What I’m Reading: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

What it's about: This huge fantasy story follows the story of Shea Ohmsford and his brother, Flick, as they are thrown headlong into a race to save the world from the advance of the dreaded and evil Warlock Lord. What I liked: The characters - each character has his place in the story and adds … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Book Review: The Burden is Light by Jon Tyson

What the book is about: The book is about one man's journey from being crushed under the weight of performance and success. In his early career in the church, he measured his success with numbers in his ministry and used others as he saw fit. As he grew and developed, he changed his tactics. What … Continue reading Book Review: The Burden is Light by Jon Tyson

Critiquing – Giving Critiques

I've been around several different groups of writers and I can say, without doubt or hesitation, that critiquing is one of the hardest things to master. Whether critiquing your own work or the work of others, it's necessary to understand how to be the most useful to help better the work in front of you. … Continue reading Critiquing – Giving Critiques

Book Review: Reapers of Souls and Magic by R.E. Fisher

What the book is about:  Reapers of Souls and Magic is book 1 of an epic fantasy series. The story opens introducing Tetra, an Elfaheen created by The Gods who then creates other races. She is one of a number of Elfaheen and the first chapters introduce the history of the world before diving into … Continue reading Book Review: Reapers of Souls and Magic by R.E. Fisher

Review: Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

What the book is about:  Leadership and Self-Deception is a surprising nonfiction book, but in a good way. The main principle of this book, termed "Being in the box" is presented in a fictional narrative manner rather than the usual non-fiction 'here's the problem and here's how to fix it' manner. This book explores the … Continue reading Review: Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

Review: Never Settle for Normal by Jonathan Parnell

  What the book is about: This nonfiction lifestyle book is aimed at the person seeking to understand what Christianity is about. In the book, Parnell breaks down the basic elements of Christianity and presents them in a simplified way, taking care to not saturate it with names of theologians that seekers wouldn't know while … Continue reading Review: Never Settle for Normal by Jonathan Parnell