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The Garden

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  This show looks so cute!  You can watch this series on Pure Flix or Yipee ! THE GARDEN is a Christ-centered children’s series where friends Lenny and Lucy work in a magical garden where ANYTHING can grow! Each story has them accomplishing goals by learning a Bible story or original song. #TheGardenMIN

The First State

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  ABOUT THE BOOK Book Title :   THE FIRST STATE  (The Judgment series Book 1) by Tshekedi Wallace Category :  Adult Fiction (18+) , 237 pages Genre :  Thriller Publisher :   Review Tales Publishing & Editing Services Publication Date :  August 18, 2022. Content Rating :  G  Book Description: England is run by the dictator and tyrant Gregory Christopher in the year 2079 from London Metropolitan state. He is crushing the citizens will by enforcing unfair laws using his statesmen, and he has used the police and his alpha hunters to put fear in the people’s hearts. Kofi Achebe and the urban fist revolution factions are fighting the evil head statesman and the men he uses to inflict pain on those who go against him as he continues to rule over the masses. The battle between the state police, unified security services, and the urban fist militia starts to become brutal and gruesome as the mad leader slowly begins to tighten his grip. He knows that he must keep the citizens in line so he

Fiona Quinn Mysteries / Mac Faraday Mysteries

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Book Details: Book Title :  Merry Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery #2 Author:   C.S. McDonald Category :  YA Fiction, 219 pages Run Time : 4 hours, 51 minutes Genre :  Cozy Mystery Publisher :  McWriter Books Release date :  Sep 16, 2016 Content Rating :  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone--adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!) Enjoy an early Christmas gift! MERRY MURDER will be   FREE   on Amazon November 21-23 It will be offered at a  reduced price  of .99 cents until January 1st Book Description: The cookies are baked. The tree is trimmed. The shopping? Well, it's almost done, and Fiona's parents have finally returned home for a holiday visit - along with some unexpected unruly friends. Yep, Fiona's perfectly planned Christmas is coming together, but how could've she planned for her favorite uncle's murder? Who could possibly kill a sweet old man who's played Santa at the local mall every year without fail? Fiona&#

Lily Makes a Way

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  ABOUT THE BOOK When Lily’s adored pony is injured, it could be the end of their life together. A young girl’s ability to keep her pony is threatened by financial stress on her family. The strain intensifies when the pony is injured requiring expensive treatment. Even if Lily could afford it, China might never walk again. Is mild-mannered Lily strong enough to make the difficult choices? What if that means letting go of her adored pony? MY REVIEW Lily Makes a Way  is another sweet story for middle-grade readers and horse lovers. It’s the second book in the  Dream Pony Riders  series and includes familiar characters from book one.  Lily is easy to connect with, as is her friend Abby. They are animal lovers who enjoy riding and being in a horse environment. There are many components to this story, such as descriptions of horses, what it takes to care for them, and lessons in riding. This is a cute chapter book for young girls, especially those who love horses, sharing themes of friendsh

Abiding Dependence

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MY REVIEW Spending a little time recognizing God’s presence tunes up our hearts and minds before the day begins.  ~Quote from the book   What a beautiful book!  Abiding Dependence  prompts us to live moment by moment in the love of God.   The author has an inviting quality that sets the tone for this devotional style book. The author states he isn’t crazy about the phrase “devotional time” because it sounds like an obligation instead of delightful time with God. I never really thought of it that way, but I get his line of thought.   The book is organized into 40 days, offering Scripture verses and contemplative devotions for each day that are impactful and inspiring. Each of the readings point us to the Light of the world, reveals who we are to HIM, and by doing so, strengthens our soul.   First Line (Introduction):  I’ve been playing music for over forty years, and I know as settled fact if my guitar is out of tune it won’t matter how well I play.  Genre:   Christian Spiritual Growth,

52 Weeks in the Word

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  MY REVIEW 52 Weeks in the Word  is such an artsy, interactive, unique reading guide/devotional/journal book that promotes a thorough and thoughtful journey through the Bible in a year. (Whew, that was a mouthful…but seriously, it's so many things wrapped up on one.)   I love the organization of this book.  ·        Scripture passages to read for 6 days of each week ·        Ideas for your “Rest” day ·        Questions to consider ·        Lined spaces to write answers, notes, or thoughts for each day ·        Blank spaces to write prayers ·        Inspiring weekly reflections/devotions  ·        The Bible Reading Plan & blank lined pages in the back of the book   The weeks are divided with artsy full-page drawings, satisfying the creative side of my reflective time, and a chart listing the estimate time it takes to read each book of the Bible unique and handy.   I’m resolute to reading through the Bible this coming New Year. I’ve done it several times in the past and it’s an

Escaping Enemy Mode

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  MY REVIEW In our current culture of divisiveness (us vs them)  Escaping Enemy Mode  is greatly needed. The book is the result of two men, a psychologist with a brain science background and a retired Brigadier General, desire to improve relationships globally. That’s a big quest to take on, and they are building bonds, using science, history, faith, and real-life stories as a foundation.   I like the term “enemy mode” used in this book, explaining how and why our brains see others as enemies (in a sense.) The book focuses on Identifying the three types of enemy modes (simple, stupid, and intelligent,) admitting enemy mode, and escaping enemy mode. There’s even a section revealing how to help others escape it!   By promoting less hate and unhelpfulness, and more caring and positivity, I don’t see how anyone can read this book and be left unchanged. It’s an experience, creeping into your thinking during your daily life and changing the way you think about people, situations, and the wor

A Strike to the Heart series

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    Welcome to the Blog Blitz for the Strike to the Heart series by Danielle Grandinetti, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours ! ABOUT THE BOOKS Title : To Stand in the Breach  Series : Strike to the Heart  Author : Danielle Grandinetti  Publisher : Hearth Spot Press  Release Date : September 13, 2022  Genre : Historical Romantic Suspense, Christian She came to America to escape a workhouse prison, but will the cost of freedom be too high a price to pay? 1933, Wisconsin - Large animal veterinarian Katy Wells takes her patients’ welfare personally, so it’s no surprise when she stands up to angry farmers planning a milk strike or takes in an injured draft horse to save its life.But after a visitor from the past discovers her location and reveals a threat, she must choose between her work and her freedom, and whether to trust a man to keep her safe.  To Stand in the Breach is the prequel novella to A Strike to the Heart, releasing April 2022. PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads  | Amazon | Barn

I Heard the Bells (A 2022 FAV♡RITE!)

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I HEARD THE BELLS ,  the inspiring true story behind the beloved Christmas carol  and its author, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,  is in theaters starting  December 1st ! ABOUT THE FILM Known as America's Poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow leads an idyllic life...until the day his world is shattered by tragedy. With a nation divided by Civil War and his family torn apart, Henry puts down his pen, silenced by grief. But it's the sound of Christmas morning that reignites the poet's lost voice as he discovers the resounding hope of rekindled faith. Don’t miss your chance to experience this inspiring true story as it comes to life on the big screen this December! It’s the perfect film to watch with your family as you prepare to celebrate Christmas!   IHeardtheBellsMovie.com CAST Stephen Atherholt  as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Jonathan Blair  as Charley Longfellow Rachel Day Hughes  as Fanny Longfellow More cast... MY REVIEW “Every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows