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God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T. Walker

By Janie | September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say about Gender Identity? by Andrew T Walker.  The Good Book Company, 2017, 171 pages. …

Bird Boy Project: Discussion Forum 3 (and our third giveaway!)

By Janie | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chapters 14-19 This section sees Roy Ray delivered to an entirely new setting, with new characters that, as we learn, are not entirely new.  We’re …

Refugee by Alan Gratz

By Janie | September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Refugee weaves the stories of three children fleeing intolerable situations in their home countries, from 1939 to the present. Refugee by Alan Gratz.  Scholastic, 2017, …

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

By Janie | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A town where qualities disappear every seven years is the setting for The Disappearances, a clean, thought-provoking teen mystery. The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy. …

Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs

By Betsy | September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Panda-monium offers plenty of hi-jinks, animal facts, and quirky characters as Teddy solves the mystery of the theft of a prized giant panda. Panda-monium by …

Bird Boy Project: Discussion Forum 2 (and another great giveaway!)

By Janie | September 15, 2017 | 4 Comments

By chapters 8-13, we’re well into the development part of the novel, which (you may recall) I mentioned is the often the most difficult part …

Ben’s Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

By Janie | September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

This young-reader history of the early days of the American Revolution views events through the experience of 12-year-old Ben Russell. Ben’s Revolution: Benjamin Russell and …

*Almost Paradise by Corabel Shofner

By Janie | September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

This funny but thoughtful novel takes Christian faith seriously as a factor in the lives of real people. *Almost Paradise by Corabel Shofner.  Farrar Strauss …

The Bird Boy Project: Discussion Forum 1 (and book giveaway!)

By Janie | September 8, 2017 | 8 Comments

At last count, thirty families and individuals (and a few classes) have signed up to receive daily chapters of my latest in-progress novel.  (If you …

Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman

By Janie | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

A biracial lad in 18th-century England, suddenly on his own, struggles to make his way and foil the evil machinations of his “betters.” Hell and …