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A Christ-centered Marriage Is Christ-centered Parenting

Gospel-Powered ParentingWhile researching a novel I’m writing based on the upcoming movie Courageous (from Sherwood Pictures), I recently read what I would call a GREAT book on parenting: Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting, William P. Farley (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2009).

Courageous and My Time in Atlanta

Stephen and Alex KendrickEarlier this month I said yes to writing a novel based on the screenplay of the new movie Courageous. Both the movie and novel will be released a year from now. The movie is being done by the Kendrick brothers, Stephen and Alex (pictured with me on the right), who produced Facing the Giants and Fireproof, and will be distributed by Sony.

The Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device

bookI loved this video Tim Challies put me onto. It introduces a revolutionary product: the Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device. Watch the video to find out about its amazing advantages!

El Elyon: God Most High

El ElyonI’m often asked why I use the term “Elyon” in reference to God in my novels. Though I am comfortable making up names for men and angels for the purposes of fiction, I would not presume to make up a name for God. That’s why I chose a name that, while unfamiliar to many people, is specifically revealed in Scripture.

Who Made God?

Who Made God?From time to time I like to review books on my blog. Who Made God?: Searching for a Theory of Everything is a book that offers ideas and insights most of us have never pondered. Author Edgar Andrews presents compelling arguments that challenge the prevailing mechanistic worldviews. His good humor helps him present weighty concepts and makes them easier to grasp.

If God Is Good Study Guide

If God Is Good Study GuideFrom Stephanie Anderson, promotions director at EPM

Looking for a book study this fall? Then I’d encourage you to check out our newly released If God Is Good Study Guide. It would be a great study for your church or small group, or even if you as an individual would like to delve deeper into the subject of evil and suffering. This is a substantial study guide, not just questions and white space.

Reading Books v. Reading Online

I recently read an interesting article by David Brooks, at The New York Times website. (Click here for the whole article.) What follows is an excerpt:

book openThe Internet-versus-books debate is conducted on the supposition that the medium is the message. But sometimes the medium is just the medium. What matters is the way people think about themselves while engaged in the two activities. A person who becomes a citizen of the literary world enters a hierarchical universe. There are classic works of literature at the top and beach reading at the bottom.

Movie Trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Chronicles of NarniaCheck out this trailer for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which will be released on December 10. What do you think of the trailer?

The Smell of Old Books

Do you love the smell of an old book? Just finished a delightful rereading Out of the Silent Planet, Space Trilogy Series, the first C. S. Lewis fiction I read when I was a new teenage Christian in 1970 (The Problem of Pain was my first Lewis nonfiction). It’s the first of his space trilogy, and I’m about to read again Perelandra (alternative Brit title: Voyage to Venus).

My Love for Reading

stack of booksI learned to love reading through comic books: Archie and the Marvel comics among them, especially the Fantastic Four. But mainly I was a DC fan, my favorites being The Justice League of America (Green Lantern was my hero) and The Legion of Super Heroes (go, Lightning Lad). From there I dove into science fiction and fantasy, spending my nights looking through my telescope, then coming to bed freezing and reading science fiction by flashlight under my covers, so Mom wouldn't see the light on.


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