InterChurch News 

   "Pilate said to him, 'What is truth?'" -John 18:38

 Vol VII, Week 24                                  June 9 - 15 , 2019 

Books, Music, Etc.

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"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." - Hosea 4:6

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Takeaways

Lecture by Dennis Prager: 'Socialism is Not Nice or Charitable,' May 22, 2019. 

"Who is responsible?' Dennis Prager asked. 'You or the state for your welfare?'

'The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.' 

'We are raised obligations-orientated,' he said referring to a Judeo-Christian ethic. 'Secular people are raised rights-orientated.'

'Leftists are all mean. They will destroy you if they can.' 

Books, Music, Etc.


'Get wisdom, get insight ...' -Proverbs 4:5 / 'A joyful heart is good medicine ...' -Proverbs 17:22 / 'There is a way that seems right ... but its end is the way to death.' -Proverbs 14:12

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Not Necessarily New -- but Notable

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Christian-Interest Books

Non-fiction (alpha author):

  • 'Ethics,' Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1949, 1955, Touchstone edition 1995). Chrisitans do not 'live in a vacuum,' Bonhoeffer states, but in a world of government, politics, labor and marriage; compiled of writings prior to his execution by Nazis in 1945.
  • 'Christian Higher Education -- Faith, Teaching and Learning in the Evangelical Tradition.' -Edited by Dockery, David and Morgan, Christopher (2018).
  • 'A Practical Exposition of the 10 Commandments,' Durham, James (new edition, 2018). A hardcover edition of a classic.
  • 'Standing Up To Goliath -- Battling State and National Teacher's Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country,' Friedrichs, Rebecca (2018). A former California teacher takes on state and national teacher's unions -- the root of the public school's ills.
  • 'Dark Agenda -- The War to Destroy Christian America,' Horowitz, David (2018). An intolerant Leftist strategy is documented by a former Leftist of the '60s ('Radical Son').
  • 'The Corrupt Classroom -- Bias, Indoctrination, Violence, and Social Engineering Show Why America Needs School Choice,' Izumi, Lance (2017). Exposes the America public school takeover by Leftists, and advocates the parent's right to school choice.
  • 'The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East -- Prevention, Prohibition, & Prosecution,' edited by Rychlak, Ronald J., Adolphe, Jane F. (2017). Collection of 12 essays; a primer for Christians, for students of human rights, and all concerned about religious persecution.  
  • 'Antonin Scalia on Faith -- Lessons from an American Believer,' Edited by Scalia, C.J. and Whelan, E. (2019). A collection of the late Catholic conservative SCOTUS justice's thoughts, opinions and defense for religion in the public square. 
  • 'The Case for Miracles -- A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural,' Strobel, Lee (2018); fact-based.
  • 'Night,' Wiesel, Elie (1958). A new translation by Wiesel, Marion (2006). A Jewish eyewitness account of Nazi Germany.   

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Christian-themed Music (alpha artist):

  • 'Peace on Earth,' -Casting Crowns (2008). Christmas-themed. 
  • 'Trouble No More' -Bob DylanThe Bootleg Series Vol. 13, 1979-1981 (2017). Historical, a born-again Dylan on tour.
  • 'So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt' -Keith Green (1979). That's Bob Dylan on harmonica ('Pledge My Head to Heaven').

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Christian-Interest Films

Non-fictional (alpha title):

  • 'The Case for Christ,' 2017. The conversion testimony of Chicago Tribune reporter Lee Strobel. .
  • 'Gosnell -- The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer,' 2018, PG-13. Fact-based trial of abortionist. 
  • 'I Can Only Imagine,' 2018, PG. Fact-based biography of Christian songwriter Mercy Me's Bart Millard.
  • 'Joni,' 1980. Fact-based biography of Joni Erickson Tada's faith in overcoming quadriplegia.
  • 'C. H. Spurgeon: The People's Preacher,' 2010. In 1861 -- without a mic -- Spurgeon was preaching to 6000 people on Sunday.
  • 'The Winslow Boy' (1948, 1999). A father risks all to clear his son and the family name in order 'that right be done.'

Fictonal (alpha title):

  • 'The Encounter' (2011). Clever faith-filled family drama about Jesus serving stranded cafe customers.
  • 'Les Miserables' (1934, 1952, 1998). Screen adaptations of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel about a regenerated man's struggle with his accuser.