SAINTS: BECOMING MORE THAN CHRISTIANS, by Addison D. Bevere, Revell/Baker Publishing Group

The Bible uses the word Christian to describe followers of Jesus a grand total of three times. But there's another identifier that fills the pages of the New Testament--a word we've mistakenly reserved for the halo-wearing elite, losing something profound in the process.Saints .Wrapped in this ancient word is a divine invitation to discover who God created you … Continue reading SAINTS: BECOMING MORE THAN CHRISTIANS, by Addison D. Bevere, Revell/Baker Publishing Group

GRAVEMAIDENS, by Kelly Coon, Delacorte Press/Random House

The start of a fierce fantasy duology about three maidens who are chosen for their land's greatest honor...and one girl determined to save her sister from the grave. In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out … Continue reading GRAVEMAIDENS, by Kelly Coon, Delacorte Press/Random House

THE GLOVEMAKER, by Ann Weisgarber, Panmacmillan, Raincoast

In the inhospitable lands of the Utah Territory, during the winter of 1888, thirty-seven-year-old Deborah Tyler waits for her husband, Samuel, to return home from his travels as a wheelwright. It is now the depths of winter, Samuel is weeks overdue, and Deborah is getting worried. Deborah lives in Junction, a tiny town of seven … Continue reading THE GLOVEMAKER, by Ann Weisgarber, Panmacmillan, Raincoast

HANDBOOK OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by John Lindow, ABC CLIO, Haul

DESCRIPTION: The book describes the pagan origins of Scandinavia, the interaction between the Vikings and other Europeans, and the concept of time in Norse mythology, and gives a dictionary of deities, themes, and concepts. With 200 entries of up to four pages each, the dictionary includes both well-known characters like Thor and minor figures such … Continue reading HANDBOOK OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by John Lindow, ABC CLIO, Haul

BREEDER: ARROW FLIGHT #1, by Casey Hays, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: Nestled within the folds of a war-torn and ruined world, there lies a village. It has no name; it is full of secrets. Its women survive because they seem to have found a remedy for war; its men survive because the women let them. They all survive because Fate allows it. Kate never thought … Continue reading BREEDER: ARROW FLIGHT #1, by Casey Hays, Self-Published

NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman, W.W. Norton & Company

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, … Continue reading NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman, W.W. Norton & Company