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Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! A Plane! Jesus?

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Here’s to good intentions. DC Comics has announced that the comic book giant will be releasing a new parody series based on Jesus Christ through the companies DC Vertigo line. The adult graphic novel was written by Mark Russell with artwork created by Richard Pace and will arrive on store shelves on March 6, 2019.

A far cry from earlier religious comics from Spire in the 1970's, this new one will be tried out as a limited series but could becoming a regular one if it becomes popular. Second Coming is described by DC as follows:

“Witness the return of Jesus Christ, as He is sent on a most holy mission by God to learn what it takes to be the true messiah of mankind by becoming roommates with the world’s favorite savior: the all-powerful super hero Sun-Man, the Last Son of Krispex! But when Christ returns to Earth, he’s shocked to discover what has become of his gospel—and now, he aims to set the record straight.”

At this point, it’s hard to know if Russell, who has written a …

Book Review: The Audacity of Prayer


In The Audacity of Prayer, Houston pastor Don Nordin shares stories from more than a dozen people who dared to ask God for the impossible. Each chapter pairs a Bible story with a medically documented story of a modern miracle.

As Nordin puts it, “These are ordinary people with extraordinary needs.”

The encouraging stories drive home the importance of prayer, as many of us tend to approach prayer as a last resort instead of a daily habit. They’re true stories told by everyday people who are flawed, have doubts and get angry with God.


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