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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 11/5 Ellen Shasko wrote: Well, It certainly has been a while, hasn't it?  I'm back...Category: Adult Non-FictionFormat: KindleSkomomma's Rating: 3 out of 5Jolt by Phil Cooke is written for those interested in making change in their life.  In twenty-five easily digestible sections, he documents the key steps ... Book Review: Jolt! Get the Jump on a World That's Constantly Changing by Phil Cooke

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3 Stars

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A Reluctant Queen

A Reluctant Queen

On 5/23 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult Christian FictionFormat: KindleSkomomma's Rating: 4 out of 5I admit it, I'm a little bit of a junkie for fictional versions of actual Biblical accounts. A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf is the story of Esther. As a disclaimer, the reader should recognize that this is a fictional account ... Book Review: A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

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4 Stars

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No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 5/18 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Young Adult Christian FictionFormat: KindleSkomomma's Rating: 4 out of 5No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe is a fun kid-sized mystery novel that I think is appropriate for ages 8 and up. I plan on letting my daughter read this on my Kindle. We follow the story of Griffin, a young curious ... Book Review: No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe

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4 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/17 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult Christian Non-FictionFormat: Hardcover, 254 pagesSkomomma's Rating: 2 out of 5 Using the warm, conversational tone that has made Max Lucado's writings so wildly popular, Max on Life attempts to answer over 100 questions about faith and God. Chances are if you have every questioned something ... Book Review: Max on Life by Max Lucado

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2 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 5/17 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult, Christian FictionFormat: Hardcover, 245 pagesSkomomma's Rating: 4 out of 5The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is a wonderful novel that combines faith and history into a fascinating tale. In The Final Summit the reader is reintroduced to the main character - David who made a previous appearance ... Book Review: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 4/4 Ellen Shasko wrote: Book Review: The Fight of Our Lives by William J. Bennett and Seth LeibsohnCategory: Adult, Non-FictionFormat: Hardcover, 186 pagesSkomomma's Rating: 3.5 out of 5There is no doubt about where Bennett and Leibsohn stand on the issue of radical Islam and it’s documented fully in their book, “The Fight ... Book Review: The Fight of Our Lives by William J. Bennett and Seth Liebsohn

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3 Stars

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Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting

On 3/7 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult Non-Fiction, ParentingFormat: Softcover, 214 pagesSkomomma's Rating: 4 out of 5Doesn’t every mom at one time or another question their ability to parent? I know I do. That’s why I enjoyed reading “Regret Free Parenting” by Catherine Hickem. In this book Hickem addresses some ... Book Review: Regret Free Parenting by Catherine Hickem

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4 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 2/8 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category - Adult Non-Fiction, InspirationalFormat - Soft Cover, 205 pagesSkomomma's Rating: 4 out of 5I don’t think there is anyone out there who hasn’t experienced the pain and disappointment from a promise that has been broken. In Sheila Walsh’s book, “The Shelter of God’s Promises” we ... Book Review: The Shelter of God's Promises by Sheila Walsh

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4 Stars

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Tithing

Tithing

On 1/6 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult Christian Non-FictionFormat: Softcover, 176 pgSkomomma's Rating: 2 out of 5Tithing, Test Me in This is part of a series of books called the Ancient Practices Series. These Ancient Practices include - Sabbath, Fasting, Pilgrimage, Prayer, The Sacred Meal, and the Liturgical year. In ... Book Review: Tithing, Test Me in This by Douglas Leblanc

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2 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 12/20 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult Christian Non-FictionFormat: Hard-Cover, 212 pgSkomomma's Rating: 4 out of 5To me, this is just another masterpiece from Max Lucado. I've enjoyed just about every Lucado book that I've read, so I'll readily admit that I came in with a bias. However, Out Live Your Life did not disappoint ... Book Review: Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 12/20 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult Non-FictionFormat: Soft-Cover, 248 pagesSkomomma's Rating: 3 out of 5Uncle Sam's Plantation seeks to show the reader how the government has actually created a system that basically leaves the poor worse rather than better off. For the most part I agree with Parker's analysis. Welfare ... Book Review: Uncle Sam's Plantation by Star Parker

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3 Stars

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Angel Song

Angel Song

On 9/3 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult, Christian FictionFormat: Soft Cover, 352 pagesSkomomma's Rating: 3 out of 5 StarsGrowing up, one of my favorite Amy Grant songs was "Angels Watching over Me". I found myself humming that song as I read through this book. "Angel Song" is the story of a Annie, a country-raised girl turned ... Book Review: Angel Song by Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman

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3 Stars

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Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway?

On 6/16 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Children, FictionFormat: DVD, 60 minutesSkomomma's Rating: 2 out of 5 StarsIn this video we follow the story of Fred the Flea who wonders what his purpose it. Through a series of flashbacks we see pieces of various other Hermie and Friends stories including Buzby, Webster, Flo, Lil'Hermie, ... DVD Video Review: Hermie & Friends - Who is in Charge Anyway? Growing up with God

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2 Stars

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Love on a Dime

Love on a Dime

On 6/3 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Fiction - AdultFormat: Softcover, 310pSkoMomma's Rating: 3 out of 5 Looking for some summer reading? This might be the novel for you. Based in New England in the late 1890's, James tells the story of Lilly Westbrook, a young socialite summering with her family in a shoreside cottage (mansion, ... Book Review: Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James

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3 Stars

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I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/20 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Non-Fiction, Adult Format: Hardcover, 245 pages SkoMomma's Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Until I saw the cover of this book, I had never heard of a Hutterite. I Am Hutterite is a detailed look into the Hutterite way of life. We follow Mary-Ann through her years in the colony located in northwest ... I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby

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3 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 5/3 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult-Nonfiction, HistoricalFormat: Hardcover, 320 pagesSkoMomma's Rating: 3 out of 5A Century Turns is book similar to the "America: the Last Best Hope" series of historical books written by William Bennett. This is the first one of his historical review books that I've read, but I understand ... Book Review: A Century Turns by William Bennett

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3 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Ellen Shasko wrote: Category: Adult Nonfiction - SpiritualFormat: Softcover, 243 pagesSkomomma's Rating: 4 out of 5Plan B explores those frustrating times in your life where things don't turn out as you planned and you are left to put the pieces together and formulate your Plan B. It happens to all of us, and it's the most ... Book Review: Plan B by Pete Wilson

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4 Stars

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 2/1 Ellen Shasko wrote: If you've ever wondered how frightening life as an American in post-Saddam Iraq, then Buried Alive by Roy Hallums provides all the detail you would ever want to know. Hallums, a contractor working in Iraq, was captured and spent 311 days in captivity, most of it in an underground room. Hallums details ... Book Review: Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

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2 Stars

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Free Book

Free Book

On 1/28 Ellen Shasko wrote: Without a doubt, the cover and title of this book is eye-catching. But it's the subtitle of Free Book* by Brian Tome that will reel the reader in, "I am a fanatic about freedom. And I'm fanatical about coming at you hard in this book. I'm tired of seeing people beaten down by the world's systems and ... Book Review: Free Book by Brian Tome

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4 Stars

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