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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 12/23 Laura Navarro wrote: I picked up my latest BookSneeze book today. Why God Won’t Go Away – Is the New Atheism Running on Empty? by Alister McGrath. This was a quick and rather enjoyable read. The author describes the New Atheist movement and summarizes some of the views and writings of the 4 men seen to be the ... Book Review – Why God Won’t Go Away

Laura's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 6/7 Laura Navarro wrote: Another BookSneeze book. The Jesus You Can’t Ignore by John MacArthur. I received this book in August last year and kept putting off reading it. For a few reasons – it seemed it would require paying attention and taking notes and rethinking some of my preferred attitudes about discussing the truths of the Bible. It ... The Jesus You Can’t Ignore by John MacArthur – review

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Portable Patriot

The Portable Patriot

On 6/26 Laura Navarro wrote: Another BookSneeze book. The Portable Patriot, edited by Joel Miller and Kristen Parrish, . This book looked interesting, collecting documents, speeches, and even sermons that “compose the American soul” as the subtitle says. The book is small (hence the portable title) with the ragged cut ... The Portable Patriot – review

Laura's Rating:

3 Stars

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Mind Your Own Mortgage

Mind Your Own Mortgage

On 5/8 Laura Navarro wrote: Another BookSneeze book. This time a practical book called Mind Your Own Mortgage by Robert Bernabe. I liked this book. The information seemed sound and encouraging in an area of finances too many of us ignore. The writing was well done. The pages were not overcrowded, but had headers and sidebar quotes, ... Mind Your Own Mortgage by Robert Bernabe

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Revolutionary Paul Revere

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

On 4/1 Laura Navarro wrote: My latest BookSneeze book is The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel Miller. his was a great read. The cover has a great feel to it, so it’s comfortable to hold. The chapters are fairly short and easy to read. This period of history has so many people of interest. The author does a good job of ... Review: The Revolutionary Paul Revere

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 3/10 Laura Navarro wrote: My latest BookSneeze book is The Chronological Guide to the Bible from Thomas Nelson. This year I am reading and following a blog set around The One Year Chronological Bible from Tyndale. While looking for this a friend and I also came across The Chronological Study Bible from Thomas Nelson. When the ... Review: Chronological Guide to the Bible

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 2/24 Laura Navarro wrote: My latest BookSneeze book is Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh. The title says it all. This is a book about how hard it can be but how rewarding it is to trust God. The author uses real life examples and people from the Bible who faced similar examples to show how God is ... Review: Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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The King and Dr. Nick

The King and Dr. Nick

On 1/27 Laura Navarro wrote: The King and Dr. Nick: What Really Happened to Elvis and Me by Dr. George Nichopoulos is my latest BookSneeze pick. This book is written by the man who was the main personal physician for Elvis the last 10 years of his life. He provides  details of the day Elvis died, describes what daily life was like ... Review: The King and Dr. Nick

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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The White Horse King

The White Horse King

On 1/5 Laura Navarro wrote: The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great by Benjamin Merckle is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. I really enjoyed this book. The format is very easy to read and comfortable to hold. There are side notes where a little more history or clarification of a term is helpful. I ... The White Horse King (review)

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/5 Laura Navarro wrote: The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. A great story, the first but hopefully not the last from Sara Evans, collaborating with Rachel Hauck. The story was well written and well told. It weaves the present day and memories of the past showing how our actions ... The Sweet By and By (review)

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 11/21 Laura Navarro wrote: Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World by David Jeremiah is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. As expected, the message is biblical, relevant, and encouraging. The writing is comfortable and easy to read. After an introduction that reminds us, in some very interesting ways, just how ... Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Search for God and Guinness

The Search for God and Guinness

On 10/6 Laura Navarro wrote: The Search for God and Guinness by Stephen Mansfield is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. It is my husband’s favorite beer so it should be a fun read for both of us. This book was a pleasant surprise. It provided a history lesson on beer, described the formation and growth of ... The Search for God and Guinness

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/5 Laura Navarro wrote: Find Your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. I have enjoyed other books by Marcus Buckingham. He seems to speak realistically and practically about issues in our lives and the workplace. I also like how he focuses on building on your strengths, ... Find Your Strongest Life

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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Kabul 24

Kabul 24

On 9/27 Laura Navarro wrote: Kabul24 by Ben Pearson and Henry Arnold is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. It tells the story of the aid workers kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The book begins with the story of one of the Afghan women, but quickly moves into the set-up and arrest of 8 foreigners and 16 ... Kabul24

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Laura Navarro wrote: Fearless by Max Lucado is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. Review resources are available here. This is  a great book. Pastor Lucado brings our fears out into the light. He discusses our fears of insignificance, parenting failures, illness, financial disaster, worst-case scenarios, ... Fearless – Review

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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Let Go

Let Go

On 9/2 Laura Navarro wrote: Let Go by Sheila Walsh is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. I read the first chapter and the question at the end of the chapter seemed to speak right to me. I think we all need to be reminded that God loves us, as we are, right now. She continues with great news and deep ... Let Go – review

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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Everyday Greatness

Everyday Greatness

On 8/7 Laura Navarro wrote: Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey and David K. Hatch is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick. I have a book on my shelf called 70 Most Unforgettable Characters from Reader’s Digest. I have kept it since I was in high school and read it again every few years. They are short little stories ... Everyday Greatness – review

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 7/24 Laura Navarro wrote: Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World by N. D. Wilson is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers choice. // I thought it would be a good change in pace after Dred Scott’s Revenge and the biographies I have been reading. It was a great change and a wonderful book. I was ... Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl – review

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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Dred Scott's Revenge

Dred Scott's Revenge

On 5/28 Laura Navarro wrote: My latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers is about slavery in the US. Dred Scott’s Revenge by Judge Andrew Napolitano covers an aspect of our history that I am not that familiar with. This book starts with a bang. He is challenging the attitudes and actions of the founding fathers in the introduction and doesn’t slow ... Dred Scott’s Revenge (review)

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Laura Navarro wrote: I received an email for a special offer to review The Noticer by Thomas Nelson as part of the Book Review Blogger program. It sounded interesting and I love to read so I signed up. I am so glad I did. This book is worth a read! This book sheds light on the importance of perspective. ... The Noticer by Andy Andrews (review).

Laura's Rating:

3 Stars

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Higher Hope

Higher Hope

On 4/22 Laura Navarro wrote: We read the first book, Deeper Water, as part of our book club earlier this year. So, when the second book, Higher Hope, came available for Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers I picked it. It is nice to see how some of the stories progress. The Tides of Truth series follows law student Tammy Lynn Taylor, ... Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow (review)

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 4/4 Laura Navarro wrote: I joined the Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers and the third book I requested and reviewed was The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. Here is the blurb that interested me enough to finish Christianity in Crisis so I could review it and request this one. “Preach the Gospel always.  Use words if necessary.” ... Book Review: The Hole in Our Gospel

Laura's Rating:

5 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 3/2 Laura Navarro wrote: I joined the Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers and the second book I requested to read and review was Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff. It is a discussion of (really an expose of) the Faith movement, the many preachers and authors who belong, and why what they preach and teach isn’t biblical. Here is a ... Book Review: Christianity in Crisis (347 pp)

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Stars

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The Great Eight

The Great Eight

On 2/8 Laura Navarro wrote: I joined the Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers and the first book I requested to read and review was The Great Eight by Scott Hamilton. I have a love/hate relationship with celebrity self-help books and with lists of great ways to transform your life. I opted for this book because it promised to share more ... Book Review: The Great Eight

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

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