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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 10/11 Thomas Hypes wrote: I have to admit up front that I like Max Lucado but I’m not an avid reader of his works. There’s something in his writing style that loses me. While I enjoy listening to him live the few times I have seen him, his story telling style does not hold me in written form. That said, this book is different. ... Great if you are a Max fan....

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4 Stars

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A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

On 10/11 Thomas Hypes wrote: OK, I admit that I’m a tad behind (well, maybe more than a tad behind) in my book reviews so I’m going to try to catch up tonight and get back on track =) Conversations with God is an interesting book that asks some basics questions such as “What is Heaven like?”, “If God loves us, why is ... Not crazy about the format....

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3 Stars

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Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

On 3/28 Thomas Hypes wrote: Um, how to start this review. Well, um, “Finding our way again” is the wrong way. How’s that to cover the jist of it? I admit, I am not a Brian Mclaren fan but I have some people I respect that like him so I wanted to give him another look. Also, I have tried a couple of the books in the “The ... The Wrong Way

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1 Stars

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 2/10 Thomas Hypes wrote: The Jesus Inquest is a very interesting book. In the same mindset of a Lee Strobel “The Case for….” book, this study is an in-depth, legal like presentation on the presentations of the resurrection of Christ. However, it has a twist… it presents both arguments of the defense as well as the prosecution. It ... X and Y confuse me =)

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3 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 1/4 Thomas Hypes wrote: I have to make a confession up front, I love the concept of devotionals but generaly find them lacking. Why must I admit this? It will effect my review of this book. For instance, as a book in and of itself, I don’t know if I would recommend it. However, compared to other devotionals, this is one ... A Year With God

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3 Stars

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Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 11/8 Thomas Hypes wrote: For a change of pace, I thought I would review a Bible. Now there is one thing true for any Bible translation, the Bible part of this NKJV is the exact same as any other NKJV Bible. This version of the Bible (like the NIV) is considered to be a sixth grade reading level which may sound low but sixth ... Book Review: Start! The Bible for New Believers NKJV

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3 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/2 Thomas Hypes wrote: If you go to the store to buy this book to read, might as well get a box of tissues while you’re out and about. You’ll need it! However, don’t let that stop you, the testimony in this book will be very encouraging to you. The story is about a young boy who goes through ... Book Review: Heaven is for Real

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5 Stars

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Your Money God's Way

Your Money God's Way

On 10/14 Thomas Hypes wrote: ”Amie Streater….delivers a powerful message of common sense and Biblical wisdom that today’s Churchgoers desperately need.” Dave Ramsey As a financial guru, Dave Ramsey would know and after checking out this book, I would have to agree. Amie Streater speaks as someone ... Book Review: Your Money God’s Way

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4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/20 Thomas Hypes wrote: First, an apology. I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review. While most books you have an open amount of time to review, this one was due on 9/7/10. However, I lost the book. Last night, my wonderful wife found it for me and so now here it ... Book Review: The Butterfly Effect

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/11 Thomas Hypes wrote: You can’t judge a book by its cover but when it comes to Max Lucado, you can tell a book by its title. I respect Max Lucado’s ministry but must admit up front that I have not been a big fan of his books personally. It’s not the content, the content is tight…. It’s the ... Book Review: Out Live Your Life

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3 Stars

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The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

On 8/30 Thomas Hypes wrote: Awhile back, we watch a presentation of “indescribable” by Louie Giglio where he does a presentation exploring the heavens. He does a great job of building and building how vast, powerful, and overwhelming God is and then brings it to the life changing reality of how in spite of this, He is mindful os us ... Book Review: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory

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4 Stars

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 8/18 Thomas Hypes wrote: About eight years ago, I was a youth pastor with a group of about 30 kids. One night, as we were talking about salvation, one of the kids talked about his view of salvation. Once he came to the Lord, he was ready for heaven. However, when we you sin (tell a white lie), you ... Book Review: Captured by Grace

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4 Stars

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Beyond Opinion

Beyond Opinion

On 7/27 Thomas Hypes wrote: This is a book on theology and apologetics. If you are a Christian and have never understood or have been intimidated by such things, this is a great book for you. “Beyond Opinion” is not an easy read but it is also not a hard read. Ravi Zacharias has collected writings from different contributors on topics ranging ... Book Review: Beyond Opinion

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5 Stars

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Jesus Calling - Deluxe Edition

Jesus Calling - Deluxe Edition

On 6/29 Thomas Hypes wrote: OK, let me cut to the chase of it….. if you’re looking for a devotional… buy this book! Now! Stop reading, go to your local Christian bookstore, and buy this book! I am very picky when it comes to devotionals. For the most part, I just don’t like them. They are either new, trendy and ... Book Review: Jesus Calling

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5 Stars

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham

On 6/11 Thomas Hypes wrote: If you are looking for a great book with loads of detailed information on the life of and surrounding Billy Graham, this is a great one for your library. If you want more of the heart, humor, and wisdom of Billy Graham, pick up  the books of interviews between Rev. Graham and David Frost. Between ... Book Review: Billy Graham His Life and Influence

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5 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 6/8 Thomas Hypes wrote: First, an apology…. I received this book from Thomas Nelson for free in exchange for a legit review. The only thing they asked is that the review go out on Memorial Day. Sadly, I missed that date and apologize for being tardy.  Now, to the review…. In an effort for full disclosure, I did not ... Book Review: Jesus Manifesto

Thomas' Rating:

2 Stars

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Change Your Church for Good, Revised

Change Your Church for Good, Revised

On 5/28 Thomas Hypes wrote: How should I start this review? Let’s just say, I am pretty pumped about this book. I had never heard of the pastor, never heard of the church, and mostly got it because it was the most interesting of the options at the time. I have a love/ hate relationship with church leadership books but ... Book Review: Change Your Church for Good

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5 Stars

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 Thomas Hypes wrote: Today’s review is a book I was very much looking forward to called “Plan B” by Pete Wilson. He is a Nashville pastor who I follow on Twitter. Over the last year I have appreciated his outlook as well as his personal touch in responding to a few direct texts for myself. So, when I found ... Book Review: Plan B

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5 Stars

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The Money Answer Book

The Money Answer Book

On 4/27 Thomas Hypes wrote: I like Dave Ramsey.  I think once you get a jist of his message then it starts to get repetitive. I also think this is needed when it comes to money managment. I have seen Mr. Ramsey speak a few times and read his book “Total Money Managment”. Now he has a new book (almost ... Book Review: The Money Answer Book

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5 Stars

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You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

On 4/19 Thomas Hypes wrote: Well, first surprise….. It’s a gift book. When I selected it on the site, I thought it was a new Lucado book but it’s more of a collection of highlights from “Cure for the Common Life”. That said, it’s good for a gift book. A bright yellow sticker on the front of the book says “Good ... Book Review: You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be”

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4 Stars

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How Should a Christian Live?

How Should a Christian Live?

On 4/8 Thomas Hypes wrote: I got a free copy of “How Should a Christian Love?” from Thomas Nelson to post an honest review of. This is a book that is part of a series of “Next Generation” devotional books for pre teens. This book is an extension of Thomas Nelson’s Word of Promise CDs where young actors portray the Bible ... Book Review: How Should a Christian Live?

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4 Stars

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The Sacred Journey 2

The Sacred Journey 2

On 3/26 Thomas Hypes wrote: The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster Let me start out by saying, I really wanted to like this book but alas, it was not meant to be. Before I get to the things that bothered me, let me say the concept is one that I find appealing. God often calls us into journey, the wilderness, or as ... Book Review: The Sacred Journey

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2 Stars

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 3/17 Thomas Hypes wrote: This is the new book by John Maxwell, world known author and speaker in both the Christian and Secular world. He is wildly successful so when he has advise on how to communicate, anyone who wants to be successful should want to listen. The challenge for me is it’s just that. How to be “successful” at ... Book Review: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

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4 Stars

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The Map

The Map

On 3/8 Thomas Hypes wrote: “The Map” by David Murrow is a two-part book for men concerning their growth in their spiritual lives. The first part is fiction in how the author came across “The Map” (think a Christian version of the DaVinci Code style) and the second half is the life application in people’s life from “The Map” as ... Book Review: The Map by David Murrow

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5 Stars

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Free Book

Free Book

On 2/24 Thomas Hypes wrote: Free Book by Brian Tome One topic I am passionate about is freedom in Christ through a relationship with him so I was eager to get my hands on this book by an author with a similar passion. The reason the books stood out to me when I first saw it is not its bright orange ... Book Review: Free Book by Brian Tome

Thomas' Rating:

3 Stars

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