A new author is targeting "tweens" with stories designed to tackle difficult issues such bullying in a Christian way with "Laurel Hill."
The first installment to the "Laurel Hill" book series, New Beginnings, debuted earlier this year, but author Erin Mackey recently caught up with The Christian Post in order to talk more about the story. Intended for children aged seven to 13, "Laurel Hill" explores the pitfalls and highlights of growing up, all while reminding the reader of God's love.
"I wrote this many years ago when my first niece was born, I always dealt well with kids and I wanted to write toward ages seven to 13," Mackey told CP. more >>
Abandoned at a young age, Rob Mitchell said growing up in an orphanage made him feel lonely and inferior, but as a Christian he knows that God sees and hears him.
"As a kid who spent 14 years in an orphanage, I understand being invisible," he said in a recent Focus on the Family broadcast. "The great message of Jesus Christ was God knows who you are. You are not invisible to God."
Now a celebrated financial consultant, motivational speaker and the author of Castaway Kid: One Man's Search for Hope and Home, Mitchell wants those facing adversity to know, "You are not invisible to God in your pain, in your sorrow, in your struggle with psychological, emotional affliction, in your struggle with someone you love who's got [multiple sclerosis] or [cerebral palsy] or cancer." more >>
NEW YORK — Trip Lee – rapper, author and preacher – is calling on young people to "carpe diem," or seize the day, instead of waiting until they're older to start taking life seriously. It's a message encapsulated in the 26-year-old MC's new album, Rise, and in an upcoming book by the same name.
Lee, a pastor-in-training in Washington, D.C., and an artist signed to Reach Records, also looks to position himself as a thought leader. His social networks boast at least half a million followers, most of whom likely helped his fifth studio album, Rise, peak at No. 1 on iTunes after its Oct. 27 midnight release.
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Former president George W. Bush addressed an estimated 200 civic and business leaders in Dallas at an event to raise awareness about the Museum of the Bible project in Washington, D.C. During the discussion, Bush emphasized how much the Bible was an integral part of his daily life as president.
"I read the Bible every day during my presidency," said Bush, who shared the stage with Hobby Lobby President and Museum of the Bible Chairman Steve Green.
"The easiest time to be faithful is during a time of crisis. The hardest time for faith is when all is well. Faith informed my principles and decisions, but not my tactics. It would give me strength, but I didn't use my faith to make decisions. Freedom is a faith informed principle," the former commander-in-chief said Sunday. more >>
His face has become a symbol for resistance against oppression, a marker for those who demand accountability and in the minds of some – anarchy. In the modern day, the Guy Fawkes mask has been a way for people to anonymously stand against an entity.
Guy Fawkes Day is observed Wednesday in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. Also known as Bonfire Night, the holiday has been given special attention with such cultural items as the famous "Remember, Remember the Fifth of November" poem and the film and graphic novel "V for Vendetta." The date marks the anniversary of when a group of Catholic Englishmen attempted to blow up Parliament in response to the Protestant-led body enacting anti-Catholic laws.
"Catholic dissident Guy Fawkes and 12 co-conspirators spent months planning to blow up King James I of England during the opening of Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605," noted Jesse Greenspan in an entry on the History Channel's website. more >>
Navy SEAL and author of The New York Times best seller, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper, Dr. Howard Wasdin has released a new book, The Last Rescue, which details his struggle to assimilate back into civilian life.
Wasdin, with the help and support of his wife, Debbie, and his faith in Christ, was able to overcome the difficulty of the adjustment, but not without experiencing some harsh trials in the process.
"Imagine going from the tip of the spear [as a Navy SEAL], 100 miles an hour, life or death all the time, to going back to normal life — what you guys call civilian life — that's the hardest thing I ever did," Wasdin told The Christian Post. "After being shot three times, I'm telling you, I would rather get shot again than have to go through what I went through assimilating back into society." more >>