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Dark Halo

Dark Halo

On 10/22 Evelyn wrote: By Shannon DittemoreI really wanted to enjoy this book. The reviews I read before signing up to review it were excellent, and the premise behind the story (young people dealing with the realities of the spiritual realm with angels and demons and God) really caught my attention, but in the end I just ... Dark Halo (#3 in Angel Eyes Series)

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3 Stars

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31 Days To Happiness

31 Days To Happiness

On 9/16 Evelyn wrote: How to Find What Really Matters in Lifeby David JeremiahI have heard a lot about and a lot by Dr. David Jeremiah in the past and so when his new book came out and I had a chance to review it, I jumped on it.Let me start by saying that I was not disappointed. I thought I would be, but I wasn't.31 Days ... Terrible Title, Excellent Book

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3 Stars

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A Pretty Age

A Pretty Age

On 9/13 Evelyn wrote: By Barbara Mueller  I had a really hard time getting into this book and was sorely tempted to give up on it after the first few chapters as it was quite confusing, disjointed and, frankly uninteresting. However, I did persevere and was rewarded for my efforts. The story as a whole is intriguing, ... A Pretty Age

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3 Stars

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When Jesus Wept

When Jesus Wept

On 7/18 Evelyn wrote: I was intrigued by the title and brief description of this book but was still prepared to be disappointed. I have read a lot of disappointing pieces of Biblical Fiction lately. But I was very pleasantly surprised as I read this ... Good Piece of Entertaining and Thought-Provoking "Biblical Fiction"

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5 Stars

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BATHSHEBA Bathed in Grace

BATHSHEBA Bathed in Grace

On 3/10 Evelyn wrote: I did not enjoy this book at all. I was intrigued by the title and then even more intrigued by the description as I LOVE Biblical fiction and I really enjoy thinking about the stories behind the women of the Bible so I was really looking forward to getting into this author's mind on these topics. I ... Needs Work

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2 Stars

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The Story of the Voice

The Story of the Voice

On 3/9 Evelyn wrote: I have counted myself very blessed to have been able to read from the Voice Bible translation almost exclusively lately. I'll be honest, I didn't think I'd like it at first and every serious Bible reader I've tried to introduce it to since has had serious reservations about acknowledging a "paraphrase" ... its Helpful to Know the Story of the Voice

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4 Stars

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Sisters in Faith Bible, King James Version

Sisters in Faith Bible, King James Version

On 2/22 Evelyn wrote: I was skeptical at first about *yet another* bible devoted to Black people. But I was (somewhat) pleasantly surprised by this Sisters in Faith Bible because it wasn't quite like all the others. I like that this Bible doesn't pander to stereotypes about coloured women, nor does it ignore the real issues ... A Bible for those who Already Have One...

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3 Stars

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Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

On 12/4 Evelyn wrote: I should begin by saying that I'm not a huge fan of Max Lucado. I have read some decent writing by him, but with his nonfiction stuff I just get the feeling that he's trying to sell books rather than put out new helpful fresh material for his readers. BUT, I have always been blown away by his fiction ... Savour the Saviour: Perfect Advent Accompaniment

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5 Stars

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 11/28 Evelyn wrote: While I have really enjoyed reading this book, I was a little disappointed with the format. I guess what I was hoping was that the book would give an idea of something different I could do each day that would be a blessing to my husband for that day and would, in turn, help us to develop a natural habit ... Didn't Quite Deliver

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3 Stars

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/27 Evelyn wrote: Unfortunately I wasn’t given 40 days to review this book but I can say that I have been changed even by what I have made it through so far. Even though Warren’s premises are simple enough to digest, the way they are set out really capture my desire for meaning and purpose in life and help me to understand ... Loved the Book, Updates Maybe Not Necessary

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4 Stars

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The Open Bible (NKJV)

The Open Bible (NKJV)

On 10/8 Evelyn wrote: I am having problems deciding whether I really enjoy the Open Bible or think it’s a waste of time/money. I know there’s a large span between those two opinions, but I think in the end, I feel as though the Open Bible is a good Bible to have around, but I would never recommend buying it. Let me explain. ... Don't Rush Out To Get This New Bible

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2 Stars

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The Voice Bible

The Voice Bible

On 8/15 Evelyn wrote: The Voice Bible The Ecclesia Bible Society I always enjoy reviewing a fresh translation of the Bible and “The Voice” is no exception. I thought this was an excellent translation for reading and for simple enjoyment and basic comprehension of the Word of God. I had the privilege of being able ... The Voice Bible

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4 Stars

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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

On 5/23 Evelyn wrote: I was really excited to see this biblical fiction offering from Thomas Nelson when it came out -- especially since it had to do with Daniel's time and King Nebuchadnezzar which is an area that I think is underdone in the biblical fiction genre. But I did not find this book to be as compelling and interesting ... Garden of Madness

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2 Stars

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 3/21 Evelyn wrote: I really enjoyed Larry Taunton's book. It was an artful mix of history, journalism, and Christian contemplation. He uses the story of his family's grueling experience in adopting their youngest daughter from communist Europe to underscore his thesis that the common grace given by God to men based just ... The Grace Effect

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3 Stars

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Preparation for Eternity with God

Preparation for Eternity with God

On 2/10 Evelyn wrote: by Rick M. Streight** (2 stars out of 5)Let me start by saying that I really wanted to enjoy this book. The title intrigued me because my whole goal in life is to know God intimately in this lifetime in preparation for my eternity with Him so this book seemed to be right on point. But I just found that ... Preparation for Eternity with God

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2 Stars

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From the Heart of A Woman

From the Heart of A Woman

On 2/2 Evelyn wrote: By Sylvia HenselAn intimate glimpse into a private love relationship.  Isaiah 54:5 tells me that my Maker is my husband. This comes as a great deal of comfort and consolation to me as a single person contemplating spending the rest of my life without a human companion so to speak. I don’t know ... From the Heart of a Woman

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4 Stars

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 1/22 Evelyn wrote: By John SnydeOkay, let me start by saying that I have not finished this 100-day devotional yet. I have dedicated myself to it and have been faithfully following it for over 50 days so I felt as though I was at a point where I could formulate a helpful review despite the fact that I have not yet completed ... Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God

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2 Stars

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 11/24 Evelyn wrote: Published by: Thomas NelsonOkay, so unlike “The Voice” New Testament which I recently reviewed, The Thomas Nelson Expanded Bible is NOT a devotional bible. At least, not if you’re easily distracted. This is best described as an amplified Bible and the amplifications are great. Very helpful when ... The Expanded Bible

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3 Stars

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The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 11/9 Evelyn wrote: Published by: Ecclesia Bible SocietyThis is probably best described as a devotional New Testament put together by proponents of the Emergent Church. Very much like The Message, the translation is dynamic and original with much of the text laid out in playwright format or prose. This Bible also has quite ... The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 10/8 Evelyn wrote: The Final Summit (Subtitle: A Quest to Find the One Principle That Will Save Humanity)  is the second book in a series beginning with “The Traveller’s Gift”. You do NOT need to read the first book in order to enjoy the second though, as I found out unwittingly. The story is essentially a fantasy ... The Final Summit – by Andy Andrews

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3 Stars

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