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Top 5 Christ Figures in Fiction

By silasgreen | November 21, 2014

The Hero’s Journey is something you are probably familiar with. From ancient myths and fairy tales to modern fantasy and science fiction novels, the story of the hero who answers the call to adventure has been told countless times. The Messianic Hero’s Journey is basically a trope that imitates the journey of Jesus. They are…

11 Beautifully Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweatshirts

By Shawn Bain | November 17, 2014

We geeks are a proud people. Whenever we make a purchase, we usually want it to reflect our inner geek. This usually leads us to buying things like coffee mugs, water bottles, clothing, and other everyday items from online specialty retailers that have our favorite characters or logos on them (since local stores usually don’t…

Naruto Manga To End in 5 Weeks

By Josh Mors | October 7, 2014

Since 1999, the Naruto manga produced lots of fillers, OVAs, episodes, movies, and videogames from the series. Millions of fans love to read, watch, and play Naruto. Now the Naruto manga is coming to an end. The 50th issue of Shonen Jump announced that Masashi Kishimoto’s (author of Naruto) said Naruto is coming to an end on November…

Comics & Graphic Novels

Review — Star Trek: Lower Decks — Crew Handbook

By Courtney Floyd | December 19, 2023
Lower Decks USS Cerritos Handbook, four faces are on the side of the font, a young Black woman, a young green woman, a young white man, and a young Black man with a visor over one eye

Star Trek: Lower Decks — Crew Handbook ties fans directly to the show by giving them an inside look at how the U.S.S. Cerritos is run…sort of.

Book Banning in my Old Backyard

By Courtney Floyd | October 6, 2023
"Let Freedom Read"

Our Books Department editor explores what it’s like to be a librarian celebrating intellectual freedom while her hometown bans books.

Review – God Country

By Nathan Kiehn | August 29, 2023

This Image Comic series tells a moving tale which combines the struggle of caring for an aging parent with mythical mayhem.

Manga

Group of attractive young men fan out in a V. The one in front offers a hand to the viewer while the others look on

Review — 7Fates: Chakho

By Courtney Floyd | February 13, 2024

7Fates: Chakho is one of several collaborations between titan digital publisher WebToon and the hit K-pop band BTS.

Idol with stars in her eyes sings and smiles

Review — Oshi no Ko (Vol. 1 & Episode 1)

By Courtney Floyd | April 25, 2023

Oshi no Ko is a popular anime of the Spring 2023 season, but how does the story hold up in both its original and adapted forms?

Boy in red and red motorcycle

Review – Akira

By David Koury | November 11, 2022

Forty years after the influential manga’s release, we examine if it still deserves its status. Check out our review to see the conclusion.

Novels

Lower Decks USS Cerritos Handbook, four faces are on the side of the font, a young Black woman, a young green woman, a young white man, and a young Black man with a visor over one eye

Review — Star Trek: Lower Decks — Crew Handbook

By Courtney Floyd | December 19, 2023

Star Trek: Lower Decks — Crew Handbook ties fans directly to the show by giving them an inside look at how the U.S.S. Cerritos is run…sort of.

Green background, woman running toward castle

Review – Elantris

By David Koury | November 8, 2023

Elantris is Brandon Sanderson’s debut novel, and one of the Cosmere’s earliest stories. Our review examines whether it’s worth reading.

Review — Verity

By Serena Bond | September 12, 2023

Colleen Hoover has gained popularity thanks to TikTok. Her suspense novel Verity is applauded as one of her best works. But, is it really?

Non-Fiction

Review — Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh

By Tyler Hummel | February 19, 2024

Historian Thomas S. Kidd describes the flawed inner life of America’s third president.

Interview — Douglas Kaine McKelvey, Creator Of Every Moment Holy 

By Tyler Hummel | October 25, 2023

The popular liturgical devotional has sold 350,000 copies in six years.

Review – The Biblical Trinity

By Tyler Hummel | August 18, 2023

A new book explores the basics of Christian teachings on the Trinity in scripture.

Classics

Classic Review — The Horse and His Boy (1954)

By Tyler Hummel | August 1, 2023

The fifth published Narnia book explores some of the darkest themes in the saga.

Classic Review: The Man Born To Be King (1942)

By Tyler Hummel | April 7, 2023

The Man Who Would Be King is an accessible work that puts the complex life and theology of Christ into the words of normal people.

Classic Review — The Consolation of Philosophy (523AD)

By Tyler Hummel | February 14, 2023

The 6th century Roman philosopher explores how philosophy can lead us towards Christ.