Randy Alcorn's Blog

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.

What Does a Cross Bearer Look Like?

By Randy Alcorn | April 15, 2008
A friend recently asked me, "What would be some of the characteristics of the life of a person who is bearing their cross? (Matthew 16) What does this cross-bearer look like?"

Do Hard Things: A Book I’m Excited About

By Randy Alcorn | April 11, 2008
A brand new book has just been released (April 15), one that I highly recommend to all young people. And middle aged people. And old people.

Book Giveaway of the Month: Heaven

By Stephanie Anderson | April 7, 2008
I’ve been looking forward to featuring Heaven as this month’s book giveaway simply because of the many wonderful reader responses to the book we’ve received such as this recent one.

Planned Parenthood's Self-Description, and Unwanted Children

By Randy Alcorn | April 1, 2008
A friend of ours was recently job hunting and came across an advertised opening at Planned Parenthood. Though she wasn't interested in the job there, she was interested in the terminology used in Planned Parenthood's self-description that follows