If you read nothing else to your kids this year, read The Green Ember. This is a book that will steep your family’s imagination in the good, true, and beautiful.

The characters encounter tremendous difficulty and face them with indomitable courage. You will laugh, cry, and find your heart racing. You will wonder if you could possibly live up to the nobility and fortitude Heather and Picket.

You will, in short, fall down a rabbit hole. :)

I stumbled across The Green Ember during some random late night clicking and had no idea I had found such a treasure. After reading it with my kids, I started shouting about it from the rooftops and wrote to the author, asking if he’d please-pretty-please come on the podcast.

Guess what? He said yes.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • heroic virtue
  • holy imagination in children’s literature
  • and why I fell head-over-heels for this book

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