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A Brief Note for Reformed Authors

Okay, so this is another brief note related to books and literature in general. Tim Challies (along with two colleagues) has recently announced the establishment of a new publishing house. You can find more information at Cruciform Press, but if you have a book or two knocking about up in the old grey cells, this looks like a promising place to submit a manuscript.

Tim has some interesting work at his other two sites: 10MillionWords and Discerning Reader.  The second is his book review site; he’s generally balanced and helpful.  The first is his project to “learn about life and culture through the lens of all of America’s bestselling books.”  He offers reviews on these as well; his most popular so far is of Chelsea Handler’s recent offering.  He writes,

Of all the books I’ve read this year, and I’ve read plenty, this one is easily the worst. Frankly, I can’t think of a single reason I would ever, under any circumstances, recommend it. I can’t even understand why anyone, anywhere would buy it. It’s not sexual enough to titillate, it’s not clever enough to amuse, it’s not sophisticated enough to cause reflection. It’s an utter waste of time, money, effort and atoms. It is very clearly a cash grab, Handler’s attempt to make a few more bucks before her 15 minutes of fame comes screeching to a halt. And I say that this can’t happen soon enough.

Have fun with these!

Grace & Peace,
Dan J.

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