Why I Write
I write because I love it. I love everything about it–the research, the storyboarding, the wordsmithing, the frustrations, the rewriting, even the criticisms and the rejections. I write because I have to. Over the years of studying and teaching the Bible, living in community with other believers, raising a family, loving one woman, and going deep with a few trusted friends, there are some messages that I am so passionate about, I just have to get them on a page.
Who Am I Thinking About When I Write?
I’m thinking about two people in a most personal way when I write. The first Person is the One who rescued my life–Jesus Christ. Since I met Him in the 60s, my relationship with Him has defined my existence. He is the Friend of sinners like me, and the most perfectly reliable and strong Friend ever. And then I’m thinking of that very special person who actually picks up my book and begins to read. I picture the reader as someone a lot like me. Someone with fears, disappointments, hopes, and joy. Someone struggling through everyday life wondering if Jesus can really make a difference.
What do I write about?
I write about the things that matter most to me, the things I believe matter most to every man, woman, boy and girl. So I write about the things that come from deep in my heart, the experiences I have had as I walk with Christ through life.
I wrote When God Breaks Your Heart because God broke my heart when I almost died of a vicious disease.
I wrote Reborn to Be Wild because I met Christ during a time of revival in America and I long to see it again before I die.