Specials: Serenity, Chattaway, Eighth Day Books

Today’s Specials:

  • Peter T. Chattaway quotes some Overstreet guy in one of his articles… a piece about Hollywood’s search for that elusive “Christian audience.”
  • As is frequently the case, I’m one of the last people to hear about a very good thing. So, for the record, I have just discovered what may be the finest bookstore accessible online: Eighth Day Books. Visit the site, read their philosophy. You’ll understand why Anne and I invested in so many books when we discovered the “portable” version of the store set up at the Glen Workshop in Santa Fe. The store owner, Warren, worked tirelessly to provide all of us conference-goers with new discoveries and good deals. (He even shipped stuff to our homes for free!) Anne and I received our box of Eighth Day goodies yesterday, and it was like getting Christmas in the mail early.
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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.

  • Anonymous

    any recomendations?

    Secure copies of all four books before you start, as you really won’t want any downtime between them. Set aside a week or so, depending on how fast you read, because you’ve got 3000 odd pages to read, and no time for distractions like food or sleep.

  • Anonymous

    Once you start Martins you have a very hard time putting it down.

    I would give it a mature rating and wouldn’t recommend it to youngsters, but very well written.

    Adam Hildebrandt

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    I’ve never read Martin, but Anne is a voracious reader of fantasy literature, and Martin is one of her favorites. She would heartily recommend starting with “A Game of Thrones.” (“A Feast of Crows” is the fourth book in that series.)

  • The Cubicle Reverend

    I’ve never read Martin’s Work, any recomendations?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, 8th Day Books is great!

    -Doug D

  • Neb

    Good article on the Chattaway site! I think you’ve got it pretty much nailed. It will be interesting to see what happens with the first Narnia pic.