I’ve got something like a couple dozen books signed by their authors, but I never thought I’d own a fiction book signed by one of its characters! Cherri Allen, my parents’ former next-door neighbor and the owner of a marvelous bird-and-garden shop in my hometown of Auburn, Michigan, won an auction to have her name […]
Book Review The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind Chosen Ones (The Aedyn Chronicles) I just happened to read two Alister McGrath books in the last two days. I didn’t plan it that way. I had seen on Twitter that he had written a new fantasy novel, and a pre-release copy […]
Did you know there were two tin woodmen in Oz? Probably not–the second one appears for the first time in this short snippet of a story. Only Natural “He thought it was a curse. I saw it differently. You probably remember his story–how he fell in love with a certain girl, who happened to be […]
I read Dorothy L. Sayers’s The Nine Tailors several years ago, and today I just finished it again, on audio this time. I think it’s my all-time favorite mystery novel. What’s yours?
I was a trombone major as an undergrad, with an emphasis on classical music. We trombonists owe a lot to Beethoven: he was the first major composer to include trombones in “secular” music. You see, when Martin Luther translated the “last trumpet” (the signal for Christ’s return) in his German Bible, he called it instead […]