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Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

On 11/14 Tara Owens wrote: Expertly weaving polythematic elements, K.D. McCrite uses multiple conflicts happening in young April Grace’s life to teach the young reader about topics such as forgiveness, kindness, hospitality, friendship, and family, but especially what it means to see others the way Jesus sees them. Expect Chocolate-covered ... K.D. McCrite has done it again! Chocolate-Covered Baloney: Confessions of April Grace

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5 Stars

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Wild Grace

Wild Grace

On 11/12 Tara Owens wrote: “When God gives, he dances for joy. He strikes up the band and leads the giving parade.” In typical Max Lucado style, the vision of a great God loving his people is passed on to the reader using metaphor that simplifies even the most difficult, unbelievable theological idea to a level of understanding. ... Wild Grace by Max Lucado……a must read for teens!

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5 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 11/7 Tara Owens wrote:                Marilyn Meberg’s sense of humor combined with her God given intelligence makes any of her books an interesting read.  Constant Craving is certainly no exception.  Giving the theological explanation that we ... Constant Craving by Marilyn Meberg

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4 Stars

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Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 3/4 Tara Owens wrote: “Christians need to recognize that it takes courage to witness to someone who just might be offended, angry, or argumentative.” These words of Moishe Rosen in “Appendix A” of Called to Controversy: The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus gives great insight into ... A Must Read for Those with a Heart for Jewish Evangelism!

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5 Stars

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Ascent from Darkness

Ascent from Darkness

On 2/3 Tara Owens wrote: Ascent from Darkness by Michael Leehan is an eye-opening explanation from the first person point-of-view of what a person experiences when they commit to working for God’s enemy, Satan. More importantly, however, is how God used Christians who crossed Mr. Leehan’s path to plant seeds of salvation, ... Ascent from Darkness by Michael Leehan

Tara's Rating:

3 Stars

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Babylon’s Falling

Babylon’s Falling

On 1/22 Tara Owens wrote: Babylon’s Falling, expertly written by William G. Collins is a fascinating journey into the mind and life of the Daniel of scripture.  Written as historical fiction, Babylon’s Falling recreates the setting of Biblical events with historical references of ancient Mesopotamia that make the reader ... Babylon's Falling by William G. Collins

Tara's Rating:

4 Stars

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Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

On 12/12 Tara Owens wrote: Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks: Confessions of April Grace by K.D. McCrite is a masterful following of the stream of consciousness of a young girl in middle school through the unique challenges faced by her family. Living in a primarily Christian town in rural America, the community befriends a couple ... Clicques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks:Confessions of April Grace by K.D. McCrite

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5 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 11/25 Tara Owens wrote: Billy Graham's new book, Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, has a central theme that God can use anyone who is willing, regardless of age or ability. Primarily written to relate to a middle age to senior audience, Rev. Graham uses plentiful Biblical examples of persons who were in their later ... Billy Graham Nearing Home

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4 Stars

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