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From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

On 10/23 Zenichka wrote: When I started reading From This Day Forward by Craig and Amy Groeschel, I hoped it would not be so prejudiced as many other books on relationships - and I was glad to realize it wasn't! The book talks about five commitments that, if implemented and followed, will help the marriage thrive: seeking God ... Successful Marriage? It's Possible!

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5 Stars

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Blessed Child

Blessed Child

On 9/17 Zenichka wrote: Is it possible to keep the faith when you’re continuously bombarded by information? We’re living in a world where any kind of info is at your fingertips. However, it does not come by demand only, it also attacks you from TV, internet, advertising banners outside. In Ukraine, you can see Playboy ... [Book Review: Blessed Child by Ted Dekker]

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5 Stars

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 11/7 Zenichka wrote: To be completely honest, I was often lost when reading this book. Not lost to the world, entranced by what I was reading (which is not uncommon for me – at least when I am reading Tosca Lee or Ted Dekker or Dean Koontz). Rather I was lost in the book, trying to catch the meaning gracefully embroidered ... [BOOK REVIEW: Death by Living by N.D. Wilson]

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2 Stars

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God of the Underdogs

God of the Underdogs

On 10/4 Zenichka wrote: Taking well-known Bible heroes, the author explores the odds against them, how they overcame their fears and worries, and how they became those whom we know – heroes. All of them were underdogs, even Jesus. This lesson is something I enjoy sharing with kids at the camps or elsewhere when they might ... [BOOK REVIEW: God of the Underdogs by Matt Keller]

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5 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 9/13 Zenichka wrote: In his well-known traditional style of writing, Max takes us on a journey to explore the life of Joseph. Joseph – the one whose life can be easily used as a prime example of highs and lows of life. Favorite son, betrayed by his brothers, sold to slavery, best-liked worker, accused of rape, sent to ... [BOOK REVIEW: You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado]

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5 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/24 Zenichka wrote: I enjoyed this book. It was not one of the “happy” books you read and everything is working out just as planned. There are difficulties that the characters face and they HAVE to deal with them. Yet the book also provides hope and joy that surpasses just this life. Once again, I liked the magic part ... [BOOK REVIEW: When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey]

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5 Stars

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Afloat

Afloat

On 5/16 Zenichka wrote: I definitely enjoyed reading this book - I couldn't wait until the end of the work day so I had free time to read! In a way, this book reminded me of Shaunti Feldhahn's Veritas Conflict and Frank Peretti's novels because it also dealt with spiritual world and battles, not just physical / emotional side ... [Book Review: AFLOAT by Erin Healy]

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5 Stars

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Stress Test

Stress Test

On 5/2 Zenichka wrote: Dr. Matt Newman just wanted a change in his life. He thought he would bring the necessary change by changing jobs from being on-call surgeon to being a faculty member. However, even the best plans go awry and this is an understatement for Matt Newman. In one day, his life gets upside down and he is left ... [Book Review: Stress Test by Richard L. Mabry]

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5 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 4/17 Zenichka wrote: In the beginning, Pete clearly states the premise: All people worship something. It’s not a question whether we worship but rather what do we worship. In this book, he focuses on the dreams we have and promises we believe that might take away our attention from God’s quiet voice and His path for ... BOOK REVIEW: Empty Promises by Pete Wilson

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4 Stars

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 4/27 Zenichka wrote: If you like philosophy and you are good with logical thinking – this is a book for you. As the headline says, [this book will help you to] Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists. Mitch Stokes has done a good job explaining away the most common misconceptions about Christianity and ... [Book Review: A SHOT OF FAITH (to the head) by Mitch Stokes]

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4 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 4/18 Zenichka wrote: The thing I can’t wait to say about this book: it rocked my socks off! No, seriously. The best part about it – it was theologically sound – and not one of the “touchy-feely” stuff the only aim of which is to make you feel good. It’s the real deal. There are two “plots” – one fictional ... [Book Review: CHRISTIAN ZOMBIE KILLERS HANDBOOK by Jeff Kinley]

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5 Stars

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He Chose the Nails

He Chose the Nails

On 4/3 Zenichka wrote: Considering that Easter is right around the corner and this week is the Passion week for Catholics as well as a lot of Protestants, Max Lucado’s He Chose the Nails is quite appropriate. In this book, Max invites us to stop and ponder about the meaning of things that we usually forget to notice: ... [Book Review: HE CHOSE THE NAILS by Max Lucado]

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5 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 4/3 Zenichka wrote: It’s fun to read this book now, in the year 2012, considering all the talks everywhere about the “end of the world [as we know it]“. People are not sure what to think, how to react, and who knows – a thought lingers in mind – perhaps the world will truly change on December 21, ... [Book Review: THE SERAPH SEAL by Leonard Sweet / Lori Wagner]

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4 Stars

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 3/13 Zenichka wrote: You know how sometimes you get a few books at the same time and you’re not in the mood to read one of them? That was me – I confess. When I got The Realms Thereunder, I read the first page and it didn’t click. To be honest – I am not sure what was wrong with me at that moment. When ... [Book Review: THE REALMS THEREUNDER by Ross Lawhead]

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 5/14 Zenichka wrote: The time has come to answer the Question. And this is the last chance to answer it. “What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?” While the man who thought he was the least prepared to lead the summit will need to submit the answer to Gabriel, ... [Book Review: THE FINAL SUMMIT by Andy Andrews]

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3 Stars

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What's He Really Thinking?

What's He Really Thinking?

On 5/14 Zenichka wrote: Wow, this book is great. Seriously - it has been a long time since I’ve read a non-fiction book that held my attention so riveted. What is going on inside his brain? Why does he keep trying to compare himself to other? These and other questions that have been nagging somewhere in the back of our ... [Book Review: WHAT'S HE REALLY THINKING by Paula Rinehart]

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5 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 1/15 Zenichka wrote: If you are looking for a Devotional book that will not make your head spin with all the theological terms yet will convey the message God wants you to hear, this is a book for you. Since the New Year was in just a couple of weeks, I decided to wait and start reading this ... [Book Review: VOICES OF THE FAITHFUL by Beth Moore & IMB]

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/1 Zenichka wrote: It has been a while since I have read any of Max Lucado’s books besides those of his that were written when his daughters were still little, the only exception being his Devotional NCV Bible (which rocks). Nevertheless, I was glad to see that he did not change his style much. Same great truths spelled out ... [Book Review: OUTLIVE YOUR LIFE by Max Lucado]

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4 Stars

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The Skin Map

The Skin Map

On 10/9 Zenichka wrote: The Skin Map’s name intrigued me. I have never read anything by Stephen R. Lawhead before, but I heard quite a lot about this author. It has been a great introduction to the writings of this word-smith. Christopher “Kit” Livingstone involuntarily gets into the adventure that many ... [Book Review: THE SKIN MAP by Stephen R. Lawhead]

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5 Stars

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Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/23 Zenichka wrote: Are you ready to be changed by Love? Immanuel’s Veins screams of Love, the kind of Love every single person on the face of the earth longs for and looks for. Read this book and you will find within yourself a yearning for that Love, the Love that is able to overcome all the obstacles and ... [Book Review: IMMANUEL'S VEINS by Ted Dekker]

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/10 Zenichka wrote: Every single thing you do matters. It is too easy to get lost in the big world and think that what you do is insignificant. It is too easy to think that unless you’re a president or a TV show star, no one except your immediate friends and relatives is affected by what you do. However, ... [Book Review: THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT by Andy Andrews]

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5 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 8/11 Zenichka wrote: “Even the kindest, gentlest shepherd sometimes needs to throw rocks at the wolves who come in sheep’s clothing” John MacArthur Jesus is often portrayed as a meek and nice guy, while His confrontations with the religious people are played down. However, there were times when Jesus was not someone who only played nice. In his book, ... [Book Review: THE JESUS YOU CAN'T IGNORE by John MacArthur]

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3 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 6/23 Zenichka wrote: Immerse yourself into the events happening during World War II and the Gulf of Mexico. The citizens of a quiet town that never got much attention suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a German conspiracy... [Book Review: HEART MENDER by Andy Andrews]

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5 Stars

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