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NIV Boys Bible

This is a Bible designed specifically for boys ages nine through twelve. My little boy is much younger but that didn’t stop him from claiming it as his own.

NIV Boys Bible
March 2012

He was excited to have a Bible in it without pictures in it. “Just like Daddy’s Bible”, he proudly proclaimed. All he needed was a new notebook and a sharp pencil to take notes with Daddy while reading. He was also excited that it was the complete Bible not one that just has a few of the most popular Bible Stories in it.

This hardback bible makes it durable for boys who sometimes forget that they are handling God’s word.
The cover is very eye catching with it plated metal look on the cover. The pages are highlighted in orange and a steel blue. Very boyish look to the pages with the each in-cased in a tool box like design.

Fun in-text features help boys dig deep into the Word and learn about amazing people, facts and stories of the Bible. It will appeal to boys features such as:

  • Introductions to each book of the Bible
  • Hundreds of highlighted verses worth memorizing
  • What’s the Big Deal?—Need-to-know biblical stories and people
  • Check It Out—Interesting and fun facts about Bible times and characters
  • Grossology—Gross and gory stuff they never knew was in the Bible
  • Makin’ It Real—Help for applying Bible stories to their everyday lives

I love the fact that the Bible is designed with their audience in mind yet doesn’t take away from the fact that this is the Word of God. I think my little boy will love this particular Bible for many years to come.

ReneeK is a sweet tea addicted mamma who loves to cuddle up to a good book. She blogs at Little Homeschool on the Praire and writes about family, homeschooling, having a special needs child, and about whatever else tickles her fancy.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

NIV Faithgirlz! Bible, Revised Edition

When I got it in the mail a couple of weeks ago, I had to keep searching for the bible as my 9 year old daughter claimed it as soon as it came out of the shipping package. Which of course it was going to be hers -after -I did my review on it. She already personalized it with her own flower bible case. The most important thing is seeing her read it or asking Mom or Dad read to her from it.

NIV Faithgirlz! Bible, Revised Edition
March 2012

Faithgirlz bible is designed specifically for girls ages nine through twelve. Some of the special features include:

* Introductions to each book of the Bible
* Hundreds of highlighted verses worth memorizing
* What girls have in common with other female Bible characters
* Interesting and fun facts about Bible times and characters
* Answers to Bible questions they’ve wondered about
* Help in applying the Bible stories to everyday life

Features include:

* Book introductions-Read about the who, when, where, and what of each book.
* Dream Girl-Use your imagination to put yourself in the story.
* Bring It On!-Take quizzes to really get to know yourself.
* Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?–See for yourself what you have in common.
* Words to Live By-Check out these Bible verses that are great for memorizing.
* What Happens Next?-Create a list of events to tell a Bible story in your own words.
* Oh, I Get It!-Find answers to Bible questions you’ve wondered about.
* The complete NIV translation

They also have a website for this bible:

My thoughts on Faithgirlz bible.

I love that is is a hardback bible. The pages are colorful and the text is purple. The pages are decorated through-out with butterflies, flowers, and pretty doodling drawings. It adds a lot of character to this Bible that is perfect for this age group. The bright pink with the flowers on the cover is pretty and eye catching to tween girls (Even Mom likes the decoration though-out). The Bible is designed with their audience in mind yet, it doesn’t take away from the Word of God.

The bible is an NIV translation. Which I think is a good bible for young readers. It’s easy to understand. I’d rather see young reader reading God’s word and understanding it than struggling with a translation they don’t get. I personality prefer the KJV or the NKJV myself. For this age group I think the NIV is a very good choice.

I love that it is a full version Bible. I don’t see anything that would take away from God’s word. I think any girl would love to have this Bible and would treasure it. Any parent would love giving this to their daughter.

ReneeK is a sweet tea addicted mamma who loves to cuddle up to a good book. She blogs at Little Homeschool on the Praire and writes about family, homeschooling, having a special needs child, and about whatever else tickles her fancy.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

The Voice New Testament: Revised and Updated

Thomas Nelson hopes for a redo with the Voice New Testament: Revised and Updated.

The Voice New Testament
Revised and Updated
Thomas Nelson
November 2011

A lot has happened since I last read and reviewed the Voice New Testament. When reviewing a Bible I take a book and base the review off that book. Since there are some key passages under attack from liberal theologians I tend to focus on those books that have the most passages under fire. For instance, I check Romans 1:26-31, in which Paul lists out sins including the most blatant condemnation against homosexuality. Take the NIV:

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

And the Voice:

This is why God released them to their own vile pursuits, and this is what happened: they chose sexual counterfeits—women had sexual relations with other women and men committed unnatural, shameful acts because they burned with lust for other men. This sin was rife, and they suffered painful consequences.

Clearly, the Voice doesn’t dodge the hard stuff. But in the past versions, it did pervert some verses causing clear theological bias to pass for scripture. Unlike most Bibles, the Voice adds the context and comments into the actual text of the Bible, identified only by italics. This can make it very hard to tell when the Voice is speaking sacred Scripture or biased theology. Consider this massacre of the Biblical text:

Though the Voice utters only truth, His own people, who have heard the Voice before, rebuff this inner calling and refuse to listen. (John 1:11)

Note that the italics are when the Voice adds commentary to help readers understand the context of the passage. Notice also that the original Greek doesn’t say anything like the bold section, yet it was not italicized. The actual verse says:

He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. (NIV)

The new version of the Voice removes the inserted bold statement and pulls back on the editorializing, leaving a normal and orthodox translation:

Even though He came to His own people, they refused to listen and receive Him.

The good news is that the Voice is taking care to respond to the criticism surrounding the first release. The bad news is that there really isn’t much distinctive about this version. With so many other new versions, what makes this one special? The Common English Bible is great for clear translation. The [Expanded] Bible is great for study.

Now that the Voice is focused on fixing some of the issues from the original version it is an acceptable version to read. But with so many other versions out there, many easier to read and more scholarly, like the New Living Translation, there really isn’t much reason to pick it up.

Scott Asher is the Editor-in-Chief of His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he cartoons and writes on Christianity, Zombies, and anything else he wants to.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

Common English Bible

In the last couple years there has been an explosion in new translations of the Bible. The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NAB) is the first new Catholic Bible in 40 years. The New NIV (NIV) is the first major update to the New International Version (NIV84) in nearly 26 years. There have been new versions for the New Living Translation (NLT) and the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) in the last two years as well. Add to these the not yet fully completed (there are New Testaments, but not yet Old Testaments for these versions,) The Voice and The [Expanded] Bible. If there were too many versions to keep up with previously, then these last few years have not been kind. And now there is another completely new version, the Common English Bible (CEB).

Common English Bible
A Fresh Translation to Touch the Heart and Mind

I originally received this new version in November 2011, and was going to review it for Bible Week at the end of November, but when I got it and started reading it I realized this was going to be much harder to do so I took the last several months to really get to know this translation. And after a time I grew to enjoy it!

The CEB is unlike the most recent versions of the Bible, like The [Expanded] Bible, which could be described as a newer, more authentically translated Amplified Bible, and the Voice, which could be described as similar to The Message, although with more emphasis on translation rather than a single interpreter. The CEB is a completely new translation by more than a hundred scholars from 22 denominations and field tested for realistic English common language (something the Message could have used!) The results are passages that are completely different sounding that what I was used to.

Consider the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13:

Our Father who is in heaven,
uphold the holiness of your name.
Bring in your kingdom
so that your will is done on earth as it’s done in heaven.
Give us the bread we need for today.
Forgive us for the ways we have wronged you,
just as we also forgive those who have wronged us.
And don’t lead us into temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.

Awkward at first I found that I started to get the point of the new translation: accuracy over tradition. Most of us who have been in church for any amount of time have that prayer memorized, but the version we have memorized draws heavily from the King James Version, a Translation that is now over 500 years old. This tradition has been preserved in some of the most well known passages even in so-called current versions like the NIV84, where that first verse reads: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…”

The question is: does anyone know what “hallowed” means? Follow-up question: if we have to translate the translation for it to make sense are we really speaking in a common, normal language?

Much of the New Testament was written in Koine Greek – the street language version of Greek. (As opposed to high Greek, which philosophers used.) Clearly, the writers were focused on making the New Testament accessible to as many readers as possible. And while many translations and interpretations have attempted to do this for modern Christians, the CEB is one of the few that I’ve found to be successful, although not the best.

Take the Message, which I enjoy for what it is – a single person’s attempt to make the Bible accessible – and consider that same passage in Matthew 6, which reads, “Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are.” While that makes sense and doesn’t need a secondary translation to understand, it isn’t what the original says.

A version that is most similar to the CEB is the NLT, which I also use regularly and believe does a slightly better job of making the Bible accessible, which translates Matthew 6:9 as, “Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.” Comparing the NLT and the CEB I find two things to be true: both are exceptionally clear and both use English in a way that is easy to understand without secondary translation.

But the NLT does a slightly better job of trying not to sound foreign to the reader. It can be quite a shock to read some of the CEB passages when used to the NIV84 or HCSB, as I am. But the NLT doesn’t suffer from such a huge distance between traditional translations and more correct common language interpreting.

That said, the Common English Bible is clearly one of the better new versions around and I applaud the scholarship and cross-denominational support that came together to lead this project. The more excellent translations that there are available the better.

Scott Asher is the Editor-in-Chief of His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he cartoons and writes on Christianity, Zombies, and anything else he wants to.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

Common English Bible with the Apocrypha

If you have been following my blog for awhile you may of noticed that I having been quoting a lot from a new Bible translation, the Common English Bible. This blog tour has been going on for the last 3 months.

Common English Bible with the Apocrypha
September 2011

I chose the Common English Bible with the Apocrypha for my review. The Bible is black leather type material. The binding is excellent. I hate it when I get a book and the binding is looking like it is going to come apart quickly. Easy to carry, as it is not a large bulky bible as you would think with it having the Apocrypha in it. Having the convenience of a not so bulky Bible does make the print smaller. I would say that it is a 9 font. The back of the CEB has 9 colorful, easy to read maps. The paper is a good quality with a silver edge around the ends.

They are adding many new editions with lots of choices of the Common English Bible, including a Reference Bible and a Daily Companion Bible, they have the CEB available for you’re E-Reader. You’ll find information here. Reference books for the Common English Bible are available, such as a dictionary and an over-sized map guide (with National Geographic maps!). I suspect that the list will keep growing so check out the site often.

I used the CEB for our various studies at my congregation and during my daily personal reading. First and foremost let me say that I am no scholar when it comes to studying God’s word.

What do I think of the Common English Bible translation? First off let me say that I am a King James or a Complete Jewish Bible by David Stern reader. I love the beauty of the KJV, and I am just use to it. It has been the Bible I have always read it as long as I can remember. I have several other versions which I also enjoy. I am not so dogmatic that I don’t consider other versions viable. I can only think of one version that I can honestly say that I do not care for.

You won’t have any thees or thou’s or the old English wording in the CEB.

I like having the Apocrypha in my Bible. As I enjoy reading it from time to time. You can read my thoughts on the Apocrypha here. I don’t see repeating myself in this post.

Pros: This is an easy to read version. Much to my surprise it has a lot of the translation elements as the Complete Jewish Bible by David Stern besides the Hebrew names and a few minor things. That surprised me in the translation. The CEB words had a lot of verbatim to the CJB. Our congregation teachers use the CJB during our various studies and I would say that it flowed easily with it as far as wording is concerned. Which the KJV doesn’t.

The words are contemporary and very easy to read the version is easily discernible for most people. You won’t be intimidated by the wording in the Common English Bible. That is an excuse I have heard many people use as why they don’t read the Bible? So no more excuses! It reads easily and flows naturally. I can see this having an appeal to the younger generation who aren’t stuck on a translation they have grown up with. Overall, this new version is pretty accurate reading of the Biblical text. They don’t paraphrase the CEB or water it down. It is a good version for all age groups.

Cons: The font size is a little smaller than I would prefer. I think if I had a choice I would rather have a little bigger book with around 12 font. I am getting older and my eyes seem to get tired quickly with smaller print.

I find that I am old school as the Common English Bible uses English or Western idiom as I like to call it instead of eastern mind set idiom. In my opinion I would rather see the Bible from the culture that it came from not a Western culture. I feel that when you are reading God’s word you can fully understand it when you look at it in a whole from the eastern mind set.

One example the CEB uses is “human or human one” instead of “man” or “Son of Man” and “Behold” as “Look” are translated. I prefer “Son of Man” rather than ” Human One”. In my mind “Behold” is a much stronger word than “Look” Behold seems to have stronger implications in it and seem to be have more meaning to it. Some of the passages related to gender seem to leave gender specific out of it. Making it more gender friendly or gender neutrality. For instance, one verse in Luke now reads “brother or sister” instead of just “brother.” In my quest to learn Biblical Hebrew I find that Hebrew words are suppose to be gender specific. Biblical Hebrew is either masculine or feminine. So I don’t care for gender friendly movement especially concerning God’s word. In other words, the Common English Bible is a little more politically correct.

So would I recommend the Common English Bible? Yes, I would. There are some things that bug me as I mentioned. Overall, God’s word is powerful and if the CEB gets people reading His word then I can live with the translation. I mean the salvation issue is still clear for someone to accept Yeshua/Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Sin isn’t watered down in this translation. You can still see His message clearly in how we live for Him, what He wants from us, and how much He loves and desires us to spend time with him.

I will continue reading the Common English Bible myself along with my beloved KJV and CJB.

ReneeK is a sweet tea addicted mamma who loves to cuddle up to a good book. She blogs at Little Homeschool on the Praire and writes about family, homeschooling, having a special needs child, and about whatever else tickles her fancy.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

Bound For Glory by Tim R. Botts

I feel I need a paint brush to help you understand the contents of this book. Starting with the front cover, your senses will be enlivened with vibrant art, and it doesn’t stop there. Each and every single page of this book is alive with beautifully painted scriptures, African American Spirituals and hopeful phrases.

Bound For Glory
Celebrating the Gift of African American Spirituals through Expressive Calligraphy
Tim R. Botts
Tyndale House
October 2011

Inspiration and history flow from these pages. Never would you expect such a vivid display of creativity when expressing a very painful past. But hopefulness has been captured in a way that comes alive. A window has been opened for you to now see instead of hear the emotion in the Spirituals that were and are still sung among this most expressive culture.

En-capturing the ‘God who delivers’, this Spirit-filled collection of colorful calligraphy is sure to help you see how the afflicted can still give their Jesus praise in the midst of trials. Reflections of the past and thoughts for the present and future, dot almost every page, making this not only a beautifully crafted piece of art, but a delightful read. No colors were spared, no amount of emotions left out. This book is an explosion of vibrant history!

I really enjoyed looking through this book. And while I can say it doesn’t pertain to my personal history, it is intriguing and insightful nonetheless. It’s amazing to see the amount of detail and emotion the artist put into each of his paintings. This would make a really great coffee table book. It’s expressive and colorful, and it appealed largely to my creative side.

Whether it will be familiar to you because it’s a part of your history and culture, or simply because, like me, you love to learn and be exposed to peoples from every walk of life, you will find this book very pleasing and well done.

Heather Ring says that books are her plane ticket into another world, “I’d feel lost with out them. Reading is a part of me. However I am also an avid lover of the outdoors and pouring into my creative outlets. But I think my biggest passion, is spending time with my family and friends.”

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

iShine Bible by Tyndale

A bible for teens, the iShine Bible is a New Living Translation version of the Bible with three full color sections (in Joshua, Proverbs and Malachi,) with four pages of information dealing with the topics What Matters to You?, Who Are You?, and Why Are You Here?

iShine Bible
February 2011

Using scripture to back up well reasoned, quick bite answers to these questions fits the goal of the publisher nicely. Tyndale pulls in some young artists, apparently cross promoting them, to help sell the coolness of the sections. Each section also has a QR code (the square UPC codes with a bunch of lines on them – if you haven’t seen them yet, you will soon… and everywhere) that is supposed to send the reader to a website with a video talking about the same subject and a music video by the featured artists.

There are two versions of the Bible: one for girls in pinks and one for boys in grey and gold. The inside portions are exactly the same though and go to the same links via QR.

First I wan’t to mention that when I got these from the publisher my daughters started fighting over who would get them. Kids and teens will love these. But the problem is justifying the purchase of another teen Bible when this one adds so little content. Why are there only three sections of special teen information when a normal student or teen study Bible is filled with additional information? Why is Tyndale marketing QR codes that must be read by a Smartphone to a teen when most parent don’t want their teens to have $500 Smartphones and their accompanying data plans?

Unfortunately, the QR codes didn’t always work either. I scanned with a Droid 2 and a Thunderbolt and got the urls easily. But only one of the three urls played for me. The other two said that I couldn’t view them in my browser! I used Dolphin HD, the standard Android browser and Firefox and none worked. Why would a url that is made for a Smartphone not work on a Smartphone? I had to view the videos on a PC.

I love the New Living Translation, the size of the Bible, the colors and the featured content (when working). If your teen doesn’t have a Bible yet, this may be a good pick up. If they do then pass on this one. Get a real teen study Bible with a lot more content.

Scott Asher is the founder and administrator of Along with his contributions to BookGateway, he reviews for the commercial site His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he cartoons and writes on current events and Christianity.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

The Illustrated Family Bible

The Illustrated Family Bible is a gorgeous bible. The pictures are amazing and eye catching. It is filled with full-color photos and illustrations. The text is easy-to-read. Most of the stories cover a two-page spread that describes biblical history that are easy to understand for all ages. It has lots of information on the Biblical times, customs, and geography in the Old and New Testaments. The bible stories are told in the NIV version.

The Illustrated Family Bible
DK Children
March 1997

This book is a reprint from the 2008 version The Children’s Bible from DK. Dorling Kindersley are wonderful books and we love them and have several in our home. That being said-DK is a secular company that doesn’t embrace a Christian view.

There are some slight changes that deviate from the actual scriptures. I think when you are looking at a bible that is attended for children it is the nature of such a book. I wish it wasn’t the case. I don’t think I have picked up one children’s bible that I don’t cringe at on occasion.

What I like in the book is that some of the reference pages has some accurate facts about the bible and history and how it changed Christianity. A few examples are the following: The first Christians were Jews, who didn’t see themselves as followers of a new religion. The reference page: The Church and Rome states that Constantine worshipped the Sun god before becoming a Christian and decided that the birthday of the sun on Dec. 25th should be Christ birthday and that Sunday, sacred to the Sun. became the Christian day of rest. The covenants of God are explained in one section. At the end of the book is an index with all the people in the OT and NT covered in this bible.

Some of the things that I don’t care for are the statement about two testaments in a reference page. It makes it sound as the OT is for the Jewish people and the NT is attended for the Christians. The reference page, The Christians states that, “Christianity was given a new start by Paul.” In the story of Garden of Eden it states that,” God worries“. There are a few other places that make it sound like God is not in control and that he worried. Some wording in the book I thought made God seem like He isn’t God. Occasionally certain verses are left out in this version of the Bible contain crucial information, altering the meaning.

Would I recommend this Bible to you? You will have to decide that for yourself. What I like and dislike may not be and issue for you.

We have started using this as our bedtime bible after having read the kids old version several times. I feel that I can work around the flaws in this bible. Overall most of the stories are correct and I expect this when reading just about any kid version bible. The illustrations and photos are exciting to the kids and they ask a lot of question because of the photos that lead to a deeper discussion.

ReneeK is a sweet tea addicted mamma who loves to cuddle up to a good book. She blogs at Little Homeschool on the Praire and writes about family, homeschooling, having a special needs child, and about whatever else tickles her fancy.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

The New Moody Atlas of the Bible by Barry J. Beitzel

Every year the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association awards its Christian Book Awards in six categories: Bibles, Bible Reference & Study, Christian Life, Fiction, Children & Youth, and Inspiration & Gift. In 2010, the award for Bible Reference & Study went to the New Moody Atlas of the Bible with good reason: this altlas is one of the best published in recent years and is a must have for those who wish to study the Bible.

The New Moody Atlas of the Bible
by Barry J. Beitzel
October 2009

The first obsticle to creating a new book like this is justifying its existence in light of the internet. Why should we pay $50 for a hard bound book instead of just using Google to look up the maps and info? The answer is as clear as the reason why exists. You can’t trust the internet completely because you never know where the info on the internet came from.

With Beitzel’s atlas you know where it comes from. Moody has a long and storied history of publishing solid scholarly references and Beitzel (Dr. to you and me,) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical University and his mapwork has been published in some of the Bibles readers probably carry with them, like the NLT Study Bible, the ESV Study Bible, and the NIV Study Bible.

This solid scholarly work has one more thing going for it that the internet just doesn’t: there isn’t an equivelent to pulling a chair up to a table, grabbing all your reference books, the Word, and a notepad and digging into the scripture. Tablets and PCs just can’t compete against the satisfaction of having the book on your desk in front of you and in your hands. Seeing in full clarity, not dealing with lo-res images.

But if you must have these maps and info online, Moody has a special treat. Everyone who buys the book gets a code to unlock all the images and info online as well.

This is a great reference that all students of the Word should consider.

Scott Asher is the founder and administrator of Along with his contributions to BookGateway, he reviews for the commercial site His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he cartoons and writes on anything he finds funny and Christianity, which sometimes overlap.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

The Action Bible

A comic book version of the Bible? Yes, please! When I saw that this book was coming out I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ve been a lover of comic books and graphic novels since I was a child and this book would have been very well read if I were to have had access to it as a child.

The Action Bible
Illustrated by Sergio Cariello
David C. Cook
September 2010

Nearly 750 pages of fully illustrated, full color Bible stories come to life in the Action Bible published by David C. Cook. As the subtitle suggests, dozens of stories from the Bible come to beautiful life, through the excellent illustrations of Sergio Cariello, in biblical-chronological order to tell God’s Redemptive Story.

It is important to note that this is not actually a “Bible” in the sense that it does not contain the complete text of the Scriptures nor does it illustrate all of the sections of the Bible. (Which makes sense as many sections are not good fits for being made into a visual story medium like graphic novels. The epistles are examples of this and are, for the most part, skipped over.) Instead this is a collection of short illustrated stories of key historical figures and events from the historical portions of the Bible.

If I had one complaint about this book it would be that there isn’t a clear distinction between the historical and metaphorical / apocalyptical portions of the Bible which led to many stories being portrayed literally when they should have been portrayed figuratively, if possible. For instance, Jonah is swallowed by a giant “fish” depicted as having massive teeth and a nasty glare, and the dragon in Revelation is shown visually fighting against a floating-in-space Jesus instead of interpreting the symbols as apocalyptic literature. At times, this book becomes too wooden interpretively for my tastes. Fortunately, this book is for a different target audience altogether… and with them it is a smashing success!

This book exists for one reason: to get young people, most likely young boys, to read and become familiar with the stories of the Bible. Something that they would be highly unlikely to do if they only have access to print versions of the Word. And on that point it is singularly successful. I read this book to my young son while flipping through the pages and he was enthralled. He wouldn’t let me stop! When he learns to read I have no doubt that he himself will not stop.

The Action Bible fills a need that has been too long neglected. It is a very well made and illustrated book that every young boy and many young girls should have on their shelf. I highly recommended it to anyone who enjoys graphic novels and especially those who are or have children who are reluctant readers.

Scott Asher is the founder and administrator of Along with his contributions to BookGateway, he reviews for the commercial site His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he cartoons and writes on current events and Christianity.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

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