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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 1/13 Brenda Irwin wrote: The amazing thing about God is how he takes simple people and simple events to transform lives. This idea is what drives me, a simple person, to be "Christ Like" every day. God can use any moment for His glory, and you must be prepared to be Christ to the masses. This idea is what I was looking for ... Hope found in the stories of 12 unlikely heros

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4 Stars

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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 10/11 Brenda Irwin wrote: Surfing for God was a very eyes opening look at the cause and effects of a porn addition.  After having spent much of my life after the age of 15 addicted to porn I began to understand what was causing this addiction.  The most surprising to me was that the addition had nothing to do with sex.  ... Surfing for God - Michael John Cusick

Brenda's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

The Truth About the Lordship of Christ

On 5/8 Brenda Irwin wrote: The Truth About: the lordship of Christ by John Macarthur is a short 132 page book that is full of Truth. This is one of the three new books that John has written to provide his core teachings in one place. This is a fast moving book that is laid out into 6 main chapters (1. Lord of the Universe 2. Lord ... the lordship of Christ by John MacArthur

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5 Stars

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Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

Farm Fresh Southern Cooking

On 4/4 Brenda Irwin wrote: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking b y Tammy Algood is a great introduction to the summer season. In this cookbook there are several interesting looking categories from appetizers  to breads to canning instructions. As the book starts out, Tammy talks about farmer's markets and finding things locally grown. ... Farm Fresh Southern Cooking b y Tammy Algood

Brenda's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 3/20 Brenda Irwin wrote: President of Hillsdale college, Larry Arnn, wrote The Founders' Key at a crucial time in American history. This book  is chalked full of the connection between the Deceleration and the Constitution. The book is a small book to begin with, but it is only part chapter book and part important papers ... Larry P. Arnn's The Founders' Key

Brenda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 1/17 Brenda Irwin wrote: Moments of Truth by John MacArthur is a daily devotional that is set up for each day of the year. On top of that, they are split by month/ time of year for example: January isBeginnings, February is Love, March is the Cross and Easter. Each devotional is set up so that it is started by scripture followed ... Moments of Truth by John MacArthur

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5 Stars

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 12/20 Brenda Irwin wrote: Wow! Love Lifted Me by Sara Evan with Rachel Hauck is an AMAZING book. If you are at all a fan of Karen Kingsbury, you won't be disappointed with this book. This book is the third book in the series ( I did not know this at the time as it reads well as a stand alone). This book grabs you from the beginning ... Love Lifted Me by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck

Brenda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Stuck DVD-Based Study

Stuck DVD-Based Study

On 12/6 Brenda Irwin wrote: I was provided with a copy of Stuck by Jennie Allen free of charge from Thomas Nelson in return for my honest review. Wow was I blown away by this one. I have attended many small group series. Not many of them are as moving, thought provoking as this one. In the box you are provided with a leaders guide, ... Stuck DVD based series by Jennie Allen

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Loving Me

Thank You, God, For Loving Me

On 10/11 Brenda Irwin wrote: Thank You, God, for Loving Me: Max Lucado's Hermie & FriendsThis book continue the saga of Hermie and his friends from the garden. In this book they teach little ones about God's love for them. It has really good  illustrations along with rhyming text, that has already helped my toddler enjoy ... Thank You, God, for Loving Me by Max Lucado: Hermie and Friends

Brenda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 9/27 Brenda Irwin wrote: Thank you, god, for blessing me by Max Lucado is a very cute cute hard board book. I was  really excited when I received it in the mail as I wanted to read it to my kids right away. It was a little shorter than I had anticipated at 5 pages that have words but it was the perfect length for my 15 ... Thank you, God for blessing me by Max Lucado

Brenda's Rating:

5 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 9/13 Brenda Irwin wrote: I must start off by saying I'm not a big person on biography/autobiography/memoir  type of books. But I decided to go ahead and give One Call Away by Brenda Warner a shot, mainly due to being an Iowan and big Kurt Warner fan. In this book Brenda talks about her relationships starting out when she ... One Call Away by Brenda Warner

Brenda's Rating:

4 Stars

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It Couldn't Just Happen

It Couldn't Just Happen

On 8/10 Brenda Irwin wrote: It couldn't Just Happen By Lawrence Richards is a book packed full of knowledge. This includes Biblical answers to tough questions that your kids will ask you. Like "Did we evolve from apes?" or "What happened to the dinosaurs?" There are a lot of fun facts in here along with fun activities at the end ... It Couldn't Just Happen By Lawrence Richards

Brenda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 7/6 Brenda Irwin wrote: Billy Graham in Quotes By: Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney is a great book that is full of quotes that were used over the life and teachings of Billy Graham. Most of the book is made up of quotes with several pages at the end of the book of footnotes. These are topically arranged for easy reference, ... Billy Graham in Quotes By: Franklin Graham

Brenda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 6/9 Brenda Irwin wrote:  Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving by Lorilee Craker is a this author's adventure in trying to become more frugal by learning the ways of the Amish community. This book goes in depth in what she learns by interviewing different people in the Mennonite community. It talks ... Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving by Lorilee Craker

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4 Stars

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How to Write a Book Proposal

How to Write a Book Proposal

On 5/7 Brenda Irwin wrote: If you are looking for a single book with as much information as you can handle about how to get a non-fiction book published then Michael Larsen has one for you; How to Write a Book Proposal.I have read through this book once and I know there is a wealth of information that I missed the first time through.  ... How to write a book proposal

Brenda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Time With God For Mothers

Time With God For Mothers

On 4/18 Brenda Irwin wrote: Time with God for Mother's is a great pick me up book. I am a busy, working mom of little boys. I often times feel like the day is just not long enough. I continue to use this book as a point to ponder or a great go to book when I feel a need in a certain area. This look book is a great resource for ... Time with God for Mother's

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Brenda Irwin wrote: Max On Life Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questions By Max Lucado is a book written as Max answers his mail to many questions. They are the answers to the how's and why's to many areas in life like about life and faith, heaven, and hell. It also includes personal areas like sex, managing money ... Max On Life Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questions By Max Lucado

Brenda's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Brenda Irwin wrote: “The Final Summit” by Andy Andrews is the story of a common man named David Ponder. He is taken away from Earth by the archangel Gabriel and leads a summit of some of the most powerful and will known people from history- Abe Lincoln, George Washington Carver and Joan of Arc to name a few.  There ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

Brenda's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Cowboy's Touch

A Cowboy's Touch

On 3/15 Brenda Irwin wrote: A Cowboy's Touch by Denise Hunter is a 320 page, very quick easy read. This is the story of Chicago city girl Abagail Jones who writes for her mom's magazine. She has had some medical issues so she is sent to a ranch in Montana "to check on her great aunt." Little did she know what she would find in ... A Cowboy's Touch By Denise Hunter

Brenda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

On 2/15 Brenda Irwin wrote: Couples Who Pray by Squire Rushnell & Louise DuArt is a book that a husband a wife wrote together. They talk about knowing first hand what is like to pray as a couple and the benefits that come out of this such as better communication, agreements become the norm, satisfaction in lovemaking, increase ... Couples Who Pray by Squire Rushnell & Louise DuArt

Brenda's Rating:

2 Stars

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Izzy's Popstar Plan

Izzy's Popstar Plan

On 1/10 Brenda Irwin wrote: Izz'y Popstar Plan by Alex Marestaing is a uniquely written novel, that is written in a daily devotional format. Yet to make it appeal to modern living, it is set up in a blog format. This is a book geared to preteens or early teens. The main character is Izzy Baxter who has big plans to be a popstar. ... Review if Izz'y Popstar Plan by Alex Marestaing

Brenda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/26 Brenda Irwin wrote: Let me start of by saying I don't read a lot of nonFiction books, however, this one blew my socks off! This book is about a little boy who was three when this whole ordeal happened.  The story goes on to tell about how he had gotten really sick. His dad is a minister as well as has other side jobs. ... Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo

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5 Stars

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The Nativity Collection

The Nativity Collection

On 9/26 Brenda Irwin wrote: The Nativity Collection is a book put together about six short stories. Each story tells about the Nativity and plays a key role in each of the stories.  As the book states, for it is the Nativity that inspires so many other Christmas stories. I thought that this book was a very interesting, easy, ... The Nativity Collection Book Review

Brenda's Rating:

4 Stars

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