The challenge of writing a fourth book in a “trilogy” is always upping the ante. Every installment has to get more intense—the stakes need to be higher.
God, the author of all our stories, seems to have been written out of them. We’ve replaced God with superheroes, who rely solely on their own ingenuity and strength (and sometimes magic powers) to defeat evil.
“Mom, if you tell kids that they need Jesus, they’ll just laugh.”
This is what my own kids told me while we were discussing the new Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why.
The American Revolution was extraordinary because it succeeded—it was the first (and last) revolution to establish a lasting peace, a stable government and a free people.
It was God who created the world and said, “It is good.” But if He didn’t, then it isn’t.
With today’s teens turning to action-packed tomes of fantasy, wizardry and mythical creatures with no mention of God, Gina Detwiler has written Forlorn, Young Adult speculative fiction where teens face angel and demon battles of spiritual warfare.
I did quite a lot of research on Norway when I was writing FORLORN. I always try to make my details as truthful as I possibly can, except for the parts I just make up.
If you’re a writer, you have it. Forlorn Hope.
I have come to see that if John was the disciple whom Jesus loved best, then Peter was the disciple who loved Jesus best.
I wake to light and rain. How dare it rain on the day of my daughter’s wedding? Here of all places, Avalon, the place where the sun always shines. At least in my imagination.