Bible, Literary Study, Nonfiction

Epic

I’ve had a great experience reading this little book by John Eldredge aloud to my two daughters. Epic: The Story God is Telling and the Role that is Yours to Play takes up the question of why the most popular books and movies move us so deeply. Its answer? They follow the same pattern as… Read More Epic

Biography, Literary Study

The Fellowship

What then, were the Inklings? Was John Wain right to call them (as we reported on the first page of this study) ‘a circle of instigators, almost of incendiaries, meeting to urge one another on in the task of redirecting the whole current of contemporary art and life’? Were they, rather, just a circle of… Read More The Fellowship

Literary Study

A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One’s Own is around 100 pages long. It’s Virginia Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness essay (originally a speech to an all-women’s college in 1929) on the subject of women in fiction. At least, that’s what she sets out to address; she ends up delving into the ways women have been so oppressed throughout history that… Read More A Room of One’s Own

Literary Study

The Wilder Life

I picked up┬áThe Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie at a publisher’s book sale that comes to our area once a year. It has one of the most attractive covers ever, in my opinion, and as someone who has read and reread the Little House books, I… Read More The Wilder Life