I got my copy of Prince Lander and the Dragon War this weekend and added it to my to-read stack. And then I added another few books I talked with people about over the weekend. And then I added all the new submissions we got earlier this spring for Bandersnatch Books. At this rate, I’m never going to finish my stack.
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More Than a Story by Sally Michael
Megan at Redeemed Reader reviews these Bible story books.
- There has been a happy recent trend of Bible story books that are more than a retelling of the Biblical narrative. Beginning with the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, others have sought to show that each event in the Old and New Testaments is part of a far, far greater Story in which God is the focus.
Tips for Parenting Opposite Personalities
Kate Stevens explores what it looks like to parent very different kids.
- I am sure Isaac and Rebekah felt the same way as they parented Jacob and Esau—the smooth versus the hairy. The hunter versus the momma’s boy. I am confident that the best counsel is not from Isaac and Rebekah, who each chose their favorite son. Like all parenting, I am confident that this is a matter of the heart.
Inputs to Nourish the Soul
Sarah Mackenzie recommends some soul-care.
- I am finding it pretty important to guard my inputs lately—to be careful about what I’m letting in, so that I can really show up well for my family.
There’s nothing like a wonderful story—either on the page, on the screen, or through my ears, to brighten my disposition and restore my hope.
Christ’s Beauty in Our Brokenness: How to Love Art Through the Eyes of Faith
Shane Morris introduces Russ Ramsey’s new book, Rembrandt is in the Wind.
- An illustration by fourth-century church father Athanasius of Alexandria came to mind as I read Russ Ramsey’s Rembrandt Is in the Wind: Learning to Love Art Through the Eyes of Faith. In his On the Incarnation, Athanasius compares the image of God in fallen humans to a portrait that has been “effaced by stains from without.”
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On Christians Reading Fiction: Believing is Seeing
Kelly Keller’s series continues.
- If we believe that faith is “the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen,” (CSB) or “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (ESV), it’s going to take some believing in unseen things to work out our faith. We Christians seem to agree on this rationally. But then we bluster on through our days, paying little attention to things unseen. I struggle to “see” in this way — don’t you?
Dead-Eye Dan and the Cimarron Kid | Glenn McCarty
Théa Rosenburg reviews an excellent contribution from Glenn McCarty.
- If you’ve read Glenn McCarty’s The Misadventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson, you’ve heard about US Marshall Dead-Eye Dan. And if you’ve read McCarty’s Junction Tales, you’ve met Dan face-to-face. (For the record, I highly recommend that you do both of those things.) But Dead-Eye Dan and the Cimarron Kid dives deeper into the world of Tumbleweed and tells the sort of tale Eugene might have read and savored—one that might have inspired him to seek his own adventures. For this is a tale of Dan himself.
Something to Do with Your Kids
We’re at a new month, which means a new chance to get a family activities round up! Here’s a list of 40 things to do together in April.
Something to Watch
Ever wonder how we got domesticated cats…twice?
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–The Story Warren Team