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‘In God We Trust?’ Poses Big Questions


In his new book In God We Trust? A Challenge to American Evangelicals, Patrick Nachtigall takes on the notion that the United States is a Christian nation by looking at the country’s history and position in the world. It’s an ambitious work, but Nachtigall is uniquely qualified to take it on. He is the Costa Rican adopted son of evangelical missionaries ... Read More »

Hyperborea: A Gorgeous Game, But Does It Deliver?

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On the  front page of its rulebook, Hyperborea describes itself this way: “a game of exploration, civilization and conquest for 2 to 6 players.” Ambitious? Yes. Does it live up to the description? Yes and no. How it works: Hyperborea’s rulebook is 16 pages, so consider this a very brief overview. Players take on one of six roles in the mythical kingdom of Hyperborea. ... Read More »

Preorders for Vlaada Chvàtil’s Pictomania Open


Stronghold Games is taking preorders for the second English edition of Vlaada Chvàtil’s party game Pictomania. Pictomania is a drawing game for three to six players. Think Pictionary on steroids. Everyone draws and guesses at the same time. Yes, the same time. The preorder is $34.95, plus shipping, which is  around $9, and local sales tax. The game’s suggested retail price is $49.95. ... Read More »

Choson Card Game: Is It Worth Learning The Rules?


Choson is a card game (with a few tokens) for two to four players from Korean game designer Gary Kim. It is set in the same universe as Kim’s Koryo and Gosu, though you don’t need to have played either. It’s distributed by Asmodee in the U.S. How It Works: Players are dealt cards at the beginning of each round of play. ... Read More »

11 Days Left To Pre-order Euphoria Game Signed Copies


Stonemaier Games is selling preorders of Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia through Jan. 10 at the company’s website. The copies of the second printing, which are signed by lead game designer Jamey Stegmaier, are $70 each. A $99 version with a set of trays designed to hold the game’s tokens and cards is also available. The price includes free shipping in the ... Read More »

‘Flunking Sainthood Every Day': A Refreshing Daily Devotional


In Flunking Sainthood Every Day: A Daily Devotional for the Rest of Us, author Jana Riess compiles spiritual writing across centuries to create a guide to 12 spiritual practices. In case you didn’t get it from the title, Riess’s introduction makes clear that perfection is not the goal of this follow-up to her memoir, Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting ... Read More »

Some Big After-Christmas Tech Deals Now On The Table


It’s no secret that technology remains one of the hottest gift-giving genres out there. With recent reports showing drone sales skyrocketing and expecting to hit $1 billion in 2015, giving the gift of high technology is as popular as ever. Now the consumer’s eye turns to post-Christmas deals. Fortunately there are plenty to be found. Here is a run down ... Read More »

Desmond Tutu & Nancy Tillman Team Up On Delightful Kids’ Book


Let There Be Light is a retelling of the creation story by Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and On the Night You Were Born illustrator Nancy Tillman. The book follows the familiar creation story, using descriptive language even the youngest readers will enjoy. The good: This book is lyrical. Take this line: Now God decided to make the world ... Read More »

2016 Mazda Miata-Simply Beautiful


The Mazda Miata debuted 25 years ago, and quickly became the convertible sports car for the working class. It has seen a long and faithful following, and despite the humble badge, continues to ingratiate itself to those who place pure driving pleasure above snob appeal. Throughout its four generations it remained a pure drivers car, meaning engine out front, power to ... Read More »

2016 Mazda CX-3: An All New Compact Crossover


Mazda has unwrapped an all new Compact Crossover for 2016, the CX-3. This will be the fifth model in the line-up to incorporate all of Mazda’s Skyactive technologies. The CX-3 was designed following Mazda’s KODO, design philosophy- Soul of Motion. It is hoped the new model will cater to all the essentials people look for in a new vehicle; quality and style, ... Read More »

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