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The Spirit-Filled Life

The Spirit-Filled Life

On 8/26 Books and Chocolate wrote: There is much confusion and misunderstanding in the church about who the Holy Spirit is and what His ministry is to believers. Some barely give His presence a passing thought once they become a Christian. Others take it to the opposite extreme of attributing to Him all kinds of strange signs, wonders, ... The Spirit-Filled Life: Discover the Joy of Surrendering to the Holy Spirit by Charles F. Stanley

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Yawning at Tigers

Yawning at Tigers

On 6/15 Books and Chocolate wrote: This book challenges readers to not take lightly the holiness and all-powerful nature of God as we also embrace him as our loving savior and father. At times it seems the two are incompatible but as the author points out in scripture, God himself says he is both. I appreciated how this book helped ... Yawning at Tigers: You Can't Tame God, So Stop Trying by Drew Dyck

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4 Stars

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 5/27 Books and Chocolate wrote: "The kitchen table is a place where memories are made and cherished for years to come. It's a place to connect with those we love - to encourage and support one another and to celebrate the many blessings in our lives. Gathering around the table provides the opportunity to share life with those we hold ... The Loving Kitchen by LeAnn Rice

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The Chronological Study Bible NIV

The Chronological Study Bible NIV

On 4/14 Books and Chocolate wrote: The Chronological Study Bible in the New International Version presents scripture in the order in which the events actually happened. Included within the chapters are notes, articles, and full-color graphics and maps that help the reader understand the the culture of Bible times in their proper historical ... The Chronological Study Bible: Explore God's Word in Historical Order

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Distortion

Distortion

On 3/5 Books and Chocolate wrote: Juliet Cole has spent most of her adult life as a devoted wife to a successful doctor and mother of two sons, but her world changes forever when she witnesses the murder of her husband of fifteen years. As she deals with the trauma of the loss and tries to make sense of what she believed was a random ... Distortion by Terri Blackstock (Moonlighters Series)

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 Mark of Evil

Mark of Evil

On 2/22 Books and Chocolate wrote: Hundreds of thousands of people have mysteriously disappeared from Earth, taken up in the rapture prophesied in the Bible. Among those left behind is Joshua Jordan's protégé Ethan March who has now become a Christian and is part of a group of believers called The Remnant who are trying to avoid the ... Mark of Evil by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall

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4 Stars

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Share the Bounty

Share the Bounty

On 10/1 Books and Chocolate wrote: This is a beautiful book that is more than just a cookbook. It addresses the topic of hospitality from a Christian perspective, has gorgeous photos of home decor and table setting ideas, and of course, recipes that make entertaining easy. Chapters include Three Delightful Luncheons, Festive Occasions, ... Share the Bounty: Finding God's Grace through the Spirit of Hospitality by Benita Long

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You Be Sweet

You Be Sweet

On 8/13 Books and Chocolate wrote: This is delightful cookbook devoted to the kinds of desserts we enjoy at special occasions, church potlucks, and family gatherings; the kinds of recipes that people ask for and hope the cook is willing to share. I liked the Southern "down-home" tone of the book and recipes, most of which use real, whole ... You Be Sweet: Sharing Your Heart One Down-Home Dessert at a Time by Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson

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One Big Thing

One Big Thing

On 7/28 Books and Chocolate wrote: This is my first introduction to Phil Cooke and I did find the book inspiring from the standpoint that it made me think about what I could pursue as I approach a new stage of life (the empty nest). It's human nature to want more out of life and that usually comes from not being satisfied with where ... One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do by Phil Cooke

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4 Stars

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 7/17 Books and Chocolate wrote: This was an enjoyable book to read and the first one for me by this author. The romance between Daphne and Jesse (a widower and father of a young son) is predictable but this is a romance novel, after all, so it is what the reader would expect. The story is written well and in a way that allows readers ... The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 10/15 Books and Chocolate wrote: This is a devotional that focuses on the words of Jesus as they relate to specific themes believers encountered in His time and continue today. I like the format of each daily entry that includes a passage from scripture, followed by insighful applications by the author. The book is divided into sections ... A Year With Jesus: Daily Readings and Reflections on Jesus' Own Words by R. P. Nettlehorst

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 8/26 Books and Chocolate wrote: This is a book that has the potential to change lives as it guides the reader in a 100 day journey of intentional prayer that seeks God's will for specific needs and desires. I have not completed the 100 days yet but have begun my own journey of prayer for something specific and the first few days of ... Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God by John I. Snyder

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Life Support

Life Support

On 7/21 Books and Chocolate wrote: I was immediately drawn into the plot of this book and thought it was a good storyline. Until the end, that is. There is no end. This is actually part one of two books but the reader isn't told that so he or she is left hanging. I found it highly irritating because although the basic storyline was ... Life Support: An Alexia Lindale Novel by Robert Whitlow

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3 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 6/8 Books and Chocolate wrote: While most of us in America felt the effects of the recession the past few years in one way or another, the Amish community seems to have come through it relatively unscathed, according to the author. Lorilee Craker takes a look at the lifestyle and prevailing attitudes about money that the Amish embrace ... Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving by Lorilee Craker

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3 Stars

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The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal

On 4/28 Books and Chocolate wrote: This is a book artists and crafters will love. The author shows how to combine cast off items such as old keys, doorknobs, and broken jewelry with items from nature, paper, wire, beads, ink, paint, rubber stamps, and photos to create memorable keepsake journals that become works of art. The mixed-media ... The Elemental Journal: Composing Artful Expressions From Items Cast Aside by Tammy Kushnir

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 1/31 Books and Chocolate wrote: Same Life, New Story: Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life by Jan Silvious, Thomas Nelson Publishers, $15.99 list price, paperback.This book is about how to bring about change in one's life by changing thoughts and perspectives with the lives of women in the Bible as well as modern day accounts ... Same Life, New Story: Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life by Jan Silvious

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4 Stars

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Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

On 12/30 Books and Chocolate wrote: Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index, Thomas Nelson Publishers, $19.95 list price, paperback.This is a great little book with lots of information for anyone who needs a resource for personal Bible study or to prepare lessons or sermons.  It combines the subject index features of a concordance, ... Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 12/11 Books and Chocolate wrote: Unto The Hills: A Daily Devotional by Billy Graham, Thomas Nelson Publishers, $14.99 list price, paperback.Unto the Hills is a daily devotional with 365 inspirational passages by Rev. Billy Graham that include scripture and a prayer for meditation.  The daily readings are simple yet challenge ... Unto The Hills: A Daily Devotional by Billy Graham

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 11/19 Books and Chocolate wrote:  Jungle Warfare: A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales by Christopher A. Cunningham, Thomas Nelson Publishers, $14.99 list price, hardcover.I'm not in sales but I was intrigued by the title of this book.  To be honest, I expected some of the same old rah-rah motivational sales talk that ... Jungle Warfare: A Basic Field Manual For Christians in Sales by Christopher A. Cunningham

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