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What a Wonderful World? A review of Lois Lowry’s The Giver

If you don’t like spoilers beforehand for your books or movies, then read no further in this post! Lois Lowry’s 1994 Newberry-winning novel for young…

Jul 05, 2014
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Parent Review: St. George and the Dragon

Brenda Praggastis and her teen-aged daughter Elena both read Michael Lotti’s new book, St. George and the Dragon. They agreed to read the book separately…

Jun 28, 2014
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Teen Review: St. George and the Dragon

Elena Praggastis and her mother Brenda both read Michael Lotti’s new book, St. George and the Dragon. They agreed to read the book separately and…

Jun 28, 2014
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Deliver Me From Idle Words

Tremendous power lies hidden in the smallness of a single word. Seemingly insignficant, a word holds within itself the power to encourage or to unleash…

Jun 19, 2014
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The Brothers Karamazov

“There is only one salvation for you: take yourself up, and make yourself responsible for all the sins of men. For indeed it is so, my friend, and…

Jun 05, 2014
OCN Responds

Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God? Christianity teaches that God became man in the person of Jesus Christ. But a new book, How Jesus Became God, questions the origins and evolution…

Jun 02, 2014
Come Receive the Light

The Unique Nature of Human Beings

Lawyer and award-winning author Wesley J. Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and the author of The…

Apr 24, 2014
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Review of “The Experience of God” by David Bentley Hart

This is not a typical book review. I’m not going to summarize Hart’s arguments, point out the books virtues and flaws, and end with something like…

Apr 21, 2014
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Frankenstein Had a Dirty Lens

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tells a story about a monster created out of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and greed. What most people…

Apr 07, 2014
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REVIEW: The Legend of the Cross

A lot of stories have grown up around the Cross over the course of Christian history, and in a beautiful new picture book for young readers, Chrissi Hart…

Mar 25, 2014