Islamic Scholar By Birth Born in Christian Family : Miracle of Miracles

According to a huge number of online sources, a 5 year old Kenyan boy – sometimes he’s claimed to be Tanzanian or Nigerian – can recite the entire Qur’an and preach in at least 5 languages. The boy is alleged to have converted thousands of people all over the world. This article which was printed in the “Scotland on Sunday” newspaper seems to be the original source for the story circulating on a large number of Islamic websites: There are orphans and street children everywhere. So much so that the sight of another small child standing on a street corner hardly merits a second glance. But only when the boy opens his mouth to speak do onlookers realise that Shariff Idd is special. The five year-old speaks in five languages – English French Italian, Swahili and Arabic – even though he is completely uneducated. Shariff is a preacher who draws crowds of thousands in Kenya to his increasingly regular sermons. The Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al Gaddafi is a great supporter following an audience with him earlier this year. Last week was a milestone for the child introduced to gawping throngs as the “miracle boy” of East Africa. He smiled triumphantly when told he had notched up his one thousandth conversion to Islam in a country where Muslims are a minority. Tours of France and Britain now beckon, according to Hajji Maroulin, one of the boy’s four guardians. he will travel as a missionary on a trip to e financed by a Muslim businessman from the Ivory Coast. “When he is not

Lewis University students studied abroad May 9-20 and visited St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Forum and Coliseum in Rome, the Uffizi in Florence, and the Basilica d’ San Francesco in Assisi, among other sites. The 16 students were enrolled in a “Christian Faith and the Arts” course, “Ancient World” course, or independent study. The itinerary included visits to churches, museums and other sites of historical or cultural significance. Dr. Dominic Colonna, chair of Theology and associate professor, and Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest and assistant professor, led this year’s program. The Theology Department has been leading the trips since 2002. Dr. Colonna has led the interdisciplinary program six times. Dr. Colonna said, “Volcanic ashes, transportation delays, inclement weather, and other personal challenges presented us a different experience this year than previous trips. I was impressed with the students’ ability to overcome adversities through supporting each other while obtaining a once in a lifetime learning experience.” Cremin added, “We were so excited to be able to blend our own personal history with world history on this trip through new friendships, educational experiences, and good times.” Students involved in the program included: Gregory Aimaro of New Lenox, Stephanie Anzelc of Minooka, Brooke Balash of Downers Grove, Shelby Brown of Evanston, Kristen Calvert of

Columbia residents enjoy family, friends on Labor Day

Columbia residents enjoy family, friends on Labor Day
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Digital Praise to Exhibit in the Focus on the Family Booth at CBA International 2004; Christian Game Developer to Unveil Two New Interactive Game Titles to Assist Christian Booksellers in Capitalizing on the $7 Billion U.S. Entertainment Software Industry

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2004 –

Â? Digital Praise Inc. announced today that it will exhibit in the Focus on the Family booth (number 1621) at this yearÂ?s CBA International show in Atlanta. During the event, the company will offer attendees an exclusive sneak peak of two new and exciting interactive computer games based on the ever-popular Adventures in Odyssey radio program. The titlesÂ?Adventures in Odyssey and the Sword of the Spirit and Adventures in Odyssey and the Treasure of the IncasÂ?were announced today in a separate, joint release by Digital Praise and Focus on the Family.

Christian Games: An Opportunity for Christian Booksellers

An enormous appetite exists for Christian entertainment in various forms. The recent success of Christian music, books, movies, television and art all testify to the importance of Christian content in all media. There is also evident growth in the U.S. entertainment software industryÂ?up 8% in sales to $ 7 billion in 20031. Recognizing growth in both the Christian entertainment and the software entertainment markets, Digital Praise predicts healthy demand in the emerging interactive Christian games market.

Â?Interactive Christian games represent a burgeoning market, with annual sales estimates ranging between $ 100 and $ 200 million,Â? said Tom Bean, president and CEO of Digital Praise. Â?Industry executives compare the increasing demand for Christian computer games today with the growth in Christian music seen in years past. Our goal is to provide top-quality titles that will allow Christian booksellers to take full advantage of the huge opportunity that the Christian games market presents.Â?

Â?Adventures in Odyssey is one of the strongest entertainment brands among Christian families,Â? said Michael Sparks, manager of Christian Book Center in Newark, CA. Â?With the combination of this hugely popular brand and a growing interest in interactive Christian games, I expect the new Adventures in Odyssey titles from Digital Praise to be among my best-selling software titles, especially as the Christmas season approaches.Â?

Adventures in Odyssey and the Sword of the Spirit and Adventures in Odyssey the Treasure of the Incas are designed for ages 8 and up, and each promises hours of exciting game play. Expected to be available this fall for both the PC and Macintosh platforms, the games emphasize challenging, fun game play in a context that reinforces personal virtue and family values such as cooperation, forgiveness, tolerance and kindness. Each title is priced at $ 29.95 (MSRP).

Resellers interested in more information about Digital Praise and the new Adventures in Odyssey interactive computer games can contact 510-770-0244 or

About Digital Praise Inc.

Digital Praise ( is an independent developer and publisher of interactive Christian games for kids, teens, adults and parents. The company produces games that are designed for families looking to enjoy interactive entertainment software that promotes virtues and family values like cooperation, forgiveness, tolerance and kindness, without the violence, hatred, horror and sex that fills computer gaming today. The companyÂ?s goal is to equivocate the Digital Praise brand with Â?just good clean fun.Â? Focus on the Family has granted Digital Praise the rights to publish interactive games based on its world-renowned radio program, Adventures in Odyssey. The company is located in Fremont, CA.

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Digital Praise is a trademark of Digital Praise Inc. Adventures in Odyssey is a registered trademark of Focus on the Family. All other trademarks and trade names are hereby recognized and may be registered to their respective owners.

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International Christian Book Fair To Honor Family Friendly Authors

Coralville, IA (PRWEB) June 1, 2006

As increasing number of families around the world turn to spiritually challenged books like Da Vinci Code and Harry Porter, the August 4-6 2006 Christian Book Fair International in Dubuque Iowa is set to honor secular and religious books that are Christian family friendly, according to organizers Family Reading Ministries, Inc. Iowa.

“Five books by author-exhibitors that we adjudge to be Christian family friendly would be recognized with our Family Friendly Book Awards,” notes Rev. C.P. Eze, founder and president of the non-profit organization established to help Christian families make the right choices of books to read.

Featured speakers at this year’s book fair on the theme Shaping Families One Book At A Time include 27-year-old Detroit Michigan-based newspaper editor and “Ignoring The Underprivileged” author Bankole Thompson known for his audience rousing speeches.

Christian Book Fair International (formerly Mid-Western Christian Book Fair) is an annual non-denominational literary event, which brings together Christians who have written good secular and Christian-themed books, publishers and printers of such books written by Christians, sellers and creators of Christian games, gift items and book production and marketing technologies as well as book marketing experts, literary agents and ministries promoting Christian family reading.

At the 2005 event in Iowa City, exhibitors came from all parts of the US as well as countries like Canada, United Kingdom, India and Croatia in Eastern Europe.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit event website, or call Shanita Michelle at 3193519695.


Inspirational Family Game Website Celebrates One Year Anniversary with New Games & New Blog

Sumner, MI (PRWEB) July 6, 2009

When it comes to wholesome games, most of what people find at big box retailers and toy stores are largely inappropriate. Many board games and video games these days are riddled with violent images and are mostly built around television characters and property. For the parents who truly value family time, there’s

“This business was started to honor God,” said Carol Terwilliger.

Terwilliger is the founder of She launched the website in June 2008 with the notion of spreading the Gospel and togetherness through Christian games.

“I’m devoted to families,” said Terwilliger. “I have kids, grandkids and foster kids. I have found that these Christian youth games are great ways to entertain them.”

Since its debut a year ago, the website has added several new products. One of its most recent additions is the hit computer game “Praise Guitar,” a music-based computer game with a guitar controller that uses Christian songs instead of secular music.

Another addition that coincides with The Christian Family Shop’s one year anniversary is the introduction of its educational blog,

“With the blog, we want to encourage families to do things together and be active,” Terwilliger explained. “It’s a good tool to write about the games and the additional products on the web store.”

While many game and toy stores exist to simply sell and uses superficial elements to appeal to children, combines the message of God with the concept of bringing families together in order to get back to the basics of the important parts of life.

“This is a family-oriented site and we want families to explore their time together,” said Terwilliger. “We are also centered on honoring God.”

About the Company: is a part of CMT Marketing Inc, which is owned and operated by Carol Terwilliger.

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Ten Fun Family Friendly Board Games

What can be better than spending an evening around the table with your family? For me, not much! I love Family Game Night, which doesn’t happen nearly as often as I’d like it to, but my family tries to schedule at least one per month. It’s a treasured time of togetherness, reconnecting amidst our hectic schedules, as well as a whole lot of laughter and FUN!

Here is a list of fifteen family friendly games you’ll want to include in your Family Game Night.

1. SORRY. Have a blast chasing each other around the board, trying to get “home.” And no need to feel sorry for sending someone back to start. That’s the name of the game! Recommended for ages 6+

2. ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? Aha! The perfect way for you to prove to your kids that you ARE just as smart as they are. You’ll love getting those questions right and they’ll love it when you mess up. Recommended for ages 8+

3. MONOPOLY. The world’s most popular board game sometimes also turns out to be the world’s longest. But this classic game is fun, entertaining, and educational. Tired of the original version? Try the Sponge Bob, Speed Die, or Disney version! Recommended for ages 8+

4. CRANIUM’S WHOONU. This game doesn’t actually come with a board but it’s one of my family’s favorites. Played with cards and chips, it gives family members a chance to see how well they know each other. Plus, each round only takes a few minutes so it’s a nice reprieve after an endless game of Monopoly. Recommended for ages 8+

5. CLUE. Okay you mystery lovers, this one’s for you! See if you can figure out who, where and how in this crime solver’s dream game. Also available as a DVD game and in a Junior edition. Recommended for ages 8+

6. A TO Z. This fast-paced word game was named as the 1997 best word game of the year by Games magazine. Race the clock and your opponents as you come up with as many words as you can for pre-selected categories. Recommended for ages 8+
7. SEQUENCE. The ultimate board game and card game, combined. Play with the cards in your hand to make sequences on the board. Super addicting and loads of fun. Recommended for ages 7+

8. YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING! Would you rather run across a hungry alligator’s back or underneath an angry elephant? These are the kinds of questions you’ll have to answer in the kids version of Zobmondo’s Would You Rather Game. This is a totally goofy game that will make you think and keep you laughing. Recommended for ages 7+

9. THE GAME OF LIFE. Take a test drive down your life’s road. Earn money, get married, and have kids along the way! Different versions, such as Sponge Bob and Pirates of the Caribbean are also available. Recommended for ages 9+

10. BEAT THE PARENTS. Pit the parents against the kids in this challenging trivia game. Who knows more about the others’ generation? Recommended for ages 8+

FUN is something every home can use more of and hopefully this list of games will help add some fun to your family. But no matter what games you end up playing, the important thing is that you’re spending time together. When you do, everybody wins!

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Ten Terrific Godly Games for the Whole Family

Talking to our kids about our faith isn’t something God simply suggests we do; He expects us to do it. Regarding the ways of God, it says in Deuteronomy 11:19: “Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.”

Praying with our kids and being an example is what we should do every day. But God never said that we can’t enlist the help of specific tools to make the job of teaching our kids about Him more fun! There are several Christian games on the market today that teach, train, and entertain our kids into a better relationship with Christ! Here are ten of them:

1. THE UNGAME. Huh? A game that’s not really a game? Well, sort of. This non-competitive game encourages communication and opens up topics of discussion for the whole family. Also available in Teen and Family versions. Depending on the version, recommended age ranges from 5-Adult

2. THE LIFE OF CHRIST. This game includes over 1,300 questions about the life of Christ and will give you a better understanding of God’s love and forgiveness through salvation. Recommended for ages 9+

3. BIBLEOPOLY. One of the most popular Bible games of all time. Instead of defeating your opponents, you will be challenged to assist them in order to win the game. Recommended for ages 8+

4. BIBLE BAFFLE GAME. How well do you know the Bible? Will you be baffled? Find out with this exciting and interesting trivia game that includes seven Biblical categories. This one is for older players, recommended for ages 13+

5. BIBLEMAN BOARD GAME. The popular fictional character comes to life in this fast-paced adventure where players have to rescue kids from the “bad guys” and get them to church safely before racing back to the BibleMan cave. Two ways to play: a basic game is designed for kids ages 3-6 and the regular game is recommended for ages 7+

6. APPLES TO APPLES BIBLE EDITION. This award winning game is now available in a Bible version. A wonderful party game or simply enjoy with your family of four on game night. This game combines clever comparisons and increasing biblical knowledge. Recommended for ages 9+

7. LIFESTORIES CHRISTIAN VERSION. Everyone has a story to tell based on his or her own life experiences. This game gives you the perfect chance to tell it! Use the prompt cards to make up stories the whole family will enjoy! Recommended for ages 6+

8. BIBLELAND. If your kids love CandyLand, they’ll find BibleLand an even sweeter treat. Take a journey through the Bible, from creation all the way to salvation. Recommended for ages 3-6

9. INKLINGS. Answer questions like, “who am I” with only six clues. This game offers a wealth of information for Bible buffs. Recommended for ages 8+

10. BIBLE CHARADES. This classic game brings Bible topics to life. Act out words or phrases in six different categories. Great fun for the whole family. Recommended for ages 10+

For more information on these Christian games and more, check out Teaching the Bible to your kids will never be so easy or so much fun!

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