FIRST: The Husband Project by Kathi Lipp

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: Kathi Lipp and the book: The Husband Project Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking more than 45 times each year to thousands of women. Lipp is also a contributing. . .

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Guest Review (Amy): Jessie by Lori Wick

Jessie by Lori Wick My review rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed the story, but it seems like the story was too small and she had to add other people’s conversations in to make up enough pages. there were too many breaks, jumping back and forth between people and locations… many times with just a few paragraphs. I’ve always like Lori’s books… but lately she has been lacking. View all my reviews. Mine and Amy’s opinion were very similar! What gives?? I want more like the old stuff. I agree with the theory that someone put out that she was writing this one in a hurry, just too rushed. Click here to go back and read my thoughts on the book.

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FIRST: The Rose Conspiracy by Craig Parshall and Review

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: Craig Parshall and the book: The Rose Conspiracy Harvest House Publishers (January 15, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Craig Parshall is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, and the author of six legal–suspense novels: the five books in. . .

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FIRST: Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard

It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Linore Rose Burkard and the book: Before the Season Ends Harvest House Publishers (December 1, 2008) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linore Rose Burkard lives with her husband, five children, and ninety-year-old grandmother in southeastern Ohio. She homeschooled her children for ten years. Raised in New York, she graduated magna cum laude from the City University of New York (Queens College) with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. Ms. Burkard wrote Before the Season Ends because she could not find a book like. . .

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FIRST: The Jesus Who Never Lived by H. Wayne House

It’s the 15th, time for the Non~FIRST blog tour!(Non~FIRST will be merging with FIRST Wild Card Tours on January 1, 2009…if interested in joining, click HERE!) The feature author is: H. Wayne House and his book: The Jesus Who Never Lived: Exposing False Christs and Finding the Real Jesus Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2008) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: H. Wayne House (ThD, JD) is a Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Faith Evangelical Seminary (Tacoma, WA). and Adjunct Professor of Law, Trinity Law School of Trinity International University. He is the New Testament editor of the Nelson Study Bible and Nelson Illustrated Bible Commentary, and the General Editor of Nelson Exegetical Commentary (42 vols), Israel: the Land and the People, and Charts of Bible Prophecy, among the 30 books that he has authored, co-authored, or edited. Dr. House has been a professor of biblical studies, theology or. . .

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FIRST: A Purple State of Mind by Craig Detweiler

It’s the 15th, time for the Non~FIRST blog tour!(Non~FIRST will be merging with FIRST Wild Card Tours on January 1, 2009…if interested in joining, click HERE!) The feature author is: Craig Detweiler and his book: A Purple State of Mind: Finding Middle Ground in a Divided Culture Harvest House Publishers (July 1, 2008) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Craig Detweiler (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is codirector of the Reel Spirituality Institute and associate professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has written scripts for numerous Hollywood films, and his comedic documentary, Purple State of Mind (www.purplestateofmind.com), debuted in 2008. He has been featured in the New York Times, on CNN, and on NPR and is the coauthor of A Matrix of Meanings. Barry Taylor (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary), adjunct professor of popular culture and theology at Fuller, is a professional musician, painter, and the leader of New Ground, an. . .

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Blog Tour: The S.O.S. for PMS by Mary Byers

About the Author:Mary Byers is a professional speaker and writer whose passion for transforming lives is evident in every project she takes on. In her first book with Harvest House Publishers, The Mother Load: How to Meet Your Own Needs While Caring for Your Family, Byers teaches women how to take care of themselves so that they can nurture a happy, healthy family. The mother of two lively children, she offers down-to-earth suggestions, spiritual truths, and real-life advice on how to juggle family responsibilities while creating a balanced life through supportive friendships, stress-relieving laughter, regular exercise, rejuvenating solitude, and an intimate relationship with the Lord. The founder of Word Works, Byers graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Telecommunications. She is also a Certified Association Executive. Byers and her husband, Stuart, reside in Illinois with their two children. To learn more about Mary visit her website. . .

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Jessie by Lori Wick: a review

Jessie by Lori Wick My review rating: 2 of 5 starsAt about half way through I can tell you that the story is good and fun and intriguing. But the writing is irritating. Much as I said when I reviewed Sabrina by Lori Wick, the word usage is just awkward and causes a break in concentration and overall is ruining the book. I just do not understand it either, because I have read dozens of her books and never have found this in the before Sabrina and now Jessie. It is just weird, it is the same usage of “that” in all of the weirdest places. You might have to see it, to understand what I’m talking about but it is just weird. After being completely finished, my overall opinion is that I’m disappointed. The story has so much potential and is really pretty good, but then it just ends. . .

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The Woman I Am Becoming by T. Suzanne Eller (Blog Tour and CONTEST)

The Woman I Am Becoming: Embracing the Chase for Identity, Faith, and Destiny by T. Suzanne Eller View all my reviews. The Woman I Am Becoming Author: T. Suzanne Eller Harvest House Publishers Retail: $11.99 ISBN-10: 0736920307 ISBN-13: 978-0736920308 The Woman I Am Becoming Overarching themes such as identity, relationships, faith, and destiny provide readers a fresh approach to finding their way in this world. Author, speaker and mentor Suzie Eller offers young women an honest and faith-filled look at the journey to completeness. In The Woman I Am Becoming: Embracing the Chase for Identity, Faith, and Destiny, she acknowledges the pressures to look and act a certain way, and helps women explore key questions: What is a real woman? Where do I fit? What should I look like? Who should I be with? Where am I going? What about my faith? Suzie shares her own story teamed up with. . .

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A HORRIBLE BOOK! What’s the Big Deal About Other Religions by John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs

What’s the Big Deal About Other Religions?: Answering the Questions About Their Beliefs and Practices by John Ankerberg My review rating: 0 of 5 starsThis book is despicable. It is the worst and most tainted horrible non-fiction book written for Christians that I have ever endured the pain of reading. I do not recommend this book for anyone. It’s not even worth the paper it is printed on. When I first found the book, I was so excited and thinking that this would be along the lines of something that would have been of great benefit to me during my schooling where I received my BA in Religious Studies. Boy was I ever wrong! This book is one of those that twists scriptures and peoples quotes to make it fit whatever point they are trying to make. I am thoroughly disgusted and severely angry at the waste of time and. . .

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The Mom I Want to Be by T. Suzanne Eller (Blog Tour and CONTEST)

The Mom I Want to Be: Rising Above Your Past to Give Your Kids a Great Future by T. Suzanne Eller View all my reviews. The Mom I Want to BeHarvest House PublishersAuthor: T. Suzanne EllerISBN: 978-0-7369-1755-1Retail: $11.99 The Mom I Want to Be Being a mom is a great joy and a great responsibility. But what if you have a painful past, a background that didn’t include a good role model for parenting? What if your experiences have given you an unhealthy view of motherhood? How can you be the parent you want to be without dragging along your history? Suzie Eller knows from experience that a mother is influenced by the mothering she received as a child. In her book, The Mom I Want to Be, Suzie shares from the brokenness of her own growing-up years and compassionately discusses how bitterness and anger can be transformed into hope. . .

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