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Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Interview with Jonathan Almanzar

Jonathan Almanzar, co-author of the new book Crabgrass and Oak Trees was gracious enough to sit down with me in a Skype interview to answer some of my questions. I absolutely love his new book, if you'd like to read my review please go here: http://ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2011/03/crabgrass-and-oak-trees-book-review.html

Crabgrass and Oak Trees

It was my intention of playing the Skype video for everyone but I had some problems with the production of it and instead, for quality's sake, decided to produce it in the form of a podcast.  I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation!

This is what I hope will be the beginning of a series of interviews and conversations I will be posting on my blog with authors, activisits, speakers and other believers that have something to share with us :) Please pardon my "ums"! I was a bit nervous, I have to admit, I don't usually interview people, especially noted authors! Almanzar was very gracious during the interview though, and I think you will enjoy his answers to my questions!

I encourage you to voice your thoughts and opinions on the content of the dialogue below in the comments section!


  1. Powerful interview Jess! Worth hearing again and again. Jonathan’s words truly resonate with me… detoxing from the stimuli of the world, lectio divina, centering prayer… simply being - without always feeling the need to verbalize… relationships… reconciliation…

    Crabgrass and Oak Trees is now # 1 on my reading list.

    "Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there —shining." Anne Lamott

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed it Debra! I figured you might due to the content of the book :) It's definitely one I appreciated and that I found inspiring. I love your quote! Thank you :)

  3. very cool interview...I gotta tell ya... I just loveeeeeeee hearing you....you have this cute voice ..makes me smile .....As always...XOXOXO

  4. Well done Jessica.

    Just need to let the interviewee talk more. Just a suggestion. Interesting.


  5. A...

    A good suggestion! Yeah...I have a big mouth lol It's a learning process I suppose. Thanks for the feedback :)


  6. Well done Jessica...:) I couldn't have attempted the same if I were in your shoes... I'd be nervous to death... Keep it up!:)

  7. Jessica, I think you have found a great idea for your site! This is wonderful to have people available to interview. So many ideas you seasoned bloggers have to learn from. Keep up the good work:)

  8. Thank you Jorie :)

    Thanks Mary...I felt really fortunate to be able to interview him, and I have another author lined up as well! I'm hoping continuing interviewing and having discussions with others here will keep things interesting and inspiring :)I Look forward to our interview btw too :)

  9. what a great interview Jessica!