Redeeming Lit: A Christian Fiction PodcastSep 12, 2022
S2 EP25 HYBRID: A Louisiana Christmas to Remember
Happy December Listeners! We are ushering in the Christmas season with a first here on the podcast. Today we read and discuss a delightful Christmas novella collection and we get to chat with ALL THREE authors at the same time. You guys, this was an absolute delight to record and we hope it will be just as fun to listen to!
Dec 04, 202302:08:10
S2 EP24: HYBRID The Recruit of Talionis by CJ Milacci
Another installment in our YA theme hits your podcast app today! In this episode we talk about the super intense Sci-fi Dystopian novel The Recruit of Talionis and we imagine what it would be like if we found ourselves stuck in this crazy place. We also talk to the talented author, CJ Milacci, and get all the scoop about how she created this insane world! We think you all will really enjoy this episode!
Nov 27, 202302:03:18
S2 EP23: HYBRID Hope at the Ocean’s Edge
Hello listeners! Today we start our first episode in our YA theme, but we decided to make it a hybrid! We loved the book so much that we absolutely needed to talk to the author as well! Do you love stories filled with hope and finding Jesus in unexpected ways? Do you love a swoony romance? If so, then this episode is for you!
Nov 20, 202301:48:26
S2 EP22: Deadfall by Robert Lipurillo
Pack your bags and survival gear because in this episode we head to the Canadian wilderness for, possibly, the scariest vacation imaginable. This book wraps up our Sci-Fi/Fantasy series, although this book probably fits more into the Thriller vein. Heart pounding action, scary situations, and lots of hunting descriptions. Intrigued? Have a listen!
Nov 13, 202302:14:54
S2 EP21: The Oath by Frank Peretti
Get ready everyone, this book was a doozy! We read the iconic Christian horror book The Oath and, surprise surprise, we had a lot to say about it. 😂 This episode features a guest, some giggles, and a God factor segment that may surprise you. We hope you tune in!
Oct 30, 202302:02:26
BONUS: Kristi Ann Hunter Author Interview
We have a lovely Author interview for you all today! Kristi Ann Hunter talks to us all about the switch from traditional publishing to indie publishing, the difference in writing contemporary vs. historical, and gives us a peek into her writing process. This was such a fun conversation and we hope you all enjoy!
Oct 23, 202352:18
S2 EP20: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Wow,wow,wow. We have got a treat for your ears today, listeners! We read an absolute classic in the Christian Fiction world, and one of the formidable entries in the Narnia series! Not only do we get to discuss this rich text, but we also get to collaborate with a dear friend and fellow Narnia devotee. This is a must listen for all Christian Fiction fans!
Oct 16, 202302:26:40
HYBRID: Appalachian Song by Michelle Shocklee
Identity, belonging, and history are some of the themes that are present in the beautiful book that we read today. We also got to speak to the author about her writing process and some of the historical details that inspired this story. We hope you enjoy!
Oct 09, 202301:52:01
S2 EP19: Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins
This episode is a doozy friends. Today we discuss the very controversial series that took the world by storm in the late 90’s. We get serious,silly,then serious again. Buckle your squashes and dive in with us!
Oct 02, 202301:46:50
BONUS: Laura Conaway Author Interview
Happy Monday Listeners! Today we have a fabulous interview for you with debut author Laura Conaway! Her suspense novel, Expired Vows, is out wherever books are sold! So have a listen, and then go get yourself a copy of the book!
Sep 25, 202332:40
S2 EP18: Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other by Bethany Turner
You guys!!! We have the biggest treat for you all today. In this episode, not only do we talk about one our most anticipated books of the year, but we discuss the book with *drumroll please* author Bethany Turner!! That’s right! We spend the entire episode chatting with the author about the book, amongst other things, and had the absolute best time. You guys WILL NOT want to miss this!
Sep 18, 202302:00:21
S2 EP17: Finding Zeke by Sara Blackard
We couldn’t get enough of Sara Blackard so we decided to read another of her swoony books! Danger, excitement, and romance await you. Dive in with us!
Sep 12, 202301:41:37
HYBRID: Vestige of Hope by Sara Blackard
Get ready for an episode full of all things wibbly wobbly and timey wimey. Well, maybe not exactly, but we do read a time travel book and talk with author Sara Blackard all about her inspiration for the story. Buckle up and Tune in!
Sep 04, 202301:52:50
S2 EP15: The Reliance by M.L. Tyndall
Avast me Hearties! Ahoy there! Here There be Pirates! In this episode we take a look at a book with a slightly unusual theme. M.L. Tyndall swashbuckling tale of romance, revenge, and redemption is not one you want to miss! Come along with us on this high seas adventure!
Aug 28, 202301:44:15
HYBRID: An American Immigrant by Johanna Rojas Vann
Happy Monday Listeners! We are so, so excited to bring you this episode today! We got to chat with author Johanna Rojas Vann about her debut novel. We also, as you can see from the episode title, did a deep dive on the book! This book was poignant and lovely and we can’t wait to tell you all about it!
Aug 21, 202301:51:05
S2 EP14: Memory Lane by Becky Wade
We absolutely had to read Becky Wade’s newest book on the podcast and discuss it for all of you guys! This book was absolutely fabulous and contains so many delightful tropes of the genre! Amnesia? ✅ Forced Proximity? ✅ Hero falls first? ✅ We know you will love this book as much as we did! Enjoy the listen!
Aug 14, 202302:02:30
BONUS: Reader Retreat Highlights!!!
We had the chance to go to the Mississippi River Reader’s Retreat this year. and we tell you all about it in this week’s bonus episode!
Aug 07, 202301:04:25
S2 EP13: The Gentle Rebel by Gilbert Morris
Ok you guys! This one is an oldie but a goodie! We read The Gentle Rebel by THE Gilbert Morris, which takes place during The Revolutionary War. Drama, Intrigue, Romance, and more await you in this exciting episode! You don’t want to miss it!
Jul 31, 202301:54:21
HYBRID: The Wayward by Tabitha Caplinger ft. special guest
We continue on with our new hybrid episodes with this spectacular book and author interview! The Wayward, a Sci-fi dystopian novel by Tabitha Caplinger, had us all reeling and on the edge of our seats! We also had a super special guest hosting with us. You WILL NOT want to miss this episode.
Jul 24, 202301:56:12
S2 EP12 Until Leaves Fall in Paris by Sarah Sundin
The second book in our military theme has us journeying back in time to WWII era France. We follow along with one couple’s harrowing journey to fight for their beliefs in a time of great turmoil. Danger, intrigue, and romance abound. You will NOT want to miss this episode!
Jul 17, 202301:53:53
BONUS: T.I.Lowe Author Interview
In this episode we interview southern fiction writer T.I. Lowe all about her newest book, Indigo Isle. If you like Beauty and the Beast retellings, then you will absolutely love this lush, summertime story. You guys won’t want to miss this!
Jul 10, 202343:25
S2 EP11 Undetected by Dee Henderson
New Theme Alert! This book is the first offering of our new Military theme. We chose to read another Dee Henderson book on the podcast and boy, do we have thoughts! Stick around and have a listen!
Jul 03, 202301:47:42
HYBRID The Shifting Current and interview with Dani Pettrey
Our first ever Hybrid episode drops today! We interview author Dani Pettrey about her newest novella release The Shifting Current, and we loved the book so much that we decided to do a mini deep dive as well! Join us for this super special episode!
Jun 26, 202301:36:05
S2 EP10 All That is Secret by Patricia Raybon
Today we discuss the final book in our Historical Fiction theme! Get ready for a story full of mystery, explosions, secrets, and romance. You won’t want to miss it!
Jun 19, 202301:47:41
BONUS: Mesu Andrews Author Interview
In this interview we got to chat with the talented and super fun Biblical fiction author Mesu Andrews! We talk about her journey to writing fiction and her processes. You don’t want to miss this one!
Jun 12, 202301:02:15
S2 EP9 The Marquesa by Stephen Bly
What was that? You want to read another Stephen Bly book with us? Well today is your lucky day, because this episode we are talking about The Marquesa written by the one and only Stephen Bly. This book was so fun and sparked some good discussion. Have a listen and enjoy!
Jun 05, 202301:37:39
BONUS: Laura Frantz Author Interview
Surprise!! Episode on a Wednesday just to keep everyone guessing. We had so much fun chatting all things historical with the fabulous Laura Frantz!
May 31, 202352:18
S2 EP8: The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz
Take a trip back in time with us to 1715 era Scotland! Experience Laura Frantz’ lush writing and knack for historical details, along with the overall swoon factor of a brooding Scottish laird (😍). All this and more in today’s episode!
May 22, 202301:47:28
BONUS: Kim Vogel Sawyer Author Interview
What?! Another author interview?! That’s right! We were able to interview the delightful Kim Vogel Sawyer about her book “The Tapestry of Grace” and about her writing journey. We hope you enjoy this delightful conversation!
May 15, 202343:41
S2 EP7 Tapestry of Grace by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Are you surprised? We deviated from a schedule a little to discuss this delightful new release! Tapestry of Grace is a beautifully woven together story about family, prayers, opportunities, and God’s grace. Intrigued? Have a listen!
May 08, 202301:38:24
BONUS: Mollie Rushmeyer Author Interview
Here it is folks! The first bonus author interview of Season 2! We were so delighted to talk to Mollie Rushmeyer, the author of The Bookshop of Secrets, and it definitely shows in the interview. We gush about history and literature, we talk all things publishing industry, and we bond over our mutual love of all things Austen. This episode is definitely worth a listen!
May 01, 202301:02:56
S2 EP6. The Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer
Do you like books about books? We sure do! In this fun bookish adventure we explore a small town with lots of fascinating history, go on a hunt for rare books, cool lots of good food, and (hopefully) find love along the way! All this and more in today’s amazing episode!
Apr 24, 202301:47:01
S2 EP5: Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon
Here is another entry in our mystery thriller category. This was a wild story that took us all by surprise! Murder, suspense, and just a touch of romance all contribute to this nail biting book and our fun discussion. Hope you enjoy!
Apr 10, 202301:30:49
S2 EP4: Thr3e by Ted Dekker
Hold onto your hats everyone, because today’s episode is a little bit of a wild one. We read the book Thr3e by the indomitable Ted Dekker, and what a wild ride it was. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!
Mar 27, 202301:47:52
S2 EP3: Mayhem and Mass by Olivia Matthews
Surprise Surprise! We are kicking off our book episode this season with a mystery thriller theme! Today we talk about Mayhem and Mass, a Sister Lou cozy mystery. This was a fun one, so get ready to dive in with us!
Mar 13, 202301:32:39
S2 EP2: Strength Finders Season 2 Kickoff!!!
In this episode we reflect and chat about some of our favorite and least favorite characters (annndd what we love and hate about them) from Season 1. We have some very special guests on this episode so you won’t want to miss it!
Feb 27, 202301:23:55
S2 EP1: Book Boyfriends Season 2 Kickoff!!
The wait is over!!! We are back with Season 2 and we’ve got a fantastic kick off for you!
We are taking a walk down memory lane and recapping Season 1’s #bookboyfriends - the good, the bad and the DelNorte (if you know, you know 😂)!
We are taking a walk down memory lane and recapping Season 1’s #bookboyfriends - the good, the bad and the DelNorte (if you know, you know 😂)!
Feb 13, 202301:26:32
BONUS: Brooke St. James Author Interview
Merry Christmas Eve Eve! We have one final bonus episode for you this season in this super fun author interview with Christian romance author Brooke St. James! Enjoy!
Dec 23, 202254:39
EP 20: A King for Christmas by Brooke St. James
It is our last book episode of season 1!! You could also call this episode our Christmas Party episode. We go out with a bang as we discuss a super fun Christmas novella, as well as share some of our own personal Christmas favorites. Wishing you and yours joy and warmth this holiday season. Happy Listening!
Dec 19, 202201:32:30
EP 19: Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant
Any You’ve Got Mail fans out there? You all are in for a treat today! This book is a delightful retelling of the classic Tom Hanks/ Meg Ryan rom com set in the world of competitive food truck festivals. Intrigued? What if we tell you that this book will make you so hungry for delicious Mexican food that you will probably need to order take out tonight? Even more intrigued? Listen to this super fun and delicious episode and see for yourself!!
Dec 05, 202201:37:17
BONUS: Jodi Basye Author Interview
You guys are in for a treat! We interview Alaska based author Jodi Basye in today’s bonus episode. She writes historical and contemporary western romances with a healthy dose of both gritty and swoony moments. Hope you enjoy this fun conversation! Visit www.jodibasye.com/home to sign up for her newsletter and receive her two prequel novellas for FREE!!
Nov 28, 202201:02:50
EP 18: Sense and Sensibility by Sarah Price
Join us on our second Amish fiction episode as we dive into this retelling of of a Jane Austen’s classic first novel. This was a fun conversation that you won’t want to miss!
Nov 21, 202201:34:14
EP 17: The Shunning by Beverly Lewis
Surprise! We are throwing an unexpected twist in our schedule and we have an Amish fiction theme starting this week! We read Beverly Lewis’ classic book, The Shunning, and we did discuss allll the things. Did you predict the ending? Find out what we thought about it when you listen to this episode!
Nov 07, 202201:31:58
BONUS: Christopher Benner Author Interview
We have a super fun bonus episode today!!! We are joined by fantasy author Christopher Benner to talk about his debut novel The Dragons of Ederstill! This is a fun discussion for us so we hope you will listen! Christopher has also graciously offered our listeners a free audiobook version of his novel! Visit bennerfamilyfarms.com/audiobook to find out more!
Oct 31, 202232:27
EP 16: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
We have a treat for you today! We recorded an extra long episode where we deep dive the first book in Francine Rivers’ The Mark of the Lion Trilogy. You don’t want to miss this one!
Oct 24, 202202:04:31
BOL: EP 03: Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
We have another listener recommendation episode! This book is filled with romance, had a fun bookish background, and was an overall delight to read. Tune in to hear our thoughts!!
Sep 26, 202201:29:57
BONUS: Geri Krotow Author Interview
Just some minor fangirling over here! We talk to the lovely Geri Krotow all about writing and reading and all things bookish. She also gives us some info about her exciting new cozy mystery project! Check her out at gerikrotow.com and enjoy the interview!
Sep 20, 202259:52
EP 14: Stranded in the Mountains by Geri Krotow
The second episode of our category romance theme drops with a bang as we read this edge of your seat romantic suspense story! Join us as we discuss survival skills, freezing temperatures, moose attacks, and more!
Sep 12, 202201:26:60
EP 13: Cassidy’s Charm by Diann Mills
Get ready to dive into the world of category romance with us! In this episode we talk about an early Diann Mills book and get into all the nitty gritty details of categories. You are going to love this one!
Aug 28, 202201:29:12
BONUS EP 3: Interview with Author Anne Stanton
We stretch our genre comfort zones today as we talk to our first indie author, Anne Stanton! She has written a literary fiction novel called Beyond The Cradle which she spills all the tea on! She also gives us a lot of fun insight on her writing journey. We hope you enjoy this chat!
Aug 22, 202236:22