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Scared and Sacred: An Excerpt from Adorning the Dark

By Andrew Peterson

Being a writer doesn’t just mean writing. It means finishing. I’ve heard it said that a song is never finished, only abandoned. That’s not true for me. To the contrary, I can’t wait to be done with the thing, because only once it’s finished can I raise my hand at the back of the class and say something that will be considered, not ignored, something that might be a blessing to someone. Only then do I begin to take on some flesh and stop haunting the room. Walt Wangerin Jr. said once that art isn’t art until it’s experienced by another.

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The Power of Story: A Review of Slugs & Bugs Books

By Carolyn Leiloglou

Our family has long enjoyed Randall Goodgame’s Slugs & Bugs albums, and even though my older kids have outgrown asking for them, you might still overhear my 14-year old singing “Tractor Tractor” on occasion. What makes those albums so appealing is Goodgame’s ability to draw kids in with his just-right balance of silliness and sincerity, laughter and lesson.

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What I Learned in the Darkness

By Jeanine Joyner

I didn’t want to go there. Sitting in stunned silence as Ella Mine performed her Dream War show, I battled emotions that took me by complete surprise.

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The Habit Podcast, Episode 21: Drew Miller

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers interviews Drew Miller, singer/songwriter and content developer for the Rabbit Room.

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Hutchmoot Is A Sending Place

By Kelly Keller

“‘No. You’re forgetting,’ said the Spirit. ‘That was not how you began. Light itself was your first love: you loved paint only as a means of telling about the light.’”
—C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

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Release Day: Adorning the Dark

By Pete Peterson

For more than twenty years now, my brother, Andrew Peterson, has been baring his soul in his music, and in doing so he’s shined a light into the dark corners of the souls of others, mine included. But he’s no ordinary singer-songwriter, he’s a novelist as well, and his Wingfeather books are beloved far and wide; they’ve lighted up untold numbers of faces and hearts of their own, and in their own ways. But today marks the release of something different. 

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Convene the Hutchmoot: 2019

By Pete Peterson

It seems unreal that this is the tenth Hutchmoot (eleventh if you count HM UK!), but here we are. Some days it feels like things are a well-oiled machine and we know what we’re doing. Other days it feels like the first year and we’re sure we don’t have a clue. But if there’s one thing that’s constant, it’s this: we still can’t believe we get to have this much fun. And here’s what I mean:

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The Habit Podcast, Episode 20: Jonny Jimison

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers interviews Jonny Jimison, graphic novelist and author of the Dragon Lord Saga.

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The Battle to Read Deeply

By Carolyn Arends

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

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Video: Eucatastrophe & Adorning the Dark

By The Rabbit Room

We’re so excited for Andrew Peterson’s new book, Adorning the Dark, and we especially appreciate the way he engages with Tolkien’s notion of eucatastrophe as it appears in the creative process—the unrelenting search for a “pinprick of light,” even in the very heart of darkness. Click through to hear Andrew’s thoughts directly in a video interview.

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The Light Princess & A Faerie Wind

By Jennifer Trafton

[Editor’s note: Recently, the Rabbit Room staff has been struck by the sheer amount of awesome new stuff being released during the month of October. So this month’s blog content will be punctuated by posts that spotlight each of these exciting new works of art. We will begin with Rabbit Room Press’s reprinting of The Light Princess, complete with illustrations by Ned Bustard (of Every Moment Holy). What follows is the foreword included in the book, written by Jennifer Trafton. Enjoy!]

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The Habit Podcast, Episode 19: James K. A. Smith

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers interviews James K. A. Smith, author of the Desiring the Kingdom series.

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