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First Half of Chapter 1: Saturday Night, May 16th

The tall, Nordic blond gazed out the window at Park Avenue, twelve stories below, where cars undulated like trains crossing the prairie, going as far back as a man could see. “Excuse me. Do you know where I can get a drink stronger than ginger ale? I hear Dave’s got something stashed.” Turning, Jake pulled […]

Honoring the Enemy

Suddenly spies are all the rage. First, Steven Spielberg makes a movie—A Bridge of Spies—about James Donovan, the lawyer who negotiated the Gary Powers/Rudolf Abel swap with the Soviet Union in 1962, and then the New York City Council honors Ethel Rosenberg. First the movie: while I enjoyed Bridge of Spies, Spielberg’s whitewash of Rudolf […]

Argh! We lost our theme!

Because of updates by Host Monster, we lost our theme. We’re working to replace it with an even better one–more modern with a cleaner look that accommodates all the great blogs you’re used to reading. We’ll keep posting if you’ll be patient with the current look:-) Thank you from the writers at Skoob Press.

Read a long post that’s a paper I wrote for group discussion on Gilead

Marilynne Robinson’s novel Gilead, a letter written by 76-year-old congregational minister John Ames to his seven-year-old son, Robby, explores father/son relationships, the central one of which is the story of God the Father and his Son. Ten years after Gilead, Robinson published Home, telling the same story from the third-person perspective of Glory, the middle-aged […]

Like C. S. Lewis–Check out The Traitor’s Chair

The Traitor’s Chair is YA fantasy literature in the vein of C.S.Lewis. The unusual concept supports the author Jon Carter’s theological themes without turning the novel into a boring treatise. Instead, it has a good blend of action and meaning that will engage and edify.   Link:  (Paperback only; eBook coming soon)   Description […]

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