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Love & War & The Sea In Between
Love & War & The Sea In Between
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indie, soulful, inspirational for the religious and non-religious alike, December 6, 2012
Not only does this album display the originality of Josh Garrels' music, but with every track comes a soulful melody with really inspirational and thought-provoking lyrics. For those looking for a more spiritual musical aspect, this album definitely presents Biblical-based lyrics. Even for listeners who just like some good indie music I would recommend this album due to his thought-provoking lyrics and unique musicality.

A Coconut Named Bob
A Coconut Named Bob
by Austin Weaver
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming!, November 11, 2012
This review is from: A Coconut Named Bob (Hardcover)
This children's book not only has a good story and beautiful pictures, but has a moral theme to it as well! A definite "must have" for any child...(not going to lie, I would buy it for myself as well)!

What Every Girl Wants: A Portrait of Perfect Love & Intimacy in the Song of Solomon
What Every Girl Wants: A Portrait of Perfect Love & Intimacy in the Song of Solomon
by Lisa Harper
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fresh look at the Bible, January 26, 2011
I love how buying books without knowing anything about them can be such a gamble, but half the time the book turns out to be really wonderful. This is one of those treasures of a book that turned out to be a great read and very encouraging. Lisa Harper takes one of the most uncomfortable, confusing, and beautiful books of the Bible and gives readers a relevant, perspective-changing view on the contents of Song of Solomon. She uses funny stories, media references, and other historical tid-bits to give us a clearer picture of what Song of Solomon is about and how we should apply it to our lives. Furthermore, she isn't a sissy-priss and too afraid to get down to the nitty-gritty details! Yet Lisa opens up the treasure of God's word in this easy to read devotional. I would recommend it to women ages 14+. Happy reading!

The House
The House
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not traditional Katie, but still worth the listen, August 31, 2010
This review is from: The House (Audio CD)
I discovered Katie Melua several years ago when she only had two albums out. Like many reviewers, I believe she has incredible vocal talent and have always considered her songs to be witty, thought-provoking, and enjoyable. This new album, while another great show-case of Melua's vocals, has taken a turn away from her previous style. Verging on Indie pop, The House is not as jazz/blues-like as her previous albums. While in the past Melua's albums have mostly show-cased soft acoustics accompanying her voice, this album uses much more enhancing effects with the band. I find there isn't quite as many songs on this album with deep meanings like Melua previously recorded. The sort of songs that make you stop and thinking or lyrics that flow well and have actual meaning.
Still, if you are a Melua fan I would give it a try. If you are new to Katie Melua's music, check out any of her previous albums before trying this one.

Sarah: A Novel (Canaan Trilogy)
Sarah: A Novel (Canaan Trilogy)
by Marek Halter
Edition: Paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not accurate, clouds over true story, August 31, 2010
I find books like "Sarah" to be disappointing. When you finish it, you put it down thinking, "That did not enlighten me at all about the true story." The story of Sarah and Abraham is very true yet Halter's version left much to be desired. The author took way too much liberty with the story. For example, until she meets Abram, Sarai is a priestess of a pagan nation. While the possibility of this is present, it's a story-line plot that is highly unbelievable. I hope no one reading this takes it for fact.
Quite adult nature in content. In some places its a page turner, but I wouldn't recommend anyone read this book. It's truely fiction and overall probably a waste of time.

Charlie St. Cloud
Charlie St. Cloud
DVD ~ Zac Efron
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4.0 out of 5 stars Zac Efron maturing..., August 31, 2010
This review is from: Charlie St. Cloud (DVD)
Overview: Charlie and his younger brother, Sam, are enjoying the last few weeks of summer before Charlie goes to college on a sailing scholarship. Tragedy strikes and Sam's life is lost while a tormented Charlie's life is saved. Instead of going on with life, he lives alone in the woods and starts working at the cemetery. Why does he stay behind? Because he can see his dead brother and promises to meet him every day to practice baseball. Thus begins the story of Charlie St. Cloud, a young man who "stops living" because he can see dead people and does not want to let go of the memory of his brother.
Good Content: Charlie's dedication to Sam (alive and dead) is a good example of being a good brother. Even when Sam has died, Charlie keeps his promise to Sam. Later in the film Charlie turns out to be a rational young man as he makes a choice between "himself" and another person's life.
Spiritual Content: The fact that Charlie can see dead people is not necessarily creepy. It's more of a psychological thriller than anything. Charlie and Sam have a conversation about what would happen to Sam if Charlie broke his promise and stopped visiting him. Sam is concerned he will "cease to exist". Charlie's life was "saved" by a paramedic who is a strong Catholic. Later in life the two meet and the paramedic asks Charlie why he was "given a second chance to live" and if he will use this second chance for a good purpose. The paramedic believes saving Charlie was a heaven-sent act. He wears a pendant of St. Jude around his neck.
Sexual Content: Charlie and his girlfriend Tess spend a night together in the cemetery. Nothing is seen because the camera cuts out right before anything happens but cuts back in afterwards. Same tells a few crude jokes (I only got one of them because another audience member was laughing as if it was a dirty joke).
Violent Content: We see some aspects of the car crash that Charlie and Sam are in. We see them while they are in the ambulance-Charlie's face is somewhat bloody. Charlie gets in a fist fight with another young man.
Profanity: a total of about seven or eight profane words ranging from h-- to s--
Conclusion: Unnecessary elements (such as the cemetery scene, some language) make this a PG-13 film. While the idea of the plot seems "iffy"-a young man spending time with his dead brother-it doesn't really touch on anything spiritual in terms of life and death. Rather, it is more of a psychological, "think about it" film. Borderline tragedy, chic-flick, drama, this film is recommended for mature audiences who are not opposed to somewhat "unrealistic" stories.
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It's Entertainment!
It's Entertainment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Varietizing Celtic Thunder, August 19, 2010
This review is from: It's Entertainment! (Audio CD)
I know that a lot of Celtic Thunder fans do not like this CD because it is less "celtic" and more..."Broadway/pop". I, however, am glad that they took a different turn for their fourth CD. First off, by now there is enough variety that adding some more pop/modern songs to the trunk isn't so bad. Plus, Celtic Thunder is good because of their voices and arrangement, not only the songs they sing. And of course their voices/arrangement can make any song good! I would recommend listening to some samples on youtube if you aren't sure if you will like it, but die-hard Celtic Thunder fans will hopefully enjoy this latest installment.

Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition)
DVD ~ Kristen Stewart
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2.0 out of 5 stars How romantic is it when your boyfriend would rather suck your blood than kiss you?, August 14, 2010
I know in a culture where it is almost "politically incorrect" to dislike Twilight this review is risky to write but I just have to get my opinion out there. ;) Short and simple, I was not interested in Twilight AT ALL when it first came out. When people started going nuts over it, I grew even more disgusted. I had no interest in reading the books or watching the movies. Then one day my sisters made me watch this film, and I gave in, mostly so I could make even more fun of it. Trust me, I was NOT converted after seeing it.
I don't want to slam this film just because it won't make someone who loves it dislike it. That's not my goal. Rather, I just want to put out a word for those of you who haven't seen it but are trying to decide if you want to or not. Honestly, it is hardly romantic at all. I was so frustrated that Bella could fall in love with a guy who repeatedly tells her he has to control himself from sucking her blood. The acting really is not fantastic, even cheesy at times. The directing portrayed scenes as way too dramatic and overplayed. The story-line is unbelievable and a very unrealistic picture of high school is painted.
I honestly do not understand why this film is so popular. It's not like I hate these stories just because it's "Twilight", I just honestly don't think the story is worth the time.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful album!, August 25, 2009
This review is from: Lullaby (Audio CD)
From a 17-year-old girl:

This album is the tops. So far, I've listened to it in bed two nights in a row and both nights I fell asleep before it ended. Jewel's voice is so beautiful and she uses it to create soothing melodies in this album. There are some classic lullaby songs, but all of them are beautiful enough to listen to whenever you want (well, maybe not when you are driving). Perfect for sleeping, or I listen to it when writing research papers or doing homework. Both kids and adults can listen to and enjoy it.

The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, Book 1)
The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, Book 1)
by T. Davis Bunn
Edition: Paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought it would be..., June 26, 2009
Don't let the beautiful cover entice you into reading this book with high expectations. While it is a worth-while read if you are interested in the events surrounding Jesus's death, you should know a few things before you start reading.
This is a good book to read if you want to have a bit more insight into other events that occurred during the time after Jesus was crucified and before we went back to Heaven. You never "meet" Jesus or any of the disciples in this book, but Mary Magdalene, Mary and Martha, and Pilate and his wife are present in the story.
It's a sort of slow story and definitely deals a lot more with the setting and politics of Jesus's death. The main character doesn't become the Centurion's wife until the end of the book. And a lot of the story plots and events were sort of forced...none of the characters were very appealing, and I think that the author didn't portray Pilate very well.
Overall, it's a good book to read if you want to have more insight into Jerusalem and simply the everyday lives of Jews there. I also thought it was interesting to read the story of Jesus's death from the point of views of the Romans.
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