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Reformation Celebration: Churches looking for ways to remember the 500th anniversary of the Reformation might find exactly what they need in the Reformation 500 Sourcebook. (Augsburg Fortress)

Wax On: Waxing the Gospel is a Grammy-nominated book/CD package exploring the history of when the revival movement met the early recording industry. Three CDs offer 102 early recordings, including one by hymnwriter Fanny Crosby herself. (Archeophone)

Shattering: Book club favorite The Glass Castle, a memoir of a nomadic, impoverished childhood from Jeannette Walls, is now a movie starring Brie Larson and coming to theaters on August 11. (Lionsgate)

More Music? Check thebanner.org for online reviews of albums by Alison Krauss, the xx, Kendrick Lamar, Demon Hunter, Eric Brandon, U2, and more.

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