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Every Valley: Advent with the Scriptures of Handel’s Messiah

If you read one of the forty (brief) chapters of Every Valley each day beginning in Advent, it will take you through the twelfth day…

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Never Pray Again by Aric Clark, Doug Hagler, and Nick Larson

I heard about Never Pray Again from a friend and was completely intrigued. I visited the authors’ website, Two Friars and a Fool, and read, listened,…

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Violins of Hope by James A. Grymes

For the past twenty years, Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein has devoted his time to the restoration of violins played by Jewish musicians during the…

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God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

When I hear the words “gay Christian,” I think “theologically liberal.” I’m not sure I personally know any conservative evangelicals who are supportive of…

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Review: Evolving in Monkey Town by Rachel Held Evans

   Title: Evolving in Monkey TownAuthor: Rachel Held EvansPublisher: Zondervan Released:June 26, 2010 Source:I purchased this book. Find it on:     I’m not sure there’s…

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My Favorite Reads in 2013

It is so difficult to look through the list of books I read this past year and narrow it down into a list of…

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Small Fry Saturday: Itsy Bitsy Christmas

Small Fry Saturday is a meme inspired by The Well-Read Redhead, showcasing books our children enjoy. Advent begins tomorrow, so this week’s pick is:…

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Non-Fiction November Week 3: Book Pairing

This week’s Non-Fiction November prompt was fun. I was stumped at first, but after some thinking, I came up with three pairings. Really enjoyed…

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Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Title: PastrixAuthor: Nadia Bolz-WeberPublisher: Jericho BooksExpected Release: September 10, 2013Source: publisher (NetGalley) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis (from Goodreads): Foul-mouthed and…

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The Liars’ Gospel by Naomi Alderman

Title: The Liars’ Gospel: A NovelAuthor: Naomi AldermanPublisher: Little, Brown and CompanyReleased: March 12, 2013Source: publisher (NetGalley) Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads…

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