Topic: novels

“Ah, dear friend, when something happens in life, do you ever think of the moment that caused it, the seed from which it grew? How can I explain it…? Imagine a field being sowed and all the promis ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. The classical world depicted the deformity and monstrosity of evil with revolting images: the Gorgon Medusa with serpents for coils of hair; the Chimaera with a boa const ... discuss

The Golden Age Cook Book Reader Review; This is a book for “bloodless diet”, i.e. vegetarian cooking. It is rather extensive in size, it has the following sections: BREADS, ROLLS, EGGS SOU ... discuss

John Eliot’s First Indian Teacher and Interpreter Cockenoe-de-Long Island and The Story of His Career from the Early Records Published in 1896 We all know quite a bit about Squanto, but Cocken ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In defending the home and family as “something as wild and elemental as a cabbage”, Chesterton acknowledges the sovereign freedoms that govern life in a famil ... discuss

Any book written by Michael O'Brien should make it on to this list. But very happy to see that my favorite one did!! div> ... discuss

This week, Catholic Mom is offering a great giveaway of Catholic books! Last chance to enter is November 7th, so check it out now! ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. In his encyclical Evangelium Vitae Saint John Paul II upholds Christian teaching on the sanctity of life and condemns “the culture of death” that haunts moder ... discuss

  I have a stack of unedited novels, most of which I wrote or began during NaNoWriMo. Since around 2002 when a friend, a fellow political and Tolkien geek, introduced me to NaNoWriMo, I have made ... discuss

Ready for a peace rally? Of all the reasons people fight, one of the worst, I think is because some are male and some are female. Why can’t we just relax and get along? There is something wrong abo ... discuss

East Lynne Published in the 19th century, reminds me a bit of Wilkie Collins. Here’s an extract: “In an easy-chair of the spacious and handsome library of his town-house, sat William, Earl ... discuss

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 3 of 5 starsThat this collection of detective stories is classic fiction is beyond question. Nevertheless, n ... discuss

As I stated a few blog posts ago, I've been re-reading the Anne of Green Gables series with my good friend (and rock star editor/only person to have read part of the novel sequel), Kiera. We're c ... discuss

-- 1 --I had an interview to be a student volunteer / intern at a private speech therapy office this morning... and I nailed it! I begin on Tuesday. :D It's a small company but they're doing the exact ... discuss

Gary Gilley has provided a valuable service to all with his review of the bestselling novel "The Shack" by William P. Young. Analyzing the book's theological message, he demonstrates that while the t ... discuss

So far in the “A Look at the Rapture” series, we’ve introduced the subject, laid out the basic differences between the Pre-Tribulational rapture view and the Pre-Wrath rapture view, ... discuss

Summer Leisure Reading: Some of these are the sorts of books I categorize under my Kindle as ‘Mama Reads.’ Because these are titlest that are free due to being in the public domain, they a ... discuss

The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling DHM: Well written. For readers who like to think and don’t mind a glimpse at the dark side of human nature. Okay, this is more than a glimpse, but i ... discuss

Mission 27 is a continuation of a story arc involving a main character from the novels, whom you must protect from GCP attacks while you traverse the city. You are instructed to train a couple of sold ... discuss

The latest LifeSharer letter from Vital Signs Ministries is on the VSM website.And it's right here too.Dear LifeSharers, April 2014“What is the place of art in the Christian life?” That’s the q ... discuss

by Monsignor Robert Hugh BensonI 1st heard of this book after Papa Francesco  mentioned this book in 18 November 2013 homily at his daily Mass. The Pope says that Benson speaks in the book of the ... discuss

Just in case you’re like the rest of the world and you’re waiting to enter…here’s a reminder that we have three great new novels in our weekly giveaway this week! This weekR ... discuss

It's that time of the year again; the time when my indecisiveness is most obvious and I need your help to pick me pick this blog's patron saint for the following year. I had no idea how much bigger Ma ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenOur 21st century cultural landscape is littered with the casualties of the Sexual Revolution, even though if you’ve been listening exclusively to its propaganda arms, the m ... discuss

Kindle has a new program- if you already bought hard copies of some books, you may be able to buy the Kindle versions at much reduced rates (sometimes even free!)- see if you have any titles that qual ... discuss

We are now a little over a week into our Branson vacation and things are working out just fine. The condo we are renting in Branson West (The photo at left is from our third floor deck.) is clean, coz ... discuss

I have done this twice before and like to revive the tradition every two years-ish. The first one was written in 2009 and the last one was written in late 2011 so I think it's time to do one again, es ... discuss

Twenty-Third Week In Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, "If anyone comes to me without hating father and mother, wife and c ... discuss

I began the summer with a list of books to read. A number of them were related to the new course I was taking over that had a set summer reading list.I didn't get through them all.The woman who create ... discuss

Since the early 1900s, comic books and graphic novels have engrossed young and old. The intriguing stories with colorful and imaginative artwork are no longer considered a children’s activity. The f ... discuss

Amazon is having a big Kindle sale today on some of their bestsellers. Among the highlights is Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas ($1.99); there is also a bunch of Karen Kingsbury if you like Christ ... discuss

I began the summer with a few reading goals, largely prompted by the fact that I was taking over a class and the students had already been given a reading list full of books I hadn't read (or at least ... discuss

My summer reading for school marathon continues with Grendel, by John Garner. It's a retelling of part of the Beowulf story, but from the monster's point of view.I had read this book years ago an ... discuss

...he can't stand what the Church teaches. And he is 80 years old. Here is the full text of his letter. *** June 2013 TO : Family, Relatives, and Friends, Colleagues and Partners in Ministry, ... discuss

Beyond The Best E-marketing StrategyThis Book Contains The Whole Steps Of The Best E-marketing Strategy ,all Secrets Tips With A Full Explanation Of Each Step case Study To Make You Understand Steps ... discuss

The recent furor involving data collection by the NSA, as disclosed by Edward Snowden, is significant not because of what information has been obtained but by the real potential for abuse.The abuse of ... discuss

For me, the whole Snowden saga is intensely interesting and fraught with so many burning questions and monumentally serious concerns. So, please indulge me again. In truth, like a good book,  ... discuss

 James Bond as envisioned by Ian FlemingToday marks the day it all started. On this date in April 1953, Jonathan Cape, a London based publisher, released the 1st James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, ... discuss

As you can probably guess from the title, I've decided to share some pretty big decisions that I've made over the last couple of weeks. These decisions range from changes in my career, residence, and ... discuss

I promise these things will be more faith focused once Lent begins.1) I'm sure you've all heard about the letter Archbishop Gomez sent out to the Los Angeles Archdiocese regarding Cardinal Mahony and ... discuss

A few stories of interest from the past week....Earlier this week came the not totally unsurprising news that Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees was tied to a clinic that allegedly provided him wi ... discuss

I've gone and done it, folks; I've set up my new-and-hopefully-improved blog over on Word Press.  For now I'm calling it "Eating Slowly"  --which is kind of a misleading title given the fact ... discuss

Like most folks, I don't spend enough time reading. I read recently that the average person only reads four books per year. That's a pretty shameful statistic.Also, like most folks I'm lousy at keepin ... discuss

Seven Glorious Days by Karl W. GibersonMy rating: 5 of 5 starsThe watery planet that would bear the label "Earth" some five billion years later was nothing short of a creative miracle. The ten billion ... discuss

This is from last year for two reasons. One, of course, I have no time but can't bear to let you spend the day before All Hallow's Eve without some suggestions for diversion. The links, therefore, are ... discuss

BOOKS AND READING LIST OF ONE HUNDRED BEST BOOKS BY SIR JOHN LUBBOCK BART M.P. ETC from The House and Home: A Practical Book By Lyman Abbott   Among other books most frequently recommended are Go ... discuss

Karen Kingsbury - I know these books are kind of different from the ones I typically link to at Amazon, but I thought it worth mentioning that today’s one-day Gold Box deal at Amazon includes tw ... discuss

The Scribes: A Novel about the Early Church by Peter Rodgers is available for free on Kindle for a limited time (now through 10/4) [HT: Evangelical Textual Criticism Blog]. This book introduces textua ... discuss

The following article was written by Greg Pfundstein published on September 5 in The Witherspoon Institute - Public Discourse entitled: Respecting Uncle Jack on Death with Dignity.A new effort to lega ... discuss

is not very well known in today the Rev. MacDonald had an impact on one of the greatest generations of Christian writers and apologists including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and G.K. Chesterton.Born on ... discuss

A situation states situated in the northeastern location, New York takes on an important role not simply as a express itself but also being a state with the whole country. It has been, mainly Nyc, a n ... discuss

A great retrospective on this classic. My evangelical roots are showing, but this is something everyone should read because of its influence and literary references.And Bill Federer's American Minute ... discuss

This review originally appeared at SFFaudio.The description for this brief collection of short stories says "... author Jonathan Maberry fills in the blanks in his action-thriller 'Joe Ledger' novels. ... discuss

From my quote journal.Lazy comment often says that Brookner's novels are "all alike" or "variations on one theme" in the same way as lazy comment says Jane Austen's novels are narrow and small of focu ... discuss

Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate. There are probably few men as vilified by the left as Paul Ryan. Even the nuns on the rock star bus went after him on their luxury tour around the ... discuss

Do Loyalty Cards Raise Prices? I've been able to find surprisingly little empirical research on this, but I don't see why he's so sure the discounting is illusory. Think of it this way. Stores like t ... discuss

    Last week Gore Vidal and John Keegan died.  I recalled John Keegan in a post which may be read here.  Gore Vidal I did not recall.  Although I enjoyed two of Vidal’s novels, Ju ... discuss

Cover via Amazon After tearing through Russell's first book, The Sparrow, I tore through it's sequel, Children of God as well. This book seems to be an even more intense meditation on the proble ... discuss

The Engines of God by Jack McDevittMy rating: 3 of 5 starsMy review which ran at SFFaudio.Climate change has Earth on the brink of disaster. The only viable solution is terraforming other planets to e ... discuss

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall f ... discuss

Part I is here.Part II is here. The next question:"What do you think you might do differently for Ramona as she enters high school?"Actually, we're already dealing with differences -- for Betsy, ... discuss

Catholics need to wake up from the illusion that the American we now live in; not the America of our nostalgia or imagination or best ideals, but hte real American we live in here and now- is somehow ... discuss

12 July AD 1988 Bo Harald Giertz was born 31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Borgholm, Öland (Kalmar), Sweden. He came from a prominent family and his father was a noted surgeon and head of one of Sweden ... discuss

(31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Öland – 12 July 1998 in Gothenburg), was a Swedish Confessional Lutheran bishop and Christian novelist.Giertz embraced the faith while studying medicine at the Univer ... discuss

Heidi by Johanna SpyriMy rating: 5 of 5 starsI came across this when perusing Semicolon's list of 55 Free Kindle Books Worth Reading. I don't know why Heidi appealed to me at that moment but I remembe ... discuss

by John Stonestreet July 6, 2012 (Breakpoint.org) - When I say the words “Christian art,” most of you probably think of a tranquil cottage, windows alight and chimney smoking, with a snippet of a ... discuss

A fight for control over the Cato Institute recently was in the news. John Allison is the new CEO. “Who is John Galt?”  This tantalizing question opens Atlas Shrugged, one of the ... discuss

John Allison IV by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: “Who is John Galt?” This tantalizing question opens Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular, if least critically acclaimed, novels of all ... discuss

The Long Journey Home Survivors By James Wesley Rawles Survivors is a prequel to Patriots, also by James Wesley Rawles.  The premise of both novels is that an economic depression spirals out ... discuss

I am not talking here of novels and “The Idiots Guide to Spirituality” type books. Neither am I talking about the typical devotional book either. No, I am talking of solid doctrinal books, good th ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.> 1. And yet another day of oppressive heat! Made worse by the fact that this is the summer my body has decided to let me experience ... discuss

Tim Bray, a fan of [Ray] Bradbury's writing, is recommending to the Internet Engineering Task Force, which governs such choices, that when access to a website is denied for legal reasons the user is g ... discuss

While I was attending the Write Canada Christian writers’ conference in Guelph, I overheard a man talking about his involvement in “rescues” during the nineteen-nineties in Toronto. His name is ... discuss

ONEWe spent a wonderful Father's Day at my in-laws' in Williamsburg.  Did you know that my mother-in-law is the gardening queen?  When Joe was growing up they ate fresh vegetables from their ... discuss

Why I Love Marilynne Robinson - In The New Yorker, Mark O’Connell writes about his love for Marilynne Robinson’s novels. “When I say that I love Marilynne Robinson’s work, I ... discuss

Christians have a unique relationship with the works of Stephen King. On hearing his name, most think of his wildly popular horror novels -- characterized by brutal violence, adult themes, and harsh p ... discuss

The other day I asked about summer reading lists, and said I'd be back soon with mine. Here's  bit of what I hope to read this summer (although when I'm writing a book, I don't always get a lot o ... discuss

Protest movements as evidenced most recently by the Occupy movement basically amount to soft terrorism. That is to say soft in the sense that it is terrorism with muted, understated violence. Instead ... discuss

Exorcist Author Leads Alumni & Student Effort to Address Repeated Scandals and Non-Compliance at America’s Oldest Catholic University   William Peter Blatty also wrote the screenplay for ... discuss

Prize of My Heart is a great read by Lisa Norato.  I enjoyed this story for three reasons.  It wasn't as predictable as many Christian historical romance novels are; there were plot turns th ... discuss

As a follow up to my recent review of The Astonishing Adventures of Missionary Max, I was able to get the author to answer some interview questions. The interview highlights the motives behind this e ... discuss

This piece first appeared in the Easter issue of On Fire, the magazine of the Salvation Army The idea that the Crucifixion and the Resurrection might not have happened as presented in the Bible is not ... discuss

My latest piece introducing National Catholic Register readers to Church teaching on human genetic engineering: Human genetic engineering has always been the stuff of science-fiction novels and b ... discuss

NOTE: This is Part 9 of a 10 day series on Accidental Unschooling that is taking me LONGER than 10 days to write (sorry). I have had a little distraction in my life last week (hosting a blogger retr ... discuss

New rule, one I previously sent to my spy in Theology but decided I need more commiserators: authors of lovely novels are not allowed to tell us what they really think. Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, ... discuss

When I was in Louisville for Together for the Gospel I bumped into Russell Moore and had a few minutes to speak about reading fiction. I quickly saw that he has done a lot of thinking about fiction, a ... discuss

0.  A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. 1.  A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2.&n ... discuss

How many things are wrong with this picture?My Answer: Well, there's the grammar, of course. The thing that really stopped me in my tracks, though, and made me gape in horror is the idea that we want ... discuss

Not only are we offering a free book from one of true greats in science fiction (Locus Magazine lists him as having won more awards for short fiction than any other writer, ever), but we are going to ... discuss

This week’s episode of the Connected Kingdom Podcast has me talking about fiction—the value of reading novels (and this at David’s  request). You’ve got two options: You c ... discuss

The past week has been a mishmash of various appointments, interviews, good books, Lenten assessment, confession, complaining about springing forward, thinking about college stuff, and generally wonde ... discuss

Emily Covington has turned her life around after a drug addiction.It's understandable that her family may have trust issues that she might relapse. But it is now that Emily needs her  family ... discuss

I'm reading Dorothy Sayers' book Mind of the Makerwith my youngest two.  I've mentioned before what I think of typically trite 'Christian' literature: ...many Christians are too quick to dismiss ... discuss

Man, I can't tell you how disheartening I find things these days. First of all, people really seem to think that words create realities. That is to say, if we assert something, we define things t ... discuss

Mar 05, 2012 03:05 am | Michael Cook From 1917 to 1991, for more than 80 years, Russia was ruled by an ideology of oppression which paraded as a beacon of lib ... discuss

From 1917 to 1991, for more than 80 years, Russia was ruled by an ideology of oppression which paraded as a beacon of liberation. But within 40 years, the masquerade was over, even if the misery remai ... discuss

Bishop Ronald Knox was a famous Catholic author (including detective novels) and speaker in England during the first half of the 20th century.  He was born into an Anglican family (his father was the ... discuss

At first, he resisted:  fathers are also victims of abortion.    Work continues on God Moments III:  True Love Leads To Life, a pro-life compilation of stories whose purpose i ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie Gray “When I think this happened in the middle of Paris, right in front of everyone—it’s disgusting!” This comment posed by a reporter in the film Sarah’s Key, based on the ... discuss

When a friend handed me State of Fear by Michael Crichton I did not know what to expect. At 798 pages, the size of the book is daunting. I had never read such a big book in my life. Nor had I ever rea ... discuss

Yeah, I know.  I've had this day before. A Bilgerian day is one in which I want to linger endlessly at a coffee shop, make wise, witty and insightful observations about the people around me, inve ... discuss

I really need to update my writings page. In the meantime: Check out my online column at WORLD online, with a new article every Wednesday. I also have two articles that will appear in the print magaz ... discuss

True Grit - I just finished listening to Donna Tartt’s amazing narration of the novel True Grit. Then I found that she had written this fantastic essay on the book.Romance Novels - Speaking ... discuss

It’s been too long since our last giveaway, and this week we’re going to get started again with something a little different and fun for Life in a Shoe, but the off-grid lifestyle holds a ... discuss

Except for sermon preparation and a few pleasure reads (Jonathan Gash and Ngiao Marsh mystery novels), I've concentrated my reading in the last 6 weeks on 3 excellent books (and one other one that I'd ... discuss

I started up some music before starting up the dishes this morning."Wait! What's that?" asked Ramona. "Is that the Blue's Clues music?""No, honey," I laughed, "it's 'Ball and Chain'. It's a song by Va ... discuss

Yesterday, I bemoaned the latest historical revisionism about the passage of the federal law to protect Terri Schiavo. I am so sick of the pretense that it was a Republican theocratic game–when ... discuss

Up to date on the news as usual, I’m here to comment on Jen Fulwiler’s post at the Register last December, “Why are there no Catholic Mom Bloggers on this Top 100 List?” The ar ... discuss

--1--Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my last post! It's your words of encouragement that keep me blogging. I don't write about life issues as often as I would like, and knowing that these s ... discuss

From: rfh Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 Subject: Warning: Veterans, 2nd Amend supporters, against illegals, for the Constitution or Pro-Life, Christian? Be Heard/Take Action: http://www.harrold. ... discuss

The trick is that you need to have healthy young stem cells to clone and inject: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com At some point, it should be possible patch together the best parts of exist ... discuss

Intellectual Espionage At the start of WWII millions of men showed up at registration offices to take low-level academic tests before being inducted.1 The years of maximum mobilization were 1942 to194 ... discuss

Today I came across this humble post via twitter and thought it was worth sharing. While you may have other ideas to add to the list of  'rules' I thought this was a great start for moms/dads of ... discuss

This article first appeared in the 5 November 2011 issue of “On Fire” magazine, one of the Salvation Army’s publications. Every writer dreams that they will create a character that w ... discuss

Whether you’re an adult or a teenager who likes to read young adult novels, you might want to check out book reviews at Chuck Colson’s BreakPoint. Editor Gina Dalfonzo created the Youth R ... discuss

Remember Jen Fulwiler's "Our Father" series? (I had "Name.") Jen kindly rounded up links to all the posts in the series. You can find them here, at Conversion Diary.~~~~~~~~~~Wonderful author of wonde ... discuss

You don’t have to be a parent to be ripped apart by the sound of a child crying. If there’s anything in you worth calling “human”, then the tears of a frightened, hurt or sad child are the mos ... discuss

Whenever pro-lifers broach the topic of former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline’s attempted prosecution of late-term abortionist George Tiller and the Overland Park Planned Parenthood for chi ... discuss

Yesterday I posted a link to a Book Den post about the American Spectator's annual Christmas book recommendation survey. I was pleased that it drew quite a bit of attention but some of you seem to be ... discuss

Mary Meets Dolly blogger Rebecca Taylor kindly wrote up a review of Brian J. Gail’s pro-life trilogy for me to publish over at Catholic Lane: Fiction is as instructive as non-fiction, maybe eve ... discuss

Last night Claire and I braved the snowstorm to attend what turned out to be a wonderful event at the Regency Marriott. It was an appetizer party to promote the candidacy of former Attorney General an ... discuss

Williams’s best novel is entitled Descent into Hell. Here we watch a perfectly unnoticeable and respectable historian damn himself to Hell by an unremitting sequence of very small petulant choices. ... discuss

Contact: Rose Trabbic, Publicist, Ignatius Press, 239-867-4180, rose@ignatius.com SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- This fall, Ignatius Press will release two novels, "Ida Elisabet ... discuss

For prior installments of Birth of the Black Tigress see earlier postings on RWA, below.Chapter 2: ShipwreckedThe back of her neck burned. Eyes still closed, Emma reached back to touch it. When she di ... discuss

One of the core differences between liberals and radicals is that liberals are capitalists. They believe in a capitalism that is democratically regulated—that seeks to level an unfair economic playi ... discuss

One of the core differences between liberals and radicals is that liberals are capitalists. They believe in a capitalism that is democratically regulated—that seeks to level an unfair economic playi ... discuss

GREAT news. South Sudan has chosen English as its official language. And next year, as part of the 2012 Olympics arts programme, the South Sudanese Kwoto Theatre Company is to perform Shakespeare's p ... discuss

 Catholic publishing company Joseph Karl Publishing is compiling stories for the groundbreaking pro-life  book God Moments III: True Love Leads to Life. Please consider sharing one (or mor ... discuss

by Thaddeus Baklinski NAIROBI, September 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Award-winning author, medical doctor, and world-renowned pro-life advocate Dr. Margaret Ogola passed away on Thursday, Septembe ... discuss

So finally HotAir.com gets around to reporting a story, that I reported about 3 days ago. (and they’re a big blog?!?!) …and in the subtitle under the picture for the story, we see this: ... discuss

So finally HotAir.com gets around to reporting a story, that I reported about 3 days ago. (and they’re a big blog?!?!) …and in the subtitle under the picture for the story, we see this: ... discuss

I love to read. Over the summer holidays I probably read through at least a book a week, most of them fantasy or mystery novels. I did branch out a bit though, and read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Mo ... discuss

(from 09/18)is not very well known in today the Rev. MacDonald had an impact on one of the greatest generations of Christian writers and apologists including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and G.K. Cheste ... discuss

The lecture notes of University of Kansas Professor Anna M. Cienciala: Nationalism and Communism in East Central Europe. The notes cover the history of East Central Europe from the partitions of Pola ... discuss

The lecture notes of University of Kansas Professor Anna M. Cienciala: Nationalism and Communism in East Central Europe. The notes cover the history of East Central Europe from the partitions of Pola ... discuss

The iPad has proven itself a game-changing medium in many ways, not the least of which is in being a medium that Christians can use to share the good news of Jesus Christ. A few weeks ago I came acros ... discuss

As a serial killer has her town in fear, sketch artist Annie Kingston draws the faces of the victims and tries to help solve the case. Annie not only wants to help stop a killer, she is also afraid t ... discuss

Lots of very ungenerous comments yesterday — detailing how Mark Shea is a heterodox-Michael-Voris hater — by people who were busily emoting, and ignoring the fact that yesterday morning, ... discuss

Not much has been going on with me hence the lack of posts. Last Friday I was told my thyroid levels were low and that I might have hypothyroidism which, to be honest, scares me because it would mean ... discuss

Fiction is as instructive as non-fiction.  Maybe even more so.  The best fiction catches us up in a world outside our own all the while teaching us truths about ourselves and humanity. ... discuss

When I learned that my book, "A Special Mother is Born" would not be available for another month or two, I was discouraged. I had big plans to market the book at the Catholic Marketing Network and the ... discuss

If you live in or around Chattanooga, Tennessee, I have a question I’d like to ask you. If that’s you, would you mind sending me an email? My email address is tim@challies.com. Thanks! And ... discuss

Aileen and the kids have gone away for a couple of days, getting out of the city in favor of a neighbor’s cottage. Right before they left my five-year-old daughter looked at me and said, “ ... discuss

Last week I posted an item about my discovery, lo those many years ago, of one of my favorite writers of all, G.K. Chesterton. That prompted the questions, "Do you still read him a lot? And are you re ... discuss

It is unbelievable to me that we’re into August, already. Before you know it, the kids go back to college (buy them this and this!) or high school (buy this for sure!) the leaves go crisp and cr ... discuss

When you think back to what you learned in history class, what comes to mind? Are strings of people, places and dates running through your brain?Or, do you recall particular figures who’s story was ... discuss

I'm tired from all the traveling done today (first by car and then by train) so I'll make this short and sweet. Today I went to two places where it all began for me: the hospital where I was born (and ... discuss

What is the Bulwer-Lytton Contest?Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary competition that challenges entra ... discuss

Kids with Special Challenges connect with Colorful, Exciting, Graphic Novels Contact: Dan Cordie, 415-656-6891 SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Founded in 1941, Young Life -- w ... discuss

From the election-time boogeyman of the “hidden agenda” to novels like The Handmaid’s Tale, the left-wing of the Canadian imagination preoccupies itself with the production of alarmist prophecie ... discuss

by Chuck Colson - The experts have a lot of ideas about why marriages crumble. But one of my favorite answers comes from someone who gave literary marriage advice — some 200 years ago: Jane Austen. ... discuss

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/aborted-kevin-mark-smith/1032029750?ean=2940013610668&itm=19&usri=abortedGreat news. While waiting for my agent to hear from publishers he's been diligently pitching my ... discuss

(31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Öland – 12 July 1998 in Gothenburg), was a Swedish Confessional Lutheran bishop and Christian novelist.Giertz embraced the faith while studying medicine at the Univer ... discuss

Brethren, definitions are always good and the dictionary writers almost always do their best to formulate them. Let’s start with them: what’s this thing suddenly so in vogue called “tolerance” ... discuss

  Good morning. Is there a word for this? Starting an argument on a faulty premise and running from there. “If we don’t raise the debt limit” spending will have to be cut. ... discuss

Chuck Colson writes:A few months ago, we held a teen fiction event at BreakPoint. I talked about it on the radio, and our website, BreakPoint.org, we devoted an entire week to reviews and recommendati ... discuss

Contact: Carol Porter, 760-344-1446 NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- While vacationing with his wife in New York City for the upcoming 4th of July three day weekend, U.S. born serial ro ... discuss

Lisa Miller, the former religion editor of Newsweek, sees in smartphone apps the death of the church as we know it. And from all appearances, she’s happy about it. “With Scripture on iPhones and ... discuss

Lisa Miller, the former religion editor of Newsweek, sees in smartphone apps the death of the church as we know it. And from all appearances, she’s happy about it. “With Scripture on iPhones and ... discuss

Gary Gilley has provided a valuable service to all with his review of the bestselling novel "The Shack" by William P. Young. Analyzing the book's theological message, he demonstrates that while the t ... discuss

Gary Gilley has provided a valuable service to all with his review of the bestselling novel "The Shack" by William P. Young. Analyzing the book's theological message, he demonstrates that while the t ... discuss

--1--Lately I've been posting more on my other blog, Cooking Nick's Books, than I have on this one. It isn't that I don't have much to share with you here, I have lots; sometimes I think since that on ... discuss

As a father of two teenage girls, I am very concerned about what books they read. Thankfully, neither of them like to read what's currently being offered in "young adult fiction" and for good reason. ... discuss

You have to understand that in 1961, Boston PD was very much a family affair. If you were Italian or Irish, you were pretty much guaranteed a slot. I was half of each, so I was practically assigned th ... discuss

From Spirit Daily Pope Benedict XVI has slowly but surely moved on a course that will make him more than just the "caretaker" Pope many envisioned him to be. And that will come, perhaps, because of ... discuss

by LauraLoo Andrew Klavan is an acclaimed writer who has had 2 novels made into major motion pictures. Andrew Klavan is also a conservative, pro-life Christian who has keen insights on abortion… ... discuss

….there has been a miscalculation.It seems that some people just don’t know when to give up! After his second failed prophecy of the unbiblical ‘Rapture’, Harold Camping has issued a new proph ... discuss

Live Q&A - Here is one to add to today’s calendar. Ligonier is hosting a live Q&A today with Sinclair Ferguson, R.C. Sproul Jr., Robert Godfrey and Steve Lawson. Check in at 2 PM EST to ask your ... discuss

Lisa Miller, the former religion editor of Newsweek, sees in smartphone apps the death of the church as we know it. And from all appearances, she’s happy about it. “With Scripture on iPhones and ... discuss

Chuck Colson on Ayn RandDid Even the Lifeguards on Baywatch Make This Kind of Money?On Immigration Reform and National Security, Obama Has Failed CompletelyDid the U.S. Win in Vietnam? Only to Have a ... discuss

"There are two novels that can change a bookish 14-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One's a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable h ... discuss

 Novels can be dangerous; if they are compelling, they threaten to suck up all of a busy mother's time away from her children. For half a week, I have been capitalizing on the distraction of my f ... discuss

...will not be found in a Dan Brown novel or a movie based on his novels.However, there is a new movie coming out where you can find the truth about the origins of Opus Dei and its founder, St. Josema ... discuss

I continue to read Russell Moore’s book Tempted and Tried. And it continues to give me a lot to think about (which may be a bit of an understatement). I really found this section worth pondering ... discuss

  From: Western Journalism Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 Subject: Video: Alan Keyes on News in Eligibility Cases      ... discuss

Marge: All right, already! Everyone knows [Thomas Edison] accomplished a lot. Maybe because he didn't spend every moment talking about Thomas Edison!Homer: Oh, that's where you're wrong, Marge ... discuss

My wife and daughters are big Jane Austen fans. We watch just about every adaptation of her novels that comes along (although the 1995 Pride and Prejudice (Restored Edition) is our favorite) ... discuss

Have you ever looked at the truth over and over again, and no matter how hard you look, you just can’t figure out how the truth is the truth?  What it boils down to is that you are missing some ... discuss

Mission 27 is a continuation of a story arc involving a main character from the novels, whom you must protect from GCP attacks while you traverse the city. You are instructed to train a couple of sold ... discuss

Last summer, I experienced one of the scariest novels I have ever read. It truly scared me and the author was not who you might expect. Instead of Steven King, Dean Koontz, or the horror writer of you ... discuss

From http://huffingtonstoast.com/393/jayson-blair-romance-novelist/  Cindy Sheehan, who has worked tirelessly for fame by discounting her son's service to his country,... ... discuss

HT: Jivin' JAbortion Provider Appreciation Day: Dr. Doug Laube of WisconsinLaube first claims -- absurdly so -- that abortion was "mainstream" immediately after Roe. Which is totally why all those ded ... discuss

They got it right. Sure I would have loved to see the $40 million dollar version of the same movie, but the bottom line is that it works and works well. With the executive summary out of the way, let& ... discuss

Over at IEET, always good for a chuckle once one gets past the indignation of their flawed reasoning, Hank Pellisier (a newspaper reporter by trade) suggests that an all-female future society of human ... discuss

In what some observers considered to be a surprising move, the lower house of French parliament “overwhelmingly approved a ban on wearing burqa-style Islamic veils” according to several news sour ... discuss

So, what is next? I am running out of steam on my social media activity, limping along on blogging. Not sure what to do next.Maybe I should take up reading, again. I did a lot more of it before I star ... discuss

"Reading your male: an invitation to understand and influence your man's sexuality", by Mary Farrar, is a meaty book that has some interesting topics that would make for good conversations (maybe even ... discuss

Embattled Republican Senator George Allen of Virginia may have caught a break with the revelation of a few "interesting" passages posted on the Drudge Report this week from the fiction novels of his D ... discuss

"Please don't let this case get to the death-penalty phase. Do that for me, will you?"Antagonist to her Protagonist attorneyI evaluate books on the basis of our worldviews; clearly we select our readi ... discuss

St. Paul wrote: "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— th ... discuss

I should say up front that if I could get away with calling Jane Austen a modern novelist (as opposed to ancient...maybe) I would certainly choose Pride and Prejudice as the novel I would never tire o ... discuss

"Reading your male: an invitation to understand and influence your man's sexuality", by Mary Farrar, is a meaty book that has some interesting topics that would make for good conversations (maybe even ... discuss

  Did you view Masterpiece Theater's "Emma" on PBS last Sunday night? When it was shown last year in England, it garnered less than stellar ratings - leading many to announce that the Age of J ... discuss

Embattled Republican Senator George Allen of Virginia may have caught a break with the revelation of a few "interesting" passages posted on the Drudge Report this week from the fiction novels of his D ... discuss

I should say up front that if I could get away with calling Jane Austen a modern novelist (as opposed to ancient...maybe) I would certainly choose Pride and Prejudice as the novel I would never tire o ... discuss

Anthony Holland, missing from Cordell, OK since 6/21/2009 tstyles deflockedstate="false" latentstylecount="156"> < ![endif]--> The last time any family members heard from Anthony Holland was on ... discuss

/insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2009/10/fr-robert-barron-on-the-vampire-twilight-craze.html">I, for one, remain a bit puzzled about the nature of Anne Rice's beliefs, especially since she has not, as f ... discuss

Gary Gilley has provided a valuable service to all with his review of the bestselling novel "The Shack" by William P. Young. Analyzing the book's theological message, he demonstrates that while the t ... discuss

Much of the controversy surrounding Dan Brown's novels comes from his use of Opus Dei, and his misrepresentation thereof.In the pilot episode of The West Wing, Martin Sheen's character Jeb Bartlett ma ... discuss

"Please don't let this case get to the death-penalty phase. Do that for me, will you?"Antagonist to her Protagonist attorneyI evaluate books on the basis of our worldviews; clearly we select our readi ... discuss

Usually I think of novels as a pleasant way to while away (meaning waste) some time.  So, when I was given The Shack by a friend I was willing to read it, so we could discuss it, but I didn’t ex ... discuss




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