Courage – Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed Courage by Lauren H Salisbury. It’s a science fiction re-imagining of the story of Moses from the Bible. Instead of Israelites suffering as slaves at the hands of the Egyptians, Courage gives us the human race enslaved by a powerful alien race. Courage is book one in the Legacy Chronicles series. It covers the beginning of the story where, in the Bible, Pharoah orders the killing of all male babies and in desperation, Moses’ mother sends her baby boy down the river in a basket, leaving him in God’s hands. That’s how it plays out in the … Continue reading Courage – Book Review

My Creative Christian Heroes

One of my passions is to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ communicated to the world in creative ways. Just because we’re talking about God doesn’t mean we have to preach a sermon, standing in a pulpit, delivering a dry monologue, using Biblical terms that many people don’t understand. We believers should use the talents and gifts God has given us to tell the lost world about Jesus in creative ways. Jesus did when he spoke in parables. Storytelling was one of the highest forms of entertainment of His day. Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of Christians who have inspired me, throughout … Continue reading My Creative Christian Heroes

Concept Art

Below is a piece of concept art I drew recently, depicting a scene from the novel that I am currently working on. The working title is Pet Planet, but I’m pretty sure that will be changed before publication. This new project is a complete change of direction for me. It’s a young adult novel that has nothing to do with Glazed Man or Rat Girl. I’m not ready to give any real details yet, as I’m still writing the rough draft. I don’t plan to do illustrations for this one, although I’m considering doing one or two. The illustration below … Continue reading Concept Art

Venom Wars of the Desert Realm

Venom Wars of the Desert Realm by Michael C. Baumann is an excellent adventure tale for young readers. It’s a classic story of good versus evil set in a world of intelligent animals. The dark forces of evil have defeated King Aridin, the brave eagle, and are gathering their forces to bring every good animal under their power. The dark side is made up mostly of reptiles and flying bugs. The side of the light is populated by birds, mammals, and some of the crawling insects. Our heroes are three courageous hares, young brothers who lost their parents years earlier. … Continue reading Venom Wars of the Desert Realm

The Many HOPES of Christmas

by Scott Cahan, ….  Everyone, it seems, loves Christmas. Sure, there are some modern-day Scrooges who have their reasons for not liking Christmas, but the majority of us find something special to enjoy about Christmas time. I believe that something special is a little word with a big meaning … hope. I have observed that practically everyone, young and old, finds something to hope in during the holiday season that lifts their spirits and gives them something to celebrate. This includes Christians, people of other faiths, people who don’t know what they believe, and even people who claim to be atheists. This … Continue reading The Many HOPES of Christmas

Christmas Movie Favorites

One of the great things about the holiday season is that we adults are home on vacation and we get to spend more time with our kids and our spouse. A big question that gets asked around my house during that special time of the year is , “what do you all want to do tonight?” More often than not, the answer that we all agree on is to watch a Christmas movie together. Below is a list of our personal favorites for the holiday season. These are the movies that everyone in my family can enjoy. Not only is … Continue reading Christmas Movie Favorites

Driven To The Hilt – Book Review

Driven to the Hilt: The Deepest Cut by D.G. Lamb is one of the most original and well-told stories I’ve ever read. First-time author D.G. Lamb has established himself as a new talent in young adult novels with this first effort. At its core, this is a survival tale that reminded me a little of other great books like The Martian and Swiss Family Robinson. Driven to the Hilt, however, took  the basic concept of man vs. nature in a totally original direction. The story takes place in a colony of Earth on another planet in the not-too-distant-future. An eleven-year-old … Continue reading Driven To The Hilt – Book Review

The Crown – Season 1

Finding a television series that my family and I can watch together and actually enjoy together has always been a challenge. My girls are in their young teens which makes it a little bit easier since they now have more mature tastes in programming. My wife likes a good love story and nothing with suspense. Me, I’m not hard to please. I enjoy seeing any movie or TV show that is well written and produced. The four of us have spent many evenings browsing the Netflix listings looking for something to watch together. Many times, those evenings end in disappointment … Continue reading The Crown – Season 1

Space Drifters – Book Review

The Emerald Enigma by Paul Regnier is the first story in the Space Drifter series and is a rare blend of outer space heroics and slapstick comedy. An odd but fun assortment of characters make up the crew of the star ship that serves as the main setting of the story. Captain Glint is the wise-cracking hero who is obsessed with obtaining the Emerald Enigma. His first officer is a reptilian alien creature named Blix, who serves Glint well with his superior intelligence and strength. He’s also the perfect straight man for Captain Glint’s jokes. A beautiful warrior/princess named Jassette and a time-traveling boy … Continue reading Space Drifters – Book Review