Lynnda Ell wrote: I have difficulty in remembering how much of the Bible I understood as a nine-year-old child. I suppose that most of my concepts came from bedtime stories and Sunday School lessons. I vividly remember the day I received my first New Testament. It had a black paper cover and the text was the King James ... The Holy Bible, International Children's Bible

Lynnda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 2/1 Lynnda Ell wrote: Nelson’s Biblical Cyclopedic Index (BCI) solves a problem I’ve had for years. I buy a new Bible, learn the ins-and-outs of all the study helps, and use it until the Bible falls apart, then start over again with a new Bible. One of the frustrations with a new Bible is the unfamiliar ways the study ... Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Lynnda's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

On 11/23 Lynnda Ell wrote: It's time to select Christmas books for our favorite toddlers. This year, we have a new book with text by Amy Parker, "A Christmas Prayer." She wrote a simple story about two children who make a Nativity set out of their toys. As they build it, they thank God for each one of His Christmas gifts. Marijan ... "Thank You" Instead of " Want"I

Lynnda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 9/9 Lynnda Ell wrote: What do The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews, Storm Warning by Billy Graham, and my pastor's sermon on Noah have in common? Maybe you can see the connections.The Boy Who Changed the World introduces children to the "Butterfly Effect." In this delightful narrative, one boy's decision to change ... Storm Warnings

Lynnda's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/9 Lynnda Ell wrote: What do "The Boy Who Changed the World" by Andy Andrews, "Storm Warning" by Billy Graham, and my pastor's sermon on Noah have in common? Maybe you can see the connections. "The Boy Who Changed the World" introduces children to the "Butterfly Effect." In this delightful narrative, one boy's decision ... Storm Warnings

Lynnda's Rating:

5 Stars

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/14 Lynnda Ell wrote: Welcome to the coffee shop. I'm glad you stopped by to spend some time with us. If you are new to our group, you may want to read part one of this topic. Last month, I wrote about how developing a voice is important to becoming a skillful, professional writer. Link here to read it. From the quote in ... A Writer’s Voice, Part 2

Lynnda's Rating:

5 Stars

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After the Hangover

After the Hangover

On 4/29 Lynnda Ell wrote: Thank you for taking the time to pop over to Mary DeMuth’s place to read my last post. Mary will be shutting down her blog in a couple of weeks, so be sure to read it soon if you have not yet done so.A few weeks back, I told you that I would be reviewing books I received free from BookSneeze. Today, ... A Writer's Voice Part 1

Lynnda's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 3/13 Lynnda Ell wrote: Welcome! It's time for some good news. I have the winner of the drawing for a copy of Mary DeMuth's book,Thin Places.Jennifer Ortolano, you are the winner. Congratulations! Please contact me at lynndaell [at] live [dot] com so that I can send it to you.We've viewed memoir writing from several perspectives. ... Memoir Month #4

Lynnda's Rating:

4 Stars

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