Every child I have cared for loves a good story, but when considering a Bible for my grandson I didn’t search for a collection of Bible stories. This time I wanted an actual Bible. The New International Reader’s Version Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids meets my criteria.
I don't like vampires and werewolves, and I usually have no interest in such stories, but author Matt Mikalatos tells a remarkable outside-the-box monster tale that was well worth my time in "Night of the Living Dead Christian." Are you in for a challenge? I appreciated Mikalatos' previous book, "Imaginary Jesus," and still refer to it in day to day … Continue reading Night of the Living Dead Christian – a Book Review
In a few months I will be a published author, a goal I've been working on more than four years. I want to share the steps I took to publishing, but first I'll tell you about the book. My story, "Jesus in My Pocket?," is included in the anthology, Jesus Talked to Me Today: True Stories of Children's Encounters with Angels, Miracles, … Continue reading What a Pre-Published Author Does
In this collection of four novellas I particularly liked "Where Healing Blooms," by Vanetta Chapman. Emma Hochstetter is a widow, mother, and grandmother whose prayer is that her elderly mother-in-law will never die and leave her alone on their little farm. As she straightens herself up from weeding her garden, knees popping and shoulders aching, … Continue reading An Amish Garden – A Book Review
The first thought that came to my mind after reading the first few chapters of Mistaken, Karen Barnett's debut novel, was "refreshing." Her story takes place in Port Angeles, Washington during Prohibition and launches into Laurie Burke's fierce yearning to protect the men in her life and hold her family together. She is also holding … Continue reading Mistaken, by Karen Barnett – Book Review