Vera Henley has pulled the strings of the Lutheran Ladies Circle for years; now everything is unraveling. Traditions are changing. Even the annual rummage sale can’t escape modernization. And the independent Circle women are cheering the changes—all except for Vera. Her humorous efforts to stop time time are often heart-breaking. And when her high-maintenance, crazy aunt introduces even more rebellion and upheaval, Vera is forced to pick through the chaos and choose: Which threads of change should she pluck—or can she bend others to doing it her way?
“Apocrypha … books which are not regarded as equal to the holy Scriptures, and yet are profitable and good to read.” ~ Martin Luther. Thirteen examples of biblical pseudepigrapha including the rarely read Living Oracles translation of the Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse of Abraham and many other sought after texts which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church.
Eighty-eight percent of children raised in an evangelical Christian home will leave the church by the age of eighteen. Most will turn away from authority, parental values, and biblical teaching, losing their potential, their health, and their destiny — sometimes even their life. As a parent, guardian, or loved one, what can you do to prevent this from happening? If it does happen, how do you fight the battle? Is there hope?