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Unsouled by Neal Shusterman

Ahhh!!!  Okay, so I could not wait for this book to come out!  And I wasn’t disappointed, although there was a bit of a surprise.  Originally, Unwind, Unwholly and Unsouled were billed a trilogy.   141 more words

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Okay, first off, this book has been challenged in several libraries across the country.  Yes, there’s language.  Yes, there were a few times I didn’t think it was necessary.   343 more words

Young Adult

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

This book is amazing.  Absolutely amazing.  Every teacher needs to read this.  Every student needs to read this.  Every parent needs to read this.  Honestly. 167 more words

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China on track to become "world's most Christian nation" by 2030

It’s not only due to China’s size, but also due to their high rate of conversion.

Link here.

Social Issues

Picking on the poor in the name of Christ

Over the years I have heard some of my fellow Christians say truly awful things about the poor, the disabled and the needy. In one conversation a fellow Christian declared that the poor “deserve to be poor” and almost always cause their own problems. 469 more words

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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Oh my goodness was this a good book!  I loved it so much I created a prose piece for one of my speech team kids to perform (and she made it to State with it)!   86 more words

Young Adult

Openness and Stigma in Mental Health

‘Mental illness is not some parlor trick you pull out at a party.’ – ‘Inconsistently Yours’

Reading an interesting post on Inconsistently Yours the other day got me thinking about perceptions of mental health issues in the public sphere.

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