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Daily Quote Podcast

Department: Author: Kayleigh FongersFor those who want to get into podcasts but are hesitant to dive in, or those who enjoy podcasts and want something simple and refreshing, look no further than the Daily Quote podcast.In daily two-minute snippets, The Daily Quote podcast offers a thought-provokin

Wild Heart (Live)

Department: Author: Paul DelgerKim Walker-Smith’s powerful and rich voice grabs one's attention quickly on her fifth solo album, “Wild Heart.” The Jesus Culture band member’s raw, vulnerable lyrics are also appealing. “This new album is a strong declaration of freedom and who God is,” she said in a

The New Mutants

Department: Author: Trevor DenningUnlike, say, writing a novel, making a movie is an exercise in collaborative storytelling. One of the first things student filmmakers learn is that there’s the movie that’s written, the movie that’s shot, and the movie that’s edited. The director and actors bring t

Soul

Department: Author: Lorilee CrakerMy kids are nearly grown up now, but I’ve been imagining what their questions would have been about Soul, had we watched it together when they were small. That we did watch it together, even though they are 16 and 20, is testament to this movie’s appeal for all age

Northbound: A Train Ride Out of Segregation

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaIn this final story in a trilogy of picture books about author Michael Bandy’s experience growing up in the Jim Crow era—the others are White Water and Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box—young readers encounter excited Michael as he embarks on

The Jamie Grace Podcast

Department: Author: Kayleigh FongersChristian music artist Jamie Grace has spent many years offering words of wisdom and ministering to young girls through her songs. Recently, she’s found a new platform to share her messages of encouragement: The Jamie Grace Podcast. Previously known as the Wait I

Navigate Your Stars

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaWhen Jesmyn Ward, author of Where the Line Bleeds and Salvage the Bones, spoke at the commencement ceremony at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., she shared more than an inspirational pep talk for the graduates as they faced an uncertain future. In Na

Listening to the Classics

Department: Author: Lorilee CrakerDavid CopperfieldBy Charles Dickens; narrated by Richard ArmitageDavid Copperfield, Charles Dickens’ own “favorite child” book, appealed to me because it is a semi-autobiographical novel of how Copperfield (essentially Dickens) became a writer. So when I heard that

Letter to You

Department: Author: Robert J. Keeley“One minute you’re here. Next minute you’re gone.” Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, Letter to You, is inspired, in part, by the death of former bandmate George Theiss, a member of Springsteen’s pre-fame band the Castilles. Theiss and Springsteen were the last su

The Current War

Department: Author: Cynthia Beach“Don’t you think a fence is a unique creation?” asks a fictionalized Thomas Edison of George Westinghouse. The two 19th-century rivals stand in the swirling crowds of Chicago’s World Fair. “A neighbor puts it up and suddenly one becomes two.”Westinghouse understands

Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaIn this hopeful, celebrative children’s picture book, author Tony Hillery relates the true story of how he became the founder and director of Harlem Grown, an urban garden movement begun in 2011. When Hillery volunteered at a public elementary school in H

Peace Be Still

Department: Author: Paul DelgerHope Darst’s debut record, “Peace Be Still,” declares hope, freedom, and victory in God. “I dreamed of being an artist for the first 25 years of my life and then laid that dream aside to pursue what God had called me to do—raise a family and serve the local church,” s

Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults

Department: Author: Trevor DenningWhen we think of the Heaven’s Gate cult, if we think of it at all, we likely remember the matching Nike shoes, the soft-spoken crazy-eyed leader, or the hokey website. In popular culture, Heaven’s Gate is a joke, fodder for a sketch on SNL. For most of us, their me

Nana Akua Goes to School

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaZura loves her grandmother, Nana Akua, more than anyone else in the world. Though Nana Akua is short in stature, in Zura’s eyes her grandmother “seems as tall as the giant playground slide. Maybe that’s because she’s filled to the brim with stories about

Daigle Bites Podcast

Department: Author: Kayleigh FongersListening to GRAMMY Award-winning artist Lauren Daigle sing is something special. And listening to her talk is even more of a treat. With the launch of her podcast, Daigle Bites, earlier this year, listeners can now enjoy both in one place.Daigle Bites is a mixtu

A Black Women’s History of the United States (Audiobook)

Department: Author: Michelle Loyd-PaigeWe must have a glorified womanhood that can look any man in the face—white, red, yellow, brown, or black—and tell of the nobility of character within Black womanhood. —Nannie Helen BurrowsHow well do you think you know the history of the United States? How abo

Little Family

Department: Author: Jenny deGrootIf the first novel you write comes out of the child-soldier trauma of your young life and the second is a post-war tale of two friends, might there be a third? Ishmael Beah, who was born in Sierra Leone and participated in the atrocities of “The Blood-Diamonds” civi