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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

MOVIE REVIEW
It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

The God-Approved Little Black Book

Review of Crossway's ESV Men's Devotional Bible.
You can judge this book by its cover (Crossway Books)
BOOK REVIEW
It seems kinda silly trying to do a book review on the Bible, That could take years. But please enjoy this short observation.

It’s amazing really how many of us turn to Google before turning to the Bible for sound advice and guidance. In our “there’s an app for that” world, sometimes a man just wants something simple, that doesn’t need to be plugged in and will never fail. The ESV Men’s Devotional Bible is a real, hardback book with thin pages and that make that crinkly sound when you turn them. It comes in basic black. It’s not frilly in the least. You can judge this book by its cover. It’s important, but not pretentious. It’s classic and yet contemporary.

The 2015 version of this Bible includes 365 new devotions, brand new book introductions and 14 brand new articles that were written specifically for men with topics based on singleness, marriage, fathering, leadership, pornography and on and on and on. The English Standard Version Bible is a literal translation with word-for-word accuracy.

“The goal of the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible is to strengthen and encourage men through the life-giving Word of God and sound devotional content aimed at nurturing godliness,” says the Crossway, the publisher of this Bible. Those might sound like lofty words, and the fact that over 100 Bible scholars helped in the creation of this translation may give some cause for concern. However, this version is very “readable.

I recently received my copy of this Bible and I love it. Right off the bat in the book of Genesis is a short article about God’s purpose in marriage that is not weighted down with man’s opinions on the husbands “role,” but instead focuses on God’s true intent. This is a book of encouragement, not condemnation.

Three ways to enter to win your own copy of this Bible. Choose one or all three:
1. Visit the Writer of Pop Facebook page
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The deadline to enter is November, 30 2015.

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