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Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom

On 5/9 Amanda Talbert wrote: I think if you are a mother, you are constantly saying prayers. I bet even if you aren't a Christian, you pray things like, "Oh God, please don't let me have to tear her tail up in public!" or "Oh Lord, please keep him safe now that he's bought that darn motorcycle!" But seriously, if you are a parent ... Prayer Warrior Mom Review

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 3/22 Amanda Talbert wrote: I recently received a copy of a book to review, called "Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge" by Mark Batterson. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed to find that this was a supplement to his book "The Circle Maker". I haven't read his other book, so in the beginning of this book I felt ... Draw the Circle Prayer Challenge Review

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Heaven's Lessons

Heaven's Lessons

On 2/6 Amanda Talbert wrote: I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. The subscript of the title is "Ten Things I Learned About God When I Died". In my experience, books like this are either REALLY intriguing because I believe the author, or they are REALLY disturbing because they are completely unfounded on things from the ... Heaven's Lessons Review

Amanda's Rating:

3 Stars

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Sisters in Faith Bible, King James Version

Sisters in Faith Bible, King James Version

On 1/25 Amanda Talbert wrote: I can't even tell you how excited I was to find the new Sisters of Faith KJV Bible on Booksneeze to review. I've been wanting a new Bible for a long time and here was my chance! I love this Bible and highly recommend it to everyone. Although it does plainly say on the front "Encouraging and Empowering ... Sisters of Faith KJV Bible Review

Amanda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Soul's Gate

Soul's Gate

On 12/5 Amanda Talbert wrote: I recently received a copy of "Soul's Gate" by James L. Rubart to review. After reading several other reviews on this book, it seems that I didn't enjoy it as much as other people who read this book. I felt that the book could have been much shorter. I didn't love the personalities of the characters. ... Soul's Gate Review

Amanda's Rating:

2 Stars

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 11/6 Amanda Talbert wrote: I just finished the book Red Letter Revolution by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo. One thing is for sure, this is a movement I had never heard of, and it was extremely interesting to read about this movement. When I started reading the book, I started jotting down some of my favorite thoughts. These ... Red Letter Revolution Review

Amanda's Rating:

3 Stars

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Wild Grace

Wild Grace

On 9/18 Amanda Talbert wrote: I just finished the book Wild Grace by Max Lucado (adapted for teens by James Lund) and it took me less than 24 hours to finish, if that tells you anything. I love Max Lucado but this is one of his books that I can see myself handing over to a youth group member. I can see our youth group members taking ... Wild Grace Review

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Reason

The Reason

On 8/30 Amanda Talbert wrote: It was by chance that I chose to review this book called The Reason by William Sirls. It was the only fiction novel available at the time from the Booksneeze program and I was reading too many other "heavy" books and thought I could use some lighter reading.The first night I opened this book I read twenty ... The Reason Review

Amanda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 8/20 Amanda Talbert wrote: Less than two weeks ago I read this awesome book by Olympic athlete Bryan Clay. So when I went to choose a new book to review and saw another book written by a different Olympic athlete, I jumped on it! I got the book "Running For My Life" by Lopez Lomong and devoured it in just a couple of days.This. ... Running For My Life

Amanda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Redemption

Redemption

On 8/7 Amanda Talbert wrote: I recently had the opportunity to read a book called "Redemption" by Bryan Clay. When I chose to review this book, I will be honest - it's because it looked the best out of all the options. It wasn't because I thought I would enjoy it, or because I knew who Bryan Clay was (an amazing Olympic athlete.) ... Redemption Review

Amanda's Rating:

5 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 7/12 Amanda Talbert wrote: I'll be honest, it was kind of a fluke that I chose to review Mondays With My Old Pastor by Jose Luis Navajo. There weren't any other books I felt like reviewing, and seriously... I loved the book Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom and I wondered if this was a rip off.That being said, I will admit that ... Mondays With My Old Pastor Review

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Building Family Ties with Faith, Love, and Laughter

Building Family Ties with Faith, Love, and Laughter

On 6/2 Amanda Talbert wrote: Before reviewing the book "Building Family Ties with Faith, Love & Laughter" I had never heard of the author, Dave Stone. After reading this book, and realizing it is part of a series, I can't wait to get my hands on some of his other books. If you've ever read anything by John Ortberg and enjoy ... Building Family Ties With Faith, Love & Laughter

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Here's Lily

Here's Lily

On 4/20 Amanda Talbert wrote: I have several friends with "tween" daughters, which is why I wanted to review the book "Here's Lily!" by Nancy Rue. But it turned out that I really enjoyed this book! Lily is quirky and cute, and her family is real and honest. They show their faith without being cheesy. The entire book was such a fun ... Here's Lily! Review

Amanda's Rating:

5 Stars

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By Faith, Not By Sight

By Faith, Not By Sight

On 4/10 Amanda Talbert wrote: The older I get, the more interested I am in biographies, which is why I wanted to read Scott MacIntyre's book "By Faith, Not By Sight".MacIntyre is a guy who is only a couple of years younger than me, but the obstacles he's overcome in his life are absolutely incredible. It turns out that he was actually ... By Faith, Not By Sight Review

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

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It's Not About Me

It's Not About Me

On 2/4 Amanda Talbert wrote: I just finished reviewing "It's Not About Me" by Max Lucado. If you've been reading my personal blog you have seen at least one excerpt from this book (expect more in the future!). I'm a huge fan of Max Lucado and this book was the perfect example of why I love him.His writing style is so simple and ... It's Not About Me

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 5/28 Amanda Talbert wrote: I recently reviewed a book for Thomas Nelson Publishers called "Unleashed" by Erwin McManus. I wanted to read this book because I was interested by the title which goes on to say "Release the untamed faith within". Well, what Christian doesn't want to learn how to have "untamed faith"?In reading the ... Unleashed

Amanda's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Convenient Groom

The Convenient Groom

On 4/18 Amanda Talbert wrote: I am actually one of those people who enjoy reading Christian fiction books. Admittedly, many times they are utterly predictable and somewhat corny, but they always have a happy ending! I chose to review this book, The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter, because it seemed a little different from other ... The Convenient Groom

Amanda's Rating:

4 Stars

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In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 3/2 Amanda Talbert wrote: I chose to review this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers because I have always been intrigued by the scriptures that tell us to be in constant prayer. I love reading books about prayer mainly because I feel like I can always learn something that I need to improve in my prayer life.Unfortunately, this ... In Constant Prayer by Robert Benson

Amanda's Rating:

3 Stars

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Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

Adventures in Booga Booga Land - Volume 1 (DVD)

On 2/17 Amanda Talbert wrote: Adventures in Booga Booga Land is a DVD that is designed for children to not only learn about Bible stories, but have them broken down in a way that is easy for them to pay attention to and understand. This particular DVD is designed to explain three parables of Jesus - the workers in the vineyard, the ... Adventures in Booga Booga Land (DVD) Review

Amanda's Rating:

3 Stars

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 9/22 Amanda Talbert wrote: How to Reach Your Full Potential for God by Charles Stanley was an incredibly insightful book that I am keeping on my bookshelf to read again and again. In this book, Stanley hits on so many points that are keeping us from being our best spiritually. The main points are how to be healthy in our bodies, ... Book Review: How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

Amanda's Rating:

5 Stars

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