Category Archives: recommending Christian Reading

Could you be a missionary?

Beginning in the 1800’s and continuing through the early Twentieth Century, the Christian churches of the United States sent many missionaries around the world to serve and witness to pagan peoples.  While the US still sends more missionaries abroad than … Continue reading

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Special Thanks (and a little shameless self-promotion)

As many of you know, I write fiction as J.B. Hawker. My latest release, Mrs. Thistlethwaite and the Magpie came out this week. I want to make my faithful readers aware that this well-reviewed book may be downloaded from Amazon FREE this … Continue reading

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The man behind the myth

You sometimes hear it said there is a germ of truth in every legend. As with St. Valentine and St. Nicolas, the mythology we celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day was built upon the life and history of a real person. … Continue reading

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Time for a Restful Arbor?

[Updated from original post of January 20, 2013] In the Christian classic, Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan talks about the restful arbor which awaits Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. In times of struggle in my life I have … Continue reading

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After the shake-up, it’s time to wake up

The recent surprising election results have given Christians a wonderful opportunity to impact our nation’s culture. Many of us prayed without ceasing in the months leading to the vote, and now is not the time to rest on our laurels. … Continue reading

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Advent thoughts

In most Christian churches, the four-week period leading up to Christmas is observed as Advent, a time of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth. Believers use these weeks to review the historical events leading up to Christ’s coming and … Continue reading

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International Translation Day

 Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered by the Roman Catholic Church as the patron saint of translators, is the second most voluminous writer (after Augustine of Hippo) in ancient Latin Christianity.  A day of recognition of the value of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Talk

I am blessed with an excellent Christian radio station in my area which airs some of the best preachers and conference speakers, both contemporary and from years gone by. I’ve been listening to a series about  John Bunyan’s classic allegory … Continue reading

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Trusting God, I mean REALLY Trusting Him

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled… —John 14:27 From My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers: Whenever we … Continue reading

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Becoming an “N” Christian

From Voice of the Martyrs: In Iraq, ISIS threatened to kill Abu’s family if they didn’t convert to Islam, but he still trusted God. In Nigeria, Boko Haram killed Micah’s wife and demanded that he renounce Christ, but he stood … Continue reading

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