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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 …

Best Books: Eric Motley

December 21, 2017

Madison Park Around 1880, a group of freed slaves purchased some land not far from Montgomery, Ala. Named after one of its founders, Madison Park became a refuge surrounded by the harsh realities of the deep South. Generations later, a young black man raised in this small town began a journey of faith. Mentored by …

Lucky to Live in Alabama

November 25, 2017

Best Books Looking for a great gift idea for the young one in your life? Check out author Kate B. Jerome’s new interactive children’s books series Lucky to Live in… which is recommended as a “give your personal best” selection in Parents Magazine’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Designed for children ages 4 to 7, Lucky …

HGTV’s Chip Gaines Pens Capital Gaines

November 25, 2017

Best Books Three years ago, I remodeled my house. I started in the attic and worked my way down through two levels, room by room. I started on Memorial Day and ended around Labor Day. Tackling unfamiliar tasks and watching each room change into something new and fresh was a great adventure. It was hard …

The Daniel Dilemma by Chris Hodges

October 26, 2017

Best Books  We are living in ungodly days. By every assessment, our nation has experienced significant spiritual decline, exemplified by a fall in church attendance, unacceptable behavior, and moral decay. I suppose ungodliness has always been with us – but our celebration of ungodliness is new indeed. We are now a post-Christian nation, and those …

Strangers Next Door

September 22, 2017

Best Books  When I was a child, the neighborhoods around me were either white or black. I remember only one Asian student, and she spoke with an Alabama accent, so I’m not sure that counts. The only Spanish I heard was in Spanish class, and most of that was unintelligible. The demographic composition began to …

All in All from Birmingham Author Sophie Hudson

August 24, 2017

Best Books Sophie Hudson may not think of herself as a preacher, but I’m pretty sure God thinks of her as one. I’ve never met her, never heard her speak, and have no idea if she believes women should stand behind the pulpit. But a preacher she is. I know this because I recently read …