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Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero

Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero

On 5/27 Bookvisions wrote: This book is actually three books in one, Pirate in Training, Larry Boy and the Mudslingers, and Listen Up, Larry.  This is a wonderful book for reading to a young child or for early readers. The illustrations are colorful and have a variety of their fun Veggie friends to identify.  There are ... VeggieTales: Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero, (I Can Read #1)

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5 Stars

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Distortion

Distortion

On 5/1 Bookvisions wrote: Distortion starts out a little confusing.  Being part of a series, there are a number of people who need to be reintroduced, and I had trouble keeping them straight. Once I figured out who they were, I then had to remember their relationships as they were all related.  I don’t think I can ... Distortion by Terri Blackstock

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4 Stars

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Goodnight Angels

Goodnight Angels

On 3/4 Bookvisions wrote: This is a delightful story that follows a little boy as he prepares for bed, saying “Good night” to everyone and everything.  This is a heavy duty board book made sturdy enough for young children. The illustrations are softly colorful and detailed with scenes that start outside at play and then ... Goodnight, Angels by Melody Carlson

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5 Stars

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Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey

Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey

On 12/3 Bookvisions wrote: This is a difficult book to read and I am sure a difficult book to write.  This is also a difficult review to write. If you want to know what the experience is “like” when you lose a child, the author explains it well. I could identify with all of the emotions, shock, and reactions from ... Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey by Shelley Ramsey

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3 Stars

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Last Light

Last Light

On 11/6 Bookvisions wrote: We have all had situations arise when our power goes out, sometimes for a day or two.  What would happen if it went out everywhere. How would our smart-phone addicted society react without anything electronic? Last Light explores how a family adjusts and recreates their lives under the most primitive ... Last Light by Terri Blackstock

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4 Stars

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Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

On 9/5 Bookvisions wrote: Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold is the second Harriet Beamer book. In the first book Harriet has come to point in her life when her family thinks it is best that she move across the country to live with them. Now in the second book Harriet is settle in, but is restless and looks for things to do and friends ... Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin

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3 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 5/28 Bookvisions wrote: A Matter of Trust is a fast-paced mystery with a few twists here and there to add to the interest.  Two prosecutors are murdered years apart seem. Is it coincidence or are they connected?  This is a new series with Mia Quinn as the main character. It is an easy read that held my interest, and ... A Matter of Trust by (A Mia Quinn Mystery) by Lis Wiehl

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3 Stars

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Live Second

Live Second

On 1/31 Bookvisions wrote: I was looking for a new yearly devotional and was happy to find this new one.  It didn’t take long, however, to decide this wasn’t the one for me.  This seems to be an attempt to be a new and modern devotional, and it may very well be attractive to the under 25 age group.  The first ... Live Second by Doug Bender

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3 Stars

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 1/2 Bookvisions wrote: Tessa is a courtesan or high class prostitute longing for freedom. When her master dies, she uses his misfortune to create a new life for herself. T.L. Higley is a very good writer, but this book didn't hold my attention.  The one thing I missed in his book was the sense of location. As I read another ... Isle of Shadows by T.L. Higley

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3 Stars

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Lifted by Angels

Lifted by Angels

On 10/22 Bookvisions wrote: Lifted by angels is a serious look at angels and their relationship to God and to us.  The author takes passages from scripture and from writings of our ancient fathers to explain what angels were to the early Christians. It is sad the way our world has portrayed these beings in such a trivial way. ... Lifted by Angels by Joel Miller

Bookvisions' Rating:

4 Stars

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What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

What You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy

On 6/24 Bookvisions wrote: What You Need to Know about Bible Prophecy: 12 Lessons That Can Change Your Life by Max AndersMy rating: 4 of 5 starsWhat You Need to Know About Bible Prophecy is a book with 12 lessons that can be taught in a Bible class, Sunday School or personal Bible Study. The book has a “who, what, where, when ... What You Need to Know about Bible Prophecy by Max Anders

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4 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 4/24 Bookvisions wrote: The emotional introduction to this book was so shocking that I gasped when I read it.  I recently read a fiction book that made clear the Jewish author’s hatred of the Jews for Jesus, so I was intrigued and wanted to read this book all the more.I had heard of the Jews for Jesus group over the ... Called to Controversy by Ruth Rosen

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4 Stars

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 2/28 Bookvisions wrote:  Many call the United States a Christian nation, while others argue against this premise.  Dr. Lee brings the history of the founding of the United States to light as he explains just what roll Christians had in the settlement of our country.   We have watched our country slip further ... The Coming Revolution by Dr. Richard G. Lee

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5 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 1/10 Bookvisions wrote: Amazon Link to purchase: Nearing Home:  Life, Faith and Living WellRev Billy Graham is one of the most well known and respected Christian pastors.  I am so happy that he chose to write this book about how to live an honorable and useful life as we grow older.  There is much useful information ... Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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Stuck DVD-Based Study

Stuck DVD-Based Study

On 11/28 Bookvisions wrote: “The vision is that we would see broken spots in our soul.”  I received the leaders’ kit for this group Bible study program that contains a leader’s guide, a workbook, a DVD with eight video lessons, and a deck of conversation and scripture cards.The Bible Study Meeting:The leader is reminded ... Stuck by Jennie Allen - A Women & God Bible Study

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4 Stars

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The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 10/15 Bookvisions wrote: The first chapter or so was a little over-the-top because of the overly descriptive and flowery writing, but once I got past the beginning, the story fell into place.  The dialog helped to even out the writing.  This is an interesting story of a pastor falsely accused of a sinful act to protect ... The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy

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3 Stars

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Water's Edge

Water's Edge

On 8/31 Bookvisions wrote: Link to purchase Water's Edge by Robert WhitlowAs Tom Crane's life spirals out of control, he is called home to close out his recently deceased father's legal office. When he arrives in small town Bethel, GA, he finds his father's death and good character is in question.Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow ... Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 7/3 Bookvisions wrote: This book is the sequel to The Traveler’s Gift, which I did not read.  In The Final Summit, the Archangel Gabriel brings a message from God to David Ponder.  Gather all of the Travelers together and they must answer the ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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2 Stars

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Part-Time Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

On 4/28 Bookvisions wrote: With an interest in healthy eating, I decided to check out Cherise Grifoni’s new book, The Part-Time Vegan.  The book starts with the “Totally Not Boring Intro” that made me smile.  There is an introduction to vegan ingredients explained, but I wish there had been a little more information ... The Part-time Vegan by Cherise Grifoni

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3 Stars

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Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional

On 2/12 Bookvisions wrote: Billy Graham is one of the most well known and respected Christian leaders of our time.  Although this book is a reprint of his original Unto the Hills first published more than twenty-five years ago, the stories are timeless, and ... Unto the Hills, A Daily Devotional by Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 10/3 Bookvisions wrote: Link to Amazon.com for Captured by Grace Dr. Jeremiah uses the story of John Newton and the writing of the hymn Amazing Grace to illustrate God’s grace to us in our daily lives.The book is divided into three parts: Grace for the Past, Grace for the Present, and Grace for the Future. There are wonderful ... Captured by Grace by Dr. David Jeremiah

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4 Stars

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Hand of Fate

Hand of Fate

On 7/12 Bookvisions wrote: Amazon.com link to purchase Hand of Fate Book Description:  Hand of Fate A Triple Threat Novel - When the host of a popular Portland, OR radio talk show is murdered, the Triple Threat Club—a federal prosecutor, an FBI agent, and a journalist—must narrow down the lengthy list of suspects ... Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

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4 Stars

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God's Promises for Boys

God's Promises for Boys

On 5/24 Bookvisions wrote: Amazon.com link for God's Promises for BoysThis is a nice topical book to read to small children about God’s promises in our lives. Each double page contains a short poem, cartoon style picture, and several Bible verses. Because most small children don’t understand many of the adult words in the ... God's Promises for Boys by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker

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4 Stars

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After the Hangover

After the Hangover

On 5/5 Bookvisions wrote: Amazon.com link for After the HangoverBook Description:  An insider’s investigation of the state of the post-Bush Conservative movement in the United States today.R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.—intimately familiar with the ideology and personalities of the conservative movement in the United States ... After the Hangover, The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

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2 Stars

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 3/29 Bookvisions wrote:  Amazon.com link for Lies the Government Told You Myth, Power, and Deception in American HistoryBy Andrew NapolitanoBook Description:What new crisis will the federal government manufacture in order to acquire more power over individuals? What new lies will it tell?Throughout our history, the federal ... Lies the Government Told You by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

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5 Stars

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 2/15 Bookvisions wrote: Amazon.com link for: Where is God? By Dr. John TownsendMy Review:In our darkest hours we cry out to God “Where are you?” It often doesn’t matter how close our relationship has been, in those days of heartache, we don’t always see His work or feel His presence. Having lived in that darkness, I ... Where is God? By Dr. John Townsend

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5 Stars

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Think and Make It Happen

Think and Make It Happen

On 12/22 Bookvisions wrote: Amazon.com link for Think and Make it HappenBook Description: Take control of your past, your memory, your emotions, your life!While in medical school, Dr. Augusto Cury became fascinated with the impact a healthy mind can have on emotions and life. After many years of research and founding The Intelligence ... Think and Make it Happen by Dr. Augusto Cury

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5 Stars

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Faces in the Fire

Faces in the Fire

On 8/30 Bookvisions wrote: Amazon Link for Faces in the FireYesterday, when I was only on page 68, I used Faces in the Fire by T.L. Hines as one of my Show Me 5 Saturday books. After I posted the “5”, I was so captivated that I sat down and read through the rest of the book. I don’t get so consumed by a book very often.Here ... Faces in the Fire by T.L. Hines *****

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5 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 7/20 Bookvisions wrote: Amazon.com Link Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect MarriageCan comedy and sound advice be found in the same book, and can that advice come from two “good-ole-boys?” Yep, Rick and Bubba make it work. If you have never heard of Rick and Bubba, you may want to stop by http://www.rickandbubba.com/ ... Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage by Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey *****

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5 Stars

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Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions

On 5/24 Bookvisions wrote: Book Description: A comprehensive introduction to the religions of the world analyzed from a Christian perspective. Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions covers more than 200 religions, sects, and cults, most of them ones the reader might encounter on any given day. My Review: At 850 pages, reading ... Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions by James Beverly *****

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5 Stars

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In the Footsteps of Paul

In the Footsteps of Paul

On 5/4 Bookvisions wrote: 3 stars In the Footsteps of Paul is a lovely display book with luxurious paper featuring beautiful photographs of the locations where Paul lived and traveled. Some are quite emotional as the photograph of the pillar on which Paul was beheaded and the site believed to be part of Ananias’s house where ... A little disappointed

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3 Stars

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Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal

On 4/22 Bookvisions wrote: Allison the prosecutor, Cassidy the reporter, and Nic the FBI agent are three long-time acquaintances who become friends only after they find out they have one thing in common – crime. I enjoyed the way the author is developing these characters a little at a time with small insights into their background, ... A Great Read

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5 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 4/8 Bookvisions wrote: From the back cover: "Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth." The Apostle Paul In this updated edition of Christianity in Crisis, Hank Hanegraaff exposes those preachers who twist and misquote the Scriptures to fit their messages of a prosperity gospel. The author quotes some ... Christianity in Crisis

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5 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 3/25 Bookvisions wrote: Richard Stearns, a wealthy CEO earning a seven-figure salary, received a call from God he did not want to receive. He was asked to head the charitable organization World Vision, but he would have to give up his salary, large home, and upscale car, move to another area, and accept a six-figure salary. Mr. ... The Hole in our Gospel

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4 Stars

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