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The People Factor

The People Factor

On 3/12 Debbie in AK wrote: "There must be a reason you picked up this book. Most people do not read books on relationships if they feel their relationships are healthy, happy, or easy." And so Van Moody starts his book with a gigantic kernel of truth...there is a reason why people read relationship books, and it normally has to ... The People Factor by Van Moody

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The Storm Inside

The Storm Inside

On 2/11 Debbie in AK wrote: There is always a storm brewing.  Either we have just been through one, are going through one, or one is headed our way.  It is just a fact of life.  Recently, I read Sheila Walsh's book, The Storm Inside.  Her book is ten chapters...each one talking about a different type of storm ... The Storm Inside by Sheila Walsh

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Love Does Study Guide with DVD

Love Does Study Guide with DVD

On 1/28 Debbie in AK wrote: Last year I had the privilege of listening to Bob Goff, the author of Love Does, speak at a conference. He is a vivacious, sanguine speaker that exudes the love of Christ. Listening to him speak motivated me to love God and others! I read Love Does last year and thoroughly enjoyed his stories and the ... Great Study on Love

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 12/13 Debbie in AK wrote: A study Bible can be a great tool to help you understand God's Word. Since the Bible is an ancient "library" of sixty-six books written by about forty authors over 1,600 years that amazingly tell one story, it would be helpful to have background information to gain understanding into the culture, people, ... NIV Essentials Study Bible

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The Wall Around Your Heart

The Wall Around Your Heart

On 11/29 Debbie in AK wrote: Sometimes we get hurt so bad that we want to give up on the whole idea of relationships. It can get so hard that our hearts harden to those around us. Mary DeMuth has written an excellent book on the subject, The Wall Around Your Heart. She takes the Lord's Prayer and uses each line of it to guide ... The Wall Around Your Heart

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God of the Underdogs

God of the Underdogs

On 11/7 Debbie in AK wrote: Everyone loves an underdog. Even God. Especially God. Every person He ever picked was an underdog of some sort: David, Paul, Jacob, John the Baptist, Mephibosheth, Gideon, Esther, Moses, and JESUS. Yes, even Jesus was considered an underdog here on earth. Matt Keller's book discusses how God loves ... God of the Underdogs

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

On 10/5 Debbie in AK wrote: A few years back Matthew West wrote a song on forgiveness. He now has a book out based on the song. I would have to say that this book was one of the most thought-provoking and enjoyable books to read on the topic (and I have read a TON of books on forgiveness). Matthew's writing style is easy to read, ... Forgiveness by Matthew West

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 9/29 Debbie in AK wrote: I have always loved Max Lucado's writing. I recently finished his new book, You'll Get Through This. And I have to say it's my favorite one yet. Maybe because he writes about the life of Joseph which is my favorite story in the Bible. I have read several books about Joseph's life And done a Bible study ... Max's best book yet

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Wounded by God's People

Wounded by God's People

On 9/16 Debbie in AK wrote: If we were to by honest all of us have been wounded. If we were to be honest all of us have been wounders. But one of the hardest aspects of wounding for a Christian is when they are wounded by the very people who should love and support them...other Christians. As Christians, we have this expectation ... Wounded By God's People

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 6/19 Debbie in AK wrote:  I have read a lot of books on prayer.  I have even read a few on moms praying for their kids. I recently had an opportunity to read Prayer Warrior Mom which is more than a book about praying for your kids.  Marla Alupoaicei does talk about praying for your kids, but she also gives lots ... Prayer Warrior Mom by Marla Alupoaicei

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gods at war

gods at war

On 4/16 Debbie in AK wrote: We think idols are a thing of the past or something you see in an Asian restaurant.  So not true! Kyle Idelman has recently written a book called gods at war that speaks to our constant struggle with idols.  Basically, an idol is anything that we put ahead of God.  It could be a relationship, ... gods at war by kyle Idleman

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Love No Matter What

Love No Matter What

On 3/21 Debbie in AK wrote: Parenting isn't for cowards.  It is one of the toughest jobs out there!  As my boys get older I have noticed that the parent/child relationship is changing.  They get to make more decisions on their own.  I recently read Love No Matter What by Brenda Garrison and loved what she had ... Love No Matter What by Brenda Garrison

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Just Like Jesus

Just Like Jesus

On 1/27 Debbie in AK wrote: He loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.--Max LucadoEver wonder what God's goal is for you?  He wants you to be like Jesus.  Max Lucado's book, Just Like Jesus, is an excellent look at how God wants to mold us to be like Him. ... Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado

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Wild Grace

Wild Grace

On 10/8 Debbie in AK wrote: Learning about grace has been a lifelong adventure for me so I was eager to read Max Lucado's Wild Grace for teens.  Using stories from the Bible and modern times, Max describes what grace is, how it works, and what happens when grace appears.  Max's writing is conversational in style as if ... Wild Grace by Max Lucado

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 9/5 Debbie in AK wrote: We all are brokenhearted and need grace and a chance to heal. Song of the Brokenhearted is a novel that tells the story of Ava and her journey to wholeness after living in a dysfunctional family.  Her trip back to her family of origin brings healing and peace for the trials that surround her. While ... Song of the Brokenhearted

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 5/30 Debbie in AK wrote: Sheila Walsh knows brokeness...she herself has experienced.  I recently had the opportunity to read her latest book God Loves Broken People. It has been one of the best reads on suffering that I have read in a long time. Her book touched my heart and gave me a deeper understanding of what suffering ... God Loves Broken People by Sheila Walsh

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 5/23 Debbie in AK wrote: What are the basic concepts that we need to know about forgiveness?  John MacArthur has written a simple book on a not so simple topic: forgiveness.  Each chapter brings out important concepts such as...-We need to be forgiven.-God's forgiveness is undeserved.-God wants to forgive.-God provides ... The Truth About Forgiveness by John MacArthur

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Great Day Every Day

Great Day Every Day

On 3/30 Debbie in AK wrote: I love reading Max Lucado.  Always have. I was recently given his book Great Day Every Day to review.  Although it is one of Max's shorter books, it is filled with his great insights to life.  Some of the chapter titles are...-Mercy for Shame-filled Days-Gratitude for Ungrateful Days-Fuel ... Great Day Every Day by Max Lucado

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 12/5 Debbie in AK wrote: Healing is such a hard job, isn't it? I recently read Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn.  This book is not just a book, but also a workbook.  At the end of each chapter you will find a workbook section for that chapter that you can work on.  So what is Healing is a Choice about? ... Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 11/3 Debbie in AK wrote: Is unforgiveness eating at you? The Encounter is a novel written by Stephen Arterburn about a young man's journey to forgive the mother that abandoned him. This was a sweet story with a strong message of forgiveness.  It was a quick and easy read (read it in one day!) that I thoroughly enjoyed. ... The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn

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When God Whispers Your Name

When God Whispers Your Name

On 10/17 Debbie in AK wrote: I love the way Max Lucado writes! He is the master of a short story that drives home a point.  His book, When God Whispers Your Name, is no exception. Each chapter reveals different ways that God cares for us. Some of my favorite chapters were...Maxims- Some of Max's one-linersThe Voice from ... When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 8/31 Debbie in AK wrote: Have you ever felt that life just leaves you broken?  I recently read Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont. Patsy uses art (she starts with stained glass and mosaics) to talk about our broken lives and how we need a new perspective to help us deal with the pain. The first half of the book is ... Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 7/15 Debbie in AK wrote: Several years back I read a book called The Blessing. The Blessing talks about how to parent your kids and what they need to thrive: meaningful touch, spoken words, attaching high value, envisioning a special future for them, and genuine commitment.  John Trent recently wrote a fiction book ... A Place Called Blessing by John Trent and Annette Smith

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 7/5 Debbie in AK wrote: I love the idea that God's Word is like a letter to us!  I recently had the opportunity to review Dr. Larry Crabb's devotional, God's Love Letters to You, which is based on his book, 66 Love Letters.  I haven't read 66 Love Letters, but after reading his devotional I think I might want to pick ... God's Love Letters to You by Dr. Larry Crabb

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/14 Debbie in AK wrote: I hate waiting. I am not what you would call a patient person. So when I had a chance to read a book entitled The Waiting Place, I jumped at it. I thought I would get a book that would teach me how to wait and how to be patient. I was mistaken.  Instead I read through a book that taught that we ... The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Debbie in AK wrote: Sometimes we have questions about life.  We know that we can go to God's Word to get the answers.  Max Lucado is one of my favorite authors and his newest book just came out, Max on Life.  Max uses God's Word and wisdom to answer the tough questions of life. The book is broken up into ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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God's Promises Devotional Journal

God's Promises Devotional Journal

On 3/15 Debbie in AK wrote: I recently received God's Promises in the mail. This book is part devotional and part journal. For each date you read a verse and a short devotional from a Christian author and then there is a question related to the topic and journaling space to write your answer.  The Christian authors ... God's Promises: Devotional Journal

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 2/8 Debbie in AK wrote: Can we be sure of God's promises? What are His promises? Sheila Walsh attempts to answer these questions in her book, The Shelter of God's Promises.Sheila covers several areas where God's promises reach us: provision, peace, confidence, love, grace, home, hope and strength. There is a chapter on each ... The Shelter of God's Promises by Sheila Walsh

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 12/28 Debbie in AK wrote: I love missionary stories! Now there is a devotional full of them.  Voices of the Faithful is a devotional book for every day of the year that gives a verse, a story from a missionary, and a short prayer. Each month has a theme such as grace, prayer, God's character, compassion, and Christmas around ... Voices of the Faithful by Beth Moore

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/17 Debbie in AK wrote: A Year with God is a devotional that has 365 readings that are arranged by topics. The Bible passage for each day is printed at the top and then a short devotional follows it. Here are the topics that are covered...Hope and Fear Love and Hate Perseverance and Quitting Faith and Doubt Loyalty and Betrayal ... A Year with God by R.P. Nettelhorst

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 Debbie in AK wrote: I love listening to Andy Stanley preach! A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to him through his messages on the internet.  Since then I have read his book It Came from Within!: The Shocking Truth of What Lurks in the Heart and used it to teach a series in my Jr. High Sunday ... The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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The Nativity Collection

The Nativity Collection

On 9/30 Debbie in AK wrote: I love Christmas stories, whether it is the original Christmas story complete with baby Jesus and a manger or a modern day one.  The Nativity Collection is a compilation of six short stories surrounding Christmas. Most of them are set in modern times. You get to experience the Christmas of a family ... The Nativity Collection by Robert J. Morgan

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You Changed My Life

You Changed My Life

On 9/10 Debbie in AK wrote: I just received You Changed My Life by Max Lucado from Book Sneeze.  I immediately sat down to read it.  This is a gift book with the first page having space for you to write to someone about how he/she changed your life. The rest of the book (over 180 pages worth) are the writings ... You Changed My Life by Max Lucado

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 8/14 Debbie in AK wrote: Do you really understand grace? Do you know that God is out to get you...pursue you with His love? Have you been captured by grace?Dr. Jeremiah explores the concept of grace and what it means for us as human beings. Using the life stories of the apostle Paul and John Newton (the author of the song, "Amazing ... Captured By Grace by Dr. David Jeremiah

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 7/21 Debbie in AK wrote: Was Jesus always meek and mild?  Did He try to please those around him? In MacArthur's book, The Jesus You Can't Ignore, the relationship between Jesus and the religious leaders is expounded upon.  While Jesus was compassionate to those in need (the sick, the poor, etc.), he constantly confronted ... The Jesus You Can't Ignore by John MacArthur

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 6/24 Debbie in AK wrote: "To forgive is to set a prisoner free....and discover the prisoner is YOU."What would you do if your enemy washed up on shore wounded?  Would you reach out and come to his rescue?  Would you leave him for dead?  The Heart Mender is a touching story of a bitter young American woman ... The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews (Giveaway)

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Friendship for Grown-Ups

Friendship for Grown-Ups

On 4/22 Debbie in AK wrote: Do you struggle in your friendships? I know I have from time to time. Lisa Whelchel ("Blair" from the TV show "Facts of Life") has written a book about her struggles with dealing with friendship.  Most of the book is her story of  giving and receiving frienship.  The last part of the book ... Friendship for Grownups by Lisa Whelchel

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 3/24 Debbie in AK wrote: This is my first review for Book Sneeze. I am so excited!I was provided a copy of The Chronological Guide to the Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishing to review. This book is a reference guide to the Bible and will work with any translation.Here are some of the features of the book:*Nine epochs of history ... The Chronological Guide to the Bible

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