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Dancing with Fireflies

Dancing with Fireflies

On 4/5 Jessica wrote: Many years ago, I was babysitting for a family.  The wife had started to write novels.  She even let me check out her first one, before it was released.  I was hooked and I try to keep up with Denise Hunter's books as they are published.  I received Dancing with Fireflies to review, ... Dancing with Fireflies

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5 Stars

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 2/2 Jessica wrote: If you are not familiar with the blog The Art of Simple, founded by Tsh Oxenreider, then you may have missed out on the hype on this new book, Notes From a Blue Bike.  I have followed this blog for many years and find it common to read a post and still be thinking on it's contents days later.  ... Notes From a Blue Bike

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 1/12 Jessica wrote: Have you always wanted a more calm and peaceful household?  Do you seem to get upset and “blow your top” with your kids on a daily basis.  There is never a foolproof method of raising children without conflict, but Love and Respect: In The Family goes a step closer to helping you achieve ... Growing as a parent

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4 Stars

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Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

On 10/15 Jessica wrote: The Adventure Bible Storybook starts children on the journey of a lifetime, introducing them to some of the great stories of the Bible.  The bold, beautiful illustrations bring the 50 stories to life as readers encounter fun, exciting themes of discovery, imagination, and suspense- everything you ... Adventure Bible Storybook

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4 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 10/3 Jessica wrote: You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times by Max LucadoSummary: Sometimes the challenges of life threaten to overwhelm us. We wonder how we'll carry on after the day the bottom dropped out. For you, it may have been the day of a financial crisis, a bad diagnosis, an accident, or ... You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Wounded by God's People

Wounded by God's People

On 9/9 Jessica wrote: Summary: This book is a combination of Anne Graham Lotz’s interpretation of the story of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael from the book of Genesis, along with her recounting some of the experiences she has had in the Christian life in which she felt wounded by other believers.  Reaction:  ... Wounded by God’s People by Anne Graham Lotz

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4 Stars

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Snow on the Tulips

Snow on the Tulips

On 8/31 Jessica wrote: As the end of the war creeps closer, the Nazis remain an ever present part of the Netherlands.  Cornelia, already familiar with loss due to the war, faces fears as she struggles to protect her brother, Johan.  He creates more complications in Cornelia's life when he finds a wounded Dutch Resistance ... Snow on the Tulips

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4 Stars

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The Passionate Mom

The Passionate Mom

On 6/25 Jessica wrote: Trying to parent intentionally doesn’t always come easily and when you can find a resource that helps you out in your journey, you grab it up.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading The Passionate Mom: Dare to Parent in Today’s World by Susan Merrill.  She has challenged me through the study ... The Passionate Mom

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4 Stars

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A Dream So Big

A Dream So Big

On 4/25 Jessica wrote: Since I myself served on the mission field I found the story of the Peifer family one I could connect with.  Despite Africa being a continent apart from where I served in Ecuador, little seems drastically different.  In A Dream So Big by Steve Peifer you experience the personal tragedy and ... A Dream So Big- book review

Jessica's Rating:

5 Stars

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Desperate

Desperate

On 3/21 Jessica wrote: What mother hasn't felt overwhelmed and like you were on an emotional roller coaster?  Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson was a breath of fresh air for me.  I have long struggled with the myth that being a mom should be a breeze for every woman who lives her children.  Desperate ... desperate...Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

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5 Stars

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The Respect Dare

The Respect Dare

On 12/9 Jessica wrote: Respect Dare: 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband by Nina RoesnerWhile I have just started on my journey through this book I am already captivated by the idea of claiming a closer relationship with both my husband and God.  I think growing both relationships will have a double ... Repect Dare

Jessica's Rating:

4 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 10/14 Jessica wrote: Mondays With My Old Pastor  by Jose Luis NavajoSummary: In this first-person narrative, the author, a sometimes discouraged pastor, describes a series of encounters with an older, wiser pastor.  The old pastor shares stories, or perhaps parables, with him to drive home points about staying ... Book review: Mondays With My Old Pastor

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3 Stars

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Cruel Harvest

Cruel Harvest

On 9/8 Jessica wrote: Some books make a larger impact than others, and this was one of those.  Cruel Harvest: A Memoir by Fran Elizabeth Grubb details the devastatingly dark and painful past and how God redeems her from her past.  Frances grew up moving from town to town following the harvest and living in run-down ... Review: A Cruel Harvest

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5 Stars

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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 8/19 Jessica wrote: “Finally, unable to get my mind around all the problems, practicalities, and possibilities, I came to the conclusion there were only two choices-either God was or he wasn’t both supreme and personal”  Marcia Moston captured many of my exact feelings regarding my own mission experience in her ... Call of a Coward

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5 Stars

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Heaven in her Arms

Heaven in her Arms

On 7/2 Jessica wrote: Heaven in Her Arms: Why God Chose Mary to Raise His Son and What it Means for You is written by Catherine Hickem, a licensed psychotherapist, an author, speaker, coach, and counselor with years of experience. This non-fiction story is a look into the heart and life of Mary. Why exactly did God choose ... Heaven in Her Arms

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4 Stars

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 2/25 Jessica wrote: Three Hearts DVD reviewOver 200 children’s names sit on a waiting list withChildren’s Heart Project, seeking a life-saving operation that would correct alife-threatening heart defect.    Thesechildren live in countries without access to the surgery necessary to savetheir lives.  ... Three Hearts

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5 Stars

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

On 2/12 Jessica wrote: My third book from Thomas Nelson Publishers BookSneeze Blogger program is a good one. Carrie Daly is a war widow longing for a family and home to call her own.  When her brother marries and tensions rise in the house, she opts to relocate and despite the interest of Nate she cannot get herself ... Book review: Beauty for Ashes by Dorothy Love

Jessica's Rating:

4 Stars

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Sherman

Sherman

On 1/19 Jessica wrote: As a part of a series of short biographies on generalspublished by Thomas Nelson, Sherman: The Ruthless Victor serves as basicintroduction to the famous (infamous?) Union Civil War general William TecumsehSherman.   Authors von Hassel and Breslin make Shermanaccessible as a person, filling ... Sherman: The Ruthless Victor

Jessica's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 10/30 Jessica wrote: I started a new program through Thomas Nelson Publishers on BookSneeze.com to recieve complimentary copies of books they publish in exchange for a review.  So here is my first review. I found the book The Love and RespectExperience by Emerson Eggerichs to be a great way to connect withyour spouse. ... Review of The Love and Respect Experience

Jessica's Rating:

4 Stars

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