Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

THE SECRET OF CHABAD
by David Eliezrie
Toby Press
HB, 432 pages

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the late head of the Chabad movement, endeavored to reawaken Jewish tradition, education, and unification that had grown numb since the Jewish people had dispersed in 70 CE after the Romans had demolished the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.

From Chabad’s humble birth more than two and a half centuries ago, Eliezrie highlights several obstacles the underdog movement had to hurtle, including the KGB in...

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Every year, a new version of Malala Yousafzai’s story has come out. Two consecutive summers featured the release of an autobiography by the iconic activist. This year’s offering is the documentary He Named Me Malala.

He Named Me Malala takes a non-linear approach to telling the story of the young Nobel Peace Prize winner’s childhood, activism, and near assassination by the Taliban. Building on the autobiographies that came out in 2013 and 2014, the documentary also follows-up on the changes in...

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Now that we’re well into autumn, the days are getting noticeably shorter. The change in seasons reminds us that time is passing – and it’s important to use that time wisely. When used well, in fact, time can be your greatest gift in many walks of life – and that’s certainly true when you invest.

To illustrate the importance of time, let’s look at a scenario. Suppose you start saving for retirement when you are 25. If you invest $3,000 per year in a tax-deferred vehicle, such as a traditional...

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As we headed into the theater on Friday, my fiance turned to me and asked, “So, is The Martian just Castaway on Mars?” Although the connection seems obvious, I think the emphasis on community in the film gives it a lighter tone and many fun characters to keep the plot going.

In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is on a mission to mars with fellow scientists Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), Rick Martinez (Michael Pena), Beth Johanssen (Kate Mara), Chris Beck (Sebastian...

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ATONEMENT FOR EMILY ADAMS
by Susan R. Lawrence
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
978-1-941103-01-2, 254 pages
PB, $12.95

Emily Adams is wracked with guilt after accidentally hitting and killing ten-year-old Isaiah Nelson with her car. Her attempts to make up for the wrong strain her relationships, and her life increasingly falls into disarray. Meanwhile, Isaiah’s family members wrestle with their grief; Isaiah’s father, consumed with rage, files a wrongful death suit against Emily. Everyone...

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Jesus in All Four Seasons
Dennis E. Hensley, PhD.
Bold Vision Books, 2015
256 pp.

Jesus in All Four Seasons by Dr. Dennis E. Hensley is the sequel to Jesus in the 9 to 5. A brand new genre of book has been created via this series called the “factvella”; part nonfiction, part fiction, but all compelling, inspirational and even practical.

Each section begins with personal and historical stories that offer hope and give viable advice. Gleaning from Doc’s experiences in Vietnam, in his professional...

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