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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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Sen. Hawley finds new publisher for book on censorship

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Regnery Publishing will release “The Tyranny of Big Tech” by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley this spring. Simon & Schuster broke a contract with him for his book following his vote to not ...

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Kathie Lee Gifford shares untold stories in new memoir

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Kathie Lee Gifford shows no signs of slowing down, including releasing a memoir. “I am in a new place at the age of 67 that I never would have dreamed I would ...

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Billy Graham book ‘Til Armageddon’ being rereleased

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Although Billy Graham died before the tumultuous year of 2020, his words about suffering and armageddon are as timely as ever. He examined the topic of suffering in his 1981 (see below) ...

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Worldwide Bible sales increase during pandemic

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Although it’s hard to find positive news during the pandemic, it appears that more people are looking to God for answers. Lifeway Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian ...

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Obama book focuses on his contempt for conservatives

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Former President Barack Obama has been a frequent guest on media outlets this week as he promotes his new book “A Promised Land.” It’s part of a $65 million deal with publisher ...

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Author warns that culture is becoming increasingly hostile to Christians

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Christians are increasingly being viewed by culture as roadblocks to a soft totalitarian state, columnist Rod Dreher writes in his new book, “Live Not by Lies: a Manual for Christian Dissidents.” “Ours ...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks out on faith and politics in new book

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former press secretary for President Trump, finally is sharing her side of the story in a new book, “Speaking for Myself.” “The honest part of my story is that ...

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Controversial author Jen Hatmaker files for divorce from husband of 27 years

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Christian author and reality TV participant Jen Hatmaker has filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon. Hatmaker, who’s been married to Brandon since 1993, filed for divorce in Hays County 22nd District ...

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Are Evangelicals evil? That’s the term being thrown at 80 million Americans

There’s a plethora of new books portraying American white Evangelicals as just about the worst people in the world, and Evangelicalism as just about the most evil, repressive and retrograde force in ...

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Local author writes book from unique perspective

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Book Review – In My Hands: Stories of the Land and Animals I Love but Can’t See by Reyna Bradford. The Majesty of the Prairie. The Connections Between Humans and Animals. The ...

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“God, Trump and COVID-19” takes timely look at today’s critical issues

“God, Trump and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is Affecting Christians, the World and America’s 2020 Election,” a new book by Stephen Strang, brings clarity to the world-changing events of 2020. The book ...

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Author interview: Annika Bergen is digging up spiritual roots

Kansas City is an area rich in religious history. Annika Bergen, a member of the Heart of America Christian Writers Network (HACWN), also based in Kansas City, recently co-authored a book on ...

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Pastor offers hope for future of rural churches in new book

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Pastor Danny Davis believes rural churches have a bright future despite the many challenges they face. He shares his insights in the new book “Rural Church Turnaround,” published by CrossLink Publishing. “Danny’s ...

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Our readers share their current books to help us through the coronavirus

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I was preparing the community calendar of events this week and saw many events are being postponed because of the coronavirus crisis. Looking at the cancelled library events made me think of ...

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Oliver North draws parallels to 1775 in new book

They say history repeats itself. That’s never seemed to be more true, according to a new book by Col. Oliver North who says it puts things in perspective. “Our nation’s capital is ...

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Quiet Fire: Lincoln’s faith explored in new book

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President’s Days is just around the corner, and the leaders of the past can offer insights for our times. Abraham Lincoln is remembered for holding the union together and trying to bring ...

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25 Best-selling Evangelical books of 2019 listed

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The top 25 Christian books of 2019 include some well-known names and some new authors. One of the books has been a top seller for 16 years and remains on the list ...

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New book ‘Mascot on a Mission’ shares the adventures of KC Wolf

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Dan Meers has brought fun and excitement to gamedays at Arrowhead Stadium for more than three decades as KC Wolf. Away from the field, he has brought hope, encouragement and inspiration to ...

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New book is about the ‘Characters of Christmas’

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With its sparkly lights, piles of gifts, and heartwarming sentiments, it’s easy to become caught up in the flurry of activity at Christmas, forgetting about Who is at the center of it ...

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New book from Paula White divides evangelical leaders

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Paula White, a spiritual advisor to President Donald Trump and former pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, is no stranger to controversy. Like many pastors who attain national attention, she has been ...

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Andrew Brunson says ‘It was a fight for my faith’ in Turkey

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Andrew Brunson lived in Turkey for a quarter-century starting churches and helping refugees. His new book, “God’s Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance,” tells the story of his last ...

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Join a 40 day journey with martyrs of the faith

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Are you ready to experience radical transformation in your walk with Christ? Do you want to inject hope into the dark corners of your life with spiritual truth? A  40-day devotional has ...

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New book delves into the faith of Johnny Cash

Guitars, fiddles and heartbreaking songs take center stage this fall as “Country Music”, the new documentary series from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, airs on PBS. The man in black, Johnny Cash, is ...

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Is an artificial intelligence Antichrist possible?

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There was a time when most of humanity could envision some occupations that would be replaced by machines, technology or artificial intelligence. Working as a fashion model probably wasn’t one of them. ...

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