Jeffrey outlines the elements that he considers make up effective storytelling, provoking Christians in particular to look past the "pagan" in "pagan myths" to discover the beauty embodied, and encourages storytellers to see this beauty in the most unlikely of places.
JEFFREY OVERSTREET started lookingcloser.org in 1996, the same year he began writing what would become the first book of his series The Auralia Thread.
In 2009, Jeffrey started Filmwell.com with his longtime film-reviewing colleague Michael Leary. Filmwell now features a number of experienced contributors, and has become a site for unpredictable exploration and inquiry related to cinema, especially foreign and independent films.
Jeffrey’s commentaries and reviews have been published in magazines like Paste, Risen, Image, Relevant, Books & Culture, and SPU’s Response, and his work has been noted in TIME Magazine.