The Terrible Speed of Mercy

Just over a year ago my Facebook book club decided that we wanted to harness some of the fun we saw in books like 84 Charing Cross Road and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We developed a pen pal group and started exchanging letters with book friends all over the world. As…

Outlaws of Time

Outlaws of Time is Louis L’Amour’s Lonesome Gods meets Doctor Who told through the voice of a modern Flannery O’Connor for boys – set in the sticky Arizona desert. And just to make it a little more of a tilt-a-whirl, reminiscent of Doctor Who and Flannery O’Connor,  every name and every symbol has layered meaning….

Slugs and Bugs: Silly Goodness

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God!” (Isaiah 40:28) This powerful verse lives passionately in the hearts of my kids and me thanks to Slugs and Bugs Sing the Bible 2. My husband is a professional musician; we have very particular standards pertaining to music in our home….

Wingfeather Saga #2: North! Or Be Eaten!

-SPOILER FREE- When CS Lewis wrote Narnia, he wasn’t really writing fantasy – he was playing with “dressed rabbits” – a style of anthropomorphizing pastoral animals and mythic creatures (like centaurs) so as to give the story a magical setting. Basically, however, the creatures all followed rules that were fairly basic to regular humans and…

The Black Star of Kingston

I am going to venture to guess that G.K. Chesterton would have liked this book. Not because it is the most sophisticated book. Not because it is the most elegantly written book. Not even that it is the best book of S.D. Smith’s Green Ember books. I think that Chesterton and his wife Frances would have loved…