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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 12/10 junnel aranas wrote: The Grace EffectHow the Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of UnbeliefBy Larry Taunton"The Grace Effect: How the Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of Unbelief" The Grace Effect, by Larry Taunton, will change your mind. Hitchens would've caused me to struggle to get ... The Grace Effect

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God Loves Broken People (Int'l)

God Loves Broken People (Int'l)

On 11/27 junnel aranas wrote: God Loves Broken People (Int'l)How Our Loving Father Makes Us WholeBy Sheila Walsh"God Loves Broken People" by Sheila Walsh is a book that focuses on how we can turn our own brokenness into a closer walk with God. She evens states that this is so important to her that if there was only one ... God Loves Broken People (Int'l)

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Daily Gifts of Grace

Daily Gifts of Grace

On 11/18 junnel aranas wrote: Daily Gifts of GraceDevotions for Each Day of Your YearBy Women of FaithDaily Gifts of Grace is a wonderful resource of devotionals from various authors from Women of Faith. I've been a Woman of faith fan, I mean they're really, really had a good sense of humor. Grab this!  I really liked ... Daily Gifts of Grace

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 11/9 junnel aranas wrote: Moments of TruthUnleashing God's Word One Day at a TimeBy John MacArthurJanuary is "Beginnings", February is "Love", March is "The Cross and Easter", and my favorite, June is "Marriage". John MacArthur really does a great job with each of these special devotionals. This is really a wonderful book ...

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/4 junnel aranas wrote: The Lucado Inspirational ReaderHope and Encouragement for Your Everyday LifeBy Max LucadoThis book is some of his best writings from different books througout all is books he as ever written. If you love Max Lucado's writings you will love this book, Max Lucado never fails to impress me ... The Lucado Inspirational Reader

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 11/1 junnel aranas wrote: A Shot of Faith (to the Head)Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky AtheistsBy Mitch StokesThe book wasn't so easy to read, engaging and really makes you look inward to your own beliefs to better understand and better come to a conclusion of where you stand in comparison to others. I do ... A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 10/28 junnel aranas wrote: The book takes on 2 forms, episodes and chapters. The episodes are a fiction book about how zombies have entered our modern day life, as seen through the eyes of Ben Forman... I liked the nonfiction parts of "The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook" much more than the fiction - very uncommon for me. I ... The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

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Love You More

Love You More

On 10/23 junnel aranas wrote: Love You MoreThe Divine Surprise of Adopting My DaughterBy Jennifer GrantJennifer Grant beautifully tells the story of her family's journey to adoption-She shares what it was like adopting from another country, I found this book inviting and endearing. was very interesting to read. As someone ... Love You More

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 10/18 junnel aranas wrote: Ascent from DarknessHow Satan's Soldier Became God's WarriorBy Michael LeehanMichael Leehan, Ex-satanist now, a mighty man of God! I was fascinated with this book from the first page. The first two chapter was the creepiest part of Michael's life, where he embraces satanism. I wasn't able to ...

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 10/18 junnel aranas wrote: Ascent from DarknessHow Satan's Soldier Became God's WarriorBy Michael LeehanMichael Leehan, Ex-satanist now, a mighty man of God! I was fascinated with this book from the first page. The first two chapter was the creepiest part of Michael's life, where he embraces satanism. I wasn't able to ...

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 10/16 junnel aranas wrote: Simple Secrets to a Happy LifeBy Luci SwindollI love Luci! how I wish someday I'll meet her...  Luci gives practical advice on setting boundaries in relationships and also ways to refocus our attention on God, I loved reading the stories of Luci shares throughout the book, she is ... Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 10/8 junnel aranas wrote: Healing Is a Choice10 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life and 10 Lies That Can Prevent You From Making ThemBy Steve Arterburnif you take the time, I believe you can become a healthier person. Healthier, but not in a physical sense. Healing is a Choice By; Stephen Arterburn Published by: Thomas Nelson. ... Healing is a Choice

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 10/5 junnel aranas wrote: Constantly CravingHow to Make Sense of Always Wanting MoreBy Marilyn MebergPublished by: Thomas NelsonI can overcome my own Constant Cravings... It is a very good book to read. It is very easy to read and follow along. I felt that each chapter was very explained and thorough until this ... Constantly Craving

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Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham in Quotes

On 10/2 junnel aranas wrote: Billy Graham in QuotesBy Franklin GrahamEvery quote is right on for guidance in living each day. They are written with love and presented so that anyone can find a quote that is appropriate for every day life. "Every graveyard and every cemetery testify that the Bible is true." I ... Billy Graham in Quotes

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Pershing

Pershing

On 9/29 junnel aranas wrote: PershingCommander of the Great WarBy John Perry"General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB, was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I." In the First World War, however, Pershing played his part without peer--standing ... Pershing

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Sherman

Sherman

On 9/26 junnel aranas wrote: ShermanThe Ruthless Victor (The Generals Series)By Agostino von Hassell & Ed BreslinPublished by Thomas Nelson"William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. Sherman was not an abolitionist before the war and, like others of his time and background, ... Sherman

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 9/25 junnel aranas wrote: Heaven is for Real Deluxe EditionA Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and BackBy Todd Burpo with Lynn VincentI began reading Heaven is for Real, I could not put it down until I finished it. Heaven is for Real! after reading this amazing story, is such a wonderful story to be ... Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 9/21 junnel aranas wrote: The Fight of Our LivesKnowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical IslamBy William Bennett with Seth LeibsohnPublished by Thomas Nelso"We loved death more than you love life!" That line struck me right there, whats on their mind going on? "Fight Of Our Lives" is ... The Fight of Our Lives

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 9/15 junnel aranas wrote: Surviving Your Serengeti7 Skills to Master Business and LifeBy Stefan Swanepoel"Surviving Your Serengeti" by Stefan Swanepoel;  is a must read in learning how you deal with your surroundings and the people around you. Using the animals and their characteristics made the information fun ... Surviving Your Serengeti

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 9/12 junnel aranas wrote: Jolt!Get the Jump on a World That's Constantly ChangingBy Phil CookePublished by Thomas NelsonI would say Jolt! is one of my favorite book i've ever read so far and Phil Cooke has write a book that can constantly change you from a world that is constantly bombarded with digital and misconceptions the ... Jolt!

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 9/10 junnel aranas wrote: The BlessingGiving the Gift of Unconditional Love and AcceptanceBy John Trent & Gary SmalleyPublished by Thomas NelsonI had the oppurtonity to review one of the most renowned writer-- John trent. The Blessing, challenging yet very compelling book to read. I would say that this book is not just for ... The Blessing

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This Thing of Ours

This Thing of Ours

On 9/6 junnel aranas wrote: This Thing of Ours How Faith Saved My Mafia Marriage By Cammy Franzese Published by Thomas NelsonThe life they are a part of is filled with violence and anger and they need the Lord Jesus just like we all do...  in a witness protection or the Mafia killed you, so how did her husband ... This Thing of Ours

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I Love You to God and Back

I Love You to God and Back

On 9/4 junnel aranas wrote: These prayers and Amanda's reflections make up I Love You to God and Back. I have to admit this book did not end up being the book I set out to read. Each chapter could have been a blog post, and the story could have been read slowly over time. However, to sit down and try to read this book all at once ... I Love You to God and Back

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 8/30 junnel aranas wrote: A Place Called BlessingWhere Hurting Ends and Love BeginsBy John Trent with Annette SmithPublished by Thomas NelsonPlace called blessed: I wish that more time was spent on Josh's time in the foster care system as a teenager instead of jumping from being a child to being 18. When it got to him being on ... A Place Called Blessing

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 8/27 junnel aranas wrote: Going DeepBecoming A Person of InfluenceBy Gordon MacDonaldEvery individual character in the book you can relate to and picture that person in your life. This book can change the way we think, it certainly has changed mine. This book really does give you the opportunity to become a person of influence, ... Going Deep

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 8/20 junnel aranas wrote: I Am SecondReal Stories. Changing Lives.By Dave Sterrett and Doug Bender, Forward by Colt McCoyPublished by Thomas Nelson"You just never know what other people are going through. This sheds light on the struggles of well known people and how the Lord changed their lives" I love to hear 'em saying "iam ... I Am Second

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 8/10 junnel aranas wrote: The Book of ManReadings on the Path to ManhoodBy William Bennett I discovered with delight in this book. And ALL of them are new to my early-teen grandsons. We've got some lost time to make up for, but I'm thankful... Bennet is inspiring to read and renews ones faith!  these selections ...

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Redemption

Redemption

On 7/3 junnel aranas wrote: Redemption A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic GoldBy Bryan Clay, with Joel KilpatrickPublished by Thomas NelsonThis book had me so enthralled that I wanted to know every detail of him. I would (and will) recommend this book to anyone that loves sports, has faith that ... Redemption

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 6/24 junnel aranas wrote: Then Sings My Soul Book 3 By Robert MorganPublished by Thomas Nelson For more than twenty years, author Robert J. Morgan has served as the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, so he brings a pastor's reverence and appreciation of these hymns to his narrative. If you don't know ... Then Sings My Soul Book 3

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 6/20 junnel aranas wrote: I Am a FollowerThe Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus By Leonard SweetPublished by Thomas NelsonI read a lot of books and after picking this one up I couldn't set it down. Most churches seem to have little tolerance for risk in ministry. Ministry can be messy, but this book challenges its readers ... I Am a Follower

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 6/10 junnel aranas wrote: No He Can'tHow Barack Obama Is Dismantling Hope and ChangeBy Kevin McCulloughPublished by Thomas NelsonThe right is usually reactionary, playing defense and fighting the last battle-not the next one. His book is a clarion call and he gives us his game plan. I loved every minute I spent on this book and ... No He Can't

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 6/5 junnel aranas wrote: Surprised by OxfordA MemoirBy Carolyn WeberPublished by Thomas NelsonIt's a beautiful table book!It's a chore to read this book.  I would normally have given up on a book written in this style, but the message was too good to miss: the path to the fullest life in God isn't just paved with gratitude...I ... Surprised by Oxford (A Memoir)

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 6/4 junnel aranas wrote: Empty PromisesThe Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're BelievingBy Pete WilsonPublished by Thomas NelsonThis book is inspirational, and I recommend it to everyone... I wondered why God seemed to be ignoring my prayers for help. It changed my life, and I'm so glad I read it.I'll read ... Empty Promises

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Surprised by Laughter

Surprised by Laughter

On 6/1 junnel aranas wrote: Surprised by LaughterThe Comic World of C.S. LewisBy Terry LindvallPublished by Thomas NelsonIt is easy to read and quite accessible for younger readers. It is a book that you will want to read more than once and prayerfully put into practice. The power behind the book is not the author but the ... Surprised by Laughter

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 5/29 junnel aranas wrote: After reading this book, I highly endorse and recommend it as Greear leaves me with a hope for evangelicalism and the church as a whole that there will be a recovery of the gospel as the center of Christianity. I highly recommend this book. This book is beneficial in two main areas: One it is thrilling ... Our Last Great Hope

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 5/28 junnel aranas wrote: Close Enough to Hear God BreatheThe Great Story of Divine IntimacyBy Greg PaulPublished by Thomas NelsonI was gripped by this book from the outset because it was in going through the hardest difficulty in my life a few years ago... I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. I was reminded ... Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 5/25 junnel aranas wrote: The Love & Respect ExperienceA Husband-Friendly Devotional that Wives Truly LoveBy Emerson EggerichsLearning how each of us loves was just what I needed. The author also believes that focusing intently on speaking the love languages will rekindle relationships where people don't even seem to ... The Love & Respect Experience

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 5/21 junnel aranas wrote: Your 100 Day PrayerThe Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on Godby; John SnydeI found this book to be simultaneously very easy to read, and very hard to read. It was inspiring, but at times discouraging. It was easy to read because the writer writes heart-to-heart, in plain terms. It was hard ... Your 100 Day Prayer

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 5/17 junnel aranas wrote: Stained Glass HeartsThis book is a delightful visit with Patsy, 'm reading it again.Highly recommended book!!! I have always enjoyed Patsy Clairmont but I think this is her best book....I bought this book after hearing Patsy at Women of Faith Conference. It is a very easy and enjoyable read. ... Stained Glass Hearts

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Heaven is for Real for Kids

Heaven is for Real for Kids

On 5/14 junnel aranas wrote: Heaven Is for Real for KidsThis is a very easy and pleasant read with insights that come to you long after the last page has been turned.the book is simply written yet profoundly deep. In it, Murphey looks at the lives of Jesus' disciples, and writes about his own life with candor that will challenge ...

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Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

On 5/6 junnel aranas wrote: Heaven is For Real, DVD-Based Conversation kit by: Todd Burpo, I also love the honesty with which he describes his pain and depression and the inevitable questions that we must face when we have close encounters with the Almighty. The God we meet is often not the one we expected, and while we can't ... Heaven is For Real

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Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

Heaven Is For Real DVD-Based Conversation Kit

On 5/6 junnel aranas wrote: Heaven is For Real, DVD-Based Conversation KitBy: Todd BurpoI also love the honesty with which he describes his pain and depression and the inevitable questions that we must face when we have close encounters with the Almighty. The God we meet is often not the one we expected, and while we can't ... Heaven is For Real

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 5/3 junnel aranas wrote: The EncounterSometimes God Has to Intervene  By Steve Arterburn The encounter is a book that will help you look into your life to make better choices that will allow you to heal. If there is something in your life that you feel you need to work on, this could be the book to help you ...

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The 13th Tribe

The 13th Tribe

On 4/30 junnel aranas wrote: The 13th Tribe    By Robert LiparuloThere is more of a Christian theme here than many of the other novels, but it is not preachy, just full of the true meaning of Christmas. I'm happy to run across this treasure and know that there are more of them in store for me. Highly recommend this book ... The 13th Tribe

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 3/13 junnel aranas wrote: Love Lifted MeA Songbird NovelBy Sara Evans with Rachel HauckI had never heard of the Songbird series and didn't realize that Sara Evans was involved in something like this. Rachel, it's a pleasure to "meet" you! I will have to check these books out--they promise to be rewarding in more ways than one.Just ... Love Lifted Me

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