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  • David Murray recently listed his top ten books for fighting porn. Read his article – click here.



  • Author Jan Karon returns to Mitford with Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good, to be published Sept. 2. See the cover of the book and read an exclusive excerpt here:
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer is the free audiobook from Christianaudio for the month of May. If God is sovereign, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? What is an antinomy? This classic audiobook by J.I. Packer clarifies the sovereignty of God, the responsibility of man, and the heart of God to seek and save the lost. To download your copy, go to                                                         In addition, Christianaudio has priced four other J.I. Packer audiobooks, including the classic Knowing God, at just $4.98.





Book Reviews:

  • Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind and Fire by Philip Bailey with Keith and Kent Zimmerman
  • Uncommon – Finding Your Path to Significance by Tony Dungy
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Movie Review:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Music Reviews:

  • Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition)
  • Crimson Cord by Propaganda


Truth has no degrees or shades. A half-truth is a whole lie, and a white lie is really black. -John MacArthur




Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence ~ married to my best friend for more than 40 years and a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Before retiring I served as a manager at a Fortune 50 company; I'm a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and in leadership at my local church. I enjoy speaking about calling, vocation and work. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinders themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony and Achiever, and my two StandOut strengths roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book and 2 Corinthians 5:21 my favorite verse. Some of my other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, The Prodigal Son (originally titled A Tale of Two Sons) by John MacArthur and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I enjoy Christian hip-hop/rap music, with Lecrae, Trip Lee and Andy Mineo being some of favorite artists.

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