At a writers’ retreat several weeks ago, I met Tina Forkner, a novelist who was still dizzy with the excitement of just getting her first book contract. Tina’s a storyteller with a poet’s eye for detail, and it was a pleasure to get to know her a get a glimpse of the stories she’s going to share with the world.

Tina and I come from very different places, but our experiences as artists within the church have had some striking similarities. I sent her a copy of Through a Screen Darkly, and was delighted to discover this description of it on her blog.