IP#88 Amy Welborn – Flannery O’Connor, her life and work on Inside the Pages

Flannery O’Connor is challenging, engaging, funny and heartbreaking, she is a spiritual master and one of America’s greatest writers. She is absolutely one of my favorite writers of all time!  She is NOT to be missed.  Flannery O’Connor has said that “Grace must wound, before it can heal”.  That is what her work does; she holds a mirror up to our faces and asks, “So…who (or what) do you see?”

Amy Welborn is a master apologist for the work of Flannery O’Connor.  I could think of no one better to talk to about O’Connor’s work.  Be sure to check out Amy’s blog “Charlotte was Both”.  I love it and visit everyday!  I’ll go out on the same limb with Amy and say I think she is a saint (just not declared as one…yet).



IP#59 Dr. Thomas Howard – Narnia and Beyond on Inside the Pages

Narnia And Beyond: A Guide to the Fiction of C. S. Lewis” by Thomas Howard is fantastic.  Dr.  Howard is regarded as one of the leading authorities on the works of C. S. Lewis,  and with remarkable clarity he shares with us all the Lewis that has touched the hearts and minds of so many generations, both young and old.  It is always a joy to talk with Thomas Howard, but this conversation was particularly enlightening.

You can check out the book at igantius.com

IP#50 Dr. David Downing – Looking for the King on Inside the Pages

Fun and entertaining well-written story…it’s what we hope for when we wish to sit down with a fiction book…here is one that will not disappoint thanks to author David Downing.

It is 1940, and American Tom McCord, a 23-year-old aspiring doctoral candidate, is in England researching the historical evidence for the legendary King Arthur. There he meets perky and intuitive Laura Hartman, a fellow American staying with her aunt in Oxford, and the two of them team up for an even more ambitious and dangerous quest.

Aided by the Inklings — that illustrious circle of scholars and writers made famous by its two most prolific members, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien — Tom and Laura begin to suspect that the fabled Spear of Destiny, the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the Cross, is hidden somewhere in England.

IP#4 Michael O’Brien – “Theophilos” on Inside the Pages

What a joy to speak with Michael O’Brien.  He has that beautifully tender heart of an artist.  When he writes it’s as though he is painting with words…it’s just lovely.  This is a wonderful read for all you fiction lovers (and non-fiction readers as well)!

Click here to purchase Michael’s book online at   http://www.ignatius.com/Products/THEO-H/theophilos.aspx