James Dobson, chairman emeritus of Focus on the Family, has roused himself from semi-retirement to announce he’ll try his hand at fiction. Dobson, already a prolific author of counseling and spiritual books, plans to write a science fiction trilogy– Fatherless, Childless and Godless— all set in a dystopian future world.
Dobson said it’s the logical next step in his effort to support meaningful family life in all its dimensions.
“I felt like that other Christian author of a sci-fi trilogy, C. S. Lewis, just didn’t put enough focus on the family into his books,” Dobson said. “Lewis talked a lot about an evil professor and those weird, adorable creatures on Mars. But where are the life lessons about discipline, ethics and the practical effects of an afternoon nap and sensible shoes? I plan to rectify all that in my trilogy.”
If the novels are successful, Dobson said he’ll follow them up with another: Clueless.