New Research: Americans pray for friends, family but rarely for celebrities or sports teams

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By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Americans pray for their friends, families, and sometimes their enemies. They ask for divine help in times of trouble but rarely praise God’s greatness. And they seldom add politicians, nonbelievers, or even their favorite sports team to their prayer lists, according to a new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. […]

New book tells story of murder, forgiveness

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Stephen Owens was 12 years old when he discovered his father’s body in their Memphis, Tenn. home after his mother, Gaile Owens, hired a stranger to murder him. Owens’ new book, Set Free, shares how he overcame the traumatic events of his childhood by forgiving his mother.

Set Free, published by B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, recounts the events surrounding the arrest, conviction, death sentence and ultimate release of Gaile Owens who spent 26 years on death row.