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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (princessmg) | 7 comments How about Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund


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I have read this one. It's so good.


message 3: by Ben (new)

Ben | 13 comments Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 I really want more people to read these.....every time I see him in an interview he says he believes he is getting these books from God :) he just writes what comes out never knows how the book is going to end.


message 4: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Hey, Ben, is this in the Christian Fiction genre? It defintiely needs to be to be nominated for one of our group reads. I'm not familiar with the book or the author, so I just wanted to check.

Thanks!


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben | 13 comments It's a young adult/sci fi novel sorry :( even if it can't be nominated it's definitely a book people should pick up :)


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Ben | 13 comments I found a different book that is considered Christian fiction :) Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1) by Ted Dekker


message 7: by Alina (new)

Alina | 4 comments Beth wrote: "Hey, Ben, is this in the Christian Fiction genre? It defintiely needs to be to be nominated for one of our group reads. I'm not familiar with the book or the author, so I just wanted to check.

Tha..."


Beth, how do you officially check to see if something is considered Christian Fiction genre? I do read other books and I'm afraid to talk about them sometimes on these threads just in case.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I haven't read Ted Dekker yet. Don't know why it's taking so long. All of his books look really good.


message 9: by Beth, Head Librarian (last edited Jan 02, 2013 01:10PM) (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Alina wrote: "Beth wrote: "Hey, Ben, is this in the Christian Fiction genre? It defintiely needs to be to be nominated for one of our group reads. I'm not familiar with the book or the author, so I just wanted t..."

Alina, one thing that works for me is checking on what publishing houses that publish Christian Fiction and under what publisher. For example, Bethany House is one of the big names in Christian Fiction, as well as Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Revell, Barbour...there are some others as well. I don't know how "official" of a method that it is, but that is one way I'll check.


message 10: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Moody Publishers, Abingdon Press, Zondervan, Baker Publishing (which actually has two imprints, Revell & Bethany House), B&H Publishing, David C. Cook, NavPress, Harvest House...are a few more. There are others too, but these are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.


message 11: by Beth, Head Librarian (last edited Jan 02, 2013 01:18PM) (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Oh and WaterBrook/Multnomah is a Christian publisher...it is actually the Christian fiction line of the big one, Random House.

Howard Books is a newer one to me, it's Simon and Schuster's line for Christian fiction

Zondervan comes from Harper Collins, I believe.


message 12: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Sorry, that was some serious information overload. I get carried away sometimes :)


message 13: by Ben (new)

Ben | 13 comments Beth wrote: "Sorry, that was some serious information overload. I get carried away sometimes :)"

Lol that was a lot of publishers :)


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CarolynB (carolynlb) | 2 comments Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 is by Richard Paul Evans. For a while, when I read the title I thought the book was written by Michael Vey. I wonder if other people have made/are making this mistake.


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message 16: by Cheryl (last edited Jan 02, 2013 04:51PM) (new)

Cheryl Olson (girlsmama) | 694 comments CarolynB wrote: "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 is by Richard Paul Evans. For a while, when I read the title I thought the book was written by Michael Vey. I wonder if other people have made/are making this m..."

Sounds intriguing Ben. We have read a book here by Richard Paul Evans, didn't we? The walk, I believe. I will definitely put this one on my TBR list :)

(Actually I think it was Miles to Go)


message 17: by Ben (new)

Ben | 13 comments CarolynB wrote: "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 is by Richard Paul Evans. For a while, when I read the title I thought the book was written by Michael Vey. I wonder if other people have made/are making this m..."

Lol I don't know but he's a fantastic author :)


message 18: by Ben (new)

Ben | 13 comments Cheryl wrote: "CarolynB wrote: "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 is by Richard Paul Evans. For a while, when I read the title I thought the book was written by Michael Vey. I wonder if other people have made/..."

The books are published by Glenn Beck’s publishing company MercuryInk which is owned by Simon & Schuster :)


message 19: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Cheryl wrote: "CarolynB wrote: "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 is by Richard Paul Evans. For a while, when I read the title I thought the book was written by Michael Vey. I wonder if other people have made/..."

Yes! Miles to Go was it! That is cool that he can write different stories like that. I wouldn't have even made that connection between the two books.


message 20: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Ben wrote: "I found a different book that is considered Christian fiction :)Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1) by Ted Dekker"

I REALLY want to read this one too!


message 21: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Nordheim | 2 comments Unending Devotion


message 22: by ZaraS (new)

ZaraS  *book reviewer Jodie wrote: "I am starting this thread early as I completely skipped asking for nominations last month. Now, back on track and asking for your suggestions for our February Main Group Read.

Please nominate just..."




Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund Unending Devotion


message 23: by J.S. (new)

J.S. Bailey (jsbailey) | 7 comments What about The Land Beyond the Portal by J.S. Bailey ?

Or does that count? :)


message 24: by Ben (new)

Ben | 13 comments Beth wrote: "Ben wrote: "I found a different book that is considered Christian fiction :)Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1) by Ted Dekker"

I REALLY want to read this one too!"


I love this trilogy. I can't wait for Sovereign (Books of Mortals) by Ted Dekker to come out in June :D


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I would love to start one of his books.


message 27: by Julianna (new)

Julianna  | 15 comments I would like to read something new and though I've heard about Ted dekker this would be my first book of his so I nominate forbidden the trailer sounds interesting.


message 28: by Karen (new)

Karen Candy wrote: "I nominate Double Blind by Brandilyn Collins. Double Blind by Brandilyn Collins I don't think it has been read before, has it?"

I just finished on of hers last night. Would love to read this one.


message 29: by Jan (new)

Jan | 6 comments I am for Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund


message 30: by Alina (new)

Alina | 4 comments I love Francine Rivers! I nominate Redeeming Love Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers


message 31: by Karen (new)

Karen Alina wrote: "I love Francine Rivers! I nominate Redeeming Love Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers"

wouldn't mind reading again


message 32: by Rebecca "Rebaka" (new)

Rebecca "Rebaka" Lewis (becca4ever) | 16 comments I'd like to see Double Blind be the book of the month for February.


message 33: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2866 comments Mod
How about: River's Edge (Cape Refuge Series, #3) by Terri Blackstock


message 34: by Karen (new)

Karen Loraine wrote: "How about: River's Edge (Cape Refuge Series, #3) by Terri Blackstock"

That is a good one. I read it before, but could read it again.


message 35: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (blaircaldwell86) I think Unending Devotion looks good.


message 36: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Ladies, you don't actually have to "pick" one. We use a random picker to choose the winner. :)


message 37: by Kristi (new)

Kristi Hunter (kristiannhunter) | 9 comments After it was suggested in another thread, I really want to pick up Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones . Not sure if that's been done before since I just joined.


message 38: by Beth, Head Librarian (last edited Jan 18, 2013 07:39AM) (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Kristi Ann, we actually did read this one as an optional group read in 2011.


message 39: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Beth wrote: "Ben wrote: "I found a different book that is considered Christian fiction :)Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1) by Ted Dekker"

I REALLY want to read this one too!"


Loved it! Can't wait to start the second in the series.


message 40: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Hi, everyone! The nominations are now closed, and the book has been picked by random.org. February's read will be...

Double Blind by Brandilyn Collins by Brandilyn Collins


message 41: by Jen (new)

Jen Ooohh! Sounds good!


message 42: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
I think so too! It's a little out of my reading "comfort zone," but I'm looking forward to it.


message 43: by Tara (new)

Tara | 2 comments I haven't read this author and am looking forward to it, although I really want to read Forbidden by Ted Dekker, he always tells a good story.


message 44: by Ben (new)

Ben | 13 comments Tara wrote: "I haven't read this author and am looking forward to it, although I really want to read Forbidden by Ted Dekker, he always tells a good story."

Lol you can still read it just not as a group read at this time :)


message 45: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Tara, you can always nominate Forbidden for March's group read. Or as Ben says, just read it whenever you'd like :) It's on my to-read list as well.


message 46: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Olson (girlsmama) | 694 comments I thought we did Forbidden as an additional group read in 2011 though.


message 47: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2263 comments Mod
Oh, Cheryl, you're right! We did. That's a little too soon for a repeat I'd say. I'm surprised none of us caught this when we got the nomination from Been. Woops! :)

Sorry, Tara, looks like Forbidden is out as a group read for now, but, have you could see if anyone would want to do a buddy-read for it!


message 48: by Julianna (new)

Julianna  | 15 comments Tara I would love to do a buddy read haven't read yet either


message 49: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Olson (girlsmama) | 694 comments Although, the beauty of the buddy reads is that a few of you could start your own read of Firbidden there! It's a great book!


message 50: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Olson (girlsmama) | 694 comments Sorry I meant Forbidden!


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