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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 6/9 thesheep wrote: I read Tim Keller's Counterfeit Gods recently (yes, I know that I am a bit slow on the up take), and thought that it gave a wonderful angle on how we replace God in our lives. We can never really be immune from this, so I thought I'd choose "Empty Promises" to read more about this topic. Empty Promises ... Refrigerator raid

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3 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 5/4 thesheep wrote: Recently, I read and reviewed Stephen Arterburn's Healing is a Choice and was very impressed by the author's ideas. There was clarity in ideas which were well substantiated; definitely worth reading. I decided to read more of the author's works. But The Encounter is such a disappointment. This is a ... Disappointing

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1 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 4/2 thesheep wrote: Where I come from, adoption is rare. It wasn't so in the past: families adopted if a fortune teller told them that they need to adopt kids, or families would give away or sell their children to make ends meet, amongst other reasons. Today, the population is hardly even replacing itself because cost of ... Biblical adoption

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3 Stars

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 3/11 thesheep wrote: Some religious groups promote the belief that true faith means we will never have to endure pain. Ergo, you experience pain because you do not have faith. Some religious groups also expound the belief that taking holy communion can “cure” your physical afflictions. I cannot agree with either belief. ... Healing is a choice by Stephen Arterburn

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5 Stars

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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

On 1/7 thesheep wrote: This book, though from a Christian book publisher, ain't exactly about the gospel or any particular Christian doctrine. It is about good manners - a dying art today. This book covers a broad range of situations: the classic such as saying "please", accepting a compliment, and the place setting; and ... A Primer

thesheep's Rating:

4 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 12/17 thesheep wrote: Why are there more women than men in church? Why do Christians who claim to believe in God, refuse to go to church? This book gives one opinion of why people (men, particularly) hate going to church. First, the author observes that there is such a gender gap in churches. Second, the author argues that ... Why men hate going to church by David

thesheep's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 9/30 thesheep wrote: I apologise for the hiatus! It was occasioned by my new job, which I love tremendously. But now, I return to another love of my life - reading and writing book reviews.'A place called blessing' is about a man who was hurt and rejected, and then learnt to love because others loved him. The book is similar ... A place called blessing by John Trent with Annette Smith

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4 Stars

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Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life

On 7/5 thesheep wrote: Cure for the common life is about finding the sweet spot in life: exploring and identifying our individual uniqueness, motivation to put strengths to work and the perfect prescription for finding and living in our sweet spot for the rest of our lives.This is Max Lucado's best book, in my opinion. His ... Cure for the common life by Max Lucado

thesheep's Rating:

5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 6/6 thesheep wrote: Max on Life is a collection of letters, and answers by Max. The letters ask about hope, hurt, help, relationships, family, haves/have-nots, and life after earth.It is written in the same heartfelt and sincere manner that Max does in all of his books. The answers by Max are well-supported with biblical ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 5/24 thesheep wrote: "The Principle of the Path" is about getting to one's desired destination: why we fail to get there despite our good intentions, and how to get there.With such a tacky zen-like title, "The Principle of the Path" and a cheesy hard-selling sub-title, "How to get from where you are to where you want to ... The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

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5 Stars

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What's He Really Thinking?

What's He Really Thinking?

On 5/21 thesheep wrote: This book deserves the full five stars! I'm amazed at the insights of this Christian non-fiction written for women on how to relate to men. This book is a woman's field guide to relating to men the way God intended for women to! It has also helped me to understand myself better, and how God works in ... What's he really thinking?

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5 Stars

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 5/18 thesheep wrote: Sorry for the hiatus! I have been on my grad trip. I returned to a delightful pile of books, and will be attacking it until work starts (on Monday!).The Band that Played On is about the extraordinary story of the 8 musicians who went down with the Titanic. Note, its not about the story of the 8 extraordinary ... The Band that Played On

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/17 thesheep wrote: Hello, beautiful weekend! I finished OutLive Your Life, Max Lucado in two days (Friday and Saturday). And after church service, some Christmas shopping, a yummy fried chicken wing, reading the papers with my parents, some Christmas cards writing, and helping mum put up the Christmas tree (along with ... Outlive your life

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5 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 12/3 thesheep wrote: Then Sings My Soul Special Edition is a great compilation of 150 Christmas, Easter, and all time favourite hymn and hymn stories. It includes, Joy to the World, O Come All Ye Faithful, Be Thou My Vision, Softly and Tenderly - new and old hymns, classic and modern hymns, hymns for every festival and every ... Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

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5 Stars

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The Treasure of God's Word

The Treasure of God's Word

On 10/26 thesheep wrote: The Treasure of God's Word is a gift book with writeups of the past and modern history of the King James Bible, and selected verses from the KJV (King James Version Bible) for topics ranging from God's Love, to God's Faithfulness, to God's Comfort, Our Praise and Worship, and Power of Prayer. The parts ... Only for the uninitiated to the KJV

thesheep's Rating:

4 Stars

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