Inspirational

If I Run

Terri Blackstock
4
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Lisa J.
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Casey Cox was twelve years old when she came home from school and found her father hanging in the garage. While the police investigators officially ruled her father’s death a suicide, Casey never believed that her father would kill himself, knowing she would be the one to find him. Now, ten years later, Casey walks in to find her best friend murdered just inside his front door. Brent, a journalist, had been investigating her father’s death and the circumstances surrounding it in an effort to help her find peace and move on with her life.

All There Is

David Isay
4
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Hannah Jane C.
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015

Reading All There Is is like being engulfed in a giant bouquet of love in all its vast intricacies. While there are plenty of heartwarming, kissy-face snippets in this StoryCorps gem, many stories are edged with bittersweet moments of heartache, regret and loss.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Having had 3 children graduate high school and then college, I’ve read and gifted my share of “go out there and do great things” type of inspirational books. A few that have earned my readership and admiration are Dr.

Taken

Dee Henderson
4
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Lisa J.
Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Matthew Dane was a police officer until his daughter was kidnapped and missing for years. He then left the force and started a private detective service so he could continue the search for his daughter. Once his daughter was found, he was able to help her adjust to life outside of captivity and then help other families in the same situation.

look into my eyes

The Dark Tower, and Other Stories

C. S. Lewis
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Amanda H.
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015

I picked up a book of C. S. Lewis’s short stories for a staff exercise in genres with Faith-Based and Inspirational Fiction. The Dark Tower and Other Stories contains some of his science fiction as well as faith-based works, so as a sci-fi fan I was eager to combine the two. Then I started reading, and my hopes swiftly plummeted. The first story is “The Man Born Blind,” a heavy-handed tale of religious allegory.

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The Bounce Back Book

Karen Salmansohn
5
Rated by
Hope H.
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015

Sometimes you feel yourself spiraling downward, and you don't know what to do next. Or maybe next has involved seeking comfort all too frequently in your chocolate stash. I hear you. Recommended to me by a good friend, I picked up this book.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bless This Food is a collection of graces from many traditions - Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, etc. I came across this title in my quest to find dinner prayers that were more resonant with my family than the standard one I had been taught as a child or the simpler ones that I had prayed with my own children when they were younger.

Comet's Tale

Steven D. Wolf with Lynette Padwa
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Hannah Jane C.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Comet, a rescued greyhound, will win you over with her lovable, graceful and insightful personality. Steven Wolf rescues Comet from the horrors of greyhound racing, and in turn she rescues him when his debilitating back injuries leave him disabled and unable to participate in everyday life.

Here Burns My Candle

Liz Curtis Higgs
5
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Margaret O.
Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Lady Elisabeth Kerr, a Highlander and sympathetic of the Jacobite cause, has not hidden her support of Prince Charles and his rebel army. Now her husband, Lord Donald Kerr, has decided the cause is a worthy one and he and his brother have both decided to back the prince. Lady Elisabeth’s widowed mother-in-law, Lady Marjory, is not at all excited about her two sons going into battle, but is caught up in the excitement the prince has stirred within their town of Edinburgh. Lady Marjory makes no secret that she has switched her loyalty and has even financially backed the prince with more th

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This Is Who I Am

Rosanne Olson
5
Rated by
Caitlin T.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Wow. There is no other word for this book but wow.

This is an incredibly powerful work of art that combines nude photos of women of all ages, ethnicity and body shape with short essays written by the woman posing, describing who they are and how they feel about their body. Each picture is uniquely crafted to be simple yet exquisitely beautiful by merely depicting women in a raw, honest way.

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