Tuesday, August 18, 2009
North! Or Be Eaten.
I'm excited to be a part of the blog tour coming up for "North! Or be Eaten" (out today)...Andrew Peterson's much anticipated follow up to "On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness" (blogged about it here). I should receive my copy in a few days and will be reviewing it here in the next month.
But I really wanted to re-post here something he wrote (here) about stories, art and creativity in the life of children...heck, for all of us...
"Those of us who write, who sing, who paint, must remember that to a child a song may glow like a nightlight in a scary bedroom. It may be the only thing holding back the monsters. That story may be the only beautiful, true thing that makes it through all the ugliness of a little girl's world to rest in her secret heart. May we take that seriously. It is our job, it is our ministry, it is the sword we swing in the Kingdom, to remind children that the good guys win, that the stories are true, and that a fool's hope may be the best kind." -Andrew Peterson