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Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn is an American Protestant author and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to teaching an eternal viewpoint and helping the needy of the world. He has written seven novels, including Deadline, Dominion, and Deception. He received a Gold Medallion Book Award in 2003 for his novel Safely Home. He has also written twenty non-fiction books, including Heaven, The Purity Principle, and The Treasure Principle. Eternal Perspective Ministries owns the royalties to his books and 100 percent of them are given away to support missions, famine relief, pro-life work, and other ministries.

Formerly one of two original pastors of Good Shepherd Community Church, he resigned that position after a civil court judgment against a pro-life group of which he was a member.

He and his wife, Nanci, have two grown up and married daughters, Karina and Angela, who assisted him in writing the novel The Ishbane Conspiracy in 2001. Randy and Nanci have four grandsons. They live in Gresham, Oregon.

He wrote a book similar to The Screwtape Letters called Lord Foulgrin's Letters. In Alcorn's book, references are made to demons, known only as "ST" and "WW" (for it had become a crime in Hell to even speak their real names), who had their letters found by a human and were punished by Beelzebub for their incompetence. He has also written a sequel to Lord Foulgrin's Letters entitled The Ishbane Conspiracy in which Lord Foulgrin from the first book is put on probation and is receiving letters from a senior demon named Prince Ishbane. In between the letters actual scenes from the humans lives unfold.

In November 2009, Alcorn signed an ecumenical statement known as the Manhattan Declaration calling on Evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox not to comply with rules and laws forcing them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other matters that go against their religious consciences.[1]





  • Christians in the Wake of the Sexual Revolution: Recovering Our Sexual Sanity (Multnomah 1985), ISBN 0-88070-095-5
  • Women Under Stress: Preserving Your Sanity (Multnomah 1986), ISBN 0-88070-157-9 (with Nanci Alcorn)
  • Money, Possessions, and Eternity (Tyndale House 1989), ISBN 0-8423-8731-5 (2003 rev. ed., ISBN 0-8423-5360-7)
  • Sexual Temptation: How Christian Workers Can Win the Battle (InterVarsity Press 1989), ISBN 0-87784-223-X
  • Is Rescuing Right?: Breaking the Law to Save the Unborn (InterVarsity Press 1990), ISBN 0-8308-1301-2
  • Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguments (Multnomah 1992), ISBN 0-88070-472-1 (2000 rev. ed., ISBN 1-57673-751-9)
  • In Light of Eternity: Perspectives on Heaven (WaterBrook Press 1999), ISBN 1-57856-299-6
  • The Treasure Principle (Multnomah 2001), ISBN 1-57673-780-2
  • The Treasure Principle Bible Study (Multnomah 2003), ISBN 1-59052-187-0 (with Brian Smith)
  • The Grace and Truth Paradox (Multnomah 2003), ISBN 1-59052-065-3
  • The Purity Principle (Multnomah 2003), ISBN 1-59052-195-1
  • The Law of Rewards (Tyndale House 2003), ISBN 0-8423-8106-6
  • Heaven (Tyndale House 2004), ISBN 0-8423-7942-8
  • 50 Days of Heaven: Reflections That Bring Eternity to Light (Tyndale House 2006), ISBN 1-4143-0976-7
  • Heaven Study Guide (Tyndale House 2006), ISBN 1-4143-0977-5
  • Heaven for Kids (Tyndale House 2006), ISBN 1-4143-1040-4 (with Linda Washington)
  • Why Pro Life? (Multnomah 2004), ISBN 1-59052-369-5


  • Deadline (Multnomah 1994), ISBN 0-88070-660-0[2]
  • Dominion (Multnomah 1996), ISBN 0-88070-939-1[2]
  • Deception (Multnomah 2007), ISBN 1-59052-616-3[2]
  • Edge of Eternity (WaterBrook Press 1998), ISBN 1-57856-085-3
  • Lord Foulgrin's Letters: How to Strike Back at the Tyrant by Deceiving and Destroying His Human Vermin (Multnomah 2000), ISBN 1-57673-679-2 (2001 revised edition, ISBN 1-57673-861-2)
  • Safely Home (Tyndale House 2001), ISBN 0-8423-3791-1
  • The Ishbane Conspiracy (Multnomah 2001), ISBN 1-57673-817-5 (with Angela Alcorn and Karina Alcorn)
  • Wait Until Then (Tyndale House 2006), ISBN 1-4143-1041-2
  • Tell Me About Heaven (Crossway 2007), ISBN 1-5813-4853-3


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Randy Alcorn is an American Christian author and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries, a non-profit Christian organization.


  • You are the descendant of a tiny cell of primordial protoplasm washed up on an empty beach three and a half billion years ago. You are the blind and arbitrary product of time, chance, and natural forces. You are a mere grab-bag of atomic particles, a conglomeration of genetic substance. You exist on a tiny planet in a minute solar system in an empty corner of a universe. You are a purely biological entity, different only in degree but not in kind from a microbe, virus, or amoeba. You have no essence beyond your body, and at death you will cease to exist entirely. In short you come from nothing and are going to nowhere.
    • Quoted in Dinesh D'Souza, What's so Great About Christianity (Regnery, 2007), p. 15
  • You are the special creation of a good and all-powerful God. You are created in His image; with capacities to think, feel, and worship that set you above all other life forms. You differ from the animals not simply in degree but in kind. Not only is your kind unique, but you are unique among you kind. Your Creator loves you so much and so intensely desires you companionship and affection that he has a perfect plan for you life. In addition God gave the life of His only son that you might spend eternity with Him. If you are willing to accept his gift of salvation, you can become a child of God.
    • Quoted in Dinesh D'Souza, What's so Great About Christianity (Regnery, 2007), pp. 15-16

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