Why is redemptive fiction important & necessary?
Who needs strong fiction to introduce them to Jesus? The first and obvious answer is, the world!
bzzaat! Wrong answer.
The world cannot come to know Jesus, by definition. Biblically, the world (kosmos in the Greek) is the system developed by our Enemy to delude, confuse, enslave, and destroy mankind. In this day and age, he is having remarkable success in America, the USA specifically. Even more important to this blog and publishing house, we are seeing much direct evidence that the creep has made massive inroads into the church.
That is where my heart is. My goal is to work for the salvation of those who can still be touched among the religious. It’s a difficult call ministering to individuals in the Christian religion who have never heard the Gospel. We’re dealing with congregations where Scripture may be read, but it is rarely (if ever) explained as relevant.
Thousands of congregations and whole denominations refuse to allow the presence of the Holy Spirit. He is rarely given place in the “services”, Sunday school, or Bible studies. The result is millions of church goers who do not know Jesus personally, whose lives are completely blind to a new creature in the Messiah.
I know about these people, I was one
Many read trade pub “Christian” authors and give up in disgust because there’s no Truth in’em. What little fiction I’ve written is for them. It’s an attempt at a fun realistic entertaining read containing realistic Truth battling our true enemies.
When I began reviewing books, I was deeply saddened and spiritually enraged by the pablum posing as books. The Spirit within compelled me to do something about this problem.
I thank you for your support! There aren’t many of us yet, but what growth we have had.