What do you crave?
I was just thinking the other day that book genres and subject matter, as well as movie content, are directly related to what we crave. If this is true, then people must crave
Would you agree? If so, what do you crave?
I admit I crave romance. It’s my favorite genre to read, write and watch. And if you look at sales of romance novels and romantic movies, I think a lot of other people do too.
When I look at bestselling books I see Harry Potter and Twilight and Percy Jackson. This tells me that a lot of people crave the supernatural. But this makes sense. God is a supernatural being, and we have a supernatural part of ourselves called a soul. Our soul was made to live forever with God in heaven. That’s definitely supernatural. And God created us to love and be loved. So it’s no wonder we crave both love and the supernatural. But things like romance and the supernatural can get twisted and distorted if we let them.
I believe the ultimate truth about both romance and the supernatural comes from one source, and that’s God and His Word. The Bible is a supernatural book. If you don’t believe me then I recommend you read it some time. There are all kinds of supernatural occurrences going on in the book of Acts, for instance. Pick up a Bible, look up Acts in the table of contents, and start reading and you will find it on nearly every page. People were being healed supernaturally, they were speaking languages they had never learned to speak, and they were prophesying future events. There aren’t any vampires or werewolves or fallen angels in Acts, but there are a lot of supernatural events being experienced by regular people.
And what about romance? Is that in the Bible too? Actually, it is. Just read the Song of Songs. If that’s not romance, I don’t know what is! Love is mentioned over and over in the Bible. God commands husbands and wives to love each other and even gives them marriage tips. And God wants to have a relationship with us. If you read the Bible you will see that it’s obvious that God is all about relationships. He states emphatically, over and over, that he loves us. And he wants us to “know” him, and that word means to know in an intimate way.
It might be stretching it a bit to say that there’s also violence, mystery, action, and comedy in the Bible, but not much. Because it’s all there. But the two things that people seem to crave most, Love/Romance and the Supernatural, are what the Bible is all about.
Just thought I’d point that out today! So go find out what God says about what you crave. And leave a comment if you’d like to win a copy of The Healer’s Apprentice, my debut novel from Zondervan. I’ll draw the winner in a week.
Bio: Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who loves creating romantic stories. Her first novel, The Healer’s Apprentice, is a medieval romance loosely based on Sleeping Beauty and is available from Zondervan. Her second novel, a Beauty and the Beast story called The Merchant’s Daughter, releases in December. She is a member of ACFW and RWA and you can visit her on her website, www.MelanieDickerson.com .