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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 8/6 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK When you open a book by Mary Engelbreit, you have opened a masterpiece! And The Blessings of Friendship is such a beautiful book inside and out. The poems, verses and Scripture are so beautifully written, they are truly a blessing and enjoyment to read! This book teaches the ... The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

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Jesus

Jesus

On 7/19 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK Jesus, in the Get To Know Series focuses on God’s Son, Jesus. This book, Jesus really starts before Jesus was born, and goes through his birth, watching him grow up, and with his earthly family, his ministry to the people, and then it go to His death and resurrection. And ... Get to Know Series Jesus….by By Nancy I. Sanders

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NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

On 7/16 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK If you are a gardener, You will enjoy this new Bible from Zondervan. It is designed to help you follow your Bible reading and do your gardening together. One thing I found interesting is that there are 260 daily readings and 52 weekly readings and the passages in the Bible and ... NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible

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NIV The Journey Bible

NIV The Journey Bible

On 7/9 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE When I first saw this Bible, I wasn’t sure if it was a good one or not, but the more I read through it, the more I like it. There are many study tools in this Bible that can be used to better you knowledge of the Bible. I want to list a few things that caught my eye when ... BookLook Bloggers presents: NIV The Journey Bible Revealing God and How You Fit into His Plan from Zondervan

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NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible

On 7/9 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE Are you looking for hope while in the middle of a most difficult and heartbreaking situation in your life? Celebrate Recovery is a program created by Pastor Rick Warren. Thousands upon Thousands have found hope and encouragement while going through this program. I was so happy ... BookLook Bloggers Presents: NIV Celebrate Recovery Bible, Foreword by Rick Warren

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NIV ReadEasy Bible

NIV ReadEasy Bible

On 7/2 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE There are so many things I like about this Easy Read Bible, but the main one is that I can read it easier because of the larger font! Thus, the Easy Read Bible gets it name! And the duo-tone black makes it beautiful too! This is not a study Bible so it does not have all of ... NIV Easy Read Bible

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Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

On 7/2 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE I would have to say that this is the cutest Children’s Bible I’ve seen. I love the cover! And any child is sure to love it too! I love the animals on the cover, because that is what will capture the eyes of children. And the inside is just for a child! The pictures, the ... Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV from Zondervan

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NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

On 5/29 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE This New Spirit Filled Life Bible is the NIV, and Jack W> Hayford is the Executive Editor. This is a really neat study Bible, one of the first things I noticed is that it is color coded with special study tips highlighted. It is also a Red Letter edition, so that makes it special, ... NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

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Take This Cup

Take This Cup

On 5/29 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK Bodie and Brock Thoene have an awesome way of writing historical Biblical fiction, and I enjoy reading their stories so much. Take This Cup is a work of fiction, it is not a true Biblical account. But what I really love about this story is that it takes historical Biblical facts ... Take This Cup….By Bodie and Brock Thoene …Published by Zondervan

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An Amish Garden

An Amish Garden

On 3/4 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK An Amish Garden is special to me because it is a collection of stories written by four of my favorite Amish authors! It is like getting four books in one!! And Each story is wonderful, I can’t pick out a favorite because I love them all! Each story involves a young struggling ... An Amish Garden

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 2/26 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK I always enjoy reviewing new Bibles, and I really like this one that focuses on tweens and teens. The Jesus Bible is more like a study Bible with all of its references, devotions and many other ways of showing tips and information. In this Bible you will find 365 devotions focusing ... The Jesus Bible

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A Miracle of Hope

A Miracle of Hope

On 1/22 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK A Miracle of Hope is a really wonderful read, and by far my favorite from author Ruth Reid. I hope we hear more from the Plank family in the future. Lindie and Josiah were both hurting from different things that has happened in their past. And both were happy with their marriage ... The Miracle of Hope

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Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

On 12/11 ibjoy1953 wrote: The Deluxe Edition of this Bible Story set includes a hardcover storybook and two CD’s to go with the story. This book includes many of the favorite Bible stories we all love. Along with the story, included is an Adventure Discover section and a Words to Treasure section to help reinforce the story. ... Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition....By Catherine DeVries

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Sweet Olive

Sweet Olive

On 10/9 ibjoy1953 wrote: This is a really good book to read when you want a nice, light read. In Sweet Olive, you will find is a really sweet Camille and her job with her uncle and her love for art. Camille finds herself back in a town she really didn’t want to visit again, but she is there none the less. The group of artist ... Sweet Olive by Judy Christie

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NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

On 9/4 ibjoy1953 wrote: You are looking at a new Bible published by Zondervan called NIV Homeschool Mom’s Bible. And like it says, it is the NIV Verson of the Bible, and the devotions are written just for home school moms. This is the most awesome Bible because there is a devotion for every day of the year, and they are all ... NIV Homeschool Mom’s Bible….Published by Zondervan

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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 8/7 ibjoy1953 wrote: I love Amish stories and I really like Amy Clipston’s books too, so I was excited about review this book. I enjoyed that the Amish characters has problems and went through difficult situations just as we all do. But I did find it a bit unnerving the way Hannah fell in love with and Englisher and selfishly ... A Hopeful Heart

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 7/25 ibjoy1953 wrote: Rosemary’s Cottage is a nice cozy and enjoyable book to read. The setting is on Hope Beach, and the characters all know their way around a beach. Curtis and Amy are trying to figure out who murdered their siblings, but the authorities say both the death of Curtis’ sister and Amy’s brother were ... Rosemary's Cottage by Colleen Coble

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Barefoot Summer

Barefoot Summer

On 6/19 ibjoy1953 wrote: Madison McKinley is trying to find peace with her past by fulfilling her brother’s dream. Madison lost her brother ten years ago, and she is determined to be the town’s youngest winner of the annual regatta. Which will be quite difficult since she is not only scared to death of water, she is just ... Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter…from Thomas Nelson

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Truth Stained Lies

Truth Stained Lies

On 5/8 ibjoy1953 wrote: The evidence was so strong against Jay that he has no hope of anyone believing is bazaar story that a clown leaves his ex-wife's house just before he goes in and fines her dead. But Jay's three sisters know Jay not murder his ex and they are not happy with the police investigation, so they take the investigation ... Truth Stained Lies….by Terri Blackstock

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 2/20 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK Having read the first two books in this series, I was anxious for the third book in The Brides of Last Chance Ranch to hit the stands. And author Margaret Brownley did not disappoint! With characters that I fell in love with, I thoroughly enjoyed another really good read that ... Waiting for Morning

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 1/14 ibjoy1953 wrote: An Amish Kitchen is a neat collection of three novellas, and the Amish Kitchen of the characters has a huge part of each story. The stories are so realistic because the kitchen is a major part of the Amish lifestyle in reality. And I loved getting the recipes as a bonus in this book, especially the herbal ... Awesome Amish three stories in this book!,

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A Marriage of the Heart

A Marriage of the Heart

On 11/21 ibjoy1953 wrote: In this book, you get three short stories by Kelly long: A Perfect Secret; Christmas Candles and A Marriage of the Heart. Each story is about a different Amish family. And it is difficult for me to pick a favorite because they are all really good stories. In a Perfect Secret, we have Luke and Rose’s ... Three Heartwarming Amish Fiction

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

On 10/10 ibjoy1953 wrote: MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK Danielle thought Matthew really loved her, but when she tells him she is pregnant, well everything changes. Matthew is not ready to settle down and be a father. Funny, he should have thought about that before, right? And when Danielle tells her best friend Levi, he is also ... Wonderful Amish Fiction

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Starring Me

Starring Me

On 8/15 ibjoy1953 wrote: Starring Me by Krista McGee Kara McCormick is all excited about being a star in the new teen variety show she is auditioning for. But she doesn’t need God in her life, no matter what her friend says. If she makes the cut, it will be because of her, she will do it on her own. But what Kara doesn’t ... Starring Me

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/12 ibjoy1953 wrote: There is one thing to say about Kim Cash, and that is, she just has it going on when it comes to writing books! “Hope Springs” is another outstanding book that shows us family, faith, cooking up old friendships, forgiveness and healing, and yes, and a boost of romance added to give readers a story ... Hope Springs, Wonderful Book

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Here's Lily

Here's Lily

On 5/16 ibjoy1953 wrote: My Thoughts on This Book Another awesome YA book for young ladies. Nancy Rue has that special nick for writing books for girls this age, which is so much needed today! I love that Nancy deals with issues that these gals face in real life, which is what makes this book so very awesomely special. And ... Wonderful book for Tweens and Teens

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Blue Moon Promise

Blue Moon Promise

On 3/26 ibjoy1953 wrote: For the men out there, what would you do if your father left town for several days, came back home with a woman and introduced her as Lucy, your new wife? Well that is just what happened to Nate Stanton. And he was not happy with his dad, to say the least. And to gain his wife’s two siblings, Jed and ... Another Great Book From Colleen Coble

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Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, NKJV

Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, NKJV

On 1/18 ibjoy1953 wrote: The Jesus is Calling Bible is a devotional Bible with 260 scenarios with devotions written by Sarah Young. As a missionary, Sarah Young has devotedly been journaling her prayers as God speaks to her through His Word. She writes about a number of topics including fear, comfort, thankfulness, brokenness ... The Jesus Calling Devotional Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Smitten

Smitten

On 1/7 ibjoy1953 wrote: I’m not a very big fan of Novella’s just because they are so short and they seem rushed getting to the end of the story. But I did enjoy the four stories in this book “Smitten.” Set in the small town of Smitten Vermont four women friends decided to try and save the local lumber mill that had ... Smitten

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Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 11/16 ibjoy1953 wrote: Five years ago, Eden and Clay Larson’s world came crashing down on them when they lost their six week old baby in a bad kidnapping, both blaming themselves for the tragedy. Losing everything, even her marriage, Eden has to move on so she can try and start a new life, as difficult as it was. Imagine ... Lonestar Angel By Colleen Coble

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His Steadfast Love

His Steadfast Love

On 10/11 ibjoy1953 wrote: His Steadfast Love  by Golden Keys ParsonsHis Steadfast Love  by Golden Keys ParsonsHis Steadfast Love was set during the Civil War times and we read the journey of Amanda Bell and her family as they struggle through the difficult situations they had to go through during the war. While Amanda’s ... His Steadfast Love by Golden Keys Parsons

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 10/4 ibjoy1953 wrote: Thank you God for Blessing Me…by Max Lucado This little book about little Hermie is so beautiful and adorable. It is just right for a small child with the thick board pages and story just long enough to keep their attention. This little Caterpillar is just the cutest little creature and is thankful ... Thank you God for Blessing Me…by Max Lucado

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/9 ibjoy1953 wrote: Gabby, God’s Little Angel is a cute little story about an angel named Gabby watching over Sophie while she is riding a horse. The illustrations are adorable, telling the story within themselves. I love the idea of teaching children how God sends his angels to watch over, because I truly believe He ... Gabby God's Little Angel

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100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

On 8/23 ibjoy1953 wrote: My Review I love this adorable devotion book for kids. As soon as I opened it, I had to start reading the devotions to my 2 year old niece and play all of the songs, that is what we were doing when the earthquake hit Virginia 8/23/2011. The devotions are short, just long enough for 3 to 4 age children. ... Awesome Devotional and a Must for little ones

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Life Support

Life Support

On 8/16 ibjoy1953 wrote: My Review First of all, I can’t wait until the sequel to this book comes out! Life Support is another amazing thriller with characters and twists and turns that capture you from the first page. I like the way Whitlow’s characters come to life, with real life situations that people face every day. ... Life Support by Robert Whitlow

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 7/21 ibjoy1953 wrote: was captured in the first chapter of this amazing book. Tom had lost everything, his father, his girlfriend, his job, and even his cat, everything he thought was important. As he goes back to his Georgia hometown to wrap up his father’s law business, he finds things he never expected to find and find ... Amazing Robert Whitlow Thriller

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The Promise of an Angel

The Promise of an Angel

On 6/25 ibjoy1953 wrote: The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid Book Blurb All Judith Fischer ever wanted is to marry within her community and raise a family. She longs for the day when her parents will allow Levi Plank to officially court her. But on the day Judith suspects Levi will ask her parent's permission, her younger ... The Promise of an Angel

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Live Loved

Live Loved

On 4/20 ibjoy1953 wrote: Publisher's Description Imagine how your life would change if you were sure God loves you! Using the same popular format as Grace for the Moment, Live Loved brings fresh, new devotionals based on the writings of Max Lucado. Included is a broad range of topics such as facing your fears, accepting His ... Live Loved by: Max Lucado

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 ibjoy1953 wrote: About the Author: With over 100 million products in print, Max Lucado is one of America’s most widely read authors. He and his wife, Denalyn, live in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the Oak Hills Church. Book Description- From Thomas Nelson We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ... Max on Life

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Take Action Bible, NKJV

Take Action Bible, NKJV

On 4/13 ibjoy1953 wrote: The Take Action Bible Review I love this Bible! World Vision and Thomas Nelson Publishers worked together in putting together this Bible that they call God’s Word in Action venture. It is encouraging Christians to “Put the Word of God into Action. The front cover is beautiful. The actually Ultra ... The Take Action Bible

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 ibjoy1953 wrote: Book Review….”The Final Summit” by Andy Andrews As seventy four year old David Ponder sits and reflects back over his life, he still can’t believe that the one thing that mattered to him most is gone…..his wife. There were times when they had nothing, and times they were very wealthy, but ... The Final Summit

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/23 ibjoy1953 wrote: This book follows the journey of Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey as they fulfill their dream of becoming radio hosts. This mostly true story takes place in the small community of Calhoun County, Alabama where the two live with their families, and how they became very popular host of their radio ... Heartwarming story of two guy fulfilling their dream

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God's Wisdom for Mothers

God's Wisdom for Mothers

On 3/14 ibjoy1953 wrote: I just love this little book of God’s Wisdom for Mothers. The author takes verses throughout the Bible that would have a special interest in the lives of Mothers and organizes them in categories and then sub-categories of the subject so mothers can have the verses at hand when needed. The NKJV of ... God's Wisdom for Mothers

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