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Award-winning Artist Carl Childs will do a special morning edition of Science Fiction and Gaming! "A show to provide live listening opportunity to all of our different time zone listeners." A special hello! "Hello Canada!" "Hello Southern France!" "Hello Eastern Europe listeners!" "March is the greatest month to have a birthday!"
Last week we began our discussion on edgy Christian fiction and the need for it. We'll continue our talk with our guest and touch on other areas related to this developing genre.
Recently I was quoted in an article that's making it way around various writing circles both Christian and non-Christian alike discussing the need for edgy Christian Fiction.
In the article I state: The current Christian fiction out there seems dull, boring, and unrealistic. This doesn't apply to every single book, but the majority of Christian fiction is very white washed, clean, and shows exemplary characters of sinners who sin 'a little'. This is not to say that we don't need those books, it's good to have a benchmark to aspire to, with the ultimate goal of being like Christ. However the state of the church, particularly in the west, proves this to be opposite. Churches contain people who lie, cheat, and steal. Cynics, skeptics, and seekers sing praises to God, and don't believe a word they're singing.
I believe edgy Christian fiction addresses this by using the imagination of the mind, with real-world accuracy. It shows saints who go through life far from the peace and wisdom of God, and find their way back to Him. Of course it would have been better if they'd never fallen at all, but we all know that isn't the case."
What is edgy Christian fiction? How does it apply to us? Is there a point where we can go too far? Join me as I discuss these and other issues with my guest, author and pastor George McVey. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!
Catch Bronx, New York native, Michelle Cuttin, on Off The Shelf radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Denise-Turney-) on Saturday, March 28 at 11am/EST. Find out why Michelle is the Queen of Plus Size Fiction! During the show, Off The Shelf talk radio show host, Denise Turney, will talk about the lack of attention that plus size women get in novels. Denise Turney and Michelle Cuttin will also discuss the development of Queen of Plus Size Fiction, branding, book marketing and practical steps that book authors can take to connect with more readers.
Dial into the show at: 347-994-3490. You can also connect via the Off The Shelf radio chat room by clicking http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Denise-Turney-
See you Saturday, March 28 at 11am/EST. Pass the word! Off The Shelf shows are awesome!
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Nancy Saltzman is a "Radical Survivor" who beat cancer twice, and learned to live and love again after her husband and two sons perished in a small plane crash. Nancy wisely advises, "How you respond to loss will define you as a survivor or a victim." Learn her 3 techniques to help ensure you survive. Wondering how to express your condolences to help someone through a loss? Nancy says, "Make lasagna or at least write a condolence letter." She will also differentiate between the grief of a widow vs. a divorcée, and how to offer appropriate support to each. Her book is Radical Survivor: One Woman's Path Through Life, Love, and Uncharted Tragedy. www.nancysaltzman.com
Seth Haberman is your average guy––family man, marriage reconciliation counselor, Modern Orthodox Jew who follows Torah to the best of his ability. He loves his wife and his kids.
His little plot of land in rural Illinois is all he needs to fulfill his life’s dream of security and peace. Everything is good.
Seth’s life is about to change. He meets Joshua Josephson on the Chicago West Line Metra.
It’s been a stressful day at work. Seth’s desire is to leave his job behind and relax with his wife, Rivka and their six children. However, he does something he’s never done before. He invites this stranger to dinner. And not only that, he allows Joshua to stay for a week.
Seth is under deadline to finish the garage apartment for his sister-in-law and her soon to be husband. Joshua mentions that he’s done carpentry work. Seth asks Joshua to stay on and help him finish the project.
Seth’s friend, Richard has concerns about this man. Could he be a danger to the family?
One day before the completion of the apartment, a crisis threatens to challenge the very core of the Haberman family. Will Joshua’s presence help or hinder?
At weeks end, Seth and Rivka are faced with questions that will change the course of their lives.
Has Seth made a mistake in inviting Joshua into his home?
Marta Burden is a published author with stories in Inspire Anthologies, including Faith, Victory and Promise.
Marta graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Biblical Literature, and began her career as a bookkeeper, office manager and eventually executive secretary for an education/lobbying organization. Now retired, she devotes her time to her love of writing contemporary fiction, devotionals and short stories.
Charles C.W. Cooke is a writer at National Review whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Blaze, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. His latest book is entitled, The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, And The Fight for the Right’s Future.
Richard Engle is the former president of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, the nation’s largest and oldest Republican support organization, and is currently the president of BellWest America. His new book is entitled, The Last American President.
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Activist and radio host Maurice Appling joins me to discuss the extrajudicial killing of unarmed Nicholas Thomas, the "Shoot The Gays" initiative in California, the discriminatory developments in Indiana, a Florida Senator introduces body camera bill in US Senate, reproductive health care in women' prisons, the racist police video and texts in Florida, and police reaction to the Dept of Justice's report regarding policing and debtors' prison in Ferguson, and much more. Live on Tuesday, March 31, 6pm Pacific. Or download archived episodes for your convenience.