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The Explicit Gospel
4.23
it was amazing
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.

Quite frankly, I expected to be bored by this book. It’s about the gospel, and I’ve been in church for d
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Apr 04, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
 
Jesus + Nothing = Everything
4.16
liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.

I feel required to start my review of Jesus + Nothing = Everything with a justification of my three-star
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Jan 2011
Mar 06, 2012
 
Dawn of the Jedi:  Into the Void
3.72
liked it
In high school I read nearly every Star Wars book ever written, and I have great memories of Jedi adventures across the universe. Every now and then — ...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
Heretics
4.17
liked it
Chesterton was a jovial, good-natured man, known for his raucous laughter and his love for naps and good beer. But Chesterton was also criticized for ...more
Jan 2012
Mar 21, 2012
 
The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster
3.81
really liked it
This book is a cheap, cargo pocket-sized introduction to preparing for a disaster. With 101 easy tips, Bernie Carr takes the reader through dozens of ...more
not set
Oct 08, 2012
 
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community
4.29
really liked it
"Reading Bonhoeffer is incredibly convicting." That was my friend's opinion when I mentioned this book, and he is absolutely right.

Bonhoeffer was the
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Jan 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free
4.20
liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
The bulk of Tchividjian’s narrative rests upon a distinction between a theology of glory and a theology
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Sep 18, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
The Mark of a Man
4.08
really liked it
You can find my full review at Quieted Waters.

Elisabeth Elliot is a treasure from a bygone era, although she still lives and writes in ours. Her activ
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Mar 09, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
 
Saint Francis of Assisi
4.01
really liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
In the opening pages, Chesterton describes this biography as a sketch of the famous man. Rather than att
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not set
Mar 23, 2013
 
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone
4.12
really liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
Billy and Allie connect with young King Huko and his friend, Anui. As the four young people come togethe
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Oct 2013
Oct 03, 2013
 
Junior
3.56
liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
Coca-Cola, prescription drug companies, and foreign countries sponsor anything and everything in Junior‘
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not set
Nov 28, 2012
 
Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
4.15
liked it
You can find my full review at Quieted Waters.

Rachel Scott was a student at Columbine High School in 1999, on that infamous day when two young men wen
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not set
Mar 06, 2012
 
Knowing God
4.31
it was amazing
I cannot recommend J.I. Packer’s Knowing God too highly, primarily because I have never read a book that has more practically changed my own life. No ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2012
 
Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage
4.17
really liked it
Joel Beeke is the President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and he has served as pastor of a local church for nearly three decades. That exp ...more
not set
May 06, 2013
 
What Survived
3.67
really liked it
I vividly remember the first time I watched Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan. I remember the entire theater shaking with each artillery blast, and I r ...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
 
No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
4.18
really liked it
In No Matter How Loud I Shout Edward Humes shares his observations, criticisms, and suggestions after spending a year observing Juvenile Court in Los ...more
not set
Jun 30, 2013
 
The 4-Hour Workweek
3.83
really liked it
I have been on the fence for quite some time about reading The 4-Hour Workweek. I have heard both good and bad reviews about this first book by Tim Fe ...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
The Shaping of a Christian Family
4.31
really liked it
You can find my full review at Quieted Waters.

“No amount of talking penetrates as deeply as example,” writes Elisabeth Elliot, and the pages of this b
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Apr 20, 2011
Mar 02, 2012
 
Empire (Empire, #1)
3.41
liked it
Empire opens with intrigue and promises to draw the reader in for a captivating look at a potential future for America, but it slows in the middle and ...more
not set
Mar 06, 2012
 
Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families
4.36
liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.

Douglas Wilson is nothing if not forthright. You will know his opinion in the first few pages of any boo
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not set
Aug 23, 2012
 
Simple Secrets to a Happy Life
3.94
it was ok
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.

Luci Swindoll wrote this book to help readers live a happy life. She wrote 50 very short chapters, each
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not set
Apr 18, 2012
 
The Road
3.95
really liked it
You can read this and many other book reviews at Quieted Waters.

The Road is set in post-apocalyptic America, but one of the book’s strengths is that M
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not set
Apr 18, 2012
 
A Year with G. K. Chesterton: 365 Days of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder
3.86
liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
Certain types of books are always difficult to review: study Bibles, commentaries, and how-to books are
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not set
Jan 12, 2013
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.61
really liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
Finishing Deathly Hallows left me with the sense that I’ve lost touch with an old friend. After starting
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Feb 16, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
really liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.

I wavered between a 4- and 5-star rating for this book; it’s that good. This is my second time to read W
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not set
Aug 22, 2012
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.44
liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.

How do you review a book that came out years ago, a book that has become part of the global culture? Tha
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not set
Aug 03, 2012
 
A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion, #1)
4.60
really liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
You tell me: does that look like a cover I would be likely to pick up? I am a twenty-six-year-old male,
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Dec 2012
Dec 29, 2012
 
The Everlasting Man
4.23
liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
The Everlasting Man is second in my series of books to fill my year with G. K. Chesterton. I continue to
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not set
Feb 02, 2013
 
Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything
4.11
really liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
That section, contrasting Christ's disposition in giving up heaven to enter our world with that of Satan
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Oct 15, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
 
The Boy Who Walked a Way
4.14
really liked it
You can read my full review at Quieted Waters.
The Amazon page for this book indicates that it was written for the young adult genre, but it strikes me
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May 24, 2013
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