(Book review) The Lost Discipline of Conversation

In this well-researched book, Joanna Jung draws upon the writings of well and lesser-known puritans to learn how they valued and used the spiritual discipline of conference, or intentional, spiritually-focused conversation as a means to spiritual growth. We learn not only why the Puritans considered such care crucial to discipleship and the Christian walk but also how to implement this in our modern-day lives. Specific examples and prompts are given for several different audiences with which the reader may choose to converse in order to follow the biblical exhortation to care for one another’s souls.

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The Fifth Man (Oxygen #2)

Maybe the biggest struggle of writing a sequel is how to give readers what they liked in the previous story while still breaking new ground. Fortunately, Olson and Ingermanson find that balance. The Fifth Man gives that same mix of technical details balanced by humor and intricate plotting balanced with interesting characters that made Oxygen so enjoyable.

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Love story

Fans of the Baxter family will welcome this latest book in their saga.

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Awards and Their Winners

Awards for Christian Books Book awards have been around for a long time and there are many different kinds. Here some of the biggest Christian Literature Awards, where they started and who are their biggest winners.

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Getting the Gospel Right: The Tie that Binds Evangelicals Together

Reviewed by: Connor Salter, Professional Writing student at Taylor University     Introduction Title: Getting the Gospel Right: The Tie that Binds Evangelicals Together Author: R.C. Sproul Publisher: Baker Book House Company Publication Date: 2017 (original edition published 1999) Format: Paperback Length: 234 pages OVERVIEW Do Catholics and Evangelicals believe the same things about the gospel? R.C. Sproul and other scholars […]

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Home

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired librarian and longtime book discussion leader   Introduction Title: Home Author: Ginny L. Yttrup Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Publication Date: 2017 Format: Paperback Length: 314 pages OVERVIEW In Home, Melanie is an author who generally writes rather light fiction. In her latest book, she realizes she is diverting from that and writing something of more substance. In […]

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Babylon Revealed: Over 2,600 Years Ago Babylon Was Destroyed by God. Will It Happen Again?

Reviewed by: Hope Bolinger, a professional writing major at Taylor University.   Introduction Title: Babylon Revealed: Over 2,600 Years Ago Babylon Was Destroyed by God. Will It Happen Again? Author: Anthony Mattiello Jr. Publisher: West Bow Press Publication Date: 2018 Format: Print book Length: 317 pages OVERVIEW Babylon exists now. Ever since Abraham fled the most ancient form of Babylon—post-Tower of Babel […]

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Loving Isaac

This is a story of compassion that will touch the reader’s heart. The writing is eloquent with characters that become important to you as you become part of their lives.

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