Gasp! A Book Review! Hannah’s Civil Pirate by Joanna Emerson — Post by Mary C. Findley

It's been a long time since I wrote a book review. I think I have a backlog. Since Amazon banned me from reviewing, I guess I've been sulking in a corner, thinking writing reviews anywhere else wouldn't matter. But you need to read this book. It's wonderful. My review is posted on Goodreads, but, since …

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 …

A Slave of God Guest Post by Sophie Dawson

I am a slave of God. We shy away from the concept, and understandably so, given the history of slavery here is the US. I am one, however, and proud to declare it. As a believer in Christ, I have been paid for by Jesus’ death as payment for my wrong doing. Thus, He owns …

Impossibilities and Possibilities: a Review of The Beautiful American by Marilyn Holdsworth

"La Belle Americaine" is a phrase often repeated in this story. It appears in the diary which Abby Long finds hidden in a beautiful antique desk she buys at auction. But it isn't used to describe the person I believe is the truly "Beautiful American" in this story. Jasmine is a slave who providentially comes …