I don’t think I can get much more tickled for Ruth Logan Herne than I already am. I’m sure she won’t mind the added praise either. Her first novel, by Steeple Hill, came out in March with her second following in June. No lie, this lady is going to keep the bookshelves stocked with wonderful stories.
To read my review of her book Winter’s End check out this link: http://pepperbasham.blogspot.com/2010/04/winters-end-by-ruth-logan-herne.html
To learn more about Ruthy’s amazing world and creativity (plus her fantastic humor), check out her website at www.ruthloganherne.com
Now Ruthy, what are your top three hero characteristics?
Good teeth… 🙂
Okay, kidding on that last one…
Humility (at least eventually. They don’t all start off humble, LOL! The Holy Spirit Dude is great at inspiring humility.)
In all honesty, have you ever even thought of a hero having bad teeth? Villians, yes. Heroes, no! I’m with ya on that one, Ruthy.
Any really good examples of humility in movie heroes? One pops to mind. Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade during one of the last scenes when his father is shot and he has to retrieve the cup of Christ. You see his compassion for his father, and the realization of his own helplessness.
The Count of Monte Christo (the movie) goes from embitterness and pride to humility in the end.
Or Aragorn on Lord of the Rings, he feels unworthy for the calling of his mission. It’s one of the things that defines him as a gentle hero.
So many of the characteristics we find appealing in heroes, are on the long list of true Christian characteristics. No surprise, but a beautiful reminder.
Christ’s example, in humbling himself even to death on a cross, reminds us of the magnificent and breathtaking beauty of humility.
It’s one of the reasons we end up falling in love with Mr. Darcy. He doesn’t stay on that high and mighty pedestal. He comes down from it and shows moments of love in gentle ways – even secret ways.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.” – Benjamin Franklin (quote for you, Ruthy!! I know you like Ol’ Ben)
12-14So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.