RR Podcast 2: Tim Challies on Choosing Kids’ Books

Last week I had the honor of interviewing Tim Challies–author, publisher, and blogger extraordinaire–on the subject of kids’ books.  Much of what he had to say will come as no surprise to the hundreds of thousands of people who have read his body of work, such as his review of The Shack or his other book reviews at www.discerningreader.com.  In the interview, Tim is insightful, practical, and wise beyond his years.  But he’s no auto-matron, and I think even his detractors may enjoy hearing about how he came to love reading, as well as some surprising things about him, such as the Reformed preacher he refused to read in his teens.

Thanks to him (and you) for bearing with my technological issues.  (I’m working on them!)   And if you’d like to read more about Tim, you can join him at www.challies.com.


If you found this interview fascinating or even mildly interesting, click on over to our interview on The Jesus Story Bible with Kevin Twit, Belmont University R.U.F. minister and one of the brains behind Indelible Grace music.  Or check out our interview with author Simonetta Carr on heroes of the faith.

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  1. Elizabeth on March 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I agree with Challies! I am grateful for your site and the way that you ladies seek to read through the lens of the Gospel!! Looking forward to reading many more of your reviews. 😉

  2. se7en on March 18, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I stopped by to listen to the podcast and really enjoyed visiting!!! Thanks for a great podcast… I appreciated the balanced viewpoint. While my kids read anything and everything they are learning to read with discernment and I have written a post a while back on encouraging them to read Christian books in a world where there friends are definitely not reading them… here’s a link if you are interested… http://www.se7en.org.za/2009/03/03/sunday-snippet-helping-your-kids-to-read-worthy-books

  3. LeighAnn Pruiksma on March 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    how do I hear the podcast??

  4. LeighAnn Pruiksma on March 18, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Never mind – I found it!! I feel silly!! Thanks!

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