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One of the big differences between Christian and non-Christian books is that Christian books have an absolute standard of truth they are compared to. Or, put another way, Christian books are all a derivative of the Bible in one way or another. We are a people of the Book, and so biblical accuracy is important.
Christian readers expect biblical accuracy; and if they are not confident in the author’s orthodoxy, they won’t buy the book. So what does it mean to write a biblically accurate book and how can you be biblically accurate in your writing?
We have a special guest to help answer that question.
She is the publisher of Kregel Publications, with nearly 30 years of experience in Christian publishing and a proven track record of crafting best-selling Bibles, books, and ministry resources for all ages.
Catherine DeVries, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!
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Thank you, Thomas, for the reminder of the importance of accuracy. Yes, our readers expect it, but so does God. Reflecting and representing God’s Word is serious business. Thanks, also, for the link to the Christian Writers Market Guide for 2021 – such a helpful tool.
My Biblical anachro-land
makes saint and scholar weep;
Dave slings with bionic hand,
and Moses drives a Jeep
while roaming through the desert wastes
collecting manna as he goes,
but it don’t meet his people’s tastes,
and they all hold their nose
and tell him, “You’re no hero,
but just some kind of nut,
so let’s all go back to Cairo
where at least there’s Pizza Hut,
and on the way, that stop for trucks,
they say it has – hooray! – Starbucks!”
Kristen Joy Wilks
That was great! I especially appreciated hearing more about the children’s market. It is true, whenever my sons got to preachy parts in books their eyes glazed over or they started wrestling!