When I was eight, I took a trip to Switzerland that I will never forget. I was kind of excited because I had already fallen in love with the book Heidi. But this was better than I could imagine. I wandered the Swiss Alps under night skies filled with stars that shined so bright I felt like I could touch them. I even climbed to the top of one of the peaks while the sheep rested in a nearby meadow and watched the sun set. Christmas was lovely there. The small church gave out a freshly ... Read More about When Revenge Melts into Treasures of the Snow
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“Call the police! My car was stolen!” My brother and cousin left their shopping in the small store and burst into action. “What does it look like?” my brother asked. Once she answered, they ran to the door, shouting over their shoulders. “We’ll find the thieves!” We gathered around the lady while she called the police. I watched my brother and cousin tear out of the parking lot, wondering if they would return to the store with bullet wounds. (You should know this was Missoula, Montan ... Read More about What Happens When Susan Pevensie Remembers Narnia
Many years ago, an emperor of China desired to know how the commoners of his country lived, so Emperor Long dressed in disguise and walked among the people. His servants refused to let him go alone, but he forbade them to reveal that he was the emperor. During his time with the commoners, they found an inn and ordered some food. During the meal, he poured his servant a cup of tea. The servant, horrified that his emperor would serve him, wanted to show his gratitude, so he tapped his first two ... Read More about Was Susan Pevensie’s Lipstick More Dangerous than the White Witch?
“Christian fantasy? Oh, that’s full of nasty stuff!” She dropped my book like it was Turkish Delight from the White Witch and backed away from the table. Selling young adult Christian fantasy books at live events always brings a few characters, but this lady left me speechless. She marched off to the table next to me and glanced at the titles there. She grabbed one book and turned back to me, holding it up, “Christian romance. Now here are good books!” She proceeded to buy five (count t ... Read More about Why You Want Your Child to Love Fantasy Books
Queen Susan the Gentle from the Chronicles of Narnia is a round peg for a square hole. I say that as nicely as I can, for I have never been one to follow the crowd. But Susan Pevensie continues to surprise me, kind of like that onion that you peel and keeps getting bigger. As a child, I didn’t pay Susan Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia much thought. I was too caught up with the battles, the quests, and the adventure. (Spoiler alert: If you haven’t read The Last Battle, here's a twi ... Read More about Susan Pevensie: A Striking Contradiction in a Land of Warriors