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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 8/27 onkonk wrote: In her memoir Call of a Coward, author Marcia Moston allows readers to glimpse a genuinely vulnerable period in her faith life as she reluctantly answers the call to travel as a missionary with her husband to Guatemala. Moston places a hold on personal goals and plans to accept this adventure; something ... Call of a Coward

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4 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 8/22 onkonk wrote: "Sometimes we don’t even have the strength to look for it… but the cross will find us, and we will prove that the hottest place will be transformed into a fertile garden." – Mondays With My Old Pastor, Navajo, pg. XXVI Mondays With My Old Pastor, by Jose Luis Navajo, is the story of a journey ... Mondays With My Old Pastor

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5 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 8/6 onkonk wrote: In Constantly Craving author Marilyn Meberg tackles an issue so predominant in our modern society: the curse of always wanting, seeking, hungering for more and how this ceaseless drive can bring us to a place of always feeling shorted. Meberg, trained in psychology, explains that craving is rooted ... Constantly Craving

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2 Stars

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More Lost Than Found

More Lost Than Found

On 2/14 onkonk wrote: Jared Herd’s book More Lost Than Found presents the authors attempt to delve into issues of his past when he “found” Jesus at a young age, but then vividly recalls “losing” him later on. This churchy language of finding Jesus may sound goofy and seem debatable, but theological questions of ... More Lost Than Found

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4 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 9/6 onkonk wrote: A book with a beginning that grabs the attention of the reader, dragging them in, is a wonderful thing. A book that manages to hold that reader captivated throughout is beyond wonderful. Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber begins with a surprising bit of truth shared by her professor. This bit of ... Surprised by Oxford

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4 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 8/12 onkonk wrote: Most followers of Christ would assert that they seek to be a blessing in the lives of others. We want to offer positive influence, to build up rather than tear down, but this takes so much work. In The Blessing Dr. John Trent and Gary Smalley bridge Christian values with modern psychology to examine ... Be a Blessing

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5 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 5/31 onkonk wrote: Unleashed by Erwin Raphael McManus offers a biographical narrative of spiritual seeking alongside powerful theological and philosophical ponderance... in only 146 pages. “This is the barbarian way: to give your heart to the only One who can make you fully alive. To love Him with simplicity and ... The Way of the Barbarian

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5 Stars

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Tithing

Tithing

On 4/17 onkonk wrote: The Ancient Practices Series is a succession of books dedicated to introducing contemporary Christians to ancient beliefs and early church traditions. Tithing by Douglas Leblanc, edited by Phyllis Tickle, is just one such book dedicated to exploring and explaining the practice of giving that goes back ... Tithing by Douglas Leblanc

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3 Stars

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