Encouragement

Dear Authors, Some Books Take You Home

The breeze blew softly as I sat on the porch and turned the page of captivating novel. Page after page detailed a land I had never set foot on, never seen, never even considered. I saw the rivers come into view, felt the cool wind, and smelled the plants that were entirely foreign to me, save the descriptions I read in this book. Bit by bit, I became familiar with a place I had never laid eyes on, all within roughly four hundred pages of a story. Books have the power to take us on adventures, they capture us entirely and carry us away.

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Interviews & Guest Posts

A Broken Clock, Sola Scriptura, and How Women Can Be Discerning with Books {Interview with Glenna Marshall Pt. 1}

Glenna Marshall is a pastor’s wife, mother, blogger, songwriter, and very soon-to-be-published author. (Keep an eye out for her book The Promise is His Presence: Why God is Always Enough coming August 1st, 2019.) I am so honored to have had an opportunity to sit down and discuss with her how we as women, can use and cultivate discernment in all of life, but especially what we read. You can visit Glenna on her blog here and preorder her new book here.

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Fiction Reviews, The Middle Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} The Christy Miller Collection Vol. 1

“I also learned that,” Christy added, “no matter what happens to me, the Lord always goes before me and He’s always with me.” She felt a little bolder than usual, and a little surer that her summer promise to Jesus was real and lasting.

A Whisper and a Wish by Robin Jones Gunn

About the book…

The Christy Miller Series has been a beloved series among Christian girls since the first one released in 1988. The series spans from Christy’s high school years to marriage and motherhood. This first volume in the collector’s edition contains the first three books: A Summer Promise, A Whisper and a Wish, and Yours Forever. These first three books of The Christy Miller Series chronicle Christy’s first high school years, her salvation, and developing relationship with fellow Christian, Todd.

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The Corner Shelf Book Club

The Pilgrim’s Progress: Week Three

Week Three Recap

This week we read chapters three and four, The Slough of Despond and Evangelist Findeth Christian Under Mount Sinai, and Looketh Severely Upon Him. The content was deep, and I’m still mulling over it! What are some of the things that have especially stood out or sparked questions for you? I encourage you to discuss them with your book club!

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Interviews & Guest Posts

Authors with Swords: An Interview with S.D. Smith

Hello Sam! It is such a pleasure to have you join me for an interview. Thank you, so much! My family started reading The Green Ember books aloud after I graduated high school and all the commotion and excitement peaked my interest, and so I read them myself. Wow is all I have to say.

What made you start writing?

From the first time I was read to as a child, I was captivated. When I discovered there were real people behind the stories, I wanted to do that. There were lots of twists and turns after that, but I was always haunted by the vocation of storyteller. It finally caught up to me in a big way as a dad. I told my kids stories and one serial we shared over the years became intensely exciting for us. The Green Ember was born out of that series, and it was the catalyst for sharing my work with the world.

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