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Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist

A few years ago, if Shauna Niequist had been a Roger Hargreaves character, she would have been Little Miss Dependable. Her Midwestern upbringing had taught her to value hard work and reliability as the greatest virtues. Of course she can … Continue reading

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Yvain: The Knight of the Lion, by M.T. Anderson and Andrea Offermann

Yvain is a pure-hearted knight of the Round Table in the legendary King Arthur’s court. One fine day, our gallant knight sets off to find adventure, but by simply pouring water on a rock, he lands in the center of … Continue reading

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7 Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness, by Eric Metaxas

I am pleased to announce that Eric Metaxas took my advice and followed up his book 7 Men with 7 Women, as is only fitting. Alright, there may have been more requests than mine, but the point is: the book … Continue reading

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What Is a Proper Romance?

At Book Expo America last May, I stopped at the Shadow Mountain booth, where the reps quickly won my award for Friendliest Publisher Reps at BEA. Although I had originally been drawn in by the posters of the tween fantasy … Continue reading

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The Family Romanov, by Candace Fleming

While Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra were entering the royal palace wearing jewel-encrusted robes, peasant mothers were adding dirt and sawdust to their bread in order to stretch their meager food supplies. The peasants made up 84% of … Continue reading

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Has Grain-Free Gone Mainstream?

It used to be very difficult to find great low-carb recipes, and older low-carb cookbooks tended to rely on artificial ingredients, often sold by companies that had a corner on the market. We’ve all gotten smarter over the years, including … Continue reading

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Trends in Christian Children’s Publishing: BEA #4

My very first conference at Book Expo America this year was called “Trends in Christian Children’s Publishing.” I was glad to find this on the itinerary, since inspirational children’s titles have been a growing hole in our collection. Many of … Continue reading

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God’s Not Dead Movie: First Amendment, Part 2

And now to the movie. If you’re not familiar with the plot line, God’s Not Dead is about a college freshman whose philosophy professor forces everyone to write “God is dead” on a paper and sign it the first day … Continue reading

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Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest, by Edward T. Welch

When this book arrived at our church bookstore last fall, it sold out in two Sundays. There is a simple reason for this: We’re all a bunch of worriers! As Dr. Welch tells us, the most frequent commandment in the … Continue reading

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Our Victory Garden Is More of a Perseverance Garden

Here we are in year four of our raised-bed garden, and it is a money pit. I’m trying to remember why people grow gardens in their back yards, and I’m pretty sure that saving grocery money is right there near … Continue reading

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