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The Untold Korea Story

The Untold Korea Story by Bob Pierce and Ken Anderson, published by Zondervan Publishing House The war in Korea has continued for some time now. We all know, of course, that the Korean peninsula is divided into two opposing forces, the U.N. sponsored South Korean Republic and Red-dominated North Korea. Communism has full control of […]

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By Strange Paths

By Strange Paths by Sallie Lee Bell, published by Zondervan Publishing House. As Elise Demarest is returning from a mission of mercy to a dying woman, she is suddenly taken captive by two men who have been lurking in the shadows of the buildings along the narrow streets of old Paris. She is forced into […]

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10,000 Tom-Toms

10,000 Tom-Toms by Jens Larsen, published by The Muelenberg Press, 1228 Spruce St., Philadelphia 7, Pa., 1952. The setting of this story is Liberia of the past half century. It is a story that reveals how slowly and how hardly Christianity and civilization make progress among the natives in this African country. The main character—perhaps […]

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Book Reviews for Servicemen

Since this issue of ‘Beacon Lights’ is a servicemen’s issue, I have been asked to review material especially well-suited for use by our men in service. I have located two small meditation booklets which were printed for exactly this purpose. The first of these is ‘Our Boys in Brown and Blue’, by Rev. Rolf L. […]

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Indian Drums and Broken Arrows

Indian Drums and Broken Arrows by Craig Massey, published by Zondervan Publishing House The setting of our story is in the days of the Revolutionary War. The English are influencing the Indians to plunder, murder, and terrify the settlers. To make matters worse, there are a few traitors to the American cause who are helping […]

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This Happened in the Hills of Kentucky

This Happened in the Hills of Kentucky by John Vogel, published by Zondervan Publishing House. Near Corbin, Kentucky, in the southeastern part of the state, may be found an institution known as the Galilean Childrens Home. “This Happened in Hills of Kentucky” is about the founding of this home and its progress. The author, John […]

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The Queen’s Jest

The Queen’s Jest by Sallie Lee Bell, Published by Zondervan Publishing House. The Queen’s Jest is a novel of the time of Louis XVI of France. The setting of the greater part of the book is in Paris and Versailles, in and near the king’s palace. The story begins in the small village of Cressy […]

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The Homeward Trail

The Homeward Trail by Joyce Berggren, Published by Zondervan Publishing House. Our story begins in Minnesota. Gunnar Haldorson, his wife, Hildur, and their daughter, Christine, were natives of Sweden. They had arrived in America at New York and had moved in order from New York to Pittsburgh, to Chicago, and finally to Minnesota. Now Gunnar […]

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Of Men and of Angels

Of Men and of Angels by Lon Woodrum, Published by Zondervan Publishing House. Of Men and of Angels by Lon Woodrum is another winner in Zondervan’s second International Christian Fiction Contest. It gives us the story of Steve Glen, a young man of noble character and grim determination. As a child Steve had lost his […]

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Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley by Douglas C. Percy, Published Zondervan Publishing House. Hidden Valley is a mystery novel with the setting of its larger part in the heart of the Sudan in Africa. In the story we see how the native witch doctors and leopard men go about their evil ritual, sacrificing human victims in order to […]

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Thine is the Kingdom

Thine is the Kingdom by Dr. J. H. Hunter, published by Zondervan Publishing House. Thine is the Kingdom, is a wonder­ful novel written by a well-experienced novelist, Dr. James H. Hunter. The story centers on the conflict between the forces of freedom and the forces of Communistic slavery. Our story begins in Moscow. James Tresham, […]

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Sunshine after Storm

Sunshine after Storm by Norman E. King, Published by, Zondervan Publishing House. Pastor Bob Leverly and his wife, Mary, were deep in thought as they drove out of the city and down the high­way toward Leads Junction. A brisk wind was piling snow on the road, mak­ing driving difficult and hazardous. As they drove on, […]

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The Street Singer

The Street Singer by Sallie Lee Bell, Published by Zondervan Publishing House The Street Singer is a novel of old New Orleans. The story has its setting in New Orleans immediately after the city was given to the Spanish by the French. The citizens, many of whom are of French parentage, rebel against Spanish rule. […]

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David and His Mighty Men

David and His Mighty Men, by R. O. Corwin, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans David and His Mighty Men, is a book which pictures for us the character, faithfulness, and vitality of David and his thirty-seven captains, as well as of his common soldiers. The author, R. O. Corwin, was especially interested in the period […]

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Touch of Polly Tucker

The Touch of Polly Tucker, by Bertha B. Moore, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Dave Harbison, a sincere young man, is preparing to take up his place in society as a country veterinarian. He is deeply in love with Janet Owens. Since Dave is attending college and is not one of the well-to-do class, it […]

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Cardinal

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson, published by Simon & Schuster, N. Y. The Cardinal, is the story of an Ameri­can priest who becomes, in our times, a Prince of the Roman Catholic church. From a lowly beginning this priest, Stephen Termogle, climbs the ecclesiasti­cal ladder until he has reached the status of ‘Cardinal’. The […]

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Bells Are Ringing

The Bells Are Ringing, by Albert C. Wyckoff. Published by Zondervan Publ. House. It was a disappointed Mrs. Ellen Brand who went from the store to the house to prepare a room for her stepson, Ted. For some time Ellen had been nursing a dream—a dream of her family becom­ing one primarily dedicated to the […]

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Television, Servant or Master

Television, Servant or Master, by Edward J. Carnell. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co. A very timely book, Television, Servant or Master, touches on a problem with which some, of our readers have already met; a problem which the rest of us will have to face sooner or later. Dr. Carnell presents a very […]

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