(Book Review) The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Jillian Slater is asked to travel to New Orleans from California for her father’s funeral, although there has been a long estrangement from that side of her family. She stays at the boarding house run by her frosty grandmother, with its interesting residents and housekeeper, and the ambience of being a former church (St. Silvanus). After returning to California, her job and living situation fall apart, and she flees to her grandmother’s house as a last resort, while hoping to reestablish herself elsewhere. When her father’s death turns out to be suspicious, and strange things start happening around the house, her life becomes even more unsettled.

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(Book Review) NIV Faithlife Study Bible

Although the New International Version of the Bible provides its original footnotes and cross references, this new version of the NIV greatly expands upon that. There are sections on “How to Study the Bible,” “Timeline of Biblical History,” and a series of 30 insightful articles, such as “Contending for the Faith” by Lee Strobel, “True Discipleship” by Charles Stanley, “Why a Good God Allows Suffering” by Randy Alcorn, and “Should Christians Follow Old Testament Law?” by Timothy Keller. The book is filled with amazing charts,

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(Book Review) Unashamed: Healing our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame

Shame. We can’t vacuum it up. We can’t diet it away. We can’t even hide it behind our smiles, our performance, or our relationships. It can always be there for many people. In Heather Davis Nelson’s book, Unashamed, the author tackles head-on the issue of shame by offering a biblical perspective focused on community bonding and mutual forgiveness.

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ECLA Spring Event: Book Sale and Presentation!

ECLA Spring Event: BAKER BOOKS May 5, 2017, Friday, 10:30 A.M. Baker Books, 2768 East Paris Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 Chris Jager popular ECLA speaker will be reviewing newer titles that you will want for your libraries! Everything in the store will be at a 30% discount on regular priced items! The bargain book […]

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(Book Review) Radicalizing Peace: How your good, small, faithful steps can change the world

In the midst of a culture of radicals and extremists, Traylor seeks to introduce a new revolution: one of peace. He sheds light on the hypocrisy of many parts of the Western Church, and he challenges readers to follow the counterintuitive teaching of Jesus Christ.

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(Book Review) Kierkegaard: A Single Life

Søren Kierkegaard was born into a large, wealthy family in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 5, 1813. He grew into an awkward but witty boy, often infuriating his teachers and classmates alike. His father, although at times distant and depressed, encouraged his sons to think deeply and defend what they believed. After spending some time in the university, Kierkegaard began writing books. He explored many important theological topics and defended his views on them regardless of the opposition from Denmark’s established church. Most of his ideas were underappreciated in his day, but many of them are now studied throughout the modern world.

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(Book review) At Home in Trinity Series

Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives, proud of this satisfying work and hoping to continue her vocation for many years to come. She trusts the Lord and although her faith is often tested, she turns to Him again and again for strength and guidance resulting in a work of enjoyable yet inspirational fiction.

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(Book Review) Do Your Children Believe?: Becoming Intentional About Your Family’s Faith and Spiritual Legacy

One of the things I appreciate about Chatmon’s book is his honesty. He is not a pastor; he is a regular, working Christian with responsibilities both in and out of the home. The fact that he has been implementing a spiritual plan for his family for years goes to show God’s faithfulness and desire for all believing parents to become spiritual leaders.

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