Becoming the News

How Ordinary People Respond to the Media Spotlight

Author: Ruth Palmer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231544766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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What does it feel like to be featured, quoted, or just named in a news story? A refugee family, the survivor of a shooting, a primary voter in Iowa—the views and experiences of ordinary people are an important component of journalism. While much has been written about how journalists work and gather stories, what do we discover about the practice of journalism and attitudes about the media by focusing on the experiences of the subjects themselves? In Becoming the News, Ruth Palmer argues that understanding the motivations and experiences of those who have been featured in news stories—voluntarily or not—sheds new light on the practice of journalism and the importance many continue to place on the role of the mainstream media. Based on dozens of interviews with news subjects, Becoming the News studies how ordinary people make sense of their experience as media subjects. Palmer charts the arc of the experience of “making” the news, from the events that brought an ordinary person to journalists’ attention through the decision to cooperate with reporters, interactions with journalists, and reactions to the news coverage and its aftermath. She explores what motivates someone to talk to the press; whether they consider the potential risks; the power dynamics between a journalist and their subject; their expectations about the motivations of journalists; and the influence of social media on their decisions and reception. Pointing to the ways traditional news organizations both continue to hold on to and are losing their authority, Becoming the News has important implications for how we think about the production and consumption of news at a time when Americans distrust the news media more than ever.
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Becoming a Public Relations Writer

Strategic Writing for Emerging and Established Media

Author: Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317302982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

View: 1256

Becoming a Public Relations Writer is a comprehensive guide to the writing process for public relations practice. Using straightforward, no-nonsense language, realistic examples, easy-to-follow steps, and practical exercises, this text introduces the various formats and styles of writing you will encounter as a public relations practitioner. A focus on ethical and legal issues is woven throughout, with examples and exercises addressing public relations as practiced by corporations, non-profit agencies, and other types of organizations both large and small. In addition, the book offers the most comprehensive list of public relations writing formats to be found anywhere—from the standard news release to electronic mail and other opportunities using a variety of technologies and media. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect significant developments in the public relations field, including: New and updated information on research into persuasion and social psychology aimed at helping readers be more influential in their writing. Significant updating on a new chapter on multimedia, introducing a new transmedia format for a comprehensive news package for print, broadcast, online and social media. Expansion of a chapter on websites, blogs and wikis. Expansion of the chapter on direct mail and online appeals. Updated examples of actual pieces of public relations writing. A companion website with resources for instructors and students, including a glossary, flashcards, exercises, and appendices on ethical standards, careers in public relations, and professional organizations. Through its comprehensive and accessible approach, Becoming a Public Relations Writer is an invaluable resource for future and current public relations practitioners.
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BECOMING

Meine Geschichte

Author: Michelle Obama

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641227321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.
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Becoming the Story

War Correspondents since 9/11

Author: Lindsay Palmer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252050223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 6976

The September 11 attacks produced changes in journalism and the lives of the people who practiced it. Foreign reporters felt surrounded by the hate of American colleagues for "the enemy." Americans in combat areas became literal targets of anti-U.S. sentiment. Behind the lines, editors and bureau chiefs scrambled to reorient priorities while feeling the pressure of sending others into danger. Becoming the Story examines the transformation of war reporting in the decade after 9/11. Lindsay Palmer delves into times when print or television correspondents themselves received intense public scrutiny because of an incident associated with the work of war reporting. Such instances include Daniel Pearl's kidnapping and murder; Bob Woodruff's near-fatal injury in Iraq; the expulsions of Maziar Bahari and Nazila Fathi from Iran in 2009; the sexual assault of Lara Logan; and Marie Colvin's 2012 death in Syria. Merging analysis with in-depth interviews of Woodruff and others, Palmer shows what these events say about how post-9/11 conflicts transformed the day-to-day labor of reporting. But they also illuminate how journalists' work became entangled with issues ranging from digitization processes to unprecedented hostility from all sides to the political logic of the War on Terror.
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Lead Story

Author: Edward R. Laden Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483641112

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 9153

When Miami television news reporter Arland Hunter is given a temporary opportunity to be lead anchor at his station he resorts to extreme measures in order to make his ascension permanent. He combines a relentless assault on his competitors and uses unorthodox news reporting techniques to capture and cement his position. He enthusiastically enters into a secret pact with a ruthless and sadistic Miami based serial killer. They forge a clandestine alliance and begin to feed off each other’s strengths and vulnerabilities in order for both men to increase their profiles and achieve their own selfish goals. Although their pact initially creates an illusion of success, it inevitably is doomed for failure. In the end, we find that desperate people will sometimes go to extraordinary lengths in order to keep their new found wealth and status while others will kill repeatedly to grasp their desired “15 minutes of fame.”
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Newsonomics

Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get

Author: Ken Doctor

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429968348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4698

The New News Reports of the death of the news media are highly premature, though you wouldn't know it from the media's own headlines. Ken Doctor goes far beyond those headlines, taking an authoritative look at the fast-emerging future. The Twelve Laws of Newsonomics reveal the kinds of news that readers will get and that journalists (and citizens) will produce as we enter the first truly digital news decade. A new Digital Dozen, global powerhouses from The New York Times, News Corp, and CNN to NBC, the BBC, and NPR will dominate news across the globe, Locally, a colorful assortment of emerging news players, from Boston to San Diego, are rewriting the rules of city reporting, Newsonomics provides a new sense of the news we'll get on paper, on screen, on the phone, by blog, by podcast, and via Facebook and Twitter. It also offers a new way to understand the why and how of the changes, and where the Googles, Yahoos and Microsofts fit in. Newsonomics pays special attention to media and journalism students in a chapter on the back-to-the-future skills they'll need, while marketing professionals get their own view of what the changes mean to them.
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The News Sorority

Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News

Author: Sheila Weller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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“Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies' time on the front lines... an inspiration for future generations of journalists.” --Vanity Fair For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women—Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour—broke into the newsroom’s once impenetrable “boys’ club.” These women were not simply pathbreakers, but wildly gifted journalists whose unique talents enabled them to climb to the top of the corporate ladder and transform the way Americans received their news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, The News Sorority crafts a lively and exhilarating narrative that reveals the hard struggles and inner strengths that shaped these women and powered their success. Life outside the newsroom—love, loss, child rearing—would mark them all, complicating their lives even as it deepened their convictions and instincts. Life inside the newsroom would include many nervy decisions and back room power plays previously uncaptured in any media account. Taken together, Sawyer’s, Couric’s, and Amanpour’s lives as women are here revealed not as impediments but as keys to their success. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Diane Sawyer was a young woman steering her own unique political course in a time of societal upheaval. Her fierce intellect, almost insuperable work ethic, and sophisticated emotional intelligence would catapult Sawyer from being the first female on-air correspondent for 60 Minutes, to presenting anchoring the network flagship ABC World News. From her first breaks as a reporter all the way through her departure in 2014, Sawyer’s charisma and drive would carry her through countless personal and professional changes. Katie Couric, always conveniently underestimated because of her “girl-next-door” demeanor, brazened her way through a succession of regional TV news jobs until she finally hit it big. In 1991, Couric became the cohost of Today, where, over the next fifteen years, she transformed the “female” slot from secondary to preeminent while shouldering devastating personal loss. Couric’s greatest triumph—and most bedeviling challenge—was at CBS Evening News, as the first woman to solo-anchor a nighttime network news program. Her contradictions—seriously feminist while proudly sorority-girlish—made her beyond easy typecasting, and as original as she is relatable. A glamorous, unorthodox cosmopolite—raised in pre-revolution Iran amid royalty and educated in England—Christiane Amanpour would never have been picked out of a lineup as a future war reporter, until her character flourished on catastrophic soil: her family’s exile during the Iranian Revolution. Once she knew her calling, Amanpour shrewdly made a virtue of her outsider status, joining the fledgling CNN on the bottom rung and then becoming its “face,” catalyzing its rise to global prominence. Amanpour’s fearlessness in war zones would make her the world’s witness to some of its most acute crises and television’s chief advocate for international justice. Revealing the tremendous combination of ambition, empathy, and skill that empowered Sawyer, Couric, and Amanpour to reach stardom, The News Sorority is a detailed story of three very particular lives and a testament to the extraordinary character of women everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Making the News

Journalism and News Cultures in Europe

Author: Paschal Preston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134043511

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 185

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Making the News provides a cross-national perspective on key features of journalism and news-making cultures and the changing media landscape in contemporary Europe. . Focusing on the key trends, practices and issues in contemporary journalism and news cultures, Paschal Preston maps the major contours of change as well as the broader industrial, organizational, institutional and cultural factors shaping journalism practices over the past two decades. Moving beyond the tendency to focus on journalism trends and newsmaking practices within a single country, Making the News draws on unique, cross-national research examining current journalism practices and related newsmaking cultures in eleven West, Central and East European countries, including in-depth interviews with almost 100 senior journalists and subsequent workshop discussions with other interest groups Making the News links reviews and discussions of the existing literature to original research engaging with the views and experiences of journalists working at the ‘coal face’ of contemporary newsmaking practices, to provide an original study and useful student text.
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Feed

The Newsflesh Trilogy:

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748116869

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will get out, even if it kills them.
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Werde ein geschmeidiger Leopard – aktualisierte und erweiterte Ausgabe

Die sportliche Leistung verbessern, Verletzungen vermeiden und Schmerzen lindern

Author: Kelly Starrett,Glen Cordoza

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959710240

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

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Menschen wollen Leistung erbringen, aber fehlerhafte Bewegungsmuster können den Körper blockieren. Oft bleiben diese leistungslimitierenden Faktoren sogar erfahrenen Trainern verborgen. Werde ein geschmeidiger Leopard macht das Unsichtbare sichtbar. Kelly Starrett zeigt in diesem Buch seine revolutionäre Herangehensweise an Beweglichkeit und Erhalt der Leistungsfähigkeit und liefert den Masterplan für effektive und sichere Bewegungsabläufe in Sport und Alltag. Hunderte Schritt-für-Schritt-Fotos veranschaulichen nicht nur, wie Trainingsübungen wie Kniebeuge, Kreuzheben, Liegestütz, Kettlebell Swing oder Snatch, Clean und Jerk richtig ausgeführt werden, sondern auch wie die häufigsten Fehler vermieden oder korrigiert werden können. Kelly Starrett gliedert den menschlichen Körper in 14 Zonen und zeigt Mobilisationstechniken, mit denen man seine Beweglichkeit zurückgewinnen kann. Die überarbeitete und um 80 Seiten erweiterte Ausgabe des Bestsellers bietet Dutzende Strategien, mit denen gezielt auf einzelne Einschränkungen, eine Verletzung oder einen hartnäckigen Bewegungsfehler eingegangen werden kann. Mit einem 14-Tage-Programm lässt sich der ganze Körper in nur zwei Wochen neu mobilisieren.
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Audience Feedback in the News Media

Author: Bill Reader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131768267X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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As long as there has been news media, there has been audience feedback. This book provides the first definitive history of the evolution of audience feedback, from the early newsbooks of the 16th century to the rough-and-tumble online forums of the modern age. In addition to tracing the historical development of audience feedback, the book considers how news media has changed its approach to accommodating audience participation, and explores how audience feedback can serve the needs of both individuals and collectives in democratic society. Reader writes from a position of authority, having worked as a "letters to the editor" editor and has written numerous research articles and professional essays on the topic over the past 15 years.
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Gehe hin, stelle einen Wächter

Roman

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641179491

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9075

Sensationeller Manuskriptfund - das literarische Ereignis im Sommer 2015 Harper Lee hat bisher nur einen Roman veröffentlicht, doch dieser hat der US-amerikanischen Schriftstellerin Weltruhm eingebracht: „Wer die Nachtigall stört“, erschienen 1960 und ein Jahr später mit dem renommierten Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet, ist mit 40 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren und Übersetzungen in mehr als 40 Sprachen eines der meistgelesenen Bücher weltweit. Mit „Gehe hin, stelle einen Wächter“ – zeitlich vor „Wer die Nachtigall stört“ entstanden – erscheint nun das Erstlingswerk. Das Manuskript wurde nie veröffentlicht und galt als verschollen – bis es eine Freundin der inzwischen 89-jährigen Autorin im September 2014 fand. In „Gehe hin, stelle einen Wächter“ treffen wir die geliebten Charaktere aus „Wer die Nachtigall stört“ wieder, 20 Jahre später: Eine inzwischen erwachsene Jean Louise Finch, „Scout“, kehrt zurück nach Maycomb und sieht sich in der kleinen Stadt in Alabama, die sie so geprägt hat, mit gesellschaftspolitischen Problemen konfrontiert, die nicht zuletzt auch ihr Verhältnis zu ihrem Vater Atticus infrage stellen. Ein Roman über die turbulenten Ereignisse im Amerika der 1950er-Jahre, der zugleich ein faszinierend neues Licht auf den Klassiker wirft. Bewegend, humorvoll und überwältigend – ein Roman, der seinem Vorgänger in nichts nachsteht.
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Re-Orientalism and Indian Writing in English

Author: L. Lau,O. Dwivedi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137401567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 131

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At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction.
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That's the Way It Is

A History of Television News in America

Author: Charles L. Ponce de Leon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022625609X

Category: History

Page: 352

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When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens.
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Becoming the Butlers

Author: Penny Jackson

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 1611873533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 101

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When Rachel Harris's mother runs off to Spain with the super of their New York City apartment building, Rachel's life takes a bizarre turn. Her eccentric father becomes obsessed with George Vasquez, the man who stole his wife: He wears George's clothes, he shaves with his razor, and, to top it off, he moves George's family into their apartment. The poignant and often funny journey Rachel and her father take to Madrid to hunt down her mother further cements her desire to shake her more than unusual family situation and find a new identity. And who has a more perfect life than Olivio and Edwin Butler? So gorgeous and popular, they don't really have friends, just hangers-on. And though Rachel doesn't remember ever having spoken a word to them, her resolve becomes clear. She must find a way into the Butlers' home and into their family. In this marvelously compassionate first novel, Penny Jackson deftly depicts a young girl's search for family - and her discovery that family is a state of mind.
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Situations

What Didn't Kill Me, Made Me Stronger!

Author: Akeela N. Brinson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452029776

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

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This book outlines events and situations that we all live in reality and not smile about at the end of the day but instead wake up the very next day trying to find a solution to yesterday which allows more weight to carry over on our shoulders from the results of today. You will read all walks of life pertaining to: inspiration, love, commitment, prayers, life's realities, divided families, child molestation, teen parenting, step parenting and more. What if we can change lives with someone else for one day maybe longer depending on the SITUATION in which you are put in? What if a father can exchange places with a mother, a man can change places with a woman, a single person can change places with a married person, a child can change places with their parent, a suspect can change places with a victim, The system can change places with those in need, etc. To walk in someone else shoes and seek why they suffer from emotional distress will better help you understand why they are the way they are. A FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER!! THOSE WHO FAIL TO PRAY, FAIL TO SUCCEED!
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Digitizing the News

Innovation in Online Newspapers

Author: Pablo J. Boczkowski

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262524391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 2299

A study of the development of nonprint publishing by American daily newspapers: how new media emerge by combining existing media structures and practices with new technical capabilities.
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Making the News, Taking the News

From NBC to the Ford White House

Author: Ron Nessen

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571571

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 8169

For fifteen years, Ron Nessen enjoyed an extraordinary career covering the major national events of the 1960s and ’70s for NBC News, and later serving as White House press secretary to President Gerald R. Ford. Making the News, Taking the News remembers the events and personalities that dominated national politics during Nessen’s career, bringing a hard-won perspective to those tumultuous times. Through an interweaving of countless incidents and personal anecdotes, Nessen builds a story that captures the true grit of closed-door politics. Off-the-record briefings and strategy sessions, as well as descriptions of experiences with Vietnam troops in the field, provide a vivid illustration of the life of an on-the-road reporter. At the heart of the book is Nessen’s White House years, as the veteran reporter gives a valuable eyewitness account of events both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras that shaped and altered America during two critical decades.
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Becoming the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Discover Your Character in God's Love Story

Author: Michelle Lazurek

Publisher: WinePress Publishing

ISBN: 1414120583

Category: Self-Help

Page: 164

View: 4733

Have you ever thought of your life as a story and God as the author? Becoming the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved: Discover your character in God's Love Story invites you to engage in the story God is writing for your life.
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