1. I’ve looked at a couple of her “children’s” books at the library — tellings of myths. I love her style.

    “it is NOT a Christian novel as in published-by-a-Christian-publisher-with-the-plan-of-salvation-spelled-out-every-other-chapter…”

    🙂 That makes it more attractive to me.

    • hopeistheword

      Me too, Janet. I had a hard time figuring out what to say about the religious aspect of this book, and I hope I didn’t do it (or the potential readers) a disservice by being so vague.

      • Since you are brave enough to tackle controversy, try Not the End of the World, set aboard Noah’s ark. People who read it seem to think it’s everything from devout to atheistical, but it was intended simply to raise the kind of questions that ought to cross anyone’s mind. Noah and his sons don’t come out of it too well, but God does, I hope. The line I take is this: Whatever God is, He is too vast and too complex to fit inside one man’s head without getting seriously buckled out of shape. Hence my distrust of people who think they have ‘got God sussed’ down to the last syllable. I always thought that shoe-horning a version of a glorious Sumerian flood myth into the Bible then attributing the flood to their One True God was the biggest disservice the Hebrews did to Yaweh. Anyway, that’s how the book came to be written.
        I’d be fascinated to know what you make of it.

        • hopeistheword


          First of all, thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I am honored! 🙂

          I won’t go into why I love your books so much right here; I’ll just say that I will be on the lookout for your other books!

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