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The gold leaf is virtual, the black ink only as crisp as your pixelated screen can render it. But the twenty-first century has called, and we have left the scriptorium.

Half A League Onward Press, an independent publisher of unusual (and amazing!) books, is now on social media.

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And be sure to catch upcoming announcements about a pair of new titles—a travel book and a volume of suspense stories.

Meanwhile, keep your nib sharp and your parchment smooth.

Indian Scholar: Bible Built the West—Let It Transform the East, Too

Christians in India circa 1870.
By Dave Dentel

It may have been the dust jacket design that threw me off. The title is set in ornate lettering and illuminated with a medieval-style vine-and-serpent motif, which led me to think this was a book about the ancient origins of the Bible and how it emerged in its present form.

Instead, The Book That Made Your World examines a much more familiar theme—how the Bible influenced and accommodated the rise of Western civilization. But what makes it different, and unusually potent, is that its thesis is propounded by an Easterner who sees this historical influence as a good thing.

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Apologetics Survey Weaves a Story You Can Believe

dore-moses-cropped
Man has been rebelling against God since well before the law was given on Mount Sinai, depicted here by Dore.

Godless despotism reached its apotheosis in the 20th century, killing millions and wreaking destruction on a scale unequaled in human history.

These crimes no doubt did much to taint the flavor of atheism associated with this murderous movement and the particular political forms in which it was manifested: fascism and communism.

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