It took some time to make sure it was the way I wanted it. From the examples I found on Pinterest along with the reading it was evident that nature, and religious figures were typically included in Illuminated Manuscripts. I tried to tie in natural aspects within my Illuminated Manuscript..
Government agencies time and again fasten on artists is beyond me. Is it that artists are always under suspicion, are weak? Are dangerous? Not the ones I know. A reminder: we have rules and laws not only to protect ourselves from each other, but to protect ourselves from our government.
And this beautiful diamond in the rough. A place. A little piece of heaven for us and our family. Besides, a book with the title “Go the F to Sleep” is only one short step away from a hypothetical book written by a husband about his nagging wife, titled “Shut the F Up!” Couldn’t that be hilarious? Tons of guys would buy it and talk about it. But why wouldn’t I write such a thing or purchase such a thing? I wouldn’t, but I’m sure many people would say “C’mon, dude! Lighten up! It’s just a joke. And it’s soooo hilarious!!!” The book might even be witty and clever, somewhat mitigating the vulgarity of it all, just as the cleverness of the “Go the F to Sleep” book does to some extent.
Her innocence was despoiled, and her evangelical faith tested.”I felt deserted, left behind to bear the weight of the world’s judgment and questions alone,” Monville writes in”One Light Still Shines,” her new book about the shooting and its aftermath, “and I felt that weight pressing me down.”After the shooting, Monville tried to keep her family, especially her three young children, out of the public eye.But with the release of “One Light,” which goes on sale Monday, Monville is stepping out of the shadows, sharing her story in deeply personal detail.Zondervan, one of the country’s largest Christian publishing houses, won say how many copies it plans to print. But it has launched a “robust” marketing and publicity campaign, with a billboard in New York’s Times Square and interviews with TV networks, including CNN’s Piers Morgan. Only is Monville’s story powerful and largely untold, it alsohits a burgeoning market for book publishers, Kraybill said: the cross section of evangelical spirituality and interest in all things Amish.Christian fiction best seller lists brim with Amish romance novels, largely because of their large evangelical readership, which scholars trace to the 2006 shooting and its stunning postlude of Amish forgiveness.Monville said she kept silent for so long because that story the grace and compassion the Amish offered her family was already making headlines around the world.”There wasn’t much more for me to say,” she said.Even if there had been more to say, the intensely private Monville was reluctant to speak publicly.