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Interview with Andrew Klavan

Welcome back to the Mysterioninterviews feature, where we talk to other Christians doing interesting work in the field of speculative fiction! This month's interview is with Andrew Klavan, whose book, The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ, we reviewed last week.

How would you describe your spiritual and/or religious beliefs, and how would you say they influence your writing?

I'm a Christian — an Episcopalian — which means I believe in the Nicene Creed: the father, son and holy ghost, the salvific sacrifice of Christ and so on. I wrote about my conversion experience at length in my memoir, The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ. But whether you believe in God or not, the facts on the ground remain exactly the same. People cheat, steal, lie, murder, die. Life's unfair and sad. So I just try to tell the truth. I get a lot of letters that say: You call yourself a Christian and yet your characters do awful things. As if God were God …

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