Herman Nootks

Hermeneutics ( her·me·neu·tics /ˌhərməˈn(y)o͞odiks/ ) the branch of knowledge dealing with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.

Herman Nootks is a little, orange mouse who becomes the local Cathedral Mouse and also becomes an unlikely superhero of the faith.

As he goes into battle with principalities in spiritual warfare (Eph 6:12) using scripture and prayer as his weapons, readers learn some pretty interesting Bible basics.

Not only does Herman Nootks appear in our short fiction, but he’s also one of our spokespersons (spokesmouse) in our social media memes along with a mythical pope named Francis (“Papa Says”).

Of course, those of you who figure out how to pronounce his name and who have a strong Bible background are likely to see the double meaning we have in play here (see “hermeneutics“).