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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 2/18 beautifulmanda wrote: Leonard Sweet turns the world of discipleship and ministry upside-down in his book, I Am a Follower. His premise is that grasping for leadership is contrary to the heart of God. Jesus didn't call any of us to be leaders. He called each and every one of us to be followers - His followers. Using the ... Leonard Sweet: I Am a Follower

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5 Stars

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Fresh-Brewed Life

Fresh-Brewed Life

On 12/6 beautifulmanda wrote: I admit it. I love all things coffee and I certainly can’t get my day going without a cup. Or three. So when I saw the title of Nicole Johnson’s book, Fresh-Brewed Life, I was hooked. In her book, Nicole calls us to wake up from our hum-drum, dazed, and sleepy approach to life. She encourages ... Drink it up!

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4 Stars

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Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life

On 8/9 beautifulmanda wrote: Cure for the Common Life, by Max Lucado, is a blessing to the believer who is seeking God’s purpose for their life. It is hope for the person who feels less than special, unnecessary, and unneeded. It is encouragement for the soul who has become weary in their Christian walk. Max’s view is that ... Cure for the Common Life, by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 6/16 beautifulmanda wrote: I have to admit it; I probably wouldn't have picked up Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker, if I had seen it in a bookstore. But as the book so often states, "The best things in life are free." My free copy of the book, provided generously by Thomas Nelson for review, is no different. It's nuggets ... A Refreshing Change of Financial Pace.

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 beautifulmanda wrote: Max Lucado has a knack....an amazing, eloquent talent for making you feel so good about feeling so bad. Max has an amazing way of revealing our brokenness, our sin, and our worthlessness, and busting through it all with the inspirational, uplifting, forgiving hope that only comes from Jesus Christ. ... Max on Life

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5 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 3/21 beautifulmanda wrote: Then Sings My Soul is a collection of one hundred and fifty hymn stories, compiled and written by Robert J. Morgan in a beautiful paperback gift edition with parchment pages. Each hymn story is comprised of the lyrics, music in hymn format, and the history surrounding that hymn. This book takes you ... Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan

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5 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/22 beautifulmanda wrote: Really Woolly Bible Stories by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, is a collection of select Bible stories set in light-hearted, rhythmic rhyme. The illustrations, by Julie Sawyer Phillips, are warm and fuzzy interpretations of the Bible stories, set along side adorable pictures of a Really Woolly style lamb, bunny, ... Warm and Fuzzy!

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/29 beautifulmanda wrote: I fully expected that Max Lucado’s latest book, Outlive Your Life, would completely change mine. I eagerly opened the book, looking for something within its pages to crumble my complacency and fulfill my long-lost longings to make this world a better place. I desperately wanted something to quell ... Outlive Your Life

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5 Stars

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 9/20 beautifulmanda wrote: In a time of economic struggles, our emotions and our stress about money run high. Whether you are a financial guru or a budding budgeter, “Your Money God’s Way” by Amie Streater will help you understand the seven money myths that keep you from being where you want to be financially. Using concrete ... Your Money God's Way, by Amie Streater

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5 Stars

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One Hand, Two Hands

One Hand, Two Hands

On 9/1 beautifulmanda wrote: One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado is a lovable children’s book about serving others. It shows children and adults alike, through lyrical rhymes and joy-filled illustrations by Gaby Hansen, some good clean fun and some wonderful acts of service that we can do with our own two hands and our ten fingers. ... One Hand, Two Hands

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5 Stars

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