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Author Bret James Stewart's Monthly Musings, Issue #016
August 03, 2016

In this issue, Bret James Stewart grapples with the following:

The Wisdom of Trees X: Linden

Five Words

A Pipeful of Trouble

Book Reviews

Welcome to the sixteenth Monthly Musings newsletter wherein I let you know what’s going on in my world and why you should care.
I worked on two poems this month: "The Wisdom of Trees X: Linden" and "Five Words." "Linden" is a poem of love and longing. It has some unusual imagery that sparks thought. "The Wisdom of Trees" is a collection of fifteen poems, each named for a particular type of tree. Sometimes, the poem is about the tree in question; other times, it is about an idea sparked by the tree. "Five Words" has a contemporary style that is unusual for my poems. It is an aching poem about lost love. I won't say too much about it here as it is in the completed rough draft form, so I may change is significantly before it's all said and done.

I spent some of the month working on a full-length adventure module for D-oom Products' Basic Edition Adventures--the first in the series--for player characters levels 1-3. The interior art is by a Finn named Jonir. Check out the link to his DeviantArt Page below.

I have a Book Review page on my author's website that connects to my Goodreads book reviews. I don't review every book I read, but I do review the majority. There are 80 or so available now in a number of different genres, but predominantly religious and fantasy books. This month, I wrote reviews for Dispensationalism by Charles C. Ryrie, The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity by James S. Jeffers, An Introduction to the New Testament by D.A. Carson and Douglas Moo, and The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer. Check them out via the link below.

Jonir's Deviant Art Page Bret James Stewart Book Reviews

Thank you for checking out my newsletter. I’ll have more for you next month. Until then, keep reading and growing.

Sincerely, Bret James Stewart

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