Over the summer, I’m going to be posting book reviews for various titles. Some are Science Fiction/Fantasy, others aren’t. I’ve got them set up through the end of July with plans to add others as I finish them since I have both a new Christian SF and a Horror title to read.
Here’s the current list:
6/8: ‘The Redemption of Sarah Cain’ by Beverly Lewis - Amish 6/15: Dragons in our Midst series by Bryan Davis - Fantasy 6/22: ‘Happily Ever After’ by Susan May Warren – Mystery, Romance 6/29: ‘Abigail’s Story’ by Ann Burton – Biblical Historical 7/6: ‘Starfire’ by Stuart Vaughn Stockton – Science Fiction 7/13: ‘The Shadow Women’ by Angela Elwell Hunt – Biblical Historical 7/20: The Left Behind Series by Jerry B. Jenkins & Tim LaHaye - Futuristic 7/27: ‘Solar Flare’ by Larry Burkett – Thriller, Science Fiction
Post by dragonlots on Jul 26, 2011 13:50:53 GMT -5
August review schedule:
8/3 – Dragon in our Midst Series by Bryan Davis 8/10 – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 8/17 - The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 8/24 – By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson 8/31 – Whisper a Scream by Pete Turner (tentative)
Post by dragonlots on Oct 30, 2011 16:20:42 GMT -5
November blogs – while not book reviews, I thought they might interest folks.
Oct 26 – What Christians could learn from the Science Fiction Community Nov 2 – The parallel of the vampire legend with Christ Nov 9 – Religion and Babylon 5 Nov 16 – Religion and Firefly Nov 23 – Religion and Star Trek Nov 30 – Three days and three nights – where did they go?
Post by dragonlots on Nov 25, 2011 11:01:07 GMT -5
My blog is somewhat unusual. I decided to go back to our Jewish roots and ask questions. Every notice in the Bible how people often came to Christ with a question? That's how the Jews approach the Torah and their teachers. I learned this working for a Jewish employer.
It's actually too bad more Christians don't take their tradition to heart and do the same thing. In Timothy it tells us to study the Bible and to divide the Word of God correctly.
Some of my literal translations may upset some - but you do have to go back to the Hebrew and Greek to find out what the words mean - not take the word of the translators. They didn't always get it right.
And yes, I do go off on some very odd tangents. My SF brain kicking in.
Dragon, I agree with you! Great insight! Your blog looks very cool!
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Post by dragonlots on Dec 15, 2011 14:42:17 GMT -5
January blogs ready to go. Doing a mix of book reviews.
1/4 ‘The Redemption of Sarah Cain’ by Beverly Lewis - Amish 1/11 ‘Happily Ever After’ by Susan May Warren – Mystery, Romance 1/18 ‘The Shadow Women’ by Angela Elwell Hunt – Biblical Historical 1/25 ‘Abigail’s Story’ by Ann Burton – Biblical Historical
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Your November series about religion in Babylon 5, Firefly, and Star Trek was interesting.
[This post contains major spoilers for Babylon 5.]
I remember that one episode in Season 1 where all the different alien religions demonstrate their ceremonies, and I remember thinking the Minbari ceremony looked and sounded like Christian Communion. Your point about Sinclair is insightful.... maybe the parallels with Communion were not coincidental. Also, Sheridan could be a Christ figure in some ways.