Posts tagged "C.S. Lewis"
Book Review: "When a Daughter Dies," by Ben Witherington, with Ann Witherington

Book Review: “When a Daughter Dies,” by Ben Witherington, with Ann Witherington

I had to check the date more than once. Ben and Ann Witherington lost their daughter Christy on January 11, 2012. On March 15th—only slightly more than two months later—Ben and Ann released an eBook titled When a Daughter Dies: Walking the Way of Grace in the Midst of Our Grief. Only a few months prior,...
The Bermuda Triangle of the Heart

The Bermuda Triangle of the Heart

Becki and I recently watched an episode of Hoarders, and the psychologists who worked with the show’s subjects said something about how compulsive hoarders attempt to fill inner voids with “stuff.”  They attempt to alleviate their suffering with material things, and their hearts and houses become like miniature Bermuda Triangles, harboring lost wreckage from the...
My Book: The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope

My Book: The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope

Above: “The Nirvana-Shaped Hole in My Heart,” by Danny J. Gibson. More high-resolution images of the art from The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope can be found here. About the Book  Author Chad Thomas Johnston’s The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope: Essays at Play in the Churchyard of the Mind is an essay-driven creative memoir that explores life through the lenses of theology, pop culture,...
Work-in-Progress #2: Young Adult Sci-Fi Book with Amanda Lynch

Work-in-Progress #2: Young Adult Sci-Fi Book with Amanda Lynch

I designed the blog header below for Virginia’s own Amanda Lynch yesterday. And yes, her baby really did eat foil. Read Amanda’s blog entry about this incident here. I met Amanda on Twitter awhile back and, after becoming familiar with her writing style, I asked her to collaborate with me on my next book project,...
Words We Took With Us Into War: Meditations on Marriage

Words We Took With Us Into War: Meditations on Marriage

Since I have OCD, I suppose there was something entirely appropriate – even unsurprising – about the fact that, when I asked my dad to preside at my wedding, I provided him with quotes for his homily that drew exclusively upon writers who published under initials rather than using their first names: G. K. Chesterton, C. S....
When the Good in Us Misbehaves

When the Good in Us Misbehaves

Becki and I just finished watching the blandly-titled but thoughtful Wonderful World (***1/2 out of 5), starring Matthew Broderick.  He plays Ben Singer, a world-weary, has-been children’s singer/songwriter, and he is a regular raincloud, dispensing doom and gloom wherever he goes.  During the course of the film it occurred to me that his character was...