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The Passion Principles

The Passion Principles

On 4/7 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This book could be a good resource for couples who are looking to strengthen their bonds of marriage and improve their sexual relationship. The book is straight forward and doesn't shy away from the "hot" topics. Just about everything you can think of is covered in this book, right down to practical ... The Passion Principles Celebrating Sexual Freedom in Marriage

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Distortion

Distortion

On 3/18 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I am a huge Terri Blackstock fan and this book is a great example of why. Usually, I don't enjoy suspense but Terri has a way of writing that just connects me immediately to her characters and plot. Both are very believable and I could not put this book down. Juliet Cole not only suffers when her ... Distortion (Moonlighters Series #2)

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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 1/5 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Fans of historical fiction about the civil war, and the reconstruction period will enjoy this story of a determined young woman, trying to save her family home. Although romance does have its place in this story, it does not overshadow the struggles Charlotte faces in trying to put her life back together. ... Carolina Gold

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To Know You

To Know You

On 11/21 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This book was very interesting but at the same time, it felt chaotic and overwhelming. I enjoyed the characters very much, but not the fact that they all had a major crisis going at the same time. Dysfunction is rampant all through this story and at times, it was hard to keep up with who was dealing ... To Know You

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Wounded by God's People

Wounded by God's People

On 10/8 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Wounds from Christian swords heal slowly.................. Those words leaped off the page at me and grabbed my attention. I had never stopped to think about it that way. If you've been in a church (any church) long enough, chances are, you've been hurt by another person. While it shouldn't happen, ... Wounded By God's People

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Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

On 9/12 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I am not a huge sports fan, but I enjoy biographies, autobiographies and the like so I decided to give this book a try. Prior to reading this book, I didn't know who Robert Griffin III was. This book tells parts of the story of his rise to fame, after being drafted by the Washington Redskins. However, ... Robert Griffin III Athlete, Leader, Believer

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 8/18 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This was a quick, fun story and the first book in the "Harriet Beamer" series that I have read. It was a bit "cutesy" from what I normally choose to read, but was light hearted and enjoyable. Harriet is a quirky senior citizen who is very young at heart. She finds herself in jams frequently, because ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

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Unveiling Grace

Unveiling Grace

On 7/3 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This family's story was both fascinating and exhausting to read. Since the author and her husband were both raised in Christian homes, I was interested to learn how they came to join the Mormon church. It was easy to observe just how quickly they were deceived and converted. Reading about their journey ... Fascinating

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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

On 6/20 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: The Wishing Tree is my 2013 top pick for your summer vacation read. No surprise there, because last year The Guest Book was my top pick, and in 2010, The Mailbox. Marybeth Whalen's books are THE PERFECT novels to take on vacation, or enjoy anytime you want an emotional, heartfelt escape into reading. ... The Wishing Tree

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Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

On 6/3 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Every parent with children, should read this book. It is eye opening and informative, and just may change the way you look at college for your child's future. This book gives parents tools to research the best educational path for their children. Readers should take away from this book that a college ... Is College Worth It?

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 4/30 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Anyone who collects cookbooks, especially Amish cookbooks will love this one! The photos included are gorgeous. I really like that these recipes use "real" ingredients, and things that you might actually have in your pantry. The most exotic recipe I saw in this cookbook was Alligator Stew, (which ... Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

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The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook

On 4/24 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: As parents, it can be hard sometimes to balance being your child's friend, and being their parent. This book offers advice on how to do just that. According to the authors, its never too late to begin a "heart-based" approach to parenting. The ideas and tips in this book are practical and applicable, ... The Christian Parenting Handbook

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When Jesus Wept

When Jesus Wept

On 4/8 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: If you are not familiar with the Thoene's writing, this would be a great series to start with. Fans of biblical fiction will not be disappointed. One of the best benefits (I think) of reading good biblical fiction is that it makes you think about what the characters were really like back in Bible times. ... When Jesus Wept

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/3 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This book is the companion devotional, to Lysa's bestselling book by the same title. I loved how real and transparent Lysa was in this devotional. At times, I felt like she was sitting across from me, speaking as a friend. So many chapters in this book addressed issues I was either facing or had faced ... Unglued Devotional

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Six Hours One Friday

Six Hours One Friday

On 1/25 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: The first chapter in this book is called "Hurricane Warnings" which caught my attention. The author compares the storms of life to hurricanes, and advises readers to "anchor deep", in order to make it through the storm. This book is one of the tools he offers for anchoring deep, and reestablishing a ... Six Hours One Friday

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The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 12/26 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I am glad that the authors include an explanation in the introduction of this book, because it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. This is not a “how to” book on budgeting and finance so much as it is about improving your marriage. According to the authors, all couples argue about money. This ... The 5 Money Personalities

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 12/9 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Written along the same line of thinking as the "Love Dare" as made famous by the movie Fireproof, The Respect Dare challenges women to devote themselves to 40 days of intentionally respecting their husbands. The author's hope is that after the 40 days are up, the challenge will become a lifestyle. Designed ... The Respect Dare: 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband

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Soul's Gate

Soul's Gate

On 11/16 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This is the third book I’ve read by Rubart, and once again, he spun my head around and made me think. I usually find myself thinking too hard, because these books are so unlike anything I normally read. The author poses unusual “what ifs” in his writing, and always brings readers back to the ... Soul's Gate

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 10/30 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: In the timeless, classic style that readers have come to expect from John MacArthur, this book takes us through some well known biblical characters, who were unlikely heroes. Their stories continue to impact our lives today. The author points out what a true hero is - those people whose efforts and ... Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur

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When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

On 10/20 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: If you are like me and have a parent with dementia, this book is a must read. I can't say honestly that it was inspiring or brought me hope, but that could be because so much of what I read was eerily similar to real life and it gave me a cold, hard glimpse of the reality I am facing. I laughed and ... When Your Parent Becomes Your Child

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Everything

Everything

On 10/10 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: If you have ever wondered why life is so hard, and feel like NOTHING is going right - this book is for you. If you have ever been tired, discouraged and feel at the end of your rope - this book is also for you. For the tired, the weary, the broken and those about to give up - this book is for you. The ... I felt like Mary was writing my words.....

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 10/1 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This story is a beautiful example of a "Paul & Timothy" relationship. An 83 year old former pastor shares his experience and wisdom with a younger man, ready to quit the ministry. While reading this book, it made me want to seek out the elders in my life, and glean from their experience. The story ... Mondays With My Old Pastor

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The MoneySmart Family System

The MoneySmart Family System

On 9/12 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Is it possible to raise financially responsible kids of any age in a society filled with consumerism and entitlement? New York Times best-selling authors Steve and Annette Economides raised their five kids while spending 77 percent less than the USDA predicted. And the money they did spend was also ... The Money Smart Family System

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Rudy

Rudy

On 8/26 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I always enjoy an inspirational “underdog” story and this one is a gem! Years after the movie made his story famous, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger tells his life story, in his own words. The oldest boy of fourteen children, Daniel grew up with his family packed into a small home, in Joliet, Illinois. ... Rudy

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 8/15 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I cannot remember a time when I have been absolutely horrified reading a book. Cruel Harvest was probably one of the most disturbing books I may ever read in my lifetime. I knew it wouldn't be good, in the sense of subject matter, but the father that Fran Grubb writes about is a terrifying mixture ... Cruel Harvest

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 7/20 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Parents of teenagers need to read this book! There is a lot of helpful information and while I don’t agree with 100% of everything the author says or recommends, this book still has plenty of positives that make it worth the read. Each family will have to incorporate what works for them. This book ... Tough Guys and Drama Queens

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 5/13 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Readers of John MacArthur will enjoy his timeless, classic writing in The Truth About Series. This particular title focuses on forgiveness, and not only our need for forgiveness, but our need to forgive others. If you have bitterness in your heart or are holding a grudge, this book combines scripture ... The Truth About Forgiveness

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 4/24 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Anyone who is feeling sorry for themselves, should read this book. And anyone who wants to be inspired not to quit or give up, should read this book! Scott MacIntyre has certainly had his fair share of reasons to quit and give up on his dreams, but in his book, By Faith, Not By Sight, you'll read ... By Faith, Not By Sight

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God Loves Broken People

God Loves Broken People

On 4/16 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Anyone familiar with Sheila Walsh, recognizes that she is vulnerable and painfully honest in her books. She makes no secret about the private hell she has gone through, including the suicide of her father. In her newest book, she writes about suffering and includes some of her own personal examples of ... God Loves Broken People

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 3/13 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: If you thought Netta Jackson’s “Yada Yada Prayer Group” books were a hit, watch out for her new “SouledOut Sisters” novels! Stand By Me is Book One in this new series, and it was fantastic! I wish I would’ve had the time to sit and read it all in one sitting. This book has a great variety ... Stand By Me

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 12/31 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Moments of Truth is a compilation of devotions taken from John MacArthur's previously published books. This devotional is arranged by month and correlates to the seasons and holidays. January's theme is Beginnings, February's theme is Love, March is about the cross and Easter, etc. The print is ... Moments of Truth

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This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

On 12/21 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: In 1992, Camille (Cammy) Franzese finally realized that what she suspected for many years was true: her husband was a mobster. As she was arrested at her home and forced to spend a night in jail, she became depressed and angry. Her fairytale life was crashing down around her. After "looking the ... This Thing Of Ours

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/13 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I had SUCH a fun time reading this book! The characters reminded a little of Steel Magnolias in that there were so many great women to keep up with. I really enjoyed the creative blend of four best-selling authors writing for the same book. Smitten is about four friends who join forces to save their ... Smitten

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/13 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Perfect for gift giving, this hardcover book is packed with over 400 pages of inspiration, wisdom and uplifting stories from best selling author and pastor, Max Lucado. The topical index in the back of the book makes it easy to find whatever subject you are interested in. Topics included are salvation, ... The Lucado Inspirational Reader

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 11/3 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Billy Graham’s newest book, Nearing Home, is an inspirational but sometimes bittersweet read. At 93 years of age, Billy Graham has surprised himself (and many others) that he’s still on this side of heaven. His longing for “home” and his beloved wife Ruth, is very evident all throughout this ... Nearing Home

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 10/24 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: David Murrow makes some interesting points in his book Why Men Hate Going To Church. I’m sure that he has possibly irritated many readers with his suggestions that the overall “feminization” of the church has contributed to a mass exodus of men. But whether you agree or disagree with Murrow’s ... Why Men Hate Going To Church

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Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

On 9/27 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Loyal Oprah followers will not enjoy this book. I am neither a fan nor a follower of Oprah, but reviewed this book because I was curious as to how she has obtained so much power and sway over the general public. The book is easy to read and mildly interesting; there's a lot of background on Oprah's ... So glad I'm NOT an Oprah Sheeple

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 8/26 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Brenda Warner is a woman who doesn’t know the meaning of “quit”. And it’s a good thing, because she’s had plenty of opportunities in life to give up. As I read One Call Away, I was amazed at Brenda’s determination and persistence when life gave her nothing but lemons. Her training as ... One Call Away

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/9 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to read it. I’m a sucker for true stories – especially true stories with canines as the subject matter. And when I found out that this story also revolved around September 11th, I was hooked. Thunder Dog is a very emotional read. Not only ... Thunder Dog

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 7/6 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Billy Graham In Quotes is a wonderful book that pays tribute to the longevity of a man who has spent many years walking with God. Billy Graham’s integrity, wisdom, character and loyalty fills page after page in this inspirational title. “A few years ago, honesty was the hallmark of a man of ... Billy Graham In Quotes

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Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

On 6/7 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to know more about the value of their coins or what to look for if starting a collection. This book contains very detailed photographs and explanations that are easy to understand, even for beginners. In the back of the book there is a glossary of coin terms ... Strike It Rich With Pocket Change

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 5/30 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: According to www.economywatch.com, the total amount of consumer debt in the US was nearly $2.4 trillion in 2010. (That’s $7,800 debt per person.) Other sources say 98% of that debt is credit card debt. Over 70% of Americans are using credit cards to meet their needs, yet there is one community ... Money Secrets of the Amish

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 5/17 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Women of Faith fans will be excited to add the newest cd Rejoice, to their collection. With contemporary upbeat music and a sound similar to Point of Grace, this album has a mixture of songs that are written to be inspirational and uplifting. While the album has some really nice points, unfortunately, ... Women of Faith: Rejoice (cd)

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 4/29 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Greg Wright, proud father of four daughters, offers insight and wisdom on how he connected with his daughters in his book, Daddy Dates. Peeling back the layers of what can often be a complicated relationship, Greg tells dads “girls want you to pay attention when they are talking.” Simple, yet ... Daddy Dates

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God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition

God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition

On 4/18 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: With the belief that God’s Word and America’s story are inseparable, Dr. Richard G. Lee and Jack Countryman have put together a beautiful hardcover book full of scripture, quotes and historical facts. A wonderful gift for the patriot in your life or your own personal library, this book would also ... God's Promises for the American Patriot

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is the follow up book to The Traveler’s Gift. I would suggest reading The Traveler’s Gift first before reading this follow up title. I did not do this and I think I would have had a better grasp of the plot of this book, if I knew the background of David Ponder’s ... The Final Summit

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Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice

On 4/4 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Known for her fast pace storylines and attention-grabbing characters, Lis Wiehl adds yet another page-turning novel to her Triple Threat Series. In Heart of Ice, readers meet Elizabeth Avery a calculated predator, who is also a master manipulator and uses anyone and everyone in her path to accomplish ... Heart Of Ice (Triple Threat Series)

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Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting

On 2/15 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Regret Free Parenting is full of wisdom and advice for those who want to identify issues in their parenting that need to change. Author Catherine Hickem is not only a licensed psychotherapist – more importantly, she’s a mom and writes from personal experience. This book is directed toward moms, ... Regret Free Parenting

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Save the Date

Save the Date

On 1/25 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I LOVED this book! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this sweet, entertaining story takes readers on yet another romantic comedy adventure as only Jenny B. Jones can write it. I really appreciate that while Jenny’s books are funny and full of whimsy, they also convey a deep message. Lucy Wiltshire ... Save The Date

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Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly

On 1/1 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This is one of those books that made me take a deep breath and whisper “wow” when I finished the last page. It was so good that I didn’t even realize it was the second book in the Songbird Series by Sara Evans. It definitely stands alone very well and I was immediately hooked by the characters. ... Softly & Tenderly

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Izzy's Popstar Plan

Izzy's Popstar Plan

On 12/8 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Tired of Hannah Montana? 16 year old Izzy Baxter may be your answer. In her new book, Izzy relates to the pressures of teen life and gives young girls a wholesome role model to follow. Inspiration for Izzy's character came when the author wanted to give his own tween daughters a message about God's ... Izzy's Popstar Plan

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An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

On 11/28 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Amish fiction lovers can add another title to their list with An Amish Christmas by Thomas Nelson Publishers. This Christmas bestseller now adds a bonus story, Christmas Cradles by Kelly Long. Though small enough to stuff into a stocking, this little hardback book packs four novellas between its ... An Amish Christmas

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 11/6 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: History buffs will love this book! On This Day In Christian History provides a story for every day of the year and offers a wealth of information to those who are interested in Christian history. In the back of the book, the author has provided a topical index which makes it easy to find the subject ... On This Day In Christian History

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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Advanced Reading Copy)

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Advanced Reading Copy)

On 10/1 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Is it really possible for a family of seven (plus pets) to grocery shop for only $350 a month? According to Steve & Annette Economides (yes that really is their last name!), it can be done. Best known for their title as “America’s Cheapest Family”, the Economides make it look very easy! ... Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half With America’s Cheapest Family

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 9/27 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: The Way Home is the true story of Randy and Christal Simpkins who lose their two year old son Joe, while they are busy packing for a much needed family vacation and are overwhelmed with last minute preparations. Christal asks her husband to load their son into his car seat while she runs into the house ... The Way Home (starring Dean Cain)

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Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/13 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Like bees to honey, no doubt fans of Ted Dekker will flock to his newest book. However, I made the unfortunate mistake of choosing Immanuel’s Veins as the first book I would read to expose myself to this author and I believe it soured me. Dekker is wildly popular and has a steady following so I’m ... This just didn't work for me

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 9/3 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Star Parker is a woman who knows her subject matter inside and out. A former welfare recipient herself, Star shares openly and honestly about what a trap the current welfare system is, and how dumbed down Americans have become, thinking the government is able to take care of them. I first saw Star ... Uncle Sam's Plantation

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/9 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Let’s Do Lunch is the weight loss story of Roger Troy Wilson who lost 230 pounds and has kept it off for over 15 years. He not only shares his weight loss journey, he also shares the plan he believes that God showed him in order to lose all of the weight. While I found the plan extremely interesting ... Let's Do Lunch

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The Prophecy Answer Book

The Prophecy Answer Book

On 7/30 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: In his newest book, Dr. David Jeremiah writes in a simplified “question and answer” format, answering many questions about the end times and how it relates to current events, especially when it comes to Israel, oil in the Middle East and Muslims/Islam. Dr. Jeremiah also answers questions about the ... The Prophecy Answer Book by David Jeremiah

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Driftwood Lane

Driftwood Lane

On 7/26 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: One unexpected phone call changes Meridith Ward’s life drastically. Settled into her busy life in St. Louis with an established career, Meridith is busy with work and planning her wedding. In one fateful moment, she suddenly finds herself facing distant memories, old heartaches and new challenges. ... Driftwood Lane

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 7/6 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: “We can learn a lot from observing how Jesus dealt with false religion and its purveyors. The boldness with which He assaulted error is very much in short supply today, and the church is suffering because of it.” The Jesus You Can’t Ignore, John MacArthur, P. 198 The acceptance of false doctrine ... The Jesus You Can't Ignore

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Venom and Song

Venom and Song

On 6/24 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I haven't read the first book in this series so I wasn't familiar with the characters or their background. The book cover has a "Harry Potter" look and feel to it but I'm not sure if that was intentional on the part of the publishers or not. This story is a fantasy tale filled with action and mild ... BOOK REVIEW: Venom and Song

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 5/26 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Storm Warning by Billy Graham, is newly revised and updated from the original edition which was written in 1992 and published in June 1995. It also includes a new foreword by Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham. Storm Warning focuses on the anxiety and fear that has been sweeping our nation for ... Billy Graham Urges Christians To Be On Alert

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/8 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I would not be surprised if in the near future, The Heart Mender is made into a movie. Reminiscent of the writing style of Nicholas Sparks, the author has taken historical facts and fashioned a beautiful love story. What made this book so interesting for me, was the author’s first chapter where ... History Comes Alive..........

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/15 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: The media has been swirling with “end of the world” predictions, movies, books – everywhere you look, it’s evident that people are consumed with 2012. Raymond C. Hundley, the author of Will The World End In 2012 calls it “prediction addiction”. People are so consumed with doomsday that ... This book addresses "prediction addiction"...

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Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

On 4/4 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: “Lucille, walk like you have somewhere to go.”, is a statement that Lucille O’Neal’s pastor gave her many years ago when she was a self-conscious teenager. Lucille’s unusual height of six feet by the time she was twelve years old only added to her feelings of unhappiness as she was growing ... Shaq's Mom Speaks Out

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Greater Love

Greater Love

On 3/29 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Tammy Lynn Taylor is fresh out of law school and ready to take the bar exam. She already has more than one job offer and is courting a young man for the first time in her life. The future is bright and full of promise and also full of confusion. Homeschooled until the ninth grade, Tammy was raised ... An Interesting Read

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Combating the Commandment of Confusion

Combating the Commandment of Confusion

On 3/11 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Bibleman is back, sharing the Word of God with more action packed adventure. In this vibrant live presentation, Bibleman and the Bible Adventure Team fight against Confusion and Chaos to recover their secret weapon. The Bibleman series is a great character builder and teaches viewers to learn and ... DVD Review: Bibleman Powersource – Combating The Commandment of Confusion

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 2/24 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano does not believe that the government is anyone’s friend. In his latest book, Lies The Government Told You, he takes his readers on a very informative journey in exposing various lies that he believes Americans have bought into. A little unsettling is Napolitano’s warning ... BOOK REVIEW: Lies The Government Told You

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 2/10 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: As Sheila Walsh left the hospital after being treated for clinical depression, she was ashamed that she needed a prescription to feel “normal”. She was also fearful about having to start all over again. In her book Honestly, Sheila talks about being crippled with depression and how she wound ... BOOK REVIEW: Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

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Tithing 2

Tithing 2

On 2/1 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: LeBlanc's motivation for writing this book was to demonstrate "tithing in action" to his readers by sharing the stories of a wide variety of believers who have tithed and experienced the benefits in their lives. LeBlanc traveled to seven different states gathering the stories and experiences of the ... BOOK REVIEW: Tithing: Test Me in This (The Ancient Practices Series)

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 1/23 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Dr. Earl Henslin has compiled some very scientific research which will hopefully help the readers of this book improve their love life. Not only does he explain the anatomy of the brain (along with a few photos showings scans of the brain), he also explains in great detail how the brain functions ... BOOK REVIEW: This Is Your Brain In Love

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The King and Dr. Nick

The King and Dr. Nick

On 1/10 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: All diehard Elvis fans will want a copy of this book. I was young when Elvis died and didn't quite understand or comprehend all of the media hype and rumors. I enjoyed reading this book and especially found it fascinating to hear Dr. Nick's side of the story. As Elvis's personal physician for many years, ... BOOK REVIEW: The King and Dr. Nick – What Really Happened to Elvis and Me

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 12/26 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Charles Stanley says that he had an encounter with God, in which the Lord spoke to him: “If you truly want to reach your full potential, you must have a clean heart, a clear mind and a balanced schedule.” From that encounter, Charles Stanley shares with his readers (and church members) the keys ... BOOK REVIEW: How To Reach Your Full Potential For God

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 12/16 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: This book written by Newt & Callista Gingrich, gives readers a “walking” tour of Washington, D.C. This work is a good reminder of just how spiritual and God-fearing our founding fathers were. I enjoyed the quotations as well as the photographs that are a part of this book. The “tour” takes ... BOOK REVIEW: Rediscovering God In America

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 12/8 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs believes that when a woman learns to speak respectfully and a husband learns to speak lovingly, they reflect the "Jesus Way of Talking". From various surveys and years of talking with couples, Dr. Eggerichs has found that the biggest problem in marriage is a lack of communication. If ... BOOK REVIEW: The Language of Love & Respect

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The Power of Respect

The Power of Respect

On 10/28 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Deborah Norville, best known as the anchor for “Inside Edition”, believes in the power of respect. She also believes it’s one of the most effect, free tools that we have for improving our life, achieving our goals and helping others do the same. Although it’s an easy, simplistic solution to a ... BOOK REVIEW: The Power of Respect

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 10/20 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: As a follow up to his best seller What In The World Is Going On?, Dr. David Jeremiah offers us more hope and encouragement in his newest book. Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World gives us ten practical strategies on how to live, trust in God's Word and stay calm while we wait for the return of ... BOOK REVIEW: Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World

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Seaside Letters

Seaside Letters

On 9/28 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Sabrina Kincaid (Sweetpea), a server at the Cobblestone Café, finds herself in a tangled web when she strikes up an internet relationship with her regular customer, Tucker McCabe (Harbormaster). What Sabrina doesn't know is that Tucker intentionally initiated contact via "Nantucket Chat" in an effort ... BOOK REVIEW: Seaside Letters - A Nantucket Love Story

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Let Go

Let Go

On 8/24 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: In her newest book, "Let Go", Sheila Walsh shares her personal experiences and insights in finding deliverance and enjoying the freedom that a personal relationship with Christ brings. Sheila shares the details of some of her darkest times and how grace and her faith in Christ brought her out of those ... BOOK REVIEW: Let Go

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 8/8 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Love & Respect – Thomas Nelson PublishersISBN: 1591451876 Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, president of Love and Respect Ministries, has taken the teachings from his seminars and put them into book format. With three decades of experience, Dr. Eggerichs is committed to helping couples change ... BOOK REVIEW: Love & Respect

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Real Church

Real Church

On 7/20 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I have to be honest and say that I had a very hard time getting interested in Real Church by Larry Crabb. I’m not familiar with his other writings, but this particular book had me bored, confused and wondering what exactly Larry was trying to say. So much of this book seems to focus on what the ... BOOK REVIEW: Real Church

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 7/10 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Self-appointed “two sexiest fat men in America”, Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey are sharing their tips and advice on marriage! In Rick and Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage, you will find a lot of humor, a lot of funny stories and a smattering of Bible based wisdom to ... BOOK REVIEW: Rick & Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

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Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

On 6/4 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: The Wackiest Wildest Weirdest Animals in the World by “Jungle” Jack Hanna is a definite must have for any young animal lover’s library. This fantastic hardcover is full of beautifully colored “close up” photographs with each page brightly detailed and informative. The text is easy to ... The Wackiest Wildest Weirdest Animals in the World

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Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

On 5/16 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Posted 05/16/09: The Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions is a comprehensive, well researched resource for those wanting more information on world religions. Professor James. A. Beverly has spent over 30 years researching his topic, and has compiled a well written guide to over 200 faiths, sects and ... A Must Have Resource

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The American Patriot's Bible

The American Patriot's Bible

On 5/8 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: What a breath of fresh air for those of us who are proud to be Americans! The American Patriot’s Bible makes a wonderful addition to any family library. It would also make a nice gift for the American history lover in your life or a student. It is a very sturdy hardback ... The American Patriot’s Bible

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Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal

On 4/26 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Having never heard of Lis Wiehl and not being familiar with her books, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received Face of Betrayal to review. With my curiosity peaked, I sat down to read this book and could not stop! Intrigued by the fast moving storyline and interesting characters, I was ... Face of Betrayal

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The Rivers Run Dry

The Rivers Run Dry

On 4/18 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Depending on what you’re searching for in your next fiction read, you will most likely either love or hate Sibella Giorello’s latest work. The Rivers Run Dry, by Sibella Giorello is definitely not “predictable” Christian fiction. This story isn’t neatly wrapped in scripture references and ... The Rivers Run Dry

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The Read & Share DVD Bible - Volume 1

The Read & Share DVD Bible - Volume 1

On 3/7 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: The Read and Share DVD Bible is a delightful biblical DVD series for children. I recently had the privilege of reviewing Volume I and was very impressed. The animations are of excellent quality with rich, vivid colors. Each three minute story is pleasantly narrated with soothing music accompanying in the background. ... Read and Share DVD Bible - Volume I

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 2/14 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: I read Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff with mixed emotions. While I agree whole heartedly with his stance against “rock star”, celebrity ministers who are leading people astray, I found myself wishing he had spent more time teaching balance and context instead of bashing. Though his facts may be accurate – ... Christianity In Crisis

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The Word of Promise The Gift of Psalms

The Word of Promise The Gift of Psalms

On 1/19 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: The Gift of Psalms is a beautifully packaged, high quality, book / cd set that offers excerpts from 50 different Psalms. Each Psalm (from the New King James version) also has a devotion to go along with it, and is printed on beautiful paper that resembles parchment. The rich, classic colors of this set ... The Gift of Psalms

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 12/13 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: From the moment I laid eyes on this book, I fell in love with it. From the “aged” look of the front cover to the beautiful ivory, rough edge pages, this book captured my interest from the very first page. In the very beginning of this book, there are 3 pages devoted to The American Patriot, and ... Currently Reviewing

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Boomtown

Boomtown

On 12/4 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: Boomtown is an exciting blend of twists and turns, that should keep even the most reluctant reader interested. You never know what to expect as you turn the page! One of my favorite features of this book is the unique and interesting black and white photos that are peppered throughout. Chang, proprietor ... Boomtown is a BLAST!

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Through the Storm

Through the Storm

On 11/22 Cafe Lily Book Reviews wrote: http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/custom/top20/Through_The_Storm_Lynne_Spears_Lorilee_Craker.asp Through The Storm, written by Lynne Spears and Lorilee Craker was a bit exasperating to read, as the story is quite piecey and disorganized.   Spears tells her story with a lot of Southern charm, but ... Through the Storm by Lynne Spears & Lorilee Craker

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