Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Announcing War Games: Classic Fiction for the Christian Life by Suzannah Rowntree + GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends! Today I'm excited to announce a shiny new book, now available in ebook and paperback format!

War Games: Classic Fiction for the Christian Life
Family and church reformation as a cure for social ills. Christian boldness in the face of totalitarianism and modernism. Sacrificial love in the City of God. Sure, you’ve heard of these classic books already. You might even have seen the movies. But have you caught the vision?

Fiction with a solid Christian worldview drills us in right action and reaction in a host of different circumstances. It runs war games for the Christian life, showing how wisdom might apply in hypothetical scenarios. It prepares us for battle.

Journey through eighteen classic works of fiction from Beowulf and Njal’s Saga to Mansfield Park and The Lord of the Rings, discovering the exceptional wisdom hidden inside the world’s best-loved stories.
War Games: Classic Fiction for the Christian Life contains in-depth studies of eighteen classic Christian books:
  • Beowulf
  • Njal's Saga
  • The Faerie Queene
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Mansfield Park
  • Framley Parsonage
  • Saint Bartholomew's Eve
  • The Napoleon of Notting Hill
  • The Man Who Was Thursday
  • Salute to Adventurers
  • The Dancing Floor
  • All Hallows' Eve
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings
  •  Out of the Silent Planet
  • Perelandra
  • That Hideous Strength
Sure, you can read reviews of all these books right here on Vintage Novels for free. But for War Games, I've taken all those reviews and revised, expanded, and updated them. Each chapter of War Games contains exciting all-new material. I'm particularly thrilled about the Njal's Saga chapter--who would have expected to find common ground between an anonymous Icelandic scholar and...RL Dabney?

War Games was a blast to write, and I hope you'll love reading it as much as I did!

Where to get it

As with The Epic of Reformation, War Games will be available from Amazon for Kindle, from Createspace as a paperback, and from Smashwords in a host of e-formats. Both the paperback and the ebook will be distributed widely--for instance, you should be able to get the ebook from Apple, Kobo, Nook, and so on, the paperback will be available from Amazon, from The Book Depository, and other places. It could take a few days to show up in these other channels.

Or enter the giveaway!

I'm giving away 5 copies of the War Games ebook! Enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Samalah said...

Congratulations Suzannah!! How exciting to have your second book published! :)

To answer your giveaway question, the most influential Christian novel that I read in my younger years - then re-read in my early twenties, was "Stepping Heavenward" by Elizabeth Prentiss.

Best of luck to all entrants...

Suzannah said...

Thanks, Samalah!

I've heard a lot about "Stepping Heavenwards"--I really must read it one day soon! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

Radagast said...

Congratulations! And you're reviewing so many of my favourite books...

Elizabeth Ann said...

I recently read "Stepping Heavenward" by Elizabeth Prentiss (I notice I am not the first one to comment about this book!) and I know I will revisit it again in future. I was amazed by it - a truly wonderful, inspiring, and convicting book.

Lady Bibliophile said...

Oh my! Congratulations! SO EXCITED!! :D This book has needed to be written for years, and I'm excited to read and share it with others. Excellent job; I've already read the introduction and just love it.

Probably Douglas Bond's Guns of Thunder is the only book I would say was life-changing. The rest all accumulated in layer upon layer to shape my ideology.

I'm your fan on Goodreads. And I put this book on my to-reads shelf. And while I'm not going to put this in the giveaway, you can count on a review on my blog as soon as I read it! :D

Kaleigh Stroink said...

Very well done, Suzannah! Hoping for a copy of this one of these days!

I'm not sure I could pinpoint a specific book as life-changing other than some of the non-fiction I've read, but "The Lamplighter" by Miss Cumming was pretty amazing. I just finished reading it about a week ago, and I really appreciated the personalities in it. Also the continual foundation of Scripture was a refreshing reminder.

I logged in to Goodreads (haven't done that for eternity! :P): I'm a fan of yours and I put it on my to-read shelf, too.

Again congratulations! :D

Standfast said...

Great idea - I just bought the Kindle version. I always value your judgment about good books.

Heather S said...

This book looks fascinating, and I can't wait to read it!

I'm not sure I could go to one book that was particularly life-changing, but one of my favorite Christian novels is "The Princess Adelina" by Julie Sutter. It's been a while since I read it, but I read it more than once as a younger girl, and I remember it having a powerful and engaging message.

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I became a fan and marked your book as "to read" on Goodreads. :)

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful! I've added it to my Goodreads shelf, and pledged a review. Sarah S.

Unknown said...

I love historical/ classic fiction! Congratulations on the new book!

hopeinbrazil said...

So happy to stumble across your blog today. Looks like we have many reading tastes in common, especially Anthony Trollope.

Kaity King said...

This looks great, Suzannah!

Unknown said...

Looks like a great read! I pledge my review :)

Suzannah said...

Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm, interest, and entries! And it looks like I should really read "Stepping Heavenwards". Thanks, everyone!


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