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Lament for a Father: The Journey to Understanding and Forgiveness

Lament for a Father: The Journey to Understanding and Forgiveness

by Marvin Olasky

Marvin played catch with his father, Eli, only once—it didn’t end well. Eli never laughed, rarely spoke with his son, and was periodically lambasted by his wife for his lack of ambition. How had a Harvard graduate failed to achieve all that he had once hoped for? Now an experienced investigative journalist, Marvin Olasky uncovers the true story … Read more…

Reforming Journalism

Reforming Journalism

by Marvin Olasky

Is there such thing as “Christian” journalism? What would that look like? In this three-part work, editor in chief of World magazine Marvin Olasky (1) lays out foundational principles of journalism, explaining why and how journalism ought to be done, (2) addresses practical, nuts-and-bolts issues such as interviewing subjects, structuring news stories, a… Read more…

Prodigal Press: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media, Revised and Updated

Prodigal Press: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media, Revised and Updated

by Marvin Olasky and Warren Cole Smith

Despite claiming to be neutral, print and TV journalists increasingly report news from an anti-Christian standpoint. Remarkably, however, leading nineteenth-century newspapers reported news from a Christian perspective. This book reveals how the American news media shifted from a Christian worldview to secular humanism, radically altering what the media cove… Read more…

Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature

Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature

by Marvin Olasky and Gene Edward VeithJr.

Here is a guidebook for those who want to learn how to recognize books that are spiritually and aesthetically good—to cultivate good literary taste. Gene Edward Veith presents basic information to help book lovers understand what they read—from the classics to the bestsellers. He explains how the major genres of literature communicate. He explores ways c… Read more…

All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes (With a New Introduction / Redesign): Christians and Popular Culture

All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes (With a New Introduction / Redesign): Christians and Popular Culture

by Marvin Olasky and Ken Myers

Every generation faces unique challenges. The first-century Church had Caesar’s lions and the Colosseum. And, while it might seem like an unlikely comparison, the challenge of living with popular culture may well be as serious as persecution was for the saints of old. Today we witness the tremendous power of pop culture to set the pace and priorities of o… Read more…

With Calvin in the Theater of God: The Glory of Christ and Everyday Life

With Calvin in the Theater of God: The Glory of Christ and Everyday Life

by Marvin Olasky, Douglas Wilson, John Piper, David Mathis, Sam Storms, Julius J. Kim and Mark Talbot

John Calvin saw this world as God’s theater where his glory is always on display. Just as “day and night pour forth speech,” the universe and history are not silent either; they tell the glory of God. Reflecting on over 500 years of Calvin’s legacy, John Piper and this book’s other contributors invite us to join Calvin in the theater of God. Stemmi… Read more…

Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture

Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture

by Marvin Olasky and Gene Edward VeithJr.

The modern era is over. Assumptions that shaped twentieth-century thought and culture, the bridges we crossed to this present moment, have blown up. The postmodern age has begun. Just what is postmodernism? The average person would be shocked by its creed: Truth, meaning, and individual identity do not exist. These are social constructs. Human life has no sp… Read more…