By December 15, 2015In December 2015, Randy Alcorn was a guest on the | Calvinist Batman & Friends Podcast. In this clip, Randy shares his favorite fictional allegory in popular literature about Heaven.
By November 13, 2015In June 2015, Randy Alcorn was a guest on | Dave Harvey's Am I Called Podcast, talking about leaving pastoral ministry, living for eternity and writing fiction.
By March 27, 2013Randy answers the question of how his theology of heaven manifests itself in his fiction novels. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/ |
By September 12, 2011Last year I said yes to writing a | novel based on the screenplay of the new movie Courageous(www.courageousthemovie.com), which is being released in theaters on September 30. The movie was done by the Kendrick brothers, Stephen and Alex, who produced Facing the Giants and Fireproof. As Fireproofcentered on fire fighters and marriage, Courageous centers on police officers and fatherhood and, not surprisingly, COURAGE for men in their homes and personal lives.
By September 12, 2011Some Christians view fiction as the opposite of truth. But sometimes it opens eyes to the truth more effectively than nonfiction. |
By August 18, 2011In this audio clip, Randy Alcorn talks about an experience he had while resarching the police and gang life in Albany, Georgia for the novel Courageous. |
By July 20, 2011I like reading them—particularly the Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout. I love Sherlock Holmes. In fact, every chapter of Deception starts with a great quote from a Holmes story. It was fun matching those with the contents of particular chapters. Many people enjoy murder mysteries, so there’s potential for a wide audience. |
When it comes to Christian fiction, what approach do you feel is best: the more literal style of C.S. Lewis or the more vague style of J.R.R. Tolkien?
By April 13, 2011I like both Lewis and Tolkien, but I do think that the more explicit approach—if not over the top—is more effective in terms of touching people with the gospel. |
By April 13, 2011Perhaps a good novel of mine to start with would be | Safely Home. Another very different and shorter choice is Lord Foulgrin's Letters, inspired by C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters. But I am also fond of Deception, which can be read before Deadline and Dominion even though it's a spin-off.