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*Rise by Trip Lee

*Rise: Get Up and Live in God’s Great Story by Trip Lee.  Thomas Nelson, 2014.  240 pages.  Reading Level: Young Adults, ages 12-15 and up Maturity Level: 4 (ages 11-12) and up Bottom Line: Trip Lee’s Rise is a gospel-based, conversational book set to a hip-hop album soundtrack in which Lee challenges young adults to rise above low expectations and “get up and live” for God’s glory. Early in […]

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Into the Woods: A Radio Review (LISTEN HERE!)

If you’re thinking of taking your kids Into the Woods this Christmas, here are some reasons you might want to think twice… Thanks so much to TW&E radio and Kristen Eicher for producing!  Be sure to visit World’s website for more radio reviews and content.

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Winter Book Fair 2014

Looking for Christmas gifts for the kids and teens in your life?  Redeemed Reader has pulled together our best picks in our annual Winter Book Fair. WANT A PRINTABLE LIST OF OUR PICKS? Try these .pdf files: 1) Titles and Descriptions. 2) Titles Only.   A New Tradition Last year about this time, we held a Winter Book […]

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A Christmas Carol Watch-Along Guide

How many versions of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol have you seen?  It seems like every cultural figure has done a version of it, including Smurfs, Klingons, and Dr. Who, along with at least two Broadway musical productions and uncounted movies.  Whatever your favorite movie version, if a viewing of A Christmas Carol is on […]

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Mockingjay, Part One: Emily’s TW&E Radio Review

Thanks to Kristen Eicher for her help with sound editing!  Thanks also to Dana and Chris Cowherd for sharing their thoughts. READ MORE from Dana Cowherd in our recent post, 5 Hints for Discussing Mockingjay with Teens.  Or check out , a teen discussion series regarding the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy.

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5 Ideas for Discussing Mockingjay with Teens: A Mars Hill Approach

Don’t forget to check out our Winter Book Fair with 50+ gift book recommendations for kids and teens! INTRODUCTION I recently sat down with Christian and homeschool mom Dana Cowherd and her son, Chris, for a discussion about The Hunger Games trilogy.  I felt Dana had quite a bit of wisdom to share on the […]

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Welcome, New Interns!

After much deliberation, RR is happy to announce that our new interns are…(drumroll)… Ann Rees Berry Malachi Stade Thanks to everyone who applied for internship positions!  We really enjoyed reading all your entries, and I am very encouraged especially by the number of younger entrants we had.  I hope those of you who didn’t make […]

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Interns Needed!

THANKS TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED AN ESSAY BELOW!  SELECTIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, NOV 3. **DEADLINE EXTENDED to OCT 31, AGE LIMIT to 21** We are looking for two interns for this winter and spring! We hope to provide a great opportunity for young writers to hone their skills, as well as learn the business of blogging.  We’re […]

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Reviewing School Book Lists, Part Four: Reading is Spiritual Warfare

Reviewing School Book Lists: Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four.  This post is the final installment in a series about the senior high school student Nathan Austin and the role literature played in his death. A Picture of Reading A child. Curled up in a couch. Nestled in an old oak tree with a […]

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Reviewing School Book Lists, Part Three: The List

Reviewing School Book Lists: Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four.  In the previous part of this series, I acquainted our readers with a young man named Nathan Austin.  Nathan was negatively influenced by the books he read his senior year of high school, and because of that influence along with other factors, he ended up […]

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Fall Book Lists! Books to Lighten Your Kids’ Book Bags.

Are your kids’ book bags feeling heavy this fall?  How bout a few enjoyable reads to lighten the load? Thanks to each of the Redeemedreader writers who helped me put this list together!  We very much hope you and your kids will appreciate this short list of fun yet faith-friendly backpack additions. Picture Books (Ages […]

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