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Singer-songwriter headlines radio program in June


Mennonite Church Canada/MennoMedia joint release
June 8, 2012
-Melodie Davis

WATERLOO, Ont. and HARRISONBURG, Va.— Michael Card, a singer-songwriter, musician, and author reveals the story of how he met and pursued his wife over many years, and tells of their years of travel and homeschooling their children while Michael performed as a recording artist.

Card, a special guest on the June 30–July 1 program of Shaping Families, has sold more than 4 million albums and has written 19 number-one Christian contemporary singles.  His most famous song is “El Shaddai,” which was recorded by Amy Grant. Card is also a self-confessed “Bible geek” who has authored two books in a new series “Biblical Imagination” on the biblical books of Mark and Luke (InterVarsity Press), among many other projects. He has authored 23 books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner A Sacred Sorrow.

Other programs for June include:

  • June 2: “Donating a Kidney” – Laurie Miller, director of student programs and recreational sports at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, tells what it was like to donate a kidney to someone he didn’t know, and why he did it.
  • June 9:  “Lasting Marriage” – Harvey Yoder, author of Lasting Marriage: The Owner’s Manual (Herald Press) has been a marriage counsellor for many years in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and offers personal and professional insights.
  • June 16:  “A Family Business” – Doug and Polly White, of Richmond, Virginia, authors of a book on business, Let Go to Grow, talk about how to run a family business, and also the challenges of raising a family.
  • June 23:  “Mennonite Girls Can Cook” – Charlotte Penner, one of the authors of the popular Herald Press book, Mennonite Girls Can Cook, tells about how the bestselling book (among cookbooks in Canada) came to be, and the blog that inspired it.

The weekly 15-minute Shaping Families radio program airs online at, produced by MennoMedia on behalf of Mennonite Churches. 

MennoMedia is the publishing ministry of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.