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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

A charming stocking stuffer. It may be early to be a tad early to be thinking about Christmas but if you  enjoy reading to your child, here’s a book that may be a present to you both. Three Wise Animals by Robert G. Seal (Guardian Angel Publishing) takes the Nativity story and adds a dash of The Lion King creating a classic Christmas story that combines the eternal truths of positive faith with heartfelt action-adventure that parents will actually enjoy reading to their own young lambs. Beautifully-illustrated by film and TV animator Jeff West, Three Wise Animals is Highly-Recommended. 

Synopsis: With thoughtful prose and stunning illustrations, Three Wise Animals tells the Biblically-inspired epic story of the journey of three young friends-Louis the brave sheep who refuses to follow the herd, Joshua the jokester ferret who loves to act silly, and Mahmoud the pacifist bull who would never hurt a living thing – as they make their way to Bethlehem to deliver their unique gifts to the baby Jesus, the newborn King. But danger lurks ahead for the three young friends as King Herod’s wolf pack, led by the sinister Caviel, try to stop them from reaching their destination.

Three Wise Animals is now available for purchase in Christian bookstores across the U.S. and Canada and online via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Guardian Angel Publishing.

Also out today: Oodles World and singer/songwriter Cassie Byram, is planting God’s Word in children’s hearts with the release of Treasure Toons. The whimsical animated series of sing-along videos, which received 5 out of 5 stars from the family/faith-friendly Dove Foundation, is aimed at helping kids memorize Bible verses.  The first installment is available via digital download at iTunes and on DVD from TreasureToons.com.   Thr

New flash! Still undecided about which presidential candidate to vote for in November? Need more info? Or just interested in some candidate trivia in case you find yourself on Jeopardy! someday? Well, two newly released Web APPS are designed to help you learn more about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

Flash-Card Trump
& Flash-Card Clinton deliver relevant facts in a sophisticated learning algorithm designed to boost users gain knowledge before casting their ballots. Both web pages are, part of the larger Flash-Card interactive trivia site, are designed to work on mobile devices.

John W. Kennedy is a writer/development consultant specializing in teleplays, screenplays and novelizations. He can be reached at john@jwkmedia.com.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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