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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

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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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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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The Door Knocker

I pound the door knocker, “Hello, I want to come in”

“What? No, you haven’t found the door, go away...”

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Everything, Mary DeMuth's new book, my submission for her trailer


 Mary DeMuth invited her followers to be a part of the trailer for her new book, Everything.  This is my submission. It is hard for me to identified the exact moment Jesus became everything to me, because every time I think I know everything Jesus is, He whispers but there is more. This moment was my first realization after my conversion. What about you? When did you know Jesus was everything?

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Today is not a history highlight for any of us

 

This isn’t a highlight of history. Lord, forgive us for the things we have done and the positions we have been put in to do them. Let us always believe there is another way. 

 

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Only Jesus

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