Today I’d like to introduce you to Robert D Turvil. Robert writes thriller and fantasy novels, and short stories. Here’s a little about him and one of his books, ‘Vengeance Of An Evil Man’.
“Robert writes from his home in southern England where he raised three sons with his wife, who reads all his words before they reach the shelves and Kindles.”
Robert’s thriller ‘Vengeance of an Evil Man’ is a story of intrigue and manipulation. He feels that reading should be a roller-coaster ride – but with a blindfold so you can’t see what’s coming.”
“His book ‘The Devil’s Charity’ is a unique fantasy that features a man in crisis and ends with a bite. But he also writes short stories. His collection entitled ‘7½ Short Stories You’ll Want to Read’ is a robust assortment of tales involving crime, betrayal, murder and love.” — from Robert’s website
Christian author, Lynne Collier, writes Christian Speculative Fiction and Fantasy. Here she explains the differences between overt and non-overt fiction.
What Is Christian Speculative Fiction?
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“Biblical [Christian] Speculative Fiction is speculative fiction which uses Christian themes and incorporates the Christian worldview…” — Wikipedia.
In many of the modern Christian fiction novels, the characters are mainly Christian and act on guidance from God with no overt or miraculous divine intervention. There is almost always a non-Christian character who eventually becomes ‘born again’ and the emphasis is biblical and doctrinal, as in Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins’ Left Behind series. It differs greatly from speculations on the Bible and Christianity found in fictional work such as Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.
An example of a story which portrays a biblical and doctrinal emphasis but also features miraculous intervention would be Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness which features demons, angels, and spiritual warfare.