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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
& regularly/daily
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
how to share your faith

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God tells me I am His own - does He ever tell you that? You can find out how by reading my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

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Reviews of Books I can Highly Recommend

(Click on titles to read full reviews. Fiction is below Non-Fiction).

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100 Ways to Teach Your Child About God - by Karyn Henley.

1000 Questions Women Ask - by Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr. M.D. with Susan Nethery.

After Your Child Divorces - by Marjorie Lee Chandler.

And the Angels Were Silent - by Max Lucado.

Angles of Light - New and selected Poems by Luci Shaw

Avoiding the Tentmaker Trap - by Dan Gibson

Behind the Stories - Christian Novelists Reveal the Heart in the Art of their Writing - by Diane Eble

Bernice, Echoes of Her Song in the Night - by Magna Boyes

Beyond "I Do" What Christians Believe About Marriage - by Douglas J. Brouwer

Body and Soul- by Jim Maxwell.

Breakthrough Prayer - by Jim Cymbala.

Canterbury Letters to the Future

The Case for Christ A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel

Contemplating the Cross - A Pilgrimage of Prayer - by Tricia McCary Rhodes.

Deceived by Shame, Desired by God - by Cynthia Spell Humbert

Families in Pain - by Judith and Jack Balswick.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey

The Five Love Languages - by Gary Chapman, (How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate).

Feet of Clay Facing the Emotions that Make Us Stumble - by Paul W. Powell

Finding Rest When the Work is Never Done - by Patrick Klingaman

Forgiven - by Roy Lessin

Going Public with Your Faith Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work - by Willaim Carr Peel, Th.M. and Walt Larimore, M.D.

Gold Cord - by Amy Carmichael.

Good News for Bad People - by Roy Hession

Gospel Virtues - by Jonathan R. Wilson.

Heaven Your Real Home - by Joni Eareckson Tada

The Heavenly Man - by Yun with Paul Hattaway.

When I Got on the Highway to Heaven . . . ...I Didn't Expect Rocky Roads - by Jeanne Zornes

Hinds' Feet on High Places - by Hannah Hurnard.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye - by Joshua Harris

In the Presence of My Enemies - by Gracia Burnham (with Dean Merrill).

Is It a Lost Cause? - by Marva J. Dawn.

Just As I Am - by Billy Graham.

Keep Going! A User Friendly Guide to the Christian Life and Missions - by Rodney Hui.

The Life You've Always Wanted - by John Ortberg.

The Long Journey Home - A Guide to Your Search for the Meaning of Life - by Os Guinness

Love Won Out - by John and Anne Paulk.

Managing Your Emotions Instead of Your Emotions Managing You - by Joyce Meyer

Maximum Friendship Devotions for Students - by Jeff and Ramona Tucker

Merciful God of Prophecy - by Tim LaHaye.

A Mission to Millions - The story of ERNIE ALLEN and the EVERY HOME CRUSADE by Victor Maxwell.

My Parents, My Children - by Cecil Murphey.

Older Child Adoptions - by Grace Robinson.

Prayer of Jabez - by Bruce H. Wilkinson.

Perske - Pencil Portraits 1971-1990 - by Martha Perske.

Real Teens - a Contemporary Snapshot of Youth Culture - by George Barna

Recapture the Wonder - by Ravi Zacharias.

Save Money Everyday Amaze your friends without embarrassing your family - by Ellie Kay.

Seeing Wisdom Preparing Yourself to be Mentored - by Edna Ellison and Tricia Scribner

Sharing His Secrets - Intimate insights from the women who knew Jesus - by Vicky Banks

Shattered Hopes, Renewed Hearts What to Do with Wishes that Don't Come True - by Dr. Maribeth Ekey, Psy.D.

Tools for Muslim Evangelism - by Roland Muller

Touch of the Master, The - by Deborah Meroff.

True Grit - Women Taking on the World for Christ's Sake - by Deborah Meroff.

Waiting for Home (The Richard Prangley Story) - by John Schneider.

Waking the Dead The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive - by John Eldridge.

What's So Amazing About Grace? - by Philip Yancey

When I Got on the Highway to Heaven... I Didn't Expect Rocky Roads, by Jeanne Zornes.

When You Pray Making the Lord's Prayer Your Own - by Philip Graham Ryken

Where is God When it Hurts? - by Philip Yancey

Who Broke the Baby? - by Dr. Jean Staker Garton

Window on the World When We Pray God Works - by Daphne Spraggett & Jill Johnstone

An Unfading Vision - by Edward England.

Your Body's Many Cries for Water - by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj M.D.

More to come!


Another Homecoming - by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn.

The Bluebird and the Sparrow - by Janette Oke.

The Confession - by Beverly Lewis (Book 2 in the Heritage of Lancaster Country series.

Heaven's Wager - by Ted Dekker.

Jenny's Story - by Judy Baer.

Mandie and the Secret Tunnel - the first in a series by Lois Gladys Leppard. (I've read the first 10 so far).

The Measure of a Heart - by Janette Oke.

A Prairie Legacy series; The Tender Years, A Searching Heart, and A Quiet Strength - by Janette Oke.

The Princess - by Lori Wick.

The Reckoning - by Beverly Lewis (Book 3 in the Heritage of Lancaster Country series.

Return to Harmony - by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn.

Sadie's Song - by Linda Hall.

Secrets of a City Bench - by April Love.

The Shunning - by Beverly Lewis (Book 1 in the Heritage of Lancaster Country series.

The Sister Circle - by Vonette Bright and Nancy Moser.

Tomorrow's Dream - by Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn.

Unshaken (Ruth) - by Francine Rivers.

Phronsie Pepper the Youngest of the Five Little Peppers, by Margaret Sidney (of the Classic Victorian Childrens' series, The Five Little Peppers

The Books that Shaped me Through My Life - a personal revelation of the books that have had the most profound effect on me. More to come!

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