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If He Had Not Come

If He Had Not Come

On 8/28 Heidi Indahl wrote: If He Had Not Come is a classic Christmas story that answers a little boy's wondering about what our world would be like if there had been no first Christmas. The classic story is retold in this volume by David Nicholson. The question of what it would be like in our world without Jesus' birth is a ... If He Had Not Come Review

Heidi's Rating:

3 Stars

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Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue

Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue

On 8/14 Heidi Indahl wrote: Submarines, Secrets, & A Daring Rescue, by Robert J Skead, published by Zondervan, is a historical fiction chapter book ideal for upper elementary aged kids (8-12). My 11 year old Aidan absolutely loved it! He immediately went to the computer to look for more books in the series. (This is actually ... Submarines, Secrets, & A Daring Rescue Review

Heidi's Rating:

4 Stars

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Only God Can Make a Kitten

Only God Can Make a Kitten

On 7/29 Heidi Indahl wrote: Children have an awe inspiring wonder about the natural world around them. Tiny pieces of grass, leaves, seeds, flowers, animals...they notice things that adults have long since stopped paying attention to. Written in easy to read rhyme, Only God Can Make A Kitten by Rhonda Gowler Greene, follows a ... Only God Can Make A Kitten Review

Heidi's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book

The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book

On 7/18 Heidi Indahl wrote: Come Celebrate Easter Sticker & Activity Book is a sticker and activity book from the folks at Beginner's Bible. All of the illustrations are in the same style as the classic Beginner's Bible. Through the years we have had a variety of these Bibles, story books, and other resources and we always enjoy ... Come Celebrate Easter Sticker Storybook Review

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5 Stars

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Bella's Gift

Bella's Gift

On 3/13 Heidi Indahl wrote: Bella's Gift, by Rick and Karen Santorum with Elizabeth Santorum is a beautiful book that is much more than a biography. Picking up this book, I expected to hear the story of a little girl and her family. What I didn't expect was the incredible journey of faith and grief and the raw honesty that I ... Bella's Gift Review

Heidi's Rating:

5 Stars

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Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey

Grief: A Mama’s Unwanted Journey

On 2/24 Heidi Indahl wrote: Grief: A Mama's Unwanted Journey by Shelley Ramsey is a gut wrenching honest journey through the grief that comes with the loss of a child. Shelley Ramsey's oldest son was killed in an automobile accident just months before his high school graduation. The book follows the family journey through the ... Grief: A Mama's Unwanted Journey by Shelley Ramsey Review

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5 Stars

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An Amish Second Christmas

An Amish Second Christmas

On 2/21 Heidi Indahl wrote: I had such great aspirations to review Christmas books BEFORE Christmas. Once I missed reviewing before Christmas, I kept putting it off thinking it would be weird to read a Christmas book now, but it wasn't. I guess since this book is a collection of stories about the Amish tradition of second Christmas, ... An Amish Second Christmas Review

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

On 2/5 Heidi Indahl wrote: The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag, by Mike Berenstain (son of creators Stan and Jan), published by Zonderkidz, is a familiar story for those of us who grew up with the Berenstain Bears teaching us all about the right and wrong ways to live life as a wee bear cub. In this story, Brother and Sister ... The Berenstain Bears and the BIGGEST BRAG

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4 Stars

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A Star for Jesus

A Star for Jesus

On 12/1 Heidi Indahl wrote: "One special night, a long time ago, a new start appeared with a radiant glow." I have no real words for this oversized board book by Crystal Bowman. It is completely adorable and that's about that. It is a perfect short stanza rhyme for toddlers with a comprehensive story line, from the appearance ... A Star for Jesus by Crystal Bowman

Heidi's Rating:

5 Stars

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Moses Leads the People

Moses Leads the People

On 10/9 Heidi Indahl wrote: Moses Leads the People, by the publishers of the Adventure Bible, is a level 2 I Can Read title. These titles are recommended for developing readers who are reading with help. The story is a mix of easy to sound out words, sight words, and longer words. The story is pulled straight from scripture ... Moses Leads the People

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5 Stars

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Mary

Mary

On 9/22 Heidi Indahl wrote: This book is a part of a series of biographies on heroes of the Bible. Published by Zondervan, Mary by Nancy I Sanders is a well organized and well illustrated book for elementary ages. It has a reading level of 2.1-2.5 and is full of beautiful illustrations, maps, and fun facts about the culture and ... Mary by Nancy I Sanders

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3 Stars

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Sarah's Choice

Sarah's Choice

On 9/8 Heidi Indahl wrote: Sarah's Choice, by Rebecca St. James & Nancy Rue, is the embodiment of a very real struggle in our society. Women today are overlooked with disturbing frequency in the workplace due to their pregnancy status. There is a very real pressure on women that they cannot have their career and be a mother. ... BookLook Review: Sarah's Choice by Rebecca St. James

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5 Stars

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Same Life, New Story

Same Life, New Story

On 7/9 Heidi Indahl wrote: I recently (as in, over the last 3 or 4 years) reviewed the book Same Life, New Story by Jan Silvious as a part of the BookLook Bloggers program. In exchange for an honest review, I was provided with a free copy of the book. Which I lost in all of our moves, so I ended up purchasing the kindle version ... Another Inspiring Title: Same Life, New Story

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4 Stars

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Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

On 1/25 Heidi Indahl wrote: Couples Who Pray, by author SQuire Rushnell and his wife, entertainer Louise DuArt is a straight talk book, encouraging couples to practice 5 minutes of joint prayer for 40 days. Researchers from Baylor University have helped study the outcomes of the 40 Day Prayer Challenge and have created tools to ... Couples Who Pray Review

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3 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 1/5 Heidi Indahl wrote: A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears, by William Bennett, is a non-fiction book covering recent modern history. Bennett covers political events from the fall of communism through the election of Barak Obama. Each event is thoroughly discussed in context of the contemporary political climate and the ... A Century Turns by William Bennett

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5 Stars

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The Jesus Book

The Jesus Book

On 2/4 Heidi Indahl wrote: The Jesus Book, by Stephen Elkins is a great book for little (and a little bit bigger) minds. Each section of the book answers a who, what, when, where, why, or how question of faith in child friendly language. We enjoyed sharing it together by reading the main topic headings on each page and stopping ... The Jesus Book Review

Heidi's Rating:

5 Stars

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