Starnes’ “GOD LESS AMERICA”: Because Forewarned Is Forearmed

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No doubt about it: Todd Starnes has a nose for news. His cutting-edge reports on Fox News expose religious discrimination in all its forms—in schools, in business, and in the public square. Starnes reveals the not-infrequent failure of our society to protect freedom of religion as guaranteed by our Constitution.But those daily news reports are embedded in other news of the day: happy stories of everyday citizens engaged in works of charity; weather alerts; political intrigue; movies and c … [Read more...]

Little Flowers from Pope Francis: 50 Inspiring Anecdotes, Gathered by Andrea Tornielli


Since he first stepped out onto the balcony at the Apostolic Palace and waved a quiet and simple "Hello!", Pope Francis has captured the hearts of people from around the world.  Since that time, he's made us think (and often made us smile) with his twist of a phrase, his witty aphorisms and common-sense logic.Now, veteran reporter Andrea Tornielli, Vatican correspondent for the Italian newspaper La Stampa, has gathered up fifty of the popular Pope's anecdotes in a single volume titled Fi … [Read more...]

Joseph Bottum’s “AN ANXIOUS AGE”: He Had Me at ‘Hello’

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Joseph Bottum's important new book An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America, has been sitting on my bedside table for a few months, just begging to be opened and sampled. I read a lot of books; I enjoy them, I often report on them. I just hadn't gotten around to this one. Yet.In fact, I'm not too proud to admit that it took a Comcast line breaking in our front yard (and the resultant loss of internet and cable service) that made me sit down this evening and crack … [Read more...]