Writing what is Right

9:07 AM

It’s writing Saturday once again and today’s topic is creating God honoring books.

One of the biggest reasons I got into writing was that, at eleven years of age, I was already having a hard time finding good books. At that age I didn’t enjoy romances of fantasy and that left very few books to began with, but then when you start looking for books that are godly you only have a very few. And so, I decided the best way to have books that were God honoring was to write them and that is what I have worked to achieve.

We, as the writers, must be in control of the pen with which we write. For too long the majority Christian writers have played this game in their books to make them exiting; they see how close they can get there characters to doing wrong things without actually doing it or forced to choose between the lesser of two sins. This is not God honoring 99% of the time and it gets people to think about evil not what is right and good.

Now, with all that said, I do understand that sometimes characters need to have problems and obstacles’ to overcome. Sometimes our characters need to have some issues that they have to overcome but we can’t let those be so dark and evil that that is all the reader thinks about when they think about our books. We need a generation of writers that produce books, blogs and magazines based on the highest standards and the verse in Philippians that says;

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Let us give the Christian community for good and wholesome books that build up the mind, not corrupt it. Let us, the young, take up their craft of writing that has passed on to us and make it better than it has ever been and let’s start with today.

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