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Joni and Ken

Joni and Ken

On 4/21 Dianne Ewin wrote: I have admired Joni Eareckson from the first time I read her autobiography "Joni", which tells of her accident and how she now lives in a wheelchair. I have listened to her radio broadcast, Joni and Friends, and always watched the Billy Graham Crusades on TV especially when I knew Joni would be speaking ... Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story

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4 Stars

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 3/7 Dianne Ewin wrote: Draw the Circle, the 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson is a 40 day devotional where the author applies the principles of his New York Times bestselling book The Circle Maker. Each chapter starts with a faith-building story of God’s answer to prayers, daily Scriptures, and prayer prompts. I ... I learned from this book!

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5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/5 Dianne Ewin wrote: Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst is a devotional that is a companion to the author's bestselling book "Unglued." It can be used with the book or alone. It is a daily devotional for 60 days about struggles that a woman or anyone can have in life. I have both books and one can definitely use the ... Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKuerst

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5 Stars

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Rudy

Rudy

On 11/2 Dianne Ewin wrote: Rudy became the inspiration for millions when a Hollywood film depicting his journey as a Notre Dame football player became one of the most influential sports movies ever made. In Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger's only autobiography we see the entire story through Rudy's own eyes, and learn about his childhood, ... Rudy: My Story

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3 Stars

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The Choice

The Choice

On 9/21 Dianne Ewin wrote: I love to read books written by Rober Whitlow. He has a different take on subjects and it just gives me a freshness to look at a topic from someone else's perspective. The Choice is centered around the 1950's - 1960's era where a high school girl finds out she is pregnant. I do not know for sure ... The Choice by Robert Whitlow

Dianne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 5/10 Dianne Ewin wrote: Pete Wilson catches your attention immediately when the cover says "Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're Believing." In the first chapter he talks about his 13,790 gifts and quickly writes that he is referring to the days of life he has been given to date. His description ... Empty Promises by Pete Wilson

Dianne's Rating:

4 Stars

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 4/12 Dianne Ewin wrote: Scott MacIntyre captivated the nation as the first blind finalist on American Idol. As an acclaimed singer-songwriter, he has toured in arenas across North America, and headlined concerts in Japan, Austria, England, Canada, and the US. The cover of the book says this is "The inspirational story of a ... By Faith, Not By Sight

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5 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 3/1 Dianne Ewin wrote: The front cover of this book says “Called To Controversy…..The Unlikely story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews For Jesus”. It is written by his daughter, Ruth. She then describes him as a daydreaming loner. And eccentric introvert. Athletically challenged. And he stutters. Are these ... Called To Controversy

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5 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 12/20 Dianne Ewin wrote: This book traces the most important 31 days in the history of America's participation in World War II. It describes the first days of December before the fateful bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the bombing the book describes in detail what happened and how America changed.....food rations, gas rations, ... December 1941 by Craig Shirley

Dianne's Rating:

4 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 11/8 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is actually the first book I have read by Billy Graham. Yes, I know he is a famous evangelist and I have seen him on TV numerous times during his televised crusades. So I was indeed looking forward to reading his book on Nearing Home mainly because I am getting closer to this stage of life myself. ... Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 10/20 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is a wonderful way to read the New Testament. The idea of the writers was to have the scholars and writers work together to create a translation that was faithful and accurate to the original languages while at the same time beautiful and readable to the English speaking audience. I am no scholar ... The Voice New Testament

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5 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/26 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is a board book for children authored by Amy Parker. My first impression of this book is that it didn't rhyme in the way I thought would be appealing to children. The book is okay and the pictures are nice but it did not catch the attention of my grandchildren as other books in my library do. ... Night, Night Blessings

Dianne's Rating:

3 Stars

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Fresh-Brewed Life

Fresh-Brewed Life

On 8/24 Dianne Ewin wrote: I love coffee and I love the way Nicole Johnson compares this fresh brewed java to how our life can become fresh brewed as well. She describes the fresh brewed life as a journey of awakenings to God, to ourselves, and to others. For those of us who enjoy coffee, we partake of the warmth and comfort ... Fresh-Brewed Life by Nicole Johnson

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4 Stars

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 7/22 Dianne Ewin wrote: I just got done reading Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow. It is about an ambitious young attorney, Tom Crane, who loses his job and his girlfriend. Then we read that his Dad dies and he must go home and settle his father's final affairs. And that's just the first chapter!!The legal plotline in this ... Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow

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5 Stars

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 6/28 Dianne Ewin wrote: What caught my eye for this book was the subtitle: 7 Skills to Master business and Life. After all, who doesn’t want to have more skills in life and especially in being more of a success in business. I’d like to have more success in business, yes I would. What is my business, you ask? Well…….I ... Surviving Your Serengeti

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5 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 6/5 Dianne Ewin wrote: I enjoyed the beginning chapters of this book. The author's father was involved in the CIA so it was a real page turner for me. But then that story ended after a few chapters and the author talked of his struggles growing up. The amusing descriptions of his experiences sprinkled throughout the book ... Jesus, My Father, the CIA and Me

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5 Stars

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 5/17 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is a wonderful CD of worship from Women of Faith. Rejoice has songs that will uplift you and encourage as well. I love to play it while I am getting ready for work in the morning. Just sets a wonderful tone for the day and reminds me of God's presence. Usually when I get a CD there is a song ... Women of Faith REJOICE

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5 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 4/24 Dianne Ewin wrote: Griffin Sharpe has an uncanny ability to notice everything. Which is a great quality for a future detective, he tells himself. It looks like his big break is about to happen when he gets the chance to visit his uncle in England for an entire summer. Especially when he finds out the address he is going ... No Place Like Holmes

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Dianne Ewin wrote: This book gathers Max's responses to the most often-asked questions over his more than 30 years as an author, pastor, husband, and father. It is divided into 7 sections: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her (sex, romance), Home, Haves/Have-Nots (work, money), and the Hereafter. This book will in no way answer ... Max On Life

Dianne's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Dianne Ewin wrote: The Final Summit is about a quest to find the one principle that will save humanity. With time running out, it is up to David Ponder and a cast of history's best and brightest minds to uncover this solution before it is too late. The catch? They are allowed only five tries to solve the ominous challenge. ... The Final Summit

Dianne's Rating:

5 Stars

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Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

On 4/4 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is one of those 'hard to put down until I'm finished' reads. It was suspenseful in every sense of the word. It was my first time to read a book by Lis Wiehl and I was not disappointed.I was told that this was the latest in the Triple Threat Novel series. And if that's the case, I need to catch ... Heart of Ice

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5 Stars

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The Mountains Bow Down

The Mountains Bow Down

On 2/15 Dianne Ewin wrote: I couldn't wait to read this book cause I love a good mystery! And the setting was Alaska, a state my husband and I can't wait to visit!! So I started to read with great anticipation. First I find out that the main character, Raleigh Harmon, is newly engaged. But she has taken a vacation to Alaska ... The Mountains Bow Down

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3 Stars

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Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

On 1/30 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is a Bible storybook with DVDs to help you share the joy and wonder of God's Word with the children in your life. This volume contains more than 100 beloved Bible stories, including stories of Joseph, Moses, Balaam, The Promised Land, Solomon, Elisha, Daniel, Jonah, The Boy Jesus, Miracles of Jesus, ... Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

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4 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 1/19 Dianne Ewin wrote: Gifted Bible teacher and inspiring Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh offers powerful, heart-filled teaching on ten bedrock promises of God, providing the foundation for daily confidence, joy, and hope. Sheila searches Scripture for what God has promised us, what God's promises mean, and how encounters ... The Shelter of God's Promises

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5 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 12/21 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is a book that tells about inspiring stories of courage from Christians serving around the world. It is a book of devotions for every day of the year with an introduction by Beth Moore to begin each month. Since I received this book in December, I have been reading the daily devotions for this ... Voices of the Faithful Book 1

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5 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 12/1 Dianne Ewin wrote: This book is a daily source of inspiration and information about the history, heroes, and achievements that sum up what this nation is all about. It is authored by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb. I was excited to get this book because I am familiar with William J. Bennett's works and I know ... The American Patriot's Almanac

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5 Stars

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"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 10/5 Dianne Ewin wrote: This Bible is wonderfully formated for children, ages 8-12. The BIG RED BIBLE is an International Children's Bible translation and it is one that children can read and understand. I love the vivid 3-D pictures interspersed throughout the Bible that visualize a Bible story and also give the reference ... The Internation Children's Bible by Thomas Nelson Publishing

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5 Stars

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Good Morning, Lord

Good Morning, Lord

On 9/22 Dianne Ewin wrote: The title of this book caught my immediate attention. Coupled with the fact it is written by Sheila Walsh, I knew for certain I would want to check it out. I have not been disappointed. First of all the cover design of the book is beautiful to the eye and has a nice feel to it. If, in fact, you are ... Good Morning Lord

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Dianne Ewin wrote: Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado is a book where Max states that ‘You were made to make a difference’. He starts each chapter with a theme on one page with a Bible verse on the next that supports the theme title of the chapter. Then he begins either a true character story or a Bible story that ... Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

On 8/31 Dianne Ewin wrote: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Awesome Book! The Heavens Proclaim His Glory by Lisa Stilwell is indeed a spectacular view of creation through the lens of the Hubble Telescope. (quote from front cover) The pictures and explanations are mind boggling for my un-scientific mind. I love the scripture that so ... Awesome Book!

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5 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/9 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is a book about the author who used to weigh 425 pounds and lost 230 of those pounds through his own made up diet. He quotes from his doctors who say his check-ups are good and cholesterol are at great levels. There are success stories interspersed throughout the book along with tips on how to handle ... Let's Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson

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3 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 7/9 Dianne Ewin wrote: I have to admit that I was afraid Sarah's Garden would be a boring read. Picture on book, Amish girl, a garden.....predictable story. So I was pleasantly surprised at the twists and turns the story took and then to have it sprinkled with some sauciness. Loved that! Yes it was a typical story of Amish ... Simple But Saucy

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4 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/27 Dianne Ewin wrote: What a wonderful opportunity to be able to review this book. First of all, I had not heard of Andy Andrews. But the summary of the book definitely had me curious because I love any kind of literature about World War II. Mind you, I am not a history buff. But my library is full of books by those ... The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Dianne Ewin wrote: Through Thomas Nelson Publishing Company I was able to read an advance copy of Pete Wilson's upcoming book entitled Plan B. In this book Pastor Pete discusses the situation many Christians face sooner or later in which they react by saying....."This isn't what I planned", or "This isn't what I expected" ... Plan B by Pete Wilson

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3 Stars

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Greater Love

Greater Love

On 4/12 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is Book 3 in the "Tides of Truth" novel series by Robert Whitlow. I could not wait to get this third book as book 2 definitely had me hanging. Which one would she choose? Zack or Vince? I really liked Vince. Then I really liked Zack. Then I really liked......well, you get the picture. Throw ... Greater Love by Robert Whitlow

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4 Stars

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 3/17 Dianne Ewin wrote: hich President have you connected with, regardless of political preferences? Which teacher have you gotten up early on class registration day to make sure you would get into his/her classes before they filled up? How about speakers, tour guides, or even (yikes) salespeople? Which ones have connected ... Everyone Communicates Few Connect

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5 Stars

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Read and Share: The Story of Easter

Read and Share: The Story of Easter

On 3/7 Dianne Ewin wrote: This is my first book to review for Thomas Nelson and I have found it to be a great story book to read together with your children or grandchildren. The illustrations are colorful and appealing to ages 5-8 and I especially love the way the Easter story is divided. Each "section" is divided into 2 pages ... Read and Share: The Story of Easter by Gwen Ellis and illustrated by Steve Smallman

Dianne's Rating:

4 Stars

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