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Futureville

Futureville

On 7/8 Conrade Yap wrote: This book is not about the future. It is about today with an eye to the future. This kicks off a very fascinating look at what it means for us as individuals and how each of us has a role to play in the present leading up to the future. Skye Jethani, author and pastor gives us ten aspects of what he ... Building a Future Today

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5 Stars

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Humility

Humility

On 3/25 Conrade Yap wrote: True greatness comes not with power and might, but with humility and grace. As far as America's founding fathers are concerned, the exercise of humility is the key difference between ancient Rome and the America they want. In this book, Bobb looks at how important humility is with regards to the building ... Greatness and Humiity Can Co-Exist

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The Wall Around Your Heart

The Wall Around Your Heart

On 12/27 Conrade Yap wrote: For anyone who is hurting or who has been hurt before, this book is like a healing balm. Writing as one who had suffered many hurts and grievances, DeMuth shares very intimate details about her traumatic past, how she was sexually abused, a daughter of a father who was into sexually perverted stuff, ... Connecting Prayer and Healing

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NIV Integrated Study Bible

NIV Integrated Study Bible

On 10/9 Conrade Yap wrote: This Bible is called NIVISB for short. Using the NIV 2011 translation, the books of the Bible are arranged in chronological order according to the publisher's best estimate of the time occurrences. This is done through seven major historical sections: A) Creation through the Patriarchs (Genesis; Job); B) ... Great Resource But Use It Together with a Regular Study Bible

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4 Stars

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Outreach and the Artist

Outreach and the Artist

On 9/3 Conrade Yap wrote: This is a unique contribution to the art of evangelism. We have many books pertaining to the how and the why of evangelism. Not many touch on the beauty and the creativity in terms of letting art speak the wonder of God. This book, written by an artist as well as a scholar tries to speak into the beauty ... Outreach With, Through, and To the Arts Community

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 7/29 Conrade Yap wrote: This massive collection of quotes is a treasure chest of wisdom and wit from one of America's most revered preachers and one of the most recognizable evangelical figures in this century. It covers topics from A to Z (Y to be exact). It touches on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from abortion to addiction; ... Quotes that Develop Convictions

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5 Stars

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Clean

Clean

On 6/27 Conrade Yap wrote: Never overestimate our ability to resist temptation. Neither should we underestimate the power of pornography. Readers may not find in the book anything that resembles "Seven Habits" or nicely concocted formulas to address the problem of pornography. It all starts with a recognition of the problem and ... Powerful and Necessary

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gods at war

gods at war

On 5/2 Conrade Yap wrote: We have all heard of idols and idolatry. In show business, the word 'idol' has been further popularized through reality programs like "American idol," or many of the spinoffs created by the hugely successful TV series. The fact is that idols have been around for a long time. The prohibition against idol ... A Necessary Book for an Idolatrous World

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4 Stars

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 2/25 Conrade Yap wrote: This is a 40-Day Prayer exercise to help readers and Christians to cultivate a more intentional and deeper devotional walk with God. Based on a best-selling book, "The Circle Maker," this book draws out selections and places them in 40 brief chapters for quiet reflection, meditation, and focus on God. ... To Cultivate Praying Regularly and Intentionally

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Everything

Everything

On 2/7 Conrade Yap wrote: This beautiful book needs to be read over and over again by people who are down and out, and for people who are caught in the rat race of doing things for themselves. Spirituality is learning to keep the head, the heart, and the hands working as one. More importantly, it is being sensitive to the movement ... Everything for God

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5 Stars

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 10/27 Conrade Yap wrote: This is one book that makes readers feel good about themselves, and having done that, to make one sit up and do something with their lives. The practical steps are easy to understand. The challenge to step out of our comfort zone is more difficult to practise. If readers are able to overcome their resistance ... Two Questions, One Big Answer

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4 Stars

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 6/20 Conrade Yap wrote: This book provides us an intense look at the life, the ministry, and the teachings of Christ. From the moment I read the passion of the mountain climber, I was hooked. The mountain climbing is a metaphor for much of life that is all about restlessness and the effects of it. The purpose of the book is ... Great Book for Group Study and Personal Practice

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5 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 3/5 Conrade Yap wrote: It is difficult not to be moved by the openness and honesty as each testimony speaks of the wonderful feeing of being #2 in a world that is crazy about being #1. The authors of the book have helpfully pointed readers to other similar stories on the Internet. Conveniently stored in the "iamsecond.com" ... Because God is First

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4 Stars

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 12/26 Conrade Yap wrote: The world does not need more clever or people of more good intentions. The world's greatest need is for deep people, or people with influence. This is the key message throughout this book. Beginning with his reflections on the mission statement of the famed West Point US Military Academy, he gives his ... A Call for Creating Deep People

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 9/19 Conrade Yap wrote: This book is rare for its faith-business integrated view. It blends in the virtues of faith with the vitality of business. It tells the reader that it is possible to let one's faith lead one's work. There is no contradiction. There are many stories that warm the heart and can uplift the soul. The sacrifices ... There is Hope for Business

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Conrade Yap wrote: Bravo! Andy Andrews has done it again. In this captivating sequel to the bestselling book, "The Traveler's Gift,' the master story-teller spins another inspiring tale with his rapidly famous, David Ponder character. With regular flashbacks to historical figures first introduced in the Traveler's Gift, ... Worthy Hunt for 2 Words

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4 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 4/1 Conrade Yap wrote: Note: This review is simultaneously published at Yapdates.blogspot.com  TITLE: SABBATHAUTHOR: Dan B. AllenderPUBLISHER: Thomas-Nelson, 2009, (214pp)If there is one phrase to sum up this book, it will be four words: "Let There Be Delight." Some books on the Sabbath tend to focus more on it being ... Book Review: "Sabbath" (Dan B. Allender)

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4 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 12/17 Conrade Yap wrote: Title: Beyond OpinionAuthor: Ravi Zacharias, and others.Published: Nashville: Thomas-Nelson, 2007.Reviewed by: Conrade YapDate: 17 Dec 2010It is not easy to combine the rich talents of so many different writers. Neither is it that straightforward to unite them amid a very diverse set of challenges and ... Thoughtful and Richly Persuasive - Review "Beyond Opinion"

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 6/4 Conrade Yap wrote: TITLE: The Hole in Our GospelAuthor: Richard StearnsPublished: Nashville: Thomas-Nelson, 2009.What Leonard Ravenhill does for revival in the Church, Richard Stearns does for stirring up missions through compassion in the Church. Beginning with a personal testimony about his calling from for-profit corporate ... A Book to Fill Our Spiritual Cavities

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Conrade Yap wrote: TITLE: Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?AUTHOR: Pete WilsonPUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson, 2009, (245pp).I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by the way Pete Wilson handles the problem of suffering and disappointment in life. Wilson does not come across ... Book: "Plan B" (Pete Wilson)

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The X and Y of Buy

The X and Y of Buy

On 10/6 Conrade Yap wrote: Book: The X and Y of Buy (sell more and market better by knowing how the sexes shop)Author: Elizabeth PacePublished: Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009This book works well simply because it deals with the evergreen formula of gender differences. The battle of the sexes has always been a fascinating ... Book Review: "The X and Y of Buy" (Elizabeth Pace)

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Conrade Yap wrote: "Gem's in the Last Chapter"Book Review - FearlessAuthor: Max LucadoReviewer: Conrade YapDate: 8 September 2009Lucado weaves together another tapestry of hope. Using stories and vivid images, he makes the words come alive in our minds as he deals with the topic of fear. As Lucado knits each fear, we are ... Book Review - Fearless (Max Lucado)

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4 Stars

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Christianity Today Study Series: Faith & Pop Culture

Christianity Today Study Series: Faith & Pop Culture

On 6/19 Conrade Yap wrote: Title: Christianity Today’s “Faith and Pop Culture” Study SeriesAuthor: Christianity Today contributorsPublished: Thomas Nelson, 2008; 127ppThis study guide is meant to facilitate Christian discussion of the topic of “Faith and Pop Culture” within a small group setting. In an age where more ... Book Review - "Faith and Pop Culture" study guide

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3 Stars

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The Faith of Barack Obama

The Faith of Barack Obama

On 5/15 Conrade Yap wrote: Title: The Faith of Barack ObamaAuthor: Stephen MansfieldPublished: Thomas Nelson, 2008This is an extremely insightful book about the faith of Barack Obama. Briefly, there are three reasons why you should read this book. Firstly, the reader will gain a better appreciation of Barack Obama both as a person ... Review: "The Faith of Barack Obama"

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