Writing Fiction With a Powerful Christian Message Without Getting Preachy

Here are the show notes for the most recent episode of the Christian Publishing Show.

You can listen to this episode here.


One goal of Christian books is to convey a powerful Christian message through literature. But readers won’t get that message if they are turned off by the writing. One thing that turns potential readers away is heavy-handed preachiness. So how can Christian writers convey a powerful Christian message without being preachy?

Our guest to help answer that question is Tim Shoemaker, the author of fourteen books with two more under contract. He also writes for Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine, coaches writers, and is a popular speaker at conferences around the country.


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5 Responses to Writing Fiction With a Powerful Christian Message Without Getting Preachy

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    Jay Payleitner May 12, 2020 at 8:36 am #

    Great stuff. Tim Shoemaker is the real deal. Don’t miss his crazy, creative devotionals for dads, too!

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    Judy Gordon Morrow May 12, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

    Wonderful show with Tim–thanks, Thomas! I had the privilege of meeting Tim at Mount Hermon, and I so appreciate his heart for God. Your conversation gave me good food for thought, with even a couple of lightbulb moments. Grateful!

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    Gayle Veitenheimer May 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

    I love Tim Shoemaker! I met him at a workshop at Glen Eyrie. He is such an encourager. His Code of Silence series is wonderful!

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    Jennifer May 18, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

    Thanks for sharing. This episode was so encouraging! I loved the emphasis on leading people to truth and how doing so can, in the long run, point to Christ.


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