Aslan’s World

Let me tell you about the latest book I love: Aslan’s World: Biblical Images and Themes in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobea Bible study by Dr. Angus Menuge.

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Write Well

Still reflecting from yesterday, perhaps something is good if it is a gift from God used wisely. I tend to think that sin is a twisting of something good: man is not in essence sin, even though sin has twisted up his every aspect. Are you with me? So, those who are gifted as writers, whether they believe or not, do something good when they write and write well. God’s gift is producing fruit much as a physical tree.

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Good

Hello. I must be inconsistent. The other day I vented about reading hopeless books and largely blamed it on lack of belief. I want to be fair now: I read another dark secular book and LOVED it! What is it that makes a book so good?

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45 Minutes

I may or may not make up genre names, but this one is from Amazon (!): 45-Minute Religious & Spirituality Short Reads! I just found out that Jonathan Fisk and Bryan Wolfmueller have stuff in it, including their latest, Understanding the End Times: Theif in the Night Vol. 1, Part 2.

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Rhonda Chandler

Another Lutheran author: Rhonda Chandler! A dear friend of mine recommended her book, The Fires of Autumn, a piece of historical fiction released this summer.

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Church Year Calendar

Many thanks to Rev. Andrew Richard for telling me about his latest resource: a church year calendar!

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Motivation

I don’t know whether book clubs bring out the best in me or the worst. The book selections can be so . . . dark! I mean, I’m not some chipper girl who only reads sickly sweet stuff! O contraire, mon frere! But the Christless imagination goes in some terribly depressing places!

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Misc.

I’ve mentioned a number of times that I intend to self-publish a collection of my poetry. Yesterday I played around on Amazon’s CreateSpace website with some good results.

As is regretfully all too common, I’m feeling conflicted about several aspects of it. Sigh.

But, my friends, we are Lutheran. We are readers, and we are writers. We cannot stop at every conflict, especially those confined to feelings.

Say a prayer for me, folks. Please? Do I know what I’m doing? Are my pieces worth this?

Anyway, so far CreateSpace has been easy to navigate. Most of my tweaking has been entirely in content, so that’s a positive sign for the software & process.

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Breaking the Silence

Today I get to share a heartwarming, informative podcast episode titled “Breaking the Silence.” Do you know Mike Rowe’s That’s How I Heard It Series? It’s pretty new to me, but my husband’s been listening to quite a few episodes lately. This one in particular caught my attention.

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Forever Launch Team

I have met some great Lutheran authors in the last five years or so, one of whom is Vanessa Rasanen. I recently read a pre-release copy of her first novel, Soldier On (Releasing Fall 2018), and thoroughly enjoyed it. Anyway, she is currently offering an opportunity to apply for her “Forever Launch Team.”

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