"The choices we make change
the story of our life." ©
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
and God Allows U-Turns Guest Blogger
Personal stories, by themselves, are very difficult to sell in the book world. Why is it that in the general market there seems to be openness to the memoir, but not in the Christian market? I've given this much thought.
My theory is that, among believers, every one of is a miracle. Each of us has a salvation story. But in the general market, without Christ, the miraculous is the exception rather than the rule. Thus a memoir of overcoming extraordinary circumstances has a readership in the general market, but the same story is a tough sell in the Christian market. That is why the God Allows U-Turns is such a wonderful thing. It allows a place for hundreds of miraculous stories of God's grace to be told AND sold!