Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Question on books spiritual theme. . .

Jenna asked a really good question in her last comments about how can a murder mystery have a strong spiritual theme. It’s a good question, because I asked the same thing before I decided to try and write for this new line. :-)

How do you combine a good old fashioned murder mystery with a strong spiritual theme? The goal of these books will be not only to entertain, but to remind the audience that God is good. They will show that He is still in control, and that the Bible still holds true today.

Just look at the world around us and you will see all the pain and suffering that people endure everyday, from illness to natural disasters, to poverty, to AIDS. . .The list could go on and on. How can we KNOW that God is still in control when He seems so far away and everything seems to be going wrong in our lives?

Psalm 46 speaks very powerfully on this subject. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Then in verse 11 continues to say, “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

No matter what happens around us, God is still in control. And the core of this will be the message of my story.

Have a blessed day!


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