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Off the Itinerary: 3: Ablaze

I enjoyed encountering Marlee, her sisters, and the Miles boys again. The author found another thrilling adventure for them to populate. Again, adults (particularly parents) play a minor role in the adventure, which is my ongoing concern. Otherwise, I’m glad I got to see this series through. I hope I meet these characters somewhere once again.

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Off the Itinerary: 1 Avalanche Off the Itinerary: 2 Chased

In the end, I recommend these with reservation. Parents, know what your kids are reading, and talk about the issues. Then you all can enjoy a cast of terrific characters and the terrifyingly beautiful settings they experience.

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Learning to Be: Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out

One line that sums up what you can expect is, “In the depth of the darkness I found my being in the presence of God. … It was clear that in the same way the lotus flower blooms in muddy waters, God brought me to life amid the muddiness of my rules, perfectionism, and striving.”

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Coronavirus and Christ

If you’re looking for a compassionate, warm hug from the Lord to sustain you during COVID-19, look elsewhere. However, if you want to be armed with a reasoned argument to defend the reality that a good God can allow death and suffering in this fallen world, Piper offers a plausible explanation.

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