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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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Monday, July 05, 2010The Church of Facebook Host(s): Char Binkley

Have we lost the pursuit of authentic relationships in the wake of online social networks or is this seismic shift of online socializing a positive force leading to stronger community? Jesse Rice, author of "The Church of Facebook", answers this question and more while offering a fresh perspective on social networking and its impact on today's culture and the church. Join Char Binkley and Clinton Faupel along with Jesse Rice as they discuss this timely topic during Monday's encore "Mid-Morning". Originally aired January 7, 2010.
 
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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).
 
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Thursday, January 07, 2010The Church of Facebook Host(s): Char Binkley, Clinton Faupel

Have we lost the pursuit of authentic relationships in the wake of online social networks or is this seismic shift of online socializing a positive force leading to stronger community? Jessie Rice, author of "The Church of Facebook", answers this question and more while offering a fresh perspective on social networking and its impact on today's culture and the church. Join Char Binkley and Clinton Faupel as they discuss this timely topic Thursday on Mid-Morning.
 
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009Win a Book! Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley

Want a good read for this winter? We've got plenty and are excited to share them with you! 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 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. So, get your fingers flexed and ready to call in and speak with Char and Lynne.
 
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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.
 
Thursday, September 10, 2009Digging Deeper Panel: "Eat This Book" Host(s): Char Binkley
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Eugene Peterson, author of the best-selling contemporary translation of the Bible titled "The Message" is convinced that the way we read the Bible is as important as that we read it. He serves a nourishing entr�e into the formative, life-changing art of spiritual reading in "Eat This Book: A Conversation in the art of spiritual reading". Join the Digging Deeper panel as they unpack Eugene's insights and share how it's impacting them in their own scripture reading practices.
 
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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Monday, July 20, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Pastor Tamara Park trekked along an ancient pilgrim route in search of a God expansive enough to hold the whole world in His hands. And she found Him! She shares her adventures in "Sacred Encounters" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3623-9), the first of five "Author! Author!" interviews. Fiction writers Denise Hunter ("Sweetwater Gap", Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-259-5) and Colleen Coble ("Cry in the Night", Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-248-9) discuss their latest novels. Karona Drummond helps moms tell their children how they make her life even better in "Along Came You" (ZonderKidz, ISBN # 0-310-71508-5). And John Alan Turner helps connect many of the Bible's stories with the Biggest Story of all (Christ's death and resurrection) in "The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4582-1).
 
Monday, May 18, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

While portraying Jesus in the film "The Gospel of Matthew", Bruce Marchiano grasped how Jesus' pure love for women gives them a new vision of who God created them to be. He shares his insights in "Jesus, the Man Who Loved Women" (Howard Books, ISBN # 1-4175-4397-8), the first of today's "Author! Author!" interviews. Local author Janet Dean discusses her second novel, "Courting the Doctor's Daughter" (Steeple Hill, ISBN # 0-373-82812-8). Helen Cepero unpacks "Journaling as a Spiritual Practice" (InterVarsity Press, ISBN # 0-8308-3519-5). Greg Singleton, co-author of "Setting Up Stones" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-219-7), offers practical and creative ways to develop your child's faith. And Kevin Williams provides an up-close-and-personal look at Amish life and cooking in "The Amish Cook at Home" (Andrews McMeel, ISBN # 0-7407-7372-3), written with Lovina Eicher.
 
Monday, April 20, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you've ever wished for a Life Coach to help close the gap between understanding God's purpose for your life and carrying it out, Shelley Leith's "Character Makeover" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-25653-4) is the resource for you. Joining Shelley for the April "Author! Author!" are novelist Christa Ann Banister ("Blessed Are the Meddlers", NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-178-3), graphic novel editor Bud Rogers ("I Was an Eighth-Grade Ninja", Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-71300-5), children's author Lisa Tawn Bergren ("God Gave Us Heaven", WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7446-4), and Jim Reimann, whose "Look Unto Me" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28387-4) updates the Charles Spurgeon classic, Morning by Morning.
 
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.
 
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Monday, March 30, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

For years she's encouraged and directed women in praying for their children and husbands. On today's "Author! Author!" Stormie Omartian discusses her newest book in the "The Power of a Praying" series: The Power of Praying Through the Bible (Harvest House, ISBN# 0-7369-2358-3). Marilyn Blackaby shares lessons about trusting God in Experiencing God Around the Kitchen Table (Focus on the Family, ISBN # 1-58997-469-7). Jane Kirkpatrick unveils the stories of the people of Aurora (WaterBrook, ISBN # 978-1-4000-7428-0), a utopian community founded in the mid-1800s. Sharon Souza discusses her sophomore novel, Lying on Sunday (NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-176-9). And Eric Metaxas lulls little ones to sleep in It's Time to Sleep, My Love (Feiwel and Friends, ISBN # 978-0-312-38371-8).
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009Open Phones Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

If your life today were a movie, what song lyrics would be in the soundtrack? Would it be "On the road again", "It is Well with my Soul", "Whatever will be, will be", "I need thee every hour ", or something entirely different? Join Char and Lynne during Wednesday's Mid-Morning as they open phone lines and invite you to share where you've been on you're spiritual journey and where you're going. We want to hear about a day in your life, your belief shapers, your creed, the good times and the bad times, and much more. Call in for a chance to win a unique question and answer book entitled "Me Myself & I Am". It's a great tool to take Wednesday's Mid-Morning to the next level by recording the story of you & God.
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Sharon Niedzinski knew absolutely nothing about raising sheep when she bought a small flock to graze in the pasture of her newly-purchased homestead. Sixteen years later she's a seasoned pro sharing what's she's learned about sheep-and herself-in "Heaven Has a Blue Carpet" (Nelson, ISBN# 0-8499-2004-2). February's "Author! Auhor!" also features novelist Nicole Young ("Kiss Me If You Dare", Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3159-5), children's author Roni Schotter ("The House of Joyful Living", Melanie Kroupa Books, ISBN # 978-0-374-33429-1), Jan Johnson ("Invitation to the Jesus Life", NavPress, ISBN # 1-60006-146-2), and Nancy Guthrie ("Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross", Crossway, ISBN # 1-4335-0181-4).
 
Monday, February 23, 2009Eat, Shrink & Be Merry Host(s): Lynne Ford

The wildly funny Podleski sisters are serious about healthy food that tastes delectable. Weary of fad diets that had people shunning apples and fearing bread, Janet and Greta created a know-carb, know-fat cookbook. The authors of "Eat, Shrink and Be Merry" (Granet Publishing, Inc., ISBN #0-9680631-3-6) share favorite all-of-the-taste-but-not-on-your-waist recipes, cooking tips and nutrition know-how that will get you on the right track to a healthier lifestyle.
 
Wednesday, January 07, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Michelangelo built one. More than likely so did you when you were a kid. What is it? A snowman! On today's "Spots and Spotlights" Bob Eckstein shares the storied and wacky history of the roly-poly snow man. Tanya Fox, editor of "Say It With Style" (DRG Books, ISBN # 1-59217-227-6), discusses this new and helpful resource for card makers and letter writers. And artist Judy Gibson King, owner of Joyful Spirits Designs, explains her unique approach to crafting whimsical clay figures.
 
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, December 09, 2008Ideas for a Joyous, No Stress Christmas Host(s): Lynne Ford

Is your December cluttered? Does Christmas leave you fretting instead of singing "Joy to the World"? Cathy Messecar, author of "A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts", ushers in the season with fresh ideas for family traditions, connecting generations, gift giving, and more - all designed to bring harmony and the joy our Savior to this busy month. And head to wbcl.org (click on Mid-Morning) during the hour for a chance to win one of four copies of Cathy's book!
 
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.
 
Friday, November 07, 2008Dawn Hall Host(s): Char Binkley

Dawn Hall knows how to make work in the kitchen seem like pure fun! Dawn returns to Mid-Morning for the third time this year to bring us Christmas gift ideas, decorating tips, and step-by-step Christmas menus from her "Busy People's Fun, Fast, Festive Christmas Cookbook" (Rutledge Hill Press, ISBN# 1-4016-0226-6). Don't miss this kick-off to the holiday season coming your way with Char and Dawn on Friday's Mid-Morning.
 
Monday, October 27, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Fantasy fans clamoring for a satisfying, spellbinding story are finding Donita Paul's "DragonKeeper Chronicles" more than qualifies. The award-winning author makes her first Author! Author! visit to discuss "DragonLight" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7378-8), the breathtaking conclusion to her popular series. Lorie Looney Keene, author of the "Pull Up a Chair" Bible study (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-202-2), fiction writers Christopher and Allan Miller (Hunter Brown and the "Secret of the Shadow", Warner Press, ISBN # 1-59317-328-9), and cookbook author Diane Steury ("Made with Love", by Diane, Morris Press Cookbooks) round out the hour.
 
Thursday, October 02, 2008Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

Sex is splashed across magazines, computer screens and television. How can contemporary, single Christians navigate the terrain of chastity while living in today's society? On Thursday's encore Mid-Morning the Digging Deeper panel addresses this very issue as they discuss the book, Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity by Lauren Winner (Brazos Press, ISBN 1-58743-069-X).
 
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