Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

First published in 1995, Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott is as relevant today as the day it was published. The book has become the definitive how-to guide for new and aspiring writers. The book has been a national best seller and continues to have excellent sales. As of… Continue reading Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Devotional: Heed Instruction

Text: Proverbs 10:17 “Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.” –Crossway Bibles (2011-02-09). The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (p. 534). Crossway. Kindle Edition. As Christian writers, our witness is as important as the stories or poems we write. If our private lives don’t match… Continue reading Devotional: Heed Instruction

Devotional: Keep My Words

Text: Proverbs 7: 1-3 My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. – Proverbs 7: 1-3 Crossway Bibles (2011-02-09). The Holy Bible, English Standard… Continue reading Devotional: Keep My Words

The Valiant Papers

The Valiant Papers by Calvin Miller is the story of a life told from the perspective of the person’s guardian angel. The story is written as though it were true. The book chronicles the life of a businessman who lives a normal, worldly lifestyle, until just before the end when he becomes a Christian. It… Continue reading The Valiant Papers

Review: Write His Answer

I found this wonderful little book while attending a seminar at the Greenlake Conference Center in Greenlake, Wisconsin. The book has 33 short chapters. You can read on a day as part of a daily devotional plan or quiet time. The chapter titles and appendix include Called to Write, Overcoming Procrastination, Seek His Kingdom First,… Continue reading Review: Write His Answer

Review: How to Pray

In How to Pray by R.A. Torrey his practical pointers on prayer clearly unfold the conditions God has established for intelligent, effective prayer that brings His answers, emphasizing the purpose and importance of prayer. He gives principals on: The Importance of Prayer, Praying unto God, Obeying and Praying, Praying in the Name of Christ and According… Continue reading Review: How to Pray

Devotional: Walk In A Manner Worthy Of Your Call To Write

Devotionals for Writer’s: Walk In A Manner Worthy Of Your Call To Write Text: Ephesians 4: 1 – 6 Focus: Ephesians: 4: 2 – 4 Maybe you are a Christian writer whose drive is sharing Christian themes for the mainstream market. Your goal may focus on writing to develop Christian Believers. Whatever your motivation, “walk… Continue reading Devotional: Walk In A Manner Worthy Of Your Call To Write

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine is a moving collection of stories of a magical small town summer in 1928.  It gives a nostalgic feeling of a childhood long gone. This is not a typical piece of work for Ray Bradbury. There are no supernatural or futuristic happenings.  It is a semi-autobiographical recollection. It is fun to read. Dandelion… Continue reading Dandelion Wine

Free France’s Lion: The Life Of Philippe Leclerc, De Gaulle’s Greatest General by William Moore

Most students of World War II are familiar with General Charles de Gaulle. Only the most serious know of General Philippe Leclerc. I consider myself very knowledgeable when it comes to World War II history. William Mortimer Moore’s biography of Philippe Leclerc filled a void in my education. The book is well-written. It held my… Continue reading Free France’s Lion: The Life Of Philippe Leclerc, De Gaulle’s Greatest General by William Moore