Randy Alcorn Describes His Book The Chasm
March 14, 2011
In this Audio clip, Randy Alcorn gives an introduction to his book The Chasm.
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Did Pilgrim’s Progress Impact Your Writing of The Chasm?
Some comparison between Pilgrim’s Progress and The Chasm is valid, but I'm sure the total sales for my book will fall woefully short! However, unlike Pilgrim’s Progress, The Chasm is not a strict allegory, in that not everything represents something else. It's more of an otherworldly retelling of the gospel story, with references back to the character's life on earth.
What Inspired You to Write The Chasm?
While The Chasm is unique, those who have read Edge of Eternity will see that I extracted and then rewrote as a standalone some chapters in the middle of that earlier novel. Since I first wrote Edge of Eternity in 1999, I’ve wanted to do this. I believe God can use it as an imaginative way of conveying the gospel to people who need to envision the old story in a fresh way.
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In this two-minute audio clip, Randy Alcorn digs deeper into his book The Chasm for readers and shares about the symbolic meaning of the chasm portrayed in the story.
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Readers' Responses to The Chasm
This imaginative, allegorical journey, by my favorite author, portrays man's lifelong journey. Mike Biegel's twelve black and white allegorical drawings combine with compelling narrative to illustrate a modern day Pilgrim's Progress.
Is There a Connection Between The Chasm and Edge of Eternity?
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