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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 10/10 happysammy wrote: Book Review: JOLT! The end of 2011 is right around the corner. If I were to reflect on the central theme of this year was like to me, one word resonates loudly: change. Our journey required drastic adjustments to how we lived, how we budgeted, how we managed time, and how we looked for resources. We ... A helpful guide for anyone experiencing major life changes

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/19 happysammy wrote: Do you ever have those days where you wish you can sit down with a person whose love for Jesus completely leaves you wanting to draw yourself closer to Him? I have had such thoughts and there a several people on my list. Author Max Lucado is on that list. I have never met him. I have never gone to ... Book Review: Max on Life

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3 Stars

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 4/7 happysammy wrote: A book by a former football player is generally not the kind of book that I am drawn to. I was never an athlete and did not go to a school that put importance into sports programs for girls. However, it was these very reasons that encouraged me to read "The Power-Based Life" by Mike Flynt. Flynt played ... Book Review: The Power-Based Life

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4 Stars

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Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 12/16 happysammy wrote: In a recently written entry called "Books to Help You Jump-Start a Relationship with Jesus," I highly recommended THEMESSAGE//REMIX Bible as your starting point in getting to know God's Word. Today, I have another Bible recommendation that I have seen to be very good for anyone who wants to start reading ... Book Review: START! The Bible for New Believers

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/3 happysammy wrote: I was not planning on reading a second book on an account of experiencing heaven. Don't get me wrong, I love stories like these. I enjoyed reading Don Piper's account of 90 Minutes in Heaven. I just wanted a lot of variety with the books that I review. But there was something so endearing seeing little ... Book Review: Heaven is for Real

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5 Stars

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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Advanced Reading Copy)

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Advanced Reading Copy)

On 10/20 happysammy wrote: While I will always love books on Christian life, theology and even fiction, I can always use a book that will help me become a better homemaker and money manager. Something that's practical and can be easily applied to the very unique household Robert and I are accustomed to. "Cut Your Grocery Bill ... Book Review: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 10/3 happysammy wrote: I find myself bringing my mobile office to a nearby Borders whenever the mood strikes me. I can recall quite a few times where I caught a glimpse of the book "Same Kind of Different as Me" on the bookshelves. It intrigued me because: 1) It is a New York times bestseller. 2) It is a true story. 3) It ... Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/13 happysammy wrote: I have probably come across more than a dozen books about God's purpose for each of His children and how we all need to live intentionally in this mindset. Max Lucado's "Outlive Your Life" definitely isn't the most ground-breaking topics in the Christian Lifestyle genre but it is not enough reason to ... Book Review: Outlive Your Life

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/8 happysammy wrote: "The Boy Who Changed The World" is a follow-up review to "The Butterfly Effect." Both books are authored by Andy Andrews. The former is a children's book version of the latter. I am no children's book expert but I do know beautiful artwork when I see one. Credit goes to Philip Hurst's magical hands ... Book Review: The Boy Who Changed the World

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 happysammy wrote: I had the pleasure of reviewing another book by Andy Andrews called "The Butterfly Effect." I am grateful for Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program -- bloggers like myself get opportunities to get nourished by today's brilliant Christian authors and thought leaders. My husband and I are active in ministry. ... Book Review: The Butterfly Effect

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4 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/7 happysammy wrote: I love Anne Jackson. I do not know her personally (but I have a feeling I will soon!) but I do feel that connectedness with her when I read her blog: FlowerDust.net. I knew she was about to release a book called "Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession, and Grace." To my delight, ... Book Review: Permission to Speak Freely

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 7/8 happysammy wrote: This book review is a little late considering that this book is a very easy read. The title "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be" says a whole lot on what this publication is all about. While it is easy for me to dismiss this as another Christian-based motivational book, this time I paused and ... Book Review: You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 6/16 happysammy wrote: I just got done reading Ken Wilson's book "Mystically Wired: Exploring New Realms in Prayer." My gratitude goes out to Thomas Nelson's review program for allowing me to enjoy a copy of this book. The author's central message in this publication states that our brain is designed to instinctively tell ... Book Review: Mystically Wired

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3 Stars

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Mystically Wired

Mystically Wired

On 6/16 happysammy wrote: I just got done reading Ken Wilson's book "Mystically Wired: Exploring New Realms in Prayer." My gratitude goes out to Thomas Nelson's review program for allowing me to enjoy a copy of this book. The author's central message in this publication states that our brain is designed to instinctively tell ... Book Review: Mystically Wired

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3 Stars

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 5/12 happysammy wrote: When I learned about the availability of this book for review on Book Sneeze, I was really curious on picking it up but I had some hesitations as well. The subtitle "Find Passion and Purpose for the Rest of Your Life" meant that this book is geared towards women in their late 30s and beyond. I figured, ... Book Review: Embracing Your Second Calling

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4 Stars

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/27 happysammy wrote: I am generally not crazy about topics on the apocalypse. I will tell you why later. However, I am also about keeping an open mind to things that don't interest me. I rarely reject opportunities to learn more about stuff that, although it doesn't matter much to me, matters to the rest of the world. This ... Book Review: Will the World End in 2012?

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 3/26 happysammy wrote: As part of the Booksneeze blogger book review program, I picked a book that I normally won't buy from my favorite book shop. The title of the book is "Living Life in the Zone: A 40-Day Spiritual Game Plan for Men" by Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew. As turned the few pages of the book, I was very ... Book Review: Living Life in the Zone

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Saving Cicadas

Saving Cicadas

On 1/21 happysammy wrote: When I received Nicole Seitz's book "Saving Cicadas" in the mail, I was excited to start reading it because it is my very first attempt to take on Christian fiction. Not only that, it is my first fiction in over two years! I felt that it would be nice for a change to escape into a world that is far ... Saving Cicadas by Nicole Seitz

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4 Stars

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The Noticer

The Noticer

On 12/1 happysammy wrote: "The Noticer" written by Andy Andrews is really a tough one for me to review. To those who have been following this blog, I am part of the Bloggers' Review Program of Thomas Nelson Publishers. A reader's reaction to the book will generally be categorized into two: it is either you really love it or ... Pleasant But Recycled Wisdom

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3 Stars

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Find Your Strongest Life

Find Your Strongest Life

On 11/19 happysammy wrote: I am, to this day, completely amazed how "strength strategist" Marcus Buckingham can formulate test questions and accurately define people's strengths. My Equalizer Lead Role wonderfully describes my moments in my past where I felt were my strongest ones. I have had several incidents in my past where ... The Strong Life Test for Women

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 happysammy wrote: The world we live in today puts us in battles we are not typically prepared for: life-threatening diseases, child endangerment, loss of financial security, lay-offs, premature deaths, and home foreclosures. These problems aren't the kind we see on the usual exaggerated story-telling on television anymore. All ... Fearless by Max Lucado

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