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Grace

Grace

On 10/20 Gretta Johns wrote: Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. But do ... Grace by Max Lucado (Book Review)

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4 Stars

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Call of A Coward

Call of A Coward

On 8/17 Gretta Johns wrote: "It's difficult to get your mind around trust.  You just have to do it."Moses never wanted to be a leader.  Jonah ran away from his missions call.  And when Marcia Moston's husband came home with a call to foreign missions, she was sure God had the wrong number.  His call conflicted ... Call of a Coward (Book Review)

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 5/13 Gretta Johns wrote: "God doesn't compare us. Jesus doesn't compare us. The world we live in compares us, but who are we supposed to follow?"~Nancy Rue About the Book In a society so focused on the idea that external beauty reigns supreme, it can be difficult for young girls to figure out what “true” beauty ... The Beauty Book Review

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4 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 2/7 Gretta Johns wrote: In Tyndale:  The Man Who Gave God an English Voice, David Teems take us through a period in history when translating the Bible into the English language was considered a criminal act.  He follows the life of William Tyndale who put together the first English Bible translated from the original ... Tyndale (Book Review)

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4 Stars

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Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

On 11/28 Gretta Johns wrote: Looking for a great way to teach  your child about making wise choices?  Do they like learning about heroes and villians?  Want a new and unique way to teach your child that heroes are more than capes, masks and superpowers?  Thomas Nelson has the book for you.....50 true-life adventures ... Heroes & Villains of the Bible (Book Review)

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 11/28 Gretta Johns wrote: Thomas Nelson released an awesome new Bible called "The Expanded Bible".  This hardcover Bible reflects the latest scholarship, current English and the needs of contemporary students of the Bible.  It includes a multitude of study aids right in line with the text.  Expanded translations ... The Expanded Bible (book review)

Gretta's Rating:

4 Stars

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Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, NKJV

Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, NKJV

On 10/5 Gretta Johns wrote: From the Publisher:  The Jesus Calling Devotional Bible puts readers in touch with God and His answers for their life situations. Missionary Sarah Young had been journaling her prayers for years when she began "listening" for what Jesus was saying to her within the words of Scripture. In ... Jesus Calling Devotional Bible Review

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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Our Last Great Hope

Our Last Great Hope

On 9/12 Gretta Johns wrote: Our Last Great Hope:  Awakening the Great Commission by Ronnie Floyd is a book that deals with missionary work and winning people to follow Christ.  "Our last great hope" refers to Floyd's belief that the two most important things in life are being saved & saving others (which I agree with). ... Our Last Great Hope Book Review

Gretta's Rating:

2 Stars

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Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

On 8/10 Gretta Johns wrote: As a parent, we want our children to soundly know what they believe and why so that they can accurately (and Biblically) defend their beliefs.  Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler have written a wonderful book entitled "Don't Check Your Brains at the Door" that is geared toward teenagers to answer some ... Don't Check Your Brains at the Door (book review)

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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We Be Big

We Be Big

On 3/17 Gretta Johns wrote: I'm a GRITS girl, born & raised in Alabama.  While there are lots of jokes about Alabama, it is certainly no joke that two of the funniest guys in the state of Alabama have to be Rick Burgess and Bill "Bubba" Bussey (aka:  "Rick & Bubba").  I was thrilled to get the opportunity ... We Be Big Book Review

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5 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 12/17 Gretta Johns wrote: Having done mission work myself in Russia and Siberia, I am always inspired by the stories of people who serve in mission fields where Christianity is not allowed.  In fact, I own this t-shirt:  When I had the opportunity to review Voices of the Faithful:  Book 2, I was thrilled because ... Voices of the Faithful: Book 2 Review

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4 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 11/30 Gretta Johns wrote: How much do you know about church history?  If you are like me, you are very inadequate knowledge of church history and the people and events that helped shaped our church heritage.  Of course, I know the stories of the Bible and the history of the church as chronicled through the ... Book Review: On This Day in Christian History

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4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 11/13 Gretta Johns wrote: Did you know there is a 2nd stanza to our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner?  I recently had the opportunity to review an incredible book by Robert J. Morgan.  It is called "Then Sings My Soul:  Special Edition" and it tells the stories behind some of the most well-known and beloved ... The 2nd verse of our National Anthem

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5 Stars

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"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 10/25 Gretta Johns wrote: Abbey has been needing a new Bible because she has outgrown her preschool Bible.  She needs a Bible that is written in language she can understand but is laid out like an adult Bible.  I was thrilled when Thomas Nelson Publishers made The Big Red 3D Bible available for review!This Bible is ... The Big Red 3D Bible Review

Gretta's Rating:

4 Stars

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You Were Made to Make a Difference

You Were Made to Make a Difference

On 9/20 Gretta Johns wrote: For anyone who has a teenager or for those of you who work with youth, this book is a must have!  Well-known author, Max Lucado teamed up with his daughter, Jenna Lucado Bishop to write this book. It parallels Max's new book "Outlive Your Life" but is written strictly for teens and on a level that ... You Were Made to Make a Difference Book Review

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Gretta Johns wrote: This book is a must read for everyone! This book by Max Lucado is probably one of my favorite books he has ever written. It is composed of 16 well-designed chapters that are not too long but filled with thoughts and statistics that are going to convict you and motivate you. The back of this book reads:These ... Book Review: Outlive Your Life

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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You Changed My Life

You Changed My Life

On 9/8 Gretta Johns wrote: Do you ever need a gift for someone to just let them know they made a difference in your life?  Or they impacted your life in a positive way?  Or that your life has been changed to the good because of something they did?  Best selling author Max Lucado has written a wonderful new book ... Book Review: You Changed My Life

Gretta's Rating:

4 Stars

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100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/8 Gretta Johns wrote: As a Mom to 4 kids, one of the important spiritual aspects that I want to teach our children is the gift of prayer.  We have taught our children that praying means talking to God because He is our Heavenly Father.  At our house, prayer time is often anything but the picture you imagine of a ... Prayers & Children

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4 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/26 Gretta Johns wrote: Best selling author Max Lucado has done it again with a fantastic book called "Cast of Characters".  It contains 22 character studies of both men and women who were loved by the Lord.  Stories from Joseph to the Samaritan Woman, to John and Moses and greats such as David and Esther.  However, ... Book Review: Cast of Characters

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 7/14 Gretta Johns wrote: Thomas Nelson Publishers recently sent me this fantastic book "Same Kind of Different As Me" by Ron Hall & Denver Moore.  The brief description on the back was enough to make me curious to the storyline:A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.An upscale art ... Same Kind of Different As Me (Book Review)

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

Captivating (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/26 Gretta Johns wrote: As a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson, I was given the opportunity to read and review John & Stasi Eldredge's book "Captivating:  Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul" the newly revised and expanded edition.  Now when the first edition of this book came out, I heard so many great things ... Book Review: Captivating

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2 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 4/7 Gretta Johns wrote: CLICK HERE TO ENTER MY FREE YOGURT GIVEAWAY!Not only is Patsy Clairmont a wonderful speaker but she is a gifted author as well. In Kaleidoscope, Clairmont closely examines thirty-one verses from the book of Proverbs. The chapters are easy to read, not too long, entertaining and enlightening. Clairmont's ... Book Review: Kaleidoscope

Gretta's Rating:

4 Stars

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Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

On 2/13 Gretta Johns wrote: As a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson Publishers, I was recently sent "Love Your Heart" by country music artist Tim McGraw & singer/songwriter Tom Douglas. This is the 2nd book in their series of children's books. Their first book is called "My Little Girl". Love Your Heart is a hardback book with ... Book Review: Love Your Heart

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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Free Book

Free Book

On 1/27 Gretta Johns wrote: I was given "Free Book" by Brian Tome to review through Thomas Nelson Publisher's BookSneeze. I had read about the book before hand and knew that the first few pages (think 20-25 pages) were a little hard to swallow and could be considered quite controversial so I was prepared to stick it out and read ... Book Review: Free Book

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4 Stars

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The Sacred Meal 2

The Sacred Meal 2

On 1/16 Gretta Johns wrote: As a book reviewer for BookSneeze (Thomas Nelson Publishers), I was given The Sacred Meal to read. It is written by Nora Gallagher. To be very honest, I had a difficult time reading this book and it took me a long time to actually complete the book. It reminded me of a post modern view of the Lord's ... Book Review: The Sacred Meal

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1 Stars

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The Tallest of Smalls

The Tallest of Smalls

On 11/4 Gretta Johns wrote: My latest book to review for Thomas Nelson Publishers was Max Lucado's new children's book "The Tallest of Smalls". It is a very easy to read, playfully illustrated book that teaches some powerful lessons in a short read. It is a parable from Max Lucado's new adult book "Fearless". The story is about ... The Tallest of Smalls (Book Review)

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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Kabul 24

Kabul 24

On 10/14 Gretta Johns wrote: My latest book to review for Thomas Nelson was Kabul 24 by Henry O. Arnold & Ben Pearson. It is the TRUE story of eight Western humanitarian aid workers & sixteen Afghan workers associated with an organization called SNI (Shelter Now International). It details their 105 days in captivity in ... Kabul 24 Book Review

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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 10/2 Gretta Johns wrote: The first book I was given to review for Thomas Nelson Publishers is Dr. David Jeremiah's newest book "Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World". Dr. Jeremiah is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. David & I were blessed to be able to hear Dr. Jeremiah ... Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Gretta's Rating:

5 Stars

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