The Posture of grace
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The Posture of grace

This beautifully designed volume presents a collection of 22 sermons, delivered by Christian Reformed Church Pastor Herm Van Niejenhuis during his 37-year-career serving congregations in Lethbridge (Alberta), Kingston (Ontario), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan),  Willowdale (Ontario), and Sioux Centre (Iowa).  Who would dare to publish and expect to sell a collection of sermons in 2022, you might ask? The…

From sermons to cartoons
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From sermons to cartoons

Jesus doesn’t sit still very often in David Hayward’s cartoons. He’s on the move: rescuing gay sheep, spray-painting church signs, and – on the cover of Hayward’s new book, Flip it Like This – showing a woman how to upend money-laden tables. Remember those plastic bracelets from the 90s asking “WWJD?” The question always had,…

New graphic novel tackles the horror and heroism of WWII
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New graphic novel tackles the horror and heroism of WWII

In this fictional, historically-based graphic novel for juvenile readers, author R. J. Palacio fleshes out the background of characters she first introduced in her previous works, Wonder and Auggie & Me, especially that of Julian and his ancestors.  Julian is assigned a project to write an essay about someone he knows for his humanities class. He facetimes with…

Glimpsing God’s astounding creativity
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Glimpsing God’s astounding creativity

Self-taught British illustrator Jean Claude brings to life Cecil Frances Alexander’s well-known hymn, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” which was first published in Hymns for Little Children in 1848. An acclaimed poet and writer of hymns, Alexander also wrote “Once in Royal David’s City” and “There is a Green Hill Far Away.” Jean Claude’s detailed,…

Frontier romance, spiritual thriller and end-times horror
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Frontier romance, spiritual thriller and end-times horror

Over the last several years, many people have questioned the definition of “evangelical.” The term has many meanings. It’s caused heated conversations. It’s a highly controversial yet pertinent topic. And because it has to do with identity, it’s a question worth discussing. In the middle of these conversations comes Daniel Silliman’s Reading Evangelicals: How Christian…