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The Happiest Life

The Happiest Life

On 5/19 Brandon Kraft wrote: The premise is so good. Solid reminders of seven gifts and seven givers that really matter in life are important and should be conveyed to a wider audience. The book, too, had a great number of diverse people recommending it in the book's fodder. I wanted to write a good review for it. I really did. ... The Happiest Life: Not Bad, but Misses The Mark

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3 Stars

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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

On 3/5 Brandon Kraft wrote: Frankly, the book just isn’t it. It starts with a weak theological concept that we’re to be either “priests or kings”, which didn’t bode well for the rest of the book. While I can support the idea that if you work hard, take care of your family, and offer your fruit to God, the notion that ... The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

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2 Stars

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Redemption

Redemption

On 1/19 Brandon Kraft wrote: I recently read Redemption: A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold by Bryan Clay, which struck me in light of Lance Armstrong and, to a point, the Manti Te’o girlfriend developments. Clay is a gold-medal decathlete, winning in Bejing in 2008 and released this ... Wish more athletes were like him

Brandon's Rating:

4 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 2/27 Brandon Kraft wrote: I found his book extremely interesting. Murrow connects today’s praise and worship music and the phrasing of having a “relationship” with Jesus Christ as one “male repellant”. His reasoning: What man wants to have a “relationship” with another man? Do men talk like that to each other? Did ... The Challenge: Why Men Hate Going to Church

Brandon's Rating:

5 Stars

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Proverbs Reconstructed

Proverbs Reconstructed

On 1/20 Brandon Kraft wrote: Proverbs: "Reconstructed" (Gus Dallas, WestBow Press) is an incredible effort by the author to reorganize the Book of Proverbsinto topical categories for easy reference. I enjoy the wisdom in Proverbs and I greatly appreciate the author's effort to make this book more usable. The book breaks down Proverbs ... Not perfect, but helpful

Brandon's Rating:

3 Stars

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Pershing

Pershing

On 1/6 Brandon Kraft wrote: For the book itself, I highly recommend it. Perry walks the reader through General Pershing life in enough detail to answer most of the questions the average reader would want to know in the process of reading the book but not too much as to overwhelm or to let the reader become bored. General Pershing, ... A Great Book about a Amazing Man

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5 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 11/2 Brandon Kraft wrote: I just downloaded and read a cute little children’s book. Thank You, God for Blessing Me, by Max Lucado. In print, it is a board book, about a caterpillar thanking God for the various blessing in his life. The illustrations are done well and are colorful enough to keep the eyes of the little ones ... Cute Book!

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4 Stars

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 11/2 Brandon Kraft wrote: I recently read Doing Virtuous Business: The Remarkable Success of Spiritual Enterprise and was disappointed. The book, by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, had the potential to be a great work looking at the various ways businesses have been successful while still leading through an ethical and virtuous approach. ... Skip The First Section

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2 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 4/28 Brandon Kraft wrote: Daddy Dates, by Greg Wright, is a great read. It's been awhile since I couldn't set a book down and it grabbed me from the forward until the end. The book is written by a father outlining his method of creating a lasting, meaningful and personal relationship with each of his four daughters. The primary ... A Must Read for Fathers of Daughters!

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5 Stars

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 4/16 Brandon Kraft wrote: In short, if you are looking for a tool to use with your men's group or in a group of friends, order a copy and check it out. If you're looking for something to use individually, take stock in what you're really trying to achieve. If you're attempting to restart a dormant faith life or starting fresh, ... Great for Groups

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3 Stars

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From Peanuts to the Pressbox

From Peanuts to the Pressbox

On 10/12 Brandon Kraft wrote: Recently, as part of the Thomas Nelson Blogger Reviewer Program, I received a copy of Eli Gold's From Peanuts to the Pressbox: Insider Sports Stories from a Life Behind the Mic. The work is an autobiography looking back at the life of a kid from NYC who skipped most of high school to watching sporting ... All in all, a fine book

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3 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 9/13 Brandon Kraft wrote: I recently read Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century by Hank Hanegraaf as part of a blogger reviewers program with Thomas Nelson Publishing. The majority of the book included an item-by-item rebuttal of many "Christian" preachers that promote a Gospel message that is not congruent with the actual ... Fine, not great. If you've experienced this theology, read it.

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3 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/28 Brandon Kraft wrote: Arriving in stores tomorrow is The Noticer by Andy Andrews and published by Thomas Nelson. In the book, the author follows the life of a homeless youth who is found by Jones, a wander himself who "notices" enough about people to help them see a new way of thinking. In addition to helping the homeless ... Review - The Noticer

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3 Stars

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The Truth About You

The Truth About You

On 11/14 Brandon Kraft wrote: I recently read The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success by Marcus Buckingham and found the book interesting. The book comes in three pieces: a ~30-minute DVD, an actual book and a notepad, stylized as a "ReMemo" pad. Truly, I cannot decide if I liked the DVD (which the book asks you watch before ... Book Review: The Truth About You

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3 Stars

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