At Lorehaven we’ve been reviewing, editing, and (thanks to world events) even doing a little retooling.
Now Lorehaven magazine’s tenth issue, summer 2020, arrives at this very website, Lord willing, just next week.
We’re aiming to release this issue on Tuesday, June 30.
Gracing the cover is For Whom the Sun Sings author W. A. Fulkerson. We interview him and review the book, of course. But starting in this issue, we print the book’s entire first chapter. Lord willing again, each new Lorehaven issue will feature similar first-chapter goodness going forward.
Here’s a sample of this issue’s amazing offerings:
Lorehaven’s review team explores the books they like best.
Cover story: ‘I Used to Want to Change the World’
- Explore For Whom the Sun Sings with W. A. Fulkerson
- For Whom the Sun Sings, book review
- For Whom the Sun Sings, chapter 1
Sponsored Review: The Light Unbound, C. S. Wachter
This novel concludes C. S. Wachter’s saga on a high note.
Discerning the ‘Girls With Swords’ Trope
Marian Jacobs: We can see some strong female characters in biblical perspective.
Sponsored Review: A Shattered World, Lelia Rose Foreman
This is the Puritan space colonization epic you never knew you needed.
The Dangers of Anti-Pearl-Clutching
Travis Perry: Let’s not overcorrect for others’ fears by ignoring Satan’s schemes.
The Chosen’s Speculation Meets a True Savior
Cap Stewart: This series may be one of the best Christian stories in our lifetime.
This Thursday’s livestream: How Can Stories Help Us in Traumatic Times?
Save your spot now for my livestream with Realm Makers this Thursday, June 25. It starts at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 Central).
When we groan with God’s anguished creation, what creative works help us work through our sense of trauma? Let’s explore, with biblical faith and sensitivity, how imagination helps us seek healing.
I’d love to hear what kinds of stories you prefer during traumatic times. Our poll at Crowdcast will ask:
What kinds of stories most often help you during traumatic times?
- Lighter, relaxed stories
- Darker, complex stories
- Some lighter, some darker stories
The livestream feed will also be mirrored on Facebook. But by joining us on Crowdcast, you’ll be able to interact in chat and with yours truly. Crowdcast can also send you a notification when we’re about to go live.
Available now: new podcast episode, plus daily reviews
Today we release the Fantastical Truth podcast’s episode 21: In a Blind World, What If Only One Boy Could See?
Each day we’re also posting full reviews from Lorehaven‘s vast backlog. Get all of those in the Reviews section of this website.
And of course, before too much longer, Christian fantasy creators will gather virtually for Realm Makers 2020: Pandemic Edition. Of this we will have much more to say, and I’ll likely keep using my Tuesday article slots for exactly this purpose. Godspeed!