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Bonhoeffer*

Bonhoeffer*

On 5/31 Daniel So wrote: As part of the Booksneeze book review program, I received a copy of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy for review.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, particularly in his crucial works Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship, has been deeply influential on my view of church, community, ... Book Review: Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxes

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 8/3 Daniel So wrote: As part of the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of The Final Summit: A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity, by Andy Andrews for review. I recently heard Andy Andrews speak at a ministry conference, and he was extrememly engaging and energetic. ... Book Review: The Final Summit, by Andy Andrews

Daniel 's Rating:

3 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 4/21 Daniel So wrote: As part of the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of Unleashed: Release the Untamed Faith Within by Erwin McManus for review. In Unleashed, Erwin McManus describes Christian faith as "the barbarian way of love, intimacy, passion, and sacrifice. For them, God is life, ... Book Review: Unleashed, by Erwin McManus

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

On 2/9 Daniel So wrote: As part of the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible, Volume 2 for review. I appreciate the illustrations from the Read and Share Bible -- they are colorful and engaging for kids, especially little ones around preschool age. The DVD ... Book Review: Read and Share Ultimate DVD Bible, Volume 2

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 1/18 Daniel So wrote: As part of the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of Sabbath, by Dan Allender, for review. Sabbath can be a difficult concept to grasp, let alone practice in God-honoring, life-giving ways. In my experience, Sabbath keeping ranged from one extreme to another: rigidly keeping arbitrary ... Book Review: Sabbath, by Dan Allender

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

On 12/3 Daniel So wrote: In The Hole in Our Gospel, Richard Stearns describes his journey from corporate CEO to following Jesus into the poorest corners of the world. Stearns currently serves as president of World Vision US. In the introduction, Stearns writes: "Being a follower of Jesus Christ requires much more than just ... Tranforming relationship with God and the world

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/3 Daniel So wrote: As part of the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of Max Lucado’s book, Outlive Your Life, for review. Our community has been using Outlive Your Life as a catalyst for discussion during our midweek gatherings. This book has been challenging us to become better expressions of ... Become a better expression of God's love for the world

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4 Stars

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The Sacred Journey 2

The Sacred Journey 2

On 4/20 Daniel So wrote: As part of the Booksneeze review program from Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of The Sacred Journey, by Charles Foster. Journey is part of the Ancient Practices series, which includes titles focused on fasting, the liturgical year, the Eucharist and tithing. In the foreword, Phyllis Tickle, general ... Book Review: The Sacred Journey, By Charles Foster

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Gigi's Big Break (DVD)

Gigi's Big Break (DVD)

On 3/19 Daniel So wrote: One of the things our family enjoys about the free Booksneeze review program is the occasional DVD that comes along.  My daughter has enjoyed Gigi videos in the past, so she was really excited to watch this one, Gigi’s Big Break. Here is my daughter’s review, in her own words: I really did like this DVD. I ... DVD Review: Gigi’s Big Break

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

On 3/3 Daniel So wrote: As someone who has taught a range of Sunday school classes, from preschool through high school students, I was glad to receive a free copy of Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts as part of the Booksneeze book review program. Often, when talking about the places Jesus traveled as He taught, healed and ministered, or ... Book Review: Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Hermie: Antonio Meets His Match (DVD)

Hermie: Antonio Meets His Match (DVD)

On 1/20 Daniel So wrote: This is the second Hermie DVD I have received via the Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger program, now known as Booksneeze (sounds a little gross, but the idea is “Great books are contagious”). We showed Antonio Meets His Match to our six-year old daughter, along with a three and one year old at our church.  My daughter ... DVD Review: Antonio Meets His Match

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4 Stars

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 12/31 Daniel So wrote: Chris Seay, lead pastor of Ecclesia Houston and co-founder of the Advent Conspiracy, explores the overarching themes of mystery, faith and spirituality in the television series Lost in his recently released book, The Gospel According to Lost. [Scott Erickson, artist in residence at Ecclesia Houston, ... Book Review: The Gospel According to Lost

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Sacred Meal 2

The Sacred Meal 2

On 12/8 Daniel So wrote: My experience, within mostly evangelical Protestant circles, with practices such as Sabbath, fasting and the liturgical year has been limited mostly to academic study and/or suspicious caution. That’s why I was glad to see the Ancient Practices series released, which covers many of these practices. ... Book Review: The Sacred Meal

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure (DVD)

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure (DVD)

On 9/24 Daniel So wrote: While it might lack the immediate appeal to adults or older kids that, say, VeggieTales might have (with their Monty Python-referencing irreverence, snappy one-liners and fully-orchestrated songs), we have found that the little ones in our church enjoy Max Lucado’s animated Hermie series.  My ... DVD Review: Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito

Daniel 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/9 Daniel So wrote: I recently received a copy of Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, by Max Lucado for review. As the title suggests, Lucado employs his warm narrative approach to encourage readers to break free from their fears and live faith-filled lives in Christ. In order to do this, though, we must first recognize and identify how great ... Book Review: Fearless, by Max Lucado

Daniel 's Rating:

3 Stars

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For The Tough Times

For The Tough Times

On 3/5 Daniel So wrote: A little while back I received a copy of For the Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope by Max Lucado for review [full disclosure: through the Thomas Nelson book review blogger program]. Let me begin by saying that I enjoy Lucado’s narrative story-telling style.  In the past, books like A Gentle Thunder and No Wonder ... Quick Review: For the Tough Times

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Stars

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