The challenge for all of us who are in the church is to be honest about the planks in our own eyes rather than searching for everyone else’s specks. We need to stop idolizing an artificial ideal of purity that none of us can uphold and instead love our neighbors as ourselves.
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This distinctive children’s picture book could prove to be a valuable resource.
Wolterstorff’s journey reveals a grace-filled life, a personal embodiment of shalom.
Switchfoot’s return brings a welcome positive and upbeat voice.
David Bazan’s first album in 15 years under the name Pedro the Lion feels like a hopeful and nervous push toward permanence.
A witty and compelling novel for middle readers that will appeal to many adults as well.
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TerKeurst explores the nature of life between two gardens: the garden of Eden and “Eden restored.”
Kondo addresses something that Christians living in North American abundance sometimes fail to consider—the things we own have an emotional and spiritual weight.
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A balanced, biblical call to follow Jesus’ command to offer hospitality and to welcome the stranger among us.
A sensitive portrayal of an 11-year-old girl who desperately loves her family yet wants to fit into the predominant American culture
What do you get when you live in a Google world with the knowledge of the universe at your fingertips?
Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda invites viewers into the lives of this “family” of shoplifters.
Dave Pittman offers a soulful, upbeat sound on his sophomore release, Different Kind of Love.
Banner reader George Kroeze submitted his review of this book about the science of determining the age of the Earth.
Roma is an intimate look at daily life and the often unnoticed people who make it happen.
This month PBS stations will be airing the documentary Backs against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story, which tells the story of Thurman, the American theologian who deeply influenced the black church and Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
Great picture books will help acquaint the children you love with heroes of black history.
Are some people predisposed to kindness? Is kindness learned?
In this thought-provoking novel, juvenile readers witness the trials and triumphs of a girl who chooses to do what is right, no matter the cost.
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In sparse, rhyming verse, author Carole Boston Weatherford relates for children the story of John Newton’s life and why he wrote the renowned hymn “Amazing Grace.”
Dumplin’ endears while it explores body image, loyalty, grief, and tricky mother-daughter relationships.