Re: Check All That Apply -- significantly discounted copies availabl
- Amen to that! It is so good to see a person of faith getting their books published by the major presses. From what I've experienced it seems many persons associated with the literary world are atheist or agnostic and tend to see the rest of us as ignorant fools, ruled by "superstition."
Sundee Frazier <sundeefrazier@...> wrote:
It appears that B&N still has some copies of my book in stock. They
sell it for $14.40. I'm selling for $6 each, which includes shipping.
As for my faith perspective, I believe God is love. I believe God
showed us his love most profoundly in the person of Jesus. There are
many amazing things about Jesus, but one of the coolest things for us
mixed people is that Jesus can relate perfectly to the "both/and"
experience (a phrase I use for the biracial experience), having been
both God and human. The author of the New Testament book, Matthew,
also goes out of his way to include Jesus' Gentile ancestors in his
genealogy (not to mention women, but that's another topic) -- putting
Jesus' mixed blood in the faces of the first readers, who would have
been Jewish and, for the most part, against mixing. Jesus also
elevated the status of mixed-race people by casting a Samaritan (a
mixed Jew-Gentile person) as the hero in his famous Good Samaritan
I go into all of these things in greater depth, as well as talk about
plenty of "faith-neutral" topics, in my book.
Thanks for your interest,
The Other Half of My Heart (Delacorte/Random House 2010)
* "Funny and deeply affecting . . . An outstanding
achievement." (Kirkus Reviews, starred)
* "A novel with a great deal of heart indeed . . ." (Booklist, starred)
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (Delacorte/Random
House 2007) Winner, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award American Librarian Association)