Tag Archives: books

To Heaven and Back

This video is a short preview of the book entitled “To Heaven and Back” by Mary C. Neal, MD, which chronicles her NDE (near death experience) after drowning while kayaking on a South American river. What do you think about her story?

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Was Susan Collins influenced by Stephen King?

The Hunger Games and The Long Walk share a lot of similarities. 

Stephen King the long walk

Hunger Games movie announcement

An entertaining way to deal with limited tickets for The Hunger Games movie (and a favorite method for thinning out the Twilight herd).

hunger games

Famous photographers posing with their famous shots

Wired has a cool collection of famous photogs posing with the pictures that captured history.  All are included in a new book called Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends.

Neil Leifer holds his photo, Ali vs. Liston, which he took on May 25, 1965 in Lewiston, Maine.

Lyle Owerko: "No one knew such a beautiful warm day would serve as the backdrop to one of the most painful and confusing events to the heart of mankind.

First official HD Trailer of The Hunger Games

Big fan of these books. The first official trailer of The Hunger Games looks great. Do you think they did a good job on the cast?

Stephen King’s disdain for Stephanie Meyer

Stephen King’s disdain for Stephanie Meyer and has no problem expressing his sentiment in regards to the quality of Harry Potter (JK Rowling) versus Twilight.

king on Twilight

Stephen King and Colbert holding hands

I love this picture. Now go order Stephen King’s new book here.

Stephen King and Colbert holding hands


The Day Metallica Came to Church

John Van Sloten is a pastor at New Hope Church in Calgary.

John Van Sloten is a pastor at New Hope Church in Calgary.

What does the music of Metallica have to do with God? According to author and pastor John Van Sloten, a lot. God can speak through their music – if we’re listening, he says. Van Sloten has built a church around the band’s music and lyrics and shows us first hand how God uses many things (including heavy metal music) to call his children home. In fact, Van Sloten shows how God can speak to us through anything and everything – heavy metal music, R-rated films, sports, and even the latest fashions. If you’re listening, his book The Day Metallica Came to Church might just change the way you hear God’s voice – and how you live in today’s world.

You can read the first chapter for free by clicking here. I recommend it. You can buy it here.

The Day Metallica Came to Church

Check out the exterior of the The Kansas City Public Library

The Kansas City Public Library has an exterior that replicates your bookshelf at home on a much larger scale. Very cool. Go visit your library!


A small bookstore in West Virginia

A small bookstore in West Virginia

The Paradox Bookstore

A small bookstore in Wheeling, West Virginia has a charming business model. The Paradox Bookstore is located at the Centre Market in Wheeling, WV. This eclectic used bookstore is actually the oldest used bookstore in West Virginia. It was opened by Tom Stobart 35 years ago when he was just seventeen and a young playwright. He can still be found behind the low counter reading and smoking as if time has forgotten him and he could care less. Their hours are posted as “irregular,” and they have no phone.

What kind of business would you have if money didn’t matter?