Author Archive | Mike Morrell

A Good Look at Evil | Abigail Rosenthal

The following is an excerpt from A Good Look at Evil by Abigail Rosenthal. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. A GOOD LOOK AT EVIL takes a view of good as the working out of one’s own life story, and a contrasting view of evil as the […]

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If you’re sad about Rachel Held Evans (and other un-answered prayers).

If you haven’t heard, or if you need confirming that it wasn’t all a terrible dream, Rachel Held Evans—beloved author, truth-teller, and icon for a generous Christianity—passed away yesterday morning, after a brief and unexpected storm of health complications. She was only 37—two years younger than me. I first met Rachel over a hamburger in […]

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Catching Your Breath | Steve Austin

The following is an excerpt from Catching Your Breath by Steve Austin. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. My 5th-grade teacher, Terri Nobles, had a 2×4 in our classroom with the words “BOARD OF EDUCATION” written in black permanent marker. And if you failed to heed her […]

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Chasing My Father | Agatha Nolen

The following is an excerpt from Chasing My Father by Agatha Nolen. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. It was another great Christmas, serving at the midnight Christmas Eve service. I felt my focus shifting too. I was no longer sad that I didn’t have any family. […]

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