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Last Light

Last Light

On 12/3 Nate Payne wrote: One of many things that I liked about Terri Blackstock book Last Light is that it showed me that I was not ready in case of any disaster. If the world where to end today would I be ready? For the Branning family they found out that they where not ready for such thing. They have to learn how to survive, ... Last Light

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4 Stars

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Intentional Walk

Intentional Walk

On 8/2 Nate Payne wrote: As the game of baseball is facing another go around with steroids use it nice to be able to read something positive about the game.  In his new book Intentional Walk by Rob Rain gives us the hope that there is still some good in the game.Intentional walk is about the St Louis Cardinals players and ... Intentional Walk

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4 Stars

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Seven Men

Seven Men

On 5/24 Nate Payne wrote: Manhood and Heroism are not terms that are used into day’s world as much as was back 50 years or so. The men of WWII gave home where men and hero’s. We look at them even today and they command that type of respect without even asking for it. But it sad today to see men portray as “dumb, stupid ... 7 Men by Eric Metaxas

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5 Stars

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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

On 3/26 Nate Payne wrote: The Legend of the Monk and Merchant is a book that I really was hoping would be better then it was. The back of the book has a line that states: “The Legend of the Monk and Merchant will change the way you see yourself, your job and your purpose.” I read the book and I don’t see where any change ...

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3 Stars

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 1/17 Nate Payne wrote: I have always seen Rich Warren book The Purpose Driven Life at the book store. I never pick it up to see what it was all about. But when Booksneeze offered Rick update and revised edition I jumped at the offer. And I glad I did. Rick stated in at the first of the book “this is more then a book it ...

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5 Stars

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The River

The River

On 11/1 Nate Payne wrote: I think when you read The River by Michael Neale you can apply something that you are going through with the main character Gabriel Clark. At the Young age of 5 Gabriel, saw something that no 5 year older should have to go through. Because of this event Gabriel was never the same again. He love for ...

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5 Stars

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Rudy

Rudy

On 8/22 Nate Payne wrote: I still remember back in the 1993 when the movie Rudy was released. I didn’t know much about it at the time and little did I know that it would become one of my favorite movies of all time. In is autobiography Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger tells the story of his dream to play for Notre Dame. I like this ... Rudy

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5 Stars

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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 8/8 Nate Payne wrote: If you like Andy Andrews then you will like Ken Davis. I have to admit I have not heard of Ken Davis, I happen to see on Facebook Andy Andrews recommend Ken Davis new book Fully Alive. If Andy was recommending it then it has to be good. And I was right. Ken Davis talks about how he himself was just ... Fully Alive

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5 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/26 Nate Payne wrote: I think we forget how good we really have it here in the USA. I would have never thought at the age of 6 to be taken from my family, to have to learn how to survive and to have to run for my life. I his autobiography Running for my Life Lopez Lomong tell the story of his life growing up in South Sudan. ... Running for my life

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5 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 5/11 Nate Payne wrote: I must say this book took me longer to read and get through. December 1941 by Craig Shirley take you through each day of december and give you an account of the days events. Days before the tragic events at Pearl Harbor the country was at peace. Thanksgiving had just ended a couple weeks back, the ... December 1941

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 11/9 Nate Payne wrote: This is my first Donna Vanliere book that I have read. I have heard of her book the Christmas shoes and will here the song a 1000 times before the year ends. But I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. This story is about two women who are going though some very trying times. Gretchen has just ... The Christmas Note

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4 Stars

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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 10/5 Nate Payne wrote: “George Washington was often on his knees praying, as great men often are.” Is a statement from Dr William J Bennett’s new book The Book of Man. Dr. Bennett gives great insight on what it takes to be a man. Dr Bennett quotes Plato saying “Who teaches the children and what do we teach them? ... The Book of Man

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5 Stars

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Bonhoeffer*

Bonhoeffer*

On 9/13 Nate Payne wrote: There is nothing I like more the a good biography but when you add history, heroism and good Christian values to the same good there is nothing better. That is what Eric Metaxas has done with his book Bonhoeffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is not a common house hold name not one that too many people will say ... Bonhoeffer

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5 Stars

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The Final Hour

The Final Hour

On 8/3 Nate Payne wrote: I really enjoyed The Homlanders series by Andrew Klavan. The final Hour is the last installment of the series. What a great book and what a great series. I hear that it will be turned into a movie and if they can keep it somewhat close to the book it will make for a blockbuster.These books are more ... The Final Hour

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Surviving Your Serengeti

Surviving Your Serengeti

On 8/3 Nate Payne wrote: Surviving your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel is a must read. This book is well written and one that is very easy to read. The book takes you an on journey through the African Serengeti. As you go through this journey of learn about the animal in the natural habit you find that they are a lot like us ... Surviving your Serengeti

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 5/18 Nate Payne wrote: This is my first John Maxwell book that I have read. I have seen his book many times on Thomas Nelson Booksneeze site. I have never had the chance to get one because they are always gone before I can request one. However, Beyond Talent is an excellent book. I love it and it as really made me stop and ... Beyond Talent

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/19 Nate Payne wrote: Max Lucado does it again. In his new book “Max on Life” Max talk the many questions that he get and takes the time to answers them. He used the Bible and his on experience on life to fill these questions.They are broken down in to 7 sections of life: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have ... Max on Life

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 4/15 Nate Payne wrote: I find it fitting that today is April 14, 2011 and exactly 99 years ago today the Titanic was hit by and iceberg. This is also the day that I submit my review for the book The Band Played On by Steve Turner and published by Thomas Nelson (who gave me a free copy of the book in exchange for a honest ... The Band Played on

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Nate Payne wrote: The Travelers Gift is one of my favorite Andy Andrews book. I loved how he brought to life many of the historical figures. I loved the most when David Ponder (main character in the book) was in the room with Anne Frank. The feel you get as you read as David talks with her is hard to put into words. ...

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A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

On 2/24 Nate Payne wrote: I have read as many of Max Lucado’s books as I can. I have always loved everyone that I have read. Just like his books he does it again with his children’s DVD series. “ A Bug Collection is the first time me and my family have watch them and I can say it will not be the last. My kids loved these ... Max Lucados Movies

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 2/16 Nate Payne wrote: I am a big history buff and I love to read anything do with US history. I have read a lot about wars and I really like to read up on WWII. But I have never really read or studied much about the Civil War. It is amazing to me that I have stood in the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina look out at ... Civil War

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 2/4 Nate Payne wrote: I enjoy any book that has to do with the 40th president of the United States Ronald Reagan. I enjoy so much his autobiography. I was very young when Reagan was in office, but I remember him many time address the county via the TV. With just the resent anniversary of the Challenge Space Shuttle, I ... The faith of Ronald Reagan

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 12/22 Nate Payne wrote: It is amazing to me that you sing these songs every Sunday in church, you sing some of them at funerals, and you sing them at holiday such as Christmas and Easter. You can help but love the hymns we sing each time we go to church. But I never really stop to thing that each song has a story to tell. In ... Then Sings My Soul

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/15 Nate Payne wrote: Is there such a thing as someone taking a trip to heaven when they are on deaths bed? Can the veil of heaven be opened at that time and we be shown the after life? Can we remember such a trip? These are some of the questions that I was thinking about as I real a new book titled Heaven is for Real. ... Heaven is for Real

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4 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/28 Nate Payne wrote: Two of my favorite parts of the book The Grace of God By Andy Stanley are when his is talking about Jonah Andy Stated: “The purpose of God’s Discipline was not to pay him (Jonah) back but to bring him back.” The other quote is “to run from God is to run from grace.God wants all his children back, ...

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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Advanced Reading Copy)

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Advanced Reading Copy)

On 10/17 Nate Payne wrote: With a down economy and people cutting cost to survive it hard to cut those cost from you food budget. But with Steve and Annette Economides’s new book titled “Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half” They talk about just that cutting you food bill not you food in half. I have to say that I did not get ...

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The Falling Away

The Falling Away

On 10/13 Nate Payne wrote: This is my first T.L. Hines book and this maybe my last. I really had a hard time with this book so much so that I honestly can say I did not finish it. I not sure if it was the book so much as it was me and not understanding what was going on. I was lost from the beginning of the book. Again this ... The falling away

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1 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Nate Payne wrote: I have always like Max Lucado’s books. And his new one is just as good as they get. “Out live your life” Published by Thomas Nelson Company (many thanks for me free copy of Max’s book).“Out live your life” Talks about how common everyday folk like me and you can make a big difference in ... Out live your life

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 Nate Payne wrote: Anything with Andy Andrews name on it I will pick up and read. He is very inspiring and always has a great message to tell. Just like his two new books “The Butterfly effect and “The Boy Who Changed the World” Both tell the same story but one is for adults and the other for kids.The boy who changed ...

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/8 Nate Payne wrote: Anything with Andy Andrews name on it I will pick up and read. He is very inspiring and always has a great message to tell. Just like his two new books “The Butterfly effect and “The Boy Who Changed the World” Both tell the same story but one is for adults and the other for kids.I love the butterfly ... The Butterfly Effect

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Patton (The Generals)

Patton (The Generals)

On 8/19 Nate Payne wrote: I have always heard of General Patton, mostly from the movie staring George C Scott. Who doesn’t like the beginning of that movie? But I have never really taken the time to understand Patton and what his life was really like. In his New Book Mr. Von Hassell take you inside the man that Patton really ... Patton

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/20 Nate Payne wrote: After reading Some Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, it makes you stop and thinking about what you mission in here on Earth. What is your purpose that God has for you? I also make you stop and listen for the still small voice inside you the next time you see a homeless person. Will ... Same Kind of Different As Me

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5 Stars

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Lead Like Ike

Lead Like Ike

On 6/26 Nate Payne wrote: There is nothing more that I like then to read books and my favorite types of books are: U.S. history, Biography and leadership books. I never really thought you would be able to find all three subjects in one book. Lead Like Ike a new book by Geoff Loftus gives you all three subjects.I have read book ... Lead like Ike

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4 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/5 Nate Payne wrote: I sometime wonder why we have so many self-help books that talk about day to day things like self esteem, attitude etc. But why do you never see one that talk mainly about the power of forgiveness. Andy Andrews give you that type of book in his new book (or should I say a re release) The Heart Mender. ... The Heart Mender

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/4 Nate Payne wrote: “What would you do if you were absolutely confident God was with you?” is a question that is asked in Pete Wilson’s new book: Plan B, What Do You Do When God Doesn’t Show Up The Way You Thought He Would?I sit and thought about this question for sometime, W all have a plan in life we call it are ... Plan B

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 4/17 Nate Payne wrote: I just got a copy of Max Lucado’s book “You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be” What a great book, I see it used a lot for young adults those that are just heading out into life after high school. Like so many of Max’s books you always come away with feeling great and understanding that ... you can be everything god wants you to be

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4 Stars

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The Map

The Map

On 3/16 Nate Payne wrote: I questioned this book at first thinking is this going to be a fiction type book or is there some truth to the book. Well I got a little bit of both. David Murrow new book titled The Map is a book that is twofold. First is start with a thrilling fiction type story, some of it seemed a little out there ... The Map by David Murrow

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4 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 2/16 Nate Payne wrote: I never really stop to think about how much this country has changed in the last twenty years. The era that Mr. Bennett starts I was just starting me teen years, never really gave any though to what was going on here in the USA let alone the world. I remember some of the things he talks about but some ... A Century Turns

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 1/26 Nate Payne wrote: I am sometime a little worried to read self-help book, mainly when they written by a Doctor! Doctor like the use the big words and write them in their books. A lot of times you are spending more time looking up the word then reading the book. But with Dr Earl Henslin new book This Is Your Brain In Love, ... This your Brain in love

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4 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/6 Nate Payne wrote: It has been said many time that it is better to leave thing that you have done in your life in the past. In Sara Evan new book titles The Sweet by and by Jade and her soon to be husband felt that is what would work best for them, they would start the lives together not know much about each other part. ... Sweet By and BY

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 12/29 Nate Payne wrote: Where is God is not a question, rather it is a protest.” Is a statement from Dr John Townsends new book titled “Where is God” First let me say that even the cover has you looking for “God” The title is the same color and the background and has you searching for it. Just like many off us ... Where is God, is not a question but rather a protest

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NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible

On 12/6 Nate Payne wrote: Thomas Nelson’s NKJV Greatest Stories of the Bible is a must have in every home. In the introduction of the book it states: “Designed as a treasury of the most well-loved and impactful stories from the bible.” Is goes on to say “this is not a bible….this heirloom edition uses scripture portions ... NKLV Greatest Stories of the Bible

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Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

On 11/17 Nate Payne wrote: The Story of Christmas by Gwen Ellis is a great book for young kids. I received my copy of the book and had to wait until the kids were asleep in order to read it( that is because I could not get it away for them) The next day they woke up and want to watch the DVD which is very cute and they loved ... The Story of Christmas By Gwen Ellis

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The Tallest of Smalls

The Tallest of Smalls

On 10/23 Nate Payne wrote: The first book I ever read by Max Lucado was “You Are Special” I enjoy that little book so much the meaning that was brought out in that book still with me today. Much like that book Max has done it again with his new book “The Tallest of Smalls”. It is a parable take for Max’s book “Fearless” ... The tallest of Smalls

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The Power of Respect

The Power of Respect

On 10/13 Nate Payne wrote: “The most forgotten element of success” is the subtitle to Deborah Norville’s new Book title The Power of Respect. She starts off the book by tell the story of a group of Collage students taking a test that they had study for and was ready to take. The exam was handed out and when the last question ... The Power of Respect

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/6 Nate Payne wrote: This is my 5th or 6th book now that I have reviewed in the Thomas Nelson Blog Book Review. When I saw Marcus Buckingham’s new book “Find Your Strongest Life” I was thrill to be able to read it. Yes I did judge a book buy its cover-well buy its title. I did not know until the book arrived that ... Find your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham

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4 Stars

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From Peanuts to the Pressbox

From Peanuts to the Pressbox

On 9/16 Nate Payne wrote: Like most boys growing up that watch sport you are always focused on the All-Star play. You practice just like and you watch his every move. The biggest dream you have is that you will grow up and be just like him. Eli Gold was just like that but instead of watch the player he focused more on the ... From Peanuts to the Pressbox By Eli Gold

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/9 Nate Payne wrote: “Can you imagine life with no fear” is a question asked by Max Lucado in his new book titled fearless. With today’s trying times and the world unsafe place to live, fear is something that lives next door watching you day in and day out. Fear is everywhere you look and you often time are steering ... Fearless By Max Lucado

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The Jesus Book

The Jesus Book

On 8/27 Nate Payne wrote: When this book came to the house my 4 year old open the package and took the book The Jesus Book By Stephen Elkins. He took the book and look at the awesome illustration done by Claudie Gervry. The book open up great opportunity to talk about Christ and all that he has done for us and do it in a way ... The Jesus Book By Stephen Elkins

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Everyday Greatness

Everyday Greatness

On 8/9 Nate Payne wrote: I have always liked short stories that make you feel good after you read them and this is what Stephen Covey and David Hatch have done with this book with the help of one of the best magazine to date the Readers Digest. I got this book for the Thomas Nelson Book Review program. (brb.thomasnelson.com). There ... Everday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 7/15 Nate Payne wrote: “2000 years ago 12 men changed the world” This was a statement made by Richard Stearns in is book titled The Hole in Our Gospel. Richard, former CEO of a Lenox left the company, his big house, nice cars, and I am sure a nice paycheck. He left all to work for World Vision a Christian Humanitarian ... The hole in out Gospel

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 7/6 Nate Payne wrote: “What is it about me that other people would change if they could” was a question asked by an old man named Jones, to a young 23 year old man who was down on his luck and living under a Pier. Andy Andrews, in his new book titled The Noticer, talks about this mysterious man named Jones who’s only ... The Noticer By Andy Andrews

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