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The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way

On 8/12 Dave Pardoe wrote: Now in a convenient 3 stories in one collection, young readers will learn from the Berenstain Bears just how important it is to serve and love one another. Written in level one of the I Can Read standards, this bind-up of stories from the Berenstain Bears Living Lights I Can Read series is sure to please ... The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way By Stan and Jan Berenstain, with Mike Berenstain

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5 Stars

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The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook

On 6/17 Dave Pardoe wrote: This is not your grandma’s potluck. The cliché is unavoidable. At the third Thursday potluck, you won’t find canned soup casseroles or whipped delite, as much as you may love them. What you will find instead is an array of dishes in sync with the season. Each month offers up an appropriate menu. ... The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook Recipes and Stories to Celebrate the Bounty of the Moment By Nancy Vienneau

Dave Pardoe's Rating:

3 Stars

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101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

On 4/27 Dave Pardoe wrote: Collection of well-known and beloved Bible stories written for young independent readers and includes delightful illustrations. 101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation brings together 101 of the most well-known and beloved Bible stories. Written for young independent readers ages 6 and up and featuring ... 101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation By Illustrated by Dan Andreasen

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5 Stars

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Outcasts

Outcasts

On 3/4 Dave Pardoe wrote: Uncovering the truth could cost them their lives. Since entering the Safe Lands, Mason has focused on two things: finding a way to free his village from captivity, and finding a cure for the disease that ravages many within the walls of the Safe Lands. After immune-suppressive drugs go missing in the ... Outcasts The Safe Lands Series By Jill Williamson

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4 Stars

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Merlin's Blade

Merlin's Blade

On 12/28 Dave Pardoe wrote: When a meteorite crashes near a small village in fifth-century Britain, it brings with it a mysterious black stone that bewitches anyone who comes in contact with its glow---a power the druids hope to use to destroy King Uthur’s kingdom, as well as the new Christian faith. The only person who seems ... Merlin's Blade By Robert Treskillard

Dave Pardoe's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Christmas Gift for Rose

A Christmas Gift for Rose

On 10/19 Dave Pardoe wrote: Inspired by a true story, A Christmas Gift for Rose is a heartwarming novella of sacrifice and deep love. Born in the midst of the hardships of the Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But as she prepares to marry, she's thrown into confusion when she ... A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer

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3 Stars

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We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

On 8/16 Dave Pardoe wrote: With down-to-earth wit, charm, love and laughter, a butter and bacon lovin’ mama and a vegan bean eatin’ daughter share humorous anecdotes about the differences that test them, the foods that entice them, and the love that binds them. Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph come from a long ... We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook – Johnson and Randolph

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3 Stars

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Anomaly

Anomaly

On 7/10 Dave Pardoe wrote: The end of the earth has come, emotions have run high and war was the result. Ten scientists were the only survivors, left to save the human race. They bred the new humans to be perfect, each human has been made to complete their specific task. Each human was also bred without emotions, this way no one ... Anomaly Book #1 of the Anomaly Series By Krista McGee

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4 Stars

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Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

On 5/27 Dave Pardoe wrote: Watch out Nancy Drew there is a new detective in town. Meet Emily O'Reilly who is obsessed with all things Search and Rescue. She goes on missions with her stepmother Naomi and is ecstatic when Naomi tells her that she is ready for her own SAR dog. Her father tells her that to show responsibility she ... Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

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4 Stars

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Domination

Domination

On 4/22 Dave Pardoe wrote: Their goal is simple: total domination. With six arms and jaws that can snap a man in two, the warmongering race of aliens known as the Thule has conquered every planet they've attacked. And now their invasion of Earth has begun. Humanity's only hope springs from a mysterious Thule legend about a Betrayer, ... Domination by Jon C Lewis

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5 Stars

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Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground

On 3/14 Dave Pardoe wrote: Ken Mansfield writes as both a cancer and music industry survivor, vividly describing the many fragments a person tries to assemble when cancer or any other personal tragedy strikes. It’s tough being a Christian when hardships strike. We’re all human, and that means we’re all susceptible to pain, ... Stumbling on Open Ground by Ken Mansfield

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4 Stars

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 1/13 Dave Pardoe wrote: “Get out here, now, or I’m goncruel harvestna kill you!” he hollered. Little girls are hardwired to hold their daddies in high esteem, so it comes as a shock the first time a daughter feels the back of her daddy’s hand across her face . . . or watches him punch and kick her mother to within ... Cruel Harvest A Memior by Fran Grub

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5 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 7/2 Dave Pardoe wrote: We all long for more of something in our lives. In our endless pursuit to feel worth and acceptance we find ourselves sacrificing everything for the promise to be a little more beautiful, a little richer, a little more powerful and successful, a little more loved. How do we break free from these empty ... Empty Promises by Pete Wilson

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4 Stars

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Spirit Fighter

Spirit Fighter

On 5/29 Dave Pardoe wrote: Percy Jackson, move over! Jonah Stone is here! What if Nephilim--the children of angels and men--still walked the earth? And their very presence put the entire world in danger? In Spirit Fighter, Jonah and Eliza Stone learn that their mother is a Nephilim and that they have special powers as quarter-angels. ... Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law

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5 Stars

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 4/3 Dave Pardoe wrote: Need You Now by Beth Wiseman is a great book. Moving from a big city to a small town has been an adjustment for Brad and Darlene Henderson along with their three children. Darlene gets a job working with special needs children and one of the fathers starts getting closer than he should. If ever Darlene ... Need You Now by Beth Wiseman

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5 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 3/19 Dave Pardoe wrote: Four brides, one wedding dress. It sounds like a great plot for a romance novel. When a mysterious man in purple sells a trunk to Charlotte and tells her it has been redeemed she get curious. More curious still is the fact that he knew the exact price she would bid in the auction and the fact that ... The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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1 Stars

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 2/26 Dave Pardoe wrote: Graduating college senior, Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham, takes on an internship at Samaritan’s Purse working with the Children’s Heart Project. This project is dedicated to saving the lives of children by providing medical procedures that aren’t available in many ... Three Hearts DVD

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3 Stars

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Alienation

Alienation

On 1/3 Dave Pardoe wrote: After his parents were killed in a car accident, Colt McAllister was drawn into a world he thought only existed in comic books-one where mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles don't even scratch the surface. Along with his best friends Oz and Danielle, Colt is now training at the secret Central ... Alienation by Jon S. Lewis

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5 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 12/6 Dave Pardoe wrote: In his new book “Nearing Home” Rev. Billy Graham writes, “All my life I was taught how to die as a Christian, but no one ever taught me how to live in the years before I die. I wish they had because I am an old man now, and believe me, it’s not easy.” As an avid baseball fan he compares growing ... Nearing Home by Rev. Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 11/14 Dave Pardoe wrote: An Amish Wedding is three books in one. Three tales about the Amish people living in Paradise, PA but each with a common theme. The theme of the book is the wedding of Priscilla and Chester but from the viewpoints of each of the different stories players. I did not enjoy the first story in this book ... An Amish Wedding by Beth Wideman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long

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2 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 10/31 Dave Pardoe wrote: Heaven is For Real is the story of the Burpo family who had so many problems in one year that others referred to the dad as Pastor Job. Their problems culminated when their not quite four year old son Colton had a burst appendix which was misdiagnosed and sat for five days. He then underwent emergency ... Heaven is for real

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4 Stars

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It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong

It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong

On 10/11 Dave Pardoe wrote: This weekend I read “It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government is Wrong” (2011, ISBN 9781595553508). In this book Judge Andrew Napolitano (Superior Court Judge in New Jersey) shares his opinion of what is wrong in America and the freedoms we have lost. He shares in detail with cases to back ... It Is Dangerous To Be Right When The Government Is Wrong

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4 Stars

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