One of the things I wanted to do was to create a world that had Christian foundations but was attractive to non-Christian readers. Strand of Faith is set in a monastery but the Abbot of the monastery is also the ruler of a territory that stretches much further than just the monastery.
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On top of that, it runs both a college and a hospital, supports an orphanage and works with refugees in the town that surrounds it. I have it on good authority that monks and nuns really do have snowball fights. The sharp eyed might spot a nod towards the Baptist Assembly in a scene towards the end of Strand of Faith.
Certainly that song affected not only the creation of my world, but also the characters and their journeys, not just in Strand of Faith but through the whole series. I first met my cover artist, the very talented Oliver Pengilley, at Baptist Assembly, where he was painting live. And I write under a pen name, using the surname Bonner. You can find out more at Rachel's website www.
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She went beyond simply holding spiritual place for people to come through the door. In her four books and innumerable articles, essays, blog posts, Facebook posts and tweets, Evans left directions for how to find the door and how to hold it open for others. I am a member of Generation X, predecessor of Evans' millennials. When I was in my 20s and early 30s, there was no Evans holding the door or leading the way; no one from inside or as Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr might say, from "the edge of the inside" of evangelical Christendom to show us the way through.
Back then, it felt as if the only option was to leave evangelicalism altogether, or to become an Episcopalian or a Roman Catholic as more than a few of us did. Evans was a life-saving port, a place where many of us could tether our faith to wait out the worst of the storm, renewing our strength to sail through it to the other side or fake it until we could make it.
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