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Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

On 11/23 Patricia Punt wrote: If you are worried about standing in front of your first or next group and giving a talk Ken Davis is here to help. No doubt about it public speaking can be difficult even if you are passionate about your topic. Secrets of Dynamic Communication gives all of us the necessary tools to be a successful ... Secrets of Dynamic Communication

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4 Stars

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Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis

On 9/6 Patricia Punt wrote: Pastor Chase is a man on a spiritual mission. The life and church he created is no longer working for either Chase or the young people who need more than a "McDonaldized Jesus" and the empty promise of "...a more victorious spiritual life in three easy steps." "So where is God?" becomes the question ... A Pilgrim's Tale, Ian Morgan Cron is Chasing Francis

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5 Stars

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 7/5 Patricia Punt wrote: Need a recipe for Amish Baked Hamburgers? Aunt Mary’s Corn Bread? Or how about tips for caring for your rolling pin? Check out this delightful new cookbook from Zondervan Publishing. Author Sherry Gore is editor-in-chief of Cooking & Such magazine and columnist for the national edition of the 120 ... Fresh Recipes and Fresh Air! Greetings, from Pinecraft, Florida

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4 Stars

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The Sky Beneath My Feet

The Sky Beneath My Feet

On 3/3 Patricia Punt wrote: The Sky Beneath My Feet tells the curious story of stuck in the 80s Beth, former Quaker, current self-absorbed mother to two teenage sons, married to St. Rick who has retreated to the couple's backyard hideaway. Written in first-person, the reader is treated to Beth's misguided view of the world and ... Lisa Samson's Newest Novel

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3 Stars

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 2/6 Patricia Punt wrote: Do you spend more time looking back over your life than talking about the future? Are your regrets keeping you from making the most out of the years in front of you? Are you living your life to the fullest? Do you need help making a successful plan for the years in front of you? 20,000 Days & ... Mastering Your Life Right Now

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3 Stars

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You Be Sweet

You Be Sweet

On 12/5 Patricia Punt wrote: There are many ways to be sweet, especially during Advent and Christmas and this dessert “how-to” shares great recipes for celebrating life and showing up with the perfect dessert (warning: the pictures will make you weak). Having a crowd for Sunday dinner? Consider making Strawberry Bread Pudding ... Sweets For All Ocasions

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3 Stars

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The Southern Foodie

The Southern Foodie

On 9/13 Patricia Punt wrote: Southern food, like its hospitality, traditions and stories are well established and comforting. As the Baltimore born granddaughter and niece of two wonderful Southern cooks I was introduced to hearty breakfast plates that included a bowlful of homemade biscuits and jams, fried chicken or fried pork ... The Southern Foodie, A Cookbook Review

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3 Stars

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 7/25 Patricia Punt wrote: "The scent of rain was decidedly less inspiring when it came through a modly Dayton rooftop." Jesse has a young son to raise, a new floor cleaner product to launch, an overly optimistic 10% sales increase to capture at work, stockholders to keep happy and a boss with definite ideas about what separates ... The Scent of Rain

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3 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 7/11 Patricia Punt wrote: We want more, we need more, we just want what every one has, we long to be happy. Bigger is better, right, after all we deserve to be happy. Right? The big news according to author Marilyn Meberg is that getting more isn't the answer we're looking for. Craving won't make us whole or happy. It will ... Book Review- Constantly Craving

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3 Stars

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/26 Patricia Punt wrote: Kim Tate is Christian writer who isn't afraid to tackle the difficult subjects or themes. Her latest novel is a testament about life, forgiveness and answering God's call. Her characters are well developed and many layered, the backdrop wonderfully descriptive, and the storyline is compelling. You will ... Real People...Real Life

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3 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 6/6 Patricia Punt wrote: Pete Wilson, the senior pastor of Cross Point Church and the author of Plan B is back with another book. Empty Promises, The Truth About You, Your Desire, and the Lies You're Believing is designed to help the reader recognize and appreciate all that life blesses us with on those perfect, memorable days ... Living The Aware Life

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4 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 5/23 Patricia Punt wrote: "I was only seven years old when it occurred to me that my father might be famous. I considered this a possibility because people that I didn't really know or care about sometimes told me how lucky I was to have him for my father." And so begins Ruth Rosen's story of her father Moishe Rosen, the man ... A Call To Controversy Too Long

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3 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 1/3 Patricia Punt wrote: This is a big book that details the feelings and responses of the American people as they hurriedly responded to the attack on Pearl Harbor. My father and three of his brothers and several of my uncles were among the thousands of soldiers who joined the fight to keep our country safe. This book helps ... December 1941, 30 Days That Changed America and Saved The World by Craig Shirley. A Book Review

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3 Stars

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 11/9 Patricia Punt wrote: Author John Snyder’s book is designed to help the Christian reader commit to a structured journey of prayer. The season is to last 100 days and the goal is to move beyond self-reliance and into a deeper, trusting relationship with God. Day by day, page by page Dr Snyder provides a scripture based program ... Consider Your 100 Day Prayer

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2 Stars

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The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

On 11/2 Patricia Punt wrote: “Finally, and most important, the Bible contains a most wonderful promise from God: ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be give to him.” (James 1:5 NKJV) Author quote, page 11. Mark DeMoss spends his life seeking God’s ... There Is Wisdom In Reading This Book!

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4 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 11/1 Patricia Punt wrote: Booksneeze - The Book of Man Boys need heroes if they are to become good men … they need to know about men who have lived good and noble lives; working, staying sober, keeping their word, not taking advantage of women, and supporting their children. New York Times Best-Selling author William J. Bennett ... The Book of Man, Readings on the Path to Manhood ... 5 Stars!

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5 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 10/27 Patricia Punt wrote: The author is just twenty-two when she receives the call from her then husband Neil – their son Zack ’s breathing doesn’t sound quite right and he is concerned. Rushing home she finds her four month old son in distress, the healthy, happy baby that she had kissed good-bye just hours before is in ... One Call Away

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3 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 10/19 Patricia Punt wrote: The author’s “Acknowledgement” page begins with the following thoughts: “It takes a village to write a book. And, it would seem, a city to publish it.” Can this statement be any less true of the journey one travels to complete faith in God ... Surprised by Oxford, A Memoir by Carolyn Weber

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4 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 7/15 Patricia Punt wrote: Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me is one of those books to linger over. Quotable moments where I found myself nodding in agreement and then momentarily lost in thought. You know, remembering the good … days when we were young and life seemed full of possibilities and sunny summer skies ... those moments ... A Great Memoir ... of Sorts

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5 Stars

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Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

On 6/16 Patricia Punt wrote: "Marta says she is thinking of the book of Ruth," Ivar began, pausing for his wife's words. "Like Ruth, Susannah has traveled far to marry a man she did not know. Like Ruth, may you find great joy in your new family." (page 69) Jesse Mason welcomes his mail-order bride Susannah to his home in the Dakota ... Surprise Ending

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3 Stars

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How to Write a Book Proposal

How to Write a Book Proposal

On 5/18 Patricia Punt wrote: A review of the table of content is enough to cause the interested reader’s heart to race. And if you are a nonfiction writer with a book to market or an idea to prose – you’ll be interested. But does the book like up to the chapter headings? Why yes it does … and more. The author reveals ... I'm A Writing Instructor & I Highly Recommend This Book

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4 Stars

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Story Engineering

Story Engineering

On 4/29 Patricia Punt wrote: Author Larry Brook asks the question "does the world need another book about writing?" After reading this one my answer is definitely ... yes! Story Engineering "shows the storyteller what to write, where to put it, and why it works there without any of it being remotely formulaic." And any writer (from ... Story Engineering Is A Must

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5 Stars

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William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley

On 4/22 Patricia Punt wrote: The late William F. Buckley: popular TV host (Firing Line), editor (National Review), author (50+ books and novels), nationally syndicated columnist (On The Right), Roman Catholic and well-known conservative with a distinctive voice is ... Introducing William F. Buckley

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4 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 8/4 Patricia Punt wrote: "Spiritual truth is not "academic" .... What you believe about God is the most important feature of your whole worldview. Look at it this way: of all the things you might ever study or reflect on, nothing could possibly be greater than God. So your view of Him automatically has more far-reaching ramifications ... Jesus Gentle and Bold

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2 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 6/15 Patricia Punt wrote: Wracked by feelings of despair? Fear? Panic? Overcome by hurt, doubt and anger? Need help deciding what to do in your life? Are you a Christian who feels as if God has deserted you? Author Pete Wilson, the pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville has written a book that offers help and encouragement ... Choosing Plan B - A Prescription For Hope & Healing

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Journey 2

The Sacred Journey 2

On 6/15 Patricia Punt wrote: When Jesus said, “Follow me” Peter and Andrew dropped their nets and picked up their feet. Moments later James and John stopped squinting at the sun, hopped out of their boat and heeded the call. Without instruction, baptism, confirmation, repentance, or a supply of weekly envelopes to stuff these ... The Theology of Pilgrimage

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5 Stars

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Popes and Bankers

Popes and Bankers

On 3/23 Patricia Punt wrote: Usury (as lending with interest was widely called until at least AD 1800) a term used frequently by the author as he explores our economic history … from Dante to the subprime housing crisis, “from Plato to payday loans, from Aristotle to AIG…to the Salomon Brothers, from Medici to Bernie Madoff….” ... Understanding our current financial crisis

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3 Stars

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Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

On 3/2 Patricia Punt wrote: Jonathan Rogers PhD the author of Saint Patrick separates "the many myths from the facts" about one of our most popular saints. The lore and legends that surrounds St Patrick shows his immense popularity, it is his writings however, (the Confession and the Epistle) that reveal his true faith in the ... St Patrick, Myth vs Fact

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4 Stars

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I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

I'll Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

On 2/17 Patricia Punt wrote: Insider Business Tips From A Former Mob Moss by Michael Franzese (c) 2009 Thomas Nelson, Inc. Author Michael Franzese, a former mob boss, ex-con, and the youngest individual on Fortune magazine's survey of "The Fifty Biggest Mafia Bosses" (at one point he was earning millions every week) has a advice ... Former Mob Boss Offer Business Advice

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2 Stars

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What's Age Got To Do With It?

What's Age Got To Do With It?

On 1/8 Patricia Punt wrote: Robin McGraw is the author of a new self-help/memoir for women, especially for those of us who are a certain age. What's Age Got To Do With It? covers a lot of territory . The author opens by inviting the reader into her life, telling us how as a young mother she worked hard to fix sons Jay and Jordan ... Nicely Done

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3 Stars

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