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    Christian Devotional – March 27, 2014

    Read Deuteronomy chapter 12 VERSE: Deuteronomy 12:4–You must not worship the Lord your God in this way. TRUTH: The other religious people had others ways to worship their gods. They would perform sacrifices and rituals to their gods, but they would include things that were despicable and sinful in their worship practices. God wants it understood that what we do matters as much as why we do it. If we are doing the wrong thing, no amount of saying that it is “for God” will make it right. We must do the things of God in His way as that is what brings Him glory. RESPONSE: Father, I will follow…

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    Book Review – Because God is Love, part 1 by Fersen Perera

    Love is a word that is thrown around a lot in today’s  world. We see people using love in lots of different contexts with lots of  different meanings. However, that makes it very difficult to truly understand  what the Bible means when it indicates that “God is love.” What is love? What is love  not? How are we deceived in today’s world into believing the lies that Satan  uses to convolute the love of God? All of these questions and more are discussed  in depth throughout Mr. Perera’s book as it seeks to uncover and expose the  myths and delusions about love. This book is full of scriptural references that …

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    Book Review – Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl by Lydia Howe

    An adventure awaits in the book Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl by Lydia Howe and Buddy & Kay Davis. This book, labeled as Creation Quest #1, is written for the 4th through 7th grade audience and is specifically part of the creation literature that is part of Answers in Genesis ministry. This youth fiction is actually two stories in one as the young Lydia, who travels around with her parents helping to teach about the creation story, is part of trying to find a mysterious book. The second story is actually about her father Buddy as he is exploring a cave to see some newly discovered petroglyphs that help to…

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    Book Review – Divergent by Veronica Roth

    I picked up the book Divergent after seeing a preview for the movie that is coming out next year. It looked interesting as the next in line for the Young Adult crowd, following in the footsteps of the Hunger Games and Twilight, so I thought I’d give the book a try. Beatrice has grown up as part of the selfless and serving faction of people for all of her life, but now that she has turned 16 she is required to take the test to help her know which faction she should commit to join for the rest of her life. In this world, there are 5 factions she can…

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    Book Review – The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

    You will always end up at the destination that is at the end of the path that you choose. That is the guiding principle of the book by Andy Stanley. He masterfully shows how people can end up at the destination that they didn’t realize they were headed toward and wonder how they got there. Yet, they had chosen to get on the path that led to that destination, even if they didn’t realize it. Andy has  a great writing style that really connects with the readers and this was a great book to read. The concepts in the book are excellent and will really work to help people take…

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    Must faith be accepted by each person individually? What are the effects of sin in our lives. These difficult theological questions make up the basis for the fictional fantasy story “Return to Kingsley.” Patty Gayle has grown up and now she has passed on her magical gifts from the land of Kingsley to her granddaughter Callie. The only thing is, Callie has no idea how desperately Kingsley is in need of her help. When Callie and her brother Scott find themselves back into the world Patty Gayle had told them about, they soon realize that they have the answer to the blackness and sickness that is closing in on all those…

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    Book Review – Sleigh Ride by Katie Crabapple

    In this second book in the series, Millie’s friend Charlotte agrees to come out from Boston to help Millie as she prepares to give birth to her first child. A young farmer, James, in the area agrees to pay for her trip with the understanding that he will be able to court her when she arrives. Still, winter in Minnesota in the 1880s is a difficult place and Charlotte soon realizes that there is much more work to do as a farmer’s wife as she watches her friend Millie struggle with her work load. Charlotte must decide if she is going to be able to trust God to provide for…

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    Book Review – Mail Order Millie by Katie Crabapple

    Life in Minnesota in the 1880s was difficult. When George’s wife died leaving him with four young children, the women of the local church took to trying to provide meals for the family so he would have time to work the farm. However, after about 6 months, when it appeared that George wasn’t anywhere close to find another wife, the woman decided they needed take it upon themselves to help him out even more. They raised the money for him to get a mail order bride. Millie was from Boston and had just turned 18. Unfortunately, the orphanage where she grew up could no longer continue to provide for her…

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    Book Review – Through the Fog by Karina Harris

    Through the Fog by Karina Harris is the second book in her Elements of Change series. I absolutely loved the first book and was thrilled when the second book became available. In this book, Jake is struggling with the fact that the woman he’s been in love with for so long, Ella, has become engaged to another man. He knows that they are right for each other, but how is he supposed to pick up the pieces and move on? Jake decides to change careers and goes and trains to be a deputy. Suzanna is happy that her friend Ella and her brother Alec have finally declared their feelings for each…

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    Book Review – Persistent Love by Laura J Marshall

    After Tara witnesses her mother’s murder as a child, she never feels like she quite fits in with the rest of her family. Persistent Love by Laura J. Marshall is a historical fiction romance that is set in the 1600s. Years have passed since her mother’s death and Tara is grown. Tara’s father inherits a large castle and so he chooses to move his family from their home to a different part of the country. However, with a run in with some ruffians that try to take Tara’s sister and the confusing yet dashing neighbor Lord Andrew Sharpton on top of Tara’s secret plans to leave and sear h for…