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A Very Fine House

A Very Fine House

On 9/29 Dalyn wrote: A Mother's Story of Love, Faith, and Crystal Meth.By Barbara Cofer Stoefen  A Very Fine House is a very fine read.Just finished this and it was, for sure riveting. From a Norman Rockwell picture perfect life to a parent's nightmare. From the family princess to a homeless drug addict.But...from ... A Very Fine House

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5 Stars

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Where the Wind Leads

Where the Wind Leads

On 8/1 Dalyn wrote:  I had a revelation that shook me. When I was a kid, I had such a great opportunity to show love to the Vietnamese "boat people" and I missed it!  I only had my own little bitty love, not the never-failing love of Jesus. Not yet. I grew up in a series of very poor neighborhoods and I remember ... Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung

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5 Stars

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Take This Cup

Take This Cup

On 4/6 Dalyn wrote:  Has there ever been a Theone book that wasn't first rate? No. My favorite authors have written book number 2 in the Jerusalem Chronicles series, "Take This Cup"; taking us along on the journey of Jesus during His life and ministry. Book number one is "When Jesus Wept" and I adored it.  Like ... Take This Cup

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5 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 2/15 Dalyn wrote: I don't really love the cartoon-like Bibles for kids. That's why I like this Bible from ZonderKidz.  I like to read to them from a "real" Bible, but it is definitely good to have something colorful. I like this kid's Bible because it's simple but eye pleasing. It has brown and reddish colors that ... The Jesus Bible

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5 Stars

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The Painted Table

The Painted Table

On 12/29 Dalyn wrote:  I found this book to be hard to put down. It was unsettling. The Painted Table was very well-written and the characters were so real I was completely immersed in the story. It's a sad story in so many ways but redemptive and real-life. I found myself with a lot to think about.  The story ... The Painted Table

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5 Stars

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Pirates on the Farm

Pirates on the Farm

On 11/30 Dalyn wrote: By Denette Fretz My kids have asked for this book at bedtime over and over again lately. It's a darling book with an truly meaty message. Simple- but deep. Love your neighbor. And brilliantly, the author's have included a little "Bible Study" in the back to help you got the message across from the ... Pirates on the Farm

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5 Stars

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

On 11/5 Dalyn wrote: Mary Engelbreit is a gifted artist. I have always loved her work. This beautiful book is a great gift or coffee table-type book. It's chock full of Mrs. E's artwork as well as some of our favorite carols, poetry, Bible verses, and the story of our Savior's birth. My little kids beg for this at bedtime. ... Mary E. Christmas Collection

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5 Stars

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 8/9 Dalyn wrote: "….Part of becoming yourself, in a deeply spiritual way, is finding the words to tell the truth about what it is you really love."  I love this line in the author's introduction.  Shauna loves God, food, and family, and expresses it through this generous sharing of "her table" through ... Bread & Wine Review

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5 Stars

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A Dream So Big

A Dream So Big

On 5/5 Dalyn wrote:  I'm so glad I read this book! You know when someone says, " I laughed...I cried..." well I really did. Steve has a sense of humor- this guy shares his heart, he's humble and completely real and he is really funny. I read incredibly sensitive words but always, in every chapter there is humor. I ... A Dream So Big Review

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5 Stars

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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 4/6 Dalyn wrote: By Marla Alupoaicei  What a valuable book. We pray for our kids, right? Don't you sometimes wonder if your prayers could be more effective. or powerful, or something? I do. I was glad to review this book because I felt it timely in my own questioning mind.The author is thorough and covers a lot ... Prayer Warrior Mom Review

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4 Stars

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Fire Prophet

Fire Prophet

On 3/12 Dalyn wrote:  some good, not-fluffy juvenile Christian fiction. I was asked by the publisher to review this book for an unbiased review. I'm always on the look out for something for my kids to read- we are all avid readers. Kids like something with some meat, and this book was definitely of the action-packed ... Finally...

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4 Stars

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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 9/24 Dalyn wrote: By Marcia Moston Published by Thomas Nelson  Wow, what a story teller!Call of a Coward (The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife)Okay, the title really says it all. Intriguing, yes?I started reading this book, the story of a journey, on a bit of journey myself. After prayerfully and hestitantly ... Call of a Coward

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5 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/18 Dalyn wrote: "Twenty years ago I ran for my life as I tried to escape the soldiers with guns. Today, I run for my life as I chase down the incredible opportunity God has laid out in front of me. I was a lost boy, surviving on one meager meal a day, a boy who looked forward to garbage days because eating trash ... Hardships Can Become Strengths

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5 Stars

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I Am Second

I Am Second

On 1/24 Dalyn wrote: Publisher's Page hereGo to the Amazon product page here to watch a related video.Here we are, another book review!  I am six days into recovery for my first knee surgery and I sure have been grateful to have a stack of good books to read. I read "I Am Second" in two days. It was a memorable read. ... I Am Second Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 11/22 Dalyn wrote: The Lucado Inspirational Reader by Max LucadoThis elegant looking book would be perfect for gift -giving, and would be wonderful on a coffee table or night stand. It's a collection of the best of Max's writings with some other quotes sprinkled in from others. A nice thick book printed ... A Booksneeze Review~

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5 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 11/3 Dalyn wrote: "How do you tear down a wall you've been building most of your life? One brick at a time."The topic of adoption and orphans  will continue to crop up on my blog because this is the month we as a nation focus our awareness a bit extra to those topics. Great timing for this book review!The Encounter ... The Encounter-Sometimes God Has to Intervene (Review)

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5 Stars

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