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?
We can never resolve our sin by working on it. That was the first line of many that made me literally catch my breath and stare for a few minutes as I read The Cure by John Lynch, Bruce McNicol, and Bill Thrall. A few pages into chapter one and I was already filled with a… Continue reading Book Review: The Cure
Have you ever woken up to the tune (or beeps) of your alarm and had to think for a minute to remember which day of the week it is? And then you groan, as everything comes flooding back to you and you remember what you have to do during the day. And you push your… Continue reading 4 Things to do First Thing in the Morning
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
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
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
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
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
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
Have you ever read Chaucer? Dickens? Thucydides? I have. Granted, all of these examples were for school, but I am glad of the chance to consume such literature.