Jesus Christ is a believer’s gravity; he infuses meaning and purpose into our lives and tethers us to reality through the Body and the Blood. There is no story more fascinating, mysterious, devastating, resplendent, and sanguine than the gospel, and this is the reason we need more Christian writers in the United States to write and be published. Believers have an incredible capacity for story—true story—which is our duty and privilege to share. When we weave gospel truths into our stories—even when we whisper or our voices shake—those stories assume deeper meaning, exactly what the world craves, whether knowingly or not. Tales with no hint of the divine, no rumor of a Savior, may often be a poor investment, a squandering of what might have been.
C.S. Lewis wrote, “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” Books written by Christians are just such miracles, stories that are able to be held, while the Great Story, instead, holds us.
Thank you. 🙂
LOVE this. One of my favorite posts yet 🙂
I was with you at Buffalo Dunn Bros when I wrote this!
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sharing this with my daughter, the incredibly gifted and aspiring author.
I have just finished “Truest”, which I LOVED Thank you for being a creative wizard of analogies, and for grounding your story in your faith My 22-year-old son has the first 2 initials C.S. because I grew up loving C.S. Lewis and also Madeleine L’ Engle, among many other writers both Christian and not. My favorite page of your book: 362, from ‘There were no answers.to “this one thing was holding me.” Yes!
The entire Harry Potter series is similarly brilliant, water for the thirst of readers to believe that our lives are a partnership of the God within us and the exterior, immeasurable and yer personal love of God. So: Keep writing! It is my goal to write something I can FINISH. I went to school for 2 years at Naperville’s tiny college, and spent time at Northwestern as a visitor/runner, but I am from Long Island and spent most of my time with my husband later in Seattle, an independent bookseller’s dream We raised 3 kids there and now I’m back in NY for the first time since I was 17. Thank goodness for our fantastic library, which is wherre i discovered YOU!
Diane, what a lovely comment! Thank you for reading my book and for taking the time to tell me you enjoyed it! I’m delighted that it resonated with you. 🙂 I can’t wait till it’s flipped and I’m reading YOUR book. 🙂
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