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Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, in Give Them Grace; Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus, confront the Christian status quo of parenti ...more
Nov 07, 2013
May 09, 2013
Life of Pi
Oh, how I loved this book, having read it for the second time this past month. I now vow to read it again every five years or so! Poignant, inspiring ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
The Host (The Host, #1)
Ahhh, sweet bliss this book was. Stephenie Meyer, known for her Twilight series, has rewarded her adult readers with this sci-fi novel full of heart a ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
Jesus Freaks: Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus, the Ultimate Jesus Freaks (Jesus Freaks, #1)
Maybe it’s wrong to read stories of burning, decapitation, unjust imprisonment, and torture to my kids during devotion times. I did it anyway, and dar ...more
Jan 31, 2013
Sep 14, 2011
Here on Earth
In Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman uses the bones of the classic Wuthering Heights to weave a modern tale of haunting obsession and tragedy. While she de ...more
May 07, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
The Trumpeter of Krakow
In this historical Newberry award winner of 1929, alchemy, magic, loyalty, heroism—and trumpeting—vie for the fate of this once peaceful medieval Poli ...more
Jan 03, 2014
Nov 23, 2013
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
This “novel of war and survival” is not your typical fairy tale, nor is it your typical WWII historical novel. Imaginative yet realistic characters co ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed
“For fast-acting relief from stress, try slowing down.”—Lily Tomlin

During the Industrial Revolution, philosophers predicted those in our century woul
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Oct 16, 2014
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Severed body parts, cruel torture and mild profanity lend lurid new detail to these familiar fairy tales of childhood. Not meant particularly for chil ...more
Apr 13, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
The Forgotten Garden
I began Morton’s The Forgotten Garden with doubt that it could possibly deliver on all the acclaim it has received. I finished it wishing I could live ...more
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Sep 12, 2012
Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)
Young Danny, whose father tried to murder him at the Overlook Hotel one infamous Colorado winter “when a peanut farmer was president,” is now grown up ...more
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Dec 04, 2013
On Chesil Beach
In this story of a ludicrously disastrous wedding night in the 1960s, Ian McEwan gives us an allegorical glimpse into the British psyche: introspectiv ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
Aiding and Abetting
Read beautifully by golden-voiced Davina Porter, this 4-cd intelligently written psychological mystery kept my husband and I suitably intrigued during ...more
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Jan 02, 2012
The Blackhouse (Lewis Trilogy, #1)
Peter May is a manly Emily Bronte with a sexy Scottish accent, and he’s not afraid to use his words: desuetude, truculent, glaur dot the pages of The ...more
Nov 06, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
Lost Bodies: A Novel
Translated beautifully from the French, this lyric novel traces the intersecting journeys of three outcasts struggling to survive amid the political r ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
Jim Ware’s God of the Fairy Tale is none other than a God who turns the world upside-down and inside-out through a looking glass of faith. The univers ...more
Apr 28, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
Three Junes
Julia Glass's Three Junes, begun on a Greek isle and ended on an American one several years later, traces the interconnected lives of a modern family- ...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
Ask me. Would I ever in a million years read a zombie novel? I would have answered an unequivocal “no,” until just over a week ago, when I discovered ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
The Stand
Still my all-time beloved Stephen King book, this epic adventure has it all: a deadly plague that kills 99.6% of the world (sorry for the spoiler, but ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective
In this modern day parable, a slightly creepy, mysteriously non-aging old man becomes instant “best friends” with various people he meets in a seaside ...more
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Mar 13, 2012
boy craft
With engaging ideas for boys reluctant to craft, this gorgeous little project book is sure to provide hours of masculine creativity for active, hands ...more
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Sep 29, 2014
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Not really one to make cocktails, this little alcoholic recipe book was nevertheless enjoyable for its sardonic literary twist. The table of contents ...more
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Nov 23, 2013
The Pilot's Wife
The news of her husband’s plane crash begins an investigation both public and personal that ravages a woman’s memories of what was once considered a h ...more
Dec 09, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
Prodigal Summer
Pedantic plot and stereotypical characters made this novel by award-winning author of The Poisonwood Bible hard to finish. I think I would rather have ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
Ever-intent on power and the fountain of youth, American scientists exploit a discovery in the rainforest that leads to a breakthrough that will chang ...more
Oct 21, 2014
Jan 06, 2012
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
Dan Brown's easy-readers-for-grown-ups always satisfy and are a welcome reprieve from book club assignments with ulterior motives of making one think. ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Dec 04, 2013
Five Quarters of the Orange
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Jul 25, 2011
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)
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Jul 25, 2011
Twice-Told Tales
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Jul 25, 2011
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Jul 25, 2011
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