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Truth and Story

(Note: Betsy and I are indebted to Ethan Pettit, librarian and Children's Literature professor from Covenant College, who enlightened us so much in seeing Christ ...
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Are Graphic Novels “Literature”?

When I was a kid, back in the day, “comic books” did not have a great reputation.  In fact, in 1949 a book called Seduction ...
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*Echoes of Eden by Jerram Barrs

Starred review for Echoes of Eden, in which Barrs offers guidelines for evaluating art and literature from a Christian review. *Echoes of Eden: Reflections on ...
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Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is: Christmas Gifts!

Upholding My Reputation I've written before about the reputation I must uphold each year with my nieces and nephews. And it's that time of year ...
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Help! My Kid is Developing Brain Cavities!

  Maybe your kids, like mine, have recently read classic novels. Maybe your family, like mine, has been reading a biography of a famous scientist ...
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Reading with Discernment: YA Literature

One of the high school classes I teach is devoted to helping students become discerning readers. Modern young adult fiction can be a minefield of ...
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The Topography of Memory

Over Christmas my family made a significant transition: we moved from East Tennessee to Central Washington. Some complicating factors meant we were in transitional housing ...
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What is War Good For?

How do you use the label “anti-war?” As in, “Saving Private Ryan is the best anti-war movie ever made, or “All Quiet on the Western ...
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