Randy Alcorn on his Mission as a Writer

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When asked what his personal mission as a Christian writer is, Randy Alcorn replied:

“I’ve been asked before what my distinctive mission as a writer is. I think it’s to probe beneath the surface into the deep longings of people, then to open a door into the invisible spiritual realm so people can see ultimate realities (including God, angels, demons, heaven, and hell) with the eyes of faith and imagination.

Once you catch the glimpse of the other world, the real world, you are weaned from the illusion that reality is limited to our five senses. You can’t help but live differently once you learn to see differently. My life verse is “We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18). I seek to help readers see the unseen through my writing, both fiction and nonfiction. My prayer is that God would use me as his instrument to represent accurately the truth of his Word and the greatness of his Being, in purity and passion.”

(“Safely Home” 10th Anniversary Edition by Randy Alcorn, pg. 398, Copyright 2001, 2011 by Eternal Perspective Ministries, published by Tydale House Publishers Inc.)

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