Monthly Archives: January 2010

Telling the Truth

Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale is a small book divided into four chapters that brings us a refreshing look at sharing the Gospel. Buechner uses everyday life to tell Gospel history in fresh ways, and uses those stories together with the poetry of the prophets, the magic of familiar fairy tales, and the blood-bought masterpieces of some of Buechner’s favorite writers to tell the truth, which is the Gospel, and to help us tell the truth, the whole and total truth. Continue reading

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Required Reading

Magical Realism is a very popular genre right now. Here’s what you need to know about it and why we need to be reading the books on our children’s required reading lists. Continue reading

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Tin Man

This mini-series, based on The Wizard of Oz, is excellent, well acted and beautifully created, and of course, Zooey Deschanel is delightful… Read more of my review at reneamac.com. Continue reading

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It’s a Rather Dark Tale

Even though Duey’s series seems to me a bit darker than Lewis’s (The Silver Chair may be his darkest in the Narnia series), light has a tricky way of sneaking into everything… especially stories, many times even unbeknownst to the author, sometimes even against his or her wishes. And so it is critical that as Christians we engage art (which novels often are) on the lookout for ways in which we can point out the connection of all stories to God’s Original Shimmering Story Continue reading

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