Cleophas and Elizabeth Visit Easter Sunrise Service

We have a tradition in our church of having Biblical characters visit our Easter sunrise service in the park. This year Cleophas and his wife, Elizabeth, from Emmaus told us about their encounter with the resurrected Christ. First Person Drama, written by Pastor Bob DeGray and performed by John Bauer and Zion Early. Based on […]


Jonathan Edwards by Simonetta Carr

I’m spending my Thursdays here on the blog in the eighteenth century, 1700’s. This picture book biography of the great preacher and theologian, Jonathan Edwards (b.1703, d.1758), is just beautiful. The book is hardcover, printed on lovely paper, large print, with both color illustrations and photographs of important documents and places in Edwards’ life. I […]


William Penn, Quaker Hero by Hildegarde Dolson

Posted by Sherry on 9/9/2015 in Biography/Memoir, Christian History, Conversion stories, General |

One of the Landmark series of non-fiction histories and biographies, William Penn, Quaker Hero is a very readable biography of a perseverant and courageous man. There’s not much in the book about what the Quakers (Society of Friends) actually believed, nor does the book really explain why they were so hated and persecuted. But it […]


Weight of a Flame by Simonetta Carr

Posted by Sherry on 4/10/2015 in Biography/Memoir, Christian History, General, Nonfiction, Poetry Project |

Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata by Simonetta Carr. I received this book, from the author, for possible review a long time ago, started reading it, and then misplaced it. Then there was the fire, and I thought it had been lost. Then, I found it! It is the somewhat fictionalized, but […]


Mission at Nuremberg by Tim Townsend

Posted by Sherry on 2/15/2015 in 1943, 1946, Christian History, Christian Life, Conversion stories, World War II |

Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend. Townsend, Formerly the religion reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is a veteran on the “God beat”, having written for several U.S. newspapers and other publications. In this book, he has given readers interested in World War II and […]


Adoration of the Magi

Posted by Sherry on 1/6/2015 in Celebrations, Christian History, Christmas, General |

Click to enlarge. This painting is by the early Renaissance painter, Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, or Fra Angelico. The traditional date for the feast of Epiphany, celebrating the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child is January 6th.


The Rest of the Story: Eric Liddell

Posted by Sherry on 9/4/2013 in 1924, 1941, Christian History, Christian Life, General, World War II |

The late Paul Harvey had a feature on the radio called “The Rest of the Story” in which he would tell familiar stories of well-known people and events or commonplace tales of ordinary people–and then tell “the rest of the story”, the part that not many people know or the part that gives the true […]


The Convert by G.K. Chesterton

Posted by Sherry on 4/22/2013 in Christian History, Conversion stories, General, Poets and poetry |

It’s National Poetry Month, and I haven’t done much poetry. It’s been one of those months so far, fast and furious and full of sounds, signifying I’m-not-sure-what-yet. At any rate, here’s a poem by one of my favorite people, G.K. Chesterton. Does anybody know of a good, well written, popular biography of Chesterton? I’ve read […]


Eucatastrophic Resurrection

Posted by Sherry on 3/31/2013 in Celebrations, Christian History, Christian Life, Easter, General |

I was thinking about the resurrection of Jesus on the way home from church this morning, this being Easter Sunday and all. I’m going to try to reconstruct my thoughts here in this post, but we’ll see how successful I am. You know when you’re reading a story, especially a thriller or a mystery and […]


Edith Schaeffer, 1914-2013

Edith Schaeffer, wife of theologian and Christian apologist Francis Schaeffer, and an author and teacher in her own right, died today and went to be with the Lord. I knew her through her books, some of which were and are my favorites. I’ve read and enjoyed the ones in boldface. 1969. L’Abri. 1971. The Hidden […]

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