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April 2016

I Can’t Define Art, But I Know It When I See it: Or, See You in the Funny Papers

Click on images to enlarge. Jan Kaarsvlam has recently discovered a new genre that he would like to call “graphic novels.” He [...]

Hollyhocks, Books, and Comebacks

One of my favourite flowers in the garden is the hollyhock. It splashes its colours all around, attracting birds, butterflies, and other [...]

The Long and Short of CliffsNotes

Most of us have been cornered by friends and family who insist on telling an old story that seems to go on [...]

LGBTQ and You: It’s Time to Read Different Books

Gender stereotyping and gender related bullying are growing concerns in our schools. Gender confusion and transgender identification are real challenges for children [...]

The Temple Curtain

Moblard DeYoung, Ruth. The Temple Curtain. Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2014. What would it have been like to be a child who [...]

The Good and Beautiful Community

Smith, James Bryan. The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love. Downers Grover, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010. James [...]

A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible

Wall, Robert W. and David R. Nienhuis, eds. A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible: Learning to Read Scripture’s Story. Grand Rapids: [...]

Beyond Measure

Abeles, Vicki, with Grace Rubenstein. Beyond Measure: Rescuing An Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015. The best things [...]

Bible-Shaped Teaching

Shortt, John. Bible-Shaped Teaching. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014. Lately I have been contemplating the act of remembering. Not just as [...]

The Reason You Walk

Kinew, Wab. The Reason You Walk: A Memoir. Viking, 2015. Ningosha anishaa wenji-bimoseyan (I am the reason you walk). These Anishinaabe words [...]

Beyond Control

Bandstra, Alan. Beyond Control: Heart-Centered Classroom Climate and Discipline. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2014. “Finally, the spirit behind our actions [...]

The Top Six Lists of the Best Books That You and Your Students Need to Read as Soon as Possible

This year as I looked over the books that I have read in the past year and I tried to figure out [...]

Reading Good Books and Learning About the World

“A man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village; [...]