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The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

On 7/31 smh1180 wrote: I found The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen to be a great read. We all need reminder of the true meaning of forgiveness. After finding out that her husband has cheated on her, Ivy goes through the movements and process of learning to forgive and move forward. I story line moved along nicely and the characters ... Great Read

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Reclaiming Love

Reclaiming Love

On 6/4 smh1180 wrote: I enjoyed this book which is based on 1 Corinthians 13. Any Christian wanting to expand on their knowledge of biblical love. While not really written as a daily devotional, I feel that it can be used as one. I recently passed the book along to another friend and she enjoyed it as much as I did. The book ... Great Study Guide

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Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting

On 4/17 smh1180 wrote: I would definitely recommend this book to family and friends looking for practical application and understanding with parenting. As a mother of a teen, this book has been a great eye opener for me. I will say though that if you are looking for a light hearted read this is not your book. The author goes ... Great Parenting Advice

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/12 smh1180 wrote: had the opportunity to read and review the devotional book, Unglued. While I am impressed with the devotional itself, I must admit that I have not read the original book. This devotional is a 60 day read that helps its audience to focus and improve on their emotional being. Each days readings are about ... Great Women's Devotional

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The Reason

The Reason

On 1/29 smh1180 wrote: Who doesn’t love a good book? The Reason by William Sirls is what I consider a perfect read. Being a big believer in God and the assumption that all things happen for a reason, this book was a great read. It is an uplifting novel full of hope which we can all use more of every now and then. The story ... Fantastic

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4 Stars

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 1/29 smh1180 wrote: Most of us who have been in the adult world for several years or more, have already heard of and probably read The Purpose Drive Life by Rick Warren. If you have not personally read it then I bet you know someone who has. This book was quite the best seller for some time and for good reason. We all ... Fantastic

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 11/9 smh1180 wrote: I must say I am a big fan of Amish fiction. It's my favorite go to happy read. With Christmas just around the corner, I can't help but love this very type of book. It consists of three Amish novellas. While I do prefer Amish series, this is a nice change during the holiday season. Christmas is always ... Just What I Needed

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Grace

Grace

On 10/8 smh1180 wrote: This book is exactly what one would expect when reading Max Lucado. Its a great book to leave on your nightstand and read a chapter a night. For the most of us, we think we know grace. We hear the word all the time. But what exactly is grace in the form of Jesus. Grab this book, sit back and enjoy! This ... Great Read

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4 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 9/9 smh1180 wrote: This is a great book written by John MacArthur. The 12 characters discussed in this book are Enoch, Joseph, Miriam, Gideon and Samson, Jonathan, Jonah, Esther, John the Baptist, James, Mark and Onesimus. With the expection of two chapters, each chapter covers its own character. These heroes were everyday ... Just as expected!

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 8/16 smh1180 wrote: Great book! Need direction? Guidance? Just curious as to whether you are on the right track and doing what you are meant to do? Grab this book and kick back. Phil Cooke has a great book and anyone with these questions will make good use of reading this book. Maybe you just want to reexamine the road ... One Big Thing

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 7/16 smh1180 wrote: What an eye opening book! This book explains so much that is not really seen with an open eye. Take an in depth journey as to why and how society is shaping our kids. Being the parent of a teen, I felt that this book gave me a lot of tips on how to better parent a teen in today’s world. It’s not ... Eye Opening

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He Chose the Nails

He Chose the Nails

On 6/12 smh1180 wrote: In this release, by Max Lucado, readers are reminded of exactly what God did for us. It correlates with that day on the cross and the sacrifices that were made. Written in a very relaxed and easy to read style the author allows its reader to really focus on what was done so that each of us could have ... Great Read

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 4/4 smh1180 wrote: Great little book, in my opinion. Nothing makes me happier than picking up a book and it being exactly what I expected it to be. Broken into five sections, this book is similar to that of the title. Its a simple, easy read but about simply living life as it is meant to be lived. If you are looking for ... Simply Happy

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 3/26 smh1180 wrote: Constantly Craving by Marilyn Meberg was lacking the wow factor. Perhaps, I just thought I would get more out of this book then I really did. Each chapter discussed various cravings followed by personal stories, so to speak. While we can all use some help to tame our constant cravings, I do not feel ... Still Craving...

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2 Stars

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From Blah to Awe

From Blah to Awe

On 2/4 smh1180 wrote: wanted to have really great things to say about this book. I did not feel that this book was a smooth read as it jumped around and did not flow well for me or my daughter. While I do believe that most teenage girls can definitely benefit from this book, I do not feel that it is a book that I really recommend. ... Just Okay

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3 Stars

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 1/17 smh1180 wrote: I love all of John MacArthur’s books and this one is no exception. Created to be a devotional book, MacArthur breaks each month into a different topic. Scripture is quoted and then discussed in each of these daily devotions. At the end of each page is a question for the reader to then think in more ... The Perfect Devotional

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Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, NKJV

Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, NKJV

On 12/21 smh1180 wrote: This is my go-to Bible! If you have not read the book Jesus Calling then just grab this Bible and call it a day. The two really do go together very well in this NKJV Devotional Bible. Throughout the Bible, you will find 260 prayers on a wide selection of topics. These prayers are placed right in the ... Absolutely Perfect

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 12/19 smh1180 wrote: This fall, I went to the Denver Women of Faith Conference and got see listen to Patsy Clairmont speak. She was my absolutely favorite!!! This book of hers was a great addition to my library. This is a great book for anyone needing some encouragement during a difficult time. We all have hard times and ... Beautiful Mosaic

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/4 smh1180 wrote: Smitten is a small logging town down on its luck. The town pulls together to try a different approach to getting their towns name on the map. Smitten= a romantic escape. The book is broken into four stories though each continues where the previous one left off. Each story is from a different woman’s ... Smitten

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/21 smh1180 wrote: The Lucado Inspirational Reader by Max Lucado is the perfect gift book. With Christmas just around the corner, this book will make a great present for someone special. While smaller in size similar to that of a gift book this book is packed with over 400 pages of inspiration. All of the material has ... A Wonderful Gift Idea

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 11/10 smh1180 wrote: Three Cups: A Lesson in Life and Money for Children is an amazing book. I almost passed it up but after reading so many positive reviews, I decided to check it out. I have absolutely no regrets. My son read this to me the other night as part of his homework assignment and he loved it. Now, he is asking ... Just What I Was Looking For

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When God Whispers Your Name

When God Whispers Your Name

On 10/7 smh1180 wrote: A few weeks ago, I received Max Lucado’s book When God Whispers Your Name, Discovering the Path to Hope in Knowing That God Cares For You. It’s roughly 235 pages (there are ads on the last few pages) and came to me in paperback. This book is not considered a devotional but it does consist of 28 short ... When God Whispers

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 9/24 smh1180 wrote: The other day I received The Love & Respect Experience: A Husband-Friendly Devotional that Wives Truly Love by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. I love the look and feel of this book in my hands. The book is divided into 52 chapters and the author intends for couples to read through a chapter a week. Each chapter ... Just Okay

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3 Stars

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 9/16 smh1180 wrote: This book was just okay. Thinking this was more of a devotional book, I snagged it. However, this is a chapter book but more of a story from the author’s view. The author seems to create this image that God is our parent. He reflects on his family life and how small little moments that he remembers ... Good Enough

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Fresh-Brewed Life

Fresh-Brewed Life

On 9/5 smh1180 wrote: A Fresh Brewed Life is perfect for those of us who are addicted to coffee. This book has ten chapters to give you that fresh jump on your spiritual life just the way coffee does for our daily life. Reading these chapters will help you to feel refreshed and ready to move forward. Each chapter included ... Wake Up Time

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 8/29 smh1180 wrote: I am so glad to have received a copy of this book. It is laid out similar to a devotional type book, two pages per day for 100 days. At the end of each day there is a Today’s Prayer which tells you what to pray for and then a little section for you to write your thoughts. So many of us are redundant ... Fabulous Book

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Take Action Bible, NKJV

Take Action Bible, NKJV

On 8/22 smh1180 wrote: This Bible includes *48 full-color pages *15 real-life stories show how to take action with God’s Word *52 Take Action ideas *Personal Take Action note pages *New King James Version® (NKJV) UltraSlim Bible text *Translation and text notes *Words of Jesus in red *Concordance *Bible reading ... The Take Action Bible

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 8/22 smh1180 wrote: I just love Max Lucado. Reading his books are enjoyable and easy. His topics are always relevant and almost anyone can gain something from each of them. Lucado has bucket loads of books that he has written on many topics. The nice thing about this one is that he goes through and answers questions on ... Years of Knowledge

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God's Wisdom for Mothers

God's Wisdom for Mothers

On 4/6 smh1180 wrote: I just recently spent time going through the book Gods Wisdom for Mothers. Its a small gift type book that can easily be stuck inside a diaper bag or purse. If you are having a busy day, then you quickly pull it out to read a verse or two, take a breath and regroup. There is a table of content in the ... Great for Mothers Day Gifts

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4 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 2/3 smh1180 wrote: This one has a permanent spot on my bookshelf. I like the idea and layout with this devotional. It is set as a 365 day book. Each day's reading is only one page which I love. However, this book also includes a Contents section in the front that categorizes all of the devotionals by topics. They are broken ... A great Devotional For Beginners

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3 Stars

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"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 10/21 smh1180 wrote: I was sent a copy of this updated edition from Thomas Nelson through the Booksneeze program. Upon arrival, I handed it over to my son who was exstatic about his new bible. The artwork is absolutely beautiful. I was expecting the art to look great but it is captivating. There are close to 30 pages of ... Great Bible for Early Readers

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5 Stars

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Love and Respect for a Lifetime

Love and Respect for a Lifetime

On 9/23 smh1180 wrote: I just finished reading Love and Respect for a Lifetime by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. I thought I was getting a new version of the book Love and Respect. Upon receiving, I realized that this is actually a gift book. I would have most likely never picked it up and thumbed through it had I passed it on a shelf. ... Easy Read

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Faithful

Faithful

On 9/14 smh1180 wrote: Kim Cash Tate did an excellent job with this book. Before reading it, I had never heard of her. I will say that the book started off rather slowly for the first few chapters. However, once things pick up the book just pulls you in and it becomes hard to put down. Faithful follows the lives of several ... Touches the Hearts of Women!

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/14 smh1180 wrote: I was asked to review a copy of Max Lucado's latest book, Outlive Your Life. Boy am I glad that I had the opportunity. Its a great book to add to my collection. Lucado is well known in the Christian world of books. His topics are wide ranged and most make me feel great after reading them. I find them ... Loved It!!!

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 smh1180 wrote: I was asked to read The Butterfly Effect and write a review about it. This is a very short and quick to the point book.It may take more than one sitting to get through depending on the ages of your children. The point of the book is this...we are all important whether we think so or not. Our actions ... A Great Read

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3 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 smh1180 wrote: I was asked to read The Butterfly Effect and write a review about it. This is a very short and quick to the point book. Even a person with ADD could sit and read this in one sitting. The point of the book is this...we are all important whether we think so or not. Our actions today will not only effect ... Thought Pondering

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2 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Trade Paper)

On 8/18 smh1180 wrote: A Christian Must-Read!!!, August 18, 2010 By Twinziemom "twinziemom" This review is from: Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World (Hardcover) I was asked to read and review this book and I must say that I am so glad that I did. This is the perfect book for any Christian who fears ... A Christian Must-Read!!!

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The Edge of the Divine

The Edge of the Divine

On 7/22 smh1180 wrote: A Great Read, July 22, 2010 By Twinziemom "twinziemom" This review is from: The Edge of the Divine: Where Possibility Meets God's Faithfulness (Hardcover) The Edge of Divine by Sandy Patty was a great read in my eyes. Sandi is very down to earth and really opens up to the reader. ... A Great Read

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4 Stars

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A Time to Embrace

A Time to Embrace

On 7/10 smh1180 wrote: <iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=amus0a-20&amp;o=1&amp;p=8&amp;l=bpl&amp;asins=1595546898&amp;fc1=000000&amp;IS2=1&amp;lt1=_blank&amp;m=amazon&amp;lc1=0FE75D&amp;bc1=000000&amp;bg1=FFFFFF&amp;f=ifr" style="padding-top: 5px; width: 131px; height: ... A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury Review

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