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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Friday Flicks: Being Elmo

We haven’t started back to school yet, and the thrill of Christmas is fading fast… cabin fever is beginning to set in at my house.  How about yours? Next week, we plan to jump into more consistent posting here at RR.  For now, though, to ease the pain of idleness, I thought I would share […]

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More Fan Favs: 10 Best RR Interviews

Welcome to the New Year at Redeemedreader!  We’ve done a lot of interviews since our founding in 2011, so we thought we’d pull your favorites together today.  We’ve gained a lot of new readers recently, so instead of only looking at this year’s best interviews, I’ve drawn these from our entire archives.  Happy reading! Top 10 […]

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More Fan Favs: 10 Books You Bought in 2013

We spend a lot of time recommending books to you guys, it’s true.  But did you know we also get book recommendations from you? Behind the scenes, we manage to make enough to keep the site going through your support through Amazon.com.  Readers click through a link on our site (say, in our Winter Book […]

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Christ in Kids’ Books: Fan Favorites

Merry Christmas!  Over the next few days, we’ll be doing some lists of fan favorites, with lists of our favorite books, interviews, etc. over the years. I thought for today’s post, though, we would look back at some of our readers’ favorite Christ-centered posts on Redeemedreader.  Hopefully you’ll find some new posts and a few […]

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Who Do Men Say That I Am?

Christmas brings into focus the mystery of the incarnation, when God, in the person of Jesus Christ, took on human flesh in order to meet the most pressing human need.  I’ve been reading through Job again this December, and I’m impressed with how often the cry for an intercessor comes up.  Job, who did not […]

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C. S. Lewis at War: Radio Theatre for Teens and Adults

C. S. Lewis at War: The Dramatic Story Behind Mere Christianity (Radio Theatre) by C.S. Lewis and Paul McCusker.  Tyndale Entertainment, 2013.  Ages 12 and up. It’s last minute stocking stuffer time at my house!  But even if you aren’t frantically looking for one last gift, this is an audiobook I think many of you […]

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Rounding Up Some Good YA Reads

As Hayley noted earlier this week, the much-heralded final volume of Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy was a disappointment.  Much-heralded final volumes often disappoint, but what’s worse, they draw attention away from less-heralded novels that deserve notice.  These three titles range wide in content and theme, but all are worthy additions to the literary, mystery, and […]

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The Narnia Dilemma

As we celebrate my firstborn’s seventh birthday soon, my husband and I are looking forward to introducing our children to C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. We have four choices: the movies, radio theatre, audiobook or traditional words on paper. One family rule I inherited from my mother is that you can’t watch the movie until […]

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Road Trip! 10 Audio Book Suggestions for the Whole Family

Christmas is coming! And with it, lots of potential travel time…in the car…all together now…. If you’re a screen-free-whilst-driving kind of family like my own, sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out how to entertain folks and maintain peace, especially if there are presents squished in around youngsters, it’s cold and dreary outside, […]

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Newbery Buzz: Flora & Ulysses

Newbery Award Janie and I are back to discuss another potential Newbery contender (see our discussion of The Real Boy). The prestigious Newbery and Caldecott awards (along with other ALA awards) will be announced at the end of January; children’s literature fans across the country love trying to figure out which books the tight-lipped committee […]

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