A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller. Thomas Nelson. 257 pages. I really like Donald Miller’s writing. I like his philosophy and his approach toward life and Christianity. I first came in contact with him several years ago when I read his book, Blue … More Review: “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller
Out of the Silent Planet (The Space Trilogy) by C.S. Lewis. 158 pages. Scribner Books. I’ll have to admit that I read the Space Trilogy before, but it was in high school, way back in the early 70s, and I didn’t remember much of it. I decided to read it again when I realized that … More Review: “Out of the Silent Planet” by C.S. Lewis
For those who don’t know much about me, I’m a novelist who makes a living as a university professor during daylight hours. I’ve been doing this (the professor part) for 19 years now, and before that I was an editor. I teach in the communication department of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, and consider … More Storytelling 101: Why It’s All About Worldview
If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, have read my Great Adventure Manifesto, or have read one or more of my books, you’re probably aware that I’m a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. My background includes ten years as an editor for a Seventh-day Adventist publishing house in Idaho, as well as another five as managing … More It’s Not So Odd Being Peculiar
Last night was the long-awaited season premiere for The Walking Dead that answered the question: Who was Negan going to kill? I won’t include any spoilers here, because I know there are probably some readers out there who haven’t seen the episode yet, and I hate it when that happens to me. But on top … More It’s the Kobayashi Maru All Over Again
One of the questions I traditionally give my Narrative Writing students goes like this: “How does your writing reflect who you are?” I give it to them at the beginning of the semester and tell them that it will be on their final exam. None so far have given me what I would consider a … More What Defines You?