Realms of Light and Worldview
Realms of Light Books
All Realms of Light books are written from a Christian worldview grounded in the Word of God, not just Christian tradition. On the other hand, I am fairly confident most authors do not think about the worldview they are expressing through their writing. However, every book written expresses the worldview of the one wielding the pen, whether a bohemian worldview, a fatalistic worldview, a secular worldview, a Christian worldview, or some other worldview.
Not all authors are consistent in expressing their worldview. I have known authors that wrote from a broadly Christian worldview in one book and a pagan worldview in another. Some authors adjust their worldview to what they think people want to read. I have been told, in essence, “John, you won’t be a success and make any money writing unless you accommodate the culture, unless you go to the dark side.”
I do not write to make money. I write to tell stories people will enjoy and in the telling to please Christ. If I accomplish that I have indeed succeeded no matter how many books I sell or do not sell. When it comes down to it, I love Christ and I love writing. That is the heart of Realms of Light books.
Realms of Light Fantasy
I primarily write light fantasy fiction grounded in a biblical Christian worldview. There are variations within the Christian worldview designation. By “light” I mean my Realms of Light fantasy is not “dark” in the sense of focusing on or glorifying the dark side of things. Yes there is darkness, but there are rays of light penetrating the darkness. Furthermore, my fantasy stories do not focus on either the dark arts or black magic. The stories pit good against evil, are gripping, develop consequential themes, but are also wholesome and ultimately uplifting. Do bad things happen? Certainly they do, just as bad things happen in life. Is there tragedy as well as triumph? Part of life is triumphing over tragedy. On the whole they are just great stories.
My stories do not fit in a neat little box. If they fit in any box I suppose it would be a fancy one, a box of chocolates, a variety of tasty stories. There are stories based on Native American lore, there are stories rooted in biblical history, there are stories that illustrate biblical concepts (such as the fruit of the Spirit), There are Realms of Light stories that are just pure fantasy, there are stories that touch on significant life issues, there are pirate related stories, and more. Do I have any series? Yes. There are two books out in the Accidental Heroes series (The Helot and Dark Danger), and more coming. I am also working on a second three part series titled The Framer of Time: The Reckoning; The Requiting; and The Revealing.
Realms of Light Non-fiction
Also, a couple of non-fiction works are available. The God Question is available for Kindle at Amazon, and is also available in paperback at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If your Barnes & Noble store doesn’t have it in stock they can order it (or buy it from them on line). Mentoring Men in Pastoral Ministry is available at Amazon in e-book format only (at least for now). Also, I am working on UNVEILING JOHN’S VISIONS; An Intelligible Unfolding of the Book of Revelation. The goal is to have it available by the end of the year. It will be an exposition of the book of Revelation I think everyone will be able to understand, though I must admit that accomplishing that is a daunting task.
Do you have a favorite Realms of Light book? Why is it your favorite? What are your thoughts on writing and worldview? I welcome your feedback.
See the Book list for more information on individual Realms of Light books. For a fuller list google John Edgell Amazon.