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Music Feature

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Once again welcoming Rob with a few thoughts on Matthew West's C D, "Live Forever": "We only have 86,400 seconds in a day and I feel this album is a perfect way to spend 2,520 of those seconds!"  -Austin W. on April 28, 2015       "This is the third CD Matthew has put out where he has people writing letters to him, and through prayer and writing thoughts down, he has developed this stunning album based off of those letters. "Day 1" is on the radio right now; most of the stories have a song.  Also check out his first two story-song CDs, "Into The Light" and "The Story Of Your Life"."      -- RN For more information on "Live Forever" by Matthew West, visit our website here .

Through a Man's Eyes

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Through a Man's Eyes: Helping Women Understand the Visual Nature of Men by Shaunti Feldhahn and Craig Gross      This is an educational read. My non-fiction for the year, as I like to call it, although I have been learning to appreciate non-fiction a little more each month so you may hear more from me yet. But as far as Through a Man's Eyes goes, I would almost say it was riveting - as riveting as non-fiction can get.      We've all seen or heard of those books that open with a warning. Something along the lines of "Don't read this book, unless ...you want to die a dastardly death".      Or something.      This book opens with a warning as well. Not quite so foreboding as that, but foreboding in its own way. At the same time, it's a warning that I can - and do - appreciate very much. Well-placed, well-timed, and well-worded:      "Before we get started we want to ask you to do one thing: make sure you are ready or able to read this book. I

Music Feature

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We've been hav ing some technical difficulties lately, but Book Talk is back up and run ning! Here we see the Return of Rob with TobyMac’s latest release:      "A similar vibe to "Eye On It" and a tip of the hat to his former band dc Talk .  “This Is Not a Test” features a song from dc T alk and a number with Toby's Son T ru D og .  Capital Kings, MR. Talkbox, NF and Hollyn add to this ear-worm.  Once it’s in your head, you’re addicted to it.  This CD has a Justin Timberlake-Black Eyed Peas- dc T alk flavor.  Check out the  "Feel It" video online below: http://www.godtube.com/watch/? v=1BJF91NU " --RN      We've been listening to it for a few weeks in the store, and even after having it stuck in my head for days, I still enjoy it quite a lot. Great sound and lyrics, quite catchy - TobyMac hasn't failed me yet! --Elise-- For more information on the CD "This Is Not a Test" by TobyMac, visit our website here ; and here

A Lady At Willowgrove Hall

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[Book 3] of the Whispers on the Moors Series      The story of Cecily Faire and Nathaniel Stanton is likely the best of Sarah E. Ladd's Whispers on the Moors Series. I enjoyed all three of them to a certain degree, but there was something more to A Lady At Willowgrove Hall . She seemed to pay more attention to the emotions and the characters - Cecily and Nathaniel. That's not to say her characters in her other books suffered any neglect, but Cecily and Nathaniel felt more developed and rounded, and I found it easier to fall into the story with them.      Cecily starts off on the wrong foot entirely. Her father disowns her and drops her unceremoniously on the doorstep of a ladies' school in the area, never to see her again, separating her in the meantime from her twin sister, Leah. All as a result of a sixteen-year-old infatuation. And shame plagues her, harshly and desperately, over the dishonour she feels she will be forever responsible for.     Now in a fit of cir