A HERO’S JOURNEY TO RECLAIM HER FAITH
A UNIQUE MEMOIR—We don’t use the term “unique” lightly, but Erin O. White’s beautifully written memoir is something we haven’t seen before. This is, indeed, a love story about Erin’s faith and family. What makes this an exceptional memoir is that representatives of Erin’s faith pointedly rejected her family—and Erin had the courage to bust back into Christianity with her family, anyway. Please, enjoy our interview with Erin and share this story with friends.
Another kind of pilgrimage
GOD SIGNS— This week, Suzy Farbman writes about the life-long friendship of two artists who sealed their bond with a challenge to visit 50 historic English pubs in two weeks. The friends did precisely that with great flourish. As one of those friends recently died, Suzy recalls these larger-than-life characters and their adventures.
MIDSUMMER—Most of our readers live in the Northern Hemisphere, where Midsummer celebrations are approaching. You may think of this as the Summer Solstice, the year’s longest day or you might call this Litha. Stephanie Fenton has the story that circles the globe with colorful observances.
GET READY FOR HOT DOGS! Stock up now! July is National Hot Dog Month and our own resident author Joe Grimm is one of the nation’s leading hot dog experts—at least when it comes to Michigan’s signature treatment of this beloved food: the Coney Island. Enjoy our story about July’s many food festivals, which also include ice cream, chocolate and fried chicken.
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Front Edge Publishing
CALLING AMAZON AUTHORS! Are you a published author? Do you know one? This week, marketing expert Susan Stitt explains the many options Amazon provides through its Author Pages. Using everything from photos and social media handles to recent blog posts and videos, Amazon allows authors to reach out to their readers in many compelling ways.
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FAITH & FILM
ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.
Among Ed’s free reviews and columns are:
- LEAN ON PETE—Yes, the film features a boy and a horse named Pete, but it’s really a story of the boy’s search for happiness and wellbeing. Ed urges us not to miss this film. (5 stars)
- A WISH FOR GIANTS—Ed explains why he is troubled by this drama about a little girl who makes an impossible final wish as her life is threatened by cancer.
- DEADPOOL 2—Ed writes, “This second film about the Marvel Comics superhero with self-healing powers is just as funny as the first film—and unfortunately just as violent and foul-mouthed.” (4 stars)
- WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR—Fred Rogers was the most famous Presbyterian minister in North America before his death in 2003. Ed McNulty gives this documentary by Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville 5 out of 5 stars.
- SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY—Director Ron Howard delivers a deep space heist/cowboy film packed with thrills and a few surprises. (4 stars)
- ITZHAK—Lovers of great music will find much to enjoy in Alison Chernick’s documentary about violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. (4 stars)
- RBG—Co-directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West not only document Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great contributions to American law, but also present what could be called “one of the great love stories of the 20th century.” (4.5 stars)
- POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD—Documentary filmmaker Wim Wenders presents an inspiring look at the work and travels of this pontiff, who is bringing hope to many around the world. (5 stars)