Monthly Archives: May 2013

Does Genuine, Quality Christian Literature Exist?

During the first part of last year I read mostly Christian fiction. Most books were enjoyable,  one or two made me cringe with embarrassment.  I couldn’t say that any was of exceptional literary quality. This year my year has started with … Continue reading

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“Things became terrible while you were dead”

Lyrical, lush and poetic in descriptions of both beauty and horror, the book rings with  honesty, moving the reader through a range of emotions without a hint of manipulation. That is how I described Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Man’s Garden … Continue reading

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Arena by Onesimus: My Breakthrough as a Novelist.

A short visit to the National Gallery of Australia on the weekend was very inspiring, especially a painting called “Arena” by Robert Ryman (see right).  At first I didn’t understand its importance, but a friend set me on the right … Continue reading

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