Something to Ponder

Posted: November 20, 2010 in Christian, Christian horror, Fiction, Horror, supernatural suspense, writer, writing, Writing/Publishing

Stephen King may or may not be your cup of tea, but a couple of passages he has written over the years actually put voice to the thing that drives those of us who write Christian horror.

“…Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”   

“Hope is a good thing – maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies.”
                                                                                                      – Stephen King

Aside from the obvious (at least it should be obvious) Christian element of Christian horror, this emerging part of the publishing world provides an ideal way to examine those human monsters that reside in each of us. It also provides a lens through which we can examine our internal and external reactions to those monsters.

Using literary metaphors to examine divinity and the human condition is nothing new. From the Psalms which express humanity’s deepest longings and greatest joys to C. S. Lewis‘ Narnia Chronicles and beyond, there have always been those who use the realm of imagination and fantasy to examine our very real struggle for meaning. Our struggle against the evil forces of the world (seen and unseen). Our spiritual struggles.

 Our struggle to understand God and our place in His plan.

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