Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

Bringing Fiction and Faith Together


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Roots of Anger

God'sNotDeadReading in Titus 2 got me thinking about the movie God’s Not Dead yet again. In this case, I thought about anger.

I’ve been taught that anger stems from one of two things: Continue reading


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Cupcake Break

AllsfairinloveandcupcakesI had the delight of sharing a plane ride with Betsy St. Amant almost exactly one year ago when we both traveled from Dallas to Indianapolis for the American Christian Fiction Writers annual national conference. Since she was witty and sharp, I knew her newest story would have the same humor, keen insight, and dedication to the Lord.

So glad I was able to Continue reading


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Broken. Buried. Beautiful.

TaylorsgiftI usually focus on fiction, but when asked to review this amazing book, I couldn’t refuse. And I’m glad I didn’t.

She was too young. Too friendly, vivacious, athletic. She had too many opportunities left undone and too many loved ones to leave behind.

Yet leave, she did. So begins Continue reading


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Talking for Dogs

… and other lessons learned from the movie God’s Not Dead.book dog

I have always talked for my dogs. I think I got it from my grandmother. Her poodle used to race into the backyard and snap at the blue jays. She’d stand at the kitchen window and talk for him, threatening Continue reading


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Approaching the Fall

autumnNot so much as a tumble, though it could be – into a pile of leaves. But I’m speaking of the season of hot chocolate or cider, volleyball games (seems like that’s every season – LoL) fireplaces, chili, and movie or game nights.

Those are a few of my favorite things about Autumn (along with the NASCAR championship! Oh, yeah! I went there!)

What are your favorite things about the fall?


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Hold Tight to the Call

failJennifer Slattery joined me on Tuesday for a visit. And today, she’s back to share some of the inspiration found in her new novel, Beyond I Do!

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Failure. Ouch. No one likes that word, and I’m pretty sure many will do whatever they can to Continue reading


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“Getting the Call” with Jennifer Slattery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m so delighted to have one of my friends and critique partners, Jennifer Slattery, on a virtual visit. Her debut novel, Beyond I Do, has just launched and I asked her about that moment that every author anticipates – “The Call.”

Marji: What was your greatest fear before you were published?

Jennifer: Exposure.

Marji: What do you mean? Continue reading

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