Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Book Reviews PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Fiction Book 1
by Honey Stone
07/13/06
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Fabulous Five Fiction (Book #1)

I am going to writes a series of some (5) of my favorite Christian fiction in no particular order.

This is #1: Gilead by Marilyn Robinson.

Just walking down a street, in a quiet and still neighborhood on a luminous summer evening, it was as if I merged upon the town of Gilead, the fictional town in the novel of the same name by Marilynn Robinson. I was reminded of a past Christian co-worker who recounted episodes of the Andy Griffith Show, longing for the simpler days. Today, if he was my cube neighbor, I'd hand him the book Gilead. I'm sure I'd find his eyes unpresent with a distant, contented gaze.

Again, as I witnessed the wet, cupped hand on the forehead of my young nephew, I was transported to the rambling letter of a dying pastor to his little one in the book Gilead. How he recalled the memories of those tender moments, and so I held out my eyes to catch this one. Those innocent eyes, they flooded with some quick, mystical insight until the water dribbled down into them and he began to cry. What happened? I wondered. Did he feel the covering of vitality and mystery envelope him as I did when I emerged, yet as an adult? What is the reason for such feelings? Some have witnessed a change in the young as they undergo. What will happen? Will plunging peace saturate the air like when I fell back in prayer and someone asked "What's going on?" Another more in tune voice answered "I feel peace. I just feel peace." as she put her hands inches from my body. The inhabitants of the room sighed with relief. And there I was unable to speak. In time, I opened my eyes and re-entered, realizing that someone else could pick up such sensations. I wondered how I could and even if I could? In time and training of the senses, I found that I too could feel such things.

Such are the wondering of light and insight that passed through my thoughts after I read the book called Gilead and the days after.

4 more books to go. The next book is Christy by Catherine Marshall.

H. Stone



If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Honey Stone or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 693 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY














Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com