Feature:: Paul Baloche: The Same Love

“There are a lot of songs about the Cross on this record. People are almost apologetic about it, and yet I feel challenged not to shrink from it. Our tendency is to make our language inclusive and seeker friendly. And I get that, but we also need songs that point to the truth of theContinue reading “Feature:: Paul Baloche: The Same Love”

Kari Jobe: Where I Find You

Note from Amy:  While I’m working on my DaySpring review, editing a post that will appear later this week, and gathering material for Friday Faves, I hope you enjoy this article by my friend, Christa Banister, about Kari Jobe.  Kari is an incredibly talented artist whose dynamic voice really packs a punch.  And I shouldContinue reading “Kari Jobe: Where I Find You”

Blog Tour & Review: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

Join Melanie Benjamin, author of the historical novel, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (Delacorte Press, July 26, 2011), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August on her second virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. About the Book… In her national bestseller Alice I Have Been, Melanie Benjamin imagined the life of theContinue reading “Blog Tour & Review: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin”

Friday Faves: The Not Amy Edition

Greetings, Backseat Writers, Readers, Lurkers, etc.  I hijacked Backseat Writer this week. Amy is around… somewhere. No, I didn’t put a Petrificus Totalus curse on her and stuff her under an invisibility cloak… she just needed a break and kindly asked me to fill in for her this week. I hope I can do herContinue reading “Friday Faves: The Not Amy Edition”

Talking ‘Bout Gratitude with the BibleDude.net Gang!

I am taking part of my first group blogging project with the fine folks over at BibleDude.net.  We are studying L.L. Bakrat’s book, God in the Yard: Spiritual Practice for the Rest of Us, which teaches new ways of understanding, worshiping, and interacting with God. A group of us signed up to write responses toContinue reading “Talking ‘Bout Gratitude with the BibleDude.net Gang!”

Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC

Hear ye, hear ye!  I have updated parts of Backseat Writer’s Review Policy and added a bit of plain speak to my FTC Disclosure.  Read on, you know you want to… REVIEW POLICY Request for reviews/interview/marriage proposals can be sent to amy@backseatwriter.com. Why, yes, I would love to review your album, book, movie, or product! Continue reading “Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC”

Book Review:: Wicked Company by Ciji Ware

By Donna Landis  Wicked Company by Ciji Ware is a historical romance which is 600 pages long. The young Scottish heroine, Sophie McGann, endures (and I do mean endures) every possible vengeful action against her. Death of loved ones, marriage to a drunkard and abuser, evil worshipers, lustful suitors, an insane asylum, theft, and deception,Continue reading “Book Review:: Wicked Company by Ciji Ware”

Book Review:: Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman

By Donna Landis How do you survive the death of a beloved little daughter? How do you deal with your 17 year-old son’s feeling of guilt because he was driving the car that hit her? How do you cope with raising six children while dealing with depression.? Does it make any difference that your husbandContinue reading “Book Review:: Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman”

To Be or Not to Be: Finding Musical Identity—Part 2, Musical Content by Luke DeJayne of The Fundamental Elements

Luke DeJaynes of The Fundamental Elements concludes his two-part post on musical identity, especially as it pertains to his unique band.  In his second post, Luke discusses how content plays a role in how a band is perceived by the public.  Be sure to read To Be or Not to Be: Finding Musical Idenity— PartContinue reading “To Be or Not to Be: Finding Musical Identity—Part 2, Musical Content by Luke DeJayne of The Fundamental Elements”

To Be or Not to Be: Finding Musical Identity—Part 1, Musical Style by Luke DeJayne of The Fundamental Elements

Luke DeJaynes of The Fundamental Elements guest posts about how the band finds its musical identity in an industry that can sometimes look for cookie cutter musicians.  In the first of two blog posts, Luke explores how bands develop musical style. To Be or Not to Be: Finding Musical Identity—Part 1, Musical Style By LukeContinue reading “To Be or Not to Be: Finding Musical Identity—Part 1, Musical Style by Luke DeJayne of The Fundamental Elements”