about the muir house [an interview with @marydemuth]

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

July 25, 2011

[serialposts]I don’t read nearly enough fiction. There’s just something about good stories that stirs the heart and mind in ways that other reading can’t do. So to know a good storyteller is a true gift.

I recently had the opportunity to talk with one of those storytellers. Mary DeMuth is the author of the popular Defiance Texas Trilogy (Daisy Chain, A Slow Burn, and Life in Defiance), and the moving memoir Thin Places.

But it’s her latest novel The Muir House that we talked about.

In part one of this interview Mary tells us a bit about The Muir House, and I think it’s a story that many of us can connect with at some level. It’s a story about dealing with our past… the kind of past that haunts us. But I love how Mary continues to drive the theme of Christ and redemption through her stories.

Check out how she describes the book below, and watch The Muir House book trailer on YouTube. It sounds like an intriguing story…

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  1. Mary DeMuth

    It was a joy to talk to you over Skype. Thanks for placing me on your site today!

    • @bibledude

      oh mrs @marydemuth:twitter… we’ve got our little chat running in three parts! today, wed, and fri. #fistbump

  2. Nikole Hahn

    I reviewed Mary’s two books and loved her stories and her life story.

    • @bibledude

      @marydemuth:twitter is an incredible storyteller, and i know that she touches something deep within people in her writing. she’s just awesome!

    • Mary DeMuth

      Thanks Nikole! I’m so glad you liked the books!

      • Nikole Hahn

        I still do and intend to add them to my library. You have a way of writing that is just raw and poignant.


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about the muir house [an interview with @marydemuth]

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