Behind the Pages

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

Ruthless – John Rector

Ruthless – John Rector

Nick White finds himself caught in the middle of a murder for hire scheme, which is not where he wants …

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Consumption – Heather Herrman

Consumption – Heather Herrman

A young couple find themselves in the middle of nowhere after their car breaks down.   They team up with a …

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Mireille – Molly Cochran

Mireille – Molly Cochran

Mireille is a young girl when her mother dies in the late 1930s.  Her father quickly remarries to provide a mother …

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Clash of Eagles – Alan Smale

Clash of Eagles – Alan Smale

The Roman Empire never fell. Instead, they continued to expand their borders, ultimately crossing the great ocean to a land …

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Unbreakable – W.C. Bauers

Unbreakable – W.C. Bauers

W.C. Bauers’ Unbreakable is book one in The Chronicles of Promise Paen, a military sci fi series set in the …

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The Sandcastle Sister – Lisa Wingate

The Sandcastle Sister – Lisa Wingate

After the smash success of Evan Hall’s new book, The Story Keeper, the publishing house wants him to make a …

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Interviews

Prayer, Paint, and Promises: A Conversation with Kelly O’Dell Stanley

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Author Kelly O’Dell Stanley is a graphic designer, writer, and author of …

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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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Small Group

The Catalyst Leader – Brad Lomenick

The Catalyst Leader – Brad Lomenick

So I just started The Catalyst Leader with my high school youth group. Usually, if I deem a series a …

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The Best Yes – Lysa Terkeurst

The Best Yes – Lysa Terkeurst

I usually don’t review small group series that are intended to be for women’s groups, but honestly, in the last …

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Life is – Judah Smith

Life is – Judah Smith

If I didn’t know better, I would say that Judah Smith and the Thomas Nelson team read my review of …

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Jesus is – Judah Smith

Jesus is – Judah Smith

First things first: Judah Smith looks like Clark Kent. I mean, there’s not been a guy since Christopher Reeve to …

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Before Amen – Max Lucado

Before Amen – Max Lucado

Let me say at the outset that I greatly appreciate Max Lucado. He has been an amazing force in Christian …

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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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