Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of Faith by Robert Barron

Using art, literature, traditional theology, and his own personal narrative, Father Robert Barron’s Catholicism takes readers into the depths and beauty of the Catholic faith in a way no other book has ever done. What makes Catholicism unique? Most histories that trace the origin of Christianity can be cumbersome and too academic for a popular market, but Robert Barron, a popular lecturer, writer, and theologian has the ability to make this material accessible for a general audience. Rich and engaging, with attractive photos throughout, Barron has produced a beautiful testament to faith.

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The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson

You’re pregnant. You thought you’d be glowing.

Instead, you’re glistening with sweat, reeling from nausea and (worst of all) you can’t get your favorite jeans buttoned. You’re irritable, nervous, bloated and to be perfectly honest, a bit annoyed that it takes nine whole months to grow a baby. Couldn’t God have speeded up the process a bit—say, two or three weeks? To top it all off, everyone at church keeps gushing about how ecstatic you must be to be pregnant and what a blessing it is. And, while you are ecstatic about the baby, this pregnancy thing is a whole different story.

Think you’re going to need some help keeping a godly attitude while figuring out this whole pregnancy thing? Here’s one Christian mama’s take on everything pregnancy—from stretch marks to weight gain to labor and delivery. Full of helpful tips (how exactly do you quell that not-just-in-the-morning sickness) and amusing anecdotes (are you saying everyone doesn’t crave peanut butter and olive sandwiches?), The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby has the advice you want to hear (and some you don’t).

And at the end of nine months, we promise you, you really will be glowing.

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Spirit Empowered Christianity in the 21st Century Edited by Dr. Vinson Synan {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card Book is: Spirit Empowered Christianity in the 21st Century Charisma House (February 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Book Group | Strang Communications for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE GENERAL EDITOR: Dr. Vinson Synan has been Dean. . .

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Wounded Spirits by April W. Gardner {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: April W. Gardner and the book: Wounded Spirits Vinspire Publishing (November 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to April Gardner for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: April W Gardner is a military wife who has practiced the art of homemaking all. . .

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The Dragon and The Turtle Go on Safari by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark

“Padraig, my friend, it is time for us to be courageous.”

Padraig the dragon and his best friend, Roger the turtle are determined to spend the whole night outside. As brave explorers at the base of Mount Sillymanborrow, the boys use their imaginations to have fun while munching on crunchy baked bugs and toasting s’mores over their campfire. But when the sky gets dark and the sounds of strange animals fill the forest outside their tent, their safari gets scary. This adventure is just what the boys need to discover that the dark might be frightening, but their friendship is stronger than fear.

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Flight Plan by Lee Burns and Braxton Brady {Preview}

Late post from January 10th. It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Lee BurnsandBraxton Brady and the book: Flight Plan PDS Publishing (2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Lee Burns is the headmaster. . .

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Taking Out Your Emotional Trash by Georgia Shaffer {Preview}

Late post from January 7th. It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Georgia Shaffer and the book: Taking Out Your Emotional Trash Harvest House Publishers (September 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karri James of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Georgia Shaffer is. . .

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The Lamb’s Supper Study Guide by Scott Hahn {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Scott Hahn and the book: The Lamb’s Supper Study Guide Image; Stg edition (November 2, 2010) ***Special thanks to Staci Carmichael, Marketing and Publicity CoordinatorDoubleday Religion / Waterbrook Multnomah, Divisions of Random House, Inc., for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE. . .

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The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn

Of all things Catholic, there is nothing that is so familiar us the Mass. With its unchanging prayers, the Mass fits Catholics like their favorite clothes. Yet most Catholics sitting in the pews on Sundays fail to see the powerful supernatural drama that enfolds them. Pope John Paul II described the Mass as “heaven on Earth,” explaining that what “we celebrate on Earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy.”

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The 60-Minute Money Workout by Ellie Kay {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Ellie Kay and the book: The 60-Minute Money Workout: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Finances into Shape WaterBrook Press (December 14, 2010) ***Special thanks to Cindy Brovsky and Staci Carmichael of Doubleday Religion/ Waterbrook Multnomah, Divisions of Random House, Inc.,. . .

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City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Bo Caldwell and the book: City of Tranquil Light Henry Holt and Co. (September 28, 2010 ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bo Caldwell’s short fiction has. . .

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The Walk by Shaun Alexander {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Shaun Alexander and the book: The Walk WaterBrook Press (October 5, 2010) ***Special thanks to Cindy Brovsky, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, Doubleday Religion / Waterbrook Multnomah, Divisions of Random House, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shaun Alexander. . .

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Faith’s Reward by Tammy Barley {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Tammy Barley and the book: Faith’s Reward (Book 3 of the Sierra Chronicles) Whitaker House (January 4, 2011) ***Special thanks to Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tammy Barley’s roots run deep and wide. . .

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Pause for Power 365 Day Journey from Dr. Warren Wiersbe

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe and the book: Pause for Power A 365 Day Journey in the Scriptures David C. Cook; 2 edition (November 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review. . .

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