Hello, Reader Friends! Have you ever read a book and thought, “Now, where did the writer get that idea?” Well, I don’t know about other writers, but I’m often inspired by the Bible and my favorite Bible stories. I use the Bible as a template for writing many of my plots; it’s my plot template for writing stories and novels.
Take the story of Jephthah in Judges 11. You just can’t beat a story of an outcast being begged to save the very people who exiled him to the wilderness. Or Samson, who was the ultimate hero, until he thought lightly of his gift. I’ve used both of these scenarios in stories you may have read.
How about Joseph, rising from slave to prince? Or David, a simple shepherd boy taking on Goliath? All of these characters give us an underdog to cheer for, and yet allow us to glorify God through Whom the victory is secured.
The novels I write are ultimately based on the following Bible Truth: sin is an invincible evil that Christ alone conquered on the Cross—by His death, burial, and resurrection. The heroes in my stories know no other weapon against evil plots. We can have a similar mindset.
Not only is God’s Word a template for novels, it’s a template for all aspects of life.
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