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Do you need some encouragement for your writing? Book Review - Writing for Your Soul


Cover of Writing for the Soul  Book Title  Writing For The Soul
Instruction and Advice  from an Extraordinary
                                      Writing Life
 
  Book Author       Jerry B. Jenkins
 
  Publisher              Writers DIgest Books
  Pub. Year  2006
  Pages      240
  Genre      Writing Refenece
  My Rating                 ♥♥♥♥♥   
  Ease of Read      Easy to read, but challenging if you are a  
                                           writer
  ISBN    978-1-58297-417-0
 





I was attracted to this book because...
   Jerry Jenkins and the Left Behind books taught me there was a place for Christian writers in today’s market. I was going to his writing conference when I bought the book. 
 
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Are you holding on to regret? Reading Letting Go will help - a book review

Cover of Letting Go Book Title   Letting Go

Book Author      Linda Godsey

 

Publisher              Gateway Create

Pub. Year   2012

Pages      76

Genre      devotional

My Rating ♥♥♥♥   

Ease of Read     very easy  

ISBN     978-4675-1648-8







 

I was attracted to this book because...

   It was recommend on a blog I follow. I was intrigue to learn know more about regret. 

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He has risen, indeed! We Have Seen the Lord!

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    Book Title           We Have seen the Lord!
                                The Passion and Resurrection of
                                                Jesus Christ
 
    Book Author      William Barclay
 
    Publisher          Westminster John Knox Press 
    Pub. Year          1998/1975
    Pages                123
    Genre                Devotional, Lent, Passion of
                                    Christ
    My Rating   ♥♥♥♥♥          
    Ease of Read      Thought provoking,    
                                     spiritually challenging
     ISBN                  0-664-25807-7


I was attracted to this book because...
   To tell the truth, I don’t remember exactly what brought me to this book. I was looking for something to read for Lent last year. 
   
This book was about...
   the last days of Jesus’ earthly ministry with supporting passages from the four Gospels and a small reflective commentary for the forty days of lent plus Easter and two days afterwards.  
 
Things I liked about this book...
   I liked being able to focus on the last days of Jesus using this as guide leading up to my celebration of Easter. I was challenged daily by the spiritual insights William Barclay provided in his commentary. This helped me move into a more intimate relationship with Jesus during this holy season. 
 
Why you should read this book...
   Barclay will challenge and remind you that you have seen the Lord, too. Our experience should insight us to the same degree of urgency and excitement of the disciples to proclaim, He has risen indeed! to the world.    
 
This book lived up to the back cover copy...
  William Barclay has delightfully intertwined passages from the Gospels with his beautiful prose to walk one more time through Jesus’ last days. You will be engaged and refreshed.  
 
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How to know Jesus Better- Review of Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord

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     Book Title Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful Lord
Abridged Christian Classics
 
     Book Author      T. C. Horton & Charles Hurlburt
 
     Publisher          Barbour 
     Pub. Year     2010
     Pages         189
     Genre         devotional
     My Rating     ♥♥♥♥♥   
     Ease of Read     quick, easy reading
     ISBN         978-1-60260-856-6
 
I was attracted to this book by...
   the title in the grocery store. Learning more about the names of the Lord appealed to me. The short devotional were a perfect addition to my daily meditation period. 
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How do you parent teenagers? Book Review - Mother of Pearl

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Book Title        Mother of Pearl 

 Book Author    Kellie Coates Gilbert

 Publisher         Abingdon Press

 Pub. Year         2012

 Pages              302

 Genre              Fiction, Christian, general 

 My Rating       ♥♥♥♥

 Ease of Read   fast paced story

 ISBN               978-1-4267-3343-7

I was attracted to this book because...

   A critique friend wrote this book. The book was finished before I joined the critique group. I am reading more Christian fiction, particularly contemporary fiction. I’m always looking for good books to read. 

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A Tool for Building Your Writing Business - Book Review for Business Tips and Taxes for Writers


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Book Title         Business Tips and Taxes For Writers 

Book Author      Carol Topp, CPA

 

Publisher          Media Angels 

Pub. Year         2012

Pages                127

Genre                Non-Fiction, Business, Writing

My Rating        ♥♥♥♥ 

Ease of Read   Straight forward  

ISBN    978-1-931941-22-8

 

I was attracted to this book because...

   In building my writing/publishing business, I am interested in all the information on the business side I can get. This book was recommended on an author website/blog. Unfortunately, I’m not sure which one. 

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Who are you trusting? a book review of If I Can Do All Things Through Christ... Why Can't I Find My Car Keys?

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Book Title   
If I Can Do All Things Through Christ... Why Can’t I Find My Car Keys?

Book Author       anthology

Publisher              Group

Pub. Year   2012

Pages      144

Genre      Devotional, Christian Life 

My Rating   ♥♥♥  

Ease of Read     Very Easy 

ISBN     978-0-7644-8849-8

 

 

I was attracted to this book because...

   Actually, I ran across it by accident, (a bad link). But the title is not only catches your attention, it is something I have mumbled to myself more than once in my life. 

 

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Is Jesus your EVERYTHING? a review of Mary DeMuth's Everything

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Book Title  Everything 
 What you give and what you gain to become like Jesus
Book Author      Mary DeMuth
Publisher              Thomas Nelson
Pub. Year  2012
Pages      198
Genre      Non-Fiction Spiritual Formation
My Rating  ♥♥♥♥♥ 
Ease of Read    Very easy, but it will challenge your thinking and spiritual awareness
 
 


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Locked On by Tom Clancy

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Book Title   Locked On

Book Author      Tom Clancy 

Publisher              Putnam

Pub. Year   2011

Pages      853

Genre      Fiction

My Rating   ♥♥♥♥♥

Ease of Read     Easy to read,  but long

ISBN     978-0-299-15741-8

 


I was attracted to this book because...
   Tom Clancy wrote, and it has all of my favorite Clancy characters, Jack Ryan, Sr., Jack Ryan, Jr., John Clarke, and Ding Chavez. 
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Finding romance in Colonial Connecticut

   


Book Title   
Colonial Courtships
                Four in one collection
Book Author    Laurie Alice Eakes
                      Carla Olson Gade
                      Lisa Karon Richardson
                      Amber Stockton
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Why you need to read Platform: Getting Noticed In A Noisy World

b2ap3_thumbnail_3D-Platform-Cover-21.JPGBook Title          Platform

Book Author       Michael Hyatt

Publisher            Thomas Nelson

Pub. Year           May 22, 2012

Pages                268

Genre                Non-fiction

My Rating          ♥♥♥♥♥

Ease of Read      easy to read, but a lot of information

ISBN                978-1595555038

I was attracted to this book because...

    I follow Michael's blog and find him trustworthy. Having done a great job of building his own platform, I knew he would have valuable content to share. I pre-ordered the hardcopy book, but I also bought an electronic copy to start reading it as soon as I could. I finished the initial reading before the hard copy book arrived. 

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What I learned building Nehemiah’s wall in First Grade Sunday School.


 

While I was teaching first grade Sunday School, we studied Nehemiah. I wanted the children to experience working together to build the wall brick by brick. I also wanted them to experience their part in building the wall. 

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Are you co-creating with God? Book Review - Walking on Water

Walking on Water

Reflections on Faith and Art

Madeleine L’Engle

1980, 240 pages

ISBN 978-0-87788-918-2

 

 

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E. Faye Paris 1927-2012

b2ap3_thumbnail_auntfaye-2006.jpgMy 80+ year old emailing Aunt Faye Paris passed away this week. In the last decade, I’ve bragged on her emailing so often. 

 

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I'm sad for collegiate sports

I all the years I have been a fan of collegiate sports, the one program, I never expected a scandal from was Joe Paterno's. I've always respected what he did on and off the field. With today's re-arrest of the assistant coach I am just sad and my image of honor among coaches tarnished a little more.

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My ‘fall’ of Steven James

I’ve dubbed this season of my life, the ‘fall’ of Steven James. I took several workshops recently taught by Steven and sat a couple of times at his table during meals.

 

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Trust30 My divine idea

Imitation is Suicide. Insist on yourself; never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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Trust30 My Personal Message

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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Video Commemorating 100 years of IBM, a matter of Personal Privilege

After spending 35 years in Information Technology, I am pleased to call for a moment of Personal Privilege and endorse this video commemorating 100 years of IBM.

 

 

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Does book burning bother you? - May 10, 1933 Book Burnings in Germany

On May 10 in 1933, the Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany. There is nothing more disturbing for those of us who love books, than stories of book burnings. Actually it is almost impossible to believe if we didn’t have it recorded in photos and videos. 

 

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Lyndie Blevins

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LyndieBlevins@guidingwind.com

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