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04.10.21ApX RV Makes Its Final Voyage
04.10.21Influential Albums: Wks 47-48
04.10.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
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04.10.21Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
04.10.21Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.10.21Video from Good Friday and Easter Sunday
04.10.21Bible-Reading Update: Hebrews 7-Revelation 12
04.10.21New Single: Summer of '84
04.10.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Fourth Single
04.06.21New Songbook Finally Finished
04.02.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Easter Pt. 3
03.29.21Three ApX Members to Play Good Friday Service
03.27.21ApX Easter Top 50 Update: On the Air in Australia
03.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 46
03.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Third Single
03.22.21New Single: '69 & '84
03.22.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
03.18.21Praise Report from Jeff Pakula
03.18.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Wks 44-45
03.12.21Erie Fan Notices Eerie Similarity
03.12.21NEW STORY
03.12.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Second Single
03.08.21New Single: '67 & '80 and a Bonus Track, Too
03.06.2111 Letters from 8 States (and 1 Other Continent)
03.06.21Two Fans Will Match All Donations Over Next 10 Days
03.05.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 43
03.04.21Clues for 2021 Single #2
03.01.21This Week's News Bulletin
02.26.21More Music Coming Soon
02.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
02.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 42
02.22.21New Single: '72 & '82
02.20.21Jimmy Becomes a Grandpa for the Third Time
02.19.21Clues for 2021 Single #1
02.19.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Weeks 38-41
02.10.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.27.21Fan Will Match Donations This Week
01.23.21ApX Weekly Radio Show Celebrates Third Anniversary
01.23.21Prayer Request from Jeff Pakula
01.23.21Bible Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
01.22.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 37
01.21.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.21.21New CD Bogo Ends Sunday
01.18.21Songbook & Studio Update
01.17.21In Case You Didn't Know, There's a New Studio
01.17.21When Will the New Songbook be Ready?
01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
01.10.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 35
01.05.21News Bulletin: January 5, 2021
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.02.21Links to Our Recent Newsletters
01.01.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 34
12.26.20New CDs in Stock Tuesday (Buy 1, Get 1 of 34)
12.26.20More Encouraging Responses to Our Newsletters
12.26.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 33
12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
12.26.20More from Micah, ApX Alum on Amazon
12.22.20This Week's News Bulletin: New USBs
12.19.20New CD BOGO & Other Updates
12.16.20This Week's Mini-Bulletin
12.11.20Enthusiastic Responses to Last Week's Newsletter
12.11.20New CD Coming in December
12.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 31
12.11.20 ApX Alum's Amazon Store Has Great Holiday Gifts
12.09.20Will There Be a Another CD?
12.04.20New Single & Other Updates
12.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Weeks 26-30
12.03.20In Case You Missed Our New Single
11.20.20ApX Episode 146 This Weekend
11.20.20Happy Belated Birthday, Rich!
11.06.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 26
11.06.20Band Members Celebrate Big-Time Anniversaries
11.06.20ApologetiX Needs Prayer and Help Now
10.29.20New Songbook Expected by End of Weekend
10.29.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 25
10.29.20New CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.26.20This Week's News Update: CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.22.20Bible Teacher Reacts to New Single
10.22.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
10.22.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 24
10.22.20New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
10.19.20New Single: '74 & '79
10.17.20The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
10.17.20What's on the Decent Alternative CD?
10.17.20Prayers for Jeff Pakula's Brother
10.16.20Clues for 2020 Single #18
10.15.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 23
10.12.20Weekly Email Update
10.09.20New ApX Digital Songbook Almost Ready
10.09.20New ApX CD Coming Soon
10.09.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 22
10.02.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
10.02.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 21
09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single

What J's Been Reading in 2020
Sat., Apr. 25. 2020 2:29pm EDT

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here yet again.

When I was growing up, my mom, my three older sisters, and I were all voracious readers. Our shelves were filled with books, and there were always many other books lying around the house in the process of being read. The situation is similar in the house in which my kids have grown up — a mother, three sisters, and a baby brother constantly reading books.

The only difference is there's a fourth sister who doesn't read books much (she has autism and prefers reading Wikipedia articles). Oh, one other difference: My dad read the newspaper but didn't read books. But my kids' dad loves books. In fact, he's usually got about three or four books going at the same time, albeit in different rooms. :)

Here's a list of books I've been reading thus far in 2020:

FINISHED READING

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

Fallen: The Sons of God and the Nephilim by Tim Chaffey

Unlucky 21: The Saddest Stories and Games in Pittsburgh Sports History by The Association of Gentlemen Pittsburgh Journalists

Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film by Peter Biskind

Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles by Geoff Emerick

A Memoir by Toni Tennille

Never a Dull Moment: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth

The Complete Book Of The British Charts, 3rd Edition by Neil Warwick, Jon Kutner and Tony Brown

Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles , Eric Clapton, The Faces . . . by Geoff Emerick

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You by John Burke

CURRENTLY READING

Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer

1973: Rock at the Crossroads by Andrew Grant Jackson

Barry Manilow: The Biography by Patricia Butler

The Whitburn Book of Top 10 Hits 1950-2020 by Joel Whitburn

IN THE QUEUE

1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music by Andrew Grant Jackson

Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite: My Story by Roger Daltrey

The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood by Tom King

Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Villains of the Early Church (and How They Made Us Better Christians) by Mike Aqualina

The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years by Joseph A. Califano

Of course, by far the most important book I've been reading in 2020 is the Bible. I just finished 2 Peter today, and I'm slated to finish the whole thing on May 5. Then I'm going to do something with it that I won't do with the books I listed above — I'm going to pick it back up and read it cover to cover again. Care to join me? You have 10 days to decide!