In the six years that this website has existed, I have never come across any resource that has challenged me so greatly as a set of four novels by Brimwood Press.
It has taken our family three years to read these books – not because of their length (they are relatively short novels) and not because of their difficulty level (they’re written on a level that our children can understand), but because I had to wrestle through sharing with my family a novel that reads from an opposing worldview. This is different for me. Very different for me. I like to stay in my sheltered little world of God-centered books and characters and dialogue. But that is not reality. The reality is that there’s a whole world of other religions that think differently about Christianity than we do. This brings me to a thought I had last year as we tackled the study of polytheism and Buddhism and Hinduism. Within a culture that worshipped all sorts of other gods, how did the founders of the church do it? How did the apostle Paul, for example, connect with a pagan culture in a way that turned hearts toward Christ? [Read more…]