I've been neglectful of this month's CSFF tour but the book is Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer. It is the type of Christian fiction that seems to be gaining a foothold in today's market. Long has Christian fiction been synonymous with plains romances but that is changing. Blackstock and Dekker are creating a good catalog of, let's be frank, 'guy fiction.' It's the type of stuff that competes with Clancy and Koontz and gives male readers a way to get more depth from their fiction. I say we need more of it.
Which might lead a casual blog reader to look at my last post about carnage and blood and wonder what the heck I'm doing. You would be right to ponder that; I do myself at times. Sword & Sorcery has plenty of un-Godly stuff in it but that is not much different than the world around us. My contributions to the genre attempt to follow a line that is not contradictory to a Christian world view. To the extent that I can, I try to provide something that a believer can read and not be disgusted at. Hopefully, over time, more pointed appeals to the sufficiency of Christ and His saving grace can be made. It's all part of the ongoing spiritual warfare that we all participate in. But in a cloak and dagger sort of way.