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Blessed Child

Blessed Child

On 9/12 Tracy wrote: In his latest series we're beginning with the book Blessed Child, where we're introduced to the character of Caleb. Caleb has lived in a monastery since he can remember, and until an invasion had never stepped out of it. A relief worker and a nurse are tasked with the job of getting him safely out of ... Wonderful

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The Mercy Prayer

The Mercy Prayer

On 8/1 Tracy wrote: I think our culture in general forgets that God desires to give mercy to His children. That He desires to give good gifts to them, we're surrounded by such loud (and wrong) voices out there that scream about God's hate, its nice to be reminded of His love. Gelinas did a great job of conveying the message ... wonderful

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NIV Leadership Bible

NIV Leadership Bible

On 7/18 Tracy wrote: I really liked this Bible, I found the layout very easy to follow, the devotionals while focused on the idea of Godly leadership, were also beneficial and relevant to me, an average Christian. I think the only complaint I would have about it, is that I wish the devotionals were referenced somewhere, ... A Wonderful tool!

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5 Stars

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Joni and Ken

Joni and Ken

On 6/12 Tracy wrote: I have long admired Joni in her attitude and the way she faces overwhelming obstacles, so when this book came up for review I was happy to request it! Although Joni and Ken are facing much different and more difficult circumstance than most, there was so much I learned from them. And not just for the ... Fantastic!

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5 Stars

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A Hero's Throne

A Hero's Throne

On 4/9 Tracy wrote: This is the second book of Ross Lawhead's in The Ancient earth trilogy, I had read "The realms There under" and enjoyed it immensely, so I had some very high expectations for this book! One of the issues I had with the first book, which did happen quite a bit more frequently in Lawhead's second book, ... A hero's throne

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3 Stars

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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 1/28 Tracy wrote: I have to say, I wasn't a 100% impressed with this book, I was really prepared to like this, and lean alot from this couple. However I found that most advice was a lot of common sense, or advice seen on a lot of the debt-help shows. Plus, as a Canadian, I didn't feel like a lot of what was suggested ... It was okay

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3 Stars

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 1/28 Tracy wrote: I am a huge fan of Amish fiction, I love reading about and learning about the simple life they lead and their strong reliance on God. Also I was beyond excited to see that there were 45 different recipes in the back of this book!! The only thing I love more than reading about the Amish, is learning to ... Wonderful

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5 Stars

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The Fantasy Fallacy

The Fantasy Fallacy

On 11/21 Tracy wrote: I received "The fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the deeper meaning behind sexual thoughts" from Booksneeze for review. When I read that it was a book about why women are going crazy for the 50 shades, and the deeper meanings behind it, I thought that it would be a worthwhile ministry read. I was very impressed ... The Fantasy Fallacy

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5 Stars

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The River

The River

On 9/19 Tracy wrote: This is the first time I've read a book by Michael Neale, but from the look of the book and what I had been hearing about it, I was pretty excited to get my copy in the mail! I have to say that the book more than met expectations, the writing style was easy to read/follow! I appreciate books that can ... Excellent!

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5 Stars

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 6/1 Tracy wrote: I love Amish books, so this one was a no brainer for me, of course I was going to sign up to review it! This book was actually quite different from the other types of Amish books I've read, while it had the same "Plain" life style portrayed it also showed a much strong view of the Spiritual world. I ... Great book!

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5 Stars

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 3/7 Tracy wrote: To be honest here, I was a bit disappointed with this book. By all means it was well written and a lot of what the author had to say was quite good advice. But I had hoped that the book would be a little deeper than it was, and that it would have been willing to go into the more serious/addictive sins. ... Our Favorite Sins

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3 Stars

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Sweeter Than Birdsong

Sweeter Than Birdsong

On 2/8 Tracy wrote: I love historical novels, especially when they are based on a real life person (like Ben Hanby) so I was beyond excited to read this book! This is my first time reading a book by Rosslyn Elliott, and I will definitely be seeking out any future books of hers, this book was so good!The story ... Sweeter than Birdsong

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5 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/4 Tracy wrote: Generally I don't enjoy marriage books, I find them to mostly skirt around the important questions and instead give a few corny suggestions that sound like they're straight from your grandmother. However, I do very much like reading and hearing Mark Driscoll, I've enjoyed many of the articles he's written ... Real Marriage

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5 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 10/31 Tracy wrote: I love this Bible, it's become my "Go to" when I am doing my devotions now! I love the language of it, it's full of passion and excitement, but still sticks to what the original author was saying! I find this Bible has helped me gain a better perspective at times on what is being written about in certain ... The voice - New Testament

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 10/12 Tracy wrote: I love these type of books, Heartwarming stories that seem to bring out the best in people, and it's perfect for the Christmas season!The book focuses around Gretchen McCray and a young woman name Melissa, Gretchen moves into an apartment complex to be close to her elderly mother and meets her new neighbor ... The Christmas note

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No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

On 10/5 Tracy wrote: I love reading books by Max Lucado, he has some fantastic insight into the Scriptures and nature of God. I always come away feeling encouraged, empowered, and faith filled!This book was no exception and one of those books that I'll be picking up for friends and new converts at our church. It was such ... NO wonder they call Him Savior

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 9/21 Tracy wrote: I have to start out by saying, that I was rather unsure of this book at first. I found the first few chapters rather confusing and hard to follow. However once I picked up on the flow and layout of the book I was really able to enjoy it! By the end of the book I was absolutely in love with it and Cannot ... The Relms thereunder

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5 Stars

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 8/10 Tracy wrote: When I first saw this book, I loved the very idea of it. I think people today don't quite understand God's unending, unconditional love. And I have to say once I read the book, I loved it even more!We're taken on a 40 day journey by Dr. Crabb to experience and begin to understand the amazing love our ... God's love letters to you

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Plain Proposal

Plain Proposal

On 4/26 Tracy wrote: I absolutely love Beth Wiseman books, She is an amazing writer who really knows how to capture a story and present it in a way that makes the reader feel a part of it. Her book "Plain proposal" is no different, it's the story of Miriam Raber and her feelings for another individual within the Amish community. ... Plain Proposal

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/20 Tracy wrote: I generally enjoy all things Max Lucado he is my absolute favorite non fiction writer, so I was pretty excited to have a chance to review his newest book!There was a lot about this book that I really did like, I love that he's taken questions from real people and set answers to them. There were quite ... Max on life

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God's Promises Devotional Journal

God's Promises Devotional Journal

On 3/2 Tracy wrote: I really love this book/journal, I love that it gives us a devotional and allows us to 'respond' in a way afterwards. I also love the length of the devotionals, I find this journal to be a great way to start off my mornings! I tend to work early in the morning and don't have time for some of these devotional ... God's promises devotional journal

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Seek Me with All Your Heart

Seek Me with All Your Heart

On 2/23 Tracy wrote: I have to start off saying (like always, lol) How very much I love Amish fiction! Beth Wiseman is one of my very favorite authors in this genre (Her and Suzanne Fisher Woods are at the top of my list!!) her books are always thought provoking and heartfelt!This book in no way disappointed me, the main ... Seek me with all your heart

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The Mountains Bow Down

The Mountains Bow Down

On 2/16 Tracy wrote: I'm not usually a big suspense/homicide fiction fan, too many times they're pretty corny or just completely unrealistic. However, I do have to say that I quite enjoyed this novel! Even with it being the third book in the series (I haven't read the other two) I didn't feel like I was coming into it mid ... The Mountains bow down

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 1/17 Tracy wrote: I was quite surprised when I received this book in the mail from booksneeze, I had thought it would probably be a good book for my husband (Who is a pastor) to have in his library. However after looking into I've found that I'm now using it during my devotional times as well! Its a fantastic tool (for ... Nelsons Biblical Cyclopedic Index

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An Amish Love

An Amish Love

On 12/16 Tracy wrote: After reading one of the previous compilation Amish books (An Amish Christmas) I was beyond excited to see that they were putting together another one! I loved the first book, (its the book that got me hooked on Amish fiction!) so I had some very high expectations for this book! I have to say, they did ... Amish love

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A Time to Embrace

A Time to Embrace

On 12/1 Tracy wrote: I cannot say enough good things about Karen Kingsbury's books! I absolutely love reading all her books and am so excited to have a chance to review this one!Like many of her other Books Kingsbury brings her characters to life, giving them depth and giving enough detail on them that you begin feeling ... A time to Embrace

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/18 Tracy wrote: If you haven't read this book, you NEED to pick up a copy! I had heard quite a bit about the book from others, but was kind of still hesitant about reading it. Usually the books that I have read that involve parents speaking about their child's spirituality come across as very arrogant and self righteous. ... Heven Is for Real

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God's Promises for Women of Faith

God's Promises for Women of Faith

On 10/12 Tracy wrote: What an adorable book! When I received the book I instantly fell in love with the cover, it reminds me of a scrapbook, quite cute!I was more expecting a devotional booklet rather than a book full of scriptures. But honestly I think I like this way more than if it was a devotional. I love reading ... God's promises for women of faith

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4 Stars

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Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/14 Tracy wrote: I have to start off saying I am a Huge Ted Dekker fan, I love his books, they're full of just the right amount of suspense and a wee bit of 'horror' without going overboard. At first I wasn't liking this book as much as previous ones of  his, however the deeper I got into his story them more I started ... Immanuel's Veins

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5 Stars

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Love, Charleston

Love, Charleston

On 9/2 Tracy wrote: Honestly, I really didn't expect to like this book.  I don't know why I had the impression that It would be corny, but when i picked it up to read I settled myself in for a boring time. I'm so glad i was wrong! This turned out to be an amazing book! I had originally thought this would turn out to ... Love, Charleston

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Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime

On 8/11 Tracy wrote: This book centers around Lily westbrook and a secret that she's been keeping from not only her family but all their friends and acquaintances. Lily is a writer, not only that, but she also writes dime novels. Lily is torn between her love and writing and the benefits that this write enables her to do, ... Love on a Dime

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NCV Dad's Bible

NCV Dad's Bible

On 5/27 Tracy wrote: After receiving and loving the "Mom's Bible" from booksneeze I jumped at the chance to review the Dad's Bible. As the wife of a Pastor I knew that this would be a valuable resource for my husband in both the roll of Pastor and father.I love the insights found in this Bible (I've read through it on my ... Dad's Bible (New Contemporary Version)

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

On 5/11 Tracy wrote: I really enjoy reading books by Billy Graham, I find he tends to be quite straightforward and to the point, yet he does so in a way that you're left feeling informed not attacked. Normally I tend to stay away from these kind of books about end time prophecies, mostly because most authors really seem ... Storm warning

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 5/4 Tracy wrote: I love all things Max Lucado, the children's books, devotionals, even the small gift books. They're full of great insight and laid out in a simple enough way that it's easy to understand what he's trying to say. This book didn't disappoint me in the least bit, there was seriously something on each page ... You can be everything God wants you to be, Max Lucado

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Plain Paradise

Plain Paradise

On 3/30 Tracy wrote: I am quickly becoming an avid fan of Beth Wisman's books, I love the daughters of promise series (i've read two of the books now). Like usual Wisman draws the reader into the story with the very believeable and likeable characters, and takes us (the readers) on a journey with these characters that ... Plain paradise

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Combating the Commandment of Confusion

Combating the Commandment of Confusion

On 3/17 Tracy wrote: I was so excited when i saw this up for review on Thomas Nelson! My son absolutely LOVES Bibleman and has nearly every movie! We sat down this afternoon and watched the movie together, and enjoyed it so much! I love that the Bible man movies are packed full of scripture and Godly messages, and this movie ... Bibleman! Combating the Commandant of Confusion

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Read and Share: The Story of Easter

Read and Share: The Story of Easter

On 3/5 Tracy wrote: I loved the simplicty and straightforwardness (is that even a word? lol) of this book. As someone who works with children I was so excited to review this, and knew that the kids would love it too!The day we got it in the mail the children (I have a day home) I was watching all gathered around once they ... The story of Easter

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Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

On 2/5 Tracy wrote: I seriously LOVE this Bible, There are so many great things in there that I don't know quite where to start! lol.There are so many extras and features in this bible that really give it a huge boost in my opinion! From articles about questions kids ask (provides scripture based answers too!) to articles ... Mom's Bible: God's wisdom for mothers

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Plain Pursuit

Plain Pursuit

On 1/25 Tracy wrote: I am absolutely in love with reading the Amish series books right now, and Beth Wiseman is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors within this genre. I was so excited to see her book among the titles to review, I could hardly wait to get the book!!!Her book "Plain Pursuit" doesn't disappoint, it ... Plain Pursuit

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The Selfless Gene

The Selfless Gene

On 1/12 Tracy wrote: I was really curious when i saw the title of this book on Thomas Nelson last week. Darwin and Christianity are generally not all that compatible with each other, and I got to wondering how Charles Foster would attempt to bring them both together. I have to say after reading it, I have mixed feelings. ... The Selfless Gene

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3 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/1 Tracy wrote: What a surprisingly great book, I hadn't had really all that high of hopes for this book. I hadn't read any previous books by the authors and really didn't know what the book would be like. I have to say i was pleasently surprised,  both Evans and Hauck provided an exceptionally well written and ... The Sweet By and by

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The Lightkeeper's Daughter

The Lightkeeper's Daughter

On 1/1 Tracy wrote: I just finished reading this book and it was Fantastic! Basically (but without giving the ending away) the book is about the lead character Addie who discovers she is not the person she grew up thinking she was. In her search to find out who she truly is, she encounters many dangerous situations.I really ... The Lightkeeper's Daughter

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An Amish Christmas

An Amish Christmas

On 11/30 Tracy wrote: I got this book on Friday and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! I had prepared myself for a pretty tame and slow moving novel, but this book is anything but! I love  that each 'book' within the book focuses on a different Character, but is still connected to the other books. The books basically ... An Amish Christmas

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Healing Sands

Healing Sands

On 11/27 Tracy wrote: In the book "Healing sands" by Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn  we are introduced to Ryan Coe a photojournalist who's job has now turned into a mundane work of shooting minor stories. That is until she's at a crime scene getting ready to shoot some photo's and see's her son right in the middle of ... Healing Sands

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 11/13 Tracy wrote: I was a little disappointed with this book,  when i requested it I imagined it would give me a bit of historic background, look at the practices. And while it does give  one, i was really hoping it would go deeper. Plus It was a fair bit more difficult to understand than i thought it would ... The Liturgical year

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1 Stars

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The Tallest of Smalls

The Tallest of Smalls

On 10/23 Tracy wrote: Max Lucado's children's book "the tallest of smalls" is a parable from his book "Fearless". I think this is a fantastic book for children, I read it to my little guys here and they absolutely LOVED it. It was simple enough for them to follow without too much trouble, but still kept their attention. They ... The tallest of smalls

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Green

Green

On 10/6 Tracy wrote: When i first started reading this book by Dekker i was really weary on actually being able to follow the story without having read the rest of the series. And i have to say for the first couple of chapters it was a bit difficult to understand some of what was going on. But by the time i got past them ... Green

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/6 Tracy wrote: It took a bit but i did get through find your strongest life, and it might be because i don't generally read these types of books but i found it difficult to really get into. The author did present some great idea's though that already i've tried hard to implement into my life. I also like the amount ... Find Your Strongest Life

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3 Stars

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Lonestar Secrets

Lonestar Secrets

On 9/14 Tracy wrote: Lonestar secrets revolves around the life of Shannon Astor, the towns newest vet. Shannon grew up in the small south-west Texas town as an outcast. With parents who were more interested in hunting for treasure than raising a child, and an uncle who couldn't be bothered. As Shannon returns to her hometown ... Lonestar Secrets

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Tracy wrote: Max Lucado once again has written an Amazing book! To me this book is reminiscent of his previous book "facing your giants". By that i mean that this is one of those books that is a Life Changer. I can honestly say once you pick this book up, you will never look at life the same again! Lucado deals with ... Fearless

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 8/25 Tracy wrote: I absolutely LOVE this Bible, it has saved me Countless hours of searching online to find the kind of information included in this book! I love how The Expanded Bible give the alternate/deeper meanings to some of the words used in the Scripture. Its become an invaluable part of my personal Bible studies ... The Expanded Bible

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Faces in the Fire

Faces in the Fire

On 8/13 Tracy wrote: T.L. Hines has done it yet again! He has such a way with his writing that just seems to captivate his audience until the very last page! When i saw Hine's newst book i just had to grab it. I had read "The Unseen" and enjoyed it immensely so i have high hopes for this book as well! I wasn't disappointed ... Faces in the Fire

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Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling

On 7/29 Tracy wrote: Sarah Young, a missionary wrote a book that focuses on listening to what Jesus was saying to her and wrote down what he was calling her to say. The words shared by Sarah (given to her from Jesus) are insightful and heartwarming. THe book offers insights to the truths of Jesus and his grace, mercy and ... Jesus Calling

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4 Stars

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God's Little Princess Devotional Bible

God's Little Princess Devotional Bible

On 6/23 Tracy wrote: God's little princess devotional Bible is such an adorable book, from the sparkly jewel encrusted cover to the fantastic applications and devotions inside. Not only does it give some great easy to understand ways to apply God's word to your life (or a childs life, lol) but its paired with some charming ... fantastic!

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100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs

100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs

On 6/8 Tracy wrote: 100 Bible stories, 100 Bible songs is a must read for any parent wanting to get their child interested in the Bible! With the simple yet truthful way the Bible stories are presented to the absolutely amazing illustrations this is sure to captivate any reader! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE how not only does Elkin ... Amazing!

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Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

On 5/25 Tracy wrote: This book so impressed me with its easy to read style, plus it was very thourough about describing each religion, including a guide to the key points of each religion. I found the book very well written and easy to get through! I would definately recommend this to anyone wanting an easy and quick guide ... Guide to religions

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4 Stars

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In the Footsteps of Paul

In the Footsteps of Paul

On 5/5 Tracy wrote: I had the opportunity to review this book and what a fantastic and inspiring book! The book is full of pictures of places where Paul was known to have visited, or may have used certain roads to travel. The photographer took some amazing photo's (there were times where you could almost picture Paul walking ... In the Footsteps of Paul

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4 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 3/16 Tracy wrote: I had some great expectations for this book as well as some misgivings as well, i was pleasently surprised by the authors knowledge of Scripture and the application of it. I did find that there were quite a few things in the book that i didn't agree with, i am a big Osteen fan, and didn't really think ... Christianity In Crisis

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Kiss

Kiss

On 2/14 Tracy wrote: Basically its a story about a young woman who was involved in a horrific car accident that resulted in the brain damage of her younger brother. With no memory of the accident nor six months of the past, the main character Shauna sets out to discover everything that she has forgotten. In the course of ... amazing

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For The Tough Times

For The Tough Times

On 1/12 Tracy wrote: Lucado again delivers a fantastic and insightful book with "For these tough times". The book is well written and easy to read/understand, irregardless of what place you are in your Christian walk. Lucado gets right to the heart of what many Christians are dealing with in facing the hard times of our ... Great book!

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The Unseen

The Unseen

On 12/12 Tracy wrote: Ok, so I stayed up till the wee hours of the morning reading since i couldn't put this book down, and finally finished it today. Weird book, but in a really good way. lol. It had a lot of twists and turns in it that i didn't expect plus it had a really good flow to it. The main Character (Lucas) is ... The Unseen part 2

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