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.
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.
The redemption story never gets old. It’s the essential story that is not just for the unbelievers but for us who are the elect. It’s the story that we see also in secular movies and books (good vs. evil). This story, God’s story is not just a feel good narrative. It has the power of transformation. David Murray’s new book, The StoryChanger shows us this power that changes lives.
When you hear the word “church”, what things come to your mind? Is it a building, crosses, people praying or weddings? Looking to the Scripture we can the a definitive answer to what the church is. This list provides some essentials of the identity of the church.
The church is us– (Acts 2:41, Eph. 3: 9-11) a group of Christ followers saved by grace through faith alone. Not a building or denomination. The church is the people in a church building or a particular denomination.The Greek work for it is‘ekklesia” which means called out. That means God called us from the world by the preaching of the gospel to be His child, to live by God’s glory, to have fellowship with other believers and reach out the lost for Christ sake.
Summary: Set in the fall of Jerusalem 70 AD the story picks up Josephus Flavius, the Jewish historian as he pleads for the Romans to spare the temple. He then meet Shimon, who tells the story of John the Baptist.
Cover Artwork: The cover art is not that appealing to me. At first look it feels it’s not something about the gospel or any Bible story. It’s just the name “Fujishima” will catch your attention and think it’s a manga. Well I think it is and it’s a worthy read.
Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, The Scriptures and Joy by Arthur W. Pink published by Chapel Library. You can get your copy by following this link. You can download this on three different digital formats or order a print copy for free.
“It is the sovereign decree of heaven that nothing can make sinners truly happy but God in Christ;”
My mother-in-law will have her brain surgery next week. Kindly include it in your prayers. This is life changing for us as we focus on her in the coming days after her surgery. You can still donate any amount on my accounts after this post.
It’s Thursday and I can’t wait for Friday to share these freebies curated just for you. And hey, please do share ok. If you missed the previous one and some of the old round-up, just scroll down and you’ll find them at the end of this article.
Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.
FREE e-book “A Christian Teen’s Guide to Dating & Sex” – A free minibook from Fervr focusing on dating, sex and marriage.
I’ve started translating a material in Tagalog to be converted into and e-book. It would be a free download and if God willing I’ll share before the end of the year (because it’s fitting to be for that occasion). I have two other projects (one is a another translation and another is writing my own e-book) all would be for free download. So kindly lift up this ministry to God. If you want to help through donation, kindly check the end of this post to find out how you can support me.
Anyways, Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Are You 100 % Sure You Want To Be An Agnostic? by Andrew Sach and Jonathan Gemmell published by 10 Publishing. You can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.
“…agnosticism appeals not because of the fear that Christianity is not true, but because of the fear it’s not good.”
The skies of Bethlehem was not just the witness of the birth of the our Savior, Jesus Christ but was shared by another biblical yet unlikely figure. The coming of the Messiah is like a blockbuster movie of the year. But like any movie before it graces the big screen or pops on Netflix, we viewer are treated to trailers and behind the scene clip to add excitement. Those trailers and BTS are like, in the narrative of the birth of Jesus, the story of Naomi and Ruth.
Hello! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. Time Well Spent by Colin Webster is published by 10 Publishing and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.
“…the essence of a private devotion: to seek the face of God before we seek the face of anyone else.“