2012 Relit: 3 CHRISTIAN FICTION AUTHORS

The stories they wrote appeal to our imaginations in ways that help us trust God. Each author’s personal life is also an inspiration. They each overcame a personal crises that impacted their journey of faith. Let their captivating books and the lives behind their books enrich your reading experience.

C. S. Lewis. Image: butterfunk.com.

C. S. Lewis. Image: butterfunk.com.

 

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

His best known fictional books: The Chronicles of Narnia.

Beginning of C. S. Lewis post: “He read, thought, prayed, and lived through life’s ups and downs for nearly sixty-five years, helping the rest of us in the process. As an adult, C. S. Lewis turned from atheism to become the leading Christian apologist of the 20th Century. He was an avid reader turned well-loved author, writing forty books in various genres.”

Read the entire C. S Lewis post: C. S Lewis.

Catherine Marshall. Image courtesy of Peter Marshall Ministries.

Catherine Marshall. Image courtesy of Peter Marshall Ministries.

CATHERINE MARSHALL  (1914-1983)

Her best known fictional book : Christy.

Beginning of Catherine Marshall post: “When Catherine’s husband, Peter, woke her, complaining of chest pain, she immediately called the doctor. The doctor arrived and called an ambulance. She couldn’t leave their young son alone, and it would be hours before he could leave for school. Just before they transported Peter out the front door on a stretcher, Catherine told him, “Darling, I’ll see you in the morning.” At eight-twenty in the morning, the doctor called. Peter had died. In those sorrow-filled moments, Catherine could not have imagined God using the pains and pleasures of her life to inspire books that would minister to millions.”

Read the entire Catherine Marshall post: Catherine Marshall.

Paul Hutchens. Image courtesy of Moody Publishers.

Paul Hutchens. Image courtesy of Moody Publishers.

PAUL HUTCHENS  (1902-1977)

His best known fictional books: The Sugar Creek Gang series.

Beginning of Paul Hutchens post: “God’s truths can be as real when taught in a novel as they can when preached in a sermon. Paul Hutchens became skilled doing both. His single goal, whether preaching behind a pulpit or teaching over a typewriter: changed lives. God blessed Paul in both endeavors.”

Read the entire Paul Hutchens post: Paul Hutchens.

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About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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