Charles Rogers


Charles Rogers is a popular teacher and writer. His published works include technical articles, devotional materials, biography, poetry, and humor.
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Smashwords Interview

What writers do you recommend?
I read Stephen King, John Grishom, Arthur C. Clarke, and Mark Twain, as do millions of others. There are others I read who aren't exactly household names. In my own writing group, Coffee and Critiquie of O'Fallon, Missouri, I've met fantastic writers. Three I must name are J. J. Zerr, Andrew Atherton, and the late Nick Nixon. Knowing these and the others in C 'n C is a privilege.
J. J. Zerr is a great writer. He has several novels that describe the life of military men and their families.
Atherton's Drafted is the most authentic, compelling, and soul-searing story about Vietnam since We Were Soldiers.
Nick Nixon was a well known band leader in the St. Louis area for many years. He was a great musician with a gift for story telling. Read his memoir!
Among mainstream, published writers, I'll name two: Pagels and Spong.
Elaine Pagels is a Biblical scholar and writer who helps me to find understanding and reality in contemporary Christianity. The single most important contemporary writer on religious topics, for me, is Bishop John Shelby Spong. Pagels and Spong appeal to both my intellect and to my tradition of faith.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I personally own a Nook. My sister uses a Kindle. I have friends who use iPads. I'm not aware of any particular reason to like one over another. Once I've gone to the trouble to learn how to operate something, I need strong motivation to abandon it and learn how to operate something else for the same purpose.
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Sermon At Deadman's Bend
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 47,510. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Methodist
Hiram Enlow was raised in Adams County, Mississippi, near Deadman’s Bend. As a young man he moved to Wilkinson County where he married Nancy Ann Enlow. He became a regionally famous Methodist Episcopal clergyman. This book tells his story from the time of his birth until he was granted License to Preach. It highlights Hiram Enlow’s early years as an exhorter.
Conversation With A Barn Cat
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This short collection of essays will bring a smile of recognition to those who love the people, the land, and the culture of the Ozarks. The author evokes the rhythms of a nearly forgotten life style. The overall tone is gentle good humor blended with love for the time and place.

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Smashwords book reviews by Charles Rogers

  • The Backworlds on June 28, 2013

    I read the free book then bought the next two! Love the entire series. Good writing. Interesting story, nice conflict resolution.
  • Nigel & Jinx on July 11, 2013

    Very Beautiful. Congratulations, Penelope Merrell. Anyone who ever had a dog and a cat will relate to this. I'm in awe how with these drawings you tell a story that would require several thousand words.