While many Hollywood creatives have gone on strike, hundreds of Christian fans, writers, teachers, and volunteers teemed in the hotel halls at last week’s Realm Makers 2023 conference.1 They heard from speakers like Steve Laube, Steven James, and Tricia Goyer about how stories should lead us to a sense of wonder. So we asked conference newcomers and authors alike: which stories have helped you find wonder and worship of Christ?
- Enclave Publishing: The Light of Eidon by Karen Hancock
- E. J. Kitchens: I.W.R.I.T.E: How to Write a Novel course
Quotes and notes
- Calor by J. J. Fischer Wins Book of the Year Title at 2023 Realm Awards
- Marian Jacobs Signs Deal for New Book Exposing Occult Magic Versus Fictional Magic
- Over 500 Christian Creators To Share Fantastic Books at Eleventh Annual Realm Makers Event
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Great stories should lead us to wonder, and lately, stories that don’t aren’t doing well at the box office. Meanwhile, writers and actors for these stories have gone on strike because they object to streaming services and AI that might cheat them out of their livelihoods. Scripture warns against employers oppressing hired employees, whether it’s a business or vocational ministry. How do Christian fans honor the value of stories and show our appreciation for the creators who work hard to reflect God’s image and create them?
Explore the best Christian-made fantasy, sci-fi, and beyond, and apply these stories' meanings in the real world Jesus calls us to serve.