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Come to the Table

Come to the Table

On 2/21 Sparrow wrote: As a second in the Sould Out Sisters series, "Come to the Table" is a winner. When I had completed the first book (not knowing it was a series), I was left with a longing to learn more about the characters. I had my predictions and was thrilled to find out that I was "right on"! The author's details ... A Pleasurable Story

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5 Stars

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Wisdom Meets Passion

Wisdom Meets Passion

On 1/24 Sparrow wrote: Open the book and turn the page to a possible new life. Wisdom Meets Passion is a self help book that, through stories and anecdotes, will give you the courage to make true life changes. Are you stuck in the rut of a daily grind? Have you lost the passion that you once had? Then, this book will help ... A New Beginning Is Just One Page Away

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4 Stars

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The River

The River

On 10/27 Sparrow wrote: Gabriel was born by the river, for the river. It is a love that has been passed down through several generations. The River is Gabriel's destiny until one fateful day when his father was taken by The River. Gabriel's life takes a drastic turn as he goes to live with his mother far away from the river. The ... The River: You'll Love the Ride,

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5 Stars

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The Reason

The Reason

On 9/13 Sparrow wrote: Every page you turn will make you yearn for me. I would day that every other page was a surprise with plot twists and much suspense. Anyone that says The Reason is predictable didn't quite understand the story, or they skipped pages. William Sirls created characters that any reader can connect with. ... Takes Your Breath Away

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5 Stars

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Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

On 8/15 Sparrow wrote: Song of the Brokenhearted is a must read. In fact, you may find it difficult to put aside. The plot of the story revolves around a wife who has everything. You know the type, the woman who drives the best cars, has the sweetest and most successful kids, lives in a large house and gets the monthly manicure/pedicure ... Difficult to Set Aside

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5 Stars

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The Choice

The Choice

On 8/9 Sparrow wrote: For summer reading, the best choice is "The Choice". The plot is so engaging, I couldn't put it down. The Choice is about a pregnant teenager in 1975 Georgia. The setting is perfect as this is around the time of Roe vs. Wade. The teen, Sandy, has tough choices: abortion, adoption or keeping the baby. ... A Great Choice!

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5 Stars

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A Path Toward Love

A Path Toward Love

On 8/7 Sparrow wrote: A Path Toward Love is a great book for those of us who wonder if we are truly listening to God and following His path, or wandering aimlessly where we WANT to go. With memorable characters and a charming storyline, A Path Toward Love is a summer reading surprise in any season. -------------------- ... Summer Surprise

Sparrow's Rating:

4 Stars

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

On 7/31 Sparrow wrote: Kids today are so different from when I was young. Why? According to Mark Gregston, it's a changed world and kids are reacting to it. In a positive world, kids react positively, but with all of the negativity on television, at school, and even in the home, kids are reacting in kind. As a middle school ... Kids today: YIKES!

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4 Stars

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 7/9 Sparrow wrote: This is the story of Rahab. The unknown story, that is, due to the reason that the bible says so very little about this important woman. Why is she important? She, as a Canaanite, helped the Isrealites destroy Jericho. In return, Rahab's family was spared. This story fills in the gaps of Rahab's life. ... Fantastic Historical Fiction

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4 Stars

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Arms of Love

Arms of Love

On 7/3 Sparrow wrote: Arms of Love was, in my opinion, disappointing. As a fan of historical fiction and Amish plotlines, I was excited as one author had combined my two favorites. As I read the story, I was more disappointed after every page. The first disappointment was the plot: it was extremely slow. The first few chapters ... Disappointing

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2 Stars

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/14 Sparrow wrote: Through the Rushing Water by Catherine Richmond is inspiring! Have you ever wondered why your plan and God's plan aren't necessarily the same? Sophia, the heroine, wonders, too. As a school teacher at an elite woman's college, Sophia believes her calling to be a congressman's wife. When he chooses another ... Get Inspired!

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5 Stars

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 6/6 Sparrow wrote: What heppens when the world gets you down? You fill up on faith! Hope Springs is a story of a family whose faith knows few boundaries. First, we have the matriarch, Grandma Geri. Grandma Geri is filled with faith. Faith that God will heal her, her family and guide her grandaughters. Next we have Stephani. ... Got Faith?

Sparrow's Rating:

4 Stars

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 5/22 Sparrow wrote: Brush of Angel's Wings combines the themes of Amish and Angelic intervention. As the story begins two characters who are extremely different, meet on the road. It's a meeting of destiny. One is an Englisher who is part Amish, but wants to leave the community and the other is an older Amish girl past ... Angels in Amish Country

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5 Stars

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Spirit Fighter

Spirit Fighter

On 5/1 Sparrow wrote: If you are a fan of Percy Jackson, you will love Spirit Fighter. Our hero, like Percy, is a normal teenager with normal issues. One day, each discovers that they aren't so normal. Jonah's normal existence is turned upside down when he learns that he is part angel with super human powers. To compound ... Percy Jackson, Move Over!

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5 Stars

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 4/10 Sparrow wrote: Lucy Swindoll has the wisdom of a grandmother. If my grandmother were still alive, she would probably have given me the same sage advice as in "Secrets". While the "secrets" are common sense (for those who have been blessed with a good family and religious experiences) it is also good to have a reminder ... Simple Secrets to a Happy Life Lucy Swindoll

Sparrow's Rating:

4 Stars

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me

On 3/10 Sparrow wrote: Stand by Me is a fantastic read that is difficult to put aside. First, the characters are very realistic. I, personally, could connect to most of the characters. Avis, the main character, goes through several struggles (external and internal) yet holds onto her faith with a vengence. If only all of us ... Fantastic Read!

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5 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 2/15 Sparrow wrote: This book is very interesting. Robert Morgan is not only a great historian and researcher, he is a fantastic storyteller. Each hymn is a classic and each story is a maserfully written. Then Sings My Soul Book 3 was so interesting that I gave it as a gift to my father-in-law. As a song leader, he loves ... Then Sings My Soul Book 3

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5 Stars

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A Year with Jesus

A Year with Jesus

On 1/7 Sparrow wrote: A Year with Jesus is a must have for everyone who needs a bit of wisdom and peace to make it through the day. R.P Nettelhost's reflections help guide the reader and offers a calm reassurance of Jesus's love and interest in our lives. I use the book as a peaceful end to a stressful day. I open it randomly ... A Year With Jesus

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5 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 11/30 Sparrow wrote: The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn is a pretty good read. The writing style of having each chapter focus on the thoughts and actions of one primary character helps move the plot along nicely. The author's characters are believable. The reader can form connections with the characters quite easily. ... The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn

Sparrow's Rating:

4 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/3 Sparrow wrote: "Heaven is for Real" truly makes a person think about heaven. Is it real? Does God and Jesus really exist? These simple questions are answered by a young child whose innocence is devoid of skepticism. As the read ponders these basic questions, the story gives much credence and evidence for the child's ... Heaven is for Real

Sparrow's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 10/9 Sparrow wrote: The Grace of God is definately a good resource for the Christian family as the author gives his insight concerning God's grace in an easy to read format. The author uses many examples from the bible which makes the topic easy to understand. Once you are finished reading The Grace of God, you will have ... The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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4 Stars

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One Call Away

One Call Away

On 8/30 Sparrow wrote: Think about how your life changes with every call. Maybe it is a call you've received that brings good or one that burns with trouble. Other calls you have made to help others or to receive help. As you read Brenda Warner's "One Call Away", you may be reminded how often just one call can change your ... One Call Away by Brenda Warner

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5 Stars

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