Seems Like a Good Idea … The Ultimate World Religions Database

 This is an early version of a snippet from my NaNoWriMo Work in Progress -- "What will You Die For?" “Miz Rodriguez, you should totally do this.” Jayna blew on her hands as they watched the kids file into the buses. “But Jayna, they want to collect people’s Bibles. I mean take them away. Would …

Why Write a Book About Celibacy? — Guest Post by Tranea Prosser

I have not read Tranea’s works, but I hope you’ll take a look and check out her fresh perspective! Tranea Prosser — Author. Comedian. A Woman of Many Flavors! Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. The topic selected me; it …

Review of Pirates of the Caribbean 2 — Mary C. Findley

Can you be a pirate and a good man? Of course, in the gospel according to Disney. Do they have any idea what a pirate is? Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Dead Man's Chest even gives the nod to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, having one of their pirates "15 Men On a Dead Man's …

Lessons of Life and Successful Habits — Guest Post by Ron Millicent

Can be purchased: http://www.createspace.com/4368076 Can be purchased: https://www.createspace.com/4379483 I have not read Ron’s books, but I can certainly agree with using the Bible as a life manual! Check them out. Lessons of Life: This book was written as a result of my sister saying one day, “You know that to have lived for over 70 years, we …

Review of the Movie Fireproof — Mary C. Findley

I need to say that Christian movies that are even watchable are rare and contemporary adult Christian movies even more so. This movie should inspire Christians to appreciate and support the efforts of those who try to fill this crying need. The story centers around a relatively young married couple, a firefighter and a hospital …

Review of Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry

Beloved Daughter is on sale now for only 99 cents! About the Book -- In a small North Korean village, a young girl struggles to survive. It is her father's faith, not the famine of North Hamyong Province, that most threatens Chung-Cha's well-being. "The Beloved Daughter" follows Chung-Cha into one of the most notorious prison …

Faerie Queene, Installment 5

Una takes Red Cross to the House of Holiness. The low door is Humility, Reverence is the hallway, and Celia is over the house. Fidelia (Faith) dressed in white, carries the New Testament scriptures and a cup of wine with a snake in it, symbolizing regeneration (the snake sheds its skin and becomes “newborn”) and …

NaNoWriMo Shouldn’t Exist? — Mary C. Findley

http://www.salon.com/2010/11/02/nanowrimo/ The above-referenced article in Salon by Laura Miller states that, in her opinion, NaNoWrimo shouldn’t exist. That’s a contest where people are encouraged to produce a 50,000 word novel during November. You can find more about the specifics here: http://nanowrimo.org/ Miller insists that nobody should be encouraged to write novels. She says it isn’t necessary. Novel-writers …

“Are You So Selfish?”

  From My Work in Progress -- What Will You Die For? -- Mary C. Findley “What?” Keith jumped up. “What are you saying? We’re supposed to take the kids’ Bibles away from them? Their prayer journals? Their memory cards?” “There’s no need to be defensive.” Doctor Summers glared up at him. “Please be seated. You …

The War on Christmas

Christmas originated in the Roman Empire when Christians gathered together to worship Jesus during the feast of Saturnalia. Since most Christians were poor or slaves, when the pagan majority celebrated Saturnalia, Christians were given the freedom, for that one day, to do whatever they wanted. They had “the day off.” So when their masters, neighbors …

Faerie Queene, Installment 4

Una and Sans Foy travel in the woods until forest people, hearing Una's cries, come to her aid and chase Sans Foy away. They worship Una but she tries to teach them of the true God. In their ignorance they worship her donkey. Another knight arrives (a knight born in the forest), Satyrane (his name …

Interview with Kelly Hagan Author of Haunted by the Past

    1. Many people say authors can’t or don’t do well writing more than one genre. You have written a children’s book and a romance suspense book. What do you think prepared you to write these different types of books? That’s a good question, Mary. My answer would have to be God, and life. …

Spending the Night at the Principal’s

My Work in Progress -- What Will you Die For? -- Mary C. Findley   “Hey, not to insult you, but we could run down to the mall and get you some clothes – my treat. You’d have some clean stuff to wear, anyway, sans bubbles. Jo-Jo really soaked you. Sorry.” “No, I always have …

Faerie Queene Installment 3

Una travels alone in a forest, becomes weary, lies down to sleep. A lion approaches and at first roars but then becomes her guard. She spends the night in the hut of Corceca, an old blind woman, (representing the blindness of false faith) Abessa, her deaf daughter, (representing the error of the Romanist church) and …

Character Interview with Sebastian from Dana Pratola’s Second “Descended” Book

    AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/DESCENDED~Sebastian-Dana-Pratola-ebook/dp/B00GM7NKMA BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Dana-Pratola?store=allproducts&keyword=Dana+Pratola Men like Sebastian want only one thing, and Natalie has vowed not to give it to him. Yes, he’s gorgeous, intelligent and heroic, but he’s also a constant reminder that she isn’t good enough for him. Can she outrun a club owner who wants her dead when she’s weighed down by …

Interview With Ada Brownell — Author of Imagine the Future You

  I haven’t read Ada’s books, but please take a look and see if they are what you are looking for! 1. Many people say that authors can’t or don’t do well with more than one genre. You have a biography about your life as a Pentecostal, a Bible study about the eternal, a teen …

The Faerie Queene for Christmas — Installment 2

They leave the forest and meet up with the old holy man. Una urges the Red Cross knight to rest and the old man agrees. They are assigned sleeping places, and the old man shows his true form, Archimago, and summons sprites. Red Cross has troubling dreams. A sprite impersonates Una and begs Red Cross …

Love Does Not Mean “Give it to Me Now!”

Anyone who has ever had children, worked with children, been around children or seen children is very familiar with the expression “he won’t share with me.” Hence the equally familiar response: “Share does not mean, ‘Give it to me now.’” That same sentiment is also applied to love. We are absolutely drowning in advertisements telling …

Snippet from A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist, and A Dickens of a Reminder

  As we finished our lunch, instead of Rose, the thin, sallow girl I had learned was called Dulcinea, the Campbells’ adopted daughter, entered, bearing a cunningly carved elephant cup of fragrant wood brimming with frothy milk. “Thank you, Dulcy,” Kera said warmly. I started, noticing that the child’s left hand was only a withered …

Review of Chadash Chronicles Book 1: Fool’s Errand by David G. Johnson

  4 Stars If you love fantasy RPG games you will love this book. There aren’t so many characters that you get lost, but there is a rich diversity along with familiar types. Rogues and clerics, mages, and paladins dot the landscape, as well as cooks and bards and bad guys. Johnson has done some …