Following is one of my favorite quotes of all time. It is from the excellent book by Randy Alcorn, titled, “HEAVEN.” I am placing it here on my Blog just to see what kind of responses it will gather. Before you write your response, however, think about our books … what does this quote have to say in relation to our books.
“We must begin by reasoning from God’s revealed truth. But that reasoning will call upon us to use our Scripture-enhanced imagination. As a nonfiction writer and Bible teacher, I begin by seeing what Scripture actually says. As a novelist, I take that revelation and add to it the vital ingredient of imagination. As C.S. Lewis said, ‘While reason is the natural organ of truth, imagination is the organ of meaning.’ In the words of Francis Schaeffer, ‘The Christian is the really free man–he is free to have imagination. This too is our heritage. The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.’” (Heaven, p.22)