50 Shades Trilogy: The Tim Challies Interview

NEW TO REDEEMEDREADER.COM?  Like our Facebook page or sign up for our newsletter (see right-hand corner of the homepage) to get more updates on 5o Shades and other significant book trends! Introduction Despite being dubbed “mommy porn” by Publishers Weekly and many other news outlets, E. L. James’s Fifty Shades trilogy has been shattering sales […]

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'Rooted' Resources on Tolerance

The Conference We don’t promote a lot of conferences at Redeemedreader, mostly because there aren’t that many that touch on kids’ literature from a Christian perspective.   (If you’d like to change that, Janie or I would be happy to work something out at your event… just leave us a comment below.)  But the Rooted […]

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‘Rooted’ Resources on Tolerance

The Conference We don’t promote a lot of conferences at Redeemedreader, mostly because there aren’t that many that touch on kids’ literature from a Christian perspective.   (If you’d like to change that, Janie or I would be happy to work something out at your event… just leave us a comment below.)  But the Rooted […]

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Bible Reading Challenge Announcement

Big news about our Bible reading challenge!  1) While Carl is away, we have enlisted Evan Hughes, illustrator of William Boekestein’s books among others, to fill in.  We should be receiving some of his art later in the week to pass on to you; and 2) We have a very talented young songwriter who has […]

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Swash and Buckle: the Chronicles of Egg

Deadweather and Sunrise, by Geoff Rodkey.  Putnam, 2012, 296 pages.  Age/interest level: 10-up. Thirteen-year-old Egbert Masterson, or Egg as he will soon be called, is the youngest son of a taciturn and glum plantation owner on Deadweather Island.  The product of the plantation is ugly fruit, and instead of slaves old Masterson hires pirates for […]

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A Death Observed, Part Four

This is a short series on my mother’s death.  It’s meant for folks who may be facing the death of their own loved one, with symptoms they may face, my suggestions to caregivers, and a brief sketch of what I felt and experienced. Part One. Part Two. Part Three.   Hours to Minutes Before Death, […]

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Alternative Physics: Larklight

The Larklight Trilogy, by Philip Reeve, decorated throughout by David Wyatt: Larklight (2006), Starcross (2007), Mothstorm (2008). Bloomsbury, each approx. 400 pages. Age/interest level: 10-up. Ten-year-old Arthur Mumby, his irritating teenage sister Mytle, and their absent-minded father are minding their own business at Larklight, their earth-orbiting home, when they suddenly find themselves playing host to […]

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Insurgent: A Summer Review

Hayley Schoeppler is a 20 year old college student, the oldest in a family of seven kids, and an astute Christian book reviewer at her blog, Cats in Boxes.  She’s been a camp counselor this summer, but now that she’s getting back to real life, she took some time to review one of the summer’s […]

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Bible Reading Challenge, Week 29

Guys, I want to apologize.  This week has been extra busy as we’ve prepared for 50 Shades and dealt with technical woes.  We also still don’t have our illustrator back yet, and I haven’t been able to make up the slack.  We’ll try to get back on track next week, though, ok?  Many thanks for […]

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Catching Up with YA Fantasy

Readers of this blog may not believe me when I say I’m not a big fantasy fan.  Then why so many fantasy reviews?  Because that’s what’s hot, friends.  I hear that the pendulum is about to swing back to realistic fiction, but I’ll believe it when I see it.  The good news is that some […]

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Kids’ Books On My Wishlist

It’ll be a few more weeks before we join in the Back to School rompus, but if you’re like me, you’ve been out browsing for neat school stuff already.  I thought I’d share a few books that have caught my eye or bear mentioning again. Before I do, though,  if you appreciate our blog and […]

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