The Art of the Introduction

Call me a book nerd, but I love reading book prefaces and introductions. There I said it. Glad I got that off my chest. Authors and reviewers often leave gold nuggets in these notes to the reader. Breaking out of the structure of the story, they spend a few moments with us like a friend enjoying coffee at the kitchen table. At least the good ones feel that way. Take for instance the introduction to Hugh Lofting’s

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Kindling Fire

“I have come to cast Fire upon the earth, and would I that it were already Kindled!” Our Lord wasn’t talking about pre-empting the Jeff Bezos line of eBook readers. Jesus’ subject matter was a bit more compelling. But since we’re now talking about eReaders, let’s chat about the proper use of technology.   Good Soil is a resource promoting John Senior’s vision of restoring Christian culture. We promote what he termed the thousand good books that

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