A Christmas Card

Posted On Dec 24 2005 by

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Merry Christmas from Wherever!

Posted On Dec 23 2005 by

http://ronestradabooks.com/2005/12/23/merry-christmas-from-wherever/Follow I’ve always wondered what a “normal” Christmas is. I’ll be 39 years old at the end of this month, and I’ve never celebrated Christmas the same way twice. I’ve spent Christmas: 1. In Pearl City, Hawaii2. In Port Orchard and Bremerton, Washington 3. In San Diego, California4. In Virginia Beach and Yorktown, Virginia 5. In Navy Boot Camp in Orlando, Florida6. In the Persian Gulf onboard the USS Okinawa7. In Davisburg, Pontiac, Lapeer, Waterford, and Oxford, Michigan8. Without knowing Jesus for 30 years9. Knowing Jesus for 8 years I keep hearing about “traditions.” What’s a tradition? I’ll tell you …

Out of Egypt at Last!

Posted On Dec 19 2005 by

http://ronestradabooks.com/2005/12/19/out-of-egypt-at-last/Follow I finally finished “Out of Egypt.” The fact that I say “finally” is not a good sign. It really saddens me because I wanted to like this book. After all, the Vampire Lady had re-discovered the faith of her youth and is now writing for “our side.” I guess that’s still a reason to rejoice. Anne, after all, picked a difficult topic to start her Christian writing career. I’m afraid, however, that her work was probably a bit too realistic. Jesus, at seven years old, probably didn’t do much out of the ordinary. Anne tried to make it suspenseful …

Mid December

Posted On Dec 16 2005 by

http://ronestradabooks.com/2005/12/16/mid-december/Follow I know. I’ve been slacking. December is a crazy time, even if you’re not a stuff-aholic. Between church and kids and, oh yeah, writing, it seems the whole world is crashing down around me. So what’s new. Let’s see, I’m about two-thirds through Anne Rice’s “Out of Egypt.” Okay, I’m glad Anne has this new direction and she’s a wonderful writer, but the story just ain’t happening. I’m still waiting for something to happen. My wife has been listening to it on CD and feels the same way. That’s the problem with taking a major historical figure and trying …

Linda Windsor’s Interview

Posted On Dec 9 2005 by

http://ronestradabooks.com/2005/12/09/linda-windsors-interview/Follow Make sure you catch Gina Holmes’ interview of author Linda Windsor. Her latest novel, Fiesta Moon, is available now. She’s a great writer and a really neat lady. I sat with her at the ACFW conference in Nashville. You can read her interview on Gina’s blogsite at http://firstnoveljourney.blogspot.com/. If you’ve never experienced Gina’s blog, you’re missing out. She’s a stitch and a great writer. If you’re into demons and other nightmarish stuff, you’ll want to keep your eye on this lady. I’ll be playing catch up to her real soon.

Out of Egypt

Posted On Dec 6 2005 by

http://ronestradabooks.com/2005/12/06/out-of-egypt/Follow I’ve started reading Out of Egypt by Anne Rice. You know, her “Jesus book.” While I respect her newfound desire to write for the Lord, I can’t help but wonder what an editor would have told me if I came up with the idea of writing a novel from the viewpoint of a teenage Jesus. My first warning to my Protestant bretheren is: Anne’s Catholic. And that’s how she’s writing it. Not that I have a problem with Catholics. I’ve been in “mixed” bible studies and we overcome our differences by simply leaving them out of the discussion (the …