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Beautiful review of A Slow Burn

This review comes from Christina Severinghaus.

This is the second book of fiction that I have read written by Mary DeMuth. Just like the first one, Daisy Chain, this one A Slow Burn kept me up all night, I simply could not put it down. Her character development is amazing, the descriptions of Defiance so real, I immediately feel transported…

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Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish

I truly fell in love with the struggling characters in Watch Over Me, a novel about loss, need, soul damage, and relationships that heal. Christa Parrish knows how to draw a reader into a complex, emotional, but not overwrought story. Her subtlety is superb. She entices the reader with just enough to want more, painstakingly unfolding the story.

Watch over Me opens with a…

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Really sweet book

5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Gift for Those Who Want to Deepen Their Faith, October 9, 2009

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Boring Books that Boxify God

I can’t tell you how very tired I am of boring Christian books. There exists some sort of “acceptable” content that we write about ad infinitum, but rarely do we hear from writers who dare to go out on limbs–to share what is really, really inside. It takes guts. It’s not easy.

I’m not talking about writing heresy or unorthodox words, but to be willing enough to be honest. The truth is, we are very small folk on this earth. We don’t understand all the mysteries of life or of God. There is much left that…

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Two Places of Redemption

Shannon over at shenandoahdawn reflects on how a particular passage in Wishing on Dandelions affected her. You can read her words here.

Lisa Samson, one of my most favorite people on this planet, is featured on InFuze this week. It’s a convicting, real, raw, surprising interview. Read her words here.

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Top 50

I posted over at The Master’s Artist today about the top 50 books that influenced my relationship with Jesus and my relationship with words. Check it out.

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Watching the Tree Limbs–an honest review

Camy Tang gives an honest review of Watching the Tree Limbs over at Camy’s Loft today. I really appreciate that she’s willing to say the book is hard to read, but still shows the hope that (hopefully) shines through. You can read her review here.

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Another Lifeless, Boring Christian Book

I read a lot of books. A lot.

Sometimes I’m dazzled.

Sometimes I’m not.

I’m reading one of those not-so-dazzling books right now. The cover art is amazing. The endorsements intrigued me. But after about 20 pages in, I realized I was reading the same book I’ve been reading for the past ten years. Same old stuff. Nothing refreshing. Nothing deep. Nothing of the gutsy wrestling I saw in Blue Like Jazz. Same old, same old.

I firmly believe what is inside an author comes out on the page. If we are full of cliche-living, or pat-answer-theology, why are…

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Kind Review

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t read Watching the Tree Limbs, don’t go over to Jamie’s blog and read this entry. It’s a review of Wishing on Dandelions that made me smile.

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Thank you, Pam

Pam Meyers blessed me today with this post over at her blog. She’s taking up the crusade. Thanks Pam!

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