There's gotta be a point.
A book should reach inside and grab you, shake you up, and change you in some way.
When I'm reading, I want to be so absorbed in the story that my own world falls away: there's no awareness of hunger, heat, or looming to-do lists. I want to see the backgrounds and feel the full range of characters' emotions.
The really good ones lodge themselves in your head and stay there for weeks.
Doesn't matter if it's fiction, non-fiction, mystery, suspense, contemporary or historical, romance or fantasy, there should be more to a book than just words on a page.
So these are the authors that have most messed with my head and my heart through their writing.
- Ted Dekker (Circle Trilogy and Heaven's Wager)
- Joel C. Rosenberg (The Last Jihad Series)
- Karen Kingsbury (Who can pick just one??)
- Terry Blackstock (Last Light series and Predator)
- Randy Alcorn (Courageous)
- Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind Series)
- James Scott Bell (Presumed Guilty)
- Robert Whitlow (The List)
- Kristen Heitzmann (too many to choose)
- Kathy Herman (Baxter Series)
Whose work do you like to read? What's your favorite book?