Q: You have very strong religious beliefs. How do you balance telling a great story that is factual without preaching to the reader?

A: I may have strong beliefs, but like most people I am sick of being preached to. I’m also a Golden Rule kind of a guy, so I try to treat others with the same courtesy and respect that I appreciate for myself. When it comes to my novels, I don’t feel inclined to preach. I’ve already written most of what I want to say about religion elsewhere. If you want to read what I have to say about religion, check out my books, MisGod’ed and God’ed. If you want an enjoyable thriller that, like you said, isn’t preachy, that’s where The Eighth Scroll comes in.

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