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Software engineer, author uses ‘Andy Griffith’ for Bible study

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In his senior year of college, Joey Fann would stay up all night watching episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" on videotape. Now the software engineer and author uses the show as thought provoking, discussion starters for Bible study.
      "I can remember several nights when my cousin would bring over tapes of the show and we would stay up all night watching and laughing," Fann said of the 40-year-old show that hooked him and millions of other viewers during its original eight seasons and years in reruns.

Author asserts Jesus Christ as key to finding self-identity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–These days, the word “identity” is easily associated with finding or discovering one’s self. But the identity search advocated by author and pastor Gene Wilkes has nothing to do with the journeys of self-discovery favored by American secular culture. In his discipleship study, “My Identity in Christ,” produced by LifeWay Christian Resources of […]

Colson’s ‘How Now Shall We Live?’ offered as 8-week worldview study

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The last thing Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey want Christians to assume is that an abstract word like "worldview" does not belong in their vocabulary.

Author says teens communicate if parents are willing to listen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Kids communicate if someone is listening. That’s the biggest lesson author Rodney Gage has learned during 10 years of speaking to more than three million teenagers. “Young people can communicate their unspoken needs without necessarily verbalizing anything,” Gage said. “Kids communicate with their eyes, facial expressions, body language, attitude and appearance.” Understanding teen […]

Kids’ health habits, Cooper says, linked to their parents’ lifestyle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The news is serious. Children are fatter and less physically fit than they were 15 years ago.

Issues related to the end times examined by 2 B&H authors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The beginning of a new millennium has inevitably drawn interest, fascination and anxiety among Christians and non-Christians alike. Broadman & Holman authors Richard Abanes and Robert Jeffress examine human intrigue with the end times from their particular areas of concern and expertise in their respective books, “End-Time Visions: The Doomsday Obsession” and “As […]

Got a great idea for a book? Here’s what you should do

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–If you’ve got a great idea for a book, or a manuscript already written, it always helps to know the procedure to follow for approaching a publishing company. Bucky Rosenbaum and Gail Rothwell of Broadman & Holman Publishers, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, recently offered practical advice […]

Friendship is missing salve in racial healing, authors say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–The last mental picture the book, “I Call You Friend,” leaves with readers is a rare one for contemporary America. Four female friends — two black, two white — from very different backgrounds meet over lunch to discuss a book they’ve all worked on. The book is about race and real cross-cultural friendship, […]

Arkansas governor’s book on violence points to need for basic values

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)–Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was already developing his new book on American culture in crisis when two students murdered four children and a teacher just after lunch at a middle school in Jonesboro, Ark., on March 24. Suddenly, his latest Broadman & Holman project became even more relevant. “The Jonesboro story gives […]