Pamela S. (aliadam) - Reviews

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Angels
Angels
Author: Billy Graham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/29/2006


Dr. Billy Graham lifts the veil between the visible and the invisible world to give us an eye-opening account of these behind-the-scenes agents. This best-selling classic records the experiences of Dr. Graham and others who are convinced that at moments of special need they have been attended by angels. The definitive gook on angels with over three million copies sold. Taken from jacket cover.


Dreaming Out Loud: : Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, Wade Hayes, And The Changing Face Of Nashville
Review Date: 5/29/2006


From the historic stage of the Grand Ole Opry to the dim light of a recording studio, here is a ruggedly authentic behind-the-scenes tour that takes you places outsiders have never before been allowed to go. Part social history, part backstage pass, this penetrating and graceful book presents the most comprehensive portraits yet painted of Garth Brooks and Wynonna Judd-two of the most celebrated artists of our time-as well as a touching picture of Wade Hayes, a young man who hopes to follow them to the exalted heights of one of american's richest traditions: the world of country music. Taken from jacket cover.


Follow the River
Follow the River
Author: James Alexander Thom
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/8/2006


Mary Ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her. For months, they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen. Her story lives on--extraordinary testimony to the indomitable strength of one pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her own people.


An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood
An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood
Author: Jimmy Carter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/29/2006


In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength, re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country. Carter writes about the offering of an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and a strict segregationist who treated black workers with respect and fariness; his strong-willed and well-read mother; and the five other people who shaped his early life, three of whom were black.
Carter's clean and eloquent prose evokes a time when the cycles of life were precdictable and simple and the rules were heartbreaking and complex. In his singular voice and with a novelist's gift for detail, Jimmy Carter creates a sensitive portrait of an era that shaped the nation and recounts a class,ic, American story of enduring importance. Taken from jacket cover.


The Quilt of Life: A Patchwork of Devotional Thoughts (Inspirational Library)
Review Date: 5/29/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Here's a unique, story-based collection of devotions that celbrates God's handiwork in our lives. The Quilt of Life features 90 devotional vignettes--all centered on a quilting theme--that follow the process of God's work in our lives. You'll see that while the individual pieces of life can sometimes be plain or unattractive by themselves, the finished product, the quilt of life, is a stunning example of God's creative power. Taken from jacket cover.


The Red Hat Society(TM) : Fun and Friendship After Fifty
The Red Hat Society(TM) : Fun and Friendship After Fifty
Author: Sue Ellen Cooper
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/29/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Believing that a woman's fiftieth birthday should be a time for celebration, not a milestone to be feared, Sue Ellen Cooper started giving a red hat to all her friends approaching the big five-oh. This soon became her signature gift. When she and her friends went to tea in full regalia (wearing a red hat and purple is a must), the first chapter of the Red Hat Society was born. In just three years, the concept spread like wildfire: There are now over three hundred thousand Red Hatters across the U.S.A., Canada, and even around the world...all forging new friendships, deepening old ones, and, most important, having fun.
You don't have to be a member to enjoy the official book of the Red Hat Society. Remember what it was like being a little girl and playing with your friends? This book shows you how to recapture that wonderful sense of joy and sisterhood. Filled with inspiring real-life stories, you'll meet other women just like you who are making peace with their bodies (finally!), learning to revel in the here and now, and striking out on exciting new adventures. Let the Red Hatters in this book help you discover what they know--that fun really does begin at fifty! Taken from jacket cover.


Too Long a Stranger (Women of the West, Bk 9)
Too Long a Stranger (Women of the West, Bk 9)
Author: Janette Oke
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/10/2006


The sudden death of her husband had left Sarah Perry and her baby Rebecca alone in their small frontier town. But Sarah resolves for Rebecca's sake to put her life back together and go on. And to everyone's surprise, Sarah finda a way. But the choices forced upon her by life on the frontier are very hard. The most difficult decision comes when Sarah determines that the best thing for her little daughter's future is to send her away to boarding school.

But the distance that separates them over the years cannot be measured in miles. When the day finally arrives that Rebecca comes home, both mother and daughter find themselves viewing each other from two different worlds. What hope is there of restoring the bond that once was between them?


What I Learned from God While Quilting
What I Learned from God While Quilting
Author: Ruth McHaney Danner, Cristine Bolley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/29/2006
Helpful Score: 1


In What I Learned from God While Quilting, fifty short meditations written by avid quilter Ruth McHaney Danner share spiritual lessons learned at the quilting frame. Whether at work, play, or rest, you'll see that God desires to talk with you--drawing, teaching, chastening, yet comforting--if you learn to recognize His still, small voice. Taken from jacket cover.


What's So Funny About Getting Old?
What's So Funny About Getting Old?
Author: Ed Fischer, Jane Thomas Noland
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/29/2006


This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcos. Generational vocabulary gaps, miscommunications, preoccupation with health and comforts, foibles, disguises (for aging), even physical limitations--all can have their funny sides when we're laughing at ourselves.
This book, a light-hearted gift for anyone who's 50-plus, is a memory-jogger too. Remember the Katzenjammer Kids? Jack Armstrong? Apple Mary? Check out your friends' ages by their responses to a "Vanishing Words" test (examples: "spider," "broomstick skirt," "running board," "the shag"). If you're still calling the refrigerator an "icebox," it's a giveaway--you're probably over sixty. Taken from jacket cover.


Why the Chicken Crossed the Road:  Other Hidden Enlightenment Teachings from the Buddha to Bebop to Mother Goose
Review Date: 5/29/2006


The great spiritual truths are right under your nose-in the songs, jokes, proverbs, and nursery rhymes you've known all your life. Christ and the Buddha, Sluyter shows us, bring the same good news of cosmic liberation, and so do the Monkees and the Rolling Stones, Bugs Bunny and Alfred E. Neuman. Along the way, Sluyter tells lively stories that incorporate basketball and Sufi dancing, cowboy movies and Sabbath mysticism, bebop saxaphone exercises--some traditional, some home-brewerd--he shows how to apply these enlightenment teachings in our own lives.

From the jacket cover.


WILLIE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
WILLIE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author: Nelson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 5/29/2006


The "outlaw" of country music, he's romanced America with his songs for more than 20 years, while his records have turned gold and platinum 23 times. Now the legendary Willie Nelson tells the sotry of his remarkable life as it has never been told before: his childhood in the Depression and his early musical training; his stormy marriages, and his struggle as a fledgling songwriter when he sold the rights to such classics as "Family Bible" and "Crazy" for $50 to buy milk for the baby. From his wild experiences with drugs, booze, and women to his long rise to superstardom and his friendships and collaborations with such stars as Waylon Jennings, Julio Iglesias, Dolly Parton and Frank Sinatra, here is Willie Nelson in his own words: singer, guitar picker, spiritualist, movie star, rebel--and a man born to serenade the world... taken from jacket cover


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