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Heaven Changes Everything

Heaven Changes Everything

On 1/21 B.J. wrote: Heaven Changes Everything is devotional based on the best selling Heaven is For Real by Todd and Sonja Burpo. The devotion format used in each chapter contains an outtake from the first book followed by more in-depth study on the subject referenced along with a related scripture. There are a total ... Heaven Changes Everything

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4 Stars

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The Gaither Homecoming Bible

The Gaither Homecoming Bible

On 9/25 B.J. wrote: The Gaither Homecoming Bible is a brand new release from Bill and Gloria Gaither. It is a NKJV Bible and is illustrated throughout with lovely pictures. Throughout the book there are stories that go along with hymns that are included, a very nice addition that brings new meaning to the songs! It also ... The Gaither Homecoming Bible

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5 Stars

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 9/11 B.J. wrote: By Faith, Not By Sight: The Inspirational Story of a Blind Prodigy, a Life-Threatening Illness, and an Unexpected Gift by Scott McIntyre is a very inspirational book. It tells the story of the former American Idol contestant and how he overcame severe struggles to become a successful musician. I enjoyed ... By Faith, Not By Sight by Scott MacIntyre

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5 Stars

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 4/10 B.J. wrote: 1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ is a revealing look at the life and, more specifically, the three years of his ministry. The author, Jonathan Falwell, is pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg,VA and son of the late Dr. Jerry Falwell. I enjoyed the book as an educational look at the life ... 1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ by Jonathan Falwell

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5 Stars

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 2/17 B.J. wrote: Heroes and Villains of the Bible is a wonderful childrens Bible by published by Thomas Nelson. The stories are geared to young readers and are very well written and contain actual Bible text from the stories. This is a great book that my son really enjoys. He loves the stories and how they are presented. ... Heroes and Villiams of the Bible

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5 Stars

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Story Engineering

Story Engineering

On 1/4 B.J. wrote: This is a well written book on the craft of story telling. I found the information to be useful and insightful into the process. I believe the book would be useful to anyone that wanted to learn more about writing and publishing in today's market. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ... Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

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4 Stars

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How to Write a Book Proposal

How to Write a Book Proposal

On 4/27 B.J. wrote: How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen is a great book for aspiring authors that want to break into the non-fiction market. It is an excellent read for anyone that has thought about what it takes to get published.I found the book to be well organized and extremely informative. The information ... How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen

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4 Stars

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 4/20 B.J. wrote: Beyond Talent is another great motivational book from John Maxwell. It discusses talent and how it is just a starting point for successful people and companies. Maxwell shows how talent is influenced by a number of other factors including: belief, passion, initiative, focus, preparation, practice, ... Beyond Talent by John C. Maxwell

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 B.J. wrote: Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions is a great new book by the best-selling author Max Lucado. The book is made up of questions that Max has received over the years from his readers. This would make a great devotional because most questions and answers are just one to ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Live Loved

Live Loved

On 4/13 B.J. wrote: Live Loved: Experiencing God’s Presence in Everyday Life is a devotional by the prolific Max Lucado. The material in the devotional has all been previously published in Lucado’s other works, so if you have a lot of his material you may not need this. It would make a great introduction to his material ... Live Loved by Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day

Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day

On 4/13 B.J. wrote: Save Your Marriage in Five Minutes a Day: Simple Daily Strategies to Transform Your Relationship by Bonnie Jacobson is not just a book for marriages in trouble, it is a great guide to keeping the spark in your already flourishing marriage or putting the spark back into your floundering marriage. Jacobson ... Save Your Marriage In Five Minutes A Day by Bonnie Jacobson

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 B.J. wrote: The Final Summit is the latest release by Andy Andrews. David Ponder from The Traveler’s Gift returns in “a quest to find the one principle that will save humanity.” I discovered Andy Andrews by “accident” over 10 years ago when I found one of his CD’s, My Life So Far, at a local used CD ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition

God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition

On 4/6 B.J. wrote: God’s Promises for the American Patriot by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman is an excellent book that presents the historical events of our country and forefathers combined with Biblical scripture support for the ideas presented. The book could be used as a devotional as the chapters are fairly short ... God's Promises for the American Patriot by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman

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5 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 4/6 B.J. wrote: Jolt: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing by Phil Cooke is a great self-help book that details how to navigate our constantly changing personal and business lives. It provides key tips on how to effectively deal with the change brought about by a rapidly changing culture that is both ... Jolt! by Phil Cooke

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4 Stars

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Galileo

Galileo

On 3/30 B.J. wrote: Galileo by Mitch Stokes is part of the Christian Encounters series from Thomas Nelson Publishing. It presents a biography of Galileo that shows how he was basically an outsider during his whole life, due to his views and perceptions of the world and how it worked. Galileo’s father was responsible ... Galileo by Mitch Stokes

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4 Stars

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 3/30 B.J. wrote: Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall is part of the Christian Encounters series from Thomas Nelson Publishing. It presents a biography of Bach that includes both his music and his faith. The book does a good job on offering a complete picture of Bach even though there is little information available ... Johann Sebastian Bach by Rich Marschall

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4 Stars

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Unsinkable

Unsinkable

On 3/30 B.J. wrote: Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas is the story of Abby Sunderland, who at 16 tried to become the youngest person to ever sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. And it is an amazing story indeed, the logistics are intricate and the obstacles sometimes insurmountable. ... Unsinkable by Abby Sunderland

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4 Stars

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 3/23 B.J. wrote: No He Can’t: How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change by Kevin McCullough is an excellent book on the presidency of Barack Obama. Kevin McCullough is the nationally syndicated radio talk show host of The Kevin McCullough Show and was also the first pundit to predict the victory of Obama back ... No He Can't: How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change by Kevin McCollough

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4 Stars

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The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

On 3/23 B.J. wrote: The Little Red Book of Wisdom by Mark DeMoss is a great book filled with advice for both your professional and personal life. It presents wisdom from DeMoss’ own experience and also that passed down from his father, successful insurance entrepreneur, Arthur DeMoss. Advice such as reading a chapter ... The Little Red Book of Wisdom by Mark DeMoss

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5 Stars

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Time With God For Fathers

Time With God For Fathers

On 3/23 B.J. wrote: Time with God for Fathers by Jack Countryman is a devotional written to provide Biblical guidance for fathers in the leading of their families. It is a wonderful book with a Bible verse to accompany each short devotional reading. There are a total of ninety devotions and the devotional chapters include, ... Time with God for Fathers by Jack Countryman

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5 Stars

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REGGIE

REGGIE

On 3/16 B.J. wrote: Reggie: You Can’t Change Your Past, but You Can Change Your Future is a great autobiography by Reggie Dabbs. Born to a 16 year old unwed mother, Reggie has the deck stacked against him, but overcomes the odds against him to become a successful motivational speaker coaching public school children. ... Reggie by Reggie Dabbs

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Mommy

Thank You, God, For Mommy

On 3/11 B.J. wrote: Thank You, God, for Mommy by Amy Parker is a wonderful childrens book illustrated beautifully by Frank Endersby. It is presented as a prayer by a young panda bear offering thanks to God for his mother and all that she does for him.This is a wonderful book that children will enjoy very much. My 4 year ... Thank You, God, for Mommy by Amy Parker

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5 Stars

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 3/9 B.J. wrote: The Story of the Bible: The Fascinating History of Its Writing, Translation & Effect on Civilization by Larry Stone is a wonderful resource to help you learn more about the Bible and how it came to be. It presents stories of those that sacrificed, some going so far as to giving their lives, to make ... The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone

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5 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 3/2 B.J. wrote: Doing Virtuous Business by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch is an excellent book that presents the theory that creating wealth through virtuous means is a Biblically sound principle. The book explores how companies that follow an ethical business model often perform at a higher level than their competitors. ... Doing Virtuous Business: The Remarkable Success of Spiritual Enterprise by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

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5 Stars

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 3/2 B.J. wrote: The Band that Played On by Steve Turner presents the inspiring story of the musicians on the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic. It was very interesting to learn the life stories of these brave musicians that remained on board while the ship was sinking in order to help the other passengers remain ... The Band that Played On by Steve Turner

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4 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 2/24 B.J. wrote: We Be Big: The Mostly True Story of How Two Kids from Calhoun County, Alabama, Became Rick and BubbaBy Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey with Don KeithThis is a great book that presents how Rick and Bubba came to be “The Rick & Bubba Show.” A funny and heartwarming read that gives great insight ... We Be Big by Rick Burgess and Bill "Bubba" Bussey

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5 Stars

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A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

On 2/24 B.J. wrote: A Conversation with God by Alton Gansky is a unique book written as a series of questions and answers with God, Jesus, and other Biblical figures. 55 questions are presented and answers are presented in first person language as if answered by God and Jesus themselves. This is a great concept and makes ... A Conversation with God by Alton Gansky

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4 Stars

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Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

On 2/16 B.J. wrote: This Bible is great for my 4 year old son. He loves the short stories and it holds his attention very well. It is beautifully illustrated as well.This volume contains over 100 Bible stories in very simple and easy to understand, child friendly language. It does a great job of keeping faithful to the ... The Ultimate DVD Read and Share Bible

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5 Stars

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 1/18 B.J. wrote: "My father was a godly man. He loved God. When he decided to run for president, he didn't do it to raise himself up, to be admired, or to have others think he was great. He didn't do it out of selfish reasons or because it is the most powerful position in the country. He did it out of duty. He believed ... The Faith of Ronald Reagan by Mary Beth Brown

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4 Stars

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Tithing

Tithing

On 12/21 B.J. wrote: Tithing: Test Me In This by Douglas Leblanc is part of the Ancient Practices Series from Thomas Nelson Publishing. Instead of a traditional overview of tithing and it's ties to the Bible, Leblanc and Tickle instead chose to interview eleven different individuals and couples who make tithing a part of ... Tithing: Test Me In This by Douglas Leblanc

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4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 12/1 B.J. wrote: Then Sings My Soul: Special Edition written by Robert Morgan is a wonderful book that presents the stories behind 150 classic hymns. It is bound and presented beautifully with a tough cover and Deckle Edging on the pages. Each story is presented in a devotional style, with each story of the hymn an ... Then Sings My Soul: Special Edition by Robert Morgan

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5 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 11/18 B.J. wrote: Jungle Warfare: A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales is a very unique sales book. I have been in sales for over ten years and have had the opportunity to read many different sales manuals. The approach here is a fresh perspective on the world of sales done from a Christian perspective. The ... Jungle Warfare: A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales By Christopher Cunningham

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4 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 11/6 B.J. wrote: The American Patriot’s Almanac is a very interesting book and wonderful concept. It presents daily readings for this day in American history. In addition to the daily reading that offers a brief synopsis of the event described for that day there are a number of single sentence items for that day ... The American Patriot's Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb

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5 Stars

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I Lift Up My Soul

I Lift Up My Soul

On 10/27 B.J. wrote: This is a great 365-day devotional by the renowned Dr. Charles Stanley. Each devotional contains a scripture passage to be studied and a verse to be memorized. There is also one-page writing by Dr. Stanley for each devotional. Each devotional is labeled by subject as well. I found the devotionals ... I Lift Up My Soul: Devotions to Start Your Day with God by Dr. Charles Stanley

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4 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/18 B.J. wrote: This is a great childrens' Bible story book.  Written by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Julie Sawyer Phillips, I would say it is appropriate for children up to five years of age.  It includes sixteen different Bible stories and an introduction and closing prayer all written in simple ... Really Wooly Bible Stories

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5 Stars

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