BANDERSNATCH: C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings. Lewis and Tolkien worked together to bring out the best in each other: Bandersnatch offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford, and a seat at their table at the Eagle and Child pub. It shows how encouragement and criticism made all the difference in The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and dozens of other books written by the members of their circle. You’ll learn what made these writers tick, and more. Inspired by their example, you’ll discover how collaboration can help your own creative process and lead to genius breakthroughs in whatever work you do. Featuring original illustrations by James A. Owen. Available now at Amazon.com.

The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community is a labor of love, the work of my heart. It tells the story of the Inklings, a writing group that included Lewis, Tolkien, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Warren Hamilton Lewis, John Wain, and others. Read More »

Clay in the Potter’s Hands is a devotional book, combining an artist’s eye and a pastor’s heart to show God-at-work in the most perplexing experiences of our daily lives. Reviewed and recommended by readers of many different spiritual traditions, Clay in the Potter’s Hands offers help and hope, inspiration, and insight into the God who seeks, centers, shapes, restores, repairs, renews, and abides.  Read More »


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