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New Book Overturns Common Misconceptions About J.R.R. Tolkien’s Influences

Tolkien’s Modern Reading by Holly Ordway—the first book under the new imprint Word on Fire Academic—is a major corrective to the view that J.R.R. Tolkien was dismissive of modern culture. Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries has released the first book under its new imprint, Word on Fire Academic, titled “Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages.” J.R.R. Tolkien’s Influences Written by Dr. Holly Ordway, “Tolkien’s Modern Reading” addresses the widely accepted view that Tolkien was dismissive of…

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Max Lucado to Host Online Reading Club

Bestselling Author Max Lucado Hosts First Ever Online Reading Club Starting January 25 Max Lucado Hosts New Online Reading Club Award-winning and bestselling author Max Lucado, who has over 140 million products in print, is inviting people internationally to start 2021 afresh, abandoning fear, worry, and hopelessness from the crises of 2020 and looking forward to personal restoration and renewal in the new year.  The Begin Again Reading Club runs January 25–March 7, 2021, sponsored by Bible Gateway, the most visited Christian website…

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Ack! The Nantucket Duckling–Childrens Book Review

Ack! The Nantucket Duckling is a children’s book about self-acceptance On the island of Nantucket lived a little duckling with a big problem. Ack is afraid to march in the annual Duckling Parade. Will he be laughed at because his beak is so different? Or will he find a way to avoid the Parade before it’s too late? Ack! The Nantucket Duckling Review The colorful, whimsical children’s book tells the tale of Ack! The Nantucket Duckling. Born with a strange beak, Ack is ashamed…

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Kathie Lee Gifford Talks Love, Loss and Life in New Book ‘It’s Never Too Late’

Kathie Lee Gifford talks about changes since TODAY and her next act of life in new book “It’s Never Too Late” When  beloved TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down as co-host of the fourth hour of TODAY with Hoda Kotb, many assumed she was winding down her career… but it turns out she’s just getting started! As Kathie Lee steps into what she’s describing as the most creative act of her life—singing, acting, writing, and directing movies—she says, “I’m not retiring; I’m refiring!”…

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‘The Grumpy Old Ox’ New Christmas Story for Children, Book Review

‘The Grumpy Old Ox’ a New Christmas Story from New York Times best-selling author Anthony DeStefano There once was an ox, grumpy and old, blind as a bat, selfish and cold. The Grumpy Old Ox by Anthony DeStefano Just in time for the 2020 holiday season, Anthony DeStefano has penned the new childrens’ Christmas story, “The Grumpy Old Ox.” This charming childrens’ picture book tells the story of a prideful, mean-spirited old ox who loses his sight — both physically and spiritually…

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‘The Spider Who Saved Christmas’ Hits ‘New York Times’ Bestseller List–Book Review

‘The Spider Who Saved Christmas’ Spins Its Way Onto the ‘New York Times’ Bestseller List with Stunning Opening Week of Release Performance  The new children’s book, THE SPIDER WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS, is already making its mark heading into the holiday season. Proving that spiders are not just for Halloween, “Spider” has topped multiple retail charts and landed in the “top ten” on the New York Times Best Seller List in its debut week, among titles by notables like Natalie Portman and…

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New Hillsong Worship Kids Book ‘What a Beautiful Name’

Cute, Colorful Children’s Book Based on Hillsong Worship’s Grammy Award-Winning Song “What A Beautiful Name” a Good Christmas Gift In 2018, Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood and Ben Fielding accepted a Grammy Award for their song, “What A Beautiful Name,” which has since reached more than 370 million YouTube views and is sung by millions in churches across the world every Sunday. “What A Beautiful Name” has become a staple worship song, and not only for adults—little ones love to belt out the…

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Alveda King, Niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., Writes New Book, ‘Why Trump?’

Alveda King, Niece of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr., WritesThought-Provoking New Book, ‘Why Trump?‘ Noted author and evangelist Alveda C. King’s new book, Why Trump? Memoirs of a Journey of Faith, Hope and Love, releases today. With a nation-defining election just weeks away, it’s a timely political message delivered in the form of an uplifting memoir. Prior to this new release, King co-authored We’re Not Colorblind: Healing the Racial Divide. In that book, King and Ginger Howard approach…

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Holiday Book Will Have Readers Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy

New book Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy joins lineup of holiday offerings The time for Christmas movies and Hallmark Channel favorites will be here before we know it, and USA Today Bestselling author Janice Lynn is spreading holiday cheer with her latest contemporary romance, Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy, which will be released in October by Hallmark Publishing. Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy Synopsis When quilt shop owner Sophie Davis sorts through a box of books that had been donated to her church,…

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Book on Storytelling from Hillsong Pastor Robert Fergusson

HILLSONG TEACHING PASTOR ROBERT FERGUSSON SHARES HOW MASTERING THE ART OF STORYTELLING CAN HELP FULFILL YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE IN NEW BOOK, “ARE YOU GETTING THIS?” PRACTICAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE AGE-OLD PRACTICE RELEASES OCT. 30, 2020 “Are You Getting This?” New Book on Storytelling from Hillsong Teaching Pastor Robert Fergusson Robert Fergusson, sought-after speaker and Hillsong teaching pastor (where he has been based for the last 30 years), unveils the art to storytelling in his upcoming book, “Are You Getting This?” Out Oct….

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