Friday, June 02, 2006

Stirs the reader...

“The best book is not one that informs merely, but one that stirs the reader up to inform himself. The best writer is one that goes with us through the world of ideas like a friendly guide who walks beside us through the forest pointing out to us a hundred natural wonders we had not noticed before. So we learn from him to see for ourselves and soon we have no need for our guide.”

--A.W. Tozer's book, Man the Dwelling Place of God, p. 149


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

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10:05 PM  
Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Who would've though A. W. Tozer was such a talented writer? This quote employs strong imagery for conveying a strong truth. Though Tozer may have been referring to non-fiction, fictional literature can function similarly. It too posits truths, even while entertaining the reader. That's why Christian/secular crossover fiction is such an important market.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Tricia Goyer said...

I totally agree. My desire is to share God's truth through story . . . but the best way to do that is to write such an amazing novel that the reader forgets it's a story at all. It becomes real to them. What a challenge!

9:30 PM  

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