by Leland Ryken
Looking for a book that takes a deep look into how our Christian faith should integrate into our practice of writing? I read this book two years ago and it has already become pretty much my go-to source on the different questions that I wrestle with concerning this topic.
In this book, Ryken has put together a collection of essays that address many different aspects of writing: from what a Christian philosophy of literature is, to why Christian fiction can become weak, to how Christians should portray evil, and even how to write good poetry. Each of the ten parts of the book have several long essays on the given topic, a couple shorter parts of longer essays, and most also end with a collection of quotes from different writers concerning the topic, leading to a look at these issues that manages to be both wide and deep. [Read more…]