We are story formed creatures. The impact a true, good, and beautiful story can have on a life is, quite simply, remarkable. As the lovely Karen Swallow Prior says in Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me,
“Books have formed the soul of me. I know that spiritual formation is of God, but I also know—mainly because I learned it from books—that there are other kinds of formation, too, everyday gifts, and that God uses the things of this earth to teach us and shape us, and to help us find truth.”
As our first post of 5 Days of The Green Ember series, we are delighted to be sharing a conversation with author S.D. Smith with you. To say speaking with him on one of my most favorite topics was amazing might be an understatement. He shares a beautiful message directly for your children at the end. We hope you enjoy this podcast and are so very blessed! You can also download the transcript below.
Listen here: A Conversation with S.D. Smith
Because we are so passionate about the power of story AND such big Green Ember fans, we decided to have a fun giveaway to go with our 5 Days of The Green Ember series!
Enter in the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win: The giveaway has ended but you can get your own copies of the books through the links below.
- John Ronald’s Dragons – perfect for the kids to learn about Tolkein
- C.S. Lewis’ On Stories – great for your moderate to stiff stack of Mother Culture reading
- Caught Up in a Story by Sarah Clarkson
- The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
- The Green Ember medallion ornament from Eddy Efaw pottery
Download the transcript for today’s podcast below
Books by S.D. Smith
About Author S.D. Smith
S. D. Smith is the author of The Green Ember Series, a middle-grade adventure saga. The Green Ember spent time as the number one bestselling audiobook in the world on Audible. Smith’s stories are captivating readers across the globe who are hungry for “new stories with an old soul.” Enthusiastic families can’t get enough of these tales.
Vintage adventure. Moral imagination. Classic virtue. Finally, stories we all love. Just one more chapter, please!
When he’s not writing adventurous tales of #RabbitsWithSwords in his writing shed, dubbed The Forge, Smith loves to speak to audiences about storytelling, creation, and seeing yourself as a character in The Story.
S. D. Smith lives in West Virginia with his wife and four kids.