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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 8/3 Lily Waynes wrote: With the 2012 London Olympics in full swing, this is an amazing behind the scenes story of an athlete who succeeded against impossible odds. Lopez Lomong tells a heartbreaking tale of his past, of overcoming unbearable conditions, child slavery and 9 years in a refugee camp. This year, he will be competing ... Book Review: Running for My Life

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5 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 6/20 Lily Waynes wrote: In This Scarlet Cord: The Love Story of Rahab, Joan Wolf breathes new life into a biblical classic. Translated from Hebrew and Caananite, Wolf lovingly weaves a tale about passion, faith and determination. It's a bit Romeo & Juliet, with Rahab, a beautiful young girl separated from her beloved by their ... Book Review: This Scarlet Cord

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5 Stars

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/13 Lily Waynes wrote: Kim Tate's newest novel Hope Springs tells the story of a small Southern town, and of two families that reside there. The story flips back and forth between the perspectives of three characters, Janelle, Becca, and Stephanie, a refreshing writing style. The two families are close friends and yet they ... Book Review: Hope Springs

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5 Stars

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The Searchers

The Searchers

On 5/15 Lily Waynes wrote: Never before had they known such hope. In a world drenched in violence and oppression, here was a man armed with a message of peace and freedom. Into lives nearly overwhelmed by grief and sorrow, he brought compassion and healing and the deepest joy. To people who felt like outcasts and aliens, he showed ... Book Review: The Searchers by Joseph Loconte

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5 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 5/7 Lily Waynes wrote: As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years ... Love Does

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5 Stars

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Simply Grilling

Simply Grilling

On 4/5 Lily Waynes wrote: With the weather warming up, it's time to herald the arrival of gorgeous spring days by dusting off the old grill. Grilling is one my favorite cooking experiences. The sizzle of meats, the glow of the embers, the breeze carrying the smoke. It really is all about the experience. Nothing really compares ... Book Review: Simply Grilling

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5 Stars

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 3/22 Lily Waynes wrote: In 1,000 Days: The Ministry of Christ, author Jonathan Falwell sheds light on an area of the Scripture that not many writers have before. The three year period in which Jesus served as part of the public ministry before his death and resurrection. The detail put into this work makes for a fascinating ... Book Review: 1,000 Days

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4 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 3/15 Lily Waynes wrote: In an amazing tribute to the late Moishe Rosen, his daughter Ruth tells a heartwarming account of the man who founded the organization known today as Jews for Jesus.After reading Called to Controversy: The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus, it really gave me ... Book Review: Called to Controversy

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5 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 2/28 Lily Waynes wrote:    Dr. Larry Arnn' most recent work The Founders' Key explores the connection between the Declaration of Independence,  the United States Constitution and also how religion ties into it all.The ringing words of the Declaration of Independence have a way of continuing to ... Book Review: The Founders' Key

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5 Stars

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Blue Moon Promise

Blue Moon Promise

On 2/19 Lily Waynes wrote:    As a first time reader of Colleen Coble, it was lovely to be given the opportunity to review the leading novel in her latest series, Under the Texas Stars. I've never really been partial to reading Westerns, but the aspect of a Christian romance did pique my interest. It was ... Book Review: Blue Moon Promise

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5 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 1/17 Lily Waynes wrote:   Then Sings My Soul 3 is the latest addition to a wonderful series by Robert Morgan. Then Sings My Soul is an amazing collection of books that explore the meanings and stories behind the hymns of faith that still prevail today. Getting to know the events behind these songs truly add to ... Book Review: Then Sings My Soul 3 by Robert Morgan

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5 Stars

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Surprised by Laughter

Surprised by Laughter

On 1/15 Lily Waynes wrote: The name C.S. Lewis brings back fond childhood memories of The Chronicles of Narnia. Of a magical land which could be reached through a wardrobe, of talking animals and wicked witches. So I was overjoyed to receive the book,  Surprised By Laughter: The Comic Word of C.S. Lewis by ... Book Review: Surprised By Laughter - The Comic Word of C.S. Lewis

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4 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 12/29 Lily Waynes wrote: I Am Second is a powerful collection of personal stories, showcasing people from all walks of life. Whether they are major league baseball players, multi-platinum rockers, or soldiers fighting for our country, in I Am Second they bare their souls and speak freely about some of the most challenging obstacles ... Book Review: I Am Second

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5 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 12/20 Lily Waynes wrote:   I'm embarrassed to admit that before reading this biography, I had little to no knowledge on who William Tyndale really was. Maybe the name did sound vaguely familiar, and I was able to at least link it to the Church, but other than that, nothing. And so after reading ... Book Review: Tyndale

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5 Stars

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This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

On 12/19 Lily Waynes wrote: On a grey winter day like today, it's a book like this that warms the heart. Today I came home to lovely surprise in the mail; a copy of This Thing of Ours by Cammy Franzese courtesy of Booksneeze. The first couple chapters tell like a Cinderella story. Girl meets boy, they fall in love, they get married. ... Book Review: This Thing of Ours

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4 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 12/10 Lily Waynes wrote:   As a first time reader of Stephen Arterburn, I was pleasantly surprised at his latest work, "The Encounter. It tells the story of a wealthy businessman, who in a spur of middle age self discovery, is urged by his pastor to discover more about his past. He travels to Alaska to find out more about ... Book Review: The Encounter

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/4 Lily Waynes wrote: "Outlive Your Life" is a mission statement from Max Lucado to the masses. Through his inspirational writing, he calls for us to be compassionate and selfless, caring and empathetic, to be an active agent of change. He tells us that God gave us our lives so that we could treasure it and ... Book Review: Outlive Your Life

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 12/4 Lily Waynes wrote:    I recently had the pleasure of reading "The Grace of God" by Andy Stanley. For those who are not familiar with Andy Stanley, he is a well known pastor and motivational speaker.While I have never heard him in person,  after hearing a few podcasts of his sermons, it was apparent that ... Book Review: The Grace of God

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5 Stars

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God's Promises for Women of Faith

God's Promises for Women of Faith

On 10/5 Lily Waynes wrote: Just got this cute lil' book through the mail today! First I must say that I love the cover! It's fun, quirky and cute, with a little ribbon on the side! :)Inside was a really nicely organized set of psalms and prayers, perfect for bedside reading...What more can I say? I really is an essential for the ... God's Promises for Women of Faith Review

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5 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 9/19 Lily Waynes wrote: In this book Star Parker gives us a whole new perspective, on so many things. From poverty to the welfare system to the the definition of a person's true independence. Written in an extremely passionate voice, not only does she explore others stories, she also tells of her own plight, adding a heart-heartbreakingly ... Review of Uncle Sam's Plantation

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5 Stars

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The Skin Map

The Skin Map

On 8/31 Lily Waynes wrote: In "The Skin Map", Stephen Lawhead has artfully woven a tale of fantasy, adventure, suspense and so much more. A very satisfying read! The main character is Kit Livingstone, the average joe, living a dreary life from every aspect, even his girlfriend is dull! His life is thrown into overdrive when ... Book Review: The Skin Map

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5 Stars

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Let's Do Lunch

Let's Do Lunch

On 8/11 Lily Waynes wrote: Now diet books may seem like a quick fad... but "Let's Do Lunch" is much more than that. It implies not a diet but a lifestyle change. It s also the amazing story of Roger Troy Wilson’s journey to lose weight in a healthy, easy way. The strategies he used sounded really plausible and true. From advising ... Review of Let's Do Lunch

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5 Stars

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Lead Like Ike

Lead Like Ike

On 7/30 Lily Waynes wrote: Determine Your Mission, Plan for Success, Stay Focused, Prioritize Plan to Implement Communicate, Motivate Your People, Manage Your People,Avoid Project Creep,and Be Honest. Those were the for rules gleaned from Dwight D. Eisenhower story of D-Day. In this book Loftus retells the story of Eisenhower ... Lead Like Ike: Book Review

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4 Stars

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Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

On 7/7 Lily Waynes wrote: Never Let You Go was a very interesting book. I have started not reading what the book is about right before I read it so I can go into it with a vague idea, but not an overall idea. I would have read a synopsis when agreeing to review, but sometimes several weeks pass and I don't quite remember what ... never let you go

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5 Stars

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham

On 6/8 Lily Waynes wrote: I was given the opportunity to review "Billy Graham: His Life and Influence" generously provided to me by Book sneeze. Written by David Aikman, former Time correspondent, who does an amazing job of going into and retelling Billy Graham's fascinating story. Here's brief blurb found at the back of the ... Billy Graham: His Life and Influence ~~BOOK REVIEW

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4 Stars

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A Summer Secret

A Summer Secret

On 5/18 Lily Waynes wrote: "A Summer Secret" was a novel written by Kathleen Fuller that I recently had the opportunity to review. It was about a young Amish girl named Mary Beth who wanting to escape from her dreary life of seemingly never-ending chores. To do this she hides out to an abandoned old farm and passes her time by ... Book Review: A Summer Secret

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4 Stars

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