Monday, December 12, 2011

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger.

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to mean on whom his favor rests."

Have a wonderful, Merry Christmas, everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Books for your Christmas list...

Need some suggestions for the book lover on your Christmas shopping list? Here are some of my favorites:

If you know someone who loves detective novels, Mark Mynheir's The Corruptible is an excellent choice for them. If they tend to prefer the classics, you can't go wrong with a Father Brown short story collection from G. K. Chesteron or Agatha Christie's famous Belgian private detective, Hercule Poirot.

Have a preteen/teen on your list that devours books, but you have no idea what kids are reading these days (besides books starring lame, sparkly bloodsuckers)? Kat Heckenbach's Finding Angel is an amazing read that the teens (and you) will love! Other ideas are the Dark Sea Annals (The Sword in the Stars and The Errant King) by Wayne Thomas Batson, The Homelanders Series (The Last Thing I Remember, The Long Way Home, The Truth of the Matter, The Final Hour) by Andrew Klavan (if they're not fantasy fans) and, for the girls, Erynn Mangum's Sketchy Behavior.

Adult fantasy/science fiction? ;) Bryan Davis' series Dragons of Starlight is an excellent series, as is Becky Minor's The Windrider series from DMG Publishing. Other ideas include anything from Marcher Lord Press or Splashdown Books--I've read many of the books from both publishers and I honestly have nothing bad to say about them.

Hope that helps! Enjoy your Christmas season, and God Bless until next year!