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Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again 

July 25, 2018

Best Books One day a baby girl was born in Birmingham. Her parents named her Rachel, in honor of the beloved shepherdess who gave birth to two of the tribes of Israel. The child grew in grace and wisdom, in favor with both God and her church. Her life was filled with sermons, Sunday school …

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Young Birmingham Author Donates Book Proceeds to Help Other Kids

July 25, 2018

Best Books Callie Chapman is the author of the popular children’s book series, “Glitter the Unicorn,” which shares the adventures of a unicorn and her best friend Ellie. Rather than spend book proceeds on herself, Chapman decided to donated proceeds from her book sales to purchase art supplies for patients at Children’s of Alabama. So …

Because of Whose I Am: A Nazi’s Daughter

June 26, 2018

Best Books In the summer of 1932, Germany held a national election. After years of economic depression, the people wanted prosperity again. Suffering defeat in the first World War, they wanted to make their nation great again. Tired of political battles and government ineptitude, they desired strength and stability. Suspicious of those who worshiped God …

Duck Dynasty’s Missy & Mia Robertson

May 24, 2018

Princess[es] in Camo: Duck Dynasty may have aired its final episode on A&E Network last spring, but 14-year-old Mia Robertson and her mother, Missy, have found a way for the playful antics among young cousins to live on in a new book series. A fictional take on what it was like filming reality television with …

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May 23, 2018

Always Fall Forward I love to watch a great game, especially if a team I favor is winning against a superior opponent. Tell me who the under-dog is, and I’ll cheer them on like the most ardent alumni. Even so, I’ve never really understood why anyone would want to play high school or collegiate football. …

Encounter the Living God & Hope Again

April 28, 2018

Best Books This week a man told me a tragic story, one of unimaginable pain and loss. The horror which had befallen a good and godly man was so dark and crushing that my attempts to offer words of wisdom and comfort seemed feeble and cliché. I know the Scriptures. I know that God will …

Best Books: Billy Graham

March 28, 2018

Just As I Am: Billy Graham When the Apostle Peter stood before the religious powers of his day, he was initially dismissed as a bumpkin from Galilee. Uneducated, unsophisticated, and without social standing, Peter was simply a fisherman suffering from delusions of grandeur, religious riff raff, a wannabe who needed to be put in his …

Love Casts Out All Fear: The Message in Missing Isaac

February 25, 2018

Best Books My first memory of racial tension happened when I was a small child, sometime in the mid-1960s. I was very young, so I only remember aspects of the incident. It was summertime, and I was sitting in a parked car with some relatives. The windows were rolled down so we could survive the …

Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith

January 25, 2018

Best Books God must have an aversion to human uniformity. We come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and features. We speak different languages, have accents, eat different foods, and possess distinct artistic tastes. Even the way we practice and understand our faith is diverse, an aspect of religion which some find uncomfortable, but which I …

Life’s Great Paradox: The Power of Humility

January 25, 2018

Best Books If you are looking for just the right way to get your year off to great start, consider setting aside a couple of hours to read Richard E. Simmons, III’s latest book The Power of a Humble Life: Quiet Strength in an Age of Arrogance. Beware, it may cause you to shift or …