This book was really an eye-opener for me. It's funny because I've seen reviews of this book where the reviewer is offended that Brant says being unoffendable is a choice. It's ironic. It really is a choice, and making the choice is the easy part. It's following through that is hard work, daily, as is breaking any bad habit and building a better new one in its place. I've only been done reading this for a few days and already I'm working my butt off to remember the wisdom in here to put into practice.
For some reason, don't even ask me why, we ended up watching The Secret on Netflix tonight. I guess we've watched everything else. And it amazed me how every single thing they said mirrored The Bible. For real, if you substituted all the times they said "the universe" for "God" it was straight from faith.
A few weeks ago, with Christmas fast approaching, I decided to take on a rereading of "Little Women". Even though the story goes through all the seasons in many years, it has always felt like a Christmas story to me. I haven't read it for almost twenty years, when I was a teenager myself, so it's safe to say I found so much more in the book now than I had then. Life experiences will do that to a girl, eh? My goal was to finish reading the book before going to see the new movie out in theaters this last weekend. I almost made it with only 50 pages to go, so close enough.
t almost sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it? How can a Christian woman write zombie fiction? This is something I struggled with since I became a devoted Christian a little over a year ago (which is also why I have not written or published anything since). I prayed a lot about my calling in life. I knew it was writing, but now that I had a new set of beliefs and values, how was that to be integrated into my fiction? Because I was a Christian, could I only write Christian Fiction now? Zombie fiction had been a huge part of my writing since I started back in 2012. How was I supposed to write about such horrors now?
As I research and write my first nonfiction Christian book, "Warrior Princess: Claim Your Identity in Christ", I wanted to start reaching out to women all over the world to encourage them and help them through trials and tough times, or even just daily struggles. I decided the best way to do that was to make a companion website to the book.