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Why Storytellers are the Ultimate Hackers

Why Storytellers are the Ultimate Hackers

By Kevin Kaiser In the west, knowledge is our culture’s true religion. We all possess and guard our personal orthodoxy—a …

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You Have to MAKE Time for PR

You Have to MAKE Time for PR

By Audra Jennings (Editor’s Note: This article is continuing our series on what good public relations looks like. Previous articles …

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How is Your Marketing?

How is Your Marketing?

Lori Twichell, owner of Beyond the Buzz Marketing weighs in on how to evaluate your marketing. The first thing that …

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Yesterday, Life is Story reviewed Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran, a beautifully dark novel filled with interesting characters with interesting names. …

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5 Reasons I’m Not Excited About Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel

5 Reasons I’m Not Excited About Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel

Last week, HarperCollins announced that the reclusive novelist Harper Lee, author of the famed novel To Kill a Mockingbird, would …

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10 Books We Pretend We’ve Read Cover to Cover (But Really Haven’t)

10 Books We Pretend We’ve Read Cover to Cover (But Really Haven’t)

By Kevin Kaiser The majority of us lie about the books we’ve read, according to surveys that make the online …

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Fiction

Fury (Blur Trilogy #2) – Steven James

Fury (Blur Trilogy #2) – Steven James

Daniel Byers is hoping things are back to normal for him. Until his “blurs” return and his dad mysteriously disappears. …

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The Choosing (Seer #1) – Rachelle Dekker

The Choosing (Seer #1) – Rachelle Dekker

Carrington Hale was destined for this, destined to fail, destined to remain unChosen, destined to live as a Lint–the lowest …

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A Sparrow in Terezin – Kristy Cambron

A Sparrow in Terezin – Kristy Cambron

In 1939, Prague has just been invaded by the German Nazi regime.  Kaja Makovsky’s parents are determined that she and her …

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The Butterfly and the Violin – Kristy Cambron

The Butterfly and the Violin – Kristy Cambron

In 1942, Adele Von Braun is a talented classical violinist that is part of the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra.  Her father is …

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All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) – Ally Carter

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) – Ally Carter

Grace Blakely knows she isn’t crazy, even if everyone else thinks she is.  Three years ago she witnessed her mother dying …

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Running Fire – Lindsay McKenna

Running Fire – Lindsay McKenna

In the war-torn region of Afghanistan, Chief Warrant Officer and pilot Leah Mackenzie has been assigned to the Shadow Squadron …

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Interviews

Connecting With Kids in a Wireless World: A Conversation with Kathy Koch

Connecting With Kids in a Wireless World: A Conversation with Kathy Koch
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Book Screen are taking over our lives (hey, you’re reading this, aren’t …

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The Church, The Home, and the Unwed Teen Mother: A Conversation with Tricia Goyer

The Church, The Home, and the Unwed Teen Mother: A Conversation with Tricia Goyer
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Book God forbid, if I as a youth leader ever had to …

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Dealing with Church Hurt: A Conversation with Varina Denman

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Author An avid reader and blogger, Varina Denman enjoys writing fiction about …

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Back to the Basics of Christianity: A Conversation with John Dickson

Back to the Basics of Christianity: A Conversation with John Dickson
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Book Dickson’s book is unique among the literature because it simply challenges …

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The Drop Box and Orphan Care: A Conversation with Brian Ivie

The Drop Box and Orphan Care: A Conversation with Brian Ivie
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Film  The Drop Box tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee …

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The Power of Grace, The Beauty of Story: A Conversation with Lee Strobel

The Power of Grace, The Beauty of Story: A Conversation with Lee Strobel

The Book Lee Strobel’s journey began in a book called The Case for Christ. What began as a project to …

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Small Group

Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #3: Go Write Your Story

Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #3: Go Write Your Story

Okay, so in my review of Generation Change: Do, I said it was my favorite. But I have to amend …

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Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #2: Do More With Your Money

Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #2: Do More With Your Money

After spending three weeks focusing on the inner life side of personal finance (Generation Change: Be), Ramsey and Cruze flip …

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Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #1: Be Who God Created

Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #1: Be Who God Created

Last week, my youth group finished up a two month series on sex, dating, and relationships. The very last week, …

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Simplify – Bill Hybels

Simplify – Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels is a well-known Bible teacher and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, one of the largest churches …

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The Presence – Alec Rowlands

The Presence – Alec Rowlands

I went into this six week small group DVD study not really knowing what to expect. The subject matter at …

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The Greatest Gift – Ann Voskamp

The Greatest Gift – Ann Voskamp

Nobody expected Ann Voskamp’s debut memoir One Thousand Gifts to hit the NY Times bestseller’s list. Nobody expected it to …

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