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“We can gather that their state [ISIS] rejects peace as a matter of principle; that it hungers for genocide; that its religious views make it constitutionally incapable of certain types of change, even if that change might ensure its survival; and that it considers itself a harbinger of—and headline player in—the imminent end of the world.” Read more of this fascinating piece in The Atlantic: What ISIS Really Wants.

Frank Viola wrote, “Mark it down: As you go on with the Lord, your faith will be sorely tested. You will be tempted to ‘shrink back’ into unbelief. But you—dear child of God do not belong to those who shrink back.” Read more from his post The Crisis Of Faith.

Rob Bell is fast becoming irrelevant himself, by choosing which parts of the Bible he wants to follow, when he states “the Church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense” for traditional marriage.

[VIDEO] Epigenomes in the human body are like a symphony. How amazing is our Creator! Check out this artistic depiction of how this works—

How Do You Kill 11 Million People? (book review)

How Do You KillAndy Andrews is an amazing storyteller. So when I saw a book from him with the intriguing title How Do You Kill 11 Million People? I just knew it was going to be hard-hitting.

And, boy was it! 

Andy says, “The past is what is real and true, while history is merely what someone recorded.” So he goes back to the eyewitness accounts of one of the saddest chapters in our recent past to to get the factual historical record on how Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were able to kill 11 million people.

After exploring the historical context, Andy doesn’t stop there. He then brings it home to where we live in the United States of America. Do you think the kinds of atrocities that Hitler and the Nazis got away with can’t be repeated? Do you think that something like that wanton destruction couldn’t happen in civilized, sophisticated, educated America? Then you are in for quite a shock. 

You can read How Do You Kill 11 Million People in less than an hour, but the haunting images and nagging images that Andy Andrews presents will stick with you for a long, long time. And that, I believe, is a very good thing.

This book is appropriate for all ages, but I think a very effective study would be for parents and children to read this book together.

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