(Book review) The Crooked Christmas Tree: The Beautiful Meaning of Jesus’ Birth

Reviewed by: Kenzi Melody, a student in the professional writing program at Taylor University   Introduction Title: The Crooked Christmas Tree: The Beautiful Meaning of Jesus’ Birth Author: Damian Chandler Publisher: FaithWords Publishing Publication Date: October 2017 Format: Hardback Length: 130 pages OVERVIEW First thing on the day after Thanksgiving, the author and his family tromp into the store to choose a […]

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(Book review) The Trust Protocol: The Key to Building Stronger Families, Teams, and Businesses

Reviewed by: Kayla Houvenagle, a professional writing major at Taylor University   Introduction Title: The Trust Protocol: The Key to Building Stronger Families, Teams, and Businesses Author: Mac Richard Publisher: Baker Books Publication Date: 2017 Format: Print book Length: 172 pages OVERVIEW The Trust Protocol asks what would happen if Christians started trusting people without time to build it up, and if such […]

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(Book review) Resurrecting Religion

Reviewed by: Reviewed by Tim Pietz, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University   Introduction Title: Resurrecting Religion Author: Greg Paul Publisher: NavPress Publication Date: 2018 Format: Print Book Length: 215 Pages OVERVIEW      Greg Paul opposes the legalism of “religion.” However, he knows the solution is not a private, irrelevant faith. Through Scripture and examples from his ministry experience, Greg […]

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Baker Spring ECLA event – SAVE THE DATE!

Save the date for our Spring event at Baker Books. Hear about the latest fiction from Chris Jager, receive a wonderful goody bag, a lovely discount on purchases and a time to visit and fellowship with other book lovers and librarians. Please respond to president[at]eclalibraries.org so we can let Chris know how many of us will be there!

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(Book review) The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

Reviewed by: Diane Ash, retired teacher and current librarian of the Federated Church, Sandwich, IL   Introduction Title: The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck Author: Bethany Turner Publisher: Revell Publication Date: 2017 Format: Paperback print book Length: 294 pages OVERVIEW Sarah Hollenbeck is a divorced writer of bestselling steamy romance novels until she becomes best friends with someone who introduces her to […]

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(Book review) The promise of Jesse Woods

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, ECLA co-president and long time book discussion leader Introduction Title: The promise of Jesse Woods Author: Chris Fabry Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Publication Date: 2016 Format: Paperback Length: 432 pages OVERVIEW Chris Fabry has created a compelling coming of age story, set both in 1972 and 1984. When Matt Plumley hears of his childhood […]

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(Book review) The undoing of Saint Silvanus

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, ECLA co-president and long time book discussion leader Introduction Title: The undoing of Saint Silvanus Author: Beth Moore Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Publication Date: September 20, 2016 Format: Hardcover Length: 481 pages OVERVIEW Beth Moore, noted author of devotionals, has done a marvelous job on her attempt at writing fiction, even being nominated for […]

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(Book review) The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself (Expanded Edition)

Reviewed by: David Sanford, Ministry Title: Lay Pastor Emeritus, Consultant, and Senior Writer for three national and international ministries Church: Spring Mountain Bible Church, 12152 SE Mather Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015 Introduction Title: The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself (Expanded Edition) Author: Jerry and Denise Basel Publisher: J & D Publications Publication Date: 2018 Format: Trade paperback book Length: 240 pages OVERVIEW Every […]

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