Blog Tour for The Marvel of It All

Thanks to a wonderful group of bloggers, Joe and Leona Tarry's book The Marvel of It All, was reviewed and discussed earlier this week in a blog tour. Here are links to a few of these blogs--more to come soon! Please check out these links and let them know what you think of the book!

In The Marvel of It All, Joe and Leona Tarry look back on 36 years of experiences that have included broken-down cars, near-fatal traffic accidents, serious illnesses, the near-death of a child, prolonged separation from loved ones, and rebuffed efforts at presenting the gospel. As astounding as it seems, their end conclusion is to truly marvel at God’s goodness because of His provision for them during more than three-and-a-half decades of serving God as career missionaries in Brazil.


    Interested in Writing a Novel?

If so, you may be interested to know this month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal of the 30-day event is for each person to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. The official website purports that the goal is for quantity, not quality, to help people get past the challenge of actually getting words down on paper (or computer screen, whatever happens to be the case).

The website does offer a warning to its "kamikaze" style of writing: "Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down."

The NaNoWriMo website offers a place to sign up to participate (for free, of course) in the challenge and has forums and blogs to keep you connected to other writers taking the same challenge.

Hannibal Books has no connection to NaNoWriMo, but we found this idea interesting--and we love to encourage people to write! If you participate in this challenge, let us know. We'd love to hear about your progress.