The Lowdown

Mixed Media

On Loss: Writer Marilyn Chandler McEntyre offers 52 meditations for those who love someone with a terminal illness in her bookA Long Letting Go. (Eerdmans)
Religious? Gospel star Kirk Franklin challenges the cultural status quo with his latest album,Losing My Religion. (RCA)
Wake Up! For the few who haven’t already heard,Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters November 26. (Lucasfilm)
Yule Cheer: Fans of Christian band MercyMe (or those who’ve never heard of them) should check out the online Banner review of their Christmas album,MercyMe It’s Christmas!(Fair Trade)