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Storming the Black Ice

Storming the Black Ice

On 4/16 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: This is not the first time I read one of Don Brown's novels (see here for 'Thunder In The Morning Calm). His books are hard to pass (in this family, we eagerly line up!) Storming The Black Ice is yet again a great adventure prodding us to think of 'What If?', this time set against the frigid backdrop ... Don Brown weaves an action packed story with underwater action and naval engagements!

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5 Stars

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The Sinners' Garden

The Sinners' Garden

On 1/20 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: From the beginning the book's synopsis intrigued me! There is a wealth of possibilities in it and it definitively engaged my imagination. No spoilers here, discover the story behind the title for yourselves! Adversity is something most of us face in life, Faith is what carries us through the rough patches. ... What shines throughout William Sirls' tale is that God is in control!

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5 Stars

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A Man Called Blessed

A Man Called Blessed

On 11/16 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: 'A Man called Blessed' story line will grip you with its intriguing 'what if' Israel would discover the Ark of the Covenant and rebuilt the Temple. As it is his norm, Ted Dekker offers his readers a spectrum of ideas and reactions to this possibility, informing rather than preaching. His novels stands ... An amazing journey to witness!

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5 Stars

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Jesus

Jesus

On 11/15 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: The introduction alone of 'Jesus: A Theography' is worth reading this compelling book but the notes section are in itself an entire library! My advice is don't rush the experience! This most intriguing look at Jesus begins before time itself and it truly opens a wider scope of who Jesus Christ really ... This is a wonderful rendition of a man's life we revere as the Messiah.

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The Searchers

The Searchers

On 8/17 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: 'The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt' by Joseph Loconte describes what happened on the road to Emmaus and what it means to believers or non-believers. Most Christians know the story of two friends traveling on the road to Emmaus to a place of safety after witnessing the crucifixion ... A compelling journey for any spiritual traveler!

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5 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 6/30 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Originally written in Spanish by Jose Luis Navajo and beautifully translated, 'Mondays with my old Pastor' is destined to become a favourite with most Christians, particularly Pastors and Lay Ministers or anyone whose faith struggles with burnout! 'Mondays with my old Pastor' is an exquisitely crafted ... Beautifully crafted and exquisitely translated!

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5 Stars

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Need You Now

Need You Now

On 4/27 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Best selling author Beth Wiseman has delighted her many fans with tales of the Amish world for years. Perhaps I was influenced by my daughter as she is a big fan but I have enjoyed her stories! This novel is however quite different and I will admit to some disappointment. A contemporary story is rarely ... Really not what I hoped for!

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3 Stars

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The Jesus We Missed

The Jesus We Missed

On 3/18 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: 'The Jesus We Missed: The Surprising Truth About The Humanity Of Christ' brings readers an amazing amount of insights into the life of the man we call Jesus. Richly detailed and perfectly flowing, it gives anyone who wishes to know more about Jesus' life, an entirely different perspective on this charismatic ... The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon, Book Review

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5 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 2/6 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: With such a book description my curiosity was piqued and I requested this book knowing little else than the name of the man who gave the world the English Bible. The King James version was the first complete English Bible made available to those unable to read Latin or Greek. In 'Tyndale' we discover ... Fascinating and well worth reading!

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5 Stars

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 12/10 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: A picture, a line or paragraph, even the cover of a book can compel us to reach out and find out more about its history and such was 'The Grace Effect' for me! Larry Alex Taunton is the author of 'The Grace Effect' but also the founder and executive director of Fixed Point Foundation, best described ... The Grace Effect

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5 Stars

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Has God Spoken?

Has God Spoken?

On 10/11 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Some of you might be familiar with the 'Bible answer man' on Christian radio or perhaps with the books Hank Hanegraaff has written. When it comes to bible topics he is very knowledgeable as many college students will attest! In 'Has God Spoken: Proof of the Bible's Divine Inspiration', Hanegraaff's biblical ... Has God Spoken?

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A Place Called Blessing

A Place Called Blessing

On 7/22 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: I have found on occasion that even 'Christian' novels will have a certain amount of violence or what I shall describe veritably, unchristian language or actions. Life changing stories brings often a certain amount of wariness on my part. Still I believe I try to be objective and keep an open mind when ... A Place Called Blessing

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5 Stars

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The Sacred Meal

The Sacred Meal

On 6/23 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Nora Gallagher is truly an amazing gifted writer and The Sacred Meal is once again proof of her special talent! As part of The Ancient Practices series this is an amazing book you just know instantly belongs on your personal library shelves. Much has been written about Holy Communion throughout the centuries ... The Sacred Meal

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The Sacred Journey

The Sacred Journey

On 4/23 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Once again Charles Foster has penned an excellent book, this time about his own Sacred Journey while relating wonderful stories about fellow nomads and travelers around the world. Written in a flowing and easy to read format and superbly edited to boot, this is one book you will not put down until finished! The ... The Sacred Journey

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/21 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: When Booksneeze offered the possibility to review this latest book of Andy Andrews I immediately acccepted. I very much enjoyed The Heart mender which I also reviewed here. The 11th of April (posting schedule) came and went and I will first tell you, this is one book not to be rushed. Andy Andrews has ... The Final Summit

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 2/28 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Charles Foster describes himself as a Writer, Barrister and Traveler. As a barrister - or criminal lawyer - Charles Foster uses his legal experience but also his faith to present a magnificent case, both for and against the resurrection of Jesus and the empty tomb. This is a compelling book and you will ... The Jesus Inquest - Excellent addition to anyone's library!

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5 Stars

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Sabbath

Sabbath

On 1/9 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: We are taught from a young age that the 4th commandment reminds us to observe the Sabbath and to keep it Holy. To most of us however the Sabbath is a day of rest but in Sabbath, his latest book, Dan B.Allender tells us how he sees this day as much more. Let's face it, during these busy times it is more ... Sabbath by Dan B. Allender

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3 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/30 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: The cover of this book says it all: "Make His Thoughts Your Thoughts"! A Year with God, Daily Readings and Reflections on God's Own Words is an excellent way to start each day! If like me most of your Bible studies have been in the New Testament, you will find that R. P. Nettelhorst uses the Old Testament ... A Year with God by R. P. Nettelhorst

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4 Stars

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 10/9 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: When I received the opportunity to preview The Way Home I was absolutely thrilled. This is my kind of movie, not just based on actual facts but a compelling true story! There is a fine line between providing for and finding time to commit to your family. Randy Simpkins is such a father and preoccupied ... The Way HOme. a must see movie for the whole family!

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5 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Posted 09/10/10: Max Lucado is an excellent writer and his latest book Outlive Your Life is no exception! What sets this book apart is of course the subject: the first twelve chapters of the Book of Acts. Each chapter starts with a verse from Acts doing what Lucado does best, telling a story about you ... Outlive your life by Max Lucado

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Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

Captured by Grace (Trade Paper)

On 8/31 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: In his book called Captured by Grace, No One is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God Dr. David Jeremiah gives us wonderful insights on how our Loving God gathers his chosen ones, in this case John Newton, a slave trader who later on wrote the well loved hymn Amazing Grace and Paul, who use to persecute Christians ... Captured bt Grace, No one is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God

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Resurrection in May

Resurrection in May

On 8/3 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Recently graduated from College, May Seymour has good looks, intelligence, friends and everything to look forward to. She just does not know yet what to do with her life. One day she meets Claudius, a caring elderly farmer who welcomes her in his home and his life for the summer and May discovers the ... Resurrection in May, book review

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4 Stars

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The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 7/2 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Anyone who is acquainted with me will tell you how much I love to read so when the opportunity came to review this book I jumped on the occasion. Since the USPS took a VERY long time to deliver this latest tome to our mailbox, I almost psyched myself into believing there is a reason for everything after ... The Heart Mender, a story of second chances by Andy Andrews

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4 Stars

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Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

On 4/20 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: Saint Patrick by Jonathan Rogers separates the myths from the facts and you will find this book to be a very interesting account of the Saint. Did you know he was not Irish but a Roman Briton? The author introduces us to the young man who came from a wealthy family very involved in the Church yet whom himself was not much of a Christian.... Review: Saint Patrick by Jonathan Rogers

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4 Stars

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Buried Alive

Buried Alive

On 3/8 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: This is truly a fascinating book and I am glad I had the opportunity to review it! In Buried Alive, Roy Hallums recounts his story simply with no dramatics, just his courage and strength. His faith in God and Country shines throughout the narration. Suffering unbearable cruelty, humiliation and starvation, ... Buried Alive by Roy Hallums, A Booksneeze Review

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5 Stars

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The Word of Promise New Testament

The Word of Promise New Testament

On 2/12 Noelle the Dreamer wrote: My family and I have recently been given the opportunity to review the "Word of Promise New Testament" audio bible.This 20 CD set including 1 DVD brings to life the teachings of Christ and his disciples through the voices of an incredible cast of actors, audio effects and most uplifting music.A wonderful ... Bible Review

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