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Not Safe, but Good (Vol. 2): Short Stories Sharpened by Faith
by Bret Lott (Goodreads Author)
In C.S. Lewis's classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Lucy asks if Aslan the lion is safe. It is quickly clarified that Aslan is not safe...but he is good. That concept serves as the foundation for this collection of short stories. While written from a Christian worldview, our goal isn't comfort food for Christians or G-rated stories that offer simplistic lessons. ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published July 10th 2007 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Short story collections like this are my favorite. There are a couple in here that didn't really resonate with me. But I loved the very human themes woven throughout: forgiveness, redemption, sorrow...all done pretty subtly. I especially loved The Flowers Fall--it made me almost cry--and Turn Right, Turn Left; The Laying Out.
Bret Lott is the bestselling author of fourteen books, most recently the nonfiction collection Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian (Crossway 2013) and the novel Dead Low Tide (Random House 2012). Other books include the story collection The Difference Between Women and Men, the nonfiction book Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer’s Life, and the novels ...moreMore about Bret Lott...