Randy Alcorn's Blog

Who Are You Roped to for the Climb?

By Randy Alcorn | June 4, 2008
Tenzing Norgay, in his autobiography titled Tiger of the Snows, writes about the experience of climbing Kang Peak in the Himalayas with a man named George Frey, on a 1952 Swiss expedition.

My Favorite Fiction

By Randy Alcorn | May 15, 2008
I think of how God had his hand on my life long before I was in high school, when I read for the first time a book that really captivated me...the Bible. That Book came alive to me when I met the Author, who soon became my best friend. Can't wait for all the adventures He has awaiting us, His children, in the new universe.

My Favorite Nonfiction Books

By Randy Alcorn | May 8, 2008
Books and bookstores have had an enormous influence on my own life. I came to Christ as a teenager, at Powell Valley Covenant Church in Gresham, less than a mile from where I live now. My first youth pastor, Paul Siwick, did me a huge favor—he gave me a key to his office, so I could go in any time and read his books, hundreds of them. I read everything I could get my hands on.

Can We or Should We Talk to Loved Ones in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | May 2, 2008
I’d like to address a recent question that came up in a blog comment last week. I figure other readers might have read the question and may be interested, since I've been asked it many times over the years.

The question was, from a biblical standpoint, is it okay to talk to our loved ones who've gone on to be with Jesus?

Longing for God and Hearing His Voice, from A. W. Tozer

By Randy Alcorn | April 29, 2008
When I'm asked what writers had the most profound influence on me as a young Christian, I always say there were three, and they continue to influence me today: C. S. Lewis, A. W. Tozer and Francis Schaeffer.

Knowing God's Will

By Randy Alcorn | April 21, 2008
I've been thinking lately about how differently I look at God's will now than I did when I came to Christ in high school.