May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you can exercise regularly, you’ll help yourself feel better, control your weight and even reduce the chances of developing certain diseases. But why not extend the concept of “fitness” to other areas of your life – such as your investment
Since the election, tech and media companies have asked hard questions about their roles in our democracy. The Circle picks up these same questions, as well as those about privacy, sharing, and the value of all those likes, hearts, and emojis.
The Circle takes place at a fictional tech company of the
More: How To Move From Activity for God to Intimacy With God
by Greg L. Hawkins
PB, 206 pages
More is a dangerous book. It is a book that asks of its reader to shed any shallowness in his or her relationship with God and to dive deeper. Hawkins presents steps toward a consuming intimacy
A few years ago the Park and Recreation Department leaders and Mayor Tom Henry announced the restoration of the Gen. Anthony Wayne statue and the plan to relocate it across the street on the Court House Green. The press reported: “The move of the statue is an effort to give more visibility to the
Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes!
By Denis O. Lamoureux
PB, 184 pages
Denis O. Lamoureux shares his experience of living in an “either/or” dichotomy of creation and evolution as a Christian and –at one time—an atheist. Soon after becoming an atheist, he came back to his
Over time, you will run into various suggestions for investing successfully. Yet upon closer inspection, many of these ideas turn out to be “myths” – which could cause you trouble if you treat them as solid advice. Here are five of these myths, along with some reasons for ignoring them:
In The Void, a police officer, Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) drops an injured man off at a barely functioning hospital, to be cared for by nurse-his wife, Allison (Kathleen Munroe)-and her trainee, Kim (Ellen Wong). Meanwhile, a teenage girl, Maggie (Grace Munro) waits to be seen by Dr. Richard Powell
In the last month, I’ve reviewed a couple of monster movies. King Kong: Skull Island considered the impact of man on the environment. Life featured a scary Martian life form. In The Zookeeper’s Wife, however, all of the monsters are human.
In The Zookeeper’s Wife, Jan (Johan Heldenbergh) and
by Timothy Lewis
Adam Colby is a divorced estate-sale businessman. After watching twelve years of marriage go down the drain, he’s not sure he believes in love or God anymore. But through reading postcards found at one of his estate sales, Adam
High debt levels … lack of savings … the inability to budget – these problems all have several causes, but one of them is almost certainly financial illiteracy. Too many of us just never developed the money management skills necessary to cope with our complicated – and expensive – world
Don’t worry too much if you haven’t heard, but April is National Stress Awareness Month. Of course, stress can present emotional and physical challenges to all of us, but if you belong to the “sandwich generation” – that is, you may be caring for aging parents while still supporting your
Scary, ironic, and exciting, Life takes staples of its genre and twists them with little ironies that make an old story feel new. Unlike last year’s Arrival, it champions cooperation but features an alien you would not want to come face-to-face with.
Life opens with the crew of the International
Her Deadly Inheritance
by Beth Ann Ziarnik
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 2016
PB, 255 pages
This novel is a mystery full of twists and turns in the midst of a family feud. Windtop, an historic home passed down for generations, is desperately sought after by Jill’s tenacious Aunt Lenore
NO GOD BUT ONE
by Nabeel Qureshi Zondervan
PB, 320 pages
In No God but One, Nabeel Qureshi takes the reader on a journey through the histories of Islam and Christianity with impressive clarity and focus. His words are refined in his experience of converting to Christianity from Islam while studying
When you retire, some of your expenses may go down – but health care is not likely to be one of them. In fact, your health care costs during retirement may well increase, so you may want to plan for these costs well before you leave the work force.
How much can you expect to spend on health care
Full disclosure: the King Kong movies make me emotional. The determination of people to capture the giant ape after barging into his home makes me very anxious for his well-being, rather than that of my fellow humans. It’s a bit of a stressful experience, but I love monster movies, so I persevere.
ZONDERVAN ESSENTIAL ATLAS OF THE BIBLE
By Carl G. Rasmussen
PB, 160 pages
Packed with information on each page, Zondervan’s Essential Atlas of the Bible is an historian’s dream. It is divided into two main focus sections: geographical and historical. The geographical section
It’s tax time again – which for many Americans means that a tax refund is on its way. If you’re going to get a refund this year, how can you use the money to your best advantage?
Of course, it’s always tempting to spend the check from Uncle Sam on something fun. But a tax refund could be sizable
When comedian and horror-fan Jordan Peele wrote and directed his own scary movie, I was not sure what to expect. Get Out looks like a horror movie spin on Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? but instead offers a fun, incisive mixture of horror and humor.
In Get Out, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) sets out with
The Wedding Shop
By Rachel Hauck
PB, 384 pages
Through the lives of two women connected through an old wedding dress shop, we find redemption, forgiveness, and true love. Cora Scott in the 1930s and Haley Morgan in 2010 both find the dress shop is going to make it or break it – financially
Honestly, when I first saw posters for Jackie starring Natalie Portman as the former First Lady, I was deeply skeptical about what another pop culture portrayal could possibly offer. Instead of focusing on the glamour and society life of Jacqueline Kennedy, however, Jackie presents a raw, intimate
If you are a “millennial” – a member of the age cohort born anywhere from the early 1980s to the late 1990s – then you’re still in the early chapters of your career, so it may be a stretch for you to envision the end of it. But since you do have so many years until you retire, you’ve got
THE CALL OF ELLA MCFARLAND
by Linda Brooks Davis
PB, 376 pages, $14.99
Farm dweller and aspiring schoolteacher Ella McFarland finds her life taking a different turn when a needy neighborhood girl, Lily, comes under her care. After much soul-searching and prayer
Are you a “do-it-yourselfer”? If you can take care of home repairs, lawn work and other types of maintenance by yourself, you’ll save money and probably gain satisfaction. But you will almost certainly need some help in other areas of your life – one of which may be investing.
In fact, you
M. Night Shyamalan tries too hard. For years, I have mused over why he has struggled to make a film on par with The Sixth Sense. After watching Split, I think that the problem is that he takes an interesting idea and frets so much over whether or not the audience will get it that he turns up the volume