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Bibliotheca New Testament

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  _____  ❤ _____ My Review   This is an incredible reading of the New Testament. It is written in more of a story form without the traditional verses and chapters. The American Literary Version is a new version to me, and I found it appropriate and true to original texts. There is so much to love about the  Bibliotheca New Testament , and now I hope to acquire the entire set! (Bibliotheca New Testament is Volume V of a Five-Volume set.) Such a beautiful, meaningful, and abundant learning and worshiping shelf in my library.   First, I’ll mention the format of this sturdy book.   ·        Hardcover: The hardcover is bound nicely, with a woven cotton textured exterior and an elegant gold embossed title on the spine. Lay-flat design. ·        Pages: The pages are sturdy, acid-free pages. They are a bit thicker than traditional Scripture pages—smooth to the touch, with no bleed-through from the backside. ·        Presentation: There are 566 pages of text (Katharos Text Face) left aligned an

An Unexpected Revival

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    _____  ❤ _____ My Review   I love interactive books, devotionals, and study guides.  An Unexpected Revival , by Erica Wiggenhorn, fits into those categories nicely. I’ve read and study the Bible through the years, but I can’t remember ever focusing on the book of Ezekiel.    This eight-week study is sure to bring you clarity and closeness in times of trouble or difficulty.  It’s easy to become buried by our struggles, but this study inspires us to not only rise above them but to thrive despite them. God has created us for a purpose, and he is faithful to those who seek him.   I like how the book is organized, with weekly studies divided into 5 days each, including scripture verses, devotional readings, questions, and plenty of white space for notetaking.   First Line:   Have you ever had a morning when you glanced at the clock, saw it was well before noon, and you felt like you had already run a marathon? Genre:   Spiritual Growth   Disclosure: #CoverLoverBookReview received a comp

On Worship

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  _____  ❤ _____ My Review   On Worship , by H. B. Charles Jr., showcases the meaning, purpose, and practice of worship in the Church. I feel it mainly addresses those in leadership positions and inspires them to lean the congregation in more spiritually fulfilling worship practices.   We all know the importance of worship, but this guide helps us to fully do so with mind, body, spirit, music, etc. (everything.) It takes dedication, time, effort, and submitting to Christ to focus our relationship with Him.   First Line:   A principle of Bible interpretation called the Law of First Mention simply means that clues to understanding a biblical subject are often found in the first time its mentioned in Scripture. Genre:   Church Leadership   Disclosure: #CoverLoverBookReview received a complimentary copy of this book.   ☆☆☆ ☆ C ᴏᴠᴇʀ:   L Ιͺᴋᴇ  

Glad You're Here

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  _____  ❤ _____ My Review   Glad You’re Here  is a touching, emotional, and meaningful story centering on friendship, faith, and healing. I wasn’t very familiar with Walker Hayes (country singer) but I have heard  Fancy Like  (The Applebee’s Song) and was intrigued by his story.    The world is full of broken and hurting people in need of understanding and healing, and this memoir is a great example of that. I enjoyed this book immensely. It’s a powerful story told by authentic and candid friends.   First Line:   It was a Friday night way down south in Alabama. Genre:   Christian Personal Growth   Disclosure: #CoverLoverBookReview received a complimentary copy of this book.   ☆☆☆☆☆ C ᴏᴠᴇʀ:   L Ιͺᴋᴇ

GIVEAWAY and Review: Love Ever Lasting

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  Love Ever Lasting by Michelle Helen Fritz & E.A. Shanniak Publication Date: July 14, 2022 Genre: Historical Romance/Regency Series: Bramley Hall Regency Romance, Book 3 Miss Grace Buchanan has given up any hope of marrying. She's been too occupied raising her younger siblings while her drunkard father spends all of their funds. When a horrid sickness envelops the cottage, she meets the new Parson of Bramley, whom she's never forgotten. All she desires is an everlasting love, but with her family dynamics, it makes any sort of relationship a touch complex. When tragedy is set to strike, Matthew Morten is called home suddenly. It's time for him to take his place as the parson of Bramley. With his meddling mother and a sickness that is sweeping through the town, Matthew has to lean on his faith to get him through. But when he sets eyes upon one industrious woman, he can't seem to keep her, nor her hazel eyes, far from his thoughts. Will these two wounded so

Deception

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  She refuses to let someone from her past define her future. But does she really have a choice in the matter? _____  ❤ _____ My Review   Deception is the second book I’ve read by Patricia Bradley. Even though romantic suspense is not one of my most preferred genres, my interest continues to grow. I love the fast pace, quick read, and most of all the spiritual thread that ties this story together.   It is easy to connect to both Madison and Clayton (love the names!) They have issues to work through and show wonderful growth. It’s easy to empathize and root for them.    The story starts with plenty of action, and it never lost my interest. I turned pages until I finished the book in one sit. I love a fast, well written, attention capturing story!     First Line:   Today was not a good day to die. Genre:   Christian Mystery & Suspense Content:   Clean   Disclosure: #CoverLoverBookReview received a complimentary copy of this book.   ☆☆☆☆ C ᴏᴠᴇʀ:   L Ιͺᴋᴇ #Deception #RevellBooks

Cover Reveal: Forgotten Memories

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  _____  ❤ _____ About the Book Some memories are best forgotten… The Wyoming Territory is rife with lawlessness and disorder, something Annie Ledbetter and her parents discover when their wagon train is robbed. Seven years later, Annie settles into her lifelong dream as a teacher in the small town of Willow Falls. When she meets handsome rancher Caleb Eliason through a humorous misunderstanding, she is quickly drawn to his kind heart and charming smile. Former outlaw Caleb Eliason embraces his chance at a fresh start. Gone are the days of robbing stagecoaches and wagon trains. When he falls in love with the new Willow Falls teacher, he doesn’t realize they’ve met before—under much different circumstances. When his past comes to light, will it put the growing love between them at risk? Can forgiveness and redemption heal two broken hearts or will the past keep them from sharing a future?  _____  ❤ _____ About the Author Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her

GIVEAWAY and Spotlight: Off the Chain

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  Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Off the Chain by Janice Thompson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours ! ABOUT THE BOOK Title: Off the Chain  Series: Gone to the Dogs Mysteries #1  Author: Janice Thompson   Publisher: Barbour Fiction   Release Date: July 1, 2022   Genre:  Cozy Mystery, Christian  The Town of Brenham, Texas, Has Gone to the Dogs!   Curl up with your pup and sink into a delightful small-town mystery as riddles and rescues stack up in book one of a new cozy mystery series .  Marigold Evans’ first attempt at rescuing an abandoned pooch lands her in the underground sewer lines of Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. . .and almost in jail, until Parker Jenson comes to her defense. Then a bad day only gets worse as the Lone Star Vet Clinic, where they both work, is vandalized and the list of suspects starts to climb. With the help of her fellow employees, Marigold sets out to simultaneously solve the crime, rehab the rescued dog, and help more dogs in crisis. But why would anyon

GIVEAWAY and Cover Reveal: Shoot the Horses First

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  Shoot the Horses First: A Collection of Histories by Leah Angstman _____  ❤ _____ About the Book Publication Date: February 28, 2023 Kernpunkt Press Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook; 238 pages Genre: Literary / Historical / Short Stories ***Finalist for the Shorts Award for Americana Fiction*** Through a historian’s lens and folkloric storytelling, the pieces in SHOOT THE HORSES FIRST revel in the nuances, brutality, mythology, and tiny victories of our historical past. A launderer takes us inside the linens of the richest families in early Baltimore. A child on the Orphan Train has his teeth inspected like a horse. Civil War soldiers experience PTSD. While one woman lands on an island of the Wampanoag tribe, a woman 200 years later finds Apache in a harsh frontier. Children survive yellow fever, the desert heat, and mistaken identities; men survive severed fingers, untested medicines, and wives with obsessive compulsive disorders. Frederick Douglass’ grandson plays v

Spotlight and Review: Stress Free

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  Stress-Free by  Manoj Krishna Genre: Self-help _____  ❤ _____ About the Book If you feel stressed, you are not alone. 70-80% of people report being moderately or severely stressed. Long-term stress can impact our physical and mental health and stops us from being happy and at peace with ourselves. We assume that all our stress is caused by external events, and nothing can be done. This book challenges that assumption and explores many ways we can avoid stress in the first place, and overcome it more easily when it does occur. Stress is just a reaction from our thinking, and the difference between how things are and how we want them to be. To get over stress we can either change the event, or our reaction to it. To do that we need to explore where our reactions come from, and for that we need to journey inwards, to understand ourselves and how our minds work. This deeper understanding of ourselves helps us access our own wisdom, which enables us to meet life’s challenges with calm. Ou