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Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

November 24, 2018

Best Books  I have always been fascinated by trivia. I love to discover an obscure detail of history which explains why things are the way they are, or an odd fact that seems so counter-intuitive that it’s often met with incredulity. Trivia, by definition, is information that is not inherently important. The value of such …

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Give the Gift of God’s Word

October 26, 2018

Cool Stuff To get the whole family engaged in God’s Word, consider an Advent devotional time each day. The staff at Briarwood Christian Bookstore highly recommends, Little Hearts, Prepare Him Room, An Advent Devotional That Grows with Your Familyby Holly Mackle. Both content and reflection questions are designed to address what God says about us …

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The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman & C. S. Lewis

October 23, 2018

Best Books Her name was Helen and she was brilliant. She graduated from high school at age fourteen and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University by the time she was twenty. Raised in a secular Jewish home, she was an atheist for much of her life. She won awards for her poetry and joined …

The Remedy for our Money Problems

September 25, 2018

Best Books In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus makes a statement that stands in complete opposition to one of our society’s most entrenched values. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with marriage, the sanctity of life, or even immoral conduct. “No one can serve two masters,” he said. “For either he will love the one …

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Artwork & Stories Woven with Grace

September 17, 2018

Best Books If you have a love for art and an inspiring story, you are in for a special treat when you pick up artist and author Jane Lazenby’s new book, Expressions- Artwork & Stories Woven with Grace. It is a narrative of pain and process, of beauty and beholding.The coffee table style book is filled …

Forgiving God: A Story of Faith

August 23, 2018

Best Books Hilary Yancey is a young lady who lives in Waco, Texas. She is a petite student of philosophy, wears glasses, and looks perfectly harmless. But in the kingdom of God weakness is power, and Hilary’s writing is powerful indeed. In her latest book, Forgiving God (Faith Words), Hilary shares her spiritual journey surrounding …

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I See Greatness in You

August 23, 2018

Church Leaders Pastor Larry Ragland of Birmingham’s Solid Rock Church has written a new book, I See Greatness in You, which shares a story we all know and need. It tells of his own redemption, how he was transformed by the grace of God and the weight of five words: “I see greatness in you.” …

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 …