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  • Turning a New Page: An Interview with Allan Fisher by Allan Fisher

    Tabletalk: How did God call you to the vocation of book editing and publishing? Allan Fisher: God called me to Christian publishing in a variety of ways, only a few of which I will mention here. Through an excellent fourth-grade …Read More

  • Catechisms for the Imagination by N.D. Wilson

    What are stories for? Ask an average group of young American narrative consumers this question and they most likely won’t know what you mean. What you’ll likely get are blank faces, shrugs. So, let’s get more specific. What are movies, …Read More

  • What Stories Do by Sally Lloyd-Jones

    Almost overnight, my eight-year-old niece went from being a vivacious little girl who sang her way through life—as if she were singing the soundtrack of her own life the movie—and became a frightened, withdrawn child who spoke so softly you …Read More

  • Just How Beautiful Beauty Can Be: An Interview with Andrew Peterson by Andrew Peterson

    Tabletalk: Please describe your conversion briefly, and tell us how you got into writing music and literature. Andrew Peterson: I grew up in the church, the second son of a preacher man. That implies a lot, and most of what …Read More

  • Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings by Keith Mathison

    There is a scene near the end of The Lord of the Rings that has brought tears to the eyes of many readers. The hobbits Sam and Frodo have been rescued from certain death after completing their quest. When Sam …Read More

  • Law, Grace and Redemption in Les Misérables by L. Michael Morales

    Victor Hugo’s monumental novel Les Misérables, first published in 1862, has been compared to a gothic cathedral — and justly so. One comes away from the work with the alternating images of grotesque gargoyles and chipped, mildewed saints, cobwebbed shadows …Read More

  • The Unholy Pursuit of God in Moby Dick by R.C. Sproul

    It seems that every time a writer picks up a pen or turns on his word processor to compose a literary work of fiction, deep in his bosom resides the hope that somehow he will create the Great American Novel. …Read More

  • Writing For God’s Glory by Burk Parsons

    Each of us was born with an imagination. Since creation, we have possessed the ability to form unseen images and original ideas in our minds — to visualize neverbefore seen characters and to craft intricately interwoven themes never experienced by …Read More

  • Confessions of a Bibliophile by Keith Mathison

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a bibliophile is “A lover of books; a book-fancier.” Although this is a helpful definition, I’m not entirely sure I want to refer to myself as a “fancier” of anything. I’m from Texas. We …Read More

  • A Literate Ministry by T. David Gordon

    Consider, if you will, how difficult (and sometimes annoying) it is when you encounter computergenerated voice menus when you make telephone calls. The emphasis is almost always on the wrong syllable, the monotonic and a-rhythmic cadence is unnatural, and one …Read More

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