(Book review) The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life

Reviewed by: Margaret Neal, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University.   Introduction Title: The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life Author: Erwin Raphael McManus Publisher: WaterBrook Publishers Publication Date: 2017 Format: Print book Length: 214 pages OVERVIEW With the storytelling power of The Barbarian Way and the conviction of The Artisan Soulcomes Erwin Raphael McManus’s most recent book, The Last Arrow. […]

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(Book review)  Inspired

What does it mean to say that the Bible is divinely inspired? Does it mean that every word is directly derived from God, or does it mean, as philosopher Qureshi once wrote, “God inspired specific men in history to write his words, using their experiences and language to convey his message. In other words, God masterfully used the speech of chosen men to convey exactly what he desired and has preserved that message through the millennia.”

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(Book review) Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults

Emerging adults, those between the ages of 18 to 30, stand in a precarious position when it comes to the connection between faith and science. And, the emerging pluralistic ideals of tolerance and pick-and-choose-religions don’t help the equation. Cootsona addresses the forerunners that have widened the divide between science and faith: the four horsemen of atheism (such as Darwin), the false dichotomy of information presented in Scripture versus that discovered in science, and the church’s anti-science sentiments.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Melanie Dobson

Chatting with Melanie Dobson, author of Hidden among the stars, was like visiting with an old friend. In a half an hour’s time she shared with us how she came to be a writer, what her process is like, the books and authors that have inspired her, and what her advice is for new writers. […]

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2018 Conference: Save The Date

The ECLA annual conference is just around the corner! Join us this October 27th for some exciting speakers, literary fellowship and books, books, books!

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(Book review) Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Bob Goff, founder of Love Does, and NYT Bestselling Author of a book by the same name, gives us his highly anticipated follow-up, Everybody Always. He shares with us stories from his life and the hard lessons he gained in the process of learning to love everybody, always, just as God does.

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(Book review) How the Nations Rage

Jonathan Leeman dares us to think carefully and deeply about our nation’s approach to politics. He points out our tendency to think that politics is the stuff of congressmen, school boards, and voting booths, when, in fact, it is the stuff of our everyday life: politics is how we arrange our lives to get what we worship. He reminds us that we cannot go into the public square and leave our religion behind.

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(Book review) Boundaries for Your Soul

What if the enemies warring within you were actually fighting for the same cause? In this practical book, Christian counselors Cook and Miller give five steps for recognizing and befriending the parts of you that you battle against. They help you see the overwhelming emotions not as enemies but as helpers who have overstepped their bounds in trying to help you, resulting in internal wars. Limiting them to boundaries brings you to deep peace and rest in God, allowing genuine connection with others.

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