Monday, May 21, 2012
The Universal Need for a Deliverer
Shouldn't that be true of all Christian writers? Some of us may venture deeper into the darkness with our novel subjects, but can a novel be classified as "Christian" if it doesn't center around the Light of the World?
My current fiction series, "The Freedom Series," is built around the horrific crime of human trafficking, which is modern-day slavery. Why, then, call it "The Freedom Series"? Because while I want readers to grasp the enormity of evil contained in human trafficking, I don't want them to be overwhelmed with it. As Christian writers we want to hold out the Light of the World, the Hope for the hopeless, a Savior for the lost. And that's what I've attempted to do in this series, as well as in my other books/series.
In book one, Deliver Me From Evil, readers meet the primary characters of the series, including girls trapped in this heartbreaking life. As they move from book one to book two, Special Delivery, readers begin to see hope for the victims as they become survivors. But the subject of book three, The Deliverer, is necessary for anyone--whether trapped in human trafficking or otherwise--to become truly free. The Deliverer is the answer for all of us, regardless of our country or culture, our age or race, our life experiences or social status.
The need for a Deliverer is universal--and there is only One. I pray this series, as well as every book I write or, more importantly, every book you read, leads you to His welcoming arms.
Posted by Kathi Macias