I don’t know when the last time I heard of someone saying, I got “saved” because I read the sinner’s prayer in such-and-such a novel. Nope, it just doesn’t happen. But fiction is a powerful thing. It can inspire us to be better people, and help us to increase our faith –both in ourselves and in God.
First, there has to be a driving force. It’s not hard. If you live very long, you’ll find that there are so many things that you don’t have and can never have control of. These things must put your character on the brink – either he/she will have a breakthrough or a breakdown. Their choices are what make the change.
Secondly, awaken a hope. God is the soul and backbone of hope. At least one of the characters has to believe – even if all the other characters ridicule or scoff at them for it. In the real world, that’s what happens, too – not everyone is going to believe, and not everyone will respect your beliefs, either.
And lastly, do not have blind faith or hope. There has to be a reason for the belief and hope. If it’s not there, who will you be kidding about it?
So don’t preach, but let the story develop on its own and in a real-life way. Let someone make a stand, but not without reason—and then challenge that stand. Simple formula, right? Still, it’s hard to put into practice! :)
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My Review: September 2013 ~ Review Copies ~
Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First, I would like to thank the author Pauline Creeden for giving me this book for an honest review. The story was very good, the characters had realistic reactions and I liked that. I would have like to have known why the aliens were there, what their plans were. Other than that the book was a great mixture of zombie apocalypse, thriller, suspense, faith, with religion but done in a way as not to offend people. I would like to know if this is the start of a series or a stand alone, either way I am looking forward to reading more from Pauline Creeden.
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