A few years ago, I somehow came upon the fiction of Lars Walker. I’m not sure how it happened, but it did. I became aware that there was a Christian writing fantasy and that he was a guy to consider. His book The Year of the Warrior touched me. Though published almost as pulp fiction, I discovered the book contained serious reflection on the nature of faith, religious freedom, and the spread of the Christian faith to pagan cultures. I went on to read his other books and his blog. At his blog, he wrote quite a bit about a fellow named Andrew Klavan.
I picked up Klavan’s books and began one of the more rewarding reading experiences of my life. In particular, I have to single out the Weiss and Bishop detective series for special praise. Just from reading them, I began to suspect Klavan of being a Christian.
I don’t know if he was one at the time of writing those novels, but he is a Christian now. He appeared on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson to talk about faith. I am usually the type who would much rather read than watch short videos, but this one is an exception.
What you will see is a thoughtful man really thinking about life and offering a fascinating story of his Jewish upbringing and being bar mitzvah’d even though he’d been raised not to believe.