New Christian Anthology Resonates with Readers of all Ages and Stages

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Author J.W. Blackburn adroitly weaves a compelling and clever collection of new tales that is at turns elegant, entertaining and straightforward.

Like bridges from all over the world, the short stories, essays and poems in Across The Bridge by J.W. Blackburn come in all sizes and shapes. Some are short and succinct while others are metaphorical and long. Unfolding in a variety of settings and disavowed from “postmodern depthlessness”, Blackburn’s pieces in this unique anthology, unlike most writings in the same genre, are solid from start to finish.

Blackburn’s true talent in storytelling and lyrical prose are quite evident in Across The Bridge. This worthwhile read is divided into four parts: God and His Wonders, God and Country, Our Military and Stories for All to Read. Although all offerings in this collection flawlessly unravel the inexplicable and unspoken, there are a few that stand out for its brilliance in encapsulating the intricacies of life. “The Man” exultantly delivers the good news to mankind that the Messiah truly exists and that He is just. “Dreams” clearly delivers the message that grounded dreams do take flight when coupled with faith and perseverance. Meanwhile, “The Drunk and His Bottle” shares the miraculous story of a man who was granted a second life.

Blackburn adroitly weaves a compelling and clever collection of tales that will certainly resonate with readers of all ages and stages. Across The Bridge is at turns elegant, entertaining and straightforward.
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Across The Bridge * by J.W. Blackburn
Publication Date: December 28, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 292 pages; 978-1-4691-4171-8
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