The big news of the week is the announcement that renowned author and poet Luci Shaw will be our featured speaker this year at Hutchmoot 2014.
By way of introduction, Andrew Peterson wrote up a post featuring some great quotes from Luci about the imagination and how it intersects with our faith. If you aren’t familiar with her work, I encourage you to read a couple of her books (Breath for the Bones is a good place to start) and check out her website. We also marked the occasion by releasing a few more tickets to Hutchmoot. If you got one, congratulations! If you missed this last chance, don’t worry, we’re sure to moot again next year.
That wasn’t the only big announcement this week. We also pulled back the curtain on the re-release of Jonathan Rogers’ long-out-of-print The World According to Narnia. Rabbit Room Press is issuing a new edition that will be available in early September. Click here to read an excerpt from the most excellent introduction, and you can pre-order the book here.
Heidi Johnston, our resident resident of Ireland, brought us a reflection from her studies of Deuteronomy and Lamentations in the form of a post called “The Inevitable Plot Line.” Much like the Israelites of old, Heidi knows what it’s like to stand, filled with expectation, on the cusp of the Promised Land, only to find herself later weeping in its empty streets. Beautiful post. Read it here.
And a couple more quick notes:
1. Congratulations to Ben Shive on a whopping THREE Dove nominations!
2. Congratulations to Lanier Ivester and Sarah Clarkson on being accepted to Oxford University!
3. Mark August 29th on your calendar. That’s the date for the next live event at North Wind Manor. More on that next week.
Have a great weekend.