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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/28 ccoppen wrote: Whenever someone claims to have visited Heaven (or Hell), I'm usually a little skeptical. In the Bible, we do have several instances of people of God seeing visions of Heaven. Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up in Isaiah 6. Paul makes a claim of having visited Heaven, though he doesn't explicitly ... Heaven is for real, but not in this book

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3 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 10/25 ccoppen wrote: There is a gender gap in today's churches and author David Murrow has exposed this secret to let us know what to do about it. I've been lamenting for years about the targeting of Christian radio to women and the lack of interest in men's Bible studies. Murrow has expressed all my thoughts and ideas about ... Getting men back to church

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 10/5 ccoppen wrote: Andy Stanley tackles the topic of God's grace in this longer book of his. Once again, Stanley's down-to-earth writing style for the layman shines through as he makes this topic accessible for everyone. Stanley loves to use real examples to drive home his points in relational style that's as if he's sitting ... God's Amazing Grace

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4 Stars

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 9/7 ccoppen wrote: Anyone who gets to know me eventually learns that I am a huge fan of Stephen R. Lawhead. In my opinion, he is perhaps the greatest living science fiction/fantasy writer today. His attention to detail when describing either historical settings or even mythical settings is on par with J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Draws you deeper in...

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5 Stars

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 7/27 ccoppen wrote: I've always been a big fan of J. R. R. Tolkien. I first read The Hobbit when I was in third grade, followed up by The Lord of the Rings. Mark Horne has written a short and succinct biography of Tolkien as part of the Christian Encounters series by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Horne details Tolkien's life ... Excellent overview of Tolkien

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5 Stars

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 7/7 ccoppen wrote: I've never been one for classical music, but this series of books being put out by Thomas Nelson publishers intrigued me as they seek to show the Christianity of many famous figures throughout history. As a homeschool dad, I thought that maybe this book would also be useful in homeschooling in the future. ... [Book Review] Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall

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2 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 ccoppen wrote: Note: This book was free from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.This is the first non-children's Max Lucado book I have read. I've seen the Hermie movies, read the Punchinello books, and have seen The Christmas Child, but have never read one of the regular Lucado books. With that ... [Book Review] "Max on Life" by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 ccoppen wrote: Note: This book was received free as part of Booksneeze's book review programs in exchange for a review."The Final Summit" by Andy Andrews is a self-help/motivational book written as a novel. It is part of a series of books, but has been written in such a way that it can be read alone. I'm always skeptical ... [Book Review] "The Final Summit" by Andy Andrews

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3 Stars

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Pujols

Pujols

On 3/23 ccoppen wrote: Nolan Ryan, Mark McGwire, and Ricky Henderson were some of my baseball heroes growing up. I would contend with anyone that Ryan is the best pitcher the game has ever seen. In recent years, we've seen many baseball stars brought down by allegations of steroid abuse, McGwire included. Albert Pujols is ... True Faith in Baseball

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5 Stars

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Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

On 1/29 ccoppen wrote: This is another children's story book about Jesus, but it's a good one. In it, the author has taken 13 well-known stories about Jesus, and condensed them to one page in a format for toddlers to understand. The stories chosen include, Jesus growing up, Jesus' baptism, Jesus healing a sick boy, Jesus raising ... Great for Preschoolers

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4 Stars

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