To Be and To Have (2002) and The Class (2008)

tobeandtohave1

This two-part review of The Class and To Be and To Have was originally published at Christianity Today.-"Carpe Diem."Remember that? That's what Professor Keating (Robin Williams) told his class of troubled youngsters in Dead Poets Society."Seize the days, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."In The Class, "Seize the day" might be the worst thing the teacher could say to his students. This multi-ethnic group of troublemakers, cynics, and egoists have already seized the c … [Read more...]

Auralia geekery

Many thanks to the folks at Faith and Geekery, especially Aaron, for their kind words about Auralia's Colors.Auralia’s Colors is a treat not just for those who enjoy a good story, but for those who appreciate how the story is told. Overstreet’s prose is well-crafted, and each word is chosen for a purpose. He uses it to conjure some incredible imagery, with unexpected similes and phrases that sometimes borders on poetry. He has a unique way of writing about the world he has created that is … [Read more...]

The Class (2009)

This two-part review of The Class and To Be and To Have was originally published at Christianity Today.-"Carpe Diem."Remember that? That's what Professor Keating (Robin Williams) told his class of troubled youngsters in Dead Poets Society."Seize the days, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."In The Class, "Seize the day" might be the worst thing the teacher could say to his students. This multi-ethnic group of troublemakers, cynics, and egoists have already seized the c … [Read more...]


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