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(Book review) Happily: 8 Commitments of Couples Who Laugh, Love and Last

“We use lucky to describe a successful marriage,” Kevin A. Thompson writes, “because we often can’t see the skills and abilities required to make marriage work.” The truth, he explains, is there really are common techniques that successful couples use to keep their relationships healthy. Using research and his experience as a pastor and marriage counselor, Thompson outlines eight of those techniques.

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(Book review) Fake or Follower: Refusing to Settle for a Shallow Faith

What does it looks like when we choose to go beyond just doing Christianity as a duty to pursuing growth, community and love? Andi Andrew examines that idea here, describing the challenges of pursuing a mature faith and the many benefits it creates along the way.

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(Book review) Guardian of Ajalon

Time is running out for Shara and her friends. After many travels, she and her friends are close to reaching the kingdom of Ajalon, but the only way is through a dark path in the Rif’twine Forest, a path known only as the poison tree path. Meanwhile, her friends in the Guardian Grotto, the last refuge of those who stand against Lord Lucian and his pawns, are preparing for a moment they never thought would come.

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(Book review) God Over Good: Saving Your Faith by Losing Your Expectations of God

Even as a pastor, Norsworthy doubted. Having an idealized expectation of what good looked like, he wondered why the world didn’t match up. Was God deistic at best, just watching the world as it soaked in agony? Compiled on top of this, he wrestled with faith in other ways: in seemingly contradictory texts, difficult Old Testament passages, and so on. With a Euthyphro dilemma and the problem of evil all rolled up into one, Norsworthy tackles our skewed perspectives when it comes to God’s goodness.

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