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Bad Dads of the Bible

Bad Dads of the Bible

On 6/19 Nikole Hahn wrote: Reminiscent of Liz Curtis Higgs, Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them, Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid by Roland C. Warren warns fathers not to mirror the eight mistakes of fathers in the Bible. Roland C. Warren is the founder of Washington D.C.’s National ... From a Daughter's Perspective

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5 Stars

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Critical Condition

Critical Condition

On 5/26 Nikole Hahn wrote: Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry (M.D.) kept my eyes to the page. Life would tear me away from the story, but I would hurry to return to discover Shannon and Meghan Frasier’s tumultuous relationship and whether Shannon could put behind the past to marry Mark. Dr. Shannon Frasier witnessed her ... Mostly Good

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3 Stars

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Humility

Humility

On 2/2 Nikole Hahn wrote: Deeply thoughtful, Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue by David J. Bobb only raises a couple of questions, but otherwise completely satisfies this voracious reader. Humility is the subject of this biography. Humility speaks about four characters in history that exemplified humility ... A Couple of Problems

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4 Stars

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Wounded by God's People

Wounded by God's People

On 11/17 Nikole Hahn wrote: When Anne Graham Lotz writes or speaks, people pay attention. I saw her speak at the Christian Writer’s Guild, Writing For The Soul, and could feel the power of her words. In Wounded by God’s People: Discovering How God’s Love Heals Our Hearts, Anne is no less authentic or powerful in reaching ... For The Wounded

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5 Stars

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Dark Halo

Dark Halo

On 9/27 Nikole Hahn wrote: Shannon Dittemore once again wins me over by her love affair with words. I have read the last two books in the Angel Eyes Trilogy-Angel Eyes and Broken Wings-and Dark Halo, the last of the trilogy, holds me captive. Jake in Broken Wings was taken by the demon, Damian. Brielle is crying over the loss ... Captivating

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5 Stars

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When Mockingbirds Sing

When Mockingbirds Sing

On 8/31 Nikole Hahn wrote: What begins as a sweet tale about a little girl becomes something akin to Edgar Allen Poe or the movie Signs. When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey is a brilliantly written novel, and even up to the ninth hour you are still not sure if Leah is who she claims. Tom and Ellen Norcrosse and their daughter, ... Dark Like Poe

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5 Stars

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 7/28 Nikole Hahn wrote: Ian Morgan Cron illustrates the importance of a father in Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir of Sorts. His search for his father's love took him down many dark paths. From the point of view of a girl who had daddy-issues for years, this memoir nearly ripped my emotions out of my soul. I empathized ... Good for someone with daddy issues and celebrate recovery

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5 Stars

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A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust

On 6/16 Nikole Hahn wrote: A Matter of Trust by Lisa Wiehl continues the Mia Quinn saga, like the Nancy Drew mysteries or that Hallmark mystery series, Mystery Woman; the main story thread is Mia Quinn’s life. The suspense and mystery take a backseat to Mia’s troubles. This novel began with a startling murder. Mia is on the ... From Wow to Interesting

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4 Stars

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Broken Wings

Broken Wings

On 5/9 Nikole Hahn wrote: Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore is Book Two in the Angel Eyes Trilogy. It continues Jake and Brielle's story and is the only novel series I love that leaves us hanging at the end, forcing us to buy the next book in the series to find out what happened. Brielle still wears the Halo Jake gave her in ... Left Me Hanging

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5 Stars

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Constantly Craving

Constantly Craving

On 1/27 Nikole Hahn wrote: "We think, if I had that job, or that relationship, or lived in that city or that house, or lost twenty-five pounds, or gained a lot of money...then I would be happy. In other words, often when we are unhappy, we think that more of something would make it better." - Foreword, Henry Cloud, PH.D. Constantly ... Very Clinical, But It Warms Up

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4 Stars

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The Southern Foodie

The Southern Foodie

On 11/24 Nikole Hahn wrote: The Southern Foodie by Chris Chamberlain was the first cookbook I have ever reviewed, especially on a kindle. The moment you open the cookbook on kindle you get right into the index. On my food blog, Whine and Cheese, I featured some of the recipes. The recipes are great, but some do not explain clearly ... Some Recipes Not Specific

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4 Stars

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The Scent of Rain

The Scent of Rain

On 10/1 Nikole Hahn wrote: Daphne Sweeten is left at the altar in The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck. It’s a story of overcoming difficult obstacles, trusting again, and falling in love. Daphne met and fell in love with Mark. The truth about Mark came out after he and his family never showed up at their wedding. In response, ... Cute and Light Hearted

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5 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 8/26 Nikole Hahn wrote: Mondays with My Old Pastor by Jose Luis Navajo is an oasis in the midst of the deserts of ministry. It was a book written originally in Spanish and translated into English. Jose is a member of the pastoral team of Salem Evangelical Church in Madrid, Spain. The wisdom imparted by his old pastor and mentor ... Astonishing

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4 Stars

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Fake Christianity

Fake Christianity

On 8/3 Nikole Hahn wrote: Fake Christianity by C.B. Matthews had one good thing going for it—the title. Immediately, it caught my eye. That was until I read this: “That is why, when I look at the American church today and the majority of people who call themselves Christians, I feel nauseated. It is sickening, the lies that ... Book Has Some Issues to Work Out

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1 Stars

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 7/22 Nikole Hahn wrote: Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong (with Mark Tabb) first caught my attention when I saw the commercial advertising the Olympics. “What an amazing hint of a story!”, I remember saying. I wanted to learn more about him. Was he a Christian? Lopez Lomong was kidnapped at six years old by rebel fighters ... A Reminder to be Grateful

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5 Stars

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Covenant Child

Covenant Child

On 6/23 Nikole Hahn wrote: Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock hit an emotional spring inside of me. In so many ways, the thoughts and motivations of her characters felt familiar. Kara and Lizzie Holbrooke are the twin little girls of son of millionaire, Jack Holbrooke. In a display of contempt for his father’s legacy, Jack ... Never read a Blackstock novel quite like this one

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5 Stars

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The Truth About Forgiveness

The Truth About Forgiveness

On 6/7 Nikole Hahn wrote: The Truth About Forgiveness by John MacArthur is a simple read bringing us back to the reality of forgiveness—what it means to us, what Christ meant, and taking some of the more well-known stories in the Bible, showing us how debase our souls are without Him. We need forgiveness. It’s more like ... And The Truth Will Set You Free

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5 Stars

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December 1941

December 1941

On 4/25 Nikole Hahn wrote: 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved The World by Craig Shirley takes us on a tour of December, 1941 before and after the Pearl Harbor Attack. Shirley uses newspaper accounts, confidential government documents, and other sources to give us a tour of that era. He also used small, humorous side ... A Very Thorough and Well-Researched Book

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4 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 2/29 Nikole Hahn wrote: "Observing America, Tocqueville remarks that he sees more government in America than he saw in France, which was the first centralized nation state." - The Founders' Key The Founders' Key a mix of philosophy and law. The book reads like a school text book, only bulging at the binder with so much information ... Should Be Required Reading For All

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5 Stars

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

On 1/25 Nikole Hahn wrote: The first time George Washington Carver caught my attention was when I read Andy Andrew's coffee table book, "The Butterfly Effect." That kindled my curiosity. That, and a new appreciation for Martin Luther King Jr. John Perry writes the total history of George Washington Carver in one of his series ... Inspiring and Indepth

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4 Stars

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Love Lifted Me

Love Lifted Me

On 1/2 Nikole Hahn wrote: This book was like,“Facing the Giants” with southern spice. Jade and Max had a rough beginning to their marriage. He cheated and out of that union came Asa, a son. After Asa’s mother died, Jade took in the little boy like her own showing love and faith, struggling against fears and an old habit ... Facing The Giants With Southern Spice!

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4 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 12/3 Nikole Hahn wrote: Billy Graham is a national icon. Even non-Christians know him. He’s a powerful force in our time, bold in his proclamations for Christ. Even at 93 years-old, Graham exudes the same spark that I have witnessed on video clips. Sadly, I have never read a Billy Graham book until now and I have never heard ... Excellent For Young and Old

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5 Stars

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The Encounter

The Encounter

On 11/6 Nikole Hahn wrote: For those of you who have lived with “daddy issues” for years, The Encounter will bring you to the brink of tears. From here we get to hear Rush’s side and his mother’s side of the story. Every word in Arterburn’s work of fiction has tension. He writes succinctly, not wasting a single word, ... I Can Relate

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5 Stars

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No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior

On 10/18 Nikole Hahn wrote: This book reminds me of a Snuggie. You slip your arms into the sleeves and let the love wrap around you to ward off the chill of anger and unforgivness. It's written in typical Max Lucado style-the master story teller telling the tale of the cross in a language we can all understand. While I didn't care ... This Book Reminds Me of A Snuggie

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4 Stars

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Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts

On 9/16 Nikole Hahn wrote: BookSneeze chose me as one of a handful of bloggers to tweet, Facebook and blog about Women of Faith. To celebrate that moment, I chose Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont to review and to use as a book giveaway. Like her excellent speaking, Clairmont didn't disappoint me. The book matches her personality. ... Quirky, Fun and Real

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5 Stars

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Rumors of God

Rumors of God

On 8/24 Nikole Hahn wrote: In my short years as a blogger, I have read many church-bashing blogs. Some blogs have merely caused me to feel compassion for the obvious and real hurt that the writer still feels, and others have simply made me angry. What we don't realize is how much we're nailing Jesus in the foot by our unintentional ... Peeling Away The Layers

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4 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/17 Nikole Hahn wrote: "Yet I've noticed recently that all is not well within these virtual communities. They had an upbeat feel in the heady days of 2006 and 2007 when the New Atheism seemed to be like a bright new sun dawning on the world. But not now. Is a "crisis of faith" beginning to emerge?" - Pg. 41 A recent debate ... Engages the Athiest in Friendly Fire!

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5 Stars

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 6/26 Nikole Hahn wrote: Posted 06/26/11: I did so not because he was evil personified-I don't believe him to be. Though in my syndicated writings, I have labeled many of his policies as such. I labeled him "dangerous" because of his effectiveness, his smoothness of tongue, his Kennedy-like quality of looking like a starting ... A Thorough Dissection of Barack Obama

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5 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 5/8 Nikole Hahn wrote: Posted 05/08/11: The book begins with the terrorist attack at Fort Hood and continues to detail the egregious error in white washing Islam and exposes the journey we've taken as a society in trying to "understand" grievances instead of calling out the evil. We've proudly asserted ourselves as enlightened ... Enjoyed Reading it!

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5 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Nikole Hahn wrote: No one moved. Finally, Winston blinked and shook his head slightly. "I'm sorry," he said. "Seems like yesterday. My point was, I suppose, that as long as there is breath, there is hope." - Pg. 87 The Final Summit was an unusual combination of fiction and historical fact. It's part of a series about a ... Learning From History in Fiction

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5 Stars

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The Shelter of God's Promises

The Shelter of God's Promises

On 3/9 Nikole Hahn wrote: “Yet I have watched in silent awe as women like Angie and others have learned to walk with this wound in a way that brings such glory to Christ.” – Sheila Walsh Sheila Walsh has never disappointed me. Her writings cut like a cleaver to the heart of a matter, and yet she does so with humor and ... She Doesn't Disappoint.

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5 Stars

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An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

An Amish Christmas, expanded edition

On 12/13 Nikole Hahn wrote: December beckons me with its Christmas lights and cold nights to read a good Christmas story. I have my favorites, and An Amish Christmas has become one of them. A collection of Christmas novellas are typically unconnected stories by different authors of the same genre. In this case, these four novellas ... A Wonderful Christmas Read!

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5 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 11/18 Nikole Hahn wrote: Star Parker begins this political and moral call to arms with a story about her grandmother. It shows real poor compared to the poor nowadays. Star Parker has received death threats from her own race and hateful comments while trying to persuade African-Americans of the destruction welfare is causing ... Page Turner!

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5 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/7 Nikole Hahn wrote: The book was an unexpected delight and at the same time unexpectedly short. I’m all ready wanting to buy this book for my nephew. It’s inspirational showing the effects of small, every day people who chose to do the right thing and in turn their actions saved lives in future generations. One man’s ... Inspiring!

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5 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 8/20 Nikole Hahn wrote: It is hard to tell if the activities at that time were to blame, or the book really did begin a little too slowly for me, but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. Kelly Long has very thoroughly researched for this book. In the beginning of the book is a glossary of different Pennsylvania Dutch ... Take A Walk Through SARAH'S GARDEN

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4 Stars

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Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 6/6 Nikole Hahn wrote: My expectations for this book were not disappointed. I have always loved Sheila Walsh. Her books have helped me in my journey as I traveled along the rocky cliff and through the long dark nights. God asks us to trust Him-not just trust Him sometimes, but totally. It may feel like someone has tied a blindfold ... A Review

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5 Stars

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Plain Pursuit

Plain Pursuit

On 2/4 Nikole Hahn wrote:   Amish romance has hit the Christian culture like the Twilight series has hit the secular world—like a nuclear bomb. Authors like Beverly Lewis have colored the Amish in a rosy glow, and Beth Wiseman is no different. When you first open the book, she lists a few Pennsylvania Dutch words and their definitions. I work with ... Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman

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5 Stars

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