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Fully Alive

Fully Alive

On 9/6 Dana Rongione wrote: A man lies in a bed in the ICU of the local hospital.  Tubes and wires protrude from his feeble body and wind their way to massive machines on either side of the bed.  The lights on the machine and the bouncing bubble that displays the heartbeat give evidence to the fact that this man is indeed ... Fully Alive by Ken Davis

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5 Stars

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The Lucado Inspirational Reader

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

On 1/3 Dana Rongione wrote: The Lucado Inspirational Reader is a collection of excerpts from numerous books by award-winning Christian author, Max Lucado.  The excerpts are short and divided into categories such as "The Cross", "Encouragement", "Relationship with God", and so on.  The layout makes it easy for the reader ... The Lucado Inspirational Reader by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 11/7 Dana Rongione wrote: Can people be likened to objects?  Best-selling author, Patsy Clairmont, seems to think so. Clairmont likens us to stained glass windows, molded together into something beautiful despite the shattered fragments we possess.  In fact, the subtitle of Stained Glass Hearts sums it up masterfully: ... Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont

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5 Stars

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The Realms Thereunder

The Realms Thereunder

On 10/11 Dana Rongione wrote: The Realms Thereunder is a Christian fantasy, and the first in a new series entitled, "The Ancient Earth Trilogy."  It is the story of two children, Daniel and Freya, who discover a hidden world of unique and interesting characters that dwell in tunnels within the earth.  When the two children ... The Realms Thereunder by Ross Lawhead

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3 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 8/17 Dana Rongione wrote: Habakkuk 3:2 says, "O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known." In a world of such wickedness and pain, it often becomes difficult to see God working. The God of the Bible seems to be nothing more than rumors or fairy tales. Even those who are strong in ... Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson

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5 Stars

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Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life

On 7/11 Dana Rongione wrote: Do you ever wonder if you're where God wants you to be? Do you ever feel like you were made for more than what you're currently doing? Do you ever feel out of place in your job or ministry? Max Lucado's book, Cure for the Common Life, addresses these issues and more. It is a guide to discovering ... Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 6/16 Dana Rongione wrote: Griffin Sharpe is not your average American boy. He's observant--very observant. He can tell you the number of stairs he just climbed, the number of breaths you took during a recent conversation, and whether or not the man across the street brushed his teeth this morning. His matter-of-fact attitude ... There's No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe

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5 Stars

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A Conversation with God for Women

A Conversation with God for Women

On 5/24 Dana Rongione wrote: A Conversation with God for Women allows readers a one-on-one dialogue with God, Jesus, and other important biblical characters as they respond to questions and concerns relevant to the Christian faith. The often challenging questions address issues and tensions specifically felt by women. Each answer, ... A Conversation with God for Women by Marcia Ford

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1 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 2/7 Dana Rongione wrote: In a world of uncertainty, pain, and struggle, where do you find solid assurance and unshakable truth? Gifted Bible teacher and inspiring Women of Faith speaker, Sheila Walsh, offers powerful, heart-filled teaching on ten bedrock promises of God, providing the foundation for daily confidence, joy, ... The Shelter of God's Promises by Sheila Walsh

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5 Stars

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 1/12 Dana Rongione wrote: "The Way Home" is a Christian film by Lionsgate Productions. This heartwarming tale is based on the true story of Randy Simpkins, a father and husband who is torn between the demands of his job and the commitment to his family. While preparing to leave for vacation, Randy is once again sidetracked by ... The Way Home Starring Dean Cain

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Dana Rongione wrote: We live in difficult times. Many people are poor, tired, and hungry. The world, as a whole, is suffering. As for us? We stand in the midst wondering if it's possible to make a difference. Can we fix the problems of the world? Can we offer help in the midst of crisis? Can we reach out with a caring ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Dana Rongione wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews is a wonderful children's story based on the "butterfly effect." The focus of the book is to help children understand that each action, whether good or bad, affects someone else. Andrews, in his own unique way, takes you through the life of not just ... The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

On 8/7 Dana Rongione wrote: 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear by Stephen Elkins was a joy to read. In fact, I sat down and went through it in one reading. After reading the book's description, I thought I was going to be receiving a book with familiar children's prayers like "God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food." ... 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear by Stephen Elkins

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5 Stars

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A Summer Secret

A Summer Secret

On 5/21 Dana Rongione wrote: In the first book of her newest series, The Mysteries of Middlefield, Kathleen Fuller introduces Mary Beth, a thirteen-year-old Amish girl who simply wants some peace and quiet away from her three pesky brothers. In an effort to escape her world of chores and boyish pranks, she turns an abandoned barn ... A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller

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4 Stars

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

On 3/22 Dana Rongione wrote: Kaleidoscope by Patsy Clairmont is a witty and insightful journey through the book of Proverbs. Chapter by chapter, Clairmont presents a unique look at 32 of some of the lesser-known verses in the book of Proverbs. Her style is direct yet lighthearted, giving a balanced feel to the book and the lessons ... Kaleidoscope by Patsy Clairmont

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5 Stars

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Tithing 2

Tithing 2

On 2/18 Dana Rongione wrote: Tithing is part of the Ancient Practices Series written by Douglas Leblanc. In the book, he tells the stories of several families whose lives were changed as a result of their decision to tithe. The key verse he uses is found in Malachi 3:10 and says, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that ... TITHING by Douglas Leblanc

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2 Stars

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What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

On 1/22 Dana Rongione wrote: What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do is a short book discussing eight principles in finding God's way through difficult circumstances. The book highlights the fact that the best time for God to work in our lives is when we've come to the end of our rope. As long as we're trusting in our own ... What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

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4 Stars

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How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

How to Reach Your Full Potential for God

On 1/12 Dana Rongione wrote: Do you ever look at your life and feel that there must be more to it? Do you ever wonder about God's plan for your life yet feel as if you're falling short? In his book, How to Reach Your Full Potential for God, Charles Stanley hits on seven key points necessary for living your life in God's will and ... How to Reach Your Full Potentential for God by Charles F. Stanley

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5 Stars

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