(Book review) The Girl’s Guide to Conquering Middle School

Remember middle school? A lot of adults have chosen to block it out – I know I have buried some of those memories pretty deep, but this book would have been a great help to me all those years ago. The Cathermans’ appealing approach includes advice about all manner of topics, alphabetically arranged, written in an easy-to-read style and a light-hearted but forthright tone. Each topic is addressed on the left page, with a joke or interesting, related story at the end, and illustrated with a “Do This – Not That” drawing on the right.

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The God Impulse: The Power of Mercy in an Unmerciful World

The world seems to be growing more and more chaotic, and some say religion is only making the situation worse. Jack Alexander argues in this book that actually Christianity has the key to bringing reconciliation and harmony to people, but it requires something unusual: mercy.

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The Peacemaking Church: 8 Biblical Keys to Resolve Conflict and Preserve Unity

Curtis Heffelfinger unpacks Paul’s teachings to various churches about dealing with conflict, adding examples from his own experience as a pastor, to show key tactics for peacemaking.

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Awards and Their Winners

Awards for Christian Books Book awards have been around for a long time and there are many different kinds. Here some of the biggest Christian Literature Awards, where they started and who are their biggest winners.

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(Book review) The 49th Mystic

“Matanoia” – a new way of thinking. That is what Rachelle learns when she finds herself
in an unknown world while she is dreaming. Readers of The Circle will be familiar with
this world, where Thomas Hunter lives. Rachelle is thrown into a conflict between good
and evil that touches her life in both worlds, and her challenge is, constantly, to
determine what is true and what isn’t, and to find the Five Seals, in both worlds, before
the evil forces triumph.

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(Book review) 30 Days to Understanding the Bible: Unlock the Scriptures in 15 Minutes a Day

This simple-to-use guide will help readers hoping to learn the important names, events, and geographies of the Bible. Anders repeats the phrase “What you can learn tomorrow is built on what you learn today” throughout the book, and he uses multiple memorization tactics so the material is committed to memory in only fifteen minutes per day.

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(Book review) The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits

The church has forgotten its roots. The Apostles’ Creed has shaped the doctrine of the church for more than two thousand years. With prosperity gospel and pluralistic views attempting to dominant the cultural outlook of Western Christianity, the author seeks to show how each stanza of the creed has an unshakeable impact on one’s faith.

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God’s Biker: Motorcycles and Misfits

Overall, this is the best kind of challenging Christian book. It pushes readers to face their preconceptions and hunger for a countercultural but deeper way to live for God.

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