“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29
I am a Christian, and I do my best to think only on what is “true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy” (Phil 4:8). It’s hard to find media out there these days that adheres to these standards… and when it does, more often than not, it isn’t very good! I think this is why many of us have given up and just accepted what’s available in mainstream popular culture, attempting to overlook the increasing amount of objectionable material. We think it’s that, or nothing.
But we have power: we can vote with our dollars. Supply follows demand!
My goal is to do my small part in encouraging our culture to accept nothing less than excellent, clean art—particularly for kids, young adults, and new adults. My blog and podcast are designed to be a resource to help young adults, and families of young adults, find entertaining and clean reads that do not compromise their standards. I also want to help great authors get the recognition they deserve! To this end, in addition to giving an overall rating for each book I complete, I’ll also list my rating for the language, sexual content, violence, and political content of the book. (One of my pet peeves is to find that a book I’m reading has a politically correct agenda. Even if I otherwise love it, I will stop reading at that point, and return it if I can.)
If you’ve read a clean book that you think my subscribers will enjoy, please feel free to send me your review of it! I might include it in my newsletter if it seems like a good fit. The more I can support other clean authors, the better. Let’s change the publishing industry with our choices!
(Disclaimer: my own books do very occasionally use “minor” curse words, such as ‘damn’ and ‘hell.’ I don’t have a problem with this, but if you do, then they’re not for you. :))