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Books

Where does your state come in for a love of reading?

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New research is revealing which states have the highest love for reading. The data comes at a time when some feared reading was on the decline as the public seemingly spent more ...

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CNN slams children’s books that don’t espouse liberal ideology

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Last week, CNN published an opinion piece arguing that the “right-wing children’s entertainment complex is upon us.” Prominently featured as a case in point were the Tuttle Twins children’s books, created by Connor Boyack to offset ...

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Wife of author Randy Alcorn loses battle with cancer

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Nanci Alcorn, the wife of Christian author Randy Alcorn, has died. “Nanci is with Jesus,” Alcorn wrote of his wife Nanci, who died of colon cancer. “So happy for her. Sad for ...

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Debunking centuries-old myths about Mary Magdalene

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One of the most misunderstood biblical figures has to be Mary Magdalene. Let’s start with what we do know about her. Sometimes referred to as Mary of Magdala or simply the Madeleine, ...

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In ‘The Stranger in a Lifeboat,’ Mitch Albom asks what it takes to believe

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REVIEW:  “The Stranger in a Lifeboat” by Mitch Albom.  What would you do if you encountered God, seemingly the same as any other person, and He offered to save your life as ...

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Facebook backtracks after banning publisher of conservative children’s books

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A publisher of conservative children’s books once again can access and advertise on Facebook after a public outcry. Heroes of Liberty offers biographies of such American heroes as President Ronald Reagan and ...

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The real story of Santa Claus is one of persecution and sacrifice, says new book

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Santa Claus isn’t what he used to be. The fourth-century Christian saint has been reduced to a fat guy in a red coat that talks to reindeer. About the only accurate element ...

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Fox News hosts, JK Rowling release Christmas books

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Fox News anchors have joined J.K. Rowling and other celebrities in releasing Christmas-themed books this year. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, released The Christmas Pig last month. Rowling has recently ...

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Local artist brings visuals to poems in unexpected ways

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“I wanted to put pictures into poems, give voice to a visual,” says Hasna Sal of her new book, Poems In Glass. The visuals are turning heads. Her book launch was recently ...

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First Nations Version translates the New Testament for North American Native Peoples

It’s a Bible verse familiar to many Christians — and even to many non-Christians who have seen John 3:16 on billboards and T-shirts or scrawled across eye black under football players’ helmets. ...

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Children’s book by Rep. Dan Crenshaw explains dangers of cancel culture

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas is helping families get an early start on fighting cancel culture. “Fame, Blame and the Raft of Shame” is the fourth in a series of titles by ...

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This humble Amish author has sold more than 350,000 books and she’s not done

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Amish author of 39 books has fans around the world. Imagine you’re a writer who has never received a rejection letter and you have a contract to write two novels per year ...

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‘What’s That Sound’ is a decidedly different picture book for kids

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A distinctively different ABC picture book written by Kansas City author and artist, LeAnne Litka released in late September to much praise. What’s That Sound? took Litka four years to produce, but ...

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‘The Devil is Afraid of Me’: Exorcist describes his battle against demons and the occult

In 2020, the book The Devil is Afraid of Me: The Life and Works of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist (See below) hit our virtual bookshelves. While most people think of the ...

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Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales, faces cancel culture

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Spying is a risky profession. For the 14th-century English undercover agent-turned-poet Geoffrey Chaucer, the dangers – at least to his reputation – continue to surface centuries after his death. In his July 2021 essay for ...

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Kindergarten teacher Sayragul Sauytbay survived a Chinese concentration camp

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It is difficult to comprehend the horrors taking place in China against its minority ethnic and religious populations. Now, a survivor of one of China‘s modern-day concentration camps has revealed the beatings, ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley’s new book outlines threats from big tech

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“The Tyranny of Big Tech” is the book that corporate monopolies don’t want you to read, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley recently told CBN News In his new book, (at end of article) ...

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Max Lucado presented with Pinnacle Award for writing

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Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado was awarded the 2021 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Pinnacle Award for the outstanding contribution of his writing, both to the publishing industry and to society at ...

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Pastor Greg Laurie hopes new book will keep legacy of Billy Graham alive

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The late Billy Graham clearly presented the answers to questions people are asking today, said Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif. His new book, “Billy Graham: The Man ...

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Book offers fresh insight on what God has in store for Kansas City

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One of the most inspiring books I have read about the city I deeply love, Kansas City, was published in December 2020 by Neil Brown. Neil is part of our ministry team ...

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God ‘has the plan’ says Dana Perino in new book on faith

Dana Perino, former press secretary for George W. Bush, has written a new book to share her insights about life and faith. “Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (From ...

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Shannon Bream and her book on incredible Women of the Bible

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Popular Fox News host Shannon Bream has published a new book focusing on the incredible stories of women in the Bible. “Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and ...

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‘Turn Your Season Around’: Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry on winning the game of life

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Few people understand the highs and lows of baseball – and of life itself – better than Darryl Strawberry. His storied career with the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and New ...

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Melvin Banks, founder of largest black-owned Christian publishing company dies

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The name of Dr. Melvin Banks Sr. hasn’t come up during Black History Month discussions, but he owned and operated Urban Ministries Inc., the largest independent black-owned and operated publishing company in ...

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Bill Smith and his ‘home stretch’ coming of age story

The diagnosis of leukemia at age 43 laid bare a brief flirtation with escape for Bill Smith. After all, he had battled depression and suicidal thoughts from a young age; mortality was ...

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