Amazon Author Interview

Author-TalkHere is the full text of my Amazon Author Interview. I wanted to make it available to all my readers. Enjoy!  ~ Karla Perry

Christine Tate says:

Good morning everyone and welcome to another week of Interviewing Christian Authors where we meet a new Christian author each week and explore their work. I’m Christine Tate, the moderator for this thread, producer of the annual Virginia Beach Christian Authors Festival, and author of The No-Homework Women’s Bible Study: Group Hug and My Prayer Journal: Remembering God’s Answers: Purple Daisy Cover Design.

This week, we’ll be talking to Karla Perry. Welcome Karla! Please tell us about your book, Back To The Future: Rebuilding America’s Stability.

Karla Perry says:

Hi Christine, Thank you! I’m excited to be a part of this Amazon Interview.

My book, Back to the Future: Rebuilding America’s Stability is a journey into the past to discover the truths we left behind as a nation so that we can pull them into the present and secure a more stable future for our nation. There are many Christians who want to go back to a golden era and recreate yesteryear, but I want to inspire people to dig into American and Western history to pull into today what made America great so we can move forward and not go back into our idea of a golden age. In doing so, I discuss some of the things that made us go off road as a nation. In this vein, I cover philosophy, education, history, science, postmodernism, journalism, the family, and the church.  Read more

A Few Books I’ve Read This Year

My last post about reading sparked a lot of interest among WordPress Bloggers. I thought I would follow it up with a short description of some of what I have read and am reading this year.

Western Culture at the American Crossroads by Arthur Pontynen & Rod Miller

WesternCulture.BookI ventured into reading this art history book as it peaked my interest on the ISI.org website which is devoted to conservative scholarship that underpins American liberty. As I pushed through the high academic writing, I unearthed a treasure trove of outstanding theology, philosophy, and cultural understanding. These authors taught me that true appreciation and production of high art requires a Trinitarian Christian worldview. The thesis was masterfully supported by the writers.

A few great quotes from this work:

“All knowledge is theology diluted; all culture and politics are a reflection of theology grounded in metaphysics.” p. 217

“A useful generalization, modernism-postmodernism is the classical-Judeo-Christian tradition without an objective or transcendent Being, God, or Truth.” p. 194

“Trinitarian theology makes possible a scientific rationalism that permits the reconciliation of becoming with Being while preserving the integrity of each.” p. 196

“Modernism defined art – and science – not as the material manifestation of wisdom, but as genius-inspired feelings, and facts.” p. 287

Surprised By Hope by N.T. Wright

Surprised_by_Hope_hc_cWright provides a wonderful hope-filled eschatology in this work. He emphasizes the long lost doctrine of the resurrection of the body and how that matters to the believer’s life now and upon resurrection. He contrasts this view with the common Left Behind eschatology that lacks the richness of biblical eschatology. I found Wright to provide several large pieces of the puzzle that I was missing as I already leaned toward a different picture of the end times.

There were a few areas that Wright discusses in his book that I am not ready to assimilate into my thinking, but they did provide interesting points in a conversation worth considering.

A few great quotes from this work: Read more