Kathy Ide ~ author and editor

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Kathy Ide, author and editor, with her husband Rick.

Kathy is a best-selling author, speaker and writing coach who loves to help other writers become successful authors. Here’s a little about her from her website at http://kathyide.com/about-me/

“I’ve been making up stories my whole life. (Just ask my mom, who caught me in plenty of “fabrications,” bless her heart.) But it never occurred to me that this could be a good thing! (On the contrary, it usually got me in trouble.)

When I was sixteen, I became a born-again Christian without having the foggiest clue what that really entailed, or what it would mean for my life. Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I grew into Christian adulthood. (Well, I became an adult, anyway. My faith is still maturing, but I don’t think that ever stops … at least it shouldn’t.)” continue reading about Kathy on her website.

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Here’s one of Kathy’s books featured in our Christian Authors bookstore. You can find Kathy’s complete collection of books on Amazon.

Happy reading everyone!

~ Lynne

Live Like You Are Living – by Glynis M Belec

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Glynis M. Belec, author

“Live Like You Are Living” is one of Glynis M Belec’s blog posts on her website and this one is about living life to the fullest and dying with a different perspective. In it, Glynis recounts a conversation with a dear friend who has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

“It’s silly, but I was a little nervous to make the phone call. I mean, what do you say to someone whose husband died four months ago? To someone whose father died two months ago? To someone who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer? Pancreatic cancer? “They can’t do anything for me” kind of cancer?” … continue reading

“I love writing short stories and devotions. One of my biggest joys is encouraging and making people smile when they read my work. I especially love to make children grin and am constantly inspired by their antics and curiosity. You can check out my children’s website… (I’ve got some cool challenges for some cool kids on there, too, and lots of information about my children’s books and workshops.)” … ~ Glynis

Glynis loves to write and especially loves to write for children. In fact, she has a website devoted to children with cool writing tips and fun challenges. For instance, do you know what
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia means? Click the word to find the answer!

Check out Glynis’ books for adults and children in our bookstore.

You can find Glynis and ‘Live Like You Are Living’ on her website at https://www.glynismbelec.com/

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Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

Existential Quandary by Benjamin T Collier

Existential Quandary by Benjamin T. Collier

Have you ever wondered where God came from? ‘Existential Quandary’ by Benjamin T. Collier tackles this mind-blowing question.

Existential Quandary

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“In Genesis it says “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” and then it says, “The earth was without form and void”. There’s something in this passage that I think a lot of modern readers miss. I was raised Christian, but I was also raised in a world of science which tends to approach everything from a naturalistic perspective. And as such, I somehow got it into my head that the emptiness that existed before Creation was something that had always been, and that God somehow ‘came about’ and made the cosmos out of the nothingness that was already there, which means God was somehow either existing alongside the nothingness or he was a product of it.

What this verse tells me is that even the nothingness that a lot of us tend to think of as prime reality, this absence of existence, is in itself something created by God. God made an empty space in which to create things, he didn’t come into existence in an empty space and then make other things. God was, at one point, all there was. There was nothing that was not God. No earth, no heaven, no void, just God. Nothingness was not even a thing until God allowed it to be. Needless to say that changed my perspective”…

Read Benjamin’s full blog post at benjaminfrog.com 

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Benjamin T. Collier

Benjamin writes fantasy, science-fiction and nonfiction. You can find his books in our Bookstore in the Fantasy, Biographies, and Science Fiction sections.

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What Is Christian Speculative Fiction? by Lynne Collier

Christian author, Lynne Collier, writes Christian Speculative Fiction and Fantasy. Here she explains the differences between overt and non-overt fiction.

What Is Christian Speculative Fiction?

Writing Christian Speculative Fiction

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“Biblical [Christian] Speculative Fiction is speculative fiction which uses Christian themes and incorporates the Christian worldview…”  — Wikipedia.

In many of the modern Christian fiction novels, the characters are mainly Christian and act on guidance from God with no overt or miraculous divine intervention. There is almost always a non-Christian character who eventually becomes ‘born again’ and the emphasis is biblical and doctrinal, as in Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins’ Left Behind series. It differs greatly from speculations on the Bible and Christianity found in fictional work such as Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

An example of a story which portrays a biblical and doctrinal emphasis but also features miraculous intervention would be Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness which features demons, angels, and spiritual warfare.

Examples of stories which reflect a Christian worldview without explicitly Christian references would be The Lord of the Rings by RR Tolkien, C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, and G. K. Chesterton’s The Ball and the Cross, which are overtly miraculous in content…”

 

Read Lynne Collier’s full blog post at  lynnecollier.com