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In a high-tech world, adults prefer printed Bibles

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Although the popularity of online Bibles has grown in the digital age, most adults still prefer the old-fashioned paper version. A report by the American Bible Society found that nearly two-thirds of Bible users ...

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Perfect summer reading: ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

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There are few books that encompass the soul of summertime; “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is one of them. In it, the glorious line between romanticism and realism blurs in a haze ...

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3 real-life inspirations for George Orwell’s 1984

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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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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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Some doubt wisdom of teaching the Bible in schools

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A movement to start Bible classes in public schools is gaining ground. Seven states already recognize these classes and six more could soon follow. The legislators and organizations behind this latest effort ...

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States move to allow Bible as textbook in public schools

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The Supreme Court has previously ruled that the Bible may be used, and studied in school, for historical and literary purposes acknowledging the Bible’s significance in the development of Western literature, law ...

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‘The Fantasy Makers’ explores creativity, faith of Tolkien and Lewis

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The trascendental works of famed English scholars J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are known and loved by all. Lesser known are the works of George MacDonald; the precursor of fantasy literature in ...

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That is My Dream! by Langston Hughes, to represent Kansas

Each year as part of the Great Reads program at the Library of Congress National Book Festival, every state offers a book that highlights its literary culture and history. At this year’s ...

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