There are life lessons I prefer to learn by reading. I’m very thankful for much that I have read. On the other hand, I wish I could find a few books so I could better understand situations like chronic illness and sudden drastic diagnoses. Not because I need to learn how to react, show sympathy, or support, but . . . what I sometimes need to grapple with is the ongoing situation. That that which is mundane can also be extraordinary-yet-hidden.
Monthly Archives: March 2018
In Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller’s Wednesday What-Not email last week, he included what books were given away (although I forget if it was by him or given away most often by his readership). It’s interesting to me. I mean, it’s a neat thing to know and a handy way to learn about go-to resources.
Look at what timely book I just discovered! Called to Defend: An Apologetics Handbook for the Middle School Student is a very new release from a CUW (or as I still think of it, “Mequon”!) grad, Valerie Locklair. I haven’t read it. I haven’t seen it, but I very much love the idea and so far all reviews are very positive. One review, in particular, I see is from Dr. Angus Menuge, who I trust as a Lutheran and scholar.
Although his book will not be released until mid-May, I’m so proud of my brother-in-law, Rev. Dr. Adam Hensley, and his forthcoming book, Covenant Relationships and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter.” Apparently it will be one of the latest volumes in the “long running and cutting-edge Library of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies series.” Here is an interview the esteemed seminary professor (Adelaide, Australia) gives as he “delves deeper into the origins and research of his book.”
Woo hoo! Proud of you, bro! And, congratulations on the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Hannah Grace!!!
And, ladies and gentlemen, if you don’t mind, please say a prayer for Lutherans pursuing doctoral degrees. So much of the academic world demands homage where we wouldn’t necessarily place it, at the same time that the academic world continues to benefit from the men and women pursuing truth, wisdom, and academia. I really respect those who walk the fine line in honor of their God and in love to both their secular and Spiritually-same neighbors.
GoodReads is in the beta-testing stages of kindle giveaways. Yay! See here for more information. As it becomes available to a wider group of audiences, maybe the price tag of $119 will go down. But, my question for you is, why are kindle books getting so much more expensive? More expensive than print confuses me.
Ok, writers. Are we in this together? I’m finding that I’m a bit too scattered these days. I have some spring cleaning to do that is specifically to my writing projects! How about you? Any writing spring cleaning planned?
I ran across a quote in Sophia Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure that I thought might bring a smile to your face, as it did mine:
Sophie’s eyes went wide, and she turned toward the knight. “You’re a royal storyteller?” Before this moment, she had not known such a thing existed, but she was nonetheless impressed. She had, in fact, never met an author in person before. As you can imagine, it was a singularly thrilling experience. Should you ever be so lucky as to encounter an author in your life, you should shower her or him with gifts and praise.
THIS! Shower with gifts and praise! lol
Seriously though, folks. Isn’t it encouraging that some children’s book still encourage and emphasize reading? Yay for that!
If you’d like to share other children’s books that do so, feel free and I’ll try to get my kiddos to read them. 🙂
“Is she a wall?” There. I’ve asked it. What’s more, I’m pursuing it! But what in the world am I talking about?! My daughter and Song of Solomon 8:8b-9:
“What shall we do for our sister
on the day when she is spoken for?
If she is a wall,
we will build on her a battlement of silver,
but if she is a door,
we will enclose her with boards of cedar” (Song of Solomon 8:8b-9).