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No one predicted success for Henry Ward Beecher at his birth in 1813. The blithe, boisterous son of the last great Puritan minister, he seemed destined to be overshadowed by his brilliant siblings—esp…
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A Company of Heroes: Portraits from the Gospel's Global Advance
“All Christians should read this book.” —Rosaria Butterfield Across the globe, the gospel is advancing through the work of Christians willing to risk everything in the hardest places. This book, writt…
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When Danny’s uncle Harry Knight is pushed by a Russian Mafia family for control of London. The violence escalates until there are fatalities on both sides.

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Satire is a kind of preaching. Satire pervades Scripture. Satire treats the foibles of sinners with a less than perfect tenderness. But, if a Christian employs satire today, he is almost immediately c…
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