A MOUNTAIN OF MYSTERY – The Book Nook

A MOUNTAIN OF MYSTERY
by Carole Jefferson
Guideposts Books and Inspirational Media
HB, 2015, 275 pages

In the Colorado town of Silver Peak, Sadie Speers runs an antique shop, which brings her in contact with many different types of people and stories. When Sadie’s high school sweetheart returns to

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THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS – The Book Nook

THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: THE RESTLESS SOUL OF THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS ATHEIST
by Larry Alex Taunton
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Hardbound, 217 pages, 2016

He was known as one of the “Four Horsemen of the New Atheism.” The hero of many secularists, Christopher Hitchens spent his life

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A GOOD READ ON A SUMMER DAY – The Book Nook

Eden Hill
by Bill Higgs
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-4964-1083-2
PB, 384 pages
$14.99

Grab an ice-cold lemonade and head out to your hammock on a warm summer day to read Eden Hill by Bill Higgs. It’s a gentle tale of a Kentucky small town during the early sixties—but have a table nearby

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CREATE VS COPY – The Book Nook

Create vs Copy
by Ken Wytsma
Moody Publishers, Hardbound
187 pages, 2016

College professor Ken Wytsma’s nonfiction book Create vs Copy argues that being creative in the workplace is not only possible, it is natural and beneficial for the worker and the business. In the process he takes the common

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A STRUGGLE TO FORGIVE – The Book Nook

The Moment Between
by Nicole Baart
Tyndale House
PB, 362 pages

Abigail Bennett has been in her sister’s shadow since the day she was born. The only one able to calm her sister’s instability, Abigail has never truly been free to live her own life. Even after her sister’s suicide, Abigail still

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STORY TELLS OF TOP SECRET NAZI’S – The Book Nook

THE METHUSELAH
PROJECT
by Rick Barry
Kregel Publications
PB, 320 pages

What do you get when you cross Captain America with alternate history and secret Nazi science? Rick Barry’s The Methuselah Project. This novel tells the intertwining stories of Captain Roger Greene, a U.S. airman shot down over

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COUNTER CULTURE – The Book Nook

COUNTER CULTURE
by David Platt
Tyndale House
PB, 256 pages

Counter Culture is a call to Christians and all faith-based people to step away from the way the world is doing things. Platt claims that the world’s obsession with pornography, with same-sex marriage, with racism and sex slavery, and with

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TWICE A SLAVE – The Book Nook

The Makings of a Great Novel
TWICE A SLAVE
by Sammy Tippit and Randy Willis
SamRan Publishing
PB, 306 pages

American slavery is a sensitive subject, and few people know that African-Americans were not the only people sold as slaves. Twice A Slave is about one of those people: Joseph Willis (1748-1854),

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CHASING SUNSETS – The Book Nook

CHASING SUNSETS
By Karen Kingsbury
Howard Books
HB, 310 pages

Jag and Aspyn are angels sent to earth with an important mission—protect the lives of Marcus Dillinger, Mary Catherine, and their friends. There is only a small chance their mission will be successful, and there will be a large price to

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BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE – The Book Nook

BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE
By Nancy Mehl
Guideposts Books & Inspirational Media
HB, 238 pages

Nancy Mehl weaves an intricate plotline in Blessings in Disguise, a mystery novel, set in an Amish community. Cheryl Cooper has recently taken over the Swiss Miss gift shop after her Aunt Mitzi has left for

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FEAST FOR THIEVES – The Book Nook

FEAST FOR THIEVES
by Marcus Brotherton
Moody Publishers
PB, 280 pages

Rowdy Slater, a former paratrooper, has fallen on hard times since his dishonorable discharge at the end of World War II. Desperate for money, Rowdy agrees to participate in a bank robbery. However, after losing track of his partner

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PEARL IN THE SAND – The Book Nook

Pearl in the Sand
by Tessa Afshar
Moody Publishers
PB, 316 pages

Rahab is a character in the Bible who is a mystery. She plays a significant role, but little is told about her. The Bible lays a small foundation, but with little detail. Afshar took this knowledge and ran with it. Using the third person

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THE CHOOSING – The Book Nook

The Choosing
by Rachelle Dekker
Tyndale House Publishers
434 pages

Who am I? It’s a question that looms before everyone, and the world offers a thousand answers. I am a consumer. I am a patriot. I am an athlete. I am a husband. I am a wife. Yet, ultimately, these identities will all break down. They

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A PICTURE OF WHAT LIFE WAS – The Book Nook

Through Waters Deep
by Sarah Sundin
Revell Publishers
PB, 368 pages

It is the year 1941, and America is on the brink of World War II. Naval Ensign Jim Avery encounters his childhood friend, Mary Sterling, now a shipyard secretary in Boston. A sabotage plot in the Navy Yard is discovered, and Jim and

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HARVEST OF RUBIES – The Book Nook

Harvest of Rubies
by Tessa Afshar
Moody Publishers
PB, 317 pages

Sarah, the protagonist of Harvest of Rubies, is one of the few female scribes in ancient Persia and the only one employed by the queen. Sarah sees her work as a way of finding self-worth and approval, which she rarely gained as a child

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PSEUDONYM – The Book Nook

PSEUDONYM
by Dennis E. Hensley and Diana Savage
Whitaker House, PB
294 pages, 2016

Sheila Davis dreams of becoming a published author. When a scholarship allows her to attend a summer program at a nearby college, she jumps at the chance to leave her small-town life behind. Soon after arriving, however,

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ARE YOU ATTACKABLE? – The Book Nook

ARE YOU ATTACKABLE?
Embracing God During the Battles of Life
by David H. Judson
Certa, 978-1-939748-74-4
PB, 260 pages
$15.95

As Christians, our lives are bound to come under attack. When these attacks come, the way we respond shows where our trust is – be it in God or in ourselves. Our relationship

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ESTHER: A ROYAL BEAUTY – The Book Nook

ESTHER: A ROYAL BEAUTY
by Angela Hunt
Bethany House
PB, 348 pages

Hadassah, an orphaned Jewish girl, is reared by her cousins in the shadow of King Xerxes’ palace in Susa. As a young girl, Hadassah dreamt of royalty and luxury. Those dreams later became an unexpected reality when she was seized and

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THE SECRET OF CHABAD – The Book Nook

THE SECRET OF CHABAD
by David Eliezrie
Toby Press
HB, 432 pages

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the late head of the Chabad movement, endeavored to reawaken Jewish tradition, education, and unification that had grown numb since the Jewish people had dispersed in 70 CE after the Romans had demolished

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ATONEMENT FOR EMILY ADAMS – The Book Nook

ATONEMENT FOR EMILY ADAMS
by Susan R. Lawrence
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
978-1-941103-01-2, 254 pages
PB, $12.95

Emily Adams is wracked with guilt after accidentally hitting and killing ten-year-old Isaiah Nelson with her car. Her attempts to make up for the wrong strain her relationships,

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JESUS IN ALL FOUR SEASONS – The Book Nook

Jesus in All Four Seasons
Dennis E. Hensley, PhD.
Bold Vision Books, 2015
256 pp.

Jesus in All Four Seasons by Dr. Dennis E. Hensley is the sequel to Jesus in the 9 to 5. A brand new genre of book has been created via this series called the “factvella”; part nonfiction, part fiction, but all compelling,

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MOURNING MEN – The Book Nook

MOURNING MEN: A Journey Through Grief
by Clifford E. Denay, Jr.
ISBN 978-1506097626
PB, 370 pages

Over time, American culture has taught men not to show their pain except at the cost of their power and masculine merit. Men are supposed to be tough, powerful, wealthy, reserved, and, always in control.

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OUR GOD- GIVEN SENSES – The Book Nook

OUR GOD-GIVEN SENSES: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NINE HUMAN SENSES INTEGRATED WITH A STUDY OF THE BIBLE
by Gary A. Burlingame
Healthy Life Press, 978-1-9392-6773-3
PB, 102 pages, $12.99

Burlingame links the Bible to our modern understanding of the human senses. The study gives a light overview of senses,

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THE WAY OF GRACE – The Book Nook

THE WAY OF GRACE
by Glandion Carney and Marjean Brooks
InterVarsity Press, paperback, 152 pages
reviewed by Alexis Turner

Anglican priest Glandion Carney is currently battling Parkinson’s disease. Throughout this book he guides his readers through the different struggles he has faced, and he provides

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TABLE IN THE DARKNESS – The Book Nook

TABLE IN THE DARKNESS
by Lee Wolfe Blum
InterVarsity Press, 9780830843084
PB, 198 pages

Blum takes the reader on a journey through her problems with an eating disorder and depression. Being up and down with severe weight issues caused problems with movement, breathing, socializing, buying clothes,

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