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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 2/13 Ryan Rotman wrote: "Who are you? What defines you? What is your identity? How you answer those questions affects every aspect of your life: personal, public, and spiritual. So it's vital to get the answer right." Mark Driscoll's latest book Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ, guides readers ... Who Do You Think You Are? by Mark Driscoll

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4 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 12/11 Ryan Rotman wrote: "God answers the mess of life with one word: grace." In Max Lucado's latest book Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine, Max tackles this truly amazing subject. As you read through the pages of this book, Lucado challenges our understanding of grace. Instead of just asking if we believe ... Grace by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 9/29 Ryan Rotman wrote: The message that counselor and ministry leader Michael John Cusick shares in Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle is one that every man needs to hear. With 70% of Christian men reported to have viewed porn in the last year, chances are there is someone you know that ... Surfing for God by Michael John Cusick

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5 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 5/29 Ryan Rotman wrote: After reading Pete Wilson's first book, Plan B (review here), two years ago, I was excited to hear about his brand new book, Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're Believing. On the back cover Pete writes this, "We all long for more of something in our lives. In our endless ... Empty Promises by Pete Wilson

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5 Stars

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 5/3 Ryan Rotman wrote: 1000 Days: The Ministry of Christ by Jonathan Falwell gives us a concise look at Jesus' three years, roughly 1000 days, of public ministry. He brings the accounts and stories of the four Gospels into one book. Falwell's pastoral nature comes out in his writing as it's not just information, but he also ... 1000 Days by Jonathan Falwell

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4 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 2/11 Ryan Rotman wrote: Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship & Life Together by Mark & Grace Driscoll has been a highly anticipated book and one that I was very much looking forward to reading. I was grabbed from the first time I read a description of the book and was happy to see that a pastor and his wife were going ... Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll

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5 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 10/12 Ryan Rotman wrote: Even though Rumors of God: Experience the Kind of Faith You've Only Heard About by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson is an easy book to read, it certainly is a book worth reading by everyone. Whitehead and Tyson explore the notion that says the churches best days are behind them and argue that that is not ... Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead & Jon Tyson

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4 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 5/19 Ryan Rotman wrote: Unleashed: Release the Untamed Faith Within is the first book that I have read by Erwin McManus. I have seen him speak at the Catalyst West Coast conference back in 2009 and was very intrigued with his creativity in bringing a message. This book is no different. It was previously released in 2005 under ... Unleashed by Erwin McManus

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4 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 1/6 Ryan Rotman wrote: Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ by John MacArthur is the latest book I read through Thomas Nelson's book review blogger program, BookSneeze. To be honest, I was completely intrigued by the title, even before I read what the book was about. I'm very glad I read this book. It causes ... Slave by John MacArthur

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4 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 11/26 Ryan Rotman wrote: Wow, what a book! Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias was amazing. It was definitely a hard and challenging book to read, but I am very glad that I kept to it. I have heard him speak before and am very familiar with his ministry and what he does, but this is the first book of his that I've read. It was ... Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 Ryan Rotman wrote: The Grace of God by Andy Stanley is another great book to add to list of great books he has already written. One thing I've really enjoyed about reading Andy Stanley is that after hearing him speak and reading other books he's written is that he writes the way he speaks. It's nice to know that he's not ... The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Ryan Rotman wrote: Max Lucado has written another great book with Outlive Your Life. I have really enjoyed reading his books and I love the way he writes. The writing is so solid, but I love the way he takes creative liberties with his stories and illustrations. He is a fantastic writer and his heart for it definitely ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 5/31 Ryan Rotman wrote: What a great new book by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. I've had the privilege of reading several other of Leonard Sweet's book and this once along with the others did not disappoint. In Jesus Manifesto, he points out that we as Christians today have made the gospel about so many other things and not ... Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola

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4 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 5/4 Ryan Rotman wrote: Dr. Larry Crabb has written a real gem with his book "66 Love Letters." He has written this book in a conversational style; a conversation with God that invites you into His story. This book adds a very personal touch as Dr. Larry Crabb goes through each book of the Bible trying to understand what God ... 66 Love Letters by Dr. Larry Crabb

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5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Ryan Rotman wrote: Pete Wilson's new book "Plan B" is a fantastic book written by a guy who has a heart for the body of Christ and who has walked with lots of people as they go through their Plan Bs. Pete is a pastor and I know a lot of thought has gone into this book and a couple sermon series done on this topic, but ... Plan B by Pete Wilson

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5 Stars

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 1/29 Ryan Rotman wrote: In a few days the premiere of the 6th and final season of LOST will hit the air waves and as if there wasn’t enough to think about during the show, after reading The Gospel According to LOST there will more to think about. I’d always heard people talking about the spiritual implications that this ... The Gospel According to LOST by Chris Seay

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4 Stars

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 1/5 Ryan Rotman wrote: As I closed this book after finishing it, I found myself glancing over the title once again on the cover. Originally I thought this book was going to be a kind of "how-to" manual and in a way it is. However as I thought about the title again, I found myself putting it in the form of a question. Then ... How to Reach Your Full Potential for God by Charles Stanley

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5 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 10/12 Ryan Rotman wrote: What another fantastic book for our day and age that we are going through right now; the world is definitely a little chaotic right now. Since reading Fearless by Max Lucado, I was equally interested in reading this book by Dr. David Jeremiah when I found it. Part of me wanted to see how the books ... Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr. David Jeremiah

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Ryan Rotman wrote: Every one of us deals with fear, especially in this day and age where everything around us seems to be falling apart. There is a correlation between our faith and fear. Fear of “fill in the blank” can consume us in an instant, but as long as we have our faith in the one True God, He can bring us ... Fearless by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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