Seminary student reviews "Alcohol Today"

In a new blog post, master of divinity student Jonathan Groover has begun to dissect Peter Lumpkins' Alcohol Today: Abstinence in an Age of Indulgence. With historical interest in discussing the use of alcohol from a Christian viewpoint in three blog posts (part 1, part 2, and part 3), Jonathan was interested in honestly examining Peter's book.

In a two-part series, Jonathan has delved into Peter's writings. Visit his blog at
http://jonathangroover.wordpress.com/ and go here to read the first part of his review. Watch for the second part to come soon!


Christian Voice Magazine Features Mary Anne Phemister

In the February issue of Christian Voice magazine, Hannibal Books author Mary Anne Phemister tells her story in an article entitled Lessons From A Broken Chopstick - The love of God is what sustains Mary Anne Phemister.

Mary Anne, who grew up as a missionary kid in foreign countries and attended boarding schools apart from her parents for most of her school-age years, wrote Lessons from a Broken Chopstick: A memoir of a peculiar childhood. In the book, she details her father's resolute zeal for the lost people of China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Taiwan. But the dark side of such unmovable faith, passion, and zeal was another matter. Was the cause really worth the emotional pain, suffering, and price that Mary Anne believes she and her siblings, as well as their submissive mother, paid for their father’s intractable passion to witness for Christ overseas?

Pick up a copy of the February issue of Christian Voice magazine or request a subscription online at www.ChristianVoicemagazine.com.


Hannibal Author Posts Blog About Southern Baptists in Haiti

In a post on his blog,
Louis Moore on Religion, Hannibal author Louis Moore proposed that Southern Baptist Convention leaders should step forward and take responsibility for preaching the message to 'go'. This is in connection to the 10 Southern Baptists who are in legal trouble in Haiti after they went to the country without training or legal preparation and now face charges for trying to cross the border with children who had no documentation.

In his post, Louis--who was the religion editor for the Houston Chronicle for nearly 15 years--says this kind of legal incident is by no means rare and that SBC leaders should accept responsibility for their fervent insistence that church members 'go' to share the gospel, but who don't always provide the proper training for these 'independent' missions.

To read Louis' post, visit his blog at louismooreonreligion.blogspot.com or click here.


Author's Mother, Contributor to Naylor Biography Passed Away

Hannibal Books' staff members send their condolences to Dr. Rebekah Ann Naylor and her family after the passing of Rebekah's mother, Goldia Naylor. Goldia was the source of much information in Dr. Naylor's biography and was quoted extensively. Rebekah came home from the mission field to care for Goldia.

Please read the obituary that ran in The Dallas Morning News this morning. Visitors to the website may leave condolences or share memories in the online guest book.