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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/21 Curtis Cecil wrote: Running for my life I received the above book free from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, to review recently.So I decided to read it while in Haiti.  First off here is what the publisher has to say about this title:Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is ... Running for my Life by Lopez Lomong

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5 Stars

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Your 100 Day Prayer

Your 100 Day Prayer

On 7/6 Curtis Cecil wrote: Like many people I look at my prayer life and see a lack luster, poor excuse of a pathetic habit.  Why is it that we do not put an emphasis on Prayer in today’s church?I was sent Your 100 Day Prayer by John I Snyder to review from Thomas Nelson.  This book was sent to me for free to give ... Your 100 Day Prayer by John I. Snyder

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4 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 2/11 Curtis Cecil wrote: It’s Sunday morning. Where are all the men? Golfing? Playing softball?Watching the tube? Mowing the lawn? Sleeping? One place you won’t find them isin church. Less than 40 percent of adults in most churches are men, and 20 to25 percent of married churchgoing women attend without their husbands. And ... Why Men Hate Going to Church by Murrow

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4 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 10/15 Curtis Cecil wrote: Our Last Great Hope by Ronnie Floyd is a very powerful book. The challenge of this book is to AWAKEN in our hearts the passion to see the people of this word as Jesus did. When was the last time when you were sitting in Rush hour traffic that you broke down and cried over all those who are in need of ...

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4 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 7/23 Curtis Cecil wrote: In my life I have often felt that I had great potential but not living up to it… Many of us have that. Especially in my walk with Christ there are times where I feel and have felt like there was so much more that I was missing. Why do I fall for the typical sin? Why do I not keep up a consistent ... Rumors of God

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5 Stars

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Daddy Dates

Daddy Dates

On 7/4 Curtis Cecil wrote: As my daughter continues to get older and more mature, I keep trying to figure out ways to spend time with her. Wrestling, won't work. Arm Wrestle.. nope... Playing with Cars... no. Dolls.. too immature now for her. I AM OUT OF IDEAS!So what do I do? I am a typical guy who can't even come up with ... Daddy Dates by Greg Wright

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4 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Curtis Cecil wrote: I just received a copy of THE Final Summit by Andy Andrews from Thomas Nelson for free to review. As with all his books it was an easy read…Book DescriptionDavid Ponder is back. This time the fate of mankind is in his hands.This is mankind’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have ...

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5 Stars

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 3/11 Curtis Cecil wrote: I once asked a person why they felt that the King James Version was the only true Bible… The response was funny yet sad. “Because that’s the language Jesus Spoke!”Not only do we show ourselves as ignorant but those of us who read other TRANSLATIONS and do not understand how they were written ... The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone

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5 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 11/20 Curtis Cecil wrote: Recently I and a friend were discussing random topics when I stated how much I enjoyed going into used bookstores; looking at these ancient volumes and wondering who held you… what have you seen if you could talk.He then with a passion I hadn’t seen, told me about his collection. Being a Air Force ... Jungle Warfare

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 11/6 Curtis Cecil wrote: Whenever I read about the lives of the ‘saints’ who have come before me I find encouragement and am astounded by them. Too often I see David, and Paul and others in the Bible and think “It was different back then.” But when I read about people who gave up everything recently I am encouraged to ... On This Day In Christian History by Robert J. Morgan

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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 10/23 Curtis Cecil wrote: Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright was recently given to me free of charge to read and review by Thomas Nelson.It was ironic as I was reading another fiction work per my previous post, that was also on the same area of the world…the Middle East.So why do we have such trouble, and turmoil in this land. ... Seeds of Turmoil by Bryant Wright

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3 Stars

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Saint Francis

Saint Francis

On 8/27 Curtis Cecil wrote: Do you know Saint Francis? Not just know of him, or know of his prayers. Do you know his story? I thought I knew about him until I read this book. Saint Frances by Robert West was provided to me by Thomas Nelson to review. He was not only a saint, but also a Playboy, a wanna be knight.This book follows ... Saint Frances by Robert West

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4 Stars

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The Portable Patriot

The Portable Patriot

On 7/17 Curtis Cecil wrote: I recently received “The portable Patriot” edited by Joel J. Miller and Kristen Parrish. You may recall an earlier post on “The Revolutionary: Paul Revere” by Joel J. Miller.I received this as a free copy to review by Thomas Nelson.This is a new book of old material. Let me explain. The book ... The Portable Patriot

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5 Stars

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Tithing 2

Tithing 2

On 5/24 Curtis Cecil wrote: If you knew of a key requirement about the faith, a requirement that would help to guarantee God's favor, wouldn't you share it?If you have been reading this blog you should know by now that I am passionate about a key to the Christian life that is primarily found in James 1:27 "Look after Orphans and ... Tithing: Test Me in This by Douglas Leblanc

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4 Stars

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Derailed

Derailed

On 1/23 Curtis Cecil wrote: You know there are numerous books out there about people who succeeded in Business and leadership and how they did it.Well this isn't one of them.This book chronicles the lives of some top leaders on the right track who were de-railed and thus lost their sought after jobs.Each of these 5 lives that are ... De-Railed by Tim Irwin

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3 Stars

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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

On 11/5 Curtis Cecil wrote: “Finding Purpose in the Pain”“I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. – Isaiah 66:9 NCV…Those words start the introduction to this book. It was without thinking that I brought this book with me this week. On Monday I took off from our Southern Maryland ... Finding Purpose Byond our Pain by Meier and Henderson

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5 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 10/11 Curtis Cecil wrote: My favorite teacher throughout college was a History teacher who made less focal the dates, and more focal the STORY of history. I began to love this class. Each week we would have 1 day that was dedicated to the conspiracy theories that were surrounding the topics we were discussing.Jesus also felt ... The Noticer by Andy Andrews!

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 10/11 Curtis Cecil wrote: David Jeremiah, author of What in the World is Going On is back with a second book. Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World is written as a follow up. In the first mentioned title he addressed 10 scriptural prophecies of the end times. Now he writes from the tone of the opening of the Lord of the Rings ... Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr. David Jeremiah

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3 Stars

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 10/5 Curtis Cecil wrote: Had an opportunity to preview another book that I actually liked… okay back story: I saw a book on Leadership and Business which are 2 items that I have dealt in for many years and I enjoy reading the new titles and learning more about how to continue to develop this. What I failed to notice was the ... Find Your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/18 Curtis Cecil wrote: “Fear, it seems, has taken a hundred-year lease on the building next-door and set up shop. Oversize and rude, fear is unwilling to share the heart with happiness. Happiness complies. Do you ever see the two together? Can one be happy and afraid at the same time? Clear thinking and afraid? Confident ... Review of "Fearless" by Max Lucado

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Called to Worship

Called to Worship

On 9/10 Curtis Cecil wrote: What comes to your mind when I say “Worship War”? If you are like me you automatically think of the hymns vs. chorus’ (Choir vs. drums) etc… I associate Worship in musical terms. Yet that is not all there is.Called to Worship by Vernon M. Whaley, addresses this. Taking a systematic look through ... Called to Worship

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4 Stars

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 8/21 Curtis Cecil wrote: I recently received a copy of a new bible called The Expanded Bible.Published by Thomas Nelson. In reading the summary online of it I wasn't quite sure what to expect.Let me just say I was astounded. This Bible takes the style of the Amplified Bible and 'Expands' it... no pun intended.I quickly read ... Expanded Bible

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4 Stars

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