One of the big differences between Christian and non-Christian books is that Christian books have an absolute standard of truth they are compared to. Or, put another way, Christian books are all a derivative of the Bible in one way or another. We are a people of the Book, and so biblical accuracy is important.
Christian readers expect biblical accuracy; and if they are not confident in the author’s orthodoxy, they won’t buy the book. So what does it mean to write a biblically accurate book and how can you be biblically accurate in your writing?
We have a special guest to help answer that question.
She is the publisher of Kregel Publications, with nearly 30 years of experience in Christian publishing and a proven track record of crafting best-selling Bibles, books, and ministry resources for all ages.
Catherine DeVries, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!
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Wonderful podcast! Loved the points: theological accuracy, trust, and bridges to the Bible. Great reminders about approaching scripture neutrally–to study and to learn, not to randomly select scriptures, out of context, to prove your stance on a topic.
I love her desire that books be bridges to The Bible. Our writing whether to children, teens or adults, whether fiction or nonfiction, it must give an accurate reflection of God’s word.