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No Cape Required: A Devotional

No Cape Required: A Devotional

On 3/30 Aaron Johnson wrote: Over the last year I have been doing a lot of reading on heroism, the stories of heroes, and what traits really make a person heroic. The book, by Kristen Parrish, "No Cape Required: A Devotional: 52 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Hero", particularly caught my attention. I was not disappointed. The book ... No Cape Required, Great Book on Heroism!

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4 Stars

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Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

On 1/24 Aaron Johnson wrote: If you are experiencing preachers “writing block” (is it called “sermon block”?) pick up this volume and jump start your sermon prep process. This book is divided into two parts: sermons, and articles. The sermons are in an expanded outline form, and include message from the likes of James ... Preachers Sourcebook

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3 Stars

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Adventure Bible Handbook

Adventure Bible Handbook

On 11/27 Aaron Johnson wrote: Hard bound cover, printed on heavy paper stock, and beautifully illustrated (in comic book form), this book instantly grabs your attention (as an adult, but even more so that of a child)! The book is presented as the story of an archaeologist who disappears while on an expedition in Israel. His four ... Adventure Bible Handbook

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4 Stars

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Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

On 10/19 Aaron Johnson wrote: or more than 30 years, Ken Davis, author of "Secrets of Dynamic Communication: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power",has been teaching people the art and science of public speaking through his SCORRE Conferences. In, "Secrets of Dynamic Communication", Davis shares the SCORRE process, ... Learn to SCORRE

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5 Stars

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NIV Leadership Bible

NIV Leadership Bible

On 8/29 Aaron Johnson wrote: This Bible is the easy-to-read New International Version (NIV). It offers many 'insights' and study helps throughout. Called the "Leadership Bible" it should be more appropriately titled the "managers Bible". When one mentions leadership, the first thoughts to our mind are usually abstract thoughts and ... Leadership Bible - a management resource

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5 Stars

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Seven Men

Seven Men

On 5/10 Aaron Johnson wrote: Whatever happened to heroes? Who are your heroes? I think we all would like to have a hero. What happened? Dictionary.com defines a hero as "a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deed and noble qualities". A worse tragedy than not having a hero, is looking to the wrong kind ... Whatever happened to heroes?

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5 Stars

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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

On 2/10 Aaron Johnson wrote: I received the review copy of this book, based on the high recommendation of Dave Ramsey. However, after digging into the first few pages, I was met with deep disappointment. The book is written as a modern day parable. A wealthy businessman takes his teenage grandson into the city to meet his friend, ... The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

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1 Stars

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 12/19 Aaron Johnson wrote: This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Rick Warren book that answers that question, The Purpose Driven Life. I am not a "bandwagon reader" meaning, if there is a super popular book, I will not read it, I will wait (in this case 10 years) to read it. I am finally getting to this uber popular book, ... What on earth am I here for?

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4 Stars

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A Year with G. K. Chesterton

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

On 12/19 Aaron Johnson wrote: Kevin Belmonte succinctly captures the essence of English author, and orthodox Christian, G. K. Chesterton in his book A Year With G. K. Chesterton: 365 Days of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder. I started reading through this devotional a month ago, and have become hooked.This tool has become a mainstay of my ... A Year of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder

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5 Stars

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Wisdom Meets Passion

Wisdom Meets Passion

On 9/21 Aaron Johnson wrote: Wisdom Meets Passion is a book written by Dan Miller (of 48 Days) and Jared Angaza. The premise of the book is concerned with doing work that matters, and doing more than just getting by (for example, being an artist that doesn't starve). In the opening chapter, Dan shows how a reversal of Maslow's hierarchy ... Wisdom Meets passion

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4 Stars

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What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

On 7/21 Aaron Johnson wrote: In my Christian walk and devotional life one thing I have always avoided studying is Biblical prophecy. Growing up in the church I always listened to the prophecy arguments, each side and opinion was neither right nor wrong, and each could prove there point from scripture. Perhaps you recall the traveling ... Why Prophecy is Important

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4 Stars

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All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad

On 5/16 Aaron Johnson wrote: All Pro Dad, by Mark Merrill, founder and President of Family First, opens with this quote from Chuck Noll, "Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else."  This book tells you how to do those ordinary things, ... All Pro Dad, Mark Merrill

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4 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 3/14 Aaron Johnson wrote: The first thing to notice about this devotioanl is its pleasing appearance, nice bound with a leather cover, it's a beautiful book, perfect for the man who loves books because of the way they look on the shelf.  This is a great addition to that collection!This book is separated into 52 devotionals. It ... The Love and Respect Experience, Dr. Eggerichs

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1 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 8/11 Aaron Johnson wrote: I am never gravitate toward the memoir style book. However, Michael Hyatt, Chairman of Thomas Nelson publishers, in his blog, stated that Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: a Memoir...of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron  was the best book he has read all year.  BAsed on this recommendation I had to ... Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me; Ian Cron

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5 Stars

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Knock em Dead 2011

Knock em Dead 2011

On 6/4 Aaron Johnson wrote: Knock 'em Dead claims to be the "ultimate job search guide". And it is just that.  This book is meant to be utilized as a reference, rather than read from cover to cover.  It contains all the most current information, concerning job search, resume banks, and online tools. In it's efforts to ... Knock 'em Dead, by Martin Yate

Aaron's Rating:

4 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 4/11 Aaron Johnson wrote: Thomas Roosevelt Malloch, CEO of the Roosevelt Group and head of the Spiritual Capital Initiative at Yale University, presents an excellent argument for conduction virtues based business in his book, Doing Virtuous Business.He opens with a discussion on spiritual capital.  Showing what exactly spiritual ... Doing Virtuous Business, by Thomas Roosevelt Malloch

Aaron's Rating:

4 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 3/11 Aaron Johnson wrote: I received this book a while ago, and inadvertently neglected to post my review, so here it is.Not a huge fan of devotional books, but I was looking for tools that would speak to professionals in the business world. Jungle Warfare does a great job of applying jungle warfare tactics to spiritual warfare ... "Jungle Warfare: A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales", By Christopher Cunningham

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2 Stars

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 5/8 Aaron Johnson wrote: This book will tell you all you need to know to become a good communicator. Due to the easy to ready writing style of John Maxwell, you can devour this book in just a couple days. The information, and skills are laid out in an easy to understand way, using many stories and illustrations.Everyone Communicates, ... Everyone Communicates, Few Connect -- John Maxwell

Aaron's Rating:

3 Stars

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Free Book

Free Book

On 2/18 Aaron Johnson wrote: Discover what freedom in Christ really is!This is the topic of Brian Tome's latest book, Free Book. People everywhere are in bondage. In bondage to religion, rules, risks, and fear. God wants us to be free, free to experience life, free to take risks, free to pursue our passions. Tome outlines how this ... Free Book, Brian Tome

Aaron's Rating:

4 Stars

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Knockout Entrepreneur

Knockout Entrepreneur

On 12/18 Aaron Johnson wrote: This book wins my worst read of the year award. Anybody serious about business, entrepreneurship, or just reading in general should avoid this book.The principles, and ideas contained in its pages are paper thin, and are nothing new, groundbreaking or earth shattering. This book is replete with references ... Knockout Entrepreneur, George Foreman

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1 Stars

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The American Patriot's Bible

The American Patriot's Bible

On 7/1 Aaron Johnson wrote: In light of our upcoming Independence Day, I would like to take this opportunity to recommend a resource to you. It is, The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America. Printed in the New King James Version, this Bible is easy to ready, and understand. The Patriot's Bible is ... American Patriot's Bible

Aaron's Rating:

4 Stars

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Put Your Dream To The Test (Hardcover)

Put Your Dream To The Test (Hardcover)

On 5/21 Aaron Johnson wrote: Do you have a dream? Is your dream capable of being accomplished? If your dream can be accomplished, how? These questions and more are answered in John Maxwell's latest book, Put Your Dream to the Test. Maxwell walks the reader through these 10 questions, in a quest to achieve dream clarity, direction, ... Dream Test

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Aaron Johnson wrote: "Sometime, all a person needs is a little perpective," the subtitle to Andy Andrews' book, The Noticer, sums up the content of this self-help/personal growth title.Andy Andrews takes time tested self help methods/ideas, and effectively packages them into an engaging story. It is the story of a man named ... The Noticer

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3 Stars

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Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure (DVD)

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure (DVD)

On 3/26 Aaron Johnson wrote: 13 For You formed my inward parts;You wove me in my mother's womb.14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;Wonderful are Your works,And my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139: 13-14 Max Lucado, with the help of a caterpillar named Hermie, and his friends, does a superb job ... Skeeter

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4 Stars

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The Great Eight

The Great Eight

On 2/21 Aaron Johnson wrote: This is a great figure skating story. It is much more, however, than just a figure skating story. It’s a story of inspiration, of overcoming life obstacles, of maintaining healthy relationships, and of leading a life of happiness.Each chapter is based on a lessons learned from Scott’s figure skating ... Scott Hamilton, The Great Eight

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