Stories of the past

Children’s Books | Four historical picture books
by Susan Olasky
Posted 8/13/20, 01:12 pm

Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford: Poet Weatherford tells in a series of poems the true Job-like story of Henry Brown, a slave who shipped himself in a wooden box to freedom.

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Adventure and danger

Books | Four novels from Christian publishers
by Whitney Williams
Posted 8/13/20, 01:06 pm

The Joy of Falling by Lindsay Harrel: Two recently widowed young women set out to complete an ultramarathon in scenic New Zealand to memorialize their late, adventure-seeking husbands, who 15 months prior died together in a scuba diving accident.

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Understanding Biblical brutality

Books | Understanding Biblical brutality
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/13/20, 12:49 pm

This month we commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, which followed the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. American military planners at the time considered the death weapons to be lifesavers: Japanese leaders had showed no inclination to surrender, and an invasion of their islands would cost at least 400,000 American lives and 10 times that many Japanese fatalities. 

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