Posted by: mlawrencekey | March 9, 2009

My unsung hero/mentor: Joe Clifford Faust

super_heroA few years back, when I was trying to mesh the kind of writer I felt I wanted to be with much of what I saw out there in “Christian” publishing, I came across Joe Clifford Faust’s website/blog, which was dubbed “The Word Foundry.” It was there that I read a few essays by a sci-fi novelist who also happened to be a deacon in the Church of Christ, and those essays changed my life. They set a tone which resonated deeply in my heart for what I felt I was being called to as a writer, and that tone has helped direct my path to this day. Today, as I was thinking about my writing journey, I realized that I’ve never paid tribute to the debt I owe Mr. Faust for his influence on my life. He hasn’t published any novels since the early ’90s, but I hope that there is more to come from him in his future. His voice is needed in this wide world. 

Thanks, Joe. You’re one of my heroes.



  1. Hi thanks for a great post. I’ll be back 🙂

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