Randy Alcorn

Master craftsmen

2012 Books Issue | Some talented authors are showing that the stereotype of sugar-coated Christian fiction does not match reality
by Randy Alcorn
Posted 6/29/12, 05:08 am

Recently, at a party, a Christian leader raved about various novels. When asked about a particular Christian novelist, he replied, "I never read Christian fiction. It's predictable, sugar-coated, preachy, and poorly written!"

"Can you give some examples?" I asked.

He couldn't. Not one. He'd last read Christian fiction 20-some years ago. I politely suggested that since he never reads it, his opinion might not be up-to-date and well-informed.

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Noteworthy books

Notable Books | Four excellent Christian children's books reviewed by Susan Olasky
by Randy Alcorn
Posted 6/09/07, 12:00 am

Content: A collection of Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments selected and told to reinforce the overall narrative of creation, fall, and redemption.

Gist: Although the charming illustrations and simple text announce that this is a collection of Bible stories for children, even adults will benefit as they see God graciously pursuing and saving sinners through Jesus from Genesis to Revelation.

Sometimes Smart Is Good

Content: All people have value because God created them.

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