Why Do You Address So Many Moral Issues in Your Books? It Seems like Overkill.

Question from a reader:

I just finished reading Safely Home. Thank you, what a great book! It has sparked my interest and concern about a previously ignored subject in my life. It tends to be one of those topics that we know is there but really do not want to think about, like the elephant hiding in the corner of the room. Why do you address so many moral issues in your books? It seems like overkill.

Answer from Randy Alcorn:

As for your concern about addressing too many moral issues, that's fine. It's just a matter of taste. Many readers have been interested in, touched and changed through that, no doubt some have been put off by or bored with it. As a writer, you can't please everyone, you just have to try to do what you think God wants you to, and let people respond however they will. While none of my other novels deal with organ donation, various ethical and spiritual issues arise in each, alongside pictures of heaven. (In Dominion, issues of race and racial reconciliation are central.) It may just be that my books aren't for you. If so, I have no problem with that at all.

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries