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One Realm Beyond

One Realm Beyond

On 11/1 bjdoureaux wrote: Cantor D’Ahma was born destined to be a realm walker, a protector and defender of the many worlds that exist in the universe. When he finally leaves his mentor and sets out to find his dragon, the preferred companion of realm walkers, he finds himself caught up in an adventure he hadn’t expected. ... One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul

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3 Stars

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Merlin's Blade

Merlin's Blade

On 4/21 bjdoureaux wrote: What can a person do against a mysterious stone that seems to emit an evil power? What can he do when everyone in his small village seems to fall under its spell? What can he do when he is the young, nearly blind, son of a blacksmith? This is where young Merlin finds himself. When druids seek to use ... Merlin’s Blade by Robert Treskillard

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4 Stars

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Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes

Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes

On 1/2 bjdoureaux wrote: Wayne is a former pastor , weighed down by a past failure. Nick is a younger man who wants nothing to do with God. Fate has it that these two men will die on the same day, but the paths they take after death are quite different. One man goes to a land filled with music and light. The other to a land ... Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes by T. Neal Tarver

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4 Stars

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Persecuted

Persecuted

On 8/19 bjdoureaux wrote: Well documented and very informative, Persecuted gives examples of the oppression of, and violence against, Christians all over the world. The book discusses the laws, both religious and political, that make life as a Christian in certain countries difficult, or impossible. From atheistic, communist ... Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians by Marshall, Gilbert, & Shea

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5 Stars

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Live Second

Live Second

On 1/27 bjdoureaux wrote: “Live Second” is a devotional-style book to accompany the popular “I Am Second” movement. The idea is to have the reader reflect on what the Bible has to say about us and our relationship with God. Are we putting Him first? How can we practice putting God first? The book consists of 365 short ... Live Second by Doug Bender

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4 Stars

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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 4/25 bjdoureaux wrote: Sam Hopkins is the son of small-town preacher. When we first meet him, he his lying beaten and bloody on the side of the road. How did he get there. According to him, it was because of the stupidest thing he ever did. Not playing chicken with a freight train, or hanging out with the local thugs. No, ... Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klaven

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5 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 3/12 bjdoureaux wrote: In “Called to Controversy” Ruth Rosen tells the story Moishe Rosen, the founder of Jews for Jesus. He also happens to be her father. His mission work to reach fellow Jews with the Gospel of Jesus Christ got him a lot of attention, and not all of it was flattering. Many in the Jewish community labeled ... Called to Controversy by Ruth Rosen

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4 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 1/14 bjdoureaux wrote: Where would we be without the English Bible? How many people would never have read the Word of God for themselves? In “Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice” David Teems takes us through a time in history when translating the Bible into English was considered heretical and criminal. He follows ... Tyndale by David Teems

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4 Stars

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No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

On 11/5 bjdoureaux wrote: For Christians, the Cross is a symbol of salvation and hope of eternal life. Our faith rests on what happened on the Cross, but can we find hope there for our everyday lives? When we’re feeling lonely, guilty, or tired? When we feel like giving up? Yes, the events of the crucifixion and resurrection ... No Wonder They Call Him the Savior by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 9/17 bjdoureaux wrote: In his book “The Grace of God,” Andy Stanley relies on scripture from both the Old and New Testaments to help illustrate the truth of Grace. Most people don’t see the God of the Old Testament as a God of Grace, but a God of wrath and judgement. Stanley provides several examples from the lives of ... The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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5 Stars

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With

With

On 8/13 bjdoureaux wrote: In With, Skye Jethani tries to show us that the best way for us to relate to God is to have a “Life with God.” He begins by explaining four common ways people tend to relate to God and how they come up short: Life under God – a focus on following rituals or commands to please God or avoid his ... With by Skye Jethani

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/31 bjdoureaux wrote: In Why God Won’t Go Away, historian, theologian, and scholar Alister McGrath confronts the New atheism movement. Displaying a broad knowledge of the topic, he shows how the movement started, what the beliefs of New Atheism involve, and where the movement is now. Beginning with an introduction to the ... Why God Won’t Go Away by Alister McGrath

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The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

The Skin Map (Trade Paper)

On 6/12 bjdoureaux wrote: Kit Livingstone is living an ordinary life in London when his great-grandfather, Cosimo, finds him and pulls him into an unbelievable adventure. Cosimo tells Kit about ley lines. They exist all over the world. With knowledge of where they are and how to use them, a person can travel along them between ... The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead

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5 Stars

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Galileo

Galileo

On 4/26 bjdoureaux wrote: One of the books in the Christian Encounters series published by Thomas Nelson, Mitch Stokes’s Galileo is a thorough biography of the career and personal life of Galileo Galilei. Drawing upon several historical sources, Stokes separates fact from legend and gives us insight into one of the most important ... Galileo by Mitch Stokes

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 bjdoureaux wrote: In his new book, Max on Life, Max Lucado answer questions his received throughout his career. He offers insight and Biblical support to questions such as: How can I know I am truly saved? How can I get free of the fear that God might not forgive me? What if things only get worse in the world? What ... A Must Read

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5 Stars

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A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

On 3/7 bjdoureaux wrote: If you could ask God anything, what would it be? This is what author Alton Gansky wants to know. Everyone has at least one thing they would like to question God about.Gansky has put together 55 questions he believes people most commonly have about God and the Christian faith. Using the Bible as his guide, ... A Conversation with God by Alton Gansky

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3 Stars

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