While Christians throughout the world could tell similar stories of God's redemptive powers in the worst of circumstances, few could so giftedly weave the details into a page-turner like Virginia Prodan has done in Saving My Assassin.
Ms. Prodan's memoir opens with a gripping cliffhanger, and then goes back in time to her childhood in Romania, describing her unjust treatment in the home in which she grew up and never fit in. Instead of crushing her spirit, her abuse deepened her desire to work for justice in an unjust world.
Outside of her home, her world was no kinder. Ms. Prodan does a wonderful job weaving personal stories throughout her memoir of what it was like to live under the Communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu during the 1970s and 1980s. more >>
Once in a while, a book comes along that reminds me of those "you are here" labels on hiking maps. I want to tell you about such a book, and how it can reorient you,
In the opening scene of the 2001 film adaptation of "The Fellowship of the Ring," Cate Blanchett's Galadriel whispers hauntingly, "The world has changed. I can feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it."
Western Christians in 2016 can relate. Something has shifted. The world we inhabit seems to have become disenchanted, and so many of those around us have entered a state in some ways worse than atheism — a state of indifference toward God and the supernatural. more >>
Joshua Harris, the former lead pastor of Covenant Life Church, the founding church of Sovereign Grace Ministries in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is now apologizing to Christians he hurt when he advised against dating in his best-selling 1997 book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, calling it a "huge mistake."
"Part of the reason this has been so hard for me is that I have so much of my identity tied up in these books. It's what I'm known for," Harris told writer Ruth Graham earlier this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a report for Slate.
"It's like, well, crap, is the biggest thing I've done in my life this really huge mistake?" asked Harris, who stepped down as lead pastor at Covenant Life last year to pursue graduate studies at the evangelical Regent College in British Columbia. more >>
Controversial conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter recently released a book changing the national motto of "In God We Trust" to "In Trump We Trust."
Released Tuesday, In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! is a work arguing in favor of joining the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
"Donald Trump isn't a politician — he's a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. We're about to see the deluxe version of the left's favorite theme: Vote for us or we'll call you stupid. It's the working class against the smirking class," read the book's description on Amazon. more >>
"Game of Thrones" (GOT) fans got the rare chance of meeting George R. R. Martin in person at the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) 2016. However, they failed to squeeze details about the release date of "The Winds of Winter" (TWOW), the forthcoming sixth novel of "A Song of Ice and Fire" (ASOIAF) series.
The Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan, the married mother of three and associate pastor for ministry with families at Union Church of Hinsdale in Illinois, who argues that single Christians can have sex as long as it's "mutually pleasurable and affirming," says she doesn't interpret the Bible as God's infallible Word.
"I profess Jesus as the Word of God, and the Bible as a witness to His life, ministry, death and resurrection. Which is to say that I take it seriously as a living witness, but also as a historic document written in a particular time and place," McCleneghan said in a Q&A via email with The Christian Post on Tuesday.
McCleneghan, who is advocating that single Christians can have sex in moderation in her new book, Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn't the Only Option — And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex, also responded to criticism from CP readers about the subject of her book. more >>