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Whatever You Grow Up to Be

Whatever You Grow Up to Be

On 4/12 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Whatever You Grow Up to Be, written by Karen Kingsbury and illustrated by Valeria Docampo, is a delightful little book that tells the journey of a mother and her boy from the time he is a little baby until he is married with a baby of his own.A mother's love is like no other. When a tiny baby comes into ... Whatever You Grow Up to Be ~~ by Karen Kingsbury

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5 Stars

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Restless DVD

Restless DVD

On 2/12 Debbie Lowrie wrote: I had the opportunity to preview the video sessions for Jennie Allen's new Bible Study, Restless. This DVD consists of 8 video sessions which are each about 20 minutes in length. Jennie teaches about how God weaves His story through our lives. Each of us is a unique creation of God, and He desires for ... Restless Bible Study DVD by Jennie Allen

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3 Stars

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Hopelifter

Hopelifter

On 10/2 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Feeling hopeless can be devastating. Life can throw you into situations where you find yourself emotionally and physically drained. You are knocked down and sometimes it just takes someone to come along side of you and to help lift you up.  That's what the book Hopelifter: Creative Ways To Spread ... Hopelifter by Kathe Wunnenberg

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4 Stars

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Downside Up

Downside Up

On 7/18 Debbie Lowrie wrote: How do you view rejection?  Do you see it as a negative thing that you try your hardest to avoid?  Or have you ever considered that rejection can be a good thing? Author Tracey Mitchell, invites her readers to look at rejection with a positive twist.  She sub-titles the book:  “Transform ... Downside Up by Tracey Mitchell

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3 Stars

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 5/8 Debbie Lowrie wrote: The Amish are known for living a simple life that honors God. Their life revolves primarily around family, church, and the community.  Many of these events often include food!  This cookbook, Simply Delicious Amish Cooking, by Sherry Gore, is a collection of recipes gathered primarily ... Simply Delicious Amish Cooking by Sherry Gore

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5 Stars

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 4/15 Debbie Lowrie wrote: How quickly do you become "unglued" when trying circumstances and situations arise? Are you trapped in an emotional cycle? Through this devotional, Lysa Terkeurst gives insight and wisdom into how to handle "life" through personal stories and examples of how God has taught her to handle these circumstances ... Unglued Devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

Debbie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions

On 12/28 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Living in America, I don't believe we can fully comprehend the difficulty people encounter when trying to share the gospel in countries where the gospel is not welcomed. Persecution of Christians around the world is a very real thing.  Sharing the good news about Jesus in these countries can cost ... Dreams and Visions by Tom Doyle

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5 Stars

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

On 8/14 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Luci Swindoll’s book, Simple Secrets to a Happy Life, is truly a delightful read. In the hectic and complicated day in which we live, it is refreshing to be reminded that true happiness can be found by doing simple things and enjoying everyday moments. This book transports the reader, ... Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

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5 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 12/22 Debbie Lowrie wrote: When you hear the name, Billy Graham, it’s hard not to envision the evangelist, in a huge stadium, calling others to give their lives to Jesus, but in his newest book, Nearing Home, I caught a glimpse of the personal side of him. At the writing of this book, he was about to turn 93 years old and in ... Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/3 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Heaven is for Real is the story of  Colton Burpo's "visit to heaven" during an emergency appendectomy when he was about 4 years old. Todd Burpo, his father, who was pastoring a church in Imperial, Nebraska slowly discovered Colton's story through casual conversations that revealed ... Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

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4 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

On 10/4 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Thank you, God, For Blessing Me, is a wonderfullittle book that is part of Max Lucado’s “Hermie the Catepillar” series thatwill encourage your child to recognize and be thankful for both the big andlittle things God gives us each day.  Ina simple prayer, Hermie expresses his appreciation for ... Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

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5 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/20 Debbie Lowrie wrote: In today's world, one thing that is lacking is gratitude. We take for granted all that God has provided for us. Night Night Blessings, by Amy Parker, helps a child to recognize God's blessings in the big and little things that are a part of  his every day experiences.  From the time the ... Night Night Blessings by Amy Parker

Debbie's Rating:

4 Stars

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 9/13 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Spritual truths can often be found in every day situations if your eyes and ears are open to the Lord. Lisa Harper does a wonderful job portraying truths of God's Word through humorous stories and life events that she has found herself stumbling through. Stumbling into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes ... Stumbling into Grace, by Lisa Harper

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4 Stars

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Rejoice (CD)

Rejoice (CD)

On 6/15 Debbie Lowrie wrote: The 2011 Woman of Faith Worship CD entitled Rejoice, is a compilation of 10 worship songs sung by the Women of Faith Worship Team, that give you reason to rejoice in the Lord.  Songs included on this CD are:                       ... Rejoice!

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4 Stars

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Part-Time Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

On 4/18 Debbie Lowrie wrote: I have no desire to become a vegetarian, but the idea of "Meatless Mondays" was an interesting concept as my husband and I have started to make healthier choices in our eating habits. I'm all for fresh fruits and vegetables and believed this cookbook might enable us to get ideas on how to use these items ... The Part-Time Vegan by Cherise Grifoni

Debbie's Rating:

3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Max Lucado's newest book, Max on Life, is a little different from your typical inspirational Christian book. In this book, Lucado tackles 172 questions that he has been asked over the years as he has served as a pastor and as a writer. Some questions were basic, while others were deep and serious. ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Time is running out. Humanity has gotten off course. What can be done to avert the disaster ahead?  The solution lies in the answer to a question posed by the archangel, Gabriel, to David Ponder and a group of Travelers from the past. David Ponder, a successful businessman from the ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

A Bug Collection DVD Box Set

On 3/28 Debbie Lowrie wrote: A Bug Collection DVD Box Set ~ Vol. 3By Max Lucado A Bug Collection ~ Vol. 3 is a boxed set containing 3 DVDs from the Max Lucado Hermie & Friends Series. The DVDs are beautifully animated with memorable characters that are consistent on each DVD. Each DVD is a ...

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3 Stars

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The Faith of Ronald Reagan

The Faith of Ronald Reagan

On 2/8 Debbie Lowrie wrote: In her book, The Faith of Ronald Reagan, Mary Beth Brown painted a beautiful portrait of our 40th President and the faith he possessed. This book takes the reader on a journey from the small town of Tampico, Illinois where Ronald Reagan was born, to Dixon, Illinois where he was raised, all the way through ... The Faith of Ronald Reagan by Mary Beth Brown

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5 Stars

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Precious Moments Storybook Bible

Precious Moments Storybook Bible

On 12/22 Debbie Lowrie wrote: The Precious Moments Storybook Bible, by Sam Butcher is a beautiful hardback book that can be used to introduce stories from the Bible to young children. The pastel illustrations using Precious Moments characters are an added treat.  The pictures, I believe, would capture a child's attention. ... Precious Moments Storybook Bible by Sam Butcher

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5 Stars

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 10/22 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Captured by Grace, authored by Dr. David Jeremiah, did capture my heart. We hear so much about God’s grace, but perhaps never fully comprehend what a wonder it is. Once you are a recipient of God’s grace, you can do no less than extend that same that grace to others. Dr. Jeremiah weaves the stories ... Captured by Grace by Dr. David Jeremiah

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Debbie Lowrie wrote: It is a fact of life. We all will die one day. But we can choose to "out live" our lives by the choices we make each day. Renowned author, Max Lucado, encourages his readers to do just that in his newest book, Outlive Your Life. We were created to make a difference in the world in which we live. Max ... Created to Make a Difference

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Debbie Lowrie wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World, written by Andy Andrews and beautifully illustrated by Philip Hurst, is a story written to show children that everything they say or do, whether it's big or small, can make a difference in the world around them now and in the future. Andy Andrews takes the same theme ... The Boy Who Changed the World -- by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Have you ever wondered if your life really matters?  The newspaper is filled with reports of important people doing spectacular things. Perhaps you see yourself as ordinary.  You do not hold an important position. You're not in a position to influence great numbers of people. Does ... The Butterfly Effect - by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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Embracing Your Second Calling

Embracing Your Second Calling

On 7/28 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Embracing Your Second Calling, by Dale Hanson Bourke, is a book written to challenge women, in the second half of their life, to become the true person God wants her to be as she transitions from the past into the future. The first half of a woman's life may be filled with building a career or raising ... Embracing Your Second Calling

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3 Stars

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Facing Your Giants

Facing Your Giants

On 4/30 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Life can be difficult. We all face a few “giants” along the way. What do we do when we find ourselves in a situation, a relationship, or a crisis that seems overwhelming or terrifying? Do we run the other way, or do we face our giant? Max Lucado suggests that we can “face our giants by facing God ... Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 1/23 Debbie Lowrie wrote: This is Your Brain in Love by Dr. Earl Henslin looks at the correlation between the brain and people's behaviors, and the way it causes them to interact in relationships. He has concluded that through the use of a SPECT scan, (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography imaging) obtained through Dr. Daniel ... This is Your Brain in Love

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3 Stars

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Rediscovering God in America

Rediscovering God in America

On 12/18 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Rediscovering God in America, by Newt Gingrich and featuring the photography of Callista Gingrich was an interesting look into the faith of our founding fathers. The book is a "walking tour" of thirteen buildings and memorials of our nation's capital. Each of these buildings, Mr. Gingrich points out, ... Rediscovering God in America by Newt Gingrich

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4 Stars

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Jesus Lives

Jesus Lives

On 12/5 Debbie Lowrie wrote: Jesus Lives is an intimate devotional book that intertwines Scripture in dialogue form. The book contains 180 individual devotions written from the perspective of Jesus speaking to the reader. Each one is like a personal letter of love as Jesus speaks words of encouragement, hope, guidance, correction ... Jesus Lives by Sarah Young

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5 Stars

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Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

On 11/18 Debbie Lowrie wrote: The Story of Christmas is a children's book based on the International Children's Bible. The story begins with the the birth of John the Baptist and ends with Joseph, Mary, and Jesus heading home to Nazareth. Each two page spread is like a chapter in itself with the Scripture reference below the title ... Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

Debbie's Rating:

3 Stars

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