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Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them
Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 139
Review Date: 6/4/2006


Amazon.com
Jezebel and Delilah have plenty to teach contemporary Christian women, according to Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them. In this self-help book, Liz Curtis Higgs tells fictionalized, contemporary stories based on the lives of biblical characters including Eve, Potiphar's Wife, and the Woman at the Well. In verse-by-verse commentary, Higgs summarizes each life's lessons and provides a list of questions for personal consideration or group discussion. The overall message of each chapter is the same: "Good Girls and Bad Girls both need a Savior. The goodness of your present life can't open the doors of heaven for you. The badness of your past life can't keep you out either." In its effort to turn readers' minds heavenward, Bad Girls draws a distinction between fun and joy. Associated with "fleshly pleasures," fun "is temporary at best; it's risky, even dangerous, at worst." Joy, on the other hand, is found in God's "gift of grace." Perhaps the book's greatest weakness is its inability to see that "fun," in many lives, is a holy and necessary means of attaining "joy." --Michael Joseph Gross


Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3)
Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 511
Review Date: 6/4/2006
Helpful Score: 1


From Publishers Weekly
After unwittingly destroying the magical wards that had sealed off the Old World from the New for 3000 years, the war wizard Richard Cypher discovers that he has inadvertently created a gate through which the evil Keeper, Emperor Jagang, and his minions can enter the land. Separated from his beloved, the former Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell, who is in hiding to avoid being executed by the people she once served, Richard must now accept the power of his father, Darken Rahl, and use all of his magical abilities to defeat Jagang, to save Kahlan and to close the gate. As in the two previous novels of The Sword of Truth fantasy cycle (Stone of Tears, etc.), Goodkind builds an intricate plot teeming with violence, treachery and intrigue. Newcomers to the series may find it a challenge to get up to speed, but once they do, they?as well as Goodkind's large, loyal readership?will delight in a complex epic fantasy that crackles with vigor and magical derring-do. Author tour.
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The Camelot Caper
The Camelot Caper
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 6/4/2006


For Jessica Tregarth, an unexpected invitation to visit her grandfather in England is a wonderful surprise -- an opportunity to open doors to a family past that have always been closed to her. But sinister acts greet her arrival. A stranger tries to steal her luggage and later accosts her in Salisbury Cathedral. Mysterious villains pursue her through Cornwall, their motive and intentions unknown. Jessica's only clue is an antique heirloom she possesses, an ancient ring that bears the Tregarth family crest. And her only ally is handsome gothic novelist David Randall -- her self-proclaimed protector -- who appears from seemingly out of nowhere to help her in her desperate -- attempt to solve a five hundred-year-old, puzzle. For something from out of the cloudy mists of Arthurian lore has come back to plague a frightened American abroad. And a remarkable truth about a fabled king and a medieval treasure could ultimately make Jess Tregarth very rich...or very dead.


The Father Book: An Instruction Manual (Minirth-Meier Clinic)
Review Date: 6/4/2006


With a little theory and a lot of practical guidance, The Father Book explores what it means to be a father, how fathering has changed in the nineties, and how you as a father can meet many of your children's needs as no one else can. The Father Book offers valuable advice for taking your children through every stage of growth--infancy, preschool, grade school, early adolescence, teens--and addreses those important developmental issues that come up along the way.


The Forgotten (Animorphs, Bk 11)
The Forgotten (Animorphs, Bk 11)
Author: K. A. Applegate
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/4/2006


There's been an accident. Someone crash-landed a Yeerk Bug fighter. And the Yeerks have been trying to cover it up - quickly. But not before Tobias spots it. So the Animorphs and Ax decide to steal the ship to show the world that Earth has been invaded.

That's when things go terribly wrong. Before they know it, Jake, the Animorphs, and Ax find themselves in another place. Another time. And there's no way home...


Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2)
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 2)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/4/2006


Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then she's face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it).

Point is, they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favor, she complies. And soon, Sookie's in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She's supposed to interview certain humans involved. There's just one condition: the vampires must promise to behave and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...


The Mutation (Animorphs, Bk 36)
The Mutation (Animorphs, Bk 36)
Author: K. A. Applegate
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/4/2006


While Jake and the other Animorphs try to stop Visser Three from reaching the Pemalite ship at the bottom of the ocean, they discover a strange underwater civilization.


Oceans of Fire (Drake Sisters, Bk 3)
Oceans of Fire (Drake Sisters, Bk 3)
Author: Christine Feehan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/4/2006


The third daughter of seven in a magical bloodline, Abigail Drake was born with an affinity for water and a strong bond with dolphins. After she witnesses a murder, she flees right into the arms of Alexsandr Volstov. On the trail of stolen Russian antiquities, he's a relentless Interpol agent--and the man who once broke Abby's heart. But he isn't going to let the only woman he's ever loved slip away again.


Parents Please Don't Sit on Your Kids (Fearon Early Childhood Library)
Review Date: 6/4/2006


With warmth and empathy, Clare Cherry makes a strong argument for non-punitive discipline. Through interviews and surveys of parents and children, she establishes a list of the most common fears and worrisome discipline problems.


The Proposal (Animorphs, Bk 35)
The Proposal (Animorphs, Bk 35)
Author: K. A. Applegate
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 18
Review Date: 6/4/2006


Book Description
The Yeerks are stepping up their invasion tactics. And Marco has problems of his own. His dad is starting to date. But Marco knows his mother might still be alive.


The Secret of Shambhala : In Search of the Eleventh Insight
The Secret of Shambhala : In Search of the Eleventh Insight
Author: James Redfield
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/11/2006


Repetitive, not my thing. :)


The Solitaire Mystery
The Solitaire Mystery
Author: Jostein Gaarder, Sarah Jane Hails (Translator)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 6/5/2006


One of the oddest books i have ever read. The way it came together in the end was interisting. It all works around a deck of cards...


Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, Book 4)
Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, Book 4)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 455
Review Date: 6/4/2006


From AudioFile
Dick Hill's incredibly dramatic reading of this fourth book of The Sword of Truth series transports listeners to Richard Cypher's world. Richard, the Seeker of Truth, is caught up in a world of magic, war and extraordinary dangers. His actions and decisions determine the fate of this world! Hill builds the suspense and intrigue of Goodkind's stirring and complex epic; his vocal depiction of the power-mad Emperor Jagang is evil personified. Hill's voices bring the stress, fear and distress of these characters to the listeners and wrap them in the evil that is the Temple of the Winds fortress. Will Richard and his beloved Kahlan Amnell save the day, or will Jagang triumph? Stay tuned! S.C.A. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine


The Unknown (Animorphs, Bk 14)
The Unknown (Animorphs, Bk 14)
Author: K. A. Applegate
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 25
Review Date: 6/4/2006


There's a new rumor in town. Someone has discovered an item that proves life on other planets exists. And they've been hiding it on a base called Zone 91. The Most Secret Place On Earth.

Cassie, the other Animorphs, and Ax already know about life on other planets. Too well. They also realize the Yeerks will try to access Zone 91. To find out if what's there will threaten their mission. So the Animorphs decide to pay Zone 91 and the Yeerks a little visit. But what they discover is not at all what they expect...


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