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Moses Leads the People

Moses Leads the People

On 10/14 Stephanie Cherry wrote: We received this book on Saturday and my girls took off with it several times before I could read it. I had to track it down in their room. We know by this that the cover is attractive enough to make them sneak it out of my room. I thought the illustrations were good as well. It can be a bit of an intense ... Teaching Truth to Little Minds

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5 Stars

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Apostle Paul

Apostle Paul

On 9/24 Stephanie Cherry wrote: I really enjoyed this little book on Paul. I thought it was perfect for young readers and adults alike. It is full of everything you would want to know about Paul in smaller doses and more simple language for the young audience. The layout was great. It had simple graphs, charts, and maps that were easy ... Paul For Homeschool

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5 Stars

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InScribed Collection

InScribed Collection

On 7/13 Stephanie Cherry wrote: I have come to the last book in the four part inScribed Collection. I have to admit that I saved this book for last because I thought it would be cheesy. Of course, when I saw the title, I thought of the old cult classic Dazed and Confused. I must subscribe to the old adage for this one. Never judge ... Sink or Swim, I'm Diving In

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4 Stars

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The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen

On 6/2 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Here's the thing about being Southern, you never want to say words that aren't kind. It makes a thing a bit heavy when you don't really enjoy something. I think Leann's story is amazing. She seems like a lovely, strong, beautiful woman. Her recipes seem like the good old fashioned things Southern dreams ... Not All I Hoped For

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3 Stars

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The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

On 5/27 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Last night, during the loveliest thunderstorm, I curled up on the couch and finished off the delightful fare that is The Nesting Place. I really did not want this book to end. I kind of wished book number two was out and I could cruise right on into that. This book made me feel at home and comfortable. ... This Made Me Happy

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5 Stars

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The Passion Principles

The Passion Principles

On 4/28 Stephanie Cherry wrote: This post is for the ladies. Shuffle off, fellas. You probably recognize Shannon's name from the Every Woman's Battle series. She has been bringing healing to to our abused hearts and misguided notions about sexuality for years. It is amazing how many wrong ideas we formulate from life lessons and from ... Is It Hot In Here?

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4 Stars

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The Prodigal

The Prodigal

On 3/5 Stephanie Cherry wrote: I recently journeyed through Brennan Manning's last literary offering, The Prodigal. He had wanted to write a novel on grace. His desire was to place God's mercy center stage in story form. Though ailing at the end of his life, with the help of Greg Garrett, he was able to accomplish this. I'm generally ... Grace Upon Grace

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4 Stars

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Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

On 10/28 Stephanie Cherry wrote: I am not a huge football fan, but I love people. I love stories. I so enjoy the passion and camaraderie. I thought this would be more like Drew Brees' book. It was a story to be involved in and stats and facts mingled in. I was smitten with Drew's story. This book was nothing like that. I basically read ... Subpar NFL Overview

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1 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 9/8 Stephanie Cherry wrote: What would you feel like if one day you woke up and realized that your absentee, alcoholic dad was in the CIA and you never knew? Ian tells us what waking up to this realization was like for him. We follow him through the tale of his childhood and how scared and lonely his growing up years had been. ... This Will Minister to a Lost Childhood

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4 Stars

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Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting

On 5/28 Stephanie Cherry wrote: This book, obviously, is about being intentional in our parenting. I liked it for the most part because it reminded to to step out of reacting to the chaos that is having three small children and just enjoy them. ..to delight in them. Parenting is not one of those, "we'll it's fine for them" or "we ... My Need For Grace

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4 Stars

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A Year with G. K. Chesterton

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

On 12/2 Stephanie Cherry wrote: I have recently begun reading some of the writings of GK Chesterton and everything I have read has struck a particular chord with me. I could each time sense the presence of the Holy Spirit in his work. This devotional is no different. I really enjoy when there are many elements to a work. In this book ... Thought Provoking Depth

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4 Stars

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Share the Bounty

Share the Bounty

On 10/22 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Finding God's Grace Through the Spirit of Hospitality Several years ago, my husband bought me a cookbook by Benita Long for our anniversary. You may not think that is very romantic, but when I perused the pages of Come to the Table, I was fully enamored. Not only was it filled with decadent recipes, ... Beautiful Tribute to Food

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5 Stars

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The River

The River

On 9/19 Stephanie Cherry wrote: I chose to review this book because I was intrigued by the simple title. Growing up on a ranch I often found solace and comfort in the river myself. Seeing God's power there has continually spoken to me throughout my life. This led me to want to know what the character in this novel discovered for himself ... Let the Water Take You

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4 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 8/27 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Mondays With My Old Pastor brings you into the story of a burned out pastor who is seeking answers and solace for his broken spirit. José Luis Navajo tells us that a strange exhaustion persisted in his soul and was difficult to explain or endure. This is where our story picks up. José's wife encourages ... Truly Brings You Back to the Heart of the Gospel

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5 Stars

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Love Does

Love Does

On 5/1 Stephanie Cherry wrote: I liked it. Let me tell you why. Bob Goff's words in this book are like a pair of old jeans that you just feel like you belong in. They feel like home. They feel like the Jesus you want to know more instead of the one perpetuated to us by the establishment. Love Does is a rowdy, exhilarating breath of ... We've Been Doing It All Wrong

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5 Stars

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Three Hearts DVD

Three Hearts DVD

On 3/19 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Living outside of San Antonio and having friends involved in this project, I remember these kids being here and having prayed for them. I was not expecting to ever see the inside of the stories unfold. My heart is changed forever. Watching the anguish and the joy of these families who are trusting that ... Life Changing Film

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5 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 2/15 Stephanie Cherry wrote: When I think of a Bible translator, I think of a nerdy scribe hold up in a dark tower somewhere inconspicuously taking a text from Latin or Greek and meticulously changing it to another language. This is most certainly not the case for William Tyndale. He was a die hard reformer. He translated the Bible ... Masterful Retelling of a Life

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 12/5 Stephanie Cherry wrote: While the earth's time clock ticks away, well-meaning Christians go to church, pay their tithes, and pray for foreign missionaries-going through the motions of Christian life as millions face an eternity without God. If heaven is indeed for real, and only those who have put their faith in Christ will ... Our Last Great Hope by Ronnie Floyd

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2 Stars

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

On 10/11 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Fyodor Dostoevsky was a brilliant writer in search of the teachings of Christ. One of his best known works is Crime and Punishment. We follow his life from being the child of a doctor to his roller coaster of an existence in the literary world. His brilliant mind gave us insight into aspects of humanity ... Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter Leithart

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3 Stars

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 9/20 Stephanie Cherry wrote: None of us deserves what God offers, a life free from sin and hope for a glorious future, but unbelievably it's ours for the taking. Why? Because of God's grace. The unmerited favor, the lavish love and kindness he pours out on us, and has, since Creation. But if it's so available then why do we live ... The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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4 Stars

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Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love

On 8/27 Stephanie Cherry wrote: This is a beautiful book about love, hospitality, and finding joy even when life isn't what you thought it would be. We got into the home of Willie Juan and Ana. The warm smells of sopapilla eminates from the kitchen and there are children strone all about waiting to eat even though the couple has no ... Smack Dab in the Middle of God's Love by Brennan Manning

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4 Stars

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 8/22 Stephanie Cherry wrote: George was the son of a slave. He and his mother were kidnapped by raiders when he was very young. His owner, a reluctant slave owner, hired a tracker to find the pair. The tracker was unable to locate George's mother, but found George abandoned and brought him home. The Carver family adopted George ... George Washington Carver by John Perry

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4 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 7/18 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Who doesn't want to be a better steward of their money? No one wants to be ruled by debt. In Money Secrets of the Amish, Lorilee Craker shows us how the Amish use frugality to their advantage. She used her similar heritage as a starting point to understanding how the Amish boom when the world reels in ... Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

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3 Stars

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 5/10 Stephanie Cherry wrote: History's greatest composer stood alone in his work. He composed more than 1,800 pieces of music. Once he did a work with 53 parts and arranged those parts in seven places around a sanctuary to create surround sound and a total delight to the senses. He was born in the same town as Martin Luther and ... Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/19 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Max sets out to tackle many of the common questions he has received as a pastor and a writer. He addresses over one hundred and fifty things you might be asking yourself as a Christian or one seeking to know more about Christianity. I must admit, I went through this book with an eagle eye. When I pulled ... Max On Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/15 Stephanie Cherry wrote: We follow David Ponder as he is taken on a journey to the final summit to help mankind find it's original purpose. There are two words that the group must find in order to set humanity back onto the path that was laid out for it. We follow David to his meeting with powerful men and women of history as ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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3 Stars

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 3/30 Stephanie Cherry wrote: This book is an guidebook for elegant girls. I think it is the sweetest thing. It combines the things you want to your daughter to show alongside biblical virtues. Many of us did not learn to why of being mannerly. Sheila points out that it glorifies God when we show respect for ourselves and others. ... How To Be God's Little Princess

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5 Stars

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A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

On 3/3 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Hermie and Friends: A Bug Collection is a set of three dvds that teach kids wonderful moral lessons. Included is Milo the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray, Buzbee and the Grumblebees, and Hailey and Bailey's Big Fight. Lessons are taught regarding prayer, complaining, and arguing. We were all abuzz here when ... Hermie: A Bug Collection

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 2/7 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Love & Respect takes a unique biblical perspective on marriage that is lost in most relationship books. The love language of man is spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T. It is clearly lined out for us in Ephesians 5. He seeks to explain how this should function and how men and women get into a aggravating cycle that ... Love & Respect by Dr Emerson Eggerichs

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Meal

The Sacred Meal

On 1/10 Stephanie Cherry wrote: The Sacred Meal is a book in the sacred practice series put out by Thomas Nelson. It is meant to explain Communion as a practice. I honestly cannot see where it did that much at all. It was like listening to a old woman ramble on and throwing in the occasional comment about communion. I was bored by ... The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher

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1 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 11/2 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Really Wooly Bible Stories is a sweet book put together by the people at DaySpring. It encompasses the idea that God is the Good Shepherd and seeks to share this with the hearts of young children. The book is a case-bound padded board book with 20 stories from the Bible in it. I really enjoyed reading ... Really Wooly Bible Stories

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4 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 10/5 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Inspired by a true story, this movie is set in the midst of racial tension in 1965. Following the Watts riots, our protagonist enters a seminary to serve out his probation on a bogus charge. He comes against many obstacles and people there who need a fresh vision of who God is, much as he does. Richard ... The Least Among You - DVD

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/21 Stephanie Cherry wrote: There are two ambrosial things I think are notable about this book: All of the proceeds go to World Vision and, in my opinion, this is the best book Max Lucado has ever written. Outlive Your Life is a challenge to quit turning your head when you see someone in need. We have been cloaked in this idea ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/21 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Last week I reviewed The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews. This is the grown up and equally inspirational version of that story. It chronicles how the action of one person caused a ripple effect into billions of peoples lives. Each story builds upon the one before and serves as a powerful reminder ... The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/7 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Beautiful. Artistic. Freeing. I must admit I was intrigued when I saw this book and I was not disappointed by it's content. At a time when I am desperately trying to be vulnerable about abuse I suffered in church, this book was an advocate for my spirit. We are not meant to keep things hidden in the ... Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Stephanie Cherry wrote: I don't have many children's books that I think are really well done. This book is an exception to that. I absolutely loved it. Perhaps, it is because it tells a little of the story of George Washington Carver and how his simple faith led him to make immeasurable discoveries in science. He asked the ... The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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Jesus Calling - Deluxe Edition

Jesus Calling - Deluxe Edition

On 7/11 Stephanie Cherry wrote: The new leather edition of Jesus Calling is beautiful. In it, we see Sarah Young who has spent several decades as a missionary to the Japanese, open her heart to hear from God. She would sit down with a pen and a journal and wait for the Lord to speak with her. This book is the fruit of that labor. It ... Jesus Calling: Deluxe Edition by Sarah Young

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5 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

On 6/11 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Richard Stearns was called by God to make a life changing decision. In 1998 he left his position as CEO of Lenox and accepted the position of president at World Vision. This book is much more than Richard's story. It's all of our story. We see him struggle to respond to a call that he was certain he ... The Hole In Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

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5 Stars

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

On 4/19 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Jane Austen had a rare literary gift to tell a story and a person with a glimpse of reality almost everyone can relish. He books, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma grip the heart of most every woman I know. This book is a brief telling of who this author was and the life that shaped ... Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

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4 Stars

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Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

On 2/16 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts is an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the Bible. It gives an overview of each book of the Bible and additional historical information. There are many charts, maps, and timelines to aid in study. It includes:† New, full-color, high-resolution maps ... Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts

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5 Stars

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Hermie: Antonio Meets His Match (DVD)

Hermie: Antonio Meets His Match (DVD)

On 1/16 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Antonio is the strongest ant in the garden. He comes in number one in all the competitions. The fame of his athletic prowess is lauded in the whole garden. One day a rude and annoying ant shows up and tests Antonio's patience and his status. This is the story of God guiding Antonio to do the right thing ... Hermie: Antonio Meets His Match (DVD)

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3 Stars

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The Liturgical Year Hardcover

The Liturgical Year Hardcover

On 1/6 Stephanie Cherry wrote: In The Liturgical Year, Joan opens up for us the Christian calendar and the meaning behind our celebrations. The relationship between the holy days and the depth of their gravity are brought to life before our eyes. I was mesmerized by Joan's writing. I cannot tell you how many times I read and reread ... The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister

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4 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/5 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Sara Evans novel beautifully captured the angst and acceptance of this life. The book chronicles the life of Jade as she seeks love, healing, and Jesus. Our heroine finds herself quietly accepting forgiveness and in turn offering it to the people who hurt her most.I will admit, I had no idea what to ... The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans

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4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 11/13 Stephanie Cherry wrote: In a time when people are losing the things they have worked so hard for, Dr Jeremiah sets out to call us to the confident life we can have in Christ. The world is more caustic than it has ever been, but we can have faith that God is in control and has a game plan for His chosen people.I had a love hate ... Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr David Jeremiah

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3 Stars

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The Jesus Book

The Jesus Book

On 10/9 Stephanie Cherry wrote: The Jesus Book is a children's book that takes little hearts and minds on a journey through scripture. It clearly lays out who many people say Jesus was, what Jesus did, and why He did it. With amazing clarity and depth, it draws out the beautiful characteristics of our Lord.I must admit, I wasn't expecting ... The Jesus Book by Stephen Elkins

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Stephanie Cherry wrote: Fearless, by Max Lucado, released today!"Why are you frightened?" he asked. "Why are your hearts filled with doubt?"Luke 24:38The content of this book is obvious. Can we live a life without fear? Max takes you on a journey through the things most people fear every day. Do we matter? Do we disappoint? ... Fearless by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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It Happened In Italy

It Happened In Italy

On 8/1 Stephanie Cherry wrote: It Happened In Italy is a beautiful and untold story of the Jewish people who were in Italy during the Holocaust. After seeing the pictures and reading the stories of the six million Jews that were killed under the evil regime of Nazi Germany, it is refreshing to see that there were people who were willing ... It Happened In Italy by Elizabeth Bettina

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4 Stars

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