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A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons

On 8/4 carriejyu wrote: Disclosure: I received an e copy of this book to review, thanks to Booksneeze. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.It's summer here (finally) and my favorite way to spend my evenings after the kids have gone to bed is relaxing on my balcony with ... Book review: A Bride for All Seasons

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5 Stars

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 Once Upon a Prince

Once Upon a Prince

On 6/17 carriejyu wrote: Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself from Booksneeze. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.  I admit it, I'm a sucker for a good love story.  And I'm also a bit of a fan of all things royalty (may have gotten up at 2 AM for the royal wedding a few years ... Book review: Once Upon a Prince

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The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

On 5/4 carriejyu wrote: My son, Ethan, will be turning 6 this fall and heading off to Kindergarten.  Since he's got some developmental delays, he's actually been in the public school system since he was three, and has been busing off to big kid school.  Still, kindergarten is a whole different world from what he and ... Book review: The Christian Mama's Guide to the Grade School Years

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4 Stars

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Love No Matter What

Love No Matter What

On 3/12 carriejyu wrote: I've learned a thing or two in 7 years of marriage. And the most important thing I learned is that I am a HORRIBLE passenger in the car and am constantly gasping and clutching the door handle and doing other annoying things. Even though my husband is a perfectly fabulous driver. I'm just a bit of a control ... Book review: Love No Matter What

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Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional

On 2/28 carriejyu wrote: I REALLY love Lysa TerKeurst's writing. She's truly gifted with her words.  So when I saw that her new devotional, Unglued Devotional, was available on Booksneeze for review, I snapped it up. Here's a bit about this book, from the publisher's website:This companion devotional to the bestselling ... Book review: Unglued Devotional

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Love Does

Love Does

On 5/1 carriejyu wrote: Do you know how to read? Yes?  Then go find a copy of Love Does and start reading it immediately. This is a truly fabulous book. Before I go any further, here's the scoop, from the publisher's website:As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned ... Book review: Love Does

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5 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 4/15 carriejyu wrote: I've had the great opportunity to attend a couple of Women of Faith events, and at both had the great blessing of hearing Marilyn Meberg. She's a hilarious woman with a strong faith and her words were always convicting and encouraging.  So when her new book, Constantly Craving, popped up on the ... Book review: Constantly Craving

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3 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 3/11 carriejyu wrote: As you all probably have noticed, I tend to read fairly "lightweight" books most of the time.  This is a habit I got into during years of working as a scientist, where I would read scientific literature all day, and needed to give my brain a break when I got home.  However, I'm going to be ... Book review- The Founders' Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It

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4 Stars

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Bittersweet Surrender

Bittersweet Surrender

On 1/23 carriejyu wrote: Yesterday I was stuck waiting in a long line, and was getting a little antsy, when I remembered that being stuck and having to wait was a good thing, as I had a good book to finish! The book in question is a new one from Thomas Nelson Publishers, written by Diann Hunt, called Bittersweet Surrender. Bittersweet ... Book review: Bittersweet Surrender

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4 Stars

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Smitten

Smitten

On 12/5 carriejyu wrote: On Friday night, I went to bed fairly early. And then I wasn't completely tired, so I picked up my iPod, planning to read just a chapter or two of my newest e-book, Smitten.  An hour and a half later, I finally made myself put it down and go to sleep. Saturday night, I again thought I could read ... Book review: Smitten

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 10/19 carriejyu wrote: Both my husband and I grew up in families that taught us the importance of managing our money well. And for both of us, that translated into good spending/saving habits as adults as well.  Now that our kids are getting older, we've been talking about how to pass responsible money habits to them.  ... Book review: Three Cups

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When God Whispers Your Name

When God Whispers Your Name

On 10/6 carriejyu wrote: It's been a long time since I picked up my first Max Lucado book- over 15 years now.  However, I never cease to be amazed by his talent for writing simple yet profound books that get right to the point and speak directly to my heart.  One of the first books by Max Lucado that I read was When ... Book review and giveaway: When God Whispers your Name

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5 Stars

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Night Night Blessings

Night Night Blessings

On 9/21 carriejyu wrote: Thanks to the Booksneeze blogger book review program, we recently added another fabulous children's book to our home library.  It's called Night Night Blessings, and it's by the same author and illustrator who brought us A Night Night Prayer and A Christmas Prayer. Here's a bit about this book:Whether ... Book review: Night Night Blessings

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Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God's Little Angel

On 9/14 carriejyu wrote: Vivian has a sweet new book in her library called Gabby, God's Little Angel. Gabby is the newest book from Sheila Walsh, Women of Faith speaker, author and Bible teacher.  Here's a bit about the book, from the publisher's website:This first book in a delightful new series offers a comforting message ... Book review: Gabby, God's Little Angel

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4 Stars

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Stumbling Into Grace

Stumbling Into Grace

On 8/18 carriejyu wrote: Last year I had the great pleasure of attending a Women of Faith conference here in Seattle. All of the speakers were entertaining and had great teachings to share with us, but one speaker in particular,  Lisa Harper, made me laugh until I cried.  After the conference was done, I immediately ... Book review: Stumbling Into Grace

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5 Stars

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A Vision of Lucy

A Vision of Lucy

On 6/27 carriejyu wrote: This weekend I finished reading a new Christian novel, A Vision of Lucy. Here's a bit about the book, from the publisher's website:Trouble may follow Lucy wherever she goes, but with the help of God and the rugged, reclusive David Wolf, she'll never face adversity alone.Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working ... Book review: A Vision of Lucy

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 6/10 carriejyu wrote: I just finished reading a really terrific new book called No Place Like Holmes, by Jason Lethcoe. Before I get into my review- here's a bit about the book, from the publisher's website:The new resident in 221A Baker Street is about to give Sherlock Holmes a run for his magnifying glass!When Griffin is ... Book review: No Place Like Holmes

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 carriejyu wrote: When I first received Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, my first reaction was "only Max Lucado would take on the project of putting answers to all these tough questions into one book!".  Here's the summary of Max on Life, from the publisher's website: We have questions. ... Book review: Max on Life

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How to Be God's Little Princess

How to Be God's Little Princess

On 3/17 carriejyu wrote: I recently had the opportunity to review a new book from Sheila Walsh, called How To Be God's Little Princess. Here's a bit about this fabulous book, from the publisher's website:What does it take to be a princess? Sheila Walsh has some important answers to share for every little girl. This trendy design ... Book review: How To Be God's Little Princess

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5 Stars

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Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray

On 2/16 carriejyu wrote: Recently, thanks to the Booksneeze blogger review program, I had the opportunity to review a book called Couples Who Pray. Prayer is something that Daniel and I have been really working hard at making a priority in our life, so I was anxious to read this book. Here's a description, from the book's website: ... Book review: Couples Who Pray

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3 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 1/24 carriejyu wrote: Back a few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a local Women of Faith conference, where I was truly blessed by the speakers and the things they shared with us. Everyone who spoke did an amazing job, but one of my favorites was Sheila Walsh.  So when I saw her new book, The Shelter of God's ... Book review: The Shelter of God's Promises

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5 Stars

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Love on Assignment

Love on Assignment

On 12/30 carriejyu wrote: Book review: Love on Assignment

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3 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 12/14 carriejyu wrote: From the moment I saw Voices of the Faithful: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World, listed on the Booksneeze resource page, I knew it was one I wanted to review. It's a book that combines two things that I feel strongly about- Beth Moore's great writing and teaching, ... Book review: Voices of the Faithful

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4 Stars

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On This Day in Christian History

On This Day in Christian History

On 11/9 carriejyu wrote: One of the newest additions to my home library is a fascinating book from Thomas Nelson Publishers, entitled On This Day in Christian History, by Robert J. Morgan. I love history in general, and have frequently lamented my lack of knowledge of church history, so this book was a great fit for me.On This ... Book review: On This Day in Christian History

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/21 carriejyu wrote: Thanks to Booksneeze, my kids recently got the cutest new book- Really Woolly Bible Stories. I was impressed by this book from the first moment that I took it out of the packaging. It's a nice board book with a padded cover and really thick pages. Inside the book are 16 stories from the Bible, ... Book review: Really Woolly Bible Stories

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5 Stars

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Love and Respect for a Lifetime

Love and Respect for a Lifetime

On 10/4 carriejyu wrote: My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years now and in that time we've had two kids, moved twice, he's changed jobs twice, and I've gone from a busy career woman to a stay-at-home mom.  We have a good marriage, but life has been busy, and I know that we have to make a point to slow down ... Book review: Love and Respect For a Lifetime

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4 Stars

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

On 9/18 carriejyu wrote: I've been looking at the calendar a lot lately as I write in appointments and make plans and try to keep everything straight on our schedule. And one day while I was looking at the calendar I realized something. It's the middle of September. Where is this year going?  It's already time for pumpkin ... Book review: A Christmas Prayer

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 carriejyu wrote: I read a lot of books- it's the one aspect of my pre-kid life that I just can't compromise on. Many of the books I read are entertaining and amusing, but every so often I'll find one that really touches my life. Max Lucado's newest book, Outlive Your Life, falls 100% into that latter category. Here's ... Book review: Outlive Your Life

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5 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 8/2 carriejyu wrote: On my most recent round of book review choices, I chose to review Fearless, by Max Lucado, for the simple reason that I have always loved reading books by Max Lucado. I have a small home library and almost an entire shelf is taken up by his wonderful books. That all being said, it's been a while since ... Book review: Fearless

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 7/2 carriejyu wrote: I have loved Max Lucado's books for years, so was really excited to get the chance to review a DVD based on his children's book series. The DVD that I received was Hermie & Friends: Who is in Charge Anyway?Here's the description of the DVD from the publisher's website:Meet the Garden gang before ... Review: Hermie & Friends: Who is in Charge Anyway?

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4 Stars

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Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

Read and Share: The Jesus Series, Life and Miracles

On 6/3 carriejyu wrote: I admit, I was the type of person who repeatedly said things like "my kids won't watch TV until they're 3".  That lasted up until about the time my first child was a year old.  I do still try to limit the amount of TV that the kids watch though, and I'm very careful about what they are watching. ... Review: DVD Read and Share Bible- The Jesus Series: Life and Miracles

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4 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 5/11 carriejyu wrote: When I first saw the summary of The Heart Mender, by Andy Andrews, I knew it was a book that I wanted to read.  It fell into my favorite category of books- historical fiction. Or so I thought at the time. So when I received the book, I was a little confused to see the categories "self-help/motivational/inspirational" ... Book review and giveaway: The Heart Mender

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4 Stars

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If I Could Ask God Anything

If I Could Ask God Anything

On 4/17 carriejyu wrote: My dad's a pastor, I took numerous Bible classes in college and I've been a part of more Bible studies than I can count. But I still get a little nervous about the idea of answering my kids' questions about God and the Bible- mainly worrying that I wont be able to remember the exact Bible scripture ... Book review: If I Could Ask God Anything

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5 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 4/3 carriejyu wrote: As a general rule, I read books quickly. But occasionally I run across a book that simply cannot be gotten through in a hurry, but that needs to be read slowly and with attention to every word. 66 Love Letters, by Dr. Larry Crabb, is one of those books. The best way I can describe this book is as a ... Book review: 66 Love Letters

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4 Stars

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This is Your Brain in Love

This is Your Brain in Love

On 2/7 carriejyu wrote: Thanks to my involvement with BookSneeze, I recently had the opportunity to review a really interesting book by Dr. Earl Henslin- This is Your Brain in Love.   It was definitely one of the more interesting marriage books that I've read lately, and I was really intrigued by the idea behind the book.This ... Review: This is Your Brain in Love

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4 Stars

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Jesus Lives

Jesus Lives

On 12/20 carriejyu wrote: Recently I received a copy of Jesus Lives, a devotional book by Sarah Young, available from Thomas Nelson. This is a really pretty little book, with a nice, padded cover and a ribbon marker for keeping your place. The book begins with a topical guide to the themes in the book. So if you're going through ... Review: Jesus Lives (devotional book)

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5 Stars

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