J. I. Packer's Advice To Aspiring Writers
J. I. Packer will turn 86 on Sunday. He is a skillful writer, a fruitful author, and many of his works have become classics, none more than Knowing God. Recently in our interviews with him in Vancouver we asked him for writing advice, or more specifically, what he would say to a budding writer of Christian nonfiction.
He offered three pieces of advice:
- Go deep in personal worship.
- Write to hit hearts.
- Write from a sense of calling.
He explains and expands these points in this 9-minute video clip:
"There are writers who think that simply by crisp, orthodox formulations of Bible truth and wisdom, without any searching application to the reader, they are fulfilling the full role of a Christian writer and that nothing more is required of them. That I do not believe to be so. There are enough people around already who can…