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Book Giveaway: One Realm Beyond

Hi everybody, it's time for another ItB book giveaway! Read on for more details:

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Till we Have Faces - C.S. Lewis

Recommended

Andrew, you should re-visit this book in a decade or two. What one sees in it changes, with time.

That was a comment left by "oldaggie" on my original review of Till we Have Faces. It's not been a decade — but it has been a solid two years since I picked up the book. This comment, and some recent conversations with my roommate, pushed me to give this book another read. It's rare that I reread books, but I figured C.S. Lewis was worth the effort. How right that proved to be!

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I am a Church Member - Thom S. Rainer

Recommended
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

Not recommended
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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Giveaway Winner!

Well folks, we've made the drawing for our giveaway. Read on to learn who the lucky winner is!

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