Ok. I’m going to point out a book even though it (presumably) isn’t written by a Lutheran. All Rights Reserved is simply the book I chose as my July First Reads deal. (Remember First Reads for Amazon Prime members? It’s an Amazon Prime perk that I like.)
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Winston Churchill once said, “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
I’m more entrepreneurial than I ever would have dreamed. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to do three things: write, cook, and discuss theology. That’s it. I wasn’t even one to daydream about marriage or children. To my mind, I’m a shockingly straightforward, consistent girl. You know what I love? Family, words, food, and theology. But what if I don’t really want to write books? What if, after all this time, I’ve thought of something else instead?!
I’ve done it. I’ve come up with a summer writing strategy for myself!
Have you ever had days when you keep thinking about a book you shouldn’t write? Maybe I’m alone on this, but I don’t really think so.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Tis the Season!!!
Ok, writers. To be in tip top shape, it’s good to use your brain. 🙂 There. Now the post pertains to a main purpose of this blog. Really, though, I want to tell you a riddle!!
I think it can be a very good thing to strive to be above reproach. Seriously. Now, I frequently fail. In no uncertain terms, I am not above reproach. What struck me today is that that may well include my reading selections.
You know how you aren’t supposed to say certain things? I don’t mean cuss words. I mean that there are all these people who want you to live a life by law: do this, that, and the other, and then you’ll be a real writer. Want to know what real Lutheran writing is? Writing from the Gospel.
I wasn’t late posting about 2018 Advent Resources, although I did mean to blog today’s titles sooner. This year I thought I’d try to tackle some additional devotional reading, and the two titles are The Soul in Paraphrase: A Treasury of Classic Devotional Poems, edited by Leland Ryken, and With My Own Eyes, a third-person retelling of the Gospels by none other than Lutheran bishop extraordinaire Bo Giertz, translated by LCMS Rev. Bror Erickson!