Saturday Series

The right horse for the job

Books | A cowboy needs a good string of horses to choose from on the ranch
by John R. Erickson
Posted 3/16/19, 12:09 pm

John R. Erickson, well known as the author of the great Hank the Cowdog series of children’s books, knows cowdogs because he was first a cowboy. He worked on ranches in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles for eight years, and in 1986 wrote a book titled Cowboy Country based on his experiences along the Beaver River in 1978 and 1979. I’ve put excerpts from that book into four baskets labeled spring, summer, fall, and winter. We are publishing in our Saturday Series one “season” each month.

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Finding hope in the sovereignty of God

Books | An excerpt from WORLD’s 2018 Book of the Year in the Accessible Theology category
by Cameron Cole
Posted 3/09/19, 09:59 am

Cameron Cole’s cry from the heart and mind was WORLD’s 2018 Book of the Year in the Accessible Theology category because Therefore I Have Hope can benefit both sufferers and their friends who want to help. The center of the book physically and spiritually is God’s providence.

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Associated Press

‘Who do you think we are, Vanderbilts?’

Biography | The story of plain and modest John D. Rockefeller, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/02/19, 08:41 am

Last month, I wrote about the rise of John D. Rockefeller. In this concluding essay about his life we’ll see how he tried to move “from success to significance,” as the title of one popular business book puts it. That’s partly a misnomer, because Rockefeller’s success was significant in improving the lives of millions who used his oil in their lamps and eventually in their cars. But with great profits came great responsibility to use money discerningly—and tycoons seem to fail at that more than succeed.

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