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2012 Online Apologetics Conference Focuses on Worldview in Story

Apologetics Applied through Story…

http://onlineapologeticsconference.com/

Have you ever found yourself in a discussion about the veracity of Christianity only to discover that the other person has all sorts of strange notions about just what Christianity is?   Upon further investigation, you discover that the person’s concept of Christianity seems to be a hodge-podge patchwork derived from the media, cultural judgments, and experiences with the Church while one was young.  If you do point out that Christianity refers to a specific thing, and most importantly, a particular person, as recognized throughout history, they will argue that is just your ‘opinion,’ or … continue reading...

My Million Words and the Road to Good Writing

It is one of those subjective truisms that a person becomes a good writer sometime after writing their millionth word.  I don’t know if the truism is true or not.  I should like to think that my writing was good many hundred thousand words ago.  🙂  I won’t deny, however, that the writing in my first published book, Fidelis (156,000 words), is not as good as my writing of the second book, Spero (165,000 words) , and as I continue to write the third book- Caritas (as yet <50,000 words)- I feel like the writing is better still.

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Literary Apologetics: Missionary Work in the Language of the Masses

I am currently promoting my Birth Pangs series and thought it would be a good idea to point to a few places where I have argued that turning the tide in America today means changing the way we witness.  In particular, using narrative, whether visually or in text.

America is increasingly a mission field in its own right.  Just as missionaries have to learn the language of the natives before they can present the Gospel effectively, so too do we need to do the same in America.  This does not mean (per some trends in apologetics today) adopting the ‘language’ … continue reading...

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called out of Darkness

Read my reviews of Anne’s other books, Out of Egypt and Road to Cana.

PURCHASE CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS


I was pleased to have Anne Rice’s latest release sent to me for review. Her spiritual auto-biography, Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession, is available for purchase through Amazon.
Welcome Catholic News readers! Feel free to drop a comment. You may be interested in my own book series, Birth Pangs. Take a look after you finish the review!
Anne Rice begins her book by laying out in… continue reading...

A Review of Spero by Jean Heimann at Catholic Fire

Today is the official release day of Birth Pangs: Spero in hard cover!  It is available through Amazon.com or through my book’s website at www.birthpangs.com.

Jean Heimann, who also reviewed Birth Pangs: Fidelis, was kind enough to write a review of Spero as well.  Below are the opening paragraphs of the review followed by a link to the full review.  She provides a link back to birthpangs.com at the end of her review.

Jean Heimann’s Full Review

Spero, the second book in the Birthpang series continues the adventure of the futuristic fantasy tale, which takes places in the

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Christian Fiction Update of the Birth Pangs Series, what is Spero About? Review Copies Available

Book 2 of my Birth Pangs series is due to be released on October 20th, 2008, in hard cover.  The name:  Spero.  I am very pleased to be able to release the cover image, designed by my friends at SojournerDesign.  Check it out.

The Birth Pangs website has had a make over, again with the help of SojournerDesign.  Take a look at www.birthpangs.com.  It still has a couple of rough edges but it is coming along nicely.  Just a note:  right now I am offering copies of both Fidelis and Spero available at a discount in celebration … continue reading...

An Open Letter to Christian Muggles…

As an author that is a Christian, I have followed the discussion about Harry Potter’s relationship to Christianity with interest but have generally stayed out of it. I have long believed that there were Christian themes percolating in the books, a belief that led me to accurately predict the fates of Snape and Malfoy (apparently unredeemable characters in the books). How intentional and deliberate Rowling was when exploring these themes I won’t speculate upon because that is something that she herself is in the best position to answer. However, her explicit inclusion of two Scriptures “Where your treasure is, there … continue reading...