Sunday, November 18, 2012
Je Suis Ici & Pure Romance
Je suis ici is French for I am here--and since everything sounds better in French, I thought I'd impress the blogosphere at large with one of the six or seven phrases I remember from two years of high school French.
But it is great to occupy my little corner of the 'net to talk about Christian romance novels--why I read them and why I enjoy reading them.
Romance is not something thought up by Hollywood or Madison Avenue to give a skewed perspective on life--not that those entities haven't left their marks. But romance is from the 'Father of heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows' (James 1:7).
After all believers are called the bride of Christ, and Christ is her Groom. Sounds kinda weddingish if you ask me. And how does a believer believe in the first place? By the wooing of God. He draws us with 'cords of kindness, with the bands of love' (Hosea 11:4) and loved us before we ever knew about Him (I John 4:19).
And one day, the Bride and Groom will no longer be separated as by a glass darkly, but we will see face to face I Corinthians 13:12).
I believe God reveals Himself to us by how He designed us and the world around us. Because most people want to find the One, fall in love, get married, and have kidlets is all a fingerprint of God's design. We can understand our marital relationships by how we relate to Him.
Ergo God made romance :)
It's fun to write about romantic events because it echoes something uplifting and hopeful in a crazy world where few things make sense. When I say I write 'Pure Romance' I mean that it's from a Christian worldview and also that romance is the main theme--not just a subplot. I kinda like the mushy stuff. And if you do, too, check out my titles at Amazon and Smashwords. I often have freebies available, and if you leave a review where you picked it up, let me know and I'll gift you with another of my titles for free. And nothing makes the heart beat faster and cheeks bloom pinker than scooping up a deal.
Romance and free stuff--now there's a match made in heaven :)