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A Fantastic Christmas

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Stories that Touch the Heart

The singular story both via book and movie that has had the greatest impact on my life from my youth right on through adulthood is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Over the years I have collected numbers of the movies in video form—sadly VHS, which is pretty much a thing of the past—from the 1938 edition to my favorite, the George C. Scott version. I watch one or more every Christmas season. Why? Because the story touches my heart. It moves me. It makes me stop and think. It rips my focus from self to others. It makes me consider the plight of others. It softens the areas of my heart that are tending toward hardness.

A Dickens' ChristmasI also have an anthology of the Christmas stories Dickens wrote over the years. His stories are a delight, and all of them have poignant aspects to them. Also of interest is that a number of them are fantasy stories. He was a master at using fantasy to cause his readers to face reality. “A Christmas Carol” is a fantasy story in which spirits take old Scrooge back in time, give him a view of the present, and then take him forward in time. The Spirit of Christmas Present appears in Scrooge’s apartment with Christmas décor and all. Yes, it is a delightful and yet powerful fantasy.

If you have not read “A Christmas Carol,” I encourage you to read it. I would also encourage you to see the George C. Scott movie version—available on the web or via DVD. Of course, there is more of the true Christmas story in the book than in the movie. Still, the movie points to God and His desire for the redemption of fallen mankind at the personal level of the individual. “A Christmas Carol” is a story of life-changing grace.

The Dickens Influence

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I Do Not Have the Time

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To Read a Good Book Has the thought ever entered your mind that you do not have time to relax and read a good book, especially fiction—a waste of time! You are just too busy for sitting in a comfy chair, taking a book in hand, and getting lost in the wonder of an imaginary […]

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Thanksgiving Book Promotion

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Try a Free Fantasy Fiction E-Book The focus of much publishing is “money,” and I understand that. A person has to make a living or at least cover the costs of being a writer. But is money why we write? I am sure that for some it is. However, it seems to me that the […]

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Pondering My Love for Fantasy Fiction

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An Early Beginning How did a conservative, evangelical pastor come to love and write fantasy fiction? I contemplate that question as I prepare for a couple of book signings that are coming up. Thinking about the Q & A session, that question comes to mind. The answer to the question begins with my childhood when […]

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This Fantasy Fiction Writer’s Dilemma

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To Be, or Not to Be In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act Three, Scene One, Hamlet contemplates whether to live or commit suicide with the famous words, “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” Well, the dilemma for me is to write what people want or the story in my head: To be “successful,” […]

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A Short Fantasy Story for Your Enjoyment

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A Variety of Forms What kind of fantasy fiction do you write? I write Christian fantasy—fantasy grounded in a Christian worldview. On the other hand, what I write cannot really be pigeonholed. I write medieval fantasy, pirate fantasy, classic fairytale, allegory, and more. I am not sure how to classify some of my stories. My […]

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Fantasy Fiction and the Name of God

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What Is God’s Name? In my fantasy fiction novels and novellas I use a number of names for God—Baruch, Adonel, the Music Maker, etc. Should not God just be God? Well, even in the Bible, God is not just God. God is known by a number of names; God, Lord, Jehovah, the Angel of the […]

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