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The Case for Faith Student Edition

The Case for Faith Student Edition

On 8/16 Debbie Lott wrote: The Case for Faith, Student Edition, by Lee Strobel and Jane Vogel, is a short volume that explores some of “the toughest objections to Christianity” in a format that is very accessible to teens. Lee Strobel is a former atheist and reporter who actually set out himself to research the truth of Christianity. ... The Case for Faith, Student Edition (Review)

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5 Stars

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The Case for a Creator Student Edition

The Case for a Creator Student Edition

On 8/4 Debbie Lott wrote:   The Case for a Creator, Student Edition, by Lee Strobel and Jane Vogel, is a 100 page paperback that explores the claims of spontaneous creation and evolution from a scientific viewpoint. Strobel explains his background as a former atheist who had, for many years, believed without questioning ... The Case For A Creator, Student Edition (Review)

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4 Stars

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Smart Money Smart Kids

Smart Money Smart Kids

On 6/14 Debbie Lott wrote:   Smart Money, Smart Kids, by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze, was written to help parents raise their children with good money sense. I think this book was a brilliant idea. I  am pretty good at managing my money…I have no debt, I’m an avid coupon and bargain shopper, and I have the self-control ... Smart Money, Smart Kids (Review)

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 11/25 Debbie Lott wrote: One of my very favorite marriage books is Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. The concept that what men really desire is respect and that women really need is love was eye-opening to me. Eggerichs explains that when women don’t feel love, they act disrespectful and when men don’t feel respected, ... Love and Respect in the Family (Review)

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5 Stars

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Joni and Ken

Joni and Ken

On 4/24 Debbie Lott wrote: Movies, television, and many novels glorify young love and romance. But I’ve always thought that where love and romance are truly exemplified is is the lives of couples who have been married for 30 or 40 or 50 years and who obviously love each other deeply—not just the sometimes passing attraction ... Joni and Ken (Review)

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5 Stars

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Fixing My Eyes on Jesus

Fixing My Eyes on Jesus

On 3/6 Debbie Lott wrote: Fixing My Eyes on Jesus, by Anne Graham Lotz, is a 366 day devotional book. Each daily reading is short (100-150 words) and begins with a Bible verse. I found a few devotionals that were insightful and really spoke to me. One of my favorite passages tells of a scene from Pilgrim’s Progress in which ... Fixing My Eyes on Jesus (Review)

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3 Stars

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The River

The River

On 9/22 Debbie Lott wrote: I was surprised to learn that The River is the first book that Michael Neale has written. The plot, language, and themes were those I would expect from a more seasoned author.  The poetic language made it a pleasure to curl up with and to escape from the busyness of my world for a couple of afternoons. ... The River (Review)

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5 Stars

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From Blah to Awe

From Blah to Awe

On 2/16 Debbie Lott wrote: From Blah to Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith, by Jenna Lucado Bishop, is an inspirational book for teens. I originally thought this might be good for Emily, but, after reading it, think that she’s not quite old enough.  It is really better for high school aged students or even adults. The topic--shaking ... From Blah to Awe: Shaking Up a Boring Faith

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4 Stars

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Daily Gifts of Grace

Daily Gifts of Grace

On 12/29 Debbie Lott wrote: Daily Gifts of Grace: Devotions For Each Day of Your Year ($17.99) is a 366 day devotional book with selections written by Women of Faith Speakers and other well-known Christian writers. It is published by Thomas Nelson. The book has a lovely hardbound cover with a magnetic closure and ribbon bookmark. ... Daily Gifts of Grace

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5 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 6/9 Debbie Lott wrote: Emily LOVES mysteries and detective stories, so I thought that No Place Like Holmes, by Jason Lethcoe, would be a fun book for her. We received a review copy in e-book format, which was also fun, since she has a new Kindle as of a few weeks ago. This fast paced mystery takes place in London; in fact ... No Place Like Holmes (Review)

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Debbie Lott wrote: I don’t think you can go wrong reading anything by Max Lucado. I always find his books spirit-filled and insightful. Lucado’s latest book, Max on Life, is no exception. Max on Life, Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions,  differs from Lucado’s typical book format in that it ... Max on Life, by Max Lucado (Review)

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Debbie Lott wrote: The future of mankind is in trouble. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have set the world on a path of destruction and David Ponder has a limited amount of time to find the answer to the question, “What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward ... The Final Summit (Review)

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4 Stars

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 3/16 Debbie Lott wrote: In Sheila Walsh’s latest book, Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God, she examines the lives of ten Bible characters who chose to trust God. These men and women were flawed human beings. Some exhibited lives of faithfulness (Anna) while some had mere moments of trust in the midst of sinful ... Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God, by Sheila Walsh

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 2/9 Debbie Lott wrote: The Noticer is the tale of a small gulf coast town that is visited by a mysterious stranger. Who this man is and where he has come from, no one knows. He to appears and disappears suddenly and seems to know about the lives of everyone in town, often appearing during a crisis. Whomever he interacts with ... The Noticer by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 1/7 Debbie Lott wrote: I have been surprised many times in the past few months by God sending a book my way with a message that was just what I needed to read at the time. Where is God? by Henry Townsend is yet another example of this. People around the world, in all situations and walks of life ask themselves every day, ... Where is God, by Henry Townsend

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5 Stars

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The Sweet By and By

The Sweet By and By

On 1/5 Debbie Lott wrote:  The Sweet By and By tells the intertwined stories of Jade, a young woman on the brink of marriage who needs to make peace with her past and her mother, Beryl, a member of the “flower child” generation whose ideals, morals, and selfish behavior wreaked havoc on her children’s lives. Jade seeks ... The Sweet By and By, by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck

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4 Stars

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The Tallest of Smalls

The Tallest of Smalls

On 10/29 Debbie Lott wrote: The Tallest of Smalls, by Max Lucado is a delightful children’s picture book. The story tells about Ollie, a small ragged boy who lives in the city of Stiltsville, where the tall and important folks are awarded stilts to tower over those who are deemed small and unworthy. Ollie desperately wants to ... The Tallest of smalls, by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Debbie Lott wrote: “Can you imagine your life without fear?” We live in tough times right now and most of us have one or more burdens that weigh us down and cause us to live in fear—financial problems, conflict with others, divorce and illness. We fear for the safety of our children, fear that our lives don’t ... Fearless—Imagine Your Life Without Fear, by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Let Go

Let Go

On 9/1 Debbie Lott wrote: Let Go is a call to all women to “let go” of whatever is keeping them from living the life of peace and joy to which God has called them. As Sheila shares her personal journey, she encourages the readers to identify which issues are holding them back—difficulty forgiving someone, lack of trust, ... Let Go by Sheila Walsh

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5 Stars

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What's He Really Thinking?

What's He Really Thinking?

On 8/11 Debbie Lott wrote: Do you wonder what makes men tick? Are you frustrated when your husband just doesn’t seem to hear you? Do you realize that most men have hidden pain and fears that are never shared with anyone? Do you want to know how to motivate men to make changes? Do you want to become a relational genius with ... What’s He Really Thinking? by Paula Rinehart

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5 Stars

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