Chasing Francis is the peripatetic story of Chase Falson, a minister whose strong faith in a comprehensible God is shredded by a tragedy within the mega-church his sweat, words and tears built. Told in sensitive prose, we experience Chase’s search for God as if we were there walking with him as he travels Italy in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, a man from 800 years ago who’s own search for God led to a stirring refreshment of Medieval Christendom’s faith.
This color jammed Doring Kindersly book takes up the gauntlet long ago thrown down by the folks at “Ripley’s Believe It or Not”, presenting us with an image rich look at the strange, the odd, the fascinating world around us. From the depths of space to the deeps of the ocean, from the high mountains to the deep valleys, densely populated modern world to the prehistoric earth of yesteryear, the range is wide and full of surprising comparisons to delight readers of all ages.
The Purdue Black Cultural Center is sponsoring a performance by Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre. The Chicago dance company is premiering its Generations project Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Loeb Playhouse at Stewart Center. Ticket information is HERE.
In addition, members of the troupe will hold a master dance class for the community. The class will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Córdova Recreational Sports Center Feature Gym.
It’s a warm summer in 1812 as our story opens in the wooded environs of Fort Wayne, Territorial Indiana. Our story alternates between James, the American and Anikwa, the Miami Indian, their friendship founded on the like interests of two young men living on the edge of the new American civilization, more familiar with the woods that surround them than with the brewing war between the new American nation and the British Empire and their Native American allies that inevitably reaches their wooded outpost. Helen Frost presents a riveting story where tensions slowly build between these soon-t