When I started writing I did a lot of research online about it. I stumbled onto many informational sites and blogs. And as my first novel began to come together, I was told that I should find a verse or something that is the basis of my book. Something that summed up what my book either was about or wanted to portray.
Then, I noticed that a lot of people keep a journal, or a log of their favorite sayings, verses, etc. You know, things that rocked their worlds at the time. I’ve never been one to do that, but I did surf around the Bible and find some of my favorite verses. Maybe even one that will be the basis of my series of novels.
My favorite verse is: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the power of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
I picked that one because my book is filled with supernaturally charged encounters with demons against which my main character (Shelby) must fight. Sometimes she feels overwhelmed, as we all do, but when she calls on God to help her, He never fails to be there for her. Sure, her life is far from perfect and easy, anyone who’s read my novels understands that, but she has the peace and confidence of knowing she’s never alone. Other than the fighting demons, it sounds kinda like my life (far from easy and perfect) so I thought it was appropriate.
Do you have a favorite verse from the Bible? Or a saying from a movie?
Or a quote from someone?
**I’d love to hear it.**