Resources: About Randy Alcorn
I knew before systematically studying the Scriptures on heaven that a lot of the prevalent ideas about heaven—even in the Christian community—are misconceptions.
In my book In Light of Eternity I tell several stories related to my mom’s death 19 years ago, the death of my closest friend about 10 years ago, and my father’s death three years ago.
I learned to love reading through comic books Archie and Richie, Rich and Marvel (esp. Fantastic Four). But I was a DC fan, my favorites being The Justice League of America (Green Lantern was my hero) and The Legion of Super Heroes (go, Lightning Lad). From there I dove into science fiction and fantasy, spending my nights looking through my telescope, then coming to bed freezing cold and reading science fiction by flashlight under my covers, so Mom wouldn’t see the light on.
I vividly remember forty years ago looking through the kids fiction section in the local library ...
How do you prioritize everything that you’ve got going on? Do you ever feel like there’s never enough time in the day?
Yes, sometimes I really do struggle with how quickly time runs out each day. I try to focus on the Lord and His Word and figure out the few things in life He really wants me to do. I say no to 98% of invitations, and regularly decline things I really wish I could do. I’ve decided that if I am going to have time to write I will have to fight for it. Every day, including this one, offers me a hundred distractions, not just bad things, but good things. I tell myself that I must say no ...