Don Harper: Motivating a New Generation

Don Harper is motivating a new generation of minority students at Anderson University through his book, “Blessed is the Man,” and through involvement with AU’s Diversity and Inclusion weekend. The book is filled with stories of God’s providence, especially the story of how his dad, an African-American farmer, received a loan to purchase 80 acres […]

Easler named Broad River DOM

Dwight Easler, senior pastor of Corinth Baptist Church, Gaffney, since 2004, began duties as director of missions for Broad River Baptist Association this month. “The mission of the Broad River Baptist Association is to assist and unite churches to fulfill the Great Commission. This mission stands strong despite a new day and new challenges,” Easler […]

Philippians: A prisoner’s joy still inspires believers today

South Carolina pastor Tom Hinkle has released a new Bible study guide, “Living in the Joy of Jesus: Devotions from Philippians” (Courier Publishing, 86 pages, $9.95). Philippians, one of Paul’s four “prison epistles,” was written by the apostle while incarcerated in Rome. Philippi was a Roman colony and the first city in Europe where Paul […]

‘Powers’ examines spiritual warfare from a missionary’s perspective

For some, the words “spiritual warfare” may conjure up images of horror movies and Hollywood demons. But author and missionary Mike Brakken* says that is not how the Bible sees spiritual warfare. In a new release from Courier Publishing, “Powers” ($19.95 softcover, $9.99 e-book), Brakken says spiritual warfare is simply an inescapable part of the […]

‘The Last Word’ is retrospective on Courier editor’s columns

Whether tackling the thorniest social and religious issues of the day or offering a heartfelt tribute to a pet named Boomer, editor Rudy Gray has shared his straight-to-the-point perspective with readers of The Baptist Courier for 10 years. Now, as he approaches retirement, Gray has released 50 selected Baptist Courier columns in his latest book, […]

Horse owner tells Barkley’s story

Barkley, an award-winning Champion Clydesdale who traveled all over the United States and Canada, was finally being retired after 10 years of competition. In “Hello, My Name Is Barkley,” his new owner, Wally Elliott, shares how Barkley comes to the Diamond E Farm, where he meets some new friends — nine Labrador retrievers, a coon […]

‘Princess Blossom’ is a tale of love and acceptance, author says

Courier Publishing is pleased to introduce “Princess Blossom and the Miraculous Cape” (42 pages, hardcover, $19.95), written by Mayna Cosby and illustrated by Shaina Manuel. Princess Blossom, although deeply loved by her father, the king, is lonely after the death of her mother. She finds solace and companionship in a golden hare, a silver fox […]

God melts a pastor’s heart for Muslims in ‘Engaging Nineveh’

Driving home after a week of course work at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Josh Phillips was crying. He usually kept his emotions in check, but on this day tears streamed down his face. He wept because God had suddenly opened his eyes to the “undeniable opportunity” facing him: to love the Muslims who lived in […]

God’s guiding hand central to ‘Life, the Great Educator’

If you live long enough, you will likely ask, “Where did the time go?” Father, pastor, writer and golfing-partner-at-the-ready Dicky McCuen ponders that question and others in “Life, the Great Educator” (Courier Publishing, 128 pages, $12.95 (softcover), $7.99 (e-book)). With humor and spiritual discernment, McCuen looks back at seven decades that have “disappeared like steam […]