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Why I Don’t Write ‘Christian’ Novels N. D. Wilson on Stories as Soul Food Barnabas Piper and N.D. Wilson

N. D. Wilson has written two acclaimed works of non-fiction, Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl [review] and Death by Living [review], both of which I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from reading. Such books are bread and butter in church circles. They’re books we can learn … Continue reading

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A Stack of Books for the Season: Summer Reading List for 2017

With the arrival of warm weather, most of us are able to turn to a stack of books that had to wait for summer. The following is my list of ten recommended books for summer reading. This list must be … Continue reading

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5 Questions To Ask of a Book Before You Read It By Tim Challies

They are far and away the most common questions I receive (beyond, perhaps, how to pronounce my name—it rhymes with “valleys”): Can you tell me anything about this author? Have you heard of this book? Is it safe to read? … Continue reading

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Review of A Secret Well Kept

            A Secret Well Kept: The Untold Story of Sir Vernon Kell, Founder of MI5, is the biography of a man who rendered an indispensable service to his country, the details of which are only now being uncovered. The narrative … Continue reading

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Review of The Butterfly and the Violin

    In Kristi Cambron’s The Butterfly and the Violin, talented violinist Adele Von Braun lives a sheltered life in 1942 Austria but yearns to help those who are affected by war. To that end, she undertakes the dangerous mission … Continue reading

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Review of Swingin’ A’s

    In his book, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, Jason Turbow takes an in-depth look at the 1970’s Oakland A’s and their controversial owner, Charlie Finley. Beginning with their move from Kansas City … Continue reading

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The White House Wedding: A Solve-the-Mystery Blog Tour by Radha Vatsal.

BLOG POST #1: INTRODUCTION   Read the posts and solve a mystery linked to President Wilson’s 1915 wedding to Edith Bolling Galt.  The new First Lady and Woodrow Wilson make a dramatic appearance in Murder Between the Lines, the second … Continue reading

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