The ultimate starting point for everything of any real importance in my life.
Born and raised in a wonderful, Christ-centred, Protestant Christian family,
my life-long search to know Christ and His Church ultimately led me to convert
to Orthodox Christianity after spending about ten years trying to prove it wrong.
Anyone interested in what led me to take such a step is welcome to get a glimpse
of my journey
in the letters I wrote to the "Plymouth Brethren" assembly in which I grew up
and to my beloved, who joined me in my journey and ultimately became my wife.
I am currently attending Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary,
where, as is usual in academia, I have to write a whole bunch of stuff, which you're more than welcome
to look at as well.
This web-site actually started out as a Master's degree project on
Christian Fantasy—I was hoping to write my Master's thesis on my hero,
C.S. Lewis, and some of his predecessors. The Master's degree has fallen
by the wayside—since converting to Orthodoxy and getting married, my
priorities have shifted somewhat—but the original web-site sparked
enough interest that I thought I would get it up and running again for
sheer love of the genre. Which, after all, was why I started studying it
in the first place...
I love books! One of the most wonderful things about
the net is all the free on-line books that are available. The Library
started out as a collection of links to Christian fantasy works on the
net, plus a few of my own poor creations. I am gradually expanding it to
include more of my favorites, including other forms of literature,
Christian classics that have been helpful and important to me, and a bit
more of my own work (since it's hardly likely to get published anywhere
This expanding collection of links and web-rings should eventually
lead to all the major web-sites linked to from this site, as well as
other web-sites related to the site themes or of special interest to us.