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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

On 5/8 Tegan wrote: If you only read one book this year - read this book.In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, Nabeel Qureshi takes his readers on an extraordinary journey of faith through the eyes of a devout Muslim. Nabeel's story starts in his warm, loving and joyful childhood home ... Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi

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5 Stars

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Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley

On 1/18 Tegan wrote: Samantha loves books; she loves them so much that she uses them to hide when she's around other people. The problem with that defense mechanism is that she doesn't allow others to see who she really is, in turn pushing people, and their friendships, away. Then an opportunity arises to attend Medill School ... Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

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4 Stars

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 11/2 Tegan wrote: Mary Engelbreit's Peace on Earth is an enchanting and lovely collection of Christmas stories, songs and Mary's beautiful, magical artwork. Mary's art so timelessly captures the spirit of the season in this picture book, from the Nativity scene done in various renditions (love the children's re-enactment!) ... Peace on Earth by Mary Engelbreit

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5 Stars

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The Promise Box

The Promise Box

On 10/5 Tegan wrote: Lydia Wyse is a young woman who has run from her Amish roots and her Amish community to find an Englischlife in Seattle as a book editor. When her mother passes away, she returns to the small town of West Kootenai, Montana to comfort her father.  Upon arriving though, she is drawn back to Amish ... The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer

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4 Stars

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Anomaly

Anomaly

On 7/9 Tegan wrote: Thalli has known since she was a little girl that she is different than everyone else in her world; she feels things: loyalty, curiosity, longing, grief, friendship and most of all, intense passion in her music. Emotions have no place in this new world though, created by scientists after nuclear war ... Book Review: Anomaly by Krista McGee

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4 Stars

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The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

On 5/22 Tegan wrote: Being a new Mom isn't easy. And it doesn't get easier just because you're oldest is heading off to kindergarten - whether they're going to a public school, a private school or you're going to home school. In some ways, it might even get a little harder. Erin MacPherson's The Christian Mama's Guide to ... Book Review: The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

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4 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 4/12 Tegan wrote: If there was ever a book that I needed to read right now, in this moment and season of my life, it is this one. Lysa TerKeurst’s Unglued Devotional is poignant, witty, gut-wrenching and filled with the truth of the Word of God.  Using 60 short devotions, each based on a passage of Scripture, Lysa ... Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst

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5 Stars

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Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground

On 3/2 Tegan wrote:  Christians are guaranteed trials in this life, just like non-Christians. Fire, famine, floor, illness and persecution . . . Christians certainly are not immune to the pressures and troubles of this life. The difference is that we have a loving God to call on at any time in prayer who showers our ... Stumbling on Open Ground Book Review

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5 Stars

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Anger Workbook, The

Anger Workbook, The

On 1/18 Tegan wrote: The Anger Workbook by Les Carter and Frank MinirthWe all get angry – it’s part of the spectrum of human emotion that God has given us.  Even the Bible tells us that there is a healthy anger (Eph 4:26) and an unhealthy anger (Eph 4:31). It’s how we handle the anger that we have that is appropriate ... The Anger Workbook by Les Carter & Frank Minirth

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4 Stars

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Surprised by Laughter

Surprised by Laughter

On 9/29 Tegan wrote: When one hears the name “C.S. Lewis”, many thoughts might come to mind – humor, Christianity, satire, wit and more. Lewis is the author who penned The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters and more. But how many of his readers really know him? The man behind lion Aslan, the once atheist and ... Surprised by Laughter by Terry Lindvall Ph.D. - Book Review

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2 Stars

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This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

On 1/1 Tegan wrote: Married to the Mafia. Hmmm. And I thought my marriage went through some rough patches. Cammy Franzese tells her story of being married to a former mafia boss with grace and strength that is rarely seen.This Thing of Ours, by Cammy Franzese, is the story of her marriage to Michael Franzese, from the Colombo ... "This Thing of Ours" by Cammy Franzese

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4 Stars

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Pershing

Pershing

On 11/7 Tegan wrote: Most people have heard the expression that “If we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.” I have never seen this more true than in reading about General John J. Pershing in  Pershing, part of the Generals series, by John Perry. Pershing is a biography of General Pershing, who ... Book Review: Pershing by John Perry

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4 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 10/19 Tegan wrote: Conviction is not something that any person can make another person feel. True conviction is the work of the Holy Spirit. Ronnie Floyd’s book Our Last Great Hope is a book with the mark of the conviction of the Holy Spirit woven throughout. Floyd’s book is about Matthew 28:19-20: the Great Commission.  ... Our Last Great Hope by Ronnie Floyd

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4 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 9/4 Tegan wrote: When I picked up Surprised By Oxford by Carolyn Weber, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I was definitely pleasantly surprised. Weber’s book is a memoir of her journey to faith during her first year at Oxford in England.Weber walks her readers through her first year at Oxford, where she received ... Book Review - Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

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4 Stars

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Be the People

Be the People

On 7/27 Tegan wrote: Personally, I have often felt frustrated and even helpless about the political situation and its' direction in our country today. I vote, however I often feel that that is not enough to make my voice and my opinion heard. I occasionally write to my Senator or Representative, but I have never felt that ... Be the People by Carol M. Swain, PhD

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5 Stars

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It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

On 6/30 Tegan wrote:   It seems sometimes that our society and culture is saturated with the pervasive thought pattern that life is all about us. What about me? What’s in it for me? What’s that got to do with me? Will that make me happy? I deserve it.  I can be my own god. I can do what I want, nobody will ... Book Review - It's Not About Me by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Washington

Washington

On 6/3 Tegan wrote: Being a person with a love of history, I have found Paul Vickery’s book Washington: a Legacy of Leadership, in “The Generals” series, to be a very insightful historical read. Though I have learned of Washington and some his legacy in school, I must admit that I did not know very much about his ... Washington: A Legacy of Leadership by Paul Vickery

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4 Stars

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Galileo

Galileo

On 4/29 Tegan wrote: I have always found the relationship between science (natural science specifically) and religion to be intertwined – to study natural science is to study God’s Creation and explore it in wonder. A statement like that in today’s world is shocking to most people, and this was apparently also true ... Galileo by Mitch Stokes

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4 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 3/24 Tegan wrote: We have all read in the Bible that we are to keep the Sabbath holy. However, in today’s busy and often consumer driven world, it is hard to practice that commandment. At least for me it is. What is acceptable to do on the Sabbath (can we buy gas or eat at a restaurant?), what is not acceptable? I decided ... Sabbath by Dan B. Allender

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3 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 2/11 Tegan wrote: As soon as I saw the title of this book, This Is Your Brain In Love by Dr. Earl Henslin, I was intrigued. Having always been interested in psychology and matters of the brain and how the brain affects our daily lives, I couldn’t wait to dive right into this book. This Is Your Brain In Love goes into ... This Is Your Brain In Love by Dr. Earl Henslin

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3 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 1/11 Tegan wrote: What can I say about Voices of the Faithful with Beth Moore and others except wow! This yearly devotional was an idea that Beth Moore had after hearing so many stories from missionary friends. She, with Kim P. Davis, compiled a year’s worth of stories from the mission field around the world, along ... Voices of the Faithful with Beth Moore and others

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5 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 12/4 Tegan wrote: Even though A Year With God: Daily Readings and Reflections on God’s Own Words by R.P. Nettelhorst is an Old Testament yearly devotional, I took it with me on my vacation to Florida and read passage after passage with my husband as we enjoyed a getaway together. I really enjoyed how Nettelhorst wove ... A Year With God by R.P.Nettelhorst

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5 Stars

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 10/6 Tegan wrote: What happens when you budget and you give and you’re still out of money at the end of the month? Maybe you have a Counterfeit Conviction about your finances.  Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater is a really excellent, eye opening Biblical approach to why people do the things they do with ... Your Money God's Way by Amie Streater

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5 Stars

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