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Survive the Day: Thriving in the Midst of Life’s Storms

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaFor years after author Ben Young’s divorce and experience of single parenting, he had one goal in the midst of his deep disorientation—to survive the day. For three decades, Young has been a pastor and professional crisis manager for families and individu

A Quiet Place Part II

Department: Author: Trevor DenningThe sequel to A Quiet Place begins turning the screws instantly, leaving us twisting in our seats, and there’s no relief until the very, very end.The first film started with our main characters, the Abbott family, already in a world where the smallest sound would g

Popular: The Power of Likability in Status-Obsessed World

Department: Author: Reginald SmithHow much did high school affect your relationships? According to psychologist and University of North Carolina Professor Mitch Prinstein, our success or mistreatment within our high school relationships could set a course for life. His argument intrigued me. Prins

Old Church Basement

Department: Author: Kayleigh FongersWith a name like Old Church Basement, an album is expected to wow. And that’s just what Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music’s latest collaboration does. The new contemporary worship album speaks to the power of combining two talented groups who are seeking

48 Grasshopper Estates

Department: Author: Jenny deGrootSicily Bridges lives at 48 Grasshopper Estates, a place with no grasshoppers and, come to think of it, no grass either. But Sicily is very good at making things and so she sits down on the front stoop and makes a grasshopper. Every morning Sicily makes lists of the

40 Days on Being a Seven

Department: Author: Lorilee CrakerThe Enneagram is about nine ways of seeing and experiencing the world, and as a Seven, Gideon Yee Shun Tsang sees the world through his own trademark lens. In this small, vibrant book of daily readings, Tsang guides the reader through the good, the bad, and even th

Unforgotten

Department: Author: Cynthia BeachDCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) draws a breath before she dials. Her task? She must call a mother whose teen disappeared decades ago. His body has been found. But what happened to 17-year-old Jimmy has yet to be discovered.Of course, strategic too, is this questio

Becoming Elisabeth Elliot

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaOn Jan. 8, 1956, five young Christian missionaries serving in Ecuador and attempting to share the gospel with Waodani tribesmen were murdered by the very men they were trying to reach for Christ. News of the massacre spread throughout the world, and event

The Atlas Obscura Podcast

Department: Author: Trevor DenningAfter finally getting out of the ark, Noah and his family were given another big task. Twice God told them, “Be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it” (Gen. 9:7). When they heard that, they likely understood it as we all do, as ins

Follow Your Breath! A First Book of Mindfulness

Department: Author: Mary Li MaPedro is having anxiety about moving to a new neighborhood, and his five friends are determined to help. With the help of Pedro’s mom, together they begin a journey of mindfulness.Through 14 short and illustrated chapters, this book incorporates mindfulness into childr

Life Love & Madness

Department: Author: Paul DelgerIt’s refreshing to hear an artist declare to the world, “I am okay with who I am.” That declaration seems to sum up Sarah Reeve’s album “Life Love & Madness.” The singer-songwriter signed her first record deal at 18, and her current release at age 31 is her fourth ful

Waging Peace: One Soldier’s Story of Putting Love First

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaSeventeen years ago, then 23-year-old Diana Oestreich, a combat medic in the United States Army National Guard, was deployed to Iraq to engage in the Global War on Terror. On her first morning there, she learned of an enemy technique used to ambush Americ

The Present

Department: Author: Jenny deGrootThe Present is a 25-minute film promising a simple, sweet plot. A family wakes up to a new day. Yusef (Saleh Bakri) and Noor (Mariam Kamel Basha) are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Yusef takes the whole day off from work in order to take their young daughter

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse

Department: Author: Trevor DenningAfter completing The Hunt for Red October in 1983, Tom Clancy didn’t submit it to a big New York publishing house. He sent it to Naval Institute Press, which until then had only published textbooks for Sea Service professionals. Yet the technical accuracy of his de

Who We Are: The Head and The Heart

Department: Author: Paul DelgerChristian rockers Fireflight stepped away from the road for a while, but they returned with renewed energy and two CD’s called “Who We Are: The Head and The Heart.” The first disc of five songs is The Head portion, while the second disc of five songs is the The Heart

All He Knew

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaWriting in free verse, author Helen Frost relates the absorbing, achingly painful, yet encouraging and joyful story of Henry, a boy who becomes deaf at a young age but is able to speak. Intelligent and full of life, Henry eventually becomes wary of strang

Tempered Resilience

Department: Author: Reginald SmithAuthor Tod Bolsinger reflects on his experience of taking a blacksmithing class as a metaphor for discussing the necessary characteristics for leadership in a post-Christian, post-truth context. For Christian leaders and churches who experienced loss after loss fro

Kiss the Ground

Department: Author: Jenny deGrootKiss the Ground is a documentary about the climate crisis, dialing in on the very basest of elements: the dirt beneath our feet. This film is narrated by Woody Harrelson, which might come as a surprise to those who know him as an actor. But as someone who has lived

Expecting Wonder: The Transformative Experience of Becoming a Mother

Department: Author: Sonya VanderVeen FeddemaAuthor Brittany Bergman is aware of the irony that, even as the market is flooded with books about pregnancy and expectations placed on new moms, hers is yet another book on that theme. However, Bergman offers a fresh perspective on the topic. As she read