Kingdom Come by Justin Coogle. Amazon Digital Services. 406 pages. This is the second book that I have read and reviewed as a result of a thread I joined on Goodreads directed at those who write Christian speculative fiction. While the first book was a bit of a disappointment, this one was a pleasant surprise. … More Review: “Kingdom Come” by Justin Coogle
Invasion (Tales of Mighty Men Book 1) by David Bergsland. 218 pages. For purposes of transparency, I need to state that I came upon this book when I was assigned it on Goodreads as part of a thread on Christian speculative fiction. The authors and readers there agreed to review each other’s books for the … More Review: “Invasion” by David Bergsland
Do you know what “awe” is? I mean, well beyond a dictionary definition of the word. Have you ever been awed? I have had times in my life when awe has overcome me, and they are moments I will always remember. Such as walking into St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna with the pipe organ playing, … More Are You Awesome?
I just crossed a milestone, of sorts, this morning. I posted my ten thousandth Tweet on Twitter. This isn’t a blog to congratulate myself. Instead, it’s a moment to take stock of what all that means. Statistically, I joined Twitter in November 2008. Since that time I have attracted 26,300 followers and added 111 photos … More Ten Thousand Tweets
A while back, I wrote a blog entitled, Things We Don’t Talk About, and it was mainly about sex. There are lots of people talking about sex, but the people who need to talk about it really aren’t talking. That’s usually the case; the topics that are taboo ARE talked about. They’re just not talked … More Things We Don’t Talk About, Part II
The Shack by William Paul Young. Windblown Media. 248 pages. I read The Shack because it was out in movie form and my wife had read it. She wanted to see the movie and wanted me to read it before we went. We never ended up going to see the movie–we plan on seeing it … More Review: “The Shack” by William Paul Young
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