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Sudden Moves by Kelli Sue Landon Book Review

Katie Brashers went on a trip to Florida with her family to celebrate Spring Break. When school resumes, Michelle Martin notices that Katie hasn’t returned to class. Michelle worries and she starts asking questions about where Katie is and why she isn’t back in school. Katie has a boyfriend named Brad Wilkes and he doesn’t even know why Katie didn’t return from her trip. Michelle begins thinking something terrible might have happened to Katie. Michelle also let Katie borrow her grandmother’s book and she hasn’t returned it yet. It is not like Katie to not tell anyone where she is........

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Voices of the Faithful Book 2 by Beth Moore, Kim P. Davis, International Mission Board Book Review

Voices of the Faithful Book 2 by Beth Moore, Kim P. Davis, International Mission Board

“Voices of the Faithful Book 2: Inspiring Stories of Courage from Christians Serving Around the World” is a magnificent devotion book to read for the entire year. The International Mission Board composed together a compilation of inspirational stories from missionaries around the world. Beth Moore created the “Voice of the Faithful” series. She also wrote the introduction to the book. Kim P. Davis was the complier of the book and she also wrote the monthly introductions for the devotion book. In this devotion book, you will read stories that will cause you to want to pray and help one another in your everyday life. Some of the monthly topics include prayer the priority, lost and found, the power of the story, lessons from the young, from adversity to triumph, hope for the world. The devotion for each day has a bible verse and a missionary story to go along with it. The devotion book also contains a different prayer to pray for the missionary field each day. The devotion book encloses a list of scriptural references and devotion titles by the month in the back of the book to assist you with your bible study.

I would recommend this book to everyone. Teenagers and adults will be able to learn about the many different missionary fields and what makes their faith stand strong for Christ. It will inspire readers to reach and grow in their personal faith. I think the devotion book is a wonderful tool to use for your alone time with God and you can even pray the prayer for missionaries each day. Note: I only read the devotion book for the month of January. But I plan to continue reading the devotion book for the remainder of the year.

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Have a New You by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman Book Review

Dr. Kevin Leman is a well known psychologist that has appeared on Oprah, The View, Today Show, and a number of other TV programs. Leman was born a lastborn child. He loves telling jokes and making people laugh. In his book entitled, “Have a New You by Friday”, Leman shared stories from his personal life. Leman shared one story that helped change his perspective of his own life. One of his teachers made a huge impact and difference in his life by encouraging and helping him to try harder in school. He came to accept who he was created to be throughout his life. This book will help you to learn how to accept and love yourself despite our fallible self. Leman has studied the four personalities and he will guide you into finding your own unique personality. The book will help you to stand up and to fight against the lies you have believed about yourself. Even if some lies were spoken over you, he will teach you how to overcome the lies spoken. The book will also demonstrate your birth order and how you fit into your family. Leman will describe and give you examples of famous celebrities and their birth order to encourage you that someone else is just like you.

This book was interesting to me to learn where I fit in my own birth order and that my personality is okay and normal. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be the entire person that God has created you to be. Leman teaches you interesting personality traits about yourself and others. He reveals how to “Have a New You by Friday” and he guides you into being the person you want to be and were created to be.

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The Christmas Spirit by Joel Osteen Book Review

The Christmas Spirit is a collection of Christmas time stories. Joel Osteen shared stories and memories about his family and how they celebrated Christmases when he was a young boy. His mother and father always made the major decision to tell the Osteen kids about Jesus being born for the whole wide world. Joel Osteen and his brothers and sisters did get some Christmas presents growing up. But the Osteen children were taught values that continued and made them who they are today. Joel’s father, John Osteen gave Joel, his brother, and his sisters a special Christmas present to share with one another and to teach them a virtue. Joel Osteen also gave a similar gift to his son and daughter, because it meant so much to Joel when he received it from his father. Joel Osteen informed his readers about Victoria’s Christmas traditions. Victoria would always travel to see her family at Christmas time. Joel Osteen will make you think about Christmas as a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. He also believes in spending quality time with your family and never taking them for granted. Joel Osteen conveys the message of Christmas throughout The Christmas Spirit.

I liked this book because it told stories and memories about Christmas from Joel and Victoria Osteen. I found out that we both celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I think the whole world needs to hear the message of Christ. This book is a great one to read during the Christmas Holiday. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the Christmas season! In addition, I would recommend it as a gift to give someone else for Christmas. Joel Osteen shares his memories of Christmas in a way that will make you want to spend quality time with your family. His book will inspire you to make every day count and every Christmas needs to be enjoyed because it might be someone’s last.

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