At ICRS I had the privilage of interviewing Cassandra Laymon. Cassandra is an author, speaker, and the president of Beacon Wealth Consultants, Inc. In her book I Found Jesus in the Stock Market: How Biblically Responsible Investing Can Change Your Heart, Too, Cassie discusses our responsibility of choosing investments that fit our biblical worldview. She discusses our responsibility to research companies before making investments, communicating with companies about their choices, when to sell a stock, the importance of continuing your research into a company, how to know which companies are okay to invest in, and the services her company provides to do this...Read More
At ICRS we had the privilege of sitting down with Brian Wells, the author of The League and The Lantern. The book is the first in a series of five novels and follows Jake and his new friends Lucy and TJ on their adventures. The three meet at a school sponsored sleepover that gets taken over by an unknown organization. They narrowly escape and spend the next 48 hours trying to figure out what the group is after and why, who can be trusted, and how to survive. It has lots of twists and turns and beautifully balances humor...Read More
At ICRS we had the opportunity to interview Maureen Pratt about her book Don’t Panic!: How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough, which talks about dealing with crisis. Maureen talks about the various types of crisis that she’s been through, how she dealt with them, and her advice to others in dealing with their own situations. She talks about calling and depending on God, the purpose of crisis, commitment, building spiritual strength, shunning the cloak of victim, and much more. Don’t Panic! is a well-written book and is recommended for anyone going through a crisis of any kind. The book is available in...Read More
Curtis Riskey, the president of the Christian Book Association, sat down with the Bible Buying Guide crew to discuss his thoughts on the importance of the International Christian Retail Show. He discusses industry trends, the importance of Christian bookstores to their communities, the importance of attractions such as the Museum of the Bible, the Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter, and his thoughts on Bible publishing. He even mentions a few of his favorite Bibles and how he uses them, and discusses the advantages of using multiple Bibles and translations....Read More
Jann Gray was at the Illuminated Journaling Booth with close up footage of her work being broadcast on the screen above her and opportunities for all the store owners to try some of the art journaling medums themselves. Jann believes anyone can be creative given the right tools and encouragement (Her teacher said she wasn’t creative when she was younger and look at all the amazing artwork she does) and that all of us should find some way to interact with God’s word. She has worked closely with G.T. Luscombe (the last 3 photos are actually from their booth)...Read More
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