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171. How Did Christian Creators Seek Wonder at Realm Makers 2023?

We asked conference newcomers and authors alike how wonderful stories have led them to rediscover truth and worship Jesus Christ.
Fantastical Truth on Jul 20, 2023 · No comments

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?

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Marian A. Jacobs

Rachelle Nelson

Donovan Bergin

Brian Weaver

Kirk DouPonce

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Bryan Timothy Mitchell

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