New Book Ventures to the Vanguard of Faith
Are you standing On The Vanguard?
The Bible talks about standing, specifically naming when to stand and for what to stand. In both 1 Corinthians 15:58 and 16:13, Paul warns us to stand firm. In the same book, Paul tells us to stand under God’s ways when we are tempted (10:13). In Ephesians 6:13 we are told again by Paul that when we have done all we can to stand, we stand more. But what does stand mean? A simple definition is our ‘established position.’ In any area at any time, each person will make a stand for what he or she believes. But the author has adopted a different definition, and one that he prays you will join him in as you stand on the vanguard, the front lines, of your Christian walk and warfare: Solid, Tenacious, and Never Defeated.
In On the Vanguard, Daniel takes his love for history, mixes in key points from people in the Bible, and then adds in a touch of his own personal life lessons. The entire book is built on the word S.T.A.N.D. What did it take for men and women of both history and of the Bible to become people of strength, people of tenacity, and people who refused to be defeated? Moreover, what will it take for you to join the ranks of these people? The term Vanguard means those who fought on the front lines in war. You are called to stand on the vanguard of life, but how can you stand if you have either nothing to stand for, or continue to hold the wrong stance? This book is meant to challenge the reader in the proper posture of their standing. Click here to read the full press release.
Kirkus Hails New Novel About Mother’s Struggles with Accused Autistic Son as “Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty”
Nationally-acclaimed author Donna Levin (Extraordinary Means and California Street) has been hailed as “a novelist to keep high on your reading list” by the Los Angeles Times, and her extraordinary reputation proves true yet again with the release of her newest novel, There’s More Than One Way Home ($15.99, Paperback, Chickadee Prince Books, May 1, 2017). The novel has already been praised by Kirkus, Foreword, and more, and follows a mother who faces increasing hostility and an uncertain future when her son Jack, a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome, is accused of killing a classmate. Click here to read the full press release!
New Book by Faulkner University Associate Dean Offers Fresh Insight on Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s Emersonian Transformation of Law
Critically acclaimed author Allen Mendenhall, associate dean and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty at Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, offers fresh, fascinating insight and compelling evidence for how Emerson transformed Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s approach to law in his new book, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon: Aesthetic Dissent and the Common Law ($75.00, Hardback, Bucknell University Press, December 16, 2016). Click here to read the full press release.
Bombings Reunite Old Penpals
Okay, the best I can tell, the fll Dutch headline reads as follows:
American writes blog about Flemish penpal from his youth: Bombings reunite old penpals
It’s been an incredible week. This moment last week, I posted my column about my pen pal Carmen and the attacks on her city. In addition to posting the story to my web site, I sent it to Het Nieuwsblad, a newspaper that covers Flanders, in Belgium. Then I went to bed. Click here to read the full report.
On Pen Pals, Brussels, and Hope
Over the years, I’ve wondered how she might be doing, that Belgian pen pal of my youth and friend of my early adulthood, all the more so since March 22’s explosions at the Brussels airport and at that city’s Maalbeek metro station. At the time of this writing, more than 31 people have lost their lives and at least 270 others are injured.
To be specific, Meert Carmen is both Belgian and Flemish. Click here to read the rest of the story!
7 Minutes With...
Last year, Roy Burkhead had the opportunity to sit down with Nashville novelist J.T. Ellison for her on-going interview series entitled, "7 Minutes With..." Click here to read the interview! (Note: Authors J.T. Ellison and Mary Laura Philpott took the reins as hosts of A Word on Words in October, 2015!)