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Tables in the Wilderness

Tables in the Wilderness

On 9/13 Steve & Emily wrote: Note: This review is based on an Advanced Reading Copy from Zondervan Books.Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost and Found Again by Preston Yancey was one of the coolest books I've read in a while. I was in the mood for fiction, but didn't find anything that looked appealing at the time. ... Book Review: "Tables in the Wilderness" by Preston Yancey

Steve & Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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Wasted Prayer

Wasted Prayer

On 8/21 Steve & Emily wrote: I just finished Wasted Prayer: Know When God Wants You to Stop Praying and Start Doing by Greg Darley. It's a fairly quick read, coming in just under 200 pages.The basic premise of this book is that there are times when, as Christians, we are called not to prayer, but to action. While we are certainly ... Book Review: "Wasted Prayer" by Greg Darley

Steve & Emily's Rating:

3 Stars

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Teen Study Bible, NIV

Teen Study Bible, NIV

On 7/4 Steve & Emily wrote: This is a great Bible for young people. My preference is for study Bibles, and this is a very user-friendly one. It is not set up like a typical study Bible, with a lot of notes and information along the bottom of the pages. This is definitely written to teenagers and is set up in a way that will appeal ... Book Review: "NIV Teen Study Bible" published by Zondervan

Steve & Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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Arms Open Wide

Arms Open Wide

On 6/25 Steve & Emily wrote: In Arms Open Wide: A Call to Linger in the Savior's Presence, author Sherri Gragg gives us a pretty cool way to see some of the more familiar stories from Scripture through the eyes of the people in the stories, with particular emphasis on the cultural significance of some of the elements you may ... Book Review: "Arms Open Wide: A Call to Linger in the Savior's Presence" by Sherri Gragg

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

On 5/29 Steve & Emily wrote: This is a review of the NIV version of New Spirit-Filled Life Bible: Kingdom Equipping Through the Power of the Word, published by Thomas Nelson.This is a different sort of review for me. This isn't the kind of book you sit down and read cover to cover and then tell how it affected you. This is ... Book Review: "New Spirit-Filled Life Bible: Kingdom Equipping Through the Power of the Word" NIV

Steve & Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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The God-First Life

The God-First Life

On 5/7 Steve & Emily wrote: Note on this review - I received an Advance Reading Copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review of the book. My review is based on the ARC. I don't know what things may be different in the published version.For such a small book, there is a ton of helpful information in here. The God First ... Book Review: "The God First Life: Uncomplicate Your Life, God's Way" by Stovall Weems

Steve & Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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Thrive

Thrive

On 4/5 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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Humility

Humility

On 2/3 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

3 Stars

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God in My Everything

God in My Everything

On 11/17 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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God in Slow Motion

God in Slow Motion

On 9/4 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 8/1 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

3 Stars

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Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

On 7/13 Steve & Emily 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"

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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What's Your Mark

What's Your Mark

On 4/30 Steve & Emily 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?"

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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Lifted by Angels

Lifted by Angels

On 12/23 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 11/19 Steve & Emily 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?

Steve & Emily's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Death by Money Report

The Death by Money Report

On 9/4 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

1 Stars

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Jackson

Jackson

On 7/24 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

3 Stars

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Redemption

Redemption

On 4/30 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 4/9 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

3 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 2/11 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 10/23 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 9/10 Steve & Emily 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

Steve & Emily's Rating:

4 Stars

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