Stephanie Shackelford has been enjoying stories all her life. When young, she would beg friends of her parents to tell her stories. When she learned to read, she began a lifelong pursuit to read all the interesting stories out there. When she discovered the Bible and Christianity, she added a new Storyteller to her list of favorites (and these were the best kind. True!) And through it all, she has been creating her own stories, both true and fictional.
In all that reading (and watching and listening), she has discovered stories she liked and others she hated. Much of that is subjective personal taste and can’t really be quantified or explained. But not all. Some stories base their themes on premises that directly violate or challenge her perception of Truth. Or maybe the characters act in ways she doesn’t feel comfortable reading. Some stories even draw her away from the God she loves and the beauty and joy of the world He created.
She wanted to be faithful to live out the admonition of Philippians 4:8*, but she also wanted to revel in the imaginations God gave to so many good authors. So she started this blog. Here she will discuss the myriad of things that make up her walk with the Lord. She will share her thoughts and goals, her recommendations for living and especially her reviews and opinions of many of the books (and some movies) she enjoys (or not). She’ll compare everything to what she knows of Biblical Truth. She’ll share her insights into how they illustrate that truth (or not). (Because her interest is in the fantasy spectrum of entertainment, most reviews will be in that genre, but anything she reads or watches is fair game.)
If you have any suggestions for books or movies you would like reviewed, or for topics you would like discussed, feel free to send them to Stephanie.
*Philippians 4:8 . . . whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.