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‘Woke’ books targeting a much younger audience of children

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“Woke books,” already a concern in school libraries, now are targeting an even younger audience. A wave of woke books about racism, same-sex parents and police brutality now can be found in ...

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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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Rep. Sharice Davids promotes critical race theory books on Instagram

Rep. Sharice Davids, who represents Johnson County, Kan., in Congress, is promoting a list of books from leftwing figures, including writings that are considered to be resources for critical race theory. Her private Instagram ...

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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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Whatever happened to Francis Schaeffer?

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Dr. Francis Schaeffer was one of the most influential figures in evangelical Christianity in the 1970s and 1980s. Young people seeking answers traveled to L’Abri, his home in Switzerland, and millions of ...

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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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Psychologist and author Jordan Peterson moving closer toward Christianity

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Dr. Jordan Peterson, the hugely popular Canadian clinical psychologist who promotes personal responsibility and opposes political correctness, could be changing his attitude toward Christianity. For years, the best-selling author was asked if ...

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Beth Moore discusses decision to leave Baptist denomination

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Christian leaders are responding to the departure from the Southern Baptist denomination by respected author and Bible teacher Beth Moore. Born Wanda Elizabeth in 1957, her departure was intensely covered in the ...

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Fore-edge paintings reveal hidden world on books

A “fore-edge painting” is a design or painting that seems to magically appear on the “fore-edge” of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen ...

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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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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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Protestors in Portland are burning Bibles

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In a scene reminiscent of 1930s Nazi Germany, protestors in Portland, Oregon are now burning Bibles in the street. Protesters carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs threw Bibles into a fire in front ...

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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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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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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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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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Missouri bill to reduce exposure to sexual materials draws fire from libraries

A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill to help keep sexual materials out of the hands of children, but library organizations are lining up against it. State Rep. Ben Baker, a Republican ...

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Reading more in 2020 offers wide-ranging benefits

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A popular New Year’s resolution is to watch less television and read more books. Reading offers a number of benefits according to a story on Beliefnet. Reading is fun. One of the ...

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‘Cancel culture’ forces church to stop screening of Jordan Peterson documentary

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The “Cancel Culture” is beginning to come after churches. The latest example is a documentary about Jordan Peterson, Ph.D., a Canadian professor who has become well known for his stances against political ...

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Convicted sex offenders holding “drag queen story time” at Texas libraries

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Over the past year, the Austin Public Library in Texas has allowed sex offenders to read to children during “Drag Queen Story Time,” a pro-family organization has learned. This is the latest development in a series ...

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China removes word ‘bible’ from Robinson Crusoe

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Authorities in China have continued to crack down on the Christian faith, this time by erasing faith-based words from children’s stories contained within school workbooks. According to persecution watchdog The Barnabus Fund, the ...

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