Charlie Browns Christmas Miracle
Discover the inspiring, unknown, against-all-odds story of how the classic animated holiday special A Charlie Brown Christmas almost never made it on to television.
Professor and cultural historian Michael Keane reveals much in this nostalgia-inducing book packed with original research and interviews. Keane compellingly shows that the ultimate broadcast of the Christmas special–given its incredibly tight five-month production schedule and the decidedly unfavorable reception it received by the skeptical network executives who first screened it–was nothing short of a miracle. Keane explains why the show, despite its technical shortcomings, has become an uplifting and enduring triumph embraced by millions of families every Christmas season, even more than fifty years after its premiere.
This gripping and joyful behind-the-scenes story of how the creators of A Charlie Brown Christmas struggled to bring the program to life will also help readers (and loyal fans) understand how America’s favorite Christmas special changed our popular culture forever. Keane masterfully weaves the momentous events of 1965 (the turbulent year of the program’s production) into his story, providing critical context for a profound new understanding of the program’s famous climactic scene, Linus’s spot-lit soliloquy answering the question repeatedly posed by Charlie Brown–“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”
SKU (ISBN): 9781546004905
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: October 2023
Publisher: Center Street/Hachette Book Group
Person Of Interest$19.99Add to cart
Dateline featured cold-case detective and best-selling author J. Warner Wallace investigates Jesus, the most significant person in history, like one of his “missing body, cold-cases,” demonstrating why Jesus still matters today, even in a world that is skeptical of the Bible.
Detective J. Warner Wallace listened to a pastor talk about Jesus and wondered why anyone would think Jesus was a person of interest.
Wallace was skeptical of the Bible, but he’d investigated several “no-body, missing person” cases in which there was no crime scene, no physical evidence, and no victim’s body. He successfully identified and convicted the killers in these cases, even without evidence from the scene.
Could the historical life and actions of Jesus be investigated in the same way? Could the truth about Jesus be uncovered even without a body or a crime scene? In Person of Interest, Wallace describes his own personal investigative journey from atheism to Christianity, as he employs a unique investigative strategy to confirm the historicity and deity of Jesus–without relying on the New Testament manuscripts.
Imagining a scenario in which every New Testament document has been destroyed, Wallace carefully sifts through the evidence from history alone to reconstruct the identity of Jesus as the world’s most important person of interest.
Person of Interest will:
*Invite readers into the life of a cold-case detective as he uncovers the truth about Jesus, using the same approach he also employs to solve a real murder case
*Teach readers how to become good detectives, using an innovative and unique “‘fuse’ and ‘fallout'” investigative strategy they can also use to examine other claims of history
*Show how Jesus changed the world and why He still matters today
*Help readers to explore common objections to Christianity
Creative, compelling, and unique in its approach, Person of Interest will strengthen the faith of believers, while engaging those who are skeptical and distrusting of the New Testament.
Jesus VR The Life Of Christ$14.99Add to cart
Jesus VR includes the VR glasses + the app, which is comprised of 14 chapters from the Bible, with nearly 80 minutes of content for iPhone and Android devices (requires free download from the app stores). Designed to bring the viewer closer to Christ than ever before, this technology transports viewers back in time to witness the life of Christ first hand. With 360 videos, the viewer is at the center of the film and chooses which direction to look, making it a truly immersive experience and one that won’t soon be forgotten.
*Includes the VR glasses + app for the iOS and Android
*Features an 80 minute 360 movie comprised of 14 chapters from the Bible
*Headphones recommended for best experience
*Works with smart phone screen sizes between 4-6.5inches
*Samsung S8, Samsung S9, Samsung Note 9, Google Pixel 2,Google Pixel 2XL, *Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X/XR/XS
*Requires free download of app from app stores (iTunes, Google Play)
Bible Overview Chart$12.99Add to cart
A Comprehensive Graphic Outline in a new PORTABLE MAP STYLE format which allows it
to fit within most Bibles. It outlines the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and is organized chronologically, listing the chapter, book’s author, and significant events. There’s even color coded maps illustrating the location the writings took place making it easier to draw comparisons and analogies between Bible events vs. world events. This chart is a great supplement to any Bible study or can be used as a stand-alone religious timeline.
Becoming All Things$22.99Add to cart
Cultural identities and cross-cultural engagement are not things that anyone can choose to ignore anymore, least of all Christians. Many of us want to have diverse friends and are passionate about justice. But if we are serious about cross-cultural relationships–real relationships that lead to understanding, healing and solidarity across cultural lines–we need to be willing to change. And that’s not something that comes easy for any of us.
In Becoming All Things, Michelle Reyes offers a poignant discussion on the challenges surrounding cross-cultural relationships in America today, including the reasons for cultural difference, stereotyping, appropriation, gentrification, racism, and more. Seeking to deconstruct these things in our own lives, Reyes focuses on the concept of cultural accommodation in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, and looks at the ways in which we need to adapt who we are in order to become all things to all people. The problems inherent in cross-cultural relationships have to do with us. We have to do better.
With language that’s witty, funny, and accessible, Reyes offers hope for majority and minority alike by showing what’s possible when all of us are willing to try something new.