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I am a Church Member - Thom S. Rainer

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I am a Church Member is a simple little book that scratches the surface of true Christian community with one another. Though it doesn't go very in-depth (how could it, in only seventy-nine pages?), Rainer's book serves as a good introduction to true church membership, and, properly read, should work as a jumping-off point to more exploration and study on what it truly means to be a church member.

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The Romance of Religion - Dwight Longenecker

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This book is like a fairy tale, kind of: everything turns out right in the end. Mostly. It's an apt description, for this book attempts to describe the real life fairy tale that we are all living: The Romance of Religion: fighting for goodness, truth, and beauty. Even if fairy tales aren't your cup of tea, everyone wants goodness, truth, and beauty -- so is it worth fighting for? Does this book even offer a path to finding those things?

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Bridge to Terebithia- Katherine Paterson

Recommended

It should be generally assumed that nearly every book worthy of a Newberry Medal will be given a positive review on this site. While many books have made it to the top of my list of quality children's literature, I would have to say that this one tops them all.. Bridge to Terebithia, by Katherine Paterson, is nothing short of brilliant.
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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

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Funny thing about science fiction: it seldom stays fiction for long. This is similarly true of the dystopian genre. It is difficult to study writers like Orwell and Huxley without seeing ourselves reflected in the literary mirrors they hold up to us. Did I say difficult? I meant impossible. As Dalrymple writes in his essay “The Dystopian Imagination”, both 1984 and Brave New World “retain their power to alarm because they are prophetic, almost in a biblical sense: they issue permanent calls to resist trends that, irrespective of the political regime we happen to find ourselves under, will impoverish human life.”

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Pinky Pye- Eleanor Estes

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“ ‘Well,’ said Rachel, ‘I like books, but I’m not crazy about book reports.’ ” Rachel, the protagonist of this “book report,” never said a truer word. It is certainly one thing to be a voracious reader, but to be a reader, critical thinker, and writer all at once truly is a remarkable thing. However, it must be said that the book report is easy if the book is a delight. And surely, Eleanor Estes’s Pinky Pye is one such book.
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Well folks, we've made the drawing for our giveaway. Read on to learn who the lucky winner is!

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A Mighty Fortress -- Faith Blum

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When Joshua and his sister Ruth set out on their journey to rejoin their parents out west, they expect a few rough spots. What they don't expect is that their stagecoach will be waylaid and robbed, leaving only the two children to escape. Worse still, the one surviving outlaw knows that they've seen him and has no desire to publicize his face on a wanted poster.

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The Sacred Search - Gary Thomas

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Smashing all the preconceived notions of dating and courtship, this book is based upon some mind-bending questions: what if being in love isn't a good enough reason to get married? What if dating isn't about finding "the one" but about serving the One who loves you most? What if it's not about who you marry, but why? Read on, it gets deep.

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