Book Review & Blog Tour:: Treasured by Leigh McLeroy and “God Gave Us” Books by Lisa T. Bergren

Today is an exciting one, folks!  Backseat Writer is participating in its first blog tour—the Tresaured/”God Gave Us” Blog Tour sponsored by Random House/Waterbook Press.  I reviewed Treasued by Leigh McLeroy and enlisted my friend Shari, a children’s literature reviewer for the “God Gave Us” books.  Enjoy the reviews and thank you to Waterbrook forContinue reading “Book Review & Blog Tour:: Treasured by Leigh McLeroy and “God Gave Us” Books by Lisa T. Bergren”

Mary Christmas:: The Holiday That Made Teen Motherhood Famous

By Ginger Sinsabaugh MacDonald Okay. We’ve heard the story a zillion times. Even those of us who are Chreasters (those who only show up for Christmas and Easter) know the story about the pregnant teen named Mary. She and her fiancé, Joe, didn’t have reservations at the Red Roof Inn so they spent the nightContinue reading “Mary Christmas:: The Holiday That Made Teen Motherhood Famous”

I am Mojo Da Nytha of the Bible

Yay for flannelgraph! My friend, Chris Wilson, whose blog is always a good read is calling out his friends to write posts about which Bible characters most closely resemble themselves. Chris explains with his in Jacob here. I identify with so many different characters in the Bible for various reasons. Much to my dismay, mostContinue reading “I am Mojo Da Nytha of the Bible”

God’s Plan to Save the World

If I was going to save humankind from their iniquities, I would’ve done it differently. Instead of sending God to earth as a little baby, letting some teenagers take care of Him, and have Him born in a stable, I would’ve done something with a little more flair. Not that the Heavenly Host filling theContinue reading “God’s Plan to Save the World”

There’s a Part 2!!!

This year, the fine person behind the Cavalcade of Bad Nativities, has done a second edition of more horrible Jesus junk. Hooray! Here’s a preview of some of the exciting nativities present in the second edition: Check out the Cavalcade of Bad Nativities, Part 2!

The Hideous Gingerbread Nativity

For the past few years, Sarah and I have bought gingerbread house kits to put together. Instead of dainty pieces of confectionary art, our houses have become outlets for our creative energy. The first year we made a house, Sarah tried to make it look pretty. I wanted the house to be an epic CowboyContinue reading “The Hideous Gingerbread Nativity”

Cavalcade of Bad Nativities

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without it. That’s right, the nativity. Of course, while some nativities inspire awe and wonder (or a law suit from the ACLU), some nativities inspire giggle, and yes, laughter. A few years ago someone decided to put together a site called “The Cavalcade of Bad Nativities” and every year, IContinue reading “Cavalcade of Bad Nativities”

Why Bad Nativities Are Funny

I am apalled by “Jesus Junk”. I’ve blogged about this in the past (read here) and to this day, I have to laugh when I see merchandise that cheapens God. For example, a perennial favorite of mine has to be Bobblehead Jesus, one of which is owned by my buddy, Gman. He bought BHJ whileContinue reading “Why Bad Nativities Are Funny”