Dordt College News

Schaap in The Best Christian Short Stories

June 28, 2006

A short story by Sioux Center author James Calvin Schaap has been published in The Best Christian Short Stories, newly released by West Bow Press.

SchaapEdited by million-selling author Bret Lott, whose novel (Jewel) topped New York Times charts and outsold all other Oprah Book Club picks, this anthology of short stories by 11 authors draws in readers with accomplished writing that is also unapologetically Christian.
Other authors featured in the book are Homer Hickam (Rocket Boys/October Sky), Mary Kenagy, Marsena Konkle, Larry Woiwode, Lauren Winner, David Drury, Rebecca Schmuck, David McGlynn, A.H. Wald, Erin McGraw, and Bret Lott.

Lott describes The Best Christian Short Stories as “about the most radical book you can read: we are writers who, by the power of Christ, are trying to smash the gates of serious literature with the joy and light and hope of a personal, saving, supernatural God.”

Publisher West Bow Press says, “Each piece stands alone as stellar fiction. And each piece confronts us with who we are and forces us to look deeply. From the dirt lanes of North Africa to the suburbs of California, exuding lightheartedness and profundity, hilarity and tragedy, these stories will take you on a fresh and entertaining journey.”

James Schaap is an English professor at Dordt College in Sioux Center whose work has been published in more than 20 books, including his five novels: Romey’s Place, The Secrets of Barneveld Calvary, Home Free, In the Silence there are Ghosts, and Touches the Sky.

The Best Christian Short Stories is available at the Dordt Bookstore, or from other book retail outlets.

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