Welcome to More Than Just Reading Press, the official website for author Hannah E Griggs! Here you will find posts primarily about reading, writing, and music. I am hoping to publish my first book this year, so you will be updated about that here as well.
The Bible verse I’ve chosen for the theme of this website is Philippians 4:8. Every aspect of our life should align with this list of things that we are to think about. If we are engaged in activities that do not fit this criteria, if they are not pure, honest, or any of the other things, then we are also not thinking the right kind of thoughts.
As an avid reader and writer, this verse is how I evaluate my choices of reading material, both what I read, write, and recommend for others. Philippians 4:8 will be reflected in the posts I write and share here.
“Visit many good books,
but live in the Bible.”
C. H. Spurgeon
Posts under the Reading Category include book reviews, creative reading tips, author recommendations, and more. I’m passionate about reading, and love encouraging other Christian young ladies to make good use of their precious reading time by choosing to read the best books.
“These [the Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11 What we read and learn should be weighed against the Bible, with the Bible being our ultimate Authority.
“If you want to change the world,
pick up your pen and write.”
Writing is a wonderful gift from God, and if you are a young Christian writer, be sure to check out the posts in the Writing Category. There you will find posts with some of the various writing tips I’ve learned in the writing classes I’ve taken, reasons why we should write the stories God lays on our hearts, and the importance of teaching Biblical lessons and telling Christ-honoring stories through our writing.
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 Our writing should be done primarily to glorify God. If God has given us a story, we should write it for Him, and tell it as He would have us to do it, realizing that all the glory for whatever it accomplishes goes to Him.
“The aim and final end of all music
should be none other than the glory of
God and the refreshment of the soul.”
J. S. Bach
As an amateur musician, I enjoy sharing the practice tips I find to be helpful, ways to use music skills as a ministry, hymns that are a blessing to me, and anything else music-related that God lays on my heart to share with you. If you can relate as a musician to these topics, check out the Music Category!
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16 Singing and playing music is one way that we can worship and praise the Lord with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
About Hannah E Griggs’ Writing
Following the example of the Master Storyteller, Jesus, I strive to tell stories that teach Biblical principles. Besides in my e-books and physical books (coming soon, Lord willing), you can also find my stories in the Grace Reid Stories Category. There you can read stories about Grace Reid, a typical homeschool girl, and her family.
Grace Reid Collection
You can also get a free e-book with exclusive Grace Reid stories by completing the subscription form below.
Here is the list of stories included in the book:
- Redeeming the Time (Grace and Faith learn about using their time wisely while still taking time to rest and enjoy life.)
- The New Girl (Hope helps Grace overcome shyness to make a new girl feel welcome.)
- Rabbits, Sparrows, & Mexico (The Reids learn to trust the One Who cares for sparrows, while they are going through a difficult time.)
- Dirty Face (Joseph’s forgetfulness reminds Grace that she needs God’s help to overcome the areas she struggles with.)
- The Almost Terrible Tragedy (Samuel has a close call, and the Reids experience firsthand God’s answer to prayer.)
I hope you have decided to stick around and join the family here at More Than Just Reading Press. I look forward to sharing with you what God has been teaching me, both in my Christian walk with the Lord and in the creative aspects of my life.