Sunday, August 25, 2013

Why Christian Writers Are Important

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Write down for the coming generation what the Lord has done, so that people not yet born will praise him.

Psalm 102:18-22

Good News Translation (GNT)

         Thank goodness for the writers in the past who have recorded their thoughts about the Bible and Christianity.  The scriptures can be difficult for us to understand.   Commentaries can provide much enlightenment from the scholars who have spent years in study of God's word.  Reference and study books guide us in learning more about the Bible and spiritual issues.   Christian fiction entertains us while stimulating thought and inspiration.

         There is a wide array of the types of books that Christian writers produce.  Some offer solid truth while others may be of dubious value.  There is a place for all of these and discerning readers must decide what works best for them and which are not grounded in absolute truth.  The value comes in the discussion, research, and thought that these books generate.

        Support Christian authors with your prayers.   If you determine there is value in their work then purchase their books and promote them to others for whom you think there would be an interest.  Christian authors are like most other authors in that they want to be encouraged by their fans and they want customers to buy their books.  After all, this is a work they do and like most of us they would like to be paid for doing this work.

          More importantly, Christian authors are doing an important work--God's work.   There is a greater reward for work well done.  Still, let's not forget these authors while we are on this Earth.

“If only my words were written! If only they were written down in a book!  If only they were cut forever into the rock with an iron cutter and lead!  But as for me, I know that the One Who bought me and made me free from sin lives, and that He will stand upon the earth in the end."

Job 19:23-25

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  1. Thanks, Arlee! I appreciate the shout out. :)
    Something I try very hard to emphasize when I am teaching teens is that it is very important to realize that the only way we will be able to discern whether what we read is based in God's truth is if we have read and studied God's Word first and foremost.

  2. Thanks for the timely reminder about supporting and encouraging our brothers and sisters in Christ.


  3. Good and Great Thoughts Here Arlee,
    Unfortunately these Christian writers are in fact a neglected lot!!!
    We Christians are responsible for this.
    Yes, as you said they are in fact doing God's work the Great work.
    At least let us pray for them.
    Arlee the spell check button is not active here in the comment box
    pl. do check and do the needful so that writers need not go back to
    word page and check.

  4. Thanks for the reminder to pray for Christian writers today! It is exciting to see new Christian writers and bloggers making an impact on this generation.


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