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…

Kids Speak Up, Step Out, Dig In, and March On!
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Kids Speak Up, Step Out, Dig In, and March On!

Young Jayden loves nature and sees it everywhere in the large city where he lives. Squirrels scrounging for nuts, cardinals calling from the trees, and the beauty of fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky bring joy to the boy’s heart. When his mother makes him stay inside after school, he tries to convince her that…