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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 1/13 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: Red Letter Revolution is a conversation between Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo on current, important social and theological issues, and attempt to form their conversation around the core stated in the subtitle: What if Jesus Really Meant What he Said? The issues they talk about range from hell to ... Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

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3 Stars

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Neighbors and Wise Men

Neighbors and Wise Men

On 1/13 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: Neighbors and Wise Men by Tony Kriz (a.k.a. Tony the Beat Poet from Blue Like Jazz) is something of an anomaly to me. I’m not quite sure what to make of it. It’s essentially a biographical sketch, laying out the struggles and doubts he went through that challenged his faith, and the unexpected (to ... Book Review: Neighbors and Wise Men

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3 Stars

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You Be Sweet

You Be Sweet

On 8/21 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: It’s hard for me to pass up a cookbook. It’s even harder to pass one up when there are awesome pictures to go with the enticing recipes. Plus, I don’t think we had one that’s devoted to desserts. The opportunity came along to take a look at You Be Sweet: Sharing Your Heart One Down-Home Dessert ... Book Review: You Be Sweet (cookbook)

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3 Stars

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The Searchers

The Searchers

On 8/1 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: When I see the following available for a book review, color me intrigued: 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 ... Book Review: The Searchers

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2 Stars

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 5/11 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking is a great looking cookbook. While the version I have is digital, I think I would think about getting the hardcover. The pages do a great job supporting the feel of the text. The photos are pristine and enticing. The recipes are different than what I’d find in our other ... Book Review: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

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4 Stars

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Simply Grilling

Simply Grilling

On 3/28 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: What better book to get a hold of as the warm weather approaches and the grilling season truly begins (here in Bakersfield, grilling season runs about 11 months)? Simply Grilling from Jennifer Chandler is a wonderful addition to our grilling sessions. There are 105 recipes, though not all of them are ... Book Review: Simply Grilling

Eddie's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 3/21 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: I picked up this text hoping it would present a good case. I don’t like to read only sources and pieces that obviously support what I already believe. I appreciate folks who listen to “the other side” and engage with them. But what I found in Dr. Richard Lee’s The Coming Revolution was an incredibly ... Book Review: The Coming Revolution

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1 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 3/5 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: Earl Henslin’s This is Your Brain in Love is essentially a relationship, marriage help book that takes a little different angle of approach when it comes to being the best you can be in a relationship. My wife and I have gone through all sorts of love/marriage/relationship/communication/etc. books ... Book Review: This is Your Brain in Love

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2 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 1/6 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: Robert Morgan’s On This Day in Christian History is a daily devotional using significant and influential people and events throughout Christian history to not only help you remember your heritage, but to spark some interest in the reader to learn a bit more. For example, on this day (6 January) is the story of Charles ... Book Review: On This Day in Christian History

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3 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/20 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: The Grace of God is my first read of the oft heralded Andy Stanley. The book covers Scriptural examples of God’s grace, from the very beginning (i.e. Creation) on through the rest of the Biblical text. Not all instances, but the highlights. Each chapter brings up a new instance. They are presented to remind the ... Book review: The Grace of God

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3 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: The book I’m touching on here is Shannon O’Dell’s Transforming Church in Rural America: Breaking All the Rurals. Focusing on rural churches, O’Dell emphasized the struggles going on in rural Christianity, with churches being older, more so stuck in their old traditions, not impacting ... Book review: Transforming Church in Rural America

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3 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 10/10 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: Chris Seay’s The Gospel According to Jesus: A Faith that Restores All Things attempts to refocus Christians to a proper understanding of the Gospel message. Centering his discussion around a reported misunderstanding of the terms righteousness and justification by the majority of Christians (at ... Book review: The Gospel According to Jesus

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2 Stars

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Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

On 9/29 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: We’ve had Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: A 365 Day Journaling Devotional for some time and it has been great. My wife would even read it to the kids much of the time. When we saw the devotional coming out for children, we had to jump on that. Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids is not ... Book review: Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

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5 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/21 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: The Least Among You was inspired by the story of Richard Kelly shortly after the Watts riots in the 60′s. Kelly, as part of his probation, entered an all white seminary and was quickly thrust into the activity of change and integration. While there is a great story underneath, the movie never brought it out. ... DVD review: The Least Among You

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1 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 9/8 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: Max Lucado’s One Hand, Two Hands engages tiny children, say, up to age 4 or 5. The children will be counting their fingers, clapping their hands, squeezing, flopping, waving, and all sorts of fun activities for those youngsters. We read this to our kids and they like to actively follow along. But the kicker for ... Book Review: One Hand, Two Hands

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3 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/8 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: This is going to be an odd book review, and I don’t care. That sort of honestly and freedom isn’t necessarily what this book is talking about, but, in a way, it’s close. The book is called Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art On Fear, Confession, and Grace. Anne Jackson got the spark for ... Book review: “Permission to Speak Freely”

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World welcomes youngsters to consider themselves special, to see that what we do matters, and what we do makes a difference. By jumping into the lives of four historic men—who are not necessarily the same old, run of the mill, always picked, everyone knows about them, historical figures (Norman Borlaug, ... Book review: “The Boy Who Changed the World”

Eddie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Saint Francis

Saint Francis

On 8/7 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: “Saint Francis,” by Robert West, is another biography in the Christian Encounters series, and one of the latest attempts to animate the life of the beloved medieval mystic and saint. West tried to bring out the world of Assisi for the reader, the medieval context that surrounded Francis throughout his life and, by the way ... Book review: Saint Francis by Robert West

Eddie's Rating:

2 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 7/13 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: In The Jesus You Can’t Ignore: What You Must Learn From the Bold Confrontations of Christ, John MacArthur attempted to argue that Jesus was not strictly “a meek, perpetually friendly, sentimental messiah reaching out to other religious leaders and engaging in scholarly dialogue with them instead ... Ignore “The Jesus You Can’t Ignore”: a book review

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2 Stars

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A Guy's Guide to Life

A Guy's Guide to Life

On 6/23 Eddie Gonzalez wrote: A Guy’s Guide to Life: How to become a man in 224 pages or less by Jason Boyett is an attempt to help guide teenage boys along the path to manhood. The text is broken into a look at the mind, body, and soul. Presented in a flowing, humerus, vulgar (as in the common people’s language) way, the book ... Reviewed “A Guy’s Guide to Life” by Jason Boyett

Eddie's Rating:

3 Stars

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