Glenn Myers

Biography

Prize-winning writer and author of over a dozen non-fiction titles about the Christian movement in various minority settings.

Now rather passionate about writing stuff that is funny, disruptive and about deep issues. My novel Paradise is about how we long for, and flee from, intimacy with God and people.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My bladder.
Who are your favourite authors?
A lot of the quirky British humorists over the years (I am British myself though I have had a home address on four continents). So Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett with their wonderful, dry re-interpretation of SF and fantasy tropes. P G Wodehouse, that brilliant stylist.

Anthony Trollope belongs to a different era of course but his books too were playful, poking fun at power and pomposity. And they had a kind of innocence, at least compared to much satire today. (Though some were probably quite pointed for their time like his late 'The Way We Live Now.')

I particularly admire two writers who straddled both fiction and non-fiction and were leaders in their field -- Arthur C Clarke in science and technology and C S Lewis the Christian apologist. Both are an inspiration. They met once in a pub, the atheist and the shabby Anglican academic. Lewis took J R R Tolkein with him, and they shared a drink, disagreed with each other, went their separate ways. Clarke was inventing the geostationary satellite and thought Christianity was gobbledegook. Lewis thought a fridge was a technological step too far and that fairy stories could unveil truth. Both were about the most brilliant men in their field. They agreed to disagree.

Finally, Neal Stephenson combines boundless intellectual questioning with fantastically detailed backgrounds. He's just a delight, utterly brilliant.
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Books

More than Bananas
Price: Free! Words: 20,620. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / Apologetics
How the Christian faith works for me -- and the whole Universe. My story of healing from a coma and of trying to figure out how Christianity can possibly be true.
The Wheels of the World
Series: Jamie's Myth, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,250. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A comedy of the worlds behind our world. Thanks to a near-death experience, Jamie Smith has a part-time job fixing souls. He'd rather be in the department that makes history. This is because (a) this soul business makes him ask uncomfortable questions about himself and (b) his new line manager flounces about in a tennis skirt. The sequel to Paradise - A Divine Comedy.
The Church in the Muslim World
Price: Free! Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Simple, popular introduction to the Christian movement in the Islamic world. Previously published as parts of the best-selling 'Briefings' books. Newly updated. A helpful tool for information and prayer.
Paradise - A Divine Comedy
Series: Jamie's Myth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,700. Language: British English. Published: November 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
So I was driving to work when this angry suicidal lawyer crashed into me. She and I were flung out of our bodies, into the sky. So far, not a good day. Captured, argued over, sold, our souls ended up in a cage called Paradise, where two evil spirits were market-testing new temptations for a sales conference. Then a snake appeared. It was OK though: he was offering counselling.

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