Mark Sullivan’s novel Beneath a Scarlet Sky is a fascinating marriage of story and history. While he clearly describes it as a novel in the book’s introduction, it is also closely based on fact. The book’s subject, Pino Lella, talked with Sullivan about his story, and the author conducted additional research in an attempt to be as accurate as possible. The fact that the book is so accurate to its basis makes the story that much more incredible.
Although hinting at ideas such as faith and grief, volume two of the Rebirth Batman series fails to deliver on its setup.
“There are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie.”
Stephen King’s latest horror/mystery novel The Outsider is in many ways standard King fare. It’s fast-paced, disturbing, and horrific, although he does give us some good guys to root for. Where the novel surprises is in its connection of folklore to religious themes.
You may look at the poster art for Netflix’s original film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and conclude it’s a cheeky high school romcom that wouldn’t be out of place on the Disney Channel. You wouldn’t exactly be wrong. But you would be wrong to write it off entirely based on that alone. Allow me to explain why.
Culture bites is an inaugural regular feature at Cross Culture where we examine current events, their cultural significance, and suggest a response for Christians. Feel free to give your own feedback in the comments, and discuss how Christians might analyze these events from a biblical worldview.
CIA analyst Dr. Jack Ryan is no Jason Bourne. He follows bank transactions, writes reports, creates custom SQL queries. He has a PhD in economics and left Wall Street for a desk job at the agency. But when a lead he tracks down ends up revealing the next Osama Bin Laden, he gets thrown into field work, bullets and all.