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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 2/17 Mellie wrote: I am thrilled to have a copy of “Then Sings my soul” it is filled with hymns both old and new. One of my favorite Hymns I have recently heard, but didn’t know the name of, is called In Christ Alone and I am glad to now know that and how Deep the Father’s love for us- both of which are new hymns. ... Hymns both old and new

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4 Stars

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 12/26 Mellie wrote: I wanted to like this book, and for the most part, I did. The story is a cute story about a couple who works on their rocky marriage. I loved how both the wife and husband had baggage, and grace and forgiveness were main themes of this book. Max, the recently recovered addict, leaves his lawyer career ... Love Lifted me Sara Evans & Rachel Hauck

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3 Stars

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The Skin Map (audio book)

The Skin Map (audio book)

On 12/6 Mellie wrote: I have become a increasingly tired, or perhaps suspicious of books intended for a series. I guess I feel I have been burnt enough times with either a promising series that ends flat, or like it was with the Skin Map- by Stephen Lawhead, where the author sort of assumes the readers will hang on for the ... The Skin Map- Stephen Lawhead

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3 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 11/4 Mellie wrote: I really am enjoying this version of the Bible. I am not a scholar and cannot speak to the translation quality or anything else like that) But I am a long-time Christian who hasn’t made my way through the whole Bible yet. I know that this book will help me, as it presents things in a fresh way (different ... The Voice

Mellie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 10/22 Mellie wrote: Gordon Macdonald’s “Going Deep” is a topic of a much needed conversation in churches today. In his introduction Gordon says: “When you think about it, we do seem to know how to get unchurched people to visit our buildings and enjoy our programs. We even appear to know how to persuade many to ... Going Deep- Gordon MacDonald

Mellie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 9/20 Mellie wrote: Hermie is sad because he doesn’t think that he is very special, or particularly good a anything (like Antonio the ant who is super strong, or Snail with his house on his back.) Hermie prays to God and tells him how he is feeling, and God keeps reassuring Hermie that He loves him just the way he is ... Hermie A Common Caterpillar

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4 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 9/6 Mellie wrote: I am not going to lie, when I saw that the memoir I had agreed to read, Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber was well over 400 pages, I was a little disappointed in having chosen this title to review. Thankfully, this book is a beautiful narrative filled with poetry and quotes from classic literature, ... Surprised by Oxford

Mellie's Rating:

5 Stars

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Treasuring Emma

Treasuring Emma

On 7/19 Mellie wrote: I am not typically a Christian Romance reader, but when I was given the chance to review this book, I decided to give it a try. Set in Amish country Ohio, Emma is struggling to handle the recent loss of her mother, whom she tried her best to nurse through cancer. Additionally, Emma still hasn't healed ... Treasuring Emma

Mellie's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 7/6 Mellie wrote: I was anxious to read this book, as I have a 19 month old daughter and desperately want her to be well rounded and to know that she is loved. While this book is full of sound advice, I don’t think it is that deep theologically. The supporting verses seemed plucked from the Bible and sort of used ... The Blessling: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

Mellie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 6/17 Mellie wrote: I have recently been introduced to the genre of Memoir books and find them fascinating! I love hearing about how people learn to take the life they find themselves in and not only reflect back on the past (with all the hurts and bruises) but move forward because or in spite of it. Jesus, My Father, ... Honest, Heartfelt and Quite Entertaining

Mellie's Rating:

5 Stars

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