Shad’s latest album explores our culture of fear and the illusions it creates.
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Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel explores the human need to find shelter: to be loved and cared for, and to find meaning and a place in community.
Powerful acting rescues a feel-good film that garners a few too many laughs from the racism it attempts to decry.
A winsome tale of a boy who misses his grandfather and meets him again in his imagination.
Emma Thompson gives an excellent performance as Fiona Maye, a family court judge dealing with unexpected consequences from visiting the child at issue in a case over which she presides.
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In this emotionally charged juvenile novel, young readers will encounter the life-changing repercussions of bullying.
British worship leader Martin Smith recorded these 13 live tracks in 11 countries.
This 90-day collection of devotions, curated from the late Eugene Peterson’s library of sermons, focuses on God’s work and character as revealed in the Old Testament.
Tim Tebow’s new book is filled with heartwarming, encouraging stories of people who overcome adversity.
Mineo’s latest album explores common human experiences—particularly feelings of loneliness, shame, and doubt—that many can relate to.
The backstory of this picture book, along with the rustic yet exquisite artwork, will give readers a deeper appreciation of the Christmas story.
Writer and director Chloe Zhao has created an authentic film, from the grittiness of harsh words to the enduring love and support of family and friends.
Medicine, war, and romance come together in a multi-layered novel that explores the shifting borders of countries, the shifting alliances of war, and the shifting understanding of self.
This movie, adapted from Angie Thomas’s bestselling young adult novel, gives a rare glimpse into the complexity of feeling pride for living in a misunderstood neighborhood.
As the wind howls and snow blankets the world, all is well in the barn.
A Banner reader recommends Elevation Worship’s newest album, a musical offering of honest and raw praise.
Carrie Underwood’s voice continues to be one of the best in country music.
Author Nicole Baart’s latest is an engrossing read about a recently widowed adoptive mother who must unravel the mystery of her late husband’s death to save her family.
First Man is filled with strong performances, talented direction, and beautiful cinematography.
In this deftly crafted YA novel, two teens become friends in a Nazi concentration camp where they hope their sewing skills will keep them alive.
Sacred Signposts is a stimulating and rich exploration of God’s gifts to the church and their significance for our walk.
The Songs We Hide is a page-turner about a little-known aspect of European history.
Austin French’s debut album lives up to the anticipation that’s been building up ahead of it.