From the email list of the Lost Genre Guild:
As a technical writer, one of the primary questions I consider is who my audience is, who we are writing to. In that light, who is the Christian novel written for, believers or unbelievers?
Johne (Phy) Cook |
http://raygunrevival.com/Forum/ | http://phywriter.com/ |
The answer is found in Col 3:23-24:
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”
A Christian novel is written, first and foremost, for God, His pleasure, and His glory. Write the story He has placed on your heart, and hoe the row He’s called you to, whatever the human audience or genre that might entail.
In terms of Evangelism or pre-evangelism, let’s remember, in John 6:44, Jesus said that NO ONE comes unto Him unless the Father who sent Him draws them. I’d suggest for these purposes, we throw out all the formulas that represent our attempts to do His work for Him, and write the novel or story He gives us and so let Him do the drawing through
us. Our words can’t save anyone. Rather, only His Spirit whispering through our pages, speaking through our humble offerings, can.
In Christ’s Grace,