If you hang around me very long, you’re going to quickly discover one thing. I love The Chronicles of Narnia very, very much with The Lord of the Rings as a very close second. And if you spend any time with me, you’re going to find out I like both fantasy books and movies. But what is harder to observe about me is that I’m extremely picky about the fantasy that I read and that a lot of fantasy never finds its way into my heart. One of the reasons I don’t always love reading ... Read More about The Most Important Reasons Why the Magic in Narnia is Different
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What book of the Bible would someone who loves to read fantasy really enjoy? The best answer would be every book of the Bible. But there's one book with plague, pestilence, and battles. Oh, and did I mention a dragon? Revelation. To be honest, I haven't dug too deep in Revelation. I've read through it a few times, but maybe because I felt it was too deep or symbolic, I moved on. In my studies, I tend to be a practical person. When I studied teaching, I barely endured the classes on ... Read More about Love Fantasy? Here’s the Best Book of the Bible for You to Read
Remember those words from when you were a kid? “I dare you.” Oh, man. That was when things got serious. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Honestly, I haven’t been up for a dare the last few years. Maybe I was tired, had a giant project list, or was just being a chicken. But last year, a dear friend of mine Gretchen Louise mentioned a Goodreads Reading Challenge, and I took the challenge with great hesitation. I set my reading goal for 40 books, which I thought was ... Read More about I Dare You – Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge Summary
Ted Dekker brought me back to Christian fiction. I grew up on Christian fiction, but somewhere in my teens, I stopped reading it and moved on to other things. Fifteen years later, a copy of Black was sitting on my friend’s table. “You should read that,” he said. I was intrigued enough to read it. I devoured Red and White after it. My husband did too. After that, we worked through all of Ted Dekker’s books and branched out into other Christian fiction again. That’s why I really wanted ... Read More about Should Your Children Read The Dream Traveler’s Quest?
When I was a kid, being sent to my room was the best form of punishment. All my favorite things were there, like my Breyer horses, my boombox with stacks of my favorite cassette tapes, and my shelves of beloved books. I had discovered at an early age what American aphorist Mason Cooley put so nicely: "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." Within the pages of my books, I raced my horse across the desert sands of Arabia in The Black Stallion, I solved ... Read More about Adventures to Take When You’re Stuck at Home