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Desperate

Desperate

On 1/2 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: This book is a must read for all moms.  Any mother who says she doesn't feel desperate and hopeless from time to time is a big fat liar.  Parenting is difficult on its best day and we all feel desperation (whether it is quietly whispered to God or shouted from the rooftops) and want the peace ... "Desperate-Hope for the mom who needs to breathe" by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson

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5 Stars

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A Year with G. K. Chesterton

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

On 12/4 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: This book presents itself as a devotional, but it is a far cry from that. Each day's entry contains a verse and an excerpt from Chesterton's writings, and some days include a "on this day in history" interesting fact about Chesterton. I expected some additional insights from the editor, maybe expounding ... "A Year with G.K. Chesterton"-Kevin Belmonte

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3 Stars

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 9/28 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: A few weeks ago, I caught part of an interview on Tony Campolo's tv show.  He was interviewing Shane Claiborne, who has written a few books that I absolutely loved.  Truthfully, I began watching the interview not because I was interested in the topic of Claiborne's latest book, but was instead ... "Red Letter Revolution" by Shane Claiborne & Tony Campolo

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4 Stars

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The Southern Foodie

The Southern Foodie

On 9/4 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: The books I typically review for Thomas Nelson publishing company are typically "religious" in nature; usually self-helpish or fiction.  When I saw the listings a week or two ago of the new books coming out for review, I nearly died of excitement.  There. Was. A. Cookbook.  Yippie!  I ... "The Southern Foodie" by Chris Chamberlain

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5 Stars

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The Open Bible (NKJV)

The Open Bible (NKJV)

On 8/21 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: I am not a big fan of the KJV, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Open Bible in the New KIng James Version. It has an excellent readability and is laid out in a very helpful way for someone who wants to read and learn from God's Word. Each book of the Bible contains outlines and information to help ... The Open Bible (NKJV)

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5 Stars

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The Truth About Grace

The Truth About Grace

On 6/11 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: Grace is an often misunderstood (or misapplied) concept. Grace is what is extended to us at salvation, saving us from an eternity of punishment. Grace, however, does not just give us "fire-insurance", excusing all our sinful living. MacArthur gives us a beautiful picture of grace in this book, reminding ... "The Truth About Grace" by John MacArthur

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4 Stars

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Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord

Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord

On 5/16 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: I have read several books on parenting since my kids were born, and this one is definitely in the top 3. Knowing full well that it is impossible to pass on to your child what you yourself don't possess, I was a little wary as I sat down to read this book, fearful of a guilt-stricken sleepless night after ... Intentional Parenting

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5 Stars

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Swipe

Swipe

On 5/1 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: Why are there so many books about dystopian societies for young adults these days? And why do I never get tired of reading them? And why why why are they always in a series? Why do you read the first one, and you have to wait to get ahold of the second one, and you stay up until midnight reading the ... "Swipe" by Evan Angler

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4 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 4/16 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "Heaven in Her Arms" was such a surprisingly enjoyable book! I wasn't quite expecting to like it as much as I did or to be so uplifted, renewed and encouraged after reading each chapter.I thought this book would only cover the "nitty gritty": who Mary was, her background, the difficult job she had in ... "Heaven in Her Arms" by Catherine Hickem

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4 Stars

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 3/26 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: When it comes to sin, not many of us are willing to jump up and announce what it is that we struggle with.  In fact, most evangelicals are quite happy to sit in their (the same) pew and pretend that they don't have any sins.  The truth of the matter is that we are all pretty jacked up.  If ... "Our Favorite Sins: The sins we commit and how you can quit" by Todd D. Hunter

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3 Stars

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 1/9 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: I love love love love this devotional. It is so refreshing to find something that is so full of Truth. Man's opinion or interpretations of Scripture are always flawed, thanks to our sin nature, but God's Word is living and active; the only thing that causes real life change or growth. MacArthur is truly ... "Moments of Truth" by John MacArthur

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5 Stars

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Daily Gifts of Grace

Daily Gifts of Grace

On 12/28 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: This devotional book is lovely to look at and and easy to use. It has a cool magnetic closure that protects the pages and would make the book durable for use over several years. However, I am less than impressed with the content of this book. Each day starts with a verse from Scripture, but outside of ... "Daily Gifts of Grace" by Women of Faith

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3 Stars

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The Future Door

The Future Door

On 11/28 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "The Future Door" is a well written, easy to read young adult mystery novel.  This is the second in the series, but reading book one is not a requirement as any important details are reviewed in this book.  The author writes in the Sherlock Holmes style, even sharing the well known characters ... "The Future Door" by Jason Lethcoe

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4 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 10/24 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is essentially written in two parts; the first being a short (140 pages) fiction story that quickly pulls you in and reaches a satisfying conclusion, followed by some notes from the author on the inspiration for the story as well as a study guide for personal ... "The Encounter" by Stephen Arterburn

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4 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 9/28 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "The Grace of God" by Andy Stanley is a wonderful volume extolling the boundless grace available to us from God.  While this book joins countless others in a sea of books on this very topic, Stanley does a good job tackling our need for grace.  With an easy-going, simple writing style, Stanley ... "The Grace of God" by Andy Stanley

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4 Stars

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Right From the Heart

Right From the Heart

On 8/24 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "Right From the Heart" is a delightful, Scripturally-based, well-written daily devotional book. I was pleasantly surprised with it right out of the package. It is a hard-cover book, which will be durable and strong to last through a whole year's reading. (plus many years after that!) No crinkled or torn ... "Right From the Heart" by Bryant Wright

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5 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 8/16 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love" is a beautifully written children's book that begins in the middle. Smack dab in the middle to be precise. It tells the story of a childless couple who are the middle of their lives and are sharing the middle of God's love. They invest themselves in the precious ... "Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love" by Brennan Manning & John Blase

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5 Stars

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It Couldn't Just Happen

It Couldn't Just Happen

On 8/8 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "It Couldn't Just Happen" is a welcome breath of fresh air! It is refreshing to see a creation-centric, Bible-based, educationally-focused book tailored for those difficult middle school years. This book could be instrumental in helping to ground your child (or you) in the foundational Biblical principles ... "It Couldn't Just Happen: Knowing the truth about God's Awesome Creation" by by Lawrence O. Richards

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4 Stars

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 8/8 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "Stained Glass Hearts" is a beautifully written book, sprinkled with honest personal experiences and the occasional touch of humor. Clairmont's writing style puts you at such ease that a tough topic to swallow becomes an enjoyable, easy read. Like a stained glass window, God takes something worthless ... "Stained Glass Hearts" by Patsy Clairmont

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5 Stars

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 7/27 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: I have read several things by Dr. Larry Crabb, and typically find him dry and clinical in his writing. I was pleasantly surprised to find that is not the case here. This 40 day devotional is easy to read and understand and nourishes the emotional aspects of one's soul. I did find the 40 day format to ... "God's Love Letters to You" by Dr. Larry Crabb

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3 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/1 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "The Seraph Seal" is an entertaining novel that certainly blurs the lines between fact and fiction (and theology) and then runs full force into the Apocalypse. It is a fast-paced page turner that keeps your interest until the very unexpected end. So much interest has been paid to the end of the world ... "The Seraph Seal" by Leonard Sweet/Lori Wagner

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2 Stars

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Lead. Serve. Love.

Lead. Serve. Love.

On 4/27 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: "Lead, Serve. Love." is an enchanting little gift book that is chock full of 100 three-word ways to be Christlike. It is part gift book, part devotional and part inspirational book. Lang shares a short paragraph or two and related Bible verses for each three-word big idea for the day which will leave ... "Lead. Serve. Love." by Gregory E. Lang

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5 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 4/14 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: I am always on the prowl for any book that offers some sound parenting advice. "Daddy Dates" by Greg Wright is a valuable resource for any father looking to cultivate a strong relationship with his daughters. I have two small girls and an amazing husband. I want the kids to have the same relationship ... Book Review: "Daddy Dates" by Greg Wright

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: David Ponder is Everyman...with a most unusual opportunity to save humanity with the most unexpected of helpers in the most unexpected of places. Readers met David Ponder in "The Traveler's Gift" (which I cannot wait to read! I wish I had know about this book before I read this one! ) Andy Andrews ... Book Review: "The Final Summit" by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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Time With God For Fathers

Time With God For Fathers

On 4/5 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: With all the pressures and demands on a man these days, it can be hard to make time to invest in your family and your time with God. "Time with God for Fathers" can help a dad take a step in the right direction. It provides a daily Scripture and short reflection to improve a man from the inside out. ... Book Review: "Time with God for Fathers" by Jack Countryman

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5 Stars

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God's Wisdom for Mothers

God's Wisdom for Mothers

On 3/21 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: Proverbs 4:4-6 sums up the desire of my heart as a mother: to get wisdom and understanding to help me raise godly children. "God's Wisdom for Mothers", compiled by Jack Countryman is a lovely resource for doing just that. It is solely comprised of Bible verses, taken from the easy to understand New ... Book Review: "God's Wisdom for Mothers" by Jack Countryman

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5 Stars

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A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

On 2/28 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: In his book, "A Conversation with God", Alton Gansky takes on the tough questions many Christ followers and seekers ask. I think it is only human to doubt or have questions about God, seeing as it is impossible to fully understand His greatness and glory. This book does a nice job addressing some concerns ... Book Review: "A Conversation with God" by Alton Gansky

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4 Stars

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The Promises She Keeps

The Promises She Keeps

On 2/18 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: I received a new book from BookSneeze to review this week: "The Promises She Keeps" by Erin Healy. This is a surprisingly enchanting book. I don't typically read books of this genre but I thought it would be a perfectly suitable book to read before bed to help me "wind down" and fall asleep. I am ... Book Review: "The Promises She Keeps" by Erin Healy

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4 Stars

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 2/7 The Girl with the Golden Quill wrote: BookSneeze provided me with a complementary copy of "In Constant Prayer" by Robert Benson in exchange for an honest book review. Don't judge this book by its cover. Or by its title. This book might be more accurately titled "In Regularly Scheduled Prayer". I assumed at first glance that this book would ... Book Review: "In Constant Prayer" by Robert Benson

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3 Stars

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