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It’s time to stand up against evil, Eric Metaxas tells American Christians

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Eric Metaxas, the popular author and radio host, is calling on Christians to take a stand against evil in the current culture. “It’s up to believers to speak up for what is ...

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“Someone Like You,” is first movie based on Kingsbury novel

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“Someone Like You,” the first major movie based on a book by bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 2. “We’re excited about it,” Kingsbury says. ...

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Local author Sara Brunsvold wins prestigious award

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A novel about a young disenchanted reporter who is given a throwaway assignment to interview a 79-year-old hospice patient but finds adventure instead has landed a local author a prestigious award. Sara ...

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Died: Sarah Young, Author of “Jesus Calling” devotional

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Thousands of Christians start their day by reading the devotional book “Jesus Calling.” The author, Sarah Young has died at the age of 77. Thomas Nelson, her publisher, had just announced days ...

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New York state public library cancels appearance by local author Jack Cashill

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A public library in Fredonia, N.Y., has cancelled an appearance by Jack Cashill, a Kansas City author, journalist and political commentator. The Darwin R. Barker Library told Cashill last week that it ...

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Christian author challenges churches to address porn addiction

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Many churches avoid discussing pornography although more than half of Americans admit they watch it. An estimated 91 percent of men and 60 percent of women nationwide consume porn at varying degrees ...

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Including faith element has helped Karen Kingsbury sell more than 25 million books

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Many modern novels come up short by ignoring the faith of their characters, bestselling author Karen Kingsbury said. “A story well told has the physical, intellectual, emotional and the spiritual content,” she ...

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Pastor Jack Hayford dies at age 88

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Jack Hayford, an influential pastor and Christian leader, died on Sunday at age 88. Affectionately known as Pastor Jack, he was the founding pastor of the Church On the Way in Van ...

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Christian author donating Bibles to persecuted church for each book sold

If your New Year resolution includes reading more books, you can purchase one and help believers around the world in the process. A Christian author is putting his own books and digital ...

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Thomas Cahill provided unique insight into scripture, history

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Thomas Cahill, author of such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82. While the announcement of his death was overlooked by ...

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Rick Warren gives final sermon as pastor of Saddleback

Influential author and leader Rick Warren preached his final sermon as pastor of Saddleback Church on Sunday. He delivered the same message he preached more than four decades ago, urging those in ...

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3 real-life inspirations for George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. British literary critic V. S. Pritchett could have been speaking for many in his review for ...

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Movie biopic of C.S. Lewis is brilliant and thoughtful

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The Most Reluctant Convert is based on a successful stage play/monologue written by Max McLean. This filmed version features McLean as an elderly C.S. Lewis who walks viewers back through key dramatized moments ...

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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

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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Max Lucado presented with Pinnacle Award for writing

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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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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Book by local author explores the ability to find peace in Christ after series of losses

A great loss or series of losses doesn’t have to define your life. Local author Gregor Southard shares a collection of blogs he wrote between 2012 and 2014 in his new memoir “Emerging ...

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Local pastor/missionary to be recognized for lifetime achievement

Rev. Max Manning, one of the original founders of Topeka Rescue Mission, has been serving the Kingdom of God since the 1950s. The pastor and missionary is the Director of Global Missions, ...

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‘Black & Pro-Life in America’ author: Abortion worse than homicides

Black homicides are at epidemic levels in the United States but there’s another even bigger killer. According to the Violence Policy Center, a national nonprofit educational organization that conducts research on violence ...

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Wynter Pitts, author and mother of War Room actress dies unexpectedly

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Wynter Pitts, author and mother of War Room actress Alena Pitts, died unexpectedly Tuesday night. In a Facebook post, Alena shared the sad news about her mom with fans and friends: “On ...

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