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New Family Favorite

by Charissa Howe
June 13, 2011

This Little Prayer of Mine is a gem of a kids' book! I was thrilled when I opened it up and found it to be a Christian kids' book that had such substance and depth. This is not your everyday collection of watery kids' prayers. DeStefano leads... [Read on]

Charissa Howe gave
4.5 Stars
6 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 27
Charissa's average score for this review: 4.5

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The Prayer of Jabez - Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp

The Power of Daily Prayer

by Charissa Howe
August 8, 2011

Years ago, when I was struggling to put my life back together after a messy divorce and working to find my way back to God, I stumbled across this little book somehow. Recently, I picked it back up again to see if it was still relevant. It was,... [Read on]

1 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 5
Charissa's average score for this review: 5.0

The Prayer of Jabez

by Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp

Chazown - Craig Groeschel

Good Small Group Tool

by Charissa Howe
December 10, 2011

I honestly wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this book up for review. I'm a big fan of the modern Christian movement to explore life purpose and vision, but frequently the resources are shallow, over the top or written for "baby"... [Read on]

Charissa Howe gave Chazown
3.5 Stars
5 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 23
Charissa's average score for this review: 4.6

Chazown

by Craig Groeschel

When Bad Christians Happen to Good People - Dave Burchett

Good Small Group Book

by Charissa Howe
August 30, 2013

When Bad Christians Happen to Good People Dave Burchett I was intrigued by this book from the moment I read the title. We've all met those "bad Christians" that Burchett is talking about. If you haven't met them, you might want to stop and... [Read on]

0 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 0
Charissa's average score for this review: 0.0
The Daughter's Walk - Jane Kirkpatrick

Engrossing Read

by Charissa Howe
September 3, 2011

The Daughter's Walk tells the tale of Clara Etsby, a young woman who reluctantly follows her Norwegian immigrant mother on a trek to walk across the United State of America as a way to raise awareness for women's rights and to raise money to save... [Read on]

3 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 14
Charissa's average score for this review: 4.7

The Daughter's Walk

by Jane Kirkpatrick

The Ale Boy's Feast - Jeffrey Overstreet

Very Enjoyable!

by Charissa Howe
April 13, 2011

In a land torn by war, the king is missing and his people are trapped in a deadly wood searching for escape. Can the boy they call Rescue lead them to safety? Will the king be found? The people of Abascar seek a city of refuge where they will be... [Read on]

4 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 19
Charissa's average score for this review: 4.8

The Ale Boy's Feast

by Jeffrey Overstreet

Love and War - John and Stasi Eldredge

A Refreshingly Different Kind of Marriage Book

by Charissa Howe
June 2, 2011

Marriage books can be a touchy subject for many people and my home is no exception. Most of them are full of psychology techniques and classic marriage counseling communication tools. When you're a person with vocational passion for helping and... [Read on]

5 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 24
Charissa's average score for this review: 4.8

Love and War

by John and Stasi Eldredge

Why Church Matters - Joshua Harris

Great for Young Adult Ministries

by Charissa Howe
March 3, 2012

Why Church Matters is an accessible, competently written book. Its goal is to express why exactly it's important for Christians to not only be in the local church, but to be settled in one church. Harris cautions the reader to stop "dating... [Read on]

2 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 10
Charissa's average score for this review: 5.0

Why Church Matters

by Joshua Harris

Blind Hope - Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher

Scatterday Bonus Book Review: Blind Hope

by Charissa Howe
February 12, 2011

This book actually arrived in the mail yesterday when I was feeling really sick and run down. I'm still feeling sick and run down, but on the mend more after the first round of antibiotics. Anyway, it's definitely a fast read, as I received it... [Read on]

Charissa Howe gave Blind Hope
3.5 Stars
5 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 23
Charissa's average score for this review: 4.6

Blind Hope

by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day - Mark Batterson

Wrestling Your Lions

by Charissa Howe
April 27, 2011

In a Pit starts off by quoting 2 Samuel 23:20-21. It's not the most well known of verses as it's a short little story that doesn't really seem to have much weight or trajectory as is. It tells of Benaiah who chases down a lion in the snow and... [Read on]

5 other readers have rated Charissa's review.
Charissa's overall score for this review: 24
Charissa's average score for this review: 4.8
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