The Calling of Christian Writers

Richard Doster, Editor of byFaith, writes:

G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Flannery O’Conner and Walker Percy [were] great writers because of their Christian faith, not in spite of it. They appreciated the inherent goodness of God’s creation; they knew the pervasive consequences of mankind’s Fall; they relished the hope of Christ’s resurrection, and anticipated the day of His cosmic-wide redemption. They combined talent with an irresistible urge to tell stories, and then—armed with this gripping a worldview—they made sense of a seemingly pointless world. Their books and poems provided eternal significance to the mundane; they held out hope while never flinching from the cold, hard truth of life in a sin-afflicted world.

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