Reinsma Reviews the Best Novel I’ve Read This Year

I finished reading Shusaku Endo’s Silence a few months ago, and there hasn’t been a day that’s passed since then that the book hasn’t haunted me.

I highly recommend that you add it to your must-read list.

Here’s a new review of the book by Dr. Luke Reinsma, who happens to be one of my favorite people on the planet, and who remains an inspiring literature professor at Seattle Pacific University.

And speaking of Dr. Reinsma, here’s a piece I wrote in his honor.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Joel

    You’ve got a band?!?? Do tell!

  • Anonymous

    any news on the scorcese adaptation?

    -mizznicole

  • kate

    I’ve been intrigued by Endo since reading a mini-bio of him in Philip Yancey’s extremely helpful (to me) “Soul Survivor: How My Faith Survived the Church.” I’m wading through Dostoevsky’s “Brothers Karamazov” right now, but “Silence” is next on my list, thanks to your reminder…


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