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Easter Week

We’re still celebrating Shakespeare but will take some time out during the week to celebrate an event and a Person far greater.  Later on this week I’ll be posting about new youth Bibles and Devotionals, but for now, if you’re looking for some good books to celebrate the Easter season, we have ideas!  Here are […]

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Should Not the Judge Do Right? Thoughts about “Noah”

For the last six months at least, I’ve been seeing reports about the movie version of Noah: Is it faithful? Is it trendy? Is it a cynical attempt to capitalize on a supposed interest in biblical themes (even while society drifts farther from biblical truth)?  Is it really a story about God destroying the world […]

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This Year, I’m Going to Get into the Word . . .

That’s a good New Year’s resolution for anybody, and the Christian publishing industry is always serving up new devotionals and study Bibles to help.  I have my reservations about children’s devotionals, which I shared here.  But some children, and some families, can benefit from them.  Following Betsy’s post from yesterday (have you responded for the […]

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A New Year: Goals + Giveaway

(Giveaway is now closed) Reading-Oriented New Year’s Goals I’m one of those folks who enjoy making New Year’s Resolutions. I prefer the term “goal” to “resolution” because goals are usually more specific (and therefore more likely to get achieved). An avid reader (surprise, surprise), I am making a few New Year’s Goals specifically targeted towards […]

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Pilgrim’s Progress Revisited: Two Versions and a Giveaway!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER.  WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED SHORTLY.*** As our hearts turns toward the reason for the season, we moms and dads, grandpas and grandmas long to give our children something of lasting spiritual value amongst all the trinkets and gizmos. It might be a good time to revisit John Bunyan’s classic, especially since […]

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Gifts for Grads: Our Picks

For a parent, there’s nothing scarier than sending a high school graduate out into the world—and in fact, the world looks pretty scary these days.  Not to mention confusing, even in matters that used to be taken for granted.  Up until about ten years ago, for instance, it was a given that high-school grads eyeing […]

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Words for Life: Bibles for Teens and Graduates

In an earlier post I wrote about beginners “Bibles” and Bible storybooks.  That was followed up by a post on the methods and merits and of the most popular English translations, then Bibles for elementary-age readers.  Today, as we’re thinking about high-school graduations and college-bound sons and daughters, I’d like to look at Bibles aimed […]

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Sorting Out the Children’s Bible Market

If you’re new to Redeemedreader, be sure to “like” our Facebook page or sign up for our newsletter in the sidebar.  We’ll keep you updated on all our Bible reviews and book recommendations! Yesterday’s post addressed the general subject of children’s Bibles how to evaluate them for the particular needs of each child and family.  […]

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Choosing Your Child’s First REAL Bible: Some Considerations

Last Tuesday we looked at a range of new Bible storybooks and early reader “Bibles.”  On Friday, we picked our way through the field of Bible translations and compared the most popular for accuracy and readability.  Today we’re ready to get down to the meat and bones: just how to you choose a Bible for […]

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And the Best Bible Translation Is . . . ?

Warning: Long post, no pictures.  Deal! The word is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  Heb. 4:12 No book has ever outsold it, no avowed readership exceeds it, no text […]

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Toddling into the Word: First Bible Storybooks and Early-Reader Bibles

What could be more appropriate for Holy Week than a survey of children’s Bibles and Bible storybooks?  That’s what I foolishly thought, but this project became a version of The Blob the deeper I waded into it.  Amazon.com has over 100 pages under the heading “Children’s Bibles,” though many of those are storybooks.  Christianbook.com lists […]

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