Category Archives: Books

How The Bard and the Bible began

I get mixed reactions when I tell people about my book, The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).

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Reviewsday: Fools and Mortals

I love historical fiction in general, but I absolutely love novels about Shakespeare, Elizabethan/Jacobean England, and more. So I was excited to read Bernard Cornwell’s January 2018 release, Fools and Mortals. 

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The Shakespeare Society of America

On a recent visit with my wife to California, our son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids treated me to a visit to the Shakespeare Society of America museum, reference library, and gift shop in the oceanside town of Moss Landing, California. 

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My Top 10 Shakespeare Moments in 2017

The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) winning the Selah Awards 2017 Book of the Year (see photo above).  Enjoying The Tempest live at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  Being mesmerized by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s opening production of A Midsummer … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: A Novel Journal, Shakespeare Edition

While in Louisville, Kentucky, recently, I visited a bookstore with a few friends, and there discovered a delightful and different journal: “a novel journal,” it’s called. It is one of several volumes published by Thunder Bay Press. Of course, the … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Bard and the Bible

It has now been a year since the release of The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional, so it’s a great time to revisit a few of my favorite reviews of the book. The first is a review on … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Hag-Seed

Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed: A Novel is a wonderful concept, more-than-ably written. It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, woven around a prison production of, well, Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  Hag-Seed is one of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which famous modern novelists write … Continue reading

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My Favorite Shakespeare Books

I read a hundred or more books every year (give or take; see this post), and in addition to a few Shakespeare plays every year, I also love to read books about Shakespeare and related subjects. So what are my … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders

I’m not sure how I happened upon Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders, but I’m glad I did.

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Why I Read @HarperCollins #hc200 #WhyIRead

To know what otherwise I would not know,* To go where otherwise I may not go; To feel, to learn, to grow, to see, Become what otherwise I could not be; Remember, reminisce, repent, Restore a bit of what I’ve … Continue reading

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