I was sent a copy of Christian Horror by Mike Duran.
Like I said over on facebook,
With my schedule, my packages have really stacked up this week. This was one of the awesome books that arrived! I can’t wait to have a day off and I can just curl up and read all day.
This is by my friend, Mike Duran. I read his book THE TELLING ( https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13228149-the-telling ) a few years ago and loved it. In fact, THE TELLING is the book I recommend when someone says they really want to try a horror book, but aren’t sure where to start. I love the main character, as in – think about him (sometimes he just pops into my head), and being able to connect with the characters are what makes the reading experience memorable. If that makes sense.
Anyway, Mike wrote this book – CHRISTIAN HORROR ( https://www.goodreads.com/bo…/show/26119762-christian-horror ) which is a non-fiction look at the horror genre and how it can still fall into CHRISTIAN FICTION. I know Im not summarizing it well, I haven’t read it yet! LOL
Anyway, for those wondering whats sitting on my table as my next read….
by Mike Duran
Release Date: 2015-05-09
To most, the term “Christian horror” probably seems like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, there are very good arguments to be made that “horror” is an eminently biblical genre and that Christian artists should be at the forefront of reclaiming it. In this work, novelist Mike Duran explores the Judeo-Christian roots of contemporary horror, the religious themes that frame much of the horror art, and how evangelical culture has come to distance itself from such a potentially rich and powerful medium. Duran looks at Christian artists and authors whose works employ the macabre and grotesque. From surrealist Hieronymus Bosch to Southern Gothicist Flannery O’Connor to the master of horror Stephen King, we can trace a distinctly biblical worldview that frames their visions of terror. Along the way, Duran answers objections while developing an apologetic, not for a new sub-genre, but for a rethinking of the reasons that “Christian horror” has come to be viewed as such an oxymoron.
Have you read this one yet? Comment down below and let me know!
Big Thanks to Mike Duran for sending me a copy of Christian Horror !!
AND as always, big thanks to you for popping by to see what I was rambling on about. LOL
Hope you have a great week.
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