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The story of Scripture

"The story of Scripture" Continued...

Issue: "2009 Books Issue," July 4, 2009

And you write sometimes at home-what is your home environment like? I have a one-bedroom and a big, old English desk. But when you come into the apartment you don't see it-my interior design friend recommended that, that the minute you come in you don't see your work. I've put on the wall things that inspire me, like pictures of my nieces and nephews, and I have the [painting] of two workers who've stopped work and are praying over a ploughed field. I have that on my desk because I think that's what my work is: I'm just like a farmer praying over seeds. It's not up to me. Even a picture book is like a seed and it will grow. It's God who does the work, and I just have to keep showing up. Things like that inspire me and keep me remembering what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. For me, the best thing to remember is that I'm only supposed to be writing what I'm meant to be writing, and I'm doing it for children. It sounds cheesy, but it's true. God's given me a gift and I need to be a good steward of it.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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