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The Kissing Bridge

The Kissing Bridge

On 4/15 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}The Kissing Bridge is the third book in Tricia Goyer's Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series, and since I have not read the first two books, I can attest that this is a stand-alone book. Just enough background information is given so that readers get to know the characters ... The Kissing Bridge

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Below the Surface

Below the Surface

On 3/31 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}Below the Surface by Tim Shoemaker is the third book in the Code of Silence series. I have not read the other two books in this series, but my son and I plan to acquire them as soon as possible!Written for young adults, Below the Surface hits the mark just right. There is suspense, ... Below the Surface

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One God, One Plan, One Life

One God, One Plan, One Life

On 3/14 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}One God One Plan One Life is a devotional for teens adapted from several books by Max Lucado.This book of 365 daily devotions contains revised excerpts from previously published works that have been chosen for their relevance for teens. Each day includes a short reading, accompanied ... One God One Plan One Life

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Whatever You Grow Up to Be

Whatever You Grow Up to Be

On 3/1 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}Karen Kingsbury beautifully captures a mama's heart in Whatever You Grow Up to Be, a delightful picture book illustrated by Valeria Docampo.The mama in the story imagines her son's future as she watches him grow through different stages of life, from infant to toddler, from ... Whatever You Grow Up to Be

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5 Stars

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Pups of the Spirit

Pups of the Spirit

On 2/25 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}Pups of the Spirit by Deborah Melmon for Zonderkidz is an irresistibly cute picture book that teaches kids nine character quality traits based on Galatians 5:22-23.Different puppies demonstrate the special traits God want us to have: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, ... Pups of the Spirit

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Pirates on the Farm

Pirates on the Farm

On 2/25 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}The swashbuckling adventure, Pirates on the Farm imagines what would happen if a band of pirates moved in next door. The narrator describes how her family and community react to the new neighbors who have bought a farm and don't quite fit in to the rural farming town. Eyebrows ... Pirates on the Farm

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3 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

On 2/16 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}What does having faith really mean? Brother and Sister Bear are faced with this issue in The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith by Mike Berenstain.Brother and Sister enjoy hanging out with their friends, spending time outdoors, playing with dolls, sorting baseball cards. One friend, ... The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith

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5 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 2/4 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}The Jesus Bible is a New International Version Bible with devotions and other extras (maps, timelines, lists, and charts), especially geared toward kids in the nine through twelve age range.With fun fonts, color scheme, and graphics, this Bible is visually appealing. Even more, ... The Jesus Bible

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

On 1/19 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}Let There Be Light is a stunningly beautiful rendition of the Creation story in picture book format. Archbishop Desmond Tutu narrates the wonder and glory of the beginnings of the world, and Nancy Tillman's illustrations bring the story to life in rich detail.I love how the ... Let There Be Light

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 Messiah: Origin

Messiah: Origin

On 11/21 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}Messiah: Origin is a graphic novel translated directly from Scripture that depicts the events of the four Gospels. The text is inserted into the pictures in Messiah: Origin, sort of like a “reverse illuminated manuscript” (p. 9). The stories from the Gospels are combined ... Messiah: Origin

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4 Stars

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Adventure Bible Handbook

Adventure Bible Handbook

On 11/11 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}The Adventure Bible Handbook is unique and fun! It is a colorful graphic novel-format Bible handbook, perfect for older kids and teens, that will surely appeal to even the most reluctant reader.The book follows four children who have traveled back in time to find their archaeologist ... Adventure Bible Handbook

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 10/19 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}Mary Engelbreit's Peace on Earth: A Christmas Collection is a beautiful, full-color picture book. Mary's timeless illustrations capture the true meaning of Christmas, and the poems, stories, quotes, carols, and verses combine to create a true keepsake.Peace on Earth is the ... Mary Engelbreit: Peace on Earth

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 10/12 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}   Based on a true story, Tricia Goyer's A Christmas Gift for Rose is set during the World War II era.  Tricia Goyer, a homeschool mom, is a compelling writer, and this book is especially gripping because of its historical accuracy.Here's what Grandma thought ... Grandma's Guest Review: A Christmas Gift for Rose

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Encouragement for Today

Encouragement for Today

On 9/7 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}Written by the team at Proverbs 31 Ministries, Encouragement for Today: Devotions for Everyday Living features 100 devotions to equip women and offer them hope and inspiration.  These devotions, targeted specifically at women, are topical, authentic, inspiring, ... Review: Encouragement for Today

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KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible

KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible

On 8/29 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}   Finally, a Bible with devotionals just for homeschool moms.  Although I have a good women's devotional Bible, many of the devotional passages do not apply to my life.  The KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible fills a void with this much-needed resource for ... Review: Homeschool Mom's Bible

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 8/7 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}   Jesus On Every Page:  10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament by David Murray is a guide to seeing Jesus throughout the books of the Old Testament--Jesus is present in the creation, the law, the psalms, the prophets, and the proverbs.   ... Review: Jesus On Every Page

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NKJV Ignite

NKJV Ignite

On 7/30 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}   Ignite is a new Bible especially for teens.  With cool graphics and its orange and brown color scheme, my thirteen-year-old immediately reached for it when it arrived in the mail.  This New King James Version has features that were designed with teens ... Review: NKJV Ignite, The Bible for Teens

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 6/30 learningtable wrote: {Read my disclosure policy}Includes Reading Group GuideGrandma just finished When Mockingbirds Sing and shared her review with me:   When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey takes readers into the lives of a little girl, Leah Norcross, and her parents.  Leah suffers from a stutter when she ... Grandma's Guest Review: When Mockingbirds Sing

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I Call Shotgun

I Call Shotgun

On 4/27 learningtable wrote:    I Call Shotgun is basically a book of life lessons written from fathers to sons.  The structure of the book is a series of letters from the authors to their sons with words of wisdom for navigating through life.  Divided into sixty-four short "lessons" with a list of conversations ... Review: I Call Shotgun

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 4/6 learningtable wrote:    Prayer Warrior Mom is a powerful book that will equip moms with the tools they need to harness the power of prayer and fight for their children.  By outlining fifteen principles, Marla Alupoaicei shows moms how to use Scripture to pray effectively and gain the strategies they need "to ... Review: Prayer Warrior Mom

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One Perfect Life

One Perfect Life

On 3/26 learningtable wrote:    One Perfect Life is the complete story of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation in a New King James translation.  John MacArthur has compiled all the verses into "one continuous story" with verse-by-verse notes on every page.  This 516-page hardbound volume is a wonderful study tool ... Review: One Perfect Life

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The Story of the Voice

The Story of the Voice

On 3/2 learningtable wrote:    Have you heard about The Voice yet?  It is a new translation of the Bible written in accessible language that reads as an "engaging story":  "The Voice is for everyone seeking to connect or reconnect with God through His story. It is for those who have never read the Bible ... Review: The Story of The Voice

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 2/17 learningtable wrote: It is a really simple statement, but it has a huge impact.  How would you fill in the blank?  Judah Smith's engaging book asks readers to consider your answer to this simple statement.  In Jesus Is ____., Judah Smith answers this sentence in various ways and expands on each one:  Your ... Review: Jesus Is _____.

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3 Stars

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Moon Over Edisto

Moon Over Edisto

On 2/2 learningtable wrote:    Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart had my mom's name on it as soon as she heard about it.  She read it from start to finish in just a couple of days and said it was a wonderful book, so I asked her what she liked about it:   Grandma says, "Moon Over Edisto was a most enjoyable ... Grandma's Guest Review: Moon Over Edisto

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 1/8 learningtable wrote: The Unglued Devotional is a companion to the bestselling book Unglued.  Its purpose is to provide encouragement for readers dealing with emotional struggles, like fear, anger, and regret. This 60-day devotional is organized to include: A daily opening Scripture Thought for the Day A ... Review: Unglued Devotional

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Desperate

Desperate

On 12/31 learningtable wrote: I was already familiar with Sally Clarkson from her work with WholeHeart Ministries, and the Clarkson's book Educating the WholeHearted Child is a constant go-to reference in our homeschool.  Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, which she co-wrote with Sarah Mae, is an honest look at ... Review: Desperate

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 12/2 learningtable wrote:      The Hickory Ridge Series ends on a happy note at Christmas time in Every Perfect Gift, and it is an excellent read for the holiday season.  This is a sweet historical Christian romance, and it will capture your attention from the start.  The reader is transported back ... Grandma's Guest Review: Every Perfect Gift

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Grace

Grace

On 10/27 learningtable wrote:     What does “grace” really mean?  Max Lucado addresses the way we use the word, and he goes a step beyond by asking if we really understand what it means.  Have we really thought about the deeper meaning of grace and what God intends for us to glean from it?  ... Review: Grace

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Wild Grace

Wild Grace

On 10/13 learningtable wrote:     Although the publisher recommends Wild Grace for teens, I would hesitate to give it to younger teens because of some of the content.  It seems to be geared more toward college-aged young adults, while some of the scenarios involve issues younger teens face.  There ... Review: Wild Grace

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3 Stars

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Exploring the Unexplained

Exploring the Unexplained

On 9/6 learningtable wrote:    Did you ever wonder what the difference is between a leek and a leech?  And whether Hosanna is a person, place, or thing?  Did you know Isaiah mentions a "night monster, or succubus, a mysterious visitor in the night?"  What about all the different Simons:  Simon of Cyrene, ... Review: Exploring the Unexplained

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Grieving God's Way

Grieving God's Way

On 7/4 learningtable wrote:    Grieving God's Way:  The Path to Lasting Hope and Healing is a beautiful book inside and out.  This ninety day devotional "provides the framework for a methodical grieving process that follows God's plan."  The author, Margaret Brownley has herself experienced the loss of ... Review: Grieving God's Way

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Building Family Ties with Faith, Love, and Laughter

Building Family Ties with Faith, Love, and Laughter

On 5/25 learningtable wrote:       Dave Stone's Building Family Ties with Faith, Love & Laughter is part of the Faithful Families series of books from Thomas Nelson. This little gem is full of ideas for knitting families into strong, unified partnerships in order to apply biblical principles and "establish ... Review: Building Family Ties with Faith, Love and Laughter

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 4/21 learningtable wrote:    I have found a gem in this book!  I have never read any of Luci Swindoll's books, but she has a new fan.  Simple Secrets to a Happy Life is filled to the brim with priceless advice and words of wisdom.  Broken up into fifty short chapters, this book can be read daily as a ... Review: Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 3/3 learningtable wrote:    Three Hearts is a documentary DVD which begins as Cissie Graham Lynch, the granddaughter of Billy Graham and daughter of Franklin Graham, starts her internship with the children's Heart Project through Samaritan's Purse.  Three Mongolian children are brought ... Review: Three Hearts

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Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

On 2/9 learningtable wrote:    This is a DVD and book companion set designed to be used either by individuals or with small groups.  Each session includes questions, devotional readings, and Scripture references to read after viewing the segment on the DVD.  Although it isn't necessary to have read the Heaven ... Review: Heaven is for Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 11/2 learningtable wrote:    Heaven is for Real for Kids is based on the New York Times bestseller Heaven is for Real, the story of Colton Burpo's miraculous journey to heaven and back at the age of three.  This book for children presents Colton's message that heaven does exist, that God wants us all to go there ... Book Review: Heaven is for Real for kids

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 9/14 learningtable wrote:    Part of the Christian Encounters series, George Washington Carver by John Perry is the biography of a man born into slavery who went on to achieve what seemed impossible.  A fascinating man, a well-written biography:  this one is a keeper.     When you mention George ... Review: George Washington Carver

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The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

On 7/20 learningtable wrote: The Little Red Book of Wisdom offers time-tested principles for professional and personal fulfillment.Mark DeMoss gathers insights for living wisely from history, Scripture, and a lifetime of listening. The result is a handy, accessible book that gives readers a new way to enjoy lasting success in the ... Review: The Little Red Book of Wisdom

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The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

On 6/13 learningtable wrote: Book DescriptionA collection of essays describing the beauty and humor that can be found in what often feels like a most useless state—The Waiting Place.We all spend precious time just waiting. We wait in traffic, grocery store lines, and carpool circles. We wait to grow up, for true love, and for ... Review: The Waiting Place

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