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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Speaking to our generation...

The messenger of Christ, though he speaks from God, must also, as the Quakers used to say, "speak to the condition" of his hearers; otherwise he will speak a language known only to himself. His message must be not only timeless but timely. He must speak to his own generation.

~~A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, so a first draft of a first chapter has been completed and I am trying to get the opinions of some avid readers within my circle of friends. Is this a good technique to use? I have begun the second chapter and need to set aside more time, as it has gone slightly slower. But, it is a start to building on a love I set aside years ago...

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

Thanks for this Tozer quote--it's a good reminder to meet our audience where they are.

I had a goal of starting an article today for a homeschool publication. I have it well underway.

Tricia Goyer said...

Anonymous, good question and one I'll for sure answer in an upcoming newsletter!

Christine H. said...

Anonymous, I just want to respond to your question since I'm just starting out and did the same thing a couple of years ago. What happened to me was that talking about my ideas to other people "killed the mojo" and I got confused and discouraged about it since they had different ideas or were not as enthusiastic about certain parts as I was. I never did finish the book. This time I'm trying really hard to reign in my enthusiasm and save it for the printed page until the first draft is complete and I feel ready to receive criticism. I feel like I'm sheltering "a candle in the wind" here. But that was just my experience.