Dear Reading Friends, this is David Telbat. Before I ever started writing Dawn of Affliction, I wrote down 22 Bible Scriptures that inspired me in sculpting the character of Levi Caspertein. These were Scriptures that would give me goals for the life of the character as he traveled through all kinds of circumstances. As I look at this list today, I notice again that I had highlighted in blue seven of these Scriptures, and identified them with the theme word and principle.
7 Principles to Sculpt Levi Caspertein
Dawn of Affliction is not just a fictional story. It’s a story about the Christian life—a journey of affliction and strife and heartache and joy. Here are seven inspiring principles that helped me sketch Levi Caspertein’s approach to life, and goals I set for the whole series before I ever started writing a word:
1. Confrontation. Hebrews 2:3 – “How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” Salvation is not attained by neglecting the very truth that saves us. That’s a Christian doctrine, yes, but it’s also a life principle for us today. To break free, we cannot ignore the chains, and to be cured from the poison of sin, we cannot ignore the only antidote. Levi Caspertein always faces problems head-on.