LeAnne Hardy

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Although I grew up in the Midwest of the United States, I have lived in six countries on four continents. I have sipped cream tea in Oxfordshire, eaten stewed goat at a Mozambican wedding, slid down rocks in a Mato Grosso river and shopped at Mall of America. My books for children and young people come out of my cross-cultural experiences and my passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate the lives of children and young people. I recently returned to the Northwoods of Wisconsin after three years in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I focused on writing for children affected by HIV/AIDS, teaching writing workshops and reading stories in after-school programs in Tembisa Township.

Praying through Messiah

Last December I was in New Haven, Connecticut, and attended a Messiah sing-along with the Yale concert choir and orchestra in their marvellous chapel. This fall I joined a local choral group to perform Handel�s Messiah with another regional choir and a small local orchestra. Even though I drove nearly an hour each
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Between Two Worlds

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The Wooden Ox

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The Wooden Ox (Children's Books)
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Description: A family is kidnapped by rebels during the Mozambican civil war.
Between Two Worlds (Children's Books)
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Description: It’s never fun to be different, and Brazilian–born Cristina Larson feels very different.]
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Description: An atmospheric tale of the Holy Grail and the tumultuous England of King Henry VIII

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The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan
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I was not impressed with the writing. The editor in me wanted to restructure the many sentences beginning "There were." But the Bourne Identity-style premise of waking up with people after him and having no idea why caught my attention. Except this b ...more
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
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I think this is my favorite of the Harry Potter books. I love Harry's poltronis and I'm always a sucker for time travel.
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Elegy for April by Benjamin Black
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He Said His Name Was Micah by Tearra Rhodes
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Given my position of white privilege, I assumed whiteness in the characters of this book, until I turned the last page and discovered the author is Black. Would I have seen Ava, Auntie Joy and Rev. Barton as less ridiculously gullible if I had realiz ...more
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Praying the Attributes of God by Rosemary Jensen
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The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Wonderful world building, excellent writing, clean reading, and on top of it all the story is an interesting exploration of free will vs fate as even the bad things that happen turn out to be critical to ultimately breaking the curse. How far back we ...more
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Pontius Pilate by Paul L. Maier
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This is a way more interesting means of getting an overview of the ups and downs of politics in 1st c Rome and Judea than a non-fiction account, but as fiction it lacks the sensory detail and inner thoughts necessary to involve readers emotionally wi ...more
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“The Africans wouldn’t consider it a real visit unless they ate.”
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