Category Archives: faith and fiction

Mini-reviews: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; and The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey

March was the month of the read-along for me: I hosted one, and participated in two others. Because I’ve written about and discussed these books to death, I decided to resort to mini-reviews to wrap things up. Title: Cloud Atlas … Continue reading

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Faith and Fiction Round Table Discussion: Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

Title: Forbidden Author: Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee Genre: Christian fiction, dystopian fiction Publisher: Center Street Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher First line: There was never a body. Goodreads blurb: A terrible truth has … Continue reading

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Faith and Fiction Round Table: Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker

Title: Small Town Sinners Author: Melissa Walker Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher First line: “Take the wheel,” says Starla Joy, sticking the grape lollipop she’s been working … Continue reading

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Faith and Fiction Round Table: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Title: A Canticle for Leibowitz Author: Walter M. Miller, Jr. Genre: Dystopian fiction Publisher: Eos Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: Brother Frances Gerard of Utah might never have discovered the … Continue reading

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Faith and Fiction Round Table: What Good is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters by Philip Yancey

Title: What Good is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters Author: Philip Yancey Genre: Christian non-fiction Publisher: Faith Words Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library Goodreads blurb: “Religion author Philip Yancey … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Eyes of the Heart by Frederick Buechner

Title: The Eyes of the Heart: A Memoir of the Lost and Found Author: Frederick Buechner Genre: Memoir, non-fiction Publisher: Harper San Francisco Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from Amy for Frederick Buechner Week First line: … Continue reading

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Faith and Fiction Round Table: Certain Women by Madeleine L’Engle

Title: Certain Women Author: Madeleine L’Engle Genre: Literary fiction Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: The Portia, a shabbily comfortable fifty-foot boat, was tied up at the … Continue reading

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Faith ‘n’ Fiction Saturday: Round table discussion of Godric by Frederick Buechner

Faith ā€˜nā€™ Fiction Saturday is a weekly event hosted by Amy at My Friend Amy. Each week Amy posts a different question or topic, having to do with faith in fiction, for people to blog about. This month, several bloggers … Continue reading

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