For over thirty years, Holly Burkhalter has worked as an international rights advocate for victims of genocide, rape, and injustice. Throughout most of her career, the heartbreak she encountered around the world --- and in her own life --- had convinced her that there was no such thing as a loving God. Then, Holly discovered a new truth: God was there --- in the grief, in the violence, in the questions. And God was good. It was the greatest, hardest, most radiant surprise of her life. This is her story.
Pastor Ross Parsley believes that neither of those pictures is God’s desire. Instead, God wants His church to function as a family --- a group of real people who love each other and care for one another’s needs, no matter how messy.
Tell us your current reading recommendations with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from December 6th to December 20th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz, THE PRINCE OF RISK by Christopher Reich, and ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE BOURNE RETRIBUTION by Eric Van Lustbader.
Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.