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The Christian Parenting Handbook

The Christian Parenting Handbook

On 5/3 Susan Smart wrote: The Christian Parenting Handbook offers more than a list of 50 dos and don’ts for parenting; it offers a philosophy of parenting that goes beyond the outward actions of a child and gets to the “heart” of the matter. “Heart-based” parenting is a Biblical philosophy of parenting. The authors, ... Heart-based Parenting

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4 Stars

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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

On 3/18 Susan Smart wrote: What could be better than a wonderful story from which one can also take away powerful life truths? The Legend of the Merchant and the Monk is just that! Terry Faber weaves twelve principles of living a successful life into a story told by a grandfather to his grandson. Such principles include: Be ... Enjoy a Story...Learn Keys to Success

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5 Stars

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More Than a Bucket List

More Than a Bucket List

On 1/9 Susan Smart wrote: I was so excited when I saw the title for this book - "More than a Bucket List: Making Your Dreams, Passions, and Faith a Reality"! And although its organization seems very random and difficult to navigate, it does contain many creative, unique and meaningful ideas for life. If you're looking for a ... More Than a Bucket List

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3 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 10/24 Susan Smart wrote: “Grace goes beyond mercy. Mercy gave Ruth some food. Grace gave her a husband and a home. Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace threw him a party…Mercy pardons us. Grace woos and weds us.” A small excerpt from Max Lucado’s recent book, "GRACE", gives a glimpse of a bigger picture ... A Journey into the Depths of God's Grace

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5 Stars

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The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

The Truth About Dating, Love, and Just Being Friends

On 9/22 Susan Smart wrote: I'm running late on this review of Chad Eastham's "The Truth About Dating, Love & Just Being Friends" since it was published over a year ago! Maybe it's for a reason though...maybe this is a book that we need to be reminded that it's out there and a great book for our teens on not only dating, but relationships ... Christian Book for Teens on Dating & Relationships

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 2/13 Susan Smart wrote: Have you ever wished you could sit down with a pastor and ask them any life question and get a sound Biblical answer? How about if this pastor was Max Lucado answering those heart rendering questions for you?! In his book, Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, Max gives ... Max Lucado Answers Life Questions

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5 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

On 1/20 Susan Smart wrote: I think this is the first devotional where I’ve actually been able to become part of the stories! Each devotion begins with a scripture and ends with a prayer. In the middle of each though is a true story of real missionaries, in real places, doing real ministry right now! We are invited to join in ... A Devotional that Takes You Beyond Reading!

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5 Stars

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

On 12/30 Susan Smart wrote: Well….this didn’t make it before Christmas, but this is a precious children’s board book for Christmas! This would be a great learning tool about the real meaning of Christmas for small toddlers and even preschoolers. The child in the book takes pieces of the Nativity set and thanks God for His ... Planting Seeds in the Hearts of Children

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Susan Smart wrote: Have you read Acts 29 lately? You won’t find it in your Bible, but you can find it where God has written it throughout history on the lives of authentic Christians. The story of His Church continues! Are we allowing God to continue writing His Word through our life? Max Lucado encourages and ... Let's Make Our Life Count

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5 Stars

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 8/17 Susan Smart wrote: Designed as a “perfect gift for the graduate,” Max Lucado’s book "You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be" holds a tremendous amount of wisdom and encouragement for anyone! Even the most reluctant reader will enjoy its short chapters as it unfolds truths of enjoying life to the fullest by realizing ... Be Everything God Wants You to Be

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5 Stars

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A Girl's Guide to Life

A Girl's Guide to Life

On 6/17 Susan Smart wrote: I have to admit at first I was a little disappointed in Katie Meier's book - "A Girl's Guide to Life." Very little is mentioned about having a relationship with God and his involvement in our lives, and it has even less mention of any Scriptures or Scripture basis for any of the topics. One chapter ... A Girl's Guide to Life

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3 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 6/4 Susan Smart wrote: Patsy Clairmont’s Kaleidoscope is a “popcorn” book that could easily be used as a devotional, Bible study focus, or just for inspiration! She takes kernels of thirty-three individual verses from the Book of Proverbs (in no certain order) and lets them pop open into fluffy, tasty puffs of practical ... A Kaleidoscope of Wisdom found in Proverbs

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4 Stars

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Revolve 2010

Revolve 2010

On 2/22 Susan Smart wrote: I was pleasantly surprised after reviewing Revolve 2010! At first glance it appears to be the New Testament just formatted into magazine form, and it is; I didn't know how I felt about that. After reading through it though, I found it is so much more! I was also able to see how this format with it's ... A Great New Testament for Teenage Girls!

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4 Stars

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God's Little Princess Devotional Bible

God's Little Princess Devotional Bible

On 2/3 Susan Smart wrote: Wow! God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible is so much more than you would expect! The Bible stories are written with a little girl’s ears and eyes in mind. It includes simple yet thought provoking devotional messages and questions along with fun activities such as Bible story dramas to act out ... Great Chidren's Bible/Devotional for Little Girls!

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5 Stars

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 1/12 Susan Smart wrote: Like many other Christian books on marriage, Eggerich’s “The Language of Love and Respect” addresses the God-given differences in men and women. However, this book takes this one step beyond and brings out how these variations in the sexes come through in our communication with each other. I ... Thomas Nelson Book Review

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4 Stars

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The Tallest of Smalls

The Tallest of Smalls

On 10/26 Susan Smart wrote: “Don’t give up! I believe in you all! A person’s a person, no matter how small!” This famous quote from Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who came to mind as I began reading Max Lucado’s newest children’s book – The Tallest of Smalls. Max has created a rhyming rhythm for his ... Max Lucado's Newest Children's Book

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5 Stars

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Green

Green

On 10/13 Susan Smart wrote: This fourth and final piece to Ted Dekker's Circle Series, has been the beginning point of my reading the Circle Series & an amazing journey! Dekker has woven a story that is a continuing circle - written as a fantasy, yet revealing spiritual truths. What I like most about entering this circle of books ... Ted Dekker's Green

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5 Stars

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