Laura Ingalls Wilder holds a dear spot in my heart. As a child I read her books and watched Little House on the Prairie each week on tv. I connected with Laura’s character, and since Melissa Gilbert is my age, I felt like we grew up together. Many years later, I discovered that Laura and Almanzo lived in Florida not too far from where I lived but that she only lived there for a year or so, and really didn’t like Florida. Nevertheless, that was another connection we had.
These past two months have been busy with requests to review books and movies, but as a former children’s church director, I always enjoy checking out children’s products. 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids is written as a devotional journal for children on their own, but would also make a great resource for children’s teachers or homeschoolers.
If you’re looking for a Bible for yourself or for a woman in your life, you’re in for a treat! I always enjoy receiving new products to review, but I’ve got to say, when the She Reads Truth Bible arrived in the mail, I could tell, this was going to be more special than my usual fare. Just the weight alone, took me by surprise. This is a substantial book!
As a member of a husband-wife creative duo, I always love seeing other couples serving together. Scott and Ginger Tabot have found a creative way to combine their talents. Live SoulFull is a music-driven Bible study with Scott providing the study material and Ginger providing music that enriches the teaching. Together they’ve created a multisensory experience.
Many years ago, before I was a filmmaker, I was a children’s ministry director. I taught children’s church every Sunday for almost five years, and was always on the lookout for ways to share the plan of salvation in ways that children could understand. I would have appreciated these animated tracts by Let the Little Children Come.
It’s not often you have opportunity to write a review of someone else’s reviews, but that’s exactly what I’m doing. Los Angeles film critic Tyler Smith has gathered his favorite movie reviews, organized them by genre, and then added in studies of brilliant filmmakers and what makes them great. He also examines Christian Social Drama and where modern faith-based films fall short.
I’ve been anxiously waiting for this book by Dr. Fred Eichelman, and as soon as the mailman delivered it yesterday, I eagerly delved in. Fifty pages later I put it down long enough to cook supper then continued my reading. It’s a who’s who collection of behind the scenes stories of industry folks like Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan, Kathy Garver, and more. I was pleasantly surprised to see my own name mentioned near the end. I’m excited to share this interview with Dr. Eichelman as he provides us a glimpse into the many stories that await the reader of this fascinating story of how he has used film and film folks to impact lives.
Two years ago Suzanne Niles and I shared an elevator at NRB convention and started talking to each other. We’ve kept up with each other on Facebook, and when I found out about Fast Friends, her just released new book, I was eager to learn more. I interviewed her and co-author Wendy Little at NRB, and now I’m excited to share my review of their book.