Opening Hearts by Opening Minds: Reading Fiction That by Connie Wineland

By Connie Wineland

This booklet is for Christian readers of fiction who may well adventure hassle attempting to make an educated selection past what's being released by way of evangelical presses. advertised to a particular audience, evangelical fiction often leaves a reader with a robust emotional reaction yet lacks the literary intensity or the breadth of topic which can motivate life-changing non secular development. With this premise on the center of her publication, Connie Wineland comprises her personal tale of conversion to Christianity when it comes to examining fiction. in the course of her past due twenties and early thirties, quite whereas in graduate college, Wineland turned immersed in literary and rhetorical reports whereas additionally practising an japanese kind of faith in addition to local American spirituality. in spite of the fact that, regardless of all her education in literary thought, her readings in Romantic, Victorian, sleek, and postmodern literature (which she explains), in addition to her own curiosity in mythology and international religions, saved her wondering the lifestyles of God and the potential nature of God.

Then, as a comparatively new convert to Christianity, she confronted numerous demanding situations at a small Christian university the place she taught literature and writing classes. finally eager to achieve past the tutorial group, Wineland begun a neighborhood Christian readers' team, which she ran for 4 years. She comprises during this booklet assets and fabrics akin to pattern syllabi and study-guide questions, helpful internet addresses, and lots of how-to details for beginning and working your personal ebook membership. additionally incorporated is an intensive record of annotated titles of suggested studying to get an individual started!

Connie Wineland has taught English on the collage point for over 16 years. at present she teaches at Ohio collage Southern Campus in Ironton, Ohio. one of the classes she has taught are American literature, center japanese literature, the non secular Memoir, and girls and Writing. She has traveled generally along with her husband all through western Europe, the center East, and the Mediterranean quarter. She lives in Grayson, Kentucky.

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