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Friday, January 14, 2011I Quit! Stop Pretending Everything is Fine and Change Your Life Host(s): Char Binkley
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Have you ever wanted to say, "I quit!" Maybe you've already said it. Geri Scazzero, co-author of "I Quit! Stop Pretending Everything is Fine and Change Your Life," said it. Then she followed that declaration by leaving the thriving church her husband pastored. Her decision to quit began a transforming journey to genuine faith. Geri joins Char during Friday's "Mid-Morning to share her story and give us insights on how quitting for the right reason, at the right time, in the right way can bring life and freedom. 
 
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Tuesday, December 07, 2010The Tipping Point to Faith Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What is the turning point that causes a curious journalist and atheist to walk into a church and be converted to Christ the first time she takes communion? What is that moment at which God's disruptive Spirit invades the lives of even the unlikeliest of individuals, drawing them into relationship with Christ? Joseph Bentz calls this the tipping point. On today's Mid-Morning, the author of "God in Pursuit" (Beacon Hill Press, ISBN # 0-8341-2492-0), identifies and celebrates the sparks that allow faith to catch fire in the lives of new believers who were once hostile or indifferent to God.
 
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Thursday, October 21, 2010It Starts At Home Host(s): Char Binkley

Over the past several years church leaders have seen one report after another stating that over 50% of evangelical kids walk away from Christianity as adults. Believing the best strategy for turning the tide is to strengthen families, Steve Stroope, co-author of "It Starts At Home" (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-5325-9) joins Char during Thursday's encore "Mid-Morning" to challenge us to restore our homes as the proving ground of meaningful success. Whether you are parents, grandparents, or church leaders, Steve Stroope offers a clear purpose and effective strategy for moving toward intentionality in the home for nurturing a lifelong faith in your children. Originally aired August 5, 2010.
 
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Friday, August 13, 2010More Than an Aspirin Host(s): Char Binkley
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Life inevitably brings seasons of loss and pain - often without warning. Dr. Gay Hubbard, author of "More Than An Aspirin: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering," (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-257-9) has seen it first-hand during thirty-plus years of Christian counseling. She suggests there's good news about bad news. The bad news is, of course, that we will experience pain. The good news is that by His grace, God can redeem our pain and lead us on a journey into joy and maturity. Find good news amid your bad news during Friday's encore "Mid-Morning". Originally aired May 6, 2010.
 
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Friday, August 06, 2010Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley

Gloria Gaither joins Char for another fascinating Readings and Conversations "Mid-Morning". What's the topic at hand? It's David Dark's new book, "The Sacredness of Questioning Everything" (Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0310286189). He suggests the freedom to question is an indispensable and sacred practice that is absolutely vital to our spiritual health. Will Char and Gloria agree? Tune in and find out during Friday's "Mid-Morning".
 
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Thursday, August 05, 2010It Starts at Home Host(s): Char Binkley

Over the past several years church leaders have seen one report after another stating that over 50% of evangelical kids walk away from Christianity as adults. Believing the best strategy for turning the tide is to strengthen families, Steve Stroope, co-author of "It Starts At Home" (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-5325-9) joins Char during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to challenge us to restore our homes as the proving ground of meaningful success. Whether you are parents, grandparents, or church leaders, Steve Stroope offers a clear purpose and effective strategy for moving toward intentionality in the home for nurturing a lifelong faith in your children.
 
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010Dr. Mitch Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Is your faith more about dos (Do go to church. Do have it all together.) and don'ts (Don't drink. Don't go to R-rated movies.)? Keeping rules won't save you or transform you. Only the Restorer can do both. Dr. Mitchell Kruse shares his own story of perpetual surrender to receive new life via "Restoration Road" (Credo, ISBN # 1-935391-31-9).
 
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Friday, June 04, 2010The Making of an Atheist Host(s): Char Binkley
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Atheists may insist that their unbelief is the result of impartial reasoning and an unbiased look at the evidence. But what if these arguments are a smokescreen - an exercise in self-deception? Drawing on Scripture, psychology, philosophy and case studies of the lives of famous atheists, Dr. James Spiegel, author of "The Making of an Atheist" (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-7611-1), explains that atheism is a suppression of mankind's inborn sense of God's existence. Find out what this means for you and the atheist in your life.
 
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Monday, May 10, 2010The Remarriage Checkup Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Nearly one-half of all marriages in America are remarriages for one or both partners. Of these, 60-70% will divorce, giving remarriages an almost 25% greater chance of failing than first marriages. Counselor Ron Deal wants to change that. The co-author of "The Remarriage Checkup" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0758-7) explains why remarriages fail at such an alarming rate and offers insights - some of which will surprise you - for building a strong, satisfying second marriage.
 
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Monday, March 08, 2010SistahFaith Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Every woman needs a safe place...a quiet place to scream, and friends to dress her wounds. Sistahs who won't cringe at the truth, who are willing to walk by her side, who will listen to her stories, and who will offer balm to heal her wounds. Marilynn Griffith, author of "SistahFaith" (Howard Books, ISBN # 1-4391-5277-5), shares how her sistahs helped her let go of the shame of her past, and offers advice on how to gather your own group of sistahs.
 
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Friday, March 05, 2010When Feelings Don't Come Easy Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you run from conflict or struggle with finding the right words to say? Licensed therapist, and author of "When Feelings Don't Come Easy" (America House, ISBN# 1-58851-581-8), Craig Miller, joins Char during Friday's "Mid-Morning" to explain why and how you can become robbed of your God given ability to freely express feelings. Learn techniques to help overcome fear, emotional pain, and ultimately feel better about yourself.
 
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Thursday, March 04, 2010Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith Host(s): Char Binkley
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It's no secret. We live in a media-saturated world. How does the technology surrounding us shape our faith and life? Shane Hipps suggests that if we're not careful the technologies we use end up using us. Shane joins Char Binkley and Clinton Faupel during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to bring to light the hidden dangers of blindly embracing the latest offerings from the gods of technology. Learn how to find your way out of the media maze and see the world in new ways. ("Flickering Pixels", Zondervan, ISBN# 978-0-310-29321-7)
 
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Friday, February 19, 2010Faith Set Free:Pray for Yourself with Reckless Abandon Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you pray for yourself? Sometimes it's far easier and more natural to pray for others. But what about praying for you? On today's encore "Mid-Morning," Will Davis Jr., author of "Faith Set Free, Pray For Yourself with Reckless Abandon", joins Char to explain the importance of praying for yourself, revealing how it's the key to letting God transform your life. Davis gives a list of several pinpoint prayers to get you started in experiencing the power of prayer. Originally aired August 13, 2009.
 
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Friday, January 08, 2010A Treasured Faith Host(s): Char Binkley
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After Jennifer Sands lost her husband on 9/11, God rescued her from despair and gave her a new life in Him. Join Jennifer, author of "A Treasured Faith" (The Olive Press, ISBN# 978-0-97679612-3-8), and Char during Friday's Mid-Morning as Jennifer shares how knowing God has become her greatest treasure. She has learned to look for God's goodness even in the darkest days, including her recent battle with breast cancer. Learn how you too can refine your heart for the riches of Christ in trials and in triumphs.
 
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009Gloria Gaither Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley

Gloria Gaither is back to discuss a very unique book with Char and Lynne on a special edition of "Readings and Conversations" on Mid-Morning. It's the story of a man who claims to have lost his faith as result of reporting on religion in America. He essentially asks the question, "If Christians are no more ethical than atheists, why belong to a church?" What do these three ladies think of his book and his conclusions? Hear this intriguing discussion during Wednesday's encore Mid-Morning. Original airdate 9/01/2009.
 
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Friday, December 18, 2009People to People Host(s): Char Binkley
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Friday's Mid-Morning takes us on the journey of two people's incredible stories. Julie Hadden, a stay-at-home mom, shares how she went from the Biggest Loser to the Biggest Winner as chronicled in her brand-new book Fat Chance: Losing the Weight, Gaining My Worth (Guideposts, ISBN# 978-0-8249-4788-0). And Ken Cooper, a convicted serial bank robber, shares the darkest moments of his life and how he stepped into the light choosing the road to redemption that ultimately lead to heading up a prison ministry he's still involved with today. (Held Hostage, Chosen, ISBN# 978-0-8007-9456-9).
 
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Friday, November 06, 2009Faith Legacy: Six Values to Shape Your Child's Journey Host(s): Char Binkley
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What will your children get from your estate when you die? While financial security and other large assets are wonderful things to pass on, there is something more valuable than those earthly things! That is a legacy of faith! Co-authors of "Faith Legacy", Jim and Jerolyn Bogear, share practical ways to teach six biblical values to your children that will help them lead healthy, productive, and God honoring lives.
 
Thursday, November 05, 2009Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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Gloria Gaither is back to discuss a very unique book with Char and Lynne on a special edition of "Readings and Conversations" on Mid-Morning. It's the story of a man who claims to have lost his faith as result of reporting on religion in America. He essentially asks the question, "If Christians are no more ethical than atheists, why belong to a church?" What do these three ladies think of his book and his conclusions? Hear this intriguing discussion Thursday on Mid-Morning.
 
Monday, November 02, 2009Your Teen's College Choice can Impact their Spiritual Future Host(s): Char Binkley
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What happens to a student's faith during the college years? Dr. Steve Henderson's extensive studies show that students' faith commitments often take a dramatic change for better or worse during college years because of the significant transitions taking place in their lives. Dr. Henderson shares the impact that a college environment can have on your son or daughter and why he believes that every penny spent on a Christian college education is worth avoiding the cost of the alternatives.
 
Monday, September 28, 2009Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People About Jesus Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Apologist Lee Strobel says he's never heard anyone who is actively trying to reach others for Jesus, complain about a dry spiritual life. The reason? Living on the evangelistic edge - asking God for opportunities to talk about Him - is what gives excitement, fulfillment and ultimate purpose to a life of faith. Friends and co-authors Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg invite you to join in "The Unexpected Adventure" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28392-8), and suggest everyday steps you can take to influence others for Christ.
 
Monday, September 07, 2009Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What would it be like to travel back to the first century and learn from Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? Find out during today's encore Mid-Morning when Dr. Lois Tverberg, co-author of "Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28422-2), takes you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, enriching your understanding of the Bible and of Jesus--and leading you to a better understanding and appreciation of your own faith.
 
Thursday, August 13, 2009Faith Set Free: Pray For Yourself with Reckless Abandon Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you pray for yourself? Sometimes it's far easier and more natural to pray for others. But what about praying for you? Will Davis Jr., author of "Faith Set Free, Pray For Yourself with Reckless Abandon", joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to explain the importance of praying for yourself and how it's the key to letting God transform your life. Davis gives a list of several pinpoint prayers to get you started in experiencing the power of prayer.
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009Finding an Unseen God Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Alicia Britt Chole was just nine-years-old when she concluded that God didn't exist. She held fiercely to that belief until one day, without warning, God introduced Himself to her, changing Alicia, and her life, forever. The author of "Finding an Unseen God" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0602-3) shares her story of a God who relentlessly pursues even those who deny Him.
 
Tuesday, July 14, 2009Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What would it be like to travel back to the first century and learn from Jesus as one of his Jewish disciple? Find out when Lois Tverberg, co-author of "Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-28422-2), takes you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, enriching your understanding of the Bible and of Jesus--and leading you to a better understanding and appreciation your own faith.
 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009WisdomWorks with Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you find yourself anxious about, well, just about everything these days, a return to a core element in a relationship with God is the answer: Go online with God 24/7, uploading the content of your heart and downloading His presence and peace. In other words, pray! On today's WisdomWorks Mid-Morning, Dr. Mitchell Kruse unpacks Psalm 145, King David's prayer song to God, for practical advice on how to pray and insights on the power of prayer to unleash in us what we need to live in difficult times.
 
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