The Reality of God in my Writing

When it came time for me to finally write something, I had to ask myself the most important question. What would I want to read?

I enjoy science fiction, which I will address more in another post, but in all the science fiction I read I am sometimes bothered by a clearly atheistic view of the universe. Now I have never looked at a starry sky and thought, “How amazing that that happened all by itself.” To me the thought is absurd. When I see a brand new car I never think, “Wow, what are the chances of all those parts self-creating themselves and self-organizing in just the right combination to create an internal combustion engine.” I have always believed in God.

To be more precise, I am a Christian. That means I believe in the personal God of the Bible, and in Jesus Christ. The whole ball of wax. I cannot not believe it. I read about science and I think how amazing God is. So when I write science fiction it will certainly reflect that.

If you want to read science fiction written by atheists, there are a lot to choose from. Many of them are excellent. But I find it hard to feel any sense of hope in a world without a creator, and even more so, without a redeemer.

If you want to know what you can expect from my books, it is that God exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

Given that starting place, there may be a wide range of expression in my books. Whereas The Gifted has some clearly Christian characters and some still wrestling with their beliefs, The Last Place to Stand (should be out in a couple of weeks), has mostly non-Christian characters, but some of them begin to question their place in the universe. God is a part of that unraveling answer to the story

I cannot unbelieve what I believe: that God is real, personal, and holds the keys to purpose, and eternal life. My fiction will reflect that.

Aaron

About Aaron K. Redshaw

Aaron's goal for writing is to create believable characters in fantasy or science fiction worlds that do not leave out the element of faith in a personal and loving God. He is an English teacher at a large public high school, the senior co-pastor of New Hope Church in Scotts Valley, CA (newhopesv.org), and a father and husband in a wonderful family which he hopes to someday patent.
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