Books

2011 Summer Reading List

A bad book is a time thief, and with four kids to chase (a form of exercise, I assure you) choosing material wisely is a must. Sifting through book reviews and excerpts allows me to locate my preferred writing style – one I know will hold my attention until the last page. A good find […]

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My response is my responsibility

My response is my responsibility Last month my wife and I finished “Love and Respect,” a married couples study, for the second time. Not that we didn’t get it the first time but it was so good that we wanted a refresher course. I think everyone has a need for refresher courses. Our daily routine […]

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Taking Notice

In these uncertain times, there’s no better time to talk about hope, and Andy Andrews’ latest book, “The Noticer” is based on just that. Although Andrews has seen great success as a bestselling author and sought after speaker, he knows better than most what it’s like to hit rock bottom. Andrews lost both of his […]

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How was the Bible made?

My first Bible was a red King James Version New Testament given to me by the Gideons when I was in the fifth grade. I took it home and read its first words: “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat […]

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Local millionaire responds to ‘The Tap’

The name Frank McKinney may ring a bell.   Perhaps you’ve seen him on TV showcasing one of the jaw-dropping oceanfront mansions he’s constructed, or maybe you’ve seen him around town in rocker clothing and long blonde tresses flowing in the wind and wondered, “Who is that?” Most onlookers will be surprised to know this […]

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The story behind ‘The Shack’

You were never meant to read “The Shack.”  The allegory of a grieving father who meets God Himself – in the form of a bouncy, African American woman – in the shack where his daughter was murdered, was not meant for your eyes. William Paul Young, author of “The Shack,” says he wrote the story […]

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Director Michael Landon, Jr. is coming out with another endearing movie, this time bringing the beloved classic tale of “The Velveteen Rabbit” to the big screen. “I loved the story as a child and revisited it with my own children,” said Landon, in a phone interview from his home in Texas. “I knew there were […]

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