Zachary Bartels

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An award-winning preacher and Bible teacher, Zachary Bartels serves as senior pastor of Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Lansing, MI. He earned a BA in world religions from Cornerstone University and his Masters of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Zachary enjoys film, fine cigars, stimulating conversation, gourmet coffee, reading, writing, and cycling. He lives in Lansing, MI, with his wife Erin and their son. Facebook: AuthorZacharyBartels

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What Thanos Can Teach the Church


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Late last month, millions and millions of people from around the globe (including myself and my family) assembled together in local gathering places, all on the same day, all with a sense of reverence, anticipation, and joy. We gathered together to celebrate victory over death and the vanquishing of evil powers in this world. And, while people have attended sim Read more of this blog post »
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We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels
"Catalogue copy: Debut novelist Erin Bartels takes readers on an emotional journey through time – from the volatile streets of 1960s Detroit to the Underground Railroad during the Civil War – to uncover the past, confront the seeds of hatred, and disc" Read more of this review »
We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels
"This is not an easy read as it's full of food for thought and complex situations.
It's interesting and engaging, well written and not boring at all.
Recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC"
We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels
"I have never visited Detroit…not in the present day, not in the turbulent 60s, and certainly not in the 1800s. But Erin Bartels brings the city – and the haven of Lapeer County – to life in her stunningly beautiful debut.

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Enjoyable productivity/self-help title with some new insights for this reader.
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Solid writers' procedural refernce. A little dated, but that is of course no fault of the authors.
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Mist of Midnight (Daughters of Hampshire, #1) by Sandra Byrd Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd
 
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Until The Dawn by Elizabeth Camden Until the Dawn by Elizabeth Camden
 
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The Widow of Larkspur Inn (Gresham Chronicles #1) by Lawana Blackwell The Widow of Larkspur Inn by Lawana Blackwell
 
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Katie in Waiting (Carrington Springs #1) by Erynn Mangum Katie in Waiting by Erynn Mangum
 
  4 votes 10.0%

Faith (Brides of the West #1) by Lori Copeland Faith by Lori Copeland
 
  3 votes 7.5%

The Last Con by Zachary Bartels The Last Con by Zachary Bartels
 
  3 votes 7.5%

Steadfast Heart (Brides of Seattle, #1) by Tracie Peterson Steadfast Heart by Tracie Peterson
 
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Chateau of Echoes by Siri L. Mitchell Chateau of Echoes by Siri L. Mitchell
 
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Between Sundays by Karen Kingsbury Between Sundays by Karen Kingsbury
 
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Unlocked A Love Story by Karen Kingsbury Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury
 
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