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The Book of Man

The Book of Man

On 12/13 Chris Horton wrote:   'Book Description New York Times best-selling author William J. Bennett uses stories, essays, historical vignettes, and contemporary profiles to explore and explain what it means to be a man. Fashioning men has never been easy, but today it seems particularly tough. Boys need heroes to embody ... Book Review: The Book of Man

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5 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 10/5 Chris Horton wrote: After reading several reviews by my favorite bloggers and authors, I requested a review copy of Surprised by Oxford.It is a beautifully written memoir by Carolyn Webber, who heads to England to pursue graduate study at the famed Oxford University on a full scholarship. The memoir is easy to read and ... Book Review: Surprised by Oxford

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5 Stars

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With

With

On 8/17 Chris Horton wrote: Skye Jethani is one of those authors who really convicts me with his writing and understanding of the Christian life. His previous book, The Divine Commodity is one of my favorite books, but also one that really shook me up and made me evaluate my life. I return to it several times a year to read ... Book Review: With by Skye Jethani

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5 Stars

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The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

On 7/27 Chris Horton wrote: This book is little. This book is red. And this book is full of wisdom. And it is way too short! Read this as saying I wanted more. I literally downloaded it to my Kindle and read it in one sitting and then started it again the next day.Mark DeMoss has written a gem, even if it was originally written ... Book Review: The Little Red Book of Wisdon

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5 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 7/26 Chris Horton wrote: Ian Morgan Cron writes a memoir that is engaging from the first page. He tells the story of his childhood, especially focusing on his relationship with his father, and the ups and downs of living with a drunk. His embattled life while interesting, is both sobering and encouraging. While his father was ... Book Review: Jesus, My Father

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4 Stars

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Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test

On 5/18 Chris Horton wrote: This is typical John Maxwell. Maxwell asks 10 questions to help you think through your dreams. It is a great beginning point for someone to reflect upon their life and to wrestle with their dreams, form them and then to get after them.Maxwell is an elegant writer and one that I tend to highlight a lot ... Book Review: Put Your Dream to the Test

Chris Horton's Rating:

4 Stars

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Galileo

Galileo

On 5/3 Chris Horton wrote:     Galileo has always been a fascinating character for me, but one that I was not all that familiar with. It was through a random science book in my wife's classroom that I came across a small bio of Galileo and immediately was curious to read more.Mitch Stokes does not disappoint with ... Book Review: Galileo

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5 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/3 Chris Horton wrote: Max Lucado has been one of my favorite authors since my teen years. He is an excellent storyteller and brings the truth of scripture with grace and love. His books fill an entire shelf in my library and I was excited to get this latest book to review.The book is fantastic as it is structured in the form ... Book Review: Max on Life

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5 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 2/24 Chris Horton wrote: Scot McKnight is easily becoming one of my favorite authors. And he tackles a subject that while I have practiced, is not easily understood among many Christians.As is McKnight's practice, he takes a difficult subject and makes it easy to understand. He tackles some areas of fasting that were new to ... Book Review: Fasting by Scot McKnight

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4 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 2/7 Chris Horton wrote: John MacArthur's books have a special place on my bookshelves. Some are coveted and worn down from reading over and over again, and others look brand new as I read them once and never returned or never finished reading them.Theological differences aside, MacArthur's writing leaves me frustrated. If it ... Book Review: Slave by John MacArthur

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3 Stars

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Patton (The Generals)

Patton (The Generals)

On 12/2 Chris Horton wrote:  Being a World War 2 fanatic, I was interested in reading another book on Patton. Too many get bogged down into details that aren't interesting, and such has been the case with biographies of Patton that I have slugged through.Von Hassell's short read was what I have been looking for. It is a condensed ... Book Review: Patton (The Generals)

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4 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 11/2 Chris Horton wrote: Andy Stanley's book on grace now sits next to two of my favorites on the subject. As usual, Stanley writes with fluidity between personal stories and biblical stories, interweaving grace effortlessly. He takes us on a journey with some of the Bible's giant figures of faith and paints the picture of God's ... Book Review: The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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5 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/12 Chris Horton wrote: Shannon O' Dell's Transforming Church in Rural America: breaking all the Rurals was an interesting read. I serve in a community that is surrounded by rural churches and it was a breath of fresh air to read that O'Dell has done some amazing things in the rural communities of Arkansas. I totally agree ... Book Review: Transforming church in Rural America

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/15 Chris Horton wrote: I HEART Max Lucado. Seriously. I have read everything the man writes and I am always encouraged, convicted, and better off for it.This is Max Lucado at his best. He takes on tough issues, call out Christians, but does it in a way that is both readable and enjoyable, while making the reader walk away ... Book Review: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Immanuel's Veins

Immanuel's Veins

On 9/15 Chris Horton wrote: I'm a huge Ted Dekker fan. My first book of his was Three, and that set me up to be a lifelong Dekker fan. I haven't read all of his books, and honestly some didn't capture me. I didn't care for the Circle Trilogy, but did finish reading it. And there were a few others that I struggled to get through, ... Book Review: Immanuel's Veins

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5 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/7 Chris Horton wrote:  I like Anne Jackson and read her blog flowerdust.net! The one thing I enjoy the most is her honesty. Her writings encourage me to be honest in my own writing.Permission to Speak Freely is founded on the question: What is the one thing you feel you can't say in church?As Anne tells her own story ... Book Review: Permission to Speak Freely by Anne Jackson

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5 Stars

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A Guy's Guide to Life

A Guy's Guide to Life

On 8/4 Chris Horton wrote: Jason Boyett knows how to write to teenage guys. Bottom line. The book makes a bold claim with it's subtitle of "How to become a man in 224 pages or less", and it makes a noble attempt at providing the information needed for that journey.Boyett writes about serious subject matter with a humorous tone. ... Book Review: A Guy's Guide to Life by Jason Boyett

Chris Horton's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Prophecy Answer Book

The Prophecy Answer Book

On 6/3 Chris Horton wrote: David Jeremiah’s The Prophecy Answer Book is a pocket sized gem. It is broken into 7 parts starting with Current Events, The Rapture, The Tribulation, The Antichrist, The Second Coming, The Millennium, and ending with The New Heaven and the New Earth.Each part has applicable questions concerning various ... Book Review: The Prophecy Answer Book

Chris Horton's Rating:

3 Stars

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

On 5/18 Chris Horton wrote: Winston Churchill is one of my favorite figures in history. I've read several great biographies of him and countless other books of WWII that detail his life and role in the war.Winston Churchill by John Perry is part of the Christian Encounters series, which takes a different angle on the life of Churchill. ... Book Review: Winston Curchill

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2 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/13 Chris Horton wrote: Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?Very rarely do I get a book that is written just for me. Pete Wilson must have secret information about my life, because this book was an answered prayer.Plan B is written for those who have played out the perfect scenarios ... Book Review: Plan B by Pete Wilson

Chris Horton's Rating:

5 Stars

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 2/23 Chris Horton wrote: This is such a cool little book. The combination of history, religion and beautiful photography are a perfect combination for a tour of our nation's past. For a history buff such as myself, this book provided a reader's delight concerning our most important documents, monuments and buildings in our nation. ... Book Review: Rediscovering God in America

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5 Stars

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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

On 11/16 Chris Horton wrote: Pain. That one word can bring fear and paralysis to most human beings. We try as best we can to avoid it, withdraw ourselves from it and escape it through medication. It can come in many forms: physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. So how do we cope with it? How does it mix with our faith? ... Book Review: Finding Purpose Beyond our Pain

Chris Horton's Rating:

4 Stars

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