Book Reviews, Books

What Am I Reading?

I love to review books. It makes me think about what I'm reading more deeply and forces me to understand multiple facets of the book that I might not have thought of otherwise. However, I mostly review the Christian life/theological books that I read. Not fiction. Ironic for an aspiring novelist, I know. So today… Continue reading What Am I Reading?

Book Reviews, Books, Rest

Book Review: Rediscovering Humility

We often define sanctification as "becoming more like Christ." A more apt definition might be "resting more in Christ's love." One of the major sins that many Christians try to sanctify themselves out of is the sin of pride. I've just finished reading the book Rediscovering Humility by Christopher Hutchinson that addresses the attempt to eliminate… Continue reading Book Review: Rediscovering Humility

Books, What I'm Writing, Writing

The Fiction: An Introduction

Hello, dear readers! (I've never called you that before - what do you think?) Today, I'm going to give you the first sneak peek of my next novel. Following Orders is going to rest for a while (maybe forever) and I am turning my attention to a new work. The working title of this story… Continue reading The Fiction: An Introduction

Book Reviews, Books, Stories

Book Review: Mary Poppins

Some stories are heavily laced with deep meaning, themes, and protagonist goals. Others are simply stories: interesting events that are fun to read about. In my mind, Mary Poppins belongs to the latter group. Mary Poppins is the story of a nanny and the family for whom she works. Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael, and the… Continue reading Book Review: Mary Poppins

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Robinson Crusoe

I never thought I would enjoy Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe was assigned in a literature class I am taking this year as the second book of the semester. I entered into it with a slight sense of dread, trying to temper that with the hope that it wouldn't be as bad as I thought… Continue reading Book Review: Robinson Crusoe

Books, Stories

Staircase to Hell

One quick thing before today's post: I was published on the Rebelution this week! If you remember my post on complaining from a few weeks ago, they published it on their site under the name 5 Things I Learned on My Quest to Stop Complaining. And now on to our regularly scheduled program. This week's… Continue reading Staircase to Hell

Books, What I'm Writing, Writing

Following Orders: Princess Elaine Penndragon

  Today, I thought we'd do something a little bit different and meet one of the main characters of the novel I'm currently working on, Following Orders. Now I'll be interviewing Her Highness, the Princess Elaine Penndragon of Camelot about herself and some of her background. Please enjoy. Good day, Your Highness. Thank you so… Continue reading Following Orders: Princess Elaine Penndragon

Book Reviews, Books, Stories

Book Review: The Prisoner of Zenda

After my post of a few weeks ago bemoaning the depravity of today's literature, let me assure that there are indeed still excellent books in the world. Books that spin a tale of adventure and keep you up far later than is right (oops). The Prisoner of Zenda is one such book. Rudolph Rassendyll is a… Continue reading Book Review: The Prisoner of Zenda

Books, History, Stories

Please Read the Gospels

Have you ever heard a story that you loved so much you could listen to it over and over again? Is there a book that you've worn through from so many re-readings? A movie with scratches on the disc because you have to watch it again? Stories are incredible and many of them are so… Continue reading Please Read the Gospels