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Yawning at Tigers

Yawning at Tigers

On 9/24 Jill Foley wrote: In his latest book, Yawning at Tigers, Drew Dyck presents the idea that we have gotten all too good at thinking of God in casual terms and encourages us to see God as He is really portrayed in the Bible.Yes...God is love. But God is also a God who pours out his wrath on those who disobey Him. He does ... Yawning at Tigers by Drew Dyck

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5 Stars

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Hope Rising

Hope Rising

On 6/12 Jill Foley wrote: "Extreme poverty does not have to exist. When Christians accept that fact and start living accordingly, we will find the solution is already within our reach." ~ Scott ToddAs I started reading this book I had this sense that I'd already read this book. Several chapters in I pulled my copy of Fast Living ... Hope Rising by Scott Todd

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4 Stars

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Restless

Restless

On 4/17 Jill Foley wrote: This is a book about God. And this is a book about us and God. And this is a book about the moment we close our eyes and see God. This is a book about facing the God of the universe and answering to him about the life and resources he gives us while we are here. ...this is a book about discovering ... Restless by Jennie Allen

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4 Stars

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 2/5 Jill Foley wrote: Although I've tried to live more intentionally the past few years, last year (2013) was my year of intentional slowing down. Toward the end of 2012 I began praying for a new word that would frame my upcoming year....a word that would give me purpose and focus...a word through which God would grow me.The ... Living Slowly

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5 Stars

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The Wall Around Your Heart

The Wall Around Your Heart

On 1/22 Jill Foley wrote: In her new book The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth walks through the Lord's prayer phrase by phrase, using it as a map and guide to find healing caused by painful relationships.Having been in the midst of a painful relationship for the past four year, I am finding the words of hope in this book ... The Wall Around Your Heart ~ Mary DeMuth

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 12/15 Jill Foley wrote: I was very eager to read this book and it did not disappoint. I'm a big fan of Love & Respect, and the ideas of parents desiring respect and kids needing love really resonated with me.Dr. Eggerichs divides this book into three parts: 1) the family crazy cycle, 2) the family energizing cycle and 3) ... Love and Respect in the Family by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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5 Stars

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The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 11/7 Jill Foley wrote: I love knowing I'm not alone when it comes to thinking I'm broken - that my family's broken. I love it when people of influence are honest with the rest of us and show us their brokenness. I don't love that they are broken...I just love knowing that brokenness is common.In this book, former CEO of MOPS ... The Beauty of Broken by Elisa Morgan

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4 Stars

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All In

All In

On 8/4 Jill Foley wrote: With a message similar to that of Crazy Love by Francis Chan or Radical by David Platt, Mark Batterson presents an invitation for Christians to live differently....to go all in for Christ. Most North American Christians are living comfortable lives and have made Christianity into something it was never ... All In by Mark Batterson

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4 Stars

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A Dream So Big

A Dream So Big

On 5/7 Jill Foley wrote: In his new book, A Dream So Big Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger, Steve Peifer recounts how he and his family found themselves in Kenya for a year of mission work. In an effort to mourn and heal from the loss of their infant son, the Steve and Nancy Peifer and their two young sons went ... A Dream So Big by Steve Peifer

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5 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 1/24 Jill Foley wrote: If you are a mom, you need this book. It doesn't matter what stage of motherhood you are currently in, this book has something for everyone.Written by Sarah Mae, mother to three young kids, and Sally Clarkson, mother to four adult kids, this book offers perspective on so many areas of motherhood. Each ... Desperate ~ Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

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5 Stars

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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 12/9 Jill Foley wrote: In her book Call of a Coward The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife, Marcia Moston recounts the brief time her family spent as missionaries in Guatemala.Through honest reflections and stories, Ms. Moston tells her readers that she was reluctant to go to Guatemala and then once their time there ... Call of a Coward by Marcia Moston

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4 Stars

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Everything

Everything

On 11/6 Jill Foley wrote: In her new book Everything, Mary DeMuth uses her own spiritual journey to examine what it means to follow Jesus with our head (what we think), our heart (who we are) and our hands (how we live).This is not a "how to" book. The author herself writes, "The last thing I want to do is provide a 'how to be ... Everything by Mary DeMuth

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5 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 9/26 Jill Foley wrote: Running For My Life by Lopez Lomong is an amazing story of courage, determination and faith. In this memoir, the author recounts the terrifying experience of running for his life as he escapes captivity and flees to a refugee camp in Kenya. Life in the refugee camp is hard, but Lomong finds solace and ... A Story of Courage, Determination and Faith

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 8/31 Jill Foley wrote: Let me start out by saying that I am so glad Mr. Davis wrote this book. Not only is his writing style easy to read, the message is an important one. Ken tells his story of realizing that not only was he not in shape, but his physical condition was keeping him from living the life God had designed for ... An Important Message for Everyone

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5 Stars

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The Inheritance of Beauty

The Inheritance of Beauty

On 2/3 Jill Foley wrote: I have not been reading much fiction lately, but when I read the description of this book, I was intrigued and thought I would give it a try. I had not previously read anything by this author and I was pleasantly surprised by her writing style - pulled into the story from the very first page.The story ... The Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz

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4 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 1/1 Jill Foley wrote: This is the second installment of missionary stories compiled by Kim Davis and introduced by Beth Moore.Like book 1 this daily devotional is divided into categories or themes by month. The topics covered include Prayer, God our loving Father, Divine Appointments, Jesus, Follow Me, The Power of the Story, ... Voices of the Faithful Book 2

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4 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 12/14 Jill Foley wrote: I usually try to steer clear of devotionals and spend my reading time in the Word of God, but this collection of missionary stories intrigued me. I have enjoyed studying God's Word through several of Beth Moore's studies and was excited to see her role in this devotional. This daily devotional is divided ... Voices of the Faithful

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5 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/20 Jill Foley wrote: I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of devotionals. I used to depend on them for my "daily bread", but have found simply reading through the Bible to be much more beneficial in my spiritual journey. After having finished reading through the entire Bible this year, I thought I would give another devotional ... A Year With God

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3 Stars

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Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

On 10/6 Jill Foley wrote: Today I am reviewing this new DVD from Tommy Nelson. I was excited to receive my copy of Stories from the Parables of Jesus, but very disappointed when we watched it. The three stories include main characters Gerald the giraffe and Marty the monkey. The stories to parallel the parables, but there is ... Book Review - Adventures in Booga Booga Land

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2 Stars

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/23 Jill Foley wrote: This new book, The King's Christmas List by Eldon Johnson, is a wonderful book that teaches children to love giving. Emma and her dog Shu-Shu receive and invitation to the King's birthday party. They find a present to give the king and get ready to go. Along the way they encounter some people who need ... The King's Christmas List - Book Review

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Jill Foley wrote: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado, September 10, 2010 By Jill Foley - See all my reviews This review is from: Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference (Hardcover) I haven't read a lot of Max Lucado's books so I wasn't drawn to his newest one because of his popularity. Rather, it was the ... Outlive Your Life

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4 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 9/9 Jill Foley wrote: In this delightful book for toddlers, Max Lucado describes the many ways we use our hands. I love the descriptive words and the rhythmic feel of the book. The book ends with wonderful examples of how our hands can be helping hands, kind hands and loving hands. This book is a great way to teach even the ... One Hand, Two Hands

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5 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/7 Jill Foley wrote: Anne Jackson asked a question on her blog one day; "What is one thing you feel you can't say in the church?" Although she was simply driven by curiosity, she was overwhelmed by the response she received from readers. In her new book, Permission to Speak Freely, Anne shares her own testimony, confessing ... Permission to Speak Freely

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4 Stars

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Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May

On 8/1 Jill Foley wrote: May Seymour has graduated from college and has her whole life ahead of her. Claudius Borne is a sweet, kind, old farmer who has no family of his own. After finding May, drunk and alone on the side of the road, the two become friends and wind up sharing a home on the farm. May goes to Rwanda on a mission ... Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson

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5 Stars

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Driftwood Lane

Driftwood Lane

On 7/2 Jill Foley wrote: Meridith Ward has created a life of security for herself including a good job and a fiance. Abandoned by her father at a young age, she was raised by her mom who battled bi-polar disorder. One phone call changes her life and all her plans. She learns that her father and his wife have died, and she has ... Driftwood Lane by Denise Hunter

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4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

On 6/9 Jill Foley wrote: I have just finished reading The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns and have written a review I wanted to share here. I am so thankful for books like this. I highly recommend you get a copy of this book to read.As a Christian in today’s society, I have been searching for a more authentic way to ... #226 - The Hole in Our Gospel

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5 Stars

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