Summer Selections For me, summer is all about escape. Most of us will be fortunate to travel a little this summer, but we may only get away for a few days or a week at the most. Of course, our entire summer can become an exotic getaway… if we have the right book […]Read more "Summer Selections – Escape Through Reading!"
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven When I was young, my brother and I came across a collection of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe while visiting our grandparents. My brother was fascinated […]Read more "E: Edgar Allan Poe and Universal Emotion"
I commute to work, an hour each way. This amounts to lots of time spent in the car, either in the early morning (when I’m exhausted) or at the end of a long day (when I’m exhausted). To keep myself from dozing off at the wheel, I’ve found that audiobooks work wonders for me. […]Read more "6 Audiobooks to Spice Up Your Commute"
Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed Agatha Christie’s mystery novels so much that she made the author a Dame of the British Empire. It’s hard to believe that in the beginning, Christie was a hardworking World War I nurse and military wife who was originally unsuccessful at getting her first book published! In 1920, however, a […]Read more "Q: Queen of Crime – Our Obsession with Agatha Christie"
Blitzkrieg – the word sent paralyzing fear throughout the nations as Hitler’s forces marched across the globe, ravaging and plundering each territory as they went. As the Allied forces began to gain the advantage, the German forces became even more aggressive, doing as much damage as they could before being forced out of the […]Read more "B: Battle Restoration – Review of Edsel’s “Monuments Men” – Part II"
Adolf Hitler is widely known for his relentless pursuit of a worldwide German Empire and the atrocious acts he committed against the Jewish race. What most people don’t know about Hitler was that he viewed himself as an artist, plotting to plunder the world’s greatest artistic treasures in order to establish the world’s greatest collection […]Read more "A: Art Worth Dying For – Review of Edsel’s “Monuments Men” – Part I"
We all want to be Ender Wiggin. I’m talking, of course, about the leading man of Ender’s Game, the wildly popular novel by Orson Scott Card which inspired the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster (which was recently released for purchase on iTunes). As an elementary aged child, at first Ender seems to be an unlikely hero. It […]Read more "“Ender’s Game”: Power-Ups and Pitfalls"
Gruesome murders. Bloody crime scenes. Cold-blooded killers with a thirst for revenge. Probably not what you would expect from the world of Christian Fiction, and yet walk into your local Christian bookstore and there you’ll find it: the Bowers Case Files series by Steven James. Beginning with The Pawn, these books introduce readers to Patrick […]Read more "The Power of Our Own Dark Side: Steven James’ “The Pawn”"
John Grisham, who “may well be the best American storyteller writing today,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, certainly does not classify himself as a Christian writer. However, he effortlessly weaves Christian language into the pages of his novels, as when he describes the heart of a missionary woman in The Testament or mentions the encouragement […]Read more "Grisham’s “Sycamore Row” as Modern Parable"