Darin Michael Shaw
Darin Michael Shaw is the world’s foremost expert on the conjunction but. He has written a bunch of blurbs, once maintained a huge blog, and spoke to gatherings of mostly wonderful folks every Sunday for more than twenty years. Today he is an in-demand freelance writer and ghost. His proudest accomplishments to date are that he married far above his head, and has managed to produce four wonderful daughters, with a little help from his wife Shari. Darin lives with his wife, daughters, and the world’s most adorable Cocker Spaniel Mali-Boo. They all drive Fords … but the dog.
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Seven in the Holy Bible: Revealing God's Love
by Jay Schabacker
Almighty God created everything, even numbers. I’m sure He likes them all. But in the Bible, it seems He gave a special significance to the number seven. Recognizing this and taking it into account wherever it appears, can help you get more out of your reading of the Holy Scriptures.
I Am Ghost: How to Make a Living as a Ghostwriter
by Darin Michael Shaw
Darin Michael Shaw walked away from his day job and launched his freelance writing career from scratch. Today he is a sought after literary ghost and collaborator—a successful freelance writer.
If you've considered leaving your day job for a full time literary career, especially if you’re interested in the fascinating and lucrative field of ghostwriting, this book is for you!
Chronicles of War
by Darin Michael Shaw
Chronicles of War is a work of historical fiction following Iowa farmer and father of four Job Trites and his family’s experience of the Civil War. It's a fast moving narrative, scenes shifting between the Trites’ farm in Iowa to encampments along the Mississippi River, from letters and recollections to the battle of Arkansas Post. Careful research and creative storytelling, powerfully combined.
Big Buts of the Bible: A Revealing Look at Jesus Christ
by Darin Michael Shaw
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
You've wanted to read your Bible more often. You've wanted to get more out of it when you do. In his debut book, Big Buts of the Bible: A Revealing Look at Jesus Christ, Pastor Darin Michael Shaw introduces a tremendous tool to that end--the little three-letter conjunction but. Discover Jesus as he's revealed through the 183 appearances of the word but in the Gospel of Matthew.
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Smashwords book reviews by Darin Michael Shaw
The Gospel: From the Beginning...
on Nov. 08, 2012
A delightful read!
Kenn Allan refers to his work as "Poetry for Non-Poetry Lovers." I fit that description, and can attest. I read 'The Gospel from the Beginning' for its subject, not for lyric or rhyme. But I admit, I found his artistry engaging. Stories that are very familiar to us--the Exodus, the birth narrative of Jesus, the Last Supper, for instance--all came to life with the poet's charm. I believe this would be a wonderful book for a parent or grandparent to share with a child.
As a pastor for twenty years, I've taught on all the stories Allan covers in 'The Gospel from the Beginning' many times over. As I read this book, I found his handling of those stories thought provoking and fun.
Download it. You'll enjoy--poetry lover or not.
Taste And See: An invitation to read the Bible
on Nov. 19, 2012
This book's subtitle is An Invitation to Read the Bible. Fitting. Annabel Robinson's Taste and See, published by Scripture Union Canada and the Canadian Bible Society, offers a gentle segue into the Best Selling Book of all time. She shares twelve stories from the Biblical narrative, providing with each an approach, facts and observations from within the text, and then a simple application. The book ends with warm invitations to embrace Christ, and to continue reading the Bible.
This isn't a book for more seasoned Bible readers. Taste and See would suit readers who either desire to pick up a Bible for the very first time or readers who, for one reason or another, would like a fresh start--encouragement to grab their Bible off the shelf, dust it off, and mine it anew to discover God. With that audience in mind, this is a worthwhile download.
That said, as is sometimes the case with eBooks, numerous formatting glitches lessened my experience with Taste and See. There were frequent spacing errors, blank pages, and unintended paragraph or text breaks viewing it on my devices. I would love to see the author and publisher re-format this work. Fellow Smashwords authors: Pay meticulous attention to the formatting and style guide before you hit publish. They're not kidding when they say it can make the difference between a great read and a toss-it-aside.
That Awful Silence
on Nov. 26, 2012
In thirty years of following Christ and twenty years in pastoral ministry, I've not seen as honest and insightful a look into what the author refers to as 'the awful silence,' those times when we've prayed and are left longing to hear something--anything--from God.
Stan Baldwin revisits familiar Biblical passages--episodes from the lives of Job, David, the Apostle Paul and others--to bring encouragement. He presents a bigger picture perspective. He frames our individual experiences within the larger context--the story we find ourselves in.
As a pastor I often sit with individuals and families in the thick of this longing. I'm pleased to have this book as a resource for me, and as something I can offer to them. If you find yourself asking 'Where is God?' then I'd recommend it to you. Baldwin reminds us--our God promises: The day is coming when the fog will lift and God will be clearly heard.