February Read of the Month: “Kiss of the Jewel Bird,” by Dale Cramer

Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl All things being equal: Possessed by spiritual dissatisfaction, or a hunger for knowledge or mastery, Faust makes a pact with the devil. It’s an old legend, of course, with tales told as early as the 1500s, and the stuff of drama, Marlowe and Goethe, and then Thomas Mann. The Faustian […]

February Read of the Month: “The Secret to Hummingbird Cake,” by Celeste Fletcher McHale

Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro The Secret to Hummingbird Cake (Thomas Nelson, 2016) by emerging Southern author Celeste Fletcher McHale manages to do a very difficult thing: It spins a loving tale about enduring female friendships in a small town in the Deep South without engaging in stereotypes or sentimentality. Replete with the poignancy of […]

Author B. Wayne Quist Discusses God’s Angry Man

B. Wayne Quist has been writing for over 40 years in the fields of national security, political science, and history. In addition to God’s Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan, which was selected as SLR’s February Read of the Month, Wayne co-authored The Triumph of Democracy Over Militant Islamism (2006) and Winning the War on […]

February Read of the Month: God’s Angry Man, by B. Wayne Quist

 Reviewed by Christopher Bundrick   God’s Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan paints a very interesting picture of a mid-twentieth century American experience. A sort of American everyman, Joe Haan might represent our sense of what’s best about this country. Like Huckleberry Finn (born just a little further south on the Mississippi), Haan […]