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This week on the podcast, Christine Caine discusses the importance of overcoming shame, how to find healing, and the amazing work her anti-human trafficking organization A21 is doing around the world. And, for Shauna’s last episode, we have listeners call in to get her very best party hosting and pest control advice. We also debate the best strategies for beating an “escape room,” listen to the Chewbacca Lady get autotuned, discuss a major development with “Arrested Development” and much, much more! Read More

We don’t mean to brag, but we totally called this one: A new “Bible Emoji” translation will be made available in Apple iBooks later this week. Marketed as “scripture 4 millennials,” the new Bible adds emojis throughout individual verses, eliminating the need to actually “read” every word of the Word.

The mind behind the Emoji Bible explained to The Memo, “A major goal of this whole process was to take a book that I think is very non-approachable to lay readers and try to make it more approachable by removing a lot of its density.”

The author—who simply goes by the smiley face wearing sunglasses emoji, told the outlet, that reception to the idea has mixed been, but they still believe in the project:

I’ve received a lot of tweets, some very nice some very, not nice … But it’s all worth the goal of making the Bible a little more approachable, to inject some levity, and to get people to look at it, with no particular agenda beyond that.

Praise hands to that? Discuss

Well, this is awkward. Hip-hop star Lecrae and activist Christine Caine both have new books out this month. They just happened to have the exact same title and were released within seven days of each other. Even the covers of Unashamed are remarkably similar: Both feature a black and white photo of the books’ authors, with brightly colored lettering over the images.

The books are from two different publishers, so there’s really no way that either of them knew about that other’s title, but it is a funny coincidence. The two are even appearing at the same event later this summer.

But hey, any publicity is good publicity. We featured Lecrae in a cover story a few months ago and Christine Caine before that: They both have incredibly moving and important stories to tell, so if you’re looking for a book called Unashamed to read, you may actually want to just pick up them both. Discuss

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