Review: Reflecting the Eternal

25578619Marsha Daigle-Williamson is Professor Emerita at Spring Arbor University where she taught English for over two decades and won numerous teaching awards. Daigle-Williamson has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She has served as translator for the Preacher to the Papal Household and has translated sixteen books from Italian as well as published dozens of articles and reviews. She has also presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies eight times over the past decade and has been a prominent member of The Dante Society of America for over fifteen years. Most recently, Daigle-Williamson has published a captivating examination into the fiction literature of the beloved C. S. Lewis and his dependence upon the medieval mind of Dante degli Alighieri.

Reflecting the Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C. S. Lewisappropriately opens by building a framework for the reader to rightly recognize Lewis’s permissible usage of…

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Review: Jesus and the Remains of His Day

A wonderful review of Jesus and the Remains of His Day

707054_1_ftcJesus and the Remains of His Day: Studies in Jesus and the Evidence of Material Cultureby Craig A. Evans is a captivating collection of up-to-date essays on a number of archaeological discoveries related to the earthly ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. In this book, Evans helpfully exposes the misuse of archaeology in relation to claims about Jesus and early Christianity, and rightly seeks to demonstrate the usefulness of archaeology within the discipline of biblical studies. Evans is an accomplished scholar and his work here is consistently well-documented and easy to read—the latter being one of the most surprising aspects of the book given the typical flavor of similar works.

Jesus and the Remains of His Day begins with an excellent discussion surrounding some of the most recent archaeological work at Bethsaida and Magdala. The reader will find the discussion both engaging and enlightening, and it sets the stage well…

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Reflecting Eternal Light: Dante’s Spiritual Geography

By Carl Nellis, Editor Marsha Daigle-Williamson’s Reflecting the Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewis, now available, traces the relationship between C.S. Lewis and Dante’s Divine Comedy. This is the second post in our series of excerpts from Dr. Daigle-Williamson’s book that show Lewis imitating and adapting Dante’s images and metaphors of … Continue reading Reflecting Eternal Light: Dante’s Spiritual Geography

Reflecting Eternal Light: C.S. Lewis and the Role of the Author

By Carl Nellis, Editor Marsha Daigle-Williamson’s Reflecting the Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewis, available now, traces the relationship between C.S. Lewis and Dante’s Divine Comedy. This short excerpt comes from the book’s first chapter, “Lewis, Dante, and Literary Predecessors.” Dr. Daigle-Williamson illuminates the context in which Lewis understood Dante’s work, … Continue reading Reflecting Eternal Light: C.S. Lewis and the Role of the Author

5 Questions with Marsha Daigle-Williamson

Hendrickson Publishers interviewed Marsha Daigle-Williamson about her newly released book Reflecting the Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewis. 1. Who or what inspired you to write about the connection between Dante and C.S. Lewis? To answer this we need to go all the way back to my dissertation in Comparative Literature … Continue reading 5 Questions with Marsha Daigle-Williamson

10 Questions with Michele Howe

Hendrickson Publishers interviewed Michele Howe about her newly released book Empty Nest, What's Next? What is your advice for readers just beginning your book? I would love for parents entering the empty nest season of life to try and forget all the advice others have told them, especially the false statement that parenting ends when … Continue reading 10 Questions with Michele Howe

Our Own Country

By Maggie Swofford, Marketing & Editorial Assistant “What’s your home like, Marguerite?” asked William. “I can’t describe it exactly,” said Marguerite. “But when I am living in a particular sort of way I say to myself that now I am in my own country. It is when I am living very simply, and rather hardly, … Continue reading Our Own Country

Heart Decisions

By Maggie Swofford, Marketing Assistant Excerpt from and personal reflection on Slaying Your Giants by Kent Crockett “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5–6 NLT) “God knows things we … Continue reading Heart Decisions

Interview with the Author of Slaying Your Giants

Hendrickson Publishers interviewed Kent Crockett about his newly released book Slaying Your Giants... What should the reader know before diving in to Slaying Your Giants? Be prepared to do whatever it takes to defeat the invisible giants that are attacking you. You will never live victoriously if you only read about how to solve a … Continue reading Interview with the Author of Slaying Your Giants

Expressive Silence before the Lord

By Maggie Swofford, Marketing Assistant Excerpt from and personal reflection on Sermons on Great Prayers of the Bible by Charles H. Spurgeon “For real business at the mercy seat, give me a homemade prayer, a prayer that comes out of the deeps of my heart, not because I invented it, but because God the Holy … Continue reading Expressive Silence before the Lord