Lead Column: Lose Yourself – and Find More – in a Book | Opinion

An interest in the latest stats often leads me to a few websites that post current facts and trends. A recent list from Publishers Weekly provided noteworthy information. Over the past twenty-five years, religious publishing has experienced massive consolidation, resulting in fewer than 1,000 Christian bookshops today. The majority of books from the $1.2 billion … Read more

Ukraine: Kyiv rejects Putin’s cease-fire call as hypocrisy

CNN – Russian president Russian President Vladimir Putin His defense minister ordered Ukraine to implement a temporary 36-hour ceasefire this week to allow Orthodox Christians to attend Christmas services, according to a statement from the Kremlin on Thursday. But the proposal was quickly dismissed as “hypocritical” by Ukrainian officials. Putin’s order came after the leader … Read more