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Grace

Grace

On 12/3 Amy Storms wrote: I love John 1:16, "From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another," and Lucado's book is an exploration of the "grace upon grace" that is ours in Christ. With his trademark lyrical prose, Max Lucado discusses "God's tumbling, rumbling reservoir of strength and protection. ... Another great book from Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 9/11 Amy Storms wrote: Just read a neat book by Jose Luis Navajo–Mondays with My Old Pastor. Desperate and discouraged, Navajo, a Spanish pastor, is ready to quit the ministry. At his wife’s suggestion, he decides to meet with his “old” pastor, a retired minister and man of tremendous faith. Their weekly conversations ... Refreshing the Hearts

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4 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 8/2 Amy Storms wrote: Recently, I read Pete Wilson’s newest book, Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You’re Believing. The pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Wilson unpacks several deceptions we buy in our search for fulfillment. He calls it idolatry—“looking to something that ... Empty Promises

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4 Stars

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 4/19 Amy Storms wrote: Growing up, my least favorite two letters together were, without a doubt, P and E. As in, P.E., as in Physical Education class. As in, “Time to awkwardly wear shorts under your skirts, girls, because we’re going to force you to kick a ball and climb a rope, and then we’ll tell you that it’s ... Do You Want to Get Well?

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5 Stars

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 10/24 Amy Storms wrote: I just read and enjoyed Greg Paul’s lyrical book, Close Enough to Hear God Breathe, as a part of Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze program. Pastor of Sanctuary, a ministry in downtown Toronto, Mr. Paul tells the Great Story of scripture. That story, says Paul, is one of intimacy between God and His Beloved. ... Intimate Story

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3 Stars

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The Blessing

The Blessing

On 8/30 Amy Storms wrote: Recently, I read The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance, by John Trent and Gary Smalley. My mom and mother-in-law recommended this book to me years ago, so when I saw that Thomas Nelson released an updated version, I jumped at the chance to review it for their BookSneeze program. The Blessing ... Bookshelf: The Blessing

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5 Stars

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Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy

On 6/2 Amy Storms wrote: Recently, I read a fantastic biography about G.K. Chesterton. I’d only known Chesterton as an author who influenced C.S. Lewis, but Defiant Joy by Kevin Belmonte introduced me to Chesterton as the author of nearly 80 books, a poet, an apologist, and more. Belmonte’s biography left me interested ... Bookshelf: Defiant Joy

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5 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 1/5 Amy Storms wrote: You’ll find four great books around our house this year. If you and your kids are looking to dig into God’s Word on a daily basis, consider these devotionals…. The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo by Dannah Gresh This new book was one of my most favorite Christmas presents to my girls and me. I’ve written ... Bookshelf: Ideas for Your 2011

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 Amy Storms wrote: Andy Stanley’s newest book, The Grace of God, releases today from Thomas Nelson. Beginning with the creation account, Pastor Stanley explores grace in several different Bible stories. The book refreshes longtime believers with reminders of grace. And for new believers, it explains God’s entire story ... Bookshelf: The Grace of God

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Amy Storms wrote: Pastor and author Max Lucado just released his newest book, Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference, published by Thomas Nelson. Mr. Lucado is part story-teller, part poet, part exhorter, and all disciple of Jesus. Outlive Your Life inspires the church today to truly be the church. To serve, to help, “…to ... Bookshelf: Outlive Your Life

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Journey 2

The Sacred Journey 2

On 6/11 Amy Storms wrote: I recently read Mary DeMuth’s latest release, Life in Defiance, the third book in her Defiance, Texas trilogy. Each book in the mystery series is told from a different character’s point of view, and Mary keeps the pages turning until the reader finally knows whodunit. As I’ve mentioned before, I absolutely love Mary’s way with ... Bookshelf: A Mystery and a Journey

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2 Stars

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Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

On 3/17 Amy Storms wrote: Saint Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays, and not just because of the Shamrock Shakes at McDonald's. Although truthfully, that helps. Mostly, I love that this day celebrates a missionary. When Andy was a children's pastor in Indiana, he held an "Everything Green" party each year. The kids dressed ... Bookshelf: Saint Patrick by Jonathan Rogers

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4 Stars

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 2/22 Amy Storms wrote: I've mentioned before that Andy and I have our differences. Oh, so very many differences. Our communication styles are a major way we're unalike. I have learned over the years, though, how to interpret a few of Andy's statements.For example, when Andy says, "Yes, I will clean up the pile of stuff I left ... Bookshelf: The Language of Love and Respect

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 11/9 Amy Storms wrote: I've never been accused of being courageous. Quite the opposite. Fear and doubt can often overwhelm and consume me. Because of this, Max Lucado's book, Fearless, helped me greatly. A masterful storyteller with a lyrical style, Max Lucado explores 13 common fears and answers them with 13 statements of ... For the Fear-Weary

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5 Stars

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The Truth About You

The Truth About You

On 8/28 Amy Storms wrote: Nearly five years ago, when I read Max Lucado’s book, Cure for the Common Life, I became intrigued at how God created every single person uniquely—each with individual gifts and abilities. Then, when Andy changed roles at church last summer, I grew even more interested. Since then, Andy and I have ... Bookshelf: The Truth About You

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4 Stars

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Billy

Billy

On 11/17 Amy Storms wrote: A brief review for Thomas Nelson Publishers Book Review BloggersBilly (William Paul McKay and Ken Abraham) tells the story of Billy Graham’s early years—from growing up on a North Carolina dairy farm, to marrying Ruth and entering the ministry, to battling a crisis of friendship and faith. When ... Bookshelf: Billy

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