Susan is a book reviewer, story coach, feature writer and editor for WORLD. She has authored eight historical novels for children and teaches twice a year at World Journalism Institute. Susan resides with her husband, Marvin, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @susanolasky.
| Accessible Theology: Living one breath away from the finish line
Susan Olasky | 11/22/17, 12:02 am
Few of us like thinking about our own deaths—yet that’s what we must do if we are to live life properly. That’s the premise of David Gibson’s excellent book Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End (Crossway).
| Amid flood damage from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, some big corporations are bankrolling a reportedly inefficient disaster relief organization—and discriminating against employees who support better options
Susan Olasky | 9/26/17, 06:38 pm
HOUSTON—Before Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25, a fleet of trucks from evangelical nonprofit Convoy of Hope (Springfield, Mo.) was on the road loaded with water, food, and hygiene kits. Two disaster teams from Samaritan’s Purse (Boone, N.C.) headed out on Aug. 26. Southern Baptists, with churches scattered throughout the affected area, quickly activated chainsaw teams that cleared roads and removed fallen trees.
| It’s a dog’s life in America’s largest No Kill city
Ron Friedman, Laura Hendrickson, Charles Horton, M.D., Tom Pfingsten & Susan Olasky | 7/20/17, 11:19 am
AUSTIN, Texas—When Amber Moon wanted a dog for a hiking partner, she strolled into the Austin Animal Center, a shelter with a bright, cavernous lobby and “suites” or “studios,” some as large as 50 feet square, for the animals.