Search Results: "Sophie Piper"


BOOK REVIEW

JESUS IS BORN by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An excellent choice for church libraries and Christian families who want a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
This retelling of the Nativity story by a prolific author of Christian books for children recounts the narrative of the birth of Jesus and surrounding events. Read full book review >

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PRAYERS FOR A BETTER WORLD by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Short, simple and not too sweet. (index of first lines) (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
A small trim size, cheerful colors and short prayers with just a few lines of text make this British import a fine choice as an introduction to prayer for younger children. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD OF CHRISTMAS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Suitable for advanced preschoolers who can listen one-on-one to an adult reading a longer, more complex story or for older children who don't object to a book that seems designed for little ones. (Picture book/religion. 4-8) "
The Nativity story is retold in familiar, everyday language with a petite, illustrated format in this somewhat unbalanced Christmas offering imported from Great Britain. Read full book review >

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A GIFT FOR A LITTLE CHILD'S BAPTISM by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Baby steps for those on their Christian walk of faith. (Picture book/religion. 1-5)"
A collection of prayers, some biblical and some original, for little ones. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF JESUS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A brief but thorough introduction to a complex subject. (Religion. 5-10)"
The story of the life of Jesus is retold for school-age children using a small, attractive format that will be popular for the gift market. Read full book review >

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I CAN SAY A PRAYER by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A pleasant but not essential introduction to the concept of integrating prayer into daily life. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)"
Preschoolers incorporate prayer into their daily activities in this collection of 12 short prayers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND LIFE REMAINS by Adam Piper
Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"Earnest and literal, Piper's heart is on his sleeve."
In his first volume of poetry, Piper covers a wide swath of emotional and philosophical territory, documenting his thoughts and feelings along the way. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF THIRST by Karen Piper
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Piper's report makes for anxious yet informative reading."
Piper (English and Geography/Univ. of Missouri; Left in the Dust: How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A., 2006, etc.) introduces us to a brave new world in which drought is a prime business opportunity. Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO LIVE OUT LOUD by Piper Laurie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Warmly intimate."
In a candid memoir, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Laurie remembers her long, surprising life as a film, theater and TV star. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Readers who admire Davis's work and that of the late Marc Reisner will find this fine entry in the library of apocalyptic Californiana of urgent interest."
Another compelling reason not to breathe in L.A. Read full book review >

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HUNTING DAYLIGHT by Piper Maitland
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Above the common run of vampire fiction, but not all that it could be."
Half-vampire Carol Barrett faces familiar-seeming perils as well as romance in the second of a series of paranormal thrillers. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO NKAMBA by Piper Monique Dellums
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An often engaging work that could be used as an introduction to Congo studies."
A spiritual prophecy comes true in Dellums' (Grandma Leola Celebrates Purim, 2015, etc.) colorful story of a Congolese culture and religion. Read full book review >