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Subject: Any Great Reads Lately?
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 9:12 PM ET
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I just finished Randy Alcorn's "Safely Home"  This was a great read.  It brought up all kinds of feelings in me.  I was praying alot while reading the book.  And had the Lord do some searching of my heart.  For anyone who doesn't know, it's  a story of the persecution of Christians.

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 10:24 PM ET
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I'm almost half way thru Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury right now & am enjoying it.  Unfortunately I don't feel I have been able to give it my all.  I've been getting ready for the new school year & haven't been reading much.  I was offered a job earlier in the summer to be a preschool science teacher and have been busy getting my thematic units ready & cleaning up the mess of 4 different science teachers in 4 years mess.  I'm hoping to finish it next week, I miss reading :(


Date Posted: 8/24/2008 4:21 PM ET
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The Shack  wow!! excellent, I will be giving copies as Christmas gifts.

I also recently enjoyed Will of Wisteria, and Gardenias for Breakfast.

I read a lot of fluff, but these were more than fluff  :O)

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 4:25 PM ET
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I'm in between books right now...trying to decide my next read.  I will recommend:

*Heaven's Wager

*When Heaven Weeps

*Thunder of Heaven


This is the Martyr's Song series by Ted Dekker.  Really good reads, all of them.

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 4:53 PM ET
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Safely Home is one of my favorite Christian books.  It really is one of those that makes you have to stop reading a lot just to take it all in.  I wish there were more books like that out there.

Date Posted: 8/24/2008 9:32 PM ET
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Heres one that was a could not put down till it was finished.  "Between Heaven and Ground Zero" by Leslie Haskin

This was a true life account of what being on the 36th floor of one of the twin towers was really like.  You did not hear this stuff reported on the news! 

Heres another couldn't put down till it was finished. "If you don't die to self, I may have to Kill You"  An Extreme Marriage Makeover.   by Karen Long

This is truely an honest account of a marriage, pitfalls and all.  Wonderful, funny, and I could so relate to almost all of it!   Wonderful author, Karen tells it like it is without the mask on.

There have been a few other great reads I've had lately.  But, I'm gonna share these around before I think of posting them!

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 5:35 PM ET
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I just finished "Sarah" by Orson Scott Card and it was excellent. I enjoyed it so much that I went and added the other books of his Women of The Bible series.

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 11:43 AM ET
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Pat, I have enjoyed some of his Women of the Bible books too.   I've got two more here I should get to the top of my TBR list.    I read four of Leish Kelly's books on my trip this summer, Emma's Gift, Katie's Dream, Julia's Hope, and Rorey's Secret.   They are light, easy to read books and I really enjoyed them.          I have the rest of the series on my wish list.    BTW - I have those Leish Kelly books on my shelf and would be more than happy to make a deal if someone wanted all four of them.

Two other books that I've loved recently were The Shack,  and Where The River Ends by Charles Martin.  Charles Martin is a new author to me but I've got several of his books in my ever growing TBR stack.    The Shack was marvelous!   

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Date Posted: 8/28/2008 10:30 AM ET
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I've just finished Twice Loved by Lori Copeland: funny and Hallie's Heart by Shelly Beach: very good.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 6:40 PM ET
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well, I had female surgery this summer and had alot of time to catch up on all the books I wish I could read. I loved new author stephen james THE PAWN. I also read two books by robert whitlow, THE LIST and THE SACRIFICE. Both were excellent reads. (these two are on my bookshelf).  MOUNTIAN TOP by robert whitlow is one of my favorites!

I didn't realize there were so many good christian authors until I joined paperbackswap. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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Subject: Great Books!
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 10:52 PM ET
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I would have to agree with others regarding The Shack!  Great book!  Another one that I just finished that touched me SOOO much was "Same Kind of Different As Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.  This is a MUST read!!!  : )

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 2:07 AM ET
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I am currently reading Fireproof.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 1:53 PM ET
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I read The Rook by stephan James and all I can say is WOW! I don't recommend it for squeamish readers.  Another great book is The Black Cloister by Melanie Dobson.


Take care!


Subject: Good reads!
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 2:26 PM ET
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Try the refiner's fire series by Lynn Austin. Terrific reads, all three... civil war fiction...Makes you feel like you are there!

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 10:31 AM ET
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I read The visitation by Frank Peretti.  Couldn't put it down, but not for the lighreader.  It has some funny parts,but the ending gets really horrific.  Any body read it?  I liked it so much can't deceide if I want to part with it.

Date Posted: 11/3/2008 6:03 PM ET
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I've been flying through the Restoration series by Terri Blackstock. I'm on book #4 right now.

Last Light

Night Light

True Light

Dawn's Light

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 2:07 PM ET
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I'm working my way through the Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke.  I got this series for Christmas probably 15 years ago or more and this is probably my tenth time reading the entire series.  Even after all these years I still love story of the Davis family.