Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Novelists
"I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide anyone else's claim to have done the same"
"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities"
"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes"
"While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area"
"SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net"
"I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster"
"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages"
"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course"
"Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more"
"Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out. It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable"
"My dream remains to inform and entertain through fiction in the form of novels and movies that compete in the marketplace of ideas"
"In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did"
"I put off writing the first Left Behind book for a year because I got invited to assist Billy Graham in his memoirs, and had we known what we were putting off for a year, we might not have put it off"
"Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile"
"Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family"
"When you come to Christ as a real young person, I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search, doubt, and wonder"
"The Christian market has less competition and lower standards"
"I've written enough books with real celebrities, such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham, to know that fame looks good only to people who don't have it"
"I was raised as a Christian but the transaction has to be made by yourself - you and God - at some point"
"Funny, I don't feel any more powerful today than yesterday"
"As for dialogue, I think it keeps things moving to cut to the chase"
"Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too"
"It's made me more expectant of the imminent return of Jesus, and also more sensitive to the people around me. Knowing Jesus will return soon makes me want all the more to tell people about him and all that he offers"
"In my opinion, Jesus is God's attempt to reach man. But while I believe Jesus is the way to God, it makes no sense to hate people who disagree"
"He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories"
"Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special - and True - is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message"
"When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional, I would tell them a rapture story"
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