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Neb Hayden's When the Good News Gets Even Better

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Neb Hayden and the book: When the Good News Gets Even Better: Rediscovering the Gospels through First-Century Jewish Eyes David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Neb Hayden is director of International Student Development at The King’s College in New York City. A former quarterback for “Bear Bryant” at Alabama, Neb has been involved his adult life with the fellowship in Washington, D.C., which works behind t

That was almost too easy

I think I may have figured out a way to gain sympathy and get rid of phone sales people at the same time. I have your attention now, don't I? Well, as I stated last week on my blog, I have communicated recently with my brother as he is in the process of selling me insurance. Today, he came by, had my figures figured out and was ready to get me to change my insurance. OK, go ahead, set me up. I don't know about you, but I just dread having to deal with anything insurance related. Such a pain. Making sure that your old insurance and your new insurance don't both draft out of your bank account. Getting refunds. Overlaps. Calling customer service to cancel the old policy and getting grief. That's the part I really wasn't looking forward to. So, I call my old car insurance company. I listen to the menu. Choose my option, input all my info, and listen to the automated teller go on for an eternity about what my last payment was, when it was paid, when my next payment

Linda Weddle's How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Linda Massey Weddle and the book: How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linda Massey Weddle is a children’s author and regular contributor to publications including Women’s Day and Christian Parenting Today. She develops Bible-based curriculum for young people and has been involved in children’s and youth ministry for the past twenty years. She has two grown children and six

Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose's Live Relationally and Live Deeply

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card authors are: Lenya Heitzig AND Penny Rose and the books: Live Deeply: A Study in the Parables of Jesus David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) AND Live Relationally: Lessons from the Women of Genesis David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHORs: Lenya Heitzig is an award-winning author and popular Bible teacher. After beginning her ministry as a single women’s counselor with Youth With a Mission,

Funny In Rather Short Takes

Don't give up! Someday, I'll be a regular blogger again. Someday. I've had a lot of stuff on my mind and have been stressed to a frazzle the last couple of weeks. And when I'm like that, I can't blog. I just can't do it. I become a blogger recluse. I don't want to be that way. That's not to say that I've totally been without a sense of humor. At moments, I have given some people quite the laugh. I tried this line on a few people today: "My brother has actually called to talk to me this week. He's was trying to sell me insurance." Sad, but absolutely true. Earlier today, I was pitching Bonnie Grove's book Talking to the Dead . (Great book that I highly recommend...) The radio host said, "By the title, I'm not sure we could do that one." "It's not what you think by the title. It's a story of dealing with grief, not like John Edwards saying, 'I see someone near you with grey hair. Name starts with

Bonnie Grove's Talking to the Dead

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I just finished this one last week. On top of all of the fabulous things I've heard from every reviewer I sent it to, I have to tell you, it's really good! It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Bonnie Grove and the book: Talking to the Dead David C. Cook; New edition edition (June 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bonnie Grove started writing when her parents bought a typewriter, and she hasn’t stopped since. Trained in Christian Counseling (Emmanuel Bible