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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 1/30 Maria Egilsson wrote: nglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect progress by Lysa Terkeurst This 60 day devotional book is based on the author's original book Unglued. This independent devotional book can be appreciated without reading the original book though. The devotional is easy to read and has a conversational type of ... Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect progress by Lysa Terkeurst This 60 day devotional book is based on the author's original book Unglued. This independent devotional book can be appreciated without reading the original book though.

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3 Stars

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Everything

Everything

On 1/11 Maria Egilsson wrote: Mary DeMuth is a transparent, honest and prolific author, Everything is her latest book. The purpose of Everything is to illustrate that Jesus simply wants to be our "everything". DeMuth writes in a way that avoids all the cliche's as she honestly invites the reader into the journey of life as she ... Mary DeMuth is a transparent, honest and prolific author, Everything is her latest book

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3 Stars

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Soul's Gate

Soul's Gate

On 11/26 Maria Egilsson wrote: Soul’s Gate by James L. Rubart is a supernatural thriller similar to Frank Peretti’s Piercing the Darkness or This Present Darkness. It is a story about four people who come together to fulfill a prophecy given many years before. The group begins a journey of spiritual awakening as they begin to ... upernatural thriller that provokes thought and entertains the reader

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5 Stars

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Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night

Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night

On 10/31 Maria Egilsson wrote: Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night, by Jeanie and David Gushee, is a prayer book that has a morning and evening prayer for each day of the year. They have taken care to select prayers that reflect the seasons and the liturgical calendar. The authors have collected prayers from over the centuries, ... Yours is the Day Lord, Yours is the night

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3 Stars

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Miraculous

Miraculous

On 10/5 Maria Egilsson wrote: After reading Miraculous – A Fascinating History of Signs, Wonders, and Miracles by Kevin Belmonte, I find myself debating on how to rate this book. Belmonte starts his book by documenting miracles from creation and into the New Testament. Then he continues with a compilation of miracles in the lives ... After reading Miraculous – A Fascinating History of Signs, Wonders, and Miracles by Kevin Belmonte, I find myself debating on how to rate this book.

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3 Stars

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Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions

On 9/19 Maria Egilsson wrote: In Dreams and Visions, Tom Doyle, a missionary to the middle east and Asia, has compiled stories of dreams and visions of Jesus that that Muslim people have been receiving throughout the Muslim world. The book is categorized into countries where the stories originate, and includes information about ... Dreams and visions

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5 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 10/31 Maria Egilsson wrote: Our Last Great Hope; Awakening the Great Commission by Ronnie Floyd is a book that reminds the reader of the great responsibility of sharing the gospel with the world and those around us.The chapters; Face the Truth About Yourself, Awaken the Church, Accept the Urgency, Transform our Families, ... Our Last Great Hope by Ronnie Floyd (Book Review)

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3 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 10/4 Maria Egilsson wrote: The Grace of God by Andy Stanley captures the attention with the first paragraph. “Grace. It’s what I crave the most when my guilt is exposed. The very thing I’m hesitant to extend when I’m confronted with the guilt of others-especially when their guilt has robbed me of something I consider ... Highly recommend

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4 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/5 Maria Egilsson wrote: The Seraph Seal written by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner is similar to The DaVinci Code or National Treasure.  It is a work of fiction and not an accurate portrayal of End Times theology.  At times I felt uneasy because of the unbiblical statements and references made.The story is about ... The Seraph Seal: Book Review

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2 Stars

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 5/15 Maria Egilsson wrote: Same Life, New Story is a ten week bible study for women, written by Jan Silvious. Each of the ten chapters begins with the story of a woman from the bible: Naomi, Hannah, Leah, Rabah, Deborah, etc.  The author also includes stories from other women who faced adversity and she illustrates ... Same Life New Story, A book review

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5 Stars

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 1/15 Maria Egilsson wrote: Unto the Hills, by Billy GrahamUnto the Hills is a 365-day daily devotional written by Billy Graham. It was first published 25 years ago and is now back in print. Each of the 365 daily readings is designed to help you reflect on God’s word, His promises and to gather strength and encouragement for ... Book Review: Unto the Hills

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5 Stars

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 12/22 Maria Egilsson wrote: This book, In Constant Prayer, by Robert Benson is part of an 8 book series about The Ancient Practices of the church. In Constant Prayer, Benson “presents a structure for our lives where we can live in continued awareness of God’s presence and reality.”The author discusses the ancient practice ... Book Review: In Constant Prayer

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5 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/20 Maria Egilsson wrote: This devotional is unique in that it features readings from the Old Testament. The author R. P. Nettlehorst employed a variety of Bible translations in the 365 days. Each devotion includes an Old Testament passage and the author’s reflections on the reading. The introduction of the book states that ... A Year With God

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2 Stars

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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 9/19 Maria Egilsson wrote: The Seeds of Turmoil written by Bryant Wright “leads the readers on a journey beyond the headlines to uncover the biblical roots of the unrest in the modern-day promised land of Palestine.” The book attempts to address the historic “why” of the conflicts of the Middle East by uncovering the biblical ... Book Review: Seeds of Turmoil

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4 Stars

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 8/19 Maria Egilsson wrote: Captured by Grace by Dr. David Jeremiah is a book that has the theme "No One is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God."Dr. Jeremiah portrays and parallels two men and how the grace of God worked in and through their lives.   One of the men is John Newton and the book brings out how ... Captured by Grace: Book Review

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3 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 7/22 Maria Egilsson wrote: Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias is “more than a book of apologetics it will equip you intellectually, spiritually, and relationally to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”Individual chapters cover a range of issues that are impacting the Christian ... Beyond Opinion

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4 Stars

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A Guy's Guide to Life

A Guy's Guide to Life

On 6/27 Maria Egilsson wrote: A Guy’s Guide to Life: How to become a man in 224 pages or less” by Jason Boyett covers topics such as friends, girls, fitness, puberty, hygiene, school and of course, sex. Boyett writes in an easy to read style with loads of common sense and humor. His target audience is around 15 years of age. ... dissapointed in the book

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2 Stars

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 6/2 Maria Egilsson wrote: Mystically Wired, exploring new realms in prayer by Ken Wilson is a book that touches on science and religion. The first part of the book explains the fascinating ways that science has proven the impact that prayer and meditation has on the brain. I preferred the second part that really began to explain ... Is Prayer A Chore

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4 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 5/31 Maria Egilsson wrote: Matthew 16:15 (New International Version) "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" This past month I have been writing in my blog how my heart is being drawn to encounter Jesus anew and afresh. Then I received Jesus Manifesto written by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola through Booksneeze, ... The Ultimate Question

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5 Stars

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 5/10 Maria Egilsson wrote: Embracing Your Second Calling by Dale Hanson Bourke has some interesting perspectives for the woman who is entering those "mid-life" years. For many women these years are ones of "empty-nests", retirement, a "slowing-down". It is this season of life that God begins to arrest our attention and He begins ... Embracing

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4 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Maria Egilsson wrote: Plan B by Pete Wilson tackles the unspoken question that every Christian will have at some point in their lives: “What do you do when God doesn’t show up for you in the way you thought God was going to show up?” He wrestles with “the question that resurfaces for me again and again and again ... Recommended Reading

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5 Stars

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/15 Maria Egilsson wrote: In this book, Dr. Hundley looks at the end-of-the-world predictions that appear to focus on the year 2012 when there may be the possibility of global devastation. He tackles ten basic arguments presented by ten different apocalyptic theories. These ten theories are each given their own chapter: The ... My thoughts

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3 Stars

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