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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1)
"Just suppose you had never heard the Christmas story, and didn't know anything about it, and then somebody told it to you. What would you think?"

Nov 24, 2012
Jul 29, 2008
Who's Your Father?: Returning to the Love of the Biblical God
Last year I was contacted by the author of Who’s Your Father? who asked me if I’d read and review his book, which he had recently published, and he se...more
Jan 26, 2014
Sep 06, 2013
Mere Christianity
I first read Mere Christianity in college and decided it was time to give it another go. The question I had for myself was, what would I take from it...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 30, 2008
The Story of Liberty
"If while reading this "Story" you are roused to indignation, or pained at the recital of wrong and outrage, remember that out of endurance and sacrif...more
Jan 1996
Jul 30, 2008
The Trial
Wow - a classic existentialist story. A guy named Joseph K. (living in a totalitarian society) is arrested and interrogated but never given a reason f...more
Feb 2013
Nov 26, 2011
Morning and Evening: King James Version
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was an English preacher who lived from 1834-1892 and is known for his bold sermons and writings. At our church, we almost thin...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jul 14, 2013
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved
When I first heard the title of this book it really intrigued me, and I immediately added it to my list of books to read. I grew up in a Christian hom...more
Apr 19, 2014
Jul 29, 2013
Ink on His Fingers
When twelve-year-old Hans Dunne’s father dies suddenly, it looks like he will be forced to drop out of the monastery Latin school. As it turns out, hi...more
Nov 09, 2012
Nov 09, 2012
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
"Hudson Taylor did not start out to impact "millions." He started out to love God, to honor Him, and to share His love with individual sinners who nee...more
Oct 18, 2013
Sep 13, 2011
Robinson Crusoe
“I was now landed and safe on shore, and began to look up and thank God that my life was saved in a case wherein there was some minutes before scarce...more
Jan 2006
Jul 29, 2008
The Screwtape Letters
Martin Luther is quoted as stating, “The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he...more
Dec 25, 2013
Jul 30, 2008
Son (The Giver #4)
I received "Son" in the mail the same day my daughter-in-law went into labor. As I was getting ready to head out to the hospital to await the birth of...more
Apr 11, 2014
Sep 26, 2012
Girl Meets God
This memoir is of one girl's journey towards a relationship with God. Neither one of her parents practices their religion, so Lauren must learn and de...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
Ten Things I Hate About Me
I found this book written in an entertaining way that kept my interest, but a little predictable. I did appreciate the insight it provides on living a...more
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 14, 2009
The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust the Modern Translations?
Do you have a favorite version of the Bible? If so, it may be your preference for a number of reasons: perhaps it’s the version you grew up reading, o...more
Jan 26, 2013
Aug 06, 2012
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Frederick Douglass made his debut as a public speaker at an anti-slavery meeting in 1841, at about the age of 23. Many people in the North were quite...more
Jan 2006
Apr 08, 2011
Most people are familiar with the term utopia, which originated with the fictional work by Thomas More published in 1516. Utopia was written shortly a...more
Jan 2001
Jul 27, 2008
Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this touching story about a Navajo who falls in love with a Navajo girl who was raised and influenced by Americans....more
Sep 23, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)
Newbery Award acceptance speech, Taylor said that one of her goals as a writer was to “paint a truer picture of Black people. I wanted to show the en...more
Feb 2003
Jul 27, 2008
Celebrating the Sabbath: Finding Rest in a Restless World
For some reason, many Bible-believing Christians uphold the parts of God's law that condemn adultery, murder, lying, idolatry and disobedience to pare...more
Jan 2000
Aug 01, 2009
Number the Stars
The Holocaust is a very sensitive topic; it’s not easily addressed at a child’s level and isn’t always done successfully. Lois Lowry’s historical fict...more
Jan 2005
Oct 01, 2011
All of Grace
I just finished this wonderful work of 125 short pages in which Charles Spurgeon presents the work of the Trinity in saving sinners. This book has a d...more
Sep 29, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
The Holiness of God
Some people incorrectly develop a dual view of God as He is presented in the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament they see a fierce, angry God...more
Oct 24, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
The Slave Dancer
"I danced the slaves under Stout's watchful eye...But in truth I was so agitated I could hardly make my fingers work on the fife...I could not help bu...more
Jan 2003
Oct 21, 2008
The Giver (The Giver #1)
Utopia was Thomas More's attempt in 1516 to critique some of the problems in his society and put forth a challenge for reform, but many of the ideas p...more
Nov 2008
Jul 26, 2008
Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century
To be called by God to a foreign country as a missionary of the Gospel is a privilege and an awesome undertaking. But to be called as a missionary to...more
Mar 23, 2013
Jul 19, 2012
As I started reading Gilead, I really had no idea what to expect, but right away I was struck with the unique perspective from which it is narrated. T...more
Sep 21, 2012
Jun 08, 2009
Robert Fulton Boy Craftsman
Do you have a child who’s always coming up with ideas or working on projects? My middle child is one of those.

This biography for children is about the...more
Nov 02, 2013
Aug 01, 2009
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot (Lives of Faith)
The missionary Jim Elliot (1927-1956) was one of five men killed by the Auca Indians in Ecuador. His widow Elisabeth has written many tremendous books...more
Sep 14, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
The Time Traveler's Wife
This sounded like a good book (which I picked up used for 50 cents), and when I saw that the movie was coming out I hurried to read my copy before see...more
Sep 04, 2009
Jul 30, 2008