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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2010, 11:30:55 pm »
My point is that I don't know what a Christian thriller is and am asking for clarifications. What makes it Christian? The main character have to be a Christian? It happens in Biblical time?
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2010, 11:49:48 pm »
My point is that I don't know what a Christian thriller is and am asking for clarifications. What makes it Christian? The main character have to be a Christian? It happens in Biblical time?

Ahhh..ok, thanks. 
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2010, 01:56:06 am »
Wow, it seems that from my description of Randy Singer's work that some are confused, so let me try and eliminate some of the confusion. He writes about issues in modern day America (death penalty, creches, self incrimination, second amendment) and writes about them through a Biblical perspective. For more you can refer to his website, http://www.randysinger.net/   
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2010, 02:16:34 am »
He writes about issues in modern day America (death penalty, creches, self incrimination, second amendment) and writes about them through a Biblical perspective. For more you can refer to his website, http://www.randysinger.net/

Can you elaborate on that? Not about what the Biblical perspective is but on how it shows in the books.
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2010, 05:34:50 pm »
The plot focuses on the intersection of law and biblical principles. For example, one of the books focuses on whether grace or justice is to be shown to parents who are discipling their son in line with their religious beliefs.   
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2010, 05:53:50 pm »
The plot focuses on the intersection of law and biblical principles. For example, one of the books focuses on whether grace or justice is to be shown to parents who are discipling their son in line with their religious beliefs.   

That's slightly less unclear to me...

Which ones wins on average, law or biblical principles? :)
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2010, 11:12:12 pm »
For that you can read the books :). The conclusions of the books are interesting.
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2010, 11:19:26 pm »
For that you can read the books :). The conclusions of the books are interesting.

While the concept intrigues me, since I'm not a Christian I wouldn't enjoy them as much as you do and the time it would take to finish one is greater than my curiosity.
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2010, 02:10:44 pm »
For me, it really depends on the genre.  For Crime Fiction, I love Agatha Christie and PD James.  I loved Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years, but I didn't enjoy all of his work.  I love Scott Adams' humour from the Dilbert Books.  Gah!  So many to chose from, this is only a sample.
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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2010, 01:25:06 pm »
My favorite would have to be a relatively obscure sci-fi author, James White.  His Sector General series started me on sci-fi to begin with, so I owe him a lot there.  Second place, though, would have to be Isaac Asimov (I love the Foundation trilogy).

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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2010, 10:55:14 pm »
My favorite would have to be a relatively obscure sci-fi author, James White.  His Sector General series started me on sci-fi to begin with, so I owe him a lot there.  Second place, though, would have to be Isaac Asimov (I love the Foundation trilogy).

I'll second Isaac Asimov!  Have you read all of the foundation books?  There are actually 15 that are all in the same universe.

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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2010, 12:58:06 am »
I have read the First and Second Foundation trilogies, and as soon as I get more money I am going to find the Robots series.  And is it just me, or is the First Foundation trilogy up there with Lord of the Rings for "best trilogy ever"?

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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2010, 06:15:23 am »
I am happy there are Asimov fans here.  He is definatly one of my favorite Authors.  I also like Aurthur C Clarke, and Tolken.  I though am sucker for classics, nothing beats Mark Twain, Jules Verne or HG Wells

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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2010, 10:05:23 pm »
As of last Christmas I'm a complete Iain M Banks fanboy. As funds allow I'm working through his entire Culture series - I genuinely haven't found a book he's written that isn't brilliant.

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Re: Who is your favorite writer?
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2010, 11:29:42 pm »
I'm a big fan of Dan Abnett, a sc-fi author, author of the Gaunt's Ghosts, Eisenhorn and Ravenor series of books based in the Warhammer 40k universe.  Love his characters and his descriptions of action scenes just sometimes leave me breathless.

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