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Prayerful Review of the Week: April 2-11
What made me feel most alive and in tune with God's plan: Starting another term of teaching Pilates I and II - I was born to teach movements and health. I love young people. I love empowering them to develop lifelong habits that will prevent physical pain w...

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26. On the Incarnation by Athanasius


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25. Two Paths: America Divided or United by John Kasich
This was the man that I wanted to be president. It was good to read about his background, and his vision for America. He ran a very clean campaign and did not get swallowed up in the negativity. He is the real deal. One big thing I learned was how to pronou...

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23. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
I think things are better the second time around, and they are also better when discussed with friends. I have been part of the Book Dames since 2005. It was started when five of us from a contemporary book club that started in 2001 decided to discuss the c...

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24. Poldark's Cornwall by Winston Graham
If you are a fan of the Poldark Series on Masterpiece Theatre and/or the books by Winston Graham, you will love this book of gorgeous photographs of the Cornish Coast with text  by Graham originally published in 1983 and updated in 2016. It is a visual trea...

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22. The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
This book had some good points about our post-Christian era. I was so excited to read this after I saw him interviewed on the news and when I realized he is the same person who wrote Crunchy Cons. He makes some salient points about the degree to which Chris...

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21. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Wow! This is my favorite book of the year so far. It is so imaginative (the author was inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia ). It gives you a different perspective on refugees from all over the world. I loved it. (It does have some language and sexuality th...

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20. Lilac Girls
I learned a lot through this book, but I have to admit it was really, really slow in the beginning. I felt like I was reading a harlequin romance, and I almost abandoned it on page 92. But, I did something I have never done before: I read the last chapter, ...

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19. Myth Making and Religious Extremism and Their Roots in Crisis
  The information was fascinating in parts, but it droned on with more and more information without much analysis in other parts. I was hoping the author would give analysis about how all of this affect terrorism, but it never seemed to get to this. I kept ...

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18. Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel by John Stubbs
I received this audiobook for free from the publisher in exchanged for a unbiased review. When I first saw that it was 31 hours and 25 CD's (equivalent to 752 pages in the print version), I was a bit overwhelmed, but once I started listening to the excellen...
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