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Killing Lions

Killing Lions

On 9/14 mamaof4 wrote: A guide through the trials young men face. This book is written in a casual and conversational style. It is a series of phone calls between father and son, both writers, as the son works through his early years out of college and the father offers advice and guidance. Both son and father are open and ... Killing Lions

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 7/27 mamaof4 wrote: Mary Engelbreit has done it again! This new book on friendship is beautiful and inspiring. The large hard cover picture book will delight children from preschool age and up. It is not a book for very young children to read without a caring adult, as the pages might get torn. But I can see a thoughtful ... The blessings of Friendship

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NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

On 7/16 mamaof4 wrote: “NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible” Book Review This new Bible has 52 weeks of lessons from the Bible relating to gardening, growing plants and working with plants. The lessons are outlined in the introduction, then spread through out the book as they appear in the text. Each lesson includes ... NIV God's Word for Gardeners

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The Butterfly and the Violin

The Butterfly and the Violin

On 7/6 mamaof4 wrote: “The Butterfly and the Violin” by Kristy Cambron, book review Adele is a gifted violinist who lives in Austria during WWII. Her well to do family shelters her from the war and its affects. But as she grows up, she sees how her Jewish friends are treated and begins to understand the problems of Hitler ... The Butterfly and the Violin

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NIV ReadEasy Bible

NIV ReadEasy Bible

On 6/13 mamaof4 wrote: NIV ReadEasy Bible- book review This new Bible from Zondervan is a classic Bible. The attractive two-tone Italian cover looks quite classy. The pages are clear and the print is large enough to allow easy reading. It is just the right size to carry to church, travel with or use at home. It fits well ... NIV ReadEasy Bible

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A Mother's Secret

A Mother's Secret

On 5/28 mamaof4 wrote: Carolyn is Ben’s mother. But Ben’s father ran off over 16 years ago, before she could tell him about the baby. So, she has been a single mother, an Amish single mother. While she has had her parents’ support, there has been a lot of pressure from her brother Amos and hard feelings from others in ... A Mother's Secret

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The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit

On 5/13 mamaof4 wrote: “The Heart’s Pursuit” by Robin Lee Hatcher, book review Silver Matlock was left at the alter by the man she thinks also stole money from her father’s safe. Now she has to find him to save their home and store. She stumbles upon Jared Newman, a bounty hunter, who reluctantly agrees to find her ... The Heart's Pursuit

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Daisies Are Forever

Daisies Are Forever

On 4/26 mamaof4 wrote: Prussia, 1945 For twenty year old Gisela, this war has gone on forever! And while she has tried to escape it, now it is biting at her heels. When word comes that the Russians will invade during the night, Gisela takes her 2 young nieces and tries to get to Berlin, where her mother is. But the journey ... Daisies are forever

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The Kissing Bridge

The Kissing Bridge

On 3/27 mamaof4 wrote: The Kissing Bridge” by Tricia Goyer, book review Rebecca has planned this day for years, and now it is here. The day she leaves home to start nursing school. While it seems to right to gain the skills to be able to help just one person, her Amish community says it is so wrong. What a challenge! After ... The Kissing Bridge

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Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV

Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV

On 3/4 mamaof4 wrote: “Young Women of Faith Bible” NIV, Book Review As children learn to read they want a Bible of their own, but Mama’s Bible is not very exciting. This new Bible by Zondervan is wonderful for girls ages 8-12! The brightly colored cover is eye-catching and just what girls want. The Bible inside is ... Young women of faith bible

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Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers

Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers

On 2/18 mamaof4 wrote: “The Rhyme Bible” is a board book Bible for toddlers. It is just the right size for little hands and the pages are thick. It covers the basic stories of the Bible from creation to ascension and several in between. Each story is about 4 pages long with the title, scriptures reference and pictures. ... The Rhyme Bible for toddlers

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Princess Ever After

Princess Ever After

On 2/9 mamaof4 wrote: “Princess Ever After” book review Reggie has just completed restoring her first car with her friend and business partner, Al. And their new car restoration business is up and running. When her whole world is shattered. Apparently, she is the heir to a kingdom. WOW! That is enough to shake up a girl. ... Modern day fairy tale

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Butterfly Palace

Butterfly Palace

On 1/19 mamaof4 wrote: Butterfly Palace” by Colleen Coble, book review 1904, Austin, TX. Lilly has had so much disappointment in her life, but she is determined to keep going. Her father was killed in a tragic fire when she was young, and now her mother has died. She is grateful for the position she has obtained in the ... butterfly palace

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The Headmistress of Rosemere

The Headmistress of Rosemere

On 1/7 mamaof4 wrote: Patience has grown up living at the Rosemere school that her family has run for years. When her father dies, her whole life changes. Her older brother flees to London to “settle Father’s affairs,” but has not been heard from in over 6 months. Her mother has fallen into a deep depression and Patience ... The Headmistress of Rosemere

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Carolina Gold

Carolina Gold

On 12/4 mamaof4 wrote: Charlotte returns to the family rice plantation after her father dies. The war has taken its toll on the people as well as the land, but she is determined to restore both by again growing the strain of rice her father grew called Carolina Gold. There are many obstacles in her path: lack of money, resources ... Carolina Gold

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An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle

On 11/21 mamaof4 wrote: This book includes three short stories or Novellas all set in the same Amish community and during the same time period. While the three stories have different authors, the main character of each story makes an appearance in the other stories, which ties them together. While each novella stands alone, ... An Amish Miracle

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Once-A-Day Country Faith

Once-A-Day Country Faith

On 11/13 mamaof4 wrote: Living near Nasvhille, TN we are big country music fans. From the Grand Ole Opry to the Ryman to the CMA’s, country music is alive and well. The artists sometimes seem larger than life, but they are just regular folks. And many of the country artists got their musical start singing gospel music in ... Country Faith

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Stones for Bread

Stones for Bread

On 11/6 mamaof4 wrote: Liesl’s whole world is bread. Her earliest memories are baking bread with her mother and grandmother. Bread is tied to tender and tragic moments in her life. Tender touches of her mother’s hands as she learns to shape the loaf. Tragic time when her grandmother dies and Liesl crushes the newly baked ... Stones for Bread

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The Promise Box

The Promise Box

On 10/14 mamaof4 wrote: Lydia returns to the Amish community in West Kootenia, Montana after the death of her mother. While she was raised Amish, she left the community after learning the details of her birth and subsequent adoption. She pursued a successful book editing career in Seattle, WA. Gideon is one of the many Amish ... The promise box

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City on Fire

City on Fire

On 9/24 mamaof4 wrote: “City on Fire” A novel of Pompeii, by Tracy L Higley, book review Ancient history is something we all studied in high school, and most of us promptly forgot most of it. But this author did not. She gives us so much detail into the history of Rome and its people. So much so, that I actually did not ... City on Fire

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3 Stars

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NIV College Devotional Bible

NIV College Devotional Bible

On 8/18 mamaof4 wrote: “College NIV Devotional Bible” book review School is starting here, and my college girls (3) start class this week or next. College is such a time of growing up and discovery, but as parents we always hope that the students will make wise choices, including spiritual ones. And reading their Bible ... NIV College Bible

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 7/20 mamaof4 wrote: “Rosemary Cottage” Hope Beach Novel, #2, by Colleen Coble, book review Amy Lang returns to Rosemary Cottage to try to heal following the death of her brother Ben. The cottage has been in her family for years and they would spend vacations there, enjoying the island and surfing. Curtis Ireland, ... Rosemary Cottage

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Couples of the Bible

Couples of the Bible

On 6/20 mamaof4 wrote: Couples of the Bible” A One-Year Devotional Study to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other, by Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth, book review. This beautiful hardback book divided into weekly chapters about couples in the Bible. Each of the 52 weeks studies are about a different couple in the Bible. The ... Couples of the Bible

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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 6/12 mamaof4 wrote: “A Hopeful Heart” Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel by Amy Clipston, book review Hannah Glick has taken a job cleaning at the hotel in town to make enough money to keep the horse farm running, now that her husband has died. At first it was just a job, but now she enjoys getting out of the house ... A Hopeful Heart

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Letters to Katie

Letters to Katie

On 5/1 mamaof4 wrote: This is the newest in the Middlefield Family Novels and we see many of the same characters as in previous books. Katherine Yoder has had her eye on Johnny Mullet since they were children in school together, and he has disappointed her so many times that she thinks she should give up, but does not want ... Letter's to Katie

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A Dream So Big

A Dream So Big

On 4/4 mamaof4 wrote: “A Dream so Big” by Steve Peifer, book review “Our Unlikely Journey to end the Tears of Hunger” This non-fiction book chronicles the journey of the Peifer family from Dallas, TX to Africa and the impact that was made on the American family and the African children. Steve shares from his ... A dream so big

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Days Like These

Days Like These

On 3/5 mamaof4 wrote: This book chronicles Kristian’s battle against cancer. It is really a series of blog posts and a journal that he wrote during his treatment and fight. There are also some entries written by Rachel, his wife, where she explains in more detail what he has written or just shares her view of the situation. ... Days Like These

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Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace

On 2/2 mamaof4 wrote: “Threads of Grace” A Patch of Heaven novel #3 by Kelly Long, book review Grace was married off to an older wealthy Amish man at a young age to save her family’s farm. Silas was cruel and a loveless marriage resulted. But when Silas dies she is suddenly free. In a desparate act she takes her ... Threads of Grace a patch of heaven novel

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Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

On 12/31 mamaof4 wrote: Molly is just trying to take care of her brother, Donny. Since she feels it is her fault that he is crippled, she has to sacrifice her happiness to provide for him after her mother and father both died. She discovers that she has a passable singing voice, so works in the saloon as a singer, although ... waiting for morning

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An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen

On 12/12 mamaof4 wrote: “An Amish Kitchen” Three Sweet Stories to Nourish your soul- by Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long, and Amy Clipston. This book includes 3 stories set in the same Amish community with some overlapping characters. As with any Amish book, much detail is given to the food, meal times and church gatherings, many ... An Amish Kitchen

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Every Perfect Gift

Every Perfect Gift

On 11/19 mamaof4 wrote: Every Perfect Gift” A Hickory Ridge Romance, by Dorthy Love, book review Sophie comes back to Hickory Ridge, where she grew up at the town orphanage, to run newspaper. Ethan is the architect who is building a new resort, Blue Smoke, that promises to save the town. They meet when Sophie comes to interview ... “Every Perfect Gift” A Hickory Ridge Romance, by Dorthy Love, book review

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Isle of Shadows

Isle of Shadows

On 11/6 mamaof4 wrote: “Isle of Shadows” by Tracy L Higley -book review Previously released as “Shadow of Colossus” this newly revised book is a backwards look at the week prior to the great earth quake of 277 B.C. on the island of Rhodes, in the Eagan Sea. The ancient world was as complicated as any modern-day ... "Isle of Shadows" by Tracy L Higley, book review

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4 Stars

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The Southern Foodie

The Southern Foodie

On 9/5 mamaof4 wrote: “The Southern Foodie” by Chris Chamberlain, book review. Subtitle: 100 Places to eat in the south before you die (and the recipes that made them famous). Southern Food…Is your mind full of golden fried chicken, mashed potatoes, hush puppies, collard greens, mac and cheese, chocolate cake, and ... Southern foodie

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You Be Sweet

You Be Sweet

On 8/10 mamaof4 wrote: “You Be Sweet” by Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson, book review “Sharing your heart one down-home dessert at a time” is the subtitle of this wonderful new book by the authors of “Bless Your Heart: Saving the World One Covered Dish at a time.” And this is just a “sweet” book, indeed. Patsy ... You Be Sweet

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This Scarlet Cord

This Scarlet Cord

On 7/31 mamaof4 wrote: The Scarlet Cord" by Joan Wolf, book review I read this book on my new Kindle Fire, and as I am still getting used to the electric format, I was a bit distracted by that, but this is a great novel. We are all familiar with Rahab in the Bible as the harlot who saves Caleb and Joshua, but this story ... The Scarlet Cord

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Faithful to Laura

Faithful to Laura

On 7/13 mamaof4 wrote: “Faithful to Laura” by Kathleen Fuller, book review Laura grew up in the Amish community in Ethridge, TN, but has recently moved to follow Matt King, the Amish boy she has fallen for. But he does not love her! He is just using her to steal her heart and her family’s life savings. And then he ... Faithful to Laura

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 6/29 mamaof4 wrote: “Running for My Life” by Lopez Lomong Several of my children run cross county so this book interested me. I was surprised how quickly I became caught up in the story and really enjoyed it. Lopez tells the heart wrenching story of being kidnapped from his parents at the age of 6 and taken to a ... Running for my life

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Through Rushing Water

Through Rushing Water

On 6/19 mamaof4 wrote: “Through Rushing Water” by Catherine Richmond- book review Sophia had her future planned out. Rexford Montgomery, US Congressman, would ask her to marry him; and she would be his wife, run his household, be an asset to his career, have his children, and everything. She dressed carefully for dinner, ... "Through Rushing Water"

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs

On 5/26 mamaof4 wrote: “Hope Springs” by Kim Cash Tate- book review Hope Springs becomes the center of the universe for the family of Grandma Geri gather around her for the Christmas holidays and the dire announcement of lung cancer. Everyone has to evaluate their place in the family, community, church and God’s will ... "Hope Springs" by Kim Cash Tate- book review

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 4/23 mamaof4 wrote: “Heaven in Her Arms” by Catherine Hickem- book review Mary, the mother of Jesus, is probably the most famous mother of all times. Her story is unique in many aspects and her life impacts many still today. Hickem’s new book is a detailed study into various areas of Mary’s life as she was Jesus’ ... "Heaven in her arms"

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Brush of Angel's Wings

Brush of Angel's Wings

On 3/28 mamaof4 wrote: “Brush of Angel’s Wings” by Ruth Reid, book review. Book #2 in the Heaven on Earth series. This novel is the latest Amish story by Ruth Reid and picks up where the first book ended, with Rachel dealing with the death of her brother and taking his place doing farm chores with her father. All ... Brush of angel' wings

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 2/29 mamaof4 wrote: "Three Hearts" DVD, Samaritan's Purse Project- Cissie Graham Lynch. "A world away, three children need a miracle. How far would you go to save a life?" quote from DVD cover. This documentary produced by Samaritan's Purse chronicles the Children's Heart Project which identifies children in developing ... Documentary of Three Hearts project- inspiring

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Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

On 2/4 mamaof4 wrote: Heart of Gold” by Robin Lee Hatcher- book review “Heart of Gold” is the newest novel by Robin Lee Hatcher. The setting for this historical novel is Idaho territory, 1964. Delaney Adair has taken the pastor position for Grand Coeur and brought his 25 year old daughter, Shannon. The Adairs have ... Great read for a winter afternoon

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Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 1/16 mamaof4 wrote: “Then Sings My Soul” by Robert J Morgan, book review This is the third in a series that tells the stories behind some of the famous hymns. Morgan has chosen some well know and others that may not be familiar to the reader. In this book he organizes them chronologically from 100 AD to the current ... More hymn stories- great read

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First Date

First Date

On 12/30 mamaof4 wrote: “First Date” by Krista McGee, book review. This contemporary novel for young adults is well written and just fun to read. Addy is chosen by her school principal to represent her school on the new reality show “The Book of Love” which will chose the date of the president’s son for his senior ... Modern Ruth story

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Going Deep

Going Deep

On 12/14 mamaof4 wrote: “Going Deep” by Gordon MacDonald. This newest book by MacDonald is a continuation of the story of a fictional church going through growth. Rather than the typical book on how to grow your church MacDonald uses a novel approach, so it is a bit easier to read. He uses real characters with names ... Going Deep, Cultivating Deep People

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 11/22 mamaof4 wrote: Billy Graham is such a well-known and very talented gospel preacher, that it will truly be a sad day when he finally is called home to heaven. Perhaps in the last book he will write, Mr. Graham reflects on his life and how he has lived. Now that he is in his early 90′s he knows he is about at the ... finishing well

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/8 mamaof4 wrote: Gifted and talented Max Lucado has written numerous books that have challenged and inspired us over the years. Now he has compiled many of the best stories, sayings, quotes and scriptures in one place. The gift style hard back book is 451 pages of encouragement, organized by alphabetical theme, and ... The Lucado Insprational Reader

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 10/31 mamaof4 wrote: “The Encounter” by Stephen Arterburn. Thomas Nelson Publishers. Religion/ Christian Living/ General. $15.99 US “The Encounter” is a parable. For those not too familiar with that term, it is a story that teaches a lesson. In this case, the story is of forgiveness given and received. The parallel ... The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 10/20 mamaof4 wrote: This large (575 page) book is the newest in the motivational books by William J Bennett, and this time is directed toward men. In the introduction he states that boys become men and this book is designed to help them on that journey. The book is divided into several chapters that cover all aspects ... The book of man- great read for men of all ages

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America: The Last Best Hope (Volume III)

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume III)

On 10/10 mamaof4 wrote: American: The Last Best Hope” Vol 3, by William Bennett, is the 3rd in a series tracing the history of our great nation and brings us up to modern times ( if you are reading this in 2011). The author who brought us “The Book of Virtues” has again delivered an inspiring collection of articles to ... America: The Last Best Hope Vol 3

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