My all-time favorite modern fiction book by my all-time favorite modern fiction author.
Why? Let me share ten reasons. 🙂
10. Series or stand-alone. He writes both. I enjoyed the Well Springs Novel series and singles, like The Five Times I Met Myself.
9. Page turners. I’ve yet to read one of his books that I could set aside for an extended length of time.
8. Believable characters. I sometimes forget they’re just that. Characters.
7. Relatable characters. In The Well Springs Novel series, I so related with the professor. For example, the way he approached the good and bad in life.
6. Good plots. I read constantly so I need a good plot so I don’t get bored. His books aren’t boring. At all.
4. Well-written. The writing is crisp and clean. Nothing to distract me from the story.
3. Deep meaning. I could go on here forever. Each book deals with different themes and themes within the themes. I enjoy layered stories.
2. Speaks to your heart. The tissue I’ve went through reading these books? Plenty. I’ve laughed and cried with the characters like they were real people.
1. I just love them. In 2010, I read ROOMS and it really impacted my life. The main character, Micah, has to decide whether to run from his fears or face them. In the spring of 2011, I faced a challenge of my own. I wanted to go to the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference near Asheville, North Carolina.
Only one problem.
I’d never been to a writer’s conference and the very thought terrified me. But like Micah, I chose to face my fear and go, shaking in my socks. I survived and even met James Rubart there, got him to autograph my book, and shared my story of how his book helped me.
One book that God used to speak to me made a difference beyond what I could’ve ever dreamed. I’ve been to six conferences since then.
Don’t ever doubt it. Books can have a part in changing lives.
Writing Prompt: Below is the book cover of SOUL’S GATE. Imagine you are by the fire. What do you smell? see? hear? taste? feel?