Discernment 101

I talk often about the need for discernment in our reading, but sometimes I think that term may mean one thing to one person and something far different to someone else.

I think most people agree as far as the actual definition. To discern means to perceive or to distinguish between. Of course, discernment implies a standard or some way of making a distinction.

This cover is bluer than that one. Or, That book is full of lies.

In the first, two objects are being compared to each other. In the second, the lies exist in contradiction to an understood standard of Truth.

So what does it mean for a Christian to apply discernment to what he reads?

When I advocate discernment, I have in mind the latter kind. I believe Christians should use the Bible as the gauge by which we measure truth and error, good and evil, right and wrong. A book that twists or deviates from what the Bible lays out before us is in error because the Bible is Truth.

So far, I think most people who have thought about discernment at all would agree, but here’s where I think some of us might part company. If we identify a book as containing that which is not true, what do we do?

I tend to think a lot of people would say, Stay away from that book and any such like it. For some people that may be the right move, but I don’t think that should be the blanket answer. It certainly isn’t what I’m advocating when I say we should read with discernment.

Instead, I think we should read (or watch or listen to) what is in our culture, and then point the finger at that which departs for God’s revealed truth and say, That is not true.

Understand, there are limitations to this use of discernment. Sometimes a determination needs to be made as a matter of self-protection or family-protection. When I was in college, I saw a bunch of raunchy movies that led me to the decision to put some limits on what I viewed. My choice, for me, requiring discernment.

But there are lots of other movies I’ve seen that I would go to see again, but I will cry loud and long to whoever will listen that the work of fiction contains untruth.

As I see it, lies are immediately disarmed once they are identified as lies. Lies can only hurt if they slip by and people believe them. Consequently, to stay away from all fiction or from fiction that is clearly from a secular point of view, means I can’t stand up and say, Do you see the lies here?

If Christians don’t do that, then who will?

Published in: on July 31, 2009 at 11:15 am  Comments (7)  
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Contentment and the Book Promoter; CSFF Run-off Poll

You may have assumed I was off earlier this week on unrelated tangents when I wrote about contentment and our bent to believe we deserve all that the world tells us we deserve. I actually saw these ideas related to writing in two ways.

First, I was reminded about the power of the media, and whether we realize it or not, fiction is “media.” So are blogs. Here’s what I’m thinking. The movie and TV industries, and the commercials that go with them, often say they don’t influence society; they reflect it. And there is truth in this line. Pop culture is popular. So the media flock around octo-mom for weeks and weeks, way past the point that most of us care to see another picture of her, because their ratings are up.

Same with Michael Jackson. More and more pop-star-weariness articles surface all the time, but the books that publishers churned out about the deceased star hit the best-seller lists right off. So the media does seem to give the public something a good portion of the public wants.

At the same time, the media is shaping those interests. Would any of us cared about Nadia Sulemon if the media hadn’t first told us about a woman who gave birth to eight babies who lived? Then teased and tantalized with the unreleased-identity tidbit? Followed by this rumor and that suggestion and finally a picture.

Media, after all, is about piquing curiosity. Even fiction. We have opening hooks and book trailers and back cover copy designed to intrigue. We want to pull readers in.

Which in turn allows us to say what we want to say.

So in part we give readers what they want so we can influence what they want. It’s a curious cycle.

But the next thought I had in connection to this realization was this: How ethical is it for us to create an artificial thirst? I mean, if the Bible is right, and Godliness with contentment is great gain, shouldn’t we be helping others realize contentment rather than stirring up disquiet?

I have a hard time telling people with limited resources they need to buy such and such a book (maybe someday mine) or telling overly busy people they need to spend time reading my blog.

Do I want people to read my blog? Well, frankly, yes. And someday, should God open doors for my fiction to be published, I will want people to buy my books.

But how am I to promote in light of contentment? I think it would be wrong to say the two have nothing to do with each other. I also think it is off base to say promotion is wrong.

However, I don’t see trying to convince people who are unaware of an interest or a need, that they really should have an interest or need. I suppose there are exceptions. Someone about to step out in front of a bus needs to be told not to keep going.

But is that what most promotion is doing? What do you think?

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Here is the run-off poll for this month’s award. Check out these posts, and give us your opinion who deserves to be honored this month for their creative, thought-provoking posts:

Published in: on July 30, 2009 at 11:35 am  Comments (6)  
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Good Works and Self-Help in Fiction

I read a couple blog posts this morning that put me off what I’d intended to write (about promoting books without compromising the principle of contentment). One was Karen Hancock’s post connected to a comment I made during the recent blog tour for her book The Enclave, and the second was a post by agent Rachelle Gardner about truth.

Karen focuses on human good as actually being a part of evil.

Rachelle talks about finding truth in secular sources. She deals particularly with secular entertainment and the TV show “Desperate Housewives.” The thing is, the “truth” she writes about seems to me to be a description of human good. Here are two telling quotes:

[The show] explores human truth at its essence, and is constantly pointing out how we all have so much good inside, but we all have a dark side too.

Then this one:

Even though Desperate Housewives has a reputation for being raunchy (and parts of it definitely are), the themes are solidly on the side of good morals.

I can’t help but think that both these posts, though they seem diametrically opposed, say something significant.

Karen Hancock backs her views about the vanity of Man’s goodness with Scripture. Irrefutable (though I disagree with other parts of the post).

Rachelle Gardner applauds a secular work for upholding Biblical concepts of right and wrong, for seeing the good in Man as well as the evil.

So the question is this: Does a work of literature, secular or Christian, that points to a moral good apart from God harm or help?

I asked in “More Thoughts about Worldview,” part of my recent Christian worldview posts,

Should our stories reinforce God’s Law? Or point to Him? Or to His grace? Or do we need a healthy mix of them all?

I think of the book of Judges in the Bible—all about Man doing what was right in his own eyes. And the consequences that came from such. Or the life of Daniel and his three friends, living as captives, yet holding to their faith no matter what.

These and many others in Scripture don’t connect the dots. There is no note in Judges to believe in Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. There is no note in Daniel saying he was hoping in the coming Messiah.

In many regards, these stories can be misconstrued. Sunday school teachers can tell their little charges they should dare to be a Daniel or flee immorality. And they wouldn’t be wrong. Just incomplete.

Yet there are people out there trying to do good as part of a self-help program to reach God because they see good more often results in good things and bad, in bad.

So should Christian writers stop writing stories about moral living because their readers might mistake moral living as the answer? Or should we write more such stories because they will create a longing while simultaneously exposing the impossibility of living the good we know we should.

My thinking is, stories cannot tell the whole truth, even ones pointing to Christ (do they show He is both God and man? that He is a person in the trinity? that He is coming again? that He is prophet, priest, and king? I haven’t read a single story that shows Jesus completely the way the Bible does). Why do we think they should try?

Christians should write the story we believe God wants us to write, just as we should live all of our lives the way we believe God wants us to live—consistent with Scripture, guided by the Holy Spirit.

That my story looks different from someone else’s is probably a good thing. It means God can reach more people rather than the same audience over and over.

Published in: on July 29, 2009 at 11:06 am  Comments Off on Good Works and Self-Help in Fiction  
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What about Contentment?

Have you, have you, have you? Everyone else is. You know you’re really missing out unless you do. Do what? you ask. Vote in the July CSFF Top Blogger poll! All you need to do is click on the links for those eligible, then decide which you believe wrote the most creative, thought-provoking posts, and VOTE. Don’t be left out! Be a part of selecting the winner of this prestigious award. But don’t wait! Time is running out!

So how did I do?

Don’t get me wrong. I really do want people to vote in the poll, but I wanted to use the announcement to make a point. Advertisers use a certain kind of pressure to make people think they need to get in on the action. It could be the “everyone’s doing it” tactic or it could be the “special people like you” angle. It could be the entitlement approach, and any of them can be coupled with the “limited time only” call to immediate action.

The common thread in salesmanship is usually the creation of a sense of need. And the truth is, contented people aren’t aware of need. Hence, much of advertisement exists to create disquiet. We might have a perfectly good TV or cell phone or pair of jeans, but a newer, fancier, better model comes to a store near you, and advertisers tell us we need that newer model. We deserve it.

Commercialism is all around us, and to a certain extent we have grown jaded. Perhaps that makes us think we are immune. Instead, I believe advertisements play a big part in conveying values. Conveying and constructing. After all, the making of commercials is big business. What works and what doesn’t is studied and re-studied.

So in part, the you deserve it line I discussed yesterday is a reflection of what society wants to hear. But it also helps to establish that vein of thinking as part of a society’s philosophical outlook.

But here’s the point. The Bible says, Godliness with contentment is great gain. That I am to seek God’s kingdom and let Him add to me what I need. That I am to set my mind on things above.

If I am instead fixated upon what I deserve according to the media, I am either discontented (I don’t have it and I deserve it; somebody is to blame!), or I am preoccupied with getting what I now know I deserve. I neglect time with God and maybe time with family. I am focused on Things.

The apostle Paul said he was content when he had plenty and when he was in want. Content in want. Content not having it all. How can this be?

If I believe God gives me what He wants to give me, then I can be content, even as a child can be content when her mother says no to a candy bar ten minutes before dinner.

The mother isn’t withholding the candy bar to harm the child or to punish her. She is withholding it because the candy bar would spoil the girl’s appetite for the nutritious food she needs. The withholding is an act of love coming from wisdom.

The child may still want that candy, but she can be content because she trusts her mom.

Published in: on July 28, 2009 at 10:53 am  Comments (4)  
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Our Just Deserts

“You deserve a break today,” the old MacDonalds ad declared. And interestingly, the idea of “you deserve” seems to have taken hold in the advertising world. At least among advertisers on Christian radio.

I hear it all the time (and I only have the radio on for a half hour a day). You deserve better than what your insurance company will give you, so contact such and such a lawyer. You deserve a fair adjustment to your mortgage, so contact such and such a firm. You deserve to be happy so contact such and such a counseling agency.

I suspect that “you deserve to be happy” line is at the root of most of this thinking. And it’s straight from the US Declaration of Independence, isn’t it? Here’s the line, recorded in the second section of the document:

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

So I notice a couple problems. While the founding fathers of the soon-to-be United States mentioned the “pursuit of happiness,” today’s popular understanding seems to interpret this as achieved happiness. Plus, those drafting the Declaration referred to “rights.” Are “rights” the same as “deserts”?

According to my on-line dictionary, the noun form of this word (when not referring to arid land 😉 ) means “a person’s worthiness or entitlement to reward or punishment.”

So the idea we are deserving … of fair treatment or of equity or of happiness would seem to carry with it the idea that something about us makes these good things our due. We must either have done something to earn them or we must be something to earn them.

Clearly, in the ads I’ve been listening to, the implication is the latter. You’ve been in an accident, but your insurance company only wants you to see one of their doctors because they are dedicated to paying out as little money as possible. But you deserve more.

My question: What about being in an accident entitles anyone to more?

But apart from the logic, I look at what the Bible says about what we deserve, and I get a completely different picture.

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) and “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

So what I deserve is death. What God gives me as a free gift is eternal life in Christ. Where is entitlement in any of that?

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If you haven’t voted for the July CSFF Top Blogger Award winner yet, please check out the eligible bloggers listed here and vote in the poll. Voting runs through Wednesday.

Published in: on July 27, 2009 at 9:10 am  Comments (9)  
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Fantasy Friday – Recent Releases

There are so many new books coming out, I can’t keep up. Seriously. There are books I would love to see CSFF tour because we previously featured that author or the first in a particular series, but there are too many. Did I ever think I would say that about Christian fantasy? 😀

The down side is, these books are primarily middle grade or YA fantasy, so the genre is still lagging in the adult category. Nevertheless, I see progress.

And within a month or so, Jeff Gerke will unveil the next books Marcher Lord Press will publish. Thankfully, those will be for adults.

VanishingSculptorJust because CSFF can’t highlight all these books (though we do have plans to feature some of them), there’s no reason for me to hold back. Here are the recently, or about to be, released Christian fantasies I know about.

By Donita Paul, author of the DragonKeeper Chronicles (book 4 DragonFire) and participant in last year’s West Coast fantasy tour – The Vanishing Sculptor, WaterBrook (June, 2009)

By Wayne Thomas Batson, participant in both the Fantasy Four and the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tours, author of The Door Within Trilogy, The Isle of Swords, The Isle of Fire; and Christopher Hopper, also a participant in last year’s Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction tour and author of The White Lion Chronicles – tweener fantasy, Curse of the Spider King – Book 1 of The Berinfell Prophecies, Thomas Nelson (November 2009)

By Eric Reinhold, participant in the West Coast Fantasy Fiction Tour – Ryann Watters and the Shield of Faith, Creation House (May 2009)

North! Or Be EatenBy Andrew Peterson, musician and author of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book 1 of the Wingfeather Saga – middle grade fantasy, North! Or Be Eaten, WaterBrook (August 2009)

By Bryan Davis, participant in both the Fantasy Four tour of the East Coast and last year’s West Coast tour, author of the Dragons in Our Midst series, the Oracles of Fire series, and Echoes from the Edge series (Beyond the Reflection’s Edge) – YA fantasy Eternity’s Edge, Zondervan (May 2009)

Hunter Brown and the Consuming Fire
By Chuck Black, author of the Kingdom series and the The Knights of Arrethtrae series (Book 1, Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione) – middle grade fantasy, Book 3 Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart, Multnomah (May 2009)

By Christopher and Allan Miller, illustrator and author of Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow, first in the Codebearer Series – tweener fantasy Hunter Brown and the Consuming Fire, Warner Press (September 2009)

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If you haven’t voted for the July CSFF Top Blogger Award winner yet, please check out the eligible bloggers listed here and vote in the poll.

Published in: on July 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm  Comments Off on Fantasy Friday – Recent Releases  
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Let the Wrap Party Begin!

What an interesting blog tour CSFF hosted for Karen Hancock’s The Enclave! So many thoughtful posts. In all I counted eighty-five articles on forty-seven sites. That includes the posts Karen wrote at her blog.

Fred Warren had this to say about our author’s participation on the tour:

Major kudos to Karen Hancock for wading into this chocolate mess of a blog tour and mixing it up with us, both on her own blog and on ours. I’m fairly new to the tour, but this is the first time I’ve seen an author jump into the fray like this. It was refreshing, informative, and very impressive. Thanks, Karen!

As I commented to Fred, we have had other authors participate. Just last month Tom Pawlik, author of Vanish, left a fairly lengthy comment here at A Christian Worldview of Fiction. In the early days of CSFF, Donita Paul visited and commented on participants’ sites, and has done so on successive tours. Wayne Thomas Batson did an exceptional job involving himself in his tour. Sigmund Brouwer left comments during the tour for Broken Angel, and I’m sure there are others.

But Fred is right—it’s been a while an author has gotten involved to the extent Karen did, and her participation really made the tour! 😀 From my observation, the tours in which the author takes an active part are by far the best ones.

The Enclave tour was good for another reason, too. Lots of participants wrote about the topics the book brought up, whether spiritual, scientific, relational, or whatever.

Once again this gives CSFF the feel of a virtual book club, with a group of readers interacting via the internet about the book we all read. I liked this … What did you think about that? … This part made me think about that movie, article, discovery, character, spiritual truth. I have to say, the tour has become more than what I’d even hoped, all because we have a great group of bloggers and talented authors like Karen Hancock writing the speculative fiction God puts on their hearts (or brings to their minds—I’m not making a statement here about how God works with all authors 🙄 ).

So, without further comment, on to this month’s CSFF Top Tour Blogger Award. Those eligible include

I’m so happy I don’t decide this by myself any more! Please vote for one. You’ll have until next Thursday, at which time I’ll put up a run-off poll if we do not have a consensus (50% or greater) winner.

Published in: on July 23, 2009 at 12:13 pm  Comments (7)  

The Enclave – A Review

Today is a first. The CSFF Blog Tour for Karen Hancock’s recent science fiction/suspense release, The Enclave is overlapping the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance tour. That’s a lot of people blogging about one book today. 😀

Already a number of CSFF’ers have put up thoughtful commentary. I suggest you check out the posts by Elizabeth Williams, specifically her overall reactions and her closer look at the science aspect of this speculative story. I also recommend Fred Warren’s posts (start with this first one). Don’t let his humor and light tone fool you into discounting his insightful views. And be sure to read Karen’s latest commentary about The Enclave. You can find a complete list of the CSFF’ers participating in the tour here.

The Story. A research scientist, once discredited for his work with cloning, but now rich and famous, has constructed an institution in Arizona to examine longevity. Two of his new hires are Christians, one committed to his faith, the other struggling with doubts.

In another story thread, a young man living in a closed community—an enclave—revering the leader they know as Father, begins to suspect that not everything he’s been told and believed all his life is true.

Strengths. Karen Hancock’s writing is strong, borne out by the four Christy Awards she won for her first four novels. She creates scenes that transport readers into new places and has done so again in The Enclave. She describes characters in such a way they seem convincingly believable.

In addition, The Enclave introduces topics that Christians would do well to think about. The issue of cloning is at the forefront. What better way to explore the ethics of this kind of scientific “advancement” than through fiction?

Of equal importance is the exposure of the means and purposes of an anti-christ—a leader who knowingly takes the place of God before his followers.

In addition to these important topics, The Enclave has strong faith elements. A scientist who is a Christian believing in creation, not evolution; holding to the sanctity of life; willing to put himself in uncomfortable, even dangerous places because he believes God has called him to the task. In addition there is an interesting tangent that shows the power of God’s word.

In fact, my favorite part of the book is when the character Zowan, a member of the Enclave, struggles to understand the bits of the Bible he has found. The few pages he rescued from burning have the subtitle Key Study, and this is what he calls the book. He also, for the most part, thinks of God as I Am, since that’s the name He gave to Moses. Here’s some of that portion of the story:

Some of [Zowan’s] intensity was born out of his frustration at not having the entire book. His fragment ended midsentence in chapter twelve, yet its words and stories had only sparked more questions. What kind of book was this? Why had it been designated for burning? Who was this Lord God who was said to have created the world and man and placed him in it? Was He real, or just a character in a story? The pages implied He was real. And deep in his heart Zowan thought they might be right.

Moreover, if this Lord God was real … he might still exist. In the stories He spoke personally with the men who served Him—Adam, Noah, and Abram. Might He still speak with those who served Him? He wondered, too, why no one in the Enclave had ever mentioned Him or the Key Study story, seeing as how New Eden bore the same name as the garden God had made in the first chapter of Genesis. Surely whoever had given New Eden its name had known of the book ….

Other strengths. The story was fast paced and engaging. I was thoroughly entertained and looked forward to reading the book every chance I could get. The plot was anything but simplistic. But that leads to the other side of the ledger.

Weaknesses. My main “complaint” was that the story went too fast in the end. I felt that the plot was sufficiently dense to require another two hundred or more pages, maybe even another book.

Lots of new ideas came to light towards the end—what happened to the missing girls, what were in the hidden boxes, how the enclave came into being, what was behind the protagonist’s post traumatic stress flashbacks—but these new threads and some of the old ones seemed to receive a hurried pass rather than full development.

Recommendation. If the first four hundred pages were book one of a series, I would be jumping out of my skin—enthused by the story, eager for the second half. But that “second half,” including a hurried conversion under less than believable circumstances (would Zowan really be fixated on his questions about the Key Study when he’d just discovered his whole life had been a lie and he was in danger of capture and death?) seemed too compressed. And still, I highly recommend The Enclave. Anyone who misses it will be the poorer. The topics it introduces are important, the faith it shows is encouraging. And besides, the story is just plain fun to read.

CSFF Blog Tour – The Enclave, Day 2

csffbuttonHave I mentioned recently how much I love CSFF blog tours? We really do have a wonderful group of bloggers writing about some of the newest and best Christian speculative literature. This month the tour is featuring The Enclave by Karen Hancock, and we’ve already had a good number of articles. (For a list, with links to specific articles, see CSFF Blog Tour–The Enclave by Karen Hancock.)

If you’d like to read an excellent summary/set up so you know what the book is about without having the ending spoiled, I suggest going to Valerie Comer’s first tour post. For a wonderful interview with Karen, visit Jason Joyner’s blog. By the way, Jason is one of perhaps a dozen participants (along with Rachel Starr Thomson, new CSFF member Dona Watson, Julie, Katie Hart and others) who are giving away a copy of The Enclave. Also, don’t miss Karen’s blog in which she is answering questions put to her by her publisher in preparation for the book release.

I’ve been thinking a lot about The Enclave these last few days, as you would expect. Of course I’ll write a review—that’s sort of a given—but what else? There’s so much here. The book touches on the issue of cloning, but with equal power, the issue of religious cults and idolizing a leader.

But this morning I was listening to an Alistair Begg sermon in which he said something I’d never heard before. Faith, rather than serving as a crutch, often puts a believer into hard circumstances a non-believer will never experience.

And that, I realized, was a critical element in The Enclave. You see, this novel is quite different from Karen’s others. Rather than having an other world setting, the story takes place here. Consequently, characters aren’t introduced to God allegorically or metaphorically, but they are or are not believers in Jesus Christ.

Since this is science fiction, the story takes place primarily in a scientific research center, where most of the scientists scoff at faith, even as they try to play god by manipulating the human genome.

The protagonists, however, are both Christians—one a committed believer, one drifting. Both have their faith tested. Both must make decisions about what they will or won’t do, and their faith, rather than simplifying their choices, muddies the water.

They can go with the majority, renounce their beliefs, equivocate, even lie, and gain status, honor, advancement. Or they can hold to their faith and be discredited, mocked, black-balled.

How like the real world. Some of the pressure the characters faced was “friendly fire.” They were charmed, flattered, and promised the things they longed for, by people of prominence.

Their faith? Far from being a crutch, it was in the way. If God is who He says He is, a clash with the way the world works is inevitable. And The Enclave didn’t shy away from showing this clash in a memorable way.

CSFF Blog Tour – The Enclave by Karen Hancock

When I think of Karen Hancock (pictured here, circa 1960), author of this month’s CSFF Blog Tour feature, The Enclave, I think of “groundbreaking” … and envy.

Yeah, OK, for whatever reason, I’ve been doing a lot of True Confessions of late. Here’s the story. As far back as 1991 I finished book one of a fantasy series. Though it caught the attention of the director of a local writers’ institute and ended up at the pub board of a noted Christian publisher, they rejected it.

So years passed. I picked up a hobby—painting in watercolors—and continued to dabble in writing. Until the day God opened an opportunity for me to approach my writing seriously.

As part of that endeavor, I attended a different, smaller, local writers’ conference where an enthusiastic conferee pulled out a copy of a book entitled Light of Eidon, a Christian fantasy by an author and watercolor artist named Karen Hancock.

And here’s the confession. She’s living the life I want, I thought. Publishing books, selling paintings! I want to do that. YIKES! That’s hard to put out there for public consumption. That’s pretty much the definition of envy, I think.

So here’s one of the important things I’ve learned, and I have Karen to thank in part, though of course she has no way of knowing it: God uses the process of writing fiction and the way the book business works to refine my character. Big news flash, right? 😀

I’ve had to learn the envy lesson and many others along this writing journey (patience, trust, humility, kindness, any number of things). God is faithful. He uses the very things He calls us to, to teach us more of Himself.

But what’s the “groundbreaking” part? Karen has stepped out time and again to do something risky as far as the Christian publishing industry is concerned. Her first published work, Arena, was a fairly straightforward science-fantasy allegory of the Christian life … something that hadn’t been done since, oh, I don’t know, Pilgrim’s Progress?

I had no idea at the time what an anomaly it was for a Christian publisher to do such a risky thing as dip into fantasy. 😉 But there was more ground to break.

Karen began a true fantasy, the epic Legends of the Guardian King series. The story had a male protagonist, too, which supposedly Christian publishers frown upon. And after book one, which worked well as a stand-alone, the series morphed into one epic tale (much as the Harry Potter series did). Wonderfully, Karen’s work has been well received. In fact, as far as I know, she is the only person who has won four Christy Awards.

But back to “groundbreaking.” In this day when authors are expected to get out and plug their books, Karen maintains a blog and website, but does no speaking or book signings (that I know of) on principle. She wants to invest her time on the job God has given her—writing fiction.

Here’s another one. While any number of writers are turning out books every six months, Karen takes a year or two with her writing. Her care with craft shows.

Needless to say, I’m happy the CSFF Blog Tour is featuring The Enclave. As it happens the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance will also be touring it starting on Thursday. A whole week of book buzz!

By the way, a number of CSFF bloggers will be giving away copies of The Enclave, so you’ll want to visit the other participants on the tour:

This list was updated Thursday morning, July 23. Click on a check mark to go directly to the post.

And check out what Karen Hancock is saying in connection with the tour.

Published in: on July 20, 2009 at 11:24 am  Comments (16)  
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