This is the fourth in a series of videos in which I take a look back at the making of my 9-volume novel series, An American Family Portrait, on the 20th Anniversary of the publishing of the first book in the series, The Puritans.
- Why I Write Christian Historical Fiction
- The Incredible Power of Historical Fiction
- The Making of The Puritans
- Sports on Sundays: Keeping the Sabbath in the days of The Puritans
- My 13-year Odyssey to Getting Published
- John Winthrop – The Forgotten Founding Father
- As a Christian people, we are one generation away from godlessness.
- I created the Morgan family Bible tradition to include the telling of a family’s spiritual heritage and a commissioning of the next generation.
- The American colonies were prospering, but they were also becoming increasingly secular.
- The story of The Colonists is a story of three siblings who, having lost the spiritual leadership of their father, must discover their own faith.
- It was in the outlying districts and aboard pirate ships (of all places) where democracy first took root.
- The first great national movement to unite the contentious colonies was a spiritual movement – The Great Awakening revival.
In the video I mention four novels I co-authored with Dr. Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ. Each of the novels is set during a time of great spiritual revival in America. You can learn more about this exciting series here: The Great Awakening Series.
AUDIO: Jack tells how he wrote love poetry for a 15-year-old girl character
AUDIO: Jack relates a modern day news story about a 300-year-old stolen Bible