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Know Who You Are by Tim Tebow

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"Know Who You Are, Live Like It Matters" by Tim Tebow is a book meant for homeschoolers to help them find their identity in Christ.   This was an interesting book on finding your identity in Christ while also showing you how to work on your personal character.  Each chapter has a short amount of reading and then a writing exercise.  It written and geared toward homeschoolers especially since Tim Tebow was homeschooled but I think it would work even for kids that are not homeschooled.  He really encourages young people to do what is right according to the scriptures even others around them are not.  It was an uplifting book that encourages our youth not discourages.  It makes them focus on Christ not just themselves.  I highly recommend this book for anyone in my opinion.

I was given this book from Blogging for Books for free and was not required to give a positive review.

The Con Man's Daughter by Candice Curry

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"The Con Man's Daughter" by Candice Curry is the memoir of the author's childhood as she dealt with the chaos her dad left in his wake as a con man.  This was an interesting book of how even thru her struggles as a child and as a young adult God was faithful to bring her to Him.  It was interesting plus sad to read how hard her mom worked but how her dad used material things to say he was a better parent.  Sadly parents still do that to this day.  This author was not a delusional woman who thought her dad was a con artist he really was and after his death she learned more on who wanted to know what he knew it was intriguing.  Also this book deals with how suicide affects the people that are left behind.  If you like powerful memoirs then I highly recommend this book.

I was given this book from BakerBooks for free and was not required to give a positive review.

The Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot

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"The Maggie Bright" by Tracy Groot is about a young woman named Clare Childs inherits a boat named the Maggie Bright and across the channel an British Army is hoping to seek refuge in a harbor named Dunkirk.  This was a slow book that almost read like two different stories that really never combined except the area of Dunkirk is what was in common between the two stories.  I was very disappointed in this book as I hold Christian authors and publishers to a higher standard language wise as the world will be the world but Christians are to be different.  This book used a word that in England is considered a cuss word.   If a Christian author would not use the cuss words of America then don't use other countries cuss words.  Also the story was just all over the place and I could not get into it all.  So because of the language and the story was not good I can not recommend this book from a Christian author.

I was given this book from Tyndale Publishers for free and was not…

The Gatekeepers by Chris Whipple

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"The Gatekeepers" by Chris Whipple is about how the White House Chiefs of Staff are very important to each president and how they need not be just another yes man to the president.   It starts with Nixon's chief of staff and ends with an epilogue about how Trump's choice in Chief of Staff is very very important to his controversial presidency.  This is a very interesting book even if you are not that heavy into politics.  I will admit I was unsure of this book because of the line it would have to stay on not to be politically motivated one way or the other.  For me it gave the good and bad of all I thought it was well done.  So I do recommend if you are interested in a position not really talked a whole lot about unless something bad or something really good happens.

I was given this book from Blogging for Books for free and was not required to give a review.

The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

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"The Ebb Tide" by Beverly Lewis is about Sallie Riehl who as a young Amish woman has heart to travel well when her big plans change she becomes a nanny for a non-Amish family for the summer away from her home.   This was not your stereotypical Amish story yes it did have the normal romance but the story was more about Sallie discovering what she believes and wants in life.    This was a sweet story with some of the typical things you see in Amish fiction but not everything.  One thing that was nice to read was that we did not have the typical someone was being shunned this book had more of a family supportive attitude than the shunning attitude of some.  I really liked the story of Sallie finding how she fits in this world and not just going with the flow.  I highly recommend this book it is one of Beverly Lewis's best books.

I was given this book from Bethany House for free and was not required to give a review.

Dream With Me by John M. Perkins

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"Dream With Me" by John M. Perkins is a book not only about race relations but also a memoir of the authors life.  I wanted to read this book as Christians seem to think that race struggles have gone away in America when they have not.  Seriously churches as a whole in this nation are still segregated by race in a lot of areas.  It is a serious problem we need to confront and face with the truth. Mr. Perkins writes such a powerful book and will make you think on people that have been oppressed.  One of my favorite quotes is " People often say they need to be a voice for the voiceless, which sounds good but often ends up becoming imperialistic and patronizing.  The oppressed already have a voice; the problem is that no one is listening."  We need to start listening and this book can help us do that.  We need as believers to open our eyes to the world outside of our little areas and see what Christ is calling us to do there.  It might be just prayer but it also migh…

Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon

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"Sandpiper Cover" by Irene Hannon is another book in the Hope Harbor Novel series.  In this we find the police chief and single mom Lexie Graham trying to figure out how to help a young man up to no good change his path and she decides to enlist ex-con Adam Stone in her idea for the youth.  I knew going into this book that it would be a partial romance and good novel book but this author does not make her romance stories extremely sappy.   Also even though Hope Harbor is made up some of the surrounding towns the author writes about are not and they are very beautiful areas that she writes about.  The author is really good at writing about small towns and the attitudes in them.  It is a great book with a little mystery that is not a murder mystery and with over all good story.  I really hope that there is more books in the works in the Hope Harbor series.  I highly recommend this book for a good novel that takes place on the Oregon Coast.

I was given this book from Revell a …