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Real Re-Creation
Instead of fighting to find a "break" in our packed weeks for some spirit-filled rest, Norman Wirzba's Living the Sabbath calls us look to the Sabbath as a divinely inspired discipline that frames and orders the daily decisions of our work, home, and worship lives. A practical guide to finding new routines that heal and challenge us to grow in our faith. Brazos Press

Truly Blue Jeans
The rapid growth of China's economy is often noted, but rarely are the personal stories of the workers who fuel it. Filmed clandestinely, China Blue follows the life of 17-year-old Jasmine, right, as she moves from her agricultural village home to work at a blue jean factory in the city. The hour-long documentary poignantly reveals the human price we pay for "cheap" labor. Airs April 3 on PBS. Bullfrog Films

Heavenly Harmonies
African Spirit, the latest album from the critically acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir, solidifies their standing as musical purveyors of infectious joy. While gospels and spirituals such as "Hosanna" and "Somlandela" ("I Will Follow") are still their forte, this 19-song collection includes a couple unexpectedly wonderful versions of popular songs, such as Bob Dylan's "Forever Young." If you're in need of music that inspires, this blend of African gospel and familiar songs in English will hit the spot. Shanachie

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Sojourners Magazine April 2007
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