Summary: In Displaced #1, a coach potato got into a some sort of space war and he discovers he is fated to save the multiverse. The problem is that he doesn’t know how and what the heck is going on!Read More »
(Interview) Sharmaine Saraspi of Guilt, Grace, Gratitude
You know the T-shirts, hoodies and the mugs. Now let’s get to know the person behind these merchs. Sharmaine Saraspi of Guilt, Grace, Gratitude talks about her recent merch booth over Pilgrim Theological Conference, how she started GGG, and being creative for God’s glory.
Hi Sharmaine. Saw some photos of you and your booth at the Pilgrim Theological Conference. So how was the experience being there with your merchs?
It is actually refreshing and I am truly grateful to finally set up a merch booth again after 3 years of the pandemic.
There are lots of Reformed brethren there and I think they like what you put out through Guilt, Grace, Gratitude. What’s the feeling of being recognized and being able to see folks wearing your t-shirts?
I’m actually shy because I’ve been trying to sell the merch while keeping a low profile since I started back in 2018, but I eventually made friends on social media (got exposed hahaha) and was referred to by them, so eventually I got used to it.
(Interview) March Vargas of Cherish Christ
This new year, I’ll start with March. Yes, March. March Vargas that is. This Christian content creator has videos on YouTube and Facebook that teaches biblical topics. But it’s done (sometimes) in a funny and entertaining way. If you want to know more about her, check this interview out.
Hi March. Please kindly tell us something about yourself and how you got saved?
Hi! Thanks for having me. 🙂 I was raised in a Roman Catholic family. When one of my sisters became a Christian, she shared the gospel with me and started bringing me to her local church. I was in 1st year high school back then. As I was learning more about the Bible, I was realizing more and more how I have fallen short from the standards of God. But although I was eager to start following Christ, the desires of my flesh prevailed. I loved my sins more and I couldn’t get myself to surrender my life to Him.Read More »
Children’s Book Review: “I See Jesus” (Nancy Guthrie and Jenny Blake)
We all know that the Bible is one book made up of two parts, the Old and New Testaments. However, it seems that we view the Bible in terms of those two parts. That both are different in many ways. Sometimes we think that we see two different Gods in those divisions. We sometimes think the God in the OT is an angry one and in NT we see Him as a God of love.
But the truth is, the Bible has one redemptive narrative that keeps both OT and NT intact. These stories point not just to a big picture but a big person. That person is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are not left alone even our kids on how this truth can be understood. The Bible gives us details on this. In this latest book from Bible teacher, Nancy Guthrie, the Bible uses a bridge for the Old Testament stories to Christ. The Bible calls it a shadow.Read More »
(Author Interview) Hannah R. Hess, author of “The First Skyrider”
The second serving of the very delectable Christian YA fiction, Dark Star is out. So bite into The First Skyrider and savor the fantastic journey of Cairn to greatness.
This is the second part of my interview with H. R. Hess. You can read the first part here that covers reading fiction and her first book, Dark Star. On this last installment, we talk about writing and The First Skyrider.
Hello Hannah! Please tell us how you got into writing fiction?
Hi, and thanks so much for interviewing me.
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I have been making up stories for as long as I can remember, and reading them too. I think as young as eight I decided I wanted to be a writer. I kept writing in my spare time all through university, and when I was raising my three children. Once my youngest started school I decided to take a serious shot at being published. I tried a couple of publishers first, before deciding to release my first novel independently. Very shortly after, I got picked up by Reformation Lightning, a new imprint for Christian YA fiction.
Children’s Book Review: “Known” Psalms 139 (Sally Lloyd-Jones & Jago)
Psalms 139 talks about the omniscience of God on a personal level. David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, writes how God knows his every step, word and the truth that He is inescapable. Then he goes further by saying that before he was born, God created him in the womb of his mother.
Knowing this truth there are ways to express such awe and admiration for this God of the Bible that leads us to fall down and worship him. For author Sally Lloyd-Jones and artist Jago, expressing such wonder is done by knowing He is our Father.Read More »
Children’s Book Review: Christmas Releases of The Good Book Company This October
The Good Book Company recently dropped some Christmas treats for kids. It’s one jolly bunch of books about the birth of Jesus Christ. So today, I’ll be reviewing them here, including sample pages of each book. Click on the title to get yourself a copy.
The Christmas Surprise (Stephanie Williams) – What I like about this book is that it didn’t quickly dive into the birth of Jesus. Rather it starts with a brief look on the “promise” made by God in the Garden of Eden and Israel. It revolves around people being surprised by Christ coming. The ending would be a good springboard to explain the gospel message to kids. The art is nice, it goes along with the story and appeals for the young reader. But the scene with the angel telling Mary about having a baby is a bit exaggerated. Still a good read for you and your kids.Read More »
Philippine Book Fair at Outlets Lipa
It was a rainy Friday of August 5th and I set out to attend the Philippine Book Fair at Lipa. The Outlet is a perfect venue for this event and added to it is the already cool climate of Lipa City. It’s a 40 kilometers journey from my place to that location. On top of that is the usual traffic, so it took me almost two hours of travel. I came late at the venue and the guest, National Artist for Literature, Virgilio Almario is wrapping up his opening remarks.Read More »
Children’s Book Review: “Sam and The Sticky Situation” and “Chloe and the Closet of Secrets” (Ginger Hubbard, Al Roland & Veronika Kotyk)
So on this review we will look into two books that has the same author and illustration. Basically, Sam and The Sticky Situation and Chloe and the Closet of Secrets are the same however, there are things that will set apart these two books.Read More »
Comicbook Review: “Balsamus, Chapter 2: The Tree” (Karolyne Rocha)
Summary: The brothers are now making a move on the walled city of Nuri. The Kayhans are now ready to pounce the most treasured place in the City, the Great Golden Temple of Namu. Things are going smoothly according to plan. But is it? Aside from an internal turmoil within the group, a distraction that made Akiva paused. Is this distraction a bad omen that will foil their plan?Read More »