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Summer Break

I am taking a summer break from blogging this week and most of next week. I am doing a thorough cleaning of my house: cleaning up bookshelves, shredding needless files, cleaning up closets, dusting in places that have dust bunnies, cleaning baseboards, etc. Next week my sister JoAnn is coming to visit (no, I'm not cleaning because she is coming to visit).

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Mid Summer Big Book Giveaway!

I am cleaning up and clearing out bookshelves!
I have the following books that I will giveaway to ONE winner! Please leave a comment if you are interested in a chance to win. I will announce the winner on Monday August 2.

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Book Giveaway!

Debbie Fuller Thomas the author of Raising Rain has offered to giveaway a copy of this book.
If you would like a chance to win this wonderful read please leave a comment. I will announce the winner on
Monday August 2.

Blissful Reading!

Disrupting Grace, A Story of Relinquishment and Healing by Kristen Richburg

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Disrupting Grace

This book was provided for free by Bring It On Communications for the purpose of reading/reviewing. 

Published by VMI Publisher 2009, 136 pages, paperback, non-fiction/memoir/adoption

Kristen and her husband Andrew are eager to bring another child in to their family. They have two children Annie and Ben. Ben was born early and future pregnancy related health problems could happen if Kristen chose to conceive again. Adoption becomes their focal pursuit and their hearts prayer.
Kristen and Andrew gave careful thought and prayer in making this decision. They researched and read on adoptions, they prepared their hearts, their home and their children for a future additional family member.
Kristen a child of adoption as well, felt energize…

The Prayer Directed Life, How to Stop Preying...and Start Praying by Mark E. McLeroy

Published by Deep River Books in 2010, 144 pages

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The Prayer Directed Life 

This book was provided for free by Bring It On Communications for the purpose of reading/reviewing.

Prayer, we are taught at a young age to pray--remember God is Good, God is great, let Him thank us for our food, Amen? I said this prayer at the dinner table until I was in middle school, finally daddy said, "Annette don't you think it is time you learned to pray from your heart?" There are many Christians that rattle off a prayer at the dinner table or at bedtime; but they are only saying words with no thought or feeling behind them, it is a prayer that has become as ritualistic as brushing teeth. For some people speaking to the Lord from their hearts is uncomfortable…

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin

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Though Waters Roar is a 2010 Christy Award Winner for Historical Fiction.

This book was sent to me for free by Bethany House because I am a member of their Open Book Program--
(I am the book club coordinator at my Church). I chose to read/review.

Published by Bethany House in 2009, 432 pages, Historical Christian Fiction

I loved this book!!!
The book begins with a young woman named Harriet contemplating how she has ended up in jail, which then led to her reflecting and telling the life stories of both her mother and grandmother. The time period spans before the Civil War with Harriet's grandmother Bebe, the mother named Lucy late 1800's through early 1900's, and through Harriet age 20 in 1920. History and …

Raising Rain by Debbie Fuller Thomas

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Published by Moody in 2009, 320 pages of story, Christian Fiction

I received this book for free from the author, actually I won this book from her site. I chose to read and review this book.

Raising Rain by Debbie Fuller Thomas is about four young women that met in college during the closing of the 1960's. This time period was marked by the Vietnam War, peace protests, the sexual revolution, illegal drugs, feminism, and a gener…