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Wednesday, December 01, 2010Christmas Book Giveaway Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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It's the first day of December and "Mid-Morning" is giving away a stocking full, make that a GINORMOUS stocking full of holiday books - from Christmas-themed novels to cookbooks to books designed to prepare your heart and home for the season. Be listening with your phone in hand and your computer nearby!
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010Summer Book Giveaway Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Looking for a good summer read? Our bookshelves are brimming with some of the latest titles hot off the press. So, let's get them off our bookshelves and into your hands! Check out the entire book list on the "Mid-Morning" home page at wbcl.org, pick your favorite, and call Lynne and Char on Wednesday's "Mid-Morning" to win your copy. Be sure to have a few back up options in mind in case your preferred book is given away before you call. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy your summer read.
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Monday, January 25, 2010Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Can a book help your kids make covering their mouths when they sneeze a habit? Find out on today's "Author! Author!" featuring Irene Breznak, author of "Sneezy Louise" (Random House, ISBN # 0-375-85169-8 ). Allison Pittman ("Stealing Home", Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-136-4) and first-time fiction author Judy Christie ("Gone to Green", Cook, ISBN # 1-4267-0024-8) discuss their novels Group Publishing's Amy Nappa highlights the "Simply Relevant" Bible study series for women. And Mel Cheatham celebrates God's promises and provisions in the devotional "New Every Morning" (Summerside, ISBN # 1-934770-60-4).
Tags: sneeze, books Categories: Mid-Mornings
Wednesday, October 14, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Ever wish you could preview the books your child reads for things like sexual activity, mature subject matter, and profanity? On todays "Spots and Spotlights," you'll discover a website that does just that, helping you decide whether a particular book is right for your child. You'll also learn how to change the world one pin at a time with Designs by Lucinda. She went from being homeless to establishing a company with a conscience. And Jerry Dowding tells about his unique gifting of music including the designing and creating of flutes.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009Books That Have Changed Your Life Host(s): Lynne Ford

In Mere Christians, Andrew Lazo explores the powerful influence of C.S. Lewis's writings on famous, and not-so-well-known, Christians. What books have rocked your faith world? Not books that you've simply liked; but books that have sparked a beginning or changed the course of your spiritual journey? Call in and share your story on Wednesday's open phone lines' Mid-Morning.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009Summer Book Giveaway Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Needing a good summer read? Our bookshelves are brimming with some of the latest titles hot off the press, and we're excited to get them into your hands! Check the Mid-Morning home page to review the list of titles we're giving away. Then call Char and Lynne during Wednesday's Mid-Morning to request your book choice. Be sure to have a few in mind incase your first choice is given away before you have a chance to call. And then you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your summer read.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

When budgets get tight, many are tempted to cut back on their car's regular maintenance. But proper maintenance can prolong the life of a vehicle. Consumer Reports Rik Paul shares how you can save money on maintenance and reveals five auto service rip-offs you need to know about. Michael Landon Jr. discusses his most recent project: directing "The Velveteen Rabbit." And Good Reads Elizabeth Chandler explains why book lovers are flocking to this free website.
Tags: movie, cars, books Categories: n/a
Wednesday, December 10, 2008Winter Book Giveaway Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Craving a great read? Good news! We've got books for you! Most of them are hot off the press. Win a book for yourself, or one to give as a Christmas present during Mid-Morning's winter book giveaway. Check out the entire book list on the Mid-Morning home page at wbcl.org, pick your favorite, and call Lynne and Char during Wednesday's Mid-Morning to win your copy. Be sure to have a few back up options in mind incase your preferred book is given away before you call. So, get your fingers flexed and ready to dial in and speak with Char and Lynne.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Get your heart ready for Christmas with morning and evening prayers that center on the Greatest of all Gifts: Christ. On today's "Author! Author!" Jennifer Kennedy Dean shares why she chose to write her Advent devotional, "Pursuing the Christ of Christmas" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-231-6), in the form of prayers. Fiction writers Ann Tatlock ("Every Secret Thing", Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-005-4), Sigmund Brouwer ("Broken Angel", WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7032-9), and Mabel Singletary ("Just Jump!", Lift Every Voice, ISBN # 0-8024-2251-4) discuss their latest releases. And in "Sacred Chaos" (Formatio, ISBN # 0-8308-3512-6), Tricia McCary Rhodes shares what she's learned about seeing and communicating with God amidst life's turmoil.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008Read These Books! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Not every book is a "must read." Chances are you have a few that you think everyone should read. On today's Mid-Morning Lynne Ford chats with the authors of two of her "must reads": Michael Card, whose "The Parable of Joy" (Discovery House, ISBN # 1-5729-3192-2) has just been re-released; and esteemed biographer Lyle Dorsett, who, in "A Passion for God" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8133-7) recounts the life of one of Christianity's most-often quoted preachers, A.W. Tozer.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008Summer Book Giveaway Host(s): Lynne Ford

It's summer time and there's nothing better than relaxing with a great book! Not sure what to read? No worries! Lynne and Char have some great picks for you to choose from...and we're giving them to you FREE! What's the catch? Just visit our Mid-Morning home page, click on the Summer Book Giveaway option for the book list, and choose which one you'd like (be sure to have a back up in mind in case your preferred book is given away before you call). Then call during Mid-Morning and tell us which book you want. It's as simple as that!
Tags: books, summer, reading, book Categories: Mid-Mornings
Monday, June 04, 2007Summer Reads Host(s): Lynne Ford

Whether you need a book to read on vacation, at the pool or while your kids are napping, Lynne Ford has a title for you. Discover what's new in Christian fiction and nonfiction, and call in to win the book of your choice on today's Summer Reads Mid-Morning.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

February's Author! Author! begins with a Katrina update from Char, who's spending the week at Hope City in Biloxi, Mississippi. Roni Schotter discusses her delightful children's book "Mama, I'll Give You the World" (Schwartz & Wade Books, ISBN# 0-375-83612-8). Fiction writers Kristen Heitzmann (Freefall, Bethany House, ISBN# 0-7642-2829-3) and Rene Gutteridge (Scoop, Water Brook, ISBN# 1-4000-7157-7) chat about their latest novels. And Jeff Jacobson shares insights on what it means to follow Christ in "So I Go Now" (Trafford, ISBN#1-4120-8659-0).
Tuesday, December 05, 2006Gloria's Book Picks for Christmas Giving Host(s): Char Binkley

No one knows books like Gloria Gaither. On Tuesday's Mid-Morning She joins Char to suggest books that will delight everyone on your Christmas gift list. From the classics of yesteryear to the latest releases, there will be a guaranteed good read to place in every Christmas stocking.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006Spots and Spotlights! Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Why did Martha Stewart invite local resident Linda Walters to be on her show? Linda shares the story on today's "Spots and Spotlights" that also features Bob Parrent with info on "Child of the Promise" and Healthy Exchanges' Cliff Lund.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

On October's Author! Author! best friends Colleen Coble, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter discuss their friendship and latest novels: "Fire Dancer" (WestBow, ISBN # 1-5955-4139-X), "RV There Yet?" (WestBow, ISBN # 1-5955-4142-X), "Finding Faith" (Howard, ISBN # 1-58229-491-7). Jenny Bishop puts the truths of I Corinthians 13 in story form for children in "The Garden Wall" (Warner PressKids, ISBN # 1-59317-168-4). And Holly Wagner, author of the devotional "Daily Steps for God Chicks" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-3930-0), encourages women to take a daily walk with God in His Word.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006Aaron Reynolds Host(s): Char Binkley

Breaking Out of the Bungle Bird, "Tale of the Poisonous Yuck Bugs", and "Chicks and Salsa" are children's books written by expert-on-kids, Aaron Reynolds. The author of over 300 creative scripts and lessons for kids, Aaron has been labeled as "undoubtedly the most creative person writing for children." He'll spend time with us on the radio now, but he'll be coming to Fort Wayne this winter with a seminar for volunteers who minister to children.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006Book Giveaway Host(s): Lynne Ford

How would you like to win the latest novels by Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis and Randy Singer or other new releases? On today's Mid-Morning, call in with your own book recommendation, your best piece of parenting advice, or your favorite Bible verse and take your pick!
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Friday, February 03, 2006Book Review and Giveaway Host(s): Lynne Ford

Lynne Ford reviews some of the latest releases from Christian publishers and opens the phone lines for listeners to discuss their favorite books-and win their choice of the books reviewed.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005Walking Through the Wardrobe Host(s): Lynne Ford

Narnia aficionado Sarah Arthur, author of "Walking Through the Wardrobe" (Thirsty?, ISBN # 1-4143-0766-7), explores the themes of C.S. Lewis's beloved "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Join the best-selling author as she ventures through the wardrobe in the quest for the true Kingdom.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley

Christmas is a little more than a month away. Have you chosen a book for the reader in your life? Get a list of book-giving ideas on today's "Readings and Conversation" Mid-Morning with Char Binkley and Gloria Gaither.
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Friday, October 07, 2005Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Maria Gardner

Discover why scrapbooking is so popular (and learn more about WBCL Night at Luv2Scrapbook) and win tickets to the Christian Women's Prayer Breakfast on today's Spots and Spotlights. Nutritionist Maria Krach also shares healthy lunchbox recipes that your kids won't trade for a Twinkie�.
Tags: lunches, nutrition, kids, Carol Kent, scrapbooks Categories: n/a
Wednesday, October 05, 2005Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

The title alone - "A Pregnant Woman Beat Me" - makes you want to read Daniel Pann's book, a collection of life-in-the-pulpit stories. He shares plenty of them on today's Author! Author! that also features Robin Jones Gunn, author of the delightful SisterChicks series, children's author Barbara Santucci ("Abby's Chairs," Eerdmans, ISBN # 0-8028-5205-X), and flower-lover Deborah Hedstrom-Page, author of "Meet Me in the Meadow" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-5946-x).
Friday, September 30, 2005Fall Book Review and Give Away Host(s): Lynne Ford

Find out what's new on Christian bookstore shelves on Mid-Morning's Fall Book Review. Even better, call in and recommend one of your favorite books and win any of the reviewed books.
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Thursday, September 08, 2005Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Randy Singer is known for his riveting fiction; Lisa Samsom for engaging, character-driven stories. On September's Author! Author! the two discuss their current novels: "Self-Incrimination" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-57856-777-7) and "Club Sandwich" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-57856-885-4). And Marlee LeDai encourages, challenges, and inspires any woman with even the hint of a desire to travel to "Go Girl" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-5971-0).
Tags: fiction, travel, novels, books Categories: Mid-Mornings
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