Emily Whitten

Emily reviews books and movies for WORLD and is a contributor at RedeemedReader.com. She homeschools her two children and sees books through the eyes of a mother.

Summit Entertainment

Draft Day

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 4/18/14, 01:00 am

The new football flick starring Kevin Costner is titled, rather obviously, Draft Day. Not a terrible choice, as the story follows Sonny Weaver Jr. (Costner) as he narrows down draft picks for the Cleveland Browns during the hours leading up to the NFL draft. Think Jerry Maguire meets Moneyball, with a little Field of Dreams thrown in for good measure.

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Walt Disney Studios

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 4/04/14, 01:00 am

Captain America (Chris Evans) may be the most well-mannered, clean-cut, and straitlaced of the Marvel Comics heroes. But he still packs a punch.

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How to read thoughtfully

Books | The Bible and literary criticism
by Emily Whitten
Posted 3/22/14, 09:58 am

Many intelligent, capable Christian authors and literature professors have sought to connect the Bible with the stories we read. But Christian literary criticism doesn’t seem to trickle down to the general Christian populace—except for criticism of one book, the Bible. That’s where crucial questions are asked: What authority does the author have? What about the reader? And how is God able to communicate to us?

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