Interview With Jill Duggar Prior To The Publishing Of The Duggar Girls' Book, "Growing Up Duggar"

Set to release on March 4th, Growing Up Duggar is now available for preorder on several online bookshops. The Duggar girls have been hard at work writing their first book. Many are curious in the children's feelings of being raised in such a super-sized family and would love to hear more directly from them. Jill Duggar has chatted with Ellie, a blogger blogging updates of the Duggar's family in June to speak on their earlier ideas behind the book:

Professor of Asbury Theological Seminary Craig Keener reviews John MacArthur's "Strange Fire"

Nevertheless, there is much to be learned from his criticisms; he has brought again to our attention some serious errors that charismatic churches must be on their guard against. I start with some agreeable points in the book and then move to points where I believe MacArthur has clearly overstepped the bounds of reason and Christian civility; there my tone cannot be as conciliatory. (All pagination in this review refers to the uncorrected page proofs that I received shortly before the book's pub


Mary Schulze Michener's New Book About Sexual Abuse: 'Clean Your Inner House'

According to RAINN, every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. Two-thirds of assaults are committed by someone the victim knows. Fifty-four percent of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. Ninety-seven percent of rapists never spend a day in jail! With all this harm being perpetrated, mostly against girls and women, who pays the price for this violence? The victims, who must struggle with feelings of dirtiness, unworthiness, and hopelessness. For them, the dark place

Excerpt of Let's Roll! (First Chapter) by Lisa Beamer

In that dark moment, my soul cried out to God_and he began to give me a sense of peace and a confidence that the children and I were going to be okay. But even that comfort didn't take away the wrenching pain or the awful sense of loss I felt. Nor did it answer the question that continually tugged at my heart: How can I live without Todd?

Max Lucado: Stupid Won't Fix Stupid

Turbulent times will tempt you to forget God. Shortcuts will lure you. Sirens will call you. But don't be foolish or naive. Do what pleases God. Nothing more, nothing less.

Reviews of "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption"

# 1 New York Times bestseller Unbroken has been hailed as the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year by TIME magazine. It is the winner of multiple book of the year awards, including the Los Angeles Times' Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction. It has been acclaimed as one of the best books of the year by numerous book critics, including those at People, Amazon.com (#4), Publisher's

New Book: Treat Homosexuality as Opportunity, not Threat

It is becoming increasingly clear that homosexuality will be a defining issue for the twenty-first century church, at least here in North America. It seems inevitable that same-sex marriage will soon be legalized across America; it has been the law in Canada for several years now.



Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action

Millions around the world recognize the smiling face and inspirational message of Nick Vujicic. Despite being born without arms or legs, Nick's challenges have not kept him from enjoying great adventures, a fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. Nick has overcome trials and hardships by focusing on the promises that he was created for a unique and specific purpose, that his life has value and is a gift to others, and that no matter the despair and hard times in life

Get Rid of These 6 Things

Getting things done has always been difficult. Whether it is more difficult today than in days past is a matter of speculation and hardly worth the effort. What is clear, though, is that we have many things, some good and some bad, competing for our time and attention. I believe a key to productivity today is a willingness to exercise self-control by refusing a lot of the capabilities our devices offer us.

The Glory of Heaven (Book Review)

A few weeks ago a reporter from Macleans magazine got in touch to ask if I would be willing to talk about a whole new genre of books--books that claim the author has journeyed to heaven.

"The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" (Book Review)

In the early 1980s, the Lee family-husband Nao Kao, wife Foua, and their six surviving children-escaped from the Communist regime in Laos and made their way to California's Central Valley, where many other Hmong refugees had resettled

How to Talk Confidently with Your Child About Sex: Fifth Edition

You want your children to know your wishes and God's plan for their sexuality, but today's movies, music and books often lead them in the wrong direction. The updated and revised fifth edition of How to Talk Confidently with Your Child about Sex helps you find the right words to ensure that your children have a Christ-centered understanding of one of God's most precious gifts. Whether you have a son or daughter, this book enables you to point them in the right direction.

Plain Talk about the Amish: Why is Amish Fiction so Popular?

Valerie Weaver-Zercher is the author of the newly-released Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels (Johns Hopkins Press). Valerie is a writer and editor whose work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Mennonite Weekly Review, and other publications.

Abandoned Sandals

During a trip to Maui, I walked across the street from our motel. As I breathed in the ocean air and gazed at the sights around me, I suddenly looked at my feet and noticed a pair of sandals resting in the dark red powdery dirt.

What’s it Like When the Man You Married is Married to God? (Book Review)

How would you react if one day, completely out of the blue, your husband told you he wanted to go into ministry? What's it like when the man you married is married to God? These are the questions Lisa Takeuchi Cullen wrestles with in her debut novel, Pastors' Wives (Plume/April 30, 2013/ISBN 978-0452298828/$16.00).



The Ralph D. Winter Story-How One Man Dared to Shake Up World Missions

Legendary American missionary strategist Ralph D. Winter always provoked strong reactions, one way or another. The U.S. Center for World Mission and William Carey Library are bringing us an important biography, The Ralph D. Winter Story: How One Man Dared to Shake Up World Missions (William Carey Library, 2013), by renowned author Harold Fickett. This long overdue book captures both the genius and the controversy of a self-described "social engineer," named by TIME magazine as one of the 25 Most

Whom Will You Trust When Dark Waters Rise? (Book Review)

We live in a world where a spiritual battle between good and evil is continually raging around us, whether we are aware of it or not. While supernatural fiction portraying the battle between light and darkness has become a popular genre in recent years, best-selling author Erin Healy hopes readers recognize a difference between her books and the others out there.

God's Plans for Your Life are Grander Than Your Own

Every little girl dreams of being a princess. Every woman longs to be treated like royalty. We're all just a little bit fascinated by royal weddings and the princess that lives in every woman. That's why readers will fall in love with Once Upon a Prince (Zondervan/May 7, 2013/ISBN 978-0310315476/$14.99), the first release in the Royal Wedding Series by award-winning author Rachel Hauck.

The Kind of Preaching God Blesses (Book Review)

There are some books on preaching that are meant for preachers. These are books that teach the nuts and bolts of preaching, that are full of practical tips and illustration. There is a place for such works.

Gatsby – The Almost Christ-Figure, What Do You think?

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the story of a world lost to superficiality and greed. Falsehood and deception are the currency which fuels the characters in the novel. Dwelling in this fallen world, Fitzgerald has placed a fallen god. Gatsby is bathed in descriptions which identify him as the Son of God. Fitzgerald makes a conscious effort to clothe this character with imagery and actions to make him the patron deity of this fallen world, but Gatsby is too much enveloped by his su

Crucifying Morality

No one could possibly claim that the Beatitudes (see Matthew 5:1-12) are overlooked or underappreciated. They have been the subject of countless books and sermon series