All That We Think Is Love: C.S. Lewis’ “Till We Have Faces”

It's almost a sure bet that if people have heard of C.S. Lewis, then they've read The Chronicles of Narnia. Occasionally they haven't, but such cases are rare enough that people generally assume others know the stories. When conversations about him start up the question that's usually asked is "Have you read the Cosmic Trilogy?" … Continue reading All That We Think Is Love: C.S. Lewis’ “Till We Have Faces”

The Freedom To Love: Beth Allison Barr’s “The Making of Biblical Womanhood”

Beth Allison Barr's The Making of Biblical Womanhood has been making quite a splash among the people who care deeply about women's issues in Christianity, whether egalitarian or complementarian, which of course means that not everyone approves. Barr herself does not present the book as a neutral examination of the history of women in the … Continue reading The Freedom To Love: Beth Allison Barr’s “The Making of Biblical Womanhood”

Old Enough For Fairy Tales: C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia”

In the dedication of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe to his goddaughter Lucy, C.S. Lewis said: "I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it … Continue reading Old Enough For Fairy Tales: C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia”

I And Thou: Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness”

Science fiction as we know it was born in the 1930s and 40s, a time of social and political crisis for many in the world. When people weren't certain if they would see tomorrow, stories about the future often became an outlet for the fears and concerns of the present. Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, for … Continue reading I And Thou: Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness”

Particular Friends

In a corner of my bookshelf, stacked to save space, is a series of books by Patrick O’Brian. They don’t have a collective title, usually being referred to simply as the Aubrey-Maturin series after the names of the two lead characters. Set in the very early 1800s and spanning some sixteen years, the books follow … Continue reading Particular Friends

The Communion of Saints – Out Now!

I'm pleased to announce that my first, self-published book is now available to buy online! The Communion of Saints: Stories in the Christian Gothic was my final project in my Master of Arts program at Regent College, and it's now my first publication. Featuring five short stories tied together by a frame narrative, the book … Continue reading The Communion of Saints – Out Now!