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Thrive

Thrive

On 4/5 SteveB wrote: It's been a while since my last book review, but the stuff I have to do can sometimes get in the way of the stuff I want to do.I am a fan of the music group Casting Crowns. I knew their lead singer, Mark Hall, is a pastor, but until recently I had no idea he is also an author. It probably stands to reason, ... Book Review - "Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out" by Mark Hall

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4 Stars

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Humility

Humility

On 2/3 SteveB wrote: The subtitle for this book, An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue, sums up what author David Bobb is attempting to do with this short volume, and to a certain degree he is successful in his aim. Humility is broken into three parts. Part one, Early Life deals with the origin of the philosophical ... Humility by David Bobb

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3 Stars

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God in My Everything

God in My Everything

On 11/17 SteveB wrote: A month or so ago I received a short book to review from Zondervan Publishing entitled, God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God.  It has taken me longer than normal to get through this book, not due to any fault in the prose, but because it seemed a book better digested ... Book Review: God in My Everything

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4 Stars

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God in Slow Motion

God in Slow Motion

On 9/4 SteveB wrote: Have you ever started reading a book and by the beginning of the second chapter you think of all the people you know who could really use this kind of book? (In a good, encouraging kind of way - not a self-righteous, "I'm trying to fix you" kind of way!) Mike Nappa's God in Slow Motionis the latest book ... Book Review: God in Slow Motion by Mike Nappa

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5 Stars

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 8/1 SteveB wrote: Recently I finished reading Death by Living: Life is Meant to be Spent by N. D. Wilson. According to the publisher, “bestselling author N.D. Wilson reminds each of us that to truly live we must recognize that we are dying. Every second we create more of our past—more decisions, more breathing, more ... Book Review: "Death by Living" by N. D. Wilson

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3 Stars

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 7/13 SteveB wrote:    My latest read, “Sherlock Holmes and the Needle’s Eye” by Len Bailey was an interesting concept that had me intrigued as soon as I read the subtitle: “The World’s Greatest Detective Tackles the Bible’s Ultimate Mysteries.” I am a lover of mystery books, including Sherlock ... Book Review: "Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye"

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4 Stars

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What's Your Mark

What's Your Mark

On 4/30 SteveB wrote: When I first read the description of "What's Your Mark?" by photographer Jeremy Cowart, I was instantly intrigued. It promised to be inspiration in the form of real people making their "mark" on the world as they follow Jesus. These stories would be interspersed within the pages of the gospel ... Book Review: "What's Your Mark?"

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4 Stars

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Lifted by Angels

Lifted by Angels

On 12/23 SteveB wrote: From time to time I review books for a select group of publishers through the Book Sneeze blogger program. The latest title I have received from Thomas Nelson Publishing is Joel Miller’s Lifted by Angels: The Presence and Power of Our Heavenly Guides and Guardians, which explores the relationship ... Lifted by Angels: A Book Review

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4 Stars

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 11/19 SteveB wrote: For those interested in scriptural study the idea of "red letters" is a fairly common concept. In fact since 1899 Bibles have been published with the words of Jesus highlighted in red. In this new book by Shane Claiborne the concept is taken a step further. The question is asked: What if Jesus really ... Red Letter Revolution: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?

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5 Stars

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The Death by Money Report

The Death by Money Report

On 9/4 SteveB wrote: As the sole bread winner for my family very once in a while I fall prey to the anxieties that accompany feeding and housing a family of four on a teacher’s salary. It is times like these that I tend to turn to the latest “money-self-help” book that crosses my path. The most recent release from ... The Death by Money Report: The Cause of Money Stress And How a $10 Solution Can Save Your Financial Life

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1 Stars

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Jackson

Jackson

On 7/24 SteveB wrote: Jackson-The Iron-Willed Commander by Paul Vickery was just published this week by Thomas Nelson Publishing. Vickery opens with Jackson’s inauguration on March 4, 1829. The scene he portrays is a tumultuous one, with the rough and tumble Jackson and his like-minded followers “invading” Washington’s ... Book Review: Jackson: The Iron Willed Commander

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3 Stars

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Redemption

Redemption

On 4/30 SteveB wrote: In ancient Greece the athletic ideal consisted of more than just prowess in a given sport. It was the combination of a healthy mind and a healthy body. The ancient Greeks believed that the development of the mind, spirit, and body were intimately joined, and that a true champion had mastered all areas. ... Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold

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4 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 4/9 SteveB wrote: The President of Hillsdale College, Dr. Larry Arnn, has written a fairly compelling case for the unity of the Declaration and the Constitution. In his recent book, The Founder’s Key he warns of the threat each document is under from the modern Progressive movement embodied by much of the Democratic ... The Founder’s Key: A Short Review

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3 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 2/11 SteveB wrote: In Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice, author David Teems leads readers through a period in European history when translating the Bible into the vernacular was ultimately an offense punishable by death. He attempts to follow the life of William Tyndale, the father of the first English Bible ... Book Review: Tyndale

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3 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 10/23 SteveB wrote: As the recently released film Courageous shows, 21st century American men are going through something of an identity crisis. One need only look to the plethora of websites and books geared toward men to see this. Sites like The Art of Manliness and 1001 Rules for my Unborn Son provide both advice and ... Review- The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood

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4 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 9/10 SteveB wrote: p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Capital. It is a loaded word. It most commonly refers to monetary resources, but more and more we hear about the term social capital in regards to business. How much clout does a given professional or organization have in terms of its connections within and between social ... Doing Virtuous Business by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

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4 Stars

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