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.

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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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Warner Bros.

Muppets Most Wanted

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 3/21/14, 01:00 am

From its opening number, Muppets Most Wanted directs audience attention back to the 2011 award-winning movie, The Muppets. Having demonstrated with the latter they’re a “viable franchise,” Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang sing to the world, “We’re doing a sequel … now all we need is a half-decent plot!”

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